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        The Last Tycoon

      Scribner's 1941 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This ORIGINAL First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, 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 lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1941., 1941. First U. S. edition. Author's second book. Originally published in the U. K. as PRAY SILENCE. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends. Tommy Hambledon of the British Intelligence Service in his second appearance, as a victim of amnesia caused by the fighting in World War I. In his first book, DRINK TO YESTERDAY, Tommy is an English spy operating behind enemy lines in Germany. This book continues with Tommy operating as a spy in Nazi Germany, and he also continues to experience bouts of amnesia, but as the novel draws to a close he discovers his real identity and looks forward to using his talents in the future to help Scotland Yard. Crime Club mystery novel. A Haycraft/Queen cornerstone title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1941 - First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; blue-gray topstain; dustjacket; 388pp. Hint of offsetting to pastedowns, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, price-clipped, with some pinpoint rubbing to spine ends and corners, and a hint of sunning to middle portion of spine. Cain's third novel, a story of "the great American institution that never gets mentioned on the Fourth of July, a grass widow with two small children to support" (Hoopes, p.305). Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Joan Crawford, as well as a more recent adaptation - a 2011 HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslett, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. An attractive copy of a key Cain novel, and one that is seldom-seen in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Nature Diaries and Note-Books. With a hitherto unprinted essay, 'A Tangle of Autumn', plus previously unpublished extracts from Jefferies' notebooks and several poems. Edited and with an introduction and notes by Samuel J.Looker

      Grey Walls Press, Billericay, 1941. The deluxe issue, limited to just five copies, this being number 3. Full green Niger goatskin with five raised bands and black calligraphic lettering to spine and decorated top and fore edges. Some bowing to boards and a tiny hint of chafing to tips of two corners. Very good indeed. Miller & Matthews (B33.3) are less than complimentary about the production, and perhaps not without reason, although this remains distinctly uncommon, to say the least.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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      London: Collins Crime Club, [1941]., 1941. First edition. The Dark Page says, "Anthony Gilbert was born Lucy Beatrice Malleson in 1899 and was an English author of novels and short stories. Although her mother wanted her to be a schoolteacher, Ms. Malleson succeeded in fulfilling her own ambition and became a novelist. After seeing John Willard's play, THE CAT AND THE CANARY in 1922 she became thriller-concious, and in 1927 published her first mystery as Anthony Gilbert. For many years Gilbert's true identity was kept secret and most readers assumed that the author was a man." Some color fading to top edges of the cloth, else near fine in price-clipped, lightly professionally restored dust jacket at head of spine, and lightly sunned on the spine. Julia Ross secures employment through an employment agency with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. Two days later, she awakens in a different house in different clothes and with a new identity. She is told she is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Hughes and has suffered a nervous breakdown. She soon learns that the son of Mrs. Hughes, has murdered his wife, disposed of her body and, with the help of his mother, plans to pass Julia off as his wife. Eventually the plans are to kill Julia and pass her death off as suicide. Columbia Pictures in 1945 issued the movie MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS, that starred Nina Foch as Julia Ross, Dame May Whitty as Mrs. Hughes, George Macready as Ralph Hughes, Roland Vamo, Anita Sharp-Bolster, and Doris LLoyd. An exceptional copy of an American film noir title. THE DARK PAGE p.110, 111.

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        The Matchlock Gun

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.,, 1941. Octavo. Brown cloth, lettering to cover and spine maroon, pictorial endpapers, with the dust jacket. Illustrations by Paul Lantz. An excellent copy in dust jacket with light rubbing and chipping at ends of spine and corners, short closed tear to rear panel top edge, mild soiling to rear panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julie F. Carter on the half title title page "To Julia Carter, Walter D. Edmonds." Winner of the 1942 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938 and continued to attend the award banquets throughout her life. A wonderful association copy of this American Revolutionary War set picture book.

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        Three weeks after Pearl Harbor! Rare Signed Photograph of President and Mrs. Roosevelt given as a Christmas present to members of the White House staff

      Photograph Signed ?Eleanor Roosevelt? as First Lady and ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President. Sepia, 9.5? x 7.25? (visible). Imprinted at lower center ?Christmas 1941.? Matted and framed to 14.25? x 12.25?. In apparent fine condition.Given as a Christmas gift by President and Mrs. Roosevelt to members of the White House staff, this Associated Press photograph of the Roosevelts seated at a table, Mrs. Roosevelt knitting, the President reading a book, was taken on the south porch at Hyde Park on July 4, 1941.Just 18 days before Christmas, on December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Mrs. Roosevelt later wrote in her Christmas Book, "After that year, the Christmases weren't so cheerful."This actual photograph, matted but not framed, sold at the November 7, 2009, sale held by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers for $6,600.

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        On the Heat Evolved by Metallic Conductors of Electricity and in the Cells of a Battery During Electrolysis" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 19, 1841, pp. 260-277

      FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF "THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF ELECTRICITY", THE DERIVATION OF JOULE'S LAW stating that "the heat which is evolved by the proper action of any voltaic current is proportional to the square of the intensity of that current, multiplied by the resistance to conduction which it experiences" (SparkMuseum, The Jenkins Collection). Joule's discovery of the heating effects of an electrical current, the universality of the conversion between electrical and thermal energy was a landmark in itself; it also led directly to the dramatically imkportant law of the conservation of all energy (a paper we also offer for sale). In this, the 1941 paper, Joule's derives the quantitative law of heat production by a voltaic current "from a brief series of measurements of the simplest description: he dipped a coiled portion of the circuit into a test tube filled with water and ascertained the slight changes of temperature of the water for varying current intensity and resistance. The critical step in these, as well as in all his further experiments, was the measurement of small temperature variations; Joule's success crucially depended on the use of the best available thermometers, sensitive to about a hundredth of a degree... During the next two years Joule made a systematic study of all the thermal effects accompanying the production and passage of the current in a voltaic circuit" (PMM, VII, 181). "The experiments were extended from metals to electrolytes (thus confirming that the same law applies to liquids) and to batteries in which electrolytic decomposition took place. In the latter case, Joule deduced that 'the total voltaic heat which is generated in any time is proportional to the number of atoms which are electrolyzed in each cell of the circuit' (Science in the Making, 1798-1850, Vol. 1, 1995, pp. 354-355). "These experiments contained the germs of Joule's second great discovery, the equivalence of heat and energy, which he fully developed later. But he had already made it clear that the energy set free in the battery is also proportional to the resistance of the circuit and to the square of the current" (DNB). CONDITION & DETAILS: (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [vii], 608, [2]. Joule paper: pp. 260-277. In-text illustrations throughout (including the Joule paper). Ex-libris bearing only a small paper label at the spine and a discreet stamp on the title page. Bound in three quarter polished black calf over marbled paper boards. GIlt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Minor rubbing and scuffing; tightly and solidly bound. Slight age toning. Very good condition.

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        Vegn eynike fragn fun der geshikhte funem Bolshevizm / A briv in der redaktsye fun zshurnal "Proletarskaya revolyutsye

      Melukhe-farlag "Der emes", Moscow, Soviet Union 1941 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1941., 1941. First U. S. edition. Originally published in the U. K. in 1940, using the title DEATH TAKES A FLAT. Light offsetting to front and rear endpapers, else fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to head of spine. Features Inspector Arnold and Desmond Merrion, who investigate the murder of a Real Estate executive, whose body is found in a vacant apartment of a company-owned building. Barzun & Taylor 562 says "In this excellent plot, the difficulty of fitting in all the known details, which are numerous, and the friendly antagonism between Insp. Arnold and Desmond Merrion are the main features." An exceptional copy. Crime CLub Mystery.

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      [Hollywood: The Pioneer Press, 1941]., 1941. First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by Al Jennings, "To a real man, Col. Tim McCoy, my friend. Al Jennings." Grey printed wrappers, 32 pp., frontis., foreword, introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits. A story of the prison life of O. Henry and Al Jennings. Six Guns 1171 says, "Rare." Tim McCoy, a friend of Jennings, served in World War I and later became famous as a cowboy movie star. He appeared in numerous movies and later hosted his own television show. Jennings was a convicted train and bank robber, had his sentence commuted to five years by President McKinley. He filmed THE BANK ROBBERY directed by Bill Tilghman and starred Heck Thomas, Frank Canton, and Quanah Parker a year after he received a full pardon from Theodore Roosevelt. It was through the film industry that McCoy and Jennings met. Fine copy. SIX GUNS 1171.

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        [The War Speeches, comprising:]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1941–46. Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to Victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches. 7 individually issued works, octavo, original mid-blue cloth. In the dust jackets. Frontispieces in first five volumes along with other photographs. Occasional light foxing and the jackets with the rubbing and chipping typical of War Economy Standard production, overall a more than presentable set. First editions, first impressions, the final volume inscribed by Churchill in the year of publication. Complete set of Churchill's published War Speeches.

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        The Nature Diaries and Note-Books. With a hitherto unprinted essay, 'A Tangle of Autumn', plus previously unpublished extracts from Jefferies' notebooks and several poems. Edited and with an introduction and notes by Samuel J.Looker

      Grey Walls Press, Billericay, 1941. The deluxe issue, limited to just five copies, this being number 3. Full green Niger goatskin with five raised bands and black calligraphic lettering to spine and decorated top and fore edges. Some bowing to boards and a tiny hint of chafing to tips of two corners. Very good indeed. Miller & Matthews (B33.3) are less than complimentary about the production, and perhaps not without reason, although this remains distinctly uncommon, to say the least.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Bildnis der Heiligen Maria.

      . Farbige und weiße Kreiden, über Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert "M f. v. Gemmingen 1941.". 37,2:29,8 cm. Insgesamt stockfleckig.. In München und Neuhütten/Öhringen tätige Aquarellistin (möglicherweise identisch mit Marlene von Gemmingen-Hornberg, geb. Steup, Ehefrau von Weiprecht Viktor von Gemmingen-Hornberg, geb. 1916).

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        Original Fotografie von Tatlin mit einem Mann [(?) seinem Sohn Vladimir, der 1943 im Krieg fällt] auf einem Boot. Papierabzug, rückseitig mit Bleistift beschriftet: "Tatlin '41". Die Aufnahme könnte auf einem Schulschiff der russischen Kriegsmarine entstanden sein.

      1941,. 12,8 x 9 cm, schöne private Aufnahme; Knick im oberen Bereich, gutes Exemplar.. Provenienz: ein Privatsammler russischer Kunst, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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      [Hollywood: The Pioneer Press, 1941]. - First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by Al Jennings, "To a real man, Col. Tim McCoy, my friend. Al Jennings." Grey printed wrappers, 32 pp., frontis., foreword, introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits. A story of the prison life of O. Henry and Al Jennings. Six Guns 1171 says, "Rare." Tim McCoy, a friend of Jennings, served in World War I and later became famous as a cowboy movie star. He appeared in numerous movies and later hosted his own television show. Jennings was a convicted train and bank robber, had his sentence commuted to five years by President McKinley. He filmed THE BANK ROBBERY directed by Bill Tilghman and starred Heck Thomas, Frank Canton, and Quanah Parker a year after he received a full pardon from Theodore Roosevelt. It was through the film industry that McCoy and Jennings met. Fine copy. SIX GUNS 1171. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        IL BARCO, periodico di politica, letteratura, arte a cura del GRUPPO UNIVERSITARI FASCISTI (G.U.F. di GENOVA) consistente parte di TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO (dal num. 1 dell'ottobre 1941 al num. quadruplo 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 del gennaio - aprile 1943 ultimo uscito., Genova, Stab. tip. Pesce Alessandro, 1941

      Questa rarissima rivista nasce nel settembre 1941 a cura dei fascisti universitari di Genova e si sviluppa con tirature modeste ma con una grande qualità , avendo cura di spaziare oltre alla politica anche sulle arti in special modo pittura e teatro. Gli editori sono Sebastiano Ricciardi (anche responsabile) e Franco Rusconi. FASCICOLO n. 01 (settembre '41) pp.48 + pubblicità . Scritti di Salvatore Gatto, Gian Maria Migone, Angelo Barile (poesia "Lamento per la figlia del pescatore"), Saverio Desideri, Vincenzo Carbonaro ecc.. Riproduzioni di Mario Mafai, Filippo De Pisis, Guido Chiti. FASCICOLO n. 02 (ottobre '41), pp.48 + pubblicità . Scritti di Alberto Franchini, Aldo Festa, Giacomo Berrino, Franco Rusconi, Saverio Desideri, G.B. Vicari, ecc. Riproduzionii di Guido Chiti, Sandro Cerchi. FASCICOLO N. 03 (novembre '41) pp.52 + pubblicità Scritti di Bianca Penco, CAMILLO SBARBARO (Finisterre e Trucioli) Vasco Pratolini, Marco Di Liberto (Vittorini) Nicola Ghiglione (poesie), Mario Bonaria (la riforma del melodramma a Parma), ecc.Riproduzionii e foto di Edoardo Alfieri, Silvio Bisio, Aldo Riguccini, Piero Portalupi ecc. FASCICOLO N. 04 (dicembre '41) pp.72 + pubblicità , completamente dedicato al TEATRO con scritti di Ugo Betti,Tullio Ciccarelli, Massimo Bontempelli, ANTON GIULIO BRAGAGLIA (pedaggio dell'autore), ENNIO FLAIANO, Corrado Pavolini, LUIG PIRANDELLO, ALBERTO SAVINIO ecc. FASCICOLO N. 05 - 06 (genn - febbraio '42) mancante FASCICOLO N. 07 - 08 (marzo - aprile 42) mancante FASCICOLO N. 09 (maggio '42) pp.40. Scritti di Mario Migliardi, AdrianoTilgher, Franco Paternostro, Cesca Bozzi Scipione, PAUL VALERY , ANTON GIULIO BRAGAGLIA (per la danza italiana), Federico Nietzsche (la ballata) ecc. ecc. Belle foto ed immagini su danzatori e loro spettacoli. FASCICOLO N. 10 - 11 - 12 (giugno - luglio - agosto 42) pp.52. Scritti di Carlo Cormagi, Vittorio Denti, Adriano Seroni, Franco Tosi, PalmaViardo,ecc. Riproduzioni di CANTATORE, MAFAI, ROSSI, VERZETTI. FASCICOLO N. 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 (settembre - dicembre '42)( pp.51. Scritti di E. Zenoglio, N. Ghiglione, Traduzione di QUASIMODO (dal libro IV delle Georgiche), Dodici lettere di Cezanne tradotte da Valsecchi ecc. Riproduzioni di Alfieri, Cezanne, Cherchi, Mafai e Chiti. FASCICOLO N. 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 ULTIMO USCITO (gennaio - aprile '43) pp.48. Scritti di Rusconi, Brocca, Zincone, A. Marzotto, Enrico Emanuelli, ecc. ecc. Riproduzioni di Bisio, Cherchi,Chiti, GIACOMO MANZU', VAN GOGH. La collezione di questi 8 rari numeri, viene offerta a

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        HOT SPOT (1941)

      20th Century Fox 1941 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, dir: H. Bruce Humberstone; Twentieth Century Fox. The original working title for I WAKE UP SCREAMING, this film's campaign art was ready to go before the title change. Most art on this film uses the release title, making this a very rare piece. An unusual and early film noir using musical actress Grable, who displayed a character of psychological depth. With the cutting of a song she sang in the sheet music store where she worked, this would be her only non-musical film role. It is the tale of a model/waitress (Landis) who is given a chance at stardom by an impresario, but is murdered on the eve of her deserting him for Hollywood. Grable is the sister who must find out what has happened. Fox borrowed a very famous tune from MGM for the film's music score: recent Academy Award-winning song Over the Rainbow. In this highly effective poster suggesting the dark genre of the story are Jill Lynn (Betty Grable), Frankie Christopher (Victor Mature) and the murdered sister Vicky Lyn (Carole Landis). On linen, NEAR FINE.

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        Bogie & Bacall: Humphrey Bogart signs and inscribes a copy of W. R. Burnett's 1940 novel, "High Sierra" and Lauren Bacall signs and inscribes the movie version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 classic, "The Big Sleep"

      n.p., c. 1941, 1947 Book Signed and Inscribed "For Jack Cordes / good luck & thanks / Humphrey Bogart" on the front blank flyleaf of W. R. Burnett's novel "High Sierra", 291 pages, 5.25" x 7.5", bound in orange cloth boards with original dust jacket. (New York: Center Books, Sun Dial Press, 1943). Bogart's signature and inscription, accomplished in blue ink, is quite clean and distinct. Pages toned, some mild marginal wear to dust jacket. Book Signed and Inscribed "For Jack Cordes / Best Regards / Lauren Bacall" above her image, opposite the title page of Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep",165 pages. 5.75" x 8.25", bound in green cloth boards with original dust jacket. (Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1946). Bacall's signature is quite clean and bold. Pages evenly toned, dust jacket worn and chipped at margins. Bogart starred opposite Ida Lupino in the 1941 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh. Produced by John Huston, Bogart's close friend and d

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        Signed Photograph of Harry Truman

      Washington, D.C.: Chase-Statler A near fine black and white mounted portrait photograph of President Harry Truman taken by an unidentified photographer at the Chase-Statler Studio of Washington, D. C. Inscribed and signed by Truman: "My very best to / Mrs. Laura J. Kilgore, the / mother of the great U.S. Senator / from West Virginia and / my friend. / Harry S. Truman" in black ink to the bottom left corner. In 1941, Truman, then a Missouri Senator, founded the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, often referred to as the Truman Committee, in response to Congressional concerns about possible war-profiteering and wasteful military spending during World War II. Kilgore, who had made Truman's acquaintance upon his election to the Senate as a representative from West Virginia in 1940, shared Truman's concerns and played an active role in the investigative process. Additionally, he chaired the Subcommittee on War Mobilization of the Military Affairs Committee in 1942, which researched the war effort's organizational weaknesses and led to the founding of the Office of War Mobilization. The Truman Committee was wildly successful, saving the US billions of dollars and earning Truman newfound respect as a politician. Kilgore also benefited as he became the first West Virginia senator to be elected for three terms. The two remained friends after Truman's election to president, as evidenced by this photograph's inscription to Kilgore's family, and Kilgore's continued support of Truman's progressive political efforts such as the Fair Deal. 8 x 6.5 Inches. 8 x 6.5 Inches. Signed by Author. Near Fine.

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        Signed by all three! Magnificent image of FDR and his House and Senate leaders, Rayburn and Barkley, on January 20, 1941, the day of his unprecedented third inauguration

      [Washington, D.C.], c. 1941 Photograph Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President, ?Sam Rayburn? as Speaker of the House, and ?Alben W. Barkley? as Senate Majority Leader. Black & white, 11.25? x 8.25? image, overall 14? x 11?. Glue stains in upper right in area at Barkley?s hat and in lower margin beneath ?Rayburn? and on ?Alben? and lower right of image. Slight paper loss at right background and at lower right margin. Photographer?s stamping on verso. Photo by Pat Sanford, Tenschert News Service, Washington, D.C. Very good condition.?The Washington Post? reported that ?Leaving the White House - a chauffeur couldn?t fine the President?s hat. After finding it the Chief Executive waved, said he didn?t want to lose it because it?s new. His pet Scottie wanted to go, felt badly when the President said, ?No, Fala, you can?t come with me today.??From ?The Jerome Shochet Collection of Historical Signed Photographs? sold at Christie?s in 2007 for $2640.

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        World War II Schindler-related Archive

      Archive of German engineer Georg Zotos, inventor of a method to charge High Speed Rotary Furnaces ?" includes a blueprint of his patented invention, three Friedrich Siemens KG printed diagrams and two 1941 Siemens letters to him ?" in WWII, Siemens used concentration camp prisoners to build machines for Oskar Schindler.German engineer Georg Zotos was a specialist in combustion and high-efficiency furnaces. His patent for ?Method for Charging High Speed Rotary Furnaces,? previously filed in Berlin, was filed in the U.S. Patent Office on November 16, 1937. A photocopy of the diagram and Zotos? signature on this patent is included. During World War II, Georg Zotos was employed by the Friedrich Siemens company.Archive includes ?two 1941 Typed Letters Signed on Friedrich Siemens K.-G. letterhead to Dr. Zotos in Leipzig concerning his ?Winderhitzer? (hot blast furnace) project ?three Siemens diagrams ?a large blueprint for Zotos? Rotating Furnace ?November 7, 1935, incomplete issue of the Germ

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        Ten Little Niggers

      Collins for the Crime Club, 1941-01-01. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Good. London: Collins Crime Club, 1941: First edition, Third Printing, as stated on the copyright page. In its original dust jacket, with the price intact, though covered by another price sticker. The book is in Good+ condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages, with light foxing. Previous owner name penned to title page. Cloth shows light edge wear, rubbing and soiling. The dust jacket has a tear from the top of the front panel, with a few tape repairs made from the verso. The jacket shows rubbing, soiling and edge wear, with some chipping. A rare Agatha Christie book under the original, non-politically correct title, before being changed to And Then There Were None. Also, rare in the original dust jacket.

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        little town on the prairie

      harper and brothers, 1941-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1941. First Edition, First Printing, with statement of First Edition on the copyright page and proper codes of 11-1 above first edition statement, and K-Q below. In original dust jacket with price of $2.00 intact. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Well preserved cloth with several small, faint tide spots to the front cloth, and light soiling to the rear cloth. Light tanning to the spine. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, chipping, rubbing and light soiling. A lovely copy overall, rare in dust jacket.

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        Zentralorgan für die gesamte Chirurgie und ihre Grenzgebiete. Unter ständiger Aufsicht der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Konvolut mit 48 Bänden. Enthalten sind die Bände 51 (1930), 52, 53, 54, 55 (1931), 56, 57, 58, 59 (1932), 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 (1933), 65, 66, 67, 68 (1934), 70, 73, 74 (1935), 75, 76, 77, 78,79 (1936), 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 (1937), 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 (1938), 91, 92, 93, 94 (1939), 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 (1940), 100 und 101 (1941).

      Berlin, Julius Springer, 1930 -1941. - GrWa Gr.-8°. Neueres Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Bandnummer, nur minimal berieben und bestoßen. Einige Einbände sind leicht fleckig, andere weisen kl. Abriebspuren auf. Aus dem Bestand der Kliniken der Freien Hansestadt Bremen mit den entsprechenden Stempeln und Signaturen ausschließlich im Innenbereich. Pro Band ca. 750-950 Seiten. Sauber und gut erhalten. Siehe auch Anmerkung. Band 80: letztes Blatt ist leicht freuchtrandig. Band 100: Der Buchblock zwischen den Seiten 778 und 779 ist unauffällig mit Papier verstärkt worden (7 cm). --- Einzelverkauf für 18? je Band zzgl. einmalig 5? Porto möglich! --- Bei Verkauf der gesamten Reihe erfolgt der Versand wegen des hohen Gewichts in 2 Paketen für insgesamt 10 Euro Porto in Deutschland, Auslandsporto bitte erfragen. 55000

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        SAINT'S VACATION, THE (1941)

      RKO 1941 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Hugh Sinclair, Sally Gray, Cecil Parker, Arthur Macrae, dir: Leslie Fenton; RKO. Bold graphics and color highlight this outstanding poster entry for the RKO series featuring Leslie Charteris character Simon Templar, aka The Saint. For this outing, the seventh in the series, Charteris wrote the screenplay and the lead role which had been played to that point by George Sanders was taken over by Hugh Sinclair. This film was a departure as it was the first movie made under RKO's newly formed British company, and therefore the British cast and crew. The company was formed to utilize funds frozen by the British government "Films Act." The movie was shot at the D and P Studios, Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. In this story, The Saint vacations to Switzerland and become involved in solving a mystery concerning a music box. Though the production values were lesser, this had one of the strongest scripts in the series. On linen, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Cole Porter?s Traveling Gambling/Game Set

      Offered here is Cole Porter?s own traveling gambling/game set in an alligator 15.25? x 11? traveling case with two latches, handle, and key. Inside is a wooden tray with compartments.(1) Roulette Wheel, 7.75?-diameter, with a 23? x 11.5? cloth gaming mat (folded). Also, a four page, 4.5? x 6? booklet by E.S. Lowe Company, ?How to Play Roulette,? © 1941. In ?Drinking Song? written for but not used in the 1957 musical ?Les Girls,? to be sung by Mitzi Gaynor: ?Where you let us play roulette till we were absolutely broke. Then you generously gave us each a buck.? (2) Complete set of five poker dice: dice which have a representations of a playing cards on each side: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, ten, and nine, used to form a poker hand. Each player rolls all five dice at once; the best hand wins. From Cole Porter?s 1936 musical, ?Born to Dance,? a couplet from a song introduced by Eleanor Powell: ?If you want to ring the bell not once, but twice, If you want to roll and roll those lucky di

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        Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology [ Partial Run See description for Details ] The Structure of DNA

      Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., New York: The Biological Laboratory, 1941. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. First Edition. A partial run of this important journal issued by the Biological Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. NY. We have the following volumes, all in publisher's red cloth: Volume IX (1941), Volumes XIV-XVII, Volumes XVIII-XXVI, Volumes XXVIII-XXVI, Volumes XXXVIII. The preceding volumes were all issued one volume per year. The following volumes were published in 2 volumes each: XLI, XLIII, XLIV, and XLV (1980). All are solid usable bindings, most with previous owner's stamp and sunned spines and minor wear, excepting volume XXVIII which has a taped spine. There is much of import in these volumes, including an article by Watson and Crick in Volume XVIII (1953) titled "The Structure of DNA" (pages 123-131). Additional shipping charges will apply due to the weight of this grouping. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Four years in paradise

      Lippincott, 1941-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Lippincott, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page. Signed and inscribed by the author to a previous owner on the half-title page. In Good+ condition, with clean text and sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Cloth shows fading (it appears a bit darker in the photos above than it is in reality), light rubbing and light surface scratches. Wear to the corners and spine, edge wear. A hard to find Osa Johnson first edition, and even more rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Under the Sea-Wind: A Naturalist's Picture of Ocean Life (First Edition, Dust Jacket, Silent Spring)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Good Plus. Light blue cloth over boards with bird motif stamped in gilt onto upper board and title stamped in gilt onto navy blue label printed onto spine, 8vo (8-1/4 inches tall), pp. xix, 316, all edges trimmed, headbands, "NEW YORK, 1941" printed at bottom of title page and "COPYRIGHT,1941, BY RACHEL L. CARSON" printed on copyright page. With eight beautiful full page illustrations by Howard French plus numerous smaller ones found throughout the 42 page illustrated glossary at rear "in which more than a hundred animals and plants of the sea are identified and described." from the rear flap. Volume with p.o. bookplate to front paste-down, light foxing and browning to endpapers, faint sunning to spine. Price-intact DJ with small chips and closed tears to edges and spine ends, foxing and old tape repairs/ghosts verso - with the old tape repairs (some tape has fallen off) having caused discoloration to part of both panel edges. The correct first edition of Rachel Carson's first book and seminal environmental work. Published late in November, 1941 - just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and it's world-shattering events - resulted in low sales leading to it's scarcity today. Copies in collectible condition with a complete dust jacket can be especially difficult to find. "Today, collectible copies of 'Under the Sea-Wind' are rare. Most copies offered as first editions are really from the 1952 second edition." Firsts Magazine, Jan. 2010.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        What Makes Sammy Run?

      Random House, 1941. Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Random House, New York 1941. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Scarce. Two toned cloth boards. Top edge blue. Original jacket priced at $2.50. Blurbs by F. Scott Fitzgerald & John O'Hara at the rear panel. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages. Minor spots on the boards, light sunning at the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light chipping at the jacket spine. Light spots at the rear panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        The Saint in Miami - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1941 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good condition, free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions. The book has been signed by the author with the addition of the saint logo. The signature is in pencil and is quite faint, and has smudged a little over the years. The dust wrapper is in near very good condition, with a little loss to the spine tip and to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. There is tape remnant marks to the reverse of the dust wrapper that do not show through to the front. Correctly priced at 8/3net [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        CHRONIQUES DE L'HOMME MAIGRE. Suivies de "Propos d'hier".

      1941 - Paris, Grasset, 1941. In-12 (120 X 189) broché ; 247 pages. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier d'édition, du "Service de Presse". ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé sur le faux-titre: «à Charles Maurras, en admiration, P. Morand». EXEMPLAIRE en BEL ÉTAT, provenant de la bibliothèque de Michel DÉON. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Make Way for Ducklings

      Viking Juvenile, 1941-01-01. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Viking Press, 1942: First Edition, Third Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. In Good condition, with signs of use and age. Wear to the cloth. Pages show age toning and light occasional smudging and spotting. Offsetting from binders glue on paste downs. Previous owner name and address to front free end paper. Corners are heavily bumped; fraying and staining to cloth.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Guide To Better Photography

      New York: Crown Publishers, 1941. First edition of this seminal guide to photography. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Howard Berenice Abbott." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some closed tears and wear to the extremiities. Abbott's Guide to Photography includes 75 black-and-white photogravures by Abbott Margaret Bourke-White, Barbara Morgan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Lisette Model, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Max Yavno among others.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Lady in the Dark : a musical play by Moss Hart; with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and music by Kurt Weill

      New York : Random House 1941 - 1st edition, stated 1st printing. xiv p., 1 l., 182 p. front. 21 cm. Subjects: Musicals -- Librettos. Fine cloth copy in a very good, slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Slight fading to spine. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 182 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        What Makes Sammy Run?

      New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Advance copy; bound in the dust jacket; spine faded; minor wear; at least very good; in a custom clamshell box. Contemporary presentation copy; inscribed by the author in November, 1941. A powerful, brutal novel of Hollywood, perhaps equaled in this regard by only Day of the Locust.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Wien - Die Perle des Reiches,

      . München, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1941, Ganzleineneinband, 127 Seiten, farbige Abbildungen, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Einband mit wenigen, kleinen Flecken, Zustand 2 (P139).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Tempestad en Africa. De Gaulle contra Petain [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Editorial CIMA 1941 - 1 vol. in-8 br., Editorial CIMA, Mexico, 1941, 487 pp. Envoi de l'auteur. Rare exemplaire de cet ouvrage rédigé par l'ancien ministre socialiste espagnol au début de son exil mexicain. Etat très satisfaisant (petite fente à un mors, rouss. sur tranche en tête, bon état par ailleurs) Langue: Espagnol [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Spiritualité de Paris -

      Chez Emile Raoust 1941 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 Sous étui bordé. Reliure d'amateur plein maroquin vert. Dos insolé lisse avec titre et auteur dorés. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très propre. Non rogné. Avec 20 eaux-fortes de Omer BOUCHERY. En bon état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 150 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 10 exemplaires sur japon ancien comprenant une suite en ocre d'or du premier état avec les remarques en noir, le tirage définitif et un DESSIN ORIGINAL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Autograph letter signed, in German, to his maternal uncle, Caesar Koch

      1941. <p>"You Have Always Been the one Dearest to Me in the Entire Family"</p><p>Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed, in German, to his maternal uncle, Caesar Koch (d. 1941). 1 page. N.p., n.d. [Princeton, 1941?]. 278 x 211 mm. Evidence of folding, 2 faint rust spots, but very good.</p><p.Einstein&#39;s last letter to his favorite uncle, his mother&#39;s younger brother Caesar Koch. Koch had long held a special place in Einstein&#39;s affections; in 1895, when Einstein was still in his teens, he sent Koch one of his first scientific manuscripts, titled "Über die Untersuchung des Ätherzustandes im magnetischen Felde" (On the examination of the state of the ether in a magnetic field), together with a cover letter announcing his intent to go to the ETH in Zurich (see Pais, Subtle is the Lord, p. 130). Koch, a widely traveled grain merchant, eventually settled in Antwerp; in 1941 he was in his mid-eighties, but still very much in Einstein&#39;s thoughts:</p><p>"It is always a great joy to us when we hear from you and about you. You have always been the one dearest to me in the entire family. I am not surprised that you are still able to maintain in such times your inner equilibrium and that you remain such a pillar of moral strength for your family. Recently, when [Caesar&#39;s daughter and Einstein&#39;s cousin] Alice visited us, we thought of you with special warmth, and I only wish that we could meet one more time in this strange world [translation]."</p><p>Einstein&#39;s wish was not granted, as Koch died a few months after receiving this letter. The form of the signature used in the letter--"deinem Albert" (your Albert)--is quite unusual, but it is the same as the one Einstein used in his youthful 1895 letter to Koch.</p>

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        Helhesten. Tidsskrift for Kunst. 1.-2. Aargang.

      I kommission hos Athenæum, Copenhagen n.d. [1941-44]. 12 parts i 9 (all published). Richly illustrated in b/w. With inserted original prints (litographs, linocuts, woodcuts) by a.o. Asger Jorn (still under his original last name Jørgensen), Henry Heerup, Egill Jacobsen, Else Alfelt, Carl Henning Pedersen, Richard Mortensen and Svar Gudnason. Bound, untrimmed, and with the original illustrated wrappers in 2 cloth-backed bindings with litographed boards (the boards of volume 1 by Carl Henning Pedersen, the boards of volume 2 by Asger Jorn). A fine set.. "Helhesten" is one of the most important Danish avantgarde manifestations in print ever. The publication was founded by Asger Jorn and had his close friend, architect Robert Dahlmann-Olsen as editor. In "Helhesten", many of the Danish artists who after the war constituted the Copenhagen part of COBRA were presented for the first time, in written presentations - several of them wrote about each other - and in samples of their works.** The set includes 4 original linocuts and litographs by Jorn: Van de Loo 34, 41, 68, 69. The Jorn litographies for the covers: Van de Loo 70 & 71.*** The litographed boards are very rare

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        Kid Tinsel

      D. Appleton-Century Co, New York 1941 - A presentable, Very Good copy of possibly the scarcest of Cohen's many books, a hardboiled novel of the boxing underworld. It is one of Cohen's few ventures outside of Black dialect fiction and to our knowledge his only foray into fistiana. The book was the source of the 1941 B-movie The Pittsburgh Kid, which starred light heavyweight champion Billy Conn. Octavo (19.5cm); rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in blue on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 281pp. Mild wear; page edges dusted; jacket lightly rubbed and uniformly soiled on front and rear panels; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Return to the River. A Story of the Chinook Run

      New York: William Morrow & Co. New York: William Morrow & Co 1941, 1st Edition. () 248pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Small Octavo. Illustrated with drawings. Original tan cloth with green lettering on spine in dust jacket. Slight fraying to board corners and tail of spine. Dust jacket has some slight wear to edges but overall a very nice copy. The full cycle of the Columbia River chinooks captured by Roderick Haig-Brown. With a wonderful inscription by Haig-Brown on the half-title. He signs it "Roddy Haig-Brown", which is quite unusual..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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