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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.

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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]

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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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        L' école contre la vie *

      F.Roth, Lausanne 12.1942. - Broché, couverture imprimée à rabats, titres en bleu. Ce célèbre coup de gueule fait suite à celui de son collègue Henri Roorda "Le pédagogue n'aime pas les enfants", une tradition semble-t-il dans notre pourtant sage pays de Vaud (pour le fragile équilibre cosmique probablement). Par ailleurs l'auteur-éditeur avait publié en 1929 aux "Petites Lettres de Lausanne" le premier livre, une plaquette de quarante pages, de Denis de Rougemont: Les méfaits de l'instruction publique.Rarissime édition de luxe de ce texte qui n'a laissé personne indifférent par ici, et même réimprimé un an plus tard par l'éditeur Pierre Seghers. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une copieuse petite lettre autographe signée de l'auteur à Pierre-Olivier Walzer, d'une trentaine de lignes en deux pages au format 21 x 15, datée de janvier 1944 à Bâle. Il remercie son correspondant de l'envoi d'une de ses publications ". comme on sent que, vous et vos amis, aimez ce que vous faites." et d'un article sur l'un de ses propres livres, tout en regrettant de se trouver mis boudé par la presse établie, Charly Guyot excepté, terminant par une demande de service concernant (Jean) Cuttat. Édition originale. L'un des 35 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Vergé Lafuma.

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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.

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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.

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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 -.

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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.

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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      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]

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      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.

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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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      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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        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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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      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.

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      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. .

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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).

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      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]

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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.

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      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.

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