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        The complete clandestine production of this marvellous series of bibliophile books.

      - Printed in a small number of copies in secret under the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. 'The name of the press ['Five Pounds Press'] was a sardonic reference to the maximum paper weight permitted by the occupying powers for unofficial printing' (Purvis). Founded by A.A. Balkema, W. Hellinga and J. van Krimpen in 1942, the series of the Vijf Ponden Pers form a very diverse collection of exquisitely designed books, greatly differing in size. Typography often by J. van Krimpen, sometimes by Dick Elffers, Susanne Heynemann, S.H. de Roos and W. Sandberg. Illustrations by Jan Bons, Fred. Carasso, Livinus, Melle, Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Salim and Titia Wiegman. According to H.N. Werkman in a letter to August Henkels, the books of the Vijf Ponden Pers were 'much too beautiful, although the texts deserve a fine design'. Most books were printed in 50 or 55 copies. Extensive description on request.* 1. Charles BAUDELAIRE - Le vin. Cinq poëmes choisis dans Les Fleurs du Mal. With 6 original signed etchings by Jeanne Bieruma Oosting. Typography J. van Krimpen. 55 copies. De Jong 72. 2. Edgar DEGAS - Huit sonnets. Typografie door Dick Elffers. 50 exemplaren. De Jong 172.3. Emily DICKINSON - Ten poems. Bilingual edition with German translations by Rosey E. Pool. Printed after calligraphy by Susanne Heynemann. 55 copies. De Jong 189. 4. Dick ELFFERS - [Calendar. January-June] 1944. Illustrations & typography by Dick Elffers. 55 copies. De Jong 442.5. [W.G. HELLINGA] - Dies noctesque. Illustrated by Fred. Carasso. 50 copies. De Jong 191.6. Franz KAFKA - Ein Landarzt. Illustrations & typography by Jan Bons. 55 copies. De Jong 440.7. [H.W.J.M. KEULS] - Doortocht. Gedichten. Typografphy by Dick Elffers. 70 copies. De Jong 207. 8. Valery LARBAUD - Portrait d'Eliane à quatorze ans. Illustrated and handcolored by Salim. 55 copies. De Jong 484.9. Livinus (= L. van de BUNDT) - Six gravures. 55 copies. De Jong 516.10. Jac. van LOOY - De pendule. With an illustration by Titia Worm-Wiegman. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 519.11. Stéphane MALLARMÉ - L'après-midi d'un faune. Eglogue. Illustrated by Melle. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 531.12. Thomas NASHE - In time of plague. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 55 copies. De Jong 591.13. [Martinus NIJHOFF (transl.)] - Eenige romantische gedichten. Naar het Fransch. With 5 original lithos by Titia Wiegman. 55 copies. De Jong 232.14. Jan van der NOOT - Ode teghen d'onwetende vyanden der poëteryen van Marcvs van Wonsel. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 55 copies. De Jong 606.15. Jacques PERK - Eene helle- en hemelvaart. Sonnettenkrans. Typography by S.H. de Roos. 55 copies. De Jong 653.16. Quem Queritis - Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 683.17. Arthur RIMBAUD - Le bateau ivre. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 697.18. [A. ROLAND HOLST] - Helena's inkeer. Een fragment. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 370.19. [W. SANDBERG] as: Servus fidei - Experimenta typografica. [1]. Lectura sub aqua. Typography by W. Sandberg. 200 copies. De Jong 258. * This is one of 23 lettered copies.20. [W. SANDBERG] - Experimenta typografica. 3. Gnothi se auton. Typography by Willem Sandberg. 55 copies. De Jong 259. Added: Stanley Morison - First principles of typography. Amsterdam, (Vijf Ponden Pers), 1946. Typography by J. van Krimpen. Printed in a small number of copies.And: Catalogus van vijftig boeken en boekjes zonder toestemming uitgegeven in de jaren 1942-1945 door A.A. Balkema te Amsterdam. [Amsterdam, A.A. Balkema], 1945. Typography by J. van Krimpen. Printed in a small number of copies.

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        Flight to Arras.

      New York. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. In-8 cartonnage éditeur et emboîtage éditeur (avec pièce de titre contrecollée sur un plat (légèrement insolé), gardes illustrées en couleurs. Translated by Lewis Galantière. Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte.Traduction américaine de Pilote de Guerre, paru tout d'abord aux États-Unis en français et en anglais sous le titre Flight to Arras le 20 février 1942. E.O. 1/500 ex. num. signé par Antoine de Saint-Exupery et Bernard Lamotte.

      [Bookseller: la Librairie Les Autodidactes]
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        Le Lotus Bleu. ( Première version " grande image " en noir & blanc, amis avec 5 hors texte ).

      Editions Casterman 1942. In-4 cartonnage souple éditeur. Dos rouge pellior. Album non paginé, au format 23 x 30,5 cm. Couverture illustrée avec titre en noir. Pages de garde bleues foncées avec personnages. Quatrième plat A 18 avec les autorisations 7110-112-7114-7116, délivrées fin 1943. Première version " grande image " en noir & blanc. Precieux exemplaire qui comporte 5 hors textes en couleurs, rarissimes pour cette édition. Quelques exemplaires connus de la Fondation Hergé. Petits frottis aux coins, aux bords, aux mors & au dos. Petit tassement au haut & bas du dos & aux coins. Première charnière inférieure fendu, due aux cahiers trop lourds, ce qui obliga l'éditeur à abandonner de type d'album. Petites, plissures & brunissures au bas de quelques pages. Minuscules traces de scotch au mors intérieurs de la page de garde & de faux titre. Nom de l'ancien propriétaire en haut de la page de titre. Intérieur asses frais. Bel état général. Rare exemplaire auquel on joint la feuille d'expertise réalisé en 2013 par Alain Van Neyghen, membre de la Chambre Royale belgo-luxembourgeoise & de l'union belge des marchands d'art. Expertise signée.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        MORMON COUNTRY

      New York Duell, Sloan, and Pearce 1942 - First Edition, Affectionately and very personally INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STEGNER "For Jinny, who has already signed up as official historian on the post-war expedition to God's country. Wally". 8vo, publisher’s original maroon boards, the spine lettered in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 362pp. A very fine copy but for subtle fading to the spine edge and gentle wear to the jacket. A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THIS VERY PERSONALLY AND AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION AND IMPORTANT STEGNER TITLE. The story of Mormon Country is indeed a fascinating one. It begins with the great westward trek under the leadership of Brigham Young and goes forward as the chronicle of tireless and superhuman achievements by a people of faith. The myths and legends of the Mormons, their folkways and great leaders, are relatively unknown to many Americans. But theirs is a colorful saga, and it is the saga of a people who built by group effort a region entirely different from the rest of the West in its institutions and habits of living. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Majesty's Rancho

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1942 - 297 pages. First edition, first printing. Code letters C-R and 'First Edition' on the copyright page. The story of a young cowboy who single-handedly rounds up the cattle rustlers who are been marauding the Arizona ranches, Fine book in a fine dust jacket with the "The New 1942 Zane Grey Novel" circular sticker attached to the front cover. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        2 Bände. Luftgeographisches Einzelheft. Ägypten und Cyrenaika. Herausgegeben vom Generalstab der Luftwaffe. 1. und 2. Teil

      Selbstverlag des Generalstab, Berlin 1942. - je 4°, Leinwandmappe mit Schraubbindung (2 Schrauben), Loseblattsammlung, je ca. 500 Seiten, s-w-Abb. (teils ausklappbar), ausklappbare farbige Karten komplette Ausgabe des äußerst seltenen Werkes. Eine Schraube von Bd. 1 fehlt, Bindung deshalb etwas gelockert; Einbände leicht berieben, 1 mit 4 Flecken vorne; sonst sehr schön. Das umfassende Werk sollte die deutschen Flieger auf die afrikanische Front vorbereiten. Detailliert wird auf die geographischen Bedingungen eingegangen, zahlreiche markante und auch militärisch bedeutsame Örtlichkeiten sind durch Luftbilder und vom Boden aus aufgenommene Fotos beschrieben. Bd. 1 bringt die Cyrenaika und die Westküste einschließlich Kufra, Bd. 2 Ägypten. Internes Material der deutschen Luftwaffe, "Geheim!" heißt es auf den Einbänden, die beide eine Nummer tragen (1 "378", 2 "462"). Vorliegendes Werk ersetzt ein 1940 herausgegebenes gleichnamiges, spätere Auflagen wird es nicht gegeben haben. Im Vorwort heißt es: "Dem fliegerischen Einsatz der deutschen Verbände in Nordafrika entsprechend sind neben der Beschreibung Ägyptens auch die Cyrenaika und der tripolitanische Küstenstreifen behandelt worden. [.]. Es soll dem Flieger durch Beschreibung, Bild- und Kartenmaterial ein möglichst anschauliches Bild des Landes gegeben werden. Hierbei wurde der Nachdruck auf die Behandlung der Wüsten gelegt, deren Darstellung in den Karten meist sehr unvollkommen ist. Die Wüstenerfahrungen der deutschen Verbände in Afrika wurden verarbeitet und in dem Abschnitt II 'Fliegerische Erfahrung' zusammengefasst. [.] Dieses Einzelheft soll als Unterlage für die Flugvorbereitungen der einzelnen Besatzungen und für deren Unterricht bei den Verbänden dienen. Beanstandungen und Ergänzungswünsche sind auf dem Dienstweg an R.d.L. und Ob.d.L. Genst.7.Abt.(III) zu richten!".

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        Fata Morgana

      Editions Des Lettres Francaises, Buenos Aires 1942 - Wraps, one of 500 copies, drawings by Wifredo Lam whose name is misspelled "Wilfredo" throughout. Very good with spine taped with clear tape, browning a bit. This copy signed and inscribed by Andre Breton to "Consuelo." The text was written while Breton was in Marseille in 1940, waiting for his exile to the US for the duration of the war. It is a major work, reprinted in an English translation in New Directions 1941, and reprinted as a separate publication by the Chicago Surrealist Group's Black Swan Press in 1969.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 29 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beasley Books, ABAA]
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        The Caseg Broadsheets of Welsh Poetry

      Each of the 6 Broadsheets housed loosely in a clear plastic folder with a black leaf as a background, within card covers on which the title has been hand written in ink by John Petts to the upper cover and on the verso there is a tipped in leaf with his address in red inks (Cambria House) with a compliments note and then further notes by hand including the Ty'r Mynydd address, printed at the Gomerian Press, Llandyssul, South Wales with the exception of No 1 which was both published and printed at Caseg, very faint and minimal spotting to sheet 3. Housed in its custom made grey cloth dropback box with printed paper label. The BroadSheets Are:No 1. Raiders Dawn & Song of Innocence, poems by Alun Lewis. The wood-engraving: Debris Searcher by John Petts.No 2. Penillion, translated by H Idris Bell, with 2 wood engravings, one each by Petts and Chamberlain.No 3. War and Wales and Rhyfel a Chymru, with 2 drawings, 1 by Chamberlain the other by Petts.No 4. To a Welsh Woman. The Circle of C. From the Green Heart. From Lovesong. Poems by Roberts and Chamberlain, wood engraving by Petts.No 5. From In Memory of Ann Jones, by Dylan Thomas, drawing by Brenda Chamberlain.No 6. Spring (Gwanwyn), translated from The cynfeirdd by H. Idris Bell; wood engraving: Flower of the bone, by John Petts.

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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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        THE WEAK-EYED BAT

      Doubleday Doran, The Crime Club 1942 - Minor wear to edges of boards with a very tiny tear lower, front tip; spine and edges lightly faded; dust soiling and two small stains to top of page edges; light age darkening to endpapers; small erasure on rear FEP; still a clean and fairly square copy. DJ has wear to edges and folds with small tears, creases, and light flaking; light crease down middle of front cover; spine lightly sunned with very minor color loss; dust soiling to rear cover and flap; light water staining to rear panel mostly visible along lower flap fold; numerous tape repairs on the reverse side. Okay LATER PRINTING of the author's very scarce second Paul Prye novel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

      London: The Childrens Book Club, 1942. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Very Good/Facsimile Only. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. One of 3000 copies of the 1942, 1st Edition 3rd impression, printed for the Children's Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, from the Allen & Unwin plates. Bound in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards, with a dust-jacket (which Tolkien thought hideous) in orange and white, featuring a cartoon of a dandified hobbit smoking a pipe. Tolkien commented, "Surely the paper wasted on that hideous dust-cover could have been better used." A scarce and desirable copy for the collector. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards were a bright yellow, but now have some discoloration to the boards and the spine. The gilt on the spine is still legible with tarnishing and discoloration to the yellow cloth covering. Minimal bumping or warping to the very thin boards as issued. Some fraying and wear , with a couple of small splits to the spine fold area. No previous owners names or writing noted in the book. No foxing or offsetting to any of the pages, all relatively bright and clean. Features the "Book Production War Economy Standards" title verso, 'This Edition published 1942 by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin'. The dustjacket is a facsimile, provided to help protect this scarce issue. A very hard to find original issue of a very scarce book, housed in Custom Clamshell Case that reflects the original dustjacket design, to protect and show this very scarce book. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / Facsimile Only.

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        The Great Hunger.

      Limited edition; 8vo; original linen-backed blue paper boards and glassine dust jacket, upper cover lettered in black, paper label on spine. Edition of 250, this is number 17. One of the great achievements of twentieth-century Irish literature. Clair Wills in her study of Ireland during the Second World War, states that the poem'excoriates the spiritual, sexual and emotional poverty of rural Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. Kavanagh began the poem in 1941, while the Russian front was the main focus of the war. Wills believes that Kavanagh was drawing an analogy between the struggle of the Irish peasant and that of the Russian. Fine, with two spots to the edge of the text block in a good only jacket with loss to back panel. A nice copy of a scarce book.

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        Revista: "ECCLESIA". Organo de la dirección central de la Acción Católica Española. (120 VOLUMENES) AÑOS 1942- 2001. (SERIE COMPLETA)

      1942. AC. Madrid 1942-2001 120 vols. 4º mayor (27 cm) Enc. holandesa. Fotogr. bn y color. SERIE COMPLETA: 60 años de la historia de la Iglesia y de España; 3081 revistas quincenales encuadernadas en 120 volúmenes .RECOMENDADO R (Ref.10670) revista religion espiritualidad periodismo politica sociedad iglesia historia contemporanea españa

      [Bookseller: Libros con Historia]
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        A A (an Early AA pamphlet)

      New York: The Alcoholic Foundation, 1942. Original Wraps. Octavo, 33 pages; plain printed wrappers. Contains the article by Dr. W. D. Silkworth, M.D., "A New Approach To Psychotherapy In Chronic Alcoholism." Also contains the article "Story of a 'Way Out' for Hopeless Drinkers," by a Member of AA. Faint crease to wrappers; internally clean, with no markings of any kind. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Handbuch der deutschen Aktiengesellschaften 1942. 47. Jahrgang.

      Berlin, Hoppenstedt, 1942. - 6763 S., 6 Bde., qt., Ln., o. Tit. -- Vollständiger Jahrgang. - Beim Rücken des zweiten Bandes schwarzes Klebeband am Kopf, beim dritten und fünften Band ist der Einband lose, beim sechsten Band das vordere Rückengelenk teils beschädigt.-- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: oeconomie.de | Antiquariat Hohmann]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Rolla.

      Trente-deux compositions gravées à l'eau-forte et à la pointe-sèche par le Peintre Graveur Lobel-Riche. (Complet & Contrôlé) Un des 5 exemplaires d'artiste numérotés de A à E. Celui-ci (B) sur Japon nacré justifié à la main et signé des initiales par Lobel-Riche, comprenant une SUITE avec remarques (insérée) et l'état définitif dans le texte. Se trouve chez l'artiste, 1942. Rare. Filet rouge encadrant les textes. Très belle reliure plein maroquin noire moderne. Dos lisse avec auteur, titre, et artiste dorés. Couverture et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4° (29x23). Alméry Lobel-Riche 1877-1950, est un peintre, graveur, illustrateur, connu du public notamment pour ses représentations du monde de la galanterie. Pierre Mac Orlan a écrit à son sujet : « Lobel-Riche fut toujours un artiste profondément attiré par les disciplines éprises de calme et d'équilibre, que la beauté féminine domine quand elle a dépassé les créations un peu faciles de la galanterie. Dans le monde de ses dessins classiques et savants dans leur classicisme, la lumière originelle est celle de la beauté conçue dans les mythologies esthétiques. »

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        Pilote de guerre

      Editions de la Maison française. First edition, one of 450 numbered copies on Corsican. spine and boards slightly and marginally insolated as usually. Nice copy. Editions de la Maison française New York 1942 18,5x22,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Screwtape Letters

      Geoffrey Bles, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original black cloth in near fine condition, with extremely clean pages, just fractional nibbling on one side of the cream spine label. The first issue of Lewis's famous book is very scarce in such a smart appearance.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        1942 Original Hardback Wisden

      Hi, This lot is an 1942 Original Hardback Wisden, in very good condition. The boards are clean, hardly a mark, the spine gilt has been restored and looks like the front has been touched up too, inside it is very nice other than the inscription to page 3. Hard to find book.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        IMAGES DE LA LUNE vues par Alexandre ALEXEIEFF.

      1942Paris, Maximilien Vox, 1942. Petit in-folio (239 X 335) demi-chagrin acajou à larges bandes, peau de vélin ivoire au centre, dos lisse, triple filet doré en place des nerfs, compartiments ornés d'un maillage de losanges à froid, filet perlé en queue et tête, auteur et titre dorés, plats et dos de la couverture conservés, étui bordé (reliure postérieure) ; 152 pages. Petite cicatrice de 2 centimètres en tête du mors du premier plat, infime trace de frottement en queue du dos. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la préface de Pierre Mac Orlan, texte de Marcel Belvianes et PREMIER TIRAGE des 30 PLANCHES gravées à l'eau-forte en bistre d'Alexandre ALEXEIEFF. MAGNIFIQUE OUVRAGE, un des plus beaux livres illustrés par le peintre et graveur d'origine russe Alexandre ALEXEIEFF (1901-1982). Il a été soigneusement composé par Maximilien VOX, avec des ornements typographiques spécialement exécutés pour cet ouvrage et imprimés en rose et bleu. Tirage limité à 1 080 exemplaires numérotés (n°651), imprimés sur vélin de Lana et signés au crayon bleu par l'éditeur. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans une reliure de bonne facture, condition peu fréquente pour cet ouvrage. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Kiáltás. [Cri].

      Budapest, Kalász, 1942. 23,5 x 16 cm, 48 p. Broché, couv. ill. Edition originale de ce recueil du poète hongrois Charles Sirato (1905-1980) auteur du Manifeste Dimensioniste (1936). Avec un envoi a.s.d. (9 décembre 1943) à Marcel Jean.

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        The Dark Kingdom [1942 limited edition of 75]

      Harriss & Givens, New York 1942 - Extremely rare edition of Patchen¿s book of poetry featuring an original and unique ink and watercolor cover by the author. This one features the bearded Egir (Aegir), variously described as a giant or a Norse god of the sea who loved to give parties for the other gods. Text block in near fine condition: clean with no marks, tears, or dog ears. Photograph of Patchen (taken by Robin Carson) pasted onto third page. The front cover is stained and discolored in several places, but the watercolor of Egir is not affected. Likewise, the back cover is sun-tanned, discolored, and stained (just one place) ¿ see images of this book to your left. The spine likewise has some discoloring. The slipcase is in generally very good condition: a small section of the upper portion is intact but torn away from the side. There is some shelf rubbing and chipping, particularly along the edges, but the text is still very clear on both front and back of the slipcase. From The Beat Page on the Internet : Kenneth Patchen was born in Niles, Ohio, in 1911. From the age of twelve, he kept a diary and read Dante, Homer, Burns, Shakespeare, and Melville. He attended Alexander Meiklejohn's Experimental College for one year and then the University of Wisconsin. He was employed in a variety of jobs as a migrant worker in the United States and Canada. "Permanence," a sonnet, was published in The New York Times on April 10, 1932. He wrote more than forty books of poetry, prose and drama, including Before the Brave (1936), First Will and Testament (1939) and Journal of Albion Moonlight (1941), a prose work. In 1942, he published The Dark Kingdom in a limited edition of seventy-five copies and painted each cover individually in water color. For more than thirty years, Patchen lived with a severe spinal ailment that caused him almost constant physical pain. The weight of this personal battle was compounded by his sensitivity to greater issues of humanity, and his poetry paid special attention to the horrors of war. With his work he tried to create a kind of sanctuary for the reader, apart from reality, where larger-than-life characters were motivated by their loving and benevolent natures. Kenneth Patchen died in 1972. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources.

      1942 - London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1942. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued. A propaganda map of Australia, showing how the industry and agriculture of the continent was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. The map is decorated with Australia's coat of arms and a large compass rose. A text box reads: 'In War and Peace. Australia's industrial resources have been completely reorganised to meet war-time demands. Her factories are now turning out armaments of many types and aircraft, including fighters and bombers. Her shipbuilding programme includes destroyers, minesweepers and merchant vessels. In addition, Australia is contributing to a great wheat pool which will help to feed the starving peoples of Europe when the war is over' . Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.

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        No Coffin for the Corpse [A Great Merlini Mystery]

      279, [1] pp. 8vo. Another installment in Rawson's popular Great Merlini series of murder mysteries, which are detective stories involving stage magic, featuring a magician who runs a shop selling magic supplies. Rawson was an amateur magician with a wide knowledge of the field.Keywords: FICTION MYSTERY MAGIC GREAT MERLINI MURDER MYSTERIES SERIES DELL MAPBACK MAGICIAN LOCKED ROOM First edition. Blank bookplate on front endpaper, tape remnants to jacket flaps and endpapers, page ridge lightly foxed, jacket edges rubbed with two light creases on front panel along spine, boards rubbed. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1942. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Non vouloir.

      Editions Jeanne Bucher. Paris 1942 In-8 ( 195 x 140 mm ) de 76 pages, broché. 4 gravures au burin, zincographies retravaillées en taille-douce reproduites à pleine pages comprises dans la pagination : un portrait de Dora Maar, deux danseuses et une femme assise. Dos légèrement fragile sinon bon exemplaire de l'édition originale dont le tirage est limité à 426 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci est le n292, un des 400 numérotés sur vélin bouffant. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Fragments du Narcisse

      1942Tananarive, Sn [Imprimé par Henri Vidalie], 1942. 32 x 24,5 cm, in-4°, 1 f. bl. + 10 ff. n. ch. + 1 f. bl., couverture crème en papier de bananier, imprimée en noir et portant la mention "hors commerce", sans page de titre, justification et achevé d'imprimer en 3e de couverture. Rarissime édition du Narcisse faite à Madagscar sous la direction d'Octave Mannoni et destinée à sa classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, limitée à 30 exemplaires seulement. La préface (3 pages) est inédite, de même que les commentaires, placés au verso des feuillets, en regard du texte de Valéry. L'achevé d'imprimer porte la mention : "La difficulté en temps de blocus de fournir des textes à ses élèves a induit un professeur de Madagascar à faire imprimer ce poème extrait de Charmes en y joignant des annotations purement scolaires. L'ingéniosité locale a permis la fabrication de ce papier essayé ici pour la première fois et sur lequel on a tiré trente exemplaire de ces cahiers destinés à la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni. En aucun cas ces cahiers ne doivent se trouver mis en vente. Imprimé par Henri Vidalie, Tananarive en février 1942 sur papier Blocus." En raison des conditions du temps, cette édition fut faite sans le consentement de l'auteur. Néanmoins, nous disposons du brouillon d'une lettre adressée par O. Mannoni à Paul Valéry en 1942 ainsi que de deux réponses de Julien Monod (1942 et 1944) qui montrent l'intérêt que Valéry a porté à cette édition "pirate" et au commentaire qu'en fit le philosophe et futur psychanalyste. Nous joignons une photocopie de cette correspondance, dans laquelle l'éditeur "pirate" apporte les précisions suivantes : "Puisque cet envoi n'est pas resté dans quelque port africain ni au fond de la mer des Indes, vous n'avez pas dû l'ouvrir sans quelque surprise : Madagascar serait-elle le dernier refuge de la contrefaçon en librairie ? Ose-t-on vous éditer sans votre aveu ? Il n'en est rien ! Simplement, je n'ai pas voulu traiter par l'affreuse polycopie habituelle le beau texte du Narcisse, ni l'exposer, en le dictant, à des mutilations plus affreuses encore. D'autre part les Imprimeries dorment, faute de papier ; pour quelques centaines de francs j'ai pu donner à mes trente élèves une copie du Narcisse aussi convenable que les circonstances le permettent. Cependant, bien qu'il s'agisse d'une "polycopie imprimée", de cahiers qui ne sortent point de la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, je n'aurais pas manqué de vous demander préalablement votre autorisation si n'avions été si longtemps et si complètement privés de toutes communications par mer et par air. (...) Sur la matière même de ce cahier : on a employé un papier de fortune, fait avec de vieux papiers, et dont la fabrication n'était pas encore au point ; mais on n'avait pas le choix. Pour la couverture, on a trouvé un papier de fabrication locale déjà ancienne, fait de fibres de bananier, et destiné surtout à fabriquer des abat-jour et de boites... Les caractères étant vieux et souvent cassés, il a fallu tirer page par page pour n'utiliser qu'un choix à peu près convenable... Je serais extrêmement heureux si vous pouviez avoir quelque plaisir de collectionneur à considérer comme une curiosité cette copie de votre propre poème - à cause des circonstances somme toute un peu exceptionnelles dans laquelle elle a été faite." Dans son premier courrier, daté du 2 septembre 1942, Julien Monod écrit "mon ami Paul Valéry m'a montré hier chez lui votre commentaire du Narcisse dont il m'a fait l'éloge" et lui en demande un exemplaire pour son "Valeryanum", exemplaire que Mannoni semble avoir toutes les peines à retrouver, puisque, dans un courrier daté du 8 juin 1945, l'une des personnes à qui il avait en avait confié un lui assure l'avoir égaré. Dans une autre lettre (27 novembre 1944, reçue le 21 avril 1945), Julien Monod écrit : "je vous remercie beaucoup des renseignements que vous [me] donnez sur le cahier en question, comme de votre aimable intention de chercher à en retrouver un exemplaire pour mon Valeryanum. J'ai fait lire votre lettre à notre poète et je crois bien qu'il va vous écrire lui-même un mot, comme il comptait le faire depuis longtemps, mais sans avoir la possibilité de communiquer avec vous." Nous n'avons pas trace d'un quelconque courrier de Valéry, mort quelques mois plus tard. Cette édition est connue de Karaïskakis (n° 67C), l'exemplaire qu'il décrit étant en tous points conforme au nôtre. (Voir également, Jacques Laguarrigue, Bibliographie des travaux (en langue française) d'Octave Mannoni, in "Esquisses psychanalytiques", n° 13, printemps 1990, p. 44, n° 16.) Un bel exemplaire, avec quelques traces de pliures ; et un témoignage précieux sur l'édition malgache pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale.

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        Düsseldorfer Kunstmappe Dritte Folge 1942 G A U L E I T E R - L U X U S A U S G A B E in G A N Z L E D E R

      Düsseldorf Völkischer Verlag GmbH, 1942. Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendigem, prächtigem Handeinband der Zeit: Ganzleder-Flügelmappe Folio 35 x 46 cm in rotem und blauem Leder mit reicher Dekoration in Goldprägung (NS-Hoheitszeichen, Deckeltitel, Linien-Prägung beider Einbanddeckel und Innenkantenvergoldung, innen mit Japanpapier ausgestattet und mit einem zusätzlichen, auf handgeschöpftem Bütten kalligraphisch beschriebenen Widmungsblatt: \"Unserem verehrten Gauleiter Friedrich Karl Florian, dem tatkräftigen Schirmherrn unserer Kunst, zum Abschluß eines erfolgreichen Jahres Düsseldorfer Kunstschaffens. Düsseldorf, im Julmond 1942\" mit den Original-Unterschriften der in der Mappe vertretenen Künstler, mit Ausnahme von Clarenbach, Reusing, Pieper, Reusing, Poeten, Schmitz-Wiedenbrück und Schreiber (diese Namen in Bleistift vorgeschrieben). Buchbinder-Stempel (Blindprägung) auf dem hinteren Einbanddeckel \"Geb.bei C.Schultze Düsseldorf\". - Mappeninhalt: ein Doppelblatt mit Titelseite, zwei Seiten Angaben zu den abgebildeten Tafeln und den Künstlern (Kurzlebensläufe), auf vierter Seite (Rückseite) Vignette (Düsseldorfer Wappen) und folgender Druckvermerk: \"Text und künstlerische Mitarbeiter: Fred Kocks / Düsseldorf - Umschlag- und Schriftenentwurf: A.L.Thiel / Düsseldorf - Druck: Graphische Kunstanstalten F.Bruckmann KG., München sowie 20 Blätter (montierte Farbdrucke, Schrift: Fraktur. Die Blätter im einzelnen: Hans Schmitz-Wiedenbrück: Kämpfendes Volk - Richard Schreiber: Gegen Engeland - Fritz Reusing: Generalfeldmarschall von Reichenau - Albert Henrich: Aus großer Zeit - Fritz Reusing: General der Panzertruppen Paulus - Will Tschech: Kampfgeist - Leo Poeten Eichenlaubträger Hauptmann Müncheberg - Alfred Rethel: Otto III. an der Gruft Karls des Großen - Carl Friedrich Lessing: Die Belagerung - Josef Pieper: Reiter am Strand - Friedrich Schüz: Die Burg in Nürnberg - Julius Paul Junghanns: Mutter und Sohn - Walter Petersen: Meine Enkelin - Viktor Pucinsky: Fasanen im Schnee - Max Clarenbach: Am Niederrhein - Otto Marx: Aufziehendes Gewitter - Helmut Liesegang: Landschaft bei Kleve - Heinrich Hermanns: Alt-Düsseldorf - Oswald Achenbach: Blick auf Bonn - Johann Wilhelm Preyer: Stilleben. - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, Einzelanfertigung / erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (Goldprägung etwas verblasst), in der originalen, leinenbezogenen Klappkassette mit silbernem, aufgelegten Düsseldorfer Wappen und ledernen Schließen (etwas berieben und mit kleinem Einriss, sonst gut) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Kunst im Deutschen / Dritten Reich, Großdeutschland, nationalsozialistische / arteigene / geartete / gegenständliche Kunst, NS-Kunst, Kunstausstellung im großdeutschen nationalsozialistischen Staat, nationalsozialistisches Kunstschaffen, Nationalsozialismus

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        The Undying Monster (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1942 - Revised Final 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.Red titled wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 801 and copy No. 139, and dated July 30, 1942. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Hayward and Jacoby. 108 leaves, mimeograph, with a few blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/3/42 and 8/5/42 Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with one fingernail-size bruise on the front panel, yapped edges, and a couple of short closed tears, internally bound with two gold brads.Weldon (1983), pp. 738-739. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettres à une amie.

      Manchester, Éditions du Calame, 1942, in-8, br., couv. à rabat, non rogné, XI-124 pp. (M.31) Recueil de quarante-et-une lettres inédites adressées à Marie Nordlinger. 1899-1908. Édition originale, illustrée de deux portraits contrecollés. Un des 225 hollande, seul grand papier, non coupé. Exemplaire exceptionnel car celui de la destinataire des lettres. En effet, la notice en tête du livre est signée M. R. (pour Marie Riefsthal, née Nordlinger). L'exemplaire est d'ailleurs signé par elle. Il porte aussi les signatures d'Eugène Vinaver, "professeur de langue et littérature françaises à l'Université de Manchester" et de César Sfeir "savant directeur des éditions du "Calame" qui, en assurant le déchiffrement et la disposition typographique de ces lettres, m'ont permis de les publier sous la forme présente". Marie Nordlinger-Riefstahl 1876-196 1. "Par une de ces exceptionnelles coïncidences que la vie accorde parfois aux humains, elle était cousine de Reynaldo Hahn, et Reynaldo Hahn était l'ami de Marcel Proust. Ainsi se noua, un soir de décembre 1896 [...] une amitié qui devait avoir des conséquences si enrichissantes pour tous les deux que Marcel aimait à voir dans cette rencontre l'effet d'une harmonie préétablie. [...] on devine quelle admirable et attentive correspondante dut être Marie Nordlinger. N'est-ce pas elle qui envoya à Marcel, privé de la vue des fleurs par son asthme, de ces "comprimés" japonais qui s'ouvrent dans l'eau et que les lecteurs de Swann connaissent bien (Lettre XVIII) ? Échelonnées sur dix années (1899-1908), ces lettres ont fourni aux chercheurs bien des détails précieux sur la période de formation où fut traduit Ruskin et rédigé Jean Santeuil. Tout d'abord surtout littéraire, cette correspondance s'épanouit en une causerie de plus en plus tendre." En 1952, elle fit don de ses lettres à la Bibliothèque Nationale ; ce fut la première correspondance de Proust à y être déposée. En 1957, elle reçut la Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. (Liliane Fearn, "Marie Nordlinger-Riefstahl". In Bulletin de la Société des amis de Marcel Proust..., n° 112, 1962, pp. 485-49 0). Marque d'appartenance "Nicolette Boillot, 1942". Cette Française s'engagea auprès du Général de Gaulle, le 1er juillet 1940. Nous joignons un article ("Nicolette Boillot, une vie". In C'est-à-dire. Le Journal du Haut-Doubs, 29 août 2011) qui lui est consacré."Nous sommes brusquement à Manchester, en février 1942. Marie Riefesthal, née Nordlinger, publie là-bas, en français, des lettres de jeunesse de son ami Marcel Proust. Elle l'a beaucoup aidé, autrefois, à traduire Ruskin. Cela se passait à Venise. Faut-il insister sur ce 1942 ? Je crois. On lira, avec un serrement de cœur, ce billet dicté par Proust le 6 décembre 1905 : "Monsieur Marcel Proust est en traitement dans une maison de santé où il est défendu d'écrire, mais il tient à ce que Mademoiselle Mary sache qu'il n'a jamais cessé de penser à elle avec tendresse, respect et reconnaissance." (in Catalogue de la librairie Nicaise, n° 3, décembre 1997, p. 30).Couv. tachée avec mouillure au dos.

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        Now We Are Six

      Methuen & Co.Ltd, London, 1942 Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Dj is price-clipped. Eighteenth Edition stated on the copyright page. INSCRIBED by Milne to Patricia Andrews, who may have been the long-time girlfriend of Brian Jones, co-founder of the Rolling Stones, and mother of his third child. Jones eventually bought Milne's home, the "House at Pooh Corner" but then soon died in the home's swimming pool. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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        New Map of Singapore Island - Besieged by Japanese. Chicago Daily Tribune, Monday, February 9, 1942.

      Chicago. 02-09- 1942. - Color pictorial map, single sheet from the Chicago Daily Tribune, archivally mounted to linen backing, newspaper sheet 17 x 23 1/2 inches. Very good condition, light toning to horizontal fold. "This is a new map of Singapore Island, now being besieged by the Japanese.North of the Island is the Strait of Johore.where Japanese troops have massed after battling their way down thru the jungles of the Malay peninsula.Until the war made it necessary to discontinue service, Singapore was the journey's end for the Pan-American Clipper planes." The map was published just a few days before Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 February 1942.

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        Meet Me in St. Louis

      New York: Random House, 1942. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Beautiful first edition, first printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page), in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue and deep red cloth boards with narrow gold horizontal stripe on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Clean red top-stained upper page edges. 290 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), clean, a little surface wear at top and bottom spine ends, very small brown tape marks near bottom of rear panel, small surface scrape at top corner of rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Amazingly hard to find in this condition -- clean, unfaded, unmarked and solid in a highly presentable original dust jacket. Basis for the film of the same name (1944) starring Judy Garland, Mary Astor, and Margaret O'Brien. In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

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        Le macchine di Munari

      Einaudi, 1942. In 4, pp. (32) con ritratto fotografico in b/n dell'aut. al controp. ant. e 15 ill. a piena pagina. Firma al p. ant., dedica con scrittura infantile e scritta all prime 2 cc. Legatura leggermente allentata. Cart. ed. con d. in tela. Ed. originale di questa importante opera di Bruno Munari, personaggio eclettico e originalissimo del Novecento italiano, pittore, designer, operatore visuale, inventore di oggetti d'uso, scrittore, grafico, teorico, ideatore di laboratori per bambini. L'opera raccoglie le accuratissime descrizioni di 13 oggetti, invenzioni ironicamente singolari, accompagnate dalla loro illustrazione: 'Macchina per addomesticare le sveglie'; 'Motore a lucertola per tartarughe stanche', 'Meccanismo per annusare i fiori finti', 'Mortificatore per zanzare', 'Macchina per suonare il piffero anche quando non si e' in casa', 'Agitatori di coda per cani pigri', 'Apparecchio per aprire dal disotto le bottiglie di spumante', 'Congegno a pioggia per rendere musicale il singhiozzo', 'Sventolatore di fazzoletti alla partenza dei treni'... ITA

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        L'Art d'aimer.

      1942Paris, Editions de la Tradition, 1942, in-8 en feuilles, sous chemise souple rempliée puis chemise cartonnée sous étui, dos en simili parchemin comprenant le nom de l'auteur, le titre, le nom de l'illustrateur et le nom de la maison d'édtion, 173 pages. Tirage limité à 650 exemplaires, tous sur Ingres vergé d'Arches à la forme; exemplaire n°217 comprenant une aquarelle originale de Paul-Emile BECAT signée en bas à droite, p.73 représentant, vraisemblablement Ulysse et Calypso enlacés. Illustré de 24 pointes sèches originales en couleurs par Paul Emile Bécat, protégées de serpentes. Traduit du latin par HEGUIN de GUERLE. Ovide, né en 43 avant J-C, est un poète latin du siècle d'Auguste. Dans ce long poème, Ovide conseille, dans "L'art d'aimer", les hommes sur leur apparence physique, afin qu'il puissent séduire les femmes. Ses écrits sont une des causes de son exil par l'empereur Auguste. Ses affirmations sont illustrées d'exemples précis venant de la mythologie. L'auteur ne néglige rien sur l'art de l'amour et de la séduction. L'art d'aimer est un des textes érotiques les plus connus du monde. Paul- Emile BECAT (1885-1960) , peintre, graveur et dessinateur français, se spécialise dès 1933, dans la technique de la pointe sèche qu'il met au service de textes érotiques et galants. Notre aquarelle originale dévoile avec beaucoup de délicatesse le talent de l'artiste à illustrer ce petit bijou de la littérature latine sur une étreinte d'Ulysse et de Circé. Légères usures et déchirures à l'étui.

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        SIX CARTES AUTOGRAPHES A NORA AURIC.

      Six cartes autographes inter-zones adressées par Georges Auric à sa femme Nora Auric à Antibes en juin 1942. Six cartes timbrées à l'effigie du Maréchal, couvertes d'une fine écriture et signées Georges. Auric est à Paris sous une chaleur écrasante où il travaille à la musique du film de Delannoy L'assassin a peur la nuit d'après Véry, «un très bon film et qui doit avoir beaucoup de succès» Il a «retrouvé la petite table et le bureau, le piano et le papier à musique - et les anxiétés que tu connais!» Pour être au calme, Cocteau lui a suggéré de s'installer à Ville d'Avray chez Peignot «qui a sur l'étang, la maison de Corot» Sa vie mondaine est toujours aussi remplie: dîner avec Francis Poulenc (charmant et exquis), avec les Pierre Colle chez Maxim's, au Coucou avec Cocteau «toujours égal à lui-même, tout plein d'histoires de tous genres» qui lui a demandé de lire le «découpage de L'Eternel Retour, le film que Jean veut faire dans quelques mois ...et pour lequel il y doit y avoir, paraît-il, une partition considérable», avec les piliers du Crapouillot (Galtier-Boissière, Devaux, Dignimont, Desnos), avec Suzanne Peignot, avec Christian Dior... Après avoir lu L'Eternel Retour, il juge qu'il y a «une partition extraordinaire à écrire!» Il qualifie d'«abject» un article de Vlaminck [dans Coemedia] contre Picasso, «celui-ci sort grandi singulièrement de toute cette boue. Mais cependant, quelle mélancolie de voir la bassesse d'un artiste qu'on pouvait ne pas aimer - mais qu'on n'avait aucune raison de mépriser.» Le tout est accompagné des petites nouvelles d'usage. Joint une carte inter-zone dactylographiée de MM. Gaveau à Auric chez Mme Chadourne [Georgette] à Antibes pour lui rappeler de payer le prix de location d'un piano du 16 novembre 1941 au 15 août 1942. Bel ensemble.

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        Le Carnet de nuit

      1942Bruxelles, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Belgique, 1942. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES 81 PREMIERS EXEMPLAIRES sur Hollande Pannekoek, complet du frontispice sur carton.ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé à Georges Hugnet accompagné d'un DESSIN ORIGINAL pleine page. On joint un second DESSIN ORIGINAL EN COULEURS adressé lui aussi à Hugnet. Bel ensemble.

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        338171 T.E.

      1942. Editions des lettres françaises, Buenos Aires 1942, 15,5x21cm, broché. - Editions des lettres françaises, Buenos Aires 1942, 15,5x21cm, broché. - Edizione originale. Bel autografo datata e firmata in francese Victoria Ocampo nel barattolo, tatrice (Jane) Batory, che era il compagno dell'attrice e del teatro donna Andrée Tainsy: "... che ha lavorato per la musica in Argentina così generosamente e calore ... " Dos cancellato. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 30 Whatman en grands papiers.  Envoi autographe daté et signé en français de Victoria Ocampo à la cantatrice Jane Bathori qui fut la compagne de la tragédienne et femme de théâtre Andrée Tainsy : "... grande musicienne..." Ouvrage illusté d'un frontispice photographique représentant un buste de T.E. Lawrence. Deux déchirures en tête et en pied du dos, une tache en marge du premier plat, agréable état intérieur.

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        Canto di memorie.

      1942. Bologna, Libreria Antiquaria, Mario Landi, 1942. PRIMA edizione di 150 copie numerate (+ 100 fuori commercio). In 16mo (cm. 19,8); copertina originale; pp. 31, (1). Compagno di studi di Silvio D'Arzo e di Pier Paolo Pasolini, Serra aveva insegnato italiano in diversi istituti. Ha scritto numerosi saggi su Pasolini. A Luciano Serra, Francesco Leonetti  Roberto Roversi e  P.P. Pasolini,  risale   l'esperienza poetica di "Eredi", culminata nella pubblicazione nel 1942 per l'editore Mario Landi di Bologna di quattro distinte raccolte poetiche, esordio lirico per Pasolini con le sue folgoranti  Poesie a Casarsa e per Serra con il suo Canto di memorie. Ma fu soprattutto con Serra, e con la sua famiglia residente a  Bologna in via Arienti 33, considerata quasi una seconda casa, che Pasolini intrecciò uno speciale legame affettivo e confidenziale, tanto che, una volta trasferito a Casarsa durante la guerra, indirizzava a lui solo le lettere collettive da far recapitare agli altri amici. Serra, poi, collaborò anche a due delle rivistine friulane dell'infaticabile amico friulano - lo "Stroligut" dell'aprile 1946 e il "Quaderno romanzo" del 1947 -  con due saggi sul "Minor Friuli" di  Ippolito Nievo e sui racconti della Percoto.  Le diverse esperienze esistenziali avrebbero poi portato su strade diverse i due confidenti e poeti, ma l'eco di quella amicizia giovanile è consegnata a tante testimonianze, soprattutto epistolari, rimaste ininterrotte tra i due dal 1941 al 1953. Axs

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        HISTOIRES DU TEMPS PASSÉ OU CONTES. La Belle au Bois dormant - La Barbe-Bleue - Cendrillon. Illustrés par Henry LEMARIÉ. [3 volumes].

      1942Paris, Imprimé pour Jean Porson, 1942-1950. Trois volumes in-8 (165 X 247) en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée imprimée, coffret illustré en couleurs pour chaque volume. Rousseurs et quelques accidents aux coffrets, quelques rousseurs aux couvertures et aux premiers et derniers feuillets blancs, les corps d'ouvrage sont en parfait état. ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE complète en TROIS VOLUMES. Elle contient 109 MINIATURES composées en couleurs par Henry LEMARIÉ, dont 4 à pleine-page, en-têtes, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe gravées sur bois. Tirage limité à 2 000 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, tous numérotés, celui-ci UN des 1 910 du tirage courant sans la suite (n°494). Chaque volume est présenté dans une boîte illustrée par Henry Lemarié, d'un décor différent pour chacune d'entre-elles. Le volume de "La Belle au Bois dormant" est enrichi du SPECIMEN de l'ouvrage, composé des 14 premières pages, titre compris, et du feuillet de justification. PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, complet de l'ensemble des trois volumes, chacun conservé dans sa boîte d'origine, condition peu fréquente. (Monod, 9014). PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Night Exercise.

      The Crime Club by Collins 1942 - FIRST EDITION, pp. 190, [2, ads], foolscap 8vo, original orange cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, light dustsoiling to top edge, dustjacket price-clipped but in excellent shape, very good. A crime novel very much of its time, set amongst the Home Guard - depicted in some detail, and in whose ranks a murder takes place. This is an important work from one of the key authors in the Golden Age of British detective fiction - an excellent copy, scarce in the dustjacket.

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        INSCRIPTIONES CRETICAE. 2 VOLL (II e III)

      La libreria dello Stato, 1942 ** al1. 1a edizione, due volumi in ottime condizioni, brossura con sovraccoperta, a cura di M. Guarducci, vol. II Tituli Cretae Occidentalis, volume III Tituli Cretae Orientalis, pagine intonse

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        No Orchids for Miss Blandish

      New York: Howell, Soskin Publishers,, 1942. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black cloth solander box with marbled sides. A couple of spots to edges of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket, with extremities creased and rubbed, and three short closed tears with tape repair to verso, two short closed tears to head of p. 9, not affecting text. An excellent, bright copy. First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK in 1939. The novel was included in the Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century. From the library of the renowned bibliophile and dermatologist, Lawrence M. Solomon (1931-2014), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        Lucky Bucky in Oz [First edition]

      Chicago, IL: Reilly & Lee, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Dust Jacket. John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1942. First edition in first edition unclipped (1.50) dust jacket. Exceptional copy. Very good+, gold cloth with paste down illustration on front board. Dust jacket is unclipped, with light wear at head and heel and corners. This copy, with variant gold cloth binding, has the following first edition points: 16 signatures; decorated endpapers; ad for war bonds on back jacket flap; Z inside O on spine and front. Tidy bookplate on inside of front board. With same owner's name lightly penned on "This book belongs to" page. Same owner's stamp on inside of top of front flap (not visible).Same owner's stamp on inside of top of front flap (not visible).

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        The Fun of The Fair.

      Barstow, CA & London: Published by the O.T.O. (printed at the Chiswick Press, London),, 1942. (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 e.v.) Octavo, pp. 24. Original grey wrappers printed in red, stitched as issued. Frontispiece portrait of Crowley. Discreet book label of Morry J. Hart on verso of front wrapper. Light peripheral toning to covers. An excellent copy, complete with the errata slip (tipped to the half-title) and the mimeographed poem at the end (entitled "Landed Gentry"). First and limited edition, number 23 of 200 copies signed flamboyantly by the author below his frontispiece portrait. The Fun of the Fair is Crowley's long but colourful poem describing the famous Nizhni Novgorod Fair, held from the mid-sixteenth century up until 1929, a vital centre for trade that attracted merchants from India, Iran and Central Asia. "Crowley ceremoniously published The Fun of the Fair at 11.31 a.m. on 22 December [1942]. One of its first buyers was Ivan Maiskii, Soviet ambassador. The Fun of the Fair's publication nearly thirty years after composition [in 1913] was apparently an effort to persuade people the new Russian ally was not going to eat them. Or was it published to persuade others Crowley was sympathetic towards Russia? The Fun of the Fair had a sting in its tail. Having failed to get Britain's only communist MP, George Gallagher, to read it in the House, Crowley put his scathing attack on the snobbish hypocrites who obstructed victory at the end of the booklet: 'The Landed Gentry'... Vintage Crowley" (Tobias Churton, Aleister Crowley The Biography: Spritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master - and Spy, 2011, p. 399). Apparently about half the edition remained unsigned at the time of Crowley's death in 1947 and only a proportion were issued with the mimeographed poem "Landed Gentry", which, with its anti-establishment slant and in the light of strict wartime censorship laws, was rebuffed by a number of printers. Crowley then hit upon the idea of having a mainstream printer - the Chiswick Press - produce the book, while having a jobbing printer produce "The Landed Gentry". He then had the poem tipped-in to the back cover of some copies. These copies with the extra poem tend to be those that were distributed in Britain during Crowley's lifetime. Crowley may well have had Byron's Don Juan in mind when penning this picaresque epic: "Beyond the block of shops there is a square/ Containing the diversions of the fair./ The usual thing - monkeys, two-headed brats,/ A Lion-tamer, wrestlers, acrobats,/ Nothing of note; but here the sons and daughters/ of misery had set up their headquarters" (stanza 29).

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        FILM STRUCK

      Montreal: The Montreal Standard, 1942. Edition Not Stated. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Montreal: The Montreal Standard, 1942 Offered is the only known copy of Sheilah Graham's lost 1941 Hollywood novel(la), FILM STRUCK. There are no copies listed on Worldcat or in any online library resource, and I have combed Canadian archives, paper and magazine hoards and dealers in search of another to no avail. Bibliographies list no novels or novellas from Graham between 1935 and 1958 (Beloved Infidel). Nor does Graham mention it in her own published works. Whether this work has been simply lost or (more likely) intentionally repressed is unknown. Neither the Archives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, nor the Sheilah Graham papers at Princeton include this item. It was copyrighted by Graham on December 12,1941, but never published in book format, and was only published in America as a newspaper serial. This tabloid publication as a complete novel insert in the Montreal Standard is its only known complete state publication format and this is possibly the only surviving copy. Canadians took their wartime paper drives seriously. Published 1942 in Montreal, Canada as a 12 by 16 inch tabloid novel insert. P. 12. Formatted in four columns of small font type per page, (approx. 30,000 words total). Cover and one other illustration credited B. T. Note that the cover graphic contains a microphone and an old-time movie camera as well as the starlet whose features seem to mirror those of Graham in her prime. Condition is clean and complete Near Very Good with light edge wear and light uniform paper tanning noted. No paper loss but some light creasing noted. A light vertical fold is visible on all pages. Sheilah Graham Westbrook (Born Lily Shiel to a Ukrainian Jewish family in London, later wedded to three husbands Graham, Westbrook and Wojtkiewicz ) was the most famous and successful Hollywood columnist through the golden age of screen. Her Hollywood Today was published over 35 years in 180 newspapers. She was also the intimate companion of F. Scott Fitzgerald from summer 1937 to the time of his demise on December 21, 1940 at 1443 North Hayworth Avenue. This item will generate a couple of theses amongst Fitzgerald scholars. Fitzgerald's final heroine in Love Of The Last Tycoon, his unfinished Hollywood novel, is based on Graham. After the trauma of Scott's death in her presence, Graham returned to England, working for North American Newspaper Alliance John Wheeler before returning to Hollywood. Later liaisons with A. J. Ayer and Robert Taylor are said to have produced her two children Wendy and Robert, and created conjecture with some historians as to her possible involvement with the secret services and/or the House Committee on Un-American Activities witchhunts. But maybe it's all gossip. "In a Hollywood where nearly everyone is eaten alive the gossip columnists are the fattest cats in town." Sheilah was known to use her feminine wiles to her advantage with Hollywood moguls, movers and/or personages that struck her fancy (Eddie Mannix, Robert Taylor, Robert Benchley, etc.). Her weekly columns could make or break stars. Her honesty or sources were often suspect. She was a frequent companion to Marilyn Monroe in the early 50s. She retired to Palm Beach and died there in 1988.The theme of Film Struck centres on a would-be-starlet trying to navigate the path to stardom and maintain some integrity. The cover tagline is: "Here is the story of a beautiful girl who suffered agony to win success in filmland and then had to face the choice between love and a career. Did she make the right decision?" It is certainly critical of the studio system and the Hollywood of the day. The novel(la) opens with a gala premiere attended by Cagney, Colbert and all the stars, where the film struck young heroine Livia first meets the handsome young stuntman hunk for Mammoth Studios, Bruce. Successive chapter titles include: Visions of Fame, Screen Test, Artistic Temperament, From Glamour to Glimmer, Unwelcome Publicity, Another Proposal, Woman's Privilege and Rocky Road to Stardom. Sheilah's writing quality seems a bit fluffy-- light romance, not Fitzgerald. The archtype Hollywood characters, scenes and locales are present and accounted for: Ciro's, starlet extras, terminally alcoholic directors and writers, spoiled temperamental leads, dirty money from drugs and Santa Anita, producers with immense power and wandering eyes, The Brown Derby, slimy managers, drugs, gambling, money laundering and blackmail, murdered father figures, yacht weekends with poker to Catalina, ranches in San Fernando Valley, Garden of Allah, daytrips to Santa Barbara. etc. Graham is always attuned to scandalous behavior. Quotations include: "Ambitious girls in Hollywood did not refuse the admiration of an important director - unless they were making a play for an important producer." "If I were directing this scene you'd fling your arms around my neck and you'd say, "Why Daddy, I recognized you right away." or "A memory of Earl Dixon with the band and wanting them to play "Eroica" in memory of a great man made her relent." (the Hollywood historians and Fitzgerald scholars will have a field day with this one - and many others- as "Eroica" was reportedly playing at Scott's death. The Fitz scholars will be checking every word for associations with Love of the Last Tycoon, which was completed after his death by Edmond Wilson, also in 1941, and who was on excellent terms with Graham.) Scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations. . Edition Not Stated. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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