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

      William Blackwood, 1942[-43-42-43-48-50]. 6 vols., 8vo., Mixed Editions, with four frontispieces, and illustrations and photographs in the text; most attractively and uniformly bound in dark red half wide-grain morocco BY HATCHARDS, cloth sides, backs with five raised bands, second and third compartments lettered in gilt, gilt tops, a handsome collection ideal as a gift or for presentation. A lovely assembly of Winifred Fortescue's delightful memoirs wanting only the third volume 'There's Rosemary, There's Rue'. The collection comprises Perfume from Provence ( Fourteenth Impression, 1942), Sunset House (Fifth Impression, 1943), Trampled Lilies (Second Impression, 1942), Mountain Madness (First Edition, 1943), Beauty for Ashes (First Edition, 1948) and Laughter in Provence (First Edition, 1950). The collection was probably commissioned of Hatchards with the publication of Mountain Madness in 1943 after which all volumes are first editions. In the early 1930s, Winifred Fortescue and her husband historian Sir John Fortescue left England to settle in Provence, in a small house amid olive groves on the border of Grasse. Almost at once they were bewitched by the scenery, by their garden - an incredible terraced landscape of vines, wild flowers, roses and lavender - and above all by the charming, infuriating, warm-hearted and wily Provençals. On publication, Perfume From Provence became an instant best-seller and Lady Fortescue's enchanting books proved equally popular to a new generation when they were revived in the 1990s. Compulsive reading for anyone who has ever loved France, and most especially Provence. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        MOTHER GOOSE

      1942. 1. GOLDEN BOOK. MOTHER GOOSE selected by Phyllis Fraser. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942. 8vo, blue cloth spine and pictorial boards, name rubbed out of ownership box (not seen under dw flap) else fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly rubbed, near fine). First editon of one of the first 12 Little Golden Books (all 12 published simultaneously). Beautifully illustrated in color by Miss Elliott. Beautiful copy, rare in dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Automatic High-Speed Computing: A Progress Report on the EDVAC. Report of work under contract no. W-670-ORD-4926 supplement no. 4 between Ordnance Department, U.S. Army and University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Electrical Engieering.Pensylvania: Moore School of Electrical Engineering, September 30, 1945. First edition, first issue.

      The extremely rare first technical report on the EDVAC - the first general-purpose electronic digital stored-program computer to be designed. This classified report was issued in just 50 numbered copies and is much rarer than Von Neumann's nontechnical June-report, i.e., <i>First Draft of a Report of the EDVAC</i> which was not classified and distributed widely and "contained little engineering detail, in particular concerning electronics" (Copeland, <i>The Essential Turing</i>). We know of no other copy of this report having appeared on the market and can locate just three copies worldwide: Smithsonian, Penn, and UCLA.<br/><br/> "The modem electronic computer had its origins in the work of J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly and their colleagues at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania in the years between 1942 and 1946... During those years the group at the Moore School designed and built the ENIAC, the first large scale general purpose electronic computer. Also during those years their design of the EDVAC introduced the revolutionary idea of the modem stored program electronic computer.<br/><br/> "In early 1944, after the design phase of the ENIAC was complete, some members of the group at the Moore School started to work on the design of a successor machine which came to be known as the EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Computer). The principal shortcomings of the ENIAC were recognized to be inadequate storage and the difficulty of settting up new problems, i.e. the difficulty of programming. On January 29, 1944 Eckert wrote a 'preliminary disclosure' in which he described a magnetic disk calculating machine in which instructions as well as data would be stored on the disk (By mid 1944 Eckert had designed a mercury delay line memory that was much faster than the proposed disk storage.). <br/><br/> And "much progress had already been made toward the invention of a stored program computer based on the mercury delay line memory by the time that John von Neumann joined the Moore School group as a consultant. <br/><br/> "<i>First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC</i> written by John von Neumann, and dated June 30, 1945. This 118 page mimeographed document was not treated as a classified document. It was fairly widely distributed, and soon made the basic concepts of the stored program computer known in scientific circles... The architecture of modern computers is frequently referred to as the von Neumann architecture, based on his authorship of the <i>First Draft</i>. It might be more appropriate to call it the Eckert, Mauchly, von Neumann architecture, since the <i>First Draft</i> was a report based on discussions that took place at the meetings of the Moore School group for which von Neumann served as a consultant, and some of the major ideas about the stored program computer had been developed at the Moore School before von Neumann heard of the computer activity there. Friends of von Neumann have stated that in conversations with them he always agreed that the First Draft was a summary of the work of the EDVAC design group, and that a more formal publication of these ideas would have included Eckert and possibly Mauchly along with von Neumann as authors. <br/><br/> "There exists a very interesting document entitled <i>Automatic High Speed Computing: A Progress Report on the EDVAC</i>. This progress report was submitted to Army Ordnance by Eckert and Mauchly, and is dated September 30, 1945 [the offered item]. It is a logical successor to the <i>First Draft</i>, and might have had as great an impact, except for the fact that it was Confidential, and there was no distribution outside of Army Ordnance at the time. The <i>Progress Report</i> is 111 pages long, and is a clear and detailed discussion of the thinking about electronic digital computers in mid 1945. It is unfortunate that it was not published and distributed at the time. I have recently suggested that it should be published in the <i>Annals of the History of Computing</i>, and I hope that it will become available there." (Saul Rosen, The Origins of Modern Computing, 1990).. 118 leaves (279 x 216 mm), mimeographed typescript, printed on recots only, each page stamped twice in red 'CONFIDENTIAL', ll. [1: blank], [v], [1], 2-111 [1:blank]. Stappled in oirginal grey printed wrappers with black cloth spine strip (cloth with some wear and tears). Copy no. 41 of 50

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        FOUR QUARTETS, Including: East Coker, Burnt Norton, The Dry Savages and Little Gidding

      London: Faber and Faber, 1942. First editions. Very Good +. Four staple-bound books in self-wrappers, "Little Gidding" first state with sewn binding. All first Faber & Faber printings. Each Very Good + with minor wear at the extremities and traces of soiling, but generally well preserved and clean internally. Four inter-related poems, issued separately over the course of two years. Eliot&#39;s last great work and one that belongs in every collection of modern poetry in English. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        THE ITCHING PARROT EL PERIQUILLO SARNIENTO. By José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1942.. Large octavo. Decorated cloth. Slight darkening along joints, else fine in very good, bright dust jacket with two tiny chips at tips and a short, closed edge tear. First edition of this extensive reworking by Porter of Eugene Pressly&#39;s translation, with an Introduction. Monroe Wheeler&#39;s copy, with his small bookplate on the half-title, and Porter&#39;s presentation inscription on the free endsheet: "To my dear Monroe This little monument to a conversation in the Murray Hill Bar, not so very long ago - with my same old love Katherine Anne March 27 1943 New York." An excellent association copy, Porter&#39;s and Wheeler&#39;s friendship having extended back over a decade to their meeting in Paris and the appearance of HACIENDA and FRENCH SONG-BOOK under the Harrison of Paris imprint.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1942, 1st edition. () 448, 445pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Octavo. 2 Volumes in red cloth with blue title stamp and gilt lettering on spine along with emblem on front cover. Corners lightly worn. Maps on endpapers. Tight, clean, bright copies. With maps by Erwin Raisz and drawings by Bertram Greene. Volume one is inscribed at the top of the front endpaper " for Admiral Nimitz replacing a defective copy with corrections entered by the author S.E. Morison Lt. Cdr. USNR 1943. The ultimate association copy in spectacular condition. Wonderful Association Copy.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        POINTIE TALKIE Airman

      N.D.. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Very Good in wrappers. Minor staining to wrappers. No date or other publication information. Circa 1942-1945. Pointie Talkie, a booklet containing a series of English phrases and their equivalent in Chinese, issued to airmen flying missions in the China-Burma-India Theater and Western Pacific for use in the event they were shot down. The airman would point to the phrase he wanted to convey to the Chinese-speaking person, hence the title Pointie Talkie. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Spitfire Pilot

      Faber and Faber Limited, London 1942 - Scarce signed copy. First edition, June Mcmxlii. Signed by the author on the bottom of frontis portrait by Captain Cuthbert Orde ' David Cook 20/7/42 '.Oatmeal boards,blue lettering to spine,lightly shelf-worn,contents clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Four Signed Books

      Intriguing collection of four first editions, each signed and inscribed by the 31st President of the United States to noted political and economic commentator Lawrence Sullivan. Alphabetically: "America&#39;s First Crusade." New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1942. 8vo. Grey cloth with blue lettering, dust jacket. viii, 81pp. Very good/good plus. Jacket edgeworn, with several small edge chips. Tight, nice first edition of Hoover&#39;s World War One memoir, inscribed large and bold by him in blue ink of the front flyleaf: "To my good friend / Lawrence Sullivan / from / Herbert Hoover / And a happy New Year / (anyway)." Second: "The Challenge to Liberty." New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1934. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. 212pp. Very good. Nicely inscribed and signed by Hoover in blue ink on front flyleaf to Sullivan&#39;s wife: "To Margaret Sullivan -- / One of the helpful critics / With the Kind Regards of / Herbert Hoover." Third: "On Growing Up: Letters to American Boys & Girls Including &#39;The Uncommon Man&#39; and Other Selections." New York: William Morrow & Company, 1962. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 160pp. Pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Handsomely inscribed and signed by Hoover in blue ink on the half-title page: "To my good friends / Lawrence and Margaret / Sullivan / and / Merry Christmas / from / Herbert Hoover." Fourth: "The Problems of Lasting Peace." Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1942. 8vo. Grey cloth with gilt lettering, dust jacket. viii, 295pp. Inscribed and signed by Hoover and also signed by co-author in blue ink on front flyleaf: "To Lawrence Sullivan / With the Kind Regards / of Herbert Hoover / & / Hugh Gibson." This fine quartette is accompanied by a quartette of first editions by the recipient, his personal copies, three of them inscribed to family members. Alphabetically: "Bureaucracy Runs Amuck." Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1944]. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. 318pp. Very good. Nicely inscribed and signed by Sullivan in black ink to his daughter on the half-title page: "To Mio & her Hero / -- with love / from / Pop / Washington / April 1944." Second: "The Case Against Socialized Medicine: A Constructive Analysis of the Attempt to Collectivize American Medicine." Washington, DC: The Statesman Press, 1948. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. 53pp. Near fine. Inscribed and signed by Sullivan in black ink to his daughter on the half-title page: "To / Miss America / -- for her official / archives -- / from / Pop / Chevy Chase / Christmas, / 1948." Third: "The Dead Hand of Bureaucracy." Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1940]. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, 303pp. Very good. Inscribed and signed by Sullivan in black ink to his wife on the half-title page: "To / M.I.S, / co-author in the / larger book of living / With love & kisses / L.S. / Washington / Sept. 6, 1940." Fourth: "Prelude to Panic: The Story of the Bank Holiday." Washington, DC: Statesman Press, [1936]. Small 4to. Black blind-ruled cloth with gilt lettering. vii, 126pp. Charts. Very good. Inner front hinge starting, but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. Sullivan&#39;s file copy, with his ownership signature rubber-stamped on front flyleaf. A superb little collection that shows the warm relations that existed between Hoover and the journalist.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Fresh-Water Bass

      New York: Wm. Penn Publishing Co.. Very Good+. [1942]. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3/4 dark green morocco, top edge gilt, 436p., color plates, index. **Copy number 107 of 249 signed by the author, in publisher&#39;s gray box with printed label.; Signed by Author .

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        Eaux-fortes originales pour des textes de Buffon *

      Edito-Service, Genève, sans date. - En feuilles, 35 x 27, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage avec titre doré au dos de la chemise, exemplaire numéroté. Fac-simlié de l'édition de luxe publiée par Martin Fabiani en 1942.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Kleine Betrachtungen

      Zürich, Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1942.: 20th century; Autograph; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; First Edition; Illustrated; Illustrated Books; Illustrierte Bücher; Literature; Originalzeichnung; Rare Books; Signed; Signierte Bücher; Widmungsexemplar; World Literature; Zeichnung. 8°.. Originaler Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. Mit sehr schöner Widmung von Hermann Hesse auf dem Innendeckel und Vorsatzblatt "Für Herrn W.Matheson im Juni 1942 - Gruss von H.Hesse". Die handschriftliche Widmung umrankt von einer farbigen Originalzeichnung (einem aquarellierten Blumenkranz). Im Anhang außerdem eine neunzeilige (getippte) Postkarte mit handschriftlicher Signatur Hesses an Matheson.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Darkness and the Light

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1942. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, minor bump to lower corner, some spots to edges of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Aage Marcus from Olaf Stapledon, April 1946". Aage Marcus (1888&#150;1985) was a Danish art historian and writer. The Stapledon collection at the University of Liverpool contains a copy of Marcus&#39;s Billedkunsten (Visual Art) inscribed to Stapledon and dated April 1946, suggesting that the two books were gifted concurrently. Stapledon presentation copies are extremely rare, and this is one of only two copies that we have ever seen in commerce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les louisets

      Perrin, 1942. in8 Broché

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        The Bear [Original Wood Engraving]

      1942, edition Unknown. () Fine. 12 X 10 CM (4.5 X 4 inches) original black ink wood engraving on paper. In 2 CM (0.75 inch) black metal frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting (with a second piece of black matting creating a border around the image). In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, and clear. Frame measures 33 X 30 CM (13 X 12 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. To the bottom right of the image is Phillips&#39; signature (in pencil). A great image. Boulet MBL233. Edition unknown, a later of Phillips&#39; works. A bold image depicting a bear upon rocks with it&#39;s head turned and profile visible. Behind him delicate lines create a smooth waterfall. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 &#150; July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada&#39;s most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program- It&#39;s Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        LEAVES OF GRASS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1942. Hardcover. Very minor wear to the spine tips and corners. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. Edward Weston. Two slim, tall quarto (9" x 12") volumes bound in imitation vellum reproducing in dark grass-green ink a photograph by Edward Weston who has illustrated the volume with 49 photographs specially commissioned for this book and made into exquisitely clear half-tones printed on coated paper. Each spine has a leather label with the title stamped in gilt. With an introduction by Mark Van Doren. Copy #12 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. A masterpiece of the modern photographically illustrated book.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        JOSEPH GOEBBELS, SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      Berlin: Sandau Atelier. Fine. 1942. PHOTOGRAPH. 8vo; 1 pages; Vintage, matte finish, spectacular 7" x 5" black & white official portrait photograph taken of Dr. Goebbels in his military uniform. Signed with a quill tipped fountain pen. Undated, but the Bundesarchiv states that it was taken in 1942. Ernst Sandau was active as a photographer in Berlin from c.1912-1945. .

      [Bookseller: Elliot's Books, Since 1957]
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        THE SONG OF BERNADETTE. Signed by the author

      New York: Viking Press, 1942. 575 pages of text. Hardcover cloth binding is moderately browned and rubbed on the spine, with minor to moderate shelfwear and discoloration; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Lacks the dustjacket. Boldly signed by the author on the front endpaper "Franz Werfel L.A. 1942" with no further inscription. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate on front pastedown endpaper "Rosalie and Ben Gingiss." Small minor stains to a few pages in margin, and edges of endpapers are slightly browned.. Signed. First edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        FLIGHT TO ARRAS

      Reynal & Hitchcock (1942), New York - Bound in publisher's blue leather-backed boards. Copy #198 of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the illustrator Bernard Lamotte. Usually found without the slipcase and with severe rubbing to the spine, this copy has no rubbing to the spine but does have some minor chipping to the spine tips and some soiling to the covers. What appears to be original glassine protects the book. Of the thirty or so copies we have seen or handled over the years, this is the first we have encountered with a glassine cover. Near Fine in glassine and a Very Good slipcase with typical sunning and a short split at one top edge [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Exil *

      Editions des Lettres Françaises, Buenos Aires 25.8.1942. - Broché 31 x 24, couverture imprimée. Recueil poétique de beau format, comme l'auteur semblait les apprécier, devenu bien rare. Il fut précédé d'un tiré à part à 200 exemplaires des "Cahiers du Sud", revue dans laquelle ce texte paru en mai. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur Type Hollande, après 3 Lettrés et 30 Whatman.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        CHRISTMAS CARD INSCRIBED AND SIGNED

      n.d [@1942]. wraps. Near Fine. A small (3-1/2" x 4-3/4") Christmas card in the form of a string-tied chapbook of stiff covers with a color illustration on the front (not by Potter) and two leaves inside with printing on the recto of one leaf containing Christmas Greetings with a quote by Leith Gordon. Beneath that in Beatrix Potter&#39;s hand SIGNED by her with her married name is the following: "W & Beatrix Heelis/It is pleasant to think of friends/in a sad time - we are well, but/old & tired-." Though the name of the recipient is not written by Potter, this was part of a lot of three cards from the estate of Bertha Mahony Miller, founder of HORN BOOK MAGAZINE and an important figure in the fight for the idea that children&#39;s books should be taken more seriously. She was also a close friend of Beatrix Potter and a champion of her books.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942.

      J. Whitaker ans Sons Ltd., London 1942 - Pp, 391. Original printed cloth-backed wraps. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

      Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. A memoir from one of the key literary figures of the Harlem Renaissance. A clean very near fine copy with a small owner label to the front free endpaper in an about very good plus dust jacket that has some small chips and a number of tears and minor wear. Still, a very presentable copy of this uncommon book in any dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Emei zhi wu tu zhi Icones plantarum omeiensium

      Chengdu: The National Szechuan University, May 1942. Vol I, number 1 only, folio. (14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches). Parallel title and text in Chinese and English. 50 lithographic plates, titled in Chinese and English. Later green cloth covered boards by Pan Iordanidis, sections of original wrappers loosely inserted. A significant and beautifully-presented fragment of this amazing work. A survey of the spectacularly varied botany of the world heritage site Mount Emei and its environs, in Sichuan province. Mount Emei is the tallest of the four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. Produced at the height of the second World War, this work is beautifully presented with carefully designed and botanically accurate lithographs which recall the long Chinese tradition of woodcut illustrations. The informative text includes the plants botanical bi- nomial, the family to which it belongs, where it was first recorded, a detailed technical description, notes of the specific locations of examples examined for the publication, and then generally-short notes by W.P. Fang about the plant. This is the first number of a series that by 1946 had been extended to two volumes, made up from a total of four numbers, with 200 plates. This volume is particularly rich in images and descriptions of Rhododenrons - 20 different varieties are described. This was a species in which W.P. Fang came to specialise, and during his long career, he identified more than 100 new species of plants. He is now considered to have been one of the most distinguished Chinese botanists.

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        Shakespeare in Harlem

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1942. 1942 Stated First Edition. INSCRIBED BY HUGHES on front free endpaper, in blue ink. "Conrad K. Gale, Sincerely, Langston Hughes." NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. Pages clean and crisp, top edge tinted orange. Tightly bound in hardcover of black cloth boards with orange cloth spine; titled in black on spine, in violet on front board; Borzoi Books logo blind-stamped at bottom corner of rear board. Cover is clean and sharp, slightly color faded along edges and bit of fray to cloth on top edge of rear board - cloth has lifted slightly from board. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped illustrated jacket has $2.50 price in front flap. It is clean with moderate edgewear (a one inch tear with some creasing to top edge of rear panel plus a few short closed tears and small chips). Jacket spine toned. Jacket is in a new clear archival protector. 13 full page line portraits, plus jacket illustration, by E. McKnight Kauffer. 6 x8-1/2"; 14 pages front matter, 124 text pages, 1 page "A Note On the Type" plus 5 blanks.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Kauffer, E. McKnight. 8vo.

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        Escudos y Marcas de Impresores y Libreros en Espana durante los siglos XV a XIX

      Orbis, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 1942. 636 pages. No dust jacket. Bound to clean maroon cloth boards with gilt to back-strip. Printed in Spanish language. Text pages clean and tanned. Prominent foxing to end papers and fore-edges, and in parts throughout. Ex-College Library plates to paste-downs only. No clippings or cracks inside. Boards with a couple tiny specks to surfaces. Spine mildly sunned. Few marks to back-strip. No dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        More Adventures of Rupert: 1st Ed.;

      London, The Daily Express, 1942.. SOFTBACK, original coloured pictorial wrappers, pages: 118, [i], coloured illustrations throughout, 172mm x 242mm (6.75" x 9.5"), not price-clipped, former owner's details in 'belongs to' box, cover edges lightly rubbed, otherwise a very fine copy of the rarest of the Rupert Annuals.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1942 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT

      Published by Daily Express, 1942. Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Almost very good condition. Pictorial card wraps - Rupert waving from castle ramparts. Produced during the second world war when paper shortages were at their worst, this is the rarest of all the Rupert annuals. Spine has been grazed by silverfish (causing loss of picture) with some slight loss to top and tail. Cover edges slightly worn and grubby. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Corner tips very lightly creased, some light fingering to contents. There is a large faint stain to inside of rear cover and facing endpaper. A good copy of this exceptionally scarce war-time Rupert annual. [R]

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        Donovan&#39;s Brain (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. SIGNED and humorously inscribed in the year of publication: first, Siodmak writes, "For Joyce, who, if she is as nice as her sister Ruth, she should better come to Hollywood. Curt Siodmak. Phone HO 6626 (If my wife answers, hang up and try again). 10 Sept 43." Next to this inscription, Siodmak&#39;s wife Henrietta writes, "[On] the contrary - I adore Ruth and I think I would be the same with you. Henrietta." Classic science fiction novel, told in diary entries, wherein an evil millionaire&#39;s brain is preserved for scientific purposes; but then, unsurprisingly, the brain begins to control the well-meaning scientist toward its own nefarious goals. Basis for two films: "The Brain" in 1962, and of course the classic "Donovan&#39;s Brain" in 1953. Curt Siodmak was the brother of the great film director Robert Siodmak, and had a great deal of success in his day as both a novelist and a screenwriter. An exceptional classic of this high spot, and a terrific inscription.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Deadlier than the Male (First Edition)

      New York: Duell 1942, Sloan and Pearce. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a just about Near Fine dust jacket. Boards show some of the mottling common to this title, otherwise book is Near Fine; jacket is quite nice, with no chips or tears, only a touch of even toning to the spine panel and edges of the rear panel. Basis for the notable 1947 film noir, "Born to Kill," directed by Robert Wise and starring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney and Walter Slezak.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Donovan&#39;s Brain (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. Easily Near Fine in an especially fresh and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a single tiny closed tear at the bottom front flap fold, slightest toning to the spine panel, else about as nice as we&#39;ve seen it. Classic science fiction novel wherein an evil millionaire&#39;s brain is preserved for scientific purposes, but then begins to control the well-meaning scientist toward its own nefarious purposes. Basis for two films: "The Brain" in 1962, and the science fiction classic "Donovan&#39;s Brain" in 1953.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lespugue *

      [Chez Les Auteurs, Paris] 21.3.1942. - En feuilles 36 x 30, couverture imprimée rempliée, papier crystal d'origine, gaufré à froid. Petit manque en coin à ce dernier et légère auréole sur quelques pages en fin. A l'origine de ce livre inaugural de la carrière d'illustrateur du peintre, la découverte d'une opulente et très vieille séductrice, la Vénus de Lespugue, dont l'âge approximatif serait de 21'000 ans - c'est ce qui s'appelle faire du neuf avec du vieux !Bien avant les tripotages cubistes ou surréalistes, bien avant tous les (mal) traitements que les faiseurs d'avant-garde firent subir à la représentation de l'objet de leur désir, jusqu'à l'abstraction, l'homme préhistorique avait donc déjà une vision pré-moderne de la femme éternelle.Revenue hanter nos auteurs du fin fond des âges, elle leur inspira ce livre délicat et enthousiaste, une petite merveille ne serait-ce que par son imagerie, très inspirée. Tout n'a pas cette qualité de réussite, loin de là, dans l' oeuvre de ce peintre qui porte si bien son nom.(Mason 74-84) Édition originale. L'un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, outre 20 lettrés réservés aux auteurs sur le même papier et après 1 unique sur Japon nacré avec suite sur Chine et les 11 dessins originaux, suivis de 11 autres mêmes exemplaires avec quatre autres dessins (un nominatif en a 6) et d'un Chine avec suite, 6 dessins et tous les documents ayant servi à l'édition, tous les exemplaires étant signés par l'auteur et l'illustrateur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        A Witness Tree

      New York: Henry Holt and Company 1942 - 8vo., patterned boards and green cloth lettered in gilt; publisher's slipcase. Limited edition, one of 735 numbered copies, signed by Frost. A gorgeous copy in lightly used slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        THE HARDY BOYS. FORTY VOLUMES. VOLUMES 1 THROUGH 40. COMPLETE SET OF ALL HARDY BOYS ISSUED WITH DUST JACKETS. From "The Tower Treasure" (#1) through "Mystery of the Desert Giant" (#40). Included are Three First Printings

      New York:: Grosset & Dunlap,, 1942. Very Good+ to Fine. FORTY HARDBACK VOLUMES. Complete Set of Dust Jacketed Hardy Boys . All subsequent Hardy Boy adventures were issued only in pictorial covers without dust jackets. All books and Dust Jackets in Very Good+ to Fine Condition. Covers scattered mild edge wear, owner names ffeps few volumes. DJs mild edge wear, Three volumes-- #33 The Yellow Feather Mystery, #36 The Secret of Pirates&#39; Hill, #40 Mystery of the Desert Giant-- are First Edition, First Printings per Carpentieri bibliography. Several others are early printings. The printings begin about 1942 and go to the early 1960s. A very nice collection, quite Scarce as a complete set.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Miracle of Morgan&#39;s Creek (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1942. Draft script for the 1944 film. The sixth of Preston Sturges&#39; legendary film comedies made for Paramount, all of which he wrote and directed. One of only two films by Sturges to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay. & & Lacking the front wrapper and the Cast of Characters page, the first leaf being the first page of the script. 163 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10-16-42 and 11-23-42. Pages Very Good, bound with two gold brads. & & National Film Registry.& & Full collation available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Stone Men of Malekula; Vao

      London: Chatto & Windus 1942, 1st Edition. () [xxiii] 758pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Quarto. Publisher&#39;s red cloth; black title label to spine. Minor shelfwear to crown and foot, some fading to the edges of the boards. Upper edge blue. Printed dust jacket, unclipped; edges slightly creased, spine a bit darkened. Former owners name in ink on front fly. Fold-out at title page; 24 B / W plates from photographs, figures in text, charts and maps (some folding). Some mild staining to bottom outer edge of text block. A nice, bright copy. Extensive study if the culture and language of the Vao tribe, a small group of nativves in the Malekula Islands. The Vao, in addition to being cannibals, worshipped stone megaliths and centered their year around an elaborate set of rituals. Quite scarce, even more so in dust jacket..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Broadcast Talks. Reprinted with some alterations from two series of Broadcast Talks (Right and Wrong: A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe and What Christians Believe) given in 1941 and 1942

      The Centenary Press, London. 1942. First edition. Slip SIGNED by author attached to tp. Cream cloth, red type to upper. 62pp. Upper sl. warped. Extremities sl. knocked. U. hinge tender internally. Small stamp to foot of tp. which is mildly browned. VG

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        ["The Hang of It," in] The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines [with the mailing carton]

      Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers [through 1942], 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine-/Very Good+. Second issue (with 1943 rather 1942 copyright) of a World War II-era compilation containing Salinger&#39;s third published short story and first appearance in book form. Small 8vo; 336pp, with numerous color and black-and-white illustrations. Publisher&#39;s bright red, white and blue pictorial boards (issued without a dust jacket), in original pictorial shipping carton. Just about Near Fine, with rubbing and very minor loss of color to corners and tips and browning to wartime paper, in a better than Very Good example of shipping box (unused), reproducing cover image of the book, rubbed along all edges. Salinger&#39;s story, "The Hang of It," appears on p. 332 of this collection of "favorite stories, verse and cartoons for the entertainment of servicemen," also featuring contributions by Elbert Hubbard, Ellery Queen, O&#39; Henry, Rudyard Kipling, Damon Runyan and Ernest Thayer&#39;s "Casey at the Bat." Not particularly uncommon, except in the shipping carton, very few of which have survived.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines

      Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers. (1942 and 1943). The Kit Book, which contains Salinger&#39;s first book appearance, the story "The Hang of It." This is the first issue (1942), the state without the head and toe bands. With the later issue mailing box, printed in red, pink and navy, and with 96 cartoons listed rather than the earlier 80. The book has a $1.00 price written on the front flyleaf; the boards are a bit rubbed; and the 2 in the copyright date is barely printed, which is not uncommon. A near fine copy in a near fine mailing box, rubbed along the folds, but not addressed for mailing. . Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines ["The Hang of It" ]

      Chicago & London: Consolidated Book Publishers , 1942. Bound in illustrated paper covered boards and in original shipping box. Paper browning, rubbing to extremities of boards and to surface of rear board which has some light scratching; shipping box is lightly worn at extremities and has some smaller spots of soil to it, there is a black strip over a portion of text on the box. This is a compact volume for the reading soldier abroad, it contains cartoons (in colour) and short stories. Salinger&#39;s contribution is his first published appearance. . First Edition, First Issue. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrations by Willy Pogany

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1942., 1942. First Edition Thus. 4to. INSCRIBED: &#39;To Sylvia and John / with best wishes / Christmas 1945&#39; and SIGNED by Willy Pogany to half title. Publisher&#39;s russet cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper; top edge tinted. With 20 black and white plates; decorative frame to text. A hint of browning along the gutters. A clean, tight, fine copy in publisher&#39;s box, bottom dusty, the black lid, rubbed and corners broken, with gold title label to upper and one side.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Sadler's Wells Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. Signed copy

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1942.. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover faded. 310mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). xvi + 48 plates. 48 b/w plates, 14 of which are signed by the dancer. A unique item bearing the signatures of Ninette de Valois, Margot Fonteyn, Robert Helpmann, Moira Shearer, Julia Farron, Moyra Fraser, Margaret Dale, Alexix Rassine, Joy Newton, Celia Franca, Palma Nye, Gordon Hamilton, Patricia Garnet, Beryl Grey, etc.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        LA NOCHE DEL VERBO

      Editorial Tierra Nueva, México 1942 - Primera edición que consta de sólo ciento cincuenta ejemplares. Encuadernación en rústica de editorial. Cubiertas originales en buenas condiciones. Dibujos del autor intercalados en el texto 43 págs.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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        ANIMALS ARE MY HOBBY

      Robert M. McBride Co., New York 1942 - 301 pgs. Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5 3/4. Very Good+. Red boards with gold lettering. Endpapers darkening at edges, spine faded. Author's experiences caring for animals, particularly chimpanzees. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cindamar Books LLC]
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        Fliegen und Siegen. Ein Raumbildwerk von unserer Luftwaffe

      Munich: Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein,, 1942. Quarto. Original green pebble-grained ersatz cloth over bevelled boards, title in silver to the spine and upper board, marbled endpapers. 8 coloured plates from photographs, 100 stereoscope cards in pockets to both boards, stereo-viewer stowed in a similar pocket. A little rubbed, text toning and slightly browned at the edges, but overall very good. First edition. Extremely well-produced propaganda item edited by the Press Chief of the Nazi Air Ministry, serving as excellent visual reference containing a hundred stereoscope images of the Luftwaffe in the field, together with portraits of such Nazi notabilities as Göring, Udet and Kesselring. The field photography is by Franz-Peter Weixler, a Kriegsberichter or war correspondent-photographer who was to play a key rôle in the exposure of the massacre of civilians at Kondomari in Crete. Weixler had filmed the reprisal-killings ordered by Kurt Student at the behest of Göring, and carried out by paratroopers under the command of Oberleutnant Horst Trebes, and seems to have leaked the images to others within the German anti-Nazi movement. By the time this book was published Weixler had already been dismissed from the Wehrmacht, and in 1944 he was tried for High Treason - not only for disseminating the images of the massacre, but also for helping Cretans to escape the round-up - and imprisoned. In 1945 he gave written testimony against Göring at Nuremberg. Göring committed suicide following sentencing; Student was tried by a military tribunal in 1947, sentenced to 5 years but released on medical grounds, dying in 1978; Trebes was awarded the Knight&#39;s Cross for his leadership during the invasion of Crete, and died in 1944 in Normandy. There are a number of images present here relating to the Luftwaffe in Crete.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fragments du Narcisse

      Antananarivo: Octave Mannoni, 1942. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. In-4. Tananarive, Sn, 1942. 32 x 24,5 cm, 1 f. bl. + 10 ff. n. ch. + 1 f. bl., couv. en papier de bananier, imprimée en noir et portant la mention "hors commerce", sans page de titre, justification et ach. d&#39;impr. en 3e de couv. Rarissime édition du Narcisse faite à Madagscar sous la direction d&#39;Octave Mannoni et destinée à sa classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, limitée à 30 ex. La préface est inédite, de même que les commentaires, placés au v° des feuillets, en regard du texte de Valéry. L&#39;achevé d&#39;imprimer porte la mention : "La difficulté en temps de blocus de fournir des textes à ses élèves a induit un professeur de Madagascar à faire imprimer ce poème extrait de Charmes en y joignant des annotations purement scolaires. L&#39;ingéniosité locale a permis la fabrication de ce papier essayé ici pour la première fois et sur lequel on a tiré trente exemplaire de ces cahiers destinés à la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni. En aucun cas ces cahiers ne doivent se trouver mis en vente. Imprimé par Henri Vidalie, Tananarive en février 1942 sur papier Blocus." En raison des conditions du temps, cette édition fut faite sans le consentement de l&#39;auteur. Néanmoins, nous disposons du brouillon d&#39;une lettre adressée par Mannoni à Valéry en 1942 ainsi que de 2 réponses de Julien Monod (1942 & 1944) qui montrent l&#39;intérêt que Valéry a porté à cette édition et au commentaire qu&#39;en fit le philosophe et futur psychanalyste (photocopie jointe), qui précise : "Madagascar serait-elle le dernier refuge de la contrefaçon en librairie ? Ose-t-on vous éditer sans votre aveu ? Il n&#39;en est rien ! Simplement, je n&#39;ai pas voulu traiter par l&#39;affreuse polycopie habituelle le beau texte du Narcisse, ni l&#39;exposer, en le dictant, à des mutilations plus affreuses encore. D&#39;autre part les Imprimeries dorment, faute de papier ; pour quelques centaines de francs j&#39;ai pu donner à mes trente élèves une copie du Narcisse aussi convenable que les circonstances le permettent. Cependant, bien qu&#39;il s&#39;agisse d&#39;une "polycopie imprimée", de cahiers qui ne sortent point de la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, je n&#39;aurais pas manqué de vous demander préalablement votre autorisation si n&#39;avions été si longtemps et si complètement privés de toutes communications par mer et par air. (...) Sur la matière même de ce cahier : on a employé un papier de fortune, fait avec de vieux papiers, et dont la fabrication n&#39;était pas encore au point ; mais on n&#39;avait pas le choix. Pour la couverture, on a trouvé un papier de fabrication locale déjà ancienne, fait de fibres de bananier, et destiné surtout à fabriquer des abat-jour et de boites... Les caractères étant vieux et souvent cassés, il a fallu tirer page par page pour n&#39;utiliser qu&#39;un choix à peu près convenable... Je serais extrêmement heureux si vous pouviez avoir quelque plaisir de collectionneur à considérer comme une curiosité cette copie de votre propre poème - à cause des circonstances somme toute un peu exceptionnelles dans laquelle elle a été faite." Dans son 1er courrier, Julien Monod écrit "mon ami Paul Valéry m&#39;a montré hier chez lui votre commentaire du Narcisse dont il m&#39;a fait l&#39;éloge" et lui en demande un exemplaire pour son Valeryanum, exemplaire que Mannoni semble avoir toutes les peines à retrouver, puisque, dans un courrier daté de juin 1945, l&#39;une des personnes à qui il en avait confié un lui assure l&#39;avoir égaré. Dans une autre lettre, Monod écrit "je vous remercie beaucoup des renseignements que vous [me] donnez sur le cahier en question, comme de votre aimable intention de chercher à en retrouver un exemplaire pour mon Valeryanum. J&#39;ai fait lire votre lettre à notre poète et je crois bien qu&#39;il va vous écrire lui-même un mot, comme il comptait le faire depuis longtemps, mais sans avoir la possibilité de communiquer avec vous." Edition connue de Karaïskakis (67C), l&#39;exemplaire qu&#39;il décrit étant en tous points conforme au nôtre. Bel exemplaire, avec qqes traces de pliures..

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        Ruins and Visions

      Faber & Faber 1942. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Very Good +. First edition, INSCRIBED BY ROBERT GRAVES "TO RAYMOND BELL FOR CHRISTMAS 1942 FROM BOB GRAVES" on endpaper. Text block very nesr fine without faxing . Jacket spine faded, price-clipped (by Bob ?)

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