Thanks for your question. I have searched several sources for the
book with that title or by that author and was not able to find
copyright information. I searched the US Copyright Office
(http://www.copyright.gov/records/cohm.html) by both title and author
and there was no record of either.
I also checked the US Copyright Renewal records
(http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~lesk/copyrenew.html) which lists any
book published during the years 1923-1963 that is still under
copyright. Neither the book nor the author are listed.
Books published before 1964 had their copyright expire in their 28th
year or else they become public domain. There are, however, some
exemptions from the renewal requirements:
At least one author was a citizen or resident of a foreign country
(outside the US) that's a party to the applicable copyright
agreements. (Almost all countries are parties to these agreements.)
The work was still under copyright in at least one author's "home
country" at the time the GATT copyright agreement went into effect for
that country (1 January 1996 for most countries).
The work was first published abroad, and not published in the United
States until at least 30 days after its first publication abroad.
Now, assuming that the book you are asking about does not fall into
the above requirements, it appears that the copyright was not renewed
and has fallen into the public domain.
Thanks again for your question. If you need any additional
clarification, please let me know.
How Can I Tell Whether a Copyright Was Renewed?
US Copyright Office
Clarification of Answer by
22 Oct 2004 07:31 PDT
I apologize for the confusion in my answer. I utilized the sources
(as apparently you did as well) I listed in my answer. The fact that
the book does not show in either one, primarily the US Copyright
office, shows that no, it has not been renewed, as stated in my
answer: "Now, assuming that the book you are asking about does not
fall into the above requirements, it appears that the copyright was
not renewed and has fallen into the public domain."