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        [Photo Album]: World War II Era Snapshots

      New Jersey: , 1940s. New Jersey. 1940s. Small oblong quarto measuring 7" x 10". String-tied black paper board with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 256 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Loose pages, worn edges, and tiny tears thus very good with near fine photographs.A photo album of World War II era snapshots kept by an American woman, Helen, who worked in a bank in New Jersey during the 1940s. The photographs show her family and friends posing around their homes, most of which are in the New Jersey area between 1940 and 1945 according to the few captions available. It also appears from two photos of her at an office that she was a bank teller at least part time and was going to high school, photos of her graduating are seen here. Some of the photos show her posing with soldiers on leave and even capture her and her friends trying on their male friend's military uniforms, as well as with a few girls in WAACs and WAVES uniforms. Many of the photos appear to have been sent home from overseas by friends and admirers that she was in contact with during the war. The men she talked to appeared to be in the Navy and Army and are seen here both on duty and home on leave. A few photos were taken in unidentified barracks and camps and one shows a man in a Marines baseball uniform with a "passed censor" stamp on the verso as well as another photo of an Army band. A few other camp photos include one of a man posing with a gun, another shows a group of men repairing a train, and another shows two men goofing off with one carrying the other on his back. Many of the photos taken on leave show the men posing with girls, possibly girlfriends, as well as their parents. One photo shows a pair dressed up for a dance, another shows a naval cadet shaking hands with an army cadet, and another shows a couple posing in a field. A few of the captions mention a "Pete" whom it appears Helen was sending photos and letters to. A photo of her posing by a tree reads, "Helen taken Sunday January 10, 1943 -- Notice the graduation pin and the wrist watch, I still didn't lose them as you can see. That's my new outfit isn't it nice?" An extensive collection of snapshots that reflect the concerns of a young woman on the home front, as well as the military camp life of her correspondents during World War II. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        AOA USA. American Overseas Airlines.

      American Overseas Airline. No date. Ca. 1940s. Color lithograph poster, 37 3/4 x 24 inches, mounted on linen. Pinholes in each corner, creases and tears to lower area of image and upper left hand corner now minimized with linen backing. Originally folded with two fold lines scarcely visible. Image clean and bright. This vintage poster by the artistic team Lewitt-Him (Jan LeWitt and George Him) features a small plane flying in a spectacular arc through the large letters AOA. "Printed in England by W.R Royle & Son. Ltd." in lower right corner.

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        Landschaft in Prinzbach (bei Biberach im Kinzigtal) in spätimpressionistischer Bildauffassung, signiert rechts unten. Blick ins Tal bei bewölktem Himmel mit umgebenden bewaldeten Hügeln, im Vordergrund rechts ein Bauernhaus und links ein Bauer mit Kuh auf der Wiese an einem Bachlauf. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand in Spannrahmen

      ca. 1940. - 45 x 59 cm. Zeitgenössischer Holzrahmen. Rückseitig auf dem Spannrahmen mit alter handschr. Bezeichnung "Prinzbach bei Biberach (Kinzigtal)". - Heinrich Bühler (1893 Landau - 1986 Karlsruhe): Maler, 1903 Übersiedlung der Familie nach Offenburg, 1907 Lehre im Büro einer Glasmalerei. 1910-14 Studium an der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe; nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg beendet er sein Studium an der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe (bei Friedrich Fehr und Walter Georgi). Ab 1924 als freischaffender Maler tätig. 1934 Beteiligung an der "Ständigen Kunstausstellung Baden-Baden. Jubiläumsausstellung"; 1941 Beteiligung an der "Oberrheinischen Kunstausstellung" (Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden); Studienreisen nach Italien, Frankreich, Griechenland und in die Niederlande. - Heinrich Bühler malte vor allem Landschaften der badischen Region und Stillleben. Literatur: Mülfahrt, Leo (1987): Kleines Lexikon Karlsruher Maler; Badenia-Verlag; Karlsruhe; S. 167. Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000

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        How to Trade in Stocks

      1940. First Edition . LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks: The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1940). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $20,000.First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall StreetÂ’s most flamboyant stock traders, featuring the first in-depth explanation of the famed Livermore Formula, his highly successful trading method still in use today, and containing 16 full color charts. A stunning copy in extremely scarce unrestored original dust jacket.The only book written by Jesse L. Livermore, widely believed to be the subject of Edwin Lefevre's fictional biography and investment classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. One of the most flamboyant figures on Wall Street in the first half of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost several fortunes and was even blamed for the stock market crash of 1929. Intrigued by Livermore's career, financial writer Edwin Lefevre conducted weeks of interviews with him during the early 1920s. Then, in 1923, Lefevre wrote a first-person account of a fictional trader named ""Larry Livingston,"" who bore countless similarities to Livermore, ranging from their last names to the specific events of their trading careers. Although many traders attempted to glean the secret of Livermore's success from Reminiscences, his technique was not fully elucidated until this work was published in 1940. How to Trade in Stocks offers an in-depth explanation of the Livermore Formula, the trading method, still in use today, that turned Livermore into a Wall Street icon. ""First edition"" stated on copyright page. With bright, exceptionally scarce dust jacket, almost never found. Dust jacket spine with faint hand-printed ""My Experiences"" underneath title.Only lightest edge-wear to exceptionally bright unrestored dust jacket. A fine copy.

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        There Shall Be No Night

      1940. First Edition . Signed. (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) SHERWOOD, Robert E. There Shall Be No Night. New York: Charles ScribnerÂ’s Sons, 1940. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.First edition of SherwoodÂ’s powerful WWII drama, awarded the 1941 Pulitzer Prize, an exceptional presentation copy inscribed on the half title by him, reading in part: “For J—- M—- —Dear Mr. M—-, This is probably the best of my playsÂ… Incidentally, this play was a factor in bringing about my close friendship and association with President Roosevelt later in 1940. With best regards, Robert E. Sherwood, March 1952.”This important presentation first edition of SherwoodÂ’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama contains a lengthy inscription him that reads: “For J—- M—-— Dear Mr. M—-, This is probably the best of my plays. It certainly had the greatest impact when first produced early in 1940 when the Red Army was invading Finland, when the ‘Phony WarÂ’ was on in the West, and when the U.S. was crippled with isolationism, despite the leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Incidentally, this play was a factor in bringing about my close friendship and association with President Roosevelt later in 1940. With best regards, Robert E. Sherwood, March 1952.” A highly talented critic and author, Sherwood achieved perhaps his greatest “success as a playwright, scripting such audience favorites as IdiotÂ’s Delight (1936), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938), and There Shall Be No Night (1940), for which he won Pulitzer Prizes.” As he indicates in this copyÂ’s inscription, There Shall Be No Night was fundamental in encouraging his “close friendship with the president—campaigning for him, writing speeches, and then, in a most unusual role for a show business personality at that time, becoming involved in foreign policy. During WWII Sherwood served as director of the Overseas Branch of the Office of War InformationÂ… where he created the Voice of America radio network” (Alonso, Robert E. Sherwood, 3-4). There Shall Be No Night, which had its Broadway premiere in April 1940, “brought the horror of the war in Europe to BroadwayÂ… Sherwood donated most of his royalties from the play to aid Finland and Britain” (ANB). He was also a highly regarded screenwriter whose screenplay for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) won an Academy Award. In addition, as a historian, SherwoodÂ’s “perceptive, detailed study” of Roosevelt and WPA head Harry S. Hopkins, Roosevelt and Hopkins (1948), earned him his fourth Pulitzer Prize, this time in history. First edition with ScribnerÂ’s “A” on copyright page. Containing SherwoodÂ’s preface. Bookseller ticket.Book fine; slight edge-wear, closed tear to front seam of extremely good price-clipped dust jacket. A scarce presentation copy with very memorable inscription.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        MARXISM UN DARVINISM [MARKSIZMS UN DARVINIZMS]

      Riga: Farlag Kamp 1940 - 1st Yiddish Edition; we could find no record of an earlier edition in any other language. Original paper wrappers. 12mo, 24 pages, 18cm. In Yiddish with alternate Latvian title page. Exceedingly scarce Latvian Yiddish Atheist pamphlet, certainly one of the last Yiddish publications in Latvia; OCLC-Worldcat literally lists not a single Yiddish publication from Riga 1941-1987. "Immediately after the establishment of German authority [in Latvia] in the beginning of July 1941, the elimination of the Jewish and Roma population began, with major mass killings taking place at Rumbula and elsewhere. The killings were committed by the Einsatzgruppe A, and the Wehrmacht. Latvian collaborators, including the 500–1,500 members of the Arajs Commando (which alone killed around 26,000 Jews]) and other Latvian members of the SD, were also involved. 30,000 Jews were shot in the autumn of 1941 with most of the remaining Jewish people being rounded up and put into ghettos. In November and December 1941 the Riga Ghetto became crowded and to make room for the imminent arrival of German Jews, who were being shipped out of the country, all the remaining 30,000 Jews in Riga were taken from the ghetto to the nearby Rumbula Forest and shot" (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavsky (1878-1943), born to an ethnically Jewish family in Chita, was a primary Communist Party historian, journalist, functionary, and ideologue. He was party historian and authored one of the first biographies of Lenin. He was also a staunch atheist and editor-in-chief of the party newspaper, Pravda (Wikipedia, 2016). Yaroslavky was also a leader of "’The Society of the Godless,’ an organization designed to produce anti-religious propaganda. He was a member of the presidium of the Central Control Commission, and co-authored its official charges against Trotsky, [in] 1927. [He was] Denounced by Stalin in 1931 for mentioning Trotskyism into his textbook on the history of Bolshevism" (Encyclopedia of Marxism). Not in OCLC. Ex-library with two institutional stamps on final page. Minor shelfwear and browning pages. Overall Good Condition. Exceedingly scarce. (ZION-10-11) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Malice in Wonderland

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1940 A first edition, first printing published by Collins [The Crime Club] in 1940. A near fine book with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine clipped (and repriced) dust wrapper which is in lovely condition A very nice example indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon

      [New York, 1940. Pen and ink and wash, signed "Steig" lower left. 6 1/2 x 10 inches. Docketed in pencil and with The New Yorker stamps on verso. Pen and ink and wash, signed "Steig" lower left. 6 1/2 x 10 inches. Seated on a living room couch, a man in a pinstripe suit holding a contract of some sort manipulatively puts his arm around a smaller, worried-looking man with a pushbroom mustache. The "doyen of New Yorker artists," William Steig (1907-2003) contributed over the course of six decades 121 covers and more than 1600 drawings to the magazine. "Touching everyone and influencing none, he was beyond imitation" (New Yorker, October 20, 2003). A vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists.

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        White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts

      [San Francisco, CA], [c.1940]. Second handmade edition. Quarto [26.5 cm] in textured black wraps with the image of the man with the "white collar" printed in white on front wrap. Metal comb binding. Corners bumped, 1/2" tear to front wrap fore-edge, light dampstaining and small chip to rear wrap. Ink inscription on front endpaper, else internally fine. The second of two editions hand-made and assembled by Patri. Contains a page with the simple orange linocut stating: "Second Edition". This page precedes a page reading "A Hand Made Book". With an introduction by Rockwell Kent.The linocuts differ from the first published edition in that they are here printed in brown and orange, not black and grey. Very rare. A classic from the Great Depression and one of the finest examples of a 'wordless novel'. This work consists of 122 linocuts similar in style to the work of Frans Masereel or early Lynd Ward. Patri was inspired by the stock market crash of 1929 to create something that would help to unify (and unionize) the working classes. He began work on White Collar in 1930 and finally completed the book ten years later. "White Collar was to be my contribution to, what I believed then, an indispensable understanding of the necessity of unity among all American workers and voters. I was not a writer, so illustrations in sequence were I thought the answer. "I had a printing press and lots of linoleum to use for linoleum cuts, so I set to work the idea of doing the entire job myself. I was young, naive and in a hurry, but I soon discovered that a book, a story, an ideal, each is a slow process, even with some help from the family. It took several years to engrave, print, bind and distribute a book that was seen by a very few people who did not need convincing." - Giacomo Patri - June,1975.

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        Die jüdische Weltpest. Judendämmerung auf dem Erdball (The Jewish World Plague)

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. (München) (Nazi Party), 1940. 244 pages plus 4 pages of ads at back. Text in German. Author was an early member of the NSDAP. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Unmarked. Moderate wear and soiling to mustard yellow cloth-covered boards adorned with red lettering. Binding intact. A sound copy.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., 4. XII. 1940. - 4to. 2 pages. To his friend, the French writer Henry de Montherlant. Matisse regrets not being able to receive him in the evening, as he has had a "spasm crisis which tired me much": "[.] mes journées sont souvent longues et le soir je dois renoncer à des visites qui prépareraient une nuit d'insomnie, d'autant plus certaine que visiteur serait plus intéressant. Aujourd'hui j'ai supporté un examen radiographique qui m'a brisé. En somme, je me trouve surtout en lutte avec les médecins [.] Ma fille que j'ai fait appeler m'aide heureusement dans cette lutte difficile et délicate. Au fond je me sens très bien, et aucune urgence ne me paraît indiquée. Comme je ne prends que des bouillies pour désenflammer l'intestin et des oranges (vitamines), j'ai forcé un peu trop sur les oranges, qui par leur aciditée m'ont dérangé l'intestin qui allait au mieux. Au lieu de reconnaître la cause vraie de ce petit accroc, les médecins y voient un motif de hâter l'intervention. Je ne les crois pas malhonnêtes mais simplement un peu trop excités à l'action. Le chirurgien est un père coupe toujours. Le médecin traitant est fils d'italiens et menacé par le nouveau régime a l'air de ne pas vouloir contrarier ce chirurgien établi solidement à Nice. Le 2e médecin est juif tremble dans ses culottes et se range de l'avis du plus fort. - Il a dit à ma fille, moi j'ouvrirais pour voir ce qu'il y a dedans. Au fond tout ça est rigolo. Il suffit de savoir se défendre - et pour ça je suis assez fort quand je ne fais pas de tableau - ce qui est le cas [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Inselbuchnr. 328 / 1B Der Schmied seines Glückes. Mit Holzschnitten von Carl Tesche.

      L, Insel-Verlag, 1940. - EA, 28. - 35. Tsd. J-125. TS mit Carl Tesche. RS ohne Gottfried. 3800 Exemplare kriegsvernichtet. VS neu, sonst Z 1. Inselverlag, Illustrierte Bücher, Insel - Bücherei, Insel-Verlag, Inselbücherei 250 gramm

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        Superb typed letter signed with autograph subscription to "Sir My Brother and Dear Cousin Your Majesty's Affectionate Brother and Cousin", GEORGE II (1895-1952, King of England)

      1940 - (King of the Hellenes, 1890-1947, reigned 1922-1924 and 1935-1947) announcing "the death of My dearly beloved Great Aunt Her Royal Highness the Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, which took place at Kensington Palace on the third day of December last. From the proofs of friendship which You have manifested towards Me on other occasions I cannot but feel persuaded the Your Majesty will fully sympathise in the great grief which has thus fallen upon Me and upon my Royal House .", 2 sides 4to., on separate leaves of black crested mourning paper, with original envelope with seal on the verso, Buckingham Palace, 16th January Princess Louise Caroline (1848-1939), Queen Victoria's sixth child, she married the Marquis of Lorne, later 9th Duke of Argyll in 1871 and was a Sculptress.

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        FOUR QUARTETS comprising EAST COKER, BURNT NORTON, THE DRY SALVAGES and LITTLE GIDDING

      London: Faber and Faber. 1940 - 1942. First editions, first impressions. First editions, first impressions. Four volumes. An excellent near fine set in the publisherÂ’s original card wrappers. All are stapled as issued with the exception of Little Gidding which is stitched and therefore in the first state. The covers are all firm and complete, East Coker with mild toning to the extremities, Dry Salvages with some fading at the spine. Each volume has a small ink name and date (one of which, Burnt Norton, pre-dates the official publication date) otherwise clean and bright throughout. A lovely first state set of EliotÂ’s wartime masterpiece. (Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        LETTER, THE (1940)

      Warner Brothers 1940 - Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        PRINT. Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts, 1940-1967 Vol. 1-7, 10-11, 13 complete; plus vol. 8-9, 12, 14, 17, 21

      William Edwin Rudge, New Haven 1940 - Volumes 1-6 housed in cloth slipcases, complete. Plus 41 loose issues. Vol. 7 complete. Vol. 8 lacks no. 5 but has duplicate of no. 3. Vol. 9 lacks no. 3. Vol. 10 complete in 6 numbers. Vol. 11 complete in 6 numbers. Volume 12 no. 1 & no. 3 only. Vol. 13, 6 numbers. Vol. 14, no. 2 & no. 4 only. No Volume 16. Vol. 17, no. 4 & no. 5. Vol. 21, no. 3. Some of the issues show minor signs of aging, wear, and fading, but the set is remarkably well preserved. A significant run of the early issues of the journal spanning from 1940-1967. PRINT began as a limited edition publication to represent the graphic arts broadly and ranged in topics from Gutenberg and the earliest printers to modern techniques of lithography and even wallpaper and candy bar wrapper printing. The early issues included printed ephemera and original samples of the kind of printing the journal set out to document and promote. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Adorno - Sammlung aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen Karl-Heinz Haag / 49 Sonderdrucke und Einzelabhandlungen und Aufsaetzen in Zeitschriften von Theodor W. Adorno , Karl-Heinz Haag und Hermann Schweppenhaeuser. Darunter zwei signierten Widmungsexemplaren von Adorno an seinen Kollegen (und eigentlich designierten Nachfolger) Karl-Heinz Haag. Insgesamt 49 Publikationen (45 davon sind Erstveroeffentlichungen von Adorno / Die Sammlung enthaelt vor allem die Ausgabe Adorno's von "Drei Studien zu Hegel" - mit der gedruckten und handschriftlichen Widmung an Haag. Mit Annotationen von Haag im Text. ).

      Frankfurt u.a., Suhrkamp / Institute of Social Research / Kohlhammer etc., - c. 1940 - Octavo. c.500 Seiten Original Softcover. Sammlung mit 49 Sonderdrucken / Erstveroeffentlichungen Adorno's u.a. / Davon zwei Widmungsexemplare / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

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        Hamlet

      1940. First Edition . FAULKNER, William. The Hamlet. New York: Random House, 1940. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5000.First trade edition of the first novel in the acclaimed and popular Snopes trilogy, in original dust jacket.The Hamlet was the only novel Faulkner published between Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and Knight's Gambit (1949). The critical response was very positive: Malcolm Cowley considered it Faulkner's best work since Sanctuary, while The New York Times hailed it as ""nothing short of superb—subtle and yet direct, humorous, homely, brilliantly evocative of a decaying South in the generation after the Civil WarÂ… In this book he is unsurpassable."" Preceded by the signed limited edition of only 250 copies. Petersen A.221b. Brodsky 213. Bruccoli & Clark I:123. Blotner, 416. Book fine, dust jacket bright and lovely with only most minor wear to extremities. A nearly fine copy.

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        An archive of materials belonging to John Clarke Kennedy concerning his involvement in Yachting, Inc., publishers of Yachting Magazine, and the eventual merging of Yachting, Inc. into Kelmo Corporation, which the Kennedy family controlled

      1940. 1 vols. One full red calf corporate ledger titled "Yachting, Incorporated"; one green cloth stock ledger with the remains of a Yachting label on the upper cover; two green cloth books of stock certificates, each labeled "Yachting, Incorporated Preferred Stock", and one such book labeled "Yachting, Incorporated Common Stock"; a similar book of stock certificates of Kennedy Brothers, Incorporated; two appointment books with tide tables for 1937 and 1938; and a brown expanding legal-size folder of documents. 1 vols. An Archive Concerning Yachting Magazine. John C. Kennedy was successively treasurer, then president of Yachting, Inc., publishers of Yachting Magazine, and retained this archive after the magazine changed hands in the late 1930s. Included in this material are the corporate records of the Kelmo Corporation, into which Yachting, Inc. was merged in 1924 (it later separated and was re-merged in 1940), records of the Yachting Board of Directors' meetings (primarily concerning financing, and including the meeting agreeing to sell all the capital stock to Kennedy); the actual books of issued and unissued common and preferred stock certificates of Yachting, Inc., a book of shares of common stock of Kennedy Brothers Incorporated transferring Yachting stock to the Kennedys; the original 1923 signed option agreement by which Yachting's owners transferred, for $40,000, the total outstanding stock (common and preferred) and the actual stock certificates themselves, and the original agreement of Oswald Garrison Villard conferring, for $15,000, his title and interest in the magazine--name, records and other assets; Yachting's corporate income tax returns for 1927 and 1933 and some later tax and real estate correspondence; a lengthy Price, Waterhouse report concerning the history and financial condition of Yachting as of January 1924 and a less encouraging special balance sheet and P&L for 1933; a 1933 recapitulation of book sales; and balance sheets and stock certificates of related companies. Also included are two 4 x 7" black leatherette books "Tide Tables and Daily Log" for l937 and 1938 in which John C. Kennedy has recorded his daily activities from July 7, l937, thru December 31, 1938. Of particular interest are the efforts made in the fall of 1937 to interest Roy E. Larsen of Time, Inc. in the purchase of Yachting Magazine by Time--a proposition which Larsen declined. The entries for 1938 deal mostly with Kennedy's growing financial worries and the decline of his sister's and his own health: it comes as a shock to learn that the author of these almost unbearably poignant entries was only 50 years old. On June 28 Kennedy reports the transfer "which took away my last of Yachting after 15 yrs." In addition, the archive contains the original certification of the familiar "Yachting" logo as a U.S. trade-mark registered June 3, 1924; the original certificate registering the same in Canada, dated January 20, 1925; the unsigned carbon of a 1935 deposition by John C. Kennedy, with accompanying schedule showing Yachting, Inc.'s stock portfolio at the time of its sale in 1933 at a loss of $144,000; the magazine's copy of a signed agreement to publish "The Model Yacht" by John O. Berg; a corrected draft of a document changing the corporate name of Yachting, Inc. to Kelmo Corporation dated October 26, 1939; 5 insurance policies, with photostats of applications, on the life of John C. Kennedy; his U.S. passport, issued 1924; his autograph 2-pp enumeration of property to be divided among the heirs of his mother, along with photographs and correspondence concerning her grave; and other papers, including his agreement to lease from Jules S. Bache his 112-ft. diesel yacht "Colmena" for July and August, 1931, for $13,500--a unique souvenir of happier days. Altogether, an archive of engrossing interest for the business and sporting historian alike.

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        Inside The Whale. And Other Essays.

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1940.. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 188. Elegantly bound in recent burgundy half morocco, gilt, with matching buckram sides. Contents clean, exterior fine. Literary essays discussing, amongst others, Charles Dickens, poetry and Henry Miller. A particularly scarce Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition; just 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.'

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        LOS SÁTIROS SON [MOCHOS] DECORNADOS [THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS]

      Auburn, CA [assumed 1940's] Original carbon early draft single page typed manuscript with Smith's signature in full under last line of verse, plus several corrections in his hand. Original title in Spanish, Mochos crossed out and replaced with Decornados. Referenced in Donald Sidney-Fryer's, Emperor of Dreams; A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, page 98. Published in The Dark Chateau and Other Poems, Arkham House, 1951. From the collection and estate of Raymond L.F. Johnson. The lower portion of the page has been removed, though the entire poem and signature remain. The mild toning and very light folding creases in thirds to the pages [for mailing]. Near fine.. Signed. Manuscript.

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        Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed

      , 1940. 1940. Signed. (CAPA, Robert) HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed. Sun Valley, Idaho: (Life), [1940]. Vintage gelatin silver print (9-1/2 by 12-inches), Capa/Life magazine inkstamp on print verso, partial leaf in manuscript (1-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches) centered below print, each window-matted, together framed (total measures 13-1/2 by 18-3/4 inches). $6500.Scarce 9-1/2 by 12-inch vintage gelatin print of Hemingway from a wonderful photograph by his friend, famed photographer Robert Capa, taken in Sun Valley, Idaho in the fall of 1940, with Hemingway

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        Native Son

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First Edition. Stunning copy of Wright's first novel, which catapulted him into national fame. "The book is a shattering portrait of Bigger Thomas, the protagonist, who is a product of racism and oppression. The novel takes its readers through treacherous corridors of violence and retribution as it reflects much of the unrest in the American racial system" (BLOCKSON 76). "Bigger, hemmed in by the restrictions of white-dominated Chicago, commits a series of crimes, finding in them the only positive self-expression of his life" (COAN, p.194). While Wright provides no apologies for his protagonist's crimes, he portrays quite succinctly the systemic inevitability behind them. A stage version of the novel, co-written with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, was written in 1941, and Wright would go on to star as Bigger in Pierre Chenal's 1951 film adaptation of the novel. A cornerstone work of 20th century African American literature, seldom encountered in superior condition. HANNA 3906; RIDEOUT, p.298. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); first binding in navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in red and pale blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xii,359,[1]pp. Tiny, faint impression at crown, mild offset to front endpaper, else a fresh, Fine copy. In the first state dustjacket, without single-spaced blurbs on spine and front panel; unclipped (priced $2.50), with a half-dozen tiny tears to extremities, some pinpoint wear, small scuff to front panel, and a minute loss to base of spine; still very Near Fine, rich in color, with the spine unfaded.

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        The Football League. The Competitions of the Season 1931[-1939].

      London, [for the author], 1932-1940. - 8vo. 8 vols. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spines of all but the first year, and the upper boards of all, blind panel to the front board of the last five volumes. First editions, extremely uncommon. Only 25 sets can possibly exist, and we can trace no set, not even single individual annual copies, institutionally. "For eight seasons during the thirties Billy Johnston, editor of the Arsenal FC programme for many years, kept his own hand-written records on a season-by-season basis. He then privately published them in eight volumes, each limited to forty copies - results, scorers, transfers and much else of interest is presented in these unique and extremely scarce records, later published in facsimile by the Association of Football Statisticians" (Seddon). The limitation was in fact variable through the publication's brief history. No limitation is stated for the first year; 1932-33 has a label mounted on the front pastedown to the effect that "The Edition is limited to Twenty-Five Presentation Copies", and 1933-34 has a similar label to the front free stating that "This Book is confined to 35 Presentation Copies"; 1934-35, 1935-36, and 1936-37 have stated limitations of "40 Presentation Copies", which in 1937-38 and 1938-39 becomes "50 Presentation Copies". Evidently the outbreak of the Second World War ended production for the duration, and it was never resumed. - Somewhat sunned, rubbed, soiled, spines starting to split and chip head and tail, all hinges sound, endpapers browning and contents lightly toned, but still an excellent set of this highly desirable "black tulip" of football collecting, one of only 25 such sets possible. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4 autograph letters signed ('Jean Sibelius') and 1 typed letter signed.

      Järvenpää, Berlin and Helsingfors, 1925, Nov. 16, 1930, May 17, 1931 and Dec. 17, 1940. - In 8vo and 4to. (folds, 1 with Russian stamp and with tear, 1 with stamp from the Royal Swedish Opera). 4½ pp. on 9 ff. With 1 autogr. envelope. To John Forsell, in Swedish. Sibelius writes of his admiration towards Forsell and other Swedish artists/conductors "till dig oförliknelige konstnär, Nils Grevillius och Ture Rangström". - Together with Sibelius' calling card and an envelope stamped Berlin. - Provenance: John Forsell (1868-1941), Swedish opera singer, Director at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm between 1924 and 1939.

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        Photographs inscribed

      1940. Signed. ARMSTRONG, Louis. Four inscribed photographs. New York, circa 1939-42. Four original photographs of various sizes. $2500.Four original photographs of Armstrong wonderfully inscribed by him to his lover Willa Mae Lane.The four inscriptions read: “To my good friend Brown Sugar, From Satch;” “IÂ’ll always care for you, From Pops;” “To my Best Pal Willa Mae Lane, From Pops;” and “To Willa Mae Lane, one of the finest pals that IÂ’ve ever had. Best wishes, From Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong.” Armstrong knew cabaret dancer Willa Mae Lane from his engagements at the Cotton Club in Harlem. Willa Mae had begun her career in a dance act with her sister Jeni LeGon, working the clubs in the Midwest before landing the job at the famous Harlem club. Her dancing prowess was featured in the 1939 movies Pocomania and The Â’Devils Daughter. Also included are three publicity shots of Willa Mae. A wonderful collection from the estate of Willa Mae Lane.Generally near-fine.

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        Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed

      1940. Signed. (CAPA, Robert) HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Photograph. WITH: Autograph note signed. Sun Valley, Idaho: (Life), [1940]. Vintage gelatin silver print (9-1/2 by 12-inches), Capa/Life magazine inkstamp on print verso, partial leaf in manuscript (1-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches) centered below print, each window-matted, together framed (total measures 13-1/2 by 18-3/4 inches). $6500.Scarce 9-1/2 by 12-inch vintage gelatin print of Hemingway from a wonderful photograph by his friend, famed photographer Robert Capa, taken in Sun Valley, Idaho in the fall of 1940, with HemingwayÂ’s inscription on a partial leaf inscribed by him, “From Ernest Hemingway, Sun Valley, Idaho,” handsomely framed together.This wonderful 9-1/2 by 12-inch vintage gelatin silver print of Hemingway, framed with his inscription, is from a photograph by renowned war photographer Robert Capa. Capa took the photograph in October 1940, when the two men were joined by HemingwayÂ’s three sons and future wife, writer Martha Gellhorn, at Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho. Hemingway, Capa and Gellhorn had become close friends during the Spanish Civil War, where HemingwayÂ’s “dispatches provide a vivid accuracy of how the war was fought— and his experience would later inform his writing of For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Putnam, Prologue Magazine). That novel, published the same month as this stay in Sun Valley, earned immediate praise as “one of the major novels in American literature” (New York Times). In a 2008 interview, HemingwayÂ’s son Patrick recalled that it was on this trip that HemingwayÂ’s nickname of Papa “was started by CapaÂ… [who] was sent out to do a shoot on Hemingway sort of relaxing after coming back from the Spanish Civil War in Sun Valley. And all of HemingwayÂ’s children were there, my half brother, Jack, and my full brother, Gregory. The three of us were all there, and we kept calling him papa because he never wanted to be called dad. And so Capa said, is it all right if I call you papa, too? And thatÂ’s when it started” (NPR). During their time in Sun Valley, Hemingway and company enjoyed several hunting and road trips, and Hemingway and GellhornÂ’s marriage on November 21 would “figure in a two-part photo essay in Life by their friend Robert Capa. The second part was a series of quotations from For Whom the Bell Tolls accompanied by CapaÂ’s [Spanish] Civil War photographs” (Mellow, 522). This exceptionally scarce vintage print of Hemingway shows the writer standing at road side next to a parked vehicle. His hair touseled by the wind and squinting against the sun, Hemingway raises a hand toward the camera in what appears to be an offer of food. Capa and Hemingway later had a falling out at the break-up of HemingwayÂ’s marriage to Gellhorn, whose novella Till Death Do Us Part (1958) speaks to her relationship with Hemingway and friendship with Capa. Photographs from this trip were included in CapaÂ’s book, Slightly out of Focus (1947), and his photographs of Hemingway were also featured in LifeÂ’s 1961 issue paying tribute to the writer shortly after his tragic suicide in Ketchum, Idaho. Inkstamp stating “Life Photo by Robert Capa” on print verso, visible in windowed cut-out on frame verso. Two small framerÂ’s labels to frame verso. Inscription bold and clean. A fine framed print.

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        Le discussioni tusculane Libro I: Sul disprezzo della morte; Libro II: Della tolleranza del dolore

      Carlo Signorelli Editore - Milano, 1940. ITALIANO 0,16 Due fascicoli in buono stato, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, bordo e punte leggermente consunti, minimo accenno di fioritura, I volume, in parte intonso, con due macchie e firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore, scritte a matita su quello inferiore, piede lacerato, entrambi presentano tagli, con barbe, poco ingialliti, pagine ben conservate. Su occhiello del I volume firma d'appartenenza. Introduzione, traduzione e note di Mario Sansone. DLXX-DLXXI-DLXXII e DLXXIII volume della collana Biblioteca di letteratura. Il II volume è una ristampa identica a quella del 1939-XVII. Solo Libri I e II. USATO

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        Typed Letter Signed to Edna Gellhorn

      1940. Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Cuba, 1940. Single sheet, measuring 8-1/2 by 11 inches. $8500.Typed letter from Ernest Hemingway to his future mother-in-law, Edna Gellhorn (the mother of Martha Gellhorn, his third wife), signed: “much love from Ernest.”Martha Gellhorn had been in Finland to cover the war for CollierÂ’s magazine at the end of 1939 and returned in January, 1940. In this letter, written shortly after MarthaÂ’s return, Hemingway tells Edna Gellhorn about her daughterÂ’s physical condition and declares how much he loves her. The letter reads, in part: “Dear MotherÂ… [Martha] is wonderful and healthy and un-nervous and getting rested. She is 13 pounds over-weight but those were the 13 pounds that brought her home healthy instead of broken down and a wreck so I am fond of every one of them. She had to eat and drink plenty to survive that cold and if she had not been in the fighting cock condition she was in when she left Sun Valley she never could have stood up under that trip. I love her so much and am so proud of her that I know how much you must love her and how proud you are. Well if she was a horse that had just won the Derby it could be that you bred her and I trained her. Only I trained her damned little. But we have both trained each other very well. Then there wasnÂ’t anything I could do to please Marty in the last days before she got here except maybe be neat so hell went in so for that and for organization etc. that was terrific. You see I never ran a house before but it just the same thing as a boat really and these servants are absolutely unspoiled and fine to work with. Now we are going to take about ten of the 13 pounds off and I am going to work hard and not worry. We have been so happy and haveing [sic] risked it all know what it was we risked and what loneliness is. All the good part I would never think about while Marty was away because it made me too lonely to live but now it is just as though your soul had come back into your body and we are awfully good for each other too in every wayÂ…. And I know now how it was a great and lucky thing for me that the three of you came into Mr. Josie's [Sloppy Joe's in Key West] that time in spite of all breakage. Almost no one gets what they should have and I have. This is just a note (very illiterate as usual) to tell you how much I love you and to thank you again for sending Marty and to tell you how much I look forward to when we can all be together again. [signed] Much love from Ernest.” Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn met in Key West in December 1936 and were married on November 21, 1940. Although they divorced on December 21, 1945, Hemingway maintained a close friendship with his mother-in-law. The year 1939 has been written in ink on the bottom of the letter, possibly by Edna Gellhorn.Original faint fold marks. Fine condition.

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940

      (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium f

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        Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen - Tagesbildberichte 1940,

      1940 - (Herausgeber: Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium f

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        Babes in the Darkling Wood

      1940. First Edition . Signed. WELLS, H.G. Babes in the Darkling Wood. London: Secker & Warburg, 1940. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $3000.First edition of Wells’ wartime novel, inscribed by him on the title page to his close friend and scientific advisor Richard Gregory, ""To RAGs oldest friend of all. From H.G. 22-1-14.""In his introductory essay to Babes in the Darkling Wood, H.G. Wells describes this story of young people in wartime as a novel of ideas dedicated to ""the tradition of discussing fundamental human problems in dialogue form."" Currey, 416. Hammond A28. Wells, 41. Inscribed to noted British scientist and Wells' lifelong friend Sir Richard Arman Gregory. In Wells' first work of fiction, he dedicated the work to Gregory as his ""dearest friend."" The two met while students at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington. They jointly authored a textbook, Honours Physiography, in 1891. Reportedly, Gregory was the one person with whom Wells never quarreled. A professor of astronomy, Gregory also possessed expertise in physics, chemistry and other disciplines; he wrote several textbooks and eventually assumed the editorship of the journal Nature, to which Wells frequently contributed. The author often turned to Gregory, and to the experts Gregory contacted on Wells' behalf, for insight and encouragement when writing his famous ""scientific romances."" After Wells' death, Gregory worked to establish the H.G. Wells Memorial to preserve public attention to his friend's body of work. Throughout his life Gregory was a passionate advocate for science—""It is necessary to believe in the holiness of scientific work,"" he once declared—and ""an optimist about man's future"" (Horrabin, in New Scientist, April 11, 1957).Scattered light foxing; original cloth with fading to spine, faint stain to top board. Price-clipped dust jacket with chips to spine ends. An extremely good copy with notable provenance.

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        The Letter (Original Film Pressbook).

      Folio, original wrappers, pp.12. Wrappers loose and repaired down spine, internally near fine. First edition of this pressbook issued by Warner Brothers to accompany their 1940 film The Letter, based on Somerset Maugham's short story. The film starred Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. This pressbook includes advance and current publicity features about the film directed by William Wyler, and has various black and white stills from the film. It also includes advertisements for promotional material such as lobby cards and posters. Loosely inserted is a fold out 8 page also showcasing the film's various ad campaigns. A scarce piece of cinema ephemera relating to a classic Hollywood adaption of Maugham's famed short story.

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        [Commercial Printer's Compendium of In-house Product Labels]; Old Whiskey Labels, Samples and Index [cover title]

      1940. Folio-sized, commercial album, with pages on tabs (43 x 35 cm.), containing reference exemplars of labels collated with index numbers to printer's plates. More than twelve hundred chromolithograph and color lithography labels, of various shapes and sizes, designed for spirits bottles. The labels were produced by an unidentified color lithographer under contract with approximately one dozen mostly Midwestern distilleries. Includes also a comparatively small number of in-house samples representing other printing contracts, not only labels for nonalcoholic syrups, salad dressings, and toiletry products, but also billheads, envelopes, warehouse receipts, commercial checks, and insurance certificates for disparate clients. The samples are accompanied by a small printed "index" with handwritten notes, which appear to be a finding aid for the print plates in a storage or warehouse facility, should the labels need to be reprinted. Included principally are main, band, and shoulder labels in multiple formats (for bottles of different size by volume) for widely recognized brand names of the era, mostly produced by two large Detroit-based distilleries, Arrow Distilleries and Mohawk Liquor. Among the brands: Magnet Kuemmel, Arrow Blackberry Brandy, Arrow Karavan Rum, Arrow Rock & Rye, Julius Marcus Crème de Cacao, Red Bird Bourbon, Walsh White Label Whiskey, Chicco Corn Whisky, Hawthorne Gin, Kreamy Hed Sloe Gin, Mohawk Peppermint Schnapps, Mohawk Grenadine. Though the name of the printing house is wanting, a marked - that is not to say exclusive - geographical emphasis on Detroit is apparent; secondary emphasis on the Ohio River (Lawrenceburg, Cincinnati, Louisville) can also be discerned. The prominence of these regions has to do with the historical disposition of corporate distilleries, on the one hand, and with the interaction of trademark and federal interstate commerce laws before, during, and after Prohibition. The notable absence of reference to Chicago, despite its famed liquor trade distribution relations with Detroit, is attributable to the same historical developments. During the latter half of 1933, a host of distilleries incorporated-or reconstituted-in anticipation of federal legalization on 5 December. Chief among the distilleries represented by labels here are Arrow Distilleries Incorporated, Mohawk Liqueur Corporation, Marcraft Liquor Company, Julius Marcus Liquor Corporation, all of Detroit; United Distillers & Winers Company (of Detroit and Cincinnati); James Walsh & Company (of Cincinnati & Lawrenceburg); Rossville Alcohol Corporation (of Lawrenceburg); National Distillery, Calvert Distillery, Hill & Hill Distillery (of Louisville); Old Kennebec Distilling (of Frankfurt); Reliance Distilling (of Philadelphia); Vincent Chicco Distilling (of Charleston); Ed Phillips & Sons (of East Minneapolis). Two of the warehouse documents are dated 1936 and 1937, confirmation that at least some portion of the otherwise undated contents originated after passage of the 21st Amendment. The labels bear witness to the galvanized demand in the 1930s for spirits generally-rums, bitters, whiskies, gins, cordials, schnapps-as well as for distilled drinks with strong ethnic associations for populations of East Central- and South-European descent, e.g., Polish ubrówka, Baltic Allash, German Kuemmel, Swedish Punsch, Ukrainian Vishnevka, Croatian Pelinkovac, Balkan Slivovica, Mediterranean Anisettes. The largest client was Arrow Distilleries (incorporated 15 September 1933), and concentration in the Midwest but excluding Illinois is explained in part by interstate commerce requirements resulting from litigation over the use of the trademark "Arrow" by competing distilleries in Detroit, Baltimore, and Peoria. Companies could proceed without relinquishing the trade name only insofar as they did not compete in the same state markets (this in the context of Repeal's stipulation that the separate states could decide how alcohol markets would operate within their respective borders). Related interstate commerce accommodations may also be in evidence; Phillips Brand Ginger Schnapps, for instance, one of the Minnesota distillery's most successful cordials, appears here on labels produced for Marcraft of Detroit. The labels as objects themselves testify to yet another sort of transitional moment. Numerical codes for retained stone plates are included in the tabulations. In addition to numbers handwritten also on the album pages are several instances of the word "zinc" alongside one or more labels. The notation would seem to indicate a late-stage use of metal plates, which in most printing houses had already replaced smoothed stone in mass-production lithography by 1930. The following decade witnessed, in turn, the wholesale abandonment of the oil-and-water process, as photomechanical offset printing revolutionized mass commercial printing, eliminating the need for in-house lithograph artists altogether. The fact that the indicator "zinc" was needed means that, elsewhere, either surfaced stones of an earlier time were still in use (the most likely explanation), or newly devised offset plates had already been introduced. The album endured vicissitudes of use. For a time, care was clearly taken to stack multiple formats of a label type intended for different-sized bottles of a single product. But at some point, too, pages and labels alike were sliced, suggesting that they were no longer kept for active use. The volume itself had been repurposed. Having begun with numbered pages at what is now the end, whose original pasted contents were subsequently removed, the entire album was flipped. The new upper bears a handwritten title of uncertain origin: Whiskey Label Sample Book. It should be reiterated, nonetheless, that this is not in fact a commercial sample book, having nothing to do with prospective sales; it is rather a working in-house reference for use in the manufactory, during the years immediately following Repeal. Throughout the pages are browned and somewhat brittle, with edgewear and chipping. Some of the labels and the separate pages of labels affixed to the binder, are now loose. The labels themselves are attached with staples, tape and other adhesives, a testament to the fact that reference, and not preservation was the aim here. The very large gray binder is labeled on the front board and on the spine. Good. Despite all faults, still an impressive and focused collection, and a rare example of a working printer's warehouse index.

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        Damals. Erinnerungen an grosse Tage der SS-Totenkopf-Division im franz

      Stuttgart, Chr. Belser Verlag, 1940 - Noch Foto zu Nr.22284) Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of six Cosway-style portraits

      1940. BINDING. Collection of six Cosway-style portraits. [possibly Bath: Bayntun-Rivière, circa 1940]. Six miniature watercolor portraits set into custom dark blue straight-grain morocco clamshell cases, blue watered silk doublures. $5800.Wonderful collection of six Cosway-style portraits of literary luminaries: Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Burns, Bacon, and Ruskin, housed in handsome matching morocco cases.Cosway bindings (named for renowned 19th-century English miniaturist Richard Cosway) were first commissioned in the early 1900s by J.H. Stonehouse, managing director of London booksellers Sotheran & Company, from the famous Rivière bindery, who employed Miss C.B. Currie to faithfully imitate Cosway’s detailed watercolor style of portraiture. These delicate miniature paintings, often on ivory, were set into the covers or doublures of richly-tooled bindings and protected by a thin pane of glass. Cosway bindings executed by other than the original collaborators (Stonehouse, Sotheran, Rivière, and Currie) are designated as “Cosway-style” bindings— still splendid productions— by such esteemed binderies as Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Morrell, Bayntun, and Bumpus. Cosway-style paintings rose in popularity in the mid-20th century. These six intricate watercolor portraits of British and American authors represent the exquisite craftsmanship of the foremost binders of that period. Fine condition.

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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon

      [New York 1940 - Pen and ink and wash, signed "W. Steig" lower left. 9 x 8 1/2 inches. Pointing to his own head with a self-satisfied smile, a doctor tells his bedridden patient, "I'm afraid it's all up here, Mr. Botts."The "doyen of New Yorker artists," William Steig (1907-2003) contributed over the course of six decades 121 covers and more than 1600 drawings to the magazine. "Touching everyone and influencing none, he was beyond imitation" (New Yorker, October 20, 2003). A vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists. Docketed in pencil and with The New Yorker stamps on verso. Light fingersoiling to margins Pen and ink and wash, signed "W. Steig" lower left. 9 x 8 1/2 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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