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        The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Reinterpret the So-Called Psychopathic Personality

      St. Louis: The C.V. Mosby Company, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed by Author. First edition, inscribed on front endpaper to a fellow doctor: "For Palmer Holmes[,] with grateful recollection of his many deeds of kindness to me, by X-Ray and otherwise, and with sincere good wishes, [signed] Hervey Cleckley." Underneath that he wrote an A.E. Housman quote. Inscribee is almost certainly Georgia professor of radiology L. Palmer Holmes. 298pp. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Fine with gilt still strong, clean and bright contents, no jacket. Perhaps the definitive work on psychopathy (often generally referred to today as "sociopathy") from an American psychiatrist whose work influenced everything from the films Psycho and The Three Faces of Eve (co-writing the book the latter was based on) to Hare's Psychopathy Checklist. Documentary filmmaker Erroll Morris has hailed him as "one of the unsung 20th century figures.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Four Years in Paradise

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Osa Johnson on the half-title page. Very Good, with fading to cloth at spine, rubbing at extremities, and worn a bit heavier at spine ends. Previous owner bookplate to verso of front free end paper. Lacking the dust jacket, though clipped portions of it have been tipped in at prelims and terminals. A signed copy of the first edition, in the giraffe patterned binding.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market

      1941. First Edition . DREW, Garfield Albee. New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market. Boston: Metcalf Press, (1941). Octavo, original green cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3800.First edition of DrewÂ’s analysis of specific methods for timing stock market operations.In this work, Drew discusses his theories for making profits in the stock market, many of which rely on the relationship between popular psychology and stock prices, as well as analyzing other established systems from a critical perspective. Without scarce dust jacket. Bookseller ticket.Light rubbing to extremities. A nearly fine copy.

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        My Adventures in Zuni

      Santa Fe: The Peripatatic Press, 1941. 1st. Hardcover. Limited Edition 400 copies. Square octavo. 178pp. Striking serigraphs depicting 10 Zuni ceremonial masks reproduced in color; 20 line drawings of life in the pueblo and initial letters by Fanita Lanier. Grey cloth with green & silver lettering in grey printed dustjacket. Printed on Strathmore Text at the Rydal Press. A near fine copy in dustjacket (2 small chips upper front and rear edge; short closed tear upper rear jacket and spine). In 1879, Cushing, as a Smithsonian Institution staff member, travelled to Zuni to study the ethnology of its people. During his 4 1/2 years in residence, he learned to speak the Zuni language, beame a member of the tribe and fully immersed himself in the culture, becoming anthropology's first participant observer. This was the beginning of his lifelong fascination and work with the Zuni culture. Originally published in Century Magazine installments during 1882-83, this printing includes an introductory essay 'Zuni and Cushing' by E. DeGolyer and 'An Aboriginal Pilgrimage' by Sylvester Baxter, a report of the trip made to Washington and Boston by a group of Zuni chieftains.

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        THE AFFAIR OF THE CRIMSON GULL

      Dodd, Mead 1941 - Slight spine slant; bookplate front FEP; light moisture staining to both boards and spine is really only visible at an angle but has left the cloth a little rough; possible moisture damage to rear endpapers or may just be poorly bound the paper is little uneven (hard to determine the cause). DJ has wear to edges with small tears, light crease and some tiny chips; top of spine slightly heavier worn with minor loss; wear to folds with some flaking; spine sunned with minor color loss; small hole torn in spine; light water staining which is mostly noticable on the flaps and the reverse side; two tape repairs on the reverse side reinforcing the top of two folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        Reflections in a Golden Eye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1941. First. First edition. Near fine in a price-clipped, fair only first issue dustwrapper with wrinkling caused by drying of the glue that is holding the glassine window on the front panel, and several internal repairs. This disastrous construction technique inevitably led to the shrinkage of the acetate which in turn wrinkled and tore the jacket. A less than ideal copy of the author's scarce second book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Make Way for Ducklings

      A near fine first edition in a very good, restored first issue dust jacket, with no mention of the Caldecott Medal, INSCRIBED by McCloskey to a family member on the half title page. "First Published August 1941" on the copyright page. Small newspaper clip attached to upper corner of front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        1941 - 1946 Wisdens, Linen Set (Set of 6) - 9/10s & Pres 41.

      Hi, Here we have a fabulous set of 6 Wisdens, in a run from 1941 to 1946, all linen cloth Wisdens. All the books are in Very good+ condition and it includes the 1941 which in this case is a presentation copy signed by Hubert Preston. The books are in great shape, accross the range the covers are bright, some light freying and all hinges are strong, clean pages inside the only things to note are a couple of small light marks to the rear of the 1944 and a line to the rear of the 1943 corner, the 1946 is darker but that is usual. A hard to beat set with the rarer 41/42 included.

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        JOHN WISDEN'S CRICKETERS' ALMANACK FOR 1941

      J. Whitaker 1941 - Original publisher's brown cloth lettered in gilt to upper cover and spine A near fine copy with oxidation to the lettering on the spine and slight pushing at the head, but the cloth unusually clean and bright. Small photographic section. One of only 800 hardbacks produced. The rarest of the war years, which had reduced print runs to comply with paper shortages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, December 1, 1941 - Special Army Number/E.J. Hughes Art

      The Maclean Publishing Company, Toronto 1941 - 80 pages. Features: Cover illustration of General Officer Commanding Canadian Corps - Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton; Great colour-photo ad for International Trucks inside front cover features fire-fighters for the air fighters of the R.C.A.F.; Rare one-page black and white photo ad for Moffats Limited shows their employees involved in WWII-related activities; One-page Westinghouse Radio ad features their Strategic War Map and the title "God bless you - Canada!"; Over There - McNaughton's boys are now in fine battle shape and spoiling for a fight - article with photos; Douglas Reed explains that Britain's armed forces are ready to begin jabbing the enemy; ; Good-by, Baby - ware-related fiction; Beverley Baxter describes his return from Spain to the blackouts of Britain; Photo-illustrated article on the work of Tank Crews; Article on Canadian Defense Minister the Hon. J.L. Ralston; Sneak Preview - fiction by Mildred Gilman and Seymour Winslow; Nice one-page black and white photo ad for Dodge Trucks features a snub-nosed lumber hauler; Travelling Oasis - Military fiction in Libya by Major Gerald Oscar Holmes; One-page black and white ad for Dodge cars, featuring the Special DeLuxe; One-page black and white RCA Victor ad features illustration of tanks and planes, below which is a small illustration of Winston Churchill; One-page black and white ad for the Chrysler Royal - with fluid drive; One-page letter from Frigidaire asking consumers to hold back their purchases and invest their money in War Savings Certificates (Bonds); Two-page black and white Ford Motor Company of Canada ad displays the military vehicles they are manufacturing for the war effort; One-page black and white Plymouth car ad; Nice one-page black and white Fargo Truck ad shows tractor trailor hauling steel I-beams; (Canadian) Soldier Artists Record War Effort - E.J. Hughes, O.N. Fisher and Chas. Scott; Canadian General Electric one-page black and white ad features their appliances in a Christmas gift /war savings certificate theme; This Man's Army - fantastic black and white photo feature shows Canada's troops in the many phases of their basic and advanced training; The Canadian Corps in Theoretical Assault - intriguing two-page black and white aerial illustration depicts Nazi forces holding Toronto, surrounded by Canadian forces; Awarding of Medals - article on how this is done; Nice one-page colour military-themed ad for Longines watches; Fantastic colour Firestone ad features the many products they are contributing to the war effort; One-page colour reproduction of E.J. Hughes' painting "The Sergeants' Mess"; One-page black and white General Motors of Canada patriotic ad with small photos of army vehicle production line; Nice one-page two-colour (green and black) Chevrolet ad; One-page two colour (black and yellow) Goodyear military-themed tire ad; Photo fo Canadian soldier billeted in British home; Nice hald-page black and white photo ad for Craven "A" cigarettes which 'will not affect your throat'; Nice red and black one-page ad for Heinz Old-Time Baked Beans features happy multi-generational supper scene; Meals en Masse - article on preparing food for an army, Canada's Army; Lovely colour-photo ad for Palmolive Soap inside back cover inludes Dr. Dafoe and the Dionne Quints; Nice bright colour back cover ad for Community Silverplate cutlery. Average wear. Unmarked. Staples pulling from covers but still attached. A very special issue due to it's substantial Canadian WWII content, highlighted by the artwork of E.J. Hughes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Return to the River. A Story of the Chinook Run

      New York: William Morrow, 1941. First edition, No.4 of 520 copies. Illustrations by Charles DeFeo. 259, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cream cloth, red leather spine, gilt. Slightest rubbing to head, endpapers toned as usual, a near fine copy. DeFeo, Charles. First edition, No.4 of 520 copies. Illustrations by Charles DeFeo. 259, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page. Additionally inscribed below, "To Eben B. Knowlton Roderick L. Haig-Brown" Bruns H5 ("Scarce"); Cave A29

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Les étangs au Mistral (exemplaire sur grand Annam avec suite des eaux-fortes et 5 eaux-fortes tirées en couleurs)

      - Exemplaire n° 32/70 sur papier Grand Annam du texte, 5 eaux-fortes en couleurs et une suite des eaux-fortes sur Rives, au tirage total 700. Texte de Charles Maurras, Eaux-fortes et dessins de Joanny Drevet. Éditions Didier & Richard, Grenoble, sans date (1941). Au format petit folio comprenant texte, table des illustrations avec 20 chemises avec dessin contenant chacune une eaux-forte tirée en double sur Grand Annam et sur papier de Rives. Il est ajouté 5 magnifiques eaux-fortes à l'aquatinte (en couleurs) qui sont : « Un matin à Martigues » (vieux port) - « Fos, le port sur la Stouma » - « Le port de Saint Chamas » - « Église d'Istres » (animée) - « L'étang de Caronte ». Exemplaire en bel état, bien frais et vif.

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        Silver Wings

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Fair dj. 1941 (c.1930). Reprint. Hardcover. [a good solid clean copy, some light shelfwear and minor bumping at bottom corners; the jacket, unfortunately, is hideously scarred right in the middle of the front panel, with a curving surface-peeled area measuring a little more than 5 inches top-to-bottom and about 1-1/4 inches at its widest point (more or less in the shape of South Vietnam, if that helps to visualize it), plus another dime-size surface scar (probably from a removed price sticker) at upper right-hand corner, just catching the "R" in "SILVER"; there's some additional edgewear and a few small tears, but the big scar really trumps everything else -- honestly, it's enough to make you cry, especially considering the rarity of this particular jacket]. Very scarce collection of World War I aviation stories (all of which, with one exception, were first published in Boys' Life), by this hard-boiled writer, who at the time of its first issue in 1930 was on the threshold of breaking out of the pages of "Black Mask" and other pulps into the realm of hardcover fiction with "Green Ice." Whitfield was an associate (read: drinking buddy) of Dashiell Hammett, and although he was "of the school," his work never did much more than brush up against that of such masters as Hammett and Chandler, quality-wise. Still, his aviation stories, as E.R. Hagemann has noted, "have a verisimilitude about them not always found in the pulps," due to Whitfield's own experiences as a pilot in the war (although by William F. Nolan's account his actual combat exploits were very limited). At one point, he was touted by an enthusiastic pulp magazine editor as "America's foremost writer of aviation fight stories," which might have been both a tad hyperbolic and yet altogether true. (Who would the competition have been, exactly?) The jacket blurb makes this sound like a novel ("a fast-moving story which describes the war crossing of a group of pilots on a transport"), but in fact there are a dozen more-or-less self-contained stories, divided into three sections: Wings of War; Wings of the Mail; Wings of Transport. (One of the most interesting is "The Camera Shoot," dealing with the use of motion-picture cameras (mounted in place of guns) at an aerial combat training school in France.) By the way, the book also features very stylized endpaper illustrations, which I believe are identical to those in the first edition. [Another couple of words about the horrible jacket-scar: it seems to me, due to the patterned design of the jacket illustration, that some talented graphic artist-type (definitely not me!) could Photoshop this jacket and digitally "fill in" the missing parts, thus creating quite a presentable restoration/facsimile. Whether this could be in any way the basis for an actual restoration of the original jacket, I couldn't say.] .

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        Lion And The Unicorn: Socialism And The English Genius

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first impression. 127pp. Near Fine in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a spine panel just a touch darkened, very small light stain at foot. Small crease to back board and faint crease last few pages; clean pages. A lovely copy of a collection of three of Orwell's essays on England, the first of the Searchlight Books series.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La fille du puisatier

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête.Green paper Bradel binding by Thomas Boichot, with floral and vegetal motifs, olive calf title piece, covers preserved. Light foxing to lower cover and three final leaves. A very good, well-margined, copy, nicely bound.Fasquelle Paris 1941 13,5x20,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        1941 Rare ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT TREATMENT for HITCHCOCK'S FILM "SABOTEUR"

      Carbon Typescript of the "CONTINUATION OF ORIGINAL TREATMENT". The was the treatment for the, yet unnamed, Hitchcock Film SABOTEUR, that was released on April 22, 1942. This Film Treatment was written by ALFRED HITCHCOCK and JOAN HARRISON. It is dated 10/14/41. SABOTEUR originally had some trouble getting produced. Hitchcock was under contract to Selznick Studios, but Selnick passed on the film. Hitchcock had a treatment that he provided to Universal. Universal wanted a longer treatment, which is where this "Continuation of Original Treatment" comes in. Universal agreed to finance the film, but the budget was reduced and the production timetable was substantially shortened. Filming began shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the time of this treatment, the film's title had not yet been finalized. Carbon sheets, 8.5" x 11", three staples on the left side, 38 pages (numbered 92-129) plus a cover page. Hitchcock story "treatments" are VERY SCARCE, especially his earlier story treatments. About JOAN HARRISON (from Wikipedia): ******Joan Harrison (26 June 1907 - 14 August 1994) was an English film producer and screenwriter. Born in Guildford, Surrey, Harrison studied at St Hugh's College, Oxford and reviewed films for the student newspaper. She also studied at the Sorbonne. In 1933 Harrison became the secretary of Alfred Hitchcock. Eventually she began reading books and scripts for him and became one of Hitchcock's most trusted associates. When Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in March 1939 to begin his contract with David O. Selznick to direct films, Harrison went with him as an assistant and writer. She gained the title of screenwriter when she wrote the film Jamaica Inn (1939) based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Harrison continued writing screenplays for films Rebecca (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Suspicion (1941), Saboteur (1942), Dark Waters (1944), and Nocturne (1946).****** Good .

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        Natura morta.

      1941. Olio su cartone entro cornice in legno. Cm. 45 x 50. Firmata e datata (1941) in basso a destra. Le opere di questo artista (Anticoli Corrado 1883-Roma 1952) trattano di paesaggi di Roma, della campagna romana e nature morte viste secondo schemi tradizionali (Dizionario Enciclopedico Italiano Treccani 1° vol. A-Bacca p. 341).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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        Checklist. For Use of Whisky Tenors and Back-room Quartets on Holidays, Week-Ends and All Occasions when Everyone with any Sense Has Long Since Gone to Bed.

      Privately Printed nd-1941], [Kennebunkport - Printed on a single folded sheet which opens accordian-style. The folded item measure 3 by 5 inches. A holiday greeting put together by Roberts for his military friends during the war (according to a description laid into this copy). The check-list contains a long list of about 200 song-titles arranged alphabetically. Bruccoli (First Printings of American Authors) does not mention this item, although a similar title, "Revised Checklist, 400 Songs for Boys in the Back Room" Kennebunkport, 1944, does appear in his bibliography. Scarce. We have not seen another copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Out of the Night.

      Alliance Book Corporation, New York 1941 - First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Polly and June _____ with admiration and cordial fond wishes from Jan Valtin June 1, 1941." A bestseller in 1941, described as". . . full of sensational revelations and interspersed with episodes of daring, of desperate conflict, of torture, and of ruthless conspiracy . . . It is, first of all, an autobiography the like of which has seldom been." The son of a seafaring father, Richard Julius Herman Krebs, a.k.a. Jan Valtin, came of age as a bicycle messenger during a maritime rebellion. His life as an intimate insider account of the dramatic events of 1920’s and 1930s, where he rose both within the ranks of the Communist Party and on the Gestapo hit list. Known for his honesty and incredible memory, Krebs dedicated his life to the Communist Party, rising to a position as head of maritime, organizing worldwide for the Comintern, only to flee the Party and Europe to evade his own comrade’s attempts to kill him. As a professional revolutionary, agitator, spy and would-be assassin, Krebs traveled the globe from Germany to China, India to Sierra Leon, Moscow to the United States where a botched assassination attempt landed him a stint in San Quentin. From his spellbinding account of artful deception to gain release from a Nazi prison and his work as a double-agent within the Gestapo, to his vivid depiction of a Communist Party fraught with intrigue and subterfuge, Krebs gives an unflinching portrayal of the internal machinations of both parties. Writing at age 36 under the name Jan Valtin, Krebs lays bare a young life filled with idealism and devotion—disillusionment and loss—in a world full of revolutionary promise gone immeasurably wrong."An exciting, real book without a trace of unnecessary melodrama" (H.G.Wells). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Scalawagons Of Oz [First State In First State Dj)

      Chicago: Reilly And Lee , 1941. 1st Edition. Rust Cloth. Near Fine Book/Near Fine Jacket. 9 1/4" Tall. Color Cover Illustration, And Illustrated Throughout In Black And White By John R Neill. 1st Printing 309 Pp. First Printing With 16-Page Gatherings (Stitching Visible Along Center Between Pages 88-89 Etc.),"Scalawagons" Hyphenated On Spine Rust Cloth, Color Paste-On Illustration, Illustrated Endpapers, B/W Illustrations. First State Dj With Titles Through "Scallywagons" On Rear Flap. See Bienvenue P. 127. Near Fine, Barely A Trace Of Rubbing To Cloth But Some Surface Rubs To Paste-On Illustration, Hinges Tight. In Near Fine First State Dj Which Is Price-Clipped With Stamped $1.75 Price, Unfaded, Trace Of Wear, Miniscule Loss At Two Corners.

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        New Year Letter

      Faber and Faber, London, 1941 First editions, uncorrected proof copy together with the first impression.2 volumes. Original buff wrappers printed in black & original sage cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket.Wrappers of the proof rather marked and a little rubbed, ownership signature to first page but a decent enough copy, the published book is an excellent copy in the lightly worn, price-clipped dust jacket with some very small loss at the foot of the spine panel. One of Auden's more difficult and serious books. And one which he reworked and adapted during the process of publication. The texts of the British and the American editions varies importantly. However ironically a scan through the contents of these two volumes threw up no differences at all that I could find at least. The proof is rare.[131]

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        A new digest of Japanese war conduct

      Kelly & Walsh Ltd. 1941 - 273 pp. no dust jacket, 5 inch split along spine edge, front cover creased, bookplate on 1st blank page, hinges cracking, some tears to page edges, small piece of corner torn from 1st 5 pages, pages are fragile, complete text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        Kamishibai -- Japanese Paper Theater Picture Story Show of Ikkyu-san

      1941. NA. Very Good. Scarce intact Japanese kamisibai paper theater stage, glass screen and complete set of 14 pictorial cards. Kamishibai frame was illustrated by Koide Shin'ichi. The text and illustrations of the Ikkyu-san story by Kiyohar Takashi. Kamishibai, or Japanese paper theater, was a phenomenon of the first half of the 20th century, until the lure of television killed it off. The Kamishibai performers -- mostly men -- were itinerate street storytellers who eked out a living by selling candy to their audience members. Daily they would travel from place to place via bicycle, with their stage and stock of sweets in tow, and they would clap two wooden sticks to announce their presence and draw children to them. As they narrated their story, they would slip one card after another into the grooves on the stage to illustrate the action. The typical Kamishibai story had a strong moralistic message. During the Second World War, not surprisingly, the stories took on more patriotic themes. The performer would conclude a day with a cliffhanger, and so the listeners would have to return the following day to hear what happened. While Kamishibai is a thing of the past, its influence is evident in the work of many manga artists. The central character of the three stories contained in the cards on offer here, Ikkyu-Sojun, is a Buddhist priest of Daitoku-ji Temple, a figure well-known to Japanese audiences of the time as a clever, crafty problem solver. Paper theater has suffered minor insect damage, with occasional marks. Top card is creased. Scattered foxing and soiling of cards besides.

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        Canada at Britain's Side

      MacMillan and Co, 1941, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good + (signed), Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Signed by Author. near fine red cloth hard cover in vg dustjacket now in mylar, Inscribed to the "honourable W.H. Dennis" and signed by King dated Christmas 1941. Dustjacket has minor chips to corners, and some discoloration of back pane. 332pp nf/vg

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        The Wisdom of the Heart

      New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1941 A very good copy INSCRIBED by the author to his friend, Pierre F. Sicari on the half-title page. First edition, first issue; with labels designed by Alvin Lustig on the front cover and the spine in yellow, gray and red. Copyright, 1941 by New Directions stated on the copyright page. Moderate rubbing on the top and bottom edges of the boards, with a small amount of fraying at the corners and spine ends. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Sea of Cortez A Leisurely Journal Of Travel and Research

      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and front board with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with tanning around the edges of the boards and the cloth worn through at the tips of the front board. In a very unclipped, dust jacket with 1/8" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and heavy rubbing to the folds with flecking of the colors around the edges of the panels. The spine area is also fanned and appears to have been reinforced with Japanese tissue on its verso side. 598 pages including an index, glossary, bibliography, phyletic catalogue, list of abbreviations, a table of references and text. Illustrated with a large section of photographs, 15 of which are in color and two pages of isotherms for the area covered. There are no names, dates or other prior ownership markings of any kind within this copy. (Goldstone & Payne, A15b; Bradford Morrow, 140)

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        Spanish Village art quarterly. Volume 1, numbers 1 & 2, Spring & Fall 1941. Presumably all published

      San Diego, 1941 Balboa Park in San Diego was developed during two world's fairs, the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition and the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition. The Spanish Village, an artists' colony of thirty-five studios, is one of the attractions added in 1935. This professionally designed and conceived magazine was modeled on some of the better art periodicals of the Thirties. Its intended horizon was more than merely local. Decorated paper covers.. 27.6 x 21.2 cm. **No. 1: Color frontispiece & 10 plates & illustrations + folder laid in loose with 6 illlustrations in sepia. 18 pp. Contributors include Lorser Feitelson ("What is Postsurrealism?"), Dan Dickey, Reginald Poland, Stanton MacDonald-Wright ("Work of the Southern California Art Project"), and Everett Gee Jackson. Illustrations include works by Picasso, El Greco, Paul Landacre, Goya, and Emil J. Kosa, Jr. **No. 2: 2 color plates (Van Dyck and Dali) & 33 plates & illustrations. Texts by Dan Dickey and Donal Hord, plus "Eight-Ring Circus," by Julia Gethman Andrews, a 12-page story on a watercolor course taught by Rex Brandt, David Scott, Millard Sheets, Milford Zornes, Tom Craig, George Post, and Phil Dike. Illustrations include works by Hord, Robert Gwathmey, Phil Paradise, Lyonel Feininger, Moreau, Guys, Claude Lorrain, Gainsborough, Belle Baranceanu, Utrillo, Rodin, and Degas. Fine copies, and vanishingly scarce. One set located at the San Diego Museum of Art; none in OCLC (the World Catalogue). **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order.

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        The Scalawagons Of Oz [First State In First State Dj)

      Chicago: Reilly And Lee , 1941. 1st Edition. Rust Cloth. Near Fine Book/Near Fine Jacket. 9 1/4" Tall. Color Cover Illustration, And Illustrated Throughout In Black And White By John R Neill. 1st Printing 309 Pp. First Printing With 16-Page Gatherings (Stitching Visible Along Center Between Pages 88-89 Etc.),"Scalawagons" Hyphenated On Spine Rust Cloth, Color Paste-On Illustration, Illustrated Endpapers, B/W Illustrations. First State Dj With Titles Through "Scallywagons" On Rear Flap. See Bienvenue P. 127. Near Fine, Barely A Trace Of Rubbing To Cloth But Some Surface Rubs To Paste-On Illustration, Hinges Tight. In Near Fine First State Dj Which Is Price-Clipped With Stamped $1.75 Price, Unfaded, Trace Of Wear, Miniscule Loss At Two Corners.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Mysterious Air Ace.

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1941. FIRST EDITION, PRE-PUBLICATION REVIEW COPY. Octavo, pp.256. Publisher's orange cloth with titles in black to spine and upper board, in pictorial dust-jacket. With an 'advance review copy' slip pasted to the centre of the front panel. Endpapers tones, spotting to edges, slight lean to the textblock, cloth shows very well with just some pushing to the end caps and slight bumping to the spine. Dust-jacket is generally bright, slightly faded to spine, Some loss to the corners and to the top and bottom of spine, some creasing. A very good copy of a very scarce title, especially in it's dust-jacket. "Wounded over Kiel, Robin Lampeter, V.C., is discharged from the R.A.F. Still spoiling for a fight, he is given a chance in the Secret Service. Enlisting the aid of four kindred spirits, he crosses the Channel, successfully evades the vigilant Nazis, and penetrates deep into enemy territory. Countering treachery with resource and brutality with courage, the free loyal Frenchmen from the terrors of the concentration camp, perform valiant acts of knight-errantry, and with consummate audacity beard the Nazi oppressors in their own terrain."

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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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        Someone in the Dark

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1941 - Black cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. Offset reprint edition of 1967. 300 copies were printed, without Derleth's knowledge, by a friend who claimed to have come across a cache of first editions. The reprints have headbands and are a quarter inch taller than the original edition. This copy SIGNED on front fly, "Cordially August Derleth." An must have acquisition for Arkham House completists. A clean, tight copy in unclipped ($2.00) jacket showing minimal wear Size: Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SOMEONE IN THE DARK

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1941. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Very Good+ dust jacket. A clean First Edition copy in the 1941 first state. A bit of darkening to the jacket spine. The dustjacket has been price-clipped and is protected with a new mylar cover. Near Fine binding / Very Good+ dust jacket.

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        Qu'as-tu fait de ta jeunesse?

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on pur fil, tirage de tête.Spine and covers insignificantly faded in the margins, otherwise a good copy. Les éditions de France Paris 1941 13x19cm broché

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        A collection of three memorabilia on celebrated Belgian dancer Akarova

      Bruxelles: NP, 1941. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Generally known by her stage-name Akarova, Marguerite Acarin's fame was such that she was called "the Belgian Isadora Duncan." In the 1920s and 1930s, Akarova danced, choreographed, and designed sets and costumes, in performance to works by composers such as Igor Stravinski, Debussy, Gluck and Maurice Ravel.Housed in a 10 2/8 x 7 1/4" photo-illustrated portfolio by Willy Kessels* depicting Akarova dancing in a scene of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring are the following memorabilia:1) La Danseuse Akarova - Quelques appréciations d'artistes: Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4"). 12pp. [1938]. Bruxelles. Imprimerie F. van Buggenhoudt.Booklet featuring 57 raving reviews by journalists, artists and personalities on Akarova's talent. Includes reviews by composer Maurice Schoemaker, writer Jean Tousseul (Olivier Degée), and poets Maurice Carême and Victor Brunclair, among others.An addendum of four reviews in a folded leaf, as issued, is laid in. Text in French, with six reviews in Flamish. Booklet and laid in leaf in very good condition.2) Charles van den Borren: Conférence donnée au Récital Akarova du 26 octobre 1941: Le Martyre de St-Sébastien. 8pp. Original printed wrappers. (1941). NP. NP. Transcription of a conference held on October 26, 1941 following a representation of "Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien," a five-act musical mystery play on the subject of Saint Sebastian, with a text written in 1911 by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio and incidental music by the French composer Claude Debussy. The dancing parts were performed by Akarova.From pp.6 to 8, Charles van den Borren praises the dancer's grace and incomparable talent. Moderate age-toning to wrappers. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition.3) Akarova: [6] leaves (including wrappers). Original wrappers with front cover illustrated in gilt, black and white by artist Denis Martin. This scarce booklet contains 8 b/w photographic reproductions depicting Akarova in the following performances: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (4); Claude Debussy's La Boite à Joujoux (The Toybox) (1); Claude Debussy's L'Après-Midi d'un Faune (The Afternoon of a Faun) (2); and Gluck's Orphée (Orfeo) (1). On the last leaf features a b/w print by Tony-Alain Hermant, a Belgian visual artist, depicting seven dancing movements executed by Akarova. Front cover slightly age-toned. Captions in French. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition.* The photo-illustrated portfolio by Willy Kessels is foxed and partly darkened along edges.

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        The Negro Speaks Of Rivers, My First Published Poem, 1921 (Signed, Broadside Card For Langston Hughes, 1941)

      Langston Hughes, 1941. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good +. Illustration By Aaron Douglas. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing One Of A Reported 250 Copies, Light Brown Paper, Darker Brown Illustration And Text, Prepared By Hughes For Use As A Postcard For Distribution To His Friends And Contacts, Signed In Ink As "Langston Hughes 1941" At Bottom, With Additional Text "Twenty Years Of Writing / And Publishing -/ June 1921-June 1941" On Reverse, But Never Used As A Postcard. Hughes Prepared This To Mark A Time When He Felt Re-Energized And Ready For Further Work. The Illustration By Douglas Combines Onto One Sheet Two Iconic Works By The Leading Lights Of The Harlem Renaissance. Clean, Unfaded, Beginnings Of A Vertical Crease About 1" From Right Edge. Scarce, Perhaps Rare, Only Three Institutional Holdings Recorded In Worldcat.

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        The Noble Game of Cricket. from Pictures, Drawings and Prints in the Collection of Sir Jeremiah Colman. with an Introduction by Clifford Bax.

      London B. T. Batsford 1941 - Limited edition of 150 copies, author's presentation copy to Clifford Bax, 4to., coloured frontispiece, 100 plates (some coloured and mounted, some double-page), related ephemera neatly pasted on to front free endpapers and half-title, a few pencil annotations, very occasional spotting, publisher's green cloth gilt, top edge gilt, in all, a bright, very good copy. The inserted ephemera include: a copy of John Arlott's poem Cricket at Worcester: 1938 (published in Horizon) initialed and dated in ink, probably in Arlott's hand; a newspaper clipping on the death of Jeremiah Coleman; an autograph letter from C.B. Fry (signed "C.B.F.") to Bax explaining that he has ".got the book of Josiah [sic] from Batsford - it is a value - a king of cameo in prose and verse.", dated Sept. 17 [19]41. Padwick 6968. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        7 Typed Letters Signed, 1 Autograph Letter Signed, the majority addressed to Edward E. Spofford

      v.p., 1941. 8 pages. 1 vols. Various sizes. Some minor chipping, some folds. Fine. 8 pages. 1 vols. Various sizes. BLACKJACK PERSHING AND THE SCHEMING FROOKS WOMAN. John J. Pershing, American General and War Hero. While most of our small archive contains letters bearing on the day to day desiderata of living, i.e., birthdays, health, vacations etc., one letter addressed to Spafford from the Army and Navy General Hospital in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas bears notice: "It was very kind of you to write regarding this Frooks woman and I am sorry that it did not occur to me before I became mixed up with her schemes..."

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        My Adventures in Zuni

      The Peripatatic Press, Santa Fe 1941 - Limited Edition 400 copies. Square octavo. 178pp. Striking serigraphs depicting 10 Zuni ceremonial masks reproduced in color; 20 line drawings of life in the pueblo and initial letters by Fanita Lanier. Grey cloth with green & silver lettering in grey printed dustjacket. Printed on Strathmore Text at the Rydal Press. A near fine copy in dustjacket (2 small chips upper front and rear edge; short closed tear upper rear jacket and spine). In 1879, Cushing, as a Smithsonian Institution staff member, travelled to Zuni to study the ethnology of its people. During his 4 1/2 years in residence, he learned to speak the Zuni language, beame a member of the tribe and fully immersed himself in the culture, becoming anthropology's first participant observer. This was the beginning of his lifelong fascination and work with the Zuni culture. Originally published in Century Magazine installments during 1882-83, this printing includes an introductory essay 'Zuni and Cushing' by E. DeGolyer and 'An Aboriginal Pilgrimage' by Sylvester Baxter, a report of the trip made to Washington and Boston by a group of Zuni chieftains. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Turning Tide

      William Morrow and Co. New York 1941 - First Edition. John Alan Maxwell dustjacket art. An unusually uncommon Gardner murder mystery set at a fashionable West Coast resort. The first 'Gramps Wiggins' mystery. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some nicks and short closed tears at edges, modest shelf wear, light pencil scribble at front panel, small bookstore stamp at rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOTHING AT ALL

      - GAG,WANDA. NOTHING AT ALL. NY: Coward-McCann (1941). Oblong 9 3/4 x 6 3/4", orange pictorial boards, Fine in VG price clipped dust wrapper with a closed tear and fraying at spine ends. 1st edition (no additional printings listed). This story of an invisible dog has hand-lettered text and beautiful color lithographs on nearly every page (litho'd by GLASER). See Bader p.37. CALDECOTT HONOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Doldrums: A Study in Surrealism (signed galley sheet)

      Newark: AI Press, 1941. Limited ed. Single page. Very Good. Large galley sheet. Number 8 of 21 copies, signed twice by Bern Porter. 1941. Printed on both sides, measures 8.5 x 20.25 inches. Illustrated and authored by Porter. Very Good. Light creasing and wear to the corners; mild toning. First published in 'The Latin-American' this book was later printed in 1941 by AI Press of Newark. It was Porter's first book. Although we can not find any records of this galley sheet, we believe that it was issued simultaneously with the book, as the sheet seems to include the same contents as the 13 page book. OCLC lists 10 copies of the book but no mention of the sheet. A rare and early item by the father of found poetry.

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