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        Neptune Entering Libra ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR (author of Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring)

      1941 - An ORIGINAL Watercolor painting SIGNED by Henry Miller. A SUPERIOR ASSOCIATION, NEATLY INSCRIBED "To Wallace Fowlie, Henry Miller, 1941." Colorful wartime drawing gifted to Fowlie, Miller's friend, frequent correspondent, and scholar whose translations of Rimbaud into English were important to the development of experimental postwar American writing. This watercolor using tempera measures 310 X 245 mm; 12 1/4x9 3/4 inches is Matted and framed. A beautiful painting. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Li'l Abner.

      - A 12 panel original comic artwork for the Li'l Abner series. A large Sunday Page example 19" x 25" which features "Ma" trying to convince Lazonga to save Li'l Abner who is being held by the "Big Bootiful Brawny Gals" on the isle beyond the mist. Copyright February 16, 1941, an early example. Signed by Al Capp. Framed, matted, and glazed. The titling of "Li' l Abner by Al Capp" is on a separate piece of paper that has been applied with glue, the glue has browned. Otherwise in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Weekend with Death

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. (1941). First. First American edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper. A lovely copy of the author's final mystery, published in the U.K. as Unlawful Occasions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        War in West - Der Kampf im Westen

      1941 - Rare photo book with stereoscopic glasses with pictures from campaign in West and from France. Good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: K&K Antiques]
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        My Friend Flicka

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co.,, 1941. Octavo. Original red cloth, blind stamp of horse to lower front board, gilt titles to spine. In the dust jacket. An excellent copy with the dust jacket which has gentle wear to extremities. First edition, first printing. First title in the trilogy and basis for the enduring 1943 film directed by Harold D. Schuster, and featuring Roddy McDowall and Preston Foster. Novel is of young boys love and devotion to a mustang.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nat Fleischer's All-Time Ring Record Book 1941 Edition

      (Norwalk CT): (The O'Brien Suburban Press). 1941 (really 1942). First. First edition. Wrappers, bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, as issued. Corners and boards rubbed and modestly worn, a very good copy, internally fine. The first edition was 1000 copies in wrappers, an informed party tell us that Fleischer had a few copies bound up for presentations and gifts. Fleischer attempted to capitalize on the quick sale of the 1941 edition by offering this very slightly amended edition during the first few weeks of 1942. Rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mildred Pierce.

      New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1941 - Octavo. Original green cloth, decoration and titles to spine gilt, top edge stained green. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown, spine a little rolled upper board very lightly marked but a very good copy in the rubbed and lightly chipped dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Reluctant Dragon.

      New York: Garden City Publishing, 1941 - Quarto. Original illustrated printed boards, green cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Corners lightly rubbed, small stain to front pastedown, in the dust jacket with chip to lower front corner, toning to spine, light soiling to rear panel. A very good copy. illustrated with scenes from the animated film. First Disney illustrated edition, this story first appeared in Grahame's Dream Days.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MARINO MARINI Presentato da Filippo De Pisis.

      Milano, Edizioni della Conchiglia, 1941. In-4 (mm. 332x250), custodia in mz. tela edit. contenente un vol., bross., 12 pp.nn. di presentazione (testo in italiano e tedesco), precedute da due litografie originali, le prime in assoluto realizzate dal grande artista (1901-1980). Seguono 1 tav. non numerata e 60 tavv. a colori e in b.n., su carta patinata, che illustrano la sua opera scultorea. Vol. II della collana ?"Pittori e scultori italiani contemporanei?", monografie a cura di Giampiero Giani, in tirat. di 800 esempl. numer. Il ns., 374, è ben conservato.

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        The Last Frontier

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York 1941 - Signed and Inscribed By the Author this is the first book by fast published by duell. sloan and pearce. it is nicely inscribed to publisher cap pearce and his wife clara. to cap and clara this, the first of my d. s. and p. books, for him to remember, when he does the twentieth. howard fast. the signature implies signed at the time of publication in 1941. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gumshoe Books]
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        Combined fleet (Old Japanese Navy classic history of war Review of Development Trilogy)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) LIAN HE JIAN DUI ( JING DIAN ZHAN SHI HUI MOU JIU RI BEN HAI JUN FA ZHAN SAN BU QU )

      Wuhan University Pub. Date :2011-10-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 475 Publisher: Wuhan University Pub. Date :2011-10-01 version 1. Joint fleet is the classic history of war Review of the development of the old Japanese naval Trilogy series one by Liu Yi ed. December 7. 1941. attack on Pearl Harbor the Japanese combined fleet a big success. will be sent to the main U.S. Pacific Fleet submarine. For a time. the Japanese Navy to become the world's most powerful maritime forces. Seem to have put down the Pacific refers to care in between. But the ... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        The Broken Vase

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.,, [1941]. A Tecumseh Fox Mystery. Octavo. Original light red cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark blue. With the pictorial dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright jacket that has a slightly faded spine and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. The third and final Tecumseh Fox mystery.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Adventures In Zuni

      Santa Fe: Peripatetic. (1941). First. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Erotika. Et halvt hundrede Tegninger i Pen og Bly.

      . Introduktion af Poul Sörensen. Kbhvn. 1941. Med 55 helsides tegninger, heraf 3 i farver. 4to. Privat helskind med papir indsat pa permer..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Enchanted Islands [FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1941 COMPLETE WITH DUST JACKET]

      Hamish Hamilton, U.K., 1941, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Huxtable Grace224 pages. 'Not since Puck of Pook's Hill have the "little people" of lore and legend come so delightfully to life as in The Enchanted Islands. Against a background of the Western Isles Miss Demuth has written an adventure story that will appeal to all ages.' In light tan boards illustrated in blue, with a procession of characters. Book - [SEE SCAN] -in Very Good Plus lovely bright boards just a touch bumped to corners. Contents, contemporary gift inscription & small illustrated owner's label to free front end paper, light browning to the front and rear free end paper, light marking to a few pages otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Good Plus - bright & clean to front with its charming illustration of a boy & girl sitting on a hillock, with clouds over an island behind them. Some (approximately 0.5 inches) missing from top of spine, just clipping the 'ted' of 'Enchanted', other small amounts of loss to the bottom of the spine and corners, strengthened to verso, some grubbiness to the white background to the back of the jacket. Looks Far Better than it Sounds. A Rare Copy of this Children's Book. Size: 8 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 224 pages. 12 full page line drawings by Grace Huxtable. Illustrator: Huxtable Grace. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 9994131.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis Books by Post]
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        Fire and Ice

      NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is perhaps his most difficult trade title to find, especially with jacket, Stegner estimated that 2,500 copies were printed and that 1,900 of them sold, Colberg A5, this copy carries a vintage inscription by Stegner ("For Elizabeth Patterson--/just an old Indian/love McCall/Wallace Stegner"). Very good.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        The Colossus of Maroussi

      San Francisco: Colt Press. (1941). First. First edition. A small owner's label, and offsetting to several blank leaves, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with modest soiling and a little darkening to the white portions of the spine. Advance Review Copy with a four-page mimeographed autobiographical statement by Miller laid in, and very scarce thus. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Battle of Waterloo Road

      New York: Random House, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. An intimate and devastating look at the impact of World War II on a specific area in England. Text by Forbes-Robinson and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs by Capa. A near fine copy with a small vintage bookstore ticket to the rear pastedown and some slight bumping to the top front corner in a very good dust jacket with the front flap inexplicably having been slightly trimmed and also with a number of small edge tears and chips and some other minor wear. Very uncommon in any jacket, the first I've seen in years.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Colossus of Maroussi

      San Francisco: The Colt Press,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. A little rubbed and faded at extremities, spine label tanned, light spotting and partial tanning to endpapers. A very good copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with some small nicks and creases and wear to the joint of the front flap. First edition, first imprinting. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Dudley Fitts de la part de Bessie Brewer by, for, with Henry Miller N. Y. C. 12/22/41". Fitts (1903?-68) was an American poet and critic, best known for his translations of the classics.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Between The Acts

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1941 First edition, first printing. One of 6,358 copies. Personal copy of author's sister Vanessa Bell, with her ownership initials "V.B." in blue ink to the front free endpaper. Publisher's bright blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very good, with a slight lean, rubbing to the extremities, toning and light spotting to the spine, bright gilt, clean boards, a hint of spotting to the endpapers, pencil marks to list of works by the author, bright and clean pages. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Kirkpatrick A26a. Between the Acts was the last novel Virginia Woolf wrote, and the first volume to be published posthumously, only a few months after her death in March 1941. In his introductory note, the author's husband, Leonard Woolf, noted that while Virginia had completed the manuscript, she had not yet finished the text's final revision for the printer. In reference to her notorious, meticulous editing style, Leonard stated "She would not… have made any large or material alterations in it, though she would probably have made a good many small corrections or revisions before passing the final proofs." Between the Acts tells the story of a play within a play, set against the backdrop of a small English village in the years leading up to World War II. The text, which represents a rather cynical view of English history, makes the poignant claim that, while everything seems to be constantly changing, humans and their relationships with one another have not really changed much since the beginning of our history. As with much of her writing, the beauty of Between the Acts lies in Woolf's eloquent descriptions more so than in the plot itself. As Hudson Strode wrote in his 1941 review for The New York Times, "the cream…lies between the lines-in the haunting overtones… the best of the show…happens between the acts and immediately before the pageant begins and just after it is over. So the play is not really the thing at all. It is merely the focal point, the hub of the wheel, the peg on which to hang the bright ribbons and dark cords of the author's supersensitive perceptions and illuminated knowledge. It is in her imagery, in her felicitous gift for metaphor, for cadence, for exciting association, in her 'powers of absorption and distillation' that her special genius lies.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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. 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. Some tanning to endpapers and page edges, a very good plus copy with white enamel stamping intact on front and spine panels, in bright, very good dust jacket which has been professionally restored. Formerly A. Langley Searles' copy with his penciled signature dated 1941 0n the front paste-down. An attractive copy. (#132292) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Methuselah's Children

      Hicksville, NY: Gnome Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1941. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. F/NF: Fine condition in a Near Fine condition dj. Very light foxing to the rear cover of dj. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Raphy Dallèves *

      Éditions La Concorde, Lausanne 14.3.1941. - Broché 33 x 26, couverture rempliée illustrée d'une image contrecollée. Dos et bords en partie légèrement insolés. A cette réserve près, bel exemplaire. 66 planches en noir et en couleur, contrecollées hors texte. Monographie très soignée sur le peintre valaisan, avec de bonnes reproductions présentées sous serpentes légendées. Édition originale. L'un des 600 exemplaires numérotés en arabe, outre 20 romain et 40 HC ainsi marqués.

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        Raphy Dallèves.

      Éditions la Concorde, Lausanne 1941 - Broché 33 x 26, couverture rempliée illustrée d'une image contrecollée. 1/600 exemplaires numérotés après 20 et 40 hors commerce. 66 planches hors texte en noir et en couleurs, contrecollées, sous serpentes Envoi dun fils Dallèves à des amis sur la page de garde.Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Bouquinerie]
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        "Stilleben mit Boxhandschuh". 1968. Öl u. Tempera auf Hartfaser.

      . 42 x 35 cm, signiert, datiert, umseitig bezeichnet. In Berliner Leiste gerahmt.. Sighard Gille (*1941 Eilenburg, lebt und arbeitet in Leipzig). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Fotograf. Bedeutender Vertreter der 2. Generation der Leipziger Schule. 1965-70 Studium an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) bei Bernhard Heisig und Wolfgang Mattheuer. 1973-76 Meisterschüler bei Bernhard Heisig an der Deutschen Akademie der Künste in Ost-Berlin. 1976-80 Assistent an der HGB Leipzig im Fachbereich Malerei, seit 1986 Lehre ebenda. 1980/81 Wand- und Deckengemälde "Gesang vom Leben" für das Foyer des Gewandhaus Leipzig. 1982 Nationalpreis der DDR III. Klasse für Kunst und Literatur.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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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.. Slight spine lean, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with. mild rubbing along folds, vertical crease to front panel near spine,. closed tear to upper edge of front panel, and fraying with shallow. loss along top edge of spine panel. (#111888). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by de Camp on front free endpaper: "To the Nathans / good friends and exemplars / L. Sprague de Camp." 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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        Francois Mansart and the origins of French Classical Architecture

      Warburg Institute, London 1941 - VG tight ex-lib cloth. w stamps. gilt titles over green boards. 81 p plus 54 bw plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 3rd Man Books]
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        Waffen SS in the West

      1941 - Very rare photobook,only full page photographs of the western attack of Waffen SS. The photos were made by the Waffen SS military correspondent Friedrich Schackel. Good overall condition.Last pages are unbound. This one has the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Portrait photograph of Countee Cullen leaning against a tree

      [New York, Central Park, june 20, 1941]. (CULLEN, COUNTEE) 17.5 x 12.5 cm. (7 x 5 inches). Half-length, frontal view. Gelatin silver print. Embossed stamp lower right, atelier stamp on rear, and docketed by Van Vechten with the name of the subject, and reference number ("XV-V-1")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Three-quarter length portrait of W. C. Handy, playing the muted trumpet

      N.p., 17 july 1941. (HANDY, W.C) 10 x 8 inches. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Embossed stamp lower left, atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 146 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in pencil, recording the subject of the photograph ("William Christopher Handy"), the date, and the number of the negative . Fine image of the "Father of the Blues", reproduced in PORTRAITS (1978)

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        Say, Is This the U S A

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,, 1941. Tall quarto. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout from photos by Margaret Bourke-White. Spine slightly rolled, light spotting to edges and occasionally to contents. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DICTIONNAIRE PRATIQUE DES CONNAISSANCES RELIGIEUSES EN 6 VOLUMES (COMPLET - de A à Z) + 9 FASCICULES "SUPPLEMENT" (de 1 a 10 - Manque le fascicule N°6).

      LIBRAIRIE LETOUZEY ET ANE 1941 - R320058614: 1270 + 1267 + 1271 + 1271 + 1271 + 1242 PAGES - Texte sur 2 colonnes - Couvertures de substitution (carton brut souple) / + 9 Fascicules d'environ 250 pages - Texte sur 2 colonnes - Certains fascicules abimés au dos. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Livré sans Couverture. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE. SPEECH DELIVERED BY GUEST OF HONOR AT 3D WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, DENVER, INDEPENDENCE DAY 1941. RECORDED ON DISCS BY WALTER J. DAUGHERTY, TRANSCRIBED BY ASSORTED SERVICES, PRESENTED BY FORREST J. ACKERMAN. [cover title]

      A Novacious Publication [1941], [Los Angeles] - Octavo, spirit duplication, printed wrappers, stapled. Limited to 200 copies. Heinlein's first separate publication, preceding Rocket Ship Galileo by six years. Tiny chip to lower right corner of front cover, a small tear to lower left rear cover, rear cover loose from top staple. A nearly fine copy with minimal rust to staples. (14037) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Ololê. Journal illustré des petits bretons.

      Editions du Léon 1941 - Journal illustré, n° 14, 22, 25 (1941), 67 (1942), 98, 105, 106, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117 (1943), 119, 120 à 129 (1944) + n°120, 123, 124, 127, 128 pour les ainés, soit 28 numéros du 16 mars 1941 au 4 mai 1944 ; bon état. Collectif [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        STERLING BROWN TO THOMAS TALLEY CORRESPONDENCE, 1941.

      - STERLING BROWN TO THOMAS TALLEY CORRESPONDENCE, 1941. Three letters from Sterling Brown (acclaimed Black writer and Howard literature professor) to Prof. Thomas Talley of Fisk (Black literature scholar and author of "Negro Folk Rhymes") asking permission to quote from Talley's work in "The Negro Caravan" , a famous book edited by Brown and others and a landmark compendium of Black literature up to the 1940's. Apparently, the two literary titans could not agree since Talley wanted to publish his work separately but finally gave permission to have some of it appear in Negro Caravan. It was a tussle for a while however. A remarkable and important inside view of how the publication of Black literature was negotiated by Black scholars in the 1940s. The content is of surpassing interest and importance and is unlikely to appear again. VG (in postmarked envelopes with commentary in an undeterminable hand).

      [Bookseller: ELVIN MONTGOMERY]
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        Manuscript Letter Archive of Tanganyika and Egypt

      Tanganyika, Egypt, Palestine, 1941-1946. Manuscript letter archive of British RAF pilot officer, K.G. Tucker, comprising one photographic greeting card and 122 letters, 80 of which were penned in British East Africa, 15 in Egypt, 12 in Palestine, and 15 in England prior to departure, all addressed to his wife Margaret. Additionally, a single letter is sent from El Gedidia, Egypt, in 1945 from a colleague of K.G. Most letters are accompanied by their original postally used mailing envelopes with military censor stamps. Twenty are Royal post integral mailing leafs. One separate postal envelope, linen backed and bearing a special 3 pence stamp is purpose made for registration, dated 1944, stamped by RAF 93 censor from East Africa, and addressed to a Mrs. J. Curtis. The lot in very good condition, contained in an elegant wooden box with working lock and skeleton key. Mr. Tucker, RAF officer no. 159300, who's initials are K.G. but whom calls himself 'Tommy' write home 65 times in 1944, fourteen of these letters being written whilst in Egypt with the Middle East Squadron. The following year he writes 44 letters. Correspondence begins on the voyage to East Africa, continuing at Eastleigh RAF Station and Port Reitz in Mombasa, where he was posted for most of the two year period. Over and above the standard duties, of which he speaks very little, this officer is sent into the Great Rift Valley on at least two curious excursions with seemingly impossible missions. He flies to Egypt, and a couple of times to Palestine for training, lectures, and Italian language classes. He is also entrusted with a long list of leadership roles and participates in a rather learned discussion group. In the last few letters he is in a recovery hospital in Palestine. Particularly interesting is a 12 page letter, 16 July 1944, in which is described his first excursion into the Rift Valley, "a most awe-inspiring sight." His observations put into elegant words render a most spectacular visual image for the reader. Details include the contrast between hut villages and wealthy manicured neighbourhoods, husbandry, Indian corn and banana plantations, fruit, coffee cultivation, native reserves with lethargic African inhabitants, unusual flowers and a natural bird sanctuary, a dramatically varied landscape including a crest of extinct volcanoes. Here he also comes upon two wild game hunters who had caught a zebra and two buck. On 2 August 1944 he describes another journey into the Rift Valley in a 15 page letter, expounding on the remote military hut in which he stayed, how it was built, and on the hospitality of his unsuspecting host. This adventure took him between Naivarash and Dagoretti in search of a specific African man, along the way requesting the aid of an askari, a local police officer acting as interpreter, and a chief's son. Dispersed among jottings of his daily work, comrades, camp life, and the turmoil he suffers by hearing the news of flying bombs over London, Mr. Tucker documents fascinating observations, and gleanings from local inhabitants, all well written with exceptional enrapturing detail. In November 1944 he mentions the importance and impact of rain, as it was finally coming down, but would not be enough to save the coffee crops. He describes the potential for financial ruin when rain remains sparse for three or more years and tells the story of one farmer's loss from dry seasons thirty years prior, who lost his capital of £10,000 and subsequently pursued gold prospecting all over Africa. .

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