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        Make Way for Ducklings

      New York: Viking Press, 1941 A true first edition in a first edition first issue dust jacket, with First Published August 1941 stated on the copyright page and no mention of the Caldecott Medal on the front flap of the dust jacket. The reference to the Medal was printed on the front flap of the dust jacket of the second printing. The Medal has been affixed to the front of the first issue dust jacket, which still has the first issue price of $2.00 on the front flap. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket with a small chip at the top of the spine, as shown in the photograph. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with leather spine with gold gilt lettering and decoration. Perhaps the rarest, most important and most desired of all the Caldecotts. A remarkably scarce book, read to death by or to children, and especially beloved in Boston, where the ducks are commemorated in bronze statues in the Public Garden.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Triad and Tabut.

      Singapore: Printed at the Government Printing Office, , 1941 (1957). A survey of the origin and diffusion of Chinese and Mohamedan Secret Societies in the Malay Peninsula A. D. 1800-1935. 2 parts bound as one, folio (340 x 215 mm). Contemporary green quarter calf, gilt lettered spine, green cloth sides. Light wear to spine. A very good copy. First and only edition of this fascinating and detailed history of Malay secret societies, published as "confidential for authorised issue only". Although well represented institutionally (Copac locates 16 complete copies in British and Irish institutional libraries, OCLC around two dozen worldwide), it is uncommon commercially. The Foreword to Part I (dated 1957) is by the former colonial secretary for Singapore, W. L. Blythe, who writes "the author had hoped to continue his work by a more detailed analysis of the activities of particular societies in Malaya, but owing to the Japanese occupation of Malaya during which he died, this was never completed. Wynne wrote at a time when Chinese Secret Society activity was just about at its lowest ebb in Malaya. For years there had been few prosecutions of persons for comparative study and of members and officials of such societies who could be interrogated". He then adds that "as the material contained in this book may be of interest and use to a wider group of research workers, permission has been given by the Governments of the Federation of Malaya and the Colony of Singapore for the issue of such copies as still remain, to libraries and centres of learning"; to which a pencilled marginal note adds: "partly true". There are a number of pencilled marginal notes clearly by someone familiar with the subject. A publisher's note at the end of the Foreword states that "throughout this work, references will be found to various Appendices, but these did not survive the Japanese occupation of Malaya. There are also references to 'Part II' and to chapters numbered from XXII onwards. These concern the projected second part of this work which was planned and partly written but was unfinished at the time of the Japanese occupation". Part II, present here, is often absent. Mervyn Llewelyn Wynne (c.1891-1942) was a Dublin-born officer with the Malayan Police, who had been deputy inspector general Straits Settlements Police Force, after serving with the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 1914-1922; he died in internment at Sumatra. Triad and Tabut was issued at the height of what the British refer to as the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) when Commonwealth armed forces fought a protracted guerilla war against the Malayan National Liberation Army; it is quoted extensively in Anoma Pieris, Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: a penal history of Singapore's plural society, 2009.

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        North Western Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-300 (1886-1941)

      1941. North Western Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1-300 (1886-1941). Volume 1 to 107 publisher's law calf, most repaired with tape, others with detached spines. Volumes 108 to 300 original cloth, soiled with moderate shelf wear. Ex-library with stamps. Internally very good. See digital image. * Contains state court opinions from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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        Lastkraftwagen 3 t Ford. Typ G 917 TST-IIIa. Typ G 997 TST-IIIb. Ersatzteilliste zum Fahrgestell. Vom 5.7.1941.

      Gedruckt bei J P Bachem Berlin 1941 - 8°, zahlreiche Abbildungen, Einband etwas gebräunt, Vorderdeckel gering stockfleckig, Rücken am oberen Ende mit kl. Einriss, Seiten leicht gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar, 184 Seiten, - 1100 gr.

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        Toro en el mar (Elegía sobre un mapa perdido) I

      c. 1941 - An outstanding original manuscript by Rafael Alberti, with a wonderful watercolor and ink drawing of a bull, in his early surrealist style. 32 x 21 cm. The poem was published in "Entre el clavel y la espada" (1941). Signed by the poet / artist. In perfect condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        New Year Letter.

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1941. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. 3 leaves from Horizon magazine III, 18 (June 1941), bearing the first printed appearance of Auden's poem "At the Grave of Henry James", bound in at rear. Near-contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth lightly soiled, corners bumped. A very good copy in the spine-sunned dust jacket with a pencilled annotation and small mark to the rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. With the ownership inscription of surrealist poet David Gascoyne, dated May 1941 (the month of publication) to the front free endpaper. Gascoyne was a frequent contributor to Harry Grigson's New Verse, a literary magazine in which "Auden received almost unqualified approval Â… and was honoured in November 1937 in a special double number - studded with encomiums from the 'group' Â… However, it would be an oversimplification to describe the poetic house style of New Verse as 'Audenesque'. It is not really possible to identify any stylistic commonality between Auden and the neo-romantic poetry of Dylan Thomas and George Barker, the surrealism of David Gascoyne and Philip O'Connor, or the witty juvenilia of Gavin Ewart" (Harding, The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-war Britain, p. 96). New Year Letter was originally published two months earlier in the US as The Double Man, the present edition differing from the US in that "the 'Modern sources' section is omitted from the notes, and the notes themselves have numerous changes, the UK edition often being fuller" (Bloomfield and Mendelson). One of 2,000 copies printed, scarce in the dust jacket.

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        Heimkehr der Fischer ( nach Achenbach ): Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte.

      - Ölgemälde in Kopie nach dem Gemälde von Andreas Achenbach *Heimkehr der Fischer* durch H. Libuda ( * 1941 Spradow/Bünde - 1994 ). Bildmaße 20 x 40 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Aufwendige Prunkrahmung ( Rahmenmaß: 40 x 58 cm. Links unten mit *H. Libuda* signiert. Guter Zustand, der Rahmen etwas angestoßen. Verso mit Echtheitszertifikat und Bezeichnung des Gemäldes, biographischen Angaben sowie weiterer Signatur Libudas. ( Gewicht 2400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Op. 84]. Festmusik zur Feier des 2600jährigen Bestehens des Kaiserreichs Japan für grosses Orchester. Op. 84 Orchester-Partitur. The distinguished conductor Karl Böhm's copy, annotated by him

      Adolph Fürstner, Inhaber Johannes Oertel [PN A. 8340 F.], Berlin-Grunewald 1941 - Trenner 277. Müller von Asow p. 1052. Neither mention numbered copies. Rare.One of Richard Strauss's least known works.Karl Böhm (1894-1981) was one of the composer's favorite conductors. Large folio. Black cloth with black textured boards, titling gilt to spine. [i] (title), [i] (limitation statement and inscription), [i] (orchestra), [i] (blank), 5-91, [i] (blank) pp.A presentation copy from Strauss to the distinguished conductor Karl Böhm, with Böhm's signature in blue ink to upper right corner of front free endpaper: "Dr. K[arl] Böhm 1941 Geschenk v. R. Strauß," and his autograph conducting markings throughout.Printed inscription completed in manuscript to verso of title: "Dieses Exemplar der Partitur No. [13] ist nur [zu Studienzwecken für Herrn Professor Dr. Karl Böhm in Dresden] bestimmt. Berlin, den [16. Oktober 1941 Adolph Fürstner]." Copy number "13" handstamped to outer margin of pp. 7 and 81.Full conductor's markup in blue, red, and lead pencil in Böhm's hand, including metronome marks, instrumental cues, dynamics, bowings, etc. Of particular interest are the programmatic titles in blue pencil: Beginning: "Meerlandschaft" ("quarter =108").7 measures before rehearsal no. 3 (at Allegro): "Kirschblütenfest" ("quarter =126- 132").4 measures before rehearsal no. 16: "Vulkanausbruch." 1 measure before rehearsal no. 19: "Kampf der Samurai" ("quarter =126").8 measures after rehearsal no. 32 (at Allegro maestoso): "Kaiser-Hymne"; from here also annotations in pencil concerning entrances and pauses of organ.Authorized notational correction (addition of "8va" with annotation "R. Str.") to flutes and 1st violins, measures 6 and 5 before rehearsal no. 8.With manuscript organ part laid in (organ part not included in printed score). 1 leaf. Small folio (350 x 270 mm). Notated in black ink on 10-stave pre-printed paper. Caption title: "Japanische Festmusik v. Rich. Strauß." Handstamp to upper right corner of recto: "Dr. Karl Böhm."Boards slightly worn; corners rubbed and bumped. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat ryk, byzonder over de ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky.Amsterdam, M. Westerman & son, 1830. 8vo. With engraved title-page with hand-coloured vignette lightened with gold and 2 folding aquatint plates. Modern green half cloth, with the front of the original letterpress-printed wrappers mounted on front board and the back wrapper loosely inserted.

      Nipponalia I, XVII & 1941; Tiele, Bibl. 754; Cordier, Japonica, col. 486. First and only edition of an account of various aspects of Japan and Japanese life. "Germain Felix Meijlan (1785-1831) entered the Dutch East India Company in 1806. From 1827 to 1830 he was opperhoofd of the company's factory in Nagasaki. ... The present work was completed in the spring of 1829 and is concerned chiefly with the author's observations of life and conditions in Nagasaki. It is divided into fifteen chapters treating of such diverse topics as the government of the town of Nagasaki and that of Japan as a whole, the island of Deshima, Japanese religion and festivals and including a short sketch of the Japanese language" (Nipponalia).Back of the original wrapper slightly soiled and a few stains on the front, some spots throughout and some thumbing to the first three leaves, otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed, with all deckles intact.

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        Little Town on the Prairie

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1941). First. First edition. Illustrated by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle. Fine in a lovely, very near fine dustwrapper with very slight rubbing at the extremities and two tiny check marks on the rear panel. A much nicer than usual copy. .

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        Marriage and Adversity. A Monument to 15 Years of Conjugal Happiness.

      n.d. circa 1941 - MANUSCRIPT in black ink on ruled paper, accompanied by a carbon-copy typescript of the same with a few holograph amendments, small drawing at head of manuscript by author dedicating the work to his wife and incorporating its subtitle, the first page truncated and its material repeated subsequently, numerous deletions, corrections, and emendations by the author pp. [3]; [3], rectos only, 4to, the two versions held together by a paperclip along with a small card with the subtitle written in the author's holograph, very good condition. An unpublished meditation on the value of marriage, citing his own experience and various historical examples. (plus VAT in the EU)

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        [Photo Album]: World War II Engineers

      1941-1943. Oblong quarto. Measuring 11" x 15". String-tied black papercovered boards and "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 168 sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2.5" to 4" x 5", some with captions. Very good with wear on the edges containing near fine or better photographs. A photo album compiled during World War II by a native Floridian soldier in the U.S. Corps of Engineers Army Map Service with the 957th, 911th, and 904th Engineer Corps. According to a 1968 report issued by the Army, "between 1941 and 1945, the Army Map Service prepared 40,000 maps of all types, covering 400,000 square miles of the earth's surface." The album covers the years 1941-1943 from his enlistment to his discharge, beginning with a newspaper clipping showing a group of soldiers outside of an armory in Baltimore awaiting induction. The photos show the men involved in "camouflage doings," with the unit hiding amongst ferns and what appears to be tropical growth with weapons, as well as "making nets." The album also shows the men playing baseball and sleeping in crowded train cars while being shipped off to their next location. One photo of a soldier showing off his new camera boasts, "now this is a camera." A few photos of domestic scenes show the soldier at home in Tampa, Florida posing with his dog and girlfriend. He then travels to Mango, Florida's engineering post, with photos of men posing with guns and a sentry up in a tree. The crude tents set up near foxholes can be seen here along with a makeshift altar for Christian services. By 1943 the young man is sent to Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado near Colorado Springs serving at the Peterson Army Airbase. Throughout the album are wonderful amateur portraits of men participating in drills, posing in uniform, and with various weapons and tools. An interesting look at an important branch of the Army on the home front." .

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        Bambi

      New York: Simon Schuster, , 1941. Adapted from Felix Salten's novel. Quarto. Original printed pictorial boards, green endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Complete with the four separate pull out pages intact, lightly rubbed at corners and ends of spine, in the dust jacket with wear along extremities, closed tears to lower edge of rear panel. A very good copy. First edition. A wonderfully illustrated picture book of this beloved children's story.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Death at His Elbow.

      London: Collins,, 1941. Octavo. Original plum cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Publisher's over-price sticker to front flap of jacket. Ownership inscription partially removed from front free endpaper. Binding a little rubbed, bumped, and faded along the edges. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket, with fraying at the ends of the spine panel affecting the titles. First edition, first impression. Uncommon, particularly in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The War Speeches of The Right Hon. Winston Churchill, P.C. Into Battle, 1941; The Unrelenting Struggle, 1942; The End of the Beginning, 1943; Onwards to Victory, 1944; The Dawn of Liberation, 1945; Victory, 1946; Secret Session Speeches, 1946.

      London Cassell and Company Ltd. -46 1941 - First editions, 7 volumes, 8vo., the first six titles with photographic frontispiece of Churchill and all but the first with additional photographic illustrations, modern half dark brown calf over marbled boards, red and green lettering pieces gilt, some light spotting to edges of the first, second, fifth and seventh titles, otherwise exceptionally good in handsome bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waffen-SS im Westen. Ein Bericht in Bildern von SS-Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel, SS-PK.

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., 1941 - 4°, unpaginiert, ca. 140 Seiten mit durchgehend Schwarz-weiß-Aufnahmen, Vorwort von Gunter d Alquen, Orig.-Karton - Umschlag fehlt, Einband fleckig, Buchrücken mit Fehlstellen, letzte unbeschriftete Seite mit kl. Fehlstelle - 1941 S 5149 Buchversand erfolgt aus Deutschland. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 505 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sea of Cortez

      Viking Press, 1941 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, inscribed by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper to felllow writer Gene Fowler and with a note from Ed Ricketts laid in. Housed in a custom-made case.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Wegweiser (Braunb?r)

      Berlin 1941 - 21 cm 92 Seiten 200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        And Quiet Flows the Don [Signed] [Tikhiy Don]

      Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good copy of the scarce first edition in English translation, first printing (some dulling to the spines, modest rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, small tide mark to the bottom of Volume 4's closed page block -- only mildly invasive of the bottom page margins near the gutter -- lacking the exceedingly scarce dust jackets); the first printing in English translation of Mikhail Sholokhov's complete epic novel in 4 Volumes, SIGNED BY MIKHAIL SHOLOKHOV on a small sheet of paper loosely laid in to Volume 1, and complete with the Key to Principal Characters also loosely laid in to Volume 1; each Volume has a place-marker ribbon integral to the Volume. First published in Russian as "The Quiet Don", the work was issued in serial form from 1928 to 1940. While a portion of the novel (being only the first half of the book) was published in English translation in 1934, the entire work was not published in English until 1941, with the 4 Volumes offered here constituting the first English translation of the completed work. The 1934 partial publication is itself quite uncommon, and the complete 4-Volume edition offered here is quite scarce. The book tells the tale of the Cossacks living in the Don River Valley during the turbulent early Twentieth Century, a period which saw World War I, the Russian Revolution(s), the Russian Civil War, and the Bolsheviks' harsh repression of the Cossacks. Quite well received, the work became one of the most-read Russian novels of all time. In awarding him the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy, in support of its choice, spoke of "the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, Sholokhov has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people" and the Presentation Speech stated: "With magnificent realism the book portrays the unique character of the Cossack, the traditional mixture of cavalryman and farmer, with instincts that seem to conflict with one another but which nevertheless allow themselves to be welded together to form a firmly co-ordinated whole. There is no glamorization. The coarse and savage streaks in the Cossack temperament are displayed openly; nothing is hidden or glossed over, but, at the same time, one is aware of an undercurrent of respect for all that is human." The novel was three times adapted to film (1931, 1958, and 2006). Signed copies of Sholokhov's work in English translation are quite scarce, and signed copies of the first complete edition of this major work are remarkably scarce. A Very Good or better copy of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov's masterpiece for which he won the 1965 Noble Prize in Literature, SIGNED BY SHOLOKHOV. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Diwan-i Hwaga Sams-ad-Din Muhammad Hafiz Sirazi qaddas sarra-yi al-aziz ba tamam.

      Tehran, Caphana-i Maglis, 1941. - 4to. (132), 400, (2) pp. Publisher's original giltstamped blue cloth. First critical edition of the famous "Diwan" by the great mediaeval Persian poet Hafez, whose work influenced Goethe as well as Thoreau and Emerson. This publication marks the beginning of modern Hafez philology. - Ink note in Arabic script to title page. A clean copy. OCLC 254557372. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Missee Lee

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1941. (Based on Information Supplied by the Swallows and Amazons) Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles to upper board blind stamped. With the dust jacket. With 26 black and white illustrations. Spine gently rolled, in the dust jacket with fading to spine, creasing and shallow chips to top end of spine, shallow chipping to lower end of spine, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The War Speeches - full set of seven jacketed British first editions, first printings - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. First edition, first printings. Hardcover. Here is a full jacketed set of British first edition, first printings of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But Churchill's enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. This full first edition, first printing set features very good volumes in good plus or better dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings remain square and tight, with light wear to extremities. The only notable blemish is slight discoloration to The End of the Beginning front cover corresponding to a dust jacket tear and small loss. The contents all remain reasonably bright, with spotting primarily confined to page edges, occasionally intruding onto the pages. We find no previous ownership marks in the set. Into Battle is not only first edition, but first state, denoted by the absence of pagination at pages 78 and 294, and is bound in the smoother, darker blue cloth we correlate to the first state. The Unrelenting Struggle is likewise first state, denoted by irregular pagination at page 281. All seven dust jackets are unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. Shelf presentation is respectable for the set, modest toning affecting only the Into Battle spine. All seven jackets show typical soiling and wear, with some chip losses to extremities. The End of the Beginning has a two-inch closed tear near the center of the front face, with some associated wrinkling and a roughly .25 inch loss. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.a, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.b, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), A101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(ab), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

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        The Beano Book 1941

      UK: DC Thomson, 1941. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Dudley D Watkins. The Beano Book 1941 Annual Number 2 DC Thomson. Second Beano Annual. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. No colouring in, torn or damaged pages. A tightly bound robust copy, remarkably bright and fine. All original with an imperceptible repair to the head/tail of spine (see images). A scarce annual seldom seen in this condition. Further information and images on request.

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        [Op. 84]. Festmusik zur Feier des 2600jährigen Bestehens des Kaiserreichs Japan für grosses Orchester... Op. 84 Orchester-Partitur. The distinguished conductor Karl Böhm's copy, annotated by him

      Berlin-Grunewald: Adolph Fürstner, Inhaber Johannes Oertel [PN A. 8340 F.], 1941. Large folio. Black cloth with black textured boards, titling gilt to spine. [i] (title), [i] (limitation statement and inscription), [i] (orchestra), [i] (blank), 5-91, [i] (blank) pp. A presentation copy from Strauss to the distinguished conductor Karl Böhm, with Böhm's signature in blue ink to upper right corner of front free endpaper: "Dr. K[arl] Böhm 1941 Geschenk v. R. Strauß," and his autograph conducting markings throughout. Printed inscription completed in manuscript to verso of title: "Dieses Exemplar der Partitur No. [13] ist nur [zu Studienzwecken für Herrn Professor Dr. Karl Böhm in Dresden] bestimmt. Berlin, den [16. Oktober 1941 Adolph Fürstner]." Copy number "13" handstamped to outer margin of pp. 7 and 81. Full conductor's markup in blue, red, and lead pencil in Böhm's hand, including metronome marks, instrumental cues, dynamics, bowings, etc. Of particular interest are the programmatic titles in blue pencil: Beginning: "Meerlandschaft" ("quarter =108"). 7 measures before rehearsal no. 3 (at Allegro): "Kirschblütenfest" ("quarter =126-132"). 4 measures before rehearsal no. 16: "Vulkanausbruch." 1 measure before rehearsal no. 19: "Kampf der Samurai" ("quarter =126"). 8 measures after rehearsal no. 32 (at Allegro maestoso): "Kaiser-Hymne"; from here also annotations in pencil concerning entrances and pauses of organ. Authorized notational correction (addition of "8va" with annotation "R. Str.") to flutes and 1st violins, measures 6 and 5 before rehearsal no. 8. With manuscript organ part laid in (organ part not included in printed score). 1 leaf. Small folio (350 x 270 mm). Notated in black ink on 10-stave pre-printed paper. Caption title: "Japanische Festmusik v. Rich. Strauß." Handstamp to upper right corner of recto: "Dr. Karl Böhm." Boards slightly worn; corners rubbed and bumped. / Trenner 277. Müller von Asow p. 1052. Neither mention numbered copies. Rare. One of Richard Strauss's least known works. Karl Böhm (1894-1981) was one of the composer's favorite conductors.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians]
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        Dévotions particulières.

      (La Haye, Stols, 1941). 4to. Half vellum. Uncut. IV, 16, IV p.*1st edition. - Printed in red, blue and black in 40 numbered copies. - Title and initials designed by Helmut Salden. - One of the 34 copies on Dutch paper. - Fine copy. - De Jong 480; Van Dijk 527.

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        Mildred Pierce

      Knopf, 1941 A prime artifact of Hollywood history. Joan Crawford's copy of the first edition of James M. Cain's Mildred Pierce. Presented to her in 1947 by a noted Hollywood director one year after she won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Mildred Pierce in the classic film. A good first edition book in a good dust jacket, with a full page inscription from Cain before the movie was made to his close friend and prominent movie director Marshall Neilan, noting that he was the first to ever read the book. Neilan later inscribed the book to Joan Crawford shortly after the film came out. Neilan was a prominent Hollywood figure at the time, having written Hell's Angels and having directed many successful movies, but he did not end up directing Mildred Pierce. However, it is likely that Cain gave it to his good friend first to read in the hopes that he would help get it produced. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. $7,500. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

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        [Photo Album]: World War II Engineers

      1941-1943. Oblong quarto. Measuring 11" x 15". String-tied black papercovered boards and "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 168 sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2.5" to 4" x 5", some with captions. Very good with wear on the edges containing near fine or better photographs. A photo album compiled during World War II by a native Floridian soldier in the U.S. Corps of Engineers Army Map Service with the 957th, 911th, and 904th Engineer Corps. According to a 1968 report issued by the Army, "between 1941 and 1945, the Army Map Service prepared 40,000 maps of all types, covering 400,000 square miles of the earth's surface." The album covers the years 1941-1943 from his enlistment to his discharge, beginning with a newspaper clipping showing a group of soldiers outside of an armory in Baltimore awaiting induction. The photos show the men involved in "camouflage doings," with the unit hiding amongst ferns and what appears to be tropical growth with weapons, as well as "making nets." The album also shows the men playing baseball and sleeping in crowded train cars while being shipped off to their next location. One photo of a soldier showing off his new camera boasts, "now this is a camera." A few photos of domestic scenes show the soldier at home in Tampa, Florida posing with his dog and girlfriend. He then travels to Mango, Florida's engineering post, with photos of men posing with guns and a sentry up in a tree. The crude tents set up near foxholes can be seen here along with a makeshift altar for Christian services. By 1943 the young man is sent to Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado near Colorado Springs serving at the Peterson Army Airbase. Throughout the album are wonderful amateur portraits of men participating in drills, posing in uniform, and with various weapons and tools. An interesting look at an important branch of the Army on the home front." .

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        Die Predigt des neuen Jahres. [Met "Korte toelichting bij tekst en omslag" door f.r.a. henkels, 4 p.].

      Gron., De Blauwe Schuit, 1941. 370 x 245 mm. Met druk in blauw op voorzijde omslag door h.n. werkman. 4, 4, (4) p.*De Blauwe Schuit 2. - Oplage: 60 ex. - 2 nagenoeg onzichtbare restjes van papier-tape aan bovenzijde achterzijde en klein stempeltje van vorige eigenaar op eerste pagina binnenwerk, maar verder een mooi ex. - Logboek pag. 25; Zuithoff pag. 35; Cat. Hot Printing 41-g1; De Jong 675.

      [Bookseller: André SWERTZ B.V.]
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        The War Speeches - full set of seven jacketed British first editions, first printings - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. First edition, first printings. Hardcover. Here is a full jacketed set of British first edition, first printings of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But Churchill's enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. This full first edition, first printing set features very good or better volumes in very good dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings remain square and tight, with bright spine gilt and only occasional light wear to extremities. The contents all remain bright, with minor spotting primarily confined to the page edges and the first and final pages of the first and fifth volumes. The only previous ownership marks we find are a wartime gift inscription in The End of the Beginning front free endpaper (“To Isabel | From Dan | July 43"), a wartime ink stamp on the Onwards to Victory front pastedown (G. Vivian Davies | 11 Apr 1945), and tiny Cardiff bookseller’s sticker on the lower Secret Session Speeches front pastedown. Victory is first state, denoted by incorrect pagination at page 177. All seven first printing dust jackets are unclipped, retaining their original front flap prices, and respectably bright, retaining good spine color. All seven jackets show typical soiling and wear, with some chip losses to extremities. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.b, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), A101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(ab), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Random Harvest (With The Stunning Reeves Wrapper)

      The First UK printing published by Macmillan in 1941.The BOOK is in near FINE condition and appears unread.Mild offsetting to the end papers with very light toning to the text block, otherwise in remarkable condition for its age.The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A little creasing and a few tiny nicks to the rear wrapper edges.The REEVES designed wrapper artwork looks stunning in the removable Brodart archival cover.A very sharp copy.The book was memorably filmed in 1941, starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson as two lovers thwarted by amnesia in the aftermath of the first World War, earning 7 Oscar Nominations including Best Picture.A very scarce title to find with such attributes.Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Een moscovitische legende. [Bewerkt en met "Aanteekening" door f.r.a. henkels.].

      Gron., De Blauwe Schuit, 1941. 290 x 220 mm. Met druk in 5 kleuren op voorzijde omslag en drie drukken in 2 kleuren op binnenzijden omslag en achterzijde omslag en een in rood op pag. 2 van het binnenwerk. 4, 12 p.*De Blauwe Schuit 7. - Oplage: 120 ex. - Omslag, nagenoeg onzichtbaar, in de rug gerepareerd. - Logboek pag. 28; Zuithoff pag. 36; Cat. Hot Printing 41-g7; De Jong 578.

      [Bookseller: André SWERTZ B.V.]
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        Berlin Diary: The Journal of A Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941

      Knopf, NY 1941 - “Shirer's ‘Berlin Diary’, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, first appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success. But how did Shirer get such a valuable firsthand account? He had anonymous sources willing to speak with him, provided their identity remained protected and disguised so as to avoid retaliation from the Gestapo. Shirer recorded his and others' eyewitness views to the horror that Hitler was inflicting on his people in his effort to conquer Europe. Shirer continued his job as a foreign correspondent and radio reporter for CBS until Nazi press censors made it virtually impossible for him to do his job with any real accuracy. He left Europe, taking with him the invaluable, unforgettable (and horrific) contents of his Berlin Diary." [Pub. Info] Superb copy. There is a protective mylar cover. STATED 1ST EDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harlem; Text by William Saroyan

      Hyperion, New York 1941 - 23 x 15 inches. Limited edition, copy 317 of 1000. Six page introduction by Saroyan. Iconic study of Harlem life and culture, twenty four original lithographs, most in color. His ability to capture a perfect likeness using a minimum number of lines, a hallmark of his style and success. Interior contents fresh, clean and bright, front cover dusty, owner inscription. Orig. decorated white cloth. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Jam Session" Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Color Lithograph from "Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld"

      n.p., [1941]. 9" x 12". "Lithograph Signed ""Hirschfeld 6/50"" in pencil. Color, 9"" x 12"". ""Jam Session"" Limited Edition signed and numbered by the artist. One of the illustrations from Hirschfeld's Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld, text by William Saroyan, published December 7, 1941. This is one of the high-quality lithographs created to be part of a set of the plates in portfolio. Fine condition.Many of the Hirschfeld images in Harlem have become iconic representations of the African-American experience in the 1930s and are considered by many to be the artist's best work. Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: ""I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo."" He had the entire set of his Harlem lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio.Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: ""I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo."" He had the entire set of his ""Harlem"" lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Gli elementi dell'Architettura funzionale. Collaudo di F.T.Marinetti. Introd. di P.M. Bardi. Prefaz. di Le Corbusier. Sintesi panoramica dell'arcitettura moderna

      Hoepli, Milano 1941 - pp. VIII-946-(2) 4° 1135 riproduzioni Terza edizione interamente rifatta. Indice onomastico degli autori e delle materie leg. ed. in piena tela, titolo al piatto e al dorso, sovracc. ill. a colori

      [Bookseller: Libreria Parolini]
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        The War Speeches - full set of seven British first editions finely bound in three-quarter red morocco - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. First edition, first printing. Leather bound. This full set of seven British first editions of Churchill’s war speeches is finely bound and in beautiful condition. The bindings feature three-quarter red morocco over red cloth boards with generous leather corners, raised and gilt-ruled spine bands, lion rampant device in spine compartments, gilt rule transitions, head and foot bands, gilt top edges, and laid paper endsheets. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But Churchill's enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensible leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a beautiful alternative to original bindings - seven British first editions, bound in uniform burgundy red morocco over marbled boards. The bindings feature raised spine bands, gilt spine decoration and print, and double blind rule transitions. All contents are first edition, first printing. Of note, the beautifully crisp contents of Into Battle are not only first printing, but first state (denoted by pagination missing at pages 78 & 294) and Victory is likewise first state, with page 177 mispaginated. The bindings are in flawless condition with no signs of wear or use. The contents are bright with no previous ownership marks. The spotting endemic to the cheap, wartime paper is mostly confined to page edges and the prelims of the sixth volume. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.9), A89(a.2), A94(a.2), A101(a.3), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Harlem, As Seen by Hirschfeld

      Hyperion, New York 1941 - White cloth, hand-colored illustrated on upper board; contains 24 original lithographs. Number 348 from a limited edition of 1000 copies. Boards, spine tips, and corners very lightly rubbed; thin split in the cloth at head of spine; internally bright and beautiful. In publisher's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        The War Speeches - full set of seven British first editions finely bound in three-quarter red morocco - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      Cassell and Company Ltd. 1941-1946, London - This full set of seven British first editions of Churchill’s war speeches is finely bound and in beautiful condition. The bindings feature three-quarter red morocco over red cloth boards with generous leather corners, raised and gilt-ruled spine bands, lion rampant device in spine compartments, gilt rule transitions, head and foot bands, gilt top edges, and laid paper endsheets. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But Churchill's enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensible leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a beautiful alternative to original bindings - seven British first editions, bound in uniform burgundy red morocco over marbled boards. The bindings feature raised spine bands, gilt spine decoration and print, and double blind rule transitions. All contents are first edition, first printing. Of note, the beautifully crisp contents of Into Battle are not only first printing, but first state (denoted by pagination missing at pages 78 & 294) and Victory is likewise first state, with page 177 mispaginated. The bindings are in flawless condition with no signs of wear or use. The contents are bright with no previous ownership marks. The spotting endemic to the cheap, wartime paper is mostly confined to page edges and the prelims of the sixth volume. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.9), A89(a.2), A94(a.2), A101(a.3), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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        Luxe uitvoering (in totaal 9 deeltjes).

      Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, 1941. 10,5 x 8 cm. De eerste tien boekjes in de Dwergen-reeks werden uitgebracht in oktober 1941, zonder jaartal. Dit zijn negen delen van de eerste serie in de in leer gebonden luxe versie, die veel zeldzamer is dan de gewone in karton of linnen, en waarbij de bandontwerpen veel mooier uitkomen dan bij de linnen versie. Alleen In Den Haag daar woont een graaf ontbreekt. Het zijn verschillende soorten leer, maar wel gladgepolijst en voorzien van bijzonder zorgvuldige goudstempeling. Sommige boekjes zijn deels wat verbleekt, maar de staat is beter dan de 'gewone' varianten uit het vorige nummer, zonder inscripties.* 1. Brederoo, G.A., Amoureuze liederen. [1941]. Typografie J. van Krimpen. Bandontwerp J.J. van Kralingen.2. Busken Huet, C., Hugo de Groot. [1941]. Band en typografie S.H. de Roos. 3. De Faambazuin der Hollandsche zeelieden. [1941]. Typografie J. van Krimpen. Bandontwerp J.J. van Kralingen.4. Gelijkenissen en wonderen van Jezus Christus. [1941]. Typografie en band S.H. de Roos, met dubbele titelhoutgravure van Dirk van Gelder. 5. Genestet, P.A. de, Van mensch tot mensch. [1941]. Typografie en band S.H. de Roos. 6 ontbreekt7. Saadi, Musladie, Uit den Persiaanschen bogaard. [1941]. Typografie en band S.H. de Roos met vignetten van Dirk van Gelder. 8. De Schoolmeester, Natuurlijke historie voor de jeugd. [1941]. Typografie J. van Krimpen. Bandontwerp J.J. van Kralingen.9. Vondel, Joost van den, Tijddichten. [1941]. Typografie en band S.H. de Roos.10. Een zeer genoeglijke en vermakelijke historie van Reynaart de Vos (...). [1941]. Typografie J. van Krimpen. Bandontwerp J.J. van Kralingen.Bijgevoegd: De Dwergen. Kleine boeken met grooten inhoud. Verzorgd door J. van Krimpen en S.H. de Roos. Op deze folder (gedrukt door de firma Enschedé, 21 x 8 cm, 4 p.) staan de prijzen per deeltje: in papier gebonden 0,75, in linnen 1,- en in leder gebonden 2,50 gulden. 'Alle boekjes zijn uit de hand gebonden'. De achterkant is een bestelbiljet, voorgedrukt voor boekhandel Van Heteren in Amsterdam. Met de hand is 'najaar '41' toegevoegd.Over bandontwerper J.J. van Kralingen is niets bekend, misschien is deze naam een gelegenheidspseudoniem vanwege de oorlogsomstandigheden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Design for Murder.

      New York: Random House,, 1941. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles and design to spine and publisher's device to front board in blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled. An excellent copy in the clean dust jacket with a strip of tape-repair to head of spine verso. First edition, first printing of the author's third and final novel. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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