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        Repeat Performance (First Edition)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1942. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1946 film noir starring Richard Basehart and Joan Leslie.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book is bright and clean but for a touch of foxing to the edges of the front board and top page edges. Jacket is bright and colorful, light chipping to the spine ends, a couple of tiny closed tears, and some rubbing at the extremities.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Put Out More Flags

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd.,, 1942. London: Chapman & Hall Ltd.,, 1942. Octavo. Original purple and white cloth, titles to spine in blue, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Bookplate. Pink pen trial to front free endpaper. A little rubbed and dulled at extremities, corners bumped. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and chipped jacket with dampstain to the spine panel and visible tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BOMBS AWAY The Story of a Bomber Team

      The Viking Press 1942 Chipping & small open tears to DJ. Wear to extremities. Bookseller's sticker to front free endpaper ; Author Steinbeck visited training centers across the US to learn about bomber pilots and crews; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 185 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        The Robe

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1942 - The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas. Signed first edition in dust jacket. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1942. Flat signed on the verso of the first free endpaper. First edition with the publishing date on both the title-page and copyright page. Dust jacket is in very good plus to near fine condition. Age line along the edge of the spine and flap in front, no separation. Toning along top and bottom edge in back. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $2.75. Binding is in very good condition, slight sunning to the spine. Contents clean. Small spot on the bottom fore-edge. Top edge stained blue. 5 ¾ x 8 ½ inches. A nice signed copy of a scarce item. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #13-343. Price: $1,750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1942. The book is signed on the front free endpaper: "To Dick My good friend- Jim Gunn." 8vo, hardcover. This book is in good condition with some bumping to corners of the covers/shelfwear. The dust jacket is in poor condition with heavy shelf-wear and some browning. There is heavy rubbing along all edges, with some chips and tears. there is a 2" piece that is torn from the top of the front panel but still there in a protective cover. There is also some fading to the spine. Red cloth binding, blue/red/white dust jacket. This is a first edition of the first novel from James Gunn, and the basis for the movie "Born to Kill.". Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Cloth. Good/Poor. 8vo. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Jero Books and Templet Co.]
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        Mythology Of Being A Poem Eight Pen And Ink Drawings And A Frontispiece

      NY: Wittenborn, 1942. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. lime paper wrappers, reproduction of artist's signature front cover. Near fine in slightly dampstained, solid publisher's slipcase with front cover paper label./No Dust Jacket. Folio, 47 x 37 cm. Illustrations after etchings by Masson. Limited edition, copy 131 of 250 set in Bernhard and Baskerville types, printed on Strathmore paper and signed by Andre Masson. Illustrations printed recto only. Publications Illustrated By Andre Masson. Titles of each illustration noted in French and English. Clean, very fresh and bright copy, only fault; toning middle fore-edge, front and back covers at triangular cutout of slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Body in the Library

      London: Published for the Crime Club by Collins 1942 - First British edition, first printing. Publisher's red-orange cloth, spine lettered in black; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of library shelves with volumes spelling this book's title in red and white. A fine copy, with some light wear to the extremities, a few light spots to the page edges, otherwise bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the extremities, minor chipping to the spine ends, bright and unfaded spine, tape to the verso reinforcing the spine ends, some light soiling to the rear panel, pencil notations inside the rear flap. Overall, an attractive copy. The Body in the Library is Christie's second novel to feature her spinster amateur detective character Miss Marple, one of Christie's best loved detective figures, along with Hercule Poirot. After making her debut appearance in The Murder at the Vicarage (1930), Miss Marple returns to solve the mystery of how Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's butler wound up dead in their library. Interestingly, The Body in the Library contains nearly as many detectives as it does suspects, with Miss Marple only making an appearance halfway into the novel. This first British edition, published in May 1942, was followed the first U.S. edition, published by Dodd, Mead, and Company in February of the same year. The Body in the Library was adapted for television as part of the BBC's series Miss Marple, which starred Joan Hickson in the title role. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942. 381 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First edition, first printing. (Stated First Edition on copyright page.) Very Good hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages. Not ex-library! Rubbing to lettering on spine, especially at tail. Former owner's name and stamp on ffep. Front hinge a little loose. Nice condition overall.An important work in economics and social theory, which focuses on the dynamism of capitalism; the introduction of the term creative destruction into economics.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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      1942. (DISNEY, Walt). WALT DISNEY'S BAMBI HANKIES. [N.p.]: Walt Disney Productions, 1942. Small quarto; [8] pp., including covers. An abbreviated version of the Bambi story, illustrated throughout in color with the Disney characters, printed on stiff paper and folded accordion style, then side sewn with red yarn. Inserted into the book are four white cotton handkerchieves; each is neatly folded to display a Disney character printed in one corner: Bambi, Thumper, Owl, and Flower. Inserted behind the first handkerchief is a packing slip ("Inspected by No. 4. Transogram Company, Inc. New York, N.Y. Factory No. 1). Pencil ownership to front cover and an ink price. Slight corner creasing to the whole, a small chip to one page, and short closed tears at the slits where the handkerchieves are inserted. A scarce Disney item, particularly with the handkerchieves.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for Thomas A. Short Co. at 245 Fremont St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, May - October 1942. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 8 sheets. Job #211. Located on the Northeast Side of Fremont St., 275' to Folsom St., 229' 2" to Howard St., San Francisco. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Little House

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. First edition of one of the rarest and most sought after children's classics. Oblong quarto, original blue cloth. Light rubbing to the spine tips, a near fine copy in an excellent unrestored dust jacket that shows a small chip to the crown of the spine and some light wear. Small ink inscription opposite the title page. This book and dust jacket are usually seen with restoration, this copy is exceptionally clean and bright. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built." So begins Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1943. "Taking her cue from her small sons, Aristides and Michael, Burton chose subjects that would intrigue children… [including] Mary Ann, the steam shovel… [Burton's books] have heroes and heroines children can understand and enjoy, ingenious and satisfactory endings and lively illustrations. The books survive because they exhibit so effectively the elements most basic to children's literature" (Silvey, 109-10).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Zwei eigenhändige Gedichte.

      SS. Dat. 1941-1942. - Sprache: Russisch, Die populären Gedichte Fat'ianows (1919-1959) wurden sehr gerne von russischen Komponisten vertont. - Vgl. Vronskaya-C. 100. - Gefaltet, stärkere Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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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). Printed by offset lithography in colors, on recto only, with OWI/GPO imprint and date in extreme lower margin. Folded, clean 5 cm tear in from lower left edge (easily treated if archivally mounted), otherwise an unusually fresh, fine example, with no other signs of use and the colors fresh and undimmed. An exceptionally powerful image, prepared by Shan 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 OW from the fall 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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        Winter's Tales

      New York: Random House. hardcover. fine. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full burgundy morocco. (New York): Random House, (1942). Fine

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The War Speeches, seven volumes complete, with a wartime inscription from Churchill to his War Office photographer Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good . Here is a full set of Churchill's seven war speeches volumes, inscribed in the first volume, Into Battle. The inked, five-line inscription on the first free endpaper reads: Winston S. Churchill / To / Major / W. G. Horton / With best wishes". The inscribed volume is the first edition, tenth printing of December 1943. The rest of the set are first printings. Major William G. Horton was a War Office official photographer assigned to Churchill during the Second World War who took many iconic images of the Prime Minister. Horton began the war as Captain Horton and was with Churchill for the secret "Atlantic Conference" in Placentia Bay off Newfoundland. On 10 August 1941 Horton took a famous photo of Churchill welcoming President Roosevelt and his son, Elliott, aboard HMS Prince of Wales, developing the image in time to have it signed by both Churchill and Roosevelt. In December 1941, Horton was again with Churchill for the voyage on the Duke of York to meet Roosevelt and address the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament. The Imperial War Museum holds numerous wartime images of Churchill taken by Horton, including another notable photo of Churchill in June 1942 making a radio address at his 10 Downing Street desk, clad in his 'siren suit'. In December 1942, as a Christmas gift, Churchill inscribed a copy of The Unrelenting Struggle to then still Captain Horton. Horton's War Office assignment to Churchill lasted the war. Churchill's Official Biography records that Horton took photographs on the morning of 21 February 1944 of Churchill inspecting bomb damage from a German raid the night before, which left shrapnel marks on Kitchener's statue, and broken windows at Downing Street. (Gilbert, Volume VI, p.689, image No.21 at p.684) During the war, Horton was promoted from Captain to Major, certainly with Churchill's blessing, plausibly at his instigation. The seven volumes of Churchill's war speeches encapsulate the soaring and defiant oratory that sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has known. William G. Horton was witness and chronicler of this time, making many of the images that illustrate Churchill's wartime narrative. Though the inscription is undated, it likely occurred between December 1943 publication of this tenth printing and May 1945 publication of the eleventh printing, and thus before Churchill's wartime premiership ended in July 1945. Whether this volume was to congratulate Horton's promotion to Major is unknown. Either way, it is an important wartime inscription, substantiating an association that spanned Churchill's wartime premiership. It is interesting to note that Churchill chose to inscribe his first war speeches volume for Major Horton, rather than one of the later volumes then available. The inscribed book is near-fine. The binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, a small indentation to the front cover, and trivial wear to extremities. The contents are bright and clean with just a hint of page edge spotting. The dust jacket is unclipped with wear to extremities and hinges, minor chipping to edges and spine ends, and closed tears at the lower front hinge and upper front flap fold. The six volumes completing the set are near-fine examples in very good or better dust jackets. All dust jackets are unclipped first printings. Jacket spines retain bright spine color with only fractional losses at a few spine ends and a tiny hole at the lower Volume III spine. Bindings are uniformly clean and tight with bright spine gilt. Victory is first state, with incorrect pagination at p.177. Contents of all seven volumes are bright with no previous ownership marks. Spotting is confined to page edges of four volumes and blank endpapers of Volume VI. All dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.k, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a.

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        Pilote de guerre -

      Maison Française 1942 -, New York - 1 In-8 253 pp. Reliure plein maroquin bleu marine janséniste. Doublure de papier peigne bordée encadrée d'un filet doré. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date au talon. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Couverture et dos conservés. Sous étui bordé. Reliure signée C et J. P. MIGUET. Intérieur en parfait état. Parfait état EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité. Celui-ci un des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Corsican. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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      - [Por]. Da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, da Academia Portuguesa da História. [Companhia editora do Minho]. Portucalense Editora, SARL. Pôrto. 1942 - 1953. Obra em 3 volumes. De 30x21 cm. Com 563, 543 e 575 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas e cantos em pele com ferros a ouro. Obra profusamente ilustrada no texto e em extra-texto com fotogravuras, plantas de igrejas; pormenores da estatuária; e detalhes arquitectónicos; pinturas sacras e profanas; ourivesaria; cerâmicas e vidros; mobiliários; tapeçarias; estátuas lápides e monumentos, desde a antiguidade romana até ao início do século xx. Location/localizacao: 6-1-A-24

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Zamek w Niedzicy".

      - Typ: fotografia; Haslo: Niedzica; Przyn. adm.: powiat Nowy Targ wojewodztwo malopolskie (nowosadeckie) gmina Lapsze Nizne; Sygnatura: Fotografia sygnowana pieczecia autora.; Technika: Fotografia; Format: 296x401.; Datowanie: Lata 70-te XX w.; Pochodzenie: Z teki: "Rzezby i pejzaze" [Bez miejsca i roku wydania].; Inf o autorze: W. Jama (ur. 10.01.1942 Praszka) wybitny fotograf zwiazany z ASP w Katowicach, czlonek ZPAF od 1973 (Okreg Slaski ZPAF), liczne wystawy indywidualne i zbiorowe, zob. obszerny biogram Fotografowie 1946-2006 ss.155-157.; Uwagi: Widok na brame wjazdowa do zamku.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura zamki / Architektur Burgen/Burg / architecture castles/castle; Fotografia w ladnym stanie, nieco uszkodzony jeden rog fotografii.

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        Arson An Ardent Review

      Toni Del Renzio London: Toni Del Renzio, 1942. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Scarce one shot surrealist magazine. Better than very good in wrappers with light wear and small chips to perimeter. Includes an interview with Andre Breton.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Ninth edition. All bearings are true.

      London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1942. - 8vo. (2), XXVI, 286, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth. "The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East". - Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information. - Binding rubbed. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching £1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043). Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 807872995. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The D.A. Cooks a Goose

      William Morrow & Company NY: William Morrow & Company, 1942. hardcover. NF/NF 1st edition, 1st printing. Book has mild slant and rubbing at spine ends. Jacket has chipping at ends of sunned spine and top of front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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      New Directions. Norfolk, Connecticut. 1942. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6.1 inches). One of only 2000 copies printed. Fine in publishers pale blue boards with black lettering to the front. In the original pale blue dustwrapper with price ($1.00) still intact to inner front flap. Just a hint of fading to the blank spine but overall a fine copy in a very near fine dustwrapper. Berryman's first book, issued in New Direction's Poet of the month series.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Comment la littérature est-elle possible?

      José Corti 1942 - - José Corti, Paris _1942, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Arches, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Maurice Blanchot. Les Introuvables (ou presque) & Quelques tirages de têtes. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ESCUDOS Y MARCAS DE IMPRESORES Y LIBREROS EN ESPAÑA DURANTE LOS SIGLOS XV A XIX (1485-1850) con 818 facsímiles. Junto con Apéndice.

      Barcelona: Editorial Orbis, - 1950 - 1942 - XXIII-636p., 1 h.; 50 p., 1 h. de apéndice; 27x20 cm.- Holandesa piel. Manchas de óxido. Conservan cubiertas, peroo falta un trozo de la punta inferior derecha. Ejemplar nº 693 de una tirada de 800. Bibliografía Imprenta [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auca, Llibres Antics]
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      Signed and dated 1942. This is a gouache painting by Leo Politi, artist, author, and illustrator, known for his stories in writing and depictions in art of the young children and their parents and culture in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. This painting is of three young girls singing. The girl in the center is holding a (song? ) book and the eyes of all three are lowered or closed as if following from the book or singing from memory. They all have long sleeve blouses and skirts and are wearing sandals. Completed in reds and neutrals - no background scene. The medium to deep reds and neutrals are vibrant and intense. Signed and dated 1942 in the upper right corner. This painting was previously framed and there is what appears to be a burn mark at what was, most likely, the frame opening which is 10 7/8" high x 9 7/8" wide. There is a pencil border drawn beyond that at 11 " high x 10 1/8" wide. The outside dimensions of the paper are 15 " high x 11 7/8" wide. This print has been professionally top hinged and matted using archival materials to fit an 18' x 14' frame (frame not included) . No other glue was used in matting, however, there are remnants of glue at the edges of the watercolor paper, most likely from the original old framing job. There may have been an original wash for the background of a faint, light green, which has turned a rich, solid beige which is very complimentary to the colors in the painting. The image is modest and charming. There is a half circle indent in the paper near the foot of the girl on the right. The print is clean and without soil or stains. The matboard has been precisely cut, workmanship is professionally fine, the camera work is imperfect. ; .

      [Bookseller: Books, Maps, Prints, and More]
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        Capitalism Socialism and Democracy

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942. First edition of the economist's ground-breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Some very light rubbing to the cloth in an excellent dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown and foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy is widely considered one of the greatest works on social theory written in the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        San Diego Airplane Factory.

      New York. 1942 - Oil painting on board. 20 x 15 inches. Framed in plexiglas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Five on a Treasure Island

      A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1942.A near fine book which has a previous owner?s name and date to the front end-paper. A couple of light marks to the rear board. Some rubbing to the corners.In a wrapper which is now a near fine example having benefitted from some neat professional restoration to the edges and now presents beautifully.The first Famous Five novel and very rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Monterey, CA:: Jo Mora Publications,, 1942.. First printing. Fine condition; colors are striking, fresh and strong. Color pictographic map. Image size 30 1/4" x 22 7/8". Printed on white paper, one of only 2,000 examples printed on this type paper; only a few examples are known to exist today. "This carte, in either variation, is among the rarest ones to find!" - Grandeau/Shorts. This map was dedicated to Charles F. Lummis, a 'buen amigo' of Jo's and a well-known Industriallist from Los Angeles, who foretold of the great Metropolis that LA would become. As shown in the map, the population in 1910 was only 50,000 people. Jo also included the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, who, like Jo, loved to draw animal figures with human clothes and traits." (Jon Gilmore) Only 2,000 copies were printed thus this image is considered to be one of the more scarce Jo Mora cartes. As with all his cartes, this one is packed with historical information and details, creatively and colorfully illustrated. (Grandeau & Shorts Cartes 10b; Gilmore M16)

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches: full set of Australian editions of Churchill’s war speeches in dust jackets

      Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Here is a full set of first Australian editions of Churchil's war speeches - the soaring and defiant oratory that sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." In Australia, Churchill's war speeches were published in six individual volumes between 1942 and 1946. Collectors should note that there are only six volumes (rather than the seven published in Britain and the U.S.) because there was no Australian issue of Into Battle. Here is a full jacketed set of all six Australian editions. Condition ranges from very good to truly fine. Far more scarce than the British and U.S. editions and rarely seen jacketed in this condition. The bindings are all clean, bright, and tight. All dust jackets are bright and unclipped with only minor wear and losses. Spine presentation of all volumes is excellent with the exception of Secret Session Speeches, which is so scarce that fine jacketed examples are virtually unobtainable. A high point of the set is The Unrelenting Struggle, which is an outstanding fine copy with crisp white pages in a stunning clean and bright dust jacket. It is the finest example we have seen. It is also an unusual binding variant, being bound in very dark, nearly black cloth with a wavy pattern over light vertical scoring. Previous owner markings are limited to an ink stamp in Unrelenting Struggle and a Christmas inscription dated 1946 in Secret Session Speeches. The balance of the volumes bear no inscriptions. Spotting is limited and light, being confined to the text block edges of only two volumes. This is rare, collector-worthy set in unusually good condition. All six dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: A172.4, A183.4, A194.4.b, A214.4, A223.4, A227.4.b; Woods/ICS A89(d), A94(d), A101(d), A107(d), A112(d), A114(d); Langworth pages 215, 221, 225, 230, 236, 252

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Payment Deferred

      Little Brown, Boston 1942 - The first American edition, published by Little Brown in 1942. A near fine copy of the book with very light spots on the front endpaper. Dust Jacket near fine with some light chipping along the top edge of the front panel and the head of the spine. Half inch tear to the top of the front panel . A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        To Maintain the Entente: Speeches of Winston Churchill

      New Delhi, India: Services Francais d'Information, 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. This striking and rare Churchill speech pamphlet was published in India during the Second World War. There were two editions, one in English and one bilingual in both French and English. Both editions are quite elusive. This is the English language edition. The pamphlet is bound in thin card wraps. The front cover bears double vertical stripes in blue and red, within which is a cross of Lorraine (adopted as a wartime symbol of the French Resistance) below which is a quote about Churchill's importance to the Franco-British Entente and a quote by Churchill. The rear cover bears the same vertical stripes in blue and red as well as crossed French and British Flags and olive branches. The pamphlet is 30 pages in length, measures 8.375 x 5.625 inches, and is wire stitched. Included are excerpts of varying lengths from Churchill's addresses or speeches of: 9 May and 5 October 1938, 19 May and 3 September 1939; 19 May, 17 June (complete broadcast), 18 June, 25 June, 4 July, 14 July, 20 August, 8 October, and 21 October 1940; 9 April, 14 July (entire message to General de Gaulle), 15 July, 9 September, 10 November, and 30 December 1941; 10 May (broadcast) , 10 November, and 29 November (broadcast) 1942. The contents include two black and white illustrations, including a photo of Churchill. The cover versos each bear a list - in French - of wartime brochures offered by the publisher, who appear to have issued material of interest to French forces, citizens, and speakers, mainly in French, about the progress of the war. Condition is near-fine given the age, fragility, and Indian origin of the pamphlet. The covers are firmly attached and entirely intact with no tears or losses. Trivial wear at extremities, mild toning, and very light soiling are the only exterior flaws. The original single binding staple remains tight with only light surface corrosion. Interestingly and testifying to the pamphlet's wartime Indian origin, the lower rear cover bears Indian postal stamps in black ink, one circular and no longer quite distinguishable, the second square and reading in three lines: "D.L.O / BOMBAY / 16 OCT. 44". The contents remain clean and bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks. The pamphlet is protected in a clear, removable, archival quality sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A176.1, unknown to Woods.

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        Notes toward a Supreme Fiction (Signed First Edition, limited to 80 copies)

      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. One of 80 copies (of which this Roman numeral LXX) SIGNED by the author. Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the scarce original tissue jacket. Boards just slightly bowed, and a tiny faint smudge on the first blank, else Fine. Tissue jacket is complete, with brief chipping and a tiny closed tear at the crown. & & 273 copies were printed, copies numbered above No. 80 being unsigned, along with three lettered copies (A, B, C) issued for presentation by the author. A nearly pristine example of scarce limited edition, housed in a custom clamshell box. Edelstein A6.a.

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      New York: Edited with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway, Crown Publishers, 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. INSCRIBED BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL AND DATED 1949 IN HIS HAND on the half title. First edition, later printing. This is the only copy we have ever seen or heard of inscribed by Churchill, whose contribution to the volume, "The Cavalry Charge at Omdurman", appears at p. 813. The inscription is an excellent example. It reads "Winston S. Churchill" with "1949" appearing below written in black ink. The ink shows just a bit of age-spreading and is visible on the reverse of the thin paper. Consistent with Churchill's deteriorating health in 1949, there is just a hint of shakiness to the signature. The condition of the book itself is very good in a very good dust jacket. As with a first edition, the top edge is stained yellow and the $3.00 price is present on the dust jacket front flap. However, the words "First Edition" do not appear on the dj flap and there is no "A" on the copyright page. The black boards and spine are clean with bright gilt and only a trivial hint of shelfwear and tiny bumps to both corners of the rear board. The contents are bright and tight with no internal spotting. There is transfer browning to the pastedown and endpapers and an inked owners name dated "Christmas, 1942" on the ffep (confirming that this is an early printing given that the first printing was published 22 October 1942). The yellow-stained top edge retains bright color with very light soiling. The fore and bottom edges of the text block show very light spotting. The black and white dust jacket is clean and unclipped, but shows some edgewear, most notably wrinkling to .125 inch at both the head and tail of the spine and at the corners of the front flap fold. A truly rare prize inscribed thus. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B81.1, Hannemann A19.

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        An Address Delivered Before Members of the Congress December 26, 1941, the copy of a contemporary member of Congress

      Stamford Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Here is a beautiful limited edition of Churchill's famous address to Congress only weeks after Pearl Harbor, formerly owned by a contemporary U.S. Congressman. 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 the 12th of 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. This is one of 1,000 copies printed and has interesting provenance, having belonged to a U.S. Congressman serving at the time of Churchill's speech. The front pastedown bears the inked signature of "Karl Stefan, MC". Stefan (1884-1951) served as a Member of Congress from Nebraska for nearly 17 years, from January 1935 until his death in October 1951 - the same month that Churchill began his second and final premiership. Condition of this copy is near-fine. The maroon cloth binding is tight, clean, and square, with sharp corners and minor bumps to the spine ends. The fragile paper title label is intact, with only fractional nicks at the perimeter. The contents are clean with no spotting and no markings other than the ownership signature on the front pastedown. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A163.7, Woods A84(c)

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        The "Summa Theologica"

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

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        CROSS CREEK. Signed

      New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942 Outstanding Copy. Multiple Signers. First Edition, first issue of Rawlings classic, Inscribed by her on the front endpaper, 'For Clifford and Gladys, with much affection, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, March 17, 1942.' Dr. Clifford P. Lyons was professor of literature at the University of Florida. He and his wife testified on Rawlings behalf at the Cross Creek Trial. Additionally Signed by Robert Camp Jr., the dustwrapper artist on the bottom edge of the front dustwrapper flap, Norton Baskin, Rawlings' husband, Dessie Smith Prescott, a close friend and companion, Idell Parker, the Rawlings' maid for many years and Jake Glisson, Rawlings' childhood neighbour. A near fine copy in green cloth, green titles ruled in silver, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some overall use. Ex-Libris Philip May, Sr., a close friend of Rawlings and her husband Norton Baskin. May acted as Rawlings' attorney in the Cross Creek Trial. Subsequent to her death, a portion of her personal library and correspondence passed to May, Sr. and then to his son, Philip May, Jr.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Den lilla fiskarflickan. Vals af L. Waldmann. [...] Abr. Hirschs förlag Stockholm.

      Originalteckning till nothäftesomslag. Svart tusch. Monogramsignerad. 43 × 32,5 cm. Proveniens: Georg och Hanna Pauli, utställd 1942. Se Förteckning över Georg och Hanna Paulis efterlämnade samling av egna och andra konstnärers verk, Svensk-Franska konstgalleriet 19-20 mars 1942, Stockholm 1942, s. 28 (kat. nr 275). I arv i familjen Hirsch till 2011. Litteratur: Den tryckta omslagsbilden avbildas på s. 188 i Nils Forsgren, Ständigt denne Andrén (2002). Möjligen utförd för den utgåva från Hirschs förlag som utannonserades i pressen 1887. Sångens refräng går: "Vid böljors gång så klingar deras sång: Fiskarflicka lilla".. Vicke Andrén var en mångsidig konstnär verksam både som målare, reportageillustratör och skämttecknare. Han har utfört takmålningar i bland annat Kungliga Operan, Södra teatern, Oscarsteatern, Gustaf Vasa kyrka och van der Nootska palatset, dekorationer på Café Opera och andra krogar, reportageteckningar i Ny Illustrerad Tidning och Idun och skämtteckningar i Puck, Kasper och Strix. Som tecknare var Andrén känd för att ge kvinnor ovanligt stort utrymme i sina bilder, inte sällan fullmogna kvinnor i sinnliga scener, och han har som konstnär beskrivits såsom »av epikureisk läggning» (K. A. Arvidsson). Den karakteristiken fäster kanske inte vid denna relativt oskyldiga framställning, som däremot uppvisar den virtuosa elegans som är så typisk för Andrén

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      Chicago: Reilly & Lee. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; Green cloth. First edition, first state with scarce first state dustjacket with $1.50 price intact but 2" tear along top joint. Ownership page is blank, no writing or markings anywhere. "Z" in OZ within the O. All points per Hanffe and Greene, Oziana, XXXVI. Graphic shows both book and dustjacket. Flap conissts of letter from Bucky urging Boy's and girls to buy war bonds. Graphic shows both DJ and book. ; 0 .

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        Camouflage Simplified

      The Devin-Adair Co.,, New York: 1942 - First printing. Good+, recently rebacked preserving the original pictorial cloth covered boards which show shallow chipping to the upper 1 1/4" of the fore edge of the front board and rounding of the lower tip of the front board and with light soiling to the cloth of the front and rear boards. The front and rear French joints and hinges have been replaced as have the front and rear end sheets. The very left edge of the "C" in "Camouflage" on the front board has been restored. hinge is broken. The top and bottom edges of the text block are dust stained. Without a dust jacket as no copies are known to have had a jacket. 61 pages of text with 34 illustrations by Sloane. An extremely scarce, early title by Sloane! With no prior ownership markings whatsoever. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Works Publishing Company, N Y 1942 - Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 400 pages; In 8s (9 x 6 in. ; 229 x 152 mm). Orig blue cloth; moderately scuffed & spotted, areas of spine discolored & affected by damp, original d/j (chipped along spine, slightly dusty, dampstaining & dampwrinkling to spine - small losses to design elements). Some dampstaining to top & bottom edges, to top & bottom endpaper gutters and joining areas & touching corners of d/j inner upper flaps, front edge of back matter just slightly affected by damp. 1st ed 3rd ptg with all points. Third Printing is on DJ spine and front flap. TP states, ". How More Than Six Thousand Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism". One of 5000 copies in the 3rd ptg. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism (The Big Blue Book)

      Grand Central Annex, New York City : Works Publishing Inc., 1942. Stated Third Printing, June, 1942. One of only five thousand third printings and one of the first 14,650 printed. There were nearly three hundred thousand first editions printed ending in 1954 w/the sixteenth printing. Sky blue full cloth boards, embossed cover titles w/gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear, discoloration. Pages very good; no writing. Bind solid; hinges intact. Facsimile jacket of original, fine; protected in new, clear sleeve. Classic red and yellow striped jacket design w/third printing stated on spine. Very attractive. Rare, solid example. In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Bill Wilson (Bill W.) was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. The Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the dis-ease. 400 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        Camouflage Simplified

      First Edition Good+, recently rebacked preserving the original pictorial cloth covered boards which show shallow chipping to the upper 1 1/4" of the fore edge of the front board and rounding of the lower tip of the front board and with light soiling to the cloth of the front and rear boards. The front and rear French joints and hinges have been replaced as have the front and rear end sheets. The very left edge of the "C" in "Camouflage" on the front board has been restored. hinge is broken. The top and bottom edges of the text block are dust stained. Without a dust jacket as no copies are known to have had a jacket. 61 pages of text with 34 illustrations by Sloane. An extremely scarce, early title by Sloane! With no prior ownership markings whatsoever. Our code number = TB23107

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