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        Little Black Sambo (SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR ETHEL HAYS)

      The Saalfield Publishing Co, Akron, Ohio 1942 - 10 X 13 1/4 Inches. 14 Pages. All original pages intact. Signed by the illustrator directly on the first page of text. Inscription reads, "I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed painting the pictures! Ethel Hays." Not personalized to anyone in particular. Covers remain bright. Hints of scuffing and wear to edges and corners. A few print lines from original production. Oversized linen wraps with strip of black cloth tape added to spine. A very rare book to find signed by the illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books]
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        Chiang Kai Shek]:

      [1942?], Shanghai Zheng Xing Pictorial Company 1942 - An original colour poster measuring 76 x 54 cm.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        How to Cook a Wolf

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,, 1942. Octavo. Original grey cloth boards, titles to spine in white, pictorial decoration to front board in white. With the dust jacket. Minor nicks to the tips, an excellent copy in a very good jacket with small chips to the corners, rubbing along the extremities, a small closed tear at the top of the rear panel, and a small perforation to spine panel. First edition, first printing. This practical and humorous book, published at the height of food shortages during the Second World War, offered housewives advice on how to achieve a nutritious diet with limited ingredients, as well as other useful advice, such as eating in a blackout, and recipes for home-made toothpaste and a cheap sherry cocktail. She encouraged her readers to find pleasure in cooking balanced meals, and in preparing their own bread, rather than buying vitamin-enriched bread as advised by the US government.

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        Typed letter signed. Pacific Palisades, California, 14. XII. 1942.

      1942. 4to. 2½ pp. In French, to the (unnamed) French conductor Pierre Monteux: "I feel the need once again to express our appreciation for countless hours that your great artistic interpretation has given us Saturday afternoons. Experiencing the work of an accomplished conductor is one of the most beautiful and greatest things in this world, and it is this experience we have felt in hearing this music so characteristic of the musical genius of the Russian people".

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        Lettera autografa firmata indirizzata a ''Mio caro Vigna'',

      S.l. e S.d. (ma 1942), - 1 pagina in-4 (mm 290x225), vergata in chiara grafia e firmata "Ungaretti", relativa al fascino che il mito di Stendhal dovette esercitare anche su Ungaretti. Il poeta scrive a un non meglio identificato amico Vigna (''Mio Caro Vigna'') per annunciargli una sua prossima visita a Civitavecchia, insieme ad un musicologo francese di nome Banzi: ''.sabato, o venerdì della settimana ventura, io e il mio amico Banzi, un musicologo e uno scrittore francese. si verrebbe a Civitavecchia''. Domanda al corrispondente di fissare un appuntamento con Bucci, da identificare con Clodoveo Bucci, per poter visionare alcuni manoscritti e volumi appartenuti a Sthendal, attualmente conservati presso il Comune di Milano nel fondo Stendhaliano Bucci (''.se ti è possibile preparare per quel giorno l'incontro con Bucci, col quale si potrebbe parlare di Sthendal, scrivimi''). Il primo custode di questa importante raccolta dei libri appartenuti a Sthendal e rinvenuti nel 1842, anno della morte del celebre scrittore francese, è stato Donato Bucci (1798-1870), suo fedele amico e poi suo esecutore testamentario per i beni lasciati in Italia. Morto Donato è appunto il nipote Clodoveo (1855-1942) che continua a conservare i volumi e gli altri cimeli stendhaliani. Con il cambio di secolo inizia a fiorire intorno ai documenti rimasti in Italia un'attenzione non più dettata solo dalla semplice curiosità di vedere la biblioteca del console scrittore, ma rivolta ad indagare gli autografi contenuti nei libri mentre Stendhal si avvia ad essere uno scrittore di culto. Clodoveo Bucci è disponibile possessore della raccolta; con lui gli stendhaliani si relazionano per avere accesso ai volumi e Casa Bucci diventa sia una meta privilegiata degli studiosi: hanno lasciato traccia del loro passaggio tra gli altri appunto Ungaretti (come questa importante lettera sembra confermare), Gian Pietro Lucini, Margherita Sarfatti e Alberto Savinio. La Raccolta venne venduta nel 1942 dagli eredi di Clodoveo a Federico Gentile, figlio del senatore Giovanni Gentile. La visita di Ungaretti è quindi da collocare proprio nel ?42, anno in cui il poeta rientrò in Italia dopo il lungo soggiorno a San Paolo del Brasile. Curioso anche il fatto che la lettera venne spedita ad un destinatario erroneo come si legge in calce da mano dello stesso Ungaretti: ''Ecco la lettera che era stata mandata per errore a Maroni. Rispondi Telegraficamente''.In perfetto stato (piccola mancanza nel margine inferiore, ininfluente). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMMENT LA LITTERATURE EST ELLE POSSIBLE ?.

      1942. JOSE CORTI. 1942. In - 8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 27 pages - couverture à 3 rabats - étiquette collée + ex dono sur la page de garde - 2 illustrations en noir et blanc en feuillets - 4 photos disponibles. Exemplaire n°132 / 350 sur vergé d'arches.

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        Le mythe de Sisyphe

      - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. la metà di rilegatura ...   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à motifs africanisants, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, couvertures et dos restauré conservés, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.  

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        Meet Me in St. Louis

      Random House New York (1942) - First Edition stated. Story of the Smith family in 1903, who were looking forward to the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Basis for the 1944 film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien and Mary Astor. Near Fine in very attractive almost Near Fine bright dustjacket, with some nicks at spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoires à prendre ou à laisser. Par un auteur français de la première moitié du vingtième siècle.

      [Saint Maurice d'Etelan, Pierre Bettencourt, 1942] ; petit in 4°, broché ; [1] bl., [IV], [81], [3] feuillets et [3] ff. d'illustrations hors-texte ; couverture blanche rempliée illustrée en noir et gris ; page de titre, 12 faux-titres illustrées et 13 onciales ; la totalité des illustrations et décors ont été gravés sur lino d'après les dessins de Jacques Chegaray, chez Pierre Bettencourt, à Saint-Maurice d'Etelan par Notre-Dame de Gravenchon. Edition originale tirée à cent exemplaires sur Arches. Parfait état. (Maurice Imbert-3). Série de onze petits récits sur la vie, à usage philosophique ou humoristique selon... l'humeur !

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        L'Eroica. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani. N. 281-282-283.

      Milano, A. XXXII, gennaio-febbraio-marzo, 1942, fascicolo in-4to brossura originale con copertina illustrata a colori (di Publio Morbiducci) numero triplo: 281/282/283, pp. 60 con una tavola riproducente la copertina e sei tavole xilografiche fuori testo ed altre undici xilografie nel testo (tutte di Publio Morbiducci). In stato di nuovo, intonso.

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        Männliches Portrait, in Original Pastell-Kreide hinter Passepartout,

       (1942). 22x27 (40x50 mit Passepartout) schönes signiertes Blatt. Wilhelm Schnarrenberger (* 30. Juni 1892 in Buchen im Odenwald; † 12. April 1966 in Karlsruhe) war ein deutscher Maler. Wilhelm Schnarrenberger zählt zu den Vertretern der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Er ist der Sohn eines Gymnasialprofessors und machte 1911 sein Abitur. Von 1911 bis 1915 besuchte er die Königliche Kunstgewerbeschule München und studierte parallel in München Architektur. Ab 1913 war er Schüler des Gebrauchsgrafikers Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke und ein Freund von Karl Rössing. 1918 wurde er zum Dienst im Ersten Weltkrieg eingezogen. Er war 1919 für die Zeitschrift Der Weg und ab 1920 für die Zeitschriften Wieland und Simplicissimus tätig. Schnarrenberger unterrichtete von 1921 bis 1933 an der Badischen Landeskunstschule. 1924 war er Gründungsmitglied der ORNA-Werkstätten für Werbung und Innendekoration. Unter den Nationalsozialisten war seine Kunst verpönt und wurde 1937 als entartet gebrandmarkt und verboten, nachdem er bereits seit 1933 nicht mehr unterrichten durfte. 1933 übersiedelte er mit seiner Familie nach Berlin, wo er versuchte, als freischaffender Gebrauchsgrafiker seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. Den bevorstehenden Krieg voraussehend zog er 1938 nach Lenzkirch im Schwarzwald, wo er zusammen mit seiner Frau Melitta (1909-1996) eine kleine Ferienpension eröffnete. Hier entdeckte er das für sein späteres Werk so wichtige Thema des Stilllebens. 1947 wurde er zum Professor an die Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe berufen. 1962 erhielt er für sein künstlerisches Werk den Hans-Thoma-Staatspreis. Schnarrenberger legte stets auf das handwerkliche Können seiner Schüler großen Wert, so mussten diese zuerst das Zeichnen von architektonischen Gebäuden und Alltagsgegenständen erlernen, bevor er sie malen ließ. Wilhelm Schnarrenberger war der ältere Bruder des Generalmajors der Wehrmacht Ernst Emil Schnarrenberger (* 27. Juli 1893 in Buchen im Odenwald; † 10. Juni 1966 in Bad Mergentheim).[1][2]. Quelle: Wikipedia Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 45752

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        FERNAO MENDES PINTO NO JAPAO

      Lisboa 1942,[ [Bertrand]. Stiff wrs., very good, with facsi-. mile of the original manuscript, folio 36p. LIMITED EDITION. OF 300 NUMBERED COPIES. R A R E. Complete text of Pinto, and with additional commentaries by Morais, dated 1920. A valuable record of the early visitor's narrative of experiences in Japan. Portuguese text. . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .

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        C R W Nevinson, war artist, autograph letter

      Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson [1889 - 1946] artist Nevinson was initially influenced by Marinetti and the Futurists and at the outbreak of war in 1914 he went to France with the Friends [i.e. Quaker] Ambulance Unit. He was deeply struck by his experiences and his first paintings made during the war drew on the Futurist styles. These paintings made him famous, but he later changed his style to something more realistic. Throughout his career from his student days he felt persecuted and undervalued, he was confrontational, a maverick and he made many enemies. His correspondence held in the Imperial war Museum shows increasingly racist tendencies and this letter, a rare example of Nevinson's letters in the market shows how distasteful his anti-Semitism could be. He suffered a stroke in 1942 and I would guess byt the handwriting - he had to use his left hand after the stroke - that this latter dates post 1942. the hand is scrawly - but readable - and has several crossings out and is on occasion indicative of fragmented thinking. To Mr Stokes [Sewell Stokes, writer 1902 - 1979] I got a cutting saying that you are about to publish a book also that a man called "Matt" is providing 8 illustrations. I am not vain nor egotistic but don't include mine. I don't think "Matt" has ever seen me but in any case he makes me look like a jew. As that is this only "living organism" of this planet that I hate & loathe with a prenatal [I guess he means preternatural] horror it is a jew. I regard him as the most destructive parasite of humanity a plague of rates or typhus lice are nice clean healthy things in comparison. Now perhaps you will understand why I respectfully request you not to publish this drawing of "Matts" I hope sincerely that in any case you had no "end" etc. Completely living a life of seclusion. I found I got more & more wretched & hated people I met more & more. I have enough enemies so I thought it wise not to make no more so have cut away from everything & the joke is I have intention of publishing this me it is in no way like me & it is bloody like a jew. Of course it may have been done from "Nature" but I doubt it. I never see you now. I have given up the "West [the West Ens, perhaps? i.e, the galleries?] had so much work ordered from dozens and dozens of people! Sorry I am so silly about "Matts" jewish drawing of me but those filthy swine of "Chelsea artists" are fond of trying to say I am a jew. My poor Father & Mother! I am very serious about this. I have in the past written one "Chelsea" artist as I consider it libel against me as an artist (jews are only destroyers not creators) also against my father and mother admitted Christians. Yrs C R W Nevinson A deeply sad letter from a man who could have had a successful career as an artist but for his personality. A terrible example of how a persecution complex can sour a man's soul.

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        Poo-Poo and the Dragons.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1942. Illustrated by Robert Lawson. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and illustration to spine and front, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Full page and vignette illustrations throughout by Lawson. Spine faded, some marks to cloth, trivial rubbing to corners, internally sound and clean, a very good copy in the jacket that is rubbed at the extremities, with one closed tear to top corner of front panel, and the rear panel spotted. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication by Forester on the first blank "Ann Catherine Winter, best wishes from C. S. Forester, 22 August 1942". Poo-Poo and the Dragons was Forester's first children's book, previously published in the UK in the same year. Very scarce inscribed.

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        Poo-Poo and the Dragons. Illustrated by Robert Lawson.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and illustration to spine and front, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine faded, some marks to cloth, trivial rubbing to corners, internally sound and clean, a very good copy in the jacket that is rubbed at the extremities, with one closed tear to top corner of front panel, and the rear panel spotted. Full page and vignette illustrations throughout by Lawson. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication by Forester on the first blank "Ann Catherine Winter, best wishes from C. S. Forester, 22 August 1942". Poo-Poo and the Dragons was Forester's first children's book, previously published in the UK in the same year. Very scarce inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        "Photographic Report Milne Bay, Wanigela Mission, Pongani. Secret 19 - 31 October 1942". Real photographs taken just after the first defeat of the Japanese on land

      U.S. Army, 1942. Hardcover. Very good. Privately printed for U.S. Army use during the New Guinea campaign in WWII, dated 19 - 31 October 1942, and stamped "Secret".This photographic report was made just shortly after the Battle of Milne Bay (August - September 1942), one of the major battles of the Kokoda Campaign and the first time a major Japanese operation had been comprehensively defeated.Milne Bay was the first major battle of the Pacific campaign in which Allied troops decisively beat Japanese forces, with the Australian Militia troops and the elite Second Australian Imperial Force playing crucial roles. This defeat of the Japanese at Milne also prevented Japanese troops from bypassing the holding action that the Australians were conducting on the Kokoda Track. The importance for Allied morale of stopping the attack on the Kokoda Track and of winning the first land battle was critical.The report with 5 notes stapled to the front wrapper, each stamped "Secret", the top one a typed note with the initials T. T. H. for General Tom Handy, and below it the initials of General Marshall, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army. This typed note reads, Memo for Colonel Young: the Chief of Staff may be interested in looking over these pictures. Dated Dec. 3, 1942." Marshall was named chief of staff when World War II began; he greatly increased the size of the Army and helped devise Operation Overlord. After the war, his economic recovery program for Europe became known as the Marshall Plan, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize.The 27 b&w real photographs here were taken in New Guinea by Russell Reeder; the cover page signed by him at the bottom. The images are preceded by a bird's eye view of the Coral Sea and Gulf of Papua, titled "Artist's view of the Papuan Peninsula showing the ruggedness of the peninsula, and with Allied airplanes routes & distances indicated.  The numbered real photographs include:view of Milne Bay dock (with ship sunk by Japanese); the stream crossing the main road in Milne Bay; blast pens and dispersal bays at No. 1 strip; a P-39 being repaired in the rain; View of No. 3 strip at Milne Bay. ("I saw B-17s land on this strip ... An important part of the battle at Milne was decided at this strip"); Colonel Harry Knight, Cavalry & Colonel B. Q. Jones at Japanese graves alongside No. 3 strip; gasoline storage dumps at Milne; Australian 2 pounder on improvised mobile mount; Part of a company of US Aviation engineers, eating; Dispersal strip at Milne near No. 1 strip; Loading injured into plane at Milne for Port Moresby; Landing Field at Wanigela Mission; Wanigela Mission showing the pier; unloading the USAT "King John" at Wanigela Mission by native canoe; small coast lugger supplying the 128th infantry; coming into Pongani on the King John; village and landing strip at Pongani; Aviation engineers sharpening tools at Pongani strip; Natives hired to work on the strip resting; platoon kitchen of the 128th Infantry, 32nd Div, at Mendaropu; Lieut. General R. L. Eichelberger talking to battalion and company commanders, 128th Infantry, 32nd Div. after their arrival in New Guinea, Sept. 26, 1942.The original photographic images mostly 7 x 4 3/4", mounted on card, two per page, bound in brown manilla binder, legal size paper, with printed title on cover. From the estate of Russell Reeder.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        Fliegen und Siegen. Ein Raumbildwerk von unserer Luftwaffe.

      München, Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein, 1942. In-4, 87pp., 8 photos couleurs h.t., 100 vignettes pour appareil stéréoscopique joint à l'ouvrage, cartonnage.

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        THE DEVIL LOVES ME

      Doubleday Doran, The Crime Club 1942 - Heavy bump to the upper front corner which affect both boards and extends through the entire book; moisture spotting/stains to both boards with a tiny area on the rear board were the DJ was previous stuck; slight spine slant; some age darkening to endpapers; unusal ~3/8" x 4" red remnant on the rear endpaper from either a tape or a paste down; contemporaneous bookstore stamp on lower rear endpaper. DJ has wear to edges with numerous small tears and creases; slightly heavier wear to spine ends with minor loss; wear to folds with some flaking (front flap fold the worse with fairly heavy wear/flaking to the lower half); spine sunned with moderate color loss (mostly to the red in the title). Scarce third Paul Prye mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le parti pris des choses

      1942. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione stampata in 1350 copie châtaignier.Exceptionnel e prezioso autografo dedica firmata dall'autore René Leynaud "... poeta e fratello minore di armi più pure di me con la vergogna, ma risolutamente / Francis Ponge / .. Lione, 28 ottobre 1942 ", mentre due piccoli strappi nella parte superiore e inferiore della schiena, poco più avanti della pagina occhietto su cui compare la copia envoi.Unique di una sorgente in movimento. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 1350 exemplaires sur châtaignier. Exceptionnel et précieux envoi autographe signé de Francis Ponge à René Leynaud : "... poète et jeune frère d'armes plus pur que moi, avec honte, mais résolument. / Francis Ponge. / Lyon, le 28 Octobre 1942". Deux infimes déchirures en tête et en pied du dos, une petite autre en tête de la page de faux-titre sur laquelle figure l'envoi. Unique exemplaire d'une émouvante provenance.

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        Le Chiese di Roma dal secolo IV al XIX. Nuova edizione con aggiunte inedite dell'autore appendici critiche e documentarie e numerose illustrazioni a cura di Carlo Cecchelli della R. Università di Roma e una nota biografica scritta da Pietro Tacchi Venturi

      Edizioni R. O. R. E. di Nicola Ruffolo, 1942. in-8 2 voll

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        Fliegen und siegen: Ein Raumbildwerk von unserer Luftwaffe (NOTAUSGABE)

      München: Raumbild Verlag Otto Schönstein K.-G, 1942. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Quarto. 87 (1)pp., 8 color plates. Original beige wraps with blue ruling and lettering on cover with stereoscope and 100 b/w stereographs housed in separate box. Captivating propaganda album on the history of the Luftwaffe, in particular the "Jagdgeschwader Richthofen," and it missions in W.W.II until 1942. The book is illustrated with 8 full page color reproductions of photographs by war reporters Wanderer, Breu, Stift, and Sturm, one color reproduction of a painting of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring by H. Funk and 100 ( 2 1/4 x 5") b/w stereographs of the Luftwaffe by war reporters Weixler, Eitel Lange, and Aubele. The stereographs show high ranking officers like Göring, Udet, Kesselring and others, various models of airplanes as well as many other pictures. Includes list of published stereograph publications at rear. Rare paper-bound war-time edition. Text in German. Some age-toning to cover with light wear along edges, bumps, small, closed tear and light foxing. Inside front gutter reinforced with brown paper tape. Previous owners stamp on half title. Wraps in overall good-, interior, box, stereoscope and stereographs in very good condition.

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        Animals Are My Hobby

      Robert McBride, New York 1942 - Stated first edition, HC/DJ price unclipped. Inscribed by author on ffep and taped in lenghy letter to the buyer from Gertrude Lintz on her personal stationary discussing the book, the treatment of gorillas, a submission to the Kennel Gazette, etc. dated May 21st, 1942. Gertrude Lintz was the eccentric New York socialite who kept a menagerie in her brownstone including Captain Jiggs the chimp and Buddy the gorilla (1997 movie BUDDY based on this book) and numerous other animals. The book has red covers that have edge wear. The dust jacket is intact but is soiled had has several tears. Inner covers have yellowing. Book very slightly cocked , outer page edge deckled, upper page edge blue. Numerous black and white photos throughout. WIKIPEDIA excerpt "Gertrude Davies Lintz was an eccentric animal lover from Brooklyn, New York. She kept several animals in her Brooklyn home, including several St. Bernards and the famous gorillas Gargantua (called Buddy at that time) and Massa. She was known to drive around Brooklyn with a fully clothed gorilla or chimpanzee sitting in the passenger seat. She believed that apes would only thrive if they received proper mothering (she gained national attention by proposing this to the scientific community) so she treated them as her children - dressing them, teaching them to eat at the table with cutlery and so forth.[2] Buddy/Gargantua later became a major circus attraction after being sold to The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1937. He had been frightened by a thunder storm and, having escaped from his cage, climbed into bed with his "mother", Mrs Lintz. Massa was sold to the Philadelphia Zoo in 1935 after being severely startled when accidentally splashed with water. He became the oldest gorilla on record at 54 years old and his story, with elements of Gargantua's life, was made into the film Buddy (1997).[3] Mrs. Lintz was played by Rene Russo. Earlier, Mrs Lintz had another claim to fame when, on February 21, 1925 her St. Bernard, CH Hercuveen Aurora Borealis, became the first of her breed to win an All-Breed Best In Show (at the Maryland Kennel Club¿s twelfth annual dog show in Baltimore, Maryland). [4] One of her chimpanzees, Captain Jiggs, also became a well known national figure.[2] In 1938 she claimed to have taught another chimpanzee, Susan, to talk and demonstrated this on the radio. The only words spoken by the chimp were "Who-who."[5] She was married to Dr. Bill Lintz,[3], a stomach specialist.[6] They lived at 8365 Shore Road in Brooklyn, New York City,[1] a water-front "brownstone stoop of a mansion of faded grandeur straight out of Charles Addams¿ macabre cartoons" according to Henry Ringling North[7] She was the author of Animals are my Hobby (Museum Press Limited (1945). ASIN B0007JAIJC)." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THIS GUN FOR HIRE - INSCRIBED BY ALAN LADD

      New York: Triangle Books, 1942. First Photoplay Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in dark green on spine; yellow edge-staining; dustjacket; 293pp. Inscribed by Alan Ladd to Jack Cordes on the front endpaper: "To Jack - Thank you so much for your interest - Best Regards, Alan Ladd." Text edges tanned, as usual, with a tiny tear at crown; Near Fine. Dustjacket shows a few tiny chips at spine ends, short tears along upper flap folds, and light wear to extremities; Very good+. Housed in a custom clamshell case. Basis for the 1942 film noir of the same name, with a screenplay written by Albert Maltz and W.R. Burnett, starring Alan Ladd alongside Veronica Lake and Laird Cregar. This Gun For Hire was Ladd's first film appearance, and the only time he ever played a villain. He became famous as a result of the film's success, and would go on to be cast along-side Veronica Lake in The Glass Key and The Blue Dahlia. Ladd died relatively young, and books signed by him are genuinely rare. Not in Wobbe. Hubin, p.180.

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        The Little House.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942 - Oblong quarto. Original green cloth, front cover with design and titles blocked in white, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Touch of rubbing to cloth at ends of spine, in the price clipped dust jacket with a touch of toning to panels, light wear to extremities of the fragile jacket, short closed tears to top edges, a small spot of residue to lower rear edge. A lovely copy. Colour illustrations in text throughout. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on title page, "Greetings from 'The Little House' to another 'Little House', Virginia Lee Burton." The recipients, Peggy and Dorothy Norton, were sisters and members of the Folly Cove Designers, the textile collective founded by Virginia Lee Burton in 1941 using design principles which she taught to her neighbours. The story of The Little House was based on Burton's own experience of moving her house from the street to a field of daisies with apple trees. The 1943 Caldecott Medal winner was the basis for the 1952 Walt Disney animated short directed by Wilfred Jackson. The 2012 Library School journal named it one of the top 100 picture books of all time and has been included in the Grolier list of 100 children's titles. Inscribed copies of this book are extremely rare: although a few signed copies are recorded, this is the only inscribed copy known to us. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        3 page letter to Mamie

      1942. "ALL WOMEN . . . IN THIS REGION . . . WANT . . . TO GET CLOSE TO THE FRONT" A charming letter at a vital time in Eisenhower's career: in the midst of planning the attack that would lead to the defeat of Germany, here refered to casually as getting "absorbed in work." We're also let in on another side of Eisenhower's responsibilities: entertaining the entertainers. He bears this somewhat wearily, but nonetheless we're left with a valuable record of the spirit and dedication of not just the entertainers but all women working on or near the front line. "Last eve was an event in our house. There are several movie stars here entertaining the soldiers and officers . . . . Last eve the troupe gave a performance for the officers of AFHQ, but I would not go. Afterwards I sent them an invitation . . . to come up for an after performance supper. They did. There were: Kay Francis, Martha Ray, Carol[e] Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair. I was a bit fearful of how movie people would act & what they'd expect--but it all went off perfectly naturally & no embarrassment. . . . They work hard, giving from 2 to 3 shows per day 6 days per week. Moreover they reflect an attitude that seems to be characteristic of all women (British & American) in this region. They want to get close to the front. The women seem to be more casual with respect to danger than do [sic] the men. These particular ones want to get up as close as possible to do their stuff--as do the Red Cross, the WAACs, the ATS, etc etc. I suppose there are 50-75 American women in this city & every one tells me that their constant cry is 'Let me get up where there is action.' Many of my officers are quite willing to take cushy jobs far from the sound of bombs & bullets. . . . "No woman can . . . take your place. Don't worry about me . . . . I'm in love with you & with no one else." (This last tempted fate, written just months before Eisenhower met his long-term mistress, Kay Summersby.). "Last eve was an event in our house. There are several movie stars here entertaining the soldiers and officers . . . . Last eve the troupe gave a performance for the officers of AFHQ, but I would not go. Afterwards I sent them an invitation . . . to come up for an after performance supper. They did. There were: Kay Francis, Martha Ray, Carol[e] Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair. I was a bit fearful of how movie people would act & what they'd expect--but it all went off perfectly naturally & no embarrassment. . . . They work hard, giving from 2 to 3 shows per day 6 days per week. Moreover they reflect an attitude that seems to be characteristic of all women (British & American) in this region. They want to get close to the front. The women seem to be more casual with respect to danger than do [sic] the men. These particular ones want to get up as close as possible to do their stuff--as do the Red Cross, the WAACs, the ATS, etc etc. I suppose there are 50-75 American women in this city & every one tells me that their constant cry is 'Let me get up where there is action.' Many of my officers are quite willing to take cushy jobs far from the sound of bombs & bullets. . . . "No woman can . . . take your place. Don't worry about me . . . . I'm in love with you & with no one else." (This last tempted fate, written just months before Eisenhower met his long-term mistress, Kay Summersby.).

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        [His WWII Chronicles and the basis of 'The Cruel Sea' complete]. Comprising 'HM Corvette' [with] 'East Coast Corvette' [with] 'Corvette Command' [with] 'HM Frigate'. COMPLETE WWII ['CRUEL SEA'] CHRONICLES IN FULL MOROCCO

      Cassell, [1942-46]. 4 vols., in 1, 8vo., First Editions, with frontispieces and plates; newly and handsomely bound in full navy blue crushed morocco, sides with double frame border in gilt, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt with an anchor device, all original pictorial wrappers (a little dust-soiled) preserved, a splendid copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The definitive record of corvette service in WWII, the set comprises 'HM Corvette' (1942), 'East Coast Corvette' (1943), 'Corvette Command' (1944) and 'HM Frigate' (1946). The first three volumes were combined and issued in slightly abridged form as 'Three Corvettes' (1945). Taken together and in sequence the four volumes provide a near-continuous record of Monsarrat's own wartime service. Furthermore they contain much of the inspiration and context, and in several cases actual incidents which reappear in the author's masterpiece 'The Cruel Sea' (1951), arguably the finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII. Monsarrat's seatime began in HMS Campanula [broadly the 'HMS Flower' of the first volume] on the North Atlantic convoys; at one time she was the only RN vessel operating out of St. Johns. She is perhaps best known for her service in convoy OG71 (Milford Haven-Gibraltar, August 1941) which suffered so badly at the hands of a U-boat pack that it was ordered to seek shelter in neutral Lisbon. Many of the merchantmen were lost (including the SS Aquila with 22 Wrens aboard) together with the escorts HMS Bath and HMS Zinnia. The full story is related by Lund and Ludlam in 'Nightmare Convoy' (1987). He then transferred to HMS Guillemot ['HMS Dipper' in the second volume] serving on the East Coast convoys. Among the actions portrayed are the torpedoing of HMS Vortigern by E-boat S-104, and the successful destruction of an HE-111 in August 1941. HMS Guillemot's captain, Lombard-Hobson' has said of Monsarrat 'he was reserved and unpopular, but I liked him myself'. Monsarrat then assumed command of HMS Shearwater ['HMS Winger' in the third volume] operating in the North Sea out of Harwich. Individual volumes are becoming increasingly elusive. Complete sets are seldom offered for sale, especially in this condition. Enser, p.120 (HM Corvette); Law 1008 (East Coast Corvette), 1007 (Corvette Command) and 1084 (HM Frigate). Astonishingly 'HM Corvette' is not recorded by Law.

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        JUMBO SAMBO

      - BANNERMAN,HELEN. JUMBO SAMBO. Philadelphia: Stokes (various dates 1942). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/2"), cloth, 223p., two page publisher foreward, Fine in VG dust wrapper frayed at spine ends. 1st edition. Containing: 1. Little Black Sambo 2. Sambo and the Twins 3. Little Black Quasha 4. Little Black Bobtail 5. Story of the Teasing Monkey 6. Story of Little Kettle-Head This edition done with Bannerman's approval includes the complete texts of each story and the original color color lithos on every page. Nice copy, very scarce in the original Stokes edition, more often found as the Lippincott reprint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Claude Farrère"). Saint Jean de Luz, March 28, n. y.

      1942. Large 4to. 1½ pp. To "cher vieux Vignand" on the publication of some of his works with which the publisher seems to have been slower than Farrère wished: "[...] Cela dit, en ce qui concerne mes articles sur la marine, je suppose que j'interromps ? De toutes façons, j'imagine qu'on m'enverra un chèque ? Mais, autre chose ? le *** paraîtra-t-il enfin sur 6 pages ? Si oui, mon 'Homme seul' y paraîtra-t-il ?Quand suppose-tu ? Et, si non, me resitue-t-on ma liberté ? Flammarion voudrait publier un jour le volume ? Tâche, si tu peux, d'être mon ambassadeur en l'occurrence. Et, surtout, garde moi ton amitié". - "L'homme seul" was indeed published by Flammarion in 1942.

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        The Undying Monster (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Revised temporary script for the 1942 horror film, based on the 1936 novel by Jessie Douglas Kerruish. A well-crafted (and in some ways, superior) variation on Universal's "Wolfman" films of the 1930s and 1940s, released as a double-feature with the equally intriguing "Dr. Renault's Secret" in 1942, in the heat of the studio's incredible run of horror classics. Tan titled wrappers, noted as REVISED TEMPORARY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 801, dated June 9, 1942. Distribution page present, with receipt intact, rubber stamped copy No. 68. Title page present, dated June 9, 1942, noted as REVISED TEMPORARY, with credits for screenwriters Lillie Hayward and Michael Jacoby. 115 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 113. Mimeograph. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two gold brads.

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        Le più belle liriche tedesche da Lutero a oggi

      G. C. SANSONI, 1942. INTERLINGUE 0,53 Tradotte in versi italiani col testo originale a fronte da Persio Nesti; il volume rilegato in tela grezza, con titolo al tassello sul dorso, è stato foderato con una sovracoperta acetata di protezione; le pagine sono imbrunite ai margini USATO

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        The Case of the Careless Kitten

      New York: William Morrow and Company,, 1942. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in pale green and black (on a pale green ground), pale green top edge, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. A couple of short closed-tears to back panel of jacket, nicks and chips to extremities of spine, binding shaken (inner hinges split). Nevertheless a very good copy. First edition, first printing. The twenty-first Perry Mason novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CASE OF THE CARELESS KITTEN

      William Morrow and Company, 1942., New York - First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends and corners. Perry Mason mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        GUINEA GOLD.

      - A broken run of 478 issues, including the first and last (Volume 1, No. 1, November 19, 1942 and Volume 4, No. 230, June 30, 1946), most of the issues bound (not always in numerical order) in three volumes, plus over 50 loose issues (mostly from Volume 3, 1945). Regular issues 4 pages, all printed in 4 columns, and illustrated with photographs and maps, but several issues with supplements (regularly at weekends, plus special issues marking extraordinary events such as the invasion and later surrender of Italy, victory in Europe, etc., these usually an additional 4 pages, generally printed in red & black, a few with folding leaves, and several including a \i Ginger Meggs comic strip), the masthead of the final issue printed in green & gold; demy 4to; gilt lettered navy binder's cloth, a trifle worn; later endpapers, with bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedowns, hinges starting, scattered light foxing, browning, occasional slight soiling and general minor wear & tear, with a few of the loose issues inserted in their correct order after binding (these are creased from folding, and generally chipped or split at edges), and many of the bound issues formerly stored in a two-ring binder, with resultant punched holes; [Port Moresby], 1942-1946. Mixed Australian and American issues. *The majority of these issues are from Volumes 1 and 2 (1942 to early 1944), with approximately 50 issues present from Volume 3 and only 2 from Volume 4. \i Guinea Gold was the official newspaper of the Australian Military Forces, published daily in Port Moresby, New Guinea, for circulation to the Armed Forces of Australia and America operating in the region. (American issues included baseball scores, etc., in place of Australian home town news). The final issue includes an article by Major R. B. Leonard, the original editor, giving a brief history of the paper's 1320 days of continuous publication: a record for Service newspapers. Also loosely inserted is a photocopied article about \i Guinea Gold , entitled 'Most Bombed Newspaper', which includes photographs of the production team at work on the paper.

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        Karinhall-Jagdservice, Dekor Eichblatt mit Wappen Hermann Göring. 40 Bll. Originalentwürfe (Reinzeichnungen) von Sigmund v. Weech (1888-1982), dazu zahlreiche Kopien und Pausen, meist mit Urheberangabe und dat. 1942

      - Bis 44:31 cm., Lose Blätter in Umschlag, dieser vom Entwerfer eigenhändig bezeichnet: Jagd-Service, Karinhall. Speise- und Kaffeeservice mit zahlreichen Einzelteilen vom Salzfäßchen bis zur Deckelterrine, die Reinzeichnungen in Bleistift auf transparentem Papier, die Pausen auf leichten Kartons mit zugehörigen Filmen – vollständige Vorlagen für die keramische Umsetzung. Dabei auch dekorgleiche Entwürfe für Besteck und Glas sowie Widmungsblatt für den „Reichsmarschall“ zum 19. Januar 1943. - Beiliegend: S.v. Weech. Form- und Dekorentwürfe für keramisches Gebrauchsgut, Bleistift auf transparentem Papier, teils ankoloriert. 12 Bll., 1940er Jahre

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        Macau Na Epoca Da Restauraçao (Macau Three Hundred Years Ago)

      Macau, Imprensa Nacional, 1942. 1 volume quarto, 231 pp, rebound in modern full brown leather, internally clean, fully illustrated with 29 full page plates, a very good copy. A major study with a limited printing first edition of 500 copies on Macau in the 17th century.

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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      Random House, New York 1942 - FAULKNER, William. Go Down, Moses and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 1942. Very good first edition, stated first printing. Black cloth stamped in red and gilt, top edge stained red with light scuffing. Binding is strong with no tilt. Original first issue dust jacket has the eight titles printed on back panel starting with the "Storm". in clipped, edge worn and chipped dust jacket Dust jacket good except for chipping on corners, wearing along top and bottom edges and joints, and chipping on top spine end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Drowning Duck (First Edition, inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1942. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who made the wise crack about the cowpunchers who could type / With love / Yours / Erle." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants. Near Fine in a Fair dust jacket. Jacket presents as Very Good, but is missing a large chunk out of the top of the jacket spine panel, affecting nearly all of the title but not the author's name. A presentable copy overall.

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        The Little Man with the Eyes" in 37 issues of Collier's Magazine 1940-1942

      Crowell-Collier Publishing, New York 1942 - First Edition. Thirty-seven issues of Collier's Magazine, dated variously between April 20,1940 and July 11, 1942, all featuring Crockett Johnson's first magazine comic, "The Little Man with the Eyes." This collection represents roughly a third of Johnson's work for Collier's.Johnson's popularity as a sketch artist grew with the publication of "Harold and the Purple Crayon" (1955), but it was in an earlier comic strip, collectively known as "The Little Man with the Eyes," where his humor was at its most subtle. Beginning in March, 1940, the comic ran for nearly three years, until January, 1943; Johnson's other comic strip, "Barnaby," a political series, was just taking off, begun in 1942."The Little Man with the Eyes" usually featured four or five small vignettes of a little man with big white eyes, his facial expressions doing all of the narration. Subtle to the point of obscurity, the comic captured Johnson's own gentle character, with apolitical themes, and capped the first phase of his career before venturing into children's books.Issues range widely in condition, from Fair to Near Fine in illustrated, stapled wrappers. A few issues have detached wrappers, a few lack wrappers, one issue is incomplete and lacking wrappers (the comic is present), and one issue is a duplicate. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vigiles de l'esprit

      1942. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto carta di grandi dimensioni, una copia del servizio stampa. Molto bello autografo firmato e datato Alain pagina quasi pieno alla sua fidanzata Aline Texcier ". L'ultimo ricordo di Monique zia che ha trascorso i suoi ultimi giorni in questa sintesi della dottrina di Alain Se avete l'indirizzo del sig sicuro Solmi riesco a fare è la stessa spedizione, perché è un vero discepolo. penso spesso a voi e la nostra sottile e geniale amico Texcier insegnante. è molto aver conosciuto momenti felici! vi auguro salute e l'equilibrio, con la vigilanza (enfasi). a voi con affetto. Alain. " Due lievi tracce di sole senza piano di gravità e inferiore della schiena. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très bel envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain quasi à pleine page à son amie Aline Texcier : "Le dernier souvenir de tante Monique qui consacra ses derniers jours à ce sommaire de la doctrine d'Alain. Si vous avez la sûre adresse de Mr Solmi, j'arriverai à lui faire le même envoi, car c'est un vrai disciple. Je pense souvent à vous et à notre subtil et ingénieux ami le professeur Texcier. C'est déjà beaucoup d'avoir connu d'heureux temps! Je vous souhaite la santé et l'équilibre, avec la vigilance (mot souligné). A vous bien affectueusement. Alain." Deux légères traces d'insolation sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos.

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        Cenerentola ( Aschenbrödel in italienisch )

      Mediterranea Verlag Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1942 - Format Quer 4° - Libroteatro Hoepli - , Theater-Album durch aufschlagen und umlegen entstehen 6 farbige Kulissen in 3 Ebenen ,man kann dan das Märchenbuch aufstellen und die Kulissen betrachten,von oben gesehen wirkt das Buch sternförmig und wird mit einem dafür vorgesehenen Druckknopf ( der bei diesem Exemplar fehlt ) zusammen gehalten,es hat dann einen Durchmesser von ca 50 cm ,die Kulissen sind recht umfangreich , Objekte wie Türme,Zweige,Figuren usw.stehen teilweise frei und sind dadurch beschädigungsgefärdet,mein Exemplar ist nahezu unbeschädigt ,einige wenige Einrisse , Originalhalbleinen mit farbigen Deckelbild , Deckel - und Rückentitel, Einband berieben und bestoßen,sonst guter Zustand= Ich habe diverse Bilder zum Buch zusammengestellt. Auf Anfrage ist die Zusendung als normale Zipdatei ( nicht 7zip) möglich. Diese müßte problemlos " auszupacken " sein! =

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        The Cruel Sea [with] 'WWII Chronicles'. The Chronicles comprising 'HM Corvette' [with] 'East Coast Corvette' [with] 'Corvette Command' [with] 'HM Frigate'. 'THE CRUEL SEA' AND ITS FORMATIVE CHRONICLES COMPLETE

      Cassell, [1942-46, 1951]. 5 works in 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and plates; newly and handsomely bound in full navy blue crushed morocco, sides with double frame borders in gilt, backs gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt with an anchor device, all original pictorial wrappers (a little dust-soiled) preserved, a splendid set ideal as a gift or for presentation. The finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII and a maritime classic. The story, based upon the author's own experiences [see 'Chronicles' below] , forms the basis of Charles Frend's notable feature film starring Jack Hawkins in one of his most memorable roles. So accurate is its depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic that it is one of the very few works of fiction admitted by Law to his standard bibliography 'The Royal Navy in World War Two'. Law, 1865. Monsarrat's 'WWII Chronicles', arguably the definitive record of corvette service in WWII, are the basis of the novel. The set comprises 'HM Corvette' (1942), 'East Coast Corvette' (1943), 'Corvette Command' (1944) and 'HM Frigate' (1946). The first three volumes were combined and issued in slightly abridged form as 'Three Corvettes' (1945). Taken together and in sequence the four volumes provide a near-continuous record of Monsarrat's own wartime service. Furthermore they contain much of the inspiration and context, and in several cases actual incidents which reappear in the author's masterpiece 'The Cruel Sea' (1951), arguably the finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII. Monsarrat's seatime began in HMS Campanula [broadly the 'HMS Flower' of the first volume] on the North Atlantic convoys; at one time she was the only RN vessel operating out of St. Johns. She is perhaps best known for her service in convoy OG71 (Milford Haven-Gibraltar, August 1941) which suffered so badly at the hands of a U-boat pack that it was ordered to seek shelter in neutral Lisbon. Many of the merchantmen were lost (including the SS Aquila with 22 Wrens aboard) together with the escorts HMS Bath and HMS Zinnia. The full story is related by Lund and Ludlam in 'Nightmare Convoy' (1987). He then transferred to HMS Guillemot ['HMS Dipper' in the second volume] serving on the East Coast convoys. Among the actions portrayed are the torpedoing of HMS Vortigern by E-boat S-104, and the successful destruction of an HE-111 in August 1941. HMS Guillemot's captain, Lombard-Hobson' has said of Monsarrat 'he was reserved and unpopular, but I liked him myself'. Monsarrat then assumed command of HMS Shearwater ['HMS Winger' in the third volume] operating in the North Sea out of Harwich. Individual volumes are becoming increasingly elusive. COMPLETE SETS ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.120 (HM Corvette); Law 1008 (East Coast Corvette), 1007 (Corvette Command) and 1084 (HM Frigate). Astonishingly 'HM Corvette' is not recorded by Law.

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        FIVE ON A TREASURE ISLAND

      First edition, first printing. Original light blue cloth with black titles to upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Eileen A. Soper. A very good copy, the blue cloth little mottled as usual, the binding rubbed at the extremities and bumped at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout with a previous owner's gift inscription dated July 1942 in green ink to the blank front free endpaper. Complete with the original and correct first issue dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked to the extremities with several short tears and associated creases. There are small chips at the spine tips but really very little in the way of loss. The red lettering to the spine remains entirely unfaded. Not price-clipped (5/- net to the front flap). Both the book and dustwrapper are entirely free of repair or restoration. (Summerfield, Tony: Enid Blyton, An Illustrated Bibliography, Part 1, p.58.)

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