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        Beating the Invader

      "If invasion comes, everyone - young or old, men and women - will be eager to play their part worthily." This wartime leaflet is a tangible reminder that, in the early days of 1941, the outcome of the war was not a foregone conclusion and Britain's peril was quite real. The leaflet provides instructions from the Ministry of Information and the Prime Minister regarding what to do in the case of invasion. Measuring 11 inches by 8.25 inches, the leaflet is printed on both sides of a thin, single sheet of paper. On 10 March 1941, at the request of the Ministry of Information, Churchill wrote the introduction to this leaflet. His introduction takes up two-thirds of the first page. After sober consideration of the timing and effect of such a message to the British people, the War Cabinet decided on 24 April 1941 to print more than 14 million copies and distribute the leaflet to all British households. Today these leaflets are quite scarce indeed. Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen writes: "The huge print run might leave one with the impression that the leaflet would be commonly found today. It was, however, only a leaflet anticipating an event that never came to pass. Few copies have survived." Here is a beautiful, nearly perfect example for collectors. The paper is bright and clean with no losses. Three corners are still square, with the fourth showing a trivial bit of wear. The original horizontal creases can still be seen, but are not soiled and only faint, indicating that this copy has long been stored flat. This is as fine a copy as we have seen of this fragile and compelling bit of history. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B76, Woods A69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Pour un moissonneur *

      H.-L. Mermod, Lausanne 7.4.1941. - Reliure signée de Ed. Hoellfritsch à Lausanne, plein raphia jaune paille 27 x 20, couverture non conservée (perdue aux regains, un plus ou un moins ?). Sympathique et originale reliure qui n'aurait peut-être pas déplu au poëte, à laquelle ne manque, étant tout à fait muette, qu'une pièce de titre contrecollée au premier plat, que l'on verrait assez dans le style de celle figurant sur l'originale du "Petit traité de la marche en plaine".Exemplaire de tête sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 220 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé chiffon de Biberist, après 10 Hollande van Gelder.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Pétition Originale, Soumise à Monsieur Le Maréchal Pétain, Chef De l'Etat Français. (2 volumes reliés)

      Association Générale des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises 1941 - #RELIURE:2 vol.rigidess demi-cuir 4 nerfs titrés en dorure 275x210x35/30mm.-#EDITION:Association Générale des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises, Rue de la République, Lyon.1941.#TITRE:Pétition Originale Soumise à Monsieur Le Maréchal Pétain, Chef De l'Etat Français 482 feuillets originaux imprimés au 27/09/41, signées et tamponnés par chaque responsable d'entreprise entre le 3/11 et le 12/11/41 à l'intention du Maréchal Pétain contre ses intentions de les déposséder de leur personnel, matières premières, outillages, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Planet'book]
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        The Broken Vase (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in an exceptionally bright, Near Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy of the third Tecumseh Fox mystery, notorious for turning up in sub-standard condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Typed Letter Signed, on 4to "Frank Capra Productions, Inc.," stationery, Culver City, January 24, 1940

      To studio executive and producer, Louis B. Mayer, Capra writes, "Dear L.B., As you advised, we have signed a one-picture deal with Warner Brothers, under extremely favorable terms. I understand the situation at MGM quite well, and I know why you couldn't push our deal through...As a going organization, with one picture under our belt, we will be definitely a producing unit, and perhaps in a better position to talk to you later on...." He thanks Mayer for his efforts from himself and "Bob [Robert Riskin], and continues. "we are still neophytes in producing and organization matters...." He signs, "Frank Capra." Capra refers to his next film, "Meet John Doe" (1941).

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Dialogue au seuil de la maison *

      Pour le plaisir des amis de l'auteur et du libraire-éditeur, (Lausanne 1941). - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée sur fond lithographié, sous double emboîtage bordé de cuir bordeaux, titre en doré. Publié par le libraire Fritz Roth, avec la collaboration de son beau-frère imprimeur Carl Sauter, cette rare plaquette témoigne une fois de plus de la maîtrise et du bon goût éblouissants des Maîtres du Verseau.Notre mirifique exemplaire comporte non pas une pleine page de dédicace mais bien plutôt de manuscrit inédit, en l'occurrence un long poème à mi chemin entre jeu de mots et d'humour dont on n'imaginait pas l'auteur coutumier.Excellente provenance puisque de la bibliothèque du libraire-éditeur-bibliophile pré cité, qu'on se presse de venir le voir à la Cité ! Édition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête sur Chine, avant 240 Vergé de Rives.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Greater South Africa : plans for a better world; the speeches of General J. C. Smuts

      Johannesburg : Truth Legion, 1941. 2nd Edition. Physical description: xi, 191p., plates, ports., frontis. ; 25 cm. Subjects: South Africa -- History -- Politics and government -- Smuts, Jan Christiaan (1870-1950). Notes: Selected and edited by E. B. Dawson and T. C. Robertson. SIGNED by J. C. Smuts on front free endpaper. Near fine cloth copy (with some staining around the panel edges) in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Envious Casca

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Boards heavily mottled rather typical of Hodder books from this period in this format, ownership inscription to front pastedown but an excellent copy in the particularly bright dust jacket with a few pieces of internal repair. First edition, first impression. A detective novel and not common in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Collection of Correspondance

      1941,1944,1946,1950, 1941. Four letters on varying letterheads (The Admiralty, South East Asia Command Headquarters etc.) From Admiral Lord Mountbatten to novelist and historian C.S. Forester thnking him for various books sent, commenting on the undesirability of a Mountbatten biography (no matter who wrote it) and correcting many of Forester's naval terms, slang, ranks etc. It appears from the length and enthusiasm of the correspondance that Mountbatten had a tremendous respect and liking for Forester and admired his work greatly. Also present are two pieces of correspondance from Robert Lusty of Michael Joseph Publishers recounting the acknowledgement of a package of Forester books by Winston Churchill.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        [Letters to Florence Farr.] Edited by Clifford Bax

      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, 1941. Octavo. Original Holland boards, white paper title label to spine and titles black to front board, blue endpapers. Leaves uncut. With the original glassine wrapper. Vignette illustration to title page. A superb copy in the jacket only lightly rubbed at ends and corners. First edition, first impression; number 498 of a limited 500 copies. Florence Farr (1860-1917), a London-based actress of great beauty and dynamism, was deeply involved with both Yeats and Bernard Shaw, both theatrically (acting in plays written by them, often specifically for her) and romantically (more with Shaw than Yeats, for whom she was more muse than lover). She was also a member, with Yeats, of the Golden Dawn.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Children of Dickens

      New York: Scribner, 1941. hardcover. fine. Smith, Jessie Wilcox. Color frontispiece and 9 color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. 259pp. Small 4to, rebound in full gray morocco with the original pictorial cover inlaid, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Scribner's, 1941. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Darkening of spine and slight soiling to the cloth. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Ludwig Bemelmans. A notebook of several voyages through South America, with a concentration on Ecuador. Illustrated with color plates of the Plaza Independencia, Quito, Luchow's Restaurant, House and Garden of Andre Roosevelt in Quito, and Indians in the patio of the Hotel Sucre in Otavalo. Copy #8 (or possibly "S") of only 175 numbered copies with an ORIGINAL DRAWING in color SIGNED by the author, in this case a portrait of Miss Clavell from the author's beloved children's book MADELINE. This is the first example of this title we have come across that not only contains a drawing of a character from his famous children's book series but that is also additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, as this is on the limitation page: "To Eugenio/Prestinario/from/Ludwig Bemelmans/1941." Pomerance does not indicate a lettered edition, nor have we heard of another lettered copy, but given the most unusual nature of this copy, we cannot rule out that it is lettered rather than numbered. In any case a very scarce example of original art from one of the best known children's books of the twentieth century. 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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        Three-quarter length portrait of W. C. Handy, playing the muted trumpet

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Portrait photograph of Countee Cullen leaning against a tree

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        BAROMETER RISING. Signed

      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941 MacLennan, Hugh. BAROMETER RISING. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. True First Edition published October 2nd, 1941. 8vo., 326 pp. Maroon cloth with silver spine titles. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing modest use. Signed: "Sincerely / Hugh MacLennan" on the front free endpaper where the recipient has pasted an original 3" x 4" photo portrait of the author. $1500.00  . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Children of Dickens

      Scribner New York: Scribner, 1941. hardcover. fine. Smith, Jessie Wilcox. Color frontispiece and 9 color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. 259pp. Small 4to, rebound in full gray morocco with the original pictorial cover inlaid, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Scribner's, 1941. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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      [Washington]: [Government Printing Office], [1941]. First Edition. wraps. Small tear to the front cover at the upper right corner with no loss. Near Fine. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") in original stapled blue wraps with crossed fly rods over "THE LOG" in black on the front cover; [10], 20, [2] pages. Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece of robust-looking and standing (though holding the arm of Major General Edwin Watson next to him) FDR and company on board at Port Everglades, Florida. Others in the photograph are Harry Hopkins, Attorney General Robert Jackson, Secretary Harold Ickes, and the President's physician Rear Admiral Ross McIntire. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the President on the title page to a secret service agent onboard: "For Mike Reilly/from Franklin D. Roosevelt." According to the text, Roosevelt had previously instructed his Naval Aide, Captain Daniel Callaghan, to have the Potomac, FDR's "floating White House," available for this cruise, but Callaghan had received orders "directing him to assume command of the heavy cruiser San Francisco at Pearl Harbor." Callaghan and the San Francisco survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor later that year, but a year later the promoted Admiral Callaghan would lose his life in November of 1942 in Guadalcanal on the bridge of the San Francisco in a ferocious battle with the Japanese. The crippled ship survived, and Callaghan was awarded a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor. This fragile piece was certainly limited to a very few copies, likely no more than a dozen.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Monograph on the Italian Choir Book

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1941. Folio. (10)ff. From an edition of 75 copies printed for David Magee at the Grabhorn Press, this is one of 27 deluxe copies signed by the publishers, Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, and David Magee, with a stunning vellum leaf from a sixteenth-century Italian Gradual bound in. The leaf, which has been trimmed, shows an intricate initial nearly six inches high, decorated in blue, pink, green, and gilt illumination with a rose design. The text of the book contains fourteen large initials, including a four-inch opening letter, all hand-written and illuminated by Valenti Angelo. Some light rubbing to two-tone cloth cover, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Our New Music. Leading Composer in Europe and America

      New York & London: Whittlesey House; McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.,, 1941. Octavo. Original cream and tan-flecked cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly rolled, cloth a little tanned, front free endpaper slightly loose at the top, contents toned. An excellent copy in the tanned and creased jacket with chips from the head of the spine panel and the folds, and the lower flap separated but retained. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For – Peggy and Lew affectionately from Aaron. La Habana Dec 1941". Peggy and Lew Riley were friends of Copland's who lived in Cuba and whom he visited during his extensive travels through South America, noting in a letter (now held by the US Library of Congress) that during one trip in 1947 they met up with him in Bogotá and "made everything easy for me".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photograph of Joe Dimaggio and Joe Louis posing playfully together

      N.p, n.d. [1940s?]. (BASEBALL) 8 x 6 inches (image); 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches (mount). Black-and- white gelatin print. Mounted to stiff card, captioned at top in ink "Joe Dimaggio = Joe Louis", and at bottom with typed slip, "Joe Louis Slugging Outfielder & Joe Louis." Narrow, light vertical stain through the length of the image, slight overall toning . Rare photograph of the two legendary athletes posing playfully side by side, Dimaggio grinning with his bat cocked over right shoulder, Louis standing with his fists clenched, ready to land a right to Dimaggio's chin. According to biographers Engelberg and Schneider, Joe Louis was Dimaggio's first boxing hero: "Dimaggio saw several of Louis's fight, including his first fight with Billy Conn. It took place at the Polo Grounds in New York one month into Dimaggio's monumental hitting streak [in 1941] ... " (DIMAGGIO: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT, p. 369)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, three volume set

      This is a superior first edition, first printing set of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war 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. His soaring and defiant oratory 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. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become quite scarce in the original dust jackets and particularly so in top condition.  Here is an excellent set, near-fine in near-fine first printing dust jackets.  The dust jackets are entirely complete, unclipped with no losses.  The jackets show no spotting and only incidental soiling.  These dust jackets proved quite susceptible to significant spine toning.  Here toning to the jacket spines is quite mild and the only minor flaw worthy of note.  The volumes beneath are excellent.  The blue cloth bindings are superlative - square, tight, and clean with nicely rounded spines, bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear.  Notably, the contents show absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks.  Even the text block edges remain unusually bright and clean with neither age-toning nor spotting.  The sole flaw that keeps these volumes from being truly fine is some misguided protection; the previous owner had applied heavy dust jacket protectors sealed with sellotape where they covered the flap folds.  This tape was not affixed to either the jackets or the books beneath, but regrettably left some glue staining to the ffep corners of each volume as the tape aged and deteriorated.  This is a minor flaw and pardonable given that the dust jackets and volumes beneath were otherwise so very well preserved as a result of the old protectors.  The dust jackets are newly fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      Aschendorffschen Verlagsbuchhandlung, Münster 1941 - RO40146509: 15 tomes d'env. 250-500 pages chacun. Pièces de titre noires sur les dos, avec titre, tomaison et date dorés. Avec fascicule de 16 pages plié. Très rare. Verein zur Pflege der Liturgiewissenschaft e.v. In Verbindung mit Prof. Dr. A. Baumstarck und Dr. R. Guardini. Herausg. von Dr. P. Odo Casel o.s.b. (Erster Band). In Verbindung mit Prof. Dr. Anton L. Mayer und Dr. Odilo Heiming o.s.b. Herausg. von DDr. Odo Casel o.s.b. (Fünfzehnter Band). In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 430-Langues germaniques. Allemand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cavalier marocain".

      1941 - Aquarelle signée et datée en bas à droite, 1918, 14,8 x 21,7 cm., encadrée. Henri DELUERMOZ (1876-1943), peintre animalier reconnu représente ce cavalier marocain traversant le désert sur son cheval blanc. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        The Forgotten Village. (to the flap) Life in a Mexican Village. Photographs from the Motion Picture Directed by Herbert Kline. (to title page) With 136 Photographs from the Film of the Same Name by Rosa Harven Kline and Alexander Hackensmid.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1941 - First edition. 143pp White linen cloth, green on front cover. Pictorial d.w. Top edge green. Dust wrapper sunned, chipped and partly missing. Edges and foxing. Ink ownership signature to front flyleaf. 26x18cm.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        RANDOM HARVEST (First Edition, Inscribed to Horace McCoy, referencing his admiration for McCoy's masterpiece: "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?")

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1941. Hilton, James. RANDOM HARVEST. Boston: Little, Brown, 1941. First Edition, first printing. A NEAR FINE copy (top edge lightly foxed) in a Very Good to Near Fine dust jacket (spine panel also lightly foxed, small closed tear to rear panel, tiny bit of creasing, slight wear to the extremities). A REMARKABLE HOLLYWOOD PRESENTATION COPY: "For Horace McCoy/ with admiration for 'They Shoot Horses, Don't they?'/ James Hilton/ Jan. 1941." Hilton authored the modern Utopian masterpiece LOST HORIZON (1933) as well as the beloved novel GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (1934). RANDOM HARVEST is no less brilliant and it is often cited as James Hilton's best written novel. It was memorably filmed in 1941, starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson as two lovers thwarted by amnesia in the aftermath of the first World War, earning 7 Oscar Nominations including Best Picture. Horace McCoy's THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY? (published in 1934) is now regarded as one of the most striking and upsetting tales of the Great Depression, a novel which follows the desperate lives of a doomed group of Hollywood failures who seek their last hope in the winning of a dance marathon and its prize money. It was belatedly filmed in 1969, winning 9 Oscar nominations. For those who enjoy math, the film adaptations of RANDOM HARVEST and THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? received a total of 17 Oscar nominations between them. An ideal association copy. . Inscribed By Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        You & Me "Toi et Moi

      1941. Full Morocco. Near Fine. A stylish twentieth century version of the illuminated manuscript, which honors the tradition while not slavishly hewing to its Medieval ornamentation. 8vo. 17.5 by 11.5 cm. Unpaginated, 64 pp. Rendered on vellum leaves. Contains 31 poems, translated from the French, by Paul Geraldy. The beautiful calligraphy is rendered primarily in black, with red used for most titles and gilt reserved for the most salient titles. Most extraordinary, though, are the many vignette illustrations and ornaments of birds, butterflies, seraphs, flowers, stars, masks and shells. These are integrated seamlessly with the text. They somehow manage to exhude a charisma without a wisp of vulgarity, and their effect is bound to be sheer intoxication. The anthology of naive, or deliberately simple, poems, "Toi et Moi" first appeared in 1912. Dedicated to Lisbet Marx, who was the original owner of the manuscript and might have commissioned it. Minor rubbing to the spine bands. Clean, bright and tight otherwise.

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        Les Documents Maçonniques

      Les Documents Maçonniques, Paris puis Vichy 1941 - Paris puis Vichy, octobre 1941 à Juin 1944, 33 numéros, 30,5 X 23,5 cm Revue de propagande publié sous la direction de Bernard Faÿ, dont les principaux contributeurs furent Robert Vallery-Radot, Jean Marquès-Rivière, Jacques Ploncard et Henry Coston. Elle continua d’être publiée jusqu’à la toute fin de l’occupation, les deux derniers numéros datés d’avril et de juin 1944 sont extrêmement peu courants car leur diffusion, pour des raisons évidentes, fut pratiquement nulle. La présentation de la couverture changea trois fois (voir scans). Le premier numéro fait 32 pages, 34 pour les suivants. A partir d’octobre 1942, la numérotation est annuelle, N°1 pour octobre 1942, N°12 septembre 1942, et ainsi de suite jusqu’au dernier numéro. A partir du N°1 de 1943 la pagination devient continue (384 pages), pour 1944 9 numéros d’octobre à juin, pagination continue (240 pages). Quelques menus accidents dus à la fragilité du papier sans jamais de perte de texte, le dos du dernier numéro (juin 1944) est renforcé au scotch sur toute sa longueur, l’ensemble reste pourtant très satisfaisant. Si l’on trouve des exemplaires isolés des Documents Maçonniques, les collections complètes sont extrêmement rares, un tel ensemble devrait trouver sa place dans une bibliothèque historique. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D'un livre l'autre]
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        The Wilson Colour Chart I & 2 BRITISH COLOUR COUNCIL

      THE BRITISH COLOUR COUNCIL 1941 - Two volume set in seperate slipcases. Some shelfwear. Cloth binding. Some page discoloration. Filled with charts of different hues of colors. Volume 1: Horticultural Colour Chart. 100 pages. Pages numbered 1-100. Volume 2: Second volume of Horticultural Colour Chart. 100 pages. Pages numbered 101-200. DATE PUBLISHED: 1941 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mildred Pierce

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Covers soiled and worn, lacking the dustwrapper. Good in a Fine custom morocco-backed clamshell box. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author for George [Davis] "Who is my Best and Campiest Friend-- /And who, also, is the first/person to really take to this book-/You have helped me and/encouraged me in all ways/that were in your power-/And you know that I love you./Carson." Davis, a magazine editor who later married Lotte Lenya, made his house in Brooklyn into something of an artists colony serving as a home at various times for McCullers, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Paul Bowles, Gypsy Rose Lee, and others. Davis discovered the manuscript for REFLECTIONS, which according to Virginia Spencer Carr in THE LONELY HUNTER: A BIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS, lay dormant in a dresser drawer for almost a year (page 99), and urged McCullers to let his magazine, Harper's Bazaar, publish it. The author's inscription clearly shows her gratitude to Davis for his instrumental role in getting this, the twenty-four year old's second book, published. Made into a film in 1967 starring Marlon Brando. A magnificent association copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Reflections In A Golden Eye

      Houghton Mifflin, 1941. 1s Ed. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reflections In A Golden Eye, Carson McCullers, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1941 1st edition. VG in rare, VG, DJ. Author's second novel. 183 pages. Description: Book; Distinctive scripted first letter of title's first word (R) that wraps to the back panel, black lettering on two-tone gray boards. Top edge stained. Dust jacket; Plain, black paper with white lettering, clear cellophane window on front panel, rear panel is L. Untermeyer's blurb for this book, front flap not price clipped, rear flap plain. Condition: Book; Very good. Bright, tight copy with strong lettering to all boards, including 2-color back board. Light soiling to all boards, light sunning to the spine, points are strong, top edge stain faded. Perhaps as many as 40 pages have light, erasable, pencil marks on the pages. For the most part, these marks are brackets and small lines next to the paragraph, but on at least one page (115) the previous owner has made a neat, small, six word footnote. None of the marks or this notation interfere with the text. (Previous owner was relative of Detroit Department Store heir.) Small, Hudson's Bookstore sticker on inside of rear board, bookseller's inventory stamp on the top of that same board. Still an excellent example with strong yellow and black design. Dust jacket; very good. Bright and clean, cellophane has not yellowed but is slightly wavy in the upper, left corner. Two closed tears along the upper edge of the front panel, two closed tears along the leading edge of the window, chipping along upper edge of spine, lower edge of spine has one closed tear along the back hinge, small chip missing from top of front flap that does not affect the price, which is the only thing printed on this flap. The sealing for cellophane on the backside of the jacket has not been repaired, not separated and looks strong all the way around. This jacket is made from black paper, not black ink on paper. As such, there is no visible rubbing to any of the edges. Jacket now protected in Brodart. Also, please note there is a reflection in the photo along the lower edges of the book and jacket. This is light bouncing off the tablecloth and not a fault of the book. More photos available upon request

      [Bookseller: Birchwood Books]
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      Published by Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1941. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Stories of Biggles in war time. Blue cloth with picture of aeroplane and parachutist on front cover. Colour frontis plus full-page b/w illustrations. 256 pages. This is the first "thin" edition of this title. 1" at top of spine browned. Some finger marks to outer page edges. Wrapper has 1" loss to top of spine and 1/2" loss to base of spine and other small areas of loss. Also creased and grubby. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Syrup de cassis *

      Kundig, Genève 15.12.1941. - Broché, couverture bleue illustrée rempliée. Menus défauts. Un ouvrage à magie double, celle des séduisantes images de l'artiste, prolongée par l'émouvante simplicité de l'écrivain: "La poésie, c'est quand les gens sont partis, qu'il reste des verres à demi pleins, les cendres qu'une bouffée de vent nocturne répand sur les cartes éparses".Envoi d'époque de l'ymagier, prolongé par un autoportrait ironique le figurant dans les flots, destiné à l'énigmatique "marraine" (?) Margot, à laquelle Barraud avait déjà dédicacé et enluminé "L'heureuse supercherie" de Chenevière jour pour jour un an auparavant. Édition originale. L'un des 500 exemplaires (a)numérotés sur Vélin, après 25 Chine et 40 Hollande, outre quelques HC.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Stalactites *

      Guilde du Livre, Lausanne 20.8.1941. - Relié pleine soie crème aigre (sans la framboise du "Bourlinguer" de Cendrars, sur lequel Cingria a par ailleurs dit des horreurs, le petit fruit de différence étant donc des plus adéquat), titres dorés au dos et au premier plat (n'en faisons pas tout un). Recueil constitué de: Pendeloques alpestres, Le seize juillet (ce dernier très revu et corrigé). Le reste est inédit en volume et provient en partie de diverses revues. Une petite carte autographe signée du peintre enrichi notre exemplaire, quelques lignes d'époque concernant ses dessins, destinées à un ponte de musée helvête. Joint: les 3 bulletins de la Guide - 3 + 8, 1942 & 11,1944 - contenant des textes sur cet ouvrage par Bovey, Gagnebin et . Cingria. Exemplaire courant sur demande. Édition en partie originale. L'un des quelques exemplaires de tête (36) parmi 4300 numérotés en arabe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Alep : Essai sur le développement d'une grande ville syrienne des origines au milieu du XIXe siècle.

      Paris, Paul Geuthner 1941 - Haut Commissariat de l'état Français en Syrie et au Liban. Service des Antiquités. (Bibliothèque archéologique et historique Tome XXXVI). Paris, Paul Geuthner, 1941. 1 volume de texte in-4° de XLII & 302 pp.+62 fig & 1 album de 70 planches., photographies et plans. Demi chagrin vert, dos à 6 nerfs. coiffes supérieurs et inférieures émoussées. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        Le Mont Saint-Michel *

      Aux Armes de France, Paris 1941. - Reliure signée de Maylander, demi maroquin bleu nuit à coins bordés de filet doré, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés. Belle reliure provenant de la bibliothèque d'Armand Godoy, ce qu'atteste une aimable dédicace prolongée d'un premier envoi destiné à Paul Valéry, une bien émouvante trajectoire. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Exemplaire du service de presse (mention figurant au bas du dos conservé en fin), après 220 vélin du Marais et 74 vélin de Rives réservés à la Société de Bibliophiles "Les Amis des Beaux Livres".

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        FABLES illustrées d'aqurelles originales par Jacques Touchet.

      Paris, La Belle Etoile, 1941. - 2 vol. Grands in-8°, demi-maroquin fauve à bandes, dos à 4 nerfs, auteur, titre et date dorés, têtes dorées sur témoins, couvertures illustrées et dos conservés, (papier des plats lég. décollés, sinon bel ex.). 244 pp et 245 pp. Fables illustrées d'aquarelles originales par Jacques Touchet. UN DES 70 EXEMPLAIRES DU TIRAGE DE TÊTE SUR PUR FIL enrichi d'une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE signée et d'une suite en noir intercalée dans le texte.

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
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        Orson Welles' Citizen Kane: Souvenir Program (First Edition)

      Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures / Winkler and Ramen, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers (softcover). A full-color, 18-page souvenir program for Welles' 1941 masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," sold only at the 1941 first-run screenings of the film in the United States. Easily Near Fine, with only minute rubbing to a couple of spots. & & The program begins with references to Welles' then-well-known productions of Shakespeare with the Mercury Theatre, followed by a guide to the making of "Citizen Kane," a full production listing, and a photo-illustrated guide to the members of the cast (known at the time as "The Mercury Actors"). Profusely photo-illustrated throughout. A very scarce piece of ephemera associated with Welles' first film, only the third copy we have ever seen.& & Neibaur 168.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Le grand théâtre du monde *

      Éditions du Chandelier, Bienne (1941). - Broché 21 x 18, couverture imprimée. Dos, bords et gardes jaunis. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Hollande. Avec une splendide dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur à l'éditeur, élève, secrétaire et ami en huit lignes copieuses et beaucoup d'émotion

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        Miliärgeographische Angaben über das Europäische Rußland. Gebiet Leningrad.

      Berlin: Generalstab des Heeres, Abteilung für Kriegkarten und Vermessungswesen (IV. Mil.-Geo.), 1941 - Octavo. Original card case complete with: Textheft - text volume; Bildheft -plate volume; and maps as called for. Case a little rubbed and soiled, and with minor splitting on joints, but overall very good. Text volume with 64-pages, 6 folding maps and diagrams, sketch-maps and diagrams to the text; plate volume with over 100 plates from photographs, some double-page; 9 large, coloured, folding maps. First edition, extremely uncommon "invasion" handbook produced by the Nazi General Staff cartographical department. OCLC locates just two apparently complete sets - BL and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - and two copies of the text volume alone, both in Germany, and a scatter of the maps in German institutions. Issued just three months before the beginning of the horrific 872-day siege of the city, the longest, most destructive and most lethal in human history. As with the more familiar Operation Sea Lion volumes, for the invasion of Britain, the collected materials offer a remarkably thorough background guide. The images in the plate volume are clearly drawn from sources ranging from aerial reconnaissance flights, to post-cards and holiday snaps; while the mapping is all of the highest standard, with specific maps covering administrative districts, and - tellingly - minorities; a survey of roads; population densities; soil types; railways and waterways, including a station directory; city-plans of Leningrad and of Pskow, and a plan of the harbours. Fascinating, and highly desirable.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Hengelo, Netherlands: Smit, 1941-1949. First ed. 6 volumes, 4to. Various paginations, with texts and b&w and color photographic plates. The first volume is spiral bound paper over boards. All others are cloth-backed paper over boards, with the final two having the original photo-illustrated dust wrappers. Slight bump to the base of one volume, all others are fine. A complete run of this short lived periodical The issue for 1941 covers the single year, as does the issue for 1947, the other four volumes each contain two years. In 1947 D. Helfferich became the editor. Text in Dutch. The photographers include; Cas Oorhuijs; Aart Klein; Emmy Andriesse; Martien Coppens; J.S.G. Postma; J. T. Dijkstra, et al. With articles on technical and aesthetic considerations.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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