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        The Last Tycoon (John Cheever's Copy)

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1941. First edition. Very good; lacking the jacket. Boards slightly soiled, spine lettering dulled. The typical offsetting to the pastedowns. This copy from the library of John Cheever, with his (rather small) ownership sticker on the front free endpaper. In both the Donaldson and Bailey biographies of Cheever, mention is made of the connections between Cheever and Fitzgerald; then too, one of Cheever's few forays into nonfiction was a brief biography he wrote of Fitzgerald for "Atlantic Brief Lives" (1971). The topic could be explored at length, but not here. A solid copy of this title, with the additional bonus of a resonant association between two masters of American short fiction. Provenance available upon request.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Double or Quits

      Morrow 1941 - FIRST EDITION in dust jacket of Erle Stanley Gardner, A A Fair's Double or Quits Published in New York by Morrow in 1941. First Edition because same date on title page and copyright page and no later printings mentioned on copyright page. Book is very good. DJ with pieces missing as shown in photos. Previous owner's stamp on front free endpaper. Price on front flap of dj is $2.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Le Banquet.

      Zürich, A. Gonin u. Grosclaude, (1941).. 4°. 144 (2) S. Mit 20 + 5 Radierungen von Hans Erni. Lose in Orig.-Umschlag, kart. Halbpergament-Umschlag.. Monod 9126. - Eins von 181 signierten und nummerierten Exemplaren. Mit Suite (5 Radierungen).

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Log of the President's Inspection Trip and Cruise on Board U.S.S. Potomac, 19 March - 1 April 1941

      n.p. [Washington D.C.?] 1941 - Rare log of the Presidential cruise from Port Everglades to the Bahamas, in 1941. "Having had a desire for some time to get away from Washington for a few days of restful diversion, including some hoped for fishing in southern waters. the President had instructed Captain Callahan, his naval aide, to have the POTOMAC available at Port Everglades, Florida, for a projected cruise to the Bahamas ." Original stapled blue wrappers, with crossed fishing poles on upper cover. Fine. Preserved in custom cloth clamshell box With frontispiece group photo of Harry Hopkins, Attorney General Jackson, President Roosevelt, Major General Watson, Secretary Ickes, and Rear Admiral McIntire, captioned "Port Everglades, Florida Sunday, 30 March 1941"); [8], 20 pp. Text planographed from typewritten copy. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-1/2 inches)

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        Log of the President's Inspection Trip and Cruise on Board U.S.S. Potomac, 19 March - 1 April 1941

      n.p. [Washington D.C.?], 1941. With frontispiece group photo of Harry Hopkins, Attorney General Jackson, President Roosevelt, Major General Watson, Secretary Ickes, and Rear Admiral McIntire, captioned "Port Everglades, Florida Sunday, 30 March 1941"); [8], 20 pp. Text planographed from typewritten copy. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-1/2 inches). Original stapled blue wrappers, with crossed fishing poles on upper cover. Fine. Preserved in custom cloth clamshell box. Rare log of the Presidential cruise from Port Everglades to the Bahamas, in 1941. "Having had a desire for some time to get away from Washington for a few days of restful diversion, including some hoped for fishing in southern waters. the President had instructed Captain Callahan, his naval aide, to have the POTOMAC available at Port Everglades, Florida, for a projected cruise to the Bahamas ..."

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        1940 - 1941. Ansichten und Ereignisse in diesen wichtigen Jahren. [Unikat zum Exil in Guatemala. Typoscript]

      Puerto San Jose (vermutlich), 1941.. 159, 39, 18 Blatt 4°(=30-35cm), Ledereinband der Zeit (braun). Heutzutage wäre es wohl ein "blog". Über den Autor ist mir nur sehr wenig bekannt, er schreibt nur sehr wenig über sich selbst und seine Familie. Selbst der Name ist nur aufgrund einer beiligenden Quittung zugeordnet. Jedenfalls war er zur Zeit des 2. Weltkriegs in Guatemala und hat vorher in Österreich gewohnt. Es ist davon auszugehen, dass er Österreich nicht freiwillig verlassen hat. Für seinen Sohn beschreibt er in einer Art Tagebuch die aus seiner Sicht wichtigsten Ereignisse des Krieges. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf militärischen Ereignissen und geostrategischen Überlegungen. Faszinierend ist dabei weniger die Sachkenntnis des Autors, sondern gerade seine beschränkte Perspektive. Im südamerikanischen Exil war er vermutlich auf Radioberichte und nur gelegentliche schriftliche oder mündliche Informationen angewiesen. Es wird deutlich nachvollziehbar, wie schwer es dabei war, zwischen Propaganda und tatsächlichen Nachrichten zu unterscheiden. Gerade auch durch gelegentliche Fehleinschätzungen entsteht ein starker Eindruck von jemandem, der fernab der geschichtlichen Ereignisse doch Tag für Tag sehr lebendig daran teilhat. Die Einschätzungen sind dabei immer definitiv parteilich gegen das sogenannte "Nazionien" und immer (fast zwanghaft) optimistisch. Schon 1940 beginnt er, die baldige Niederlage der Achsenmächte vorherzusagen. Das Buch besteht aus ca. 159 einseitig maschinenbeschriebenen Seiten und dazwischen beigeheftet ca. 39 Blatt Zeitdokumente (beidseitig bedruckt), das sind ganz überwiegend die "Noticias Oficiales de Londres", herausgegeben von der Legacion Britanica, Guatemala, Centro America. Lose beiliegend nochmal ca. 18 Blatt mit Berichten und Kommentaren zur Lage Januar bis August 1944 (diese mit Randläsuren). Die maschinengeschriebenen Texte sind fast alle deutsch, nur wenige spanisch. Die gedruckten Texte sind auf spanisch. Insgesamt gering bestoßen. Einbandinnenseiten vorn und hinten fleckig. Wenige Seiten mit kleiner Fehlstelle am rechten unteren Rand (minimaler Textverlust). Papier normal gebräunt. Es finden sich durchgängig handschriftliche Anmerkungen, kleine Ergänzungen und Hervorhebungen durch den Autor, in der Regel zum Herausstreichen der wichtigsten Stellen.

      [Bookseller: Kelifer - antiquarischer Buchversand. Ei]
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        The Dark Garden.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Holy Communion

      NY: Harlem Friendship House News. [c. 1941-1948]. A broadside poem by "Tom Merton." Published by the Friendship House, a missionary movement dedicated to interracial justice where Merton volunteered for two weeks in 1941 before journeying to the Abbey of Gethsemani. The Friendship House News became the Catholic Interracialist in 1949, hence the above date range. Fragile and edge-chipped, not affecting text. "Holy Communion" was collected in In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems of Thomas Merton in 2005, but it is not mentioned at all in Dell'Isola's Thomas Merton: A Bibliography, which was published seven years after Merton's death. We have never seen another copy. OCLC lists only one copy, at SUNY Buffalo, albeit with an incorrect estimated date. Rare. First Edition. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Darkness at Noon

      first U.S. printing (stated) hardcover edition in dust jacket (Macmillan 1941); no prior owner marks; age tone to text pages, considerable offsetting (darkening) to paste-downs (a little to free end pages); tight bind; clean cloth cover bright titling; dj edge wear -small nicks at spine ends and corners, a short top front edge tear; little rub along folds; front flap clipped but price present HC30ambibab

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        Non traditional Passover Haggadah] Hagada shel Pesach. Kvutzat Hakhugim Tzfon Yam Hamelakh

      Kvutzat Hakhugim, Kvutzat Hakhugim, northern Dead Sea 1941 - 30 leaves of one sided stencil. A non traditional Passover Haggadah, with illustrations, by Kvutzat Hakhugim, which was the original name of the movement "HaMakhanot HaOlim" that established the famed Kibbutz Beit HaArava in 1939. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        The Fall of Italian East Africa

      Hutchinson & Co, 1941, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition, Signed by Author(s)inscribed by the author on the front end page thus : "to Edna & Edrie with all good wishes from the author (Eric Rosenthal) Xmas 1942". there are no other inscriptions and the binding is excellent. the original boards are rubbed and a little discoloured. Quantity Available: 1. Category: W.W.2; Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 35ew.

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        She Faded Into Air

      Collins Crime Club, London. 1941. First edition dated 1941 on copyright page, in original publisher's orange cloth with black titles to the spine. Near contemporary ink name and some foxing to the half title, edges dusty, some light foxing to endpapers. In scarce VG+original dustwrapper priced at 7/6 showing very minimal wear, rubbing, small closed tears and some dustiness. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 8823 Homer

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        The Dark Garden

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Diné Bikéyah (The Navajo's Country)

      Window Rock, AZ: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Navajo Service, 1941. First Edition. Diné Bikéyah ("The Navajo's Country") is primarily a guide book and gazeteer of the Navajo country and adjacent regions compiled by Richard Fowler Van Valkenburgh, a former Bureau of Indian Affairs worker and long-time archeological assistant with the L.A. Country Museum of History, Art and Science. Contains a 4pp key to the Navajo alphabet (palatalization and labialization), an extensive list of Navajo place names, providing detailed information regarding their origins, history, and significance. Illustrated throughout with maps drawn by Charles Keetsie Shirley. Scarce in commerce. Small quarto (26.25cm); mimeographed sheets, printed recto and verso and side-stapled into illustrated wrappers; [vi], 180pp, [20]; illus. Former owner's name in ink to front wrapper, with chipping, thin splits, and short tears to same; thin, vertical paint streak to rear wrapper; text remains fresh and clean; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Een Kind werd U gegeven .

      Scheltens & Giltay, Amsterdam - Text in Dutch. 126 p. Brief INSCRIPTION by the illustrator F, Van Bemmel and dated December 15, 1941. Age toning to the leaves. Edge wear to the binding with most at the corners and the top and bottom of the spine. Small tear on the top edge of rear blank end paper. Frits Adolf Oscar van Bemmel (1898 - 1981) was een Nederlands tekenaar, illustrator, kunstschilder, boekbandontwerper en ontwerper. Frits van Bemmel was ontwerper voor boekbanden, boek- of stofomslagen vooral voor kinderboeken van de uitgevers L.J. Veen in 1936 en voor Kluitman in 1937 de band en illustraties voor het boek Aan de grote verkeersweg en band en illustraties voor het boek van R. Feenstra uit 1946 voor Thieme, Garage van Bommel.[DutchWikipedia] Size: 25 cm tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elkhorn Books, IOBA]
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        Decani. Two volumes [Decani Serbian Orthodox Monastery] Monumenta Jugoslaviae Artis Veteris Series Prima Monumenta Serbica Artis Mediaevalis Liber II

      Editio Fundationis Mich. Pupin 1941, Belgrade - Two volumes. 242, lxxii; 97, lxxiii-ccci pp. Bound in blue cloth with gilt title to spines. Marbled endpapers. 301 full page plates of exterior, interior, stonework and wall paintings of the Serbian Orthodox monastery in Decani, Kosovo. Text in Serbo-Croatian with summaries in French and German. Very scarce. Both volumes in VG condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        Diné Bikéyah (The Navajo's Country)

      United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Navajo Service, Window Rock, AZ 1941 - Diné Bikéyah ("The Navajo's Country") is primarily a guide book and gazeteer of the Navajo country and adjacent regions compiled by Richard Fowler Van Valkenburgh, a former Bureau of Indian Affairs worker and long-time archeological assistant with the L.A. Country Museum of History, Art and Science. Contains a 4pp key to the Navajo alphabet (palatalization and labialization), an extensive list of Navajo place names, providing detailed information regarding their origins, history, and significance. Illustrated throughout with maps drawn by Charles Keetsie Shirley. Scarce in commerce. Small quarto (26.25cm); mimeographed sheets, printed recto and verso and side-stapled into illustrated wrappers; [vi], 180pp, [20]; illus. Former owner's name in ink to front wrapper, with chipping, thin splits, and short tears to same; thin, vertical paint streak to rear wrapper; text remains fresh and clean; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Snow Before Christmas.

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1941 - Octavo. Original green cloth, illustrated title label to front board pasted down. With the pictorial dust jacket. A bright copy in the price clipped dust jacket with toning to panels, shallow chipping to corners and ends of spine, mild soiling. A very good copy. Colour illustrations by the author throughout. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Beating the Invader

      London : Ministry of Information, 1941. First edition. Leaflet. This item is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. "If invasion comes, everyone - young or old, men and women - will be eager to play their part worthily." This wartime leaflet is a tangible reminder that, in the early days of 1941, the outcome of the war was not a foregone conclusion and Britain's peril was quite real. The leaflet provides instructions from the Ministry of Information and Prime Minister Winston Churchill regarding what to do in case of invasion. Measuring 11 inches by 8.25 inches, the leaflet is printed on both sides of a thin, single sheet of paper. On March 10, 1941, at the request of the Ministry of Information, Churchill wrote the introduction to this leaflet. His introduction takes up two-thirds of the first page. After sober consideration of the timing and effect of such a message to the British people, the War Cabinet decided on April 24, 1941 to print more than 14 million copies and distribute the leaflet to all British households. Today these leaflets are scarce. In his Bibliography, Ronald Cohen writes: "The huge print run might leave one with the impression that the leaflet would be commonly found today. It was, however, only a leaflet anticipating an event that never came to pass. Few copies have survived." Here is a superior example. The cheap, wartime paper remains unusually clean with no soiling, spotting, or tears and only minimal age-toning. We note no wear apart from the customary vertical and horizontal creases and a fractional nick at the right edge of the horizontal crease. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B76.1, Woods A69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Hangover Square

      Constable, London 1941. First edition hardback in dustwrapper. Original publisher's rubbed and worn tan cloth with red titles to the spine. Contemporary ink name to the front endpaper, top edge dusty, bumped and rubbed corners. Internally clean with no further marks. In good dust wrapper showing overall wear, rubbing small chip to corner of lower spine, overalldustiness and some minor loss to the corners. Still a pleasing example and rare in dustwrapper. 8822 Homer

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Speech Broadcast by Prime Minister Mr. Winston S. Churchill, February 9th, 1941 along with Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's message to the Canadian People of February 2nd, 1941

      Winnipeg: Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company, 1941. Canadian edition. Pamphlet. This item is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is a quite rare wartime speech pamphlet featuring Churchill's "Give us the tools and we will finish the job" speech of February 9, 1941. Churchill's speech is published here with one other - Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's February 2, 1941 message broadcast to the people of Canada. On Saturday, February 8th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lend-Lease Bill by 260 to 165 Votes. It had yet to pass the Senate and be signed by President Roosevelt, but a major hurdle absolutely crucial to the British had been passed. Churchill learned of the welcome news at Chequers and later that day received a farewell visit from Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary and a critical advocate and shaper of the Lend Lease Program. Hopkins discussed with Churchill many points in this speech that Churchill would deliver the following evening, which Hopkins noted had 'American public opinion' as 'the principle [sic] target'. (Gilbert, Volume VI, pages 1007-09) Churchill's February 9 broadcast to Britain and the Empire was his first broadcast for five months. Near the end of his remarks, Churchill quoted verse from a Longfellow poem which President Roosevelt had written out in his own hand and sent to Churchill on January 27: "Sail on, O Ship of State! / Sail on, O Union, strong and great! / Humanity with all its fears, / With all the hopes of future years, / Is hanging breathless on thy fate." Churchill concluded with his answer to President Roosevelt: "Put your confidence in us. Give us your faith and your blessing, and under Providence all will be well. We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job." The United States enacted the Lend Lease Act in early March and soon thereafter extended its naval security zone several thousand miles into the Atlantic, effectively shielding much of the Atlantic convoy route. This speech pamphlet is unusual in several respects - its publication, its survival, and its superlative condition. Per Cohen (pages 530-532) the publisher - Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company - was in business from 1902 to 1942. In an exuberant surge of patriotism, the company published over 40 booklets in the "Universal Life for Victory Series", a few of which were speeches by Churchill. Apparently, there were copyright concerns in the office of the Prime Minister, as well as with his British and Canadian publishers. Prickly correspondence was exchanged, but also some correspondence recognizing the propaganda value of Universal Life's efforts. Eventually the matter was closed. This copy, a remarkable survivor, is in exceptional, truly fine condition. The pamphlet is bound in wire-stitched paper wraps, measures 6 inches x 3.5 inches, and is 32 pages in length. Churchill's speech occupies all of pages 3 through 17, with excerpts from Roosevelt's message to Churchill and Churchill's reply at page 2 and excerpts from Churchill's June 4, 1940 speech at page 18 under the heading "A Briton's Creed." The paper wraps remain bright, clean, and firmly attached. The binding staples remain firm and show no corrosion. The contents are pristine. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A143.5, unknown to Woods.

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        Legende von den vier Frauen". Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug im Titel und mit U.

      O. O., 27. II. 1941. - 38½ SS. auf 20 num. Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Am Umschlag eine eh. Widmung für Dietrich Stübe [?], datiert Osnabrück, 4. März 1941. - Ein Buch mit diesem Titel erschien 1944 im Gerhard Stalling Verlag in Oldenburg. - Von den Nationalsozialisten mit Publikationsverbot belegt, war Bäte nach Kriegsende Kulturdezernent und Stadtarchivar in Osnabrück, zu dessen Geschichte er mehrere Arbeiten publizierte. 1953 war er neben Josef Winckler an der Neugründung der 1933 von der Reichsschrifttumskammer aufgelösten Schriftstellervereinigung "Die Kogge" beteiligt. "Die Behandlung idyllisch-kleinstädtischer Themen in seinen belletristischen Schriften trug ihm die Bezeichnung ‚Spitzweg der Feder' ein" (DBE). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und einige Bll. mit geringf. Randläsuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Schweizer Luftfahrt. Herausgegeben vom Aero-Club der Schweiz. [3 Bde. u. 2 Ergänzungsbde.].

      Zürich, Aero-Verlag, 1941-45 - 4°, 384, 424 u. 520 S. (inkl. Stichwortregister: Personennamen, Ortsnamen, Sachnamen), zahlr., tlw. farbige u. montierte Abb. u. Falttafeln., OLwd. m. Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, illustrierte Vorsätze, Broschur; Kart.- Mappe m. losen Tafeln., Tadell. Ex. Nr. 50 der 100 (Bd. 3: 150) Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe: Die Bände I u. II sind im «Verspannstoff von Oskar Biders Blériot-Flugzeug No. 197», der Band III im «Originalstoff des Ballons HB-BIO» eingebunden, und jeweils von «Pionieren unserer Luftfahrt» (E. Amstutz, H. Dufaux, A. Piccard, E. Tilgenkamp, J. Spalinger u. v. a.) im Impressum signiert. Beiliegend: 1.: E. Tilgenkamp: «Das Tagebuch der Schweizer Luftfahrt. 1784 - 1944. Zusammengestellt als Ergänzung und Abschluss des dreibändigen Standardwerkes der Schweizer Luftfahrt». ([Zürich,] Aero-Verlag 1945; 4°, 108 S., brosch.); 2.: «Schweizer Luftfahrt in der Kunst. 1784 - 1941». (Bern, Aero-Club der Schweiz 1941; 4°, 16 lose Taf. in brosch. Mappe). Ex. Nr. 323/500, hgg. anlässlich des 40-jährigen Jubiläums des Aero-Clubs. Im Impressum vom Ehrenpräsidenten und Zentralpräsidenten signiert. -Oskar Bider (1891-1919) überquerte als erster Mensch mit seiner Blériot XI die Pyrenäen von Pau nach Madrid. 1919 stürtzte er bei einem Akrobatikflug tödlich ab. - Insgesamt ein wunderbares, seltenes Werk. 12000 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Forgotten Village

      NY, Viking, 1941, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This story of life in a Mexican village includes 136 b&w photos from the film of the same name by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid, both the film story and script were written by Steinbeck whose text accompanies each photo, the film was directed by Herbert Kline, Hackensmid was co-director and director of photography, the film was narrated by Burgess Meredith, Goldstone & Payne A14a, Morrow 135. Trivial browning from binder's glue to pastedowns, short tear at top of rear flap fold, else fine.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        LES DOCUMENTS SECRETS DE L'ETAT MAJOR GENERAL FRANCAIS - Auswartiges Amt 1939/41 n°6.

      DEUTSCHER VERLAG 1941 - R240082398: 400 pages - ouvrage recouvert d'un plastique transparent - tâches brunes sur les contre plats - 2 photos disponibles. Auswartiges Amt 1939/41 n°6 . In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 355.343-Services secrets, espionage [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Story of American Foxhunting. From Challenge to Full Cry. Introduction by Gordon Grand. Volume I. 1650-1861. [ ... Volume II. 1865-1906]

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1941. First edition, one of 950 copies. Extensively illustrated from original pictures and documents. xxxi, 283; xx, 435 pp. 2 vols. Large 4to. Original red cloth, gilt-stamped labels on upper cover and spine, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines slightly sunned and labels faded, as usual. INSCRIBED BY CONNETT TO HIS SON The great American foxhunting book, and "one of the most important works of the Derrydale Press" (Frazier). This work was originally projected to four volumes. Volume I was published in December 1940; Volume II appeared the following year, but then war closed in and the project ended. It was the last hurrah of The Derrydale Press. Inscribed on the first blank of volume I: "During the 15 years in which I ran the Derrydale Press I never signed a book or a limit notice as Eugene V. Connett 3rd.[underscored three times] "It may be of some interest to future collectors to know that this copy belongs to my son Eugene V. Connett IV." And inscribed on the first blank of volume II: "Tom my son Eugene IV, from Eugene V Connett 3rd".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Before Life Began 1883-1923

      Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1941. #219 of 219 copies, signed by Bruce Rogers. Water-mark portrait frontispiece. Designed by Bruce Rogers. 1 vols. 8vo. Original vellum-backed decorative boards. Cover paper was made by Veronica Ruzicka. Spine slightly rubbed, else fine. Bookplate of the Rowfant Club. "In 1941 Rogers designed Before Life Began, for the Rowfant Club of Cleveland, Ohio, an autobiography of Dard Hunter, historian and practitioner of papermaking by hand. The book was printed at the Press of A. Colish on paper handmade at Hunter's own mill in Lime Rock, Connecticut, set in Bulmer type...The attractive cover paper was made by Veronica Ruzicka." (Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers) Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Dard Hunter dated 1953 "Dard Hunter, Rowfant Club, Nivember 13, MCMLIII" from the Rowfant Club. The date of the inscription was the night of Hunter's talk "Disconnected Ramblings (Illustrated)' of which the 1954 Rowfant Yearbook said; "Dard Hunter Night, when the fabulous expert and historian of papermaking modestly told of some of his acheivements in the field, rivaled the Sixtieth Anniversary Party in attendance."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Speech Broadcast by Prime Minister Mr. Winston S. Churchill, February 9th, 1941 along with Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's message to the Canadian People of February 2nd, 1941

      Winnipeg: Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company, 1941. Canadian edition. Pamphlet. This item is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is a quite rare wartime speech pamphlet featuring Churchill's "Give us the tools and we will finish the job" speech of February 9, 1941. Churchill's speech is published here with one other - Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King's February 2, 1941 message broadcast to the people of Canada. On Saturday, February 8th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lend-Lease Bill by 260 to 165 Votes. It had yet to pass the Senate and be signed by President Roosevelt, but a major hurdle absolutely crucial to the British had been passed. Churchill learned of the welcome news at Chequers and later that day received a farewell visit from Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary and a critical advocate and shaper of the Lend Lease Program. Hopkins discussed with Churchill many points in this speech that Churchill would deliver the following evening, which Hopkins noted had 'American public opinion' as 'the principle [sic] target'. (Gilbert, Volume VI, pages 1007-09) Churchill's February 9 broadcast to Britain and the Empire was his first broadcast for five months. Near the end of his remarks, Churchill quoted verse from a Longfellow poem which President Roosevelt had written out in his own hand and sent to Churchill on January 27: "Sail on, O Ship of State! / Sail on, O Union, strong and great! / Humanity with all its fears, / With all the hopes of future years, / Is hanging breathless on thy fate." Churchill concluded with his answer to President Roosevelt: "Put your confidence in us. Give us your faith and your blessing, and under Providence all will be well. We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job." The United States enacted the Lend Lease Act in early March and soon thereafter extended its naval security zone several thousand miles into the Atlantic, effectively shielding much of the Atlantic convoy route. This speech pamphlet is unusual in several respects - its publication, its survival, and its superlative condition. Per Cohen (pages 530-532) the publisher - Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company - was in business from 1902 to 1942. In an exuberant surge of patriotism, the company published over 40 booklets in the "Universal Life for Victory Series", a few of which were speeches by Churchill. Apparently, there were copyright concerns in the office of the Prime Minister, as well as with his British and Canadian publishers. Prickly correspondence was exchanged, but also some correspondence recognizing the propaganda value of Universal Life's efforts. Eventually the matter was closed. This copy, a remarkable survivor, is in exceptional, truly fine condition. The pamphlet is bound in wire-stitched paper wraps, measures 6 inches x 3.5 inches, and is 32 pages in length. Churchill's speech occupies all of pages 3 through 17, with excerpts from Roosevelt's message to Churchill and Churchill's reply at page 2 and excerpts from Churchill's June 4, 1940 speech at page 18 under the heading "A Briton's Creed." The paper wraps remain bright, clean, and firmly attached. The binding staples remain firm and show no corrosion. The contents are pristine. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A143.5, unknown to Woods.

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        My Early Life: A Roving Commission

      London: Macmillan, 1941., 1941. First Macmillan Edition, SIGNED. Octavo. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, with titles in gilt to spine. Binding lightly rubbed, some bumping to corners and spine ends, some small spots of discolouration. Text, including illustrations, is clean and free from blemishes. Author's inscription appears on front free endpaper, dated 1943. Ownership inscription "Marjory Gill Allen of Hurtwood", wife of noted pacifist Clifford Allen 1st Baron Allen of Hurtwood who was imprisoned numerous times during the First World War as a conscientious objector.

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        A Northern Christmas Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island

      New York: American Artists Group, 1941. Most of this appeared in "Wilderness". Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 1 vols. 12mo. Original decorated paper boards, slightly darkened at edges, else fine. Illustrated Christmas 1941 Inscription, Just after Pearl Harbor Book Number One in the series of the American Artists Group Gift Books, inscribed by Kent on the flyleaf to his friends, Jessie and Norman Barr:"To Jessie and Norman [pen-and-ink drawing of a bar]"[pen-and-ink drawing of candlelight] for a Merry Christmas"[drawing of V - for Victory] for a Happy New Year"from the Kents"1941"Norman Barr (1908-1992) was an artist and friend of the Rockwell Kents.

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        Log of the President's Inspection Trip and Cruise on Board U.S.S. Potomac, 19 March - 1 April 1941

      n.p. [Washington D.C.?], 1941. With frontispiece group photo of Harry Hopkins, Attorney General Jackson, President Roosevelt, Major General Watson, Secretary Ickes, and Rear Admiral McIntire, captioned "Port Everglades, Florida Sunday, 30 March 1941"); [8], 20 pp. Text planographed from typewritten copy. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 8-1/2 inches). Original stapled blue wrappers, with crossed fishing poles on upper cover, light sunning at spots to covers, mention of Durno's name on p. 4 circled in pen, else fine. Preserved in custom blue morocco-backed folder. RARE FDR Cruise to the Bahamas, 1941, Inscribed Rare log of the Presidential cruise from Port Everglades to the Bahamas, in 1941. "Having had a desire for some time to get away from Washington for a few days of restful diversion, including some hoped for fishing in southern waters. the President had instructed Captain Callahan, his naval aide, to have the Potomac available at Port Everglades, Florida, for a projected cruise to the Bahamas ..." INSCRIBED to a reporter on board the cruise, "For George Durno / from / Franklin D Roosevelt." From p. 4 of the Log, "Messrs. Durno, Reynolds and Cornell had transferred from the train to the Benson. These three were the only gentlemen of the fourth estate who were with the President during the cruise." Durno, of the International News Service, was a favorite of Roosevelt's and apparently was used to plant questions at press conferences (Winfield, FDR and the News Media, p. 30).

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        LONG MEADOWS By MINNIE HITE MOODY 1941 SIGNED COPY

      The Macmillan Co, NY 1941 - TITLE: LONG MEADOWS By MINNIE HITE MOODY 1941 SIGNED COPY AUTHOR: MINNIE HITE MOODY PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: THE MACMILLAN CO., NY 1941 EDITION: FIRST PRINTING stated CATEGORY: SIGNED, FIRST EDITION .SIGNED: YES, THE FRONT ENDPAPER IS SIGNED 'VERY SINCERELY YOURS - MINNIE HITE MOODY - MARCH 14, 1941' THE SIGNATURE IS IN A VERY STYLISH/PLAYFUL FASHION. BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BEIGE COLOR BOARDS SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 657 pages CONDITION: THE JACKET HAS SOME SPLITTING ALONG THE UPPER SPINE EDGE WITH MINOR CHIPPING AND FRAYING. PRICE OF $3.00 IS STILL ON FRONT LOWER FLAP EDGE. MINOR FRAYING TO THE EDGES OF THE JACKET. There is a red price tag along the lower spine area. Book is without marks or writings other than the author signature, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. Extra pictures located at the following: BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: SIGNED, FIRST EDITION. THE MACMILLAN CO., NY 1941. Good(minus)/Fair(plus) dust jacket condition. Historical novel about one of the author's ancestors. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 10 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004381 Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE SWORD OF FATE

      London: Hutchinson & Co. 1941. First edition, first issue. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, 'With best wishes from Dennis Wheatley'. A superb copy. Very scarce. 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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        Lettres a une amie venitienne

      OFFICINA BODONI 1941 1 Lettere di Rilke a Mimi Romanelli di cui trentadue in francese e due in tedesco. Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1941.Carattere Griffo corpo 16 corsivo con iniziali ornate.Tiratura 420 esemplari, su carta a tino Magnani. Rilegatura: in tutta pergamena. Esemplare n.38Catalogo Mardesteig 52In ottime condizioni.

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        Spoorwegserie Nos. 1-4(all published)

      1941. BAKKER, Piet, et al. Spoorwegserie Nos. 1-4. 8vo., bound in original illustrated wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. 1941.A complete set of these scarce wartime pamphlets published by the Dutch railways and much influenced in design by the work of Piet Zwart. The pamphlets are Seinwesen; Hoe Onstaat der Dienstregeling; De Nederlandsche Spoorwegen. Een Millionenbedrijf; and Wat Rijdt er Langs den Ijzerern Weg.

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        IRONSIDES’ LONE HAND

      London: Collins. 1941. First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A near fine copy without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good rubbed and spine-darkened dustwrapper. Not price-clipped with 7s 6d net to the front flap. Scarce. 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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        FORTY WHACKS

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1941., 1941. First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by the author. Front and rear free end papers beginning to uniformly tan, else fine in dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and to the extremities. Also along the top and bottom edges of the inside of the jacket are stains caused by the removal of an old-fashioned, protective book cover. None of the stain is visible on the front side of the dust jacket. Humphrey Campbell solves the murder that the police thought was done by Joseph Borden, whose mother-in-law was found dead after taking forty whacks from an axe. 20TH Century Crime and Mystery Writers says, "There is a body of mystery writers whose work is of consistently high quality, but who, for unexplainable reasons have received little attention among students and aficionados of the genre. Geoffrey Homes is one of these writers." Homes wrote twelve mystery novels between 1933 and 1946, when he abandoned novels to become a full-time scriptwriter in Hollywood.

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        APPLEBY ON ARARAT

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1941. First edition, first printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original blue cloth with navy blue titles to the spine. A very good or better clean and bright copy without inscriptions or stamps but with a small circular faded patch to the spine. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper that would be very good but for the price having been removed from the spine (this copy was originally purchased new in Australia where this was unfortunately common practice). Signed by the author in blue ink on the half title whilst he was Jury Professor of English Literature at the University of Adelaide, in South Australia. In our experience the author?'s scarcest book to find in dustwrapper. (Hubin. Cooper and Pike.) 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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        Aus dem russischen Skizzenbuch eines Artilleristen

      ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, ohne Jahr (entstanden um 1941).. 14 lose in einer Pappschachtel einliegenden Original-Lithographien, teis signiert, teils bezeichnet Pappschachtel mit Deckelillustration, ca. 26,2 x 34 cm. 12 der Illustrationen auf stärkerem Karton, 2 auf dünnerem Papier. 10 schwarz-weiße Lithographien, 4 kolorierte Lithographien. 13 davon vom Künstler handschriftlich signiert, 8 davon handschriftlich vom Künstler bezeichnet, 6 in der Platte bezeichnet. Titel. Für mich nicht nachweisbar.

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        ENVIOUS CASCA

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. August 1941. First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A fine clean and tight copy, the contents spotlessly clean but with the feint impression of a pencil inscription erased from the front free endpaper. Complete with the beautiful near fine bright and fresh original price-clipped dustwrapper. 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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        Autograph Music Quotation

      1941 - (4 bars of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby"), boldly signed and inscribed, 1941. 7 1/4' x 10", 1 page on yellow ledger sheet. Fine and superb example. McHugh (1894-1969) was an American songwriter and sometime screen actor ("The Helen Morgan Story" 1957); collaborated with lyricist Dorothy Fields for a number of well-known standards ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street" both written in 1928). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Caquets de l'accouchée, ou Discours facécieux où se voit les moeurs, actions et façons de faire de ce siècle. Le tout discouru par Dames, Damoiselles, Bourgeoises et autres. Et mis en ordre en VIII après-dinées, qu'elles ont faict leurs assemblées, par un Secrétaire qui a tout ouy et escrit. Eaux-fortes originales de Joseph Hémard

      Paris: La Tradition, 1941. Livre. Illus. by Joseph Hémard. Très bon. Reliure signée. In-4. Paris, La Tradition, 1941. 30 x 21 cm (R), in-4, 206 (3) pp., frontispice et 23 eaux-fortes en couleurs à mi-page dans le texte, reliure de l'époque de demi-maroquin fauve à coins, dos à 4 nerfs repoussés portant, se prolongeant sur les plats, un quadrillage pressé à froid rempli de petites pièces mosaïquées blondes et prune, filets dorés sur les nerfs et les mors, couvertures et dos conservés (reliure signée Franz). Tirage à 470 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 376 sur vélin d'Arches (n° 326). Carteret indique que cette édition est "recherchée pour sa grande originalité". Notre exemplaire est également couvert d'une reliure plutôt originale. Bel exemplaire (petits frottis aux coins). (MONOD, 2215 ; CARTERET, IV, 89).

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        CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

      1941. SHAW, George Bernard. CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA. Illustrated With Photographs From The Sir Cedric Hardwicke Production. NY: Dodd, Mead, [1941]. 8vo., green cloth in dust jacket. First American Edition. An uncommmon book, probably because of war-time restrictions. This is a unique signed copy- it is signed by Hardwicke and 13 members of the stage production cast- from the estate of Hardwicke's second wife. The signatures include Hardwicke (inscribed to Mary as "Julius Caesar"); Lilli Palmer, who played Cleopatra, and Ralph Forbes, who played Rufio. Basis for the 1945 movie of the same name, starring Claude Raines and Vivien Leigh. A unique copy of a scarce book! Very good (little wear spine tips); little soiling (few tiny tears, creases & small chips) d/j. $750.00.

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