The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1941

        Four Letters from Maxwell Perkins to Sherwood Anderson's Widow

      - One two-page Autograph Letter Signed and three Typed Letters Signed from legendary editor Max Perkins to Sherwood Anderson's widow, Eleanor Anderson, dated 1941-1946. Overall near fine with folds from being mailed, a small stain on the first page of the autograph letter, and a spot of glue remnant and a tear on the second page of one typed letter. The letters offer condolence and later discuss contracts, correspondence, and other material related to Sherwood Anderson. Further details available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Book of Hackles for Fly Fishing. Printed for private circulation

      Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, c.1941, Book Condition: Fine ConditionA Fly-Fisherman's Dream Book. 32pp bound in soft blue leather covers inserted into drop-back blue morocco case with two compartments, one containing the book, the other containing 164 hackles (that is, feathers) in 11 loose mounts remounted with stiffer Perspex. Accounts differ on the number of copies produced but in the region of just fifty.

      [Bookseller: The Petersfield Bookshop]
 2.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        TRIAL BY FURY

      New York: Simon and Schuster,. 1941. Octavo,. boards.. Some rubbing to edges of boards, upper corners slightly bumped, a. very good copy in very good dust jacket with light rubbing to edges,. slight fading of color on spine panel, and shallow loss from upper. spine end. Still an attractive copy of a scarce book. (#84149). First edition. A John J. Malone novel. A Haycraft-Queen "cornerstone."

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Poet of the Month Series 1941

      New Directions, New York 1941 - 232 pages. First edition, first printing. The complete 1941 Poet Of The Month Series: Williams, Donne, Cowley, Rilke, Schwartz, Prince, Brown, etc. All fine books in wrappers in the near fine original slipcase with slight edge wear. A beautiful set! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Reflections in a Golden Eye

      Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1941. Octavo. Original pale and dark grey cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, with a yellow decorative "R" to the front board. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled; an excellent copy in the slightly creased jacket that has the acetate panel as issued, and some nicks to the extremities. First edition, first impression. A review copy of the author's second novel, set in the US state of Georgia.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mildred Pierce

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

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE. Petition For Review. An Appeal From the Action of The Motion Picture Division In Refusing to License a Motion Picture. Entitled: THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE

      New York, 1941. Paperback. A near fine example. Staple-bound 4to booklet. 55pp in stiff covers, as issued. Not in Goldstone but listed in Valentine. The Motion Picture Division of The New York State Board of Regents banned the film in New York due to the film's portrayal of childbirth and showing a baby at its mother's breast. Lawyers, like Morris L Ernst, argued in it's favor. The only other known copy resides in the University of Texas collection. (Bradford Morrow Catalogue 8, #137).

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Parasols is for Ladies

      John C. Winston, Philadelphia, PA, 1941, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: MacKnight, NinonNice illustrations, some in color and some in black and white. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 96 pp. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Dust Jacket worn at edges and along the spine, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket price-clipped. DJ is now protected in mylar cover. Illustrator: MacKnight, Ninon. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Children; Inventory No: 001159.

      [Bookseller: Lotzabooks]
 8.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Our New Music. Leading Composer in Europe and America.

      New York & London: Whittlesey House; McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1941 - Octavo. Original cream and tan-flecked cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly rolled, cloth a little tanned, front free endpaper slightly loose at the top, contents toned. An excellent copy in the tanned and creased jacket with chips from the head of the spine panel and the folds, and the lower flap separated but retained. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For – Peggy and Lew affectionately from Aaron. La Habana Dec 1941". Peggy and Lew Riley were friends of Copland's who lived in Cuba and whom he visited during his extensive travels through South America, noting in a letter (now held by the US Library of Congress) that during one trip in 1947 they met up with him in Bogotá and "made everything easy for me". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dokumente zur Deutschlandpolitik (49 Bände) - Reihe I: Vom 22. Juni 1941 bis 8. Mai 1945 (4 Bände in 5 Büchern)/ Reihe II: Vom 9. Mai 1945 bis 4. Mai 1955 (4 Bände in 8 Büchern)/ Reihe III: Vom 5. Mai 1955 bis 9. November 1958 (4 Bände in 9 Büchern)/ Reihe IV: Vom 10. November 1958 bis 30. November 1966 (12 Bände in 22 Büchern)/ Reihe V: Vom 1. Dezember 1966 fortlaufend (2 Bände in 4 Büchern)/ Reihe VI: nur Bd. 1: 21. Oktober 1969 bis 31. Dezember 1970.

      Alfred Metzner/ Oldenbourg;. Gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich; KOMPLETTPREIS für 49 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur eine Auswahl der hier angebotenen 49 Bände;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE GREEN WITCH.

      High School Writings. May, 1941, Greenwich, Conn. - First Edition. Decorated stiff card covers. FROM THE LIBRARY OF TRUMAN CAPOTE stamped on the upper cover which is dated 1941. Prints two of the earliest pieces Capote published in this literary bi-annual magazine. Uncommon. Near Fine or better. Unique. His Copy. With the original catalogue card from the Gotham Book Mart who sold much of the Capote Library items in the 1980's. Truman left Greenwich High in early 1942. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A House of Children.

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1941 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Boards a little rubbed and marked, spine rolled, spotting to edges and very occasionally to the contents, which are toned. A very good copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with a few short closed tears and a chip from the head of the spine panel very slighty affecting the title. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy with the author's signature to the title page and his inscription under the dedication to his sister-in-law Elsie Maxwell Carlisle "with the author's love, the first copy". Inserted is a photograph of the author with his wife Gertie and her sister Elsie. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mitteilungsblatt der Künstlervereinigung 33 Hefte: 1(Okt. 19419 u. 2 (Dez. 1941) - 2 Hefte.

      Basel, 1941 - 8°, 14 Bl., 1 Lithogr. (W. K. Wiemken); 12 Bl., 1 Litho. (Paul Camenisch), Hektographierte Blätter geklebt., Tadell. Die Gruppe 33 war ein antifaschistischer Zusammenschluss von Basler Künstlern, der 1933 aus Protest gegen die konservativen Tendenzen der Schweizer Künstler- und Architektenszene gegründet wurde und bis 1964 existierte.Zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Gruppe 33 gehörten Otto Abt, Walter Bodmer, Paul Camenisch, Theo Eble, Louis Weber und Walter Kurt Wiemken. Weitere Mitglieder waren der Schauspieler Max Haufler, der Architekt Hans Schmidt und die Künstlerin Meret Oppenheim. SELTENE PUBLIKATION. 1100 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Between Two Worlds

      New York and California: Published By Author 1941 - Rare softcover issue of the first edition, bound in publisher's wrappers with flaps folded in. "First published in March 1941" on copyright page. 859 pp., followed by page listing all of Sinclair's titles. Cover has special printed text at upper left: "Gift copy -- Not for sale". SIGNED by the author on 4th page of bound-in insert on heavier stock. Near fine condition -- just the inevitable minor shelf wear. (Delivery Confirmation number sent for domestic orders.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celery City Books]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Forgotten Village

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1941. With 136 Photographs from the Film of the Same Name by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid. Quarto. Original speckled buff cloth, spine lettered in green, design to front board in green. With the dust jacket. 136 illustrations from film stills. An exceptional copy in the bright jacket that has a toned spine and rear panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        EPITHALAMIUM IN TIME OF WAR. A Poem. Signed

      New York: Privately Printed, 1941 Extraordinary copy of the First Edition, Number 69 of 100 Copies. Inscribed by Canadian author Ralph Gustafson to poets Leo Kennedy and John Newlove on the front free endpaper in two different inks. "For Leo Kennedy, With best wishes Ralph Gustafson." "For John Newlove, With admiration renewed and renewed and old/new friendship! Ralph Gustafson, 1978." Additionally with the ownership signatures of John Newlove and John Metcalf. 8vo. 11 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 gray over green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, without dustwrapper, as issued.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ULYSSES

      JOHN LANE - THE BODLEY HEAD,LONDON. 1941 - A FINE COPY OF THIS 2ND PRINTING OF THE 1937 FIRST EDITION IN A FINE DARK GREEN HALF CALF BINDING WITH THE TITLES AND DECORATION IN GILT ON THE RIBBED SPINE,MARBLED BOARDS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Eastwood]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Il tappeto verde

      Firenze: Vallecchi, 1941. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore a Salvatore Quasimodo, datata maggio 1941 (Inscribed and signed by the Author to Salvatore Quasimodo, Maj 1941). Opera prima dell'Autore. [Gambetti, 1997]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        I Am Confident That the Men and Women of the Canadian National System Will Break All Their Previous Records in Buying the Bonds of Canada's Fifth Victory Loan and So Hasten Victory. R. C. Vaughan, Chairman and President Canadian National Railways

      - [no date]. (Poster) Very good. 36" X 24". (91 X 61 cm). Original. Very minor wear / wrinkling with verticle and horizontal crease from being folded in quarters. 1" X 3 / 4" chip missing from middle of right side. Strongly graphic poster depicting R. C. Vaughan, the President and Chairman of CN Railway from 1941 to 1950, encouraging the Canadian homefront to be patriotic by supporting victory loans during WWII. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: The Record of a Journey through Yugoslavia in 1937

      London: Macmillan, 1941. 652 + 586 p. Illustrated. First edition, first printing. (Preceded the American edition.) Very Good+ hardcovers in original dust jackets: Vol. 1's is in Good- condition, Vol. 2's is about Very Good. Clean pages. Offsetting to ffeps, corners lightly bumped. Former owner's name on both half titles. The first volume's jacket has a closed tear on its front panel with some creasing and tape stains, light stain on back panel, spine a bit sunned. Both volumes worn at head and tail, a bit of rubbing, spines lightly stained. Prices intact. The first appearance of Rebecca West's (pen name of Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield) travelogue through Yugoslavia in 1937.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 20.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        SOMEONE IN THE DARK

      [Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House,. 1941. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with age-darkened spine panel. and small chip at upper spine end restored and clean split along. front spine fold mended by a paper conservationist. A sharp copy.. (#130991). First edition, first printing. 1115 copies printed. The second Arkham House book and Derleth's first collection of supernatural fiction. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-62. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 518. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-97.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nemarluk : King of the Wilds

      Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 221 pages. Edgewear and a little fraying mainly at corners and ends of spine, cloth on spine is faded, several spots on boards, minor spine lean, pages are heavily tanned, both the front and rear end pages are split at the hinge for about 1/3 of the length, pages are otherwise unmarked. PLEASE NOTE: The dust jacket shown in the accompanying image is a scan of a later edition dust jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; Inventory No: 09120299. *** $6.90 shipping for all orders - including multiple - within Australia, with FREE tracking provided on all parcels ***.

      [Bookseller: Manyhills Book Store]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        NEMARLUK King of the Wilds

      Angus and Robertson 1941 - Red cloth covers with black titles to spine and front cover.Front cloth mottled,edge wear,especially rear spine hinge,clean.Dust wrapper is poor,creased with pieces missing especially at spine.Book has slight cant to it.Block is tight and sound,prize plate on front blank prelim,dated 1942.Frontis plate present.Pages clean.rare,first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOK SHOP]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        I Wanted Wings

      Grosset & Dunlap (1941), New York - Original blue cloth stamped in blind on the front panel and lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge mottled. Small previous owner book-plate at the bottom of the front paste-down. The complete dust jacket has some mild rubbing and has some archival paper tape to the folds of the verso. The true first edition was published by Harpers in 1937. The book was made in to a film in 1941 starring Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy, Constance Moore, Veronica Lake and Harry Davenport. This is the photo-play edition with eight pages of photo stills from the film. Signed on the front free endpaper by cast members Ray Milland, William Holden, and screenwriter Richard Maibaum. Additionally signed at the half-title page by the author Beirne Lay Jr., and Constance Moore. Screenwriter Richard Maibaum went on to write the scripts for thirteen James Bond films, beginning with Dr. No. This is a fine example of a truly one of a kind edition. A very good book, a very good film, and the signatures of many of the contributors. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
 24.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        CHOIX DE POEMES. Inscribed

      Gallimard, Paris 1941 - A selection of Eluard's poetry from 1914 through 1941. 8vo. 281pp. Gilt lettered half vellum and green paper covered covers. Top edge gilt. Original wrappers bound in. A 'service presse' review issue in near fine condition. A wonderful Presentation Copy, Inscribed in French by Eluard on the half-title to fellow author Luc Dietrich, complimenting him on the writing of ".un livre d'une beauté sans limites". [Likely, "Dialogue de l'amitié", - written with his great friend, the poet, Lanza del Vasto, published by Robert Laffont, in 1942 and considered by many as his philosophical masterpiece]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 25.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Het vlas. Uit het Deensch vertaald door Marie Nijland-van der Meer de Walcheren. Geteekend en gekleurd door B. v.d. Leck.

      Amsterdam, De Spieghel, (1941). Ingenaaid met flappen. 10 (= 24) p. Gedrukt op de persen van De IJsel te Deventer in een oplage van 550 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Omslag iets verbruind en enkele onvermijdelijke schaafplekjes aan de randen. Toch een goed exemplaar.* Hoogtepunt in de twintigste-eeuwse boekvormgeving. Deze uitgave is, van illustratie tot uitroepteken, met de hand getekend door Bart van der Leck, in zijn typisch-hoekige, geometrische stijl (De Stijl). Tekst en afbeelding worden afgewisseld door lijnen en vlakken in de primaire kleuren blauw, geel en rood. K-nummer 744 op achterzijde omslag. *** This is NOT the reprint.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
 26.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Tato raccontato da Tato [20 anni di futurismo]

      Milano: Oberdan, 1941. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Con scritti poetici di F.T. Marinetti, Nello Quilici, Paolo Orano, Giuseppe Galassi, Pio Gardenghi, Minos, Bino Binazzi, ecc. 66 illustrazioni in bianco e nero Stampato dall'Istituto Tipografico Mariani & Bossi. Brossura editoriale illustrata in nero da un fotomontaggio dell'Autore Bordi della copertina anteriore leggermente sciupati. Comunque ottimo per il resto (Edges of the front cover slightly worn. Otherwise fine)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze.

      Uppsala, 1941. (Offprint from Språkvetenskapliga Sällskapets i Uppsala Förhandlingar 1940-1942). First edition. 24,5x16,5 cm. (1, 1 blank), 83, (1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers, and with the title in handwriting on spine. A small loss at foot of spine, and a 3 cm long tear in lower front joint. Two minimal tears on front wrapper. A few small specks on the title and pp. 1/2, contents are otherwise fine. Jakobson (1896-1982) was one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. In this work he lays the foundations of child phonology. "The first most fundamental and basic work on phonological development in children is Roman Jakobson's 'Kindersprache[...]' ('Child Language, Aphasia, and Phonological Universals'), on which most, if not all, subsequent research in this area has been based or by which it has been inspired." (Tobin, Phonology as Human Behaviour, pp. 174). Inscribed by Jakobson to the Swedish linguist Björn Collinder (1894-1983)

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
 28.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        The Dolphin. A Journal of the Making of Books. 1933-41.

      New York Limited Editions Club 1933-1941 - Four parts in six volumes. Complete set of the journal about book collecting, bookmaking, and typography. Subscriber's notes laid in. Volumes 1-3 in cloth-backed boards, numbers 2 and 3 with gilt-stamped spines. The fourth volume comes in three parts: part I in wrappers and parts II and III in boards. Some very light rubbing to covers, a half-inch closed tear and a little creasing to front endleaf of volume 1, some biopredation to spine and hinges of volume 4 part I, else all are fine copies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        DIFFERENTES HISTORIAS ORIGINALES DE LOS REYNOS DE CULHUACAN, Y MEXICO, Y DE OTRAS PROVINCIAS. El Autor de Ellas Dicho Don Domingo Chimalpahin

      Einar Munskgaard, Copenhagen 1941 - (Vol. III, Corpus Codicum Americanorum Medii Aevia. Liber in lingua mexicana manuscriptus ut est conservatus in Biblioteca Nationis Gallicae Parisiensi sub numero LXXIV). 39 pages of text (in English, Spanish, French, and German) plus 142 pages of photographs of the original 17th century manuscript. The cover is half pigskin, with pigskin hubs on the spine. Mint condition. Folio size

      [Bookseller: Ethnographic Arts Publications]
 30.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        La Colline inspirée. Eaux-fortes par André Jacquemin. Préface de Jérôme Tharaud et Jean Tharaud.

      Les Bibliophiles franco-suisses, Paris 1941 - Paris, Les Bibliophiles franco-suisses, 1941. 33 x 26 cm, grand in-4, 6 ff. n. ch. - 320 pp. - 5 ff. n. ch. - 84 eaux-fortes originales dont 1 frontispice, 20 en-têtes, 20 lettrines, 24 dans le texte et 19 culs-de-lampe, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 120 exemplaires, tous sur vélin blanc de Lana à la forme. Celui-ci justifié exemplaire d'archives et portant la mention manuscrite "cédé à Mademoiselle Marthe Féquet" avec la signature du président de la société, Jules Exbrayat. Est joint également un reçu signé du même précisant que Marthe Féquet a payé 20 000 francs début 1945 pour cet exemplaire, une coquette somme à l'époque. "Belle publication très cotée" (Carteret). Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 1008 ; CARTERET, IV, 59) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Adventures of Wonk Going to the Sea

      Wills and Hepworth, UK 1941 - 1st Edition 1941. Very rare Ladybird book with the wrapper. Book is very good++ with bright boards. Small mark to rear otherwise very nice. The contents are very good with a small chip to endpaper page. The complete wrapper is very good++ with a little rubbing/odd nicks to edges. A lovely bright and fresh book. Digital images available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        FAN MAIL, number 3. February -- March 1941

      The sheets have old fold creases, minor edge nicks and tears. (especially the sheet of onion skin with the Clarke contribution),. old rust stains from pin, overall rumpling and dustiness; generally. in good to very good condition. Not in Pavlat and Evans. Rare,. perhaps unique. (#117103). Chain letter with contributions by six authors, five of them typed (top copies), one handwritten (Clarke's contribution), four signed with initials or pen-name (Clarke's is signed "Ego"), written over a period from February to March 1941, presented later by Clarke to E. J. "Ted" Carnell. On five sheets of paper, approximately 21 x 26 cm., two of which have writing on both recto and verso, for a total of about 2500 words. Together with a note-sized circulation record (with names and addresses of writer/recipients, dates "Recd" and "Sent on"). The five leaves are pinned together and the circulation record has a note, in Clarke's hand: "Ted for you." This refers to E. J. Carnell, important British agent, editor and anthologist of science fiction, and a noted member of British sf fandom in the 1930s and beyond (the other members of the chain were also enthusiastic members of fandom). The letters are chatty and slangy with much chafing of each other and no substantive discussion of science fiction or other literary topics. At the time of this letter, Clarke was 24, Russell 36, Burke 19, McIlwain 20, Carnell 29: all of them in the early stage of their careers, as was genre science fiction itself, having been cultured in the petri dish of 1930s fandom and pulp fiction. This chain letter provides a unique window into that world. Early 1941 was a period of some general historical significance, of course, coming right after the Battle of Britain, which had been won by Britain under difficult circumstances. The upbeat, even jaunty, tone of the correspondents reflects perhaps the buoyancy of a victorious people as well as the yeastiness of youth. The circulation record has "Copy 1" typed on it, but the meaning of this is unclear. The typescripts here are all top copies. Why would other copies have been produced, especially since only one or possibly two carbons could have been produced on a typewriter? We believe this to be the only copy of this material.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LE BANQUET

      - Zürich, Gonin - Grosclaude, 1941, 26x33. En feuilles, sous couverture repliée et dans un double emboîtage cartonné. Ouvrage élégamment illustré de 20 eaux-fortes par Erni. Tiré à 181 exemplaires, celui-ci est l'un des 25 sur Japon impérial, avec une suite des eaux-fortes sur Chine et cinq planches refusées en sépia (sur Chine). Superbe exemplaire, magnifique tirage. Ajoutée en fin, une lettre de correspondance entre l'acheteur et l'éditeur (touchante d'honnêteté). Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Return to the River. A Story of the Chinook Run

      New York: William Morrow and Company 1941, 1st limited edition. () [vi],191pp. Very good. Octavo in original quarter red morocco and light grey cloth baords, gilt top edge, others uncut, with colour frontispiece and 16 B&W plates from drawings by Charles DeFeo and one illustration in text (map). Some staining to endpapers as usual, else a clean copy. Copy #475 signed by Haig-Brown and Charles DeFeo on limitation page. Minor wear at top & bottom of spine. Cave A 41..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SEA OF CORTEZ. A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research. With A Scientific Appendix Comprising Materials For a Source Book On The Marine Animals Of The Panamic Faunal Province

      New York: Viking Press, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine clean copy with darkening from glue interaction at joints, in a nearly fine dust jacket. A sharp copy of a book seldom found in such condition. Steinbeck the novelist and Ricketts the biologist joined forces in a unique "fishing trip." This is the personal story of their expedition; a separate section records their scientific findings. 598pp with index

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 69 Volumes: 1 (1941) - 69 (2009). Complete, partly reprinted. Journal, ISSN: 0022-0507. Published for the Economic Association in Cooperation with Stanford University.

      London : Cambridge University Press, 1941 - 2009.. 69 Volumes. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 69 Volumes!!! Formerly from library-collection. The early Volumes are Reprints by Kraus Reprint, Liechtenstein, from the 1970s. Covers partly with shelf wear. Pages clean. Good condition. More pictures on demand. Please ask for shipping-fees. // Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Bei den frühen Jahrgängen handelt es sich um Nachdrucke der Kraus Reprint, Liechtenstein, aus den 1970er Jahren. Bucheinbände teils mit Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Guter Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten und weitere Fotos schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        War Speeches. (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.. 1941-46. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary deep red half morocco with gilt lettering on the spine, five raised bands, top edges gilt. Bindings by Hatchards of Piccadilly. The first volume has a bookplate on the front free endpaper; all the other volumes have two different bookplates: one on front pastedown endpaper and one on front free endpaper. Volumes one, two and three are later editions (respectively 10th edition, 3rd edition and 2nd edition all from December 1943); the rest are first editions. They show very light wear to corner tips and spines and the spines are uniformly darkened; text blocks are clean with no foxing and almost no age-toning. Overall a very good set.; Octavo .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        JOURNAL OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN AFFAIRS, The first 23 Volumes: 1 (1941) - 23 (1963). Complete! Published by the University of Colorado.

      Boulder : University of Colorado, 1941 - 1963.. 23 Volumes. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 23 Volumes!!! Formerly from library-collection. Covers with shelf wear. Pages clean. Still in good condition. Please ask for shipping-fees. // Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Bucheinbände teils mit Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        My Adventures In Zuni

      Peripatetic, Santa Fe 1941 - First edition. Square quarto. Large bookplate from the Dolph Judd collection of Western Americana (consisting of a lovely silver print photograph) else fine in fine dustwrapper. A magnificent copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        POEMES DE P. DE RONSARD GENTIL-HOMME VANDOMOIS. ILLUSTRATION DU PEINTRE D'ESSERTINE. CALLIGRAPHIE DE PH. GONIN.

      - Nice, Philippe Gonin, 1941. En feuilles : 19,5x29,5 cm. Ouvrage orné de 32 jolis dessins (+ 1 vignette de titre) colorés à la gouache (à la main !) par le peintre d'Essertine. Couverture rempliée beige. Chemise-étui en demi-parchemin portant le titre rehaussé de couleurs sur le dos. Papier frais ! Minimes et discrètes traces de frottement sur les coins de l'étui, sinon ouvrage en excellent état et fort rare. Un des 25 exemplaires (n° 18), signé et numéroté par l'illustrateur. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Portrait of a Lady or The English Spirit Old and New.

      London: by The Hogarth Press for private circulation, 1941 - Octavo. Original blue-green wrappers printed in black. Fine condition. First edition, first impression. A memorial sketch of Elizabeth Yates Thompson (1854–1941) the daughter of the publisher George Smith (of the Pall Mall Gazete and the Dictionary of National Biography) and the wife of Henry Yates Thompson, the illustrious collector of medieval manuscripts. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 42.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        VINCENT STARRETT LIBRARY, THE ASTONISHING RESULT OF TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF LITERARY ACTIVITY.|A

      Mount Vernon: The Golden Eagle Press, 1941. cloth. tall 8vo. cloth. 83 pages. First edition, limited to 100 copies. Best bibliography of Starrett. Includes an autobiographical sketch by Starrett. Presentation "For Adrian Goldstone - imploring him not to try to find everything in this book - Vincent Starrett" on free endpaper. With Goldstone's bookplate. Goldstone (1897-1977) was the noted bibliophile who also authored the bibliographies of Steinbeck and Machen. The bibliography part has check marks showing Goldstone in action. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
 43.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.