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        Speak Up for Democracy - What You Can Do: A Practical Plan of Action for Every American Citizen

      The Viking Press, New York 1941 - 128 pages. Second printing of the 1940 first edition. Specially printed in connection with the national program of Appreciate America Inc. "At this very moment attempts directed, financed, or encouraged from Europe, Asia, and even from within our borders are being made to destroy our national unity and morale, to create and enlarge differences among us which might make for confusion, panic, and collapse, if we were attacked by an enemy." - from page vii. Bernays designed this plan to galvanize the ties of common interest of Americans for the purpose of achieving a strong national morale. His plan includes "proved methods of persuasion, of influencing, of crystallizing and mobilizing public opinion." - from page viii. Chapters include: What is Democracy; Speak Up for Democracy; What Democracy Means to You; Accusations and Answers; Saboteurs of Democracy; How to Speak Up for Democracy - General; Planned Events - Backbone of Your Campaign; Planning to Speak Up for Democracy; Holidays and other Celebrations - Springboards for Democracy; The Press; Using the Mail/Pamphlets/Leaflets; The Forum Discussion; Radio/Motion Pictures/Other Media; Youth; plus a variety of important information useful for campaigning. Boards illustrated in patriotic red, white and blue motif. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Binding intact. Average wear. A sound copy of this important Bernays work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Document Signed

      ("Gertrude Temple" who also signs for her daughter and her husband) and Lowe's Inc. representative Nicholas Mayfack, on Loeb and Loeb legal paper Los Angeles, October 14, 1941. 2 separate pages, 8 1/2" x 14", stapled to the original folder. Fine, fresh, nice example. "Stipulation and Amendment of Order" filed by Loeb and Loeb, Attorneys amending Temple's earnings contract and setting forth the maximum fees her agents could be paid. Temple was still a 13 year old minor at the time, hence the need for court approval and her parents signatures. Temple attempted a comeback in 1941 by appearing in the film "Kathleen." She was embarrassed by the poor script and left MGM as the film was completed.

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        Safawid Rugs and Textiles: The Collection of the Shrine of Imam Ali at Al-Najaf

      Columbia University Press, 1941, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good- with no dustjacket; 9 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. Deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Public Library. Minor edgewear to corners and head and foot of spine. Lettering to spine with stamps on head and foot of textblock, ... (Truncated). Condition: Very Good- with no dustjacket; 9 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. Deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Public Library. Minor edgewear to corners and head and foot of spine. Lettering to spine with stamps on head and foot of textblock, endpapers, and dedication page. Pages, including plates are bright and clean.. Illustrated by 39 black and white; GWO 1938. Catalog of these Persian rugs and textiles in this sacred Shia shrine. This copy is the original 1941 edition with the original green buckram cloth binding and gilt-lettered spine. ; 3; 130 pp.

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        Qu'as-tu fait de ta jeunesse? EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Les éditions de France, 1941. Fine. Les éditions de France, Paris 1941, 13x19cm, broché. - Original, one of 50 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper Edition, leading copy. spine and flat marginally passed without gravity, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Dos et plats marginalement passés sans gravité, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Bitti. La morte del pettirosso

      Pluto editore. Maggio 1941, Roma - In 4, pp. 28 con 3 tavv. n. t. (due disegni di Savinio e 1 ms. in fac simile). Br. ed. Lievissimo danno al d. Edizione originale di questo racconto illustrato da due disegni di Savinio. Rara pubblicazione. Asor Rosa, Diz. letteratura novecento, p.499. ITA

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        Newspaper Days 1899-1906

      Knopf, New York 1941 - First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed to the bookseller and collector, at the time probably a student at Johns Hopkins: "Robert Wilson:Good luck!HL Mencken"And with thanks for his help in the SUN library". Beige buckram, lettered in red and blue. Slightly sunned at edges, endpapers darkened. In worn and defective dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        War Speeches Including: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory bound with Secret Session Speeches Compiled by Randolph S Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1941-46., 1941. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 7 volumes bound as 6. Includes several half-tone plates. Elegantly bound in recent half blue morocco, with gilt titles and gilt lion motif to spines, raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Some light occasional spotting to wartime paper stock otherwise a fine set. The monumental orations from Britain's war leader; 'Into Battle' contains the most memorable Churchill speeches of the war, from 'Blood Toil Tears and Sweat' to his heroic homecoming at Harrow School; 'Unrelenting Struggle' covers the period from Nov.'40 through Pearl Harbour and the 'some chicken, some neck' speech in Ottawa, Dec.'41; 'End of the Beginning' chronicles the turning point of the war, following victories at Alamein and Stalingrad and the North Africa landings; 'Onwards' features speeches delivered prior to the invasion of Europe on 6 June '44; 'Liberation' continues the 'hopeful' nature of the 1944 speeches, whilst 'Victory' provides us with the final, triumphant war speeches. Six 'secret' speeches concludes the series. Woods, Langworth. See also Cohen.

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        A rare broadsheet from Frank Lloyd Wright expressing his opposition to American involvement in World War II, sent to Lewis Mumford

      Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin, [May1941]. 8.5" x 8.5"(folded),17" x 17"(open). "Broadsheet, A TALIESIN SQUARE-PAPER A NONPOLITICAL VOICE FROM OUR DEMOCRATIC MINORITY. (Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin, [May 1941]) 4pp. 8.5"" x 8.5"" (folded), 17"" x 17"" (open), this issue (No. 5) titled, ""TO BEAT THE ENEMY"" Addressed on the verso in type to ""MR. LEWIS MUMFORD AMENIA NEW YORK"" who tersely writes, ""Return to"" with an arrow pointing to ""TALIESIN,"", crossing out his name and writing ""'Take,"" as well as adding a date in pencil: ""July 41"". Light toning toward original folds and margins, else fine condition.Subtitled, ""A FREE FEARLESS ENLIGHTENED MINORITY IS THE CONSCIENCE OF A DEMOCRATIC NATION. WHEN IT IS STIFLED, DEMOCRACY IS GONE FROM THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE AND FROM THE LIFE OF THE NATION,"" this was an occasional series of publications published by Wright at Taliesin between 1941 and 1953. The early issues, focused on Wrights' resistance to the United States entering the war in Europe?"though Wright, who was a principled opponent of war and empire, would not characterize his stance as isolationist. Entitled ""TO BEAT THE ENEMY,"" Wright decries all forms of ""despotism,"" whether it German, Russian, Japanese, or American. ""No matter who wins this war, we, the people will eventually have to resolve this clash between two despotisms: the visible despotism of the axis powers and the invisible despotism of the so-called Democratic powers... Democratic despotism is losing visibility rapidly as we sneak toward total war. If we ask we will find the answers to be the same. Winning the war is not going to help the people if either set of rulers win if orthodox-finance governs heir use of the victory as it most surely will, unless the people act NO. If the people do not act no, democracy is no longer a living issue! If Hitler wins he would have to remain a visible despot. If Churchill wins he would have to become one with Franklin Roosevelt a likely a second.""Lewis Mumford and Frank Lloyd Wright first began corresponding in the 1920s, after Mumford had contributed an essay to the Dutch journal Wendingen in 1925 in which he discussed Wright's work as a continuation of a line of innovation begun by H. H. Richardson and Louis Sullivan as well as placing Wright in contrast to the European modernists like Le Corbusier. Mumford also characterized Wright's work as an ideal of form and expression ideally suited to the American landscape. An article along similar lines authored by Mumford for The American Mercury, elected a response from Wright in August 1926, in which the architect questioned the depth Mumford's understanding of his work. A set of exchanges culminated in their first meeting, a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York, during the winter of 1926-1927 that would being a long and productive dialogue and friendship.This friendship, born of mutual respect and a love of argument, came under enormous strain in the years leading up the Second World War. Mumford, a liberal Democrat, viewed the rise of Nazism and Fascism anxiously?"as he detailed in numerous articles and two full-length works: Men must Act (1939) and Faith For Living (1940) . Wright held a different view. His general distrust of empire compelled Wright to take a stand against American involvement in the escalating European conflict that struck many as merely isolationist?"a charge that the architect roundly rejected.The final straw for Mumford had already arrived in a May 1941 issue which declared ""HITLER IS WINNING THIS WAR WITHOUT A NAVY. We are facing a new kind of warfare that the British Empire, owing to traditional faith in a great navy, cannot learn in time even if we furnished the equipment... Our frontier is no longer England, nor in any sense, it is European. Our frontier is our own shores.... "" An infuriated Mumford shot back to Wright: ""You dishonor all the generous impulses you once ennobled... Be silent! lest you bring upon yourself some greater shame."" To this, Wright retorted: ""There is no good Empire, there never was a just war."" True to his principles, Wright remained steadfastly opposed to the Second World War, and war in general. Escalating the feud, Mumford published his response to Wright in the interventionist journal, the New Leader. The two did not speak for over a decade. Wright, despite Mumford's hostility, continued sending along his ""Square-Papers,"" together with New Year's greetings and other pleasantries, all of which went unanswered by Mumford.The postwar period saw a thaw in their relationship, and Mumford remained a great admirer of Wright's work, despite their personal and philosophical differences. And Wright, despite Mumford's public shaming of the architect in print, continued sending New Year's greetings, unanswered by Mumford. However in the spring of 1951, Wright forwarded Mumford a copy of Sixty Years of Living Architecture, inscribed: ""In spite of all, your old F. Ll. W.""The gesture moved Mumford to respond and the two began the process of reconciliation, and the pair continued to correspond until Wright's death in 1959 (Wright, Mumford, et al., Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, 2001, 22-26)."

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        15-year-old Norma Jeane Baker AKA Marilyn Monroe inscribes and signs her Junior High School graduating class photograph!

      Los Angeles, California, Summer 1941. 24.75" x 7.75". "Panoramic Photograph Signed, ?To a swell / nice & perfect girl / Norma Jeane Baker / S41? on verso, with others. Black & white, 24.75? x 7.75?. Titled ?Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School ?" Class of Summer, 1941.? Inscription a tad light, crease through ?B.? Vertical folds, creases. Good condition. Originally owned by Norma Jeane Baker?s classmate Joan Boggs to whom the inscriptions were written. In the upper left on signature side, the owner has penned ?This picture belongs / to ?" Joan Boggs.? Norma Jeane Baker entered Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School in Los Angeles (Westwood) in September 1939. Her figure developed rapidly and for the first time in her life, she began to receive favorable attention from the boys who had called her ""Norma Jeane the Human Bean."" After graduating from Emerson, she entered Van Nuys High School in September 1941 and met 20-year-old Jim Dougherty. They began dating in December and married on June 19, 1942, less than three weeks after Norma Jeane's 16th birthday and just a year after she signed this photograph."

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        The straw that broke the camel's back: Lewis Mumford marks "Return" on Frank Lloyd Wright's anti-war publication?a stance that led the pair to cease communications for over a decade. An amazing WWII item

      Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin, [May 1941]. 8.5" x 8.5"(folded),17" x 17"(open). "Broadsheet, A TALIESIN SQUARE-PAPER A NONPOLITICAL VOICE FROM OUR DEMOCRATIC MINORITY. (Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin, [May 1941]) 4pp. 8.5"" x 8.5"" (folded), 17"" x 17"" (open), not numbered, this issue titled, ""OF WHAT USE IS A GREAT NAVY WITH NO PLACE TO HIDE,"" The broadsheet was sent to Lewis Mumford, who adds a date in pencil on the address panel: ""15/V/41"" and ""duplicate."" Light toning toward original folds and margins, else fine condition. Offered together with a portion of a large envelope, 18"" x 7"", address in Wright's artistichand in marking pen: ""MR. LEWIS MUMFORD AMENIA NEW YORK"" with a ""SPRING GREEN, WIS."" cancellation over a three cent ""WIN THE WAR"" stamp, and a short note written by Mumford in ink beneath: ""F.L.W. in wartime? Spectacle for posterity LM 19 Jan 45."" Some minor soiling and folds, else very good. Together two pieces.Subtitled, ""A FREE FEARLESS ENLIGHTENED MINORITY IS THE CONSCIENCE OF A DEMOCRATIC NATION. WHEN IT IS STIFLED, DEMOCRACY IS GONE FROM THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE AND FROM THE LIFE OF THE NATION,"" this was an occasional series of publications published by Wright at Taliesin between 1941 and 1953. The early issues, focused on Wrights' resistance to the United States entering the war in Europe?"though Wright, who was a principled opponent of war and empire, would not characterize his stance as isolationist. Entitled ""OF WHAT USE IS A GREAT NAVY WITH NO PLACE TO HIDE,"" Wright fires a broadside at Roosevelt's support for England in its war with Germany, citing his opposition to the idea of empire as the enemy of democracy and bemoaning what he termed America's hypocrisy for advocating involvement in the war. Lewis Mumford and Frank Lloyd Wright first began corresponding in the 1920s, after Mumford had contributed an essay to the Dutch journal Wendingen in 1925 in which he discussed Wright's work as a continuation of a line of innovation begun by H. H. Richardson and Louis Sullivan as well as placing Wright in contrast to the European modernists like Le Corbusier. Mumford also characterized Wright's work as an ideal of form and expression ideally suited to the American landscape. An article along similar lines authored by Mumford for The American Mercury, elected a response from Wright in August 1926, in which the architect questioned the depth Mumford's understanding of his work. A set of exchanges culminated in their first meeting, a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York, during the winter of 1926-1927 that would being a long and productive dialogue and friendship.This friendship, born of mutual respect and a love of argument, came under enormous strain in the years leading up the Second World War. Mumford, a liberal Democrat, viewed the rise of Nazism and Fascism anxiously?"as he detailed in numerous articles and two full-length works: Men must Act (1939) and Faith For Living (1940) . Wright held a different view. His general distrust of empire compelled Wright to take a stand against American involvement in the escalating European conflict that stuck many as merely isolationist?"a charge that the architect roundly rejected.The final straw for Mumford came in the a present issue of Wright's Square Paper which declared ""HITLER IS WINNING THIS WAR WITHOUT A NAVY. We are facing a new kind of warfare that the British Empire, owing to traditional faith in a great navy, cannot learn in time even if we furnished the equipment... Our frontier is no longer England, nor in any sense, it is European. Our frontier is our own shores.... "" An infuriated Mumford shot back to Wright: ""You dishonor all the generous impulses you once ennobled... Be silent! lest you bring upon yourself some greater shame."" To this, Wright retorted: ""There is no good Empire, there never was a just war."" True to his principles, Wright remained steadfastly opposed to the Second World War, and war in general. Escalating the feud, Mumford published his response to Wright in the interventionist journal, the New Leader. The two did not speak for over a decade. The postwar period saw a thaw in their relationship, and Mumford remained a great admirer of Wright's work, despite their personal and philosophical differences. And Wright, despite Mumford's public shaming of the architect in print, continued sending New Year's greetings, unanswered by Mumford. However in the spring of 1951, Wright forwarded Mumford a copy of Sixty Years of Living Architecture, inscribed: ""In spite of all, your old F. Ll. W."" The gesture moved Mumford to respond and the two began the process of reconciliation, and the pair continued to correspond until Wright's death in 1959 (Wright, Mumford, et al., Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, 2001, 22-26)."

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        The Mysterious Affair At Styles

      London: The Bodley Head, 1941., 1941. Author's first novel, reissued. Octavo., pp. 296. Publisher's red cloth, titles in black to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper illustrated by H.T. Warren, shows titles and a horrified face in the shadows to front cover, titles to spine, and publisher's advertisements to rear cover; unclipped, originally priced at 2s 6d. Binding is slightly rubbed, a little cocked and shaken, with some bumping to corners. Internally clean and free from spotting. Rare in the dust wrapper, which is rubbed and a little dusty, with some loss to corners and at the base of the spine, removing the "ad" from Bodley Head. The first appearance of the cerebral Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, perhaps the only rival to Doyle's Sherlock Holmes for the position of greatest fictional detective in the public imagination. This novel, Christie's first, also introduces two other favourite characters, Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp. Truly a tour de force, and the best place to start improving the little grey cells with a little light detective work.

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        THE CHINESE CLASSICS: 7 Volume Set. A Translation, Critical and Exegetical Notes, Prolegomena, and Copius Indexes.

      A MAJOR RESOURCE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY Peking 1941, - Wen Tien Ko. Black cloth, volumes 2-8, as is,Peking reprint of the London 1895 2nd. revised edition, verygood, clean, tight, solid, some volumes show the Hong KongLane & Crawford 1872, all with cinnabar title page seal. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Thomas l'obscur EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1941. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1941, 14x20,5cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious and beautiful autograph signed by the author Gaston Gallimard: "We will not stop the tables of happy since died (Charles Cros) / A Gaston Gallimard, this book intended to exclude any player.". Two snags restored head Spine slightly lightened by sun light, a small scratch at the top of the first flat, yellowed marginally on some pages as usually paper. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à Gaston Gallimard : "On ne s'arrête plus aux tables des heureux, puisqu'on est mort. (Charles Cros) / A Gaston Gallimard, ce livre destiné à écarter tout lecteur." Deux accrocs restaurés en tête du dos légèrement insolé, une infime éraflure en tête du premier plat, papier jauni marginalement sur certaines pages comme généralement.

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        THE LAST TYCOON: AN UNFINISHED NOVEL; TOGETHER WITH THE GREAT GATSBY AND SELECTED SHORT STORIES [“May Day,” “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” “The Rich Boy,” “Absolution” and “Crazy Sunday”]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. First Edition; First Printing. Hard Cover. near Good dust jacket. Octavo. A scarce first printing of Fitzgerald's final novel, edited by Edmund Wilson after Fitzgerald's death. Many feel it was shaping up to be his finest. Given its size it was packaged with several of his early short stories as well as The Great Gatsby. Surprisingly, this was only the fifth appearance of The Great Gatsby, preceded by the first two Scribner's printings in 1925, a British edition, and the scarce Modern Library edition in 1934. Also included in this edition are some of Fitzgerald's most successful short stories; a very nice copy in blue cloth; offsetting at the endpaper else contents clean and binding sound; there is a faint vertical soft crease to the first dozen or so leaves running parallel with fore-edge about 1/2?" in (very minor); dust jacket retains its $2.75 price on the front flap; generally shelfworn with loss at the top and bottom of the spine affecting the author's name; now protected in a mylar cover; additional images available upon request. Bruccoli A18.i.a.

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        [VWV 101]. Thyl Claes, fils de Kolldraeger: 6 fragments tirés de la première partie. For soprano, speaker, and orchestra. [Piano part]. Autograph musical manuscript signed in full

      [1941/1951]. Folio (338 x 250 mm.). Unbound. [12], iv (blank) pp. Notated in ink on 12- stave "No. 2" music paper issued by Hug & Co., Zurich. The work is divided into six numbers with caption titles: Introduction [without number]; II. ("Tyl à la foire de Dame [!Damme]”); III. ("Chaconne dÂ’amour”); IV. La Cloche “dite borgstorme [!Borgstorm]”; V. [no title]; VI. “Le supplice de Claes.” Overall title "Thyl Claes" added later as caption title to first page in block letters in ball-point pen; signature "Wladimir Vogel" in all capital block letters to upper right corner of first page, also in ball-point pen. With instrumental and vocal cues, the latter with French text, in Vogel's hand, and with numerous corrections in graphite and (to p. [10]) blue pencil; p. [5] extensively rewritten with new conclusion notated to foot of p. [12]; measure numbers in red pencil. Some further performance-related corrections in pencil in an unknown hand. Outer edge unevenly trimmed. . Geering-Ronner pp. 102-3. "[Vogel was a] Swiss composer of German and Russian descent... From 1921 to 1924 he attended BusoniÂ’s masterclass in composition at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin... In the early 1930s Vogel became intensely involved in the workersÂ’ movement... In 1933 Vogel was forced to leave Germany and moved to Switzerland, where he remained for the rest of his life, other than brief excursions to Strasbourg, Brussels, London and Paris later in the 1930s... He is best known for his use of speech and his innovations with speaking choirs, which have their roots in communist agit-prop, melodrama and in Expressionist music. He produced several moving ‘dramma-oratoriosÂ’, among them Wagadus Untergang durch die Eitelkeit (1930) and Thyl Claes, fils de Kolldraeger (Part 1, 1938, 1941; Part 2, 1943–5). In these works he combined dramatic and epic-oratorio elements, divided strictly between spoken text (for the narrative, illustrative and descriptive) and sung words (for lyric expression and the spiritual)." Tamara Levitz in Grove Music Online. The autograph full score of the work is held at the Zentralbibliothek in Zurich. The full score was published by Ricordi in Milan in 1951 (PN P.R. 533); the measure numbers differ slightly from those in the present manuscript. Vogel composed the first part of Thyl Claes, an "oratorio épique" in two parts (VWV 100), between 1937 and 1942. It was first performed on Sottens (Geneva) radio under the baton of Ernest Ansermet in 1943. Vogel culled the "six fragments" from the first part of the oratorio in 1941, and they received their first performance on March 4, 1942, again on Sottens (Geneva) radio with Ernest Ansermet conducting.

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        Nez-de-Cuir: Gentilhomme d'Amour

      Paris: Marcel Lubineau, 1941 First edition. Octavo. Illustrated with six full page and twenty-three text illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Full tan morocco by S. David with inlaid green Shamrocks and initials "N d C". Fine. 279 pages. No signatures or bookplates.Enclosed in morocco edge slipcase.

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        Portrait photograph of Justice Felix Frankfurter, signed and inscribed to Beryl H. Levy

      1941 - 1 vols. 10 x 7 inches (Image). Inscribed beneath the image, "For Beryl Harold Levy, with every good wish from his fellow-worker in the vineyard of understanding the judicial process. Felix Frankfurter March 7, 1941."Levy was a legal scholar, philosopher, author, and an expert on the legal opinions of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who was Frankfurter's predecessor. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Framed Typed Letter Signed as President

      Washington, D.C., 1941. unbound. 1 page on White House letterhead, 8.75 x 7 inches, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1941. In this letter, Roosevelt responds to a recommendation for a political job opening, in part: "...I have not yet made my decision as to the vacancy on the Securities and Exchange Commission. I am, however, keeping Mr. Burke in mind. As a matter of fact, I have heard excellent things about him." Three horizontal folds, but still in very good(+) condition. Float-mounted and matted in gray beside a photo of Roosevelt staring intently at the camera; set in a white wooden frame measuring 14.25 x 18 inches.

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        Grim Glory. Pictures of Britain under Fire

      London - Bradford: Lund, Humphries - Scribners 1941,. Vorwort von Edward R. Murrow, Photos von Lee Miller u.a. OBrosch. mit OUmschlag, unpaginiert mit 109 SW-Fotos, 19 x 23 cm; Umschlag leicht abgeschürft u. an der oberen Kante leicht eingerissen, innen schön, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

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        Allégories EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1941. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1941, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 10 copies reserved for the author Madagascar, leading copy after 8 China. Autograph signed by the author enriched with a drawing of the face of a young man in profile to André Rolland Renéville. Nice copy. Provenance: from the library Renéville André Rolland. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires sur Madagascar réservés à l'auteur, tirage de tête après 8 Chine. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau enrichi d'un dessin représentant le visage d'un jeune homme de profil à André Rolland de Renéville. Bel exemplaire. Provenance : bibliothèque d'André Rolland de Renéville.

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        La mort de Mindrais EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Corrêa, 1941. Fine. Corrêa, Paris 1941, 12x19cm, broché. - Original and one copy of the service presse.Précieux autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Montmartre Pierre Mac Orlan Edition: "... his old friend ..." spine slightly irradiated, small marginal spots on the front cover. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice de Vlaminck à son ami montmartrois Pierre Mac Orlan : " ... son vieux copain..." Dos légèrement insolé, petites taches marginales sur le premier plat.

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        Surfeit of Lampreys.

      The Crime Club/Collins, London. 1941 - First edition. Octavo. 316 pages. Four pages of adverts at rear. On the front free endpaper is the ownership signature of writer and musicologist Elizabeth Forbes. Slight traces of water-staining to lower edge of covers. Very good in very good dustwrapper nicked and chipped at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

      Published by Garden City Publishing Co., 1941. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Very Good. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper. Large format. Green cloth spine. Yellow pictorial front cover with picture of plump dragon. Introduced by Benchley from Grahame's Dream Days. Colour & b/w illustrations. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Very light rubbing to top and tail of spine and corners else covers and contents fine. Attractive pictorial wrapper is slightly edge-chipped. [S]

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        Blick auf eine Bühne. Bühnenstück mit zwei Personen in traditioneller, japanischer Kleidung.

      1941.. Öl auf Leinwand. 33x42 cm (Keilrahmen). Signiert u. datiert.. Fachmännisch mit einer kl. Leinenhinterlegung (2,5x4 cm) restauriert. Gerahmt! Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: Die Buchpreise beinhalten die reduzierte MwSt von 7 %, diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen // Rechnungen für Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Gemälde weisen gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Margenbesteuerung) keine MwSt aus (brutto = netto).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Rolf Peter Brehmer]
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        The War Speeches - full set of seven jacketed British first editions, first printings - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. First edition, first printings. Hardcover. Here is a full jacketed set of British first edition, first printings of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But Churchill's enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensible leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a near fine set in very good or better first printing dust jackets, increasingly scarce thus. The blue cloth bindings are uniformly square, clean, bright, and tight, marred only by a few tiny corner bumps. The contents are bright, with the Volume I contents particularly crisp. Spotting is mild, confined to the page edges of five volumes and virtually absent internally, evident only to the endsheets of the first and fourth volumes. Previous ownership marks are confined to a tiny British bookseller sticker to the Volume I lower front pastedown and an inked owner initial and last name to the Volume IV first free endpaper. The sixth volume, Victory, is the first state, distinguished by mispagination at page 177. The dust jackets all retain the original front flap prices with the exception of the third volume, which has a neatly clipped lower front flap. While all of the dust jackets are substantially complete with only light wear and fractional loss, the Into Battle dust jacket is of particular note - exceptionally bright and complete, with superlative spine presentation, marred only by trivial wear to the spine heel and a tiny, less than .25 inch sticker fragment adhered to the upper front face. Only the Victory dust jacket shows any appreciable fading, that confined to the purple hue at the lower spine. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.b, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), A101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Ernie"), to George Brown, his boxing coach and trainer

      Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba, 1941. One page with 5-line postscript in blue ink, on sheet of personal stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. Old folds, overall very good, with accompanying envelope addressed in Hemingway's hand. One page with 5-line postscript in blue ink, on sheet of personal stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. The Hemingways on a Diet. George Brown owned a gym in New York City where Hemingway worked out when he was in the town, and he and George Brown became fast friends, Brown serving as his trainer and boxing coach, as well as supplier of sporting goods, ticket agent, and general factotum to Hemingway, Martha (and later Mary) while they were in Cuba. A relaxed and contented Hemingway writes to his friend Brown, basking in the financial success of FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, newly married to Martha Gellhorn, happy with his recently purchased home in Cuba: "Thank you ever so much for the things. They all came through the customs okay, and Martha's shoes have made a big improvement in her tennis. She beat me 6-3, for a dollar and today I think I can get her on the court for two dollars. We'll see what happens. She is down to 127 and I'm stuck at around 215 and can't get under it probably because of no big fish to boil the fat off the inside. It's been very quiet since you left, and no more shouts of 'Brown's deuce' and other rare methods of counting at tennis ... I'll try and get in good shape before we come to New York, so oil up your bicycle. Don't try to come off the ropes holding with that right hand, because I've thought up something terrible to have happen ... Martha sends her love." Beneath, in ink, Hemingway can't resist reporting his scores at shooting: "won a couple of matches at pigeons. 15 x 15. 17 x 17. And won $175 in combination singles and doubles shoot 19 x 20".

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        The Captain from Connecticut

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1941.. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly cocked, extremities slightly bumped, small black ink stain to head of spine, slight foxing to board edges and endpapers. A very good copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities and a couple of minor chips to tail of spine and front fold. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Great Gatsby,The Last Tycoon, All The Sad Young Men, The Vegetable, This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers, The Beautiful and Damned

      New York: Scribner's, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Please see our listings for each title for complete descriptions.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        The Chinese repository Tome I II VI-XV (12 tomes) [English version]

      T|ōky|ō: Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha, 1941. Fine. Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha, T ?ky ? 1941, 15,5x21cm, 12 vols. reliés. - Rare almost complete reprint of all issues of this contemporaryical published in Canton from 1832 to 1851 for use by Protestant missionaries working in southeast Asia. Lack Volumes III V.bindings Editor in full burgundy cloth, flat spines decorated with gilt double, casings board for all volumes except vol. Elijah Coleman Bridgman XII.Créé first American Protestant missionary in China and appointed editor of the newspaper until his departure for Shanghai in 1847, the Repository will then be led by James Granger Bridgman and Samuel Wells was Williams.Le Repository a major newspaper which allowed the missionaries to stay abreast of the Chinese currency and collect disparate information into a coherent whole and lisible.Le newspaper published for the foreign community and the Aboriginal community, reflected the rich knowledge of the drafters of the situation in China. Between 1805 and 1842, Malacca, Penang, Singapore, Batavia, Java, Rangoon, and Ambon were intermediate steps of the Protestant mission early nineteenth century China. The Repository therefore contains detailed information on the activities of foreign missionaries in Southeast Asia information. Rare and beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare réimpression presque complète de tous les numéros de ce périodique publié à Canton de 1832 à 1851 à l'usage des missionnaires protestants travaillant en Asie du sud-est. Manquent les tomes III à V. Reliures de l'éditeur en pleine toile bordeaux, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés, emboîtages de carton pour tous les volumes sauf le vol. XII. Créé par Elijah Coleman Bridgman, premier missionnaire protestant américain nommé en Chine et rédacteur en chef du journal jusqu'à son départ pour Shanghai en 1847, le Repository sera ensuite dirigé par James Granger Bridgman, puis par Samuel Wells Williams. Le Repository fut un journal très important qui permettait aux missionnaires de se tenir informés de l'actualité chinoise et de rassembler des informations éparses en un ensemble cohérent et lisible. Le journal, publié à l'intention de la communauté étrangère et de la communauté autochtone, témoignait de la riche connaissance de ses rédacteurs de la situation en Chine. Entre 1805 et 1842, Malacca, Penang, Singapour, Batavia, Java, Rangoon, et Amboine ont été des étapes intermédiaires de la mission protestante de début du XIXe siècle en Chine. Le Repository contient donc des informations détaillées sur les activités des missionnaires étrangers en Asie du Sud-Est. Rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Ernie"), to George Brown, his boxing coach and trainer

      Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba 1941 - One page with 5-line postscript in blue ink, on sheet of personal stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. The Hemingways on a Diet. George Brown owned a gym in New York City where Hemingway worked out when he was in the town, and he and George Brown became fast friends, Brown serving as his trainer and boxing coach, as well as supplier of sporting goods, ticket agent, and general factotum to Hemingway, Martha (and later Mary) while they were in Cuba.A relaxed and contented Hemingway writes to his friend Brown, basking in the financial success of FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, newly married to Martha Gellhorn, happy with his recently purchased home in Cuba: "Thank you ever so much for the things. They all came through the customs okay, and Martha's shoes have made a big improvement in her tennis. She beat me 6-3, for a dollar and today I think I can get her on the court for two dollars. We'll see what happens. She is down to 127 and I'm stuck at around 215 and can't get under it probably because of no big fish to boil the fat off the inside. It's been very quiet since you left, and no more shouts of 'Brown's deuce' and other rare methods of counting at tennis . I'll try and get in good shape before we come to New York, so oil up your bicycle. Don't try to come off the ropes holding with that right hand, because I've thought up something terrible to have happen . Martha sends her love."Beneath, in ink, Hemingway can't resist reporting his scores at shooting: "won a couple of matches at pigeons. 15 x 15. 17 x 17. And won $175 in combination singles and doubles shoot 19 x 20". Old folds, overall very good, with accompanying envelope addressed in Hemingway's hand One page with 5-line postscript in blue ink, on sheet of personal stationery. 1 vols. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        RANDOM HARVEST (First Edition, Inscribed to Horace McCoy, referencing his admiration for McCoy's masterpiece: "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?")

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1941. Hilton, James. RANDOM HARVEST. Boston: Little, Brown, 1941. First Edition, first printing. A NEAR FINE copy (top edge lightly foxed) in a Very Good to Near Fine dust jacket (spine panel also lightly foxed, small closed tear to rear panel, tiny bit of creasing, slight wear to the extremities). A REMARKABLE HOLLYWOOD PRESENTATION COPY: "For Horace McCoy/ with admiration for 'They Shoot Horses, Don't they?'/ James Hilton/ Jan. 1941." Hilton authored the modern Utopian masterpiece LOST HORIZON (1933) as well as the beloved novel GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (1934). RANDOM HARVEST is no less brilliant and it is often cited as James Hilton's best written novel. It was memorably filmed in 1941, starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson as two lovers thwarted by amnesia in the aftermath of the first World War, earning 7 Oscar Nominations including Best Picture. Horace McCoy's THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY? (published in 1934) is now regarded as one of the most striking and upsetting tales of the Great Depression, a novel which follows the desperate lives of a doomed group of Hollywood failures who seek their last hope in the winning of a dance marathon and its prize money. It was belatedly filmed in 1969, winning 9 Oscar nominations. For those who enjoy math, the film adaptations of RANDOM HARVEST and THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? received a total of 17 Oscar nominations between them. An ideal association copy. . Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        SOLOMON'S VINEYARD

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1941. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed at the extremities and darkened to the spine. The contents are clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (7s. 6d. net to the front flap). An excellent example. The author's most notorious novel, banned in the US and therefore the only one of his books to be first published in the UK. A hard-boiled classic. Born in Chicago and working as a journalist for the Chicago Herald Examiner, Latimer served in the US Navy during World War Two after which he moved to California and went on to enjoy a successful screenwriting career. Aptly a year after the publication of Solomon's Vineyard he racked up a scriptwriting credit on Dashiell Hammett's The Glass Key. 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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        Solomon's Vineyard

      London, Methuen. 1941, 1941. First UK Edition. 218pp. Pale blue cloth titled in black to spine. Some minor wear. In a bright dust-wrapper, slightly soiled (naturally), mostly complete with two patches of loss to spine ends; the top section just barely clipping the title, and the bottom section affecting the imprint. Pinhole loss to mid left of spine panel. Internally clean. Insanely rare, suppressed in the US (because of all the sex), printed unexpurgated in the UK (because of all the sex; we were being bombed at the time and needed the distraction), finally printed in bowdlerised, sanitised form in the US under the title 'The Fifth Grave' which Latimer himself thought was a better title. Hard boiled barely begins to cover it; there's a mystery here alright, but it's buried in a vivid storm of violence, sado-masochistic sex, drinking, what we would now consider to be casual sexism and racism and a weird kind of gonzo edginess that marks it out with a vengeance from its Black Mask contemporaries.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        TRIAL BY FURY

      Simon and Schuster, 1941., 1941. First edition. Signed on the front flyleaf by the author. Two-tone boards lightly rubbed along bottom edges and corners, else near fine in a bright, crisp dust jacket, with a few light rubs to the extremities. John J. Malone and the Justuses try to solve the murder of a well-hated ex-Senator while on a fishing trip to Wisconsin. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery and a difficult title.

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

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. First edition, first printings. Hardcover. Here is a full jacketed set of British first edition, first printings of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But Churchill's enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensible leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a near fine set in very good or better first printing dust jackets, increasingly scarce thus. The blue cloth bindings are uniformly square, clean, bright, and tight, marred only by a few tiny corner bumps. The contents are bright, with the Volume I contents particularly crisp. Spotting is mild, confined to the page edges of five volumes and virtually absent internally, evident only to the endsheets of the first and fourth volumes. Previous ownership marks are confined to a tiny British bookseller sticker to the Volume I lower front pastedown and an inked owner initial and last name to the Volume IV first free endpaper. The sixth volume, Victory, is the first state, distinguished by mispagination at page 177. The dust jackets all retain the original front flap prices with the exception of the third volume, which has a neatly clipped lower front flap. While all of the dust jackets are substantially complete with only light wear and fractional loss, the Into Battle dust jacket is of particular note - exceptionally bright and complete, with superlative spine presentation, marred only by trivial wear to the spine heel and a tiny, less than .25 inch sticker fragment adhered to the upper front face. Only the Victory dust jacket shows any appreciable fading, that confined to the purple hue at the lower spine. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.b, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), A101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing, Inc, NY 1941 - 2nd printing of the AA Big Book; reproduced dust jacket, in mylar; black cover; good clean, tight binding, with owner's names on front flyleaf; lite tanning of end papers.400 pages Size: 8 vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dorley House Books, Inc.]
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        Francesco Bozzetti. Incisioni

      . Carlo Accame, Torino, 1941. 3 Blatt mit 4 Textabbildungen und Vorwort von Italo Cremona/12 Blatt Radierungen. Leinen mit montiertem original illustriertem Schutzumschlag. Quer-Folio (Umschlag mit Einrissen). - Mit einem Besitzervermerk ,,Copria di S.E.Ugo Ojetti". beiliegend ein mit Schreibmaschine verfasster Brief der ,,Corriere della Sera" Direzione Milano, 25 gennaio 1941. An den Journalisten, Kunsthistoriker und Journalisten Ojetti. 9 Zeilen. In dem Schreiben geht es um eine Mailänder Kunstausstellung, an der auch der Künstler Francesco Bozzetti teilnahm -

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat, Einzelunterne]
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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 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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1040 Pappschachtel mit Deckelillustration, ca. 26,2 x 34 cm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im OPUS, Silvia Morch-Israel]
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        LAFCADIO HEARN'S LECTURES ON TENNYSON. Compiled by Shigetsugu Kishi.

      FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES Tokyo [1941] - , Hokuseido. Purple cloth, very good, 181p., indust jacket. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION, 500 COPIES. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Toward Freedom: The Autobiography of Jawaharlal Nehru

      New York: The John Day Company 1941 - Thick 8vo., brown textured cloth lettered in black; slight spine discoloration. First edition, third printing, signed by the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal; affixed is a note on "Embassy of India" letterhead, stating: "To be sent to Mr. Philip Jessup." Above Jawaharlal's signature, Jessup's relation E. Walcott Kellogg penned: "Lois and Philip Jessup from E. W. K." ---- The recipient, Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then- Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. A compelling association copy [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 68 VERNACULAR IMAGES, PLUS EPHEMERA, ASSEMBLED BY AN OFFICER OF THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY, 1941-1944

      1941. Original photograph album. Original Cloth. Very Good. This album, compiled by a young officer who saw action, features Benghazi and Tobruk in Libya, plus other theatres of World War II. It contains 68 photographs with handwritten captions, the officer's unit badge, four postcards, and a miniature accordion-style viewbook. The photographs vary in size from 5.5" x 3.5" to 2" x 1.5". The photographs are mounted within windows on heavy stock, housed in a green cloth binding with some wear. 9.5" x 6" At least 20 photographs are from Libya, mainly Benghazi but also two in Tobruk, one in Tripoli, and one of the Tocra Pass near Derna. The Benghazi scenes capture bombing blazes still smoking, general debris and damage from the battles, and the restoration of safety for Libyan civilians. A series of eight photographs show the grandeur of the sphinx and pyramids of Egypt, including a close-up aerial view of the Pyramid of Khafre. Another snapshot shows a ruined wall at Sidi-Bararani. In the vicinity, a fallen German soldier is found lying alongside a river. Antiquities of Rome are recalled in eight professional views, followed by a few others of Assisi and Perugia, and six of South Africa. A captioned postcard suggests that the officer who took these photographs was injured and received care on the hospital ship "Oranje," which was operating from Africa to transfer wounded and injured men from the seaport of Tobruk to Alexandria in Egypt. Together with his British 8th Army badge, an assortment of whimsical photographs of the officer taken in the various countries where he served, commemorate his service and travels abroad, and conclude the album.

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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a Good price-clipped dust jacket. Ding to top edge, scuff to front board and spot of wear to rear. Bookseller label to rear pastedown. The jacket shows several vertical creases, sunning and edge wear to the spine, and a large chip to the top of the rear panel with associated tears and tape repairs to the verso. Rare in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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