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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO XIX (LXIX DELLA RACCOLTA)

      G.CHIANTORE, 1942. ITALIANO 0,59 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, pagine brunite da fattore tempo, in italiano con parti di testo in greco e latino, rari segni con biro rossa ai margini, rilegatura in mezza tela, rossa con piatti marmorizzati, ingialliti ai bordi e con minime tracce d'uso, dorso con titoli d'oro e con lievissimi segni del tempo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        APOLOGIA DI SOCRATE

      MONDADORI, 1942. INTERLINGUE 0,15 A cura di Augusto Guzzo, collana diretta da Augusto Rostagni, in italiano e greco, pagine brunite attorno ai testi e con fioriture sparse, con tavole in nero fuori testo ed alcune sottolineature con matite colorate a pag.45, brossura editoriale ingiallita, con fioritura, usura ai bordi e strappetti al dorso USATO

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        Denkschrift über die russische Landesbefestigung. Nur für den Diensgebrauch! Oberkommando des Heeres.

      Bln., Reichsdruckerei 1942.. gr.-8°. VI, 477 S. Mit 488 tlw. photogr. Abb. (davon zahlr. farb. teils gefalt. Karten). Mit Schießplänen u. 2 mehrf. gefalt. Karten in Lasche. OLn. Lagerspuren. Leinenbezug tlw. abgelöst. Rückenkanten einger. Tit. gestemp. (Lehrstab B der Art. Schule Jüterborg). Beiliegend: Oberkommando des Heeres. Geheim! Die Landesbefestigung. Vorläufige Erfahrungen aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Abgeschlossen 30. 4. 1943. Bln., Reichsdruckerei 1943. gr.-8°. 108 S. OLn. 1 Ecke u. unteres Kap. bestoßen. Buchbl. v. Einbanddecke gelöst. Der Feldzug Barbarossa begann am 22. Juni 1941. Schon im Dezember 1941 nach dem Scheitern der Wehrmacht vor Moskau stand fest, dass die Strategie als Blitzkrieg gescheitert war. Bis zum Datum der Herausgabe des ersten Bandes dieses Werkes (1. 2. 1942) hatte die Wehrmacht 500.000 Mann Verluste (Tote und Verwundete) erlitten. Dennoch wurde der Krieg als rassistischer Vernichtungskrieg fortgesetzt. In diesem Buch wird unter anderem die saubere Handwerkskunst (!) der Russen als auch ihre Fähigkeit zur Tarnung hervorgehoben. Diese Befestigungs- und Tarnanlagen werden mit zahlreichen Abb. nach Photographien dokumentiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Death and the Dancing Footman.

      The Crime Club, Collins, London., 1942. First edition. Octavo. 320 pages. Original orange cloth lettered in black.Spine faded at head. Very good indeed in good dustwrapper chipped, creased and frayed at edges and chipped at head of spine. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Gobbolino The Witch's Cat.

      1942 - London; George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1942. Square 8vo. Original bright green cloth, lettered and decorated with a cat vignette in rust to upper board, fore-, and lower edges untrimmed, preserved in original decorated orange dustwrapper; pp. [vi], [5]-192; with pictorial title, frontispiece in green and black, and cat illustrations throughout in bold black line including full-page plates; a very good copy indeed, externally clean with a narrow strip of fading to spine ends and along extreme lower edge of boards, internally equally fresh and sound with only mild offset shadowing to endpapers and a neat contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, protected by an attractive, and honest, example of the unclipped dustwrapper (5/-) which is lightly dust-soiled, and mildly rubbed, with irregular chipping to spine ends (to a maximum depth of 13mm) and smaller chips to corners; this dustwrapper is now loosely backed by complementary paper; a genuinely rare book. First edition of this notable rarity which is barely ever seen on the market, even without the dustwrapper. This is, in fact, the first time we have come across a copy in a jacket, which we have never seen recorded elsewhere. The book, which has inspired such a devoted following over the years, has been republished a couple of times with new illustrations, and also been abridged, but the original edition is enhanced by the author's own drawings, which are wonderful. One explanation for the scarcity of this work, apart from the fact that it is a wartime publication, could be an error on the front flap of the dustwrapper which caused the book to be withdrawn from the market. The flap blurb refers to "Milly-Molly-Mandy Books by Ursula Moray Williams". Of course the Milly-Molly-Mandy titles were actually written by Joyce Lankester Brisley. Confusion could have arisen from the fact that Lankester Brisley was the illustrator for Moray Williams' earlier title "Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse" (1938), which is another remarkable rarity. No copy in commerce at the time of cataloguing, either with or without the dustwrapper. Only one copy of the first listed on Copac (Oxford); this copy and four others mentioned on WorldCat (BL; BL reference collection; Nat. Lib. of Scotland; Trinity Coll., Dublin) although the additional three are undated, with no publisher named, so it is impossible to tell without examining them if they are firsts. No copies listed in overseas libraries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Mannen utan väg. Dikter

      Bröderna Lagerström 1942 - 85 sider p. Bogen er trykt i 150 nummererede eksemplarer. Detter er et af 50 unummererede eksemplarer (formodentlig udleveret til dikteren. Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Dr. Sven rinman. Med hans ganske svage blyantsnoter på nogle sider Heftet med originalt omslag, nærmest som nyt

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        L'ETRANGER.

      Gallimard NRF 1942 - In-12 ( 190 X 120 mm ) de 159 pages, demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à nerfs janséniste, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé ( Reliure signée d'ALIX ). Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers et comportant bien le bon achevé d'imprimer du 21 avril 1942. Très bel exemplaire SANS MENTION D'EDITION. Littérature Edition-Originale Reliure [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        A Christmas Manger

      [Hougton Mifflin Company], Boston 1942 - Oblong 14 x 11" with quarter cloth over illustrated color wraps, with interior manger scene and two pockets to house the paper dolls and animals (24 of 26 pieces present; appears to be lacking one of the three camels, and one of the three Shepherds.) An exceptionally rare children's nativity movable book, by the author of "Curious George". The sheets from which the pieces were "popped-out" is not present, as well as the "Matthew and Luke" text. Wraps have some wear along the edges, but is overall nice; a few of teh pieces have some wear, and weakening at the folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        13 têtes de français précédées de 3 notes sur le bonheur

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on vellum, with 120 single draw Arches paper.Illustrated book of 16 heads carved on linoleum by Pierre Bettencourt, 3 drawn justified color and monogram in pencil (Breton, Rimbaud and Renan) by the latter.Back of the shirt with friction at the head and foot, small traces of adhesive paper discharge heads and feet guards, otherwise good condition inside.Rare copy of the second book edited by Pierre Bettencourt. Chez l'auteur Saint-Maurice d'Etelan 1942 20x25,5cm en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le tre redazioni di un taccuino di guerra

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI, VERONA 1942 - Quaderni Dannunziani ITALIANO A cura di Antonio Bruers. Volume III dei "Quaderni dannunziani". Brossura muta ingiallita con fioritura così come sovraccoperta con titoli al piatto e al dorso e velina piegata a busta. Tagli e pagine ingialliti con fioritura, tracce di colla alla prima e ultima pagina. Con riproduzioni del manoscritto di D’Annunzio su tavole in bianco e nero nel testo.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        I PERSIANI

      Sancasciano: GIUSEPPE PRINCIPATO, 1942. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 21. CLASSICI LATINI E GRECI USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        The High Window

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 240 pp. Original brown cloth with dark crimson lettering. Very Good+ condition with spine lean, offsetting to endpapers. Lacking jacket. A nice copy of the third of Chandler's acclaimed Philip Marlowe novels, wherein Marlowe is hired by an old Pasadena lush, Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Murdock, to find an 18th Century coin called the Brasher Doubloon. The basis of two '40s films: Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Flight to Arras

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Number 469 of a limited 500 copies, signed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and the illustrator, Bernard Lamotte. Bound in publisher's blue leather backed linen boards, lacking the slip case. Very Good, with staining to cloth and lightly to for edge of page block, rubbing to leather spine; a patch of abrasion to the top edge of the page block, pages lightly toned. Signed by the author and illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Geopolitics: The Struggle for Space and Power

      New York: George Putnam's Sons, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xiii, 274pp. Black cloth with yellow lettering. Near Fine with slightly bumped corners, small pinhole near upper tip of front board, in about Very Good original unclipped ($2.75) dust jacket with faint stain to front panel, spine toned, worn and chipped at extremities. Scarce. A prescient work of geostrategy. It brought the work of German political geographer General Karl Haushofer to the United States in the midst of World War II, years before the cold war necessitated America's re-examination of geostrategy in earnest. Today much less well-known than geostrategists such as George Kennan and Henry Kissinger, Strausz-Hupe nevertheless managed to make quite a mark on American politics and diplomacy. The Foreign Policy Research Institute think-tank he established continues to this day, publishing the international affairs journal Orbis.

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        [Photo Album]: Lawrence E. Ashbrook, The Kentucky Whittler

      (Lexington, Kentucky, 1942. Near Fine. Oblong 64mo. String-tied green stiff card wraps. 48 small black and white gelatin silver photographs (each measuring approximately 1.75" x 2.75"). Mild handling wear and curling, images with small holes at left margins for string binding, overall very near fine.A diminutive photograph album compiled and annotated by folk-artist Lawrence E. Ashbrook (circa 1890-1953), also known as The Kentucky Whittler. Ashbrook worked and operated a roadside museum on his property approximately 14 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky on U.S. Highway 25 and traveled frequently around Kentucky and the Southern United States, selling his wooden sculptures and teaching the art of whittling to children. A likely-1930's advertisting postcard held in the University of Kentucky's John Jacob Niles Photographic Collection shows Ashbrook in front of a traveling display with the text: "The Kentucky Whittler / Will Visit Your School by Appoint- / ment. And Give a Demonstration in / Clay Modelling. L.E. Ashbrook - Lexington, Ky."We suspect this small but detailed album was likely used to promote these or similar demonstrations, or perhaps his museum. The album consists of images of The Whittler's work: figures, architectural models, busts, sculptures, vehicles, etc., with 32 of the photographs identified or otherwise annotated on the versos. Many of Ashbrook's figures and dioramas were known to incorporate mechanical elements as well, including an intricately carved skeleton shown here, titled: "Animated Skeleton / or Reckless Driver."Additionally, a series of 12 well-annotated prints detail his process on a figure of F.D.R. from start to finish, capturing images of Ashbrook selecting wood, rough-cutting it with a hatchet, fine carving, and the like. His work is described in one notation as "[...] at random no place in particular but all over in general." Further noted within this series is mention of its filming for a program called "Unusual Occupations," a long-running series of roughly 10-minute films released by Paramount Pictures between 1938-1949; The Whittler was featured in a 1943 episode. Suriving examples of Ashbrook's work are scarce and aside from the aforementioned image at Kentucky, visual or written records are not apparently held institutionally. A rich photographic archive of a noted folk artist in the American South, assembled and annotated by the artist himself.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gertrude Atherton Collection

      1942. . Gertrude Atherton was a prominent and prolific American author. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. Atherton was an early feminist well acquainted with the plight of women. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial. Charlotte S. McClure in a Dictionary of Literary Biography essay said that Atherton "redefined women's potential and presented a psychological drama of a woman's quest for identity and for a life purpose and happiness within and beyond her procreative function". This collection contains 11 items; 2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 4 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 Autographed Note Signed (ANS), 1 Black & White Photo, 1 Book signed and 2 Ephemera dating from 1888 to 1942. 2 ALS, 4 TLS, & 1 ANS; • ALS to Mr. Lecker, 23 December ?, Fort Ross, California, thanking him for the check and that she has no idea what he means "stamp" (she encloses a 2¢ stamp). • ALS with envelope to William Plohr, 11 December 1928, thanking him for his appreciation of her Greek books. • TLS to Mark Sullivan, 10 June 1941, re his book, "Our Times: 1900-1925", requesting that he bring it up to date ("Do give us Hoover and your own story of the Depression-but above all, Roosevelt. He is still a sort of Sphinx… I want not only your Roosevelt but your Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin."). • TLS to Miss Brennan, 5 February ?, noting that "The House of Lee" will be broadcast on radio and that two of her books are in Braille. • TLS to National Broadcasting Company, inc., 14 July 1942, re radio broadcast of her story, "The Striding Place", in condensed form. Signed page, 1916, with a picture of Atherton from a newspaper. • TLS addressed "Dear Sir", 6 Sept ember 1910, "I have relieved my mind once more, and send you the result as usual. If you like it I should not mind having a proof, if there is time." • ANS, n.d., 14 lines, "The moon shone on…." 1 Photograph; • B&w photo of Atherton and Dr. Clayton, San Francisco surgeon, 8 January 1924, when Atherton opened a glandular clinic, First National Pictures, Inc. 1 Book with signed card; • Gertrude Atherton writing as "Frank Lin", her first book, What Dreams May Come: A Romance (Chicago, New York, and San Francisco: Belford, Clarke and Co. Publishers, 1888), signed white card (1928), affixed to the front pastedown, dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., rubbing on the spine and edges, a good copy in a clamshell box. Provenance of Lucy Smith Doheny Battson (1893-1993) of Southern California. 2 Ephemera; • Post card signed on the front (Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen), postmarked 11 December 1908, addressed to Henry H. Hari in San Francisco. • Signature dated 1916 mounted on card with a B&W newspaper photo of Atherton. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Wunder in der Natur.

      Leipzig: Pantheon-Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft. 1942. 4to. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine, with extremely rare dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 120 b&w photographic plates, frontispiece porttrait of Blossfeldt tipped in; boards a little rubbed, very good. First edition. The second follow-up to 1928's Urformen der Kunst, with more of Blossfeldt's remarkable modernist close-up photographs of natural forms.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Out of Space and Time.

      [Sauk City:] Arkham House, 1942 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket as supplied by George Locke. Spine gently rolled, wear to extremities, a very good copy in the jacket with browned spine and panel margins, minor loss to head of spine, closed tears to folds and front panel, tape repair to verso. Dust jacket designed by Hannes Bok. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Donald Fryer, "From a wild weird clime / that lieth, sublime, / Out of space, out of time." Clark Ashton Smith, Pacific Grove, Cal. Sept. 6th, 1959". Additionally inscribed by Fryer, with his annotation to p. x and occasional corrections to text. Fryer (b. 1934), a poet to whom Smith was something of a mentor, completed a bibliography of Smith in 1965, The Emperor of Dreams, which was published in 1976; and edited three volumes of Smith's work for Arkham House from 1965 to 1971. This copy is subsequently from the personal collection of noted fantasy bookseller and bibliographer George Locke. Locke traces the provenance of this copy in A Spectrum of Fantasy; "I obtained this book, sans d/w, a few years ago from a collector and dealer Robert L. Brown of California for Bob Gilbert. some time later Bob sold me his Clark Ashton Smith collection. I winkled this title out of the collection before selling it. A short time afterwards, I went through some dustwrappers which a specialist fantasy dealer had and was astonished to find one". A collection of dark fantasy tales, Out of Space and Time was the third book to be published by Arkham House; released in a run of 1,054 copies. An excellent association copy of a work which is uncommon signed, with one copy traced at auction. Bleiler 1484; Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, I, pp. 200-201; L. W. Currey Cat. 105, 3608. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Carnevale d'Italia 7' fascicolo Le più belle canzoni 1942-1943

      Messaggerie Musicali S.A. ITALIANO 0,13 Raccolta di canzoni del 1942-1943 di vari autori, musiche e testi, brossura a colori con grafica di copertina, strappetti alla brossura, fioriture delle pagine ed imbrunimento, bordo stanco, alcuni fascicoli sciolti, segni manoscritti sparsi USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Classics and the Man of Letters: The Presidential Address Delivered to the Classical Association on 15 April 1942

      London: Oxford University Press, 1942 First edition, later issue with "t" on title page beginning to fade. Original blue wrappers, 27pp. Signed, and dated in year of publication, by T. S. Eliot, directly on the title page. Age toning to end-page, else book in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Frontovoi iumor: pervyi sbornik krasnoarmeiskogo satiricheskogo tvorchestva [Front-line humor: first collection of Red Army satirical writing]

      politicheskoe upravlenie severo-zapadnogo fronta, [Leningrad Region?] 1942 - Octavo (16.5 × 13.2 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; 45, [3] pp. Lightly worn and creased; spine some- what rubbed; still about very good. [An Anti-Nazi Alphabet for Front Soldiers]. A very scarce survival, this fully illustrated volume of anti-German anecdotes, ditties, rhymes, chastushki, and caricatures was compiled and produced by Red Army soldiers serving on the North-Western Front during World War II (presumably somewhere in the Leningrad Region or close to Finland). Of particular interest is a section titled "The Red-Army ABC": here each letter of the alphabet is illustrated with an anti-Nazi vignette, accompanied by a rhymed couplet that combines whimsy with a vicious hate of the fascist enemy. The entry for the final letter, "ia" (which means "I" in Russian), reads: Ia - vsei azbuke venets, ia - dlia Gitlera konets! ("I am the crown of the entire alphabet, I am Hitler's demise!" None of the authors and caricaturists (primarily one F. Sigal) appear to be known. The postal address for contributions is a military field post office of the North-Western Front. Rare: Not in KVK, OCLC; not held by the Russian State or National Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Nash Motors Dealer Archive

      Detroit, Michigan: Associated Sales Co. / Nash Motors Company, 1942. Near Fine. An archive of photographs and recordings related to New England Nash Motor Car Dealers. The collection includes of two framed black and white photographs, measuring 20" x 10" and 31.5" x 8", of Nash Dealers attending a "service clinic" in 1927 and a convention in 1941 along with a copy of a Nash Dramatized Selling Service kit consisting of a wooden carrying case covered in coarse woven cloth with a leather covered handle and three metal clasps housing 10 filmstrips (or "slidefilms") and seven 33 1/3 RPM records. Overall near fine with the photographs unexamined out of the lightly rubbed frames but both images sharp and unfaded though both with very light creases from once being rolled; the selling kit has a bit of wear to the exterior a touch of oxidation to the metal lids of a few of the filmstrips and two of the smaller records are a bit wavy.The first photograph, taken by "Glines & Slater" and dated January 19-20, 1927, shows a group of Nash Dealers standing outside a Nash Showroom located at 640 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston for a Nash Service Clinic with vehicles in the windows and workers inside looking out. The second photograph, dated August 28, 1940, captures a room full of dealers seated at tables in a large, many wearing paper hats, with a stage and musician to one side and a dais facing the stage on the opposite wall.While not as immediately eye-catching but certainly as interesting, is the Nash Dramatized Selling Service kit no. 3 for 1942. A small mimeograph sheet laid in explains: "This is a copy of a 1942 revision of last spring's Trip Through The Factory slide film entltled, 'Creation in Steel.' Simply throw away your last year's slidefilm print and use this film print with the recording which you now have." Thankfully this kit was saved. The hinged box contains seven 33 1/3 RPM albums - three 12" and four massive 16" - along with 10 filmstrips. The kit was produced by the Associated Sales Co. of Detroit, Michigan but recorded, pressed, and manufactured by RCA Manufacturing Co. of Camden New Jersey. The records instruct salesmen on various approaches to attract potential customers - "A New Kind of Car - Now Newer Than Ever," "The Car for the Times," "The Invisible Rider (Resale Value and Service)," Care Makes the Car," and the aforementioned "Creation in Style (A Trip Through the Nash Factory)." The filmstrips undoubtedly correspond with some the recording though their titles differ and are divided evenly between sales strategies ("Closing the Sale and Overcoming Objections") and mechanical concerns ("Trouble-Shooting The Valve Train").An interesting collection of items from the once thriving Nash Motor Company, now part of the Chrysler Corporation.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.

      Buenos Aires: Aristides Quillet,, 1942. Octavo. Original wrappers, title to spine and front cover, illustrations to covers in red and black. With original glassine jacket. Illustrated title page and 4 plates by the author. Toned spine with slight wear to spine ends, a bit of loss to extremities, consistently toned internally. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on the half-title, dated 25 September 1942.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Five On A Treasure Island - in the original first issue dust wrapper

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1942. A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1942. A good+ book without inscriptions (small red scribble to ffep) with some white spotting to the boards and wear and browning to the edges. In a very good+ (or better) dust wrapper (showing 5\- as called for) with a small closed tear to the foot of the rear panel. Some fading to the spine tips and a little light chipping to the corners, with some associated creasing. Rare in the unrestored dust wrapper. The first Famous Five adventure.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Gobbolino The Witch's Cat.

      London; George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1942. Square 8vo. Original bright green cloth, lettered and decorated with a cat vignette in rust to upper board, fore-, and lower edges untrimmed, preserved in original decorated orange dustwrapper; pp. [vi], [5]-192; with pictorial title, frontispiece in green and black, and cat illustrations throughout in bold black line including full-page plates; a very good copy indeed, externally clean with a narrow strip of fading to spine ends and along extreme lower edge of boards, internally equally fresh and sound with only mild offset shadowing to endpapers and a neat contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, protected by an attractive, and honest, example of the unclipped dustwrapper (5/-) which is lightly dust-soiled, and mildly rubbed, with irregular chipping to spine ends (to a maximum depth of 13mm) and smaller chips to corners; this dustwrapper is now loosely backed by complementary paper; a genuinely rare book. First edition of this notable rarity which is barely ever seen on the market, even without the dustwrapper. This is, in fact, the first time we have come across a copy in a jacket, which we have never seen recorded elsewhere. The book, which has inspired such a devoted following over the years, has been republished a couple of times with new illustrations, and also been abridged, but the original edition is enhanced by the author's own drawings, which are wonderful. One explanation for the scarcity of this work, apart from the fact that it is a wartime publication, could be an error on the front flap of the dustwrapper which caused the book to be withdrawn from the market. The flap blurb refers to "Milly-Molly-Mandy Books by Ursula Moray Williams". Of course the Milly-Molly-Mandy titles were actually written by Joyce Lankester Brisley. Confusion could have arisen from the fact that Lankester Brisley was the illustrator for Moray Williams' earlier title "Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse" (1938), which is another remarkable rarity. No copy in commerce at the time of cataloguing, either with or without the dustwrapper. Only one copy of the first listed on Copac (Oxford); this copy and four others mentioned on WorldCat (BL; BL reference collection; Nat. Lib. of Scotland; Trinity Coll., Dublin) although the additional three are undated, with no publisher named, so it is impossible to tell without examining them if they are firsts. No copies listed in overseas libraries.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Resolutorium dubiorum circa celebrationem missarum occurentium. Köln, Quentell 1495. 4°. 24 nn. Bll., mit Titelholzschnitt, Ppd. des 19. Jhdts.

      - Hain 9910 - Goff J 364 (3 Explare in Amerika) - Polain 1942 - Voull. (Köln) 570 - Schramm VIII, 22 - Schreiber 4473 u. Schreiber, Accipies, 18 - vgl. Heckethorn 91, 2.- Hand- und Trostbüchlein für die Landgeistlichen, "erreichte bis zur Reformation 38 Auflagen" (LThK V, 7).- Verfaßt von dem Kartäusermönch Johann Heynlin de Lapide, aus Stein bei Pforzheim (um 1430-1496). Er begann seine Studien in Erfurt u. setzte sie in Leipzig u. Paris fort. Später war er u. a. Professor an der Sorbonne u. in Tübingen u. seit 1484 Münsterprediger in Basel. Er stand in regem Gedankenaustausch mit Reuchlin, Brant, Geiler, Wimpheling, Agricola, Trithemius, Gengenbach, Andlau, Celtis u. Christoph von Utenheim. Der schöne Titelholzschnitt mit dem Magister-cum-discipulis-Holzschnitt (Schreiber-Heitz 18) zeigt den Lehrer mit zwei Schülern.- Mit brauner Tinte rubriziert. Titel leicht gebräunt u. angestaubt, seitl. mit kl. Randdefekten angefalzt, Wasserfl. u. kl. Papierschaden im unteren weißen Rand hinterlegt, tls. unten etwas wasserfleckig, ein Bl. seitl. verstärkt, kl. Randausbruch in den folgenden Bll. hinterlegt.- Aus der Bibliothek des Sammlers Teodoro Becú y Garcia Lagos (1890-1946), argentinischer Jurist u. Sozialwissenschaftler (Exlibris am Innendeckel).# Rare incunabula (Goff only records 3 copies in America); the beautiful woodcut on the title shows the teacher with two students.- Manual and consolation booklet for the rural priests which had 38 editions until the reformation.- Rubricated with brown ink.-

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        Sopra una perduta estate 1942 libreria landi prima edizione

      il rarissimo primo libro dell'allora diciottenne scrittore. FRANCESCO LEONETTI Sopra una perduta estate 1942 libreria landi prima edizione copertina morbida 20 pagine circa usato in buono stato, leggeri segni di polvere e inevitabili bruniture ai margini cdama

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        The Little House

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 1942 listed on the title page. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth frayed and rubbed through at corners and spine ends, foxed heavily at spine and lighter so to covers, faded at spine, and with a small stain to rear cover. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Pages toned and with offsetting from images onto adjacent pages, lightly thumbed with light reading creases and several creased corners. A nice copy of this scarce Caldecott winner.

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        FLIGHT TO ARRAS

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. No. 402 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This is the deluxe signed and limited edition of the account of Saint-Exupéry's exploits when flying reconnaissance for the Armée de l'Air during the 1940 battle for France. It was hazardous work, he says: of the 23 crews in his unit, 17 were sacrificed in the early days of the battle, "like glasses of water thrown onto a forest fire." Such turns of phrase moved Robert McFarlane, in an essay for "The Guardian," to proclaim Saint-Exupéry's writings "the finest in aerology--among the finest in all exploration." According to McFarlane, "No one has written about air like Saint-Exupéry. Air was a substance whose beauty so astonished him that he often lapsed into dream-like states while at the controls: the aeroplanes he was flying did not have autopilot. 'I live,' he once wrote, 'in the realm of flight.'" The French army was overcome by Nazi forces in 1940, and Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) lived in exile in the States for two years--during which he penned his classic, "The Little Prince"--before rejoining Free French forces. His plane disappeared on a mission over the Mediterranean in 1944.. 220 x 142 mm. (8 5/8 x 5 5/8"). Translated by Louis Galantière. No. 402 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's original blue calf over linen boards, pictorial endpapers. In the (somewhat faded and slightly rubbed) original blue slipcase. With 12 full-page illustrations by Bernard Lamotte. Just the hint of a few trivial marks to the spine, one small spot on fore edge of text block, but a very fine copy. This is the deluxe signed and limited edition of the account of Saint-Exupéry's exploits when flying reconnaissance for the Armée de l'Air during the 1940 battle for France. It was hazardous work, he says: of the 23 crews in his unit, 17 were sacrificed in the early days of the battle, "like glasses of water thrown onto a forest fire." Such turns of phrase moved Robert McFarlane, in an essay for "The Guardian," to proclaim Saint-Exupéry's writings "the finest in aerology--among the finest in all exploration." According to McFarlane, "No one has written about air like Saint-Exupéry. Air was a substance whose beauty so astonished him that he often lapsed into dream-like states while at the controls: the aeroplanes he was flying did not have autopilot. 'I live,' he once wrote, 'in the realm of flight.'" The French army was overcome by Nazi forces in 1940, and Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) lived in exile in the States for two years--during which he penned his classic, "The Little Prince"--before rejoining Free French forces. His plane disappeared on a mission over the Mediterranean in 1944.

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        The High Window

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1942 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's printed price of $2.00 present on the front flap of the dustjacket with light wear to the spine. The book is bound in the publisher's tan cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        World War II

      , 1942 - 1958. 1942 - 1958. Comprises:Over 225 handwritten mostly war date letters (over 1000 pages!) â€

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        The Adventures of Superman

      Random House 1942 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth stamped in blue. Near Fine in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. Bowing to boards, small patch of abrasion to cloth at top edge of upper board, end sheets toned, edge of page block lightly foxed. Dust jacket is lightly edge worn, light wear at spine ends, light fading to spine panel, and light foxing to blank verso. The first novelization of the iconic comic character, uncommon in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Hoheitsträger. Verkündungsblatt für das Hauptstabsamt, das Hauptorganisationsamt, das Hauptpersonalamt und das Hauptschulungsamt der NSDAP. Jahrgang 1942 * mit mehreren Original-Beiträgen u.a. von Dr. H o r a n d H o r s a S c h a c h t

      Berlin, 1942. (noch zu Nr.25006:) . . . Deutschlands Anspruch auf Führung im Weichselraum (Politische und kulturelle Führung unseres Volkes im Weichselraum / Starkes Deutschtum im früheren Polen / Städte nach deutschen Vorbildern / Rechtliche Stellung des Generalgouvernements / Selbstverwaltung der Polen unter deutscher Führung und Aufsicht) - Generalauptstellenleiter Hans Ribler: Der Einsatz ausländischer Arbeitskräfte - Dr. Kurt Saberschinsky: Menschenführung der Partei im Kriege - Vom Ortsgruppenleiter - Entscheidung des Obersten Parteigerichts: Verstöße gegen die Verbrauchsregelung - Rednerwesen - Namensänderung der Kriegsbräute. Notwendige Voraussetzungen - Förderung von Kindern politischer Gegner -Krankenkassensterbegeld für Kriegereltern - Propagandaplakate - Hilfsmittel für unsere Ostarbeit - Ungeeignete Beileids- und Glückwunschkarten - Soldatenbetreuung -Nationalsozialistische Fremdvolkpolitik - Lichtbildeinsatz - Gestaltung der Verhältnisse in den Ostgebieten-nicht Mitleid, sondern Kameradschaft! Leistungssteigerung im Betrieb -Kritik an uns. Grundsatztreu und Sauberkeit - Die Partei als Befehlsstelle - Was ist von der Ukraine zu erwarten? - Tägliche Menschenbetreuung. Merkblatt für den Blockleiter, nach einer Zusammenstellung des Kreisschulungsamtes Eger (Wie erteile ich Ratsuchenden Partei-im Volksgenossen Auskunft, vierseitiges Original-Formblatt mit eingebunden) - Eine kleine wahrhaft verbrecherische Gemeinschaft jüdisch-kapitalistischer Weltverschwörer und die von ihnen vergewaltigte öffentliche Meinung (A.H.) - Reichsleiter Reichsminister Dr. Goebbels: Nachrichtenpolitik - Die Gemeinschaft der europäischen Arbeiter. Die Ansprache von Dr. Ley an deutsche und französische Arbeiter in Paris am 3. Juli 1942 - Vom Einsatz der politischen Leiter. Bericht des Gauorganisationsleiters eines Gaues - Mütterdienstarbeit im Kriege - Übersicht der Säuglingssterblichkeit in Europa / Geburtenstand Deutschlands / Säuglingssterblichkeit Deutschland (1926-1940) - Prof.Dr. Heinrich Hunke: Weltwende der Wirtschaft - Reichsamtsleiter Dr. Hans Jost: 15 Jahre nationalsozialistische Kommunalpolitik - Gauhauptstellenleiter Horst Krogoll: Der Betriebsobmann bewährt sich - Tag der NSDAP in St. Peter / Steiermark - Erfinderische Mitarbeit der Gefolgschaften - Auslese und Ausrichtung - Wie meine Ortsgruppe ihre Soldatenbetreuung durchführt - Ewiger Aufbruch. 3 Seiten Worte von Horand Horsa Schacht, gestaltet und geschrieben von Hans Schirmer (Sonderbeilage 5142 zum Hoheitsträger, zweifarbiger Druck) - Stabschef der SA Viktor Lutze: Wehrgeist der SA - Gauleiter Schweden-Coburg: \"Coburg 1922, ein Gleichnis\" (\"Der alte Nationalsozialist - und von ihm hat es die ganze Welt gelernt - blickt heute auf die Fronten unserer Gegner mit der kalten Wut und dem stählernen Hass, die ihn einst erfüllten, als er die dunklen Kräfte maß, die sein Volk in Uneinigkeit am Boden hielten und ihm in seinem Freiheitskampf entgegentraten . . . begann der Kampf um die deutsche Seele der Bevölkerung von Coburg. Und wenn heute, nachdem mich der Führer als Gauleiter an die Spitze des alten Soldatengaues Pommern gestellt hat, die Jahresberichte neue stolze Sieg im Osten verkünden, aber auch die ganze Schwere und Härte des Kampfes gegen den jüdischen Bolschewismus deutlich werden lassen, dann eilen meine Gedanken zu jenem 14. Oktober 1922 zurück, als der erste Freiheitszug mit Nationalsozialisten durch Bayern fuhr und die Hundertschaften der SA. unter der persönlichen Führung Adolf Hitlers den Terror in Coburg mit unwiderstehlicher Gewalt niederbrachen. Damals stand uns eine zahlenmäßig überlegene, vom Juden auf gepeitschte und angestachelte Masse gegenüber, die kein Mittel scheute, die junge nationalsozialistische Bewegung mit ihrem Hoffnung starken Glauben an Freiheit, Aufstieg und kulturelle Werte zu zermalmen. So rüstete sich auch der Bolschewismus, Deutschland und die ganze lebenskräftige Welt in einem Meer von Hass und Blut zu ertränken . . .\" Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Nationalsozialismus, Adolf Hitler, Verhaltensmaßregeln für Parteigenossen der NSDAP, Wehrmacht, Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt, Neuaufnahme von Sterilisierten / Erbkranken in die NSDAP nicht tunlich, Halbjuden und Singen des Horst-Wessel-Liedes, Pflicht des Halbjuden, bolschewistisches Untermenschen tun, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, Verbrechen der GPU, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        How to Dress in Wartime

      NY: Coward-McCann, 1942. NY:: Coward-McCann,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1942. Hardcover. B0007E5K2C . The author was the mother of the American philosopher, Richard Rorty. The author's first book. First edition. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear and age toning), price clipped dust jacket.; 198 pages .

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        Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.

      Buenos Aires: Aristides Quillet, 1942 - Octavo. Original wrappers, title to spine and front cover, illustrations to covers in red and black. With original glassine jacket. Toned spine with slight wear to spine ends, a bit of loss to extremities, consistently toned internally. A very good copy. Illustrated title page and 4 plates by the author. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on the half-title, dated 25 September 1942. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        War and Peace. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. With an Introduction by Aylmer Maude.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, Oxford University Press, 1942 - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, map endpapers. Spine slightly faded and soiled, slight marking to covers, slight creasing to first few leaves, inscribed half-title very slightly loosening, short split neatly repaired with Japanese tissue verso. A very good copy. A superb memorial of the Russo-British alliance against the imperial aggression of the Third Reich, being an unprepossessing wartime reprint edition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, carrying the inscriptions of both Clementine Churchill, wife of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and, in photostat copy, that of Agniya "Agnes" Maisky, wife of Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain (1932-43). Inscribed by Clementine across the half-title in her generous hand: "This immortal work recalls memories of Russia more than a hundred years ago, & the spirit of the Russian People at that time - These are both alive to-day. Clementine S. Churchill". Maisky's inscription appears in photostat, pasted to the opposite blank, and reads: "1812-1942 We destroyed our enemy then, we will destroy our enemy now Agnes Maisky". Though the intended purpose of the inscriptions, and possible recipient, are unknown, the book compellingly links these two women and is a powerful symbol of historic, wartime common cause between their two countries. At least four similar copies are known, all with identical pasted photostat inscriptions by Agnes, but with varying inscriptions by Clementine. During the Second World War, Clementine Churchill chaired the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund, launched when Germany invaded Russia in June 1941. The Fund raised nearly £8,000,000 and provided clothing, blankets, medical supplies and other items to the Soviet Red Cross and paid for equipment so that the Russians could manufacture artificial limbs. It is possible that such inscribed copies of War and Peace were "confected" as part of a Red Cross fund-raising activity. Clementine's daughter, Mary Soames, commented that, "In all this work her chief link with the Soviet Embassy in London was the Ambassador's wife, Mme Agnes Maisky. She was not an easy woman to deal with, and Clementine had to spend much time and exercise great patience in listening to her long lists of imperious demands or complaints. Fortunately, however, Clementine was neither small-minded nor easily offended – and she often gave quite as good as she got! But she was soon accustomed to Mme Maisky, and came to like this brusque, intelligent woman, whose fiery patriotism was so clearly evident. When the Ambassador was recalled to Moscow in September 1943 Agnes Maisky wrote her a warm letter of farewell: 'During my stay here I greatly appreciated our close relations, and your friendliness and kindness to me; but most of al I am grateful to you for all that you have done to send medical aid to my countrymen. This is a great work, and we shall never forget it'" (Clementine Churchill by her daughter, 2002, p. 326). Diplomatically, the Maiskys set quite a new tone in London: "unlike the reserved and harsh demeanour which characterized the later 'Soviet school of diplomacy', Maisky and his wife Agniya worked as a team and did their utmost to influence British public opinion by a display of sheer friendliness" (Gabriel Gorodetsky ed., The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James's 1932-1943, 2015, p. xxiii). In the closing months of the war, Clementine spent five weeks, from late March to early May 1945, touring Soviet hospitals through the auspices of the Aid to Russia Fund. She visited the Maiskys several times – Ivan Maisky was by then Deputy Commissar of Foreign Affairs. Clementine's account of her visit concludes with, "I prayed as I turned to take my farewell look at Moscow, 'May difficulties and misunderstandings pass, may Friendship remain.'" (My Visit to Russia, 1945). Winston's connection with Ivan "Mischa" Maisky began in the early months of 1936, when he was eager to ascertain the reliability of Russia as an ally. Marti

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        A WITNESS TREE. NEW POEMS

      New York: Henry Holt, 1942. first edition; signed. Thin octavo in aqua cloth hardcovers with beige and black DJ in brodart; VG/VG; red and beige letters on spine; minimal soiling and shelf wear; previous owner and ex-library stamps on front end page; author's signature and dedication on title page; paper slightly faded; text clean; pp. 81; this is R. Frost seventh book of poems; shelved in Case 0.MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER TEXT:Robert FrostA WITNESS TREE. NEW POEMS.[SIGNED] New York: Henry Holt, 1942. First edition. Three dozen poems, including "The Gift Outright." Author's signature and dedication on title page, dated 1942. This is Frost's seventh book of poems. 81 pages.9-36-1254508$850. Dupont.

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        The Moon is Down

      New York: Viking, 1942. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The Moon is Down continues the experiment begun with Of Mice and Men, that of writing a short novel having the time and place disciplines of the stage. The scene of the book is any conquered country in any time. Book is very fine, with all the proper points. There is a period on page 12 line 11 between the words talk.this, and no printers name on the copyright page. Jacket is unclipped ($2.00) with slight rubbing at joints and edges and slight fading to spine, otherwise extremely solid and quite bright. book is blue cloth with silver lettering. The cover has a nice blind stamp with fine decorations.

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        NO COFFIN FOR THE CORPSE

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. First edition. A very good copy, touch of wear to cloth at lower front corners, in a very good dust jacket, long closed tear with some creasing to lower front panel, some rubbing to front fold, mild shelf wear to spine ends with rubbing and some loss, slight loss to front corners. (9833). Octavo, cloth. A Great Merlini mystery novel.

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        War and Peace.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, Oxford University Press,, 1942. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. With an Introduction by Aylmer Maude. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, map endpapers. Spine slightly faded and soiled, slight marking to covers, slight creasing to first few leaves, inscribed half-title very slightly loosening, short split neatly repaired with Japanese tissue verso. A very good copy. A superb memorial of the Russo-British alliance against the imperial aggression of the Third Reich, being an unprepossessing wartime reprint edition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, carrying the inscriptions of both Clementine Churchill, wife of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and, in photostat copy, that of Agniya "Agnes" Maisky, wife of Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain (1932-43). Inscribed by Clementine across the half-title in her generous hand: "This immortal work recalls memories of Russia more than a hundred years ago, & the spirit of the Russian People at that time - These are both alive to-day. Clementine S. Churchill". Maisky's inscription appears in photostat, pasted to the opposite blank, and reads: "1812-1942 We destroyed our enemy then, we will destroy our enemy now Agnes Maisky". Though the intended purpose of the inscriptions, and possible recipient, are unknown, the book compellingly links these two women and is a powerful symbol of historic, wartime common cause between their two countries. At least four similar copies are known, all with identical pasted photostat inscriptions by Agnes, but with varying inscriptions by Clementine. During the Second World War, Clementine Churchill chaired the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund, launched when Germany invaded Russia in June 1941. The Fund raised nearly £8,000,000 and provided clothing, blankets, medical supplies and other items to the Soviet Red Cross and paid for equipment so that the Russians could manufacture artificial limbs. It is possible that such inscribed copies of War and Peace were "confected" as part of a Red Cross fund-raising activity. Clementine's daughter, Mary Soames, commented that, "In all this work her chief link with the Soviet Embassy in London was the Ambassador's wife, Mme Agnes Maisky. She was not an easy woman to deal with, and Clementine had to spend much time and exercise great patience in listening to her long lists of imperious demands or complaints. Fortunately, however, Clementine was neither small-minded nor easily offended – and she often gave quite as good as she got! But she was soon accustomed to Mme Maisky, and came to like this brusque, intelligent woman, whose fiery patriotism was so clearly evident. When the Ambassador was recalled to Moscow in September 1943 Agnes Maisky wrote her a warm letter of farewell: 'During my stay here I greatly appreciated our close relations, and your friendliness and kindness to me; but most of al I am grateful to you for all that you have done to send medical aid to my countrymen. This is a great work, and we shall never forget it'" (Clementine Churchill by her daughter, 2002, p. 326). Diplomatically, the Maiskys set quite a new tone in London: "unlike the reserved and harsh demeanour which characterized the later 'Soviet school of diplomacy', Maisky and his wife Agniya worked as a team and did their utmost to influence British public opinion by a display of sheer friendliness" (Gabriel Gorodetsky ed., The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James's 1932-1943, 2015, p. xxiii). In the closing months of the war, Clementine spent five weeks, from late March to early May 1945, touring Soviet hospitals through the auspices of the Aid to Russia Fund. She visited the Maiskys several times – Ivan Maisky was by then Deputy Commissar of Foreign Affairs. Clementine's account of her visit concludes with, "I prayed as I turned to take my farewell look at Moscow, 'May difficulties and misunderstandings pass, may Friendship remain.'" (My Visit to Russia, 1945). Winston's connection with Ivan "Mischa" Maisky began in the early months of 1936, when he was eager to ascertain the reliability of Russia as an ally. Martin Gilbert reprints a letter from Sir Maurice Hankey to Sir Thomas Inskip (dated 19 April 1936), in which Hankey writes: "In view of the danger from Germany he has buried his violent anti-Russian complex of former days and is apparently a bosom friend of M Maisky" (Winston S. Churcill, Companion Volume V Part 3, 1982, p. 108). Naturally, Churchill and Maisky met many times during the war years and Maisky was in attendance when Churchill flew to Moscow in October 1944 to meet Stalin, for the conference codenamed "Tolstoy". A fascinating association that explicitly recalls the Russo-British alliance of 1812 and a union against the common enemy of Napoleonic France – which itself provided the inspiration for Tolstoy's masterpiece.

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