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        L'EROICA. 1942 (Anno XXXII) QUADERNO 290 - 291 - 292. Rassegna Italiana di Ettore Cozzani.

      In - 4 p., bross. orig. figurata (picc. strappi). Importante rivista mensile di arte e poesia, notevole anche per la veste grafica, impressa su carta forte. I 3 quaderni sono riuniti in un fascicolo, di pp. 64, dedicato all'arte dello xilografo marchigiano Bruno da Osimo (Marsili Bruno, nato nel 1888 a Osimo). E? illustrato da 8 grandi tavole xilografate: "Il mio tavolo da lavoro - La predica di S. Francesco agli uccelli - L'albero di S. Francesco - L'albero di S. Chiara - Il Proto Monastero delle Clarisse - L'infermeria di S. Chiara in S. Damiano - La Madonna di Loreto - Canto notturno di un pastore errante" (4 sono più volte ripieg.), oltre a numerose inc. su legno ed ex libris nel t. Raro e importante, con le ?xilografie che sono veri e propri originali?, dedicato a un misconosciuto ma grande artista del Novecento. Cfr. Servolini, p. 242. Esempl. con barbe, intonso, ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, [1942]. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. In a black solander box. An excellent copy in the bright jacket that has a few tiny nicks to extremities, spine a little sunned, and some loss to spine ends. First edition, extremely scarce with the dust jacket. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy was Schumpeter's most important and controversial book, a philosophical analysis of economics and history in which he coined the term "creative destruction". Blaug, who calls this his masterpiece, notes that in this work, Schumpeter "paradoxically rejected the Marxian diagnosis of the imminent breakdown of capitalism and, at the same time, predicted the almost inevitable arrival of socialism as a result of the betrayal of capitalist values by the intellectuals of the western world" (Great Economists Before Keynes, p. 216).

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        Autograph Note signed ("Dashiell Hammett ") at the foot of a TLS from David Sablodowsky (publisher) to Hammett, soliciting a comment on Vladimir Pozner's novel, THE EDGE OF THE SWORD

      New York, july, 1942 - A rare and beautiful example of Hammett's hand, and a remarkable sentiment from the author of THE MALTESE FALCON. Hammett responds to the publisher's request: "Vladimir Pozner's 'The Edge of the Sword' is by far the best novel that has come out of this war so far - and not many better novels out of any war. / Dashiell Hammett." 4to. On letterhead of Modern Age Books. Outer edge a little ragged, letter a bit toned; docketed in pencil "file with quote re Pozner", and stamped in red ink "Jul 13, 1942"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La Maison des Hommes.

      Paris, Librairie Plon, 1942.. 1. Auflage 209 (1) Seiten (4) Blatt mit drei farbigen Tafeln und zahlreichen Abbildungen. 8°, Broschiert. die Broschur in Pergamin eingeschlagen, dadurch guter Erhaltungszustand, unaufgeschnitten, Buchblock durchgängig etwas gebräunt, auf dem Vortitel mit kurzer Widmung von Le Corbusier ( Juni 43), signiert, - Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965) nutzte das Pseudonym Le Corbusier. Er war ein in der Schweiz geborener Architekt, Schriftsteller, Plastiker und Möbeldesigner, er gilt als einer der Begründer der Modernen Architektur' . 1930 wurde er französischer Staatsbürger.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        [Vintage World War II Poster:] THIS IS NAZI BRUTALITY

      Washington, DC: GPO / Office of War Information, 1942.. Folio broadside (38 x 28"; 97 x 72 cm scant). Printed by offset lithography in colors, with OWI/GPO imprint and date in extreme lower margin. Professionally linen mounted, lower margin with imprint retained, top and side margins trimmed. With signs of minor color fill at apexes of top folds, but otherwise a very good to fine, bright example. Rolled. An exceptionally powerful image, prepared by Shahn in response to the massacre at Lidice, depicting a shackled and hooded man against a brick wall, with the dated newswire report of the Lidice massacre superimposed over the figure, and the brilliant red caption: "This is Nazi Brutality." Shahn worked for the OWI from the Autumn of 1942 until the Summer of the following year, and although he produced a number of images for the agency, only two were actually utilized -- the others were dismissed as too violent, or as not sufficiently appropriate to the topic of the home front. Shortly thereafter, he began his work with the CIO-PAC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      - GOLDEN BOOK. MOTHER GOOSE selected by Phyllis Fraser. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942. 8vo, blue cloth spine and pictorial boards, name rubbed out of ownership box (not seen under dw flap) else fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly rubbed, near fine). First editon of one of the first 12 Little Golden Books (all 12 published simultaneously). Beautifully illustrated in color by Miss Elliott. Beautiful copy, rare in dust wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Angel Street: A Victorian Thriller in Three Acts [a.k.a. Gaslight]

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Random House,. [1942]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-307 [308] [309-310: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks],. title page printed in green and black, original gray green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and silver, top edge stained black.. Inked signature on front free endpaper. Cloth just a bit sunned at. edges, some age-darkening to endpapers, a solid very good copy in. about very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corners, two. short ragged nicks to spine panel, 20x15 mm v-chip from upper spine. fold, and light dust soiling to rear panel. (#132177). First U.S. edition. Psychological thriller about a schizophrenic criminal set in the squalid Earl's Court section of London. "Grim and powerful, this work is possibly the most valid fictional treatment and psychological study of the criminally insane." - Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, p. 183. A distorted adaptation of the novel set in gaslit London was filmed in 1945. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 1073. Hubin (1994), p. 368.

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        The Dark Kingdom

      New York: Harriss & Givens. (1942). First. First edition. Small owner label, several clippings affixed to rear blank leaves, and some offsetting to the first blank leaf, else a near fine copy in a slightly spine-tanned, very good plus dustwrapper. One of 775 copies. Very nicely Inscribed by the author: "for my friend Arthur at the beginning of the year 1943. Kenneth January first." Laid in is a prospectus for the book; a piece of scrap paper where Patchen has listed the titles of all his poems that appear in New Directions in Prose and Poetry with the publication date; and two copies -- one a ribbon copy, the other a carbon, of the review of this book by Kenneth Slade Alling, that appeared in Voices, A Quarterly of Poetry. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Fliegen und Siegen,

      . Ein Raumbildwerk von unserer Luftwaffe, München, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1942, Hartkartoneinband, 87 Seiten, 8 Farbtafeln, 100 Raumbilder, Brille, Einband nur leicht berieben, Zustand 2- (P124).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Razzle Dazzle

      New York:: Harcourt Brace,. 1942.. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo, (xxvi), 505pp. Green buck, pic dj slt. browned, chip top corner front dj, o/w vgc.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      (Prague: Vilem Kriz, 1942) . First ed. Folio, (1) pp. with 7 original silver gelatin photographs, each 15 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches. The single printed sheet, which serves as the title and colophon. is worn along three edges. The photographic prints are each signed in pencil on the black reverse and most have very slight wear at a corner or two. All are contained in the original plain, cloth-backed black paper over boards portfolio, which is worn. A very good and complete set. Vilem Kriz, 1921 - 1994, was born in Prague where from 1940 - 1946, he studied photography at the State Graphic School under Frantisëk Drtikol, Jaromír Funke and Josef Ehm. In 1946, after the war in Europe ended, he moved briefly to Paris where he worked as a foreign correspondent for Czech newspapers and as a freelance photographer. He befriended Jean Cocteau and the Surrealist group of artists. In 1952, he emigrated to Berkeley, California, then in 1958, to Montreal, and from 1960 - 1964, he worked in the photographic department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 1964, he returned to Berkeley, where he remained until his death in 1994. He taught photography variously at Mills College, Holy Names College, the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. The influence of Jaromír Funke on Kriz is evident in this portfolio - Kriz was his assistant in 1942. The title of this work, his first published portfolio of original photographs, translates as, "The Abandoned Come Back to Life." It is limited to 50 numbered copies, this being number 21.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Death and the Dancing Footman

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

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        Tonight We Raid Calais [Project 47] (Original screenplay for the 1943 film)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1942 - Final Script for the 1943 film, "Tonight We Raid Calais" [here titled simply "Project 47"], directed by John Brahm, written for the screen by Waldo Salt, and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Sutton, Beulah Bondi, and Howard Da Silva. John Sutton plays a British intelligence officer, sent into occupied France with a small unit to locate a German munitions depot. An early effort by screenwriter Waldo Salt, who would be blacklisted a decade later and then return to win Academy Awards for his work on "Midnight Cowboy" and "Coming Home." Tan studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 807 and copy No. 114, dated October 6, 1942, with the studio's "Save Film!" stamp, a holograph file notation "Env. 1459" and an additional notation (in the same hand), "Released as 'Tonight We Raid Calais'" just above the stamped title, "Project 47." Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Salt. 111 leaves, mimeograph, with a 5-page section of "added scenes" at the rear, all on blue stock and dated 12/9/42. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Maps of the California Gold Region, 1848-1857. A Biblio-Cartography of an Important Decade.

      The Grabhorn Press,, San Francisco: 1942 - LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies in Janson linotype on machine made paper. Folio. 14 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches. (154) pp. Title page printed in 3 colors, text printed in black and red, lists 323 maps printed about the California gold region from 1802 to 1858 with full descriptions of each, 26 facsimile plates of maps (17 folding, 10 color), indexes; text clean, unmarked. Original two-toned cloth binding, printed paper spine label, beveled edges; binding square and tight. Ex library copy with printed paper spine label, adhesive tape residue on the spine, stickers in the end papers, one small rubber stamp under the date on the title page, and pencil notations on the copyright page. Would have rated this copy Very Good since the library markings are minimal and the text is clean and bright. Beginning with a list of 150 maps of the western slope of the Sierra Nevada and its gold camps, developed through research in California Libraries, the author expands the list to more than 300 from libraries throughout the United States and Europe. One of the Fifty Books of the Year. Reference: Magee and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, No. 368. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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      New York: Macmillan Company, 1942. cloth. Mitchell, Margaret. thick 4to. cloth. ix+(i) pages followed by plates. Reprint of Macmillan's version of Audubon. Fillled with color plates. Of special interest in this copy is the presentation on the free endpaper "For Sandy and Craig Zane, from Aunt Peggy, Atlanta, GA Oct. 8, 1942." Accompanied by a one page T.L.s. from "Peggy" (Margaret Mitchell) to "Frances", mother of Sandy and Craig written from Atlanta, Georgia, and dated October 7, 1942 (32 lines long). Mitchell is "still in the midst of house cleaning and I am losing my mind by leaps and bounds." She goes on to say "I am sending the boys a copy of Audubon's 'Birds of America.' I know I should not send a five-pound book just when you are considering moving, for it may be that straw which will break your back. But I have had so much pleasure from my own copy and thought the boys might have an equal pleasure." She then goes on to talk about her Zane relatives and the health of her father. Frances Marsh Zane was Margaret Mitchell's sister-in-law and also a close friend. The cover of the book is water stained. Letter is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Ortschaft mit Windmühlen

      . Farbstifte und Kohle, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert "L. K. Körner". 32:39,6 cm. Verso am Oberrand Reste alter Verklebung.. Linde Kruck-Körner studierte 1942-1944 Wandmalerei in Nürnberg, wo sie ihren späteren Ehemann, den Maler und Lithographen Chr. Kruck (1925-1985) kennenlernte. 1946-1949 folgte ein Studium der Malerei in Freiburg/Breisgau. 1950 ging sie nach Hamburg und heiratete; das Künstlerpaar machte anschließend eine erste längere Reise nach Italien. 1954 erfolgte der Umzug nach Frankfurt am Main - Christian Kruck war zum Leiter der Druckwerkstätten an die Frankfurter Städelschule berufen worden. In den 1960er Jahren unternahm sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann zahlreiche Studienreisen, so 1954 nach Spanien, 1966 nach New York, dann wiederholt nach Italien, auch nach Griechenland und den Kanarischen Inseln.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Images de la Lune

      Paris: Maxmilien Vox, (1942).9 x 13. 152 pages including 30 original etchings in black by Alexandre Alexeieff. Unbound signatures, as issued, in printed wraps and publisher's chemise & slipcase. Bit of foxing on last signature; case worn & faded. Very good. One of 995 copies for l'Union Bibliophile de France (from a total edition of 10070), this copy is out of series and not numbered. Text printed in black, pink, pale blue, & green. French translation by Marcel Belvianes. In these 33 stories, the Moon visits a lonely, city-bound boy every evening and tells him what the moon has seen in its travels.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book ]
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        Shakespeare in Harlem

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1942, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Signed by Author(s), Illustrated By: E. McKnight KaufferSize: 8vo - over 7?, A somewhat larger than usual hand than is characteristic for Hughes,; " Sincerely, / Langston Hughes", Book

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        Circus Days Again

      Newnes, UK 1942 - 1st Edition 1942. Book is very good++ and bright. Nice clean contents. The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. A very good example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        The High Window

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942 First edition, first printing of the author's third Philip Marlowe mystery. One of 6500 copies. Original publisher's cloth; pictorial dust jacket. Fine in a superb unrestored dust jacket without any of the usual flaws, only a few slight traces of rubbing. Housed in a custom folding box. An exceptional copy and the best we have seen. In The High Window, private investigator Philip Marlowe searches for the wealthy Murdock family's missing rare coin, the Brasher Dubloon. What seems to be a simple case turns into a complicated web of crime and deceit. In classic Chandler fashion, he keeps the reader guessing until the very end. This novel is also demonstrative of Marlowe's sensitivity underneath his tough exterior, which distinguishes him from similar hard-boiled detective characters such as Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade. After uncovering the victimization of the Murdoch family's secretary Merle, Marlowe makes a point to remove her from her harmful living situation.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1942 - Stated First Edition. Original blue cloth with blind embossed cover design by W.A. Dwiggins, gilt titled spine. Very light shelf rubbing otherwise fine. Clean and tight with crisp text. No name, bookplate or other markings. In the scarce lightly tanned dust jacket with original $2.00 price on front flap, a few small chips. Very good in fresh archival mylar wrap. The poet's fourth major collection. One of 1000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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        Five Little Pigs

      Collins Crime Club, UK 1942 - Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie First Edition Collins Crime Club 1942. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. A near fine copy in original first state dust jacket. Not price clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles 1942 - Draft script for the 1944 film. The sixth of Preston Sturges' legendary film comedies made for Paramount, all of which he wrote and directed. One of only two films by Sturges to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay. Lacking the front wrapper and the Cast of Characters page, the first leaf being the first page of the script. 163 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10-16-42 and 11-23-42. Pages Very Good, bound with two gold brads. National Film Registry.Full collation available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Widening Stain

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1942. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and geometric design to upper board in mauve, mauve top-stain. With the E. McKnight Kauffer dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, top-stain a little faded. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with small chips at the corners not affecting text. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Bill Upson, with might even have been involved ?- W. Bolingbroke Johnson". The author began to write his real name and crossed it out after the first two letters of "Morris". The recipient of this copy was William Hazlet Upson, the creator the popular character Alexander Botts, an indomitable Earthworm Tractor salesman who appeared in a series of short stories in the Saturday Evening Post. This novel is a double murder mystery set an an eastern university with a female librarian as the detective. The school was probably based on Cornell, where the author and Johnson were undergraduates a year apart. A nice copy in the E. McKnight Kauffer jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 22 May - 17 June 1942.. [1],110 leaves plus numerous numbered or lettered revised inserts or appended leaves. Quarto. Original carbon typescript (title leaf in original typescript), on rectos only of onion skin stock denoted "Contract File Copy" in red. Bradbound in typed wrappers (neatly detached). Production number stamped on upper wrapper, upper wrapper heavily creased, with resulting cracks in brittle stock and small chips, but the typescript itself is fine. A very early revised pre-production script, in highly privileged format, of this adaptation to the screen for Universal's distinguished series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations. This particular copy includes the revisions and "additional changes" by Edmund L. Hartmann that were made over the time span subsequent to the third draft of Darling and Lowe's script, and they are substantial. The film, directed by Roy William Neill, and starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, was released on 12 February 1943, and it is probable that even more alterations were made prior to the final shooting script. Script material relating to any of the pre-1950 Holmes films is uncommon, particularly material from such an early stage of development. Although well over one hundred and fifty adaptations of Sherlock Holmes to the screen are known, beginning with SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED (1903), the Rathbone-Bruce portrayals have become almost canonical, beginning with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (March 1939), and concluding with the twelfth in sequence, DRESSED TO KILL (1946). DE WAAL 5149.

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        The Poky Little Puppy

      New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc.,, 1942. Square octavo. Original blue-cloth backed printed pictorial boards, decorative pastedown. With the dust jacket. All illustrated throughout by Gustaf Tenggren. Wear to cloth of spine, mild rubbing to corners, toning and occasional spotting to pages in the dust jacket with the original price of 25¢ still present, chipping to ends of spine, small chip to lower front edge and front flap fold, creasing and closed tear to rear panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, one of the first twelve books in the Little Golden Books series, the complete first set as issued simultaneously on 1 October 1942. The Little Golden Books, which sold for 25¢, were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix, who had the original idea for the series. Dr. Mary Reed, a professor at the Teachers College of Columbia University, served as editor of the series. The Poky Little Puppy remains one of the most popular children's books in America, as of 2001 it had sold nearly 15 million copies.

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        An Address Delivered Before Members of the Congress December 26, 1941, inscribed and dated by the publisher at the British Embassy in early 1942

      Stamford Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1942. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Here is a signed and dated publisher's presentation copy of Churchill's famous address to Congress only weeks after Pearl Harbor. This limited edition is inked on the first free endpaper in four lines: "Feb. 7th. 1942. | British Embassy | Washington D.C. | from F.A." Laid-in is the publisher's compliments slip, measuring 4.75 by 3.5 inches and printed in three lines: "With the compliments of Frank Altschul | The Overbrook Press | Stamford, Connecticut". In the days after the Japanese attack, the United States formally entered the Second World War, marking the end of Britain's solitary stand against Hitler's Germany, which it had sustained since the fall of France. Churchill immediately decided to travel to the United States, and on 12 December 1941 he boarded the battleship Duke of York and began the 10-day trip across the Atlantic - a perilous journey at a time when German U-Boats plagued the North Atlantic. Churchill addressed the U.S. Congress on the 26th and the Canadian Parliament on the 30th. Churchill's speech to Congress was sober, resolved, and eloquently defiant, but of course also featured the sparkle of Churchillian wit, which was irrepressible even in the dark hours of the war: "I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way around, I might have got here on my own." His speech was also an important personal introduction to the elected leaders he needed to embrace and sustain the alliance so vital to his nation. Frank Altschul of The Overbrook Press produced this limited edition of 1,000 copies of Churchill's speech in January, 1942. Altschul (1887-1981) was one of the most successful financiers of his time, with a keen interest in books, public affairs, and philanthropy. Among many philanthropic contributions, Altschul was a co-founder and the first chairman of the Yale Library Associates, which oversees all Yale libraries and built the Beinecke Library that houses rare books, many of them gifts of Altschul. In public affairs, Altschul was a director of the English-Speaking Union, and served for many years as vice president of the Woodrow Wilson foundation and as vice president and secretary of the Council on foreign Relations. Interested in printing since he was a boy, Altschul established Overbrook Press in what had been an abandoned pigpen on his 450-acre Connecticut estate. From such humble origins, Overbrook Press specialized in exquisitely printed and illustrated limited edition books for collectors, with a reputation among bibliophiles for fine typography and careful bookmaking. This presentation copy of Altschul's Overbrook Press limited edition is in very good plus condition. The maroon cloth binding remains square and tight, with light overall soiling and trivial wear to the spine ends. The front cover paper label is intact, with just a hint of wear at the edges. The contents remain clean with no spotting. The sole previous ownership mark apart from the publisher's inscription is an inked name directly above the inscription and in a different hand ("A. B. Morris"?). This copy is protected in a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A163.7, Woods A84(c).

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      (Prague: Vilem Kriz, 1942) . First ed. Folio, (1) pp. with 7 original silver gelatin photographs, each 15 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches.The single printed sheet, which serves as the title and colophon. is worn along three edges. The photographic prints are each signed in pencil on the black reverse and most have very slight wear at a corner or two. All are contained in the original plain, cloth-backed black paper over boards portfolio, which is worn. A very good and complete set. Vilem Kriz, 1921 - 1994, was born in Prague where from 1940 - 1946, he studied photography at the State Graphic School under Frantis?k Drtikol, Jarom?r Funke and Josef Ehm. In 1946, after the war in Europe ended, he moved briefly to Paris where he worked as a foreign correspondent for Czech newspapers and as a freelance photographer. He befriended Jean Cocteau and the Surrealist group of artists. In 1952, he emigrated to Berkeley, California, then in 1958, to Montreal, and from 1960 - 1964, he worked in the photographic department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 1964, he returned to Berkeley, where he remained until his death in 1994. He taught photography variously at Mills College, Holy Names College, the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of Arts and Crafts.The influence of Jaromír Funke on Kriz is evident in this portfolio - Kriz was his assistant in 1942. The title of this work, his first published portfolio of original photographs, translates as, "The Abandoned Come Back to Life." It is limited to 50 numbered copies, this being number 21.

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        Landscape Targets Harmonisation Poster, Set of 3, Beric Young, 1942, WWII Infantry Training, Original Poster

      H. M. Stationary Office, 1942, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, 1942 War IssueThis is the first UK edition. Size: 1500 x 650mm. 1 pp. Item Type: Vintage Poster. Set of Three (of 3?) VERY GOOD condition Overall sizes are 1500 x 650 mm each These are Fig 1,2 & 3. A set of three Street Scene Series, Originally Painted by Beric Young. They were intended for Rifle Shooting directional training " STREET SCENES SERIES FIG. 3. TO BE VIEWED AT 4-5 YARDS " " WAR OFFICE DESIGN. CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED. PRINTED BY J. WEINER LTD. LONDON WC1 " They are considering their age in very good condition on poster paper with the odd nibble at its edges but no loss of image.(50174 + 50175+ 50176)Beric Young (1902-1963) was one of the founder members of London Typographic Designers ( today LTD Design Consultants) and exhibited widely at the Royal Academy, RBA and other galleries in the 1940s and 1950s.Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA(now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UKQuantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Shooting; Britain/UK; 1940s; Art & Design. Inventory No: 50176.

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        Watch on the Rhine

      Privately published 1942 - Limited Edition, SIGNED by Lillian Hellman. Some minor spotting on cover and discoloring on inside cover but generally in Very good condition. Book is accompanied with the original playbill for the National Theatre signed “Hopefully, Lillian Hellman”. Numbered copy 276 of limited edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schön erhaltenes Raumbild Album Die Kriegsmarine mit Raumbildbetrachter und allen Bildern

      Raumbild - Verlag München, 1942.. 83 Seiten, 8 Farbtafel, 100 Raumbildaufnahmen Hardcover/Pappeinband. Sehr schöner Erhaltungszustand, Einband nur leicht bestoßen, schwach angestaubt. Die Brille mit nur leichten Gebrauchspuren. Am Vorsatz eine Geschenkwidmung von der Gruppe 1 Dikjen - Deel 1944, unterzeichnet von 14 Matrosen. Vorsatzblatt schwach fleckig, sonst sauber im Papier. Leichte altersübliche Lese-Gebrauchspuren. 266

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      New York, 27. Juli 1942.. 1 S. 4to.. An David Ben Gurion: "You were informed of the meeting which was called of the members of the Executive of the World Zionist Organisation resident or sojourning in the United States, scheduled to be held at the St. Regis Hotel on July 24, 1942, Room 703 at 3:30 P. M. The meeting was held as scheduled and we regret that it was not possible for you to attend [...]". - Mitunterzeichnet bzw. verfaßt von Louis Lipatz [?]; vermutlich ein blanko unterzeichneter Brief Weizmanns ("Another meeting will be called shortly after Dr. Weizmann's return from Washington [...]", so die Schlußzeile). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Hotel St. Regis, New York.

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        Black Alibi

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

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

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

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

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        The Yellow Overcoat

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

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

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

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      University of Chicago 1942 - Babylonia; Holy Land; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvii, 320 pages; This vintage work is a description of the archaeological expedition in Diyala, Iraq, begun in 1930. The work was published by the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, and is a catalogue of the artifacts found among ancient temples in the Diyala region. The rear of the work is illustrated with many large folding maps and diagrams of the temples, and there are photographs and diagrams throughout the text. The book has very mild wear to the outside and is solidly bound with clean pages and some library markings. A few pages of text near the rear of the work have been bound in upside-down. 27 plates, 1 map, 1 table, apro 200 textural illustrations. Archaeology, Religion, Architecture, Ancient History, Middle East, Anthropology, Holy Land, Art, Mythology, Egypt, Egyptology, Hieroglyphics. This scarce old work was deaccessioned from Ambassador College Library archaeology department. ; 7 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Five on a Treasure Island [The Famous Five Series Number One]

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

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        World War II WAAC Photo Album and Archive 1942-1945

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

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