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         Money in the Bank.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company,, 1942. Octavo. Original red boards, spine lettered in black, spine and front board decorated in black. With the dust jacket. A little foxing to top edge of text block. An excellent copy in the slightly foxed jacket, spine faded, extending slightly onto front panel, small pale damp stain to head of rear flap joint. First edition, first printing, preceding the first UK edition by four years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Have You Seen Tom Thumb?

      Frederick A. Stokes Company 1942 - First Edition with 1942 appearing on both the title page and the copyright page, no statement of later printings or additional publication dates listed. Near Fine with owner's previous name on the verso of the ffep and a small dark smudge on the bottom (NOT a remainder mark!) in Near Fine unclipped ($2.50) edge worn and slightly soiled with very light chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, slight sunning, and a small closed tear, else fine and vibrant dust jacket that is remarkable condition. (See photo.) No medal present. 1943 NEWBERY AWARD HONOR WINNER. Ms. Hunt won two Newbery Honors, this being the first. This title is quite scarce in a first printing (WWII paper drives probably didn't help) - and is rare in this condition. This amazing and splendid award-winning copy is protected in a Brodart cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Edwards, Bookseller]
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         Tony Sarg's Treasure Book. Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island & Rip VanWinkle

      B F Jay, New York 1942 - First in Sarg's series of the Treasure Books. This volume contains shortened versions of Alice In Wonderland, Treasure Island & Rip Van Winkle with movables. Movable ship on the cover, Alice has a movable neck; the Queen's invitation is present, the Mad Hatter tips his hat; the black spot and the map are present, the apple barrel has its apples concealing Jim, and there is a net bag with three jewels in it; Rip's fish and fishing line are there also the American flag,and the movable scene in the rear cover. The moon face is present n the Rip Van Winkle tale; this is the only copy we have seen with the moon face present; typically the rubber in the 'face' dried out and shattered early on. This copy shows trace of wear and occasional light creasing of the movable bits, but overall it is a near fine copy, and rare with the moon face present. Montanaro p. 315. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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         Building Plans and Elevations for Thomas A. Short Co. at 245 Fremont St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, May - October 1942.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 8 sheets. Job #211. Located on the Northeast Side of Fremont St., 275' to Folsom St., 229' 2" to Howard St., San Francisco. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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         La Brière

      Société des amis des livres 1942 - - Société des amis des livres, Paris 1942, 21,5x28,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 74 pointes-sèches originales de Jean Frélaut et imprimée à 104 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, le nôtre parmi les 14 exemplaires lettrés de collaborateur, le "b" imprimé spécialement pour Jean Frélaut. Les 74 pointes-sèches se composant ainsi : 1 frontispice, 2 à pleine page, 51 in-texte et 20 culs-de-lampe. Dos de la chemise et de l'étui comportant des mouillures. Couvertures et dos intégralement insolés, agréable état intérieur. Provenance : de la bibliothèque d'Anne-Marie Frélaut avec son ex-libris gravé par son père. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated edition of 74 original dry tips by Jean Frélaut and printed with 104 numbered copies on vellum Arches paper, ours among the 14 literary copies of collaborator, the "b" printed especially for Jean Frélaut. The 74 dry points are composed of: 1 frontispiece, 2 full page, 51 in-text and 20 lamp-ends. Back of the shirt and case with wettings. Covers and back completely insolated, pleasant interior state. Provenance: from the library of Anne-Marie Frélaut with her ex-libris engraved by her father. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         America's Best Comics #1 1942- Black Terror- Captain Future- Patriotic Cover- G

      Nedor 1942 - First issue. Black Terror, Captain Future, Woman in Red, Doc Strange, Liberator and others. Early superhero anthology issue. Patriotic WWII era cover. Back cover ad for Real Life Comics #13, classic Hitler cover. Covers detached and separated. Body of book is very nice with supple off-white to light creamy pages. Condition: G

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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         Il Fiore delle Georgiche nella traduzione di Salvatore Quasimodo.

      1942 - Milano, Edizioni della Conchiglia, 1942. In folio (cm. 32,6); copertina originale; pp. (4), 89, (8). Questo volume, secondo della Collana "Poeti antichi e moderni" diretta da Luciano Anceschi e Salvatore Quasimodo, è illustrato da MARINO MARINI. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE GREAT HUNGER

      Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1942. Linen-backed deep blue boards, paper spine label. Title pressmark (A.E.'s "Sword of Light"). Bookplate on pastedown, boards a bit sunned toward edges, a couple minor corner bumps, else about fine. First edition. One of an unknown (but presumably small) number of copies denoted "out of series," in addition to two hundred and fifty numbered copies. On page 28, seven lines are neatly crossed through in pencil in an unknown hand. MILLER 70.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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         West with the Night

      Houghton Mifflin 1942 - First Edition. Near Fine book in a Good dust jacket. Retains $3.00 price to the dust jacket. Small chip to the top edge of the dust jacket. Uncommon in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: My Book Heaven]
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         Mein Kampf

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher, Munchen 1942 - A very rare copy of Mein Kampf, printed in 1942 by Franz Eher ,Munich. Red cloth linen with eagle and swastika. From famous german battleship "Prinz Eugen" stamped inside. Ship was given to Britain after WW2 and after that to US NAVY. Sinc after nuclear test at Bikini islands in Pacific ocean. The book is in very good condition. Some spotting on the inside pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Brière

      Illustrated edition of 74 original dry tips by Jean Frélaut and printed with 104 numbered copies on vellum Arches paper, ours among the 14 literary copies of collaborator, the "b" printed especially for Jean Frélaut.The 74 dry points are composed of: 1 frontispiece, 2 full page, 51 in-text and 20 lamp-ends.Back of the shirt and case with wettings.Covers and back completely insolated, pleasant interior state.Provenance: from the library of Anne-Marie Frélaut with her ex-libris engraved by her father. Société des amis des livres Paris 1942 21,5x28,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Out Of Space And Time

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1942 - Exceptionally rare Arkham House first edition in classic original jacket, complete with $3.00 price. Jacket chipped at spine tips with nicks and minor tears to edges; cloth has slight wear, primarily to edges). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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         THE GREAT HUNGER

      Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1942. Linen-backed deep blue boards, paper spine label. Title pressmark (A.E.'s "Sword of Light"). Bookplate on pastedown, boards a bit sunned toward edges, a couple minor corner bumps, else about fine. First edition. One of an unknown (but presumably small) number of copies denoted "out of series," in addition to two hundred and fifty numbered copies. On page 28, seven lines are neatly crossed through in pencil in an unknown hand. MILLER 70.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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         Columbia Review -- Autumn 1941-Winter 1942

      [New York: Columbia University], 1942. Near Fine. Four issues. Autumn 1941 -- Winter 1942. Stapled wrappers. Some wear to the yapped edges with a remnant spot on the Autumn 1941 issue, overall near fine. These issues each feature several very early appearances by Louis Simpson, the 1964 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, including possibly his first published poem. Simpson became involved with the magazine during his freshman year at Columbia, contributing prose stories, essays, and poetry. Eventually he became editor-in-chief under the guidance of faculty advisor, Mark Van Doren, himself a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1940. A nice collection of early writings from a prize-winning poet in training.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         LES CARNETS de Léonard DE VINCI.

      Gallimard NRF 1942 - 2 volumes in-8 ( 230 X 145 mm ) de 538 et 498 pages, demi maroquin chocolat, dos à nerfs jansénistes, têtes dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé ( Reliures signées de L. LEVÊQUE ). Traduit de l'italien par Louise SERVICEN. Préface de Paul VALERY. Planches hors-texte. Edition originale à tirage limité, numéroté. Très beaux exemplaires, bien reliés. Beaux-arts peinture Renaissance Italie [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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         SAY YES TO MURDER

      New York: Putnam, 1942. First Edition. Octavo; 239pp; black cloth boards with red titles in illustrated dustjacket; top edge inked red; quarter inch loss to dustjacket at crown, mild chipping and wear to edges and corners; bottom edge of text block shows a few pages roughly opened and one page with half inch loss at lower corner; overall a very good copy with dustjacket housed in mylar wrap. Author's First Book. [Spine; white titles on black]. Shelved in Case #2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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         SAY YES TO MURDER. (SIGNED)

      Putnam, 1942. - FIRST EDITION in black boards, with the trimmed front cover of the dust jacket laid in; SIGNED, INSCRIBED, & DATED in the year of publication, by the author to Lee Shippey, on the FFEP. Very good. Bill Lennox, trouble-shooter for General Studios. Shippey was a columnist for the LA Times. See & Brooker. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Stahr Books]
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         Ciò che le biografie di Napoleone non dicono

      ALBA: Istituto Missionario Pia Società S. Paolo, 1942. IIIED. Brossurato. BUONO. 14,5 21. La quercia USATO

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         Out of Space and Time

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1942 - DJ tear top front along spine 1/2", minor chipping, DJ not price clipped $3, black boards, sharp corners, gilt lettering on spine, faint white stains on cover, binding very good, pages clean & bright. DJ protected by mylar. "None strikes the note of cosmic horror so well as Clark Ashton Smith, " wrote the late great H. P. Lovecraft more than a decade ago. "In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of conception, Mr. Smith is perhaps unscelled by any other writer, dead or living." ; Cover Art; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 370 pages. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Crossroads Books]
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         Notes toward a Supreme Fiction

      The Cummington Press 1942 - First edition. Copy #L of 80 printed on Worthy Hand & Arrow paper [from a total edition of 273] signed by Wallace Stevens. Publisher's white cloth covered boards, stamped in black and grey. Very Good. Small stain to front cover, cloth lightly soiled and toned, light fraying at head. Previous owner details to front free end paper, sporadic foxing to pages. Signed by the poet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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         LEE'S LIEUTENANTS : A STUDY IN COMMAND (SIGNED)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First Editions. Hardcover. Very Good Plus to Near Fine in Very Good Dustjackets. FIRST EDITIONS, published successively in 1942, 1943, 1944, all with the Scribner letter "A" present on the copyright pages. Top/Bottom edges trimmed, foredges untrimmed. Hardly noticeable rubbing to extremities and one corner on Vol. II slightly nudged, only. Soft deckle fore-edges. Gilt lettering to spines and fronts of black cloth-covered boards. 2,395 pp. with appendices, principle manuscript sources, acknowledgments, bibliographies, and indices. SIGNED by Douglas Southall Freeman on the half-title of Volume I. Dustjackets: Edgewear. Small chips missing from bottom of spines. All volumes show original price of $5.00 to front upper flap, and are mylar protected. Each jacket front features a black and white illustration with title lettering in red, blue and green, respectively. Photographs and short narratives of eight of Lee's predecessors and lieutenants begin each volume. 101 maps. A large, 17 x 17", fold-out map titled Battlegrounds of the Army of Northern Virginia follows index of volume 3. Covering the generals of the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War who fought under Robert E. Lee. Volume One, Manassas to Malvern Hill, could be regarded as the book of Beauregard, Johnston, Magruder, D.H. Hill, Garnett, Jeb Stuart, Ewell, Gustavus Smith, and Stonewall Jackson; Volume Two, Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville continues by giving us a look at John Hood, Robert Rodes, John Cooke, Ramseur, Pender and Wilcox; Volume Three, Gettysburg to Appomattox concludes with the "deepening twilight of the South's declining military might, to the tragic inward collapse of the Command and the formal surrender in 1865," (back cover volume 3). "In its completed form this tremendous study is a towering landmark in the literature of American biography and in all the literature of war," (front flap).

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder, AB]
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         A WITNESS TREE [SIGNED]

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1942 - 8vo., 91 pages; VG; green cloth spine with gilt lettering, patterned green paper boards; housed in a VG- green slipcase, mild wear and rubbing, one small chip; small bookplate to front pastedown; very mild wear to corners; SIGNED by Frost on limitation page, of 735 copies this is number 528; shelved case 0. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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         Leyendas De La Virgen. Traducción De Marià Manent. Ilustraciones De Mercedes Llimona

      Ediciones Mediterráneas, Barcelona 1942 - 187pp. y 10 láminas a color. Edición especial en papel de hilo Van Gelder de solo 20 ejemplares. (nºIX). Preciosa encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno a plena piel azul mar, muy decorada con filaduras en negro y hierros al oro. Lomera con regios nervios y florones en oro y negro. Cantos fileteados. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. Corte superior dorado. Y fuerte caja de resguardo forrada y con acabados en piel. Size: 28,5 x 22,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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         Joy of the Sun

      Thacker Spink & Co., Calcutta 1942 - 21x17cm, 109pp. With two colour plates, four illustrations and six pictorial initial capitals in black, all by the author. Bound in green and white linen over boards, colour image of Akhnaton on paper over the front board. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed on the f.f.e.p. in blue ink: 'In remembrance of an obscure disciple of Akhnaton. Savitri Devi Mukherji Calcutta 28 Feburary 1944'. Savitri Devi's interest in the pharaoh Akhnaton (now more commonly spelled Akhenaten) and his 'religion of the disk' resulted in several works. This, an account of his life told as a children's story, predates the better-known 'A Son of God' of 1946. A scarce book - one entry on COPAC (British Library). Additionally, any book with Devi's signature is of the utmost rarity. Here she signs with her married name of Mukherji - she was living with her husband Asit Krishna Mukherji in Calcutta (Kolkata) at the time, the marriage's motivation being primarily to save her from deportation or internment. Backstrip worn, surface wear resulting in speckled white spotting to front cover, wear to edges and corners of boards, internally very good indeed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Photo Album]: Lawrence E. Ashbrook, The Kentucky Whittler

      [Lexington, Kentucky, 1942. Near Fine. Oblong 64mo. Measuring 3.25" x 2". String-tied green stiff card wraps. 48 small black and white gelatin silver photographs, each measuring approximately 2.75" x 1.75". Mild handling wear and curling, images with small holes at left margins for string binding, overall very near fine.A diminutive photograph album compiled and annotated by folk-artist Lawrence E. Ashbrook (circa 1890-1953), also known as The Kentucky Whittler. Ashbrook worked and operated a roadside museum on his property approximately 14 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky on U.S. Highway 25 and traveled frequently around Kentucky and the Southern United States, selling his wooden sculptures and teaching the art of whittling to children. A likely-1930's advertisting postcard held in the University of Kentucky's John Jacob Niles Photographic Collection shows Ashbrook in front of a traveling display with the text: "The Kentucky Whittler / Will Visit Your School by Appoint- / ment. And Give a Demonstration in / Clay Modelling. L.E. Ashbrook - Lexington, Ky."We suspect this small but detailed album was likely used to promote these or similar demonstrations, or perhaps his museum. The album consists of images of The Whittler's work: figures, architectural models, busts, sculptures, vehicles, etc., with 32 of the photographs identified or otherwise annotated on the versos. Many of Ashbrook's figures and dioramas were known to incorporate mechanical elements as well, including an intricately carved skeleton shown here, titled: "Animated Skeleton / or Reckless Driver."Additionally, a series of 12 well-annotated prints detail his process on a figure of F.D.R. from start to finish, capturing images of Ashbrook selecting wood, rough-cutting it with a hatchet, fine carving, and the like. His work is described in one notation as "[...] at random no place in particular but all over in general." Further noted within this series is mention of its filming for a program called "Unusual Occupations," a long-running series of roughly 10-minute films released by Paramount Pictures between 1938-1949; The Whittler was featured in a 1943 episode. Suriving examples of Ashbrook's work are scarce and aside from the aforementioned image at Kentucky, visual or written records are not apparently held institutionally. A rich photographic archive of a noted folk artist in the American South, assembled and annotated by the artist himself.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         HISTORIA DE GUADALAJARA Y SUS MENDOZAS

      ALDUS, S.A., MADRID - Páginas: Tomo I - 342 Tomo II - 545 Tomo III - 532 Tomo IV - 434 Año: 1942 Medidas: 28 x 20 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si Fotografías: No Tapa: Piel y tela Muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Gertrude Atherton Collection

      1942 - Gertrude Atherton was a prominent and prolific American author. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. Atherton was an early feminist well acquainted with the plight of women. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial. Charlotte S. McClure in a Dictionary of Literary Biography essay said that Atherton "redefined women's potential and presented a psychological drama of a woman's quest for identity and for a life purpose and happiness within and beyond her procreative function". This collection contains 11 items; 2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 4 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 Autographed Note Signed (ANS), 1 Black & White Photo, 1 Book signed and 2 Ephemera dating from 1888 to 1942. 2 ALS, 4 TLS, & 1 ANS; ? ALS to Mr. Lecker, 23 December ?, Fort Ross, California, thanking him for the check and that she has no idea what he means "stamp" (she encloses a 2¢ stamp). ? ALS with envelope to William Plohr, 11 December 1928, thanking him for his appreciation of her Greek books. ? TLS to Mark Sullivan, 10 June 1941, re his book, "Our Times: 1900-1925", requesting that he bring it up to date ("Do give us Hoover and your own story of the Depression-but above all, Roosevelt. He is still a sort of Sphinx? I want not only your Roosevelt but your Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin."). ? TLS to Miss Brennan, 5 February ?, noting that "The House of Lee" will be broadcast on radio and that two of her books are in Braille. ? TLS to National Broadcasting Company, inc., 14 July 1942, re radio broadcast of her story, "The Striding Place", in condensed form. Signed page, 1916, with a picture of Atherton from a newspaper. ? TLS addressed "Dear Sir", 6 Sept ember 1910, "I have relieved my mind once more, and send you the result as usual. If you like it I should not mind having a proof, if there is time." ? ANS, n.d., 14 lines, "The moon shone on?." 1 Photograph; ? B&w photo of Atherton and Dr. Clayton, San Francisco surgeon, 8 January 1924, when Atherton opened a glandular clinic, First National Pictures, Inc. 1 Book with signed card; ? Gertrude Atherton writing as "Frank Lin", her first book, What Dreams May Come: A Romance (Chicago, New York, and San Francisco: Belford, Clarke and Co. Publishers, 1888), signed white card (1928), affixed to the front pastedown, dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., rubbing on the spine and edges, a good copy in a clamshell box. Provenance of Lucy Smith Doheny Battson (1893-1993) of Southern California. 2 Ephemera; ? Post card signed on the front (Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen), postmarked 11 December 1908, addressed to Henry H. Hari in San Francisco. ? Signature dated 1916 mounted on card with a B&W newspaper photo of Atherton. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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         Go Down, Moses

      'Random House, New York 1942 - Stated first printing book. First issue black cloth with bright red topstain. No bookplates or signatures, near fine. Dust jacket with $2.00 price on front flap. Jacket has minor wear to top edge, but not chips. Expertly reinforced on verso at spine tip and folds. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mi opinion sobre la Exposicion de Artistas Norteamericanos; illustrated with an original drawing

      1942 - Illustrated with an original drawing by Torres Garcia. 1942. Montevideo. La Industrial Grafica Uruguaya. 4to. 19 pp. Paper browned, unsophisticated, very good. First edition, illustrated with an original ink drawing by Torres Garcia in the subject of his famous “Composicion constructiva”. The book is extremely rare, with only 8 institutional (Getty Research Institute, Columbia, Metropolitan Museum, Yale, University of California) holdings in the United States, one in Spain and one in Canada. Torres Garcia (1874 – 1949) was a Uruguayan artist, painter, sculptor, muralist, writer and art theorist, possibly Uruguay´s most celebrated 20th century artist; he is credited as a pioneer of the renaissance of modern classicism, and inventor of the Universal Constructivism "Torres-Garcia is one of the great figures of the art of this century" (Lassaigne, Jacques (1975). Torres-Garcia Constructions et Symbols. Paris: Musee d'art de la Ville de Paris. p. 8.); he was an avant gardist who influenced much of the South American modern art and many of it´s artists. He collaborated with many of the most relevant artists of Spain and France of the early 20th century, including Gaudi. This book is the produce of a conference of September 1941, where Torres Garcia analyses a recent exhibition of North American artists, and questions what the works reveal about the great problem of art in our hemisphere, an issue that preoccupied him, having lived in New York for a few years. He goes in depth about the works shown in the exhibition and criticizes them for being of unequal quality, also the themes, for being only thematically American and not structurally American. “Uno de los problemas del arte norteamericano es que la riqueza material de los Estados Unidos, capaz de ofrecer el más que suficiente apoyo para la producción de arte, no ha fomentado el crecimiento espiritual de los artistas y, por tanto, ha impedido que lograsen realizar dos tareas fundamentalmente necesarias para el arte americano: el descubrimiento del nuevo hombre americano, y la invención de formas abstractas que reflejen su carácter moral e intelectual. El hombre americano, según recalca Torres García, debe comenzar de nuevo adoptando la naturaleza, la democracia y la libertad como siendo sus valores fundamentales.” (María C. Gaztambide; Harper Montgomery, collaborator, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, MFAH, Houston, EEUU). “"Pop Art and conceptual art owe debts to Torres-Garcia, and he contributed to our belief in manipulative experience in childhood education Torres-Garcia's later work is laid out according to the complicated geometric rules of the Golden Section. He shared with the Argentine writer Borges a mystical fascination with symbols, numbers and coincidences, which led to quasi-mathematical compositions. The composition became a powerful structure of black lines on a neutral background or filed with flat colors. Set among the lines as if into boxes, are simplified linear designs symbolizing ideas: the clock as time, the compass as space, the star as the heavens, a hammer as human labor. Reality becomes a mechanistic clockwork of great ideas, a computer program of universal philosophy. In theory a computer could print out such a painting, but Torres-Garcia continually revised his own program to give the visual! ·effects he wanted, subordinating the symbolic to the aesthetic. he anticipated McLuhan's dictum that the medium is the message. For Torres-Garda, however, the structure was the medium, not the paint. During the late l930's he eliminated· the symbols and painted just the blocks, shaded like an elaborate stone wall. Comparisons with Inca walls are deceptive, for these painted structures owe more to the ideals of the Greek temples than to any American invention.” (Terence Grieder, TorresGarcia Father of Pop Art, Austin 1972). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Sammlung Lajos Kassak. 22 Bücher und 11 Zeitungen (Uj Idök 1945).

      Das Konvolut umfasst folgende Bücher: 1. Hidepitök. Regeny, Budapest, Singer es Wolfner, Irodalmi Intezet rt. Kiadasa, 1942. 268 S., Orig.-Halbleinenband, - 2. Harom Törtenet, Cserepfalvi Kiadasa, o.J., 308 S., 2 Bl., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. - 3. Megnöttek es Elindulnak. Regeny. Pantheon Kiadasa, o.J., 338 S., 1 Bl., Ganzleinenband der Zeit mit aufkaschierten Orig.-Deckeln. - 4. Egyalom megvalosul. Regeny. Budapest, Singer es Wolfner Irodalmi Intezet rt. Kiadasda, 1943. Orig.-Halbleinenband. - 5. Egy Szegeny Lelek Megdicsöülese. Es meg 7 Novella. Budapest, Athenaeum Kiadasa, 76 S., 2 Bl., Pappband. - 6. Egy Lelek Keresi Magat. Regeny. Budapest, Singer es Wolfner, Orig.-Halbleinenband. - 7. Egy Kosar Gyümölcs. Regeny. Budapest, Dante Könyvkiado, 223 S., Orig.-Kart. - 8. Egy alom megvalosul. Regeny. Budapest, Singer es Wolfner, 1943, 306 S., 1 Bl., Ganzleinenband der Zeit mit aufkschiertem Orig.-Deckeln. - 9. Az utak Ismeretlenek. Regeny. Budapest, Nyugat-Kiadas, 191 S., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. - 10. Munkanelküliek. Regeny ket Kötetben. Budapest, Nyugat-Kiadas, 1933, Orig.-Ganzleinenband. - 11. Anyam Cimere. Cserepfalvi Kiadasa, 257 S., 3 Bl., Orig.-Broschur. - 12. Kepzömüveszetünk nagybanyatol napjainkig, Budapest, Magyar Mükiado Kiadasa, 1947, Orig.-Halbleinenband. - 13. Misillo Kiralysaga / A Telep / Ejjel az Erdöben, Budapest, Magveto Könyvkiado, 1961. 531 S., Orig.-Ganzleinenband mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - 14. A fal mögött all es enekel, Budapest, Magvetö Könyvkiado, 1974, Orig.-Ganzleinen mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - 15. Munkanelküliek. Regeny ket Kötetben, Budapest, A szerzö Kiadasa, o.J., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. - 16. Egy Kosar Gyümölcs. Regeny, Budapest, Dante Könyvkiado, o.J., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. - 17. Marika, Enekelj! / Egy kutya emlekiratai, Budapest, Magvetö Könyvkiado, 1961, Orig.-Ganzleinenband mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - 18. Munkanelküliek, Budapest, Magveto Könyvkiado, 1962, Orig.-Ganzleinenband mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - 19. Szegenyek Rozsai, Uj Idök Kiadasa, 1949, Orig.-Karton. - 20. Az ut vege, Budapest, Magveto Könyvkiado, 1963, Orig.-Ganzleinenband mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - 21. Egy lelek keresi magat, Budapest, Magveto Könyvkiado, 1965, Orig.-Ganzleinenband mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag. - 22. Emberek Sorsok. Budapest, Budapest, Stilus Könyvkiado, o.J., Orig.-Halbleinenband. - Zeitungskonvolut: Uj Idök. 11 Orig.-Hefte (1-11) des Jahrganges 1945. Gr. 4 (31x23cm). Einbände und Schutzumschläge teilw. lädiert und bestoßen. Besitzvermerke und Exlibris in einigen Bänden.

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         POR LOS TIEMPOS DE CLEMENTE COLLING

      GONZALEZ PANIZZA HNOS., Montevideo, Uruguay 1942 - DICE ADELANTE:"editan la presente novela de FElisberto Hernández un grupo de sus amigos en reconocimiento por la labor que este alto espíritu ha realizado en nuestro país con su obra fecunda y de calidad como compositor, concertista y escritor. Carmelo de Arzadum, Carlos Benvenuto, Alfredo Cáceres, Spencer Díaz, Luis E. Gil Salguero, Sadí Mesa, José Paladino, Julio Paladino, Yamandú rodriguez, clemente Ruggia, Ignacio soria gowland, nicolás Telesca, Joaquín torres García. Ejemplar en buen estado general, firma del dueño anterior en la portada, y marcas por el ejemplar ahaber sido mojado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dialogue de l'amitié

      - Robert Laffont, Marseille 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 30 copie numerate in Auvergne, edizione deluxe. Bellissimo esemplare nonostante molto leggera puntinatura che colpisce principalmente le guardie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur Auvergne, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire en dépit de très légères piqûres affectant essentiellement les gardes.

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