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        The Screwtape Letters

      Geoffrey Bles 1942 - The First UK Printing published by Geoffrey Bles in 1942. The Book is in near Fine condition having been rebound in full black morocco with five raised bands, gilt titling and decoration. Top edge gilt with new marbled end-papers. Very light toning and the occasional spotting to the text block. Free from inscriptions. The original book spine with the paper title label has been pasted to one of the rear end-papers. The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel by C. S. Lewis which is written in a satirical, epistolary style and while it is fictional in format, the plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily those to do with temptation and resistance to it. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior Demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter. The uncle's mentorship pertains to the nephew's responsibility in securing the damnation of a British man known only as 'the Patient'. A very attractive rebinding and scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UVRES LIBRES. LES AMIES, FEMMES.

      Aux dépens de deux cent cinquante disciples d’Hippocrate, s.d. (1942). - Aux dépens de deux cent cinquante disciples d’Hippocrate, s.d. (1942). 1 volume in-4 (28,5 x 22,5 cm), 71-(2) pages, 25 lithographies originales par Berthommé Saint-André dont 12 hors-texte en couleurs et 13 en-têtes en noir, en feuilles, sous couverture papier vert d’eau (refaite). Titre « VERLAINE » contrecollé sur le premier plat (issu de la couverture d’origine).Tirage à 275 exemplaires tous sur vélin de Rives. Celui-ci un des 100 premiers accompagnés d’une suite des 12 hors-texte en couleurs avec remarque en noir et tirés sur papier Japon. Edition publiée vers 1942 par Henri Pasquinelli. Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en française entre 1920 et 1970, n°975 (qui annonce 24 lithographies comme l’indique le colophon, alors qu’il y en a en réalité 25). Ce volume est une réussite en tous points. Les illustrations de Berthommé Saint-André sont en accord parfait avec les poésies érotiques de Verlaine. La combinaison dans un même volume de la lithographie en noir et en couleurs est des plus agréables. Bel exemplaire du tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire de ce superbe livre érotique illustré. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Image impardonnable. Deux dessins de Fernand Léger.

      - New York, Collection Refuge, 1942. In-8, 102 pp., broché. Edition originale, tirée à 325 exemplaires, ici un des 300 numéroté sur Warren's Publishers Text. ENVOI de Bosquet à Marcel Duchamp : "ces vers sur je voudrais empreints de malice et d'humour". Agréable exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Le macchine di Munari.

      Torino, Einaudi, 1942. In 4to mezza tela editoriale, copertina illustrata. pp. (32) con ritratto fotografico in nero dell'A. al contropiatto anteriore e 15 ill. a piena pagina. Buona copia con microspellature ai bordi.

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        The Hardy Boys: The Clue of the Broken Blade

      Grosset & Dunlap 1942 - Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1942. First Edition according to the Carpentieri Bibliography. 1942A-1 (first printing, issued 1942). Book has 5050 on front flap. Book very good, boards and head of spine rubbed and faded, ends of spine and corners lightly bumped, spine soiled, paste-downs soiled, and nicks on fore and top edges of pages. DJ very good, previous owner's writing on reverse, chipping at ends of spine and corners, wear along edges, hinges lightly worn, and pencil marks from previous owner on front flap and rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Springtime in the Rockies (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Twentieth Century Fox, Los Angeles 1942 - Revised Final Script for the 1942 film musical, "Springtime in the Rockies," directed by Irving Cummings, based on the screenplay for the 1936 comedy "Second Honeymoon," written for the screen by Walter Bullock, Ken Englund, Jacques Thery, and Philip Wylie and starring Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero, Edward Everett Horton, and Harry James. Betty Grable's starring debut remains one the greatest Technicolor musicals produced by Fox in the 1940s, making grand use of the "let's move the action from the city to the country" approach, employing Harry James and his orchestra at their peak, and pulling out all the stops on the musical numbers--with Carmen Miranda's version of "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and the debut of the classic song, "I Had the Craziest Dream" topping things off. Red titled wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 763 and copy No. 47, dated June 11, 1942, and with the holograph file notation "Env. #1443" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper. 129 leaves, with 1 retake page paper-clipped to the rear wrapper, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 6/13/42 and 7/20/42. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 203. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manual de anatomía patológica y nociones de bacteriología patológica

      Científico Médica, 1942. Tapa dura. Excelente/Excelente. Una joya en perfecto estado

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        My Uncle Dudley

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1942 - First edition. Slight age-toning on boards, near fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with a small chip near the crown and a few small tears. A solid copy of the author's elusive first book. Morris traveled cross-country by car several times in the 1920s and '30s, experiences which inspired this humorous novel of eight men and a boy who ride east from Los Angeles with no money and no certain purpose. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Vermächtnis des Inka, Erzählungen aus Südamerika // Frontbuchhandelsausgabe für die Wehrmacht im Auftrage des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht hergestellt von der Zentrale der Frontbuchhandlungen, Dienststelle Prag

      Radebeul 1, Karl May Verlag / Druck: Volksbuchdruckerei in Prag, 1942 um. 205. - 224. Tsd. 421 S. Softcover/Paperback Einband berieben u. bestaubt u. fleckig u. vergilbt, Buchrücken etw. abgerieben , Kanten bestoßen, Buchschnitt nicht begradigt u. etw. rissig, S. etw. bestaubt u. teilw. lose G1000a Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        INNI ALLA NOTTE

      GRUPPO EDITORIALE DOMUS, 1942. ITALIANO 0,84 Di questa opera, edita dall'Istituto di Alta Cultura, sono state tirate 50 copie speciali dedicate ad personam e 500 esemplari numerati rilelegati in tutta pelle azzurra con carta a mano filigranata con custodia. Esemplare n.218 ben protetto da astuccio rigido rilegatura tuttatela con nervature e titoli in oro al dorso. Publicazione perfettamente preservata con lieve dissolvenza e piccole abrasioni. Interno integro pagine bianchissime con leggere fioriture così ai tagli, antiporta figurata alle pagine di guardia. Riduzione in versi italiani e introduzione di Vincenzo Errante, discreto lo stato generale di conservazione. USATO

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        Lespugue

      First edition, one of 110 numbered copies on China paper, the only printing along with 12 copies on Japon nacre and 1 on China, variously enrichedIllustrated with 11 original color lithographs by Jean FautrierAutograph inscription from Robert Ganzo to a couple of his acquaintanceManuscript signatures of the author and illustrator on the justification pageThis copy retains its original glassine wrapper showing spiders wandering in the webs they've wovenOccasional very light spotting, a good copy. Chez les auteurs s.l. (Paris) 1942 35,5x29,5cm en feuilles sous couverture

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        18 Poems

      London: The Fortune Press, 1942. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Second edition. Signed by Dylan Thomas on the front free end paper. Publisher's green cloth spine over green paper-covered boards with "nor" on page 12, and "world" on page 23; pale orange dust jacket printed in red. Near Fine, with light patches of discoloration to boards, light lean to spine. In a Near Fine un-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear and light fading to the spine panel. Rolph B2.

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        Framed Signed Photograph of Lionel Hampton's brass section

      New York, 1942. unbound. Rare vintage 10 x 8-inch black-and-white publicity photo of the brass section featured with Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra, including trumpeters Ernest Royal (b. 1921), Joe Newman (b. 1921), Karl George (b. 1913), and trombonist Henry Sloan. The four are standing in a row looking at Sloan's trombone, wearing bow-ties and dinner jackets. Each of the four musicians has signed his name over his picture. George has signed a second time at the upper right: "Best wishes, Karl George, 1st Trpt." Triple-matted in white, lavender, and green, with a gray wooden frame measuring 17.5 x 16 inches. New York, no date, circa 1942. Near fine condition.

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        IL MAGGIORASCO E ALTRE NOVELLE

      UTET, TORINO 1942 - I GRANDI SCRITTORI STRANIERI ITALIANO A cura di Barbara Allason, II ristampa stereotipa della I ed. del 1938, ritratto in nero dell'A.all'antiporta, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e con fioriture sparse, alcune ancora intonse, brossura editoriale morbida, con fioritura e lievi segni di usura, dorso con strappetti e piccolo adesivo al piede

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        Records of the Dominion Museum. Volumes 1-6, 1942-1970.

      Dominion Museum 1942-1970, Wellington - Rubber stamp of "Library, Dominion Museum, Wellington, N.Z." on front endpaper and top page edges of each volume. No other library markings. A clean and tidy set that has had little use.; 6 cloth bound volumes. Illustrated, including a few colour plates in Volume One. The subjects of the individual papers are mostly zoological, including in particular many articles on mollusca, and several ichthyological articles. Some articles are of Antarctic or Sub-Antarctic interest. Volume One contains the article "Carved Maori Houses of the Eastern Districts of the North Island" by W. J. Phillipps. Volume Three has articles on the Cape Crozier Emperor Penguin colony and the Adelie Penguins of Ross and Beaufort Islands. Volume Four contains an article on the known occurences of Sunfish in New Zealand waters, and has in illustration of a Sunfish which was stranded at Palliser Bay in 1949. Volume Five has a large folding colour map of the Cape Hallett Adelie Penguin Rookery in a pocket, also an article on subantarctic grasses.; Ex-Library; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        What Do You Say, America?

      [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1942 - Poster measuring 20 x 14 inches. Full text reads, "We shall soon have our Storm Troopers in America! / Hitler / What do you say, America?." Folded, with a few light wrinkles and no tears. Near fine. Will look fantastic framed.

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        Watch on the Rhine: A Play in Three Acts

      Privately Published. LEATHER_BOUND. 1942. Signed Limited Edition- Signed by Lillian Hellman #13 of 349. Leather Bound- Board joints are rubbed and beginning to split/loosen- spine ends have rubbing as well- otherwise only minor wear, clean, has a good binding, no marks or notations. Includes slipcase which is falling apart. Feel free to further inquire. . Good. 1942.

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED

      Washington D.C., 1942. Fine. HAUNTINGLY ELOQUENT LETTER BY AMERICAN ICON ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ON THE SACRIFICES OF WAR. This letter, typed and signed by revered First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt on White House letterhead and dated April 1, 1942 (World War II), is addressed to Mr. Porter, and reads in full: The White House Washington April 1, 1942 Dear Mr. Porter:     I am glad to know that you have enlisted and my very best wishes go to you into the service.  I am sure that you will gain much from it and our main job right now is to win the war, no matter at what cost.  It means a sacrifice for everybody and, while the plans we make for the future may not materialize, it is well for all of us to concentrate now on the job at hand and gain a victory that will make it possible to live a happy and normal life after this is all over.        Good luck, and I shall be glad to hear from you from time to time.                                         Very sincerely yours,                                        [signed] Eleanor Roosevelt "America's isolation from war ended on December 7, 1941, when Japan staged a surprise attack on American military installations in the Pacific. The most devastating strike came at Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian naval base where much of the US Pacific Fleet was moored. In a two-hour attack, Japanese warplanes sank or damaged 18 warships and destroyed 164 aircraft. Over 2,400 servicemen and civilians lost their lives [...] In the months after Pearl Harbor, the nation swiftly mobilized its human and material resources for war. The opportunities and sacrifices of wartime would change America in profound, and sometimes unexpected, ways" (The National World War II Museum). And change it did. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt recognized the necessity not only for change, but also for sacrifice. In a radio broadcast the night of the Pearl Harbor attack, she reflected: "In the meantime, we the people are already prepared for action.  For months now the knowledge that something of this kind might happen has been hanging over our heads and yet it seemed impossible to believe, impossible to drop the everyday things of life and feel that there was only one thing which was important - preparation to meet an enemy no matter where he struck [...] We know what we have to face and we know that we are ready to face it…. To the young people of the nation, I must speak a word tonight [...] I have faith in you. I feel as though I was standing upon a rock and that rock is my faith in my fellow citizens" (Eleanor Roosevelt's radio broadcast the evening after the Pearl Harbor attack, December 7, 1941). April 1942 marked a tumultuous time for the United States and for the Roosevelts, as recent intervention in World War II had reaped disastrous results, with Japan continuing its string of military successes in the Pacific Theater.  However, these trying times imbued the First Lady with a sense of duty: "Consequently, Eleanor Roosevelt increased her already daunting pace to one that amazed reporters, admirals, defense workers, and soldiers. Eleanor Roosevelt believed that promoting democracy at home and keeping up people's spirits was a vital part of the war effort. Eleanor Roosevelt did this in many ways. She strongly supported women working outside the home and urged their employment in defense industries... She played a key role in convincing FDR to establish the Fair Employment Practices Commission, which outlawed racial discrimination in industries that received federal contracts, urged equal treatment for blacks in the military, and helped to ensure that black units, such as the Tuskegee Airmen, had the opportunity to engage in combat. Finally, She urged citizens to accept volunteer assignments and tried to make those assignments useful" (George Washington University).   Not only a hero in the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt also made several trips to decimated war zones, including the British Isles and Guadalcanal.  Aptly, she reflected in her syndicated newspaper column "My Day", "if the generation that fights today is to lay the foundations of which a peaceful world can be built, all of us who have seen the war close range must remember what we see and carry a crusading spirit into all of our work." This letter, in addition to being composed in a year of escalating tensions in the Pacific and heightened domestic anxiety, is significant as it reflects the kind of empathetic pragmatism that characterized the groundbreaking and generous wartime work of Eleanor Roosevelt. Washington, D.C.: April 1, 1942.  Quarto, one page.  Signed in ink at the end of the letter.  Usual folds, otherwise in fine condition. A rare and poignant letter by one of America's most cherished first ladies.

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        THE NAUGHTY NINEPINS AND WEE TONY

      Wm. Mullan & Son, Belfast 1942 - Praeger, S. Rosamond. THE NAUGHTY NINEPINS AND WEE TONY. Belfast: Wm. Mullan & Son, [1942]. First edition. Oblong 12mo - 8-7/8" x 7-1/16". Green cloth backed color pictorial paper over boards with slight wear and chipping to the paper for a lovely copy of the book. [50] pp. SIGNED PRESENTATION BY THE AUTHOR dated Feb. 22nd / 47 on the title page. Illustrated throughout with full page color plates facing each page of text. This wartime picture book is about a boy, his very naughty toys and a rather tormented cat named "Pussy". This is a very lovely little book. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE UNINVITED

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1942. First U.S. edition. (16246). Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] [1] 2-342, original blue-green cloth, spine stamped in gold. The author's best known novel, a ghost story-haunted house novel which became a bestseller here in the U.S.; published in the U.K. as UNEASY FREEHOLD (1941). Filmed in 1944 with Ray Milland. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 124. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1064. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 275. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 128. Reginald 09409A.

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        Five On A Treasure Island

      Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1942. Hardcover. Collectible; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; First Edition First Printing; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; genuine August 1942 first printing of the first Famous Five book, this is NOT an ex-library book and has no writing inside; boards have some light marks - especially white spotting on rear - and there is a tiny coffee splash above the F on the front board title; rubbing to all cloth edges of the spine; rear board has a mild crease near the centre that runs from the bottom just over half way up; there is a little movement to contents within the boards but the binding is firm; endpapers (especially the rear ones) have some small grubby marks but generally the pages are clean with only an occasional foxing or similar mark; seemingly rather scarce in its first impression. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        COUCHING AT THE DOOR

      London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd, [1942].. Octavo. pp. [1-6] 1-130, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Broster, a highly regarded historical novelist is best known in the horror field for the title story "Couching at the Door" "A rare story collection assembling Broster's best work in the supernatural genre." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 110. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 44. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 279. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 58. Bleiler (1978), p. 32. Reginald 01954. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Spine panel a bit faded, a very good copy in good dust jacket with lower two thirds of spine panel missing, light wear to corners, and mild foxing. (#126606)

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        ESCUDOS Y MARCAS DE IMPRESORES Y LIBREROS EN ESPAÑA durante los siglos XV a XIX (1485-1850) con 818 facsímiles. Prólogo de D. Vicente Castañeda Alcover.

      Ed. Orbis, Barcelona 1942 - 28x20, XXIIIp, 636p, 1h, 818 reprod. en texto, algo de óx. Holandesa, nervios y dorados en lomo, corte sup. dorado, conserva cubs. originales. - Edición de 800 ejemplares numerados, ejemplar nº 563.

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        SS-Kavallerie im Osten

      herausgegeben von der SS-Kavallerie-Brigade für ihre Führer und Männer, Braunschweig, Verlag Westermann, 1942, Halbleineneinband, Großformat, 192 Seiten, mit vielen Abbildungen, Einband leicht berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen, Zustand 2- (NG12) (NG12)

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        L'Etranger

      Press service of the first edition from which no large papers have been taken. Gallimard Paris 1942 11,5x19cm relié

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1942 - 1942 Original Hardback Wisden

      1942. Hi, This lot is an 1942 Original Hardback Wisden, in very good condition. The boards are clean, hardly a mark, the spine gilt has been restored and looks like the front has been touched up too, inside it is very nice other than the inscription to page 3. Hard to find book.

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        Le Roman de Miraut chien de chasse.

      Terres latines, 1942. In-8, broché, couv. ill. rempliée, 199 pp. Illustrations en couleur in et hors-texte. Très bon exemplaire. Tiré à 1600 exemplaires, celui-ci hors commerce sur alfa, enrichi de 40 compositions originales à la plume et rehaussées pour l'illustration de l'ouvrage.

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        Shaw-Ede

      Golden Cockerell Press, England 1942 - 62 pp, #194 of 500 copies. OBrien A234. TE Lawrence's letters to H S Ede 1927-1935. Foreword and running commentary by H S Ede. Near fine in orig half morocco binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geopolitics: The Struggle for Space and Power

      New York: George Putnam's Sons, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xiii, 274pp. Black cloth with yellow lettering. Near Fine with slightly bumped corners, small pinhole near upper tip of front board, in about Very Good original unclipped ($2.75) dust jacket with faint stain to front panel, spine toned, worn and chipped at extremities. Scarce. A prescient work of geostrategy. It brought the work of German political geographer General Karl Haushofer to the United States in the midst of World War II, years before the cold war necessitated America's re-examination of geostrategy in earnest. Today much less well-known than geostrategists such as George Kennan and Henry Kissinger, Strausz-Hupe nevertheless managed to make quite a mark on American politics and diplomacy. The Foreign Policy Research Institute think-tank he established continues to this day, publishing the international affairs journal Orbis.

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        Chinese Jades In The Collection Of Stanley Charles Nott. [signed, Limited, Dj]

      Privately Printed [1942], West Palm Beach, Fla - 10 halftone plates; 536 pages; West Palm Beach: The Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1942. Portrait frontispiece, 118 halftone plates and numerous line engravings. Publisher's green cloth gilt, publisher's dust jacket is VG with a few chips and a closed tear. Scarce limited edition catalogue of an early and important collection of jade carvings: in lovely condition. Stanley Nott was among the world's leading authorities and dealers on Chinese jades in the 20th century. This illustrated catalogue describes in detail each of the speciments housed in the Jade Room of the Norton Gallery. One of 1000 numbered copies: this copy inscribed by Nott to Alfred Casabianca. Rare with dust jacket. Rare with a nice dust jacket. #55 of a limited edition of 1,000. Signed and inscribed by Nott on half title and additionally signed on limitation page. Illustrated by 118 full page halftone plates reproduced from original phtographs, together with 123 line engravings. Includes index and bibliogrpahy. Dimensions 12.25 x 8.5 x 3", weight 10 pounds. ; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fliegen und Siegen. KOMPLETT! Ein Raumbildwerk von unserer Luftwaffe.

      München, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1942 - 4°, 87 Seiten, 8 Farbtafeln, 100 Raumbilder KOMPLETT!, Brille und beiliegender Bedienungsanleitung, betitelter Original-Pappband mit SIlberprägung - sehr guter Zustand - 1942. ZH254 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1220 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        We of the Never-Never

      London, Hutchinson, 151st thousand [1942]/ 1908. Octavo, 248 pages with a map plus 16 plates. Black cloth; trifling signs of use and age; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper, fresh and bright, having been removed, folded and stored since new (albeit with heavy vertical and horizontal creases and a small tear at the rear). Provenance: Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist and author, with his 1942 bookplate (by George Perrottet). Loosely inserted is an autograph letter signed from the author, Jeannie Gunn (nee Taylor) to Pescott (small quarto, 3 pages, 29 July 1940, complete with the envelope addressed by Gunn). She begins with thanks for his recent birthdays greetings to her, but the bulk of the letter concerns matters (not) arising in Pescott's 'little Bonwick book.... Personally I would like to say from myself how much I appreciate your most tactful leaving unsaid of any reference to poor little Auntie Annie's first & disastrous marriage that left only bitterness & recrimination in the hearts of so many of those most nearly concerned - Poor children! Auntie Annie was just a gay spoiled little child of 16 - & gay and spoiled she remained all through her 90 years. And poor Uncle John was just a broken-hearted boy in his young twenties at her desertion of him in his bitter adversity ... There is just one thing in it all to dear old James Bonwick's honour - He remained the truest & most loyal friend to John Taylor's parents all their life - especially perhaps to my mother!'. Auntie Annie was Esther Annie Bonwick, one of the children of James Bonwick.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Little Gidding (Signed First)

      Faber & Faber 1942 - First edition, first impression, first state (with sewn, not stapled binding), signed to the title page (striking through his printed name) by T. S. Eliot; 16pp softcover pamphlet. Near Fine: brown wrappers with a trace of sunning to the spine, a few very minor marks to the front panel and a bump crease to the tip of the top fore-corner of the cover; four initials neatly in ink to the first blank page, otherwise very crisp and clean pages. Signed copies of any of the original issue Faber pamphlets are rare. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        Archive of Silhouette Art: Shakespearean plays, opera and ballet by a Southern Woman Artist

      1942. Very good condition. An extensive archive of hundreds of exquisitely cut paper silhouettes by a New Orleans artist with New York city connections, the majority of which depict Shakespearean plays, operas performed at the Met, ballet, and literary works. These are the works of Mrs. Katherine Gourdin Smith of New Orleans, whose silhouette work centers on contemporary theatrical work being performed in New York City. Katherine Baldwin Robertson Smith (19 Sep 1864 -19 Apr 1943), was born in Louisiana at a tumultuous moment in the history of the U.S. On September 2nd, 1864, Atlanta fell to the Northern troops. On September 5th, voters in Louisiana who had taken an oath of loyalty to the United States ratified a state constitution abolishing slavery. On November 8th, Abraham Lincoln was reelected as president of the United States. By April 9th, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House. Five days later, President Lincoln was assassinated. Her father, William Robertson (1819 - 1890) graduated from West Point in 1840. He served as a 2nd Lieut. in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1841-42 and in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1842-43. He resigned from the Army in July 1843 and was a planter in New Iberia, La. Her mother, Eliza Ann Marsh Robertson was born in Petit Anse Island (now Avery Island), Iberia Parish, La. In May 1844, she married William Robertson (1819-1890), with whom she had ten children. The artist's husband, Robert N. Gourdin Smith, mentioned in the "Register of Carolina Huguenots", was a cotton futures trader in New Orleans with the firm Smith & Hayne in New Orleans, (he is mentioned in the 1905 and 1913 editions of the "Cotton Trade Journal".) The New Orleans Social Register in 1922 cites the artist with husband R. N. Gourdin Smith. Katherine, her husband and parents are all buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds a diary/scrapbook of Eliza Robertson (1849-1856,) apparently written at New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La., recording the daily life of a Louisiana gentlewoman. Robertson's brief though detailed daily entries document her participation in food production, clothing production, child care, and other household tasks, often noting which chores were performed by slaves and which she performed herself. Social activities are also described in detail, including arrivals and departures of guests, food served, the celebration of Christmas, games played, and events attended. The silhouettes of Shakespeare plays include Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. The opera silhouettes include Gounod's 'Faust', Pagliacci's 'Punchinello' and the French comic opera, 'La Cigale'. The ballet silhouettes are of Prokofiev's 'Cinderella'. In addition there are silhouettes in an envelope marked "Rip" which are likely for the operetta by Robert Planquette based on the stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. The artist's process is shown, as she drew her subjects on light paper and then executed them in cut silhouettes in black. One envelope contains a photographic negative of Gourdin Smith's silhouette art which is marked "Faust as [illegible] at Metropolitan Opera House N. Y. 18--. Jean de Reske, Faust" [3 other performers' names are illegible]. Jean de Reszke, the famed Polish tenor, appeared in Faust at the Met in 1883. This negative suggests that perhaps the artist was a magic lantern illustrator. A newspaper clipping published towards the end of her life shows her interest in W.W.II. It is a silhouette illustration pertaining to the British lend lease bill of World War II. The image depicts Mother England beckoning to her daughter in America, who stands holding a miniature fleet of American ships on strings at the ready to sail across the sea in support of her deserving parent. Each silhouette in its original envelope, some with the topics labeled in pencil by the artist. Miscellaneous pieces include dogs, rabbits, girls, baskets, braziers, encadre frames, cupids, honeysuckle, Mrs. Merriweather, and 'Christmas Pie". One of the envelopes provides the artist's address at 1718 Cadiz Street, New Orleans. A total of 41 envelopes, each one enclosing at least 20 silhouettes so that the total number approaches 1,000. Some of them as small as 1/2" in height, others up to 5" high; along with 4 separate sleeves of additional silhouettes, including young men and women, characters in 18th century attire including damsels in distress and gentlemen in britches with young boys carrying hatchets, a series of 5 goats, and a series of wrought iron entry gates. Some of the silhouettes cut from white paper, some cut from black. A remarkable archive reflecting a life long career in silhouette art by an American woman artist.

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        Shaw-Ede

      England: Golden Cockerell Press, 1942. First Ltd 500 Copies OBrien A 234. Half Leather. Near Fine. 62 pp, #194 of 500 copies. OBrien A234. TE Lawrence's letters to H S Ede 1927-1935. Foreword and running commentary by H S Ede. Near fine in orig half morocco binding.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Sixteenth Stair.

      Crime Club by Collins 1942 - FIRST EDITION, pp. 192, crown 8vo, original red cloth, backstrip lettered in black, bookplate and small bookseller sticker to front endpapers, dustjacket neatly price-clipped and very bright, a few small spots of internal tape repair, shallow corner-chipping and the odd nick or short closed tear, very good. An attractive copy of one of the key Lorac titles.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        The Little House

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 1942 listed on the title page. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth frayed and rubbed through at corners and spine ends, foxed heavily at spine and lighter so to covers, faded at spine, and with a small stain to rear cover. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Pages toned and with offsetting from images onto adjacent pages, lightly thumbed with light reading creases and several creased corners. A nice copy of this scarce Caldecott winner.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Macau na Epoca da Restauracao Macau three hundred Years ago

      First edition, limited to 475 copies. 29 plates (2 folding). Text in Portuguese and English. Folio. Bound in later half-calf, original printed wrappers bound in, overall a very good copy. [iv], 231pp. Macau, Imprensa Nacional,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Pursuit of a Parcel

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1942 - A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1942. A very good book without inscriptions. Some light spotting to the boards. In a very good dust wrapper which is unclipped. Closed tear to the foot of the spine and one to the front panel.Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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