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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 27. April 1941.

      1941.. 20,5x13 cm. (wohl erhalten). Auflage:0. Andre Paul Guillaume Gide (* 22. November 1869 in Paris; + 19. Februar 1951 ebd.), französischer Schriftsteller. Nobelpreisträger 1925. "Mon cher Louis Parrot. Votre excellente lettre et la confiancer qu'elle tamoigner m'encourysave qa vous envoyer celle que je vous ecriverais il y a plüs d'un mois, que j'avais garde par davers moi et que, fort iope na mangue jai bien recu votre brochure sur la Grace [...] Je vous serve le main bien cordialement Andre Gide".

      [Bookseller: AEGIS Buch - und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Die rumänische Kriegswehrmacht. Geheime Kommandosache ! Stand 1.6.1941.

      Oberkommando des Heeres / Generalstab des Heeres, Hauptquartier, 1941.. . 4°, 22 Textseiten und 4 Anlagen mit zahlr. Tafeln und Faltplänen mit Kriegsgliederung und Standorte des rumänischen Heeres (1. Kriegsspitzengliederung / 2. Kriegsgliederung des rumänischen Heeres. / 3. Übersicht über die Friedensstandorte der Truppenteile des rumänischen Heeres. / 4. Übersicht über den Einsatz der 3. u. 4. Armee und Standorte des restlichen rumänischen Heeres.) inneliegend in farbig betitelter Originalmappe - guter Zustand - Eines von 500 nummerierten Exemplaren, das Vorliegende trägt die Nummer 241. a71483

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        Frenchman's Creek.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards slightly faded, corners bumped, contents toned. An excellent copy in the jacket with a small light mark to the upper panel and fading of the spine panel and edges. First edition, first impression. A very attractive copy of this historical novel set during the reign of Charles II, which tells the story of a young English woman's love affair with a pirate. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit Initialen.

      O. O., 24. VII. 1941.. 1 S. Gr.-4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "J'ai eu beaucoup de travail et en supplement peu agreable une fermeture dans les oreilles qui m'a fait passer de mauvais moments. Cela commence a s'arranger. Nous partons la semaine prochaine chez Ch. Munch qui nous a tres gentiment invite dans sa maison [...] pres de Montfort. Cela fera un petit changement d'air [...] Vous avez vu que j'ai eu la faiblesse d'accepter le poste de critique a Comedia et cela a absorbe toutes mes possibilites d'ecrivain [...]". - Erwähnt auch den unerwarteten Tod des Komponisten Philippe Gaubert, der am 8. Juli des Jahres in Paris verstorben war: "Je l'ai vue deux jours avant a la repetition de son ballet, cela m'a fait de la peine car c'etait un bon ami et il sera difficile a remplacer a l'Opera [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Salvador Dali. Paintings, Drawings, Prints.

      . New York, The Museum of Modern Art 1941. 26 : 19 cm. 87 S. mit 62 teils farb. Abb. Orig.-Pappband mit farb. illustr. Schutzumschlag.. Titelblatt oben mit kleiner Originalzeichnung von Salvador Dali in Bleistift und etwas Rot den Kopf eines Chevaliers mit dem Körper eines Hundes(?) darstellend. - Aus der Bibliothek Erna und Curt Burgauer, Küsnacht. - Ecken u. Kapitale etwas berieben, Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Einrissen, sonst gutes Ex.

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        Four years in paradise

      Lippincott, 1941-01-01. 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: Odd Duck Books]
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        Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Hamburg 1941

      1941.. 723 Seiten, OKarton, 4° ( 30 x 20,5 cm ). Neben Hamburg finden sich neben vielen anderen u.a. auch die Fernsprechteilnehmer verzeichnet von: Ahrensburg - Apensen - Aumühle - Bad Oldesloe - Buchholz - Buxtehude - Cuxhaven - Egestorf - Geesthacht - Helgoland - Hittfeld - Jork - Lauenburg - Lübeck - Lüneburg - Otterndorf - Pinneberg - Ratzeburg - Reinfeld - Schwarzenbek - Stade - Tostedt - Trittau - Wedel - Winsen - Wittorf. Einband berieben, Einbandrücken beschädigt, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen erste Seiten stärker angeknickt, Papier durchgehend gebräunt, einige Seiten stärker eselsohrig, wenige Seiten mit kleinen privaten Markierungen in rot oder grün ( z.B: " Rassenpolitisches Amt der NSDAP, Hmb 1, An der Alster 48 - 241401 N.56 " ), wenige Seiten gering beschädigt bzw. mit Randläsionen, einige Seiten etwas fleckig bzw. stockfleckig. - von hoher Seltenheit - ( Gewicht 1200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        MARINI - Marino Marini presentato da Filippo De Pisis.

      Milano, Casa Editrice della Conchiglia 1941).. 4°. 2 weisse Bll, Titelbl., 4 Bll. (Text). Mit 2 Orig.-Lithographien, davon 1 signiert, 61 teils farbigen Tafeln und 3 Textabb. Orig.-Pappbd. mit lose eingebundener Orig.-Brosch. (Ecken bestossen, Gelenke angeplatzt, Kanten leicht berieben, etwas gebräunt)., fester Einband. (=Pittori e scultori italiani contemporanei Monografie a cura di Giampiero Giani, Vol. II). - Eines von 800 Ex. (Nr. 402). - Die beiden Orig.-Lithographien sind die ersten von Marini realisierten Lithographien (vgl. Guido Guastalla, catalogo ragionato dell'opera grafica, S. 251) und zeigen Entwürfe zu 2 Skulpturen. - Guastalla nennt ein einziges ihm bekanntes existierendes Exemplar mit signierten Lithographien. Vorliegendes Ex. mit 1 Lithographie wohl mit Gefälligkeitssignatur des Künstlers, von der Fondazione Marino Marini in Pistoia, Italien, bestätigt. - Ränder gebräunt. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        "Hoplopoiia, Iliada Sigma (S. 368-618)". Autograph manuscript signed ("N. Kazantzaki").

      No place, c. 1941-1947.. 10 ff. of ms., with an additional f. of notes. 11 ff. altogether, written in ink on one side only, narrow folio format (c. 35 x 17 cm).. Complete manuscript of the famous "Hoplopoiia" section of Kazantzakis's Iliad translation: a pivotal part of the 18th book (rhapsody sigma) of Homer's epic. The poet Kazantzakis and the scholar J. T. Kakridis collaborated on this metrical translation from classical Greek into the modern demotic language over a 14-year period. When it was privately printed in 1955, the controversial effort was hailed as "'living' poetry, through which the modern Greeks will be able to grasp much of the vigour, the passion, and the values of the heroic world of the Iliad" (C. A. Trypanis, The Classical Review 8 [1958], p. 280). The "Hoplopoiia", or the "Making of Armor for Achilles", is one of the most famous parts of Homer's poem: After the death of Patroclus has convinced Achilles to re-enter battle and avenge his friend, his mother Thetis seeks out the smithing god Hephaistus, who fashions a new set of armour for him, among which is a magnificently wrought shield. The detailed description (ekphrasis) of this shield, which takes up most of the present ms., is regarded as one of the paramount passages in Western literature: starting from the center and moving outward, the shield shows first the heavenly bodies (Earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations), then a city at peace (a wedding; a lawsuit; council) and at war (opposing armies; the gods; an ambush); country life (ploughing and reaping; vintage; a herd of cattle attacked by lions; a sheep farm); dancing youths and maidens; and finally, the all-enclosing ocean stream. In essence, the shield offers a physical encapsulation of the entire world: the various layers of this microcosm present a series of contrasts, antitheses that show the basic forms of a civilized, essentially orderly life. Leading up to Achilles's return to battle and one of the bloodiest parts of the Iliad, the Shield Ekphrasis also provides a moment of calm before the storm. - Traces of horizontal folds; rustmarks from paperclips. Numerous revisions, corrections, and insertions in ink and pencil; caption "Iliada 18 (S. 368-618)" broadly underlined in red crayon. In the final page of notes (written on the reverse of a leaf on which the beginning of the translation has been struck out), Kazantzakis states that this present version is not to be considered final and will require revisions as to orthography and accentuation. While the present ms. was probably composed and revised over a period of several years (the variations in pen type and ductus pointing to at least three main stages), the statement that work had been ongoing for three years suggests a time frame around the year 1944. Includes Certificate of Authenticity, issued by Spanos Rare Books, Athens.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        'Mascagni, Pietro. Citazione musicale da L''Amico Friz con dedica e firma autografa.'

      'cm 12 x 17,5 carta, incollata su cartoncino di programma di sala. Datata Firenze, 13 maggio 1941 "alla gentile Signorina Paola Nordio. L''opera debuttò al Teatro Costanzi di Roma il 31 ottobre 1891. La citazione musicale riguarda quattro battute dall''atto I scena III, ''son pochi fiori, povere viole''. Ottimo stato di conservazione.'

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giannischicchi]
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        LETTERS TO FLORENCE. Edited by Clifford Bax.

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

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Portrait of a Lady or The English Spirit Old and New

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Färjesång.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1941. First edition. 22x16,5 cm. 85, (3, 2 blanks) pp. Original wrappers, with a cover vignette by Stig Åsberg, and with an illustration by him on pp. 3. A light crease on spine, which is also a bit worn at the base. Front wrapper is a bit spotted and has a darkened streak in lower margin. The last page of the index and rear free endpaper are a bit toned. This fifth collection, containing some of Ekelöf's most loved and quoted poems, established him as the leading Swedish poet. Inscribed: "God Jul 1942 [Merry Christmas] / från vännen E." Torsten Billman (1909-1989), Swedish woodcut artist, book illustrator and fresco painter. In 1942, Billman and the poet Gunnar Ekelöf met through the art dealer Gunnar Hjorthén in Gothenburg, a crucial meeting in Billman?s career as a book illustrator since he had the opportunity to show Ekelöf his copy of Martinson?s 'Nomad', in which he had made sketches throughout in the margins. Ekelöf greatly appreciated his style and also borrowed the book in order to show it to his publisher in Stockholm. Some of the illustrations were printed in the magazine 'Konstrevyn' along with a promoting text by Ekelöf, and the book was published with Billman?s drawings in 1943. An illustrated edition of Ekelöf?s poems was also planned, but for unknown reasons this was never carried out. Ekner 4101. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Among the Caves

      Lisboa: (Frederic Prokosch), 1941 Lisboa: (Frederic Prokosch). 1941. First. First edition. Decorated marbled wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 22 copies, this is copy is unnumbered, and marked in the author's hand as the "Author's Copy," Signed by the author, and Inscribed by him beneath his signature: "for Mami. with many kisses." A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books." Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture his butterfly books. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. Of the 22 copies OCLC locates eight copies in institutions. .

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        HISTORIA DEL TRADICIONALISMO ESPAÑOL

      Trajano, Sevilla - Obra editada de 1941 a 1979. 30 tomos en 32 volumenes, 300 págs aprox por tomo. Completo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: The Record of a Journey Through Yugoslavia in 1937

      London: Macmillan, 1941. First editions. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Some usual offsetting to the endpapers to both volumes in very good to near fine dust jackets that show some toning to the spine. Volume One is inscribed and dated in 1965 by the author, volume two is signed and dated in 1965. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.Part travelogue, part history, part love letter on a thousand-page scale, Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is a genre-bending masterwork written in elegant prose. But what makes it so unlikely to be confused with any other book of history, politics, or culture--with, in fact, any other book--is its unashamed depth of feeling: think The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire crossed with Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. West visited Yugoslavia for the first time in 1936. What she saw there affected her so much that she had to return--partly, she writes, because it most resembled "the country I have always seen between sleeping and waking," and partly because "it was like picking up a strand of wool that would lead me out of a labyrinth in which, to my surprise, I had found myself immured." Black Lamb is the chronicle of her travels, but above all it is West following that strand of wool: through countless historical digressions; through winding narratives of battles, slavery, and assassinations; through Shakespeare and Augustine and into the very heart of human frailty. "A masterpiece . . . as astonishing in its range, in the subtlety and power of its judgment, as it is brilliant in expression" (The Times, London).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for Alteration of Facade on Northwest Corner of Mariposa St. and Alabama St., San Francisco. Current address likely 498 Alabama St

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June - August 1941. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper and one blueprint. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 6 sheets. Job #209. File #1997. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        A Curtain of Green

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1941. First edition. Octavo, original orange cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "To Bobbie Sumner Cutler with many good wishes- and good luck Eudora Welty December, 1941". In very good condition in a dust jacket with some a chip to the foot of the spine.Eudora Welty won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize and was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. A Curtain of Green is her first collection of short stories. In it she examines Mississippi, her state of birth, through the eyes of its inhabitants, and contemplates a realistic view of the extant racial relations. She brings to A Curtain of Green her graceful writing and perspective that sees Mississippi as an often comical world of near magical wonder in its ability to remain mundane in light of its struggles.

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        Pastimes

      New York: Joyce Memorial Fund Committee,, 1941. Tall octavo. Original blue boards, author's name to upper board in black, blue endpapers. In the original glassine dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece by Jo Davidson. Light partial tanning to front fly-leaf. An excellent copy in the tanned and chipped glassine jacket. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by the editors and illustrator on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fire and Ice

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. 214pp. Blue cloth. Octavo.[20.5 cm] Near fine/Near fine. Minor age toning to rear panel of jacket. Jacket's spine subtly faded. A few small nicks at the corners. Internally clean and nice. Signed by the author on the title page. One of the harder Stegner titles to find in this nice condition. Only 2500 were printed, and less than 2000 sold. Stegner's agents wrote on April 14, 1948 (seven years after publication) that "Wally Stegner says, with regret, that he cannot find any immediate use for 515 sets of sheets for Fire and Ice. I am afraid, therefore, that you will have to have them pulped." Colberg A5.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Deutsche Äpfel. Die Handelssorten. Ein Bildwerk. 2 Bände

      - Niemann & Moschinski, Hamburg, 1941. 5 Blatt/50 aufgezogene Tafeln/5 Blatt/54 aufgezogene Tafeln, mit je Texttafel. Jede Tafel ist durch Pergamentpapier geschützt. - Band I: Niederelbe/Band II: Norddeutschland. Unter Mitarbeit des Obstbauversuchsringes und der Bezirksabgabestelle York (Altes Land) -

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        Børnehjælpsdag 6 Maj 1941.

      Litografisk plakat trykt i farver af Egmont H. Petersen København. 83x62cm.. Med det originale tegnede udkast, 23x16 cm

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The War Speeches - a full set of seven U.S. first editions in a custom leather preservation case Blood Sweat and Tears, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      New York; Boston: G.P. Putnam's Sons; Little, Brown and Company; Simon & Schuster, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Here is a collector-worthy, full jacketed set of all seven U.S. first edition, first printings of Churchill's War speeches, housed in a custom full leather preservation case. 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, Nobel Prize winner. But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his trenchant, soaring, and defiant rhetoric 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 in both British and U.S. editions. The U.S. first editions were generally published in smaller numbers and are considerably more scarce today than their British counterparts. Moreover, the first volume, "Blood Sweat and Tears" is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British (it was published in England as "Into Battle"). Collectors will note that the U.S. editions varied significantly across the seven volumes, unlike the British first editions, which were all issued by the same publisher, were universal in height and binding, and featured uniform style to the dust jackets, which varied only in color scheme. The first U.S. volume was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons and bound in the same size and blue cloth as their other 1930s editions of Churchill's works (Great Contemporaries, While England Slept, and Step By Step). Volumes 2-6 were published by Little, Brown and Company. Each of these five volumes was bound in red cloth with a black and red dust jacket, but the volumes vary considerably in height with volumes 4-6 smaller, wartime material rationing cited as the reason on the Volume 5 dust jacket flap. The final volume was published by Simon and Schuster in an entirely different size, binding, and dust jacket style. Here are all seven first editions, all fine or near-fine, in dust jackets ranging from near-fine to very good. All seven bindings are bright, clean, and square with sharp corners and virtually no wear. All contents are clean, bright, and tight with most feeling unread. The only spotting we find in the set is limited to the page edges of volumes 3, 4 & 6. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is the ink stamp of a private Connecticut boarding school on the Volume 7 ffep. All seven dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. Of note, The Blood Sweat and Tears dust jacket is an unusually complete true first trade edition (not the look-alike Book-of-the-Month Club edition), with unfaded red and blue spine print. The dust jackets for volumes 2-6 proved quite susceptible to scuffing and wear, as well as fading of the red spine title boxes. Here these five jackets all retain bright red spine panels. Wear and chipping for these five jackets is quite modest, mostly confined to spine ends. All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The preservation case was commissioned by us in full red leather with a fold open lid and front and a black leather label stamped in gold. Please be aware that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.3.a, A172.2.a, A183.2.a, A194.2, A214.2.a, A223.2, A227.1; Woods/ICS A66(b.1), A89(b.1), A94(b.1), A101(b.1), A107(b), A112(b), A114(a); Langworth pages 207, 214, 220, 224, 229, 235, 248

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        [The War speeches and the post-War speeches, comprising:]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1941–61. Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to Victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches; The Sinews of Peace; Europe United; In the Balance; Stemming the Tide, The Unwritten Alliance. 12 individually issued works, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The War Speeches illustrated with frontispieces in first five volumes, 36 other plates in all. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent set in handsome bindings. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The War Speeches - a full set of seven U.S. first editions in a custom leather preservation case Blood Sweat and Tears, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      New York; Boston: G.P. Putnam's Sons; Little, Brown and Company; Simon & Schuster, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Here is a collector-worthy, full jacketed set of all seven U.S. first edition, first printings of Churchill's War speeches, housed in a custom full leather preservation case. 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, Nobel Prize winner. But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his trenchant, soaring, and defiant rhetoric 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 in both British and U.S. editions. The U.S. first editions were generally published in smaller numbers and are considerably more scarce today than their British counterparts. Moreover, the first volume, "Blood Sweat and Tears" is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British (it was published in England as "Into Battle"). Collectors will note that the U.S. editions varied significantly across the seven volumes, unlike the British first editions, which were all issued by the same publisher, were universal in height and binding, and featured uniform style to the dust jackets, which varied only in color scheme. The first U.S. volume was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons and bound in the same size and blue cloth as their other 1930s editions of Churchill's works (Great Contemporaries, While England Slept, and Step By Step). Volumes 2-6 were published by Little, Brown and Company. Each of these five volumes was bound in red cloth with a black and red dust jacket, but the volumes vary considerably in height with volumes 4-6 smaller, wartime material rationing cited as the reason on the Volume 5 dust jacket flap. The final volume was published by Simon and Schuster in an entirely different size, binding, and dust jacket style. Here are all seven first editions, all fine or near-fine, in dust jackets ranging from near-fine to very good. All seven bindings are bright, clean, and square with sharp corners and virtually no wear. All contents are clean, bright, and tight with most feeling unread. The only spotting we find in the set is limited to the page edges of volumes 3, 4 & 6. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is the ink stamp of a private Connecticut boarding school on the Volume 7 ffep. All seven dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. Of note, The Blood Sweat and Tears dust jacket is an unusually complete true first trade edition (not the look-alike Book-of-the-Month Club edition), with unfaded red and blue spine print. The dust jackets for volumes 2-6 proved quite susceptible to scuffing and wear, as well as fading of the red spine title boxes. Here these five jackets all retain bright red spine panels. Wear and chipping for these five jackets is quite modest, mostly confined to spine ends. All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The preservation case was commissioned by us in full red leather with a fold open lid and front and a black leather label stamped in gold. Please be aware that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.3.a, A172.2.a, A183.2.a, A194.2, A214.2.a, A223.2, A227.1; Woods/ICS A66(b.1), A89(b.1), A94(b.1), A101(b.1), A107(b), A112(b), A114(a); Langworth pages 207, 214, 220, 224, 229, 235, 248&

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        A Naturalist in Canada

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

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        Log of the President's inspection trip and cruise on board the USS Potomac 19 March - 1 April 1941

      [privately printed "n.p., n.d.": [privately printed. 1941]. "Only edition, 4to, pp. [8], 20; photographic frontispiece; original blue printed wrappers with crossed fishing-poles; saddle-stitch binding; slight shadow on front cover, else near fine. Inscribed ""For C[hief] B[oatswain's] M[ate] W.A. Bartos USN, from Franklin D. Roosevelt."" ""Having had a desire for some time to get away from Washington for a few days of restful diversion, including some hoped for fishing in southern waters, the President had previously instructed Captain Callaghan, his Naval Aide, to have the Potomac available at Port Everglades, Florida, for a projected cruise to the Bahamas."" A working vacation affording the President fine fishing opportunities along the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. The President on the first day alone caught a tuna, a skipjack, and a mackerel. Bartos, to whom the book is inscribed, was an enlisted sailor attached to the President's party. Also attached to the President's party were the Attorney General, Robert H. Jackson; Harold Ickes, the Secretary of the Interior; and a young William J. McNamara. Included with the pamphlet are two 10"" x 7½"" photographs of Bartos sporting his rod and reel. Not in the Carmichael Catalogue and not otherwise located bibliographically."

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        Ver y palpar ( 1923 - 1933 ). 1ª edición

      Ercilla, Santiago de Chile 1941 - cartulina con lomera con pequeñas pérdidas en los extremos, interior bien conservado . . 132 págs.

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        The War Speeches: full set of 7 Canadian first editions: Blood Sweat and Tears, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1941. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Here is a full set of Canadian first editions of Churchill's war speeches - the soaring and defiant oratory that sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. 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 Canadian editions of Churchill's war speeches were published by McClelland and Stewart, Toronto. None of the Canadian first editions was reprinted and they are far more scarce than British or U.S. first editions. This set contains all very good+ or better volumes in very good or better dust jackets. All of the volumes have clean, bright, and tight contents with no internal spotting and no inscriptions. The only trace of spotting is confined to the fore edge of The End of the Beginning. Chipping to the dust jackets is minor, with the worst at the head of the spine The Dawn of Liberation to a maximum depth of 3/8 inch. Blood Sweat and Tears has some chipping and tape reinforcement, but compensates with an unusually clean and totally unfaded spine. Also, Blood Sweat and Tears is the correct first edition, not the more common second Canadian edition that added several speeches. Overall a very nice collection of this scarce set. All dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.2, A172.3, A183.3, A194.3, A214.3, A223.3, A227.3; Woods/ICS A66(c.1), A89(c), A94(c), A101(c), A112(c), A114(c); Langworth pages 206, 215, 220, 225, 230, 235, 251

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        Poirot Investigates

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1941. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Ends of spine slightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few small nicks and short splits and toned spine panel. A later printing in the attractive 1940s pictorial dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Log of the President's inspection trip and cruise on board the USS Potomac 19 March - 1 April 1941

      "n.p., n.d.": [privately printed. 1941]. "Only edition, 4to, pp. [8], 20; photographic frontispiece; original blue printed wrappers with crossed fishing-poles; saddle-stitch binding; slight shadow on front cover, else near fine. & & Inscribed ""For C[hief] B[oatswain's] M[ate] W.A. Bartos USN, from Franklin D. Roosevelt."" ""Having had a desire for some time to get away from Washington for a few days of restful diversion, including some hoped for fishing in southern waters, the President had previously instructed Captain Callaghan, his Naval Aide, to have the Potomac available at Port Everglades, Florida, for a projected cruise to the Bahamas."" & & A working vacation affording the President fine fishing opportunities along the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. The President on the first day alone caught a tuna, a skipjack, and a mackerel. & & Bartos, to whom the book is inscribed, was an enlisted sailor attached to the President's party. Also attached to the President's party were the Attorney General, Robert H. Jackson; Harold Ickes, the Secretary of the Interior; and a young William J. McNamara. & & Included with the pamphlet are two 10"" x 7½"" photographs of Bartos sporting his rod and reel. & & Not in the Carmichael Catalogue and not otherwise located bibliographically."

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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British editions, mixed printings

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, and Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1941. Hardcover. Very good. This is a full, mixed printing set of The World Crisis, comprising Thornton Butterworth volumes issued in 1927 and Macmillan & Co. volumes issued in 1941. The British first edition of Churchill's history of The First World War was originally published by Thornton Butterworth as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Many consider the British edition, with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page, aesthetically superior to the U.S. Here is a full set of British mixed printings. The first four volumes, covering the war years 1911-1918, are all 1927 printings of the British first edition. 1911-1914 is the first edition, seventh printing. 1915 is the first edition, fifth printing. 1916-1918 Part 1 is first edition, second printing. 1916-1918 Part 2 is first edition, fourth printing. The final two volumes - The Aftermath and The Unknown War - are first edition look-alikes issued by Macmillan, which acquired the rights to several Churchill books after Thornton Butterworth went under in 1940. In 1941, Macmillan issued both The Aftermath and The Unknown War from British first edition plates. The Unknown War is a quite scarce and collectable edition in its own right; Macmillan issued a single impression of just 600 copies. Both volumes are similar to their British first edition counterparts and so serve as substitutes when assembling a set. Overall condition of this set is very good. All six volumes retain clean and tight original navy cloth bindings with bright spine gilt and quite respectable shelf presentation, with varying degrees of light wear, mostly confined to extremities. The 1911-1914 and 1915 volumes are notable for exceptionally bright and clean bindings, the 1911-1914 volume bearing transfer browning on the endpapers consistent with dust jacket flaps, indicating that it was likely long protected by its original dust jacket, now lost. The contents of all six volumes are internally bright. The sole previous ownership marks in the set are a wartime gift inscription (dated 1945) on the ffep of The Aftermath and a small London bookseller sticker affixed to the front pastedown of the same volume. Spotting appears confined to the page edges of the first five books with the exception of 1916-1918 Part 1, which shows intermittent internal spotting as well. The scarcest volume in the set - the Macmillan issue of The Unknown War, is a very good copy. The binding is square and tight with bright spine gilt, minor wear at extremities, slight wrinkling of the spine cloth, and slight mottling of the cloth at the bottom edge of the front cover. The contents of The Unknown War show no spotting and no previous ownership marks of any kind, with age-toning of the page edges. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).i, A69.2(II).e, A69.2(III-1).b, A69.2(III-2).d, A69.12.a, A69.13; Woods/ICS A31(ab), A31(g) & A31(h), Langworth p.105, 122 & 123.

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        The Colossus of Maroussi

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dersu the Trapper

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1941. First. First American edition. Translated from the Russian by Malcolm Burr. Fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with some soiling, and a modest chip at the foot of the spine. Basis for 1975 Akira Kurosawa-directed film Dersu Uzala, filmed in Russia and winner of the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. .

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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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        The World Crisis 1911-1918, INSCRIBED and dated by Churchill on 10 Downing Street stationery

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1941. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. This jacketed first abridged and revised Macmillan edition of The World Crisis is inscribed by Churchill on Downing Street stationery and dated "Easter 1942". Early 1942 was a low point of the war, full of challenges, compromises, and disappointments, both military and political, across the globe for the British. Easter weekend 1942 saw terrible losses of aircraft, ships, and men to the Japanese, with the day after Easter seeing Japanese forces land in the Solomon Islands and bombing British India for the first time. For obvious reasons, inscribed books from this time are scarce. This book was almost certainly a gift for someone Churchill knew personally. The stationary bearing the inscription is affixed to the front pastedown. The stationary is printed with the Prime Minister's seal on the upper right and "10 Downing Street, Whitehall." on the upper left. The inscription is typed "Inscribed for Mr. J.W.R. Hill by" with Churchill's signature in black ink appearing directly below. Below Churchill's signature is typed "Easter 1942". We are informed that J.W.R. Hill was Joseph William Roland Hill (1905-1977), who apparently served as film projectionist for Churchill at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, which Churchill frequented during the war, and where Churchill enjoyed films in the "Long Gallery". Churchill was at Chequers in late March and early April 1942. We have no definitive evidence of Mr. Hill's presence at Chequers at that time. Nonetheless, being able to definitively place Churchill at Chequers at the time is strong corroboration. Mr. Hill's association with Churchill is further corroborated by another book inscribed to him by Churchill dated "Christmas 1942". Moreover, the inscription stands on its own merits as an outstanding, dated wartime inscription on official stationery. In early 1942, the setbacks faced by Churchill during the first world war when he served in the War Cabinet and on the Front must have been on his mind, as he now faced the Second World War from the position of high command and ultimate responsibility. This abridged and revised volume of The World Crisis is not simply an abridgement, but an important edition in its own right; Churchill made significant revisions and added a new introduction and an entire new chapter on the Battle of the Marne. Macmillan acquired the rights to several Churchill books after Thornton Butterworth went under in 1940. Thus this edition - the first printing of the Macmillan edition produced using the original Thornton Butterworth first edition plates. We are pleased that the condition of this book befits the inscription it bears. This copy is in fine condition in a very good+ dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and virtually no wear. The contents are likewise bright and clean with no spotting and no inscriptions apart from that of the author. Even the text block edges remain clean. The dust jacket is unclipped and highly complete, with just fractional losses at the corners and spine ends. The spine is lightly soiled, but the red title lettering remains vivid and unfaded. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.14.a, Woods/ICS A31(bd.1), Langworth p.116

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        A Northern Christmas Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island

      New York: American Artists Group, [1941] - Book Number One in the series of the American Artists Group Gift Books, inscribed by Kent on the flyleaf to his friends, Jessie and Norman Barr: "To Jessie and Norman [pen-and-ink drawing of a bar] "[pen-and-ink drawing of candlelight] for a Merry Christmas "[drawing of V - for Victory] for a Happy New Year "from the Kents "1941" Norman Barr (1908-1992) was an artist and friend of the Rockwell Kents Most of this appeared in "Wilderness". 12mo. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Original decorated paper boards, slightly darkened at edges, else fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das trostreiche Antlitz. Gedichte.

      4°. (2) Bl., 80, (1) S., (1) Bl. Mit 18 sign. Radierungen u. 1 rad. Titelvignette von Heinrich Müller. Lose Lagen mit Pappdeckelumschlag in Schuber. Eins von 50 (GA 56) Ex. auf "Papier de Montval à la main", im Impressum von Paul Ad. Brenner u. Heinrich Müller signiert.- Umschlagrücke und Schuber stark wasserfleckig und angestaubt.

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        Log of the President's inspection trip and cruise on board the USS Potomac 19 March - 1 April 1941

      [privately printed, n.p., n.d. 1941 - Only edition, 4to, pp. [8], 20; photographic frontispiece; original blue printed wrappers with crossed fishing-poles; saddle-stitch binding; slight shadow on front cover, else near fine. Inscribed "For C[hief] B[oatswain's] M[ate] W.A. Bartos USN, from Franklin D. Roosevelt." "Having had a desire for some time to get away from Washington for a few days of restful diversion, including some hoped for fishing in southern waters, the President had previously instructed Captain Callaghan, his Naval Aide, to have the Potomac available at Port Everglades, Florida, for a projected cruise to the Bahamas." A working vacation affording the President fine fishing opportunities along the coast of Florida and the Bahamas. The President on the first day alone caught a tuna, a skipjack, and a mackerel. Bartos, to whom the book is inscribed, was an enlisted sailor attached to the President's party. Also attached to the President's party were the Attorney General, Robert H. Jackson; Harold Ickes, the Secretary of the Interior; and a young William J. McNamara. Included with the pamphlet are two 10" x 7½" photographs of Bartos sporting his rod and reel. Not in the Carmichael Catalogue and not otherwise located bibliographically. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        As For Me and My House

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock 1941, 1st Edition. () 296pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Grey cloth with maroon lettering on spine and front cover. Light bumping to spine, corners and ends of spine. Some fading to boards and spine. Back board has some light black spotting / streaks. Light discolouration to endpapers. Clean, tight text block with maroon top edge and roughly trimmed long outer edge. A few light finger print stains within text. In dust jacket, not price clipped- Lightly rubbed with some mild creasing and wear to the edges. The back cover of the jacket is lightly soiled with a light stain on the top edge. There has been a small amount of professional restoration done to jacket. A very nice copy. James Sinclair Ross, CM (January 22, 1908 - February 29, 1996) was a Canadian banker and author, best known for his fiction about life in the Canadian prairies. Set during the Great Depression in the fictional mid-western prairie town of Horizon (the precise location of Horizon is not provided, and could conceivably be in either Canada or the United States), it deals with the experiences of a minister's wife, her husband and their struggles and hardships. Canadian Author . .

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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