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        12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History Of The Negro In The United States. Signed

      New York:: The Viking Press, 1941 Wright, Richard. 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES. A Folk History Of The Negro In The United States. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition Signed in full on the flyleaf, "Richard Wright." Small 4to. 152 pp. An excellent copy in beige buckram, white and red titles to the spine (previous collector's discreet, neat name on the front free endpaper) in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper that has been neatly and archivally restored primarily at the spine extremities & edges [moderate tide mark on the inside front flap]. A stunning photographic essay on the African-American experience in depression-era America accompanied by Wright's striking text. Vintage black and white photography by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, A. Rothstein, Ben Shahn, et al. Photos selected by Edwin Rosskam. An important book housed in a TBCL custom half leather and marbled paper clamshell case in very fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        AT LIBERTY

      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941: Audrey Wood, 1941 Williams, Tennessee. AT LIBERTY. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941. 8vo., 10 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this one act playscript, carbon original with one pencil correction - the story of a once successful actress who retreats to her childhood home in Mississippi, with fantasies of resuscitating her career. A fine copy in printed punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams' literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. Very uncommon example in private hands.. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Works in Prose and Verse [Signed Limited Edition]

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1941. The Burwash Edition of Rudyard Kipling's collected works. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Top edge gilt. 28 Volumes. One of 1,010 sets with volume 1 signed by Rudyard Kipling. The volumes are in near fine to fine condition. An excellent set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        GOLDEN SLIPPERS: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941. - SIGNED HC 1st ed - First printing. The very uncommon first edition of this classic anthology - among the contributors are many writers of the Harlem Renaissance: Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Feldon Johnson, Cullen, Jessie Fauset, Claude McKay and others, as well as some traditional poems. Illustrated with drawings by Henrietta Bruce Sharon. Arranged topically. Included are biographies of the poets, and an index of first lines. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Bontemps with the comment "I'm happy to have this little collection find its' way into your excellent library." Near fine in a very good dustjacket (slight toning and soiling to endpapers, one small spot on front cover, dj has 1 rounded chip at top edge of front cover, some toning to spine and folds, slit near the spine, price-clipped) Despite the relatively minor flaws, this is an extremely attractive copy of a hard to find book, especially with such a warm and friendly inscription - and especially in the dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookfever, IOBA (Volk & Iiams)]
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        Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology [ Partial Run See description for Details ] The Structure of DNA

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Third Biggles Omnibus. Comprising: Biggles in Spain, Biggles Goes To War and Biggles in The Baltic

      London, Oxford University Press. 1941, 1941. First Thus. Large 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth titled and decorated in brown to spine and front board. Slight rubbing and edgewear, a very good copy indeed, front inner hinge starting. In a very good example of the scarce dustwrapper, bright and clean with some very light wear to extremities and minor chipping and fraying to the head of spine. A remarkably good copy of a scarce early Biggles collection.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Ceská Fotografie, Zeme Ceská Domov Muj. [Czech Photography, The Czech Land, My Home.]

      Prague: Svaz cesk?klubu fotografu amateru a nakladatelstuim. "Politiky", Prague: Svaz ceských klubu fotografu amateru a nakladatelstuim. "Politiky",, 1941. Quarto. Original cream boards, titles to front cover in red and black, titles to spine in black. With the glassine dust jacket and card slipcase. Including full page photographic illustrations by Bures, Coufal, Douba, Erben, Funke, Genser, Hutar, Juránek, Kolar, Lauschmann, Mikulášek, Posselt, Raiman, Sudek, Happy, Veprek, Wiškovský and others Near fine in lightly nicked and creased dust jacket, slipcase split to spine. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Make Way for Ducklings

      Viking Press 1941 - A very good first edition (First Published August 1941 stated on copyright page, and no reference to later printings) in a very good second state jacket, with the original price of $2.00 on the front flap but a reference to the Caldecott Medal at the bottom of the flap and also two seals of the Caldecott Medal on the front of the jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Your Word Is Your Wand: A Sequel To: The Game of Life and How to Play It

      Gerald J. Rickard, 1941. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. New York: Florence Scovel Shinn, 1928. First edition - Deluxe edition in flexible leather binding. Signed by author Florence Scovel Shinn on the front free endpaper ("Victory! / Florence Scovel Shinn"). Very good. No jacket, as issued. Leather is faded at the edges, with slight chipping at the spine ends and wear at the top edge of the back cover. Shinn was best known for her book "The Game of Life and How to Play It" - she was considered part of the "New Thought" movement, and a major influence on current bestselling writer Louise Hay (Wikipedia). Earlier in her career, she was better known as an artist and illustrator (collaborating with Harper's magazine and on some of Winston Churchill's titles). This particular edition extraordinarily scarce.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Rudyard Kipling SIGNED 28 Volume Set Burwash Edition

      Doubleday, 1941. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Kipling, Rudyard. The Burwash Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, Signed 28 Volume Set. Doubleday, 1941. Remarkable 28 volume set featuring the works of renowned author and poet Rudyard Kipling. Hand Signed by Kipling! Limited Burwash Edition, Number 652 of only 1010 made. Hardcover books. Original publisher's red cloth binding. Gilt on front and spine. Gold top stain. Light bumping. Books all look exceptional. Very good condition set.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Cahier de Chansons Commence en Captivite Le 1/10/1941

      Stalag VII A, Germany, 1941-1945 (?). Cloth. Very Good. An extraordinary, charming World War Two Prisoner of War illustrated songbook manuscript! With 60 pages of song lyrics and colorful watercolors of Stalag VII A, idealized women, a bullfighter, birds and flowers, an ocean liner, fanciful sailors, children, and other fantasy images that must have given great comfort to the prisoner. The songs are entitled "Pensez aux Prisonniers", "Le Moulin Qui Jase", "J'ai Reve D'Une Fleur", "Nice la Belle", "Sous le Soleil Marocain", "Le Raccommodeur de Faience", "Sombrero et Mantille", etc. Some of the songs, such as "Le Moulin Qui Jase", were well-known; others may or may not be original to the prisoner, or have original parts. The lyrics are written with a neat hand, usually with several verses. We know the identity of the artist and writer, as well as his location, from an image of a postcard he drew. It appears that Osteng was from Marseilles. Stalag VII-A (Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager VII-A), the largest German prisoner-of-war camp during the Second World War, was located just north of Moosburg in Southern Bavaria. The 86 acre camp served as both a full-time and transit camp, the latter being a place where prisoners were processed on their way to other camps. The camp housed prisoners from all the nationalities fighting the Germans. At its liberation on April 29, 1945, the camp held 80,000 prisoners, most of whom were either French or Russian. The cover has wear. A few leaves have a child's scribbles, and these were probably done later, possibly by a child.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Evil Under the Sun

      The Crime Club, London, 1941., 1941. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, in striking pictorial dustwrapper designed by Rose, depicting a rather Dali-esque sunset with eerie colours. Book is particularly clean; jacket is very good indeed with a couple of minor nicks to the extremities, unclipped. Light spotting to page edges. A most attractive copy One of Christie's most famous mystery novels; Belgian detective Hercule Poirot interrupts his vacation on Smugglers' Island to help the local police invetigate the murder of an attractive woman. Basis for the 1982 movie starring Peter Ustinov, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and James Mason. Wagstaff & Poole p180-185. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p82-89. See also Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Kid Tinsel

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Liberal Magazine

      1941 - London - The Liberal Publication Department, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A large collection ofperiodical for the use of Liberal speakers and canvassers, encompassing all volumes between 1895 (forming a Political Record for the year 1894) and 1941, excepting 1896-1901 and 1907. In fourty volumes. With a decorative title to each magazine and ablack and white photograph of amemorial statueto Mr. Gladstone in Westminster Abbey byThomasBrock, R. A. to frontispiece of 1903 volume. The periodical includes the diary of the month, tables of facts, notes and figures,articles, bills of session, points from speeches, Government Blue Books and returns and announcements. With the announcement and tribute to George V to1936 volume. The Liberal Party was one of the two majorpolitical parties of the United Kingdom during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was the third largest political party throughout the latter half of the 20th century. The party moved towards social liberalism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and came to be seen as being on the centre-left of British politics. Augustine Birrell PC, KC (19 January 1850- 20 November 1933) was an English politician, barrister, academic and author. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1907 to 1916, resigning in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising. With previous owner's ink inscription tofront free endpaper of 1895 volume. Condition: First two volumes in a cloth binding, all other volumes in quarter morocco bindings with cloth covered boards, most with gilt lettering. Externally, generally sound with bumping and wear to extremities and marks to boards of some volumes. With staining to half the volumes, more heavily to approximately ten volumes. With water damage causing warping to boards and text block to approximately seven volumes. Rear clothtorn and lifting to 1918 volume. Slight loss to spine to three volumes. Joints strained to two volumes. Aboutfour hinges tender, five hinges strained and four slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound with straining to some volumes. Generally bright with slight scattered spotting to some volumes, and foxing to endpapers of most volumes. With a closed tear to front free endpaperto 1902 volume. Five volumes (1904-6, 1914, 1916)are ex-library copies from Newport public librarywith bookplates to front pastesdowns and ink stamps to endpapers and some pages. With one previous owner's label to front pastedown also to one volume. With ink stemp from East Dorest Liberal Association to 1919 volume, and the Liberal Registration Office to1920 volume. With some cracking and loss to spine of 1916 volume with ink inscription in gold filling in missing lettering. Overall: GOOD.

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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., 60' North of Mariposa on the West Side of Alabama St., between Alabama and Harrison St., San Francisco. Current address 450 Alabama

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1941 - September 1942. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 17 sheets. Job #210. File #2049. 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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        Four years in paradise (Leather Bound)

      Lippincott. Very Good+. 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Three quarter blue moroccan leather bound cover has very light wear to corners and caps. Mid-20th century rebinding. Two raised bands with gilt stamped decor on spine. Marbled end sheets pristine. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages very faintly toned near edges, but clean and appear unread. Gilt top edge very good. ; 345 pages .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Hangover Square (First UK Edition)

      London: Constable, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. The larger of the two known binding variants (no priority), with the boards measuring 19 x 13 centimeters and a board-to-board thickness of 2.5 centimeters, all other points being the same. Very Good in a Good to Very Good dust jacket. Small closed tear to page 183 not affecting text. Backstrip is a bit faded, with some light spotting to the lower left corner of the rear board, contemporary owner name and date on the first leaf. Jacket is complete, with some chipping along the top and bottom edges and at the spine ends (a portion of the publisher name is affected at the heel), and toning to the spine panel. Basis for the classic 1945 film noir directed by John Brahm and starring Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell and George Sanders. The film was Cregar's final performance, arguably his best, as a famed composer who has a chronic habit of slipping into a demented second personality and murdering the next person who crosses his path. Interestingly, the filmmakers chose to transpose the book's then-present-day setting of the late 1930s to that of 19th century Edwardian London, resulting in a look that was an unexpected counterpoint to Hamilton's "Gaslight.

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        Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland

      16pp. Signed by the author. Final typescript, probably a setting copy, for the short story which first appeared in the New Yorker on December 20, 1941, and later in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1951. The text matches that of the published version, which has been anthologized as one of fifty great American short stories, beside works by Poe, Hawthorne, Faulkner, and Hemingway. Fine in plastic sheets within a binder, which is housed in a black cloth portfolio with paper label to cover. Portfolio housed in a custom quarter brown leather and tan cloth folding box with a leather label to the spine, gilt lettered.

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        France Speaks! A Weekly Correspondence on Democratic France (46 Issues)

      New York, 1941. First Edition. Card Stock Binder. Very Good. This copy is inscribed to the daughter of Winthrop W. Aldrich in French and dated either Thursday, June 29, 1946 or Thursday, June 29, 1966, New York, on verso of the first issue's title page. The mystery is that the decade is hard to read and neither date was a Thursday; it is also inscribed to "Miss Aldrich," her maiden name. By 1966 Miss Aldrich was married with three children. Winthrop W. Aldrich was Chairman of Chase National Bank and a considerable business and social force in New York during the 1930s and 1940s. He was appointed by President Eisenhower as Ambassador to England from 1953, a role in which he served through 1957. Aldrich was the son of Rhode Island Senator Nelson W. Aldrich and the brother of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The 1946 date and inscription to his daughter may make more sense given Aldrich's influence in New York and in international circles during and immediately following the war. Inscription: "To Miss Mary Aldrich so understanding of the drama of France because so American. In gratitude for her exquisite kindness and understanding that she does so well with such charm and grace given to those French people who had the privilege to have been the beneficiaries. One of the resistants." Signature indecipherable and does not come close to the name of either editor. A collection of typed, mimeographed newsletters printed recto only, collected in a card stock binder with metal tabs. A local New York publication that was produced on a somewhat weekly basis distributing information on what was occurring in France during the Nazi occupation and promoting the Free French movement in the United States. Includes news reported from France regarding the Free French movement, ongoing trials conducted by the Vichy, the Communist Movement in France during occupation. There are a number of articles on Leon Blum, three-time Prime Minister of France, socialist, and Jew who refused to leave France during the Nazi occupation. Article by Blum entitled, "Blum Answers His Accusers" in the February 20, 1942, issue. Blum was put on trial at the Riom Trial on which there are two reports. The Germans canceled the trial and Blum spent time in the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau and was freed by Allied troops in 1945. Also occasional poems, one by Jean Rollin in French. Issue #21 from February 2, 1942, reprints a letter from the Vichy to local administrators requesting compliance with the "regulations edicted against the Jews." Chilling. France Speaks! appears to have ceased publication with Vol. 1, Number 51 on June 5, 1943. No subsequent issues found. A search of OCLS also reveals only five physical copies in institutional holdings, one microfilmed version, and one digital. This is a collection of issues 1-51 with five (5) missing, numbers 4, 8, 12, 14, and 15. We are happy to provide a full listing of issues and pages per issue along with highlighted articles upon request.

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        Les Joueurs Chinois. [The Chinese Gamblers]

      No date. [ 1941.]. Color woodblock print, dai oban (sheet size 14 1/2 x 19 inches). Light toning to upper margin and adhesive residue at upper edge of paper, overall very good condition. Printed on paper watermarked with Jacoulet's name; limitation number of print on verso (no 333/350). There is no red sparrow seal visible under the pencil signature at lower right of the image. .

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        Off Soundings [And:] The Weather Mark

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1941. The publisher's own copies, each numbered 1 of 250. 2 vols., 18-3/4 x 14- 1/4 (plate mark) on a larger sheet. Hand colored aquatint engravings, each signed in pencil by the artist lower right. Framed and glazed. Fine. Ordeman, The Derrydale Prints (2005), pp. 53, 105. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV . Gordon Grant's fine yachting prints depict a sloop under sail ("The Weather Mark") and a ketch under full sail ("Off Soundings"). Grant (1875-1962) "was considered America's foremost marine artist when Eugene COnnett commissioned him in 1941 to paint two pictures of sailboat races" (Ordeman). Sportsman and proprietor of the Derrydale Press, Connett was himself a keen yachtsman and a member of the Bellport (L.I.) Yacht Club. Two choice yachting prints with the finest provenance

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        SHENANDOAH

      1941. Paperback. Very Good. SCHWARTZ, Delmore. SHENANDOAH. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, (1941). "Poet of the Month" series. First edition. This verse drama deals with a family's quarrel over the naming of a son, Shenandoah Fish, which is obviously analogous Schwartz's name, about which he was quite sensitive. Inscribed to the poet Theodore Morrison. "Ted, from Delmore, October 1941." Illustrated by Frederico Castellon. Printed by George Hornby at The Domesday Press, New York City. 28 pp. 8vo., plain paper wrappers, wire saddle stitch. In a dark blue dust jacket, illustrated on the upper wrapper in grey-blue. Internally clean and fine; however, the dust jacket is sunned at perimeters and on the lower panel, with some light edgewear. Inscribed copies by Schwartz are uncommon, and this is a very good copy, inscribed by him.

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        Biggles Defies the Swastika [2]

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1941. London 1941. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark red cloth covers and top edge, black lettering and framed black illustration to spine, biplane with map of Norway to the front cover. 8vo true first edition 1.9 thick x 7½'' x 5½'' 249 printed pages of text followed by a 6 page catalogue. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. 16 listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book starting with The Camels are Coming and ending with Spitfire Parade. Ink name and address to the front paste down and front free end paper, fox browning to the text block edges, corners sharp, colours not faded. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with one small chip to the top of the spine not affecting the text, faint vertical crease line to the front cover, spine colours very slightly darkened. 15 Oxford W. E. Johns titles listed to the rear in brown lettering with an aerodrome above the words 'Books For Boys', and two fish below the words 'Oxford University Press'.

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        The Wind From Nowhere

      Book Supply Company, New York,, 1941. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A few light marks to the endleaves from a old jacket protector, spine with a couple of marks but an excellent copy in the very lightly marked dust jacket with a few minor nicks. Very nice. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front pastedown to, "To Prof C. G. Forbes with best wishes from the author Oscar Micheaux Louisville Ky. Jan".

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        OPEN HOUSE

      New York: Knopf, 1941,. 1st edition, limited (1/1000) numbered, full blue cloth, with printed dust jacket. The author's first book, a presentation copy specially inscribed with two lines of verse and signed "Ted Roethke" on the FEP in bold green ink. Inscribed to Henry Clepper who was an influential and active member of the American forestry community. Clepper was the author and editor of several books, including the highly respected ORIGINS OF AMERICAN CONSERVATION (Ronald Press Company, 1966); and for whom the Henry Clepper Forest Policy Internship (Warnell School of Forestry at University of Georgia) was named. In 1957 Clepper won the Gifford Pinchot Medal. The present offering is one of the lower limitation numbers, and in the first issue binding. The complete (not price clipped) jacket has a closed tear mended by tape and a small moderate chip to the foot of the spine. Otherwise the book and cloth binding is fine, with very little wear. Roethke won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 and the National Book Award in 1959. Uncommon in the potentially fragile jacket, and especially so signed with two lines of verse.

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        THE HARDY BOYS: The Mystery Of The Flying Express- #20

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1941. THE HARDY BOYS: The Mystery Of The Flying Express- #20- Franklin W. Dixon- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1941 1st Edition (Carpentieri 1941A-1) Hardcover:-12mo-VG++-Near FINE/VG++ dj is unclipped, bright and clean. Minor shallow nicks at crown and heel of spine, light rubbing at extremities. Now in mylar protective cover.Tan cloth with dark brown titles and silhouette illustrated cover. Spine and textblock tight and clean. A wonderful copy of this scarce book, especially with such a nice dj. These Hardy Boy 1sts that we are selling have never seen the market before. 217 pages are clean, no tears or writing, no names, no loose pages. A real clean copy. 1st edition points as to Carpentieri: Inner flap of dj- 5050, 120-160, lists to itself. Lists to itself on copyright page. Red orange Gretta endpapers. Rear inner flap of Ted Scott Flying Stories ending with 'Castaways of the Stratosphere'. Back cover of dj is Spotlight Books For Boys! eending with The Jimmie Drury Series and the last title being 'Jimmie Drury: Caught On Camera'. Blue tinted top page edges and 25 chapters. A wonderful fresh offering for your collection. More photos on request. Fiction-juvenile-series-Hardy Boys-illustrated (3875). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth. VG++-Near FINE/VG++. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        [War Speeches and Post-War Speeches] 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 Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1941-61. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 11 vols. Octavo. Original blue, brown, green, maroon and red cloth, titles to spines in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped to edges, dust jackets lightly rubbed and nicked to corners, white back panels lightly toned, End of the beginning with tape to verso of front panel and head of spine. First editions, first impressions.

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        The War Speeches - full set of 7 British first editions - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Here is a full set of 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 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 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 collector-worthy set of seven first edition, first printings. All seven first printing dust jackets retain bright color, with superior spine presentation. Only one of the seven dust jackets is price-clipped. Dust jacket losses are minimal, confined to a few .25 inch or smaller chips. The Into Battle dust jacket is of particular note, being entirely unfaded with a superlative, bright spine. Although Into Battle is price-clipped, the extraordinary color and lack of wear on this dust jacket more than compensate. Also of note, the white Secret Session Speeches dust jacket bears none of the usual spotting and soiling. All seven bindings are exceptionally clean with virtually no wear and bright spine gilt. A few trivial bumps are the only exterior flaws. The contents of all seven volumes are unusually clean and bright. The only internal spotting is confined to the ffep of Volume four. Spotting is otherwise confined to the text block edges. Into Battle is a crisp, unread first state copy (confirmed by missing pagination on pages 78 and 294). Victory is also a first state copy (with incorrect pagination on p.177). The only previous owner marking in the set is an inked inscription in the third volume from a son to his father dated "Sept 7 - 1943". All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. 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.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), A101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        WAR SPEECHES. Into Battle; The Unrelenting struggle; The End of the beginning; Onwards to victory; The dawn of liberation; Victory; Secret session speeches

      Cassell and Company. London. 1941-46. FIRST EDITIONS. 7 VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Complete set of the war speeches. Very good set in the original publishers different coloured dustwrappers. The first two volumes have some light foxing to the fore edge and the third and fourth are affected a little to the blank endpapers but otherwise all the volumes are clean and bright throughout. The wrappers are on the whole in very good condition with some minor rubbing to extremities. First volume has some chips to edges. Second volume has small area of loss (2mm deep at worst) to the top of spine. The third volume has a small chip to the top spine. Fourth volume has some minutel chipping to spine. Fifth & sixth volumes just a little rubbed. Seventh volume with chip from top of the spine. Previous owners neat name and date(March 1941) on front blank free endpaper of first volume. Overall a very good set of this important set. Complete sets of first editons in nice condition are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The War Speeches - full set of 7 British first editions - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      Cassell and Company Ltd. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Here is a full set of 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 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 superior, near-fine set in very good or better dust jackets. All seven books are first printings in correct first printing jackets. All dust jackets retain bright, unfaded color. Only Onwards to Victory is price-clipped; the other six dust jackets all retain their original front flap prices. Chipping and wear to extremities affects all the jackets, but is minor, the worst being chipping at the head of the Into Battle spine to a maximum .5 inch depth. However, the into Battle dust jacket compensates with unusually bright, unfaded spine color. The blue cloth bindings of all seven bindings are bright, clean, and square, marred only by a few tiny corner bumps. The contents of all seven volumes are extremely bright, clean, and crisp. The only internal spotting detected is confined to the ffep and half title of The Dawn of Liberation. Light spotting affects the text block edges of six volumes. Of note, Into Battle is a crisp, unread, first state copy (confirmed by missing pagination on pages 78 and 294). There are no previous ownership markings in the set, with the single exception of an inked owner notation on The End of the Beginning front pastedown. All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.b, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), a101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        President Franklin Roosevelt Thanks Mina Edison For Daphne Du Maurier?s Book

      TLS. 1pg. 6 ¼? x 8?. March 3, 1941. Washington D.C. A typed letter signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? on ?The White House? to Mina M. Edison. Mrs. Edison sent the Roosevelts Daphne du Maurier?s 1940 book of short stories Come Wind, Come Weather: ?My dear Mrs. Edison: You were more than kind to send Mrs. Roosevelt and me an advance copy of the book, ?Come Wind, Come Weather?. We look forward with real interest to reading it. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt?. The letter is in fine condition with some trimming to the margins, minor wrinkling and professional deacidification to the paper.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Mexican Costume Twenty-Five Color Plates and Text by Carlos Mérida with a Note By René D'Harnoncourt

      Chicago: Pocahontas Press, 1941. Folio. (16 x 13 inches). 25 color silk screened plates. Original publisher's cloth-backed paper portfolio, cover decoratively lettered. "Executed in Silk Screen Process in the workshops of C.W. Belden and Associates. The text...printed at the Lakeside Press." "Carlos Merida has given us the very essence of the subject in his illustrations for this book. He has carefully selected contemporary Mexican folk costumes which are genuine regional developments, untouched by the influence of stage, screen and tourist trade" (Foreword).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        THE DONKEY INSIDE

      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in just about Fine slipcase. Ludwig Bemelmans. A notebook of several voyages through South America, with a concentration on Ecuador. One of only 175 numbered copies with an ORIGINAL DRAWING in color SIGNED by the author of a side-view portrait of a native woman. Certainly the most affordable way to obtain an original work of art by the author of the beloved children's book MADELINE. This book generated a term unique to Ecuadorian Spanish-- "bemelmans": a foreigner who makes fun of the natives.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research

      New York: Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); teal cloth with titles stamped in silver on spine and front panel; orange topstain; dustjacket; 598pp; illus. Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, quite bright, with light wear along extremities, flap folds and joints, with a few tiny tears and nicks. Illustrated with 40 photographic plates between pp.278-279. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A15.b.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Curtain Of Green

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc, 1941. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); burnt orange textured cloth stamped in green and gray on the spine and front cover, with an even gray-green topstain; 285pp. The book is Fine, giving every evidence of being unread. Dustjacket is unclipped, with an imperceptible degree of toning to the upper half of the spine, with a tiny, nearly invisible closed tear at the crown, else a very Near Fine example of a jacket that is invariably found fatally flawed. The author's first book, a collection of 17 stories with an introduction by Katherine Anne Porter.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        A Curtain of Green A Book of Stories with an Introduction by Katherine Anne Porter

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1941. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by author and dated January 27, 1982. Book shows wear at bottom edges especially on spine. Mylar protected dust jacket is bright and lightly soiled with some fading to spine. Has some chipping at top and bottom edges. Inside pages are yellowing. Housed in a custom burnt orange box with cover reproduced on front and marbelized edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by author .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE BLACK STALLION (1st Printing Inscribed By the Author in Original 1st Printing DJ)

      New York: Random House, 1941. Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION. New York: Random House, 1941. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (so stated). A Very Good copy (finger-soiling, spine slightly darkened, edges dusty) in the original publisher's decorated cloth which has received expert restoration to its spine tips and corners. It has been married to a Good To Very Good ORIGINAL PRICED FIRST PRINTING DUST JACKET with the following first printing points: five titles on the rear panel (Skycruiser, Shadow Over Winding Ranch, Keepers Of Elephant Valley, Smoke Eater, Sou'wester Victorious) with the rear flap showing a blurb for XYD and The Soap Box Derby and the front flap with a $2.00 price, a description of The Black Stallion, and "120-160" in parentheses on the bottom. The Dust Jacket is spine-faded and has some chips, stains, and creases. More anomalous, it has been trimmed a half-inch by the publisher and "Random House" has not been stamped on the spine. It's our conjecture that a number of first printing DJs were cut down by the publisher in preparation to fit war-time smaller format editions. But the missing imprint on the otherwise normal spine panel background suggests to us a trial or proof dust jacket. Because the Dust Jacket is so stunningly rare (we've only seen or heard of six or so in the last twenty years), it's hard to know the full tale but there is no doubt that this Dust Jacket is from the rare first printing. Far more importantly, this copy is ONE OF ONLY TWO SIGNED FIRST PRINTING COPIES KNOWN TO US (the other still residing with the author's heirs). "To Delores -/ My very extra-special/ girl friend./ Love,/ Walter/ Sept. 3rd 1940]/ P.S. Let your sister Sue, and/your mother and your dad/take a "peek" at the Black, too, / won't you?" THE BLACK STALLION along with the other 21 books in the Black Stallion series published between 1941-1983 have sold tens of millions of copies over the last seven decades. The fine 1979 film adaptation of THE BLACK STALLION won several Oscar nominations. This is a chance to acquire THE copy of the enduring book which gave birth to what the New York Times called "the most famous fictional horse of the [20th] century." Housed in a beautiful custom matching black-and-red slipcase. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good or Better. Illus. by Keith Ward.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Faust. A New American tranlation by Carlton F. MacIntyre with illustrations by Rockwell Kent together with the German text

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1941. Hardcover. Limited edition. Quarto. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Rockwell Kent. Original cloth, a Very Good+ copy in the original pictorial dust jacket, which is chipped along the edges, missing a smal piece from the rear panel. Designed by Ward Ritchie; a scarce book. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Un Canto para Bolivar

      University of Mexico, 1941. * * INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PABLO NERUDA IN HIS SIGNATURE GREEN INK TO THE AMERICAN LEFTIST BENJAMIN COHEN ON HALF TITLE PAGE * * Bound in thick paper with glassine cover, unpaginated (10 text pages). IN SPANISH. Glassine has yellowed over time and has several tears along spine, a little soiled and lightly but has protected the cover well. Text is uncut, light spotting on half title and last page. As text is uncut it has been protected. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. Signed. First Edition. Softcover. Good +/No Dust Jacket. Association Copy.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        MARTHA GRAHAM Sixteen Dances in Photograph - One of a Kind Leather Binding

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., New York :(1941) - First edition, uniquely rebound in a fine one of a kind binding of a blue pictorial morocco with a silhoette of two dancers-one inset and one raised with lettering GRAHAM in raised lettering, Martha Graham in blind on spine, original covers bound in, contains photographs, program notes, choreographic record and the personal perspectives of one of the most famous modern dancers. A stunning binding, ( possibly bound by Edward Mclean as he was a dancer studying under Martha Graham until a fall during a performance which ended his dancing career. He then decided to try his hand at the art of bookbinding working under the master bookbinder Hazel Dreis of whom he later married. Binding not signed as usual with McLeans's work but bound in the style of his work). Picture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Shop]
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        G.A. Drew New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market First Edition

      The Metcalf Press, 1941. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Drew, G.A. New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market, First Edition. The Metcalf Press, 1941. A classic book in the field of investing! Very scarce First Edition with First Issue Jacket! One of the very few on the market. Hardcover. Original jacket. Dark green boards. Tightly bound. Minor bumping. Jacket has minor edge wear. Small portion of jacket missing near head of spine. VG/G.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Plateria sudamericana

      Editores Peuser - Buenos Aires 1941 - Ejemplar 619/800. Encuadernado en 3/4 cuero con cuatro nervios y titulos en dorado en el lomo. Profusamente ilustrado con fotografias blanco y negro. 285 paginas. 33x25,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        Tuscarora Club's Forty-Year History, 1901-1941. With articles by Dr. Homer E. Fraser, Henry A. Ingraham, Ellis Parker Butler, and others

      Portland, ME: Privately printed by the Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941. No. 2 of a Private Edition of 100 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece and photographs. Original greenish-gray paper over boards, white cloth spine, gilt device of the Club on upper cover, slight staining on pastedown where hinged, else fine. Bookplate. Bruns T-76; Heller 755 . A fine copy of a rare and beautifully produced book, full of chatty and often candid reminiscences concerning this club of congenial anglers located at Mill Brook, New York, in the Catskills of Delaware County. WITH THE PRINTED PRESENTATION SLIP INSERTED, DENOTING THAT THIS IS COPY NO. 2, PREPARED FOR HOWARD ANNIN Club histories are not always terribly interesting to non-members, but this is a notable exception, full of delightful anecdotes and vintage photographs and reading in places like a well-written sporting story

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Schweizer Luftfahrt. Die Geschichte der Schweizerischen Luftfahrt (3 Bde.).

      Zürich, Aero, 1941/43 - 4°, 384 S., 424 S., 520 S., unz. Text.-Abb. u. Farbtaf.; Spezialeinlagen., OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Stemp. a Vors., min gebrauchspurig, tadell. Herausgegeben vom Aero-Club der Schweiz. Alle Bereiche abdeckendes, umfassendes Werk zum Flugwesen allgemein u. zur schw. Luftfahrt im Besonderen; Personenportraits, Karten, Urkunden, Zeitungsreprinte, uvm. ergänzen das Werk. 6000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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