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        BOTANY BAY

      , 1941. 1941. NORDHOFF, Charles. [With James Norman Hall]. BOTANY BAY. Dust jacket illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1941. 8vo., decorative blue cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Nordhoff and Hall on a front blank page, with an additional inscription by Hall, to "Atlantic Monthly " magazine editor Edward Weeks: "It seems to me that I have been sitting here, writing autographs for Edward, Weeks and weeks, and weeks." Hall was one of the more important authors contributing to the Atlantic Monthly when Weeks to over his job as editor-in-chief in 1938. A nice association copy. Very Good; some edgewear & bit of browning (short tears, residue along interior edges from old tape, price-clipped) d/j. $500.00.

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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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        POR QUEM OS SINOS DOBRAM. Appears to be the First Portuguese Translation of "For Whom the Bell Tolls". With Apparent Correct Dust Jacket and Also Dust Jacket for 1943 Portuguese Edition

      - Traducao de Monteiro Lobato. Sao Paulo:Editora Nacional, 1941. Octavo. 417pp. Original black cloth gilt covers slightly stained. Spine gilt rubbed. Page margins slightly browning, o/w a very good, clean and tight copy. With two different color dust jackets -- one pictorial, depicting a soldier and his girl tenderly embracing, and on the rear panel, a picture of Hemingway and with the logo of Paramount Pictures, advertising the 1943 American film, "For Whom the Bell Tolls"; therefore, the dust jacket is probably for the 1943 edition of this volume [Hanneman D265]. for "Biblioteca Espirito Moderno, Vol. 9 da Serie 4.a (Literatura]. On the rear panel is list ofall titles for Biblioteca Do Espirito Moderno published up to that time. The inner rear panel is an ad for "Historia do Futuro" [History of the Future] by H.G. Wells. *** The other dust jacket is decorative, date unknown, also for the "Biblioteca Espirito Moderno", but for Vol.10 da Serie 4.a (Literatura). On the inner rear panel is an ad for "Filho Nativo (Tragedia de um negro americana)" [Native Son, by Richard Wright, first published in New York in1940], indicating that this may be the correct dust jacket for the First Portuguese Edition. Minor staining on both dust jackets, o/w they are very good and clean. *** Hanneman D265 cites the 1943 edition *** This edition not in Bentz. Ernest Hemingway in Übersetzungen 1963. *** This volume appears to be the First Portuguese Translation of "For Whom the Bell Tolls". *** OCLC lists only one copy. *** FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS is a 1940 novel by Ernest Hemingway. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains during the Spanish Civil War. As an expert in the use of explosives, he is given an assignment to blow up a bridge to accompany a simultaneous attack on the city of Segovia. *** Explanation of the novel's title: The title is taken from "Meditation XVII" of Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, a 1624 metaphysical poem by John Donne: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." *** Plot summary: Behind enemy lines, with the guerrilla band of Pablo, Jordan meets María, whose life has been shattered by the outbreak of the war. It is here that the story develops, as Pablo's unwillingness to commit to the operation clashes with Jordan's strong sense of duty, and even Jordan's sense of duty clashes with his newfound love for life caused by the presence of María. A substantial portion of the novel is told through the thoughts of Robert Jordan, with flashbacks to meetings with Russians in Madrid and some reflections on his father and grandfather. Another character, Pilar, relates events that demonstrate the incredible brutality of civil war, in one case by the actions of a revolutionary mob and in another by those of governmental authorities.

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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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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

      Boston: Houghton Miffli, Boston 1941 - First edition, first printing of this landmark work. A nearly fine copy with no markings, just a bit of shelfwear and flacking to head of spine, the spine lettering rubbed. Lacking dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        Open House

      Knopf 1941 - The first American edition of the poet's first collection. Published in an edition of 1000 copies in 1941, of which this is number 12. There is very light rubbing to the lower edge and a touch of glue bleed through to the pastedowns, but less than commonly associated with this title. The dust jacket is just a bit chipped to the top edge proximate to the spine. Signed by Roethke. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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      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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        Fattypuffs and Thinifers

      London; John Lane The Bodley Head, 1941. - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 1941. Large octavo. 92 pp. Illustrated throughout, mainly in colour, by Jean Bruller. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Fair. Publishers' green cloth with grey titles to spine and pictorialendpapersin unclipped pictorial dust-jacket. A couple of minor bumps to lower edge and lower edge of upper board and spine rubbed to edges. Gift inscription to half-title "With love to Shirley from Daddy" otherwise contents clean and bright. Jacket crumpled and torn to rear with adhesive tape repairs to verso and a couple of chips top edge; spine lightly sunned with 1-inch loss at tail and minor loss at head; 1-inch split lower edge of front cover and a little surface scuffing. Translation of the 1930 French children's book "Patapoufs et Filifers" in which the Double brothers visit the underground land of the plump cheerful Fattypuffs and the skinny irritable Thinifers, who are enemies on the brink of open warfare. Maurois' political fantasy was widely viewed by contemporariesas a comedy and frequently features on lists of top books for children but can alsobe viewed as a parable predicting the Second World War and the occupation of France by the Germans. This edition features the justly popular original illustrations.Rare - at time of writing no other copies of this First English Edition could be found for sale. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A collection of three memorabilia on celebrated Belgian dancer Akarova

      NP, Bruxelles 1941 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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      - 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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        Publicity photograph from 'Citizen Kane'

      1941 - 8 x 10 inches. Matted, framed, and glazed. WELLES AS CITIZEN KANE -- INSCRIBED. The renowned actor/director stands at a desk with co-stars Joseph Cotton and Everett Sloane seated on either side of him. Welles points to Charles Foster Kane's "declaration of principles" with one hand. A gaslamp on the desk adds dramatic highlighting nd background shadows to the composition. Welles inscribes the photograph "Best regards / Orson Welles" across his white shirt at the center of the image.

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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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        Victoire, La Grande Croisade Européenne. Affiche De Propagande

      Imprimerie Courbet, Paris 1941 - Affiche entoilée 118 x 78 cm. Affiche de propagande de Michel Jacquot ( 1896 - 1981), celui-là même qui réalisa la sinistre affiche de l'exposition: le juif et la France au palais Berlitz. Très bel exemplaire, rare.

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        The Nature and Destiny of Man / A Christian Interpretation / I Human Nature / Gifford Lectures (SIGNED)

      Scribner's Sons, New York 1941 - Title page date of 1941 matches only date showing to copyright page. Copyright page also bears the stand-alone letter "A" and the Scribner's colophon. Thus, the first edition. This book is "good," only, with substantial rub and fraying to all corners, pastedowns toning brown, minor stains to rear board, and a LOT of underlining and some margin notes throughout the text in both red and black, both pencil and pen. (Text remains fully legible.) It is, however, boldly signed by the author in his distinctive hand -- name only -- in blue ink to the half-title page. (Please see scan.) NOT ex-library. NO dust jacket. We obtained from a Pennsylvania theological seminary, where we were advised both this volume and a similarly signed 1936 printing of Niebuhr's "Reflections On the End of An Era" (not a first, also considerably underlined) came from the estate of a former professor and chaplain at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster. We will also include the second book at this price, if requested. Author-signed copies of "The Nature and Destiny of Man" are uncommon in any printing. 306 pp. including index. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Amsterdam, E. Mozes Azn. 1941 - Original orange boards, Square 8vo, V, 90 [1] pages. 21 cm. Hebrew and Dutch on facing pages, with Geismar's unique stick figure illustrations. Apparently the last Haggadah printed in occupied Europe. Yudlov 3845; CD-EPI 0187487. The first title page is a reproduction of the Berlin edition, and its reverse features a copyright from 1928. The second title page notes Amsterdam, 1941 . The front cover has the text "Mah Nishtana" and one of Geismar’s distinctive illustrations. Very Good Condition (Hag-19-35A) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wiedererstandene Baudenkmale

      F. Bruckmann, München 1941 - No. 144 Folio. Unpaginated. Original half cloth over gilt-stamped paper covered boards. Profusely illustrated with annotated full-page engraved photogravures of old Bavarian castles and the Markgräfliche Opernhaus (Opera) in Bayreuth. "Ausgewählte Arbeiten aus dem Ludwig-Siebert-Programm zur Erhaltung Bayerischer Baudenkmale." The project to renovate these majestic buildings was started in 1934 by Bavarian Minister Ludwig Siebert. In his foreword he explains that the project had to be put on hold because of the war, promising that after Germany's victory he would finish the work. Photos by Hans Eckstein, Photo. Atelier Leo Gundermann, Staatl. Bildstelle Berlin & by Photo Anstalt A. Ohmayer. No. 144 of a limited edition of 250 (?) copies. Text in German. Text in German. Minor age wear. In very good condition. Interiors as well as exteriors of the following buildings are shown in the plates and are explained in the text: Burg Nürnberg / Plassenburg / Bamberg, Alte Hofhaltung / Bamberg, Neue Residenz / Würzburg, Festung Marienberg / Bayreuth, Markgräfliches Opernhaus / Landshut, Burg Trausnitz / Landshut, Herzogliche Stadtresidenz / Landshut, Stadtresidenz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two original pencil, charcoal and wash drawings of Auxiliary Firemen, both signed "Betts '41".

      London: , 1941. [Together with:] BETTS, Ben. Heroes with Grimy Faces: authentic cartoons of life in the Fire Service and the lighter side of the "Blitz". London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. [c. 1941]. Landscape octavo, pp. 31. Original red printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Illustrated throughout with cartoons. Loose in wrappers otherwise a very good copy. Image sizes: "Dr Livingstone" 580 x 450 mm (framed & glazed 730 x 590 mm); "And to think" 555 x 402 mm (framed & glazed 720 x 540 mm). Both in excellent condition. A fine eye-witness record of the heroism of the Auxiliary Fire Service during the London Blitz: a pair of very accomplished original drawings by the cartoonist Ben Betts - executed with an incisive and confident line - the larger of the two titled on verso "Dr Livingstone I presume" and showing two Auxiliary Firemen meeting amidst a fantastic tangle of steel girders; the other entitled "And to think that this time last year I was sitting beside a nice warm fire at home", with two kneeling firemen, surrounded by smoke and flame, manning a fire hose and dousing a fireplace inside a burning building. Ben Betts had worked for both the Daily Mirror and on the sports pages of the Daily Express before the war. He was stationed at U86 Tranmere Road, Earlsfield, in south west London, and is mentioned in the BBC online archive entitled "WW2 People's War". "The home-front battle took its toll on civilians: in the 1940-41 Blitz alone, 300,000 London homes were destroyed and at least 20,000 London civilians were killed; of those more than 1,000 were fire-fighters. Working amidst the destruction, firemen became the indomitable 'Heroes with Grimy Faces' praised by Churchill on the wireless and then honoured by Humphrey Jennings on screen in the 1943 film Fires Were Started, which cast real firemen in every role. Firemen led the way in the People's War, working longer, more gruelling hours than most to defend their burning London homes from the attacks of the German Luftwaffe" (Kristine A. Miller, British Literature of the Blitz: Fighting the People's War, 2009, p. 96). Provenance: each inscribed on verso by the original owner, L. R. Chambers: "This original cartoon by Betts was done in 1941 during the London 'blitz' while Betts was in the Auxiliary Fire Service. It was part of a collection shown at the Royal Academy in 1941 and then sent round the Commonwealth and America by the Ministry of Information to whom I loaned it for that purpose - and eventually returned to me after the war. The frame is the original piece of 'war-time' work". This was the first of four wartime exhibitions of work by Firemen Artists at the Royal Academy and included pictures by Leonard Rosoman, Bernard Hailstone, Paul Dessau, Norman Hepple and Robert Coram, who all served in the fire service. The book is scarce: Copac locates only two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (IWM, Oxford); OCLC adds a further copy at the National Library of Scotland.

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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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        Concierto del Sur manuscript

      1941. PONCE, Manuel. Concierto del Sur full score manuscript. [Uruguay, circa 1941]. Folio, unbound; pp. 20. $3800.Autograph manuscript by Segovia of the opening section of PonceÂ’s Concierto del Sur, commissioned by Segovia.Largely self-taught, Segovia was faced early in his musical career with a general disbelief in the seriousness of classical guitar, a problem he felt was caused by a lack in quality of the available repertory. One response was to seek out pieces either originally written for the lute or capable of being arranged for guitar (he himself arranged works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Chopin, among others); the other path was to commission new works. Catelnuivo-Tedesco, Talla, Haug, Rodrigo, Torroba, Turina and Villa-Lobos all wrote works for Segovia, but it was with Manuel Ponce, the most important Mexican composer of the 20th century, that he developed the most enduring relationship. PonceÂ’s best-known work and one of SegoviaÂ’s signature pieces, Concierto del Sur was commissioned by Segovia in 1941 while he was living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Ponce would send sections of the work to Segovia, who would play them and then send back suggested changes to Ponce. This copy of the full score differs substantially from the extant manuscript in PonceÂ’s hand, suggesting the degree to which Segovia had a hand in shaping the piece. First performed in Montevideo in 1941 on PonceÂ’s Latin American tour-with Ponce conducting and Segovia playing guitar—Concierto del Sur was not finally published until 1970. This manuscript for the full orchestra for the first section (marked “Allegro” by Segovia at the top of the first page), written in black ink on 11 staves per page, is for most of the first movement, without the ending. SegoviaÂ’s writing is clean and elegant, exceptionally readable. An important piece in fine condition.

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      Warner Brothers 1941 - Vintage original 13 ½ x 10 ½" (33 x 23 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. From likely the most stunning sitting Ida Lupino ever sat for, here she is at her sultry best in this glamour shot by Madison Lacy. Beginning in 1934 with the now-classic Our Daily Bread, Lacy served as still photographer for portraiture and on-set imagery between 1934-70. Having abandoned her platinum blonde look by 1939, the more natural looking Lupino became one of the top dramatic femme fatales of the 1940s with this look. She would also soon become one of the few female film directors of the time. Interestingly, the book The Image Makers shows Lupino being photographed by Warner Brothers' portrait photographer Scotty Welbourne in the very same costume and styling, though on a different couch, most definitely from the same sitting. Perhaps both photographers worked with Lupino that day. Her film at the time was High Sierra with Humphrey Bogart. Madison Lacy ink stamp on verso. Borderless print is super glossy. Tiny crease to bottom right corner, ABOUT FINE

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        Make Way for Ducklings (Caldecott Medal, SIGNED)

      Viking, New York 1941 - Brick red cloth with shelf wear, 4" and 2" scrapes to front cover, endpapers darkened at gutters; dust jacket worn, slightly sunned with small losses, original price ($2.00) intact. Modern day classic which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1942. This is the second printing from November 1941. It is signed and dated on the title page by Robert McCloskey. One of the rarest and most desirable picture books. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sammlung "Illustrierter Beobachter", in einem Band gebunden. Folgende Ausgaben: 2 Juni 1938 / 22. Juni 1939 / 20. Juli 1939 / 25. April 1940 / Nr. 18 1940 (Titelzeile fehlt) / Nr. 19 1940 /Titelzeile fehlt) / Nr. 20 1940 (Titelzeile fehlt) / 16. Mai 1940 / Nr. 36 1940 /Titelzeile fehlt) / 3. Oktober 1940 / 26. Dezember 1940 / 17. April 1941 / 12. Juni 1941 / 23. Oktober 1941 / 10. Dezember 1942 / 4. Februar 1943 / 11. Februar 1943 / 31. März 1943 / 17. Juni 1943 / 2. September 1943 / 13. April 1944 / 18. Mai 1944 / 1. Juni 1944 / 8. Juni 1944 / 15. Juni 1944 / 22. Juni 1944 / 13. Juli 1944 / 10. August 1944 / 17. August 1944. Beigebunden: 11 weitere NS-Zeitschriften

      Umfangreiche Sammlung von NS-Illustrierten, Privatbindung, Halbleinen, verschiedene Titel, Gr. 4, insgesamt 39 Ausgaben. Den oben aufgeführten 29 Ausgaben des "Illustrierten Beabachters" sind beigebunden: - Deutsche Illustrierte Nr. 45, 47, 48, - Neue Illustrierte Zeitung 10. Juni 1941, 19. Januar 1943. - Hamburger Illustrierte Nr. 40 (Titelzeile fehlt). - Der Feuerreiter Nr. 41 vom 14. Oktober 1939 - Das Illustrierte Blatt, Nr. 19, Nr. 27 (ohne Titelzeile) - 2 Ausgaben eines deutsch-italienischen Magazins (Titelzeile fehlt). Einigen Ausgaben der Titel (ca. 10) wurde oben der Magazintitel ausgeschnitten, die "Stalingrad-Ausgabe" die ersten beiden Bl. mit einem kleineren Riss mittig, ansonsten durchweg gute und geruchsfreie Erhaltung. Eine seltenes und umfangreiches Quellen-Konvolut zur NS-Medien- und Alltagsgeschichte. In dieser Form und zu diesem Konvolut-Preis selten.

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        Wehrdienst Ehrendienst: Erinnerungen an meine Dienstzeit

      Berlin: Wilhelm Limpert, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Folio (12 x 9"). [26], 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 6, 12, 8, [2], [12]pp, [8] leaves (Album). Original string bound decorative leatherette with Nazi eagle silver-stamped on front cover. Album given to members of the German armed forces during the early stages of WWII. The album opens with five full-page photographic reproductions of preminent military figures, such as Walther von Brauchitsch (Field marshal and the Commander-in-chief of the German army in the early years of World War II); Field-marshal and chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht Wilhelm Keitel; Grand Admiral Erich Raeder; General field marshal Paul von Hindeburg; and General Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff. The text includes the following:- Die Geschichte der Deutschen Wehrmacht (The History of the German Army) (9pp); - Das Jahr 1938, by H. Martin (The Year 1938) (3pp); - Die Jahre 1939 und 1940, by H. Judeich (The Years 1939 and 1940) (4pp); - Deutsche Infanterie, by Walter Burckhardt (The German Infantry) (8pp); - Die deutsche Artillerie, gestern und heute, by Heinemann (The German Artillery, Yesterday and Today) (8pp); - Die deutsche Kavallerie, by von Arnim (The German Cavalry) (8pp); - Die deutsche Kraftfahrtruppe, by Walther Nehring (The German Armored Units (8pp); - Pioniere einst und jetzt, by Dittmar (Pioneers Once and for All) (8pp); - Die Nachrichtentruppe, by General Fellgiebel (The Signal Corps (6pp); - Die Geschichte der deutschen Luftwaffe, by Adler (The History of the German Air Force) (12pp); - Werden und Weg der deutschen Kriegsmarine, by Meyer-Döhner (What has Become of the German Navy) (8pp)The tissue-guarded photo album leaves are blank.Nazi eagle partly faded on front cover. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.

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        Wiedererstandene Baudenkmale

      München: F. Bruckmann, 1941. Limited edition. Hardcover. No. 144 Folio. Unpaginated. Original half cloth over gilt-stamped paper covered boards. Profusely illustrated with annotated full-page engraved photogravures of old Bavarian castles and the Markgräfliche Opernhaus (Opera) in Bayreuth. "Ausgewählte Arbeiten aus dem Ludwig-Siebert-Programm zur Erhaltung Bayerischer Baudenkmale." The project to renovate these majestic buildings was started in 1934 by Bavarian Minister Ludwig Siebert. In his foreword he explains that the project had to be put on hold because of the war, promising that after Germany's victory he would finish the work. Photos by Hans Eckstein, Photo. Atelier Leo Gundermann, Staatl. Bildstelle Berlin & by Photo Anstalt A. Ohmayer. No. 144 of a limited edition of 250 (?) copies. Text in German. Text in German. Minor age wear. In very good condition. Interiors as well as exteriors of the following buildings are shown in the plates and are explained in the text: Burg Nürnberg / Plassenburg / Bamberg, Alte Hofhaltung / Bamberg, Neue Residenz / Würzburg, Festung Marienberg / Bayreuth, Markgräfliches Opernhaus / Landshut, Burg Trausnitz / Landshut, Herzogliche Stadtresidenz / Landshut, Stadtresidenz.

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        Asha. Decade aurea. Poemi - Incisioni originali nell'antica iniziazione persa 'Asha' e' 'Purezza'

      Stampato a cura dell'autore, 1941. In 8, cm 17 x 24, pp. (94) con 10 acqueforti stampate in sanguigna fuori testo con veline di protezione. Piena pergamena rigida coeva muta. Edizione di 200 esemplari (ns. n. 99). Esemplare che, come indicato con una dicitura manoscritta, manca delle decorazioni al frontespizio e al principio dei versi. Esemplare avant lettre, evidentemente, nonostante sia stato inserito nella numerazione. Rara pubblicazione realizzata a spese dell'autore. Contiene 10 acqueforti originali e poesie di questo  incisore vicino all'esoterismo e al simbolismo ma anche influenzato dai lavori della Secessione e di autori futuristi. Ebbe anche problemi mentali che lo costrinsero a lunghi ricoveri. '...Se il revival simbolista si e' dimenticato di un artista come lui, cio' e' dovuto in buona parte alle zone dÂ'ombra che presenta la sua biografia, insieme alla rarita' delle sue incisioni ed opere. Un artista che si sposto' continuamente, in Italia come in Europa, in cerca del proprio genio poetico, e molti dei cui materiali sono andati perduti per via di incendi o altre calamita'...'. Scarabelli, Lo zodiaco ermetico di Raul Dal Molin Ferenzona ITA

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        A vegyes házasságról és a fajvédelemr l szóló törvény. Az 1941. évi XV. törvénycikk és végrehajtási rendeletei (Law for the Protection of Race and Mixed Marriages. Act XV of 1941 and Its Implementation)

      Pongrácz Jen (Neuwald I. utódai), Budapest 1941 - 12mo. 40pp. Original printed wrappers. On March 5, 1938, Hungarian Prime Minister Miklós Darányi declared that there was a Jewish question in Hungary, and that it was to be settled in a lawful way. In Hungary, the first step toward a "racial" discrimination among Hungarian citizens was the so-called first Jewish Law of 1938. It stipulated that the proportion of Jews in the following professions: press, theater and film, lawyers, engineers and medical doctors should not exceed twenty percent. In the following year, a second Jewish Law was passed which atated that: "a person is to be regarded as Jewish, if he or she, or at least one of the parents, or at least two of the grandparents were members of the Israelite denomination before the coming into force of the present Law." The relatively high ratio granted to Jews in the professions, listed in the first Jewish Law, was now lowered to six percent. The primary aim of the government with these two Jewish Laws was probably to mollify the anti-Semitic passions of the "Christian nationalist" middle- and lower-middle classes in Hungary. There was no pressure from Nazi Germany in that respect. Finally, in 1941, the legislation passed the third Jewish Law, which is known in Hungarian history as the racist ("race-protecting") law. Act XV of 1941 (the third Anti-Jewish Law) on "The amendment and modification of marriage law XXXI of 1894, and the related necessary racial provisions" went into effect on August 8, 1941. Using Nazi terminology in its preamble, the law applied Germany's Nuremberg laws: everyone with at least two grandparents born into the Israelite faith was defined as a Jew. The law also forbade marriage, and legally sanctioned extramarital sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews, provided the male was defined a Jew and the female was not. While the first two anti-Jewish pieces of legislation were accepted by Upper Chamber members representing Christian churches (Jusztinián Serédi, Catholic cardinal-primate, Sándor Raffay, Lutheran and László Ravasz Protestant bishops, as well as other church dignitaries), they strongly opposed the third law, as it drastically interfered with the marital status of converted Jews, thereby violating ecclesiastic jurisdiction. Water-staining and foxing on wrappers. Previous owner's Ex-libris on title. Pages moderately age-toned throughout. Text in Hungarian. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good to good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Frenchman's Creek.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Board edges lightly faded, slight bumps to extremities, an excellent copy in the toned jacket with soiling to panels, slight nicks to spine ends. First edition, first impression. This is Du Maurier's fourth novel, published in the wake of the enormous success of Rebecca (1938).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1941 - 1941 Wisden Original Hardback

      1941. This 1941 hardback is in near fine condition. The front and rear boards are flat and bright. It will be seen that there is the odd very small mark to the front board. The gilt to the front board is bright and unrestored. The gilt to the spine has faded just a little but is still in very nice condition and once again original and completely unrestored. The spine itself is in excellent condition. Internally the book is in fine condition. The front and rear hinges are strong and the book has an unopened feel to it. The contents and photographs are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. A really nice copy. We hope to list over the next few weeks a number of fine pre-war publisher s hardbacks including issues for the1890 s and the First World War and several years from the 1860 s and 1870 s all in fine condition. Please keep a look out for them.

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        RKO Radio Pictures

      1941. First Edition . (MOVIE) SCHAEFER, George J. RKO Radio Pictures. [Los Angeles: RKO, 1941]. Folio (12 by 14 inches), original brown leatherette, spiral bound as issued. $1650.First edition of RKO Pictures promotional volume for 1941-42, with splendid full-page sepia and full-color photogravures for films such as Orson WellesÂ’ Citizen Kane, HitchcockÂ’s Suspicion (under its working title of Before the Fact), the noir classic Journey into Fear, DisneyÂ’s Dumbo, Fantasia and Bambi, and striking promotional nods to stars such as Welles, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Gary Cooper, in original boards with the bold RKO Pictures logo on front.This scarce RKO Pictures promotional folio, showcasing films for 1941-2, features impressive sepia and full-color photogravures highlighting RKO productions and its distribution of select Disney and Goldwyn films. Among the over 30 films beautifully presented on card stock in this spiral-bound work are Orson WellesÂ’ Citizen Kane, DisneyÂ’s Dumbo, Fantasia and Bambi (in vibrant color), HitchcockÂ’s Suspicion (with its working title of Before the Fact), Little Foxes with Bette Davis, the noir classic Journey into Fear, which Orson Welles would co-direct (uncredited), and much more. Also featured is RKOÂ’s plan for Sister Carrie, whose rights Dreiser sold the studio in 1940. RKO never completed the film, however, and DreiserÂ’s classic reached the screen as Carrie in the 1952 Paramount film starring Olivier and Jennifer Jones. Another delayed production seen herein is Gwangi, which was left on the shelf by RKO but became a cult classic with its 1969 release as Valley of the Gwangi, with animation by Harryhausen. Throughout this handsome folio are nods to stars such as Welles, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Gary Cooper, and the volume concludes with views of Disney cartoons—“The whole CountryÂ’s Going Goofy!”— and March of Time newsreels. With introduction by RKO president Geroge J. Schaefer. Plates fresh and bright with only tiny big of rubbing to initial leaf, spiral binding complete and intact, slight edge-wear to boards. A highly desirable near-fine copy.

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        The Feminine Touch [Female of the Species] (Original screenplay for the 1941 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1941. Draft script for the 1941 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy.A delightful comedy about a man who does not believe in jealousy, much to the annoyance of his lovely wife, who constantly finds herself accosted by other men. Lacking front wrapper, rear wrapper is goldenrod, as used by Van Heflin. 138 leaves, mimeograph, with pink and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6-25-41 and 7-8-41. Pages Near Fine, rear wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.Byrge and Miller, The Screwball Comedy. Warner Archive.

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        West of the Weather

      1941 hardcover. Ex-library in great condition. Has one stamp on the cover page, the front flap of the dust jacket is glued inside the front cover, pages are uncreased and only lightly tanned, the cover has very light shelf wear, no dust jacket.

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        Beating the Invader. A message from the Prime Minister.

      London: Issued by the Ministry of Information in co-operation with the War Office and the Ministry of Home Security, 1941 - Quarto single-sheet flyer (280 × 210 mm), text both sides. Glazed both sides and framed. First edition, first issue, Woods noting a later version with red overprinting. "If the invasion comes everyone - young or old, men and women - will be eager to play their part worthily When the attack begins, it will be too late to go for all of you then the order and the duty will be: 'STAND FIRM' where there is no fighting going on and no close cannon fire or rifle fire can be heard, everyone will govern his conduct by the second great order and duty, namely 'CARRY ON'." Churchill's inspirational message is followed by detailed instructions on just how to stand firm and carry on. Print-run details show that over 14 million copies were printed; "The huge print run might leave one with the impression that the leaflet would be commonly found today. It was, however, only a leaflet anticipating an event that never came to pass. In the event very few copies have survived" (Cohen). Cohen B76; Woods A69 [Attributes: First Edition]

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