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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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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, three volume set

      This is a full, 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. Here is a very good plus first printing set in near-fine first printing dust jackets. The notable feature of this set is bright and entirely complete dust jackets with excellent shelf appearance owing to dust jacket spines that show absolutely no toning - a rarity.  The jacket spines retain bright and distinctly pale yellow color, rather than the tan color to which these jackets are almost inevitably sunned.  The dust jackets are unclipped, retaining the original front flap pricing, and show only fractional wear at the spine heads.  The dust jackets do show modest overall spotting, heaviest at the flap folds, but only a few small spots show on lovely, bright dust jacket spines.  The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  The books beneath are in very good plus condition.  The navy blue cloth bindings are square and tight with bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear.  The contents are bright and crisp with no previous ownership marks.  The only thing preventing this set from being fine is spotting.  Internally, spotting is confined to just the endpapers.  We note light spotting to the Volume I & II edges, heavier spotting to the Volume III fore and top edges.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Joe Louis Vs Lou Nova September 29, 1941

      HARRY M. STEVENS INC, NEW YORK 1941 - Orders of bouts on tonight's program Opening Bout Four Rounds Heavy Weights Johnny Aicher vs. Tommy MAdden Second bout Four rounds heavy weights JAmes D. Turner vs. Joe O'Gatty Third About Six ROunds heavy weight Fourth bout six rounds middleweights Holman Williams vs Freddies Fiducia Fifth BOut Eight rounds Light weights Lenny (Boom Boom) MAncini vs Terry YOung MAin Event Fifteeb rounds For world heavyweight championship Joe Louis vs Lou Nova. Extensive Description & pictures. Fight Program with 13 book & unused fight score sheet printed as 1 page. STaple binding. General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1941 EDITION: 18 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NEW ORDER

      1941. 1. SZYK,ARTHUR. THE NEW ORDER. NY: Putnam 1941. 4to (8 x 10"), cloth, Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw small closed tear on back panel else Fine). 1st edition. Featuring satirical cartoons of the political leaders of World War II. Szyk depicts European dictators and their victims in his characteristic detail - in color and black & white. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY SZYK!

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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 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 collector-grade set of seven first edition, first printings. All seven correct first printing dust jackets retain bright color. Spine presentation is excellent. None of the dust jackets is price-clipped. Dust jacket losses are minimal, confined to a few small chips at extremities. The Into Battle dust jacket is of particular note, having a vivid, entirely unfaded spine and only a fractional chip loss at the spine head to detract from superlative spine presentation. The Unrelenting Struggle is likewise a bright and highly complete example of a very scarce dust jacket. All seven bindings are exceptionally clean with virtually no wear, square corners, and bright gilt. The contents of all seven volumes are unusually clean and bright. Spotting is confined to the text block edges of only four volumes. Of particular note, Into Battle is a truly fine, crisp, unread, first state copy (confirmed by missing pagination on pages 78 and 294) with absolutely no spotting and immaculate text block edges. The Unrelenting Struggle (irregular pagination on page 281) and Victory (with incorrect pagination on p.177) are also first state copies. The only previous owner markings in the set are an inked name and "May 1941" date on the Into Battle ffep, an inked name on The End of the Beginning ffep, and a small owner address sticker (Ayr, Scotland, dated 1946) on the Secret Session Speeches ffep. 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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        "Karin Boyes efterlämnade dikter". Inledning till samlingen "De sju dödssynderna" 1941. (26 blad).

      [=handskriven omslagstitel]. Egenhändigt manuskript. 17 x 19,5 cm. 26 blad. Skrivet i blyerts på ena sidan av linjerade ark urrivna ur ett block. Inlagt i enkelt omslag med egenhändigt skriven titel. Trevligt manuskript

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Il tappeto verde

      Vallecchi 1941 Opera prima dell'Autore. 16mo pp. 82 broch Molto buono (Very Good) Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore a Salvatore Quasimodo, datata maggio 1941 (Inscribed and signed by the Author to Salvatore Quasimodo, Maj 1941) [Gambetti, 1997]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Swamp Water

      Little Brown and Company Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1941. First. First edition. Corners very slightly bumped, and some offsetting to the front fly from a clipping, thus near fine in very good dustwrapper faded at the spine and with several very small nicks and tears. Nicely Inscribed by the author: "For my friends Frances and Joe Jones with regards, Vereen Bell. Nov 25 '41." Bestselling first and only novel by the Georgia-born son of that state's Chief Justice. Basis for the 1941 film directed by Jean Renoir, and featuring Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, and Dana Andrews, and with appearances by John Carradine and Ward Bond. Also remade in 1952 by Jean Negulesco with Jean Peters, Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Smith, and Walter Brennan (this time in a different role). Bell was killed in 1944 while serving at sea during the war (the subject of the aforementioned clipping), and very few signed copies of this title appear. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1941. 85,(5) s. Blått marokängryggbd med konstnärligt utformade pärmpapper och övre guldsnitt. Omslaget medbundet. Ryggen obetydligt blekt.. Med omslagsvinjett och frontespis av Stig Åsberg

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Annuario sportivo generale della G.I.L. dell'anno XIX.

      Roma, s.e., 1941. 1941 In 4°, pagg. 218 + 60 nn. contenenti pubblicità dell'epoca. Rivista interamente illustrata da fotografie in nero e da splendide incisioni cromolitografiche anche a piena pagina che illustrano scene di premazioni, gare sportive femminili e maschili di numerose discipline: nuoto, ciclismo, sci, tennis, scherma... Bella brochure editoriale illustrata. Tracce del tempo alla brochure e piccola gora al margine delle ultime pagine pubblicitarie. Nel complesso buono. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Biggio Giuseppina]
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      New York: Henry Holt and Company New York: Henry Holt and Company,. [1941]. original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, top edge stained yellow, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Some age-darkening to endpapers, else a fine copy in very good minus. dust jacket with rubbing to folds and edges and chipping to spine. ends and corners. (#126852). First edition. The author's first book of fiction. An early classic of modern SF in which the protagonist is thrown back in time to the end of the Roman Empire and makes an unsuccessful attempt to use his modern scientific knowledge to prevent the Dark Ages. "Neat anthropological interpretation of history." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-135. "... de Camp's finest book." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-58. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1198- 1203. In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Contes et Nouvelles. Illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi.

      Paris, Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateur, 1940 - 1941. 1941 2 volumi in-8° grande (267x195mm), pp. (10), 233, (12); (16), 165, (10); raffinata legatura contemporanea al volume in m. pelle con piatti marmoreggiati e dorso con titolo in nero e riproduzioni a colori di illustrazioni di Brunelleschi. Tagli di testa dorati. Conservate le brossure originali. Complessive 32 composizioni a colori f.t. e 77 disegni in nero intercalati n.t. dello stesso Brunelleschi. Eccellente stato conservativo. Edizione di 3000 esemplari numerati (n°2021 "sur vélin des Papeteries de Navarre"). Seconda edizione illustrata da Brunelleschi, dopo l'originale del 1937. L'impaginazione fu curata da Louis Malexis, la riproduzione delle incisioni da A. Dantan; la coloritura venne eseguita, sotto la direzione dell'artista, da E. Charpentier.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert]
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        Ossi di seppia

      Carabba 1941 Edizione non autorizzata dall'Autore Illustrazione di Scipione in copertina in rosso e nero Molto buono (Very Good)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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      New York: Privately Printed, 1941 Extraordinary copy of the First Edition, Number 69 of 100 Copies. Inscribed by Canadian author Ralph Gustafson to poets Leo Kennedy and John Newlove on the front free endpaper in two different inks. "For Leo Kennedy, With best wishes Ralph Gustafson." "For John Newlove, With admiration renewed and renewed and old/new friendship! Ralph Gustafson, 1978." Additionally with the ownership signatures of John Newlove and John Metcalf. 8vo. 11 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 gray over green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, without dustwrapper, as issued.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        What Makes Sammy Run?

      Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. "Random House, New York 1941. First Edition / First Printing. First Printing stated on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Scarce. Two toned in light blue and dark blue cloth boards. Gold lettering at the spine. Gold band wrapped around the book. Top edge blue. Blurbs by F. Scott Fitzgerald and John O'Hara at the rear panel. Book Condition: Very Good+, minor spots on the boards, light sunning at the spine, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front endpaper, shelf wear, light chipping at the jacket spine, light spots at the rear panel."

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        UNDER THE SEA-WIND. A Naturalist's Picture of Ocean Life

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941 First Edition of Rachel Carson's first book, an established classic of the genre & the first book in her Sea Trilogy. 8vo. 316 pp. A near fine copy in blue cloth, (discreet previous collector's neat name to the front free endpaper & rear pastedown), gilt titles and decorations in a bright, fresh, rather scarce, pictorial dustwrapper (price intact) showing some light overall use, some creasing to the front panel, a few tiny chips and miniscule closed tears. Stunning illustrations by Howard French. Originally published by Simon & Schuster in late November, 1941, it received very good reviews but sold poorly but this had more to do with the world's focus having shifted to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It was not a good time for publishing anything. After Carson's success with The Sea Around Us (1951), Under the Sea Wind was republished by Oxford University Press & became a bestseller & was an alternate Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Considered today as one of the "definitive works of American nature writing," describing the behaviour of fish & seabirds accurately, but in story form, often using the scientific names of species as character names. Carson's stated goal in doing so was "to make the sea and its life as vivid a reality for those who may read the book as it has become for me during the past decade." A very collectible copy.. 1st Edition.

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        Reflections in a Golden Eye

      Cambridge, MA, Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First Edition. Bound in publisher's original cloth. Author's second book. Dust jacket. Hard Cover. Book condition: Book fine, Dust jacket fine.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Enchanted Islands

      Hamish Hamilton, U.K., 1941. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: Huxtable Grace. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 224 pages. 'Not since Puck of Pook's Hill have the "little people" of lore and legend come so delightfully to life as in The Enchanted Islands. Against a background of the Western Isles Miss Demuth has written an adventure story that will appeal to all ages.' In light tan boards illustrated in blue, with a procession of characters. Book - [SEE SCAN] -in Very Good Plus lovely bright boards just a touch bumped to corners. Contents, contemporary gift inscription & small illustrated owner's label to free front end paper, light browning to the front and rear free end paper, light marking to a few pages otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Good Plus - bright & clean to front with its charming illustration of a boy & girl sitting on a hillock, with clouds over an island behind them. Some (approximately 0.5 inches) missing from top of spine, just clipping the 'ted' of 'Enchanted', other small amounts of loss to the bottom of the spine and corners, strengthened to verso, some grubbiness to the white background to the back of the jacket. Looks Far Better than it Sounds. A Rare Copy of this Children's Book. Size: 8 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 224 pages. 12 full page line drawings by Grace Huxtable. Illustrator: Huxtable Grace. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 9994131.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        A Curtain Of Green

      Doubleday Doran and Company Inc 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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        Original Book Contract for "Mildred Pierce," Signed by Cain and Knopf

      N.p. N.p.: N.p., 1941. Purchase, Rights, and Royalties agreement between James M. Cain and Alfred A. Knopf for Cain's book, "Mildred Pierce," SIGNED by both Cain and Knopf, and dated May 8, 1941. Cain has also initialed several corrections and deletions. Near Fine in an attractive, pre-folded, six-page contract document with Knopf corporate seal. The book went on to become one of Cain's best-loved and best-selling titles, the film version of which ressurected the career of Joan Crawford and became a milestone in film noir. Remade as a critically acclaimed mini-series in 2011 by Todd Haynes, starring Guy Pearce and Kate Winslet, and restoring the intended third act from Cain's novel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Destroyer (First Edition, inscribed to the producer of "I Wake Up Screaming")

      D. Appleton Century New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. About Fine in a Very Good plus, spine-faded dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Fisher to Hollywood producer Milton Sperling, who produced the first adaptation of Fisher's fiction to the screen, the seminal 1941 noir, I Wake Up Screaming: "For Milton Sperling / In sincere appreciation - and with very best wishes for his success, health and happiness / Steve Fisher / Sept. 15, 1941." The inscription was likely made near the end of the film's production, as Fisher co-authored the screenplay in addition to having written the novel, and the film opened in the US a little more than a month later, on October 31, 1941. Sperling worked in Hollywood between 1936 and 1971, and also produced such notable films as Pursued (1947), The Enforcer (1951), and The Battle of the Bulge (1965). A tremendous association marking the beginning of Steve Fisher's impressive career as a screenwriter, and an uncommon title in jacket, written the same year--a novel informed by his experiences in the US Navy.

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        Now, Voyager

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1941. First. First edition. Contemporary gift inscription and owner name stamp, modest wear at the spine ends, an about very good copy in a good plus, edgeworn and price-clipped dustwrapper with shallow chipping at the spine ends. Novel of a repressed woman who sets out on a cruise to discover freedom and life. Basis for the film featuring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and two cigarettes. Reportedly Davis, who took then-unheard-of chances with the role by deliberately gaining weight and foregoing makeup, extensively reworked the original screenplay herself, incorporating more of the novel's dialogue. Though she missed the Oscar, the movie was Davis's most successful film of the decade. A nice, presentable copy of an exceptionally scarce novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Biggles Flies Again

      Penguin, 1941.. First edition Penguin fiction title; undated inside, but published in November 1941. Something of a Penguin mystery: why publish this title in the adult series when Puffin Story Books already existed? Why should it be - or become - so rare? This copy is not the even rarer plain rear covered version; it carries the usual Genasprin ad. What is particularly rare about this copy is its condition which is effectively fine. There is a tiny tear on the rear cover, otherwise it is as it must have appeared in the bookshops in 1941; bright, clean, uncreased and complete. And thus, possibly unique.

      [Bookseller: Steve Hare/Parade Books]
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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      45 x 27 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1941. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte "Das Gesicht Hamburgs" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus "Die Stadt" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten "Mein Stundenbuch", die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde. Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete. Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die "XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident. 1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel "Mijn Land". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes. Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941

      J Whitaker & Sons, London, 1941,. 78th edition, 426pp, limp cloth covers. A touch of edge wear to the covers, otherwise a near fine, bright copy with just a hint of wrinkling to the leaning spine. Great!

      [Bookseller: Gerald Baker PBFA]
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      Frederic Prokosch (New York: Frederic Prokosch). 1941. First. First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 33 copies. Signed by the author. Although not stated in the book, a penciled note indicates that Prokosch recalled having this printed at the Peter Pauper press. 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 the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portrait photograph of Countee Cullen leaning against a tree

      New York Central Park june 20 1941 [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")

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      Appleton Century NY: Appleton-Century, 1941. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Fisher on the front free endpage. "For Mark Hellinger - One of America's really great writers - this book is humbly and respectfully dedicated Steve Fisher Aug. 23 1941." Slight spinecocking, beginning page toning and faint small stain on the foreedge; dustjacket with a a two inch closed tear on the front panel (not immediately apparent), chipping at spine ends and corners and light rubbing on the white rear panel. Tight and bright copy of Fisher's first novel. Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Fisher was widely read and respected for his short stories which appeared in the popular magazines of the 1930's such as "Cosmopolitan," "Saturday Evening Post," "Colliers," "Liberty," etc. when his first novel was published. The adaptation of his novel I Wake Up Screaming is regarded as the first of Hollywood's film-noir genre. Fisher worked on the screenplays for "Berlin Correspondent," "To the Shores of Tripoli, "Destination Tokyo, "Lady in the Lake," and "Song of the Thin Man," among others. Mark Hellinger's career in Hollywood included producer credits for "They Drive by Night," "High Sierra," "The Horn Blows at Midnight," and "The Naked City," among others. This copy was inscribed by Fisher during the production of the film version of the novel on which he also worked as screenwriter.. Inscribed & Dated by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. Association Copy.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Photograph, signed To Beryl H. Levy

      n.p. april 11 1941 n.p., april 11, 1941. 10 x 10 inches (Image). . Fine. Framed . Inscribed below on mount: "To Beryl H. Levy, with admiration and good wishes - Hugo L Black April, 11, 1941." With a TLS from Black tipped to the back of the frame, dated January 22, 1941, concerning Levy's book Our Constitution, and inviting him to visit A very interesting legal association. Levy (1929-1995) was a legal scholar and teacher whose speciality was oconstitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also great admirer of, and expert on, the decisions of Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who served from 1932-1938. Black, nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971. Cardozo and Black differed famously over the issue of whether the 14th Amendment "incorporated" the Bill of Rights and made it binding upon the states

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        Svenskt silversmide 1520-1850.

      Del I-IV. Nordisk Rotogravyr, Stockholm 1941-1963. 248,[3] + 245,[2] + 315,[1] + 791,[1] sidor text + 1.928 fotografiska avbildningar i de första tre banden, varav några monterade samt avbildningar på stämplar i del IV. Förlagets pergamentband med titelfält i två olika färger samt övre guldsnitt. Nedre blå ryggtitelfält del IV [Guld- och silverstämplar] något ljusare och med ett litet mörkare streck på nedre förgyllda randdekor. [30x22 cm]. Komplett med 4 volymer i mycket fint skick.. Del 1. Renässans och barock 1520-1700. Del 2. Senbarock, Fredrik I:s stil och rokoko 1700-1780. Del 3. Gustaviansk stil, empire och romantik 1780-1850 samt Äldre guldsmedsteknik av Bengt Bengtsson. Del 4. Guld- och silverstämplar. Nordisk Rotogravyr 1941-1963

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        Svenskt silversmide 1520-1850. 1-4. Del 1: Renässans och barock 1520-1700. Del 2: Senbarock, Fredrik I:s stil och rokoko 1700-1780. Del 3: Gustaviansk stil, empire och romantik 1780-1850 samt Äldre guldsmedsteknik av Bengt Bengtsson. Del 4: Guld- och silverstämplar.

      Nordisk Rotogravyr 1941-1963. 4:o. 248 + 245 + 315 + 791 s. text + 1928 fotografiska avbildningar i de första tre banden samt rikligt med avbildningar på stämplar i del 4. Förlagets pergamentband med titelfält i två olika färger samt övre guldsnitt. Del 1-3 med något mörktonade ryggar annars ett fint ex. 4 volymer

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        Svenskt silversmide 1520-1850. I-IV. I: Renässans och barock 1520-1700. II: Senbarock, Fredrik I:s stil och rokoko 1700-1780. III: Gustaviansk stil, empire och romantik 1780-1850 samt Äldre guldsmedsteknik. IV: Guld- och silverstämplar 1520-1850.

      Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1941-1963. Komplett i fyra volymer, 248 + (1) s. + planscher; 245 + blank + (1) + blank + (1) s. + planscher; 315 + 2 blanka + (1) s. + planscher; 791 ´+ (1) s. + avbildningar på stämplar. Förlagets uniforma pergamentband med titelfält i rött och blått samt övre guldsnitt. 30 X 22 cm. Första volymen med några skrapmärken på främre pärmen. Tredje volymen med titelfälten något blekta och smutsrand nedtill på ryggen. Inlagorna är i mycket gott skick. Banden är uniforma men p. g. a. olika ålder skiljer de sig ändå något åt. Ett bra set

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        My Adventures In Zuni

      Peripatetic Santa Fe: Peripatetic. (1941). First. First edition. Square quarto. Large bookplate from the Dolph Judd collection of Western Americana (consisting of a lovely silver print photograph) else fine in fine dustwrapper. A magnificent copy. .

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        Decision. A Review of free Culture. Editor: Klaus Mann. Board of editorial Advisors, Chairman: Thomas Mann.. Jan. 1941- Jan-Feb. 1942 (2 Jge., 12 Hefte, compl., alles was erschienen. Beilagen: Index Jan. 1941 - Jan, 1942; 5 Werbedrucksachendes Verlages).

      8°, je ca. 80 S., einige Abb., Geheftet, 2 Hefte etwas wellig, insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. W/G2 24; Maas I, 133-135; Uwe Naumann, «Ruhe gibt es nicht, bis zum Schluß...», S. 248-251: «Klaus Mann konnte sich in seinem Element fühlen: Er gestaltete ein weltbürgerlich aufgemachtes Kultur-Forum, dessen liberale Spannweite den Abdruck von Gedichten Stefan Georges im selben Heft mit einem Brecht-Poem ermöglichte. Thomas Mann urteilte später, daß die Zeitschrift seines Sohnes «wohl wirklich die beste, farbigste literarische Revue war, die Amerika je gesehen hat». Klaus Mann war von Januar 1941 bis Februar 1942 Herausgeber dieser antifaschistischen Zeitschrift. Es gab jedoch für «Decision, erneut zu wenig Abonnenten, und die Zeitschrift musste trotz intensiver Bemühungen nach einem Jahr eingestellt werden. Er empfand den Misserfolg seines Projektes als bittere Niederlage. Im Sommer 1941 unternahm er erstmals einen Suizidversuch, den der Redakteur der «Decision», Christopher Lazare, verhindern konnte. Die Beiträge waren meist Erstdrucke von Alexander M. Frey, Hermann Kesten, Heinrich Mann. Klaus Mann, Gustav Regler u.v.a. Beiliegend: Andreas W. Mytze (Hg.). Klaus Mann und Decision. Zum 80. Geburtstag. Köln, o. Vlg., 1986. Gr.8°, 40 S.. Geh. (= Europäische Ideen, Bd. 63).

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        New Orleans and its living past.

      4°, Fronti., 32 S. Textteil u. LXII S. Bildteil, s/w Abb., OLwd. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild., Lwd. etw. unsauber u. tlw. fleckig, Rückenschild etw. berieben, innen tadell. Von Photograph u. Autor signiert. Nr. 352 v. 1030 Expl. Abbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck.

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        Midsommardröm i fattighuset. Skådespel i tre akter.

      (Korrektur.) Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1941. 120 s. Häftad, otryckta preliminära omslag. Förstakorrektur med stämplar på varje ark daterade 4-5 augusti 1941. Namnteckning i blyerts, »G. Lagerkvist / Råsunda» (Pärs bror). Med en hel del korrekturnoteringar av denne i blyerts, särskilt på slutet.<p>Föreliggande korrektur, och brevväxlingen runtomkring, ger en intressant bild av hur Pär Lagerkvists nyskrivna böcker rent fysiskt spreds till förlag och andra. Pär Lagerkvists bror Gunnar hörde till de första som brukade få läsa nya böcker i manus, och hjälpte ibland till med renskrivning, liksom systern Clara. Men just i detta fall såg Gunnar aldrig manuskriptet, han tycks ha varit hos fadern i Småland snarare än anträffbar hemma i Råsunda, och det verkar som om hans fru Margit ensam fick åstadkomma några renskrivna exemplar av pjäsen. Pär sände därefter sådana renskrifter till Tor Bonnier och regissören Per Lindberg den 4 juli 1941 och meddelade förlaget att han behövde tio korrekturexemplar, »såsom jag alltid brukar när det gäller dramatik - ovärderliga för mig till att ge åt teatrar och dem som ska ha med uppförandet att göra. Utgivandet skall naturligtvis inte ske förrän i höst, men både för förlaget och mig är det ju bäst att sättningen tas itu med nu omedelbart».<p>Först sedan han erhållit dessa korrektur kunde Lagerkvist delge Gunnar pjäsen, i och med att han sände honom föreliggande exemplar från Tjörn den 8 augusti 1941. Det omnämns i Pärs följebrev, bevarat i Kungl. biblioteket.<p>Han skriver: »Äntligen har korr. ex. kommit och jag skyndar mig att skicka ett till dig. Det är väl första gången du ej strax läst vad jag skrivit och jag har känt det som något mycket onaturligt att ej veta vad du tycker. Jag ber dig därför läsa stycket så snart som möjligt - men grundligt - och så säga mig utförligt vad du tycker. När jag nu väntat så länge på din mening, så får du väl ge mig den så mycket grundligare - om du inte har för mycket annat att göra. Det var ju ett väldigt besvär ni hade för manuskriptet! Jag måste tacka särskilt Margit så mycket! En sån fånig otur. Hade det gått som jag tänkt mig så hade du ju läst det för längesen. [...] Ja, skriv nu snart, är du snäll, och berätta utförligt vad du tycker om mitt senaste (kritiskt förstås!) som helhet och i detalj - jag är så spänd på vad du skall komma att tycka» (Pär Lagerkvist, Brev. Urval (1991), s. 305-6). Tio dagar senare har han fått svar, Gunnar hade till och med överdrivit en smula och gjort en ordentlig korrekturgenomgång (vilket även framgår av korrekturexemplaret), egentligen var det aktuellt först till hösten.<p>Pär tackar utförligt i ett intressant brev av den 18 augusti. Det har en fin inledning: »Käre Gunnar! Hjärtligt tack för dina två brev! De gladde mig oändligt. Du är verkligen en härlig läsare, egentligen är det väl för dig som jag skriver mina böcker».<p>Boken utgavs därefter först i slutet av november samma år, samtidigt som pjäsen sattes upp på Blancheteatern.. Korrektur spelar en interessant roll i tillkomsten av Pär Lagerkvists böcker. Särskilt när det gällde dramatiken brukade Lagerkvist på ett tidigt stadium beställa ett tiotal korrekturexemplar från förlaget, som han kunde delge teatrar, översättare och andra litterära kontakter. Efter Nobelpriset tycks för­farandet även ha gällt romanerna, eftersom det fanns ett stort intresse från utländska förlag av att översätta dem

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      Illustrerad. Stockholm, Bonniers, 1941. 4:o. 283,+ (2) s.+ 2 originallitografier. Blått marokängband, guldornerad rygg med fyra upphöjda bind och röda titelfält, guldornerade pärmar med inre tredubbla ramlinjer i guld, främre pärmen med ett bockhuvud i guld, helt guldsnitt och medbundet främre omslag (Nordiska Bokhandeln). I mönstrad skinnskodd pappkassett. Bibliofilupplaga i tvåhundra numrerade exemplar, med två originallitografier av Knöppel, varav den ena signerad. Detta är nummer 104

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        War Speeches ( 7 volumes ) - - Into Battle ; The Unrelenting Struggle ; The End of the Beginning ; Onwards to Victory ; The Dawn of Liberation ; Victory ; Secret Session Speeches. ( all first editions )

      Cassell and Company, Limited 1941. 7 volumes 1941 to 1946 Bound in a recent full maroon morocco, with raised bands and gilt lettering, lines and decoration. Top edge gilt. Some light foxing.

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      1941. SARG,TONY. ORIGINAL ART: GOLDILOCKS. Offered here is a wonderful pen and ink drawing done by Sarg for a magazine. It is dated 1941 on the back and signed by Sarg lower right. Done on art paper, the image is rather large (11" wide x 7") done with detail and humor. Captioned in pencil "In whose bed did Goldilocks fall asleep?" we see an alarmed bear looking at Goldilocks sleeping in its bed.?

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        Portrait photograph of Justice Felix Frankfurter, signed and inscribed to Beryl H. Levy

      n.p. march 7 1941 n.p., march 7, 1941. 10 x 7 inches (Image). . Fine. Framed . Inscribed beneath the image, "For Beryl Harold Levy, with every good wish from his fellow-worker in the vineyard of understanding the judicial process. Felix Frankfurter March 7, 1941." Levy was a legal scholar, philosopher, author, and an expert on the legal opinions of Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who was Frankfurter's predecessor

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        Giorgio morandi (bologna, 1890 - 1964). pittore e incisore italiano. lettera manoscritta e firmata di giorgio morandi scritta a gio ponti. 1941.

      lettera manoscritta e firmata di Giorgio Morandi che scrive a Ponti di non avere disegni da mandargli perchè al momento non ha voglia di disegnare ma provvederà al più presto; lettera di 1 facciata datata Bologna, 1 novembre 1941; la lettera è tagliata in due parti centralmente e presenta dei piccoli fori ma buon es..

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        Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze.

      Uppsala, 1941. (Offprint from Språkvetenskapliga Sällskapets i Uppsala Förhandlingar 1940-1942). First edition. 24,5x16,5 cm. (1, 1 blank), 83, (1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers, and with the title in handwriting on spine. A small loss at foot of spine, and a 3 cm long tear in lower front joint. Two minimal tears on front wrapper. A few small specks on the title and pp. 1/2, contents are otherwise fine. Jakobson (1896-1982) was one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. In this work he lays the foundations of child phonology. "The first most fundamental and basic work on phonological development in children is Roman Jakobson's 'Kindersprache[...]' ('Child Language, Aphasia, and Phonological Universals'), on which most, if not all, subsequent research in this area has been based or by which it has been inspired." (Tobin, Phonology as Human Behaviour, pp. 174). Inscribed by Jakobson to the Swedish linguist Björn Collinder (1894-1983)

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