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        A translator's archive of poetry from the Russian. [Including first editions of Marshall's translations, corrected typescripts including that of an unpublished anthology, etc.]

      - 1966 1942 - FIRST EDITIONS and FIRST REVISED EDITIONS of books, various sizes and formats for manuscript and typescript material, some with handling marks, original cloth or boards to books all with dustjackets where called for, some with Marshall's own corrections to the text as well as various inserts relating to the poets or Marshall's various activities, condition variable but ranging from good to sound (the latter in relation to the Indian revised edition, where it is the author's corrected proof copy), manuscript and typescript material all within folders, some with original folds and marks from paperclips etc, good condition overall. Marshall, a professor of film and theatre, studied dramatic production and cinematography in Russia with Sergei Eisenstein on whom he would later write - he and his wife, the Polish sculptor and actress Fredda Brilliant, lived there for the latter half of the 1930s and this is where his contact with, knowledge of, and affection for Russian language and literature was formed. His are the first English translations of the majority of the poems here and as the letter to Marshall from Roman Jakobson included in the Mayakovsky folders suggests, the existence of the translations marks a valuable contribution to our understanding of Russian literature - even if the translations themselves were found wanting in the eyes of some. This large archive documents every stage of the process of translation, including publication, and includes an abundance of material not included in the published volumes. A summary of the contents follows: - Two folders relating predominantly to the Dennis Dobson expanded edition of his translations from Mayakovsky in 1965: one with typescripts of the text with holograph emendations and notes, as well as a typescript of C.M. (Sir Maurice) Bowra's Foreword along with a TLs presenting it; second folder containing notes for articles, talks and various ephemera regarding them, a TLs from Roman Jakobson from 1960 asserting that 'the decision of translating Majakovskij is welcome' but regretting that he 'found poor' the translations themselves, academic correspondence, correspondence with booksellers and publishers, reviews of his work, notes for updates and revisions, annotated and corrected typescripts of his translations. A copy of the Dobson edition, as well as 2 copies of the earlier 'Mayakovsky and his Poetry' (Pilot Press, 1942), and a copy of the Indian edition of the same (Current Book House, 1955). - Two folders relating to his translations of Yevtushenko: one a typescript of the text with additional poems not featured in published book as well as a draft preface and notes showing Marshall's original conception of a much larger volume - his dismay regarding this is one the subjects in his correspondence with his publisher (Dutton) that is found in the second folder, which also includes typescripts of notes, text and surrounding material for the edition with holograph emendations as well as photocopies. A copy of Pergamon's edition of Marshall's translations, as well as the Collins and Harvill edition of 'A Precocious Autobiography' (not translated by Marshall) - Five folders relating predominantly to his edition of Vosnesensky's work, three consisting of typescript and manuscript copies of the poems (and surrounding material), one with 4pp. typescript of notes in Russian marked - on a photocopy of the same with Marshall's notes - as being from the poet himself, another with a typescript version of the text (with one or two holograph emendations the other including correspondence with publisher, holograph notes, typescripts with holograph notes and emendations, various ephemera relating to Marshall's activities. A copy of Methuen's edition of Marshall's translations. - Spiral bound photocopied typescript for unpublished anthology '50 Years of Soviet Poetry', with translations by Marshall.

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        Aminadab EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1942. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14,5x21cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious and touching autograph signed by the author to his brother, his sister-and his nephews: "Who killed me my death, this is what I ask H. von Kleist.". Back and slightly flat and marginally imaged without gravity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à son frère, sa belle-soeur et ses neveux : "Qui m'a tué ma mort, c'est là ce que je demande. H. von Kleist". Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés sans gravité.

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        Poster: "Give It Your Best!"

      Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. A simply-designed poster, unsigned, but credited to artist Charles Coiner. Among the earliest posters produced by the Office of War Information (OWI Poster No.9), unmistakably patriotic, with the "Give It Your Best" slogan meant to inspire increased production in the nation's factories during wartime. A well-preserved example of one of the iconic propaganda posters of the Second World War. Original poster, lithographed in three colors on off-white stock and measuring 72.25cm x 51.5cm (28.5" x 20.25" - the smallest of three formats). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; expert conservation to upper edges of blue portion on the flag, with 2cm infilling and professional re-touching to upper left corner; Near Fine. A-.

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        [Franklin Simon's Dept. Store Display Photographs]

      New York: Worsinger Photo, [ca.1942]. Very good +. 13 approximately 8" x 10" black and white photographs; 12 loose, 1 in period frame. One image duplicated. Loose prints slightly curled at ends, showing light handling wear. Overall very good. A stylish selection of ca. 1942 window display views from Franklin Simon's flagship location on Fifth Avenue at 38th Street. These show 12 intricately constructed sets populated by mannequins in period clothing surrounded by classic graphics, signage, and furnishings of the era. Each is stamped by Worsinger Photo with a catalog number, store, and photographer name written in the negative. Franklin Simon's store windows were Fifth Avenue landmarks, rising to legendary status when, in the late 1920's, their primary designers were Norman Bel Geddes and Donald Deskey. These later images demonstrate their continuing influence and provide a valuable look at WWII-era retail design and decoration in New York City.

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        Die Bauten der NSDAP in der Hauptstadt der Bewegung

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., GmbH, München 1942 - Quarto. 70,[2],pp. Original gold-stamped orange cloth, with Nazi eagle holding a swastika on front cover. Color frontispiece portrait of Hitler after a painting by Horn-Stauffer. Publisher's logo on title page. The Bavarian capital of Munich held a special place in the Nazi pantheon. It was the "Hauptstadt der Bewegung" - the Capital of the Movement - the birthplace of the Nazi Party. Throughout the Third Reich period, Munich remained the spiritual capital of the Nazi movement, with headquarters buildings, museums to house the forms of artworks approved by Adolf Hitler, and shrines to the attempted Nazi putsch in November 1923. These sites were used as the scenes of lavish annual memorial ceremonies, and swearing-in ceremonies for new SS members. Illustrated with 20 photographic reproductions, including 4 in full-color, the buildings featured in this work are: - The "Brown House," the NSDAP's headquarters building in Munich. - The Königsplatz, where in 1935 two "Honor Temples" were erected for the remains of the sixteen Nazis who died in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. - The "Führerbau," a major party office building. Hitler's office in the "Führerbau." - The two "Honor Temple" structures. - The "Verwaltungsbau der NSDAP" (The Nazi party's administration building) Very minor and sporadic staining on binding. Text in German. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Muskoka

      Fraser, (Capt.) L[evi] R. (Self-Published), 1942, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 152 pages. 25xm x 17.5cm. Reproductions of archival black and white photos. Illustrated brown card covers. "Depicts the lives and work of the ordinary men and women who changed Muskoka from a wilderness to one of the foremost tourist resorts of America." - from Preface. Author spent over 60 years in Muskoka farming, steamboating, lumbering, and in municipal serviice. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this coveted Muskoka memento.

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        Domaine Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.: S.n., 1942. Fine. S.n., s.l. 1942, 19,5x25,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrated in 8 original etchings and Inserts Oscar Dominguez, one of 70 numbered on Rives BFK, one run with 4 old Japan variously enriched copies. Signed autograph from the author to a couple of his friends on the half-title page. In addition, this copy is enriched with a quatrain signed autograph of the author next to the half-title page. Handwritten signatures of the author and the illustrator to the justification of the draw. Some slight foxing mainly affecting small first leaves, a bit of the shirt with a split and tear over most of its length. Rare copy presented in his shirt and cardboard case flexibly wood. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 8 eaux-fortes originales in et hors-texte d'Oscar Dominguez, un des 70 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives, seul tirage avec 4 vieux Japon diversement enrichis. Envoi autographe signé de Robert Ganzo à un couple des ses amis sur la page de faux-titre. En outre, notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un quatrain autographe signé de l'auteur en regard de la page de faux-titre. Signatures autographes de l'auteur et de l'illustrateur à la justification du tirage. Quelques légères petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les premiers feuillets, un mors de la chemise fendu et comportant un accroc sur la presque totalité de sa longueur. Rare exemplaire présenté sous sa chemise et son étui de cartonnage souple façon bois.

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        Steuer und Wirtschaft. Teil I: Abhandlungen / Teil II: Rechtsprechung des Reichsfinanzhofs, XII.- XXIII. Jahrgang 1933-1944

      Stuttgart / München / Berlin, Verlag J.Hess / J.F.Bergmann / Springer-Verlag, 1942-1944.. . Vollständige Original-Ausgaben: insgesamt 19 Bände, jeweils gebunden in grünes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln im Format 22 x 30 cm, mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, etwa 500 - 650 Seiten je Band, jeweils mit Inhalts- und Schlagwortverzeichnis; o h n e den Band 1939 / II (Rechtsprechung des RFH). - Mitherausgeber: Geh.Reg.-Rat L.Mirremire (Präsident des Reichsfinanzhofs in München), Prof.Dr. Johannes Popitz (Preußischer Staats- und Finanzminister in Berlin), Dr. O.Veiel (Senatspräsident beim Reichsfinanzhof in München) und Zitzlaff (Reichsrichter a.D. beim Reichsfinanzhof in München). U.a. mit dem Aufsatz "Die Reichsfluchtsteuer nach dem heutigen Stand der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung" von A. Seweloh (Reichsrichter beim Reichsfinanzhof, München). - Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Rücken etwas verblichen, einige Ecken minimal gerieben, sonst tadellos)

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        Unique Third Reich Photo Album with 45 Original B/W Photographs of the Tanzsportgruppe "Rogge" (17 Professional & 28 Amateur Photographs) & Die Reichsbank - Sport-Gemeinschaft ruft! & Bewegungsformen und Bewegungsmusiken für BDM-Sportfeste

      Georg Kallmeyer, Berlin 1942 - 1) Photo Album: (1941-42). Octavo. (Kordelheftung). Half maroon cloth over tan paper-covered boards bound with decorative string. Printed plate mounted on first leaf: "Zur Erinnerung an das "Ausgezeichnet" im Entscheid beim IV. Sportgruppen-Wettbewerb im Juni 1941. B.S.G. Standard." Plate with two original signatures (unreadable) of the Betriebsführer and Betriebsobmann. Photographs range from 5" x 7" to 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" and are mounted or inserted on heavy card stock. The photos show the female Rogge dance group at practice and performing in their collective outfits with the DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) emblem. All 17 (mounted) professional photographs (5" x 7") are possibly by well-known German photographer Ruth Hallensleben (1898-1977). The rest of the images were taken privately by amateur photographers. Those photos are inserted, some with hand written notes on verso. Five photographs (2 1/2" x 4") are from a March 1941 performance by the Lola Rogge group at the Ufa - Palast. Lola Rogge (1908-1990) was a famous German dancer and choreographer. In 1927, after studying with the legendary pioneer of "Ausdruckstanz", Rudolf von Laban, she founded her own school and later became director of the "Hamburger Laban-Schule." Rogge's groundbreaking teachings focused on developing personality, character and self-expression through the medium of dance. Minor scuffing on cloth, boards slightly bowed. Few photos loose. Binding in very good, photographs in fine condition. Unique, important photographic documentation on the dance group in early 1940s Germany.WITH2) Die Reichsbank - Sport-Gemeinschaft ruft! Berlin (1940). Quarto. 40pp. Original photographic wraps. Rare work on the importance of physical education according to the National Socialists ideals. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of drawings as well as some photographs showing various sports such as skiing, swimming, sailing, tennis, football, shooting and dancing. Introduction by Reichswirtschaftsminister and Reichsbankpräsident, Walther Funk with a reproduction of a photograph of Funk in Nazi uniform. Text in German, gothic script. Some creasing and scuffing on wraps. Staining on rear cover. Wraps in good+, interior in near fine condition. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this item.WITH3) Bewegungsformen und Bewegungsmusiken für BDM-Sportfeste. Herausgegeben von der Reichsjugendführung. Wolfenbüttel und Berlin, 1941. Georg Kallmeyer. 1.-10. Tausend (first edition). 4to. 53, [1]pp. Original photographic wraps protected by modern mylar. Early 1940's National socialist publication with 15 musical scores, composed to accompany dance and gymnastic performances by the Bund Deutscher Mädel (League of German Maidens). The BDM was the female branch of the Nazi party youth movement, the Hitler Youth. It was the only female youth organization in Nazi Germany. Age wear, creasing, staining. 1" closed tear repaired on bottom edge of rear wrapper. Same closed tear affecting last 5 leaves. Some chipping and tearing on spine. Slight age toning to outer edges of pages. Text in German, Gothic script. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition. 3 additional musical scores from the period, laid-in: a) Degerlocher-Hüpfer. b) Der Kesselflicker & Die Blaue Flagge. c) 7 pages of musical score, lacking first 2 leaves (no name). Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES and the SECRET WEAPON (Unique Manuscript Archive for the 1942 Universal film adaptation of Doyle's 1903 story "The Adventure Of The Dancing Men")

      Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. Doyle, A. Conan (Scott Darling & Edward T. Lowe & Edmund L. Hartmann, screenwriters). SHERLOCK HOLMES and the SECRET WEAPON. Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. This unique film studio archive consists of FIVE scripts: three hand-corrected original manuscripts, a mimeographed copy of the shooting script, and the final dialogue and continuity script. In short, a treasure trove of primary material relating to one of the most endearing and enduring film series of the 1940s. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by Universal Pictures during the years 1942-1946 are legend; they are surely the best known screen-adapted adventures of English Literature's most iconic character and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are still cherished, despite our current superb 21st century film and TV adaptations, as the definitive Holmes and Watson. 1. Dated March 24th, 1942, Edward T. Lowe & Scott Darling's brad-bound "first rough draft" script includes 7pp of ribbon copy outline and notes for the story, along with a 95pp ribbon copy manuscript with the early and discarded title: "Sherlock Holmes #2". The typescript is complete, here found in typically bland WW2 Universal Studio covers stamped with the production number (7038). Although the cover is chipped and worn, the contents are pristine. There are a few penciled notes scattered throughout. 2. Dated April 22nd, 1942, Scott Darling's complete 110pp ribbon copy manuscript of Sherlock Holmes #2 with "Third Draft" on the cover. Also sports matching drab brown covers which are chipped but contents are Fine. 3. Dated May 22nd, 1942, Edmund L. Hartmann (the third credited writer) is the name on the cover of this remarkable complete 100pp manuscript draft which consists of a mix of original yellow carbon typescript and studio-mimeographed pink revision pages, most of which are covered in detailed penciled marginal corrections, additions, and emendations. Further the first leaf sports an original ribbon copy location manager report complete with a reproduced photo of one of the key settings. 4. Dated May 28th, 1942, this 107pp shooting script credits all three screenwriters, as well as Conan Doyle and "The Adventure of the Dancing Men." The new (but also later discarded) title is "Sherlock Holmes Fight Back" and the script consists of both studio-issued white pages and revised June, 2nd, 1942 blue pages; The drab studio covers are a bit tattered and used, as befits a shooting script but the contents are Very Good indeed. In addition, inserted is a 3pp revised step outline. 5. Dated August 6th, 1942, the complete studio-mimeographed self-wrapper final dialogue continuity script, bound with two brads at the top, bearing the film's final, accurate title "Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon." In Very Good condition. Although 20th Century Fox produced two films from the Sherlock Holmes canon in the 1930s (also starring Rathbone and Bruce), they were set in Victorian England. Once Universal purchased the rights to all of Conan Doyle's characters from his estate, they took a hard look at World War Two audiences and realized that, for a world at war, cobblestoned streets and hansom cabs might seem irrelevant. So the inventive and pragmatic minds at Universal, faced with competing movies full of modern gunplay, car chases, film noir, and horror, made the controversial but essential decision to update Sherlock to modern times and have him take on the Nazis. Thus, although this film was inspired by one of A. Conan Doyle's personal favorites -- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," the only retained element of the original tale was the dancing men "code" which is the key to solving the mystery. The producer of SHERLOCK HOLMES and the SECRET WEAPON was Howard Benedict (from RKO's Saint and Falcon series). The screenwriters were Scott Darling ("The Ghost of Frankenstein") and Edward T. Lowe ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Additional script rewrite was provided by Edmund L. Hartman ("The Scarlet Claw"). The director, Roy William Neill, became, from this film on, the guiding creative force for the entire Universal Sherlock Holmes series, directing and producing each film. His long directing career included "The Black Room" and "Black Angel" amongst many other credits. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON opened on January 4th, 1943 to mixed critical reviews but overwhelming praise from a delighted public. A comprehensive one-of-a-kind archive. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock.. Signed. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        Images de la lune -

      Maximilien Vox 1942 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-folio 152 pp. Sous étui et chemise cartonnés. Sous chemise rose rempliée. Avec 30 eaux-fortes originales d'Alexandre ALEXEIEFF. Très bel état. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 995 exemplaires numérotés sur papier à la forme pur chiffon des papeteries de Lana avec la signature de l'éditeur.

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        THE HOUSE OF FEAR (Original 1944 First Draft Script for the Universal Studios film adaptation of A. Conan Doyle's 1892 Sherlock Holmes story "The Five Orange Pips")

      Universal Studios 1942 - Doyle, A. Conan (Roy Chanslor, screenwriter). THE HOUSE OF DEATH [here bearing the initial, later discarded, title "The Murder Club."] Based on the short story "The Five Orange Pips" published in THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOMES in 1892. Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. Dated April 4th, 1944, Roy Chanslor's complete first draft 111pp original typed carbon copy manuscript is accomplished on onion-skin paper, brad-bound and housed in original drab brown studio covers (production number 7234), with each leaf rubber-stamped "Contract File Copy" in red block letters save for a 4pp neatly inserted set of revisions (pages 80-83) which boast a few penciled notations. Given the fragile nature of WW2-era scripts, this example is in excellent original condition, very good indeed. If not a unique survival, this "Contract File Copy" would certainly never have existed in more than a few copies circulated in-house. [WITH:] a studio-mimeographed copy of the final continuity and dialogue script for THE HOUSE OF FEAR, complete and dated July 26th, 1944. THE HOUSE OF FEAR was released in New York on March 16th, 1945 to positive reviews. Producer and director Roy William Neill (who directed 11 of the 12 Universal Holmes movies) is often praised for the moody feel of this particular movie which many consider more Victorian in feeling and tone than the first few films in the series. Screenwriter Roy Chanslor ("Johnny Guitar") is occasionally given some credit for the general critical opinion that this is one of the better Universal Sherlock scripts. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by Universal Pictures during the years 1942-1946 are legend; they are surely the best known screen-adapted adventures of English Literature's most iconic character and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are still cherished, despite our current superb 21st century film and TV adaptations, as the definitive Holmes and Watson. A very rare script. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Spitfire Pilot. THE AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS WIFE

      Faber [1942] 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and plates, WANTING TITLE, small neat contemporary signature on front paste - down; beige cloth, backstrip lettered in black, covers lightly age - soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, very faintly browned dustwrapper with two short closed tears. THE AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS WIFE, WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON HALF - TITLE. The frontispiece reproduces the fine portrait of the author by official RAF war artist Cuthbert Orde. David Crook flew with 609 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain; his intensely personal memoir is generally regarded as one of the finest eye - witness account of the battle. He began service as Acting Pilot Officer, claimed at least six 'kills' and was subsequently awarded the DFC. Reaching the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he was posted missing in December 1944 during a reconnaissance flight over the North Sea. A WELL - NIGH UNIQUE ASSOCIATION COPY OF AN IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE WORK. Enser, p.156

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        MUNDO.- Revista semanal de política exterior y economía. nº 92, 8 de febrero de 1942 a nº 1495, 28 de diciembre 1968.

      Sucesores de Rivadeyra, Madrid 1942 - 30x21. 36-65 pgs. por número. 1403 números, 53 tomos encuadernados en piel (1949-1968) y tela editorial (1942-1948). Los números conservan sus cubiertas originales. Importante revista de historia, política exterior y economía, especialmente interesante para el conocimiento de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y perspectiva internacional durante las décadas de 1940, 1950 y 1960 desde el punto de vista del régimen franquista. Multitud de fotografías, dibujos y mapas. Colección completa, bien conservada y encuadernada, única en su género de ciencia política, económica y social. Obra muy voluminosa, consultar gastos de envío. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Uncle Dudley

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1942). First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with slight nicking at the crown. A pleasing copy of the author's elusive first book. Morris traveled cross-country by car several times in the 1920s and '30s, experiences which inspired this humorous novel of eight men and a boy who ride east from Los Angeles with no money and no certain purpose. .

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        Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. FIRST EDITION.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1942. - First Edition (stated). Original cloth. Spine lettering rubbed, else Very Good, without dust jacket. Schumpeter 'paradoxically rejected the Marxian diagnosis of the imminent breakdown of capitalism and, at the same time, predicted the almost inevitable arrival of socialism as a result of the betrayal of capitalist values by the intellectuals of the western world' (Mark Blaug, Great Economists Before Keynes, p. 216). Swedberg S.011. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les décombres EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Denoël, 1942. Fine. Denoël, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Original edition on the current paper it is printed on Rives 50 major papers. Signed autograph from the author to Mr. Le Cocq. Back passed as generally, a slight lack the bottom of the first guard, otherwise nice copy with regard to the poor quality of the paper war. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 50 Rives en grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Lucien Rebatet à monsieur Le Cocq. Dos passé comme généralement, un léger manque en pied de la première garde, sinon agréable exemplaire au regard de la médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre.

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES and the SECRET WEAPON (Unique Manuscript Archive for the 1942 Universal film adaptation of Doyle's 1903 story "The Adventure Of The Dancing Men")

      Universal Studios 1942 - Doyle, A. Conan (Scott Darling & Edward T. Lowe & Edmund L. Hartmann, screenwriters). SHERLOCK HOLMES and the SECRET WEAPON. Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. This unique film studio archive consists of FIVE scripts: three hand-corrected original manuscripts, a mimeographed copy of the shooting script, and the final dialogue and continuity script. In short, a treasure trove of primary material relating to one of the most endearing and enduring film series of the 1940s. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by Universal Pictures during the years 1942-1946 are legend; they are surely the best known screen-adapted adventures of English Literature's most iconic character and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are still cherished, despite our current superb 21st century film and TV adaptations, as the definitive Holmes and Watson. 1. Dated March 24th, 1942, Edward T. Lowe & Scott Darling's brad-bound "first rough draft" script includes 7pp of ribbon copy outline and notes for the story, along with a 95pp ribbon copy manuscript with the early and discarded title: "Sherlock Holmes #2". The typescript is complete, here found in typically bland WW2 Universal Studio covers stamped with the production number (7038). Although the cover is chipped and worn, the contents are pristine. There are a few penciled notes scattered throughout. 2. Dated April 22nd, 1942, Scott Darling's complete 110pp ribbon copy manuscript of Sherlock Holmes #2 with "Third Draft" on the cover. Also sports matching drab brown covers which are chipped but contents are Fine. 3. Dated May 22nd, 1942, Edmund L. Hartmann (the third credited writer) is the name on the cover of this remarkable complete 100pp manuscript draft which consists of a mix of original yellow carbon typescript and studio-mimeographed pink revision pages, most of which are covered in detailed penciled marginal corrections, additions, and emendations. Further the first leaf sports an original ribbon copy location manager report complete with a reproduced photo of one of the key settings. 4. Dated May 28th, 1942, this 107pp shooting script credits all three screenwriters, as well as Conan Doyle and "The Adventure of the Dancing Men." The new (but also later discarded) title is "Sherlock Holmes Fight Back" and the script consists of both studio-issued white pages and revised June, 2nd, 1942 blue pages; The drab studio covers are a bit tattered and used, as befits a shooting script but the contents are Very Good indeed. In addition, inserted is a 3pp revised step outline. 5. Dated August 6th, 1942, the complete studio-mimeographed self-wrapper final dialogue continuity script, bound with two brads at the top, bearing the film's final, accurate title "Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon." In Very Good condition. Although 20th Century Fox produced two films from the Sherlock Holmes canon in the 1930s (also starring Rathbone and Bruce), they were set in Victorian England. Once Universal purchased the rights to all of Conan Doyle's characters from his estate, they took a hard look at World War Two audiences and realized that, for a world at war, cobblestoned streets and hansom cabs might seem irrelevant. So the inventive and pragmatic minds at Universal, faced with competing movies full of modern gunplay, car chases, film noir, and horror, made the controversial but essential decision to update Sherlock to modern times and have him take on the Nazis. Thus, although this film was inspired by one of A. Conan Doyle's personal favorites -- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," the only retained element of the original tale was the dancing men "code" which is the key to solving the mystery. The producer of SHERLOCK HOLMES and the SECRET WEAPON was Howard Benedict (from RKO's Saint and Falcon series). The screenwriters were Scott Darling ("The Ghost of Frankenstein") and Edward T. Lowe ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Additional script rewrite was provided by Edmund L. Hartman ("The Scarlet Claw"). The direc [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Poster: "Become A Nurse. Your Country Needs You."

      Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. OWI Poster No.22 - an iconic image of innocence, purity, and patriotism in the form of a recruiting poster for homefront nurses during World War II. By the time it was issued by the Office of War Information, "Pearl Harbor had fallen six months earlier and President Franklin Roosevelt foresaw a long war with heavy casualties. He made the training and recruitment of new nurses a priority and launched a major poster offensive. 'Become a nurse, your country needs you,' was one of the most successful." The woman photographed in the poster is Weslee Price Wootten D'Audney, who at the time was a pre-med student at Barnard College, Columbia University, and whose modeling career began completely by accident when a talent scout spotted her playing in the courtyard. Her image on the recruiting poster, having a pair of uniformed hands placing a nurses cap on her head, is still relevant and widely-used today. See: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/features/feature-archive/399030/The-face-behind-a-famous-poster. Original photo-illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 56.5cm x 71cm (22 1/8" x 28"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; minute, expert retouching to upper fold, center; Fine.

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        THE HOUSE OF FEAR (Original 1944 First Draft Script for the Universal Studios film adaptation of A. Conan Doyle's 1892 Sherlock Holmes story "The Five Orange Pips")

      Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. Doyle, A. Conan (Roy Chanslor, screenwriter). THE HOUSE OF DEATH [here bearing the initial, later discarded, title "The Murder Club."] Based on the short story "The Five Orange Pips" published in THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOMES in 1892. Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. Dated April 4th, 1944, Roy Chanslor's complete first draft 111pp original typed carbon copy manuscript is accomplished on onion-skin paper, brad-bound and housed in original drab brown studio covers (production number 7234), with each leaf rubber-stamped "Contract File Copy" in red block letters save for a 4pp neatly inserted set of revisions (pages 80-83) which boast a few penciled notations. Given the fragile nature of WW2-era scripts, this example is in excellent original condition, very good indeed. If not a unique survival, this "Contract File Copy" would certainly never have existed in more than a few copies circulated in-house. [WITH:] a studio-mimeographed copy of the final continuity and dialogue script for THE HOUSE OF FEAR, complete and dated July 26th, 1944. THE HOUSE OF FEAR was released in New York on March 16th, 1945 to positive reviews. Producer and director Roy William Neill (who directed 11 of the 12 Universal Holmes movies) is often praised for the moody feel of this particular movie which many consider more Victorian in feeling and tone than the first few films in the series. Screenwriter Roy Chanslor ("Johnny Guitar") is occasionally given some credit for the general critical opinion that this is one of the better Universal Sherlock scripts. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by Universal Pictures during the years 1942-1946 are legend; they are surely the best known screen-adapted adventures of English Literature's most iconic character and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are still cherished, despite our current superb 21st century film and TV adaptations, as the definitive Holmes and Watson. A very rare script. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock.. Signed. Original Manuscript. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        Mnésiques

      Budapest , EDITIONS HUNGARIA, 1942 - Avec trois dessins de l'auteur. 8vo. pp. 44 (4). Dedica autografa dell'autore ad un importante letterato italiano (Inscribed and signed by the Author). Ottimo (Fine). Pagine chiuse (Uncut pages). Prima edizione di 101 es. numerati. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spoilers (Original screenplay for the 1942 film, Marion Pecht's copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1942. Original Screenplay for the 1942 film. Copy belonging to studio secretary Marion Pecht, with her notations in holograph pencil throughout, noting revisions to dialogue and direction, and her name on several pages. Based on Rex Beach's 1906 novel, about a miner in Alaska named Roy Glennister (Wayne) and his partner Al Dextry (Carey). The two are financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte (Dietrich), and fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara (Scott). Poet Robert W. Service makes a cameo and recites some of his poetry. Arguably the most successful, most known of the five screen versions of Beach's Klondike western. Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Art Direction). Set in Alaska in the 1890s. Gray studio wrappers, noted in holograph ink as copy No. 123, rubber-stamped production No. 7009, dated January 9,1942, with credits for screenwriters Hazard and Reed. 123 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/16/42 and 2/6/42. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound with three gold brads. Wrapper encapsulated in mylar. Full collation available upon request. Hardy, The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western, p. 131. Hitt, pp. 173, 305. Pitts 4072.

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES and the VOICE OF TERROR (Unique Script Archive for the 1942 Universal adaptation of "His Last Bow")

      Burbank, Ca: Universal Studios, 1942. Doyle, A. Conan (John Bright and Lynn Riggs, screenwriters). SHERLOCK HOLMES and the VOICE OF TERROR. Los Angeles: Universal Studios, 1942. This unique film studio archive consists of two hand-corrected original manuscripts, a mimeographed copy of the shooting script, and the final dialogue and continuity script. In short, a treasure trove of primary material relating to one of the most endearing and enduring film series of the 1940s. The twelve Sherlock Holmes films produced by Universal Pictures during the years 1942-1946 are legend; they are surely the best known screen-adapted adventures of English Literature's most iconic character and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are still cherished, despite our current superb 21st century film and TV adaptations, as the definitive Holmes and Watson. 1. Dated March 10th, 1942, John Bright's brad-bound first draft includes a 4pp ribbon copy outline of the story along with a 120pp annotated carbon copy manuscript with the early and discarded title: "Sherlock Holmes vs. Lord Haw-Haw." The typescript is complete in typically bland WW2 Universal Studio covers stamped with the production number (7025), the pages are pale yellow, and there are a few notations in pencil and pen. The cover is a worn but the contents are Very Good indeed. 2. Dated April 2nd, 1942, Lynn Riggs' complete 121pp ribbon copy manuscript entitled "Sherlock Holmes #1" with numerous penciled annotations. It also sports drab brown covers with handwritten notes in red and regular pencil. Cover worn, contents in excellent condition. 3. Dated May 4th, 1942, this 113pp studio-mimeographed shooting script credits both John Bright and Lynn Riggs, as well as Conan Doyle and "His Last Bow." The new (but also later discarded) title is "Sherlock Holmes Saves London" and consists of both studio-issued white pages and revised blue pages. The studio covers are slightly tattered and worn, as befits a shooting script. Contents still fresh and Very Good indeed. 4. Dated July 28th, 1942, the complete studio-mimeographed self-wrapper final dialogue continuity script, bound with two brads at the top, bearing the film's final, accurate title "Sherlock Holmes and The Voice of Terror." In Very Good condition. Although 20th Century Fox produced two films from the Sherlock Holmes canon in the 1930s (also starring Rathbone and Bruce), they were set in Victorian England. Once Universal purchased the rights to all of Conan Doyle's characters from his estate (for $300,000), they took a hard look at World War Two audiences and observed that, for a world at war, cobblestoned streets and hansom cabs might seem irrelevant. So the inventive and pragmatic minds at Universal, competing with other movies full of modern gunplay, car chases, film noir, and horror, made the controversial but essential decision to update Sherlock to modern times and have him take on the Nazis. Thus, although this film was inspired by Conan Doyle's "The Last Bow" which had an espionage plot set in WW1, very little of that plot found its way into the film. The producer of SHERLOCK HOLMES and the VOICE OF TERROR was Howard Benedict (from RKO's Saint and Falcon series). The screenwriters were John Bright ("Public Enemy") and Lynn Riggs ("The Garden Of Allah"). The director, John Rawlins, known for quick and cheap serials, was the weakest link in this creative group. He was soon replaced by the genius behind the Universal Sherlock films Roy William Neill who directed the other eleven Universal Sherlock Holmes movies. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR opened on September 18th, 1942 to mixed critical reviews but a wildly enthusiastic embrace by a thrilled public. One might call this The Case of the Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Unbound. Very Good.

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        First Papers of Surrealism

      New York: Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc.,, 1942. Small quarto. Original stapled yellow pictorial perforated wrappers, green endpapers. Wrappers a little rubbed, sporadic light foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First edition of this exhibition catalogue of the First Papers of Surrealism exhibition, with the wrappers designed by Duchamp. The exhibition was organised by André Breton and "his twine" Marcel Duchamp (Rudi Blesh notes that in French slang, ficelle means both "twine" and "chum" or "buddy"); it was held in New York between 14 October and 7 November 1942. It included paintings and sculptures by more than 30 artists, and featured Duchamp's famous "mile of string" installation, festooning the venue, the Whitelaw Reid Mansion, with a tangled web of twine. The title of the exhibition derived from the application for American citizenship - immigrants had to file a declaration of intention, also called first papers, in which they renounced allegiance to foreign governments; many surrealists like André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst had fled Europe with the outbreak of World War II.

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        The Sixteenth Stair

      Collins 1942 - Red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. A scarce first edition of an early Lorac. The book is very good, with minor edge-wear, some toning to pages, an unobtrusive bookstore stamp on the bottom edge of the front paste-down, and tender front hinge. In a good to very good dust jacket, price-clipped, with moderate chipping, particularly to spine, corners and bottom edge, along with some rubbing and soiling to rear panel. Still a quite presentable copy of an elusive book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'étranger EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1942. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition for of wich no leading copies exists and having the correct one colophon, false entry of the third edition. Bound in half morocco cherry strips, back with five nerves, date tail, blankets and kept back, gilt-head witnesses, lined morocco case cherry, binding signed Boichot. Our copy is enriched with a signed autograph card of Albert Camus addressed to René-Louis Doyon, congratulating him on his award booksellers: "Your friends rejoice, dear Doyon, a consecration of quality and should . anything complacency I wanted to tell you, at least: there are few opportunities to see the true and honest talent rewarded. " and a stamped and dated 1956 autograph envelope mounted on tab. Copy of the library René-Louis Doyon having passages underlined in pencil, paper and a few signs in pen. The first edition of the Stranger was pulled to 4400 copies 21 April 1942 and divided into eight fictitious "editions" of 550 ex. very nice copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers et comportant bien le bon achevé d'imprimer, fausse mention de troisième édition. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise à bandes, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, couvertures et dos conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, étui bordé de maroquin cerise, reliure signée Boichot. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une carte de visite autographe signée d'Albert Camus adressée à René-Louis Doyon, le félicitant pour son prix des bouquinistes: " Vos amis se réjouissent, cher Doyon, d'une consécration de qualité et qui ne doit rien à la complaisance. Je voulais vous le dire, au moins : les occasions sont rares de voir le vrai et honnête talent récompensé." et d'une enveloppe autographe timbrée et datée de 1956, montées sur onglet. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de René-Louis Doyon comportant des passages soulignés au crayon papier et quelques rares signes à la plume. La première édition de l'Etranger fut tirée à 4400 exemplaires le 21 avril 1942 et divisée en huit "éditions" fictives de 550 exemplaires. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        31st Fighter Group 12th Army Air Force jacket

      n.p., c. 1942. "Army Air Force Jacket. ?Lt. G.A. Douglass? imprinted on label inside jacket. ?U.S.? and U.S. AAF Wing and Prop pin on each lapel; four ribbons above left pocket: American Campaign Medal Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Ribbon (three metal stars affixed), and American Defense Medal Ribbon; triangular 12th AAF insignia patch on right shoulder; circular AAF insignia patch, (no number) on left shoulder. Nine jacket buttons, each with the Seal of the United States, are present. Matching Seahorse pins on epaulets. Excellent condition.Lt. George A. Douglass, Jr., 0-325324, was promoted to Captain and his name appears on the August 10, 1943, roster of the 31st Fighter Group, 307th Fighter Squadron.Concern over the USAAF's inability to escort B-29s all the way to mainland Japan resulted in the highly classified ""Seahorse Project,"" an effort to ""navalize"" the P-51D aircraft. The project was cancelled after U.S. Marines secured the Japanese Island of iwo Jima and its airfields, making it possible for standard P-51D aircraft to accompany B-29s all the way to the Japanese home islands and back. In April 1945, the 31st Fighter Group began to concentrate their efforts against tactical targets in Northern Italy. Four or five missions a day were flown by each squadron escorting medium bombers of the 12th Air Force and carrying out armed reconnaissance patrols in support of Allied Armies. The fighting in Italy ended on May 2, 1945, and the War in Europe officially ended May 8th. The 31st Fighter Group ended the war as the top scoring allied fighter group in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations and the 5th highest overall for the USAAF with 570½ confirmed aerial victories."

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        Aminadab EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1942. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14x20,5cm, relié. - First edition, one copy of the service presse.binding half morocco cherry back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and insolated spine preserved head golden elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Très beautiful and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author to his brother René and his wife Inge: "A monk once asked the monk Sozan Daishi: What whichis the ? world's most valuable / Anything, carrion, Head Device a dead cat, Sosan said Daishi / Why -.? becaufe can evaluate Zenso Mondo / For Rene and Inge in any condition... Maurice. "Beautiful copy perfectly established a moving source. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos insolé conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Très bel et précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à son frère René et sa femme Inge : "Un bonze demanda un jour au bonze Sozan Daishi : Qu'est-ce quiest le plus précieux au monde ? / N'importe quoi, une charogne, latête d'un chat mort, répondit Sosan Daishi. / Pourquoi ? ? Parcequ'on ne peut l'évaluer. Zenso Mondo. / Pour René et Inge en toute affection. Maurice."Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi d'une émouvante provenance.

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        L'apprentissage de la ville EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Denoël, 1942. Fine. Denoël, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Original, one of 40 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, ours one of 10 hors commerce, leading copy after 15 Arches paper Edition. Two clear traces of light exposure at the head and foot of the back which also includes tiny bites without gravity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 10 hors commerce, tirage de tête après 15 Arches. Deux claires traces de légère insolation en tête et en pied du dos qui comporte également d'infimes piqûres sans gravité.

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        Les beaux draps ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Nouvelles Editions Françaises, 1942. Fine. Nouvelles Editions Françaises, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - New edition a year after the original. Precious autograph signed by the author, Micheline Deshayes du Châtelet concluded by this amazing signature: "The Ogre - Ferd Céline." Micheline Deshayes dancer Châtelet is a friend of Lucette Almanzor Celine frequent since 1935. It became, after the war, dancer, and found about her criticism of one of his performances at the Grand Theatre in Reims Concert Guide 1956: "The two stars high class dancers (...) have earned a great success especially in Preludes Liszt where Micheline Deshayes admire him finish his technique in the service of grace as sensitive as light ". Celine passion for dance and dancers born in 1915 in London Music Hall, and quickly becomes constitutive of his life as his work. On Elizabeth Craig, his wife from 1926 to 1933, the dedicatee Travel Lucette Almanzor (with whom he married in 1944), and her friend Karen Marie Jensen, the most important in the life of Celine women dancers. Celine appears regularly in his correspondence of the importance of this art form for him: "It is impossible to live without dance" and "dancing all here - Nietzsche (if overrated) was not mistaken - 'I believe in god if he argues that pedant dance at school! " (See specifications of Herne 3 and 5). Since 1933, he composed several ballets he tried in vain to play. As H. Godard, which devotes a chapter of his biography (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231) points out, the dance is for Celine "an existential need (...) it has the power to alleviate her suffering intimate caused by its so dark vision of man and life. " And he concludes: "Celine dancers help to bear the violence [of the world] (...) as well as those they aroused in him in return." And his pamphlet, "Trifles" is he opens the image of communion with the world of "refinement": "In a dancer's leg the world, its waves, its rhythms, its follies, its vows are registered! ... Never written! ... The more nuanced poem in the world! ... (...) The incredible poem, warm and fragile as a leg dancer moving equilibrium is online, Gutman my friend, listens to the largest secret is God (...) I do not want to work for the dancers to dance ... All ". This is Dr. Leo Gutman (aka René Gutman, "humanistic, passionate dance (...) who had the difficult task of being Jewish friend Celine and Morand" cf. J. Lecarme in Albert Cohen's century p.232) that addresses this praise and it is to him that the narrator asked to play two ballets: "The Birth of a Fairy" and "Thug Paul, brave Virginia" whose lyrics follow. The failure of Gutman then trigger the long monologue Semitic. But note Lecarme J., at the end of a new pamphlet denouncing the intervention Gutman paranoia Celine: "You delusions Ferdinand (...) I'll make you intern (...) They are all Jews in asylums ..! . things are going well ... entertaining to hear your number ... your silly nonsense ... (...) You fouteras us peace ... you will return to your novels ... if you're wise you get a pencil ... First is Junk ... race does not exist anymore ... it's myths ... "Céline and conclude these 6 pages of" incisive "conversation" Gutman, he had the last word. " In this strange offset violence narration adds a new evocation of their common passion: dancing ballet with another author: "Van Bagaden", the text of which closes the book. Towards reconciliation (? Impossible) Celine with the world is through dance that expresses the terrible admission of failure of Travel: "We have a lot more music in itself to dance life , here. " But it is also the dance that ensures the saving function of writing: "The text [must] be dance, stand still on the verge of death, but do not fall into" (note to one of his translators, see . H. Godard, p. 226). Marginal tiny scratches with no gravity on the boards, light bites at the bottom of the second flat. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline a dancer who will remain a friend to the end despite the insults of Celine. (References: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme Images of the League and in tasks Céline In Cohen Albert Cohen in his century: proceedings of the international symposium Cerisy-Hall.) --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition postérieure d'un an à l'originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline, à Micheline Deshayes du Châtelet, conclu par cette étonnante signature: "L'ogre - Ferd Céline". Micheline Deshayes danseuse au Châtelet , est amie de Lucette Almazor que Céline fréquente depuis 1935. Elle deviendra, après guerre, danseuse étoile, et on retrouve à son propos la critique d'une de ses prestations au Grand théâtre de Reims dans le Guide du Concert de 1956: "Les deux danseurs étoiles de grande classe (...) se sont taillés un beau succès en particulier dans les préludes de Liszt où Micheline Deshayes fit admirer le fini de sa technique mise au service d'une grâce aussi sensible que légère".La passion de Céline pour la danse et les danseuses naît en 1915 dans les Music-Hall londoniens, et devient rapidement constitutive de sa vie comme de son oeuvre. D'Elisabeth Craig, sa compagne de 1926 à 1933, dédicataire du Voyage à Lucette Almanzor (avec laquelle il se marie en 1944), et sa grande amie Karen Marie Jensen, les femmes les plus importantes de la vie de Céline sont des danseuses. Céline témoigne régulièrement dans sa correspondance de l'importance que revêt pour lui cette forme artistique: "il m'est impossible de vivre sans la danse" et "danser tout est là - Nietzsche (si surfait) ne se trompait pas - 'je ne croirai à un dieu que s'il danse s'il raisonne ce cuistre à l'école !" (cf. cahiers de l'Herne n° 3 et 5). Dès 1933, il compose plusieurs ballets qu'il tentera vainement de faire jouer. Comme le souligne H. Godard qui y consacre un chapitre de sa biographie (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231), la danse constitue pour Céline "un besoin existentiel (...) elle a le pouvoir d'alléger en lui la souffrance intime causée par sa vision si noire de l'homme et de la vie". Et il conclut: "les danseuses aident Céline à supporter les violences [du monde] (...) aussi bien que celles qu'elles suscitaient chez lui en retour."Ainsi son pamphlet, "Bagatelles" s'ouvre-t-il sur cette image de communion avec le monde, de "raffinement" : "Dans une jambe de danseuse le monde, ses ondes, tous ses rythmes, ses folies, ses voeux sont inscrits ! ... Jamais écrits !... Le plus nuancé poème du monde !... (...) Le poème inouï, chaud et fragile comme une jambe de danseuse en mouvant équilibre est en ligne, Gutman mon ami, aux écoutes du plus grand secret, c'est Dieu !(...) Je ne veux plus travailler que pour les danseuses... Tout pour la danse !". C'est au docteur Léon Gutman (alias René Gutman, "humaniste, passionné de danse (...) qui eut la rude tâche d'être l'ami juif de Céline et de Morand" cf. J. Lecarme in Albert Cohen dans son siècle p.232) que s'adresse cette éloge et c'est à lui que le narrateur demande de faire jouer ses deux ballets: "La naissance d'une fée" et "Voyou Paul, brave Virginie " dont les textes suivent. L'échec de Gutman déclenchera alors le long monologue antisémite. Mais, note J. Lecarme, a la fin du pamphlet une nouvelle intervention de Gutman dénonce le délire paranoïaque de Céline: "Tu délires Ferdinand (...) Je vais te faire interner ! (...) Ils sont tous juifs dans les asiles !... ça va bien les divertir... d'entendre ton numéro de folies... tes bêtises... (...) Tu nous fouteras la paix... tu retourneras à tes romans... si t'es sage t'auras un crayon... D'abord c'est des insanités... la race ça n'existe plus... c'est des mythes..."et Céline de conclure ces 6 pages d'"incisive" conversation par : "Gutman, il avait le dernier mot". A cet étrange contrepoids à la violence de la narration s'ajoute une nouvelle évocation de leur passion commune : la danse avec un autre ballet de l'auteur : "Van Bagaden", dont le texte clôt le livre.Voie de la réconciliation (impossible?) de Céline avec le monde, c'est à travers la danse qu'il formule le terrible constat d'échec du Voyage: "On n'a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà." Mais c'est aussi la danse qui assure la fonction salvatrice de l'écriture : "Le texte [doit] être danse, se tenir toujours au bord de la mort, mais ne pas tomber dedans" (note à un de ses traducteurs, cf. H. Godard, p. 226).Infimes éraflures marginales sans aucune gravité sur les plats, légères piqûres en pied du deuxième plat.Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à une danseuse qui demeurera une amie jusqu'à la fin malgré les avanies de Céline.(références bibliographiques: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme. Images de la S.D.N ches Céline et chez Cohen In Albert Cohen dans son siècle: actes du colloque international de Cerisy-la Salle).

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        Ballet de Sangre. La caida de Francia

      Nigromante ediciones, México 1942 - Memorias de la gestión diplomática del Embajador de México en Francia en 1940 durante la ocupación de Francia por el ejercito alemán. Entre los relatos se dedica especial atencion a Manuel Azaña, Presidente de la República Española de 1936 a 1939 que murió en las habitaciones declaradas embajada de México por Luis I. Rodríguez. PRIMERA EDICIÓN DEDICADA Y FIRMADA POR EL AUTOR. FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR. Capitular de Pablo Neruda. MUY BUEN ejemplar encuadernado en tapa dura. 252pp [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'étranger EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1942. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition for which he was not drawn large paper well with the proper colophon, one of the few copies of the press service which is usually considered Replacing the large paper. spine slightly insolated, exempaire very fresh. Beautiful copy appeared as very rare and sought after. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers et comportant bien le bon achevé d'imprimer, un des quelques exemplaires du service de presse qui est habituellement considéré comme Remplaçant le grand papier. Dos très légèrement insolé, exempaire d'une grande fraîcheur. Bel exemplaire tel que paru, très rare et recherché.

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        [Photograph Album]: Photo Album compiled by a Japanese-American Women at the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona

      Small commercially-produced album stamped "Snaps" in silver on the front board. Approximately 4.5" x 6.5". Very light wear, near fine or better. Approximately 70 photographic images, the majority of those pictured are Japanese-American women, a few are of Japanese-American men, and one is of an African-American female nurse. Many of the photos are inscribed to "Sets"; all of the inscriptions are in English. Many of the women are pictured in nursing uniforms, a few are posed in front of a hospital building with signage identifying it as Poston General Hospital.Poston was erected in 1942 as three separate internment camps on land a few miles from the Colorado River in southwestern Arizona; the land was actually part of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the use of the land over the objections of the local Tribal Council. About 17,000 people were interned there over a three year period, at the time making it the third largest city in Arizona. An interesting and handsome little album showing young Japanese-American people living life reasonably cheerful lives under unpleasant and uncompromising circumstances. .

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        The Moon Is Down

      New York: The Viking Press 1942 - 12mo., blue cloth spine-lettered in silver; pictorial dust jacket, slightly rubbed. First edition, first state with period between "talk" and "this" (page 112, line 11) and without printer's name on copyright page. Goldstone A16.b; Harmon 31c. From the library of Philip C. Jessup, with the veteran U.S. diplomat's ownership signature on the front endpaper. ----- Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. A lovely copy of a Steinbeck masterpiece with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poster: "AMERICA is the loser, too - when avoidable accidents stop production / The U.S. Army says - "Make Haste Safely."

      [Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Superb example of this War Department poster created by J.W. Schlaikjer, where viewers are told that industrial accidents hinder America's ability to win the war and demonstrating the importance of workplace safety. Schlaikjer was a prominent artist from the DC area, who became Official Artist of the U.S. War Department in 1942, securing an office in the Pentagon, from which he issued a long series of wartime inspirational posters for morale and recruiting. Prior to the war, he created an extensive body of work for pulp magazines like Black Mask and Adventure, as well as mainstream publications like Red Book, Collier's, and Woman's Home Companion. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 72.25cm x 102.5cm (28 3/8" x 40.25"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; expert infilling and retouching to a few pinpoint areas at the intersection of upper-center folds; very Near Fine. A-.

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        Original ink drawing for The Saturday Evening Post appearance of William Faulkner's "The Bear," May 9, 1942

      [West Chester, PA, 1942. Pen and ink on artist's board, signed lower left, docketed on rear. 11-1/2 x 11 in. Matted, with clippings from The Saturday Evening Post affixed to mat. Pen and ink on artist's board, signed lower left, docketed on rear. 11-1/2 x 11 in. Illustration to the First Print Appearance of Faulkner's "The Bear". An original drawing to illustrate the Saturday Evening Post appearance of Faulkner's "The Bear," showing the main character inspecting bear tracks, with Sam and two mules looking on. The illustration accompanies the text, "Then he understood why Sam had made him ride the one-eyed mule which would not spook at the smell of blood, of wild animals." Edward Shenton (1895-1977) was a prolific commercial illustrator, contributing to over 130 books, including The Yearling, Tender Is the Night and Green Hills of Africa. Petersen B64a; Brodsky & Hamlin 554 (for Saturday Evening Post appearance)

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        KROATIEN MARSCHIERT JAHRESLESE WOCHENSCHRIFT NEUE ORDNUNG CROATIA

      1942. NAZI BOOK ON THE NEW ORDER IN CROATIA. KROATIEN MARSCHIERT: ERSTE JAHRESLESE IN WORT UND BILD AUD DER WOCHENSCHRIFT NEUE ORDNUNG. [CROATIA MARCHES]. Zagreb: Europa Verlag, 1942. Quarto, cloth and boards in original, pictorial dust jacket. With many illustrations. First- and apparently only- edition. A Nazi publication that was primarily a race issue and espouses Croatia's commitment to the New [Nazi] Order. [That is, at least it's all I could find on an Internet search]. This book is apparently scarce and there are no copies for sale on the Internet that I could locate. Very Good (covers little bowed & few dings along edges; contents clean & tight); bit of wear & soil (few tiny chips & short tears) d/j. There is a map of Croatia tipped to the rear pastedown- whether it was issued this way, I do not know. $750.00.

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        Das Heer im Kampf. Wandbilder für die deutsche Jugend

      - Verlag Graphischer Kunstanstalten, Bruckmann, München, (um 1942). 12 farbige Kunstdrucke (38 cm x 50 cm), sowie ein 23seitiges Beiheft "Bildbeschreibungen", original kartonierte Flügelmappe, Imperial-Folio, (Mappe stark fleckig und angeschmutz/Aufnahmen etwas fleckig) - Die Bilder sind von Hans Liska, Eduard Thöny, Otto Bloss, Hans Arlart, Ernst Kretschmann / Beiliegend: 2 Fotos der Albert & Meister AG, Berlin (34 cm x 51 cm): "Landser im Sturm" und "Portrait eines Landsers" / Diese vergrößerten Aufnahmen dienten sicherlich auch als Wandbilder / Die Mappe hat einen Stempel der Annahmestelle XI für Offiz.-Bewerber des Heeres, Nachwuchsoffizier "Celle", Nebeltruppenschule / Innen sehr gut -

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        Aminadab

      Gallimard 1942 - - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire tel que paru. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one copy of the service presse.Précieux and beautiful handwritten dedication signed by the author Gaston Gallimard: ". this book has it twice existence / When I contemplated this, I sighed and said. to myself: man is certainly a broom Swift "A restored head back slightly insolated hitch, yellowed paper marginally on some pages as usually. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Jewish Recruitment Circular No. 7 for the British Army

      Jerusalem 1942 - Circular Letter Signed (Mimeographed). December 13, 1942. Jerusalem. 1 p., 8 x 12 in. In Hebrew. "Turn your fury into deeds Volunteer!" Partial Translation"Following the horrible news concerning the mass extermination of our brethren in Europe.increase of mobilization is a must for every one of us.Many more thousands are needed to fight our enemy.to counter the terrible war declared on our people."Dov Yosef (1899-1980), born Bernard Joseph, was a member of David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party. He was elected to the Knesset and at various times held the positions of minister of Justice, Development, Agriculture, and Health.

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        Signed Original Manuscript - An Officer's Personal Account Leading the British Sumatra Battalion as a British POW for 38-Months on the "The Death Railway" (Bridge on the River Kwai)

      Thailand, 1942. Thailand, Vietnam, 1942-1945. Original signed manuscript by a British prisoner of war Captain (later Major) Dudley Apthorp, a Senior Officer of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Sumatra Battalion, who survived the hardships of the Death Railway and numerous beatings by the Japanese, while leading the British Sumatra Battalion for thirty-eight months. Upon his safe return in 1945-46 he made this chronicle, drawing from the diary he so bravely kept. Folio. 29 pages typescript document titled "The British (Sumatra) P.O.W. BN. [Battalion] History," includes five pages of sketch illustrations and a full page frontis map. Single leafs measuring approximately 20 x 33 cm, string-tied to margin, one of which is signed in the original by Apthorp in ink. Occasional creasing to extremities, otherwise in very good condition, clean and bright. Together with an original ribbon of the Burma Star with the Pacific Clasp rosette, a British World War II military campaign medal. The Burma Star was instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to those who had served in operations in the Burma Campaign from 11 December 1941 to 2 September 1945. Very good original condition. Captain Apthorp's account is the primary, authoritative source in relation to the British Sumatra Battalion. At great risk to himself, Captain Apthorp secretly kept a diary, carrying it from camp to camp in a hollowed out bamboo, eventually burying it at a POW camp in Saigon in 1945 to evade confiscation. The diary, now held at the Imperial War Museum, and other important documents were recovered after the war. The present document is his own summary and is signed in the original by him. Being a chronicle of events and affliction, drawn from his diary, it was produced in very limited quantity for the private use of the families of the men who died working the Death Railway. It precedes the book, which would be published by a descendant 36 years later, himself. Captured by the Japanese as a Prisoner of War to toil on the Burma-Thailand Railway project, which was coined the Death Railway, Captain (later Major) Dudley Apthorp, of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, was the Senior British Officer of the 'British Sumatra Battalion' nicknamed 'Appy?'s locusts'. Apthorp was among those apprehended at Singapore and shipped to Sumatra by the Japanese on the "England Maru" on 15 May 1942, arriving at Mergui in Burma on 25 May 1942. He was involved in the construction of rail lines, at least one aerodrome, and bridges. Captain Apthorp had made his way to Padang, the former capital of Sumatra, only to find that he had missed the last rescue boat. On the deserted quayside, hiding in the darkness, he came across a number of other men in the same plight. They numbered twenty in all, four of them army officers, thirteen other soldiers, including NCOs and three from the navy. Together, they located an old Japanese sailing boat and sailed out into open water. A chart on board, which was their only navigational guide, showed the large island of Siberut, where they hoped they might obtain fresh water and supplies. During the short voyage they picked up eight men who were also attempting escape, among them a former engineer and a seaman. Apthorp was the most senior army officer among the men, but he was glad to leave matters of seamanship to the newcomer with marine training. The group managed to stay free at sea for two weeks until they were caught by Japanese patrols looking specifically for escapees. They were towed back to Siberut and taken back to Padang to face execution, but ultimately became part of a large labour group which would evolve into the 'British Battalion' or the 'Sumatra Battalion' - with Captain Apthorp as their leader. The brave and faithful prisoner, Captain Apthorp secretly kept a diary, recording the conditions of the camps, ill-treatment, sickenss and death, unusual and significant events, and the battalion's movements from one location to the next. The present document is his summary, drawn from the diary, produced in limited quantity for the private use of the families of his fallen comrades. It contains personal details, including officers' names, conflicts, acts of protest, punishments, risks taken to obtain basic necessities, subsequent tyrannical rules, descriptions of each camp, and long awaited strikes by the Allies in 1944 to regain a foothold in Burma. Unflappable by oppression, humiliation or deprivation, Apthorp made a substantial impact on all around him as he represented the British Army with utmost distinction under abhorrent circumstances. The Imperial War Museum holds Apthorp's original diary, 37 pages, as well as his watch. [From the Imperial War Museum website:] Bob Grafton, who was in the battalion described the fearless leader as follows: "Captain Dudley Apthorp was a regular officer - a 'proper officer' - in the eyes of the men. Dudley would appear on the twice daily rollcalls (tenkos) properly dressed; regulation cap, with his cap badge... of Britannia filed from an Australian penny, and wrist watch on white web strap. The fact that his shirt and shorts were rotting in the sweltering climate mattered not. To the men who paraded naked except for a ?'G?' string he was a 'proper officer'. The men loved his unruffled dignity. The Japs hated it. He was a disciplinarian but scrupulously fair. His stands against the Japanese demands for work from his emaciated group (150 died in the first twelve months) earned him many vicious beating which angered the men, but these he took with crushing dignity. In his quiet way he continued his fight against the Japanese in the POW camps, cleverly showing just enough of his deeply felt contempt for them, which fired his spirit and made them feel uncomfortable." At the request of surviving POWs under his command, a book was later published based on Apthorp's diary. It further includes the personal recollections of several of the POWs. The book, published in 1981 with the title 'The British Sumatra Battalion', was compiled by descendant Ann A. Apthorp. It contains some of the text as seen here, although much of it was edited. The present manuscript is a rare original account in the Captain's own authoritative words, and pre-dating the book by 36 years.. Very Good.

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        The Body in the Library

      London: Collins for The Crime Club, 1942. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bound in red-orange cloth, spine lettered in black. In the original, first edition dust jacket. Binding is firm with bright orange color. Slightest rubbing to spine ends. Pages are bright and clean. No marks or inscriptions. There is a tiny bookseller label under the front flap. The unrestored dustjacket is unclipped (4/6) and unfaded with bright vivid colors. Minimal wear to spine ends and edges. A truly splendid copy. Rare in this condition. .

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        The Life and Death of Sugar Candy Screenplay of Proposed new Film Production to be made at Denham Studios, Denham, Middx. for General Film Distributiors Ltd June-September 1942

      The Archers Film Productons Ltd, London 1942 - pages numbered to 237 ( to 118 sequences) various sequences have been cut and removed for the text ( in some cases this is noted ), single sided typescript, loose leaf, bound in orange card folder with ribbon, label in front " Curtis and Page. Typewriting and duplicating" This is an original script for " The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp". The folder is worn and torn, edge rubbed and marked, the pages are a little tanned with a few marks. This screenplay precedes the film and differs from the final version, it is not a transcript of the film [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Chinese Jades in the Stanley Charles Nott Collection, Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record: Exhaustively Reviewing the Symbolic Ritualistic Appurtenances of Chinese Jades and their Various Sacrificial Usages

      The Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1942, Leatherette, Book Condition: Very Good Minus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Printed in the USA by The Record Company, St. Augustine, FL. This edition was limited to 1,000 numbered copies, of which the present volume is No. 906. Signed on the limitation page in a neat black ink hand by the author. At the time of publication Stanley Charles Nott was Director of Oriental Art at the Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. 12.25 x 9.25 inches. Thick, heavy-duty contemporary binding in bright green leatherette (not genuine leather). Fairly crisp gilt-stamped ruling and lettering to the front board and to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail. Upper corners moderately bumped and lower corners gently bumped, with very light abrading. Moderate shelf pull along the bottom edge of the boards. The leatherette binding generally clean and in very good condition. Some vertical semi-creasing along the spine but no cracking or brittleness. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. Handsome decorative pastedowns/FEPs in shades of light jade green. Note that, as to each of the two pastedowns, there is a thin, horizontal strip of tape remnant, an after-effect of a dust jacket that was once taped down and merely a minor cosmetic issue. XVI and 536 pages of text. Color frontispiece portrait of the author and collector, the portrait in near fine condition, with faintest spotting at the outermost margins, outside the plate. With XVI B&W full-page figures (line drawings) and with CXVIII plates, all full-page and all on semi glossy heavy stock. Note that at the lower fore-edge of pages 498-536 there is a very small, narrow and faint tide-mark, about 1 inch long horizontally and at most 1/4 inch into the plain outer margin of Plates CXV-CXVIII and not at all into the plates themselves. The 118 plates, illustrating 107 specimens of jade-work, are all in fine or near fine condition. Index pages 527 and 533 with light fingering/soiling marks near the outer fore-edge, not affecting the readability of the pages. Else an impressively clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. Included are two semi-glossy, color photo-copies of the front, spine and flap of the original dust jacket, the dust jacket now perished.

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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, [1942]. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Corners slightly bumped, crumpled head and tail of spine, light toning, else very good in slightly rubbed and chipped jacket, lacking a few significant pieces head and tail of the spine and along the top edge of the upper panel, but substantially intact. First edition, extremely scarce with the dust jacket. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy was Schumpeter's most important and controversial book, a philosophical analysis of economics and history in which he coined the term "creative destruction". Blaug, who calls this his masterpiece, notes that in this work, Schumpeter "paradoxically rejected the Marxian diagnosis of the imminent breakdown of capitalism and, at the same time, predicted the almost inevitable arrival of socialism as a result of the betrayal of capitalist values by the intellectuals of the western world" (Great Economists Before Keynes, p. 216.) Publisher's advance information slip loosely inserted.

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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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        GO DOWN, MOSES

      New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; first issue black binding, with titling and rule in gilt and red on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 383pp. Spine gilt slightly oxidized, with minute wear to upper 1" of rear board edge; very Near Fine, with the topstain notably bright and unfaded. In the first state dustjacket, with 8 titles listed on rear panel; price-clipped, gently spine-sunned, with some light wear to extremities, minor erosion to upper 1" of rear flap fold, and a tiny smudge along front joint; a presentable, Very Good+ example without significant loss. Faulkner intended this as a novel, though it includes material previously (or concurrently) published as individual stories. The sections are entitled "Was," "The Fire and the Hearth," "Pantaloon in Black," "The Old People," "The Bear," "Delta Autumn," and "Go Down, Moses." Generally these sections are considerably rewritten from previously published short stories bearing the same titles." Petersen A21b.

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        Take My Life - Original One-Sheet Poster

      N.p.: Gold Seal Productions, [n.d. but 1942]. Rare poster for this African-American film, also released under the title Murder Rap. Set in Harlem, the film featured an all-colored cast, starring Monte Hawley, Freddie Baker, Robert Webb, and the Harlem Dead End Kids. A morale-boosting crime-drama involving a gang of hoods disregarding their patriotic responsibilities as America enters WWII. The hoods are brought into line by the well-meaning Sargeant Holmes (Jack Carr), who educates them about the glories of the U.S. Army by showing them a film on military heroism. The film also involves a murder-mystery sub-plot involving 2 members of the gang, one of which is unjustly incarcerated for a murder he did not commit. Original one-sheet poster, lithographed in colors on white stock measuring 41" x 27". Professional restoration to the yellow portions in "Take My Life" and red portions of upper right edge, and some minor touch-up to folds; B/B-.

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