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        The Little House

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. First Edition, First Printing, with title page dated 1942, and no subsequent printings listed on the copyright page. In Good condition, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Cloth shows fading, rubbing, soiling, moisture spots to rear, fraying to corners and spine ends, with a split forming at the top of the spine at the front gutter. The binding is fragile, with some separations showing, and splits starting. Pages show soiling, signs of handling, wear, and offsetting from the images. Shows wear and age, and would benefit from light touches of restoration. First printing of this desirable and scarce Caldecott Medal winner.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A New Dicitonary of Quotations on Historical Principles from Ancient and Modern Sources

      ALFRED A. KNOPF, NEW YORK 1942 - Tight binding. No markings. No bookplate. Few Creased on dust jacket. Mylar protecting dust jacket. Gold gilt on cover and spine. Foxing on the dust jacket. General wear and rubbed cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1942 EDITION: 1347 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        1.) Royal Automobile Club Driver's Certificate. (2.)Regular Army Certificate of Service. ((3.) Personal Observer's and Gunners Flying Log Book.

      1932. 1934.1942. - (1) in plain red boards. Illustrated with a small gravure of the author. 24mo. (2) in pictorial printed red boards. Faint RAC shield embossing to front cover. Various official stamps to internals. Handwritten bibliography in rear pocket. 12mo. (3) in titled blue cloth. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. 8vo. Privileged and refined from the Oxbridge mill house, Sgt. G.S. Standring was typical of many pilots who fought the Battle of Britain.The three items herein presented composite to a brief tale of a young fellow caught up in the hurricane of history. In item (1) we see Standring was issued his Driver's Certificate from the Royal Automobile Club - Pall Mall - in December 1932. His photo accompanies this document. Item (2) presents his service record noting in great detail his 1934 enlistment, training and service with the prestigious Royal Horse Guards of the Household Cavalry - the renowned " Blues " - based at Combermere Barracks , Windsor. This official document records Standring as being born in 1914 and now " a six foot fresh complexioned fair-haired blue eyed " chap " with a mole on his left shoulder blade". Through notes in various hands and official stamps permeating the document we observe that after a four year service with the revered Blues Regiment , Standring requests a discharge which enables him to enlist with Royal Air Force. His Colonel describes Standring in his discharge comments as " exemplary in military conduct. An exceptionally intelligent and industrious man". In May 1940 he is taken by the RAF " for duration of emergency ". Item ( 3) begins records Standring's exhaustive training and certification as Air Observer, Astro Navigator and Air Armament Observer at RAF Picton in Ontario, Canada. Several Certification documents in Navigation and Gunnery are laid down on unused pages. Standard Log format indicates through entries in ink Standring's flight time and activities ( navigation, gunnery, etc.) at RAF Picton and later recalled back home to England and assigned to A and D Flights- O.T.U. Lossiemouth ( Elgin). Concise, detailed entries of flights in Anson's, Faiery Battle's and Wellington's, criss-crossing Canada and the island of Great Britain learning the ways of aerial warfare. June 1942, Standring is at last posted to a combat squadron - the 57 - attached to the 3rd Bomber Group of Bomber Command - a hard action squadron of Wellington's and Lancaster's engaged in night bombing raids over Germany. He did not return from his eighth mission, 22 June 1942 as noted in hand by the commander of 57 squadron - " Aircraft failed to return.death presumed ". (1) and (2) are Fine copies. (3) - Covers and extremities moderately rubbed, name and serial number in ink to front cover, fore-edge , bottom edge and spine," Canadian " ink - lined out in " Royal Canadian Air Force" to front cover. A Very Good copy . A superb set of intriguing if not cruel artifacts relating to the brief life of one young warrior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Several Have Lived [Inscribed and Signed by the Illustrator, Andre Masson]

      NY: Gemor Press, 1942. Paperback. Very Good. One of 500 copies printed. Bit of loss to the top of the front wrap and spine label with separation to the top half of the front wrap, otherwise a very good copy of this American surrealist's work published by Anais Nin's Gemor Press, a collection of short prose pieces. Illustrated with three mounted plates ( one on the front wrap, two inside) by Andre Masson. Although not called for, this copy is inscribed in pencil by Masson on the front free endpaper thus: Pour Toi,--/les quelques traits que/ j'espere lyrique/ Andre Masson.Housed in a custom black cloth folding clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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      Berne-Bümpliz: Éditions Les Belles Feuilles, 1942.. Small folio. Loose signatures, laid into pictorial wrappers. Near fine in good quarter vellum chemise and slipcase, the latter a bit worn, with cracks and bumps at a few corners. First edition thus, illustrated with ten large wood engravings, a number of decorated initials, and two decorations by Imre Reiner. From a total edition of 220 copies, this is one of 170 copies on Rives, signed by the artist, with an extra suite of the woodcuts on Rives. An interesting production by the artist/designer/typographer.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Moon is Down

      New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition, first issue, with large period between the words "talk" and "this" on p. 112. 12mo. . Issue in blue cloth. Near fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Goldstone & Payne A16b . Inscribed on the front free endpaper, with Steinbeck's whimsical pen-and-ink rendering of three ducks: "For Marie with "love "John Steinbeck "This is a three-duck [underlined] "inscription"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Franklin Delano Roosevelt Thanks His Uncle for a Piece on Thomas Paine

      Washington, D.C. 1942 - Typed Letter Signed as President, to Frederic A. Delano. Washington, D.C., August 25, 1942, 1 p., 7 x 9 in. On White House stationery. Complete TranscriptDear Uncle Fred:- Many thanks for sending me that clipping about Tom Paine. I, too, have always had a keen interest in him. His principal mistake lay in his rather violent opposition to Washington in the campaign of 1792. [sic 1796].Historical BackgroundFranklin Delano Roosevelt thanks his Uncle Fred, his mother's brother, for sending an article on Thomas Paine, a Revolutionary figure in whom the president had "a keen interest." However, FDR was mistaken in his reference to Paine's opposition to Washington in the presidential campaign of 1792. There was no campaign in 1792; Washington ran unopposed and was unanimously reelected. Paine's opposition came in 1796, after two parties had formed: the Federalists and the anti-Federalists, the nascent Democratic - Republican party. In 1792, Paine and Washington were on good terms, as evidenced by a series of correspondence between the two. In 1791, Paine dedicated the first part of his "Rights of Man" to Washington and President Washington wrote Paine on May 6, 1792, "My thanks for the token of your remembrance, in the 50 copies of 'Rights of Man' . I rejoice in the information of your personal prosperity."While in Paris in 1793, Paine, a naturalized American citizen since 1774, was arrested and imprisoned. On Sept. 20, 1795, Paine wrote Washington hoping that the president could affect his release. "After you were informed of my imprisonment in France, it was incumbent on you to have made some enquiry into the cause." Paine concluded."I cannot understand your silence upon this subject.I shall continue to think you treacherous, till you give me cause to think otherwise." During the campaign of 1796, Paine again wrote Washington on July 30, 1796, "I also declare myself opposed to almost the whole of your administration; for I know it to have been deceitful, if not perfidious." Paine then published his letter, cementing the acrimony between him and Washington, and by extension John Adams, the Federalist candidate in 1796.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        The "Summa Theologica"

      Burns Oats and Washburn, Ltd., London 1942 - First (1922), second (1935), and reprint of second editions (1942). Twenty two volumes. Thirteen of the set are very good plus their only fault being sunning to their spines while the other 9 are very good minus with small to substantial dampstains or mildew to the front and back panels, but still with bright, clean texts. Translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Fictioneers, Inc., Chicago 1942 - Quarto; illustrated pulp wrappers, with cover art by Rafael DeSoto; 130pp. Hint of tanning to text edges, though pages are still creamy and supple; short tears to overhang, with a touch of rubbing to extremities; a bright, Near Fine example that's rich in color. Though a bit late, one of the most iconic covers for Black Mask illustrated by Rafael De Soto, recently used for the cover of Black Lizard's Black Mask anthology. Contains stories by W.T. Ballard, John Lawrence, William Brandon, et al. A superior copy of this issue, with a cover that epitomizes the magazine's ethos.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Go Down, Moses

      New York: Random House. 1942. First. First edition. Very uncommon variant issue with green lettering on the spine of the very dark blue cloth, and with no topstain. One of nine reported variants, all of them scarcer than the primary binding of black cloth with gold spine-lettering and red topstain. Small ownership signature of a reviewer on the front fly, slightly "smoky" smell, and the top edge a little soiled, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a very small chip on the rear panel and a bit of rubbing. A collection of interconnected stories published as a novel, including the comic masterpiece "Was" and the first book appearance of his classic novella "The Bear." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        VVV Number One 1942

      Boni & Liveright,, New York City 1942 - The first issue.Illustrated bound wrappers. Covers are sunned. Fading along the perimeter. See pictures. Otherwise clean without marks. Binding is tight. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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        Tony Sarg's Treasure Book. Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island & Rip VanWinkle

      New York: B F Jay, (1942). First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. First in Sarg's series of the Treasure Books. This volume, in the original box, contains shortened versions of Alice In Wonderland, Treasure Island & Rip Van Winkle with movables. So far as we can determine, this copy has all of its movable and loose parts save only the moon face, as expected, which has long since dried and shattered. (Nor are we aware of any copy today with the moon face intact.). Movable ship on the cover, Alice has a movable neck; the Queen's invitation is present, the Mad Hatter tips his hat; the black spot and the map are present, the apple barrel has its apples concealing Jim, and there is a net bag with three jewels in it; Rip's fish and fishing line are there also the American flag,and the movable scene in the rear cover. A near fine exemplar. The original box is present, but the bottom has been artfully replaced. The top is lightly worn and it quite presentable. Montanaro p. 315

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        On the Battlefields of Russia Democracy Will Live or Die

      New York: The Greater New York Industrial Union Council,, 1942. Duodecimo, eight page pamphlet, stapled as issued. 4 line drawings within the text. Single faint crease from folding. Excellent condition. First edition, first printing of Chaplin's telephone speech to a war rally on July 22, 1942 urging the opening of a second front to aid the Soviet Union. The bold and unusual cover is a black and white scene from The Great Dictator (Chaplin being arrested by Nazis) set against a red background. This speech, displaying Chaplin's left-wing sympathies, contributed to his persecution during the McCarthy era.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Holt, 1942.. Cloth and pastepaper boards. Portrait. Hint of rubbing at toe of spine, otherwise fine in intact slipcase with mild discoloration at edges of one panel. First edition, limited issue. One of 735 numbered copies, signed by the author. CRANE A24.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Carta dell'Italia in quindici fogli ricavata dalle migliori mappe finora pubblicate nella proporzione di 1 a 600.000 per servire di corredo alla corografia dei diversi stati della penisola.

      Firenze 1942 - Di Attilio Zuccagni - Orlandini - cm 93 x 63,5 - Senza legatura - 13 carte - Opera scompleta mancano due tavole. Qualche macchiolina e fioritura. Strappetti ai margini - Si posseggono tavole n.1- 2- 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 14 - 15 - Libro usato

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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        <div>Porcelain insulation piece and barbed wire bracket from the electric fence system encircling Stalag Luft III ? ?The Great Escape? POW camp<br></div>

      [Sagan, Poland], 1942 - 1945 From the electric fence system encircling Stalag Luft III:(1) Enamel porcelain insulation piece, 2.5? diameter, most of the enamel has been chipped away. Underside damaged. Fair condition.(2) Curved metal barbed wire bracket, 20? x 1.5?. Fine patina.Stalag Luft III POW camp was situated in Sagan, 100 miles southeast of Berlin, now called Zagan, in Upper Silesia, Poland. All the prisoners of war were flying officers of the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm and American U.S. Army Air Force. The first camp compound opened in March 1942, followed by other compounds in 1943 and 1944. It held about 10,000 officers. Stalag Luft III was immortalized in the 1963 motion picture, ?The Great Escape,? starring Steve McQueen. On the night of March 24-25, 1944, 76 of the 600 prisoners involved in the plan escaped through tunnels they had dug before German guards spotted them. The escape from the camp was the single greatest freedom attempt

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      - Curiosa impresión. Ejemplar rarísimo. Único conocido. Se trata de un conjunto de 11 láminas de cartón que componen un total de 24 pp. donde se imprimieron los poemas de estos dos poetas mexicanos. Folio. 30x22. Se publicaron con una carpeta editorial fina que se ha sustituido por una caja de tela actual que conserva la parte anterior y posterior de la antigua caja y que se han recuperado para la nueva. Folio. Los poemas están impresos en tinta azul. Edit. Norte. Ciudad de Durango. Año de 1942. Martínez Camberos fue fundador del Partido Obrero Campesino de México a quien sus colegas poetas le llamaron "El patriarca de los poetas". MÉXICO LIBROS ANTIGUOS

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      VINCENT, FREAL et Cie 1942/1967 - en cinq volumes complets pour la France: , les façades, éléments architecturaux régionaux, . in-4, oblong ~600 p

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        Original Typed Document, signed in ink ("Raymond Chandler"), dated 29 May 1942, assigning exclusive motion picture rights for his unpublished book "entitled BRASHER DOUBLOON (alternate title HIGH WINDOW)"

      Los Angeles, 29 may 1942 - Chandler assigns film rights for his third novel, completed in March 1942, here still bearing his original title, The Brasher Doubloon as well as the alternate title that Chandler gave it at Blanche Knopf's suggestion. The High Window was published by Knopf in August 1942. "In May of 1942 The High Window was sold to 20th Century-Fox for $3,500 as a second-run or B picture and was released the following year as Time to Kill" (Macshane, p. 105). At the time of the present assignment, Chandler had established a critical reputation but financial success eluded him. He sold film rights to Farewell, My Lovely (1940) for $2,000, and came to regret this intensely when Murder, My Sweet, the film of Farewell, My Lovely, proved a box office hit but earned Chandler no additional money. Rights to his first novel, The Big Sleep, remained unsold, in large part because of the restrictive climate of censorship of subject matter exercised by the Production Code Administration. Chandler was hired by Paramount in 1943 to work on the screenplay of Double Indemnity with Billy Wilder in part because Wilder was impressed by The High Window. Wilder and Chandler's collaboration was a landmark in film noir and marked a change in the climate of censorship in Hollywood, and thus cleared the way for the filming of The Big Sleep in 1944 and its release in 1946. The High Window was filmed again in 1946 and released in 1947 as The Brasher Doubloon, starring George Montgomery as Philip Marlowe. A fine document from an early point in Chandler's decidedly ambivalent relationship to Hollywood 4to. 4 pp. typed on rectos only, signed by Chandler on page 4, dated and notarized below with raised seal. Leaves punched in left margin for ring binder, fine. For Chandler, cf. MacShane, The Life of Raymond Chandler (1976). Provenance: 20th Century-Fox [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Deadlier than the Male (First Edition, copy belonging to Dorothy B. Hughes)

      Duell 1942 Sloan and Pearce, New York - First Edition. Copy belonging to noted crime author Dorothy B. Hughes, author of "In a Lonely Place" and "Ride the Pink Horse," with her name in autograph pencil on the front endpaper. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is lightly nicked at the corners, with a touch of toning at the edges of the rear panel, else exceptionally nice. Basis for the notable 1947 film noir, "Born to Kill," directed by Robert Wise and starring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney and Walter Slezak. A great association between two authors whose work helped define hard-boiled fiction in its maturity and provided source material for some of the most important noir films of the 1940s and 1950s. Full provenance available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Hangover Square (Advance Review Copy)

      New York: Random House, 1942. Advance Review Copy of the First American Edition. Good to Very Good in illustrated self-wrappers, with the same illustration (and odd laminate) used on the jacket for the first edition of the book. Numerous vertical creases at the spine, and a slight roll, with a small corner crease at the bottom front panel and light rubbing to extremities. Basis for the superb 1945 film starring Laird Cregar and George Sanders.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Deadlier Than the Male

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York 1942 - First edition. Boards slightly soiled, else about fine in a price-clipped, just about fine dustwrapper with a slight tear on the front panel, and a little light overall soiling. A very nice copy of the author's first book, a noir classic that was the basis for the 1947 film *Born to Kill* directed by Robert Wise, and featuring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, and Walter Slezak. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        My Fifty Years of Chess - Volume Two

      HOROWITZ AND HARKNESS, NEW YORK 1942 - Signed by the Author Frank J. Marshall (United States Chess Champion 1909-1936); First Edition, Limited to 500 copies of which this Volume is Number 449; Volume Two in the Chess Classics Series; Red cloth hardcover with black and gilt titles; front covered dent and scraped; spine has some fading, rubbed and bumped top and bottom; some foxing; browning pages otherwise book is in good condition; illustrations, diagrams and BW photographs; DATE PUBLISHED: 1942 EDITION: First Ed 242 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        IMAGES DE LA LUNE vues par Alexandre ALEXEIEFF.

      1942 - Paris, Maximilien Vox, 1942. Petit in-folio (239 X 335) demi-chagrin acajou à larges bandes, peau de vélin ivoire au centre, dos lisse, triple filet doré en place des nerfs, compartiments ornés d'un maillage de losanges à froid, filet perlé en queue et tête, auteur et titre dorés, plats et dos de la couverture conservés, étui bordé (reliure postérieure) ; 152 pages. Petite cicatrice de 2 centimètres en tête du mors du premier plat, infime trace de frottement en queue du dos. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la préface de Pierre Mac Orlan, texte de Marcel Belvianes et PREMIER TIRAGE des 30 PLANCHES gravées à l'eau-forte en bistre d'Alexandre ALEXEIEFF. MAGNIFIQUE OUVRAGE, un des plus beaux livres illustrés par le peintre et graveur d'origine russe Alexandre ALEXEIEFF (1901-1982). Il a été soigneusement composé par Maximilien VOX, avec des ornements typographiques spécialement exécutés pour cet ouvrage et imprimés en rose et bleu. Tirage limité à 1 080 exemplaires numérotés (n°651), imprimés sur vélin de Lana et signés au crayon bleu par l'éditeur. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans une reliure de bonne facture, condition peu fréquente pour cet ouvrage. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      New York: Random House, 1942 - 8vo. 215 pp. Illustrated with both b/w and color drawings. Red cloth with drawings of Superman on front cover and on spine; titling in red on black shield. Some damp staining at the lower edge of the rear cover. Light brown-spotting to the edges and to end-papers. Former owner's name ("Roger N.") stamped four times on front end-papers. Very light shelf wear to spine ends. In a pictorial DJ with the original price showing. The DJ has: a small crease to front fold-in; dusting; chips to the upper margin near the spine with a little loss of text, to the upper edge of the spine, to the lower margin of the back panel near the spine, and to three of the corners; and a tear at the lower rear corner. The DJ has a mylar wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Bobbs-Merrill 1942 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ayn Rand on a laid in signature. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION, with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page bound in red cloth. Later editions do not state "First Edition" A beautiful second state dustjacket that is vibrant in color without the ubiquitous fading to the spine. This original dustjacket has slight wear to the edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the spine and edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a magnificent copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Ayn Rand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        El Jardin de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan [The Garden of the Forking Paths]

      Buenos Aires: Sur. (1942). Borges' first major work of fiction, "The Garden of the Forking Paths." This is the first publication of these stories later published in his acclaimed volume Ficciones, in 1944. Inscribed by Borges to his sister, Norah, and her son: "Para Norah y Miguel, con el cari o y la simpatía de/ Jorge Luis Borges." Norah Borges illustrated her brother's first book of poems, Luna de Enfrente, in 1923. Miguel added his ownership signature to this book in 1995; wrappers slightly darkened, particularly along the spine; front joint professionally reinforced; a very good copy of this extremely fragile, and extremely important volume, in the pale blue wrappers typical of Sur publications of the time. Borges's fictions -- of which these are the first manifestation to be published in a book -- were arguably the most influential literary writings of the 20th century, bringing the sensibilities and experimentation of the avant garde to mainstream literature, and expanding the possibilities of fiction for all the succeeding generations of his literary descendants. An attractive copy and scarce thus, and virtually unheard of as an association copy, particularly such a close familial one. In an attractive quarter leather custom clamshell box. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Parts of a World

      New York, 1942 - [One of 1,000 copies] Fine copy in fragile dust-wrapper that is somewhat darkened and chipped and has neat internal tape repairs at the foot of the spine panel. Scarce, especially in the dust-wrapper Edelstein A5a1 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Turn Off the Sunshine: Tales of Los Angeles on the Wrong Side of the Tracks

      Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 288 pages. A cult classic of L.A. fiction. Turner, a newspaper reporter, offers twenty-one short stories of un-glamorous Los Angeles, many of which first appeared in Esquire and other magazines. Among his vignettes is a story about an indigent Mexican immigrant growing marijuana in the street medians and a tale of forged movie-star autographs. Uncommon. First edition (first printing). Previous owner&#39;s name inside (dated 1943), else a near fine copy in bright orange boards. The dust jacket is price-clipped and is missing a small triangular piece at the top of the rear panel, but generally very good.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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      Editions de l'Aigle, Buenos Aires 1942 - EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de 3 LITHOGRAPHIES originales hors texte de Manuel Angeles ORTIZ. Tirage à 337 exemplaires. Un des 30 numérotés sur Conqueror bleuté avec une SUITE des lithographies, chacune signée. ¤¤¤ En juin 1939, Roger Caillois suit Victoria Ocampo pour une tournée de conférences en Argentine où il se trouve bloqué pour la durée de la guerre. Là-bas, il fonde en 1941, grâce au financement de sa maîtresse, la revue LETTRES FRANÇAISES et l'Institut français de Buenos Aires qu'il dirigera pendant toutes ces années. Durant cet exil, il publiera plusieurs livres dont LE ROMAN POLICIER aux éditions des Lettres Françaises en 1941, une étude PUISSANCES DU ROMAN qui paraîtra en France au Sagittaire, et PATAGONIE qu'il publie après une excursion dans le sud du continent. Ce texte que Saint-John Perse trouvait " d'une singulière beauté " sera réédité en 1946 par Confluences, et repris dans LE ROCHER DE SISYPHE chez Gallimard la même année. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        The Fun of the Fair (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 e.v.).

      The O.T.O., London 1942 - Original thick paper wrappers. Large 8vo. viii + 24pp (+ ivpp). Frontis portrait. Printed at the Chiswick Press on fine mold-made paper. This edition limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. This copy is numbered but NOT signed, as common. Crowley's reminiscences - in verse - of the bawdy spectacle of the great festival at Nijni Novgorod (Russia) which he visited in 1913. Some copies, as this, also included and errata slip tipped onto the half-title and two additional poems - "Political Vote. B----y Secret" & "Landed Gentry" tipped in at the rear. Crowley had tried to get these poems, both of which are critical of "the establishment," included in the body of the book, but had been rebuffed by several printers who feared that they would be prosecuted for publishing anything that might be considered anti-government propaganda under the strict wartime censorship laws. Eventually Crowley hit upon the ploy of having a mainstream printer - his old favourite the Chiswick Press - produce the books, and having the "dubious poems" duplicated by a jobbing printer (the 1940's equivalent of a copy-shop). He then had the extra poems tipped into the rear of some of the copies of the books. The copies like this, with the extra poems, tend to be those that were distributed in Britain during Crowley's lifetime (which were also usually - although as this copy shows - not always signed by him). Overlapping wrappers a trifle creased at the edges, as always, otherwise Fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        Cuddles and Tuckie

      Kansas City MO: Brown-White-Lowell Press, 1942. Yellow cloth, color illustrated paper panel applied to front, 64pp. 57 poems for children, illustrated in b&w. Cloth moderately soiled, front panel bright & clean, covers fore edges slightly bowed vertically, light foxing on endpapers with partially erased inked name on front pastedown, text generally quite crisp & clean with just a few scattered foxing spots. Mrs. Williams was an accomplished Kansas City commercial artist during the depression when the Sunday Editor of the Kansas City Star asked her to do a children&#39;s feature. In 1932, the Cuddles and Tuckie cartoon feature was introduced, was soon syndicated nation-wide, and ran until 1960. Several collected works have been published. This is her only work of children&#39;s poetry.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Frances Royster Williams. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gene's Books, IOBA]
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      Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1942. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards, slipcase. 8vo. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards, slipcase. xvi, 171 pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies. With histories of endpapers, early marbling, marbled endpapers, printed endpapers, Dutch gilt or Dutch flowered endpapers, paste endpapers, 19th century endpapers, publishers&#39; endpapers and pictorial endpapers. The appendices cover the art of marbling, the preparation of paste papers and a discussion of early makers of decorated paper. This first edition contains 25 actual specimens tipped-in. Back cover of slipcase is spotted. Book is in very fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Oeuvres. "Le Grand Testament et le petit, son codicille et ses ballades". Enluminées par Henri Lemarié.

      Paris Jean Porson 1942 - 1943 Petit in-4, Illustrations in texte, texte encadré d'un filet rouge. En feuille sous couverture rempliée, double emboîtage.(rousseurs). Tirage limité à 800 exemplaires numérotés, 1/640 sur vélin pur chiffon d'Arches. Ouvrage illustré de 226 miniatures in texte.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        The Grapes Of Wrath - The Moon Is Down - Burning Bright (A Play In Story Form) - The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck (Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice And Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row & The Pearl) - Sweet Thursday - The Short Reign Of Pippin IV - The Winter Of Our Discontent - Travels With Charley (In Search Of America) - Steinbeck: A Life In Letters - The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights - and more

      Harmondsworth/Stockholm/London: Penguin Books/The Continental Book Company/William Heinemann, 1942 - 1984 - A. Works by the Author: 1. The Grapes of Wrath. London: Penguin Books, 1982. First Paperback Edition, 25th Printing. A fine copy in original wrappers. 2. The Moon Is Down. Stockholm: The Continental Book Company, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 3. Burning Bright - A Play in Story Form. London: Heinemann, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. The Short Novels of John Steinbeck (Tortilla Flat - The Red Pony - Of Mice And Men - The Moon Is Down - Cannery Row - The Pearl). London: Heinemann, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy of the proof in original printed wrappers. 5. Sweet Thursday. New York: Viking, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 6. The Short Reign of Pippin IV. London: Heinemann, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 7. The Winter of our Discontent. London: Heinemann, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 8. Travels With Charley - In Search of America. London: Heinemann, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper faded on the spine. 9. Steinbeck: A Life In Letters (ed. By Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten). New York: Viking, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Copy 120 of the limited edition of 400 copies in the original slipcase in near fine condition. 10. The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights. London: Heinemann, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy. B. Works on the Author: 1. Benson, Jackson J. The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer. London: Heinemann, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy. Price for the collection: CHF 1'500. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Les Fleurs du Mal

      Emile-Paul Freres, Paris 1942 - Half leather with silk covering, numerous woodcuts in red on green paper by Galanis, 1842/3400cc, raised band on spine, all titles in gilt, a lovely presentation.TEG, ribbon marker intact, minor wear along spine borders, green with gold fleck end papers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Men at War

      Crown Publishers, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Including Julius Caesar, Stephen Crane, The Bible, Sir Thomas Mallory, Theodore Roosevelt, T. E. Lawrence, Xenophon, C. S. Forester, William Faulkner, Leo Tolstoy, Winston Churchill, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling. Hemingway has written three pieces. 1072 pages. Larger format. 1ST EDITION, 5TH PRINTING. [Please check shipping costs for larger format books and multi-volume sets.

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      Germany 1942 - [Original Manuscript] GERMAN ROCKETRY. In German. 164 pages loose in old folder. Highly technical writings, mathematical equations and analysis, graphs, charts etc. Signed Hilly Richter 24 January, 1942. Entitled "Auftriebs verteilung Richtung flugeltiefe auf grund der theorie der dunnen Profile," relating to theories of lift distribution and flight direction. The folder labeled "Rakete Theorie". Clearly, the date of the manuscript would put in squarely in the period of World War II and the great German advances in aeronautics. Civilian and military efforts in the field of rocketry in all other nations combined paled in comparison with the strides made in Germany, where the first A-4 was tested with complete success on October 3, 1942. The very first A-4 rocket reached an altitude of 50 miles and flew a distance of 120 miles. The A-4, later renamed V-2, would go on to lay the cornerstone of modern rocketry. Fascinating World War II relic and collectible of significance. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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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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        The Great Hunger.

      Dublin, Cuala Press. 1942. - Limited edition; 8vo; original linen-backed blue paper boards and glassine dust jacket, upper cover lettered in black, paper label on spine. Edition of 250, this is number 17. One of the great achievements of twentieth-century Irish literature. Clair Wills in her study of Ireland during the Second World War, states that the poem'excoriates the spiritual, sexual and emotional poverty of rural Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. Kavanagh began the poem in 1941, while the Russian front was the main focus of the war. Wills believes that Kavanagh was drawing an analogy between the struggle of the Irish peasant and that of the Russian. Fine, with two spots to the edge of the text block in a good only jacket with loss to back panel. A nice copy of a scarce book.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books PBFA ABA]
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        Escudos y Marcas De Impresores y Libreros En España Durante Los Siglos XV a XIX (1485 - 1850) Con 818 Facsímiles.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1942 - XXIII - 636pp. todas ilustradas , y 1 h. Estupendo ejemplar con una muy bonita encuadernación romántica, firmada por Rogelio Luna. Lomera con nervios y florones. Tapas grabadas en seco y al oro. Corte superior dorado. Conserva las cubiertas originales. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Cueva de Parpallo ( Gandia ). Excavaciones del Servicio de Investigacion Prehistorica de la Excma. Diputacion Provincial de Valencia

      CSIC Instituto Diego Velazquez, Madrid 1942 - cubiertas papel de aguas bien conservadas intonso, numerosos grabados. . 351 págs.

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