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        Wunder in der Natur. Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen

       Schmidt & Günther, Lpz., 1942. 6 S. des Namenverz. zu den Bildtaf. u. 120 S. Bildtaf., Ln., Quart (unwesentlich berieben) Sehr gutes Exemplar Versand D: 5,90 EUR Photographie, Botanik

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Großes Plakat vom SA-Graphiker Mjölnir: Wir haben alle nur einen Willen … - Sieg um jeden Preis! [Original!]

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP / Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH. 1942 Falt-Plakat 120x85cm 1 Zustand: sehr guter bis guter Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR SA- Sturmabteilung, NSDAP, Kampfzeit, Ernst Röhm, Viktor Lutze, Oberste SA Führung

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        Make Way for Ducklings

      Viking Press 1942 - Third printing signed by McCloskey on the title page, in the original dust jacket. Very good in a very good dust jacket with the original price of $2.00 on the front flap and the original Caldecott Medal on the front panel. Caldecott Medal bookplate on verso of front free endpaper and previous owner's blindstamp on title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Witness Tree

      Henry Holt, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Inscribed and signed by Frost on front free endpaper: "For Estelle Topmiller / from / Robert Frost / Hanover New Hampshire / 1943." Cloth hardcover clean and sharp, no jacket. Interior clean and tight. Laid in is an ink note dated October 11, 1943 in which "John A." explains to "Stell" that the he secured the dedication from Frost on the previous day, when he spent 45 minutes with him.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

      [Bookseller: Ohio Book Consortium]
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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories.

      

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        The Screwtape Letters.

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1942. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. This epistolary work consists of one side of a correspondence between the fiendish mentor Screwtape and his underling Wormwood. In the course of the book Wormwood is guided through the process of cheating the "patient" out of his soul. Far from being sententious and worthy Lewis achieves both his ends with both wit and humour.

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        Non Vouloir Illustrated by 4 etchings by Picasso

      Copy 360 of 400 on Velin Bouffant paper, from a total edition of 420 copies. Uncut, thread stitched paperback, with four engravings with burin by Picasso in full page, and poems by George Hugnet. The book is dedicated to Paul Eluard.Condition: the paper cover is detached from the text block, and the upper part of the spine is missed. The back has a large water stain on the top, that still visible on the justification page. The rest of book is in very good condition, with no stains or discoloration, the 4 engravings are also in very good condition.

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        CHRISTMAS MANGER

      REY, H.A.. (REY,H.A.) A CHRISTMAS MANGER. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1942. Oblong folio (14 x 11"), cloth spine and pictorial wraps, near fine and unused. This is a novelty book full of die-cut characters and other Christmas objects that require only folding to assemble into a Christmas manger scene. Illustrated by Rey (of Curious George fame) with bright, bold colors. Rare.

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        SOFÍA. (LA Sabia). Escenas de la Costa Brava a principios de siglo.

      Edit. José Porter. Imp. NAGSA. Barcelona, 1942 - . 17 cm. 226 pág., 1 h. Ilustr. con dibujos originales de Lluis Masriera, pintados con acuarelas, fuera del texto. Enc. en pergamino. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. Algún punto de óxido. Artistas catalanes siglo XX. Dibujos originales. Girona. Costa Brava [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Muskoka

      Muskoka, Canada: Fraser, (Capt.) L[evi] R. (Self-Published). Paperback. 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. . Good. 1942. First Edition.

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        Dragon's Teeth (First Edition, self-published issue)

      New York and Pasadena: Self published, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. The uncommon author's self-published edition, published by Sinclair in January 1942 simultaneous to the Viking trade edition, and with "Published by the Author" on the title page as called for. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. About Fine and unread in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped, else book is bright and Fine, with a deep red topstain. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with small chips to the spine ends and corners and a few short closed tears to the top edge. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An attractive copy, scarce in any condition.Ahouse, p. 104.

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        Poo-Poo and the Dragons.

      Boston 1942. Large 8vo. 142 + (1) pp. Illus. by Robert Lawson. Publ. full cloth. Worn binding and broken, but holding, inner front hinge. Text-block good. Tattered book-pl.. Adorable and funny illustrations. Signed by author on free leaf

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        Merida en el ano de mil novecientos cuarenta y dos.

      Mexico 1942 - Only edition, limited to 300 copies, signed and numbered. Quarto portfolio with ties, pp xvi, 50 silver gelatin black and white photos, mounted on heavy card stock with backing. Wonderful, moody black and white studies of architecture in Merida. Cervantes (1868-1953) was a prominent engineer and restorer of ancient monuments in Mexico. Among his major publications, however, are collections of photographs of colonial Mexican cities. His photographic views of Mexican cities -- he did 9 of them, this being his last - were all done in the same format and included original photographic prints mounted individually on card stock and enclosed in a decorative portfolio with ties. Over the years they have been become desireable for their artistry. His eye for colonial architecture is very fine. He also published several volumes on Puebla tile-work, and enamel ware from Uruapan -- all virtually self-published. This particular volume is the finest I have ever seen condition-wise; virtually as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MORIRAS LEJOS. [Firmado / Signed]

      Americalee, 219 pgs., Buenos Aires 1942 - Dedicado por la autora, esposa de Rafael Alberti, al poeta Juan L. Ortiz. Sin cubiertas. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Stone Men of Malekula.

      Chatto., London. 1942 - xxii, 816pp, plates, figures, tables, maps, songs. The anthropology of the islet of Vao of the north-easter coast of Malekula in the New Hebrides. Inscription reads 'To Geoffrey Taylor with love from John (the aiuthor) and Doris Oxford, Oct 1st 1942' Wrapper is rubbed, worn, chipped, small tears, stained, boards are soft and sunned to edges, papers is age discoloured but generally a good copy. 2kg Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Superman

      Random House, NEW YORK 1942 - Jacket with some chipping, very faint stain to rear panel corner, price clipped. Small sticker "23rd Bombing Squadron" inside blank free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Take My Life - Original One-Sheet Poster

      Gold Seal Productions [n.d. but 1942], N.p. - 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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        Briefe und Aufzeichnungen Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts. Herausgegeben von Erich H. Müller von Asow. Erster und zweiter Teil (alles Erschienene) in 2 Bänden * 2 G A N Z L E D E R - H a n d e i n b ä n d e / Handexemplar des Verfassers

      Berlin, Alfred Metzner Verlag, 1942 - Vollständige Ausgabe in 2 stattlichen Handeinbänden der Zeit (2 Bände, gebunden jeweils in grünes Maroquin-Ganzleder / Leder / GLdr / OLdr / Ldr im Format 19 x 27,6 cm) mit dekoriertem Rückentitel und Deckel-Liniendekoration in Goldprägung, Lederhäubchen, Kopffarbschnitt und blindgeprägter Liniendekoration der hinteren Deckel. Band 1: 588 Seiten ,mit Notenbeilage (Skizze zum Ballett "Le gelosie del serraglio" im Erstdruck), Band 2: 575 Seiten mit 66 Seiten Noten u. Gesangstexten (Gesamtausgabe der Briefe und Aufzeichnung der Familie Mozart 2 und 3). - Aus dem Inhalt: Familienbriefwechsel aus den Jahren 1769 - 1779 / Familienbriefwechsel aus den Jahren 1780-1791 / Briefe an verschiedene Empfänger / Aufzeichnungen. 2. und 3. Band der Reihe "Gesamtausgabe der Briefe und Aufzeichnungen der Familie Mozart", herausgegeben von Erich H. Müller von Asow im Auftrage des Zentralinstituts für Mozartforschung am Mozarteum in Salzburg. - Neben diesen beiden Textbänden erschienen 1942 auch noch 3 Kassetten mit Faksimile-Wiedergaben der hier abgedruckten Briefe, vgl. dazu unsere Nr. 20571! - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14.- Zwei schöne Ganzlederbände, die sich der Herausgeber Dr. Müller von Asow eigens hat binden lassen, jeweils mit seinem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Lederhandband, Ganzlederband, Ganzlederausgabe, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, Handvergoldung, Musikwissenschaft im Nationalsozialismus , Musikgeschichte, Wiener Klassik, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Briefsammlung, Zentralinstitut für Mozartforschung in Salzburg Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mini Photo Album - WWII - Elite Sappers - The Royal Engineers - Rare Snapshot of Churchill

      Egypt 1942 - Alexandria, Western Desert, 1942-1943. Album of uncommon Second World War photographs taken in Egypt by British "Sapper" in the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Western Desert Campaign, featuring a snapshot of Sir Winston Churchill, and a notable interest in German defeat. Contains 27 gelatin silver print photographs mounted with corners onto grey cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. Oblong Royal Thirty-twomo. string-tied album measuring approximately 14,5 x 9 cm, orange cloth spine with illustrated wood boards, evidently obtained whilst in Jerusalem. Front board inscribed by the soldier/photographer, Spr. A.C. Horne. [Spr. was short for Sapper, a rank equal to private in the British Royal Army]. Photographs measure approximately 9 x 6 cm. Occasional creasing to photograph corners, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. It is highly regarded throughout the military, and especially the Army. During the Second World War, bomb disposal became an important and frequent task, and a majority of the so-called volunteers were brave Royal Engineers who found that they had become bomb disposers as the result of routine postings. The life expectancy of a Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Officer was but ten weeks at the height of the bombing raids. The Royal Engineers Museum is in Gillingham in Kent. A pocket-size album of memorable snapshot war scenes from the Western Desert Campaign of Egypt, from the unique perspective of a Royal Engineers sapper, the photographer had a curiosity for German engineered machinery, and appears to have been involved in the deadly duty of bomb disposing. A veritable graveyard of broken wings - from the aircraft of the German Air Force, wrecked military trucks, German aircraft and armoured cars (Panzerkampfwagen), and large British anti-aircraft guns are all the object of Horne's attention. Of particular interest, and revealing the high risk task which he most likely was required to undertake, is a close-up view of a bomb lying on the ground and not yet detonated. In addition, he manages to sneak a snapshot photograph of Sir Winston Churchill standing near a lorry in the desert and waving farewell, at HMS Glebe, the Service base at Alexandria airfield, which Churchill visited in 1943. Other images show a tent camp in the desert, men marching through a desert storm, a German military graveyard, and enemy troops surrendering at gunpoint in the Western Desert of North Africa. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, FRS (1874-1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be recognised as an honorary citizen of the United States. The Cairo Conference was held in Cairo, 22-26 November 1943 at the residence of the American Ambassador to Egypt, Alexander Kirk, which was situated near the Pyramids. The meeting was attended by President of the United States Whilst in Cairo in December 1943 Winston Churchill and his daughter also visited his old regiment, the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Together with Lieutenant General Stone, Churchill donned a colonel's uniform and inspected the troops. Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek President of the Republic of China, and other delegates, who together outlined the Allied position against Japan during World War II, and made further decisions affecting postwar Asia. The Cairo Declaration was issued on 27 November

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        Les Deux Testaments De François villon. Avec Un Envoi Illustré à L'aquarelle De Yves Brayer

      Club Bibliophile De France, Paris 1942 - In-4 reliure demi-velin à coins à la bradel, titre doré sur le dos, 24 illustrations de Yves Brayer, et un petit volume in-16 en plein velin, nom et date manuscrits en fac-similé de l'édition de 1533. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin de Renage. Avec un bel envoi de Yves Brayer agrémenté d'une charmante aquarelle. Bel ensemble.

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        La Princesse de Babilone.

      - Bern-Bümpliz, Ed. Les Belles Feuilles (A. Züst) 1942. 32,8 : 26 cm. 2 Bl., 115, (1) S., 4 Bl. mit 23 Orig.-Holzstichen von Imre Reiner in Rot u. Schwarz. Lose Bogen in Orig.-HPergament-Einbanddecke u. Schuber. Eines der XX römisch numerierten Exemplare (I-XX) hors commerce der VORZUGSAUSGABE auf vieux Japon Impérial mit einer SEPARATEN SUITE der Holzstiche in Schwarz oder Rot, oder von zwei Stöcken in Schwarz-Rot, ebenfalls auf kaiserlich Japan. Druckvermerk von Reiner signiert. - Schuber berieben, sonst tadelloses Ex. - In dieser römisch numerierten Teilauflage von nur 20 Exemplaren, die nicht für den Handel bestimmt waren, sehr selten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        FIRST DRAFT "SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON" ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BASED ON A STORY BY SIR A CONAN DOYLE

      [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 1942. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only of salmon colored stock. Bradbound. Pencil name on title leaf ("Milton Feld," a Universal producer at the time), a few annotations in color pencil, very good or better. A first draft of this contribution to the Holmes screen canon. Released in April of 1943, SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON was directed by Roy William Neill, and starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The association of Lynn Riggs, the Oklahoma-born, part-Cherokee gay playwright and poet with this project is very interesting. It is one of at least two of the Universal Holmes titles that Riggs worked on, the other being an (until recently) uncredited revised draft of the screenplay for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR (also dated 1942). Riggs is most widely known for his play, GREEN GROW THE LILACS, which was immensely popular as the musical adaptation, OKLAHOMA!, but little has been written about his years as a screenwriter for MGM, RKO, Paramount and Universal. Millhauser's career as a screenwriter began in 1911 and includes over sixty credits, including SHERLOCK HOLMES FACES DEATH (1943) and SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN (1944). Script material relating to any of the pre-1950 Holmes films is uncommon. Although well over one hundred and fifty adaptations of Sherlock Holmes to the screen are known, beginning with SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED (1903), the Rathbone-Bruce portrayals have become almost canonical, beginning with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (March 1939), and concluding with the twelfth in sequence, DRESSED TO KILL (1946). DE WAAL 5150.

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        Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1942 - First edition, 1942, Lippincottt, with DJ. The book is VG with slightly bumped corners, very light toning to edges of endpapers. There is a 2" light stain at the bottom of the back cover that soaked through from the DJ. Spine is not sunned. The hard to find dust jacket has the $3.00 price. It is fair to good-, and intact, with chips on the corners, wear to the folds and some tears. THere is foxing and staining. It is now in a mylar cover. This is the autobiography of Hurston, beginning when she was a child in Eatonville, Fl, the first incorporated Negro community in the US, to her studies at Barnard and Columbia, her anthropological work in remote places, and her career as a writer. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SS-Mann und Blutsfrage. Die biologischen Grundlagen und ihre sinngemässe Anwendung für die Erhaltung und Mehrung des nordischen Blutes * mit handschriftlicher Widmung von H e i n r i c h H i m m l e r Bitte beachten Sie Nr. 9 unserer AGB (Druckwerke aus totalitären Staaten / §§ 86 und 130 StGB, Jugendschutzgesetz)!

      Berlin, 1942 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 17 x 23 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel. 63 Seiten, mit Druckvermerk "Nur für Führer" und vielen - teilweise ganzseitigen - Zeichnungen und Tabellen / graphischen Darstellungen; in Einstecktasche am hinteren Einbanddeckel ein gesondertes Heft mit 16 Seiten, enthaltend insgesamt 26 Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, mit kurzen Bildunterschriften. - Aus dem Inhalt: ganzseitiges Führerzitat ("Ich messe den Erfolg unserer Arbeit nicht am Wachsen der Straßen. Ich messe ihn nicht an unseren neuen Fabriken . . . Adolf Hitler auf dem Parteitag der Ehre 1936) - Gesetze des Lebens (Kampfgesetz / Gesetz der Fruchtbarkeit / Gesetz der Auslese / Der Einfluss der Umwelt) - Volk und Rasse (Was ist Volk? Die Wurzeln der völkischen Eigenart / Der Rassebegriff / Entstehung und Herkunft der nordischen Rasse / Erscheinungsbild, Erbbild / Die rassische Zusammensetzung des deutschen Volkes / Rasse und Kultur) - Von der Vererbung (Vererbung, ein Lebensgesetz / Die Erbanlagen / Umwelt und Erbanlagen / Vermischung mit artfremden Rassen, ein Vergehen wider das Blut / Die nordische Rasse als Trägerin des deutschen Volkes / Soldatentum und Rasse) - Auslese und Zucht (Auslese erhält und fördert die Art / Die Gattenwahl / Über die Inzucht / Gegenauslese und Entartung / Der Kampf gegen das minderwertige Erbgut / Die bevölkerungspolitische Entwicklung Deutschland / Großraumpolitik, Rasse, Fruchtbarkeit / Das Reich und seine bevölkerungspolitischen Maßnahmen) - Der Blutsgedanke in der SS (Die Schutzstaffel als Auslese vorwiegend nordischer Menschen / Gattenwahl. Verlobungs- und Heiratsbefehl / Familienpflege, Nachwuchsfrage / Lebensborn, Fürsorgewesen / Die SS und die Gestaltung des Schicksals der nordischen Rasse). - Die Fotoabbildungen des Beihefts mit Bildunterschriften wie: "Gutes Blut - ewiger Quell! / Ist alles gleich was Menschenantlitz trägt? / Nein, abermals nein - wehe dem, der das vergisst! Denn diese sind nur ein Wurf nach dem Menschen hin / Das Gesicht des "auserwählten" Volkes! / Mischlinge, wie sie der Jude propagiert - sie sind die ewig körperlich und seelisch unharmonischen Bastarde! / Erbkranke sind eine schwere Belastung für Volk und Staat / Erblich belastet, minderwertig und unheilbar krank / Der Nationalsozialistische Staat wird verhindern, daß in Zukunft Menschen, deren Leben nicht lebenswert ist, geboren werden / In den schönsten Gebieten der Reichsgaue stehen die Heime des "Lebensborn", die allen Anforderungen genügen / - denn alles für das gesunde Kind! / Der deutsche Soldat ist der beste der Welt. Seine Bereitschaft zu Angriff und Verteidigung sind rassisch bedingte Eigenschaften / . . . kein Hindernis vermag ihn aufzuhalten. Stets hart am Feind, ist das Ziel die Vernichtung des Gegners" - Kriegsdruck, Exemplar in ganz guter Erhaltung (Einband mit kleinen Einrissen und am Rücken mit Japanpapier fachmännisch verstärkt, sonst gut), mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Heinrich Himmler in grünem Buntstift auf dem Titelblatt ("Unsere Rasse ist unser Leben H. Himmler"). - Sonderheft der Schriftenreihe für die weltanschauliche Schulung der Ordnungspolizei; seltene Aufklärungsschrift, nur für SS-Führer bestimmt. - W e i t e r e B i l d e r s . N r . 2 1 2 0 1 ! - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im zweiten Weltkrieg, Waffen-SS, Reichsführer SS, illustrierte Bücher, Heinrich Himmler, Vernichtung des minderwertigen, lebensunwertes Leben, Hochzüchtung der nordischen Rasse, Lebensborn, Demographie im Nationalsozialismus, Kampf gegen minderwertiges Erbgut, Aufartung des deutschen Volkes, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der SA.-Führer. Zeitschrift der SA.-Führer der NSDAP. Heft 1 - 12 Dezember 1942, 7.Jahrgang (vollständig)

      München Hauptstadt der Bewegung, Zentralverlag der NSDAP., Franz Eher Nachf., 1942 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (12 Hefte, jeweils orangebrauner Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 17 x 22 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel. 40 Seiten, mit vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier. - Aus dem Inhalt: Rückschau und Ausblick, von Dr.Wilhelm Koppen - Die besseren Nerven. von SA.-Hauptsturmführer Rehm - ganzseitiges Nietzsche-Zitat - Drei Schicksalsfragen an das deutsche Volk, von SA.-Rottenführer Schwalke, z.Zt. im Wehrdienst - Einem gefallenen Dichter, Gedicht von H. W. Dehn - Politische Charakterologie, von SA.-Obertruppführer Prof.Dr. Deuchler (Fortsetzung) - Reiterlied, von Fritz A. Körber - Herrschergestalten des ausgehenden Altertums / Trajan, von SA.-Oberscharführer Dr.habil. Friedrich Cornelius - Mussolini-Zitat ("Wenn ich vorgehe, folget mir; wenn ich zurück gehe, tötet mich; wenn ich falle, rächet mich. Mussolini") -Personalnachrichten (Nachrufe auf SA.-Obergruppenführer Kerrl u.a. gefallene SA Männer) - Erfahrungen des täglichen Dienstes vormilitärische Wehrerziehung während des Krieges (Durchführung eines Wehrkampfes) - woher stammen unsere Einheitsbezeichnungen?, von Prof. Paul Herthum-Göttingen (Schar, Trupp, Sturm, Standarte, Brigade, Gruppe) - Panzer, von Kriegsberichte Hans Hufzzky - Boris Vajenko. Ein Schauprozess der Moskauer Sowjetjustiz (Fortsetzung), von Werner Lohmann - Buchbesprechungen - Kleinanzeigenteil (Januar-Heft; Dezember-Heft:) ganzseitiges Führerzitat auf vorderer Einbanddeckelinnenseite SA. Männer! Kameraden!, son Stabschef Viktor Lutze - Weihnachten in der Volksüberlieferung, von Dr.karl Haiding - Der toten Soldaten Heimkehr, Gedicht von Thilo Scheller - Wandlungen der Heldensage. Dietrich von Bern in der Hölle, von Dr.E.Mudnrak / Wien - ganzseitige Nachrufe auf SA.-Obergruppenführer Ludwig Siebert (Bayrischer Ministerpräsident) und SA.-Gruppenführer Richard Wagenbauer (Mitglied des Reichstages, vom Führer an die Spitze des der SA.-Gruppe Hochland gestellt) - Der kleine Stern, Gedicht von Martin Damß - Brechende Seeherrschaft, von Obersturmbannführer Gilbert In der Maur, z.Z. Major im Wehrdienst - Künstler der SA. stellten in Dresden aus, von Obertruppführer Gunter Gerstner - Lied an Deutschland, Gedicht von Karl Josef Keller - Europas gemeinsamer Feind, von Horst Seemann (mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "Die Ausschaltung des Judentums aus dem politischen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Leben der europäischen Nationen wird eine Entgiftung unseres ganzen Kontinents zur Folge haben, und auch die übrige Welt wird erkennen, daß das Judentum der wahre Feind jeglichen Aufbaus und friedlichen Zusammenlebens ist") - Nietzsche-Zitat - Erlebnis des Ostens, von Kriegsbericht der Karl Maria Grimme - Männer, Gedicht von Oberführer Gerhard Schumann (Abwehrkampf gegen die Bolschewisten an der Ostfront) - Zum erstenmal "Feldherrenhalle", von Kriegsbericht der Heinz Lechner - Der Oberst, von Kriegsbericht der Werner Siegel - Personalnachrichten - Buchbesprechungen - Kleinanzeigenteil (auf hinterem Einbanddeckel, beidseitig mit Firmenwerbung und teilweise bebildert). - Kriegsdruck, Exemplare in sehr guter Erhaltung: Namensstempel mit Signaturvermerk auf vorderem Einbanddeckel oben rechts, einige Einbände etwas stockfleckig / angeschmutzt, sonst tadellos. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, Nationalsozialismus, Schrifttum der Bewegung, nationalsozialistische Monatsschrift, Adolf Hitler, NSDAP, NS.-Schrifttum, illustrierte Bücher, Sturmabteilung der Bewegung, Kriegseinsatz der SA, SA.-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle", scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, Antijudaismus, Antisemitismus, Antibolschewismus, Kriegsberichterstattung, Wehrmacht-Frontberichte, SA.-Wehrkampf, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Bildgut / Gedankengut Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Aminadab

      Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse.Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe daté et signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Personne ne reçoit tant de Dieu que celui qui est entièrement mort. Saint Grégoire. Pour sa chère maman et sa vieille Marg, en tout affection. Maurice."Trois petites piqûres et une claire mouilure en marge du premier plat.Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. Gallimard Paris 1942 14x20,5cm broché

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        [Photo Album]: German Soldiers in Minsk and Greater Belarus during World War II

      Belarus; Minsk. 1942. Small quarto. Measuring 8" x 9.5". Maroon pebbled cloth over paper boards. Contains 181 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 5.5", without captions. Album is near fine with near fine photographs with occasional creasing.A photo album kept by an unnamed German soldier while stationed in Belarus and Minsk during World War II. Belarus was occupied by Nazi Germany from 1941 until 1944. During this time one of the largest ghettos in Eastern Europe was created in Minsk housing roughly 100,000 Jews most of whom were killed during their internment. German soldiers stayed in the city and can be seen throughout the album practicing with firearms, marching through the streets in formation, and participating in the company marching band. The death toll on both sides was substantial amounting to a total of 2,230,000 people killed in Belarus during the occupation. Numerous German grave sites are pictured here, some marked with the Iron Cross, as well as a funeral procession for one of the men. High ranking officers are seen posing for photos as well as in candids while addressing their troops. Soldiers are depicted loading trucks and being transported via train. The nearly empty streets of Belarus are shown with photos of buildings, churches, and views of Minsk from a rooftop as well as rundown barns and buildings. One photo shows two men writing letters, another shows a group of soldiers having a drink outside. Later in the album the troops are seen in the snow, digging trenches, using carts pulled by horses, and standing at attention on patrol. An interesting compilation of arresting images depicting the occupation of Belarus in World War II from a German perspective. .

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        A Chess Silhouette: One Hundred Chess Problems by the Reverend Gilbert Dobbs

      Samford: Overbrook Press, 1942 133 pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and deckle edges. Overbrook chess series number 4. (Betts: 33-23) First edition limited to 150 copies.9 three-movers and 3 two-movers with solutions at the end.Giblert Dobbs (1867-1941) had composed an astonishing number of 2,500 problems, great numbers of them very charming and attractive pieces. He loved the simpler combinations of pure or model mates in three-move form, and turned out literally hundreds of examples, which one could always counted upon to be well worth the solving. Dobbs went on to become a minister in Georgia. (ACB: 1941)Condition:Lightly soiled else a very good to fine copy.

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        The works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, I. The life of Josephus, as written by himself. II. The antiquities of the Jewish people; with a defense of those antiquities, in answer to Apion. III. The history of the martyrdom of the Maccabees; and the wars of the Jews with the neighbouring nations till the final destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman power. IV. Account of Philo's ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula.

      First edition, "Newly Translated from the Original Greek, by Ebenezer Thompson, D.D. and William Charles Price, L.L.D." Josephus (b. A.D. 37) provides one of the very few non-biblical sources of Jewish history; the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, though noting the author's lack of prestige among Talmudic rabbis and his tendency to "omit and add" where he saw fit, says, "Writing a history of the Jews which non-Jews would read and believe, Josephus was an innovator in bringing together references to the Jews to be found in non-Jewish histories" (1942 ed., VI, 200). The 1910 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia adds that these works are "our only sources for many historical events . . . the value of the statements is enhanced by the insertion of dates which are otherwise wanting, and by the citation of authentic documents which confirm and supplement the Biblical narrative." The two volumes are illustrated with a total of => 69 copper-engraved plates (out of 70 called for), including a number of maps, all engraved by several different hands after the work of various artists.

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        Fata Morgana

      Buenos Aires, Sur, Éditions des Lettres Françaises 1942 - Broché, 27x18cm, 29p. Poème d'André Breton avec illustrations de Wifredo Lam. Édition originale de seuls 520 exemplaires, parue à Buenos Aires pendant la guerre. Exemplaire non coupé. Tampon de bibliothèque personnelle de l'artiste brésilien Arnaldo Pedroso d'Horta; étiquette de librairie sur la quatrième de couverture; marges de la couverture noircies, avec rousseurs. Petits accrocs sur le dos. Exemplaire solide et complet. Très rare EO de ce grand poème, chef d'oeuvre de la poésie surréaliste. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Original Pen and Ink Drawing]: First Lady of Haiti [Madame Elie Lescot]

      1942. Original pen and ink drawing for a rare 1942 calendar celebrating African-American women which was titled "Twelve American Women." Portrait is approximately 12.5" x 20.5"; framed 20." x 27.5". Signed and additionally titled in her hand by Jones, and with nine lines of handwritten text about the modest accomplishments of Lescot (mostly about her social graces when her husband was ambassador in Washington), and she has drawn an additional Haitian symbol incorporating "L'Union fait la Force" on both sides, written beneath the drawing "Pen and ink drawing." Between the two symbols is the only printed element, a small calendar for September. Madame Lescot was the second wife of Elie Lescot. His regime was made up largely of light-skinned Haitians. They went into exile in 1946 when they were replaced by a military junta. The accomplishments of Lois Mailou Jones were considerably more plentiful than those of Madame Lescot, she was one of the most influential female African-American artist of the 20th Century, beginning in the late Harlem Renaissance when she exhibited at the Harmon Foundation. She married the Haitian artist Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noel, and split her time between Haiti, New York, and Paris. Unlike her watercolors which tend to be impressionistic landscapes, this is a precise and detailed portrait of an African-American woman. .

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        WITNESS TREE

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. First edition, first printing, A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FROST, to a friend and colleague at Harvard University WITH A HANDWRITTEN POEM, SIGNED and dated by him. With portrait frontispiece from a sketch by Enit Kaufman. 8vo, original blue/green buckram lettered in gilt within a gilt framework on the upper cover and gilt lettered on the spine, in the publisher's original dustjacket. 63, notes pp. A fine copy, the book near perfect, the jacket a bit mellowed at the spine panel and with minor edge wear. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING AND A FINE AND SCARCE SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH A HANDWRITTEN POEM BY ROBERT FROST. The book is inscribed by Frost to Virginia Proctor, secretary to Harvard President James Byrant Conant. Though Frost tenure at Harvard was short, his friendship with Mrs. Proctor lasted well beyond his years in Cambridge. It was President Conant who first cited Frost as "The Poet of New England" when Frost was given an honorary degree of Litt.D. in 1937. In 1938 Frost resigned from Amherst and was elected to Harvard's Board of Overseers and that year also saw him placed in the English department at the university. Conant reappointed Frost for the years 1939 through 1942. This book was inscribed to Ms. Proctor at roughly the end of the academic year, in late April, on the 23rd, publication day of the book, during his last year at Harvard. Though Frost's formal ties with Harvard would end in that year, his association with Virginia Proctor would continue for many years following. INCLUDED WITH HIS INSCRIPTION TO PROCTOR IS THE HANDWRITTEN TWO-LINE POEM 'THE SECRET SITS', which is published on page 72 of the book. Thus, the entire inscription reads;"We dance round in a ring and suppose / But the secret sits in the middle and knows / Robert Frost / To Virginia Proctor / April 23 1942 / Harvard In addition to the poem Mr. Frost has penned in his inscription, A WITNESS TREE includes 44 others, including such classics as ?Come In?, ?The Gift Outright?, ?The Lesson for Today?, ?The Rabbit Hunter? and ?Trespass?.

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        The Classics and the Man of Letters.

      Oxford University Press 1942, 1942. FIRST EDITION: Pp.28. Bound in printed card wraps. Inscribed and signed by the author, to a priest; Father Philip Bacon (a member of the St. Stephen's Clergy which Eliot joined, Bacon was one of two clergymen credited with having a great influence on Eliot's religious life and was in fact Eliot's personal confessor), on the upper cover. This is the poet's Presidential Address delivered to the Classical Association on 15th April 1942. Near fine condition, slight sunning to the extremities resulting in fading to the pale blue wraps, strong bright and handsome.

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        The Moon is Down (signed)

      Viking Press, New York 1942 - New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition, first state with period between 'this' and' talk' on pg. 112. DJ is price clipped but in VG+ condition with only a few tiny nicks along DJ edges. Inscribed by author on title page in 1942. This book is in NF condition and is housed in a custom-made clamshell book box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Merida en el ano de mil novecientos cuarenta y dos

      Mexico, 1942. First printing. Only edition, limited to 300 copies, signed and numbered. Quarto portfolio with ties, pp xvi, 50 silver gelatin black and white photos, mounted on heavy card stock with backing. Wonderful, moody black and white studies of architecture in Merida. Cervantes (1868-1953) was a prominent engineer and restorer of ancient monuments in Mexico. Among his major publications, however, are collections of photographs of colonial Mexican cities. His photographic views of Mexican cities -- he did 9 of them, this being his last - were all done in the same format and included original photographic prints mounted individually on card stock and enclosed in a decorative portfolio with ties. Over the years they have been become desireable for their artistry. His eye for colonial architecture is very fine. He also published several volumes on Puebla tile-work, and enamel ware from Uruapan -- all virtually self-published. This particular volume is the finest I have ever seen condition-wise; virtually as new.

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        Fata morgana

      Editions des lettres françaises 1942 - - Editions des lettres françaises, Buenos Aires 1942, broché. - Edition originale, un des 500 exemplaires sur papier courant, seul tirage après 20 pur fil. Ouvrage illustré de 6 dessins de Wifredo Lam. Plats légèrement et marginalement insolés en têtes et en en pieds. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 500 exemplaires sur papier courant, seul tirage après 20 pur fil. Ouvrage illustré de 6 dessins de Wifredo Lam. Plats légèrement et marginalement insolés en têtes et en en pieds. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lithograph proofs for Jane Eyre

      1942. Octavo. Original brown and green cloth, title to front cover in manuscript. 16 colour lithographs. Spine a little bumped, contents lightly cockled, with some minor spotting. In excellent condition. Presentation copy from Freedman to Jack Beddington, inscribed by the artist on the front cover, "To Jack Beddington, from Barnett, Freedman, March 1941." Jack Beddington, best known for his publicity work for Shell-Mex and BP during the 1930s, collaborated with Freedman to launch the Lyons' Lithograph series after the Second World War. Barnett Freedman was commissioned by George Macy to create these illustrations as part of a series for Heritage Press in New York; this edition of Jane Eyre was published in 1942.

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        Poster: "Your Ballots Are Bullets...Daily Worker - National Unity For Victory Over Fascist Enslavement"

      [New York: Daily Worker, n.d. but ca.1942]. Superb war-time poster promoting the Daily Worker, prominently featuring a striking image of a tank bursting through the front page of the newspaper. This present example was printed at the "Victory Workshop," a small working group within the Artist'sLeague of America tasked with producing material to support the American war effort. Not found in OCLC. Original poster, lithographed in colors on white stock, measuring 76cm x 116cm (30" x 45.75"). Professionally linen-backed, light toning and expert infill to a few small losses at margins, with a handful of neat, mended tears; bright, Very Good+ example.

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        Seeing Is Believing

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1942. First Edition in original blue cloth with black titles to the spine . 8vo. 244pp. VG slight rubbing and edges a little dusty and foxed, feint tape marks to top half of the boards and pastedowns otherwise clean, bright and tight. In original Good+ 7/6 first issue dustwrapper showing overall wear, rubbing, uneveness to surface, creasing, slight chipping to corners, tears and rubbed spine. and some discolouration to the wrapper. 9231. From the library of the collector Derek Smith with his name in ink on the front paste down. Overall an pleasing example of this scarce title.

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        The Emperor's Snuff-Box.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1942. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A particularly bright copy in a price-clipped jacket with a few minor nicks. First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket with blurbs for five other Harper books on the rear panel. Generally considered as one of Carr's best novels, The Emperor's Snuff-Box was adapted into the 1957 film, That Woman Opposite, directed by Compton Bennett. Published simultaneously in the UK by Hamilton.

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        The German Supply Problem on the Eastern Front.

      [Washington, D. C. ?] Office of Strategic Services,, 1942. (June 22 - December 6, 1941). Monograph No. 6. Prepared by Economics Division Research and Analysis Branch Coordinator of Information. Square octavo (269 x 205 mm). Original pale blue wrappers secured by a metal clasp. Carbon copy typescript. 5 plates (one map of the Eastern Front, 4 diagrams showing rainfall). Library stamps on front cover and title page: "War Office Library, 10 Jan 1955".Wrappers a little used, peripheral red stain at foot of back wrapper and a handful of leaves. In good condition considering its fragile nature and provenance. First and sole edition, very scarce: OCLC records just 3 copies in institutional libraries worldwide (Hoover Institute, US Army Heritage & Education Center, Harvard), Copac locates no copies in British and Irish institutional libraries. There are three variants recorded by OCLC with either the imprint of the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI) or the United States Department of State Office of Intelligence Research, or our copy, with the imprint of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which would seem to be the same as that at Harvard. In 1942 Roosevelt split the functions of the COI to form the OSS and the Office of War Information. There is a fascinating, and lengthy, description of this work online at the CIA Library, but here is an extract: "If transport had been a bottleneck for [the Germans] in 1941, the Allies could be more sanguine about 1942 and would know better what their own strategy should be. But had it? The task of answering this question was undertaken by the Office of the Coordinator of Information, a six-months-old hybrid soon to be split into the Office of Strategic Services and the Office of War Information, and specifically by its Research and Analysis Branch, a constellation of brains assembled by Wild Bill Donovan which was to become in one way or another the progenitor of many a production component in the present-day intelligence community. Before the winter was over these analysts had resolved the thousand and one shadowy unknowns of the problem into tables of hard figures on the German forces' supply requirements and the capacity of transport to their front lines and issued a 166-page report entitled The German Supply Problem on the Eastern Front (June 22-December 6,1941). This was the first historic effort to devise a methodology for military-economic studies of a kind that are now routine in the intelligence community, and if the techniques used and the resulting estimates seem crude, it is because there was no background of previous experience or knowledge from which to draw. Moreover, the analysts found that in those first months of U.S. involvement in the war the information available in government offices here was incredibly meager. They had to build up their estimates of German troop strength, for example, by attempting to reconstruct the campaign day by day and division by division from the New York Times. No one in Army Ordnance could give the slightest clue as to the probable expenditure of ammunition in various types of fighting. The analysts could not go either to experts or to sources; they had to become the one and to invent the other".

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        West with the Night

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 1942 listed on the title page. Signed by Beryl Markham on the front free end paper, inscribed to previous owner and dated during the year of publication. Near Fine in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Cloth shows several faint stains, else remains rather sharp and clean. Light offsetting to paste downs. Previous owner bookplate affixed to front free end paper, beneath Markham's inscription. Dust jacket shows light edge wear, fading to spine and uneven fading to rear panel, a small internal chip to the spine panel, and an internal tape repair to the crown. A nice copy of the famed aviatrix's memoir of her time growing up in Kenya. Exceptionally scarce signed.

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        Photo Album - WWII - Papua New Guinea - USO Celebrities - Bob Hope & Jack Benny

      Papua New Guinea, 1942. Papua New Guinea, 1942-1945. Album of photographs taken by a U.S. Army private who served under General Woodruff in Papua New Guinea and Japan during World War II, illustrating interaction with indigenous Papuan tribes and their customs, and also featuring rare snapshot photographs of famous American USO celebrities. Oblong Quarto album, navy blue paper covers with army inspired eagle insignia to front, containing 107 photographs and 12 photographic postcards. The postcards and a scant few photographs are from Japan. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 5,5 x 8 cm, and the largest approximately 12 x 10 cm, each pasted to cardstock leafs. Wear to boards, scant few photographs creased, otherwise in Very Good Condition. A unique and well rounded visual chronicle of one man's service in the Pacific theatre of World War II, these images offer a glimpse of collaboration between a highly industrialized Western army and a third world society still embracing ancestral tradition as a daily way of life. Especially uncommon, the album also contains several original photographs of famous American celebrities associated with the USO (United Service Organizations) tour, who performed in Papua New Guinea in August 1944, including Jack Benny and Bob Hope standing together, movie star Carole Landis climbing out of a PBY aircraft, and Patti Thomas performing a dance in haltertop outfit. Singer Frances Langford appears in a few photographs, entertaining, interacting with the soldiers, and talking with musician June Bruner. Singer Martha Tilton and skilled harmonica player Larry Adler were also among the American concert party, who had arrive in New Guinea on 15 July 1944 to perform for servicemen. There is also a single photograph of a Hawaiian music troop performing for the servicemen. The photographer / compiler of these images is identified as L.H. Arrington on his 180th meridian crossing certificate, made onboard troopship SS Explorer in December 1945 on the return voyage to New York. A newspaper clipping placed within the album suggests that he served in a unit under the command of Major General Woodruff of I Corps, specifically with the 260th Quartermaster Rail-head company which was in Luzon, Philippines from 25 July 1945 to 19 October 1945, and which established quartermaster supply in Wakayama, Japan. Arrington may have also been part of Operation VICTOR V of the Battle of Mindanao in the Philippines in March 1945, Woodruff's 24th Infantry Division being one of the two principal ground combat units in the attack against Japanese forces. Most of the images being taken in New Guinea, Arrington would have previously participated The New Guinea campaign (January 1942 - August 1945). Although busy with daily war and camp duties, he managed to snap a good number of photographs of the islanders performing their indigenous routines, be that fishing with their dugout boats, harvesting bananas, washing, or balancing awkward items on their heads. Papuan men and their young boys were tireless assistants to the army, unloading cargo, constructing shelters and other buildings, clearing brush for landing strips, and so forth. A most impressive and large chapel appears to have been a combined effort of the Americans' skilled tradesmen and the Papuans knowledge in the use of Sago Palms. War wreckage scenes feature ships and aircraft on Pacific island beaches, including the Japanese ship Kinugawa Maru, which was beached and destroyed in November 1942 during Battle of Guadalcanal. Camp setup is also well illustrated, the American troops having erected a large temporary tent city to accommodate their numbers, each structure built on an elevated wood platform. The New Guinea campaign (January 1942 - August 1945) was one of the major military campaigns of World War II. Approximately 216,000 Japanese, Australian and U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen died. The US Navy Construction Battalions (C.B.) or 'Seabees' combat construction unit endured oppressive heat and humidity, nagging insects, tropical diseases, and enemy bombings. Roscoe Barnett Woodruff (1891-1975) was a career U.S. Army officer who served in World War I, and also in World War II as a combat division and corps commander in European and in the Pacific. In November 1944, Woodruff's chance at large-scale combat command finally came as commander in the Southwest Pacific of the 24th Infantry Division. He led his command in the five month Battle of Mindanao to liberate that island of Philippine archipelago from Japanese occupation in the closing phases of the Leyte campaign. In November 1945, Woodruff became commander of Eighth United States Army's I Corps, part of the allied occupation force in southern Japan. On Thursday, 20 January 1944, SS Explorer joined convoy Convoy UT.7, along with USS Stanton, USAT Excelsior, USAT General George W. Goethals, SS Borinquen, NS Britannic, and SS Exchequer. [The Convoy Identification Code UT.7 designated the route (UT = United States to United Kingdom) and the chronological number (7). The return trip of this convoy would be designated TU.7 (reversed). There were more than 200 convoy routes in existence during the war, of which 94 routes were under attack by U-Boats.] . Very Good.

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