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        CRAZY HORSE: THE STRANGE MAN OF THE OGLALAS. A BIOGRAPHY.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First edition. 8vo. x, (4), 428, (2) pp. Folding map of "Crazy Horse Country" tipped in. Presentation copy, with an inscription in her hand (though unsigned) and an original ink drawing by the author on front endpaper. Tan cloth with blue and red illustrations and lettering, in an edgeworn, price-clipped dust jacket. A very good copy. Luther Highspot #97.

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        Nachrichten des Reichsministers für Bewaffnung und Munition. * Nummer 1-55 (1942-1945, vollständig)

      Berlin, Otto von Holten Kunst- und Buchdruckerei Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH, 1942-1945. 12° Vollständige Original-Ausgabe: 55 Nummern, erschienen 25.April 1942 - 13.März 1945 als ungeheftete, gelochte Loseblatt-Hefte im Format 21 x 30 cm mit zweifarbigem, dekoriertem (NS.-Hoheitszeichen) Deckeltitel. Je Heft 4 - 14 Seiten, mit Druckvermerken wie: \"Geheim! Dies ist ein S t a a t s g e h e i m n i s im Sinne des § 88 RStGB vom 21.4.1934 (RGBl. I S.341 ff.). Weitergabe nur verschlossen, bei Postbeförderung als \"Einschreiben\". Empfänger haftet für sichere Aufbewahrung\" und \"Vertraulich! Jeder Empfänger der vertraulichen \"Nachrichten des Reichsminister für Bewaffnung und Munition\" haftet für ihre sichere Aufbewahrung. Die Weitergabe ist untersagt\". Mit 27 Sonderbeilagen: \"Rüstungsberichte aus dem feindlichen Ausland\" sowie 2 Sachverzeichnissen: zu Jahrgang 1942 (Nr. 1-17, Seite 1-184) und Jahrgang 1942/43 (Nr 1-33, Seite 1-366). - \"An die deutschen Betriebsführer der Rüstung. Der Krieg erfordert eine Konzentration auf unsere Rüstungsaufgaben. Jede Rücksichtnahme auf persönliche Interessen, auf die Planung oder Durchführung künftiger Friedensaufgaben muss unterbleiben, den wir alle müssen in diesem Stadium des Krieges vor uns selbst das reine Gewissen haben, uns rückhaltlos dem großen Ziele unterstellt zu haben. Ich betrachte es als meine Aufgabe, den Betriebsführer in Zukunft seine Arbeit zu erleichtern, ihm unnötige Belastungen zu nehmen und ihn damit freizumachen für die ihm gestellte Aufgabe: die Leistungssteigerung in seinem Betrieb. Ich bin daher entschlossen, der Industrie zur Durchführung ihrer Aufgaben eine weitaus größere Selbstverantwortung als bisher einzuräumen. Diese Selbstverantwortung muss jedoch die Industrie und den einzelnen Betriebsführer dazu verpflichten, sein Äußerstes herzugeben. Die Verbindung zwischen meinem Ministerium und der Rüstungsindustrie soll enger gestaltet werden; dazu dient dieses Nachrichtenblatt. Genauso wie ich durch dieses Nachrichtenblatt den Zusammenhang mit den Betriebsführern enger gestalten möchte, so erwarte ich auch von ihnen, daß sie mir ihre grundsätzlichen Nöte und Beobachtungen in größerem Umfange als bisher mitteilen\" (aus der Nr.1). - Mit zeittypischen Texten wie z.B.: \"Verfehlungen in der Kriegswirtschaft. Der Reichsminister für Bewaffnung und Munition musste in mehreren Fällen die Überführung in K o n z e n t r a t i o n s l a g e r für kurze Zeit wegen Verfehlungen anordnen, die eine Schädigung der Kriegswirtschaft zur Folge hatten\" / \"Erlass des Führers an die Frontsoldaten: Der Krieg erfordert laufende Verbesserung an Waffen und Gerät. Neue modernste Waffen werden zur Zeit geschaffen. Sie werden unsere Überlegenheit über die Gegner auch in der Bewaffnung erneut vor aller Welt beweisen. Diesen Vorsprung zu erhalten, womöglich noch zu vergrößern, ist eine wichtige Voraussetzung für den Endsieg. Die Grundlage für die Schaffung neuer Waffen und für jede Verbesserung vorhandener Kampfmittel muss die praktische Erfahrung des Kämpfers an der Front sein. Er verspürt die Vorzüge und Mängel seiner Bewaffnung und Ausrüstung am eigenen Leibe und kennt am besten die Bedürfnisse des Kampfes. Schnellste Auswertung dieser Fronterfahrungen und ihre sofortige Nutzbarmachung in der Waffenversorgung muss sichergestellt sein . . .\" / \"Die Hauptausschüsse haben die Aufgabe, die gesamte für sie arbeitende Industrie zu höchster Leistung zu führen. Der Leiter der Hauptausschüsse und Sonderausschüsse sowie der Haupt-und Sonderringe werden daher von mir angewiesen, in Zukunft nicht den Versuch zu machen, nur durch Überzeugungskraft ihr Ziel bei den Firmen zu erreichen. Dies entspricht nicht der Verantwortung, die ihnen als Vollzugsorganen des Reichsminister für Bewaffnung und Munition übertragen wurde. Ich erwarte von den Leitern der Haupt- und Sonderausschüsse sowie der Haupt und Sonderringe, daß sie ihre Aufgabe durch klare Weisungen und Befehle an die Industrie durchführen. Sie haben dabei meine volle Deckung. gez. Speer\" / \"Arbeitskräfte aus sowjetischem Gebiet. Um die Leistung der in der Rüstungswirtschaft eingesetzten Zivilarbeiter aus dem Osten zu verbessern, hat der Reichsminister für Bewaffnung und Munition eine Erleichterung der Lagerbestimmungen veranlasst. Auf seine Anregung hat der Reichsführer SS und Chef der Deutschen Polizei die bisherigen Bestimmungen über Arbeitskräfte aus dem Osten wie folgt erleichtert: 1. Zur Lagerumzäunung verwendeter Stacheldraht ist zu entfernen 2. Familien nicht mehr getrennt, sondern in besonderen Räumen unterbringen 3. Bewährten sowjetischen Arbeitskräften kann in geschlossenen Gruppen unter deutscher Aufsichtsausgang gewährt werden . . . 6. Trennung von Familien mit arbeitsfähigen Kinder über 15 Jahren beim Arbeitseinsatz nicht erforderlich. Frauen mit nichtarbeitsfähigen Kinder und schwangere Frauen auf jeden Fall wieder abschieben\" / \"Es ist eine wunderbare Aufgabe, für die Fertigung deutscher Waffen verantwortlich zu sein. Die Entstehung dieser Dinge erfüllt mich und auch meine Mitarbeiter mit einer Leidenschaft, die in einer rastlosen Arbeit ihren Ausdruck findet. Jede Betriebsbesichtigung und jedes Zusammenkommen mit Arbeitern und den verantwortlichen Männern der Rüstungsindustrie bestätigt immer wieder, daß auch hier mit derselben Leidenschaft gearbeitet wird. Nur manche Dienststellen, die in der nervösen Berliner Luft nur die Mangelerscheinungen und nicht das Positive sehen können, da sie auch nur mit den Mangelerscheinungen beschäftigt sind, sehen die Dinge weniger optimistisch. Man darf sich jedoch in keiner Weise beirren lassen, und meine Bitte geht auch an Sie dahin, in ihren Gauen trotz aller Schwierigkeiten den Optimismus zu vertreten. Die Rüstungswirtschaft wird auch in diesem Frühjahr dem Führer die Waffen und die Munition liefern, die er zur Durchführung seiner Operationen benötigt. Nachdem der Führer eine Vervielfachung des jetzigen Ausstoßes der Rüstung befohlen hat und die von ihm geforderten Zahlen auch zu erreichen sind, gilt es, zur Durchführung manche unbequeme Maßnahmen zu treffen. Es darf nie der Fall sein, daßdurch ein Versäumnis in der Heimat, das uns einer Unbequemlichkeit ausweichen ließ, hierdurch an der Front auch nur eine Granate oder eine Waffe fehlte!\" / \"Arbeitsplätze für deutsche Frauen. Tätigkeiten, die für die Beschäftigung von in- und ausländischen männlichen Arbeitskräften, Kriegsgefangene und Ostarbeiterinnen verboten sind: . . . \" / \"Ahndung missbräuchlicher Ausnutzung von Funktionen der industriellen Selbstverwaltung. Der R e i c h s f ü h r e rS S teilt mit: \"Der 48-jährige Direktor Georg Kapp, der als Mitglied eines Produktionsausschusses der Rüstungsindustrie an der Stillegung nichtkriegswichtiger Betriebe beratend beteiligt war, trat unter Preisgabe ihm dienstlich zur Kenntnis gekommener Tatsachen an eine der zur Schließung vorgesehenen Firmen heran mit dem Anerbieten, gegen Beteiligung mit 50 % der Aktien eine Stilllegung verhüten zu wollen. Ich habe angeordnet, daß Kapp einer Bewährungseinheit zugeteilt wird\" - Später Kriegsdruck, Exemplar in ganz guter Erhaltung (Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt da holzhaltig, teilweise mit Stempeln (u.a. \"Kommando des Rüstungsbereichs Augsburg\", \"Rüstungsamt\", \"Wirtschaftsstab Ost\") sowie Bleistiftstreichungen, sonst gut; Nr.55 in alter Fotokopie); weitere Beschreibung siehe Nr.19766! Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Reichsminister für Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion Albert Speer, Rüstungsbevollmächtigter, Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion im Nationalsozialismus, Führererlass an die Frontsoldaten, Konzentrationslager, deutsche Betriebsführer der Rüstung, Führung der Ausschüsse und Ringe, einheitliche Steuerung der Rüstungswirtschaft, Erteilung von Entwicklungsaufträgen, Eisenkontingentierung, Gauleiter Fritz Sauckel, Staatsgeheimnis, Einsatz von Juden in Rüstungsbetrieben, deutsche Kriegswirtschaft / Rüstungsindustrie, Fraueneinsatz in der Rüstungsindustrie , Zwangsarbeiter, Deutsches Beschaffungsamt in Frankreich berufsrichtiger Einsatz der Zivilrussen und russischen Kriegsgefangenen, Panzer- und Waffenfertigung, Waffen- und Beschaffungsämter der Wehrmacht, Hansa-Programm, Rüstungsdienststellen, Betonschiffbau, Heereswaffenamt: Verbot des Konstruierens, Ritterkreuzverleihungen, Rüstungstransporte in Ganzzügen, Staatsgeheimnis, totaler Kriegseinsatz des deutschen Volkes, Verfehlungen in der Kriegswirtschaft: Bestrafung falscher Anschuldigungen und Überführung in Konzentrationslager, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Speech Broadcast by The Prime Minister Mr Winston Churchill, May 10, 1942

      New York: The British Library of Information, 1942. First English-language edition, only printing. Pamphlet. This is a beautifully fine copy of the first English-language edition, only printing of Churchill's May 10, 1942 broadcast address, made on the second anniversary of his becoming wartime Prime Minister. Churchill spoke that night to the British people live from the Cabinet War Room. It was five days later, on a tour of bomber stations, army units, and armaments factories, that Churchill most aptly summed up the overall theme of his broadcast address when he told a Leeds crowd: "We have reached a period in the war when it would be premature to say that we have topped the ridge, but now we see the ridge ahead.” ChurchillÂ’s 10 May broadcast address looks both back to darker times earlier in the war, and to present challenges that herald a better future. By the end of his second year as Prime Minister, the imminent threat to Britain had eased sufficiently that Churchill faced political divisions in the wartime coalition and growing criticism of his war leadership. Addressing this criticism, he had drafted a passage which began, “Everyone feels safer now, and in consequence the weaker brethren become more vocal…”, seeking to diminish his critics and stave off their efforts to reduce his “power of direction and initiative.” Wisely, Churchill deleted this passage at the last moment. Perhaps as a gentler and more deft assertion of his leadership, Churchill recalled the early days of the war when France had fallen and Britain was alone: “It fell to me in those days to express the sentiments and resolves of the British nation in that supreme crisis of its lifeÂ… For a whole year after the fall of France we stood alone…” He spoke of his difficult and uncomfortable ally, Russia, complimenting Russia for her tenacity, but attributing her victory to the Russian winter. He spoke against gas warfare, promising that Britain would be prepared to retaliate massively in kind against Germany in kind should Germany resort to poison gas – echoing the deterrence through threat of massive retaliation strategy that would characterize the coming Cold War. He also spoke of Japan, and the promise of combined British and American sea power. Churchill concluded with a bracingly Churchillian attaboy: “…tonight I give you a message of good cheer. You deserve it, and the facts endorse it. But be it good cheer or be it bad cheer will make no difference to us; we shall drive on to the end, and do our duty, win or die…” This pamphlet is one in a series of Churchill's speeches printed by the British Library of Information in New York. As do most in the series, this example bears a cover design featuring 3 vertical rules along the right side and a royal arms device at the top right. The British Library of Information published twenty-nine editions of statements, speeches, and broadcast addresses by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, beginning with his first speech as Prime Minister of May 13, 1940 and ending with the broadcast address of November 29, 1942. These editions were often issued within two or three days of delivery and "reveal the political determination of the British government to bring the inspiration and steadfastness of the Prime Minister and the British nation to an American nation not yet engaged in the war. Indeed, twenty-two of the BLOI speech pamphlets were published before Pearl Harbor." (Cohen, Volume I, p.513, A120) This twelve-page, wire-stitched pamphlet measures 9 inches tall x 6 inches wide. We find this particular BLOI pamphlet to be especially scarce, and doubly so in such condition, which is genuinely fine. The pamphlet remains crisp, clean, and complete. We find no tears, no losses, no previous ownership marks, and virtually no wear or soiling. Both binding staples remain firmly intact and show no corrosion. We note only mild age-toning. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, clear mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A169.2, Woods A88/1

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        The Adventures of Superman.

      New York: Random House,, 1942. Based on the cartoon character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Foreword by Josette Frank. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, titles to spine and front board with blocked image in blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 9 full-page illustrations, with vignettes to text by Joe Shuster. A bright copy in the dust jacket with mild wear to extremities, light rubbing to corners and ends of spine, shallow chips to ends of spine. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. This book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life.

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        Personal Landscape.

      Cairo: Press of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology,, 1942-45. 8 parts, original wrappers. Housed in a quarter black morocco solander box. The leaves of two issues more browned than others. First editions, a complete set. Personal Landscape is perhaps the best-known product of the literary flowering in wartime Egypt. Durrell and Fedden were part of a group of poets that "sought an apolitical poetry that put a lyrical premium on personal experience during wartime", keeping alive the concept of the private individual, in contrast to other soldier-poets who wrote patriotic poems in the tradition of Kipling, and who endeavoured, "in Roger Bowen's words, 'to memorialize the soldier as amateur poet and oral historian.'" From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the inner cover of the solander box; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile.

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        Anthropologische Untersuchungen auf Bali und Lombok

      White Lotus, Leiden 1942 - Anthropologische Untersuchungen auf Bali und Lombok [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Problems of Lasting Peace

      1942 - HOOVER, Herbert and GIBSON, Hugh. The Problems of Lasting Peace. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1942. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of President Hoover and co-author Gibson’s critically praised analysis of a world in crisis, published in the midst of World War II, inscribed by both Hoover and Gibson in the year of publication to one of the founders of Armed Services Editions, "To Malcolm Johnson, With the appreciation of Herbert Hoover," continued in the hand of Gibson, "& Hugh Gibson, June 19, 1942."This thoughtful and timely work of statesmanship was written in the midst of WWII by former President Hoover and diplomat Hugh Gibson. On publication Problems of Lasting Peace was highly commended as a "sane, forceful, stimulating discussion filled with many shrewd truths. It would be a fine thing if many of our own leaders would read it… [Co-author] Wallace's fervent idealism and Hoover's conservative realism both lead to the same conclusion: America's necessity to play a far greater role on the international stage of the future" (New York Times). "First Edition" stated on copyright page. The recipient, Malcolm Johnson, was a top editor and publishing executive with Doubleday, Doran and D. Van Nostrand. He served on the executive committee of the Council on Books in Wartime and was one of the key founders of Armed Services Editions, which produced millions of free books for America's soldiers.Light edge-wear, closed tear to front panel and spine end of price-clipped dust jacket. An extremely good inscribed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Freiheitskampf Der Ostmark-Deutschen . Von St.Germain Bis Adolf Hitler

      Leopold Stocker, Graz Wien Leipzig 1942 Einzige Auflage Hartkarton/Halbleinen Zufriedenstellend Mit zahlreichen Bildern aus dem Hauptarchiv und den ostmärkischen Gauarchiven der Partei über den Werdegang der NSDAP in der Ostmark (Die Schrift wird in der NS-Bibliographie geführt, Berlin, den 27.8.1941). Geprägter Hartkarton-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Leinenrücken, 488 Seiten, reich illustriert (Fotos, Reproduktionen). Das Buch ist zweifelslos oft gelesen worden, daher Buchschnitt nicht ganz sauber und Papier minimal wellig. Trotzdem Bindung solide und fest, keine An-/ oder Unterstreichungen. Ein äußerst seltenes Buch über die sogenannte Heimkehr der Ostmark in das Großdeutsche Reich mit umfangreichem Bilderteil, hauptsächlich von den Gauarchiven der Partei der Ostmarkgaue, dem Hauptarchiv der NSDAP und dem Archiv Rehse zur Verfügung gestellt.13,5 x 20,5 Cm. 1,2 Kg. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Propagandaliteratur Propaganda Nationalsozialismus Österreich Zensierte Bücher Zensur

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        Manuscript with Maps - WWII - German Army's Offensive Surveys on Eqypt - Original Plans That Were Never Used.

      Egypt, 1942. Original military survey of Egypt made by Germany's War Office during the Second World War, a confidential document for use by the German Army (Wehrmacht) and published just one month before General Erwin Rommel's Deutsches Afrikakorps were defeated in the pivotal campaign. Milithärgeographische Angaben über Ägypten. [Military Geography of Egypt] Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesens. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch! Abgeschlossen am 20. Juni 1942. [War Office Department of Mapping and Surveying. For internal use only. Completed on June 20, 1942]. Published in Berlin, 1942. The complete work, comprising two volumes, one being text descriptions and the other containing photographs, accompanied by six very large and detailed colour maps, altogether contained in the publisher's titled clamshell paper covers. All text is in German. Vol I: 8vo. 196 pages plus fold-out charts. Vol II: Oblong 8vo. 172 pages of photographic illustration. Maps range in size slightly, the largest measuring approximately 89 x 81 cm, the smallest approximately 74 x 71 cm. Slight age-toning to otherwise in Very Good condition. This confidential German War Office document represents a painstaking effort to capture the Suez Canal, an integral part of a grand scheme for utopian empire. The German dictator's strategic goal at the time of this publication was ultimately to seize control of the Suez Canal for increased influence in Egypt. Subsequently the plan was to enter the British Mandate of Palestine and activate an Arab uprising against the British, and finally, to join with German forces thrusting south from Southern Russia. All this was foiled, however, by Montgomery's victory over Rommel at El Alamein. The first volume unveils a comprehensive and impeccable reconnaissance of the country of Egypt, including accessibility (Zugänglichkeit), transportation, industry, population and colonization, natural history and geography - replete with survey maps, with chapters devoted specifically to surveys of the Nile, the Suez Canal, the Eastern Desert, Western Desert, and the coast of North Africa. The second volume provides extensive visual support of the latter geographical surveys, with over 170 photographic plates centered around the Suez Canal Zone and the Sinai Peninsula, the Nile delta, the Nile Valley, Faiyum, Assouan, and desert terrains. Six very large geographical maps are designed for military strategizing and safe, clandestine advancement of troops in a hostile terrain. In themselves quite fascinating, and in excellent condition, three maps delineate the Nile and possible river crossings from the northern coast between Alexandria and Port Said to El-Ga`afra, a small village south of Silwa (Selwa) and north of Assouan (Aswan). In addition, there are three very large separate maps of Cairo, of the Matrouh Governorate, and of Egypt as a whole. [The Matrouh Governorate is located in the north-western of Egypt, bordering Libya, from where General Rommel was coming after capturing Tobruk in June 1942. Rommel would have benefited greatly from this work, which was published just in time for his next campaign in Egypt. The region contains many historical sites related to World War II, notably at El Alamein, where there are cemeteries of fallen soldiers from Axis and Allied forces. An estimated 16 million mines, planted by the Europeans during the world wars, still hinder development of most of the governorate, and are constantly being removed.] The notorious German leader had sent his army troops to North Africa in February 1941 (Operation Sonnenblume). In a classic blitzkrieg General Erwin Rommel's Deutsches Afrikakorps outfought British forces and within weeks the British had been pushed back into Egypt. Rommel's offensive was eventually stopped at the small railway halt of El Alamein, just 150 miles from Cairo. In July 1942, the First Battle of El Alamein was Rommel was defeated by the British. In early September 1942 Rommel tried again to break through the British lines during the Battle of Alam Halfa. He was decisively stopped by the newly arrived British commander, Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery. . Very Good.

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        Art Du Champa (Ancien Annam) Et Son Evolution, L'

      White Lotus, Toulouse 1942 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1942. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth, stamped in red and gold, top edge stamped in red, (presumed first binding). Some mnor spotting to covers, pastedowns with scuffs from removal of old jacket protector. Very good plus in an almost complete but tapestained dust jacket (losses along top and bottom crudely repaired with cellotape). First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Petersen A21b; Massey 449

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        ARCHIVE OF LETTERS, mostly typed, written by the editor and publisher of THE ACOLYTE, an important amateur magazine, most addressed to contributor Harold Wakefield, a Canadian fantasy fiction fan, then residing in Toronto. A total of 40 letters comprising 60 pages (approximately 30,000 words). Several letters are mimeographed or carbons, one is handwritten, the remainder are typewritten.

      A few letters have mild edge-chipping or light soiling, most are very. good or better. A detailed calendar is available. (#136816). Section 1 comprises 34 typed letters (TLs) totaling 52 pages, all addressed to Harold Wakefield, and they are, unless otherwise stated, single-spaced on letter-size paper signed, with dates running from 1942 to 1948, most signed "Fran," others with a typed "FTL." Section 2 comprises 6 typed letters (TLs) totaling 9 pages, addressed to various others, and are, unless otherwise described, single-spaced on letter-size paper, one signed; several are mimeographed form letters, one is a rare carbon fanzine: the first -- and only? -- issue of BRAGGADOCIO, written to inform friends of his recent book finds. One is a curious sort of "hybrid" two- page semi-form letter addressed to Duane Rimel and F. Lee Baldwin, written as one letter, typed with a carbon and sent off as two documents, each one with one top copy and one carbon copy. Laney was in the top tier of fandom, editor/publisher of THE ACOLYTE, one of the most eagerly sought after fanzines today. Wakefield was a fan in Toronto, an amateur writer, a subscriber of and contributor to THE ACOLYTE. "You are easily ACOLYTE'S #1 fan, and in the top 3 contributors ... " (22 August 1946) "One thing that stands out from this correspondence is how active fans were, acting vigorously as readers, collectors, scholars, dealers, writers, illustrators, editors, publishers -- and through it all, interacting profusely with others of a like mind, corresponding individually or by form letter or chain mail or magazine, and in person at the regional conventions and conferences that sprang up and quickly multiplied. It was not at all unusual for a fan to have participated in many or all of these related activities. With a mimeograph machine (obtainable for $20 or less) and cheap supplies, the world of what is now called desktop publishing was open to anyone interested -- fifty years before the spread of the personal computer and the Internet. The technology has changed since then and lowered the 'barriers to entry' (whether that's an entirely good thing is open to debate: if you had to pay at least some money to disseminate your views and had to gain subscribers who likewise had to pay something, this may have winnowed out some of the chaff inevitably generated in creative efforts). Fans interacted actively with each other, but not always harmoniously. In a couple of the letters we hear of acrimonious relations between Laney and A. Langley Searles, another important amateur scholar (and publisher of the important fanzine, THE FANTASY COMMENTATOR). Another interesting aspect of these letters, the bulk of which were written in the early-to-mid 1940s, during World War II, is how few references they have to the war." - Robert Eldridge.

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        Go Down, Moses

      New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue price-clipped dust jacket with eight title listed on the rear panel beginning with "Storm." Water spotting to top stain, with a light amount of bleeding into the pages toward the rear. Cloth lightly rubbed, with dulling and rubbing to gilt stamping on spine. Dust jacket shows edge wear along top edge and bottom of spine, with a 1.5 x 1 inch chip to the rear panel, folded lightly off center. Presents very well.

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        Briefe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts. Herausgegeben mit Originalbriefen in Lichtdruck im Auftrage des Zentralinstituts für Mozartforschung am Mozarteum in Salzburg von Erich H. Müller von Asow / Briefe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart I / II * 5 G A N Z P E R G A M E N T - H a n d e i n b ä n d e / Handexemplar des Verfassers / n u m e r i e r t und h a n d s i g n i e r t

      Berlin, Alfred Metzner Verlag, 1942 - Vollständige Ausgabe in Ganzpergament: 3 Kassetten mit den Brief-Faksimilewiedergaben lose inliegend und 2 Textbände mit der Briefsammlung. Allesamt Handeinbände der Zeit: 5 Bände, uniform gebunden jeweils in Pergament im Format 22,7 x 27,7 cm (3 Kassetten) und 19,5 x 22,7 (2 Bücher), mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel (diese nur bei den 2 Büchern) in Goldprägung auf Lederschildchen, handgestochenem Kopfband, Pergamenthäubchen, Kopffarbschnitt und Zeichenband, die 3 Mappen und 2 Bücher in leinenbezogenem Stehschuber. Band 1: 588 Seiten, mit einer 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. - Handexemplar, welches sich der Herausgeber Dr. Müller von Asow eigens hat binden lassen, jeweils mit seinem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Textband II mit Druckvermerk: "Von der Sonderausgabe der Briefe von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart erhält dieses Exemplar (Band 2 und 3 der Gesamt-Ausgabe der Briefe der Familie Mozart) die Nummer II," darunter handschriftlich: Dr. Erich H. Mueller von Asow". Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Pergamenthandband, Ganzpergamentband, Pergamentausgabe, Pergamentkassette, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, Handvergoldung, Musikwissenschaft im Nationalsozialismus , Musikgeschichte, Wiener Klassik, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Briefsammlung, Zentralinstitut für Mozartforschung in Salzburg, handsigniert Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OUT OF SPACE AND TIME

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1942 - Octavo, cloth. 1054 copies printed. The third Arkham House title printed and Smith's first book from the press. The author's first story collection. Donald Wandrei library label laid in. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-182. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Literature #1484. Jones and Newman: Horror: 100 Best Books #44. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy, elusive in this condition. (17365) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Maison des Hommes.

      Paris, Librairie Plon, 1942. 1. Auflage 209 (1) Seiten (4) Blatt mit drei farbigen Tafeln und zahlreichen Abbildungen. 8°, Broschiert die Broschur in Pergamin eingeschlagen, dadurch guter Erhaltungszustand, unaufgeschnitten, Buchblock durchgängig etwas gebräunt, auf dem Vortitel mit kurzer Widmung von Le Corbusier ( Juni 43), signiert, - Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965) nutzte das Pseudonym Le Corbusier. Er war ein in der Schweiz geborener Architekt, Schriftsteller, Plastiker und Möbeldesigner, er gilt als einer der Begründer der Modernen Architektur\' . 1930 wurde er französischer Staatsbürger. Versand D: 5,00 EUR , ,

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        The Robber Bridegroom

      Doubleday Doran 1942 - First edition 1st printing, Near Fine book with light pushing at spine ends, bumped along top of front board near spine, mild age yellowing and offsetting to pastedowns and end pages; in a Very Good jacket with edge wear, couple of tiny chips, several small closed tears, age yellowing along folds, back panel soiled and discolored, mild sun fade on spine. A quite nice copy of Welty’s second book and first novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Illustrated Record of the Stanley Charles Nott Collection of Chinese Jades

      West Palm Beach, FL: Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1942. No. 322 of 1000 copies printed. Hardcover. VG+ a very fine copy. Green cloth. 536 pp. 118 full-page halftone plates, 123 line engravings. Printed signature of the author underneath the limitation. Introduction by Dr. Lin Yutang and a foreword by Dr. Chih Meng. This huge tome is an illustrated descriptive record exhaustively reviewing the symbolic ritualistic appurtenances of Chinese jades and their various sacrificial usages. Describes fully the involved formulas underlying Chinese religious services, the altar equipment and numerous superstitious practices, as they are perpetuated in Chinese jades throughout the ages.

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        Love's Lovely Counterfeit.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1942 - A Fine copy in scarlet cloth stamped in black at spine and on front cover, in a Very Good orange-y-tan, dark brown and white dustwrapper, not price-clipped. SIGNED boldly by Cain in the middle of the front endpaper. Text and endpapers otherwise clean and unmarked. Very slightly cocked. Red topstain with scant light spotting. Jacket is slightly toned along spine panel (as typically), very light edgewear with tiny tear top rear flapfold. 218pp. Scarce signed. Q04678 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Superman.

      New York: Random House,, 1942. Based on the cartoon character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Illustrations by Joe Shuster. Foreword by Josette Frank. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine gilt, pictorial onlay to front board copied from the original cover, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, red star patterned endpapers, gilt edges. Colour and black and white illustrations throughout by Joe Shuster. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. This book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life.

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        The Artist's Mother At Table

      1942-09-08. Oil on canvas. 15" x 20". No Binding.

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        The Problems of Lasting Peace

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1942. Second printing (as per the jacket). 295pp. About fine in very good internally tape repaired dustwrapper with several small nicks and tears. Inscribed by Hoover to Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking. "To Dr. Norman V. Peale, With the Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover." .

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        DER MYTHUS DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS, ALFRED ROSENBERG 1942

      Hoheneichen-Verlag München 1942 - Hoheneichen-Verlag München. 1942. 17X12. Tela, relieve y dorado. XXIV+712p. Edicion de bolsillo. Obra cumbre del Nazismo juntamente con el Mein Kampf de Adolf Hitler. El mito del siglo 20 es el título de las páginas de varios cientos de libros-político que el nazi -Parteiideologe Alfred Rosenberg escribió y hacia el final de la República de Weimar en 1930 Hoheneichen-Verlag publicada. El como su obra magna libro miró está subtitulado "Una evaluación de las cifras psico-espirituales de nuestro tiempo peleando" . Rosenberg utiliza se acerca a una teoría de la raza a la idea de un "alma racial" y una "religión de la sangre" a un político y religioso concepto de la fe para conectarse. Los tres capítulos principales son "La lucha de los valores", "esencia del arte germánico" y "el reino venidero". Hasta 1944 la circulación total de la "Edición del Pueblo" 1.075.000 copias era; se añadieron durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, 260.000 libros en el "Salida ThinPrint". La importancia del libro en la época del nacionalsocialismo puede ser difícil de predecir a pesar de la alta circulación. Es considerada la obra más ambiciosa de nazis principales y se aplica además de Hitler Mein Kampf como el más influyente. Desde el fin de la era nazi es el libro de Rosenberg es todavía un documento a su persona y el fenómeno del nacionalsocialismo de la historia científica y la ideología crítica. Extremadamente rara obra. Ref 4.4 Biblioteca RT. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rejse i mit Kammer.

      1942 1942 - Med forord af Paul V. Rubow. Kbhvn.: Fischer 1943. Illustr. af Ebbe Sadolin. 18mo. [4] + 190 s. Smukt velholdt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet ubeskåret med de orig. omslag i privat helskind med guld- og blindtryk på ryg og permer, med farvede tome- og titelfelter på ryggen, samt indvendig stregdekoration i guld. Indlagt i kassette. * Bindet, der ikke er signeret, er udført af bogbinder Angelo Brünnich (1913-2001). Han får, efter at have stået i lære hos sin farfar Johan Brunnïch, sølv for sin svendeprøve 1937. Stil- og kvalitetsmæssigt er han på højde med sine samtidige som Henrik Park og Juul-Lassen.

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        Wir kämpfen gegen die Sowjets Sommer 1941 und Winter 1941/42 - VIII Fliegerkorps

      Dresden, Güntz-Druck, 1942. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Halbleinen OHLn / HLn 8vo im Format 23,4 x 23,4 cm) mit Rückentitel und Deckelvignette in Silberprägung. Etwa 250 Seiten, ohne Zählung, gedruckt auf Kunstdruckpapier84 Seiten, mit sehr vielen - teilweise ganzseitigen / farbigen - Fotoabbildungen und Druckvermerk: \"Zusammengestellt von Hauptmann Freiherr von Heintze und Leutnant Ludwig Wiedemann. Aufnahmen von Kriegsberichtern: Willy Antonowitz, Karl Bayer, Fritz Brecht, Anton Dietz, Günther Göbel, Karl Hagens, Kurt Lorenz, Hans Meincke, Fritz Mittler, Werner Opitz, Gerhard Rauchwetter, Erich Tüllner, Heinrich Wahner, Ludwig Wiedemann, Benno Wundshammer; Einzelaufnahmen aus der Truppe: Oberst Bleck, Major Kierfeld, Freiherr von Heintze, Hauptmann Cehak, Feldwebel Ecker, Gefreiter Deeg, Gefreiter Petersen, Gefreiter Queitzsch; Zeichnungen: Kriegsberichter Kurt Lorenz und Günther Kutzner; Gestaltung des Buches und verantwortlich für den gesamten Inhalt: Kriegsberichter Leutnant Ludwig Wiedemann. Nur für Angehörige des Fliegerkorps VIII. / Weiterverkauf nicht gestattet.\" - Aus dem Inhalt: Nach dem Osten, von Kriegsberichter Hans Hempel - Über dem brennenden Litauen. Ein Kampfgeschwader bombardiert in rollenden Einsätzen sowjetische Truppenansammlungen und Marschkolonnen, von Kriegsberichter Egon Kiefer - Auf den Spuren eines Kampfgeschwaders. Bombenvolltreffer zerfetzen 50-Tonnen-Panzer. Verheerende Wirkungen der Luftangriffe in der Vernichtungsschlacht von Bialystok, von Kriegsberichte Egon Kieffer - Panzer-Schlachtfelder bei Indura und Grodno - Düna-Übergang erzwungen! Kradschützen, Pioniere, Panzer und Stukas in engster Zusammenarbeit, von Kriegsbericht der Benno Wundshammer - Unter uns brennt Moskau. Der erste Angriff auf die Hochburg des Bolschewismus. Flammenschein schon in 150 km sichtbar. Die deutschen Kampfflugzeuge durchbrechen Flakabwehr und Ballonsperren, von Kriegsberichte Egon Kieffer - Bomben auf Brücken und Rückzugstraßen. Fliehende Sowjetarmee in im Hagel unserer Stukabomben. Brücken fliegen in die Luft. Von der Flucht zum Chaos, von Kriegsberichte Karl Türk - In rollenden Einsatz: Großangriff am Ilmensee. Feuerorkan über rote Stellungen. Stukas beherrschen den Himmel. Durchbruch auf der ganzen Linie. Das Bild des totalen Krieges, von Kriegsberichte Karl Türk - Nachschub bis in die Front. Mit den Kampfwagenkolonnen eines Nachschubführers der Luftwaffe durch dick und dünn. Ein weit vorgeschobene Feldflugplatz wird mit Sprit und Bomben versorgt, von Kriegsberichte Hans Hempe - Kraftfahrer der Luftwaffe, von Kriegsberichte Hans Hempel - Die große Bewährung. Aus der Arbeit eines Gefechtsstandes, von Kriegsberichter Benno Wundshammer - Flug mit dem General, von Kriegsberichter Benno Wundshammer - Der Weg der Vernichtung. Bilder von der nordöstlichen Durchbruchsoffensive, von Kriegsberichte Ernst Heuner - Sowjetflotte im Bombenhagel unserer Stuck aus! Gigantischer Kampf vor Petersburg. Schlachtschiff schwer getroffen! Kreuzer versenkt! Rollender Einsatz trotz mörderischer Abwehr!, von Kriegsberichte Karl Türk - Heiße Tage um Kalinin! Schlachtflieger in vorderster Front eingesetzt, von Kriegsberichter Fritz Mittler - Jäger, von Kriegsbericht der Werner Thaler - Lodernde Fackeln um Moskau, von Kriegsbericht der Fritz Mittler - Der \"Verlorene Haufe\". Dem Tagebuchblatt eine Sturzkampfgruppe an den Rand geschrieben, von Kriegsbericht der Werner Thaler - Munition fällt vom Himmel. Die Truppe wird aus der Luft mit Nachschub versorgt. Wir suchen eine Straße. Zwölf Steilkurven um die Kirche, von Kriegsberichter Hans Hempel - Luftnachrichten. Telegrafenstange WL. Nr.6023, von Major W. Kierfeld - Luftwaffen-Sturmsoldaten. Vor der Ablösung. Zum ersten Mal in diesem Krieg sind an der mittleren Ostfront Soldaten der Luftwaffe als Infanteristen eingesetzt worden. Flieger, Funker, Kanoniere und Luftwaffen-Bautruppen haben dabei auf vorbildliche Weise gezeigt, daß sie auch im Ersteinsatz ihren Mann stehen, von Kriegsbericht Hans Hempe - Flak. Leichte und schwere Flak bei grimmiger Kälte in vorderster Linie - IVa, das Mädchen für alles. Besuch beim Feldintendanten eines Fliegerkorps, von Kriegsberichter Wolfgang Küchler - Luftwaffen-Bausoldaten, unentbehrliche Helfer der Luftwaffe. E-Hafen-Kommandaturen müssen alles können. Wenig Menschen und Fahrzeuge, aber zahlreiche Funktionen. Ein kleiner Heimat-Fliegerhorst im Feindesland. Brote backen und Milchkühe halten, von Kriegsbericht der Hans Hempe - Gefechtsstandwechsel im Winterfeldzug 1941/42, von Major W. Kierfeld - Wölfe auf der Fährte, von Kriegsbericht der Leutnant Mittler - Um das Dorf K. . . Aus den Briefen eines unbekannten Soldaten der blaugrauen Division an seinen Vater, von Kriegsbericht der Werner Thaler - \"Das ist die richtige Sache für uns.\" Sturmkompanien der Luftwaffe werden nach vorn gebracht. Ein toller Nebelflug. Es wird mit Stoppuhr geflogen. Landung im feindlichen Feuer, von Kriegsbericht der Hans Hempe - Kroatische Freiwillige fliegen gegen die Sowjets - In einem armen Lande. Erlebnisse und Gedanken aus dem Winterfeldzug in der UdSSR, von Kriegsberichter Werner Thaler. - Aus dem Geleitwort: \"Mit diesem Buch erscheint die 3.Folge der Bücher, die die Kriegsgeschichte des VIII. Fliegerkorps in Wort und Bild festgehalten haben. Nach dem ersten Buch, das die Kämpfe dieses Korps im Westen nur in Bildern veranschaulicht, wurde im Spätherbst 1941 das zweite Buch \"Wir kämpften auf dem Balkan\" herausgegeben . . . In dem vorliegenden Buch sind die Erlebnisberichte der Kriegsbericht der derselben Kriegsberichter-Kompanie, die, sei es als Mitflieger der fliegenden Besatzung, bei der Flak oder an den Einsätzen der Flieger bei den Erdkämpfen teilgenommen haben, in Wort und Bild zusammengefasst. Den Angehörigen der gefallenen Kameraden des VIII. Fliegerkorps und den Soldaten dieses Korps, die an den Kämpfen gegen die Sowjets teilgenommen haben, wird auch dieses Buch, das auf Wunsch des Herrn Kommandierenden Generals, Herrn Generaloberst Dr.-Ing. Freiherr von Richthofen, herausgegeben wird, ein wertvolles Andenken bleiben. Im Felde, im März 1942.\" - Später Kriegsdruck in sehr guter Erhaltung; weiter Bilder s.Nr.19585!) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, deutsche Militärflugzeuge, Flieger als Ritterkreuzträger, Ritterkreuz, Kampfflugzeuge, Bomber, Stuka, Jagdflieger, Luftkrieg über derSowjetunion, deutsche Flugabwehr in Russland, deutsche Soldaten im Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus, Flugwesen im Nationalsozialismus, deutsche Luftwaffe, Fliegeroffizier, Luftwaffenoffiziere / Kampfpiloten im Einsatz gegen den Feind, Fliegerei, Flieger-Abenteuer, Sturzkampfflugzeug, Stuka, Kriegsflugzeug, Militärflugzeuge, Luftkrieg, Luftkampf, Erdkampf gegen bewegliche Ziele, Schlachtflieger, illustrierte Bücher, Farbfotografie vor 1945, Fliegerkorps VIII, Kriegsberichterstattung, Militaria, Kriegsgeschichte, Wehrmacht, Ostfeldzug, Rußlandfeldzug, die deutsche Luftwaffe im Kampfeinsatz an der Ostfront, Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen, Luftwaffensoldaten im Erdkampf an der Ostfront, Militär, Militaria, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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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 1943, stating the Allies' intentions to continue deploying military force until Japan's unconditional surrender. From America, Gene P. Badger, photographer for the PM Daily Newspaper published in New York from 1940 to 1948, was present to photograph background scenes and US military support during conference week. Churchill also visited HMS Glebe, the Service base at Alexandria airfield, and greeted the Fleet Air Army Service officers stationed there. 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. Before the Second World War, Royal Engineers recruits were required to be at least 5 feet 4 inches tall (5 feet 2 inches for the Mounted Branch). They initially enlisted for six years with the colours and a further six years with the reserve or four years and eight years. Unlike most corps and regiments, in which the upper age limit was 25, men could enlist in the Royal Engineers up to 30 years of age. They trained at the Royal Engineers Depot in Chatham or the RE Mounted Depot at Aldershot. Today, all members of the Royal Engineers are trained combat engineers and all sappers (privates) and non-commissioned officers also have another trade. Women are eligible for all Royal Engineer specialities. The Royal Engineers Museum is in Gillingham in Kent. Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal men are unsung heroes of World War Two. Bomb disposal in World War Two is a very complex & lenghy history. The subject of unexploded bombs quickly developed into a battle between the scientists on both sides to find ever more ingenious ways to out do the foe. The men of the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal were stuck the in middle of this secret war & for many it cost them their lives. Among the men drawn in by the expansion of "Bomb Committee" were a considerable number of volunteers. A majority were simply Royal Engineers who found that they had become bomb disposers as the result of routine postings. The life expectancy of a RE Bomb Disposal officer was just ten weeks at the height of the bombing raids. All BD personnel were allowed to apply for transfer to another service after 6 months of service in bomb disposal. The Royal Engineers fought in the Battle of Alemein in July 1942, part of the Western Desert Campaign, and the turning point of the war in the desert, causing the German and Italians to push back past Tripoli. On the northern coast of Egypt, Axis forces of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) commanded by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel fought against Allied forces of the Eighth Army, commanded by General Claude Auchinleck. The British prevented a second advance by the Axis forces into Egypt. . Very Good.

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        L'agneau du Moghreb by Docteur Lucien-Graux

      Paris: Pour Les Amis du Docteur Lucien-Graux, 1942. First edition. Wraps. Orig. decorated wrappers. Very good. Approx. 48 pages. 32.5 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 97 of 125. Five full page color lithographs by Schmied after his paintings, title page in black, red and green, with decorative initial throughout in red and green. Considered to be the last paintings by Schmied before his death in Morocco in 1941 -- this, his last works published "pour les Amis du Docteur Lucien-Graux," who died 1944 in Dachau. NASTI B29. Loose as issued in original decorated wrapper portfolio printed in red and green. Nicks to wrapper backstrip, interior contents bright and crisp.

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        Black Orchids

      Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., New York 1942 - 271 Pp. First Issue (Farrar Rinehart Logo On Copyright Page, Dust Jacket With Original $2.00 Price At Top Of Flap.) A Bright, Clean Copy, Slight Wear At Tips, No Fraying Or Marks, Endpapers Showing Some Aging As Is Usual With This Book. Dust Jacket Front Panel And Flaps Clean, Spine Slightly Faded And Aged (White Lettering Now A Light Beige), Wear At Tips, 5/16 Chip Along Top Of Spine With 5/8" Extension Of Chip Removing Top 1/3 Of Letter "B" In Title On Spine, Slight Chipping At Bottom Of Spine, 1/8" Wide X 1/2" Deep Chip At Top Of Spine Fold, And A Few 1/4" Closed Tears At Flap Folds, And A 1/2" Mostly Closed Tear At Bottom Of Rear Panel With A Tiny Loss Of Paper; Dj Is Nearly Invisibly Split Along Top Half Of Rear Spine Fold. This Also Comes With A Fine Facsimile Jacket. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Roman de Miraut chien de chasse.

      Terres latines 1942 - In-8, broché, couv. ill. rempliée, 199 pp. Illustrations en couleur in et hors-texte. Très bon exemplaire. Tiré à 1600 exemplaires, celui-ci hors commerce sur alfa, enrichi de 40 compositions originales à la plume et rehaussées pour l’illustration de l’ouvrage. in-8° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        FIVE ON A TREASURE ISLAND

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1942. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Almost very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Pale blue cloth, black titles. Plain endpapers. 32 full-page b/w drawings. The very first Famous five book. Some mottling to covers of book as normal with this edition. Name and address in ink to front pastedown. Jumper of boy in illustration of page 29 has been carefully coloured in, (not obvious). Odd fox spot to endpapers. Wrapper has loss to top and tail of spine which has be disguised by laying a photocopy underneath, loss to base of appox. 1cm, to top 2cm by 2cm at top losing the 'EN' of Enid. [S]

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        ARCHIVE OF LETTERS, mostly typed, written by the editor and publisher of THE ACOLYTE, an important amateur magazine, most addressed to contributor Harold Wakefield, a Canadian fantasy fiction fan, then residing in Toronto. A total of 40 letters comprising 60 pages (approximately 30,000 words). Several letters are mimeographed or carbons, one is handwritten, the remainder are typewritten.

      - Section 1 comprises 34 typed letters (TLs) totaling 52 pages, all addressed to Harold Wakefield, and they are, unless otherwise stated, single-spaced on letter-size paper signed, with dates running from 1942 to 1948, most signed "Fran," others with a typed "FTL." Section 2 comprises 6 typed letters (TLs) totaling 9 pages, addressed to various others, and are, unless otherwise described, single-spaced on letter-size paper, one signed; several are mimeographed form letters, one is a rare carbon fanzine: the first -- and only? -- issue of BRAGGADOCIO, written to inform friends of his recent book finds. One is a curious sort of "hybrid" two- page semi-form letter addressed to Duane Rimel and F. Lee Baldwin, written as one letter, typed with a carbon and sent off as two documents, each one with one top copy and one carbon copy. Laney was in the top tier of fandom, editor/publisher of THE ACOLYTE, one of the most eagerly sought after fanzines today. Wakefield was a fan in Toronto, an amateur writer, a subscriber of and contributor to THE ACOLYTE. "You are easily ACOLYTE'S #1 fan, and in the top 3 contributors . " (22 August 1946) "One thing that stands out from this correspondence is how active fans were, acting vigorously as readers, collectors, scholars, dealers, writers, illustrators, editors, publishers -- and through it all, interacting profusely with others of a like mind, corresponding individually or by form letter or chain mail or magazine, and in person at the regional conventions and conferences that sprang up and quickly multiplied. It was not at all unusual for a fan to have participated in many or all of these related activities. With a mimeograph machine (obtainable for $20 or less) and cheap supplies, the world of what is now called desktop publishing was open to anyone interested -- fifty years before the spread of the personal computer and the Internet. The technology has changed since then and lowered the 'barriers to entry' (whether that's an entirely good thing is open to debate: if you had to pay at least some money to disseminate your views and had to gain subscribers who likewise had to pay something, this may have winnowed out some of the chaff inevitably generated in creative efforts). Fans interacted actively with each other, but not always harmoniously. In a couple of the letters we hear of acrimonious relations between Laney and A. Langley Searles, another important amateur scholar (and publisher of the important fanzine, THE FANTASY COMMENTATOR). Another interesting aspect of these letters, the bulk of which were written in the early-to-mid 1940s, during World War II, is how few references they have to the war." - Robert Eldridge. A few letters have mild edge-chipping or light soiling, most are very good or better. A detailed calendar is available. (#136816) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Photo Album - WWII - Pacific War - Liberation of Philippines By American Troops

      Philippines, 1942. Philippines, Guam, Japan, 1942-1945. Album of battle centered photographs featuring memorable and unsettling scenes of the Pacific War, mainly taken in the Philippines and Guam, with a few taken in Japan at the end of the war. Contains 61 sepia gelatin silver print photographs mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album with navy blue cloth boards, measuring approximately 33,5 x 26 cm. Photographs measuring approximately 11,5 x 8,5 cm. Some images slightly faded, otherwise Very Good Condition, striking Pacific War scenes. Conceivably the work of a press photographer, these images form a poignant and visual chronicle of significant events. Interesting to note, famous Pulitzer Prize recipient American photographer Joe Rosenthal was present, during the Second World War, at all of the locations shown in this album, and at least two images are conclusively his work. Horrific war crimes and grand-scale devastation, the legacy of the Pacific War, is unabashedly revealed in these on-the-spot photographs - some of which are simply too graphic to show here. The album begins with 8 photographs of indigenous people of Papua Guinea. The remainder of the photographs, mostly taken in the Philippines and Guam, conjure up feelings of vulnerability and loss, as the unforgettable battles unfold, from the time of Japanese occupation in 1942, to the blessed day of liberation by American forces in 1945. On land, the photographer also captures horrendous aftermath views, weary and injured soldiers' and lifeless corpses at every turn. One American soldier looks over a trench littered with bodies that had been stripped, and at least one severed in half. An image attributed by Joe Rosenthal shows a Japanese soldier on the ground at gun point. [The mayhem suffered by the marines on Guam, preceding the Okinawa fighting, was the worst of the whole war, according to several survivors who witnessed live burnings, rape, gratuitous shooting of infants, and other indescribable acts. Okinawa was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, however. The ruthless atrocities by the Japanese throughout the war brought on mental breakdown and altered behavior by many Americans (deemed so by traditional standards) resulting in the desecration of Japanese remains, but the Japanese tactic of using the Okinawan people as human shields brought about a new aspect of terror and torment to the psychological capacity of the Americans.] A large banner sign erected above a road on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands expresses contempt towards the Japanese, and references a Japanese assault on a group of American marines, possibly the "Goettge Patrol" tragedy which took place in August 1942. It read as follows: "Kill the Bastards! Down this road marched one of the regiment of the United States Army, Knights Serving the Queen of Battles. Twenty of their wounded in utters were bayoneted, shot and clubbed by the yellow bellies. Kill the Bastards!" A similar photograph of this sign was published on the cover of a 1943 issue of Life Magazine. Aerial views show bombing on land and at sea, civilian villages war camps, and Americans discharging supplies from numerous vessels at Leyte Beach where soldiers erected sandbag piers out to the ramps to speed up unloading operations. American Tank Landing ship 'USS LST 138' which was commissioned 5 Feb 1944, and ended its service 20 Nov 1945, is one of those ashore at Leyte. U.S. M4 Sherman tanks traverse jungles and seize control of villages, although frequently the heavy machinery sank in sand or mud as seen herein. Rows of Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft with military tents erected alongside them, lay waiting for action at a Pacific airfield, possibly Northwest airfield at Guam which became the home of the 20th Air Force, 315th Bomb Wing, equipped with the Boeing B-29 bomber. Finally, liberation is a reality for Filipino civilans. Two soldiers pose with four emaciated former prisoners and civilians walk through jungles with supplies to rebuild their homes and lives. At San Fabian, soldiers serving with the U.S. 6th Army's 58th Signals Battalion are guarding the "Bureau of Prisons" POW Camp and also the Municipal Hall. [During World War II, the liberation of US Naval and Marine forces in Pangasinan started when troops under General Walter Krueger landed on Lingayen, Mangaldan and San Fabian beaches.] We also find images of Japanese prisoners taken on the isle of Okuku, in Japan, in June 1945, and the Japanese delegation arriving on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay to sign the Instrument of Surrender on September 2nd, headed by foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, and army chief of staff General Yoshijiro Umezu. The album concludes with a copy of Rosenthal's iconic 'Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.' Joseph John Rosenthal (1911-2006) was an American photographer who received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima, which became one of the best-known photographs of the war. In 1944, he worked for the Associated Press and followed the United States Army and U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a war correspondent at Hollandia, New Guinea, Guam, Peleliu, Angaur, and Iwo Jima. The Manila Massacre of February 1945 involved atrocities committed by the Japanese against Filipino civilians, and was one of several major war crimes committed by the Imperial Japanese Army, as judged by the postwar military tribunal. The Battle of Manila lasted from 3 February to 3 March 1945, when joint American and Filipino forces finally defeated the Japanese, ending the three-year Japanese military occupation in the Philippines. It is estimated that 100,000 or more Filipino civilians were killed, as well as approximately 16,000 Japanese and 1,000 U.S. soldiers. . Very Good.

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        Humiliation With Honour.

      London: Andrew Dakers Limited,, 1942. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine panel split at joint but text block sound, contents faintly foxed, tips rubbed; a very good copy in the unclipped, bright, jacket. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Five months after Pearl Harbor, FDR responds to an article criticizing his war objectives, telling a U.S. Senator that the writer ?is either deliberately writing stuff which rejoices the heart of Hitler or he is a theoretical dreamer who ought not to write at all??

      Washington, D.C., May 6, 1942. 7" x 9". "Typed Letter Signed ?F.D.R.? as President, 1p, 7? x 9?. Green-tinted White House stationery, Washington, D.C., May 6, 1942. To U.S. Senator Lister Hill. With original White House envelope with label ?U.S. Official Mail and Messenger Service,? from the White House to the United States Senate, attached at back flap. Opened at top edge. Fine condition.In full, ?Personal Dear Lister: Ever so many thanks for sending me John Temple Graves? column in answer to Felix Morley?s article in the ?Saturday Evening Post?. Morley is either deliberately writing stuff which rejoices the heart of Hitler or he is a theoretical dreamer who ought not to write at all. With every best wish, Always sincerely.?Alabama Democrat Lister Hill (1894-1984) served in the House of Representatives from 1923-1938 and in the U.S. Senate from 1938-1969. At the time of this letter, Hill was the Democratic Whip (1941-1947).Included are photocopies from the FDR Library of Sen. Hill?s April 27, 1942, letter and ?The Birmingham Age-Herald? front page editorial by Graves beginning: ?For insidious defeatism, we nominate Dr. Felix Morley in the current Saturday Evening Post...? ?For What Are We Fighting? by Dr. Felix Morley appeared in the April 18, 1942, edition of ?Saturday Evening Post.? A complete copy of this issue, label addressed, is present.Niels Bjerre-Poulsen wrote in ?Right Face: Organizing the American Conservative Movement 1945-65? (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002), in part, ?In a particularly provocative article in ?Saturday Evening Post? entitled ?For What Are We Fighting?,? Felix Morley called for a statement of purpose. He contended that a very influential group of ?Anglo-American Nazis? ?" a clear reference to such advocates of an ?American Century? as Walter Lippmann and Henry Luce ?" had plans for ?a global Anglo-Saxon dictatorship ?" with limited privileges for small nations which know their place and agree to keep it, with great condominiums over the rich lands inhabited by lesser breeds without the law, and with a sort of permanent earthly purgatory ?" enlarged ghettos strikingly like those which the Nazis design for the Jews ?" for the nations which have dared to strike ruthlessly at Anglo-Saxon supremacy.??"

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        In 1941 during World War II, the MVP year in which he hit in 56 straight games, future Sgt. Joe DiMaggio signs an autograph in St. Petersburg, Florida, for future Sgt. Charles L. Sivertsen

      St. Petersburg, Florida, February 11, 1942. 5.5" x 3.25". "Jefferson penny postcard, 5.5"" x 3.25"", signed ""Best Wishes / Joe DiMaggio"" on blank message side. Self-addressed to C.L. Sivertsen in Glenbrook, Conn., postmarked St. Petersburg, Florida, February 11, 1942.In St. Petersburg, Florida, for Spring Training with the Yankees, Joe DiMaggio sought a raise from his 1941 salary of $37,500. Voted the 1941 American League Most Valuable Player, DiMaggio had hit safely in a record 56 consecutive games from May 15 to July 16, 1941, batting .357 for the season. He did not sign his 1942 contract until March 13, 1942, a month after he signed this autograph, for $42,000, making him the highest paid player in baseball. On February 17, 1943, DiMaggio enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force, rising to the rank of Sergeant. Missing the 1943 and 1944 seasons, he returned to the Yankees in 1945.JSA Letter of Authenticity."

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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [IN] HI-HO STORY BOX

      SCOTT, JANET LAURA. BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [in] HI-HO STORY BOX. Akron: Saalfield ca 1942. There are 4 books, 9 1/4 X 10 1/4" each in fine condition in the original publisher's pictorial box. Each of the books has a pictorial wrapper duplicating the covers. Sambo is illustrated by FLORENCE WHITE WILLIAMS with 6 color illustrations, 9 black & whites, pictorial endpapers plus covers in color by Eleanor March. The other titles include Mother Goose by Fern Bisel Peat, One Happy Day by Janet Laura Scott and Baby Animal Stories illus. by Diana Thorne. Rare and wonderful..

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        The War Speeches [Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to Victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches ]

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd,, 1942?-6. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill and Charles Eade. 7 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Frontispieces in first five volumes along with other photographs. The occasional blemish to contents. An excellent set in lightly rubbed jackets with a few tiny chips and closed tears, small tape repair to verso of one jacket; one jacket price-clipped. First volume inscribed by Churchill on the front free endpaper, "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill, 1946". Into Battle is an eleventh edition (1945), all the other volumes are first editions, first impressions. Into Battle was originally published in 1941.

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        Leaves of Grass

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1942. Signed Limited Edition. Very Good. One of 1,500 numbered copies signed by Edward Weston. Very Good, lacking the slip case. Light rubbing at extremities, toning to spine. Volume II shows bumping to top corner, a repaired tear to the paper at the rear board. Whitman's epic poem, illustrated with 50 photographic plates from Edward Weston. Copy number 1,414 of a limited 1,500 signed by Weston.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Mangrove Coast: The Story of the West Coast of Florida

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, (1942). Cloth noticeably spotted, faint evidence of water staining along the top edge of the first two pages, a sound, good copy in a good jacket, mostly intact, with light stains, tears and chips. Rare in any jacket.. First Edition. Octavo. With 32 Walker Evans photographs in the rear. SIGNED by Evans in pencil. Unheralded and uncommon book, especially signed.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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