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        The Negro in Tennessee, 1865-1880

      Washington DC: Associated Publishers, Inc.. 1941. First. First edition. Slight offsetting to the endpapers from the original binder's glue, still fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with some sunning to the spine, a faint dampstain at the foot and a little splitting on one seam. Jacket art appears to be unsigned but is almost certainly by Lois Mailou Jones. An important volume. Taylor was a Professor of History and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Fisk University. Exceptionally uncommon, especially in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Jugendbewegung, Bündische Jugend, Nerother Bund, dj.1.11, tusk. Bücher und Dokumente 1950-2000

      . Konvolut von ca. 100 Büchern aus dem Nachlass eines Mannes, der in den 1930ern-1950ern in der Jugendbewegung engagiert war. Ca. 70% der Bücher mit Anstreichungen (teils Textmarker, teils dünner Stiftstrich, teils beides). Ein Titel mit Widmung des bekannten Neurothers Teja (Hermann Siefert), dazu ein Titel mit Widmung des Diethart Krebs. Dazu zahlreiche Briefe und Kopien von Dokumenten in Aktenordnern. BÜCHER Jugend und Jugendopposition im Dritten Reich (8 Titel): - Jugendkriminalität und Jugendopposition im NS-Staat, ein sizialgeschichtliches Dokument hrsgg. und eingeleitet von A. Klönne [Nachdruck von: Kriminalität und Gefährdung der Jugend, Lagebericht bis zum Stande vom 1. Jnauar 1941, hrsgg.v. Jugendführer des Deutschen Reiches, bearbeitet von Bannführer W. Knopp (Lit Vlg., Münster 1981, 8°, Okart., 228 Seiten, s-w-Abb., etwas fleckig, beiliegend Zeitungsartikel aus Der Spiegel 12/1989 zum Buche). - Schilde, Kurt: Im Schatten der Weißen Rose, Jugendopposition gegen den Nationalsozialismus im Spiegel der Forschung (1945-1989) ( Lang Vlg., Frankfurt 1995, 8°, Okart., 404 Seiten, leicht berieben, sonst gut. Europäische Hochschulschriften III 664). - Keval, Susanna: Widerstand und Selbetbeheuptung in Frankfurt am Main 1933-1945, Spuren und Materialien (Campus Vlg., Frankfurt 1988, 8°, Okart., 268 Seiten, s-w-Abb., 5 Seiten mit wenigen Anstreichungen, sonst gut). - Freyberg / Bromberger / Mausbach: Wir hatten andere Träume, Kinder und Jugendliche unter der NS-Diktatur, Herausgeber Studienkreis deutscher Widerstand, Frankfurt ( VAS Vlg., Frankfurt 1995, 4°, Okart., s-w-Abb., 214 Seiten, minim berieben, sonst gut). - Kenkmann, Alfons: Wilde Jugend, Lebenswelt großstädtischer Jugendlicher zwischen Weltwirtschaftskrise, Nationalsozialismus und Währungsreform (Klartext Vlg., Essen 1996, Bd. 42 der Reihe "Düsseldorfer Schriften zur Neueren Landesgeschichte und zur Geschichte Nordrhein-Westfalens", gr.8°, fester Okart., 480 Seiten, s-w-Abb., Artikel zum Buche auf hinteren Deckel innen montiert, Vorsatz mit Notiz, ca. 30 Seiten mit Anstreichungen, sonst gut). - Breyvogel (Hrsg.) / Hellfeld / Jens / Klönne / Rusinek u.a. (Autoren): Piraten, Swings und Junge Garde, Jugendwiderstand im Nationalsozialismus (Dietz Vlg., Bonn 1991, 8°, Okart., 352 Seiten, s-w-Abb., ca. 20 Seiten mit Anstreichungen, berieben, sonst gut). - Klönne, Arno: Jugend im Dritten Reich, die Hitler-Jugend und ihre Gegner (Piper TB 1995, 8°, Okart., 310 Seiten, Vorsatz mit montiertem Leserbrief des Klönne aus der FAZ vom 7.5.2005, ca. 10 Seiten mit Anstreichungen, sonst gut). - Schmich, Günther: Der Meister des Ordens (LIT Vlg., Münster 1983, kl.8°, Okart., 15 Seiten, gut, Nachdruck eines Textes von 1935). Edelweißpiraten (7 Titel) - Peukert, Detlev: Die Edelweißpiraten, Protestbewegungen jugendlicher Arbeiter im Dritten Reich (Bund Vlg., Köln 1980, 8°, Okart., 240 Seiten, etwas berieben und lichtrandig, sonst gut). - Theilen, Fritz: Edelweißpiraten (Fischer Vlg., Reihe Boot, 1984, Taschenbuch, 213 Seiten, s.w.Abb., 8°, lichtrandig, sonst gut. Beiliegend Artikel des Paulus Buscher aus "Stichwort" 2/1987 zu Stefan Krolle: Bündische Umtriebe). - Goeb, Alexander: Er war sechzehn, als man ihn hängte, das kurze Leben des Widerstandskämpfers Bartholomäus Schink (Rowohlt TB 1981, Reihe Panther, 8°, Okart., 158 Seiten, s-w-Abb., lichtrandig, sonst gut). - Rusinek, Bernd: Köln-Ehrenfeld 1944. Teilvorabdruck aus einer Dissertation über die Edelweißpiraten .... am Lehrstuhl für Neueste Geschichte der Uni Düsseldorf 1987 (4°, Okart., ca. 320 Seiten, Anstreichungen, sonst gut). - Rusinek, Bernd-A.: Gesellschaft in der Katastrophe, Terror, Illegalität, Widerstand, Köln 1944/45 (Klartext Vlg., Essen 1989, 8°, Okart., 466 Seiten, Anstreichungen, Notizen auf einigen Seiten, Artikel zum Buche hinten auf Deckel montiert, berieben, sonst gut). - Hellfeld, Martin von: Edelweißpiraten in Köln, Jugendrebellion gegen das 3. Reich (Pahl Rugenstein Vlg., 1983, 2. durchgesehene Aufl., 8°, Okart., 137 Seiten, s-w-Abb., Anstreichungen, berieben, sonst gut). - Buscher, Paulus: Das Stigma, Edelweiß-Pirat (Bublies Vlg., Koblenz 1988, 8°, Okart., ca. 400 Seiten, s-w-Abb., berieben, fleckig, Anstreichungen, Artikel zum Buche auf Deckel und einige Blätter montiert, Einband falzig, sonst gut). Frühe Jugendbewegung, Wandervogel (9 Titel) - Siefert, Hermann: Untersuchungen zur Entstehung und Frühgeschichte der Bündischen Jugend (Diss. der Uni Erlangen 1961, 8°, Okart., 206 Seiten, berieben, lichtrandig, etwas fleckig, sonst gut. Titelei mit handschr. Widmung: "... in herzlichster Verbundenheit, 4.V.61, Teja"). - Siefert, Hermann: Der bündische Aufbruch 1918-1923 (Voggenreiter Vlg., Bas Godesberg 1963, 8°, Leineneinband, 199 Seiten, Vorderseite des Umschlages sauber an Vorsatz innen montiert, ca. 30 Seiten mit Anstreichungen, einige Seiten mit Notizen, Deckel hinten mit Artikel zum Autor (anlässlich des Todes 1994), beiliegend Kopie der Todesanzeige, Schmutztitel mit handschr. Widmung des Autors (von 1964), sonst gut. - Helwig, Werner: Die blaue Blume des Wandervogels, vom Aufstieg, Glanz und Sinn einer Jugendbewegung, überarbeitete Neuausgabe mit einem Bildanhang hrsgg.v. Walter Sauer (Deutscher Spurbuchverlag, Baunach 1998, 4°, Umschlag, Leineneinband, 352 Seiten, s-w-Abb., minim berieben, sonst gut). - Mogge / Reulecke: Hoher Meißner 1913, der erste freideutsche Jugendtaqg in Dokumenten, Deutungen und Bildern (Vlg. Wissenschaft und Politik, Köln 1988, Band 5 der "Edition Archiv der Deutschen Jugendbwegung", 8°, Okart., 422 Seiten, s-w-Abb., minim lichtrandig, sonst gut). - Historische Jugendforschung, Jahrbuch des Archivs der deutschen Jugendbewegung NF Band 1/2004 (Wochenschau Vlg., Schwalbach 2006, 8°, Okart., 455 Seiten, s-w-Abb., Einband mit Falz, minim fleckig und lichtrandig, sonst gut). - Historische Jugendforschung, Jahrbuch des Archivs der deutschen Jugendbewegung NF Band 2/2005 (Wochenschau Vlg., Schwalbach 2006, 8°, Okart., 287 Seiten, s-w-Abb., minim lichtrandig, sonst gut). - Schröder, Peter: Die Leitbegriffe der deutschen Jugendbewegung in der Weimarer Republik, eine ideengeschichtliche Studie (LIT Vlg., Münster 1996, Geschichte der Jugend Bd. 22, 8°, fester Okart., 117 Seiten, 8 Seiten mit Anstreichungen, lichtrandig, sonst gut). - Laqueur, Walter: Die deutsche Jugendbewegung (Vlg. Wissenschaft und Politik, Köln 1962, 8°, Leineneinband, 279 Seiten, ca. 40 Seiten mit Anstreichungen, sonst gut). - Knoll, Joachim: Jugendbewegung, Phänomene, Eindrücke, Prägungen. Ein Essay (Leske + Budrich Vlg., Opladen 1988, 8°, Okart., 207 Seiten, Anstreichungen und Annotationen, Notiz auf Titelei, ausgeschnittene Kritik auf Deckel vorne innen klebend, berieben, sonst gut). Bündische Jugend, Nerother Wandervogel, Bund deutscher Jugendschaften (28 Titel) - Hespers, Dirk (Hrsg.) / Beling, Hans (Autor): Reaktionäre, Rebellen, Revolutionäre, Jugendbewegung, Bündische Jugend (Vive le Gues Vlg., Mönchengladbach 1988, 8°, Okart., 335 Seiten, s-w-Abb., aufklappbare Tafel hinten, Anstreichungen im Text, Photo des Herausgebers auf Deckel innen vorne montiert (aufgenommen Maulbronn 4.5.1996), berieben, sonst gut). - Bothien, Horst-Pierre: Die Jovy-Gruppe, eine historisch-soziologische Lokalstudie über nonkonforme Jugendliche im Dritten Reich (LIT 1994, Diss. der Uni Paderborn, Geschichte der Jugend Bd. 19, 8°, Okart., ca. 280 Seiten, Anstreichungen, Bindung miserabel und gebrochen, fleckig und berieben, sonst gut). - Dietz / Lange / Wahle (Hrsg.): Jugend zwischen Selbst- und Fremdbestimmung, historische Jugendforschung zum rechtsrheinischen Industriegebiet im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Winkler Vlg., Bochum 1996, 8°, Okart., 292 Seiten, s-w-Abb., ca. 30 Seiten mit Anstreichungen (Artikel des Walter Scherf), etwas fleckig und berieben, sonst gut). - Krolle, Stefan: Bündische Umtriebe, die Geschichte des Nerother Wandervogels vor und unter demn NS-Staat, ein Jugendbund zwischen Konformität und Widerstand (LIT 1985, Geschichte der Jugend B....

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        The Public Health, Housing and Slums Act of the Union of South Africa with regulations and commentary

      Central News Agency, South Africa, 1941, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 3rd Edition482 pages (complete). A book of handsome, venerable appearance. The red cover is sure and strong. There is mild wear to the head and foot of the spine and corners. The bodies of the covers have handling and shelving blemishes. The back cover has a storage blemish. There is some marking. The spine is faded but the print is still strong. The frontispage has previous ownership signatures. The contents are solid, solemn and sound. The pages are firmly attached, clear, clean and assured. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Regulations and Legislation; Inventory No: akpz.

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        The Reluctant Dragon

      New York: Garden City Publishing, , 1941. Quarto. Original illustrated printed boards, green cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. illustrated with scenes from the animated film. Light wear to corners, small stain to front pastedown. A very good copy in a jacket with light chipping to spine ends and corners, spine slightly toned, and mild soiling to rear panel. First Disney illustrated edition, this story first appeared in Grahame's Dream Days.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF WONK. “Fireworks” and “The Diamond Ring Affair”

      Loughborough: Wills & Hepworth. Ladybird Series 417. [1941]. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original pale green paper covered boards with a green illustration and titles to the upper cover, in dustwrapper. An exceptional fine copy in the fine original dustwrapper. Complete with the original mailing envelope as sent from the author. A beautiful copy. Inscribed by the author in green ink on the title page ?"To my friend / Mrs. Mellor / with love / Auntie Muriel?". 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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        Collected War Speeches.

      1941 - 8vo (7 volumes). Original cloth, in dust-jackets; all very good in slightly used jackets. First editions. Comprising Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, and Secret Sessions Speeches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Literaturgeschichte des Deutschen Volkes. Dichtung und Schrifttum der deutschen Stämme und Landschaften,

      Berlin 1939-1941 Propyläen-Verlag, - Vollständige Ausgabe in eleganten, schweren, aufwendig hergestellten Handeinbänden der Zeit: vier Halblederbände (rotes Halbleder / HLdr) im Format 20 x 28,5 cm jeweils mit handgestochenem Kopfband, Lederecken, Rückentitel in Goldprägung, vier erhabene Doppelbünde, Handmarmor-Bezug der Deckel, Liniendekoration des Einbandleders in Goldprägung und Kopffarbschnitt. XXI + 709 Seiten / XVII+ 686 Seiten / XV+ 705 Seiten / XVII+ 685 Seiten; jeder Band mit zahlreichen, teilweise ausfaltbaren Faksimiles und sehr viele Abbildungen auf Kunstdrucktafeln sowie umfangreichem alphabetischem Namen-, Orts- und Sachverzeichnis, Schrift: Fraktur. - Luxuseinband, vierte, völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Band: Volk (800 - 1740) / 2. Band: Geist (1740 - 1813) / 3. Band: Staat (1814 - 1914) / 4. Band: Reich (1914 - 1940) und Generalregister sowie Literaturangaben zu allen vier Bänden. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14.- Außerordentlich schöne, wohlerhaltene Ausgabe in prächtigem Handeinband der Vorkriegszeit 0 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Darkness at Noon

      MacMillan Company, 1941. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. MacMillan Company, New York 1941. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards. Rare Book. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Light spot at the spine, light age toning and a name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping, price clipped. Age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Citizen Kane (Two original keybook photographs from the 1941 film)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Santa Monica, CA 1941 - Two vintage borderless black-and-white double weight keybook still photographs from the US release of the 1941 film. Both stills linen backed as issued, one still with a mimeo snipe on the verso, the other with the RKO Radio Pictures rubber stamp on the verso.The first still shows a young Kane (Orson Welles), smoking a pipe and smiing, signing his "declaration" with advisors Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten) and Mr. Bernstein (Everett Sloane). The second still shows Kane as an old man, looking on as his young bride (Dorothy Comingore) completes a giant jigsaw puzzle at a table.Both stills 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

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        A Leaf From the Kelmscott Chaucer. Together with a Monograph by Carl Purington Rollins

      Kelmscott Press and Philip Duschanes, Hammersmith and New York 1941 - Number 88 of 150 copies. Carl Purington Rollins was the head of the manufacturing department of the Yale University Press for over thirty years, starting in 1918. In that role he oversaw the design and production of over two thousand books and greatly influenced the standards of university presses nationally. This portfolio houses a handsome leaf from the great Kelmscott Chaucer along with an essay by Rollins on the history of the Chaucer and its enormous influence on fine printing. He describes the book as one of the greatest monuments of modern printing and unrivalled of its kind. This leaf is from pages 352-353 of Book III of Boethius de Consolatione Philosophie. It is not illustrated but has one 10-line initial, one 6-line initial, and twenty 3-line initials. It is printed in black with red section headings and side titles. In near fine condition. The essay, which is printed in Lutetia types on French Vidalon handmade paper, states that this leaf is from an incomplete copy of the Chaucer. Housed in a light brown folio with title label to front cover and original cloth ties. Some soiling and browning to portfolio but still very good. Bookplate of Buffalo State professor Fraser Bragg Drew. PRI/031015. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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        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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        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]

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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

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        SOMEONE IN THE DARK

      Arkham House, [Sauk City, WI] 1941 - Octavo, cloth. 1115 copies printed. Presentation copy from Derleth to M. P. Shiel, inscription on the front free endpaper reads: "for M. P. Shiel / in admiration / Cordially, / August Derleth". The bookplate of M. P. Shiel and John Gawsworth is affixed to the front paste down. Derleth maintiained a long correspondence with Shiel from 1929-1946. The book is inscribed again on the verso of the front free endpaper: "and later, / by way of one of the / Dukes of Redonda / to Major P. H Rixey / Cordially / August Derleth / 1958". The second Arkham House book and Derleth's first collection of supernatural fiction. These stories are almost all culled from the pulps, many from Weird Tales. Some tanning to the front end-papers, the rear end-paper has tape residue to the edges and the rear paste-down has the bookplate of P. H. Rixey affixed to it, top page edges dusty, upper front right corner a little bumped, an about very good copy in a very good dust jacket which has a small tear with wrinkle and small piece missing at upper right front panel affecting the edge of the "E" in the title lettering SOMEONE, some light rubs to corner tips and spine ends, some tanning to edges of rear panel. (16236) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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]

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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.

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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".

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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."

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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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