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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Men At War, INSCRIBED BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

      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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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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        LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ

      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]

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: THE STORY OF HOW MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN HAVE RECOVERED FROM ALCOHOLISM [THE BIG BOOK]

      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

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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

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        The Dark Kingdom (Signed Painted Edition)

      New York: Harriss & Givens, 1942. First edition. Paperback. Fine/fine. 8vo. First edition of one of the author's special "painted" books. Number 36 of 75 copies of the special edition with original cover decorations painted by the author. Printed on Andorra paper and specially bound. No two decorations are alike. Signed and hand-numbered by Patchen. An exceptionally fine example in stiff bound wrappers with fragile tissue wrapper intact save for a tiny chip at base of rear panel. The book comes in the original printed hard slipcase which shows only minor wear to the edges. This copy comes from the library of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin with his small ownership sticker to inside rear cover. A superior copy of a beautifully rendered work.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Arson An Ardent Review

      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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        Revista de las Indias

      Bogota:, 1942-46,. volumes 16-27, bnd., ex library still good++;very-good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Dust Tracks On A Road: An Autobiography

      J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA 1942 - Pictorial dust jacket: general book, shelf, edge-wear, rubs, chipping, corner bumps, soil marks, foxing, otherwise in Good Minus condition. Cover: light edge-wear, discoloration, front/back hinge cracks. Bookplate of the previous owner on the front paste-down page, pencil lines on a few pages from the previous owner with a pencil notation on the last page. Dust jacket excerpt, ".the story of a young Negro girl who was to become one of the most respected anthropologists of her race." DATE PUBLISHED: 1942 EDITION: FIRST ED 294 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Lucretia Borgia - The Chronicle of Tebaldeo Tebaldei - Renaissance Period

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1942 - 191pp, [15]. Bound in full white morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, authors to third, cockerel device to sixth, upper cover with central device all in gilt, t.e.g. others untrimmed. Morocco lightly soiled, previous owner's book plate (for Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw - designed by John Buckland Wright) to front pastedown. One of thirty copies on specially watermarked Arnold's mould-made paper and accompanied by a collotype reproduction of Swinburne's manuscript of one chapter of the Chronicle, this being number seven. Binding is by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Pertelote 152; Cave and Manson 152.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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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        Deutsche antarktische Expedition 1938/39. Mit dem Flugzeugstützpunkt der Deutschen Lufthansa A. G. M. S. "Schwabenland" Kapitän A. Kottas ausgeführt unter der Leitung von Kapitän A. Ritscher. Wissenschaftliche und fliegerische Ergebnisse. Erster Band - Textteil

      Leipzig, Koehler & Amelang, 1942.. Mit Abb. und gefalt. Plänen. 4 Bll., 304 S. OHLwd. Wohl nach 1945 aufgebunden, die Ergebenheitselogen an die NSDAP nach dem Titel sind nicht vorhanden. - Etwas bestoßen, leicht gebrauchsspurig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Footlight Serenade (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Revised Final Script for the 1942 film, "Footlight Serenade" (here under the working title, "Strictly Dynamite"), directed by Gregory Ratoff, written for the screen by Kenneth Earl, Robert Ellis, Fidel LaBarba, Helen Logan, and Lynn Starling, and starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Victor Mature, and Jane Wyman. & & A classic Fox musical, and the film that certified Betty Grable's ascent to stardom. Mature plays an arrogant boxer who is trying for a career on Broadway, and who is also trying to win the affection of Grable, who is secretly married to Payne. & & Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 424 and copy No. 116, dated March 4, 1942, and with a holograph notation at the top left that reads: "Received fr. Carl E. Milliken (Hays Office) with letter 4-8-42. This script was sent to him in March 1942 by Jason Joy." Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Starling, Ellis, and Logan. 128 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/9/42 and 3/11/42. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus (small chip missing from the bottom outer edge of the rear wrapper), bound with two gold brads.

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        DRAGON'S TEETH

      New York: The Viking Press, 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.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        Dragon's Teeth

      New York: Viking, 1942 Red Cloth with silver lettering and all 1st issue points for the BOOK & DJ: DEFECTS: minor shelfwear bottom edges,corners. minor bumping to spine bottom. Top corner front has a small tear and bump,spine top has minor tears,back corner has minor wear. 1st leaf has a been clipped top corner,former owners pastedown inside front cover,minor yellowing to inside covers,very very tight and square.631 numbered pages.Most people would grade this higher than VG+. Pencil price 1st title and rear inside cover.dark red stain top edge as issused,very minor soiling other page edges. DJ:price intact,1st issue,moderate chipping to frt top corner and spine ends,rubbing and soiling minor,Front cover is 2/3 worn thru on the edge,now protected in mylar. photos on request..First Published . Hardcover. Very Good+/Good+.

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        Lucretia Borgia - The Chronicle of Tebaldeo Tebaldei - Renaissance Period

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1942. 191pp, [15]. Bound in full white morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, authors to third, cockerel device to sixth, upper cover with central device all in gilt, t.e.g. others untrimmed. Morocco lightly soiled, previous owner's book plate (for Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw - designed by John Buckland Wright) to front pastedown. One of thirty copies on specially watermarked Arnold's mould-made paper and accompanied by a collotype reproduction of Swinburne's manuscript of one chapter of the Chronicle, this being number seven. Binding is by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Pertelote 152; Cave and Manson 152.1. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Stone, Reynolds. 4to. Private Press.

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        Annuario sportivo generale della GIL A. XVIII.

      Subject: (Fascismo). (Roma, 1942), 4to br. cop. ill. col. pp. 253-(50) complet. ill. da straordinarie (per qualit?) fot. in nero e colore e con tav. lit. a colori f.t. di Sinopico, Bazzi e Mancioli. Alcune di qualit? grafica eccezionale; pubblicit? di Sironi, ecc.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Gildekamerstraat met originele zeven etsen van Rene de Coninck

      . Antwerpen : Lantaarntje, 1942, 7 p., ill. in-folio + houten kaders(2) . Map gilde-kamerstraat uitgeven op 50 genummerde exemplaren (nr. 20) gesigneerd door De Schuyter.

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        'Five on a Treasure Island' First UK Edition

      The first Famous Five adventure in original dust wrapper A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1942. A very good book without inscriptions. No marks or stamps within. Some wear to the cloth on the spine tips and the corners. Some browning to the spine. In a very good unclipped wrapper (showing 5/-). Some small japanese tissue repairs to the folds and to two places on the spine and corners. Some creasing to the rear panel and to the lower portion of the front panel. A very rare children?s title.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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. Spine cocked, armorial bookplate to front pastedown but a nice copy in the tanned and rubbed dust jacket with some small loss at the head of the spine panel and a couple of splash marks further down the spine. First edition, first impression. One of 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LYRICS UNROMANTIC. Signed

      New York: Privately Printed, 1942 Gustafson, Ralph. LYRICS UNROMANTIC. New York Privately Printed, 1942. Signed. First Edition, Limited to 100 Numbered Copies of Canadian poet Ralph Gustafson's fourth book of poetry, described by E. J. Pratt as "pure sculpture", Inscribed by Ralph Gustafson on the front free endpaper. "For Dad, With love, Ralph". A fine copy in 1/4 gray over brick cloth, black titles to the spine. 8vo. 19 pp. Family copies are rarely offered. $875. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Dead Season's Heritage

      Buenos Aires: , 1942. Large octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. Wrappers rubbed and marked, spine and edges of covers tanned, spotting to edges. Contents unopened. A very good copy. First trade edition, first impression, originally published asa limited edition of 50 copies. With two framed mixed-media portraits by Manning: Alfred Perles dated 1968 (265 × 165 mm), and Henry Miller dated 1973 (405 × 275 mm).

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        Notice. Headquarters Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California, May 5, 1942. Civilian Exclusion Order No. 41.

      Printed broadside, 22x14. Light edge wear and browning; otherwise very good. Order No. 41 states that all persons of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, are to be excluded from what were designated as the military portions of the city. The order also requires that a representative of each family report the Civil Control Station on May 6, 1942, or face criminal penalties. The broadside is signed in print by J. L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army. This is an important piece of American history that records events that are not our "finest hour."

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        ESCUDOS Y MARCAS DE IMPRESORES Y LIBREROS EN ESPAÑA DURANTE LOS SIGLOS XV A XIX ( 1485-1850 )

      Orbis, Barcelona 1942 - Plena Piel (Camacho). Bella encuadernación con planchas en seco y dorados, nervios, conserva cubierta original, leve oxido, XXIII Y 637 págs, todo ilustrado. Obra fundamental, ejemplar bellisimo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen

      Leipzig: H. Schmidt & C. Günther / Pantheon-Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, (1942). Small owner's stamp to the title page, else near fine in a close to near fine jacket with archival and cosmetic restoration: chips at the spine ends, flap folds, and the edges of the panels have been filled-in with Japanese paper, and several short tears have been repaired. The rear flap is shorter than the front; it is unclear to me if this is as issued. (The restoration has been well-executed and is unobtrusively evident by examining the rear of the jacket.). First Edition. Large quarto. Introduction in German by Otto Dannenburg. Tipped-in frontispiece of the photographer. With 120 full-page gravure plates of plants, in which Blossfeldt turns a typology of botany into art. The third and final book, published posthumously, of Blossfeldt's enduring masterpiece of nature photography.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Il legatore di libri. Corso di istruzioni professionali per allievi legatori.

      Subject: (Legatoria). Torino, SEI, 1942, 8vo leg. originale in cartoncino, pp. VIII-600 con 415 fig. n.t. Ricercato ed in eccellenti condizioni.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Klingen. 4. årgang.

      Kbhvn. 1942. Rigt illustr. 4to. 128 s. Orig. papirbind, et femfarvet litografi af Axel Salto. Navn på friblad.. Illustr. med orig. farvelitografier af Richard Mortensen, Olaf Rude, Jens Søndergaard, Kay Christensen, Vilh. Lundstrøm, Axel Salto alle signerede af kunstnerne og med et sign. træsnit af Povl Christensen. Med artikler om bl. a. Joan Miró, Bonnard, Renoir og Henri Matisse

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Deadlier Than the Male

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. first edition, first printing; 277 pp., original orange cloth (hardcover), fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Missel des saints de france contenant les offices des dimanches

      Taffin-Lefort, 1942. in12 Relié

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        De l'esprit de conquête *

      Ides & Calendes, Neuchâtel 5.12.1942. - Reliure signée de Semet et Plumelle, demi maroquin tabac, plats de papier marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons, titre et tête dorés, gardes de papier marbré, couverture et dos conservés. Ex-libris. L'un des 12 exemplaires de tête numéroté sur Chine. Bel exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Théophile Bringolf, collectionneur émérite et bibliographe des oeuvres de Ramuz.De la plus grande rareté. Image visible sur site céleste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        IBLA: Institut Des Belles Lettres Arabes. Issues - July 1942 to #117 1967. A run of 91 issues, incomplete, from 1942-1967

      Tunis:: IBLA,, 1942/1967. First edition. Fair to Very Good. A rare journal written in French and Arabic text, issued 4 times a year. The years 1942 through 1967 are complete, but for 1942, issues 21 & 22; 1943 issues 25 & 26; 1962, issue 98; 1963 issues 101 & 102; 1967 issues 118, 119, 120. Paperbound, the text is clean but for age fading to some early issues, one cover is separated but present, cover have some handling wear and occasional mark. An extremely scarce and important collection of this journal. 9.5 by 6.25 inches.

      [Bookseller: Asiafinebooks]
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        The Observer's Book of Airplanes

      London: Warne, 1942. The original 1942 edition and of singular scarcity, 16mo, 192pp, photo and line illustrations; blue cloth lettered darker blue; some mild fade to spine tips commensurate with misfolding of jacket o/w pretty decent for a war issue item, VG Copy in the rare DJ that is dust-soiled and a little chipped, frayed and torn about spine tips, edges and corners but which is, remarkably, without significant loss. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Roger Lucas Booksellers]
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        THE MOON IS DOWN

      New York:: Viking Press,, 1942. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AND FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN STEINBECK WITH THE USUAL STAMP ON THE FFEP: "THIS BOOK BELONGS / TO CAROL AND / JOHN STEINBECK." First Edition First State with period on p. 112 line 11 between "talk. This" A Near Fine hardback with minimal sun and wear cover edges in a Very Good++ price clipped Dust Jacket with minimal edge wear. 8vo. 188 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Dragon's Teeth

      SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the 1st leaf.FIRST PUBLISHED IN JANUARY 1942 "stated".Minor edgewear to bottom edge and 2 corners. Top spine area has a missing strip of cloth 1/16 across,minor wear to spine bottom. Signed on the 1st leaf with signature only,very nice and dark. book is very very tight and square,minor yellowing to the inside covers only and very minor soiling page ends. Most would rate this better than I do. Photos on request... Signed by Author. First Published. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Just One More Book]
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        GOLDEN BOOK OF FAIRY TALES

      1942. 1. GOLDEN BOOK. THE GOLDEN BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942 (1942). Fine condition in fine dust wrapper. 1st printing of LGB #9 - one of the first Little Golden Books (numbers 1-12 were issued simultaneously). Illustrated with beautiful colot lithos by Winifred Hoskins. Rare in this condition with the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Fallen Sparrow.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in white, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Wuthering Heights

      New York: Heritage. hardcover. fine. Color lithographs by Barnett Freedman. 331pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 burgundy morocco, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. New York: Heritage Press, (no date, circa 1942). Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      Photograph. The photograph has a slight wrinkle in the upper right corner restricted to the white border and not affecting the image and a very short closed tear at the bottom left margin which just enters the image. Near Fine and a touching association. A Fine 8" x 10" informal photographic portrait of a seventy-year old Dreiser standing with one hand in his pocket and the other leaning on a desk. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the bottom on his light-colored pants: "To/Lovely Helen/with love--/from T.D./Hollywood/January 1942." Helen Richardson first met Dreiser in 1919 and married him in 1944. Dreiser left his entire estate to her in his will and, after her death in 1955, she was buried next to him. In 1942, however, Dreiser and Helen were often apart with Dreiser often romantically involved with another woman. Just a few months after inscribing this photograph to his future wife, Dreiser had an eleven-day fling with one of his ardent female admirers. Still, Dreiser's inscription captures the great feeling he had for Helen from the beginning. W. A. Swanberg in his biography DREISER sums up well their relationship: "Although he still threatened at times to leave her, Dreiser needed Helen for survival, Helen knew that he needed her, and he knew that she knew" (p. 478).

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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