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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

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Liber Antiqua]
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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'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]

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books, member IOBA]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: A Book Legacy]
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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'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'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's Press. 1942, 39. First edition. 8vo. Publisher'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'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'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'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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        West With the Night - First Edition, Second Printing

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First Edition, Second Printing, as there is no date on the title page. In original dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. In About Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Light bumping to spine ends. Faint darkening to top corner of front board. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with creasing along the top and bottom edges, as well as some light sunning, soiling, a few scratches and light general wear. An very attractive copy, rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      . Radierung und Aquatinta in Schwarz und Braun, auf chamoisfarbenem Kupferdruckpapier, signiert, numeriert und betitelt. 16,8:24,4 cm. Nr. 102 von 200 Exx. - Vollrandiger Abdruck.. 1942 kehrte die Künstlerin mit ihren Eltern nach Berlin zurück, von wo sie 1956 nach Mainz umsiedelte. 1956-1959 besuchte sie die örtliche Werkkunstschule für Gebrauchsgraphik. Seit 1960 arbeitete sie für verschiedene Werbeagenturen und schuf erste Buchillustrationen. 1964 heirate sie den Maler und ihren späteren Verleger M. Degenhardt (1938-2002). Ab 1966 war sie als freischaffende Malerin und Graphikerin tätig. In den nächsten Jahren entstanden Illustrationen von Liedern und Chansons (z.B. Plattencover und Bücher von Franz-Josef Degenhardt) sowie zeichnerische und graphische Mappenwerke. 1968 erhielt sie den Graphik-Biennale-Preis in Krakow/Polen und 1976 den Graphik-Biennale-Preis in Fredrikstad/ Norwegen. Ab 1974 führte sie regelmäßige Reisen nach Irland durch, wo sie später ein Landhaus in Spiddal/County Galway erwarb. Inishmore ist eine Insel vor der Westküste Irlands. Sie gehört zu den Aran Islands und ist die größte Insel der Inselgruppe in der Galway Bay.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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      The Viking Press, New York 1942 - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 631pp., (1)pp. list of books and plays by the author, bound in reed cloth stamped in silver, spine lettering silver, just the slightest bump to one corner otherwise nearly fine in unclipped dust jacket showing just a bit of wear and toning to edges, small chip and wear to head, and a bit of fading to spine. An exceptionally nice coy. Email for picture. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

      J.B. Lippincott Company, 1942-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Lippincott, 1942: First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, with a review slip from the publisher laid in. In a striking first issue dust jacket with the proper price of $3.00 intact on the front flap. Near Fine hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket. Clean pages, sound binding. Very slight offsetting to endsheets, very light sunning to the spine. Light wear to spine ends, and a few tiny slivers of paper have transferred from the jacket and are pressed to the cloth. The dust jacket is uncommonly well preserved. It shows very light edge wear and rubbing, with a few areas of wear and a few tiny closed tears. The dust jacket comes Mylar protected and presents very well. A wonderful copy, rare with review slip laid in, and rare in such a nice dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      New York, New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1942. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. 368 pp. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Original green cloth covers with silver decorative image on front cover and spine are bright and unblemished. Minor bumping only to spine extremities. An occasional smudge.Signed by the author on the title page. Also signed by the illustrator Edward Shenton on the half title and at the bottom of the first page. Tanning to endpapers. Rubbing along edges of dust jacket spine, edgewear at spine extremities and corners, minor closed tear at bottom edge, Scratch to rear panel of dust jacket. In protective Brodart jacket. From the collection of Hollywood actor Jack Palance and with the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property on the inside front cover. This copy has the Scribner&#39;s "A" to the copyright page and does not have the publisher&#39;s colophon. It is unknown whether the copies with only the "A" but not the colophon, or the copies with both the "A" and the colophon constitute the first issue of this book. A fine and unique signed copy of a beloved children&#39;s classic.

      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
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        Daniel mit der Zuavenmütze. Radierung. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert.

      . 26,6 : 19,2 auf starkem Velin 36,7 : 25,7 cm.. Naef 9, Tafel 4. - Bei der Vereinigung der Kunstfreunde ARTA in Zürich, 1942 in 100 numerierten Exemplaren erschienen (dieses ohne Nummer).

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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      The Cummington Press, Cummington, MA 1942 - White cloth lettered in black and gray. Copy #L of only 80 numbered and SIGNED copies of a total edition of 273 printed on Worthy Hand & Arrows paper of this important poem. Edelstein A 6.a. Light, scattered foxing; owner name with price paid dated 1946 on upper corner of front free endpaper. Cloth a little soiled, as usual. Near Fine, without the scarce glassine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, one in English and Yiddish, 4pp on folded 8vo sheet, June 7, 1942; and one in Yiddish, 4pp on one large 8vo sheet, Great Neck, NY, March 31, 1943

      In both war-time letters to his cousin, Charles Getz, Weber writes mostly of support for Russia against the Nazis but he also discusses his art. In the letter dated 1942, Weber offers Charles congratulations on his marriage. Weber comments on his cousin no longer being lonely. "One can read the greatest books... but reading is not living. Life without human (and (social) [sic] contact is pretty barren." Weber continues by commenting on an "excellent appreciation of my work in the &#39;Morning Freiheit&#39; by Dr. Kloomok... his is one of the best Jewish writers...." Dr. Isaac Kloomok was a scholar who wrote about Jewish artists, including Weber and Marc Chagall. Weber writes of current events. "At the moment the news from Russia is not so very good, and you know how grieved I am, but in the end the Nazi bastards will be conquered and sent to hell for all time!...." He continues in English until the last paragraph which he writes in Yiddish. "I would like to apologize for not writing in Yiddish, it takes too long…I was in Chicago but after my lecture in the museum m whole time was take up by receptions…." He signs, "Max - Motel," and continues in an end not in English. "They are talking about a second front while Hitler has opened four fronts. How long can Soviet Russia keep on fighting 90% of this war?" In the second letter written almost a year later and fully in Yiddish Weber apologizes for not writing for some time saying that he had to prepare for two exhibitions, "one in New York [possibly the 1942 Paul Rosenberg & Co. gallery exhibition], and the other, for The Carnegie Institute, museum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [the Carnegie Institute exhibition took place in 1943]." He says that the other reason for not writing was because he was in a bad mood as his son "Meinard was drafted on the 29th January; he had to interrupt his studies in college." Weber then opens up to his cousin about how he feels, specifically about current world problems. "I got used to the thought of the terrible war lead by the &#39;Capitalist locust&#39;... You are... a more decent human being than the millions of professional &#39;Intellectuals&#39;. A person can be very learned, and despite his knowledge be a moron, with lack of insight about himself, who becomes an enemy of himself and an enemy of other people... my heart aches about the fact we witness that after the accomplishment of the Soviet Union to rescue the world from the Nazi snake, she is being criticized and made fun of by her own allies... Now... a trial of two labor leaders in Poland. It&#39;s unbelievable how the God of the capitalists provides them with material, accusing them the same way as the previous traitors did at the last trial." He continues in this vein, upset at the "capitalists" and closes by saying that his son, Meinard, is a colonel in the Chemical Impregnating Division of the army. He signs, "Max - Mordecai.

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        Warning Sign and barbed wire from the electric fence system encircling Stalag Luft III ? ?The Great Escape? POW camp<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.From the electric fence system encircling Stalag Luft III:(1) Enameled metal sign,

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Gästebuch begonnen am 26. Januar 1942 nach genau siebenjährigem Ehekrieg und -frieden während des ersten Fliegeralarms 1942 in Leipzig-L1, Hauptmannstraße 4 II, von Elfriede Kellner geb. Schinze und Otto Kellner. - [Handgeschriebenes Gästebuch einer Leipziger Familie aus den Jahren 1942 bis 1989]. -

      (Leipzig 1942-1989),. 64, 24 Seiten, krude Fadenheftung in einem mehrfarbigen Basteinband mit Kordelbindung, 27 x 22 cm. Das Gästebuch der Leipziger Akademiker- und Künstlerfamilie Kellner enthält zahlreiche Einträge aus den Jahren 1942 bis 1989. Dr. Otto Kellner, geboren am 19. April 1899 war Kunsthistoriker und Schriftsteller; in seinem Haus trafen sich zahlreiche Künstler und Schriftsteller - darunter auffallend viele Porzellanmaler. Zu den Gästen des Hauses zählten der Künstler und Bildhauer Kurt Feustel ("Einst Maler u. Bildhauer - jetzt Kammerbulle u. Bauer-Obergefreiter" - 24.5.1942), der Künstler und Schriftsteller Johannes Behrbohm (1861-1956 - von ihm stammt eine montierte und signierte Tuschezeichnung - ein Porträt Otto Kellners - und ein signiertes 17zeiliges Gedicht), der Schriftsteller Carl Felix von Schlichtegroll (1862-1946), Artur Schmidt-Alken (Schrifttsteller und Ãœbersetzer), der Schriftsteller Heinz Scheibenpflug, der Maler Hans-Joachim Krantz, etc. - Etwa 30 Seiten stammen aus der Kriegszeit. Aus den Jahren 1948 und 1949 liegen keine Einträge vor, dann setzt das Gästebuch wieder ein - jetzt mit neuer Heimat in Hamburg. In den 80er Jahren werden die Einträge sehr spärlich (1985 feiern Otto und Elfriede Kellner goldene Hochzeit; fünf Jahre später erfolgten die letzten Einträge zum 90. Geburtstag Otto Kellners). Viele der Einträge bestehen aus teils umfangreichen Texten, teils auch mit Zeichnungen versehen. --- Beigebunden nach Art eines Vexierbuchs befindet sich ein älteres Gästebuch, das offensichtlich nur als Papierlager für das Gästebuch der Familie Kellner diente. Es wurde 1926 von den Norwegern Jack Bjerknes (Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes, 1897-1975) und Kristian Bjerknes (1901-1981 - der Bruder von Jacob) im Oktober 1926 im norwegischen Bergen angelegt und reicht bis in den März 1931. Das 24seitige Gästebuch enthält zahlreiche Einträge von Reisenden aus aller Welt (Japan, Indien, Frankreich, England, Deutschland...), darunter zahlreiche Meteorologen und Geowissenschaftler. Es finden sich u.a. die Namen von Honoria Bjerknes (1864-1928), Theodor Hesselberg (Meteorologe, 1885-1966), Knut Knutzen, Hurd C. Willett (Meteorologe), Babo Nath Baneiji (Geophysiker), Georges Bronner, Boris Belonoschkin, etc. --- Der Einband, vor allem im Bereich der Vorsätze ramponiert, die Bindung etwas gelockert. Innen teils etwas fleckig, teils etwas angerändert. Sonst und insgesamt jedoch gutes, attraktives Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Herman Greulich 1842-1925.

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1942. 8°, 64 S. m. 12 Abb. u. 12 Orig. Tuschzeichnungen, OLwd. m. OU., Kl. Einr. u. kl. Fleck a. OU., sonst tadell. Preis in CHF: 1320. Beiliegend "Die ersten Entwürfe Jos. v. Divekys zu den Illustrationen zu meiner kleinen Greulich-Biographie". Heft mit 12 Tuschzeichnungen die als Vorlagen für das Buch verwendet wurden. Josef von Diveky (1887-1951), Maler, Grafiker und Buchillustrator, stammte aus Ungarn und studierte an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule unter R. Larisch und B. Löffler. Ernst Nobs war der erste sozialdemokratische Bundesrat (Minister) der Schweiz.

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        Work Suspended

      London, Chapman & Hall Ltd.,, 1942. Two Chapters of an Unfinished Novel. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. An excellent copy in the frayed and somewhat marked dust jacket. First edition, first impression. One of 500 copies printed. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Fr d&#39;Arcy with love from Evelyn Christmas 1942". D&#39;Arcy was a critical figure in the life of many British writers, politicians and other well known personages. He received Waugh into the Catholic faith in September 1930 and remained confessor and confidant to Waugh for three decades

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        UNE VIE DE CHIEN, 1-25 ex

      Anvers, Editions Le Papegay, 1942. . Jean Van Ael / Buschmann. reliure, rouge, 145 x 190mm., 93pp., 4 pointes coloriées par l&#39;artiste JULES VAN AEL, sont suives par une suite noir Numéroté. Tirage à 25 exemplaires. Porte la signature de l&#39; illustrateur ainsi que la griffe de l&#39; imprimeur. Très bon état.

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        The Quick Brown Fox

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. A hard-boiled novel set in a Mid-Western town which is taken over by "native terrorists who make the gangsters look like boyscouts;" the men are opposed by a contingent of brave men who eventually regain control of the town. Though the novel is clearly written with a hard-boiled framework, given Burnett&#39;s political leanings, the plot clearly contains elements portraying a fascist, dictatorial force terrorizing a group of people, and the people&#39;s response to restore order. Among the scarcest of the author&#39;s books, and one that seldom turns up in any sort of collectible dustjacket. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); orange cloth, with with titles and design stamped in red and black on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 267pp. Some offsett from binders glue to pastedowns, with a barely perceptible degree of sunning to spine, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with a corresponding degree of light sunning to spine, else Fine.

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        Masch. geschriebener Brief mit eigener Unterschrift u. gedrucktem Briefkopf.

      Pacific Palisades March 19th, 1942.. kl.-folio. 3/4 S. (2 mal gefaltet m. Klammerspuren).. "Dear Mr. Former, I am somewhat disturbed because I Have not received any confirmation for the broadcast which you had requested and wich I mailed to you an March 5th. I should like to know whether my little adress has fulfilled its purpose. Moreover I Should like to take the liberty of asking you to reimburse me for the expenses of the translation of my statement originally written in German. While I do not, of course, want any compensation for this type of work. I would not like to have expreses arises to me therefrom. The cost of the translation amounts to $ 8.00. Very truly yours..." - Es geht um einen Beitrag, den Th. Mann für eine Radiosendung geschickt hatte.

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        VVV Volume I, Number 1, 1942

      New York City, 1942. New York City. 1942. 1st printing. 4to, pp. 72. . This is the first issue of the famous Surrealist magazine "VVV", published in New York City in 1942 under the editorship of sculptor and photographer David Hare, with Andre Breton (often referred to as "the founder of modern Surrealism), Max Ernst and (later) Marcel Duchamp acting as editorial advisors. It provided an important outlet for European Surrealist artists, displaced as a result of World War Two, and gave them an opportunity to communicate with their American colleagues. Aime Cesare, Philip Lamantia, and Robert Motherwell were also associated with, and contributed to, the publication during its short life of only four issues (the second and third being combined into one). This copy is in the original stiff card covers, with the front cover artwork by Max Ernst. Contributors include Lionel Abel, William Carlos Williams, Andre Masson, Andre Breton, Claude Levi-Strauss, Robert Motherwell and others. It is illustrated throughout by Bouchard, G. de Chirico, Ernst, Hare, Matta, G. Onslow-Ford, Irving Penn, Picasso, Kurt Seligmann etc. The front cover is noticeably sunned, with two small discolourations to the right front. The rear cover is also sunned, but only at the edges. The contents remain tightly-bound and are in excellent condition. .

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        An album of model aircraft photographs compiled by P. J. Day [personal scrapbook, 1942]

      - 1942 - A unique personal scrapbook of model aircraft photographs. 27cm. Features 37 hand-numbered pages of b/w photos; between 2 to 5 photos on each page. Original negatives also included. Each photo has a descriptive label. Blank leaves after photos. The handwritten title page states: "This book contains photographs of models built by P.J.D., J.R.M. and others. This book was started on October 20th 1942 and belongs to P. J. Day, 41 Ashfield Road, Leicester and Sanderson House, The School, Oundle." Also included are 2 pages loosely inserted with photographs of an Air Display in Crossley in 1935. Subjects: Model aircraft -- Model airplanes -- Photography. The mounted photographs are all in a fine condition. The scrapbook is in a very good condition, bound in leather-backed boards. Edges somewhat dulled and nicked. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 2 Kg. 37 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        La Princesse de Babilone. Bois graves de Imre Reiner. Berne-Bümpliz, Editions les Belles Feuilles 1942. 4to. 115 S. Mit 21 Holzschnitten in schwarz und rotbraun. Brauner Lederbd. mit Rückentitel, reicher Blindprägung auf Deckeln. In Orig.-Halbleder-Kassette. (Signiert, Gotthilf Kurz).

      . . Eines von 30 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan. Nur diese Ausgabe enthält eine zusätzliche signierte Suite sämtlicher Orig.-Holzschnitte von Imre Reiner. Das Impressum vom Künstler signiert. Gebunden in einem Meistereinband von Gotthilf Kurz. Tadellos erhalten, fern jeder Altersspur.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Handschriftlicher Briefwechsel mit Ferdinand Wessiak. 29 Briefe, 15 Karten, 1 Erzählung betitelt "Die Maus" 2 Wunschkarten mit 1 Holzschnitt und 1 Reproduktion, 1 Karte von Eva Kobinger.

      1942 - 1942 - circa 1972. Briefkorrespondenz meist gelocht. Der umfangreiche Briefwechsel mit Ferdinand Wessiak stammt hauptsächlich aus der Zeit 1942 - 1947 und ist insofern interessant, da es um die in Berlin lagernden Bilder geht, sowie die Alltagsprobleme die durch den Krieg verursacht wurden. Hans Kobinger 1892 - 1974 zählt zu den Künstlern Oberösterreichs rund um die Künstlergruppe 'März' zu der auch Vilma Eckl, Alfred Kubin, Klemens Brosch u. a. gehörten. Seine Arbeiten, ganz der Heimat verschrieben, erzielen durchaus beachtliche Preise auf dem internationalen Kunstmarkt. Ferdinand Wessiak lebte in der Kriegszeit in Berlin, später dann in Großgmain bei Salzburg. Er war der Vertraute von Johannes Ude, der im Widerstand zu NS-Regime stand und im KZ gefoltert wurde, zuletzt rettete ihn der Einmarsch der Alliierten. Der Briefwechsel gibt ein anschauliches Bild auch des geistigen Widerstandes und der Freundschaft. Deutsch Briefkorrespondenz meist gelocht. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Topographische Anatomie des Menschen. Lehrbuch und Atlas der regionär-stratigraphischen Präparation. 4 Bände cplt. in 7 Teilbänden (die Bände 1, 2 und 4 bestehen jeweils aus 2 Halbbänden). Band 1: Allgemeines, Brust und Brustgliedmaße. Band 2: Bauch, Becken und Beckengliedmaße. Band 3: Der Hals. Band 4: Der Kopf.

      München, Berlin, Wien und Innsbruck: Urban & Schwarzenberg 1942 - 1960.. 617, 868, 468 und 946 Seiten. Orig. Halbleinwand [Bände 1 und 2] bzw. Halbleder [Bände 3 & 4] mit orig. Schutzumschlägen für die Bände 3, 4.1 und 4.2 (Schutzumschläge mit kleinen Fehlstellen und fleckig, etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare). 4°. fest gebunden. Vollständiges Exemplar des berühmten, zwischen 1937 und 1960 erschienenen Anatomieatlas'. Die ersten beiden Bände in zweiter Auflage, die Bände drei und vier in erster Ausgabe. Pernkopf (1888-1955, er verstarb über der Arbeit an der ersten Hälfte des vierten Bandes) gilt unbestritten als einer der wichtigsten Anatomen und sein Atlas als Meisterwerk, dessen Zeichnungen auch heute noch in zahlreichen Publikationen Verwendung finden. Teils wird seine Arbeit sogar mit der des Vesalius verglichen. Die überaus detailgenauen Zeichnungen stammen von Erich Lepier (1898-1974), Ludwig Schrott (1906-1970), Karl Endtresser (1903-1978) und Franz Batke (1903-1983) sowie Werner Platzer u.a. Er ist in letzter Zeit jedoch in Verruf geraten, da Pernkopf, selbst leidenschaftlicher Nationalsozialist und frühzeitig Parteimitglied, seine Präparationen offenbar u.a. an Hinrichtungsopfern der Nationalsozialisten durchgeführt hat. Wolfgang Lamsa hält fest: "Leichen von am Landesgericht Wien hingerichteten WiderstandskämpferInnen, Juden und Jüdinnen oder so genannte Kriminellen" bildeten die Grundlage für Pernkopfs "einzigartiges" Werk, "(d)enn hier konnte zum ersten Mal die menschliche Anatomie an Körpern studiert werden, die nicht eines natürlichen Todes gestorben waren, sondern die sehr jung waren und deren Organe nicht durch Krankheit oder schädliche Umwelteinflüsse "beeinträchtigt" gewesen sind." In welchem Umfang die Leichen Hingerichteter verwendet wurden, konnte, wohl auch auf Grund der knappen Budgetierung des entsprechenden Forschungsunternehmens, nicht genau nachgewiesen werden. Sicher ist dagegen, daß von den insgesamt 791 noch vorhandenen Zeichnungen des Atlas' etwa die Hälfte nicht aus der NS-Zeit stammt. - Vgl. Gustav Spann: Untersuchungen zur Anatomischen Wissenschaft in Wien 1938-1945. Senatsprojekt der Universität Wien. Eine Zusammenfassung. Und: Wolfgang Lamsa: Die Inaugurationsrede des Eduard Pernkopf und seine "wissenschaftliche" Arbeit.

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        Landscape Targets 5 Harmonisation, Poster, Street Scene Series, Beric Young, 1942, WWII Infantry Training, Original Poster

      H. M. Stationary Office, London 1942 - Size: 1500 x 650mm. 1 pp. Item Type: Vintage Poster. Only good condition as Back left is black and grubby bottom right hand corner is missing but replaced by new copy edges have a few tears (repaired) and are crinkled plus there are four sharp creases down the image . These could be flattened quite easily when mounting. Overall size is 1500 x 650mm. This is an individual poster (Fig 2 from a set of three) Street Scene Series, Originally Painted by Beric Young. They were intended for Rifle Shooting directional training " STREET SCENES SERIES FIG. 2. TO BE VIEWED AT 4-5 YARDS " " WAR OFFICE DESIGN. CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED. PRINTED BY J. WEINER LTD. LONDON WC1 " Some nicks on the edges with conservation tape reinforcing split folds on rear. 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, UK Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Shooting; Britain/UK; 1940s; Art & Design. Inventory No: 50175.

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        Land of Nakoda: The Story of the Assiniboine Indians.

      Helena, Montana. 1942. State Publishing.. hardcover. A near fine copy lacking the dustjacket, but with the front dust jacket flap laid in. 1st edition. Illustrations by William Standing. 296 pp. 4to.

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        The Raven

      1942 - Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1943 [1943]. 8vo, 562 p., black boards with spine and front panel stamped in gilt. First edition of the author's first book, a novel based on the life of Edgar Allan Poe. Though Williams' would go on to publish at least one additional novel ('Have you Been to the River?', Exposition Press, 1952) he is today best remembered for his work as a black historian and sociologist, who advanced the study of black history in his pioneering studies The Rebirth of African Civilization and The Destruction of Black Civilization. Light wrinkling to cloth on lower front and rear boards, with a small section of wrinkling to middle rear board, light mottling to page ends, but a fairly sharp and clean copy overall. In a VG jacket, with light edgewear and chipping, loss to upper spine and area along rear panel adjacent, and with thin archival tape repair along verso of rear spine joint, but an attractive example of the scarce jacket, with price of $3.50 intact. This copy has been inscribed by Williams on the fep: "With Best Wishes, Chancellor Williams, Dec 22, 1954". A very presentable copy of a scarce work of African American fiction. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Marc J Bartolucci]
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        MINNEKE POES. ( genummerd, gesigneerd). Minneke-poes

      Antwerpen, Papegaai, 1942. Los in-8°, originele uitgeversomslag, 14,5x19cm, 133pp, Niet opengesneden. Los onder orig. omslag , geïllustreerd door Dirk Baksteen, goede staat!!!N° 166 van de 225 genummerde exemplaren, bevattende 4 originele etsen van Dirk Baksteen. met alle prenten gehoogd door de kunstenaar, Gesigneerd door de auteur, illustrator en de drukker

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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