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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF MARC CHAGALL

      [New York]. 4 July 1941.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 17.5 cm (10 x 6 7/8 inches). Small crease across upper left corner, with residue of matting tape at extreme tips, otherwise near fine. A fine portrait by Van Vechten of the artist, half- length, looking to his right in semi-profile. With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. Another image from the same session was collected in PORTRAITS (1978), and five others are present in the LC Van Vechten Portrait archive, but not this image. KELLNER G230.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        SEA OF CORTEZ

      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. pp: [vi]vii-x 1-277 [5] 283-598. FIRST EDITION THUS. Green cloth covered boards, top board stamped in silver, top edge stained orange, all edges trimmed. Pictorial endpapers with map of lower California in blue. Steinbeck accompanied his close friend, Ed Ricketts, on a scientific expedition to the Baja region of California. The resulting book is comprised of a narrative portion and a phyletic catalogue with several pages of illustrations. This is a very good copy with soiling to the top edge and top edge of the boards, along with light edge wear. The jacket has moderate rubbing, edge wear, and creasing along the edges. There is about one-quarter inch chipped from the head of the spine, a half inch chip to the top edge of the rear panel. There was a first edition issued in wrappers. Goldstone A15b. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS]
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        Sea of Cortez. A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research. With a Scientific Appendix Comprising Materials for a Source Book on the Marine Animals on the Panamic Faunal Province

      NY: Viking Press, 1941. First edition. Illustrated with forty plates, eight of which are in color. This copy has Steinbeck's signature card laid in. John Steinbeck became friends with the biologist E. F. Ricketts in 1930, bonding over a shared interest in marine biology. In 1940, Steinbeck and Ricketts embarked on a specimen collecting expedition, sailing south from Monterey, California and around the Baja Peninsula. In the end, they discovered fifty new species and catalogued over 500 specimens of sea creatures. This book, the result of their expedition, is a travelogue, a biological catalogue, and a reflection on ecological concerns and the impact of humans on the environment. An exceptionally fine, unread copy in green cloth, with an unfaded dust wrapper which shows just a few brief nicks near spine ends and a couple of tiny tears along extremities.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        History of Grazing in Utah (Original Unpublished WPA Manuscript)

      Utah. Fine. 1941. Hard Cover. Fine condition thick quarto in full leather with gilt stamping on leather labels and raised bands housing the editor's working copy of an unpublished Works Progress Administration manuscript. Includes at least six chapters such as The Range Today, Early Background, The Westward Movement & Boom Days. Significant remarks and suggestions for revisions throughout the work. Editting staff includes Dale Morgan and C. C. Anderson. Historically signficant. Scare availability. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        RANDOM HARVEST (First UK Edition in Dust Jacket Inscribed to Jean Hersholt)

      London: Macmillan, 1941. Hilton, James. RANDOM HARVEST. London: Macmillan, 1941. First English Edition, first impression. A FINE, bright copy in publisher's green cloth gilt, in the original publisher's priced dust jacket (large chip at top panel affecting several letters in the title but otherwise complete and sharp and Very Good with eye appeal). Extremely uncommon in dust jacket; this is the first we've seen. Even more remarkable is the fact that this copy, an unlikely survivor as it was literally being published in Britain while London was enduring its World War 2 Battle Of Britain blitz, is a PRESENTATION COPY, the only one we know to exist. The recipient was Jean Hersholt (1886-1956), well-known Hollywood character actor (the grandfather in the 1937 Shirley Temple film HEIDI, for example) who appeared in 140 movies and had his own television series during the 1950s. He was also a great believer in helping others in need. His energy created the Motion Picture Relief fund and it is entirely due to his efforts that the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital was built to house elderly and impoverished former Hollywood employees. The Writer's Guild of America offers a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award each year to that individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Hilton's inscription to Hersholt reads: "For Jean Hersholt with warmest regards and admiration, James Hilton, Nov. 1943" and the book bears Hersholt's distinctive book plate on the front paste-down. RANDOM HARVEST was Hilton's best written book, despite the greater fame of his LOST HORIZON and GOODBYE MR. CHIPS. It was the winner of numerous awards and accolades, and its film adaptation starring Greer Garson and Ronald Colman has been named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest 100 love stories in the history of the movies. The novel was one of the very first to address shell shock and amnesia and its particular tale of a man who loses his memory during battle, then makes a new life and finds new love after WWI, only to lose it all when he regains his real self, is one of those rare tales that is emotionally powerful and yet avoids all the usual romantic movie conventions. Reading it today, or seeing the film, reminds us how enduring and endearing Hilton's story has remained all these years. Unique.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        (World War II Logbooks)

      N.p., 1941-1943. Four octavo volumes. Standard issue blank books printed by the Government Printing Office that were owned by Lorain R. Snyder, who served as a Gunner's Mate aboard the U.S.S. Richmond from 1941 to 1943. The first two volumes contain Snyder's notes and assignments on such matters as wrecking mines, depth charges, and ammunition, as well as his basic duties. These notes are enhanced by Snyder's draftsman-like color illustrations, which detail the structure and functioning of the various weaponry with which he would have been familiar. These include mines, the .45 caliber automatic pistol, and roller-bearing gun mounts. In addition, Snyder -- whose nickname was "Doc" -- provides illustrated charts of semaphore, alphabet, naval and weather flags, map cross-hatching legends, and military insignia for various countries. & & In the other two volumes, Snyder switches from theory to practice as he begins a tour aboard the Richmond, and the blank books become a daily logbook. Included are his rather restrained comments on Pearl Harbor ("Sunday evening -- War!!!/Oh my! Well here's what we've been waiting for ... Arizona and Oklahoma got it bad!"), a lengthy first-hand account of the Battle of Komandorskis off the coast of Siberia, as well as a long semi-bawdy ballad about an old maid on Waikiki entitled "A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics." In these volumes, Snyder's illustrations are less abundant, but they include a detailed inventory of his thirteen tattoos, including the location of each, and a map of the Pacific showing the area covered by the Richmond during Snyder's tour of duty. Additionally, all volumes bear front and back cover illustrations by Snyder. & & The Richmond was flagship of the U.S. Fleet's Submarine Force during 1938-40 and carried the Commander of the Scouting Force in the first half of 1941, while based in Hawaii. Later in that year, and during the first year of World War II, she patrolled along the Latin American west coast and escorted convoys in the southeastern Pacific. The Richmond went to the North Pacific in January 1943 and was soon heavily engaged in the then-active Aleutians campaign. She bombarded Japanese-held Attu in February, participated in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands on 26 March and took part in the recovery of Attu and Kiska in May and August 1943. Serving in the Aleutians area for the next two years, Richmond's activities included active patrolling and, beginning in February 1944, bombardments of the Kuril Islands. & & An extraordinary archive that combines a highly personal account of daily life on a combat ship with a detailed glimpse into the machinery of war.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Notes pour comprendre le siècle

      Paris: Gallimard, 1941. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 30 ex numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 5 hors commerce lettrés, seuls grands papiers. Gardes très légèrement et marginalement ombrées, rare et bel exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1941, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Autograph Edition (Signed Limited Edition, thirteen volumes)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1941. First Limited Edition. One of 950 copies (of which this No. 61) SIGNED by the author at the front of volume one, all volumes consistently numbered. Elegantly bound in contemporary black half-calf, pink cloth boards, titles, designs and rule gilt, top page edges gilt, combed marbled endpapers, and maroon ribbon markers. All volumes, with the exception of volume one, have leaves uncut at the fore-edge. & & Contains "O Pioneers!", "The Song of the Lark," "Alexander's Bridge" and "April Twilights," "My Antonia," "One of Ours," "Youth and the Bright Medusa," "A Lost Lady," "The Professor's House," "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "Shadows on the Rock," "Lucy Gayheart" and "My Mortal Enemy," "Obscure Destinies" and "Literary Encounters," and "Sapphira and the Slave Girl." A beautiful set. Shipping billed at cost.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Consider the Oyster

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1941.. First edition. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front endpage.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        CHOIX DE POEMES. Inscribed

      Paris: Gallimard, 1941 A selection of Eluard's poetry from 1914 through 1941. 8vo. 281pp. Gilt lettered half vellum and green paper covered covers. Top edge gilt. Original wrappers bound in. A 'service presse' review issue in near fine condition. A wonderful Presentation Copy, Inscribed in French by Eluard on the half-title to fellow author Luc Dietrich, complimenting him on the writing of "...un livre d'une beauté sans limites". [Likely, "Dialogue de l'amitié", - written with his great friend, the poet, Lanza del Vasto, published by Robert Laffont, in 1942 and considered by many as his philosophical masterpiece].. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        CRÉATION

      Stockholm. 1941.. Volume one, number one (all published). Folio. Original sewn screen- printed wrappers. Text and plates tipped to larger sheets. Wrappers darkened along spine and lower edge, with a few small spots, otherwise very good. Enclosed in a custom board slipcase. Edited by Birgit Akesson and Adja Yunkers. A handsome, lavish and elusive periodical, published in an edition of only 250 numbered copies, featuring an original two color woodblock by Yunkers (34 x 26 cm), another woodblock by the editor Birgit Akesson, an original pencil and water color drawing by a child (the examples vary from copy to copy), and an original collage (signed) by Egon Møller- Nielson. Other illustrations include reproductions of photos and paintings. Contributors to the text include T.S. Eliot ("Death by Water" in English), Paul Eluard ("Facile est Bien") and Pär Lagerkvist. Latvian- born Yunkers left Paris in 1939 at the onset of the war and settled in Stockholm, where he also edited/contributed to ARS. In 1947 he moved to New York, where he remained until his death in 1983. Early on he became a master of the woodcut, and in the 1960s expanded to include lithography. OCLC/Worldcat locates but one copy: the National Library of Sweden.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Later Poems 1925-1935

      London, Faber and Faber Limited,, 1941. Small octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, roll to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges A fine copy. Signed and dated on the title page by the author. The second half of Collected Poems 1909-1935 was reprinted by Faber and Faber in May 1941, with title Later Poems 1925-1935 as no. 50 in "The Faber Library.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Later Poems [Signed]

      London: Faber and Faber, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of this book (only a touch of wear and some light spotting at the book's bottom), in a Very Good priced dust jacket (spine toned, as usual, small hole to lower spine under "50", spine head chipped with no loss to the lettering, short closed tear to upper edge of rear panel adjacent to flap fold, minor general wear), SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT on the title page and there inscribed by him as follows: "with compliments / T. S. Eliot". Published under the title "Later Poems" as number 50 in the Faber Library, this book constitutes the first separate publication of the second half of "Collected Poems 1909-1935 (itself published in 1936) . Considered by many to be the 20th Century's most important English-language Poet, T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". Copies of Later Poems in its first edition are surprisingly uncommon and copies of this book in the price dust jacket, especially when in collectable condition -- as is offered here, are quite scarce. Signed copies of the book, with or without the dust jacket, are absolute hen's teeth and signed copies of the book in the priced dust jacket are rare indeed. Altogether a Very Good + copy SIGNED AND GENERICALLY INSCRIBED BY T. S. ELIOT. RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Bookplates in Japan 50 plates

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. 1941. Paperback. Near Fine. Limited of 350 copies, this one is #183 and signed at the limitation page in Japanese characters. Included is a 7 page booklet with 2 tipped-in plates and a checklist of the 50 loose sheets that each feature one bookplate; the booklet is bound with yellow string. The booklet and bookplates are all printed on a fine, high-quality rice paper, all sheets measuring 7x8.5". Also included is a loose sheet with a tea-kettle on it. Contents are housed in a clamshell case with two paper labels and ribbon enclosure; there is light wear to one hinge of the case, but it's secure. Further, all of this is housed in a cardboard box with lid and original paper label and label showing that this is copy #183; the box has some tearing at corners, but is strong and functional. All pages and images are clean and unmarked; all of the images are tipped-in and in Fine, frameable condition. A very rare item, published in 1941. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Animation Cel, "How to Ride a Horse", from THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, depicting Goofy trying to goad his stubborn horse into action

      Los Angeles ca 1941 [Los Angeles, ca, 1941]. 8-7/8 x 11-3/8 inches (image); 15-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches. Applied to airbrushed background. Matted, framed and glazed. With printed caption mounted to mat beneath the image, reading "Remember! Man Is Always the Master. No. 3 . 'How to Ride a Horse' Sequence from Walt Disney's 'Reluctant Dragon'", and with label of Courvoisier Galleries, San Francisco, on rear of frame. Fine . INSCRIBED in the mat, lower right: "To James van Alen / My best wishes / Walt Disney", most probably in the hand of studio artist Floyd Gottfredson

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Broken Span

      New Directions, 1941. First printing of the first edition, first state, approx. 100 of the total 2000 copies printed [Wallace A22, iii]. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Eleven poems, including the 15-part "For the Poem Patterson," issued as the first volume of the Poet of the Month series. Plain wrappers with sewn binding, (32pp.), unpaginated, in first issue, yellow dust jacket, printed in black on the front panel. In fine condition; in a near fine dustjacket, with light rubbing and soiling, and some toning along spine.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Animation Cel, "How to Ride a Horse", from THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, depicting Goofy trying to goad his stubborn horse into action

      [Los Angeles, ca, 1941]. 8-7/8 x 11-3/8 inches (image); 15-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches. Applied to airbrushed background. Matted, framed and glazed. With printed caption mounted to mat beneath the image, reading "Remember! Man Is Always the Master. No. 3 . 'How to Ride a Horse' Sequence from Walt Disney's 'Reluctant Dragon'", and with label of Courvoisier Galleries, San Francisco, on rear of frame. Fine . INSCRIBED in the mat, lower right: "To James van Alen / My best wishes / Walt Disney", most probably in the hand of studio artist Floyd Gottfredson

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THREE SONGS FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY

      privately printed NY: (privately printed), 1941. First edition. Signed by Auden on the title page. 12mo. Sewn wraps. Few tiny nicks on bottom edge; otherwise, in Fine condition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
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        [Caption title]: Something To Look Up To---Always!

      New York Journal American New York: New York Journal American. 1941. First. Broadside. 16.5" x 21". Folded, probably as issued. Small tears at a couple of folds, else near fine. Printed recto only, reproducing the front page of the sports section of the New York Journal American for July 26, 1941, the main story is about the dedication of Lou Gehrig Plaza at 161st and the Grand Concourse, presided over by Joe McCarthy, Bill Dickey, and Lefty Gomez, and mentioning the upcoming movie of the Yankee great's life. Rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Large scale street plans of] Birmingham

      Berlin: [Department for War Maps and Surveying], 1941.. The complete set of nine German WW2 large scale, 1:10000 (about 6 inches to the mile), street plans of Birmingham and area, each 20 inches x 28 inches, 51 cms x 72 cms, folded as issued. The scale is sufficiently large to show individual buildings and houses with areas of strategic or military importance, or potential targets for ground or air attack, being identified and outlined. In near immaculate untouched condition, with the slightest trace of wear on some of the folds. Following the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Germans postponed their plans for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast. However, whilst abandoning their immediate plans to invade, the German High Command continued to gather together detailed information to prepare the ground for any future invasion or occupation of Britain. These scarce street plans of Birmingham were issued in Berlin in 1941 as part of Militargeographische Einzelangaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Single Targets across England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and were intended Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch (For official use only) by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff). In short, these detailed street plans are confidential documents prepared at the height of the Second World War for the use of high ranking military planners, officers and their immediate staff within the top echelons of the German war machine in Berlin. Virtually irreplaceable, particularly in this fine condition and of immense local history interest to Birmingham. (Price includes postage UK)

      [Bookseller: Unique or Rare]
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        Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze.

      Uppsala, 1941. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Minor loss to upper and lower capital (ab. 1,5 cm to top and 4mm to bottom), and a tear, no loss, to back hinge. All in all a very fine copy of this fragile publication. No markings or soiling. Uncut and internally very fresh and clean. Old owner's name to front wrapper. (2), 83 pp.. The very scarce first edition, off-print (Ur: Språvetenskapliga Sällskapets i Uppsala Förhandlingar 1940-1942.), of Jakobson's monumental work, Child Language, Aphasia and Phonological Universals, in which the seminal linguist and founder of the Prague School presents a revolutionary theory about the underlying uniform structure of the world's languages. Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 - 1982) was a famous Russian linguist and literary critic, who became one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. He is probably most famous as the pioneer of structural analysis of language and as the co-founder of structuralism.Jakobson was born into a Russian Jewish family. He early on showed a great interest in the theory of language, and already as a student he became a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. He was very much influenced by Husserl's phenomenology and the work of Saussure, and he developed a deep interest in the question of how language, the human speech, functions and is possible.Due to political troubles in Russia, in 1920 Jakobsen moved to Prague, where he was to become even more influential. Here, in 1926, he co-founded the Prague School of linguistic theory, together with the Copenhagen School the most influential school of linguistics of its time and of decades to come. It is here that Jakobson develops his seminal ideas of phonology as well as the term structuralism and the contents of it.When the Second World War broke out, Jakobson moved to Scandinavia, where he met the Copenhagen School of linguistics and its main figure, Louis Hjelmslev. It is during his time in Scandinavia that he writes (in German) and published (in Uppsala, Sweden) his influential Kindersprache.... Later he fled to America, where he met Claude Lévi-Strauss, Quine, Bloomfeld and many other important thinkers within the field of language theory.Jakobson's structuralist theories of language differentiate much from other parts of the structuralist movement in that he constantly bases them on knowledge from other sciences, from mathematics, philosophy, psychology etc.In the present work, Jakobson sets out to prove that child language and aphasia must be considered within comparative linguistics, because rules that govern these are the same as those that govern all human world languages. ''Die einzige Gelegenheit, die wir haben, die menschliche Sprache in statu nascendi zu beobachten bietet das Kind. So schrieb vor kurzem Karl Bühler, und man könnte dementsprechend fortsetzen: Die einzige Gelegenheit, die wir haben, die menschliche Sprache im Abbau zu beobachten, bieten die pathologischen Sprachstörungen zentraler Natur. Für den Linguisten, der sich mit dem Enfaltetsein des Sprachgebildes befasst, muss auch seine GEBURT und ABSTERBEN viel lehrreiches bieten. Diese drei Teilformen des sprachlichen Geschehens wurden trotzdem noch nicht einer systematischen vergleichenden Analyse unterzogen. (p. (1)-2). (''The only opportunity we have to observe the human language in statu nascendi is offered by the child. So Karl Bühler wrote not long ago, and one could continue in the same manner: The only opportunity we have to observe the human language in disintegration is offered by the pathological language disturbances of central nature. For the linguist, who is occupied with the turning out of the language formation, its BIRTH and DEATH must also contribute with something instructive. In spite of this, these three parts of the happening of language have not yet been subjected to a systematic comparative analysis. -Own translation). Jakobson now formulated specific hypotheses about the order in which children acquire their native language and about the nature of language dissolution, creating an entirely new approach to the study of the world's languages. By linking observations about language typology, language acquisition and language pathology, Jakobson here presents an original, revolutionizing theory about the structure of the sound inventories that underlie the world languages. This approach to the study of the structure of sound and language was clearly ahead of its time, and phonology still did not have the sufficient empirical evidence or the sufficient instruments to properly verify it. Thus, only much later has Jakobsen's theories on the rise and fall of language been fully appreciated

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        Four Letters from Maxwell Perkins to Sherwood Anderson's Widow

      First. One two-page Autograph Letter Signed and three Typed Letters Signed from legendary editor Max Perkins to Sherwood Anderson's widow, Eleanor Anderson, dated 1941-1946. Overall near fine with folds from being mailed, a small stain on the first page of the autograph letter, and a spot of glue remnant and a tear on the second page of one typed letter. The letters offer condolence and later discuss contracts, correspondence, and other material related to Sherwood Anderson. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        What Makes Sammy Run?

      Random House New York: Random House. (1941). First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper. The author's exceptionally scarce first book, the story of Sammy Glick, who leaves a trail of wrecked careers and lives as he struggles to reach the top in Hollywood. Curiously, one of the most influential novels ever written about the movie world, and one of the author's only books that hasn't (yet) been made into a film. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1941. First. First edition. Near fine in an about very good, somewhat spine-faded dustwrapper with some internal tape removed, a couple of seamless professional mends, and a couple of small chips. Issued in a small edition, an extended essay on rural poverty with arresting images by Evans. Aside from its place in literary history, the Walker Evans images have made it something of an iconic volume for students of photography. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.144; Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 108-109. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Chronik des Hauses M. Pech. Dem Inhaber M. Pech Herrn Alfred Busch zum 60. Geburtstage am 17. Januar 1941 ¸berreicht von der Gefolgschaft [UNIQUE PRESENTATION COPY]

      Self published Berlin Self-published (1941)vg Folio. Unpaginated (103pp). Original hand-bound light brown leather with company logo surrounded by wreath's in bas relief on mounted silver-plate. Raised bands. Silver page-edges. Silk front- and rear free endpapers. Book rests in half-leather over decorative paper-covered boards clamshell box with ivory clasps and leather bands. Elaborate Festschrift of the German company M. Pech, presented to the company's president Alfred Busch on the occasion of his 60th birthday on January 17, 1941. The company was founded in 1882 by Maximilian Pech and manufactured First Aid supplies such as dressings, band-aids, etc. In the early 20th century the company expanded and started offering sanitary supplies as well. The Firmenschrift is illustrated with 51 mounted original b/w photographs of exteriors and interiors of the company's buildings, branches, production, workers, festivities, as well as a portrait of A. Busch. German, gothic script masterfully handwritten in black ink, describing the history of the business and describing major events relating to the company up until 1941. Includes a passage on the 1938 award "Anerkannte Berufserziehungsst?tte" which was presented to A. Busch by Dr. Robert Ley of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF). The National Socialist regime gave awards such as these to companies that were an example of how a productive 'Aryan' German business should be run and operated according to Nazi ideals. Interior photographs of management offices show Hitler photographs on the walls. Other passages tell of the removal of all Jewish managers and employees in May 1933. Decorative initials throughout. Original typewritten 11 1/2' x 16 1/2" telegram by the company's management and its workers, congratulating Alfred Busch, laid-in. Front cover of telegram with color reproduction of a drawing depicting a mountain scene, rear with color drawing of flowers. Minor foxing on telegram. Telegram dated 16/1/1941. Slight staining and age wear as well as closed tear on top-right corner on box, firmly holding. Foxing on inside-lining of box. Small stains on leather binding. Minor staining on endpapers. Some rippling to pages with photographs. Tight copy with clamshell box in good+. binding in very good, interior in near fine condition. Text and photographs on high-quality heavy card-stock. Unique stunning Festschrift, giving a rare insight into this National Socialist company of the early 1940s.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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