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        Corriere dei piccoli.

      Subject: (Giornali per ragazzi). Milano, 1941, A. XXXIII, annata in fascicoli sciolti (n 1/52, mancano i n 2 e 3).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Outlaw AND The Marshal

      'Outlaw' is a 1941 1st edition by Farrar & Rinehart, in red cloth, vg- in a g+ dj. 'The Marshal' is a 1958 1st edition, review copy with publisher's slip, in grey cloth, vg in a vg+ dj. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED: both have been transformed from excellent Western novels into extraordinary, unique works of art by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin. Outlaw has a weak front hinge and the half-title page is separating; the whole page is filled with an excellent watercolor portrait of a man shooting while fleeing on a horse. (Franklin's horses are among the best.) The title page has another watercolor, outlaws on horses battling the defenders of a town. The fly-title has a pen & ink drawing of a bar brawl, with a vignette of a steam train above it. There is one more watercolor, depicting a bank heist at the end of chapter 2. 25 more drawings adorn the book, in the spaces between chapters. 2 of them are vignettes no more than an inch or so high; most are larger, half-page to full-page. Those in the first half are done with ballpoint I think; many of the others are in felt-tip, and 6 of the full-page drawings are in brown felt-tip. The felt-tip, of course, doesn't allow for fine cross-hatching and such things, so those are less detailed, but no less remarkable, and appropriate. My favorite is one of the brown ones, facing p. 195, the old outlaw remembering his past in vignettes of a lighter brown shade. The Marshal has pen & ink again on the half-title, title page, and fly-title (these first drawings in both books are SIGNED by the artist). The Marshal is arranged differently, with no blank pages and very little space between chapters, so almost all the extra illustrations here are vignettes, 48 of them, the largest being about 3" but most closer to 1" tall. After the text is a double-page drawing of the Marshal leaving town. Both books are protected in cloth slipcases which match the respective colors of the books. Any publishers out there want to do illustrated editions of these books? This is the material you need. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Ernest Franklin.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        The Last Tycoon

      1941. Good/fair. <p>first edition first printing hardcover in dust jacket (Scribners, 1941); Includes The Great Gatsby and several stories; edited by Edmund Wilson; Unmarked text; original book price ($2.75) stamped last end page; little age tone; darkening and little foxing to end papers; tight bind no split hinges; faint stains to cloth cover; gilt titling fully legible but little rubbing in places; dj has tears and chips--largest chip about one inch square at heel of spine; author photo back panel fully intact; flap price present; rubbing along flap folds bkbx4</p>

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      New York: Modern Age Books, (1941). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper of the scarcer hardcover issue with a fine inscription. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To and for--/Helen Arnold/gratefully recalling her/many courtesies to me/in Indianapolis. From/Theodore Dreiser/Hollywood,/December/1941/I think the facts of this book/will interest you." Dreiser calls upon his fellow Americans to remember the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as the country dangerously drifted toward war. Fittingly inscribed in the very month the United States declared war against Japan.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford 1941 - 1941. 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. Spine slightly bumped. Corners slightly rubbed. A couple of tiny dents to top edge of front cover and one to top edge of rear cover. Slight crease to spine. A few faint foxspots to covers. Name and date in ink to front pastedown. Pale foxing to half-title and a few foxspots to margins of prelims and outer page edges. Pictorial wrapper is worn at edges and slightly grubby with a few small edge-chips and closed edge-tears. There is slight loss from top of spine affecting part of the title lettering. Overall a bright clean copy of this scarce title in its rare original wrapper. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      This is the elusive U.S. first "Definitive" edition, only printing 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.  Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle."  Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes in both British and U.S. editions. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the British publisher - Cassell - reissued the War Speeches as a new, "Definitive" three-volume British edition. This U.S. edition was issued in 1953. The three-volume edition of Churchill's War Speeches is considered superior to the original seven wartime volumes. 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. There were 4,700 copies of the British first edition, first printing, but this incredibly small U.S. edition was limited to a mere 500 copies produced from British edition sheets. (Internally, only the title and copyright pages differ from the British edition.) This U.S. first edition, only printing was bound quite differently from its English counterpart and more elaborately, with a black cloth spine decorated and printed in gilt, over red cloth boards, yellow-stained top edge, and head and foot bands.  The light blue and black dust jackets are illustrated with a reproduction from Churchill's hand-corrected typescript of the first Secret Session speech.  Houghton Mifflin issued the three volumes in a plain navy leatherette slipcase.  Here is a full U.S. three volume set in the original dust jackets and publisher's slipcase.  Condition is fine in very good or better dust jackets and a good plus slipcase.  The bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and no discernable wear.  The contents are crisp and bright.  We find no spotting or previous ownership marks.  The dark yellow stained top edges retain uniform, unfaded color.  The dust jackets remain bright and clean.  The Volume II & III dust jackets retain the original "3 Volumes, $25.00" front flap pricing and show only trivial wear confined to corners, spine ends, and hinges with a few small chips at the upper edge of the Volume III rear face, undoubtedly from abrasion on the slipcase edge.  The Volume I dust jacket is neatly price-clipped with spine end losses to a maximum depth of .5 inch and minor wear at extremities and hinges.  All three dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  The original publisher's plain navy leatherette slipcase remains complete and intact, with some wear at the corners, some dark staining mostly to the back, and splits at the upper and lower rear seams.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.2, Woods A136(b), Langworth p.305

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Scalawagons of Oz

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago, IL, 1941. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Illustrator: Neill, John R. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Founded on and continuing the Famous Oz Stories By L. Frank Baum Royal Historian of Oz. Brick red cloth covered boards, black stamped on spine, title is diagonal with scala-wagons hyphenated and the "z" inside the "o" on the spine. Full color illustrated paste down on front cover. There is some very light bumping at head and foot of spine, very light rubbing to board corners. Illustrated endpapers. Black & white illustrations throughout. Christmas inscription (1943) on inscription page in pencil, can easily be erased if one wanted to. Jacket is rubbed/scuffed overall. 2 chips (1/2" each) at head of spine, on chip (1/2") at foot of spine. Brief rubbing/chipping at board corners. Otherwise light edge-rubbing. Illustrator: Neill, John R.. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 004627..

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf ]
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        Military Geographical Indications Regarding European Russia: Moscow.

      Berlin: German Army Staff Department for Maps and Surveys, 1941. . German Maps and Plans of Moscow,1941. A box of Military Geographical Indications Regarding European Russia: Moscow, published by the German Army Staff Department for Maps and Surveys, Berlin updated to June1941. Comprising 3 large folding maps and two books, the first with 141 pages of text (in German) which resembles a directory of Moscow, plus 64 pages of black and white photographs of major public buildings, factories, bridges etc. The second book, the atlas volume, contains 22 folding maps which include maps on the distribution and location of various industries and transport networks. The three separate folding maps are each on a large scale and show the city in considerable detail. All contents in VG condition and the contents of the box are complete as per the index. Box size 22 by 15 cm, maps open to an average of 90 by 80 cm. More images available.

      [Bookseller: Arthur Hook]
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        Original Book Contract for "Mildred Pierce," Signed by Cain and Knopf

      N.p.: N.p., 1941. Purchase, Rights, and Royalties agreement between James M. Cain and Alfred A. Knopf for Cain&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s novel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      1941. 1. WILDER,LAURA INGALLS. LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE. NY: Harper Bros. (1941), not 1st edition. 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, near Fine in dust wrapper (dw with old tape mends and 3 pieces out of backstrip). Illustrated with color dust wrapper and frontis by HELEN SEWELL and in line by MILDRED BOYLE. In this next to last Little House book, Laura turns 15 and gets her teaching certificate. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY LAURA INGALLS WILDER on the half title. The owner&#39;s grandparents knew Wilder and had her sign this book which they also inscribed to him. Books signed by Wilder are rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Solomon&#39;s Vineyard

      London: Methuen, 1941 Extremely rare unexpurgated UK issue, suppressed in the US, later printed in abridged form as &#39;The Fifth Grave&#39;, extreme hard boiled crime fiction, slate blue boards handling and dust soiled, rubbed lightly to joints, front fep is pasted down to board, light browning to half title, rear board creased vertically, not too bad but the paste down is cracked slightly, closed edges soiled, a few minor lending library stamps in the margins and to closed fore edge, an obviously well read copy but saying that it does not suffer from any major faults, just accumulated handling, 218pp, call number to spine in faded ink, probably best suited for a rebind, or if you can find a copy of the DW to brighten it up, bank transfer only as payment for this please, price includes courier shipping. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

      [Bookseller: Fortuna Books]
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        La Colline inspirée. Eaux-fortes par André Jacquemin. Préface de Jérôme Tharaud et Jean Tharaud

      Paris: Les Bibliophiles franco-suisses, 1941. Livre. Illus. by André Jacquemin. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par L&#39;éditeur. Édition illustrée. Paris, Les Bibliophiles franco-suisses, 1941. 33 x 26 cm, grand in-4, 6 ff. n. ch. - 320 pp. - 5 ff. n. ch. - 84 eaux-fortes originales dont 1 frontispice, 20 en-têtes, 20 lettrines, 24 dans le texte et 19 culs-de-lampe, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l&#39;éditeur. Tirage à 120 exemplaires, tous sur vélin blanc de Lana à la forme. Celui-ci justifié exemplaire d&#39;archives et portant la mention manuscrite "cédé à Mademoiselle Marthe Féquet" avec la signature du président de la société, Jules Exbrayat. Est joint également un reçu signé du même précisant que Marthe Féquet a payé 20 000 francs début 1945 pour cet exemplaire, une coquette somme à l&#39;époque. "Belle publication très cotée" (Carteret). Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 1008 ; CARTERET, IV, 59).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        North Western Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-300 (1886-1941)

      1941 - North Western Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co. Vols. 1-300 (1886-1941). Volume 1 to 107 publisher's law calf, most repaired with tape, others with detached spines. Volumes 108 to 300 original cloth, soiled with moderate shelf wear. Ex-library with stamps. Internally very good. See digital image. * Contains state court opinions from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        BOOKPLATES IN JAPAN. (Ex Libris)

      Tokyo:: Meiji-Shobo,, 1941. First Edition. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR SHOZO SAITO ON THE COLOPHON in Japanese without personalization. LIMITED EDITION OF 350 COPIES THIS IS No. 195. There are 50 original Japanese bookplates, many in color. Each is tipped on a separate numbered 8.5" by 7" tan sheet of handmade rice paper. Many of the bookplates are woodblock prints--each a small jewel in itself. There is an additional pinted rice paper sheet of a teapot which serves as the "endpaper" to these bookplates. a 10 leaf booklet on rice paper accompanies the bookplates. It describes the history of bookplates in Japan, lists titles and artists of the 50 bookplates and has two additional tipped in bookplates fand printed images of six other plates. All of the bookplates and text are in fine condition. The bookjplates and booklet are in the original orage chemise which has been archivlly strengthened. New label on the cover of the chemise, chipped label on its spine. But the chemise has done its job well of protecting the texy and bookplates. The chemise is in a modern cloth covered clamshell box with paper label on the spine.&

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Ruinen - zehn Radierungen.

      Zürich, Selbstverlag, 1941 - 57 x 39 cm, 1Titelbl., 9 (statt 10) Orig.-Radierung, HLwd.-Mappe, m. losen Blättern, Mappe angeschmutzt, minimal stockfleckig Nr. 7 von 15 Exemplaren. Alle Blätter vom Künstler signiert. - Gregor Rabinovitch, (1884-1958), russischer Jude, ab 1904 studierte er Graphik in München sowie Architektur in St. Petersburg, später Studium d. Rechte in Moskau, ab 1912 lebte er als Künstler in Paris. Nach dem Beginn des ersten Weltkrieges blieb er in Genf stecken, später in Zürich. Dort in politisch engagierten Künstlerkreisen, zu seinen Freunden gehörten unter anderem Eduard Gubler und Otto Morach. Zu den Zürcher Dadaisten um Hugo Ball hielt er aber Distanz. Ab 1922 arbeitete er für die Satirezeitschrift ?Nebelspalter?, dem er bis in die 1950er Jahre treu blieb. Inhaltlich waren die Zeichnungen von Pazifismus und einem starken Engagement gegen den Faschismus geprägt, auch die schweizerische Politik war vor seiner spitzen Feder nicht sicher. Beides führte wiederholt zu Protesten und zu Auseinandersetzungen mit der Zensur. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wandte er, der noch 1934 die Sowjetunion positiv eingeschätzt hatte, sich einem Stalin angreifenden Antikommunismus zu. Einen wichtigen und auch finanziell einträglichen Aspekt seiner Arbeit stellten die Exlibris dar. Auf Beruf, Stellung oder Wohnort des Auftraggebers ging er mit Witz und Poesie ein. 2500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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      Libros Escogidos, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1941 - Spine lettered in black. Slight fading at spine and fore-edge of front cover. Minute paper defect at rear joint without any paper loss. Small brown spot near top of rear cover at spine, not obtrusive. Small chip missing from foot of spine measuring 1/8". Internally unblemished and crisp throughout. In slipcase with paper spine label, edged in red cloth, with almost no wear. Limited to 299 copies printed at the Rydal Press under the direction of Edward McLean. McLean (1905-1982) spent many years in Santa Fe. He had three careers-dancer, master bookbinder, and publisher, this being one of three titles published by his company. French wrapper and slipcase were designed and made by Hazel Dreis. Text block of eight pages followed by fifteen color plates by Louie Ewing (1908-1983) using the silkscreen method. Each plate is on the recto of the page with the title and location of the santos on the adjacent verso. The Santos or Saints evolved with the Spanish colonial settlers of the 1700's. The Santero (saint maker) created reproductions of the sacred images brought from Spain using one of two media; bultos or statues and reredos or altar screens. The folk art flourished until the mid-1800's and had essentially died out by the start of the twentieth century. A finely-preserved piece of Western Americana art. Auction records show no sale of this item in the past 22 years. OCLC Worldcat lists 34 copies in libraries worldwide. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Biggles Sees it Through

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1941. London 1941. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original orange cloth covers and top edge, dark brown lettering and and a German plane about to crash to the spine, plane with skis and brown title lettering to the front cover. 8vo true first thick edition x 7½&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39; 254 printed pages of text. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. 17 listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book starting with The Camels are Coming and ending with Spitfire Parade. Ink name to the front free end paper, fox spot browning to the text block edges and end papers. Near Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with the word &#39;Found&#39; as called for inside the front flap, one small chip to the top of the spine just affecting the top of the letter &#39;B&#39; of &#39;Biggles, internally repaired crease lines down the spine, surface rubbing of the paper to the fore edge, spine colours not faded. 13 Oxford W. E. Johns titles listed to the rear in blue lettering with an aerodrome above the words &#39;Books For Boys&#39;, and two fish below the words &#39;Oxford University Press&#39;.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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, Mikulá&#154;ek, Posselt, Raiman, Sudek, Happy, Veprek, Wi&#154;kovský 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&#39;s magazine and on some of Winston Churchill&#39;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&#39;s red cloth binding. Gilt on front and spine. Gold top stain. Light bumping. Books all look exceptional. Very good condition set.

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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&#39;ai Reve D&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s most famous mystery novels; Belgian detective Hercule Poirot interrupts his vacation on Smugglers&#39; 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&#39;s many books, a hardboiled novel of the boxing underworld. It is one of Cohen&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., 60&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s "Gaslight.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      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&#39;s quarrel over the naming of a son, Shenandoah Fish, which is obviously analogous Schwartz&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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&#39;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&#39;&#39; x 5½&#39;&#39; 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 &#39;Books For Boys&#39;, and two fish below the words &#39;Oxford University Press&#39;.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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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&#39;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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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 &#39;Castaways of the Stratosphere&#39;. Back cover of dj is Spotlight Books For Boys! eending with The Jimmie Drury Series and the last title being &#39;Jimmie Drury: Caught On Camera&#39;. 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.

      [Bookseller: jakoll]
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