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        The Body in the Library

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

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

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

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

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

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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

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

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        2 Bände. Luftgeographisches Einzelheft. Ägypten und Cyrenaika. Herausgegeben vom Generalstab der Luftwaffe. 1. und 2. Teil

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

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        GO DOWN, MOSES

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

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        La barca

      Firenze , PARENTI, Letteratura 1942 - In antiporta un ritratto di Luzi del pittore Mario Marcucci in tavola f.t. Seconda edizione modificata e accresciuta di 305 esemplari numerati + 50 f.c. (2nd Augmented and Revised Edition of 305 numbered copies + 50 h.c.). 8vo. pp. 56. . Molto buono (Very Good). Pagine leggermente brunite ai margini (Pages slightly browned to edges). Seconda edizione (2nd Edition). . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Take My Life - Original One-Sheet Poster

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

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        Three-Star World War II Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes: his uniform, his cap, and his wool overcoat ? with many related letters and documents including his appointments signed by Woodrow Wilson and others and original photographs of him in uniform with Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman

      [Europe], 1942 - 1950. "Highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Keyes (1888-1967) was promoted to Colonel on June 26, 1941, Brigadier General on January 15, 1942, Major General on June 22, 1942, and Lieutenant General on April 17, 1945, the same day that Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. was promoted to four-star General. Among his military decorations and awards are the Army Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the World War I and World War II Victory Medals, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one silver and two bronze service stars, and numerous awards from other countries including, from the U.K. (Honorary Companion of the Order of the Bath), France (Croix de Guerre with palm, Legion of Honour), Italy (Silver Medal of Military Valor), Czechoslovakia (Grand Officer of the Military Order of the White Lion), and the Vatican (Papal Lateran Cross).During World War II, Keyes was Chief of Staff, 2nd Armored Division (1940-1942), Commanding General 9th Armored Division (1942), Deputy Commanding General Western Task Force [North Africa] under Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. (1942-1943), Deputy Commanding General I Armored Corps [North Africa] under Gen. Patton (1943), Deputy Commanding General 7th Army [Sicily] under Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General Provisional Corps [Sicily] appointed by Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General II Corps [Italy] (1943-1946). He accepted the surrender of Palermo, Sicily, on July 22, 1943. Keyes then served as Commanding General 7th Army [Germany] (1945-1946), Commanding General 3rd Army [Germany] (1946-1947) and Deputy Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria under Gen. Mark Clark (1947) ?" he had served under Gen. Clark at Anzio beach, Monte Cassino, and before Rome. Keyes was Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria and U.S. High Commissioner in Austria from 1947 to 1950, retiring from the Army in 1950. (1) Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes' two piece three-star uniform: light brown wool jacket, partly lined, with II Corps patch on left shoulder, a bar of three silver stars attached to each shoulder epaulet. Keyes' brass ""U.S."" lapel insignia are also present, only the snaps for his ribbon bar remain. Shows normal usage. The jacket bears a brown cloth tag sewn on inside pocket, with Seal of the United States, and ""Regulation / Army Officer's Uniform.? A few moth nips to the jacket. The matching pants, at the waste inside, bear the tag ?Regulation / Army Officers? Trousers? and ""Keyes,"" in unknown hand, is written in blue ink on one pocket next to a hand-numbered tag. Fine condition.(2) Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes? three-star khaki overseas cap, gold piping, with three white stars embroidered on the left side. Tag inside: ""M. Banks / Post Tailor / Fort Knox, Ky."" This cap was also worn by Keyes as two-star Major General (1942-1945); under the flap, one can see that the third star was added after the first two stars were embroidered. Included is a 10? x 7.25? photocopy of a January 1944 photograph taken in Italy, picturing Maj. Gen. Keyes, wearing this cap, with Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. Fine condition.(3) Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes' wool overcoat, double-breasted with three buttons, two black bands at the end of each sleeve. The coat bears a brown cloth tag sewn on inside pocket, with Seal of the United States, and ""Regulation / Army Officer's / Overcoat.? ?II Corps? patch on right shoulder, U.S. Forces Headquarters Austria patch on left shoulder. Fine condition. Included is a 4.5"" x 3.75"" b/w photograph showing Keyes wearing this overcoat as he greets troops at Christmas.(4) President Woodrow Wilson appoints Geoffrey Keyes ?First Lieutenant of Cavalry.? Partly Engraved Document Signed ?Woodrow Wilson? as President, 1p, 15.75? x 19.5?. Washington, August 17, 1916. Countersigned ?Newton D. Baker? as Secretary of War. Wilson?s signature shows usual shade that exists on parchment. Blue War Office seal affixed at lower left. Minor flaws. ? Ceremonial Tassel. Ornately-braided red, white, and blue tassel which may have been a uniform accessory. The tassel at each end is 7"" long. The blended tricolor fiber rope, connecting the tassels, is 8? 7? long!? Documents appointing Keyes ?Captain of Cavalry? (August 25, 19167 ?" signed ?Wm M. Ingraham?), ?temporarily, a Lieutenant General? (April 17, 1945 ?" signed ?Henry L. Stimson?), and ?Brigadier General in the Regular Army? (July 18, 1946 ?" signed ?Robert P. Patterson?) and Major Keyes July 10, 1925 Diploma from The Cavalry School at Fort Riley, Kansas, signed by seven officers including Brigadier General Edward L. King, Commandant.? Special Orders No. 17, War Department, January 20, 1942, 20p, 5.75? x 9?. ?For immediate delivery to Brig Gen Geoffrey Keyes, GSC referred to in par. 1 or prompt return to A.G.O., W.D.? Slight tears at upper margin of last page which states: ?By Order of the Secretary of War: G.C. MARSHALL, Chief of Staff.? Penciled at upper right of first page in red: ?Combat Commander / 3 Armored / Div.? Paragraph 1 (of 74), in part, ?1. Announcement is made of the temporary appointment on 20 January 1942, of the following-named officers ... To brigadier general with rank from 15 January 1942 ... COLONEL GEOFFREY KEYES (O-3561), General Staff Corps...?? Five original V-MAILS from Keyes to his wife, ?Mrs. Geoffrey Keyes / U.S. Hotel Thayer / West Point / New York,? each 1p, 4.25? x 5?. Excerpts: (April 13, 1945) ?We still don?t know what the Pres. death will mean...? [FDR died April 12th] ?" (April 15, 1945) ?Was all set to give Prince Umberto a treat to day but he postponed his visit...?[Umberto became King of Italy in 1946] ?" (April 30, 1945) ?Hope I can find time soon to acknowledge the notes or telegrams on my promotion...? [to Lieutenant General] ?" (August 8, 1945) ?boat ride up the Danube ... the boat which had been a present from Hitler to Admiral Horthy...? ?" (August 11, 1945) ?I am sure the news of the past two days from Japan should cheer her up ... I?m sure it will be settled very shortly...? [atomic bombs dropped August 6th & 9th]? Three-quarter length photograph of Major General Geoffrey Keyes as Commanding General II Corps, wearing the overseas cap here offered. Sepiatone, 7? x 9.5?. In ?News Studio, N.Y.? 10.5? x 14? studio folder.? Bust photograph of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes in uniform wearing the three star overseas cap here offered. Black & white, 6.75? x 9.25?. German photograph studio name in pencil on 9.75? x 14? photographic matte.? Original Photograph of General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes. Black & white, 7.5? x 9.5?. Keyes is wearing his Third Army patch on his sleeve; he was Commanding General of the Third Army in Germany from April 1946 until January 1947. ? Original U.S. Army Photograph of President Harry S. Truman presenting a letter expressing congratulations and gratitude to Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes as General J. Lawton Collins, Army Chief of Staff (standing) looks on. Black & white, 10? x 8?. Taken in the White House on October 30, 1950, a day before Keyes retired from the Army. Keyes is wearing his U.S. Forces Headquarters Austria patch on his left shoulder.From the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes"

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        Two letters bracketing Newman's career at Bletchley

      1942-6. 2 octavo one-page, typed letters, signed. Now window-mounted, framed and glazed. A little browned, signature on the second slightly faded, but overall very good. A highly evocative pair of letters to Max Newman, the first relating to his recruitment to the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, the second to the conclusion of his wartime work there. Maxwell Herman Alexander "Max" Newman (1897?-1984) was one of the most significant British mathematicians of his generation and a leading pioneer in modern computer science. At the outbreak of the war, Newman was lecturing in mathematics at Cambridge, where his 1935 lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics and Gödel's Theorem had inspired Alan Turing to work on solving Hilbert's Entscheidungsproblem using a hypothetical computing machine. Subsequently it was Newman who rushed through publication of Turing's "On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem", and arranged for him to spend time at Princeton where Alonzo Church was attacking the same problem by different, but not incompatible, methods. In 1942, Newman had decided to offer his services to the war effort, and approached the Naval Intelligence Division, being interviewed by the classicist Prof. Frank Adcock, whose Bletchley involvement is interestingly entirely missing from his ODNB entry. The first letter, dated 15 July 1942, is from Alan Bradshaw, at the time Assistant Director (Administration), later Deputy Director, at Bletchley and one of the unsung heroes of the operation, and is on the "headed notepaper" of the establishment, which, perhaps consonant with the perceived ethos of the place, has the address "Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Bucks." simply typed at the head. Bradshaw explains that he has heard from Prof. Adcock that Newman "would like to be considered for a vacancy in this organisation", and would like to know if he would be "willing to accept an appointment as a Temporary Senior Assistant at a commencing salary of £600, out of which you would have to pay for your billeting and meals taken at our Headquarters". He then goes on succinctly to address Newman's two major concerns about the possibilities of working at Bletchley. Newman's father was a German Jew who emigrated to Britain with his family in 1912, and Newman was concerned that this would bar him from top secret work, but Bradshaw assures him that "in your case this will not prove any bar to your employment here". He was also worried that the work he undertook would be sufficiently stimulating, and of genuine utility, and Bradshaw is laconically to the point; "The work you would be doing would be of great importance in the war effort". And so it was to prove. Once at Bletchley, Newman realised that some of the methods used by the Bletchley codebreakers would be better performed with mechanised assistance; he and Alan Turing proposed the logical requirements for such machinery. These requirements formed the basis of practical machines, culminating with the Colossus, the world's first large-scale electronic computer, and the section at Bletchley that used the machinery was headed by Newman and came to be known as the Newmanry. Contrary to popular belief Colossus was not responsible for breaking Enigma, that honour fell to Turing and Welchman's Bombe, rather Newman's machine broke "Tunny" the coding associated with the Lorenz SZ-40/42, an electromechanical wheel-based cipher machine for teleprinter signals which was used for messages at the very highest command levels. At the end of the war, Newman was appointed Fielden Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Manchester, a position that he held until his retirement in 1964. In 1946 he established the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory, which in 1948 developed the first stored-program digital computer, the Manchester Baby. The second letter, 27 December 1946, is on Downing Street stationery, over the signature of Leslie Rowan, Churchill's principal private secretary, and acknowledges "the receipt of your cable", and communicates the Prime Minister's disappointment "that he will not be able to include your name in the list of recommendations which he will submit to The King". Newman declined an OBE, an award that had already been conferred on his pupil Turing, on the grounds that it was derisory in view of their contribution to the outcome of the conflict. The two offer a pleasing encapsulation of some of the ambiguities and oddities of operations of Bletchley Park, and in so doing accentuate just how remarkable it was that the project should have succeeded as it did.

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      - PATAGONIE Avec trois lithographies originales de MANUEL ANGELES ORTIZ.Buenos Aires, Editions de l'Aigle. 1942. Folio mayor,rústica. Intonso, impreso en Conqueror azul, XVI/XXX, con una suite de los grabados, firmados por Angeles Ortiz. Intonso, ejemplar impecable. En caja de conservación. Manuel Angeles Ortiz fue invitado por Victoria Ocampo a impartir unas conferencias en Buenos Aires, la guerra le obligo a permanecer más tiempo en Argentina, este texto es fruto de uno de sus viajes al Sur, reconocido por Saint-John Perse de "singular belleza". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      - DISNEY,WALT. BAMBI HANKIES. Walt Disney Productions: 1942. 7 x 9 1/4", flexible pictorial card covers with original string binding, hankies slightly toned else Fine. The story of Bambi is illustrated in color on every page by the Disney Studios. Tucked into slits on four of the pages are color printed handkerchiefs - each with a different character.

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        Unique Presentation Copy to Dr. Hans Frank, Generalgouverneur of Poland (with 31 Original Photographs)

      Berlin 1942 - Presented to Dr. Hans Frank on the occasion of his visit at the special exhibition (Sonderschau) "Das Handwerk des Generalgouvernments im Dienste der Kriegswirtschaft" at the Werbestelle des Generalgouvernments in Berlin, Unter den Linden. The Werbestelle was opened on 12 November 1941 for the purpose of educating the German people on the cultural, artistic and economic developments in Poland under German occupation. The Nazis advertised the occupied territories through exhibitions and other cultural events with the idea that Germans would travel to Poland and spent their vacations there.Elephant folio (16" x 20"). Unpaginated (Cardstock with 31 original mounted photographs, 2 drawings (on photo-paper), dedication & presentation leaves, 3 text pages, one architectural plan & one blank leaf). Brown velvet-covered boards with richly golden embroidered "Hoheitsadler" and meticulously laid-down letters in gold "Dem Generalgouerneur Reichsminister Dr. Hans Frank gewidmet," all within golden silk brocade decorated with over 250 small Swastikas (Hakenkreuztresse). Bound with decorative brown string. Binding protected by modern mylar. First leaf with finely calligraphic brown lettering "Der Besuch des Generalgouverneurs Reichsminister Dr. Frank," above the coat of arms of Krakow, which was painted in red & brown watercolors. Following page with calligraphic dedication to Frank, signed by Reichsamtsleiter Dr. Heuber, followed by 31 original b/w mounted photographs showing Frank with entourage at the exhibition as well as various sections of the exhibition with objects shown. Photographs measure an average of 4 1/2" x 6 3/4", some slightly varying in size. Photos with calligraphic captions, accompanied by delicate drawings in watercolors. Pages with photographs interleaved with few text leaves, architectural plan of exhibition rooms (slightly smaller than cardstock pages), a drawing of the exterior of the "Werbestelle des Generalgouvernments" and a drawn plan of the exhibition grounds. Latter two on glossy paper-covered cardstock.Hans Frank was a German lawyer who worked for the National Socialist German Workers Party during the 1920's and 1930's. After Hitler was appointed chancellor in January 1933, Frank became the chief jurist (Reichsminister) of the Third Reich and later, during World War II ,was promoted to "Generalgouverneur" in occupied Poland. During his time in that post, he instituted a reign of terror against the civilian population and became directly involved in the mass murder of Polish Jews. At the Nuremberg Trial in 1945/46, he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was hanged.Minor scuffing and staining on binding. Slight water staining to bottom edge of some leaves, not affecting text or plates. Binding very good condition, original photographs fine.Unique copy in elaborate binding, presented to one of the most infamous Nazis of the Third Reich. Contents:1) Handwritten presentation leaf: Der Besuch des Generalgouverneurs Reichsminister Dr. Frank.2) Handwritten dedication leaf: Die Werbestelle des Generalgouvernments ist das Schaufenster des östlichen Nebenlandes des Reiches. Sie soll dem deutschen Volke die Möglichkeiten der Gegenwart wie die Hoffnungen der Zukunft dieses Raumes im Osten im Dienste und Schutze des deutschen Machtbereiches zeigen. (original signature of Dr. Heuber), Bevollmächtiger des Generalgouverneurs.3) One Photograph: Der Generalgouverneur Reichsminister Dr. Frank bei einem Rundgang durch die Sonderschau, begleitet von dem Präsidenten des Fremdenverkehrsverbandes Generalgouvernment, Landgerichtsrat Dr. Luxenberg4) Two photographs: Der Präsident des Fremdenverkehrsbandes Generalgouvernment. Landgerichtsrat Dr. Luxenberg bei der Eröffnungsansprache5) Three photographs: a) Der Generalgouverneur Reichsminister Dr. Frank im Gespräch mit dem Vizepräsidenten des Reichstags Staatsrat Dr. von Stauß b) Der hohe Gast am Lese- und Prospektland der Werbestelle. c) .und Präsident Dr. Lux [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thamar., Herausgegeben von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1942 - 40 (1) Seiten das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien, der Einband ist an den Kanten leicht bestossen, auf der Rückseite des Titels befindet ein Datumsstempel, anonsten sauber und frisch. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 143. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, der unter der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft emigrierte und 1943 US-amerikanischer Staatsbürger wurde. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Einmalige Auflage von zweihundertfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original merchant marine survivor accounts from the Battle of the Atlantic

      New York, 1942-1945. 8.5" x 13". "A superb archive of material, 27 pages, 8.5"" x 12"" to 8.5"" x 13"", New York, December 31, 1942 to June 11, 1943 consisting primarily of official depositions taken by survivors of the S.S. Caddo (sunk by a German U-Boat on November 22, 1942) and the S.S. William C. Gorgos (torpedoed on March 1, 1943.) The collection also includes a copy of a citation for the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal to Capt. James F. Harrell, Master of the SS. Gulfstate, June 6, 1945. Expected folds, a couple of pages toned, else very good condition. The largest component of the archive concerns the sinking of the U.S.S. Caddo which was transporting over 100,000 barrels of fuel oil, and 300 drums of gasoline from Baytown, Texas to Reykjavik, Iceland. Just south of the Grand Banks, U-518 torpedoed the Caddo. Although the resulting explosion destroyed the ship's deck and tore a hole in the ship's side, none of the crew or its armed guards were killed. They boarded three life boats, two of which were lost, while the third drifted across the Atlantic for fifteen days before being rescued by a Spanish merchant ship. Of the seventeen men in the lifeboat, only six survived the journey. The first account of the sinking of the Caddo is given by Able Seaman Joseph Kucenski who was on watch when the torpedo was spotted by his watch mate. Upon hearing the news, he ""immediately threw the wheel hard right and reached back and turned on the general alarm. I heard the bell start to ring and almost simultaneously felt the vessel vibrate excessively and heard an explosion in the port after part of the ship."" Meanwhile, Oilman Francisco Alonso, according to his deposition, was in his quarters when he ""noticed that the electric power failed immediately after the explosion... Getting out of my bunk I dressed myself, secured my life preserver..."" and made his way to the deck. Both men boarded lifeboat No. 1. Adrift, they saw the Caddo sink and within minutes the U-Boat which had struck the cargo ship surfaced. An officer in the conning tower came alongside and inquired if the captain or the chief engineer were aboard. The captain was not on board, but the chief engineer, Arthur S. Watson, answered in the negative. (This turned out to be a wise move, as the U-Boat made the same inquiry of the other two lifeboats and the captain was taken prisoner.) The U-Boat officer then ""asked us if we needed anything such as milk, bread, or cigarettes..."" The men declined the offer. The U-boat soon disappeared and the three lifeboats made an attempt to make for Bermuda, but within a day the three became separated. Aboard lifeboat No. 1, both Kucenski and Alonso noted that a decision was made to reverse course and try for the Azores. The men drifted for fifteen days on the open sea. After ten days, the first sailor succumbed, ""Able Seaman Raymond Van Brogen, having become weaker and weaker each day..."" On the evening of December 7, the boat suddenly capsized. After recovering, the lifeboat capsized again, and at this point it was discovered that seven of the remaining men were missing. ""Due to our weakened condition it was impossible for us to bail out of the boat and we remained in the boat... awash for the remainder of the night."" Soon afterwards, more men succumbed. ""Messman, Norman Gale, seemed to become delirious and died and after we were convinced that he was dead, his body was put over the side."" The next morning, another crew member, Edvin Johansson, ""became delirious and tried several times to get out of the boat, saying he wanted to see how deep the water was. He was drawn into the boat and later died..."" Two hours after Johansson's death, the remaining survivors spotted a ship approaching which turned out to be a Spanish vessel, the Motormar. The ship's crew provided ""every possible comfort"" to the survivors, ""although they were extremely short of provisions..."" The other account comes from Preston Boyter, a sailor aboard the S.S. William P. Gorges which formed part of a convoy bound from New York to Liverpool when a U-boat torpedoed her on March 10, 1943. Boyter was in his room below decks when it struck: "" room was full of water the door to my room was jam[m]ed with steel locker[s] and beds I found the door and rammed it open with the steel clothes locker then I fell out [of] the room into the passage way it was full of water steam and torpedo fumes... I heard someone calling for help...found the chief cook in the deck engine room with the door jammed I grabbed a fireaxe and chopped open the door he was very thankful..."" Soon after they were safely aboard the lifeboats, they were picked up by the H.M.S. Harvester which was torpedoed by a German submarine the next day! A second torpedo split the British destroyer in half as Boyter raced for the only lifeboat he could find. The explosion also blew him ""back in the water I was dazed my head was bleeding... the rafts were overcrowded... Found some fresh water floating tied to dead man pulled him aboard raft cut keg water off him passed it around to the seven men left on my raft... two more died out of the seven. Passed them over side of raft did my best to keep up morale of the rest of men."" When they finally sighted a French destroyer, ""one man out of the five left went crazy. We tied him to the boat before being picked up by the H.M.S. Morcissis [sic, Narcissus], a British corvette..."" The period copy of the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal citation concerns the exploits of Master James F. Harrell, who during service with a Transatlantic convoy, ""sighted, at a great distance, two drifting lifeboats heavily loaded with survivors apparently too exhausted to signal. Though fully aware of the danger to his own ship, he obtained permission form the Commodore to leave the protection of the convoy and succeeded in taking aboard 106 survivors of a torpedoed Dutch ship..."" On a later voyage, his own oil tanker was struck by a torpedo which set the ship on fire: ""Captain Harrell directed the launching of the one remaining life raft, ordered the men with him over the side, and, though he might have safely abandoned ship with honor, chose to give his life in a heroic attempt to rescue the trapped men."" "

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      Lisboa 1942, - [ [Bertrand]. Stiff wrs., very good, with facsi-mile of the original manuscript, folio 36p. LIMITED EDITIONOF 300 NUMBERED COPIES. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      (ART OF THIS CENTURY). Guggenheim, Peggy, Andre Breton, Jean Arp & Piet Mondrian. ART OF THIS CENTURY: OBJECTS - DRAWINGS - PHOTOGRAPHS - PAINTINGS - SCULPTURE - COLLAGE 1910 TO 1942. New York: Art of This Century & Art Aid Corporation, 1942. First Edition 1/2500. 4to. Decorated Cloth Over Boards. Exhibition Catalog. Good +./No Jacket - As Issued. 160pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Cover design by Max Ernst. Art of this Century was heiress and prolific contemporary art collector Peggy Guggenheim's now legendary forward-thinking New York gallery that operated from 1942 until 1947. In conjunction with its first exhibition, Guggenheim edited and published this prescient hardbound book also titled "Art of this Century" that featured a cover by her then-husband Max Ernst, original texts by Andre Breton, Jean Arp and Piet Mondrian, and works by the leading proponents of the Russian Avant-Garde, Cubism, Futurism Dada, De Stijl, Surrealism, Dynaton, and Abstraction. The artists allotted one or more reproductions - frequently with their own statements - are Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Giorgio De Chirico, Piet Mondrian, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Georges Braque, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Leger, Juan Gris, Alexander Archipenko, Albert Gleizes, Louis Marcoussis, Henri Laurens, Jacques Lipchitz, Jacques Villon, Amedee Ozenfant, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, Kasimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Theo Van Doesburg, Georges Vantongerloo, Antoine Pevsner, Naum Gabo, Cesar Domela-Nieuwenhuis, Ben Nicholson, Vordemberge-Gildewart, Jean Helion, Alexander Calder, John Ferren, John Tunnard, Charles Howard, Jean (Hans) Arp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, Andre Masson, Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy, Rene Magritte. Andre Breton, Alberto Giacometti, Salvador Dali, Lawrence Vail, Henry Moore, Victor Brauner, Wolfgang Paalen, Oscar Dominguez, Leonor Fini, Paul Delvaux, Leonora Carrington, Roberto Sebastian Matta Echaurren, and Morris Hirschfield. An internally most handsome example of this uncommon item showing some light wear and soiling to its yellow covers, mild fraying to the spine ends, and slight bumps to the boards and textblock at the foredge tips. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024160

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        In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. SIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT on the front free endpaper. A sharp copy to boot of the 1942 stated 3rd printing. Solid and VG+ (with bright silver lettering along the front panel and spine) in it sruuset cloth. Small former owner signature above FL Wright's signature, otherwise clean as could be. Square octavo, 143 pgs. plus hundreds of crisp black-and-white illustrations.

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      Grafco-Editora. Cuadenos del Grupo Alea, San Sebastian 1942 - El primer libro del poeta bilbaino. Muy raro. Escelente ejempar, muy bien conservado con nueva encuadernación en plena piel roja y dorados y su estuche. Conserva sus cubiertas originales Alguna punta de óxido en las cubiertas, y en la primera hoja, pero buen ejemplar. ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 42]. Autograph musical quotation signed in full

      1 page, 123 x 62 mm., cut from a larger sheet of music manuscript paper. Dated July 11, 1942. The first four measures of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, right hand of piano part. Notated in ink. Inscribed and signed: "Autograph to Mr Kenneth Griffith by Arnold Schoenberg." . An early, thus far unrecorded, musical autograph of the work. Schoenberg began writing the short score just the day before. The present autograph matches the final version. We have been unable to locate any biographical information on Kenneth Griffith. "Schönberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, which was originally commissioned by his former student Oscar Levant, is conceived as a single-movement form displaying the characteristics of a multimovement sonata cycle. Like the program of the concerto it divides into four parts. The opening melody of the Concerto, lasting thirty-nine bars, presents the four modes of the tone row in the following order: basic set, inversion of retrograde, retrograde, and inversion... The manuscript includes the four parts of the programme (which - according to Schönberg scholarship - is clearly autobiographical), each accompanied by a musical example from one of the four sections of the concerto. The first statement of the programme [is] 'Life was so easy.' " Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

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      - Rimas. Diez dibujos de Jose M.a Mallol Suazo. Barcelona, Montaner y Simon, 1942. 8o mayor, 174 x 125 mm. Plena piel, marroquen, con marco dorado en planos, R dorada en plano anterior y B en posterior, lomo liso, titulo dorado en lomo, ruedas en cantos y contracantos, cortes dorados, golondrinas doradas y terciopelo en guardas. Encuadernacion firmada por Brugalla, 1989. 190 p. + 5 h. con numerosas ilustraciones de Mallol Suazo a toda plana. De las Rimas de Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, ilustradas por Mallol Suazo, se realizo un ejemplar unico en papel japo;n. Perfecto estado. Incluye estuche de conservacion. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arabia and the Far East: Their Commercial and Cultural Relations in Graeco-Roman and Irano-Arabian Times

      Cairo, Société de la géographie d'Egypte, 1942.. Crown quarto. Pp. xxix, 319. Plus 12 folding maps printed with additional colours. Half-title present. Bibliography. Hardcover, bound in handsome three-quarter polished brown calf and matching marbled boards, spine with raised bands, direct gilt lettering between gilt rules, speckled edges, silken ribbon marker. With the original stiff wrappers bound in, bearing the Coat-of-Arms of the Kingdom of Egypt on the upper wrapper, and the emblem of the Société de la géographie d'Egypte on the lower wrapper. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition thus. Revised and enlarged edition of the Huzayyin's thesis ?The Arabian East and the Far East? (Liverpool, 1933). From the private library of noted collector A. Pascalis, with his charming bookplate.

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        Camouflage Simplified

      New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1942. First EditionFirst printing.. Good+, recently rebacked preserving the original pictorial cloth covered boards which show shallow chipping to the upper 1 1/4" of the fore edge of the front board and rounding of the lower tip of the front board and with light soiling to the cloth of the front and rear boards. The front and rear French joints and hinges have been replaced as have the front and rear end sheets. The very left edge of the "C" in "Camouflage" on the front board has been restored. hinge is broken. The top and bottom edges of the text block are dust stained. Without a dust jacket as no copies are known to have had a jacket. 61 pages of text with 34 illustrations by Sloane. An extremely scarce, early title by Sloane! With no prior ownership markings whatsoever.

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        Il Milione. Litografie di Massimo Campigli.

      Hoepli 1942 In folio; pp. 178 a fogli sciolti su carta a mano Fabriano, con trenta litografie originali di Massimo Campigli nel testo e f.testo, anche a doppia pagina. Le lito sono state tirate a mano da Piero Fornasetti in varie tonalità di colore: nero, marrone, bistro e sanguigna. Testo tratto dal Codice Magliabechiano di Firenze a cura di Dante Olivieri, carattere Griffo tondo e corsivo. Edizione limitata a soli 150 esempl. numerati (140 a num. araba oltre a X num. romana), firma dell'artista al colophon. Brochure edit. con titoli al piatto e al dorso; preziosa cartella artigianale in m.pelle con angoli, piatti in carta decorata dipinta a mano, titoli in oro e sei nervi al dorso. Sicuramente uno dei più bei libri italiani illustrati, capolavoro di Campigli magistralmente stampato dalla Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig sul suo torchio a mano. Cfr. Catalogo Officina Bodoni n.59; Meloni - Tavola n. 11 - 40; Jentsch n.105. Superbo esemplare.(vedi riproduz.)

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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1942. Previous owner's ex libris on first pastedown and toning opposite, apparent water stain to bottom right corner of the limitation page, extreme edge tips of several pages bent with a few small edge nicks, light fading to spine gilt as usual, else very good in three-quarter red cloth over textured paper boards, lacking publisher's tissue jacket.. Deluxe Edition. Thick octavo. Number 19 of 100 numbered copies; SIGNED by the author. Faulkner's collection of short stories that masquerades as a novel, set in his "apocryphal county" of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi. This copy belonged to Leo Cherne, a refugee activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Medal of Freedom recipient; his ex libris is affixed to the first pastedown. A friend to Marc Chagall and Robert Frost, Cherne was gifted this volume by one of these men, or perhaps by Faulkner himself, though no attribution of the provenance appears in this copy.

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        Death and the Dancing Footman

      The Crime Club, Collins, London, 1942., 1942. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth in Stead -designed dustwrapper. Both book and jacket are lightly used, jacket price-clipped, a little frayed along extremities with a few minor tears, some dustiness to back panel; book has neat owner name to flyleaf, edges a little dusty. A very good copy indeed. Scarce in dustwrapper. It began as an entertainment: eight people, many of them enemies, gathered for a winter weekend as guests of a host with a love for theatre. Everybody had an alibi - and most a motive as well. But for Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn the case rested on the dancing footman. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p205-207

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        In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1942 - SIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT on the front free endpaper. A sharp copy to boot of the 1942 stated 3rd printing. Solid and VG+ (with bright silver lettering along the front panel and spine) in it sruuset cloth. Small former owner signature above FL Wright's signature, otherwise clean as could be. Square octavo, 143 pgs. plus hundreds of crisp black-and-white illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Komplette Folge der Privatdrucke der Pazifischen Presse Los Angeles., Thomas Mann - Thamar; Franz Werfel - Die wahre Geschichte vom wiederhergestellten Kreuz; Bruno Frank - Sechzehntausend Francs: Leonhard Frank - Mathilde; Thomas Mann - Das Gesetz; Alfred Neumann - Gitterwerks des Lebens; Friedrich Torberg - Mein ist die Rache; Alfred Döblin - Nocturno; Thomas Mann - Leiden an Deutschland; Franz Werfel - Gedichte aus den Jaren 1908 - 1945 und Lion Feuchtwanger - Wahn oder Der Teufel in Boston.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1. 1942; 2. 1942; 3. 1943; 4. 1943; 5. 1943; 6. 1943; 7. 1943; 8. 1944; 9. 1946; 10. 1946; 11 1948. - 1. 54 (1) Seiten 2. 49 (1) Seiten 3. 53 (1) Seiten 4. 40 (1) Seiten 5. 79 (2) Seiten 6. 65 (1) Seiten 7. 62 (1) Seiten 8. 55 (1) Seiten 9. 90 (1) Seiten 10. 167 (1) Seiten 11. 108 (2) Seiten 1. Thomas Mann - Thamar - ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien, auf dem Innendeckel Exlibris und auf dem Titel Stempel "1731". Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 28. 2. Franz Werfel - Die wahre Geschichte vom wiederhergestellten Kreuz - Buch und Einband sehr gut erhalten. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 7. 3. Bruno Frank - Sechzehntausend Francs - der goldgeprägte Rückentitel nur noch als Frament vorhanden - ansonsten Buch und Einband gut erhalten. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 71. 4. Leonhard Frank - Mathilde - Buch und Einband sehr gut erhalten. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 7. 5. Thomas Mann - Das Gesetz - ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien, auf dem Innendeckel Exlibris. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 153. 6. Alfred Neumann - Gitterwerk des Lebens - Buch und Einband sehr gut erhalten. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 89. 7. Friedrich Torberg - Mein ist die Rache - ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien, auf dem Vortitel Signum des Vorbesitzers. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 23. 8. Alfred Döblin - Nocturno - Buch und Einband sehr gut erhalten. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 7. 9. Thomas Mann - Leiden an Deutschland - Buch und Einband sehr gut erhalten. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 86. 10. Franz Werfel - Gedichte aus den Jaren 1908 - 1945 - Buch und Einband gut erhalten, lediglich seitlich ist der Einband bestossen. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 31, das Buch konnte nicht signiert werden, da es postum erschienen ist. 11. Lion Feuchtwanger - Wahn oder Der Teufel in Boston - Buch und Einband sehr gut erhalten. Eines von zweihundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 29. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband im private Schuber [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Ninth edition. All bearings are true. Includes: Supplement No. 4. - 1948 relating to the Persian Gulf Pilot, Ninth edition, 1942 corrected to 27th November 1948.

      London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1942.. 8vo. (2), XXVI, 286, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth. Supplement: 34 pp. Original wrappers.. Important and detailed navigational manual of the Gulf coast, including the rare 1948 supplement. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding rubbed. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching 1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). Supplement has note on cover: "whenever reference is made to the pilot (1942), this supplement must be consulted". - The personal copy of Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), one of the most important British writers of the postwar era, with his autogr. ownership on the title page. Sillitoe had joined the RAF near the end of WWII and served for two years as a radio operator in the Malayan Emergency; it is likely that he acquired the volume at this time. - Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 807872995.

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        A Sketchbook of American Chess Problematists

      1942. [CHESS]. WHITE, Alain, Edgar W. ALLEN and Burney M. MARSHALL. A Sketchbook of American Chess Problematists. Two Volumes. [4], 138; 163, [3] pp. Illustrated with numerous chessboard situations throughout. Small 8vo., bound in recent red half morocco. Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1942. A mint copy of this beautifully printed survey of chess in America. Covered are the key names, books, periodicals and trenchant matches which stand out in the history of chess-playing in America. Also included are a number of chess problems with their solutions printed at the end of each volume. These elegant little books are a mine of information on the history of American chess and the personalities who advanced the sport in this country. With a large number of illustrations showing stages of various games. One of an edition of 250 copies.

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        [Op. 42]. Autograph musical quotation signed in full

      . 1 page, 123 x 62 mm., cut from a larger sheet of music manuscript paper. Dated July 11, 1942. The first four measures of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, right hand of piano part. Notated in ink. Inscribed and signed: "Autograph to Mr Kenneth Griffith by Arnold Schoenberg.". An early, thus far unrecorded, musical autograph of the work. Schoenberg began writing the short score just the day before. The present autograph matches the final version. We have been unable to locate any biographical information on Kenneth Griffith. "Schönberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, which was originally commissioned by his former student Oscar Levant, is conceived as a single-movement form displaying the characteristics of a multimovement sonata cycle. Like the program of the concerto it divides into four parts. The opening melody of the Concerto, lasting thirty-nine bars, presents the four modes of the tone row in the following order: basic set, inversion of retrograde, retrograde, and inversion... The manuscript includes the four parts of the programme (which - according to Schönberg scholarship - is clearly autobiographical), each accompanied by a musical example from one of the four sections of the concerto. The first statement of the programme [is] 'Life was so easy.' " Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

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      Garden City: Doubleday Doran and Co., 1942. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Welty on the half-title page. Minimal shelfwear at cloth spine ends and corners, light offsetting to pastedowns and rear free endpage, pages minimally toned; dustjacket with wear at the folds, a quarter-inch chip at the spine top edge and a half-inch chip at the spine bottom edge, corner wear and edgewear, mostly on the topedge, beginning toning on spine, rear panel and flap edges. The book is clean and tight with bright cloth and stamped lettering; the dustjacket despite the chipping and wear is clean, bright and intact. Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Welty's first novel. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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      [Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ca. late 1942].. Sixty-two candid photographs, most 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Contemporary leatherette covers, string-tied to black album pages. Some edge wear to album. A few photos edgeworn, but overall the photos are in very nice condition. An astonishing, at times gut-wrenching, collection of vernacular photographs featuring the experiences of American military personnel in the wake of the Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II. The Guadalcanal Campaign, or the Battle of Guadalcanal, was an extended military campaign comprising several battles fought between August 1942 and February 1943. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against Japan, and resulted in a valuable strategic victory for the Allies in the Pacific Theater. There are numerous photos of wounded subjects in this album, with eight grisly photos showing dead human casualties in various horrific conditions, likely all of the enemy, and including not one, but two photos featuring American soldiers posed with severed heads. In one, an African-American soldier smiles calmly while holding the maimed and severed head of a Japanese combatant. There are several action shots of the American soldiers in battle, with two photographs showing explosions, one shot of troops storming a beach, and one presumably showing a sinking submarine. The album also includes photos of downed aircraft and other after- effects of recent battle, including at least one shot of a destroyed Japanese transport ship, the Kinugawa Maru, which was attacked and sunk by American Marines just offshore of Guadalcanal on Nov. 15, 1942. In addition, there are several shots of native islanders, scenes of the American troops at mealtime and at prayer, troops on the march, and more. Two photographs contain images of morale-boosting signs posted on Guadalcanal and intended to encourage the American troops. One reads "KILL THE BASTARDS! Down this road marched one of the regiments of the United States Army...Twenty of their wounded in litters were bayoneted, shot and clubbed by the yellow bellies. KILL THE BASTARDS!" Another sign features a quote by Admiral Halsey, reading, "Admiral Halsey says 'Kill japs, kill japs, kill more japs!' You will help kill the yellow bastards if...YOU DO YOUR JOB WELL." The album concludes with several shots of the soldier who compiled this album at home, presumably take after his return from the war. In one photo of three soldiers, the compiler identifies each subject, writing in pen "ME," "RICHY," and "WEB." He also poses with other soldiers, family members, and friends, likely never realizing the historical value in the stunning photographic record he left behind documenting his time, and the stark realities of war, in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

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        [Op. 42]. Autograph musical quotation signed in full

      1 page, 123 x 62 mm., cut from a larger sheet of music manuscript paper. Dated July 11, 1942. The first four measures of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, right hand of piano part. Notated in ink. Inscribed and signed: "Autograph to Mr Kenneth Griffith by Arnold Schoenberg." . An early, thus far unrecorded, musical autograph of the work. Schoenberg began writing the short score just the day before. The present autograph matches the final version. We have been unable to locate any biographical information on Kenneth Griffith. "Schönberg's Piano Concerto, op. 42, which was originally commissioned by his former student Oscar Levant, is conceived as a single-movement form displaying the characteristics of a multimovement sonata cycle. Like the program of the concerto it divides into four parts. The opening melody of the Concerto, lasting thirty-nine bars, presents the four modes of the tone row in the following order: basic set, inversion of retrograde, retrograde, and inversion... The manuscript includes the four parts of the programme (which - according to Schönberg scholarship - is clearly autobiographical), each accompanied by a musical example from one of the four sections of the concerto. The first statement of the programme [is] 'Life was so easy.' " Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

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      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1942. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; 377pp. Hint of a lean, with gentle rubbing to spine gilt; topstain is bright and unfaded - Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), lightly edge-worn, with a few small chips and tears to extremities, and red spine lettering gently faded to pink; Very Good+. The third novel in the author's 'Black' series, and the last of his books to be published by Simon and Schuster. With plot elements borrowed from earlier pulp fiction stories, Woolrich set his third mystery novel in South America, where a black jaguar on the loose serves as an alibi for a sinister killer. Easily among the scarcest Woolrich mysteries in jacket, particularly in unrestored condition. Basis for the 1943 film noir 'The Leopard Man,' directed by Jacques Tourneur, produced by Val Lewton and starring Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, and Jean Brooks.

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        The Masculine Dead Poems, 1938-1940

      Prairie City, IL: Press of James A. Decker. Very Good. 1942. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning as does the title page. This copy has been signed by William Everson as William Everson (dated 1944) with an inscription, and signed again in 1962 as Brother Antoninus. This is the author's third book of poetry and is quite scarce. From Wikipedia: "Everson was an influential member of the San Francisco Renaissance in poetry and worked closely with Kenneth Rexroth during this period of his life. Throughout his life, Everson was a devotee of the work and lifestyle of poet Robinson Jeffers. Much of his work as a critic was done on Jeffers's poetry.Everson registered as an anarchist and a pacifist with his draft board, in compliance with the 1940 draft bill. In 1943, he was sent to a Civilian Public Service (CPS) work camp for conscientious objectors in Oregon.[1] In Camp Angel at Waldport, Oregon, with other poets, artists and actors such as Kemper Nomland, William Eshelman, Kermit Sheets, Glen Coffield, George Woodcock and Kenneth Patchen, he founded a fine-arts program in which the CPS men staged plays and poetry-readings and learned the craft of fine printing." ; Signed by Author .

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        Meet Me in St. Louis

      New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good in dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact. Previous owner book plate to front paste down. Paste downs abraded. Tear to rear hinge. Lean to binding. The dust jacket shows rubbing, with light edge wear at spine ends and corners. Slight darkening and surface wear to spine panel. Scarce in the dust jacket.

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        Art of Walt Disney, The

      1942. first edition. It's A Small World…"Inscribed by Walt Disney to Bobby Hammack[DISNEY, Walt]. FIELD, Robert D. The Art of Walt Disney. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942. First edition. Inscribed by Walt Disney on the half-title "To Mr. Hammack / With Best / Wishes / Walt Disney". Large quarto (11 1/16 x 8 3/16 inches; 280 x 206 mm.). xviii, 290 pp. Monotone frontispiece portrait of Walt Disney, eleven color plates and forty-eight monotone plates within the text. Publisher's fawn linen over boards, front cover and spine decoratively titled in red and black. All edges stained yellow. Original cream dust jacket printed in red and black. Minimal repair to lower two inches of front inner hinge, light abrasion to top right hand corner of front free-endpaper, otherwise A near fine copy with the pictorial bookplate of Edwin S. Hammack on front paste-down. The 1964 New York World's Fair is remembered as the venue that Walt Disney used to design and perfect his system of "Audio-Animatronics", in which a combination of electromechanical actuators and computers controls the movement of lifelike robots to act out scenes. WED Enterprises designed and created "Pepsi Presents Walt Disney's 'It's a Small World' - a Salute to UNICEF and the World's Children at the Pepsi pavilion, animated dolls and animals frolicked in a spirit of international unity accompanying a boat ride round the world. The song 'It's a Small World' was written by the Sherman Brothers. Each of the animated dolls had an identical face, originally designed by New York (Valley Stream) artist Gregory S. Marinello in partnership with Walt Disney himself.Bobby Hammack (1922-1990) was an American musician, originally from Texas, whose principal instrument was jazz piano. He led a prolific career in Los Angeles as a pianist, organist, conductor, arranger and composer in radio, television and film. "Because he had to repeat the title song for the duration of the ride, [conductor and arranger Bobby] Hammack worked hard to find ways harmonically and orchestrally to distinctly identify a country or region. Some countries were easy. Scotland for example, could be instantly identified by the drone of the bagpipe. Japan, by the use of pentatonic scales. Other musical distinctions, such as Spain from Mexico, or India from Bali, required more thought - particularly if they were to be perceived by the mostly untrained ears of fairgoers. Although the original idea had been to include music from each nation represented in the ride, Bobby Hammack managed to avoid interpolation of national tunes in the ride proper, with one exception. The Ireland section of "It's A Small World" makes use of the Renaissance dance tune "Dargason," more familiarly known as "The Irish Washerwoman." The arrangement for each country lasted 48 seconds. They included one statement of the verse and one statement of the chorus of "It's A Small World" as well as an additional 16 bars which repeated either the verse or the chorus, or overlapped verse and chorus, or mixed elements of both verse and chorus. By purposefully obfuscating the last third, or 16 seconds, of each regional arrangement, Bobby Hammack added unpredictability and coruscation to the overlapping elements of "It's A Small World.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Pacific Palisades, California, undated [1942].. 4to. 2 pp.. In German, to Mr. Motschan, on imprinted stationery of the Library of Congress, Consultant in Germanic Literature: "It has been a long time since I received your kind letter of June in which you remembered my birthday with so much affection. But I did receive it and cannot understand why the earlier letter got lost It cannot be the old address which caused it, for I receive many letters that get delivered to Princeton first... It has been a long time since we have lived in Princeton. Actually, my time as a visiting professor there had already run out after one year but was extended for another year as an exception. But every year we are here on the West Coast, and we like it so much that after renting for quite a while we built our own home here in the country, in a beautiful area near Westwood and Santa Monica, and not far from either Hollywood or Los Angeles. It is the fourth house in my life - and I think it will be my final residence. For what it will be like in Europe after this mess - if I live long enough to see it - God knows. Which does not mean that I say Hitler will be able to win this war. I was very happy to hear so much good news from you and I congratulate you on your studies. I can understand that St[efan] Zweig s death affected you so deeply. I cannot approve of his decision - hiding, by the way, an incurable illness of his wife is supposed to have contributed to it - because of the discouraging effect it may have on his companions in misfortune. And yet at the same time he was so much better off than most of them. He was much too soft a person, absolutely peace loving and his attitude was completely in favor of intellectual free trade and he is said to have made a gloomy impression since quite some time ago. R.I.P But he should not have permitted the Nazis this triumph. If he had hated and despised them more, he would not have done it Received my best wishes and let us hope that Switzerland will get through this turmoil safe and sound again!" - Thomas Mann had supported the first World War, which led to a break with his pacifist brother, novelist Heinrich Mann. Thomas had lived mostly in Munich until 1933, when he moved to neutral Switzerland. In 1936, he emphatically disassociated himself from Nazism with an open letter. Then in 1938, Mann came to Princeton as a visiting Professor, and settled in California in 1941. At the time of this letter, Mann was finishing his tetrology, Joseph and His Brothers, and began work on Doctor Faustus. Stefan Zweig, a man of Jewish descent, had developed pacifist views with the advent of World War I, when he moved to Switzerland from his native Vienna so that he could express those views. Between the wars he lived in Salzburg, then emigrated to Brazil in 1938. The horrors of World War II were too much for him to bear, causing him to commit suicide in 1942.

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        La Luna Nueva. Ilustraciones De Ramón De Capmany.

      María M. Borrat - Editorial Lucero - Sallent, Sabadell 1942 - 171 págs. y 20 láminas, litografias originales de Víctor Labielle de los dibujos de Capmany. Edición limitada y numerada de 200 ejs., en buen papel de hilo. Perfecta encuadernación de Brugalla a plena piel muy decorada con hierros. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cantos fileteados. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada al oro. Corte superior dorado. Y caja de resguardo con acabados en piel. Size: 28 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed.

      Pacific Palisades, California, 14. XII. 1942.. 4to. 2½ pp.. In French, to the (unnamed) French conductor Pierre Monteux: "I feel the need once again to express our appreciation for countless hours that your great artistic interpretation has given us Saturday afternoons. Experiencing the work of an accomplished conductor is one of the most beautiful and greatest things in this world, and it is this experience we have felt in hearing this music so characteristic of the musical genius of the Russian people".

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        Poster: "Victory Starts Here!"

      R. Hoe & Co., Inc. / Grinnell Lithographic Co [n.d. but ca.1942], New York - Stunning contribution to the National War Poster Competition, held under the auspices of Artists For Victory, Inc., the Council For Democracy, and with the support of the Museum of Modern Art. A wonderful piece of homefront propaganda, emphasizing the daily contributions to the war effort by the working men and women of America. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 61cm x 87cm (24" x 34.25"). Professionally linen-backed, with expert restoration to three small spots near the upper left corner; Near Fine.

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        Le Mythe de Sisyphe. Les Essais XII. [bound with wrappers]

      Paris: Gallimard, 1942. First edition. Very Good. CAMUS, Albert, Le Mythe de Sisyphe. Les Essais XII. Gallimard, Paris, 1942. Front wrapper + 1 leaf + half-title + TP + 4 leaves + [15] 168 + 1 leaf = table + 1 leaf = imprime + rear wrapper and backstrip. 8vo. FIRST EDITION.The extremely rare first edition, printed on the 22nd of September 1942 (on normal paper), of Camus' main philosophical work and the work in which he introduces his philosophy of the absurd. Together with Sartre's "Being and Nothingness", "The Myth of Sisyphus" constitutes one of the greatest existentialist works of the 20th century.Later editions of the work contain the apendix "L'espoir er l'absurde dans l'oeuvre de Franz Kafka", which was originally intended for the first edition, but which the publishers hadn't dared publish. CONDITION: Bound with the original printed wrappers and the back-strip in an elegant half morocco binding with marbled paper over boards, gilt label to spine. Internally clean except for what seems to be a thumb mark on page 131-132. Else a very good+ copy of an extremely scarce book in first edition state. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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      [Alaska. 1942-1944].. Ninety-six silver gelatin photographs in corner mounts, including fifty- four original printed candid photographs and forty-two photographic postcards, most approximately 3 x 5 inches. Contemporary leatherette covers, string-bound, black photographic album pages. Minor wear, some adhesive staining on front cover, a few mounts detached. Very good. A delightful photograph album featuring black-and-white images from Alaska and Washington state in the 1940s. Manuscript titles inside the front cover identify the images between March 1942 and July 1944, in "ALASKA LAND OF TOTEM POLES & BEAUTY." Indeed, the images include totem poles, excellent landscape views, including Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington, native animals, and much more. The original images show dog sled teams in action, candid shots of native peoples, landscapes, views of gold prospecting and drilling, and even one shot of a man bottle-nursing a wolf cub. Also includes eighteen mounted facsimile photographs of Niagara Falls at the rear. A very interesting photo album with candid images of Alaska and Washington from the mid-20th century.

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam In English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald Illustrations by Willy Pogany

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1942., 1942. First Edition Thus. 4to. INSCRIBED: 'To Sylvia and John / with best wishes / Christmas 1945' and SIGNED by Willy Pogany to half title. Publisher's russet cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper; top edge tinted. With 20 black and white plates; decorative frame to text. A hint of browning along the gutters. A clean, tight, fine copy in publisher's box, bottom dusty, the black lid, rubbed and corners broken, with gold title label to upper and one side.

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        Put Out More Flags

      Chapman & Hall, 1942, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st EditionThe jacket is a bit marked and torn - very little paper loss. One signature. A small (label?) scar to the front pastedown. The title page is stamped 'colonial edition'. There is a small indentation to the last few pages. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 475u.

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