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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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        The Birds of Britain

      William Collins, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. William Collins, London 1942. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1942 on the title page with no additional printings listed on the copyright page. 12 color plates. Lord Alanbrooke's copy with his armorial bookplate at the front endpaper with the Latin phrase ""Gloria Finis"". Alan Francis Brooke was a senior commander in the British Army during World War 2 and the foremost military advisor to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In his personal life he was a noted ornithologist and was president of the Zoological Society of London from 1950 to 1954. Book Condition: Very Good+, light spots on the boards, book is tight and square, light shelf wear, Lord Alanbrooke's bookplate at the front paste-down endpaper, clean pages, small chip at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, shelf wear at the edges, darkening at the jacket spine.

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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      Photograph. About Fine with a superb association. A fine 7" x 9-1/4" informal photographic "head shot" portrait by Carl Van Vechten of a seventy-year old Dreiser with a smile bordering on a laugh. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the bottom with fine contrast: "To lovely Helen/with love and/admiration-/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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        The Caseg Broadsheets of Welsh Poetry

      Llanllechid, Caernarvonshir: The Caseg Press, 1942 Each of the 6 Broadsheets housed loosely in a clear plastic folder with a black leaf as a background, within card covers on which the title has been hand written in ink by John Petts to the upper cover and on the verso there is a tipped in leaf with his address in red inks (Cambria House) with a compliments note and then further notes by hand including the Ty'r Mynydd address, printed at the Gomerian Press, Llandyssul, South Wales with the exception of No 1 which was both published and printed at Caseg, very faint and minimal spotting to sheet 3. Housed in its custom made grey cloth dropback box with printed paper label. The BroadSheets Are: No 1. Raiders Dawn & Song of Innocence, poems by Alun Lewis. The wood-engraving: Debris Searcher by John Petts.No 2. Penillion, translated by H Idris Bell, with 2 wood engravings, one each by Petts and Chamberlain.No 3. War and Wales and Rhyfel a Chymru, with 2 drawings, 1 by Chamberlain the other by Petts.No 4. To a Welksh Woman. The Circle of C. From the Green Heart. From Lovesong. Poems by Roberts and Chamberlain, wood engraving by Petts.No 5. From In Memory of Ann Jones, by Dylan Thomas, drawing by Brenda Chamberlain.No 6. Spring (Gwanwyn), translated from The cynfeirdd by H. Idris Bell; wood engraving: Flower of the bone, by John Petts.Uncommon to find together in such great condition and nice with the Petts connection.In 1931 Chamberlain met artist/craftsman John Petts, whom she married in 1935. In 1936 they moved back to Wales, making a home in a pair of cottages, Tŷ'r Mynydd, near Llanllechid in Caernarvonshire.The pair set up the Caseg Press, producing greetings cards, postcards and bookplates and held a joint exhibition in 1937. As World War Two encroached upon their artistic life, conscientious objector Petts departed to join a field ambulance unit in Europe and the Middle East.Chamberlain remained in Wales and temporarily stopped in her artistic endeavour for poetry. Following a suggestion by Alun Lewis they worked together in producing the Caseg Broadsheets, a series of six broadsheets limited to 500 copies of each, featuring poems by themselves, Dylan Thomas and Lynette Roberts.

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        The Classics and the Man of Letters : The Presidential Address delivered to the Classical Association on 15 April 1942

      London: Oxford University Press, 1942. First edition, later issue with "t" on title page beginning to fade. Original blue wrappers, 27pp. Signed--inscribed, "Sincerely"--and dated in the year of publication, on the title page, by the author. Near fine with browning to the endpages and title page, else pages fresh, clean, and unmarked.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Original Wrapers. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Merchant Marine Officer's Handbook

      CORNELL MARITIME PRESS, NEW YORK 1942 - Cornell Marine Press, 1942. Cloth HArd cover. Book condition: Very GOod. Dusk JAcket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 740 pages. Indexed. illsutrated. Previous owner's name to the fronr pastedown, spine break opposite the title page,else fine. PAges are clean and bright, with no markings, browningor creasing. Dusk jacket show wear to the extremities and tiny amounts of chipping and is now protected in a new mylar cover. this handbook, first issued nearly fifty years ago, is designed to be used as a textbook or a studyguide for the "hawsepiper". Each of the twenty five chapeters contains information on a specific topic--- electronics, celestial navigation, rules of the road, enginerring, etc. that will be helpful tot he third mate, experienced mariner,or student prepariing for a licensing examination. Only 1942 copy listed. DATE PUBLISHED: 1942 EDITION: FIRST ED 740 VERY GOOD. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The Little House

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1942 - First Edition, Second Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has the $1.75 printed price present on the front flap of the dustjacket with chipping to the spine and some wear to the edges. The book is in great shape with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy with the scarce dustjacket at an affordable price. We buy Virginia Lee Burton First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories (First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1942. First edition, first issue, in black cloth with a bright red topstain. A collection of interconnected stories, including the comic masterpiece "Was" and the first book appearance of his classic novella "The Bear."& & Near Fine, with a slight lean, in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Short diagonal crease to the rear flap, a couple of short closed tears to the rear panel, and some light nicking and rubbing overall. A presentable copy of a key Faulkner title.

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        Poèmes pour des amis *

      Éditions de Pages, sans lieu 24.1.1942. - Broché 24 x 17, couverture imprimée. Recueil poétique dédié aux amis, d' Edmond-Henri Crisinel à Jean Descoullayes (fondateur des éditions des Trois Collines), en passant par les écrivains Daniel Simond, Constantin Mavromichalis jusqu'à Pierre Walzer, à divers titres tous plus ou moins proches de notre poète maudit, qui ne devait pas être en paix sans son "Olivier". C'est son exemplaire, abondamment truffé que l'on offre ici, avec :- Un envoi autographe signé amical du poète- 5 pages de notes de Walzer sur la présente plaquette- Le tapuscrit de deux feuillets du texte qui en provient.Chouette ensemble.Pour ceux qui n'aiment pas les champignons, exemplaire tout nu sur demande. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé pauvre, après 25 nominatifs sur vergé luxe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Caseg Broadsheets of Welsh Poetry

      The Caseg Press 1942. Each of the 6 Broadsheets housed loosely in a clear plastic folder with a black leaf as a background, within card covers on which the title has been hand written in ink by John Petts to the upper cover and on the verso there is a tipped in leaf with his address in red inks (Cambria House) with a compliments note and then further notes by hand including the Ty'r Mynydd address, printed at the Gomerian Press, Llandyssul, South Wales with the exception of No 1 which was both published and printed at Caseg, very faint and minimal spotting to sheet 3. Housed in its custom made grey cloth dropback box with printed paper label. The BroadSheets Are: No 1. Raiders Dawn & Song of Innocence, poems by Alun Lewis. The wood-engraving: Debris Searcher by John Petts. No 2. Penillion, translated by H Idris Bell, with 2 wood engravings, one each by Petts and Chamberlain. No 3. War and Wales and Rhyfel a Chymru, with 2 drawings, 1 by Chamberlain the other by Petts. No 4. To a Welksh Woman. The Circle of C. From the Green Heart. From Lovesong. Poems by Roberts and Chamberlain, wood engraving by Petts. No 5. From In Memory of Ann Jones, by Dylan Thomas, drawing by Brenda Chamberlain. No 6. Spring (Gwanwyn), translated from The cynfeirdd by H. Idris Bell; wood engraving: Flower of the bone, by John Petts. Uncommon to find together in such great condition and nice with the Petts connection. In 1931 Chamberlain met artist/craftsman John Petts, whom she married in 1935. In 1936 they moved back to Wales, making a home in a pair of cottages, Ty'r Mynydd, near Llanllechid in Caernarvonshire. The pair set up the Caseg Press, producing greetings cards, postcards and bookplates and held a joint exhibition in 1937. As World War Two encroached upon their artistic life, conscientious objector Petts departed to join a field ambulance unit in Europe and the Middle East. Chamberlain remained in Wales and temporarily stopped in her artistic endeavour for poetry. Following a suggestion by Alun Lewis they worked together in producing the Caseg Broadsheets, a series of six broadsheets limited to 500 copies of each, featuring poems by themselves, Dylan Thomas and Lynette Roberts.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Monumenta Chartographica Indiana

      Publicación De La Sección De Relaciones Culturales Del Ministerio De Asuntos Exteriores, 1942. Collection of loose signatures in original portfolio with pebbled brown cloth at the edges with illustrated paper covering on panels, 100 text pages followed by 127 plates of maps and charts - most b/w but some color. TEXT IS IN SPANISH. Prologue by D. Pedro Novo& Fernandez Chicarro. Limited edition #143 of 500 copies. Binding of the portfolio worn in spots along edges with 2 slits along front joint of spine, scuffed on edges, panels a bit soiled with a finger smudges on the flaps that fold over the text, signature including title page has been lightly creased. Text is clean and unmarked with the top edges uncut. It was expected that the owner would have the book rebound to suit his personal library. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good -.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Harvard Law Review. Vols. 1 to 60 bound vols. (1887-1942)

      1942. Harvard Law Review. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law School. Volumes 1 to 60 (1887-1942). Bound in tan buckram with contrasting gilt stamped lettering pieces, some labels chipped. Ex-private law firm library with stamps else very good. Reprint Price USD 5,430.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        NURSERY SONGS

      1942. 1. GOLDEN BOOK. NURSERY SONGS arranged by Leah Gale. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942 (1942). Blue cloth spine, Little Golden Book. Owner name on endpaper else near Fine in nice dust wrapper with alight fraying at spine ends. 1st printing of Little Golden Book number 7 (the first 12 were issued simultaneously). Illustrated in color by CORINNE MALVERNE. Rare in the sut wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Dime Detective (6 Magazines)

      Chicago: Popular Publications, Inc. 1942 - Chicago: Popular Publications, Inc., April 1942 - May 1945 - December 1946 - November 1948 - March 1949 - July 1949 - April 1953. 1948. First Editions, First Printings. In very good to near fine condition. CHF 550. These magazines part of our Catalogue 11: Crime, Spy, Mystery, Adventure, War and Pulp Fiction, a copy of which you can order from us. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Odyssey & The Iliad

      New York: Heritage, 1942. hardcover. fine. 2 volumes. Translated by Alexander Pope. Title page vignette, and other delicate illustrations throughout by John Flaxman. xvi, & 357; xxviii, 478pp., short 4to, beautifully rebound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards; gilt-stamped spine and raised bands. New York: The Heritage Press, (1942, 1943). Fine copies.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        La fleur au chapeau *

      L'Abbaye du Livre, Lausanne 26.6.1942. - Broché 23 x 15, couverture illustrée à rabats. Exemplaire de tête prolongé par un dessin original signé de l'artiste, à l'encre de Chine , ravissante variante de la planche figurant page 69 (est-ce un hasard ?) une Léda à l'ombrelle sur un canot, distante d'un cygne peiné. monté en regard.Egalement disponible:- L'un des 100 Vélin numérotés, icelui relié demi veau, rimant avec menus défauts- Exemplaire non numéroté, broché, ex-dono de Georges Anex[Gindrat 26] Édition originale. L'un des 15 exemplaires de tête réimposé et manumérotés sur Rives, avant 200 vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Les Bucoliques *

      L. Grosclaude, Zurich 3.1942. - En feuilles 34 x 26 sous emboîtage (étui manque) avec chemise demi parchemin (quelques marques), dos titré or. L'un des 29 exemplaires de tête sur Japon Impérial avec suite sur Chine et un essai de tirage non annocé, après 1 unique avec les seize esquisse sur Chine et 150 suivants, dont 10 hors commerce, tous sur le même papier (!?) signés par l'éditeur et l'illustrateur. Suite à l'abandon du projet collectif de publier cet ouvrage illustré de lithos de Maurice Barraud avec l'éditeur Gonin de Lausanne, ce dernier se rabattant sur les Eglogues paru quelques mois auparavant, Grosclaude modifie donc également ses plans dont voici le résultat; chiche qu'il n'y gagna pas au change

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        They Knew Lincoln

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942. Blue cloth, gold lettering & accent rules on spine & front (gold ink, not gilding), yellow top edge dye, endpapers decorated with document facsimiles, frontispiece portrait of Mr. Lincoln (The Sheridan-Lincoln portrait.), 244pp, plus 20pp Appendix of facsimiles of numerous historical documents, plus 27 additional illustrations throughout the text. "WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CARL SANDBURG, Illustrated with Photographs, Facsimiles and Endpaperrs." Included is a newspaper clipping on the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (Nov 19, 1963), laid in by previous owner after p.140. Red figural dust jacket with copy of frontispiece portrait within wreath on front panel, photo of the author interviewing a contributor on the back panel. The book is square, binding remains quite firm, spine & cover lettering is quite bright, corners are sharp, edges are lightly faded, text is clean, a hint of dusty appearance to top edge dye, five leaves starting with page 133 have an inadvertent bump & small 1/4" closed tear to the top corner -- these are not discernable until reached by turning the pages to them. Dust jacket is wholly intact, bright & clean, with "First Edition" stated near the price at the bottom of the front flap; there is a tiny chip at the top of the back hinge & at the fold ends, a bit of colorchipping on spine ends, perhaps a hint of age toning, protected in a new Gaylord-brand archival clear plastic cover (removable). "Here is the vivid personal narrative of a Negro boy and man who sought all that could be possibly known about Abraham Lincoln from Negroes having impressions of facts he considered worth record. There are character sketches here, speech tones, wisdom of the humble set down . . . We have verities, myths, ghosts, dreams, fantasies, adoration. Included are Lincoln letters not hitherto come to light, along with pictorial material indispensable to the Lincoln student. Quite aside from its special interest in Lincoln it is an important human narrative." -- Carl Sandberg. (From the dust jacket back panel.). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 8vo - 8-3/8" x 5-3/4".

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        Bombs Away

      New York: The Viking Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION. "To write this book, John Steinbeck toured the country for weeks, visiting training corps and flying fields all over the country. The U.S. Army Air Forces acted as his host..." New York: The Viking Press, 1942. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Illustrated with 60 photographs by John Swope. Book very good with some spotting to cloth, dust jacket very good with light edgewear and a few small chips to extremities. Bookplate and small sticker of American flag on front pastdown. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Shakespeare for Young Players: A Junior Course

      Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto - 1942, 1st Edition. () Very good. xv,[1],255pp. 12 mo in original red (variant) cloth with illustrations (including frontispiece) from drawings by Grant MacDonald. Scarce in the first printing. First printing of the second book by celebrated Canadian author and critic, Robertson Davies. Canadian Author . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        A Witness Tree

      New York: Holt, 1942. First. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece portrait. 91 pages. Slim 8vo, handsomely rebound 3/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Holt, (1942). First Edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Checkerboard

      Honolulu: Punahou Service, 1942. Folding tapa-covered boards containing a hand-cut checkerboard with two small manila envelopes pasted on opposite sides. The envelopes contain thirteen red and yellow plastic disks, and one of these envelopes is printed with the stamp of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Junior Red Cross. Small label with the logo for Punahou Service is affixed to the lower left side. In June, 1941, Punahou School -- the largest independent college preparatory school in the United States and alma mater of President Barack Obama -- celebrated its Centennial. By the end of that year, the school grounds were occupied by the Army Corps of Engineers immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Once conditions stabilized on the island, the school continued to operate from the University of Hawaii's Teacher's College, but many regular programs had to be cut. To aid in the war effort, the acting Dean of Girls re-structured Punahou Service, an extant arts and crafts program, and enlisted the students to produce handmade items for soldiers. In her book, Punahou: The War Years, Charlotte Peabody Dodge notes that of the items produced by the girls in Punahou Service, "(t)he most popular ... was a cigar box 'pastime kit' containing a crossword puzzle, a file case, pad and pencil, a folder, a deck of cards, and small cribbage and checker boards." Although the rest of the kit is not present, this is a rare survival of a game produced by children for the use of soldiers during wartime, and is in very fine condition.

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        The Moon is Down

      New York: Viking, 1942. First. hardcover. fine. 188pp. 12mo, rebound in full blue morocco; gilt ruled and lettered spine with raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Viking Press, 1942. First edition. A fine copy.

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        Camouflage Simplified

      The Devin-Adair Company 1942 - Signed by Eric Sloane on FFEP in brown flair pen. Slight foxing on endpapers and fore edge. Clean throughout. 60 numbered pages. Cloth is a little rubbed on corners and has some staining on rear panel. Pages are clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      New York, 4 July 1942. Letter. Creases from folding otherwise Fine. Fine two-page letter in Hughes's typical bold penmanship filling both sides of an 8" x 11-1/2" sheet of plain paper SIGNED and dated 4 July 1942 with his Nicholas Avenue address in New York City. In full: Dear Mrs. Nollenberg,/For a long time now/I have been meaning to/write and tell you how/very much I enjoyed/the few days spent with/you and your husband./I found New Haven and/your flowering trees/delightful--really the/only breath of 'natural'/spring time I've had/this year./You remember I/made a phone call to/New York one evening?/The toll was an even/dollar. I forgot to leave/it, thinking of it only/after I'd gotten on the/train. It's enclosed. For-/give me./Kindly remember me/to the Pierson's, the Donald-/sons, and the Marshall/Stears. And my best/to Mr. Knollenberg." With the envelope hand-addressed by Hughes. Fine letter expressing Hughes's great humility. Holograph letters by Hughes are much scarcer than typed letters.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Bibliographie de l'oeuvre de C.F. Ramuz *

      H.L. Mermod, Lausanne 15.6.1942. - Reliure signée de Wirz à Lausanne, demi veau blond, titre et initiales de possesseur frappés or, plats de papier fantaisie, couverture et dos conservés. Exemplaire du célèbre et "plus charmant libraire" Fritz Roth, selon le mot de l'auteur signataire de la dédicace, comportant un numéro de la première dizaine qui justifie toute les gentillesses qu'on pense déjà de ce lointain confrère-éditeur dont le rayonnement est parvenu jusqu'à nous.Aucune annotation dans l'ouvrage nous incite à penser qu'il ne s'agissait pas là de son exemplaire de travail mais de "parade". Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé (et non pas Vélin comme annoncé), après 3 Chine hors commerce lettrés.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Philadelphia: McKay, 1942. hardcover. fine. Pogany. Illustrated by Willy Pogany. Tall slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 purple morocco, t.e.g. Philadelphia: McKay, (1942). Fine.

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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1942. First. hardcover. fine. 383pp. Thick 8vo, rebound in full red morocco with raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Random House, (1942). First Edition. A fine copy.

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        The Magnificent Dope [The Magnificent Jerk] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Final Script for the 1942 film comedy, "The Magnificent Dope" (here under the title "The Magnificent Jerk"), directed by Walter Lang, written for the screen by George Seaton, and starring Henry Fonda and Don Ameche.& & Don Ameche runs a Dale Carnegie-esque "success school" that isn't terribly successful, and at the suggestion of his secretary decides to pursue a promotion where the company makes a success out of the "laziest man in America," who turns out to be Henry Fonda. & & Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 647 and copy No. 139, dated February 14, 1942, with a holograph notation of the film's final title ("The Magnificent Dope") just above the printed working title ("The Magnificent Jerk"), and "Env. 1422" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Seaton. 131 leaves, mimeograph, with light blue and dark blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/18/42 and 3/30/42. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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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.

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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.

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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 +.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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