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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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        The British Council Royal Crest Proof Engraving.

      1941 - Mounted proof engraving of Stephen Gooden's British Council design. A fine example. Signed and dated by Gooden. Founded in 1934, the British Council was granted a royal charter by King George VI in 1940 with Gooden receiving the commission to design an armorial crest to mark this elevation. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        LONG MEADOWS By MINNIE HITE MOODY 1941 SIGNED COPY

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

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        THE SWORD OF FATE

      London: Hutchinson & Co. 1941. First edition, first issue. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, 'With best wishes from Dennis Wheatley'. A superb copy. Very scarce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Lettres a une amie venitienne

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

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        Spoorwegserie Nos. 1-4(all published)

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

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        IRONSIDES’ LONE HAND

      London: Collins. 1941. First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A near fine copy without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good rubbed and spine-darkened dustwrapper. Not price-clipped with 7s 6d net to the front flap. Scarce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        FORTY WHACKS

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

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        APPLEBY ON ARARAT

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

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        Aus dem russischen Skizzenbuch eines Artilleristen

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

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        ENVIOUS CASCA

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. August 1941. First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A fine clean and tight copy, the contents spotlessly clean but with the feint impression of a pencil inscription erased from the front free endpaper. Complete with the beautiful near fine bright and fresh original price-clipped dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Autograph Music Quotation

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

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

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        Broadcast Addresses to the People of Great Britain. 1940-1941

      1941. CHURCHILL, Winston S. Broadcast Addresses to the People of Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Russia and the United States. [6], 57, [2] pp., arms of Great Britain on half-title. Folio, 404 x 274 mm, bound in recent half morocco. San Francisco: Printed for Ransohoffs by the Grabhorn Press, 1941. This Fine Grabhorn Press Edition prints six important speeches of Winston Churchill delivered at the onset of World War II. The dates of the broadcasts range from December 23, 1940 to June 22, 1941, and thereby represent crucial communications from England to the Italian peoples, the British Nation and Empire, a broadcast to Polish peoples around the world, two general reports on the War, and a report on the Atlantic Meeting. Limited to 250 copies, printed in blue and black on hand-made paper. With large six-line initials in gold and blue and the blue and gold crest of England on the half-title. Being printed by the Grabhorn's within months of the final broadcast, this publication has to be one of the earliest to appear either in this country or England, and it is certainly the most elegantly printed of any subsequent edition. Woods D(a)8, containing Addresses A63, A67, A70, A71, A74, A76 (c).

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        A Naturalist in Canada

      Toronto: Macmillan, 1941 - Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To Marie Beach/with best wishes!/Carl Rungius/Banff, Aug. 15th 1941." (RUNGIUS, CARL) First edition. 8vo. Illustrated from photographs by the author; half-tone frontispiece from a painting by Carl Rungius. Green cloth, spine a bit faded, else fine; with the bookplates of William Nicholas Beach and Samuel B. Webb [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA ESCENA. Publicacion quincenal de obras teatrales . ( 7 Vols. con 10 obras en cada Vol ) .

      1941-1944 1941 - Barcelona 1941 - 1944 . Total de 70 Obras Teatrales . Encuad : Tela con cartoné . 14 x 17cms. Libros en buen estado , pequeña rascada en plano Vol I . Tema : Teatro . Diversos Autores : Muñoz Seca, Lopez de Haro , Lopez Monís, Ramon Peña , Suarez de Deza , Ricardo Alpuente , José Feliu Codina , Antonio y Manuel Paso , Leandro Navarro , Lozano Borroy , Carlos Arniches , etc.

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        12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States

      New York: Viking, 1941. First. hardcover. very good. 86 black-and-white photographs by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, A. Rothstein, Ben Shahn, and others. 152 pages, small 4to, tan buckram (slightly discolored along the top of the front cover and on the spine). New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First edition. Very good condition. Signed on the front free endpaper: "Sincerely, Richard Wright.

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        Frenchman's Creek

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Some light foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has sunned spine and edges, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A historical novel set during the reign of Charles II, which tells the story of a young English woman's love affair with a pirate. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title.

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        DEATH OUT OF THIN AIR

      New York: Coward-McCann,. [1941]. Octavo,. tan cloth lettered in dark brown.. Some mild soiling to cloth, tear to cloth at upper rear cover. (mendable), a very good plus copy in very good dust jacket with some. edge wear, wrinkling to upper front panel, and stains to upper rear. panel. Uncommon in jacket. (#126405). First edition. Two novellas originally published in RED STAR MYSTERY in 1940. This is the first of two books published using the Towne pseudonym (and the only one in hardcover) featuring magician detective Don Diavolo (The Scarlet Wizard).

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        Death Out of Thin Air

      Coward McCann, 1941. 1st. Hardcover. A VG+ bright tight copy in a GOOD+ dj chipped at spine ends. Also includes a MINT facsimile dj.

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        LEST DARKNESS FALL

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,. [1941]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] 1-379 [380: blank],. original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, top edge stained yellow, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Some age-darkening to endpapers, else a fine copy in very good minus. dust jacket with rubbing to folds and edges and chipping to spine. ends and corners. (#126852). First edition. The author's first book of fiction. An early classic of modern SF in which the protagonist is thrown back in time to the end of the Roman Empire and makes an unsuccessful attempt to use his modern scientific knowledge to prevent the Dark Ages. "Neat anthropological interpretation of history." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-135. "... de Camp's finest book." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-304. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1198- 1203. In 333.

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        THE BLACK PAW

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1941. First edition. Original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth clean with a little fading to the extremities, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the scarce rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips, with loss to the spine tips and some erosion to the folds. Not price-clipped (7s 6d net to the front flap). Very scarce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        N OR M?

      Collins, London 1941 - Head and tail of spine worn and board edges rubbed. Corners of boards bumped. Page edges foxed, discoloured and stained. Pages are discoloured. Some pages throughout contain foxing and/or staining. Previous bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper. Hinge separation between pages 16-17, 32-33, 48-49, 64-65, 80-81, 96-97, 112-113, 128-129. Pages are thumbed, else this book is in fair condition. The dustwrapper is rubbed. It is foxed, stained and discoloured. It contains some minor scuff marks. It is creased in places and contains some minor tears towards edges, and some tiny segments missing from edges. Else it is in good condition. The dustwrapper is covered in archival plastic. *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CURTAIN OF GREEN

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City 1941 - Welty's first book, a collection of stories issued in an edition of only 2476 copies. With an introduction by Katherine Anne Porter. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "For Bill ----/in appreciation of his interest in my work." Dustwrapper complete but for a tiny chip at the top rear fold near the spine. A few small rubbed spots at the rear and a faint cup ring on the front panel; the spine as always the case is sunned but here the lettering is still clear. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Forgotten Village

      The Viking Press, New York 1941 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published in May 1941" This copy is authentically INSCRIBED and SIGNED by John Steinbeck "For .The Poetry of my region, John" A magnificent copy seldom seen SIGNED. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A FISH DINNER IN MEMISON.

      E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York 1941 - Octavo, cloth. Limited to 998 numbered copies. A prequel to MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES (1935). The second book of the unfinished Zimiamvian trilogy. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-126. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 320. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2206-13. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 86-7. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with mild shelf wear to upper edge, mainly the spine and rear panel and a tiny closed tear to lower front panel, spine panel is very slightly age darkened. (16585) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS TO FLORENCE. Edited by Clifford Bax

      Dublin: The Cuala Press. 1941. First edition, first printing. Publisher?'s original Holland boards, in the original glassine wrapper. White paper title label to spine and titles black to front board. Leaves uncut. Vignette illustration to title page. A lovely fine copy, the dustwrapper with only light rubbing at ends and corners. Number 498 of a limited 500 copies. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Star Called Wormwood

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1941. An Investigation of the possible reasons for its Decline and Fall as described in the VIIIth chapter of the Apocalypse. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in 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 science-fiction satire against warfare. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Percy Wallingford and Mr. Pidger

      Basil Blackwell, Oxford,, 1941. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in black. Wrappers a little marked and rubbed. Very good. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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