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        Black Alibi

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1942. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. A fine copy in the price-clipped jacket. First edition, first printing of the book that was filmed as "The Leopard Man" in 1943.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE

      New York: William Morrow & Co., 1942., 1942. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light wear to corners and evenly sunned on the spine. A car crash! A hidden fortune! A forged will with plenty of relatives hungry for money! These are just some of the surprises that D.A. Doug Selby runs into when he begins to solve the brutal murder of a beautiful heiress.

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        Perfume from Provence [with] Sunset House [with] Trampled Lilies [with] Mountain Madness [with] Beauty of Ashes [with] Laughter in Provence. SPLENDID COLLECTION IN SIGNED HATCHARDS BINDINGS

      William Blackwood, 1942[-43-42-43-48-50], 19426 vols., 8vo., Mixed Editions, with four frontispieces, and illustrations and photographs in the text; most attractively and uniformly bound in dark red half wide-grain morocco BY HATCHARDS, cloth sides, backs with five raised bands, second and third compartments lettered in gilt, gilt tops, a handsome collection ideal as a gift or for presentation. A lovely assembly of Winifred Fortescue's delightful memoirs wanting only the third volume 'There's Rosemary, There's Rue'. The collection comprises Perfume from Provence ( Fourteenth Impression, 1942), Sunset House (Fifth Impression, 1943), Trampled Lilies (Second Impression, 1942), Mountain Madness (First Edition, 1943), Beauty for Ashes (First Edition, 1948) and Laughter in Provence (First Edition, 1950). The collection was probably commissioned of Hatchards with the publication of Mountain Madness in 1943 after which all volumes are first editions.In the early 1930s, Winifred Fortescue and her husband historian Sir John Fortescue left England to settle in Provence, in a small house amid olive groves on the border of Grasse. Almost at once they were bewitched by the scenery, by their garden - an incredible terraced landscape of vines, wild flowers, roses and lavender - and above all by the charming, infuriating, warm-hearted and wily Proven?als. On publication, Perfume From Provence became an instant best-seller and Lady Fortescue's enchanting books proved equally popular to a new generation when they were revived in the 1990s. Compulsive reading for anyone who has ever loved France, and most especially Provence.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Yellow Overcoat

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,, 1942. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine and roundel to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Edge of upper board knocked, edges a little rubbed and dulled. A very good copy in the rubbed jacket with a few small nicks and chips and a pencil mark to the lower panel. First edition, first printing.

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        Series of letters to Roy Plomley, enclosing a draft programme script, from his second ever guest on Desert Island Discs, 1942

      - Three typed letters signed (with typescript bearing numerous autograph corrections) to "Dear Mr Plomley", "My dear Plomley": 6pp. 4to, London (10 Fairfax Road), January-February 1942. Mild paperclip rust-marks. Intriguing documents in broadcasting history: the drama critic James Agate was the second guest (following the comedian Vic Oliver, 29 January 1942) on Roy Plomley's eternal Desert Island Discs, the longest-running factual programme in the history of radio. According to the legend, Plomley, a freelance radio announcer/producer, dreamt up the programme in November 1941. The BBC commissioned a series of eight, which was then extended to 15. By the time of his death he had recorded 1791. This unusual correspondence comprises three letters, from a rather controlling guest: 1) Discussing the difficulties of making such a programme - "Now how much do I get for this? The last time [he did something similar for the BBC], as far as I can remember, I got £30.0.0" (7 January). 2) Complaining about his Radio Times photograph - "That was taken over 30 years ago when I was young and good-looking" - and enclosing a three-page script for the programme, with man-to-man introductions to each of his chosen records (31 January). 3) Modifying part of his (monologic) script into back-slapping dialogue - "Very well then, my dear Plomley" &c (2 February). The show was output on the British Forces Network at 7.40pm on Thursday 5 February. Early programmes were carefully scripted, but how much survived of Agate's faintly patronising first draft? ("I shall begin with something by HANDEL, the greatest Englishman ever born of foreign parents in a foreign country. Originally a German, Handel had the sense to leave his native land as a comparatively young man . . . Now here is a bit of modern music. Two dances by William Walton out of the Suite called FACADE. They are a Polka and a TANGO. If you listen carefully you will hear that the second dance is based upon a popular music hall song which you all know . . . Well, I expect you all detected the popular song 'I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside' . . ."). Let alone of his proposed revision. ("ME. I am going to give you now John McCormack singing 'I hear you calling me'. YOU. Isn't that a rather common song? ME. Death is common . . .") But there was one variation from Agate's running order: instead of "Je t'aime" from the 1938 film Les Trois Valses, the Forces were given Duparc's "Phidylé". Agate explained what happened in his diary "autobiography" Ego 5 (1942). "Then rehearse at B.B.C. till 7," he wrote, "and at 7.40 go on the air in the 'Desert Island Discs' series. What eight gramophone records would I take with me? Programme carefully built up to Yvonne Printemps singing 'Je t'aime' from Les Trois Valses; all agreed and arranged two days ago, records procured from H.M.V. by B.B.C., and so forth. At the last minute am told that somebody somewhere won't release the copyright, even for cash. Will I take Madame Lily Pons to my island, and spend my sojourn there listening to the Waltz song from Roméo et Juliette? No, I will not. Will I have somebody else Connais-tu-le-pays-ing? No. Finally, with five minutes to go, I got desperate, and seeing the Maggie Teyte album lying about, give the Forces Duparc's Phidylé, the least suitable song in the world. Revise my script but no time to change running order, so that I have to follow this with 'I Hear You Calling Me'!! Now McCormack may very well come after Printemps, but not Marshall after Duparc. But by this time I don't care, and chuck it all at 'em - Handel [battle scene from The Origin of Design], Rachmaninoff [from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini], Duparc, Marshall [John McCormack singing 'I Hear You Calling Me'], Johann Strauss [from Tales from the Vienna Woods], Walton [from Façade], Eric Coates [from By the Sleepy Lagoon], and Tschaikowsky [from Symphony No. 4 in F Minor], and hear afterwards that Duparc was the best liked of the lot!" [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Hobbit; Or, There And Back Again [FIRST EDITION THIRD IMPRESSION PUBLISHED 1942 WITH FACSIMILE DUST JACKET]

      Allen & Unwin, London, 1942, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Illustrated By: The AuthorFollowing the loss of the remaining 2nd Impression copies when the warehouse in which they were stored was destroyed by bombs, a third impression was published in during the dark days of 1942. This is one of those 1500+ copies, published with only the one full colour plate, the frontispiece 'The Hill : Hobbiton-across-the-Water' but all the original line illustrations and complete in 310 pages followed by a single leaf, undated publisher's advertisement to the rear. Bound in the original dark green illustrated and lettered, green cloth covered boards with map endpapers to front and rear. A neat inscription to the first free endpaper ?To Jean Jean Xmas 1943 from Mummy & Daddy?. We can only imagine what pleasure this delightful book must have brought during those desperate days. In lovely condition, with slight marking to front board and front endpaper ? these may even be production flaws as by this time shortages especially of paper were having serious effects on the quality of book, also very slight browning to extreme bottom corners of spine. Otherwise lovely, clean, bright and tightly bound and now protected in a full colour, facsimile 1st edition dust jacket. An attractive copy of this classic fantasy novel, now finding even more devotees thanks to the popularity of the film adaptation. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 310 pages. With map paste downs and end papers, a colour full page frontispiece, 7 full page line drawings & 1 smaller one . Illustrator: The Author. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 8272.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis Books by Post]
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        EL POETA EN LA ESPAÑA DE 1931. ROMANCERO DE FERMÍN GALÁN Y LOS SUBLEVADOS DE JACA

      Patronato Hispano-Argentino de Cultura., Buenos Aires. 1942 - Dedicatoria del autor. 8º. 74 pp., dibujos. Edición dedicada y firmada por el autor.;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 7 EUROS [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Palabras & Cosas]
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        Five on a Treasure Island [The Famous Five Series Number One]

      Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London, 1942, [First Printing], Dust Jacket Condition: Hardback, Book, First Edition, Illustrated By: Eileen A. SoperGood

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        World War II WAAC Photo Album and Archive 1942-1945

      1942. Collection. Very Good. This archive of documents and artifacts belonged to Doris J. Lentz and follows her service in World War Two from her enlistment in 1942 through discharge in 1945 with some possibly post-war Hawaiian material. Lentz enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)-later the Women's Army Corps (WAC)-in Philadelphia in October, 1942 and was sent to the first WAAC training camp at Fort Des Moines, Iowa as a member of one of its first training cohorts not long after training had first begun in mid-August. Upon graduation as a Stock Records Clerk (inventory manager), she was assigned to the Army Air Force Tactical Center (AAFTAC) in Orlando, Florida. From there she was reassigned to the Headquarters Command, European Theater of Operations in England. Although follow-on assignments are not noted, it is likely she served in France following D-Day as the collection includes photos of France, her discharge papers note she participated in both the Normandy and Northern France campaigns, and her collection includes a shoulder patch for Advanced Section, Army Communication Zone (ADSEC), a mobile logistics command that followed American combat forces as they advanced toward Germany. Included in the collection are: 1) An album with approximately 250 vernacular photographs (most between 2.5" x 3.5" and 3.5" x 5") of Iowa, Florida, and Europe as well as what appear to be early post-war photographs from Idaho and Hawaii (including two of native surfers). There are also ten 8" x 10" official photographs including several of the WAC parade along the Champs-Elysees on 14 May 1945 celebrating the Third Anniversary of the founding of the WAACs. 2) Numerous Christmas cards including one signed by "Capt. Clark Gable." The Gable card may well be from the movie star as during the war he served in the Army Air Force in both the US and England. The signature has a simple 'C' and closed 'G' which Gable used on his more formal correspondence. 3) Thanksgiving and Christmas unit dinner menus. 4) Official documents including Lentz's WAAC acceptance letter, Pay Record, promotion orders to Technician Third Grade (Sergeant), Enlisted Record and Report of Discharge, and Honorable Discharge Certificate. 5) Several military pamphlets including early WAAC recruiting materials, a guide to Paris, and an Army Song Book. 6) Nine documents relating to a week-long furlough spent at the Army's recreation center at Nice, France. 7) Three original watercolors of Paris scenes signed by "Helene G." 8) A pocket New Testament, with a 'signed' preface by President Roosevelt encouraging its reading. The faux leather cover is decorated with a small gilt Army Aviation branch insignia. Lentz's name is blind-stamped on the front. 9) Approximately 60 additional snapshots. A grouping of uniform parts including shoulder patches (US Army Air Force, Service of Supply, and ADSEC), two ribbon bars, rank insignia, WAC and Aviation collar insignia, cap devices, and dog tags. A canvas ditty bag and wallet provided by the American Red Cross. 10) The first "WAACS" photo-article, which was published in Life magazine on May 12, 1942. Overall, the collection is in very good condition. The front hinge of the photo album has been mended. Several photo mounts have loosened. A few of the loose photos show some edge-wear as does the Life magazine article. The uniform accessories have some light wear.

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        Virgile - Les Bucoliques. Illustrations (lithographies) de Ernst Morgenthaler.

      Zürich, Louis Grosclaude, 1942 - Folio (35 : 27 cm). 109 S. mit 16 ganzseit. Original-Lithographien. Mit der Suite und weiteren, Lose Lagen in Orig.-Umschlag in Perg.-Mappe in Schmuckschuber, Schuber etwas berieben und angeschmutzt, Beistzerstemp. a. Umschlaginnenseite, ansonsten tadelloses Exemplar. Nr. 2 der ersten 29 Exemplare auf Japon-imperial, mit der beiliegenden Suite der 16 Lithographien auf Chinapapier. Die Gesamtauflage betrug 180 Exemplare. Im Impressum vom Künstler und Verleger in Tinte signiert. 3000 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Sonntagskinder im Walde. Eine Erzählung. Mit farbigen Bildern und Einbandentwurf von Johannes Grüger.

      Gundert,, Stuttgart, 1942 - Stuttgart, Gundert, 1942. 8°. 63 S. Illustr. OHlwd., Einband gelockert, Besitzeintrag aV., sonst ordentlich. (s. Foto). Sprache: de Einband gelockert, Besitzeintrag aV., sonst ordentlich. (s. Foto). [Attributes: Hard 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

      West Palm Beach, FL: The Norton Gallery and School of Art , 1942. 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.. First Edition. Leatherette. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Pablo Picasso

      Cahiers d'Art, Paris, various, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: GoodZERVOS, CHRISTIAN. Pablo Picasso, vols. 1-14 (in 15), Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1942-1963. Folios, almost half of the monumental 33-volume set that comprises the catalogue raisonne Zervos prepared in collaboration with Picasso, original wraps, glassine overwraps. All plates are black and white (photogravures) as Picasso reportedly felt color reproduction of his work would be inaccurate. This portion of the set represents the first 50 years of the artist's career. All volumes here except Vol. 1 have their original glassine overwraps. The browning you see in the photo is the aged glassine, although there is age-toning throughout this set. All books collate complete, all text in French. This work is not in Arntzen & Rainwater, and OCLC locates few full sets in institutions (Clark Institute has one). KVK finds full sets more numerous worldwide (Heidelberg, Leipzig, Australia and elsewhere). Scarce, highly collectible, with recent auctions for the full set bringing $60,000 to $130,000, and even the cheapened new reprint costs $20,000. This work is frequently rebound as the covers are so fragile, but the interior leaves are on good, thick stock. These books have not been rebound, perfected, nor otherwise dickied with. Total weight is 31 kilos or 68 pounds, shipping will be in 3 or 4 boxes, worldwide, but not inexpensive outside the U.S. 1. Oeuvres de 1896 a 1906, copy No. 294 of the second edition of 500 (1942), pp. xxxix, 185, 7 (index), wrappers loose but present, some loss at head and tail of spine, short tear, lacks glassine overwrap. 2. Oeuvres de 1906 a 1912, copy No. 629 of a first edition of 700 (1942), pp. lv, 172, 8 (index), glassine in poor condition with significant loss, all else very good. 2 (supplemental volume). Oeuvres de 1912 a 1917, copy No. 493 of a first edition of 700 (1942), pp. lxviii, 173-406, 9 (index). Glassine in poor condition with some loss, front hinge cracked with wraps pulling from spine, introductory leaf for plates is bound in upside down. Some leaves unopened. 3. Oeuvres de 1917 a 1919, edition unstated, 1949, pp. xiii, 152, 13 (index), 1 (note), very good in very good glassine with a few chips. 4.Oeuvres de 1920 a 1922, edition unstated, 1951, pp. xiv, 192, 8 (index), good but glassine has a tear with some loss at bottom of spine, backstrip has a 4 inch crack at bottom and is peeling there. 5. Oeuvres de 1923 a 1925, edition unstated, 1952, pp. xiv, 188, 8 (index), very good with glassine split for 4 inches along lower rear of spine 6. Supplement to V. 1-5, edition unstated, 1954, pp. [i, note], 176, 11 (index), very good with chipping glassine. 7. Oeuvres de 1926 a 1932, edition unstated, 1955, pp. viii, 184, 6 (index), very good with chipping glassine, a few tiny cuts in front cover, bookstore ticket on a rear blank. 8. Oeuvres de 1932 a 1937, edition unstated, 1957, pp. xviii, 184, 6 (index), very good, minor wear at spine ends. 9. Oeuvres de 1937 a 1939, edition unstated, 1958, pp. xiv, 184, 7 (index), very good, minor loss of glassine at spine ends. 10. Oeuvres de 1939 et 1940, edition unstated, 1959, pp. xiv, 176, 10 (index), very good with some minor chipping and tearing to the glassine at the spine ends. 11. Oeuvres de 1940 et 1941, edition unstated, 1960, pp. 156, 6 (index), very good with a bit of edge wear, bookstore ticket on a rear blank. 12. Oeuvres de 1942 et 1943, edition unstated, 1961, pp. 160, 4 (index), glassine tearing along a spine edge, short tear in backstrip at tail of spine, but very good. 13. Oeuvres de 1943 et 1944, edition unstated, 1962, pp. 160. 5 (index), minor chipping of glassine, very good. 14. Oeuvres de 1944 a 1946, edition unstated, 1963, pp. 164, 5 (index), glassine chipping, all else very good. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 15 volumes of the 34-volume set. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. - . All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; France; French Language; Reference. Inventory No: 51509.

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        Fragrance from a Chinese Garden. With 20 Woodblock Prints from Paintings by Lin Yü-ts'ang

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        La barca

      Firenze: Parenti, 1942. Seconda edizione (2nd Edition). broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. 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.) Uno dei 305 esemplari su carta doppio Guinea. Es. 170. Brossura con fregio rosso Pagine leggermente brunite ai margini (Pages slightly browned to edges) [Gambetti, 2007: "abbastanza raro e molto ricercato"]

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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      New York: Random House,, 1942. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, top edge purple. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright jacket that has some nicks to the extremties. First trade edition, first printing.

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        From Ambush to Zig-Zag; Verses and Drawings by Alexander Sturm

      New York, C. Scribner?s Sons, 1942, Hardback, First EditionNear fine copy in the original pictorial linen cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request. ; 55 pages; Description: [55] p. Col. Illus. 26 cm. The author's color illustrations are especially well reproduced. Signed and inscribed by Strum.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Eigenh. Druckfehlerverzeichnis.

      Güsten, 21. IV. 1942. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo. Betitelt "Ein Umweg. Druckfehlerverzeichnis (der Beck'schen Ausgabe!) eingesandt von der Fahrt, aus Güsten 21. IV. 42". - Doderers Roman "Ein Umweg" war zuerst 1940 bei Beck in München erschienen. - In Bleistift, blauer und roter Tinte; leicht gebräunt und fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Black Alibi.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1942 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. A fine copy in the price-clipped jacket. First edition, first printing of the book that was filmed as "The Leopard Man" in 1943. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Dragon's Teeth

      Viking 1942 - First Edition, First printing. This copy is SIGNED by Upton Sinclair on a laid in signature. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips or tears seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy with light restoration of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Dragon's Teeth

      New York: Published by the author, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Nice copy of scarce self-published version of this novel, red cloth with slight edge wear and very slight frayint to top of spine. Ex-library with only one library stamp on title page. Interior unmarked.

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        Darkness and the Light.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1942 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, minor bump to lower corner, some spots to edges of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Aage Marcus from Olaf Stapledon, April 1946". Aage Marcus (1888–1985) was a Danish art historian and writer. The Stapledon collection at the University of Liverpool contains a copy of Marcus's Billedkunsten (Visual Art) inscribed to Stapledon and dated April 1946, suggesting that the two books were gifted concurrently. Stapledon presentation copies are extremely rare, and this is one of only two copies that we have ever seen in commerce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Japanese Prints of the Ledoux Collection - Set of 5 Volumes complete (all published)

      E. Weyne / Princeton University. Good. 1942. B0042P44V0 Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Boards 37 cm, folios, unpaginated, color collotype plates and . B0042P44V0 .

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        BOMBS AWAY: The Story of a Bomber Team. With 60 Photographs by John Swope

      New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in a very good dust jacket. John Swope. A presentation copy signed and inscribed by Steinbeck on the front free end paper; "For Lunt (?) and Col. Merecutti / who whether he likes / it or not is / father of this book / John Steinbeck / 1942." Steinbeck was commissioned to write it as part of an effort to increase Air Force recruitment and morale. He traveled more than 20,000 miles in 30 days with photographer John Swope to various Air Force bases in the United States with the assignment of documenting the various jobs needed to form a bombing team

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS.

      M. Aguilar. 1942. 1947., Madrid. - 3 Vols. Estudio prel. L. Araujo Costa. Vol. 1 y 3 Segunda edición. Vol. 2 Primera edición. Enc. Plena piel ed. Cantos decorados. LIBRO EN ESPANOL [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        Eglogues. Hésiode. Théocrite. Virgile. Tibulle. Longus. Ronsard. Chénier. De Guérin. Jammes. Ramuz. (20) Lithographies originales de Maurice Barraud.

      André Gonin,, Lausanne, 1942 - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1942. 33,5x25 cm. 1 Bl., 154 S., 4 Bl. Lose Bogen in OBr.-Decke in OHLn.-Decke mit 2 Schliessbändern. =Deuxième volume de la collection André Gonin. - Eines von 126 Exemplaren auf Vélin (GA 220 Ex.), von Barraud und Gonin im Kolophon handschriftlich signiert. - (HLn.-Decke am Rücken schwach stockfleckig, sonst schön u. sauber). Lose Bogen in OBr.-Decke in OHLn.-Decke mit 2 Schliessbändern. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LES HUMANITES, CLASSES DE LETTRES, 1925-1942, 114 FASCICULES ET 2 VOLUMES (INCOMPLET), REVUE D'ENSEIGNEMENT SECONDAIRE ET D'EDUCATION

      Librairie Hatier 1942 - RO40193220: 114 numéros et 2 volumes reliés (recueils). Numéros manquants: n° 7-11 1925, n° 15-22, 1926, n° 36, 38, 44 1928, n° 55-56, 58-59, 63-64 1930, n° 65, 68, 71 1931, n° 78-79, 84 1932, n° 88-90, 94 1933, n° 95 1934, n° 107 1935, n° 116, 118, 121 1936, n° 130 1937, n° 152-154 1939, n° 157, 161 1940. Etiquettes de code sur les dos des volumes reliés. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats et en 1res pages. Du n° 6, 2e année, fév. 1925, au n° 178-181, 18e année, avril-juillet 1942. Sommaire du n° 6, fév. 1925: Langue grecque, Version, Eloge des Athéniens qui ont combattu contre les Perses, Isocrate, Exercices, par Ch. Georgin. Langue latine, Textes et versions, Le Camp de Boulogne de César, Par henry Berthaut. Langue française, Sujets de composition française sur les genres littéraires, Ch.-M. des Granges. Langue italienne, Version et thème, par J. Marichy. Langue anglaise, Lecture expliquée, 'Enoch Arden', par M. Latappy. Mathématiques, Exercices de Trigonométrie, C. Rousier. L'exposition Ronsard à la B.N., Roman d'Amat. Le Mois pédagogique. Sommaire du n° 178-181, avril-juillet 1942: Action morale, H. Mirabel. Dissertation philosophique, Le problème de la reconnaissance du souvenir, E. Rayot. langue grecque, Version, Phèdre, par J. Guillon. Langue latine, Version, Tite-Live, par A. Fouilhé. Littérature française, L'Epopée, la Tragédie, La Comédie, Le Lyrisme, par Ch.-. des Granges. Compositions françaises. Langues allemande, anglaise, etc. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 370-Education [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1942)

      Paramount 1942 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, dir: Preston Sturges; Paramount. One of Hollywood's top classic films and considered to be one of the best films ever about America. Though certainly a film which was a huge gamble during the days of the slick Hollywood studio system, the system sometimes afforded and encouraged experimentation and creativity and, for a few years, Preston Sturges was allowed this -- even so far as to criticize the very industry which allowed him his freedom, as he did in this film. A director of escapist films, living the posh life, decides he wants to make a film about the realities of the downtrodden and poor. He becomes a homeless tramp to learn about this lifestyle, and the film becomes Sturges' study of the hypocrisy of America, which still rings true. In this image we see Joel McCrea as film director John Lloyd Sullivan and Veronica Lake, simply characterized as "the Girl," during a scene at the film maker's posh Beverly Hills home. There are tiny pinholes at each of the four corners and at the top and bottom center and slight smudges in the blank white background. ABOUT FINE.

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        THE BLUE DAHLIA: RARE GLASSCOMING-ATTRACTION SLIDE FOR THE 1942 MOVIE, BASED ON CHANDLER'S ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, STARRING ALAN LADD, VERONICA LAKE, AND WILLIAM BENDIX.

      [N.P., N.D.]. 1942 - This Paramount film was Chandler's only solo screen-writing credit for which he received an Oscar nomination and in James Agee's judgement that it was, "barring occasional victories and noble accidents, about as good a movie as can be expected from the big factories." The 3" x 2-1/4" glass slide shows black & white close-ups of all three stars, plus action vignettes. It is hand-tinted in blue, yellow, and pink, with no writing in the space provided to crayon in the dates of its local showing. By 1946, few theater operators were still using slide projectors, as they had since the silent movie era, to announce coming attractions, and this was one of the last slides Paramount would manufacture for that purpose. It was produced in only a very small fraction of the numbers of posters and lobby cards that were printed, and because of its fragile nature, few examples have survived. This slide has a peripheral crack on one side but it does not affect the image, else in very good condition and apparently unused, in a 4"x 3-1/2" cardboard mount, stamped on one border with the title, and with die-cut cardboard inserts to protect the fragile glass from breakage. This is the only the second example we've seen for this title and none has been offered at auction, to our knowledge, for the past several years, during which time a number of one-sheet posters of The Blue Dahlia have sold in the $3000 to $5000 price range.

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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, [1942]. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Embossed ownership stamp of Rev. Emora T. Brannan and ownership inscription dated 1943 to front free endpaper. Gilt to spine a little faded. A very good copy. First edition, scarce. 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.)

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        Ballistik *With German Swastika Ink Stamp Atop Front Board*

      Berlin, Germany: Walter De Gruyter & Co.. Hardcover. 267 pages. Index. Text in German. An advanced treatise on ballistics from the second world war era. This copy highly noteworthy for its apparent provenance from the wartime library of a technical institute in Stuttgart as evinced by identical black inkstamps in the upper right corner of the front board, front free endpaper and title pages respectively. This circular stamp depicts an eagle, wings spread, atop a swastika. Around the stamp is lettering which appears to be the name of a technical institute in Stuttgart. A four-digit handwritten book number appears atop each stamp and at foot of backstrip. The swastika portion of the stamp on front endpaper and title page has been neatly covered over in black marker. No other markings. Light external wear to beige boards. Crease to lower corner of front free endpaper and first several pages. Binding sound. It is left to our imaginations to wonder how many German trainers and students learned from this book, and the impact they had on hostilities with the Allies. Author was a prominent mathematician and member of the Nazi party. A quality copy of this important historical item. . Good. 1942. Zweite Auflage (Second Edition).

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        FATA MORGANA

      Editions des Lettres Francaises, Buenos Aires 1942 - Illustré par Wilfredo Lam. Encuadernación original. Cubiertas en perfectas condiciones 29 págs.

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        Black Orchids. A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery.

      NY. Farrar & Rinehart. 1941, 1942. - First Edition with copyrights of 1941, 1942 and with "FR" colophon on the copyright page. The double mystery includes: 1) Black Orchids; and 2) Cordially Invited to Meet Death. "These two mysteries present Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin at their brilliant and exciting best." VG+/VG+ in woven brick-red cloth stamped in black on the front boards and on the spine . Very clean and tight throughout with some light puckering along the front and rearhinges at the glued joints. Some minor rubbing and a 1/2" tear at the top of the front inside joint. In a colorful, clean, crisp dustjacket by AlanHaemor with black orchids on the front panel and the spine. With a photo of Rex Stout on the rear panel. With a 1" rubbed through space along the inside fold. Scarce in the jacket which bears the original price: "Net: $2.00." First Edition with copyrights of 1941, 1942 and with "FR" colophon on the copyright page.

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        Angel Street: A Victorian Thriller in Three Acts [a.k.a. Gaslight]

      New York: Samuel French. (1942). First. First American edition, first hardcover edition, and first edition with this title (published in the U.K. in a wrappered edition as Gaslight.) Fine in an attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with a very faint tidemark along the edge of the front flap fold, visible only slightly on the bottom of the front panel. A play that was filmed on a number of occasions, most memorably in 1944 by George Cukor with Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman (for which she won an Oscar), and Joseph Cotten. .

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        Her Heart In Her Throat

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1942 - First American edition. Near fine in very good dustwrapper with a small, faint dampstain on the rear panel and light edgewear. Published in the U.K. as *Midnight House*, this novel was the basis for the 1945 Lewis Allen-directed film *The Unseen* (a follow-up to his celebrated *The Uninvited* of the previous year) with a screenplay by Raymond Chandler and Hagar Wilde, and featuring Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, and Herbert Marshall. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1942 - Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; First edition first state in like dustjacket. Red cloth, pictorial cover label pastedown. Ownership page filled in neatly in pen with only a small owner's name. Pictorial DJ with light crease at flap edge and quite minor chipping, price clipped. B/w illustrations and plates by Neill, this being his last book. Oz stylized device stamped in black on spine. "Z" in OZ within the O. Scarce First state DJ with rear flap text a letter from Bucky of Oz addressed to "Boys and Girls" encouraging the purchase of war bonds. All points per Hanffe and Greene, Oziana, XXXVI. Graphic shows both book and dustjacket. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hi-Po the Hippo: Lithographs by Ruth Gannett,

      Random House (1942), New York - Large folio. Unpaginated (40pp). Red cloth spine, pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout with many pages in full color. Stated first printing. A near fine copy. The dustwrapper is price-clipped, is rubbed at the folds and has a few chips and tape-repaired closed tears, but gives a very good plus appearance. With an inscription from the author "To my long-time friend and neighbor in the Little Cracked House. Affectionately, Dorothy Thomas." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Managerial Revolution or What is Happening in the World Now

      Putnam, London,, 1942. Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, spine and front cover lettered in red. With the grey paper dust jacket printed in red. A few light pencil marginal notes. A small spray of ?rust-spots to rear cover and a single blemish on front cover, else a fine copy in the very good jacket just a little tanned at the spine. First English edition, first impression. Burnham's book caused some consternation when first published in England as, originally writing in 1940, Burnham took a German victory more or less for granted. George Orwell reviewed the book critically at length in an essay originally printed in Polemic under the title "Second Thoughts on James Burnham", later reprinted as a pamphlet as James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution 1946. But Burnham's general forecast, that capitalism would be replaced not by socialism but by the rule of managerial administrators, still seems prescient.

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        Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

      Longmans, UK 1942 - 1st Edition 1940. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 7853 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MOON IS DOWN

      New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition, second state. Hardcover. A very good copy in blue cloth with light spine sunning, in a nearly fine dust jacket. This special copy is signed by the author on the front end paper in blue felt tip pen and with the 'Steinbeck Family' bookplate to the front pastedown. In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature.

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        Dans L'intimite de Personnages Illustres (Album de Photographies)

      Paris: Editions M.D. [Maurice Devries]. [1942-1951]. Twelve volume set (complete). Oblong quartos. A collection of portraits, with handwritten lithographic captions, of famous French men and women of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Each volume consists of a title page (printed in red and black), six leaves of tipped-in photographic prints on both sides of thick paper (12 pages), and a final leaf with the publisher's imprint. The folded leaves are bound with red silk laces in ivory-white decorative embossed wrappers, with a mounted photographic print serving as the centerpiece on the front wrap. All are very good, with rubbing and a few scattered stains to the wraps, and toning to the interior leaves. The photographic prints are all present and well preserved. Each album of portraits is arranged for the most part chronologically: [v.1] 1845-1890, [v. 2] 1850-1900, [v. 3] 1860-1905, [v. 4] 1845-1890, [v. 5] 1860-1920, [v. 6] 1860-1905, [v. 7] 1860-1905, [v. 8] 1860-1905, [v. 9] 1850-1950, [v. 10] 1860-1905, [v. 11 and 12] 1850-1950. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. .

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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

      West Palm Beach, FL: The Norton Gallery and School of Art , 1942. 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.. First Edition. Leatherette. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Helen Keller Writes A Sympathy Letter: ?I Am Exceedingly With You In A Loneliness And A Struggle Towards The Light Which I Too Have Experienced?

      TLS. 1pg. 7 ¼? x 10 ½?. February 2, 1942. Westport, Connecticut. A typed letter signed ?Helen Keller? in purple pencil. She wrote to her friend Villa about the recent death of her husband Thurston: ?After some days absence from home I find your nephew?s letter on my desk. I cannot tell you how distressed and hurt I am over all that has happened to you. It seems like a dreadful dream, I cannot realize it yet with the vivid, happy mental picture I have always had of you and Thurston together. I can only grieve with you in that accumulates suffering and pray for your renewed strength. My lonely heart understands yours, and I know how you will feel in a home bereft of your beloved?s actual presence. But you have ever met fate with an unconquerable spirit, and as the darkness lifts from your inner sight, faith and memory will bring Thurston back to you, yes, even closer than was possible on earth. According to your brave philosophy he has gone on to encounter more wonderful adventures, to acquire greater knowledge and do higher good unto his fellow-creatures. But why should I write thus when words bring no comfort at such a time? Only to let you know that I am exceedingly with you in a loneliness and a struggle towards the Light which I too have experienced. Perhaps you will sometime glance at the booklet, ?We Bereaved? which I am going to send you. If it gives you even one soothing thought, I shall be thankful. Polly [Thomson] was as shocked as I was when Mr. Curren?s letter came, and she joins me in tenderest sympathy.? When Keller is common in letters, she is scarcer in letters with personal content. There is some red staining to the bottom margin, leaving the letter in very good condition.

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