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        Flight to Arras

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942 - First Edition. Very good in a creased dust jacket with some chipping. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, "Pour Pierre Beddard, A qui la France - nous tout les Francais - doivent tant avec ma fidele et profonde amitie. Antoine de Saint-Exupery." [To whom France - all of us the French - owe so much. With my deep and profound friendship]. The signed edition of 500 copies is far more common than inscribed copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1942. - A Finely Bound RubaiyatIllustrated by Willy PoganyPOGANY, Willy, illustrator. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrations by Willy Pogany. Philadelphia: David McKay Co., [1942]. Small folio (9 7/8 x 7 1/16 inches; 250 x 180 mm.). [vii], 1-101, [1, printers mark] pp. Sixteen full-page and four smaller black & white drawings, all with decorative borders.Bound ca, 1942 by Maurin (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in). Full orange-brown morocco, covers ruled in gilt with a central 'arabesque' design surrounded by four richly gilt decorated corner pieces. Spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt-ruled board edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt.Very slight crack (but perfectly sound) at top of front joint, otherwise near fine.First published in 1859, Edward FitzGerald’s version of Omar Khayyam’s quatrains was widely read only after it was taken up by the Pre-Raphaelites in 1861. The height of the poem’s popularity corresponded with the heyday of the illustrated book, and such well-known illustrators as Willy Pogany, Edmund Dulac, René Bull and Frank Brangwyn received commissions to illustrate the poem. The drive to illustrate the Rubáiyat was given extra impetus first by the development from the 1860s onwards of wood-engraved colour illustrations and later, around the end of the century, by the coming of color halftone printing. The lushly exotic and sentimental colored illustrations, enabled by Victorian print technology, matched the melancholy hedonism of FitzGerald’s version of the Rubaiyat. Apart from the vast number of illustrated Rubáiyats, the proliferation of Omar Khayyam clubs was another manifestation of the cult. Their meetings furnished excuses for rumbustious drinking and the composition of appalling doggerel. The membership of London’s Omar Khayyam Club included an impressive number of convivial bookmen including Andrew Lang, Arthur Pinero, Arthur Conan Doyle and Edmund Gosse. Justin McCarthy, the politician and prolific hack novelist, presided. The literary dinners and the pastiches of Khayyam’s quatrains tended to stress the heedless bibulousness of the original work. But there is another aspect to the appeal of Khayyam to the Victorian and Edwardian reading public. The first version of the Rubáiyat had been published in 1859, the same year that Darwin’s Origin of the Species had appeared. A few years later, Matthew Arnold would publish "Dover Beach", in which the melancholy long retreat of the "Sea of Faith" left humanity on a "darkling plain". Already in 1850, in "In Memoriam", Tennyson had raised questions about Christian doctrine and the immortality of the soul, only to dismiss them with suspicious glibness. The doubts and fears of the twelfth-century Persian philosopher were shared by many of his English and American readers. In the Rubáiyat, as the day wears on, its mostly agnostic protagonist becomes increasingly preoccupied by thoughts of mortality and judgment in a possible afterlife, and this too perfectly matched the Victorian preoccupation with death. Deathbed scenes were a popular staple of fiction and the cowled figure stalked through quite a few novels.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Der Flieger. Älteste deutsche Luftfahrt-Monatsschrift. 21. Jahrgang 1942, Heft 1-12 ( so vollständig ).

      Walter Zuerl, München 1942 - Mit zusammen 367 Seiten ( Seitenzählung der Hefte des Jahrgangs ist durchgehend ) und sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen ( teils ganzseitig ). Jeweils in illustrierter Obroschur mit Klammerheftung, 4° ( 31,5 x 23, 5 cm ). Das Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 2 n.n .Blätter ) liegt lose bei. Inhalt u.a.: Geleitzugjagd im Atlantik / Deutsche Luftwaffe im Jahre 1941 / Flak im Einsatz / Luftkrieg im Winter / Deutsche Luftwacht am Fuß des Aetna / Angriffspolitik der RAF gegen Deutschland / Italiens tapfere Luftwaffe / USA-Flugzeuge für England / Malta – luftbelagerte Festung / Japans Luftwaffenerfolge in Ostasien / Vergeltung / Luftwaffe in Nordafrika / Flugzeugträger / Produktiver Einsatz der Luftwaffe / Geleitzug im nördlichen Eismeer vernichtet / Einsatz Dornier-Flugboote in Norwegen / Gründung des Jagdgeschwaders /Fw 190 hat sich bewährt / Eine Seite Luftkrieg / Militärflugzeuge der Sowjets / Abschuß eines feindlichen Flugzeuges / Leistungsabzeichen der deutschen Luftwaffe / Italiens Luftwaffe / Schweizer Militärflieger auf Bücker-Jungmann / Luftwaffen-Abzeichen / Neue Probleme des Luftkriegsrechtes /// Geschichte der deutschen Flugzeugwerke Ago – Arado – Blohm & Voss – Bücker – Dornier – Erla – Fieseler – Focke-Achgelis – Focke-Wulff – Gothe – Heinkel – Henschel – Junkers – Klemm – Messerschmitt – Siebel – WNF /// Curtiss-Hohlluftschraube / Entenflugzeuge / Ferngelenkte Flugzeuge / Fertigung des BMW 801 / Flugzeugbau in Kanada / Flugzeugträger / Frankreichs jetziger Flugzeugbau / Holzgas für Flugzeuge / Handley-Page-Entwicklungsgeschichte / Japans Flugmotorenbau / Italienische Jäger / Kunststoffe im Flugzeugbau / Luftschutzleuchte / Militärflugzeuge der Sowjets / Oberflächenschutz / Pressen für Massenfertigung / Segelflugzeugbau der Welt / Staakener Riesenflugzeuge / Sternflugmotor nachgebildet / Sturzflugbremse JU 87 / Unsymmetrische Flugzeuge / Vergaser- und Propellerenteisung / Verstellpropeller / Werkstoffe im Flugzeug- und Flugmotorenbau. /// Argus-Motoren in Bulgarien / FW 44 Stieglitz in der Türkei. Ferner mit diversen Flugzeug-Baumustern und Flugzeumotoren-Baumustern sowie zahlreichen weiteren Beiträgen, Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Von insgesamt guter bis ordentlicher Erhaltung. Einige Hefte mit angerosteter Klammerheftung, die Obroschur am schmalen Einbandrücken teils etwas berieben bzw. gering beschädigt, Seiten teils etwas angeknickt, einige Seiten etwas fleckig. Die Broschur jeweils verso mit altem Besitzstempel. Das erste Heft irrig als Januar 1941 betitelt ( innen im Impressum dann korrekt mit Januar 1942 betitelt ). - außerordentlich selten ( nicht im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog für den Bestand deutscher Bibliotheken gelistet ) - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 1250 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Rudolph, Wilhelm. - Streuobstwiese.

      - Aquarell, auf Aquarellkarton, 1942. Von Wilhelm Rudolph. 28,7 x 42,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten in schwarzer Feder signiert. Verso diverse Notationen in Bleistift, u.a. Jahr. - Farbfrisch und auch sonst sehr gut erhalten. Wilhelm Rudolph (1889 Chemnitz - 1982 Dresden). Dresdner Maler und Grafiker. 1906-08 Lithografenlehre. 1908-14 Studium an der Akademie der Künste in Dresden bei Robert Sterl, Meisterschüler von Carl Bantzer. 1914-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ab 1920 freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Mitglied der "Künstlervereinigung Dresden". 1932 Aufnahme der Lehrtätigkeit an der Dresdner Akademie der Künste, 1935 Professur. 1938 Entlassung und Ausstellungsverbot. 1945 Verlust des fast gesamten künstlerischen Werks durch die Bombenangriffe auf Dresden. 1946-49 erneute Lehrtätigkeit an der HfBK Dresden. 1961 Nationalpreis der DDR, Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Preis der Stadt Dresden, Kunstpreis des FDGB. 1979 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Dresden. 1980 Nationalpreis der DDR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        The High Window

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1942 A fine leather bound first edition,rebound, 1942. A beautiful copy with fine brown leather, gilt detailing on the spine and marbled end papers. Pages 17 and 19 have a small piece at upper right corner missing, pages themselves show some use. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Greta Garbo's savings account bank passbooks one with Teddy Roosevelt on the front!

      New York, 1942-1960. 3.5" x 5". "A pair of cancelled savings account passbooks for accounts kept by Garbo in trust for her brother, Sven Gutaffson, including a book for The Roosevelt Savings Bank, in Brooklyn (one $5,000 deposit on December 29, 1944) and one for the New York Savings Bank (Eighth Avenue & 14th St.), kept between June 4, 1942 and December 14, 1960. Minor marginal wear, cancellation punches, else very fine.According to her grand-niece, Garbo, who had experienced the bank failures of the Great Depression, kept her funds in a wide variety of bank accounts. From the estate of Greta Garbo. Offered with a letter of provenance. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Work Suspended ( Signed By The Author )

      Chapman and Hall 1942 - The First UK printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1942.The edition was limited to only 500 copies.The BOOK is in near FINE condition being free from erasures, markings and inscriptions.A little pushing to the spine tips.Gilt titling remains bright.A little toning and spotting to the text block but the pages remain clean.The WRAPPER is complete and is VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It is in remarkable condition for its age.A little nicked and rubbed in places more-so at the spine ends.Small closed tear to the upper front panel.The red lettering to the spine remains bright.A little spotted but this not detract from the appearance - The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Signed by the Author to the title page.Written during the author's stint at Pixton Park, his wife's family's country estate, while Waugh was trying to become an officer.When he succeeded, the daily training regimen meant that he was not able to continue writing the piece.His brief preface to "Mr Woollcott" suggests that he thought this was his best writing, though unsuited to the world after the outbreak of the war.Extremely scarce with such attributes.The first copy that we have handled. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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        Fragrance from a Chinese Garden. With 20 Woodblock Prints from Paintings by Lin Yü-ts\'ang

      Peking, At the Lotus Court (Publications), 23 Ta P\'ai Fang Hutang, 1942. 4°, Block-Binding 31.2 x 23.3 cm, 62 p. Complete with 20 full-color, tipped-on woodblock prints, including the one on front cover from Paintings made for the book by Lin Yü-ts\'ang of Peking, who is well-known for his beautiful paintings of flowers and landscapes. Previous owner\'s signature on front free endpaper, otherwise a fine hardcover in block binding. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chinesische Kunst, Chinesische Literatur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        LEAVES OF GRASS.; With an introduction by Mark Van Doren and photographs by Edward Weston

      The Limited Editions Club, NY 1942 - 2 volumes. 4to., xxix, 123 pp.; 124-264 pp., 50 photographic plates. Illustrated boards with leather labels. There are barely perceptible spots of light rubbing at base of the spines and on the leather spine labels, otherwise these are fine and bright. Housed in the publisher's cloth slipcase with an edge rubbed paper label on spine. SIGNED by the photographer. In 1917, Edward (Henry) Weston was elected a member of the London Salon, then considered the highest honor in Pictorialism. Later that year, after learning of Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand's break with Pictorialism, he too repudiated Pictorialism; "That whole soft focus period in retrospect seems like a staged act; I even dressed to suit the part." Also in 1917, Weston claims to have started his famous DAYBOOKS, and a copy of LEAVES OF GRASS bearing Weston's signature has passed through this bookseller's hands. Although highly romantic, many regard Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS as a forerunner of modernism, long an influence to artists of all fields. To say that this book is responsible for Weston's transformation as an artist is to presume more than would seem reasonable without a direct statement from him; however, it can be said that Whitman's influence endured, for in 1941 Weston accepted a commission from the Limited Editions Club to illustrate a new edition of LEAVES OF GRASS, published in 1942 with 50 photos by Weston. Earlier, in 1930, Weston made this statement which rings of the influence of Whitman, "Life is a coherent whole: rocks, clouds, trees, shells, torsos, smokestacks, peppers are interrelated, interdependent parts of the whole. Rhythms from one become symbols of all." (See the article by Alan Trachtenberg "Edward Weston's America: The Leaves of Grass Project" in EW 100: CENTENNIAL ESSAYS IN HONOR OF EDWARD WESTON. Untitled 41, 1986.) Limited to 1500 copies, signed by Weston. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        THIS GUN FOR HIRE (Original Double-Weight Publicity Photograph of Veronica Lake for the 1942 Film Adaptation)

      Paramount Studios 1942 - Greene, Graham [W. R. Burnett, Albert Maltz] Original double-weight vintage black & white publicity still photograph from the Paramount Studios adaptation of THIS GUN FOR HIRE, directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake in the first of their famous pairings. Glossy still. Roughly 8 x 10 1/4." Fabulous full-length photograph of Veronica Lake holding up the Ace of Spades during her "Now You See It, Now You Don't" musical number. Reverse has official 1941 stamp. The film's excellent script was written by Albert Maltz and W. R. Burnett. In NEAR MINT condition. Historic film noir, outstanding portrait still.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        The Adventures of Superman

      Random House, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Random House, New York 1942. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1942 on the copyright page with no additional printings. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $1.00 at the front flap. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots. Light age toning at the endpaper, name in pencil at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, shelf wear, chipping, short tears. Light spots. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Flight to Arras

      Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942 A very good first US edition in a very good dust jacket, with a long inscription in French from the author (and one in English from the prior owner) on the half-title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Dragon's Teeth

      Viking, New York 1942 - Red cloth stamped in intact silver foil, red topstain. Spine ends/corners mildly softened, PO name to ffep, glue a bit darkened at endpages. Price-intact DJ ($3.00) rubbed through in spots at folds, toned at spine, chipped at spine ends/corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Solothurner Gedichte aus sieben Jahrhunderten.

      Olten, 1942. - 8°. 2 weisse Bll., 148 S.,3 Bll., 1 weisses Bl. Orig.-Pergamentbd. von Robert Moll mit goldgepr. Deckelfileten sowie Kopfgoldschnitt und goldgepr. Rückenschild (ledernes Rückenschild berieben). (=14. Veröffentlichung der VOB). - Eines von 50 Ex. (Nr. 25) auf Zerkall-Bütten (Ges.aufl. 1000 Ex.). - Mit eigenhändigen Unterschriften von Josef Reinhart, Clara Büttiker, Cécile Lauber, Otto Walter, Emil Wiedmer, Gottfried Meyer, Eduard Fischer, Bernhard Moser, Albin Fringeli, Otto Feier, Olga Brand, Eduard Motschi, Urs Martin Strub, Max Mumenthaler, Hans Walter, Marianne Jeker und Silja Walter. Lang de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Phantom Lady

      J B Lippincott, Philadelphia 1942 - First Edition/First printing Published by J B Lippincott, Philadelphia 1942. Red Topstain. VG clean and tight condition with no marks or inscriptions. Cloth covers have minimal wear with very slight bump to top front corner. Dustjacket not price clipped ($2.00) and protected in archive cover. Chipping and creasing to edges with very slight loss to top and bottom of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Idlegeniusbooks]
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        Het Vlas. Uit het Deensch vertaald door Marie Nijland van der Meer de Walcheren. Beteekend en Bekleurd door B. v.d. Leck. (ONE OF 50!).

      Amsterdam, De Spieghel, (1942). Original stiff wrappers with letterpress-title (softcover), 25 x 17,7 cms., (1), 10, (1) pp. illustrated with several 'De Stijl' elements throughout in the colours yellow, blue and red. Wrappers (slightly) soiled and worn to edges, but generally a good copy, particularly the contents. Dedicated in pen by Van der Leck to W.C. Feltkamp, author and nephew of H.P. Bremmer, on front inner wrapper. One of 50 (550) copies, numbered 'XIX' and signed by Bart van der Leck in pen in colophon. Het Vlas (The Flax) is one of the most important examples of de Stijl art in book illustration. Bart van der Leck was a member of the de Stijl movement founded in 1917 by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It held that art be con - Amsterdam, De Spieghel, (1942). Original stiff wrappers with letterpress-title (softcover), 25 x 17,7 cms., (1), 10, (1) pp. illustrated with several 'De Stijl' elements throughout in the colours yellow, blue and red. Wrappers (slightly) soiled and worn to edges, but generally a good copy, particularly the contents. Dedicated in pen by Van der Leck to W.C. Feltkamp, author and nephew of H.P. Bremmer, on front inner wrapper. One of 50 (550) copies, numbered 'XIX' and signed by Bart van der Leck in pen in colophon. Het Vlas (The Flax) is one of the most important examples of de Stijl art in book illustration. Bart van der Leck was a member of the de Stijl movement founded in 1917 by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It held that art be considered part of universal harmony, universality be anti-subjective in nature, form be abstracted, and color reduced to the primary colors of red, blue and yellow. (Johnson). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Luiscius Books]
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        ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER, SIGNED

      State College, PA, 1942. original typed letter, addressed to "Miss Jane S Colten, 226 East Hancock Street, Detroit, Michigan" on two pieces of The Pennsylvania State College letterhead stationery. The recipient had written to Roethke requesting that he critique some of her poems. Included with the letter are two pieces of paper with six poems by Miss Colten. Roethke has annotated the manuscript with his many corrections and suggestions, all written using Roethke's signature green ink. The present offering is a terrific example of Roethke the teacher, freely giving his corrections and suggestions to a young woman who was obviously not a student in his classes at Pennsylvania State College. Throughout the letter, Roethke expounds upon his literary theory and poetics. He encourages Miss Colten to read the work of emerging modern poets, and lists by name who to read, and who not to read. The letter is both socially engaging and academically elucidating. A truly unique Roethke letter, ideal as a teaching tool. Folds for mailing, else very little wear, fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Männliches Portrait, in Original Pastell-Kreide hinter Passepartout,

      (1942). 1942 - 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 Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        Total War Battle Map.

      Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. Copyright 1942.. Color pictorial map, 15 x 35 1/4 inches, on sheet 16 x 36 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen, minimizing abrasion to fold lines. SIGNED IN PENCIL AT LOWER LEFT by the artist. Light discoloration along right vertical fold. An inspirational World War II map of the world designed and published by Ernest Dudley Chase with poetical note at lower centre: A Battle Map, to set the stage For "total war" on land and sea; And, in the border, just a hint - A prayer - for total victory! In addition, the cartouche declares: "Certain Victory Will be Ours!" The five border vignettes feature 'A Yank Tank,' 'Coast Artillery,' 'Mobile Field Gun,' 'Flying Fortress' and 'New Anti Aircraft Gun Mounts by Westinghouse.' Germany and Japan are marked in black. There is extensive treatment of the Pacific Islands, a major battle field. It is signed in pencil by the mapmaker with his full name Ernest Dudley Chase (his maps were often signed E.D.Chase). This map is often seen with red accents (to the V signs in the border, in the vignette images at map edges, to the title lettering) which are not present on this copy. The blue coloration is also different in quality from other examples (here a deeper, brighter color) suggesting that there were different printings made of this iconic map, designed to inspire the patriotism of the American public. .

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        Rocket to the Morgue.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,, 1942. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine blue. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, internally bright; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some small chips and nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing. From the library of the renowned bibliophile and dermatologist, Lawrence M. Solomon (1931-2014), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original Pen-and-Ink Portrait of Mary Church Terrell, African-American Author and Club Woman

      [1942]. One of twelve portraits produced by acclaimed African-American artist Lois Mailou Jones for her 1942 calendar celebrating the lives and careers of fellow African-American women. The subject of this portrait, author, educator and activist Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), was a major figure in the civil rights and suffrage movements of the early 20th century. She was one of the first African-American women to obtain a college degree (Oberlin, 1884) and the first ever appointed to a public school board (Washington, D.C., 1906). She would be one of the founding members of the NAACP in 1909. A representative and especially well-rendered example of Jones's pen-and-ink style of the period, which differed sharply from her later explorations of African tribal decorative motifs. Original pen-and-ink illustration, with hand-lettered descriptive text caption, for Jones's 1942 "Twelve American Women" calendar. Initialed in image at lower right of figure, "LJM". Image size approximately 20-1/2" x 12-1/2", on 27" x 20" sheet. Blank space for calendar sheet at center below image. A fine, bright example.

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        Shaw-Ede. T. E. Lawrence's Letters To H.S. Ede 1927-1935.

      London Golden Cockerel Press 1942 - Limited edition number 315 of 500, tall 8vo., 61, (1) pp., with Foreword and Commentary by H. S. Ede, publisher's quarter blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine in compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering direct, top edge gilt, others uncut, some spotting, mostly to fore-edge, head of last few pages and a few to cloth of rear cover, otherwise good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Work Suspended ( Signed By The Author )

      The First UK printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1942.The edition was limited to only 500 copies.The BOOK is in near FINE condition being free from erasures, markings and inscriptions.A little pushing to the spine tips.Gilt titling remains bright.A little toning and spotting to the text block but the pages remain clean.The WRAPPER is complete and is VERY GOOD++ or better condition.It is in remarkable condition for its age.A little nicked and rubbed in places more-so at the spine ends.Small closed tear to the upper front panel.The red lettering to the spine remains bright.A little spotted but this not detract from the appearance - The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Signed by the Author to the title page.Written during the author's stint at Pixton Park, his wife's family's country estate, while Waugh was trying to become an officer.When he succeeded, the daily training regimen meant that he was not able to continue writing the piece.His brief preface to "Mr Woollcott" suggests that he thought this was his best writing, though unsuited to the world after the outbreak of the war.Extremely scarce with such attributes.The first copy that we have handled. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      - A fine 7" x 9-1/4" informal photographic "head shot" portrait by Carl Van Vechten of a seventy-year old Dreiser with a smile bordering on a laugh. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the bottom with fine contrast: "To lovely Helen/with love and/admiration-/from T.D./Hollywood/January--/1942." Helen Richardson first met Dreiser in 1919 and married him in 1944. Dreiser left his entire estate to her in his will and, after her death in 1955, she was buried next to him. In 1942, however, Dreiser and Helen were often apart with Dreiser often romantically involved with another woman. Just a few months after inscribing this photograph to his future wife, Dreiser had an eleven-day fling with one of his ardent female admirers. Still, Dreiser's inscription captures the great feeling he had for Helen from the beginning. W. A. Swanberg in his biography DREISER sums up well their relationship: "Although he still threatened at times to leave her, Dreiser needed Helen for survival, Helen knew that he needed her, and he knew that she knew" (p. 478). About Fine with a superb association [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        2 Alben mit 37 Orig.-Aquarellen mit Motiven aus den österreichischen Alpen (Tirol, Salzburg, Kärnten, Oberösterreich, Steiermark).

      O. O., 1931-1942. - Qu.-4° (je ca. 17 x 24 cm bis 17 x 26 cm). OKart.-Album mit Fadenheftung und Monogramm "Kh" am VDeckel (lädiert und mit Randeinrissen) und OPp.-Album mit Fadenheftung. Zumeist recht einfach aber durchaus gekonnt ausgeführte Aquarelle der 1863 geborenen Katharina Haberlandt, Schwester u.a. des Volkskundlers und Indologen Michael Haberlandt und von Gottlieb Haberlandt, der in seinen 1933 erschienenen "Erinnerungen" schreibt: "Meine jüngste Schwester Katharina endlich, 1863 geboren [.] ist sehr reiselustig und bringt die Sommer- und Herbstmonate meist in Tirol oder im Salzburgischen zu, woher sie alljährlich hübsche Aquarellskizzen mitbringt".- Enthält u.a. folgende Motive: Motiv aus Zell am Ziller mit Blick auf Gerlosplatte und Krimmler Tauern, Zell am Ziller mit Olperergletscher, Fügen im Zillertal, Zillertaler Alpen, Mittersill, Wald bei Krimml, Motiv aus Wörth im Rauriser Tal mit Sonnblick, Motiv aus Weyerhof mit Blick auf den Harbachkäs (= Harbachkees), Motiv aus Bramberg, St. Jakob in Defereggen, Rauris, Motiv aus Taxenbach-Rauris (Kirche und angrenzende Häsuer), Prägraten in Osttirol, Motiv aus Wals in Osttirol, Großglockner, Kals, Motiv aus Döbriach, Millstättersee von Döbriach aus, Motiv aus Virgen in Osttirol, Blick vom Fenster in Gmunden, Kößlmühle in Gmunden, Motiv vom Almsee, Motiv vom Almtal, Dachsteingruppe von Altaussee aus, Motiv vom Hallstätter See etc.- Eigenh. Vermerk der Aquarellistin am vord. Innendeckel des Pp.-Albums: "Zur Erinnerung an meinen 80. Geburtstag u. an gemeinsam genossene Naturschönheit.- 21. Juni 1943. K. Haberlandt".- Aus dem Nachlass von Arthur Haberlandt (Wien1889-1964), Museumsdirektor, Universitätsprofessor und einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter der Volkskunde in Österreich. A - NEUEINGÄNGE MAI 2016 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Moon is Down

      The Viking Press 1942 - The Viking Press, New York 1942. First Edition / Advance Reading Copy. Rare Books. 1 of 700 bound in paper for booksellers. Softcover wraps. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning, lightly rolled spine. Protected by a poly bag with cardboard backing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys (Curious George).

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Company,. Very Good. 1942. Hardcover. B0012GHVD0 . The first appearance of Curious George. Illustrated by the author. First American edition (matching year of publication on title and copyright pages). Light edge wear at the spine ends and corners, else very good in brown cloth with blue lettering and design. Binding is solid. No dust jacket. .

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        Meisterwerke deutscher Kriegs-Bildberichter

      München, Heinrich Hoffmann Verlag, 1942 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband. großformatige Mappe (38 x 51 cm) mit 25 Kupfertiefdruck-Tafeln (Brend amour, Simhart & Co, München), schwarz-weiß, mit Propagandakompanie-/PK-Aufnahmen der Kriegsberichter Gregor, Fritz Schulz, Huschke, Grosser, Zuber, Jäger, Utecht, Heydrich, Böttger, Borchert, Boesig, Hasert, Jacob, Wehlau, Prechermeier, Sturm, Zoll, Bieling. Gesamtgestaltung: Fritz Wisberger. - H.Kurzbein, Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, hat die Aufnahmen zusammengestellt. Aus dem Inhalt: Bild 1: Der Führer in Langemarck Bild 2: Im Führerhauptquatier Westen "Wolfschlucht" Bild 3: Nach Frankreich hinein Bild 4: Mit der HE 111 über Paris Bild 5: In voller Fahrt Bild 6: Vormarschstraße in Polen Bild 7: Stoßtrupp arbeitet sich vor Bild 8: Gefangen Bild 9: Verlassene Kreatur Bild 10: Der Führer an der Feldküche Bild 11: Vor Narvik Bild 12: Dem Feind auf den Fersen Bild 13: Die Hafenmole ist erreicht Bild 14: Fernkampfgeschütz feuert gegen England Bild 15: Sprung auf Marsch, Marsch! Bild 16: Brennendes Rouen Bild 17: Mit der ME 110 über Polen Bild 18: Schwere Flak im Erdkampf Bild 19: Hauptquartier des Führers "Felsennest" Bild 20: Im Schutze der gepanzerten Mannschaftskraftwagen wir das Gehöft genommen Bild 21: Küstenschutz am Kanal Bild 22: Im Nahangriff wird der Widerstand gebrochen Bild 23: Siegreicher Rückzug bei Dünkrichen Bild 24: Compiegne 1940 Der Führer verlässt den Verhandlungsort Bild 25: Verkündigung der Waffenruhe im Hauptquartier, 2. Juni. - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, erste Auflage in ganz guter Erhaltung (einige Blätter mit Wasserflecken am Rand, sonst gut). Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Chef Deutsche Reichsbahn Julius Dorpmüller. - Weitere Fotos zum Erhaltungszustand gerne auf Anfrage - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Soldaten aus Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Nationalsozialismus, original NS-Bildband, großdeutsche Wehrmacht, Waffen SS, Militaria, Militär, Frankreichfeldzug, Blitzkrieg, Sieg über Frankreich, deutsche Infanterie, Kriegsberichterstatter, Kriegsberichterstattung, illustrierte Bücher, Frontaufnahmen, Adolf Hitler als Feldherr in Frontnähe, Kriegs-Photographie/-Fotografie, der Führer beim Eintopf-Essen im Felde, NS.-Schrifttum Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Kit Book

      Consolidated Book Publishers, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good. Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago, IL 1942. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1942 on the copyright page. In the original shipping carton. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, light age toning. Name at the front panel of the shipping carton.

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        The Atlantic Charter and the Four Freedoms

      1942. Schoor, Jos.. Original painting, measuring 29 3/4 by 21 1/2 inches, matted and framed. The subject of the painting is the text of the Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 that provided a framework for U.S. and British war, and post-war, goals. The Charter formed the basis for the charter of the modern United Nations. The text is written here in fine calligraphy with red and gold initials. The headings for the eight parts are in blue on a pink ground, and tiny versions of the flags for each of the Allies who signed the Charter are finely wrought in full color. At the end of the text, the title is flanked by excellent miniature portraits of Roosevelt and Churchill. Along the right side of the Charter are four paintings representing the Four Freedoms. In his State of the Union address on January 6, 1941, Roosevelt put forward four essential human rights that all people should enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. These fundamental freedoms were incorporated into the Atlantic Charter and entered the cultural zeitgeist, inspiring a wealth of artistic expression, most famously the series of paintings by Norman Rockwell. Arthur Szyk also produced a quadriptych of the Four Freedoms, and murals depicting the freedoms grace government and private buildings throughout the United States. This painting was completed a year before Rockwell's series appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post and was executed by Jos. (possibly Joseph) Schoor, about whom we could find no information but who is certainly accomplished in his craft. The four richly detailed scenes show representations of the Four Freedoms: an orator enjoying the freedom of speech; a crowd entering a house of worship and exercising their freedom of religion; a farmer free from want gathering hay; and an allegorical female figure with a sword ready to defend the innocent from war, famine, and death, guarding the freedom from fear. The striking images feature strong lines and bold colors reminiscent of the paintings of Rockwell Kent and Edward Hopper. The Charter and Freedoms are bounded by a multi-colored triple border, also painted by Schoor. The whole has been professionally framed and matted and is in fine condition. Altogether a well-executed response to a world-changing vision of the future. (Frame measures 38 1/4 by 30 1/4 inches).

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        A history of the Giza necropolis. Vol. I. Vol. II: the tomb of queen Hetep-Heres (complete set)

      Harvard Un. Press, Cambridge 1942 - Rare complete set of 2 volumes. Harvard Un. Press, Cambridge, 1942-5. First edition. Folio, xlvi & xxv + 532 & 107 pages, 75 & 55 plates. Original green cloth, in very good state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph Album relating to U.S. Military Forces, the Burma Road & the India-Burma-China Petroleum Pipeline during World War II.

      1942- 1946.. Photo album 11 x 10 inches containing 153 photos ranging in size from 2 x 3 inches to 4 x 5 inches. Very good condition. An album of photos (153 total) relating to U.S. presence in Burma and China with the building of the Burma Road and to the work of the 780 Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company. There are three sections of photos (see below). In the first section photos are captioned. At the back of the album is written the name John Barry Williams with dates 6/23/42 - 1/15/46. Also included is a map of Burma on sheet 14 x 9 3/4 inches with Note in the lower margin "This Map Published according to the approval of the Special Press Advisor Lahore vide his Memo No. 162/2838-P.B. Dated 30th. Janu 1943. "China" 6 sepia (or faded color) photos 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches - views of the Burma Road and one photo of "Washburn and Jap Flag - Standing on Air Compression Tank." 48 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with some 2 x 3 inches - Kunming, Tsuyung, agricultural work, women and children working on the Burma Road, more views of the Road some with military vehicles, the Salween River Bridge, the Kunming Valley "780 engineer Petroleum Distribution Co. Pipeline. India - Burma - China 1944 & 1945" Sub-heading "India" 7 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with 4 which are 2 x 3 inches, photos of the platoon Sub-heading "Burma" 5 black and white photos Sub-heading "India" 3 black and white photos Sub-heading "China" 74 black and white photos "Burma and China" 10 black and white photos 4 x 5 inches .

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        My Uncle Dudley.

      Harcourt Brace. First edition.. Edges of the cloth slightly foxed; fine copy in a very good dust jacket (slightly worn at the edges; ink mark on the upper panel.. 8vo, origina buff linen, top edges stained red, printed paper label. The first book by this prolific Nebraska-born author and photographer. On the front free endpaper is stamped "Review Copy / Publication Date / Apr 2, 1942 Price $2.50.

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        LEHRPLAN - FÜR DIE SECHSMONATIGE SCHULUNG

      o.V. o.J., ca. 1942 OKart 86 Extrem selten ! Zustand: befriedigender Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR SS - XX, Reichsführer-SS, Hauptamt, Waffen-SS, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, Schutzstaffel, Schutzstaffeln, Schwarzes Korps

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        The High Window

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1942. First. First edition. Slightly cocked, near fine copy in a nice, near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears at the extremities. Chandler's third Philip Marlowe novel filmed twice, first as Time to Kill in 1943, and then in 1947 as The Brasher Doubloon with George Montgomery as Marlowe. A nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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