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        Sherwin-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide

      Sherwin-Williams Decorative Studios, 1941. First Edition thus. Binder. Good. 149 pp. Oversized and heavy style spiral book, measuring 19 by 16.5 inches, slightly oblong. (47 by 41 cm.) Great resource for pictorial overview of mainstream American decorative styles and taste around 1940, with big splashy pictures of both exteriors and interiors. One leaf appears missing (C123/4). Comparatively light wear to the black binder. Middling soiling of the title, and some finger smudging and other use evident in margins of other leaves. Many leaves not attached to very bottom loop of spiral, but all leaves are still firmly bound otherwise. Light ex-lib, with perforated library stamp on title.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        12 Million Black Voices

      Viking Press, New York 1941 - The first edition; Wright's text accompanied by the photographic work of some of the leading photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. A near fine example of the book bearing the distinctive bookplate of Virginia and Frederick Miles - a couple who amassed a quite exceptional library. The exceedingly uncommon dust jacket is worn to the folds ( archival repair to the verso of the jacket at the fold where the spine abuts the front panel ) and has some chipping to the spine ends. At the top of the front panel, directly next to the spine there is an additional chip - triangular in shape and roughly one half inch at either apex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        JUDAICA BEN ARONIN "THE ABRAMIAD" 1941 SIGNED

      Aronin, Ben The Abramiad Chicago: Argus Books, 1941., 168pp. in English & 168pp. in Hebrew. Proof Copy from the Limited Edition of 200. Inscribed by the author (proof copy). Dual Hebrew and English text on opposing pages. "Lettered by Harald Karlin, with illustrations by the same hand." Epic poem on the emergence of the Hebrew people based on the Torah and other Hebrew sources, but drawing as well on the mythology of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley. Readers familiar with the Epic of Gilgamesh will recognize the names of many ancient Babylonian and Sumerian gods and goddesses. Quarto size. Dark blue calico binding with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Art paper. Cover slightly worn and slightly rubbed to edges. Moderate foxing, soiling and damping to edges and endpapers. Light foxing stains to several pages Weight: 1910 gr. Shipping cost to every country: $49 I send it EMS. Delivery time 2 - 4 days.

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        1941 Rare ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT TREATMENT for HITCHCOCK'S FILM "SABOTEUR"

      1941 - 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).****** [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera: Manuali di Tecnica Athletica (in 11 Volumes)

      Florence, Italy: Editoriale Olimpia, 1941. 1st. Original wraps. Very good. A wonderful --and uncommon-- piece of Olympics history. A collection of 11 volumes of Italian training manuals for the Track & Field events of the Summer Olympics. The first and last booklets serve as introductions to the principles of competitive running and an overview on training methods respectively and the 9 booklets in between focus on specific Track & Field events. The duodecimo booklets were issued in 1940 and 1941 --as the War was brewing-- and the summer games of 1940 (to be held in Tokyo) and 1944 were both cancelled, rendering the booklets superfluous. They have very solid content though (with dozens and dozens of crisp black-and-white photos) and a terrific look and all 11 volumes are tightly-bound and VG in their pictorial wrappers, with light foxing along some of the panels and spines. The 11 volumes are as follows: "Teoria generale della corsa e della marcia" (General theories of running and walking); "Corse di velocita e staffette" (The 400 Meters); "Corse di mezzofondo e di fondo" (800 Meters, 1500 Meters, 5000 and 10,000 Meters); "Corse con ostacoli" (The 400 Meter Hurdles); "Lancio del disco e lancio del martello" (The Discus); "Lancio del giavellotto" (The Javelin); "Lancio del peso" (The Shotput); "Salto in lungo e salto triplo" (The Triple Jump); "Salto in alto" (The High Jump); "Salto con l'asta" (The Pole Vault); and "L'allenamento" (Training). A very handsome set, with terrific cover art to each volume.

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        Kamishibai -- Japanese Paper Theater. Picture Story Show of Ikkyu-san

      1941 - 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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        The Directory for Bangkok and Thailand, 1941

      The Bangkok Times 1941 - Octavo, pp iii, 135, Official Directory pp 1-54, General Directory pp 1-202. With advertisements throughout. Scarce annual directory, identified as the 52nd year of publication, containing information on the Kingdom, Monarchy and Government, Embassies and Consular Representations, Companies and Commercial Enterprises together with a list of Foreign Residents in Thailand. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Howard University: The Capstone of Negro Education. A History: 1867-1940

      The Graduate School, Howard University, Washington, DC 1941 - First edition. 553 pp., illustrated. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. The most complete history of Howard up until that date by a noted Howard professor of History. Nicely Inscribed by the author: "For Mr. John M. McDonell in memory of old school days. With pleasure, Walter Dyson. March 18, 1942." Scarce, especially inscribed. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market

      The Metcalf Press, Boston 1941 - Gilt stamped dark green cloth (hardcover) in original mylar protected dust-jacket. First Edition/First Printing; 1941 copyright by the publisher, no other dates, $2.50 price on jacket. [ix] 102 pages, Octavo (5 5/8" x 8 1/4"). First printing of Garfield Albee Drew's investing classic. Drew presents for the first time a classified analysis of easily understood and tested specific methods for timing stock market operations. Includes discussions of Dow theory, wave principles and moving average methods of market forecasting. An exceptionally clean, tight copy with a hint of end paper toning in a moderately worn jacket with a few short closed tears, edge chipping and abrasions. A collectable copy of a Wall Street classic in the original, scarce and highly desirable dust-jacket. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Soviet propaganda poster - Great Patriotic War, TASS, c. 1945.

      Soviet propaganda poster - OUR JUST CAUSE! WE HAVE CONQUERED - (TASS No 1254)Medal showing Stalin bearing same inscription as the caption"The medal of a holy and just war!To wear it is a great honour:There is part of the motherland in it,There is a reflection of national glory in it."Author: V. Lebedev Kumach. Artist: V. Ladyagin. Dimensions: 177 x 86 cm.The major role in Soviet poster art in the war was played by the TASS Windows. They were large, brightly coloured, hand-painted posters, stencilled and produced in runs of up to 1000 copies. They usually were accompanied by a didactic text or often quite lengthy poem. They were the direct descendants of the comparable ROSTA Windows of the Civil War period, so-called because they were displayed in the empty shop-windows of that period. Like ROSTA, TASS was the official Soviet telegraphic agency of the day, and the purpose of the association of this propaganda effort with the agency was both to provide a continuing visual chronicle of the war and to respond immediately, often within hours to the latest telegrams of TASS. M M Chermnykh, who had initiated the ROSTA Windows, also took the lead in the 1941 project. On 24 June the organisational committee of the Union of Soviet Artists established the TASS Window collective and the first poster appeared already on 27 June 1941. The Windows were numbered through to no. 1485 in June 1945. About 1250 were made in the original manner with stencils during the war itself.The theme and the text of each TASS Window were agreed with the leader of the collective, and ultimately with the agreement of TASS. TASS was the official news agency for dissemination of Soviet news abroad and for reception of news from abroad and consequently was strictly controlled by the Party. Most posters were completed and reproduced within 24 hours, the team working in three shifts. After the artist had completed the drawing and painting of the illustration, the poster was cut up into sections and stencils were cut out appropriate to each colour used in the composition. The most elaborate posters used up to 60 stencils. The stencils were then passed to the copy room where each section was copied on a lithographic machine in waterproof oil colours, initially in very few copies but eventually in up to 1000 copies. When all the colours had been applied to each stencilled section, they had to be glued together to make the completed poster and the text was added in a separate operation.The Hallward Library of the University of Nottingham holds a large collection of TASS Posters. For more information, the collection is described in detail here.Price: ?2.500,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Beau Wyndham

      New York, NY, U.S.A.: Doubleday Doran. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Rare original issue.( Beau Wyndham was later reprinted at "The Corinthian.") Binding and pages tight, but an ex-library with the usual library markings. Small white spot on rear cover (see picture).; Ex-Library .

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        "Heute gehört uns Deutschland | Today, Germany is ours; | Morgen die ganze Welt!" | Tomorrow, the whole world. | OH, YEAH"? (poster)

      U. S. Government Printing Office, 1941 Poster. Halftone printed in black, olive green, and red on uncoated off-white paper. 19.7 x 15.9 in. / 50 x 40.4 cm. Verso blank. Formerly folded. This very early World War II propaganda poster depicts a hideous quintet of helmeted Nazi soldiers with wild eyes and filed teeth singing from sheet music against a bright red background. The original German text to the song appears above in olive green in modernized German Gothic type; the interlinear English translation is in black. The rejoinder, below, is in large, italic sans-serif capitals. Only one copy located, at Northwestern University. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the US declared war on Monday, the 8th. Isolationist opposition to US involvement in the European war crumbled on Thursday, the 11th, when both Germany and Italy declared war on us, and America returned the favor. Until then, we had been a neutral nation, ostensibly, though Roosevelt's invention of Lend Lease to provide war matériel to the Allies was anything but neutral. It is almost inconceivable that this inflammatory design could have been used publicly by the War Department before hostilities began. It must have been created within the first three weeks of the war and published shortly thereafter. The poster was folded, but it has been cleaned and flattened professionally. A few pale marginal stains remain, but it is a fresh and harrowing image.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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        The Count of Monte Cristo 2 VOLUME Set

      THE EASTON PRESS, USA 1941 - 2 VOL SET COMPLETE, BOOK ONE VOL 1 & 2, 314 PAGES. BOOK TWO, VOL 3 & 4, 340 PAGES. BOUND IN FULL GENUINE LEATHER, DARK NAVY BLUE WITH GILT SPINE TITLE IN FIVE PANELS BETWEEN RAISED BANDS; ELABORATE GILT DESIGNS TO BOTH COVERS AND SPINE, ALL EDGES GILT, SATIN RIBBON PLACE MARKER SEWN IN MIDDLE OF TOP-EDGE COVER. WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. DATE PUBLISHED: 1941 EDITION: FAMOUS EDITION 340 [Attributes: Hard 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

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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.

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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).

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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]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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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