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Air Raid Precautions.
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Air Raid Precautions.

By WORLD WAR II ALBUM)

Bristol, U.K.: W. D. & H. O. Wills.. 1938.. Booklet, 5 x 7 ¼ inches, 10 pp (including covers) containing 50 color "cigarette cards" issued in 1938 to alert British citizens the steps needed to protect themselves in war time: home shelters, fire pumps, gas masks, first aid, etc. The booklet is an impressive collection of instructive cards intended to provide the citizenry with a variety of defensive tactics. On verso of front cover is a statement from Samuel Hoare, the Home Secretary in 1938: "I commend the study of these cards to your attention." .

$80.00

Nordic Twilight.
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Nordic Twilight.

By WORLD WAR II PAMPHLET) Forster, E. M.

London.: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. First Edition.. 1940.. Pamphlet, No. 3 in a series identified as Macmillan War Pamphlets; paper wraps, 7 ¼ x 4 ¾ inches, 32 pp. Forster begins his essay as follows: "This pamphlet is propaganda, I believe that if the Nazis won they would destroy our civilisation. I want to say why I think this. I want to persuade others to think as I do." Fading to front and rear covers; contents in good condition. .

$45.00

"John L. Lewis" article from Fortune Magazine.

By INDUSTRY) Baker, Ernest Hamlin (illus).

New York.: Time-Fortune. 10- 1936.. Illustrated article focusing on the career of John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers (UMW) from 1920 to 1960, and a key figure in the creation of the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) which in turn led to the establishment of the United Steel Workers of America. Lewis was responsible for organizing industrial workers in America on a massive scale, and contributed to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in November 1936—no doubt a central reason for this Fortune magazine profile in October of that year. The article features a striking 14 x 11 inch portrait of Lewis by Ernest Hamlin Baker, who over the course of his career created over 300 covers for Time magazine, another Luce publication. The Baker portrait and accompanying article, providing mid-career focus on Lewis, are in very good clean condition. .

$32.00

The Historical Almanack, 1840
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The Historical Almanack, 1840

By ENGLAND)

London.: J. H. Paul and Co.. 1840.. Black and white wood engraving (6 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches) and numerous black and white wood engraved vignette illustrations (approximately 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches each), on single sheet 29 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches, multiple folds. Light creases, areas of foxing and scattered faint soiling. Overall good to very good condition. A scarce broadside listing "Fasts and Festivals" throughout the year, sunrise/sunset times, phases of the moon, "Bankers in London," Commercial Stamps, information on the Twopenny-Post, Time of High Water. The central image is "A View of the intended House of Parliament - The front facing the Thames"; images around three borders depict historical events. The publishing line at the lower edge reads: Printed and Published by J.H. Paul and Co., Printers, (successors to J. Catnach,) 2 and 3 Monmouth Court Seven Dials, London. Sold by Purkess (?) mpton-street, Soho; Clements, Pultney-street; and all Booksellers in Town and Country. .

$175.00