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      Star Publishing Company, 1942., 1942. First and only edition. Signed by the author. Original green cloth with titles stamped in black on front cover and spine, [14], 198 pp.,frontis. [portrait of the author], dedication, preface, map. Privately printed for W.P. Ricketts who was blind when the book was published. very fine copy obtained from the library of Fred Rosenstock's daughter. Very scarce to rare. DOBIE: LIFE AND LITERATURE: p.115: "A natural book with much interesting information. It contains the best account of trailing cattle from Oregon to Wyoming that I have seen." Recollections when he became a cowboy, roundups on the Platte, Indian raids, the winter of 1879-1880, booze and cattle won't mix, his trip to Yellowstone, the open range, etc. A modern work, printed for friends and has become quite scarce. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Shadow, the Sheep-Dog

      London: George Newnes Limited, , 1942.. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, top edge green. With the pictorial dust jacket. With black and white illustrations by Lucy Gee in text. Slight cockling to boards, corners very lightly bumped, mild foxing to edges. An excellent copy in a jacket with gently toned spine, minor chipping to spine ends, and a few small nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression, in a bright and fresh jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Go Down, Moses

      New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Clean, age-toned pages with a faint cigar smoke odor present. Exterior shows light wear and light mottling to cloth. Dulling to spine cloth, and to gilt stamping on spine. Light edge wear. The dust jacket shows heavy edge wear, with a chip missing from the bottom corner of the front panel, and splits forming at the folds. The jacket has been mended with tape at the top of the spine from the verso. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Zhid - svitovyj bankir i rostovshchik (Jude - Weltbankier und Geldwucherer). Ukrainisches Propaganda-Plakat.

      Um 1942. - 47 x 72 cm. Auf Karton montiert. Antisemitisches Propaganda-Plakat in ukrainischer Sprache. Mit zwei Karikaturen, die den Juden als finanzmächtigen Weltbeherrscher zeigen, allerlei Statistiken, die die angestrebte jüdische Weltherrschaft belegen sollen, darunter die Anzahl der Juden in Amerika, England und Frankreich, Anzahl der Staatsmänner in den letzten 150 Jahren in England, die jüdischer Herkunft waren etc. Daneben neun Porträts jüdischer Persönlichkeiten, deren Werke angeblich "Blut und Tränen brachten": Paul Reuter, Walter Rathenau, Herbert Samuel, Felix Warburg, Benjamin Disraeli, Alfred Mond, Felix Frankfurter und Karl Marx. Mit Lochung im oberen Rand, Ränder leicht fleckig bzw. angeschmutzt, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten. Sehr selten. - Ukranian anti-Semitic propaganda poster. Mounted on card board. Some small holes to upper margin, margins slighly spotted, overall in very good condition. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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      Gyldendal, København 1942. 1. oplag. 332 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret og med orig. omslag i et fantastisk dybfalset helbind af turkisblåt gedeskind. Rygtitel er i sølv og begge permer er dekoreret med en abstrakt menneskelignende figur i hav- eller himmelfarver. Kapitælerne er fladstrøgne og kapitælbåndene er i brunt og orange. I en smuk bogæske af dekoreret lærred med rygtitel i gedeskind. Bindet sign. Ib Psilander.. Førsteudgaven af Karen Blixens væsentlige novellesamling i et pragtfuldt mesterbind

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First edition. The search for a rare and valuable coin leads Philip Marlowe deep into the California underworld in this, Chandler's third novel. Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with dark brown titles. Extremely faint offsetting to the front flyleaf, with a bit of mild dust staining to the top edge. The dust jacket is a trifle edgeworn, with some light browning along the spine and folds. A particularly nice copy. Bruccoli A3.1.a..

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC]
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        The Insolence of Man. [Unpublished carbon typescript.]

      [1942] 1942 - 92 leaves (255 × 205 mm) of carbon typescript, comprising title page, introductory quote, table of chapters, and text pages 1-86, housed in an olive cloth chemise and slipcase. Small holes along left margin from removed staples, otherwise clean and all in excellent condition. Original carbon typescript to White's unpublished "philosophical pamphlet" The Insolence of Man, with over a hundred notes and corrections in White's hand, and several critical notes in the margins by David Garnett, to whom White sent this carbon typescript for critique. There are numerous corrections by White and annotations by Garnett. T. H. White, "during the first half of this destitute year [1942]. wrote a treatise, never published, called 'The Insolence of Man.' Since 'The Book of Merlyn' was held up he compressed its non-Arthurian contents into a tract for the times. The Insolence, Importance, Ferocity, Ingenuity, Problems and Future of Man were severally dealt with as though he were lecturing to a class. The lectures are eloquent and convinced - for they are enlargements of his convictions; but the lecturer's tone of voice is contemptuous and the Jack-of-All-Trades quality of White's mind - which he gave England Have My Bones and The Sword in the Stone their flicker of learning lightly worn - shows as parade and arrogance." (Sylvia Townsend Warner, T. H. White, A Biography, p. 194). David Garnett's letter to White regarding this manuscript was written January 31, 1943, and caused a short break in their friendship: "Dear Tim, I was very glad to get your letter and the M.S. Here I shall note down one or two criticisms of the matter which occur to me. (1) You are definite enough about not accepting a God in Man's Image, or a God as judge of man's importance, & I am glad to find it so. But you are still uncritically accepting an absolute ethic which happens to be vaguely Christian & 19th Century. For example you say: 'You can be ingeniously cruel or ingeniously wicked.' Chapter 4. But wickedness, like Justice & other such concepts varies according to place & time." (David Garnett, The White/Garnett Letters, p. 123). A unique, unpublished text, and an important mouthpiece for White as Merlyn-esque preacher, revealing the the far-reaching thought operating behind the scenes of his Arthurian "children's" books. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Mother, What is Man?

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Her third collection of poetry along with her drawings. An about near fine copy with the ownership signature of writer Kenneth Hopkins to the front pastedown in an about very good dust jacket that is lightly soiled with a small spot to the front panel, a pen notation to the rear panel and some other slight wear. Signed and inscribed by Smith to Hopkins on the front free endpaper in the year of publication. Laid in is a signed postcard from Smith to Hopkins from 1942 as well as a two page letter from her as well from 1970. A nice association copy of a book that seldom turns up signed.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      O. O., 5. VIII. 1942. - 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An den Musikschriftsteller und -kritiker Arthur M. Abell (geb. 1868): "Unserer Verabredung gemäß bin ich am 1. Juni abends von meiner Reise heimgekehrt und habe am 2. und 3. Herrn Dr. Ziegfeld bei mir erwartet, jedoch vergeblich. Ich nehme daher an, dass er bereits die Rückreise nach Amerika angetreten hatte. Hoffentlich ist Ihnen das Musikfest in Essen gut bekommen; wir haben uns erst einige Tage im Harz von den ausgestandenen Genüssen erholt, ehe wir nach Berlin zurückkehrten [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Remarkable eyewitness account of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor and its gruesome aftermath by the commander of the U.S.S. ?California? ? ?When the attack struck us we were moored fore and aft??

      Typed Letter Signed ?M.N. Little,? as Commander, 7p, 8? x 10.5?, separate sheets. U.S.S. Beaver, c/o Postmaster, New York City, May 15, 1942. To Capt. J.W. Bunkley, USN, Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Two file holes atop each page. Scattered penciled notes and check marks. Fine Condition.With most of the fleet, U.S.S. ?California? deployed to Hawaii in 1940 and was based there as tensions rose in the Pacific over the next year. The U.S.S. ?California,? flagship of the Battle Force, was hit forward and aft by two Japanese torpedoes in the early minutes of the Pearl Harbor raid on December 7, 1941. She was later hit by a bomb and near-missed by another, which caused additional flooding. Badly damaged by torpedoes and bombs, the ?California? slowly settled to the harbor bottom over the next few days.Capt. Joel W. Bunkley was the Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. ?California? but, on Sunday morning December 7, 1941, his Lieutenant Commander Marion N. Little was ?sen

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Eigenh. Empfehlungsschreiben mit U.

      O. O., 5. VIII. 1942.. 1 S. 8vo.. "Mr. Paul Emerich is known to me not only as an eminent pianist, but also as an outstanding teacher and pedagogic organisator. In Vienna he directed for years an International Seminar for pianists which included many students from various countries. He endeavored with great success to give his students perfect instruction in piano playing as well as fine musicianship and a general artistic and cultural background of unusual breadth and depth. He always has been particularly interested in contemporary music and has developed a keen and comprehensive knowledge of this important field". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der University of Wisconsin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        [Baum in der Landschaft].

      1942.. Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 42 x 32 cm.. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert u. dat. 5. Aug. 1942.

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      [New York]: Howell, Soskin, Publishers, [1942]., 1942. First U. S. edition. Author's first book. Near fine, tight copy in dust jacket, professionally restored at spine ends and corners with two small closed tears at bottom edge of rear panel. Tough and important hardboiled mystery about the kidnapping of an heiress by a mob of ruthless gangsters. Dave Fenner, an ex-reporter turned private eye, is the hero of this tale. It was made into a film in 1948 with an all-British cast except for American actor Jack La Rue, who starred as Slim Grissom, the leader of the Grissom Gang. In 1971, Robert Aldrich filmed the story using the title THE GRISSOM GANG, that starred Kim Darby as Barbara Blandish, Robert Lansing as Dave Fenner, with Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Connie Stevens, Ralph Waite, and others in supporting roles. The book provides a tough, hardboiled story and THE GRISSOM GANG is carefully constructed, exciting, full of suspense, with much attention to the story detail. An exceptional copy.

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        FDR, who <i>?always had a keen interest in?</i> Thomas Paine, tells his Uncle Fred, his mother?s brother, that Paine?s <i>?principal mistake lay in his rather violent opposition to Washington in the campaign of 1792?</i> (meaning 1796). Two years earlier, FDR had broken Washington?s two term precedent by running for a third term

      Typed Letter Signed ?FDR? as President, one page, 7? x 9?. The White House, Washington, August 25, 1942. To Frederic A. Delano, his mother?s brother. Fine condition.In full, ?Dear 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].?FDR meant 1796, not 1792. There was no campaign in 1792; Washington was unanimously reelected. By 1796, two political parties had been formed. For President, Federalists supported John Adams and anti-Federalists (also known as Republicans and Democratic-Republicans) supported Thomas Jefferson. In 1791, Paine had dedicated the first part of his ?Rights of Man? to Pres. Washington. On May 6, 1792, Washington wrote Paine, in part, ?My thanks for the token of your remembrance, in the 50 copies of ?Rights of Man? ... I rejoice in the information of your personal

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        Flamingo Road (Signed First Edition)

      New York: G.P. Putnam&#39;s Sons, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "To Harry / Sincerely / Bob / Robert Wilder / 1942." Basis for the 1949 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, and Sydney Greenstreet. Only the third jacketed copy of this rare film source we have ever seen, and the only signed copy. & & Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine fading, light dampstains affecting the spine and top page edges, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, light soil to the boards. Moderate toning and rubbing to the jacket overall, with several small chips and tears, and a few faint splashes to the spine panel.& & Selby (1984) 135. Spicer, p. 409.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Corregidor: Isle of Delusion

      Shanghai, China: Press Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army General Headquarters in China. Printed by The Mercury Press, 1942. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good -. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 114 pages; photographs throughout. Slightly bowed cover; worn with taped spine. Lightly soiled pages. Dampstain to rear cover and endpapers. Owner&#39;s name (Lt. Col. R. W. Carlton) inside front cover. The number &#39;166&#39; is stamped in the upper left corner of the rear free endpaper. An exceptionally scarce propaganda account of the fall of Corregidor, prepared by a Nisei traitor who served as an officer in the Japanese Army Propaganda Corps. The book was apparently published for use in the Philippines and also distributed to at least some Allied civilian internees in Shanghai prior to their repatriation in 1943. Chapters include General Wainwright Surrenders, Prisoners of War, Fort Mills Hospital, Racial Discrimination, Goodbye Corregidor, an interview with Lieutenant Commander F. H. Callahan, General Wainwright&#39;s Appeal, Official Communiques, and Santo Tomas Interment Camp. Uno was a American citizen and strong supporter of Japanese aggression in China. Although he spoke little Japanese, Uno moved to Japan in 1937 and wrote pro-Japanese articles from the Chinese front for publication in the pro-Tokyo Far Eastern Review and other Nisei publications. Between tours in China, Uno returned to the US and made numerous speeches in Japanese communities throughout the west, often with the support of the Japanese American Citizens League. He also engaged in confrontational debates about war with Chinese-Americans. He lost his American citizenship after joining the Japanese Army in 1941. Following the publication this book, Uno was instrumental in broadcasting a propaganda radio program, "The Zero Hour," to US forces in the Pacific that featured Iva Toguri D&#39;Aquino, better known after the war as Tokyo Rose. Uno had three loyal brothers who served in the US Army; each publically requested the opportunity to execute their bother should that become possible. OCLC notes copies at only seven libraries. No auctions recorded at ABPC or AmericanaExchange.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

      J.B. Lippincott Company, 1942-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Lippincott, 1942: First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Lacking the dust jacket. In Good condition, with clean pages. There are two vertical creases to the front free end paper, and damage to the rear paste down. Sunning, soiling, fading to cloth; slight fraying to spine ends and corners. Slight staining to the side edges of the page block. A nice copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Preparing for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa, General Dwight D. Eisenhower issues an order by authority of President Franklin D. Roosevelt directed to the residents in the Nazi-controlled Vichy French territories of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia

      Broadside Signed in facsimile ?Dwight D. Eisenhower as Lieutenant General, Army of the United States, Commander in Chief, 1p, 14.75? x 20?. [London or Gibraltar], ___1942. In French, partial translation. Slight tears at edge expertly mended on verso. Creases, folds, and soiling evidencing use. Very Good condition.Headed ?Order / Coins and Currencies.? Eight provisions of the order are listed. In part, ?Under the authority by Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, and by agreement with the British Government, I decreed the following: 1. Any paper money and all special currency United States, as well as any currency and any special paper money of sterling (inscribed "British Military Authority" ?" autorité militaire britannique) issued by the British Government receive by this legal decree in the territory of the French zone of Morocco, of Algeria and of Tunisia. 2. The following

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      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Barcelona. 1942. XXIII+636pag+indice. 28x20. Primera Edicion. Gran Obra interesantissima con el contenido de nuestros Grandes Artistas del Papel. Edicion numerada de 800 ejemplares (n°549).

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        Tafereelen, geschilderd door Gerard de Lairesse, in de Raadkamer van den Hove van Justitie van Holland, Zeeland, en Westvriesland; ... Les tableaux qui se trouvent a la Haye, dans la Chambre du Conseil de Justice de la Cour d'Holande, de Zelande, & de Westvrise.Amsterdam, printed for Nikolaas Verkolje, 1737. Large folio. With 7 engraved plates illustrating 7 paintings by Larisse at the old provincial Court of Justice in the Binnenhof at The Hague, engraved by Pierre Tamjé and Claude Duflos after drawings by Verkolje. 19th-century half roan, marbled boards.

      Timmer, Gerard Lairesse (1942), p. 83, nr. 26; cf. Snoep, "Gerard Lairesse als plafond-en kamerschilder", in: Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, Vol. 18 (1970), Nr. 4, pp. 198-209. First and only edition of a set of plates illustrating seven paintings by Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711) in the council room of the former Court of Justice of Holland, Zeeland and West Friesland (now called the Lairesse room) in the Binnenhof in The Hague. The Court commissioned the paintings in 1684 and they were completed by 1688. They depict Aeneas carrying his father Anchises, an allegorical figure of Justice and five scenes from ancient Roman history, each representing a different virtue: Pompei (prudence), Scipio (moderation), Horatius Cocles (courage), Scipio again (steadfastness) and Papyrius (clemency). The printed image of each plate measures about 40 x 28 cm. In three cases the painting fills the plate; the other four paintings, being more or less square (about 23 x 23 cm to 29 x 29 cm in the plates), are depicted within the architectural context. Binding used. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz. Nachbildung der Eigenschrift aus dem Besitz der Preussischen Staatsbibliothek. -

      Berlin: Staatsoper 1942,. 80, 292, 24 Seiten, goldgeprägter Ldrbd., OPp.-Schuber, 25 x 33,5 cm (quer). Hg. im Auftrag der Generalintendanz der Preussischen Staatstheater von Georg Schünemann. Erschienen zur zweihundertjahrfeier der Berliner Staatsoper. Enthält auf 80 Seiten den Kommentar (mit einigen zum Teil farbigen Abbildungen), das 292 Seiten starke Faksimile des Freischütz und zwischengebunden die verkleinerte Wiedergabe der Partitur von Romanza ed Aria No. 13 (24 Seiten). - Der Schuber deutlich randrissig, das Rückenleder gering berieben, sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Jean Paul's sämmtliche Werke (33 Bände in 16 Büchern)

      Berlin; bei G. Reimer, 1942.. Band 1 - 3: 1840; Band 4 - 21: 1841; Band 22 - 33: 1842 Buch 1 (Band 1 und 2): XVI + 280 + VI + 298 Seiten; Buch 2 (Band 3 und 4): IV + 312 + VIII + 454 Seiten; Buch 3 (Band 5 und 6): VI + 280 + IV + 236 Seiten; Buch 4 (Band 7 und 8): IV + 244 +IV + 180 Seiten; Buch 5 (Band 9 und 10): IV + 274 + VI + 362 Seiten; Buch 6 (Band 11 und 12): IV + 328 + IV + 366 Seiten; Buch 7 (Band 13 und 14): IV + 392 + VI + 266 Seiten; Buch 8 (Band 15 und 16): VI + 424 + VI + 588 Seiten; Buch 9 (Band 17 und 18): VIII + 340 + VIII + 398 Seiten; Buch 10 (Band 19 und 20): VIII + 414 + IV + 284 Seiten; Buch 11 (Band 21 und 22): IV + 322 + IV + 308 Seiten; Buch 12 (Band 23 und 24): VI + 258 + VI + 350 Seiten; Buch 13 (Band 25 und 26): VIII + 408 + VI + 330 Seiten; Buch 14 (Band 27 und 28): VI + 350 + IV + 348 Seiten; Buch 15 (Band 29 und 30): VI + 390 + VI + 302 Seiten; Buch 16 (Band 31 bis 33): VI + 338 + VIII + 420 + VI + 336 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen. allgemein: abgegriffen, abgerieben, verschmutzt, fleckig, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, nachgebunden, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, schiefgelesen, Seiten gebräunt, wellig, fleckig, Markierungen/Notizen, Frakturschrift, Etikett auf Einbandinnenseite vorne, marmorierter Buchschnitt, locker in Bindung, teilweise beginnt Bindung zu brechen, Lesebändchen, kein Schutzumschlag, mittlerer Zustand Buch 1 (band 1 & 2): Buchkörper fast vollständig von Einband gelöst Buch 7 (Band 13 & 14): kein Etikett auf Einbandinnenseite vorne Buch 8 (Band 15 & 16): Buchkörper vollständig von Einband gelöst Buch 10 (Band 19 & 20): Lesebändchen gerissen

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor wear to spine tips and darkening to the top of the front cover affecting the top of the title lettering. Very Good or better and quite scarce. Pictorial boards depicting ships and planes around the island of the title. The first, suppressed binding and very scarce. It seems Rukeyser was dissatisfied with the illustration on the cover, and most copies were destroyed. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet on the title page to noted collector Eugene L. Delafield "a long time later" in 1952. Delafield has noted in pencil on the front pastedown a publication date of 21 August 1942 and on the copyright page: "circa 200 in this binding." An early if not the first book of American poetry published whose primary subject matter is World War II. Wake Island, attacked on the same day as Pearl Harbor, was the site of the first Japanese defeat of the war, though Japan would take the island later that month.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Columbia 1942 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 105 cm.) one sheet poster style A, USA. Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Xavier Cugat and Orchestra; dir: William A. Seiter; Columbia. Lovely musical, based on a plot of Aristophanes. With an excellent score by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer, the film presented songs which became standards, including "I'm Old Fashioned," and "Dearly Beloved." Of course, Rita Hayworth proved to be Fred Astaire's most elegant dance partner. The image of Hayworth dancing with Astaire is usually attributed to Hurrell. On linen, there has been routine background retouching, ABOUT FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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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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        The Skin of Our Teeth (Signed)

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1942 - Hardcover in rust-color cloth boards with title on pastedown on front and spine. No dust jacket. SIGNED on half-title page by Thornton Wilder, "Thornton Antrobus Wilder," after the main character in the play, George Antrobus, with whom Wilder may have been identifying--he sometimes played in the role in summer stock productions post-World War II. Book is sturdy and fresh. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Corners are very slightly bumped. Small bookstore label on front pastedown; gift inscription on front free endpage; offsetting from newspaper clipping on one interior page. Copyright pages states "Seventh edition" but the title page states 1942, the year the play was published, so it may have meant "seventh printing." The play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. 12mo. 142 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Witness Tree (Author Signed)

      New York: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Frost under the sketch of his likeness opposite the title page. Book clean and tight. First printing stated on back of title page. Dust has minor creases, rubs, and small tears. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare.; Sketch; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 91 pages; Signed by Author .

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        The Observer's Book of Airplanes

      London: Frederick Warne & Co Ltd 1942 - VG 1st edition small HB. In publisher blue cloth boards with no inscriptions and price-clipped DJ. DJ is good with only minor small losses to head and tail of spine, shelf rubbing and scuffing to edges and with a few old tape repairs to reverse. Sme minor rubbing and browning to bottom edge of cloth spine and less again to top of spine. Binding tight. Outer edges a bit dusty and with just the occasional faint thumbmark inside but most pages are clean. 192pp. fully ill. throughout in b/w. On bottom of last page: 190.742 (9 x 14cm)

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        The Skin of Our Teeth (Signed)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover in rust-color cloth boards with title on pastedown on front and spine. No dust jacket. SIGNED on half-title page by Thornton Wilder, "Thornton Antrobus Wilder," after the main character in the play, George Antrobus, with whom Wilder may have been identifying--he sometimes played in the role in summer stock productions post-World War II. Book is sturdy and fresh. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Corners are very slightly bumped. Small bookstore label on front pastedown; gift inscription on front free endpage; offsetting from newspaper clipping on one interior page. Copyright pages states "Seventh edition" but the title page states 1942, the year the play was published, so it may have meant "seventh printing." The play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. 12mo. 142 pp.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        Morphologie humaine et anatomie artistique

      [Imprimé par G. Taupin et Cie] [1942], [Hanoi] - First edition, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1; pp. [iii]-xvi, [1]-294, [3] (errata); volume two contains plates only (I-LXXVII); original printed front wrappers bound in; volume I has some minor worming, pages toning, else very good in ca. 1968-74 native Vietnamese blue calf with gilt-lettered spine. Contains chapters on European, Greek, Hindu, and Asian anatomical art, with volume two illustrating human proportions, muscles of the face, and various types of male and female anatomy. Issued in the publisher's "Collection de la Direction de l'Instruction Publique en Indochine" series. 9 comple copies in OCLC, only 3 (Yale, LC and the National Library of Medicine) in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Javanese Panorama:

      London: Seeley, Service, & Co,, [1942]. A further account of the world&#39;s richest island, with some intimate pictures of life among the people of its lesser known regions. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed pink. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with 15 black and white plates from photographs by the author, including frontispiece, and 2 maps. One lower corner of boards lightly bumped, light spotting to fore and bottom edges, small crease to bottom edge of a few middle leaves. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and faintly soiled dust jacket with a small sticker inscribed with the letter B to the spine panel. First edition, first impression, of the author&#39;s second volume on the Indonesian island.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Luberon de Provence

      Editions du Pigeonnier, Saint Félicien, 1942. In folio en feuilles sous chemise illustrée d'une vignette, 19 illustrations en noir : 4 in texte et 15 planches gravées par Jean Chieze, 39 p. de texte. Exemplaire numéroté (n°92 / 143) sur grand vélin des rives. Couverture légèrement insolée. Français broché DeCollection

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        The Song of The Cotton Picker. With photos by Carl Julien

      Clinton, South Carolina: Jacob&#39;s Press. 1942, 39. First edition. 8vo. Publisher&#39;s red rexine, leather effect cloth with onlay photgraphic title label to front board. Bright and sharp, small square of fading to head of spine. In a very good dustwrapper, frayed and chipped to head of spine, some light edgewear elsewhere, closed tears to upper front corner and rear panel, a couple of small splash marks, eseentially strong, clean and respectable. The contents are a collection of poems and contemporary photographs written in a manner guaranteed to make most people&#39;s heads hurt. The introduction by Archibald Rutledge contains such insightful gems as "It has validity, charm and all the whimsical naivete of the Negro himself." Awesome. The various poems, apparently highly thought of at the time, have titles like "Whar De Massa?" and "Whar Do Mose Lib?" presumably there was no other way at the time of capturing the "meaning and feeling of the South Carolina Negro", which suggests to me that people maybe weren&#39;t trying hard enough. Inscribed by the author to the front flyleaf; "With every good wish to Marjorie Cawte - Madeline Horres Hantske Aug 23, 1954". Interesting, in its historical context, and scarce in dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sobre el Cancionero de Heine I

      Buenos Aires : Printed by the artist, 1942 - ~ Drypoint, 1942, labeled and signed in pencil by the artist. With an edition of 10, the plate was printed twice, first in sienna, second in black. The plate was eventually destroyed. Size approx. 17cm x 12cm. Overall 44cm x 35cm. ~ In fine condition

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Now and On Earth

      Modern Age Books, 1942-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Modern Age, 1942. 306 p. Light brown cloth with red lettering. Near Fine condition. No dust jacket. Clean pages-- no inscriptions, bookplates, etc.-- and sturdy binding. Bottom corner of front cover has exposed tip, very slight wear to head and tail. A few light foxing spots or flecks of staining to fore edge. A very nice copy.Crime legend Jim Thompson&#39;s first published novel, in the style of realistic proletarian fiction, not the stylized noir of his better-known crime novels. Rare, especially in such nice shape.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        CANCIONERO MUSICAL DE GALICIA. Colección de la Sociedad Arqueológica de Pontevedra. Recogido por. Reconstitución, introducción y notas bibliográficas por José Filgueira Valverde. 2 tomos.

      - Tomo I: Texto. Tomo II: Melodías. Impreso a costa de la Excmas. Diputaciones de las cuatro provincias del Antiguo Reino de Galicia, "El Museo de Pontevedra", 1942, 24x34, 237 págs. y 207 págs. de música. 3 hojas. Encuadernación editorial en cartoné con las lomeras en tela. (55143).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Fliegerschäden Köln 1942 - 1. Buch - 86 orig. Bilder - Foto-Album mit 86 von Hand eingeklebten und handschr. betitelten s/w-Photos, alle entstanden nach den Bombenagriffen auf Köln 1942

      1942. Foto-Album mit 86 von Hand eingeklebten und handschr. betitelten s/w-Photos, alle entstanden nach den Bombenagriffen auf Köln 1942. Zu sehen: Zeppelinstraße am Neumarkt, Bürgerhospital am Neumarkt, Lindenthal gegenüber der Lindenburg, Junkersdorf - Vogelsanger Weg 55, Lövenich - Bäckerei am Brauweiler Weg, Weiden - Aachener Str. - Cafe Covner (?), Müngersdorf - Aachener Straße - Wirtschaft Schweizerhaus, Braunsfeld -Freidrich-Schmitt-Str. Ehrenfeld - Melatengürtel/Weinsbergstraße, Ehrenfeld - Vogelsanger Weg (Str.?) Haus von 4711, Ehrenfeld - Leyendecker Str. Ehrenfeld - Sömmeringstraße, Innenstadt - Mauritiussteinweg, Nemarkt - Schildergasse, Polizeipräsidium, Neumarkt - Durchbruch Opernhaus, Neumarkt - Südseite, Möbelhaus Gewe (?), Innenstadt - Glockengasse - Kaufhaus Peters, Breitestraße, Wallraff-Richartz-Museum, Pantaleonswall, Weyerstraße, Filzengraben Holzmarkt, Alter Markt, Rheinhafen, Kaiser-Friedrich-Ufer, Sachsenring, Palais von Felten & Guillaume, Klettenberg - Siebengebirgsallee, Lindenthalgürtel, Sülz - Berrenrather Str. Altstadt - Hindenburgbrücke, Malzbüchel - Neumarkt, Haus Franz Thelen, Groß St. Martin, Kaufhaus Biergans, Alter Markt - Denkmal Jan von Werth, Alter Markt - Paradiesgarten u.a.m. ca. 60 S. Die Photos sind alle mit Photo-Ecken eingeklebt. Auf den ersten 10 Seiten befinden sich eingeklebte zeitgenössische Zeitungsartikel, teils mit Beschreibunngen der Bombenangriffe, teils mit Durchhalteparolen. Das Album ist ein einem ausgesprochen guten Zustand: Einband und Rücken gering angeschmutzt, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, sauber, Seiten gering angebräunt, wenig lichtrandig, die Photos sind sauber und unbeschädigt, keine Knickspuren, teilweise sehr leicht lichtrandig, Gesamtzustand gut. Kein Schutzumschlag Halbleinen 8°. Gut

      [Bookseller: Verlag IL Kunst, Literatur & Antiquariat]
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        Red Cross food box sent to Stalag Luft III (?The Great Escape? POW camp) with a map of the 63 POW camps and hospitals in Germany, Austria, and Poland<br>

      [Sagan, Poland], 1942 - 1945 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 by POWs in World War II. Of the 76 who tried to escape, 50 were recaptured and executed by the Gestapo on Hitler?s orders, three successfully escaped, and the rest were returned to Stalag Luft III.(1) Rare empty Red Cross box that had contained food and soap for the POWs at Stalag Luft III. Rectangular

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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