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        Tortilla Flat

      Culver City, MGM, July 16, 1941, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. An original-release film script for the film adaptation of Steinbeck's fourth book, this copy belonged to the film's director, Victor Fleming, the screenplay itself was written by John Lee Mahin (with revision inserts), this script is Fleming's reference copy with his name written in pencil on the front and numbered "71," it begins with a foreward that sets the general scene and is followed by a list of characters with brief "biographies" of them, followed by the actual script, the film starred Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, and John Garfield, although Frank Morgan as the Pirate steals the film, no film script for Tortilla Flat was in the Adrian H. Goldstone collection, but see Goldstone & Payne E9, not recorded by Morrow. Aged and comprised of cheap materials, front cover loose from its brad binding, rear cover missing.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Death Out of Thin Air

      - NY: Coward-McCann, [1941], 1941. First edition (no additional printings indicated). 8vo, Two novelettes featuring Don Diavolo, The Scarlet Wizard-magician detective. These were first published in separate issues of the pulp Red Star Mystery in 1940. Black cloth with red text with mild staining, crease on spine, with slight lean. Text is clean and solid, no names or markings. Small stain on front endpaper, lower corner, which bled through three pages, but affects no text. Red stained top text edge is spotted. DJ is edgeworn and chipped on spine ends. Book condition: Good plus, DJ fair. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Needham Book Finders]
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        SEE YOU AT THE MORGUE

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1941]., 1941. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Presentation inscription by the author on the front fly leaf, "To Lee & Mike Klinger, in grateful recognition of their valient and efficient service in throwing the F.B.I. off the author's trail. With cousinly love, Larry, New York, Nov. 30, 1941." Cloth a little faded on the spine, light offsetting to the front and rear pastedown sheets, else a very good, tight copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, and corners. An interesting mystery that features a phantom secretary with red hair, $150,000 worth of platina foxes, those fabulous skins that come from Norway, a femme fatale with a convict brother, who tries to hide his car's license plates, Barney Weaver, who loved the phantom secretary, and the phantom secretary and Barney, who together one afternoon find themselves staring at the corpse of what had been a very handsome gigilo.

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        I WANTED WINGS (1941)

      Paramount 1941 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 72 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy, Constance Moore, Veronica Lake, dir: Mitchell Leisen; Paramount. Filmed on location at Kelly Field and Randolph Air Base in San Antonio Texas just before the United States entry into World War II. This film made Veronica Lake a star. She appeared for the first time in her trademark hair style and wore the gown by Edith Head which became iconic. The story was about the training of three recruits in the Army Air Corps. The red, white and blue theme of this poster is indicative of where the country was at the time. This is a terribly rare poster, and one we have never seen before. Paper-backed, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

      Houghton Mifflin, 1941-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. 471 p. with photos at front. First edition, first printing. (Dated 1941 on title page, matching copyright page date, which publisher used in lieu of a first edition statement) Very Good+ hardcover. No dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Wear from removed bookplate on paste down. Former owner's impression on front end paper, title page, and first page of text. A few pages irregularly cut, small stain to back cover, bit of wear to lettering at foot. In collectible condition, much nicer than many copies.

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        Histoire de l'œil. Nouvelle version.

      Burgos: [Jean-Jacques Pauvert,] 1941 - Octavo. Drab card wrappers, titles to front cover in red, edges untrimmed, printed in black and red. With the original glassine jacket. A bright copy in excellent condition in a jacket with very light chipping at head and tail of spine panel and a small edition number inscribed in pencil to rear panel. The "Burgos" clandestine edition, the third and last edition of the Story of the Eye to be published during Bataille's lifetime and under his pseudonym of Lord Auch. Published in 1951, in a limited edition of 2,000 copies, although the imprint states that it was published in 1941, in a limited edition of 500 copies reserved for subscribers, of which this copy is marked as being number 328, this edition of Bataille's erotic masterpiece earned its publisher immediate prosecution from the French State. Bataille's novella was first published in 1928, and then in 1947, in an altered text, which is reproduced in this edition.

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        Histoire de l'œil

      Burgos: [Jean-Jacques Pauvert,], 1941. Nouvelle version. Octavo. Drab card wrappers, titles to front cover in red, edges untrimmed, printed in black and red. With the original glassine jacket. A bright copy in excellent condition in a jacket with very light chipping at head and tail of spine panel and a small edition number inscribed in pencil to rear panel. The "Burgos" clandestine edition, the third and last edition of the Story of the Eye to be published during Bataille's lifetime and under his pseudonym of Lord Auch. Published in 1951, in a limited edition of 2,000 copies, although the imprint states that it was published in 1941, in a limited edition of 500 copies reserved for subscribers, of which this copy is marked as being number 328, this edition of Bataille's erotic masterpiece earned its publisher immediate prosecution from the French State. Bataille's novella was first published in 1928, and then in 1947, in an altered text, which is reproduced in this edition.

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        Burgess Unabridged. A New Dictionary of Words you have always needed

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, [1941]. Later edition (first published in 1941). 12mo. With Cover Designs and Illustrations by Herb Roth. Pictorial boards. Near fine copy, with only a large fragment of the dust jacket present . Inscribed on the front pastedown to New York columnist Leonard Lyons: "Motherwords / to / Leonard Lyons / my pet columnist / and specialist in Paradox and Antithesis. / Gelett Burgess." Burgess has also penned a four-line poem at the top of the same page, entitled 'TO A COLUMNIST': "Happy is he who confers publicity / "His is a life of sheer felicity - "Invited to dinners, free passes to shows. "And who writes his paragraphs for him "God Knows!" In addition, Burgess has supplied a comical, full-page multi-colored drawing on the opposite page, entitled: "Men Kiss and Ride Away." And finally, there is a TLs (with his monogram", dated Sept. 9th, 1949, laid in presenting the book to Lyons (famous NY Post columnist), in which Burgess apologizes for the drawing: "Dear Leonard: I am sending you separately a copy of my 'Burgess Unabridged' rare and long out of print, with a frontispiece that I am a bit ashamed of, water color not being my medium. It is a copy of the first of my series of Crypto-Primitives (New-Exclammatory school), some of the others being titled, God's Little Sister, That Name You Can't Remember, You Can, A Kiss is but a Commencement, Love is an Island, I Have Been Here Somehow Before, Christmas in Hell, &c &c. I'd be glad if you'd come and see them here sometime. Positively NOT abstractions. Now I'm painting Truth and the PhD's ... "

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        Zokei Shashin

      ARS, Tokyo, Japan 1941 - Papercovered typed book. Lightly sunburned as usual, esprcially its spine and flyleaf&endleaf. However the form of the book itself still keeps very good condition; almost no outstanding chipped nor severely worn spot. The plates inside are also very good conditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Orden und Ehrenzeichen des Grossdeutschen Reichs.

      Berlin. Buch- und Zeitschriften- Verlag 1941. mit zahlreichen zum Teil farbigen Abbildungen, 128 Seiten Halbleinen 3. Auflage - Zust.: Gutes Exemplar. Ohne Schutzumschlag.

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        Ambiente.

      Praia, Minerva de Cabo Verde, 1941. - 48 pp., (2 ll.). 8°, Original printed wrappers (upper and lower edges frayed, spine defective at head and foot). Internally fine; overall in good to very good condition. Author's signed and dated presentation inscription on recto of front free endleaf: "Ao Exmº Sr. Coman? // dante M.A. Ferrez // ? Com os comprimentos de // Jorge Barbosa // Stª Maria da // Ilha de Sal, 11/8/942." ---- FIRST EDITION of Barbosa's second collection of verse; rare. Born in Cidade da Praia in 1902 (he died in 1971), Barbosa worked as a customs and municipal official in Cabo Verde while simultaneously pursuing a distinguished literary career. With his first poetry collection, @Arquipélago (Praia, 1935), he introduced a new and distinctive Cabo Verdean poetry, no longer imitative of European forms. The following year, Barbosa joined with the writers Manuel and João Lopes and Baltasar Lopes da Silva to found the pioneering Cabo Verdean literary journal @Claridade: "It can truly be said that Cape Verdean literature is divided into two periods: before and after @Claridade" (Moser & Ferreira). Barbosa's later verse collection, @Caderno de um Ilhéu (Lisbon, 1956), was awarded the first Prémio de Poesia Camilo Pessanha by the Agência do Ultramar. ---- Moser & Ferreira, @Bibliografia das literaturas africanas de expressão portuguesa pp. 129-30 and 138-9. Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (1976) 1131. See also @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, IV, 124?6; Simone Caputo Gomes in @Biblos, I, 542?4; and Elsa Rodrigues dos Santos, @As máscaras poéticas de Jorge Barbosa e a mundividência Cabo-Verdiana (1989). NUC: CtY. OCLC: 42782996 (adds a copy at University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkeley, University of California Northern Regional Library Facility, British Library); 62137192 (Bibliothèque nationale de France). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      New York: Columbia University Press. Very Good in Fair dustjacket; 9 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. . Pages, including plates, are bright and clean. Slipcase is present but . damaged and in fair condition.. 1941. Hardcover. Illustrated by 39 black and white; GWO 1938. Catalog of these Persian rugs and textiles in this sacred Shia shrine. This copy is the original 1941 edition with the original green buckram cloth binding and gilt-lettered spine. ; 3; 130 pp. .

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        RANDOM HARVEST (First UK Edition in Dust Jacket Inscribed to Jean Hersholt)

      London: Macmillan, 1941. Hilton, James. RANDOM HARVEST. London: Macmillan, 1941. First English Edition, first impression. A FINE, bright copy in publisher's green cloth gilt, in the original publisher's priced dust jacket (large chip at top panel affecting several letters in the title but otherwise complete and sharp and Very Good with eye appeal). Extremely uncommon in dust jacket. Even more remarkable is the fact that this copy, an unlikely survivor as it was literally being published in Britain while London was enduring its World War 2 Battle Of Britain blitz, is a PRESENTATION COPY, the only one we know to exist. The recipient was Jean Hersholt (1886-1956), well-known Hollywood character actor (the grandfather in the 1937 Shirley Temple film HEIDI, for example) who appeared in 140 movies and had his own television series during the 1950s. He was also a great believer in helping others in need. His energy created the Motion Picture Relief fund and it is entirely due to his efforts that the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital was built to house elderly and impoverished former Hollywood employees. The Writer's Guild of America offers a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award each year to that individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Hilton's inscription to Hersholt reads: "For Jean Hersholt with warmest regards and admiration, James Hilton, Nov. 1943" and the book bears Hersholt's distinctive book plate on the front paste-down. RANDOM HARVEST was Hilton's best written book, despite the greater fame of his LOST HORIZON and GOODBYE MR. CHIPS. It was the winner of numerous awards and accolades, and its film adaptation starring Greer Garson and Ronald Colman has been named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest 100 love stories in the history of the movies. The novel was one of the very first to address shell shock and amnesia and its particular tale of a man who loses his memory during battle, then makes a new life and finds new love after WWI, only to lose it all when he regains his real self, is one of those rare tales that is emotionally powerful and yet avoids all the usual romantic love story conventions. Reading it today, or seeing the film, reminds us how enduring and endearing Hilton's story has remained all these years. Housed in a custom half-morocco slipcase.. Signed. First English Edition. Fine/Very Good.

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        Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld

      Hirschfeld\'s Harlem CaricaturesSAROYAN, William. HIRSCHFELD, Albert, [artist]. Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld. New York: The Hyperion Press, 1941.First edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies. This being number 501. Large folio (181/4 x 14 inches). With six pages of text by Saroyan. Illustrated with twenty-four original lithographic captioned plates by Hirschfeld. Printed on hand-made Canson paper.Publisher\'s original cream cloth, lettered on the front cover and spine, and with an illustration from the book reproduced and colored by hand on the front cover. A bit of darkening to bottom right hand corner and bottom of spine. A fine copy complete with twenty-four wonderful illustrations. Plates are clean and bright.Kherdian.HBS 66947. $3,500

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        Harlem as Seen By Hirschfeld Text By William Saroyan

      New York: The Hyperion Press, 1941. Limited edition No. 860 of 1000; with 24 original lithographs, collated complete, in colors and tints; tipped-on good paper manufactured by Canson and Montgolfier; edited by Andre Gloeckner, with a few pages of text by William Saroyan, embellished with a few black and white line-drawings; the color plates being the caricature art of Al(bert) Hirschfeld (1903-2003) American artist whose works are held at the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, who was for many years the theater caricaturist for the New York Times, author of several illustrated books, of which this is perhaps his most famous. (Who Was Who in American Art); approx. 14 1/4" x 18 1/4" size; bound in the original color illustrated tan polished linen cloth; with wear and rubbing, soiling to boards, darkened, spine end chipped away 2" and with some splitting to the spine cloth there; plates in very good condition, generally very clean; sometimes with a faint darkened area at edge where tipped-in; last plate (one of the Bali dancer images) with a little spotting; overall, in good condition.. Good. Illus. by Al Hirschfeld.

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        The War Speeches - full set of seven British first editions finely bound in half morocco over marbled boards - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941-1946. First edition, first printing. Leather_bound. Here is a finely bound British first edition set of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, painter, Nobel Prize winner. But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said, "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a beautiful alternative to original bindings. Here are seven British first editions, bound in uniform burgundy red morocco over marbled boards. The bindings feature raised spine bands, gilt spine decoration and print, and double blind rule transitions. All contents are first edition, first printing. Of note, the beautifully crisp contents of Into Battle are not only first printing, but first state (denoted by pagination missing at pages 78 & 294) and Victory is likewise first state, with page 177 mispaginated. The bindings are in flawless condition with no signs of wear or use. The contents are bright with no previous ownership marks. The spotting endemic to the cheap, wartime paper is mostly confined to page edges and the prelims of the sixth volume. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.9), A89(a.2), A94(a.2), A101(a.3), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

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        Bambi

      New York: Simon Schuster, , 1941. Adapted from Felix Salten's novel. Quarto. Original printed pictorial boards, green endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. An excellent copy with the four removable posters still bound in, in the price clipped dust jacket with short closed tear to lower rear edge, A lovely and bright copy. First edition. A wonderfully illustrated picture book of this beloved Children's story.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Art of Tying the Wet Fly. {With a Three Page Holograph Letter Written by James E. Leisenring Laid-in}.

      - New York. Dodd, Mead & Company. 1941. First Edition. 8vo. (8 x 5). 81 pp. Photo frontispiece showing Jim Leisenring in his fishing gear. Black and white plates. Text illustrations. As told to V. S. 'Pete' Hidy. Foreword by V. S. Hidy. Introduction by Reuben R. Cross. Laid-in is a three page holograph letter to a friend and member of The Angler's Club of New York. The letter is dated February 15, 1944 and Mr. Leisenring instructs his friend on how best to employ the leader wallets he made for him [shown in pencil in the photo diagrams]. And he goes on to point out to the club member how to select the best chicken feathers for tying wet flies. Mr. Leisenring says he would like very much to see the nymphs sent to the club member by G. E. M. Skues: 'Yes I would like to come down sometime and meet you. I saw Hidy last week he told me you had a set of Skues nymphs illustrating Skues book Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout. I would like to have a good look at the materials he uses as to the colour.I have had the book and the colour plate in the front is exquisite but those colours don't mean a thing that is why I would like to see your set that Pete says you got from him and have a good look at the colours and materials so when I come down [I] can make some notes.' The master work on tying and fishing the wet fly. The book is bound in beige cloth with black titles. James Leisenring letters are rare and this letter particularly illuminating because it brings together through correspondence the two world masters on wet flies and nymphs, Jim Leisenring and G. E. M. Skues. The book is bound in its original beige cloth with black titles. Spine a little age-toned otherwise very good. The letter is in fine condition with folds and comes with the original mailing envelope.

      [Bookseller: Bruce Cave Fine Books, IOBA.]
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        COMEDIES, HISTORIES & TRAGEDIES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (37 volumes). With SHAKESPEARE, A REVIEW AND A PREVIEW. With THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Two volumes). With A SHAKESPEARE COMMENTARY. With TEN YEARS AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (leather version which is worn)

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1941 - 4to. cloth-backed decorated boards, top edges gilt, with 39 volumes in slipcases. 40 volumes. Limited to 1950 copies except for the POEMS which is limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Bruce Rogers (LEC 118 and 122 for POEMS). Overall design of this classic in book design and illustration was in the hands of Bruce Rogers. Each of the 37 volumes of Plays is illustrated by a different illustrator. The impressive list includes Eric Gill, Arthur Rackham, Gordon Ross, Edy Legrand, John Austen, Robert Gibbings, Fritz Kredel, Barnett Freedman, Edward Bawden, Gordon Craig, Frank Brangwyn, Valenti Angelo, Edward Wilson and Agnes Miller Parker. The text for this edition was edited by Herbert Farjeon who went back to the original appearances of the First Folio and Quarto Editions for punctuation and capitalization yet did correct obvious errors. With Monthly Letter / prospectus in the 37 volumes. A few of the slipcases are cracked along hinges. Each of the 37 volumes of the Comedies is covered with the original glassine wrappers (wear) and each contains a bookplate on the front free endpaper. cloth-backed decorated boards, top edges gilt, with 39 volumes in slipcases [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Grapes of Wrath

      NY, Sun Dial Press, 1941, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This issue with the medium brown cloth stamped in dark brown (one of three bindings noted by the bibliography -- there are at least four), this copy a variant without the list of other Steinbeck titles on the verso of the fly title, it includes the very scarce yellow wrap-around band carrying comments of praise by Alexander Woollcott, Dorothy Parker, and Clifton Fadiman, see Goldstone & Payne A12l (which doesn't mention the wrap-around band), Morrow 113. Light wear to jacket extremities, minor soiling to wrap-around band, else fine.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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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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        A TOAST TO TOMORROW

      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.

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        MILDRED PIERCE

      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]

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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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        THE WOMAN IN RED

      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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        VACANCY WITH CORPSE

      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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        NUMBER 30664 BY NUMBER 31539. A SKETCH IN THE LIVES OF WILLIAM SIDNEY PORTER (O. HENRY) AND AL JENNINGS, THE BANDIT

      [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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        NUMBER 30664 BY NUMBER 31539. A SKETCH IN THE LIVES OF WILLIAM SIDNEY PORTER (O. HENRY) AND AL JENNINGS, THE BANDIT.

      [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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