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        Photographic archive documenting four years as a United States Military Academy cadet at West Point, New York - 1942-1946

      West Point, New York: Scrapbook, 1942. Over 350 vernacular photographs glued into a scrapbook created by Steven E. Hilovsky. Hilovsky (he changed his last name to Hill in the mid 1950s) entered West Point in 1942 after attending the University of Pittsburgh for three years. He graduated in 1946. Upon entering active duty, Hilovsky became an Army Air Corps pilot. He retired from the Air Force in 1970 as a Lieutenant Colonel. This is undoubtedly one of the best-if not the best-photographic chronicles of West Point life ever made by a cadet. Hilovsky begins with the very first day of Plebe Year and documents daily life and key events from that time until his graduation four years later. Everything is covered: indoctrination, hair cuts, clothing issue, fit-to-fight, Recognition, parent visits, Yearling Summer, Popolopen, weapons training (mortars, howitzers, anti-tank, tanks, machine guns, etc), infiltration, a minstrel show, academics, athletics, studying, food stashes, air show (P-40, P-47, P-51, P-59, B-17, B-29, B-24), football (goat-engineer, Notre Dame, Navy, etc.), aviation training, formations, parades, architecture, picnics, equitation, dragging, graduation, and more. Hilovsky has annotated many pages in white ink. His Howitzer picture is laid in. Pages are all securely attached with a post binding; some edge wear. Photographs are all in very nice shape. The scrapbook cover is edge-worn. The front gutter is cracked and has been reinforced with cellophane tape that has now loosened and yellowed. . Scrapbook. Very Good. Oblong 4to.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        Typed Letter Boldly Signed

      1942 - ("Gabriel Pascal") 2 separate pages, April 25, 1942 on New York Athletic Club color pictorial letterhead to actress Katharine Cornell in Snedens Landing, Palisades, New York. 11" x 8 1/2". Very good. A flattering and fawning letter complimenting her on her stage role in Candida* hopefully convincing her to appear in one of his films. Together with postmarked and stamped Express-Special Deliveries envelope mailed at 1 PM in New York City and arrived at 5 PM the same day in Palisades, New York. Shaw's Candida ran from April 27, 1942 to May 31, 1942 at the Schubert Theatre. Pascal (1894-1954) Hungarian producer and director associated with Alexander Korda. He befriended George Bernard Shaw and produced four films based on Shaw's plays.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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      New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. 368 pp. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Original green cloth covers with silver decorative image on front cover and spine are bright and unblemished. Minor bumping only to spine extremities. An occasional smudge.Signed by the author on the title page. Also signed by the illustrator Edward Shenton on the half title and at the bottom of the first page. Tanning to endpapers. Rubbing along edges of dust jacket spine, edgewear at spine extremities and corners, minor closed tear at bottom edge, Scratch to rear panel of dust jacket. In protective Brodart jacket. From the collection of Hollywood actor Jack Palance and with the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property on the inside front cover. This copy has the Scribner's "A" to the copyright page and does not have the publisher's colophon. It is unknown whether the copies with only the "A" but not the colophon, or the copies with both the "A" and the colophon constitute the first issue of this book. A fine and unique signed copy of a beloved children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
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      Chicago: Reilly & Lee. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Children's; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; First edition first state in like dustjacket. Red cloth, pictorial cover label pastedown. Ownership page filled in neatly in pen with only a small owner's name. Pictorial DJ with light crease at flap edge and quite minor chipping, price clipped. B/w illustrations and plates by Neill, this being his last book. Oz stylized device stamped in black on spine. "Z" in OZ within the O. Scarce First state DJ with rear flap text a letter from Bucky of Oz addressed to "Boys and Girls" encouraging the purchase of war bonds. All points per Hanffe and Greene, Oziana, XXXVI. Graphic shows both book and dustjacket. .

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        The High Window

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1942. Octavo. Original light brown cloth, titles to upper board and spine in dark brown, top edge trimmed others not. With the pictorial dust jacket. Endpapers browned as usual, and very light rubbing to the tips, but an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and tanned jacket with some minor loss to the corners. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        High Window, The

      New York: Knopf, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ends of spine rolled, spine slightly cocked, light shelf wear and pages edged which are slightly tanned, previous owner's bookplate on inside paste down / no dj. 3rd Marlowe novel.

      [Bookseller: Seattle Mystery Bookshop]
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        Deadlier than the Male (First Edition, copy belonging to Dorothy B. Hughes)

      New York: Duell 1942, Sloan and Pearce. First Edition. First Edition. Copy belonging to noted crime author Dorothy B. Hughes, author of "In a Lonely Place" and "Ride the Pink Horse," with her name in autograph pencil on the front endpaper. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is lightly nicked at the corners, with a touch of toning at the edges of the rear panel, else exceptionally nice. Basis for the notable 1947 film noir, "Born to Kill," directed by Robert Wise and starring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney and Walter Slezak. A great association between two authors whose work helped define hard-boiled fiction in its maturity and provided source material for some of the most important noir films of the 1940s and 1950s. Full provenance available.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Men at War

      Crown 1942 - First edition with A on copyright page, First Edition and original price of $3.00 stated on front flap of dust jacket, near fine in a very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Dwelling In The Country for Stefan Lorant

      Mat mounted, a remarkable, original 17 colors pastel and pencil drawing that epitomizes Richard Neutra's great talent as a draughtsman, done during one of the most fruitful periods of his career over the full extent of a 276 x 392 mm sheet of ecru paper for Stefan Lorant, and inscribed in capitals near the bottom with the title and R J Neutra, Arch, dated, March 29, 1942. Lorant as the first major editor in modern photojournalism is credited with publishing countless first historical images: he emigrated to the United States in November 1940 and decided to make his home in the beautiful, sparsely populated Berkshire Mountains. DRAWING SIZE: 276 x 392 mm or 10.875 x 15.4375 inches. MAT SIZE: 303 x 402 mm or 11.9375 x 15.8125 inches. MOUNTING: Drawing sheet bonded to a tan undersheet and mounted to a 2 mm white board mat. Side, top and bottom margins are different; side margins about 5 mm, top and bottom margins about 14 mm, the bottom margin wider. Mat has no pinholes on the front or bonding marks on the rear: for viewing, it appears to have been propped on a shelf. CONDITION DETAIL: Drawing Sheet: fresh colors: a few instances of light soiling from fingertips: edges with air pocket bubbles: some light wear lines. Inscription: Brown letters faded but quite readable. Numbers-29 and 42-in the date and the h in Arch are lightly retouched by another hand in black ink (Lorant?). Mat: Drawing mounted at a slight angle from 90 degrees; likely done by Lorant himself and not a framer. Board bowed: some margin soiling: 2 spots at bottom: bottom corner wear, top inside corner slightly bent: rear of mat with documentation note in a different hand, Richard Neutra, (bottom) and March 29, 1942 (top). AUTHENTICATION: The artwork is not a print or a work executed by Neutra on top of a print, a possibility that was examined, since he sometimes worked in pencil, pastel or watercolor for clients over a base print. As the sheet is glued to a mat, authentication was made with the assistance of an expert technician using a Nikon Optiphot Optical Microscope with a wave plate to improve contrast, at increasing magnifications, 50x, 100x, and 400x, achieving with the last magnification a 2.5 microns resolution. The examination was done on a variety of dispersed areas on the picture surface and pictorial integrity was unquestionably maintained throughout with no pixelation. PROVENANCE: Preserved by Stefan Lorant until his death; purchased from his estate at a Berkshire auction. DOCUMENTATION: The Getty Research Institute has Stefan Lorant's papers including his 40's correspondence with Richard Neutra; found in Folder 3A of Box 24 of Series VIII.A. ORIGINAL DRAWING: From the evidence of this carefully worked over, finished drawing with its deeply embedded feel of the rectangular set into the round, Neutra designed a house that would have been his second significant residential structure on the East Coast after Windshield House but it was never built and this drawing is perhaps the best representation of what might have been. Done soon after his celebrated designs for Nesbitt House, it also is marked by a refining of its horizontal orientation, the pavilion form seemingly open to sun and air and nestled against the land like a bird nest in a tree. Neutra has made full use of traditional materials to finish the Japanese inspired post and beam structure: in the drawing one can see stone, wood, batten, stucco and glass. And there is an emphasis on color with use of brown, ochre, maize, golden poppy, pumpkin, orange-red, rust, white, gray, charcoal, black, Kelly green, traditional pigment green, myrtle green, Persian blue, and royal blue. Seen is a 3/4 perspective, middle distance view in tranquil morning light of the exterior design for the front of a single family house with fireplace sited on an elevation outside Lenox, Massachusetts with integrated garden with signature tree, a man reading a book in the sun on a simple metal and striped cloth reclining chair-melding into the landscape-the house and garden interacting with Nature, as represented above by an arching edge of the sky that seemingly touches down on the roof of the house like the legs of a giant bird. The house has a glass front with stucco and batten base, shaded by a cantilevered roof with wide overhang, outer side with set back wing, inner side with stone wall façade and set-in door and stone walk with low rise steps descending into a landscape depicted in characteristic Neutra fashion, poised like a bird in full plumage.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Complete Dashiell Hammett Omnibus, containing: The Thin Man, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, The Dain Curse, Red Harvest

      Alfred A. Knopf/ Borzoi Books, 1942., 1942. FIRST EDITION- the comple novels. Thick 8vo. Publisher's hardcovers in photographic jacket. Long gift note to flyleaf else a fine book in near fine price-clipped wrapper, with a little edgewear to spine tips, and some nominal nicks and tears. A crisp copy with unfaded spine. Shows well. An attractive first omnibus of works, including Sam Spade, Hammett's most famous detective and the virtual prototype of the tough-guy private investigator. Layman, Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        No Coffin for the Corpse - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Little Brown & Company. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1942. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing, published July 1942 in Very Good+ condition in fair, somewhat tattered dust-jacket with a number of tears, some tape-repaired. Signed by author Clayton Rawson on the front end paper. A rather scarce signed First Edition; "In Rawson's No Coffin for the Corpse, The Great Merlini is called upon to make good, with Death sitting in judgement on his success or failure. Any mystery lover who has not met Merlini will find here a clever, breathless, and witty introduction to a fascinating and able gentleman." (from the dust-jacket) .

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      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1942.. White cloth, lettered in black and gray. Slightly dusty at top and lower edges, cloth a bit darkened at spine and edges, small bookseller's label on upper pastedown, but a very good copy First edition. Title-page design by Alessandro Giampietro. One of 190 numbered copies printed on Dutch Charcoal paper, from a total edition of 273 copies. With the ownership signature on the front pastedown of Lionel Trilling, and the later bookseller's Trilling library dispersal label. EDELSTEIN A6a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        De ma fenêtre

      Paris: Aux Armes de France,, 1942. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in red and black. Housed in a pale blue cloth folding box. Backstrip just a little creased but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 280 numbered copies on papier d'Arches. With the author's signed presentation inscription incorporating the printed half title, "Pour Jacques Manuel, a qui j'envoie, un bonjour d'amitie, Colette". The recipient would subsequently work with Colette on a film adaptation of one of her later works.

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        Flight to Arras

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1942. Translated from the French by Lewis Galantière. Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. 12 plates by Bernard Lamotte. Spine slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and rubbed jacket with a few chips and closed tears and a small mark at the head of the faded spine panel. First English language edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title, and on the same page inscribed by the illustrator Bernard Lamotte, "a le Huédé, avec toute mon amitié, Bernard Lamotte". The recipient was Hervé le Huédé, captain of the French luxury liner Normandy, which made its final voyage across the Atlantic in August 1939 and was stranded in New York at the outbreak of war in September. Le Huédé was promoted when the original captain Stephen Payen returned to France, and he served aboard the docked ship until it was requisitioned by the US government in 1941. Saint-Exupery and Lamotte met in art school in France, and during the early 1940s spent a great deal of time together at Lamotte's New York studio, Le Bocal (The Fishbowl). It was here that Saint-Exupery did much of his work for The Little Prince while Lamotte completed the illustrations for this volume. Le Bocal was the social hub for a large group of French expatriates, artists, and celebrities, and it is likely that the stranded captain spent time there.

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        Mérida from the Roof. An original watercolor by Bishop, gouache and graphite on paper, 11 9/16? wide x 8 9/16? high

      Benton 27. In the spring of 1942, Bishop spent two weeks in Mérida, the capital city of Yucatán, during an extended five and a half month trip through Mexico with Marjorie Carr Stevens, Bishop?s companion for five years from 1941 until 1946. On this trip, Bishop met Pablo Neruda, who was on a diplomatic mission to Mexico and one day happened to be climbing the same pyramid at Chichén Itzá as Bishop. Reviewing Bishop?s Complete Poems: 1927-1979 (1983), on the dust jacket for which this painting is reproduced, James Merrill wrote: ?The watercolor on the jacket, a view of a Mexican town done by the poet in 1942, serves nicely as an introduction. It?s a cheerful scene, in no way traditionally ?picturesque.? Beyond a balustrade flanked on one side by an absurd ornamental urn (so much for Art?) and on the other by flourishing palm fronds, we see some little, run-down, brilliantly colored houses. Above these, near and far, quite upstaging the few church spires lost among them, perhaps fifty windmills crowd the horizon ? so that, like the mysterious flooded dreamscape in ?Sunday, 4 A.M.,? it appears to be ?cross- and wheel-studded / like a tick-tack-toe.? The picture illustrates at once Bishop?s delight in foreign parts, her gratitude for the givens of a scene, and her typical way with systems. These tend to fade beside her faith in natural powers ? here, those jaunty cockades turning in wind to draw water, compared to which the Christian temples, though neatly delineated, look a touch feeble and evanescent.? ? James Merrill, ?The Transparent Eye? in Collected Prose (N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), p. 235

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        Carmel-by-the-Sea Past and Present

      Monterey, CA.: Jo Mora Publications.. Copyright 1942.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster (carte), 18 x 24 1/2 inches on sheet 19 x 25 inches, folding as issued to 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Jo Mora is perhaps the best known and well loved of all the pictorial map makers of the early and mid twentieth century. A lively map of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, with small cartoon-like pictographs. There is extensive historical information, all infused with Mora's delightful sense of humour. In a particularly delightful touch, the lower right border is dedicated to the dogs of Carmel: "Old Carmel had its famous doggies, too. Real village personalities. Here's just a few from our Who Was Who in Bowwowland." .

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      1942. 2. (TENGGREN,GUSTAF)illus. THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY by Janet Sebring Lowrey. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942. Blue cloth spine and pictorial boards, a touch of cover rubbing, small area faint light brown soil on 4 pages (mostly not noticeable) else VG+ in dust wrapper. (dw with 2" piece off bottom of spine and 1/2" piece off top of spine, worn at front fold). 1st edition of the most popular Little Golden Book ever published and also amongst the first ever published (the first 12 were issued simultaneously). Beautifully illustrated in color by Gustaf Tenggren. Scarce, esp. in dw.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Privately Printed, 1942.. Large octavo. Cloth and boards, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, with a few stray marks to the upper portions of boards, usual toning of the endsheets, but a very good copy. Enclosed in a custom half-morocco folding clamshell box. First edition of the poet's first book, privately printed by his father for presentation. At the time, Merrill was sixteen, and enrolled at Lawrenceville School. This copy bears the poet's presentation inscription, dated contemporary with publication: "To Miss Evans with love and Merry Christmas James Ingram Merrill. 1942." Though the exact number of copies printed has long been a subject of speculation, the bibliographers hypothesize that the edition consisted of "about 200 copies." Whatever the size of the edition, the author presented copies to friends over the following five decades in sufficient numbers to make those inscribed upon publication the very distinct -- and manifestly most desirable -- minority. The nature and occasion of the inscription suggests the recipient may have been a close family friend or teacher. HAGSTROM & BIXBY A1a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Why? A Bulletin of Free Inquiry (and later, An Anarchist Bulletin) - 29 Issues, 1942 - 1947

      New York: Why?, 1942-1947. First edition. Paperback. Good +. [Anarchism] Young, William, ed. Why? A Bulletin of Free Inquiry (and later, An Anarchist Bulletin). New York, Why?, 29 scattered issues ranging from 1942 – 1947. Wraps, folio sheets folded but not bound, ranging in size from 7 3/8 by 9-inches to 7 1/2 by 10-inches, 8 to 16 pp. each. Included are: the premier issue, Vol. 1 No. 1, April 1942; Vol. 1 No. 7, November-December 1942; Vol. II No. 1, May 1943; Vol. II No. 4, September 1943; Vol. II No. 5, November-December 1943; Vol. II No. 7, March 1944; Vol. III No. 1, April-May 1944; Vol. III No. 2, June-July 1944; Vol. III No. 3, August 1944; Vol. III No. 4, September-October 1944; Vol. III No. 5, November 1944; Vol. IV No. 1, March-April 1945; Vol. IV No. 2, May 1945; Vol. IV No. 4, July-August 1945; Vol. IV No. 5, September 1945; Vol. IV No. 6, October-November 1945; Vol. IV No. 8, January-February 1946; Vol. IV No. 9, March 1946; Vol. 5 No. 1, April 1946; Vol. 5 No. 2, May-June 1946; Vol. 5 No. 3, July 1946; Vol. 5 No. 4, August-September 1946; Vol. 5 No. 5, October 1946; Vol. 5 No. 6, November 1946; Vol. 5 No. 7, December 1946; Vol. 5 No. 8, January 1947; Vol. 5 No. 9, February 1947; Vol. 5 No. 10, march 1947; and Vol. 5 No. 11, April 1947, the final issue before changing the publication’s name to Resistance (New York, 1947—1954). Light cover wear and creasing to most volumes, a few tiny holes here and there, with the following defects: The outer sheet (front and back covers) are separated on Vol. 1 No. 1 with a 3/4-inch closed tear on the bottom edge of the whole issue; the outer sheet has a two-inch split at the head of the fold on Vol. 2 No. 4; the outer sheets of Vols. 2 Nos. 5 and 7 are almost completely separated at the fold; there is a 3/8-inch hole in the cover of Vol. IV No. 5 (lower margin); and Vol. 5 No. 11, printed on a heavier pulp paper than the rest, is heavily yellowed. A few issues have a light folding crease down the center of the publication. A broken run of William Young’s anarchist journal with articles on Conscription and American Fascism, the November 11th Martyrs, Thomas Paine: Revolutionist, Famine in India, the Paris Commune, Josiah Warren: Peaceful Revolutionist, Emma Goldman, The Cesspool of Law, Sacco and Vanzetti: Two Anarchists, God or Freedom, Proudhon: A Prophet for Our Time, the Haymarket Affair, Echoes of May Day, Decentralization, Anarchist Concepts: Philosophy in Practice, Behind the N.Y. Dock Strike, the Hopi Indians, Anarchist Federations, To the Rank and File of the I.W.W., Anarchism and Sports, the I.W.W. Convention, Abortion – Whose Crime?, May Day Demands, Open the Jails!, Work and Human Nature, Blood at the Root—Racist Violence Rises, the Abolition of the State, Scientists Should be Human, Shaw on Prisons, America’s Peons: An Eyewitness Account, Militarism is the Issue, the Housewife as Proletarian, Draft Cards Burned, Kafka’s Community, Comics and Consequences, Blueprint for the American Century, a poem by Carl Sandburg (“I Am the People, the Mob”), etc. Authors include Peter Kropotkin, George Woodcock, Max Sartin, Lead Line, Eddie Shaw, Frederick Lohr, A.D. Adams, Jackson Mac Low, Charles Storm, William Young, Elisée Reclus, Russell Newton Roman, Frank Leech, Paul Goodman, Ammon A. Hennacy, J. Sorel, Michael Grieg, Frank Lanham, S. Stein, Jules Scarceriaux, Holly Cantine (see Retort), and many more (several of which are only identified by initials). (Goldwater 295)

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        The Sadler's Wells Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. Signed copy

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

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        MOON IS DOWN

      New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition, and one of only 700 copies specially bound in paper for distribution exclusively to booksellers. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. 188. A good copy of this scarce item wih a bit of rubbing to the edges. Quite scarce. “For the first time since he wrote his first novel, twelve years ago, Steinbeck has gone outside of America for his setting. Yet this book, more than any other he has written, is of our times and of our hearts today. Its people are men and women like ourselves, and its hero, Mayor Orden, will stand with George and Lennie, Tom Joad and Jody Tiflin, among the immortal characters of fiction.”-Publisher

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      Garden City: Doubleday, 1942.. Cloth. Small Grolier Book Shop ticket in corner of front free endsheet, endsheets and fore-edge somewhat foxed, otherwise a bright, unworn copy in a fine, bright example of the pictorial dust jacket. First edition. One of 3490 copies printed. Inscribed and signed by Welty at a later date on the front free endsheet. POLK A3:1.

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        Robber Bridegroom, The

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1942. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition (so stated). Tall 8vo; [6], 185, [1]pp. Publisher's teal cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered in white and stamped with a thick pink rule, fore-edge untrimmed, top edge stained teal; in a pictorial dust jacket priced $2. A superb, unblemished copy, perhaps unread, in a Fine jacket, still vibrant, with the barest of rubbing to the head of the spine panel. Welty first novel (following her collection of short stories, "A Curtain of Green), The Robber Bridegroom is a fairy tale (and in fact draws its title from one of the German folk tales collected by the Brothers Grimm), set on the Natchez Trace, a geologic ridge line that prehistoric animals (and later, Native Americans) followed between the salt licks of present-day central Tennessee to grazing lands and the Mississippi River to the south. It spins the story of a highwayman, Jamie Lockhart, who kidnaps a planter’s daughter, who falls in love with him. "The tale has plenty of indigenous horrors taken from the history of the Trace—wild creatures and men of various states of savagery—but Welty cut her teeth on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, so it should come as no surprise that she injects some of Grimm’s gothic horror into the tale as well. The Robber Bridegroom contains all of the virtues of a good fairy tale: mystery, magic, poetic description, and in general a sense of the inexplicable. What the tale lacks, surprisingly given the introspection of A Curtain of Green, is any psychological exploration of Jamie Lockhart and his need/desire to be both robber and gentleman, or of Rosamond’s relationships with her family, not to mention with the highwayman." (The Mississippi Writers Page) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Robber Bridegroom

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very nice copy with some shelfwear at bottom edges of book. Mylar protected dust jacket is bright and clean with rubbins at bottom and top spine. Has a fold at middle of spine, not price clipped. Back of dust jacket has some blue ink spotting at top left side. Book is signed on title page with no inscription or date. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by author .

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        Let's Be Offensive: A Revue With Political Punch

      London: Unity Theatre, (1942). Original lithographed poster, 54cm x 41cm (21" x 16"). Professionally matted and framed (not laid down) beneath UV-protective glass. Fine, unfaded example; Grade A. & & London's Unity Theatre was organized in 1936; decidedly left-wing in outlook, it had ties to the Communist Party of Great Britain and to Victor Gollancz's Left Book Club Theatre Guild. The Theatre's annual satirical revues, which pioneered the use of such agitprop techniques as dramatic documentary (akin to the "Living Newspapers" of the Federal Theatre in the U.S.), improvisation, and audience participation, marked an important phase in the evolution of dramatic performance art in Great Britain. A really lovely early work by S. John Woods, noted for his film and travel posters (including several for London Transport) in the 1950s. Not found in the Unity Theatre archives at Southern Illinois University.

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        West With the Night

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942.. First edition of the aviator's classic work. Octavo, original green cloth. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author. Housed in a custom quarter clamshell box.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada: The Ryerson Press, 1942 Stated "First Canadian Edition, April, 1942", no statement of later print. Tape outline shadow marks on the front/rear endpapers (8 total), faint stain mark along the bottom edge of the rear pastedown endpaper (12 x .8 cm, ragged) and along the top edge of the front pastedown endpaper (5.5 x .7 cm), dust soil on the top edge. Pages are otherwise unmarked and firm in binding. Blue boards have some tape residue marks, very light bumping to the bottom corner, and a bit of paper residue on the rear board (within a 3 x 2 cm area). DJ has edge/rub wear, creasing, staining, general soiling, small tears, small chipping, 5 cm tear upper left of front panel, tape shadow marks. On the reverse of the DJ there are 9 tape shadow marks (the tape has been removed, the total length of the marks is approx. 42 x 1 cm). Actual book for sale pictured. 15.5 x 21.3 x 4.4 cm, wt800g. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG/G. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

      New York: The Dial Press. Burton C. Hoffman, 1942. First edition. 4to. Translated by Haakon Chevalier. Illustrated by Dali. 400 pp. Publisher's black cloth, stamped in gilt. Very good, spine slightly sunned . Signed by Dali on the pictorial frontispiece "Dali."

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        Tonight We Raid Calais [Project 47] (Original screenplay for the 1943 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Final Script for the 1943 film, "Tonight We Raid Calais" [here titled simply "Project 47"], directed by John Brahm, written for the screen by Waldo Salt, and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Sutton, Beulah Bondi, and Howard Da Silva. & & John Sutton plays a British intelligence officer, sent into occupied France with a small unit to locate a German munitions depot. An early effort by screenwriter Waldo Salt, who would be blacklisted a decade later and then return to win Academy Awards for his work on "Midnight Cowboy" and "Coming Home." & & Tan studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 807 and copy No. 114, dated October 6, 1942, with the studio's "Save Film!" stamp, a holograph file notation "Env. 1459" and an additional notation (in the same hand), "Released as 'Tonight We Raid Calais'" just above the stamped title, "Project 47." Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Salt. 111 leaves, mimeograph, with a 5-page section of "added scenes" at the rear, all on blue stock and dated 12/9/42. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

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        Watch on the Rhine

      New York: Privately Printed, 1942. The book was sold by subscription. . Inscribed by Lillian Hellman. Copies were signed by others involved in the production of the book, some were signed by two or more; some were unsigned. Housed in a vg black cloth slipcase.. Inscribedscribed By Lillian Hellman. Signed Limited Edition. One of 350.. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket [as issued]. Illus. by Rockwell Kent, Lawrence Beall Smith et al. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Privately Printed.

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        Razzle Dazzle.

      Harcourt Brace,, New York: 1942 - 8vo, (xxvi), 505pp. Green buck, pic dj slt. browned, chip top corner front dj, o/w vgc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RUINS AND VISIONS. POEMS. Inscribed to Auden

      London: (1942).: Faber & Faber, 1942 First Edition Inscribed by Stephen Spender to close friend and the man who had the greatest influence on him W. H. Auden on the half-title page. 'To Wystan with love from Stephen, March 1942'. A bright, fresh copy (some light foxing) in green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a near fine dustwrapper. In a custom clamshell case in fine condition. Connolly, The Modern Movement, # 91. 8vo. 84 pp. A cornerstone title rarely found Inscribed and an important Association Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Trending into Maine (Inscribed and dated by N. C. Wyeth)

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1942 [1938]. In color pictorial dust wrapper. This early editiion contains a personal inscription by N. C. Wyeth on the half-tltle: "N. C. Wyeth / 1942. Book near fine, wrapper with a few scuffs to spine, else near fine.

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      AB Svensk Litteratur (distr) 1942, XXXV+319 + VII+s320-523+227 + (8)+138+55+170s med 399 bilder, 43 färgplanscher, porträttplanscher mm. Förlagets blå halvfranska band med ryggförgyllning, marmorerade pärmöverdrag och försätts, grafitfärgade översnitt; stämplar från Norrköpings Tidningars bibliotek, några smärre skavmärken i ryggändar och pärmhörn. 3 volymer i gott skick.. I-II: Sveriges kungliga riddarordnar. III: Finlands, Islands och Norges kungliga riddarordnar. Avec resumées françaises

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        TARZAN OF THE APES (Signed By the Author AND Maureen O'Sullivan "JANE")

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1942. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. TARZAN OF THE APES. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1942). Reprint edition of the very first Tarzan tale SIGNED BY BOTH BURROUGHS and MAUREEN O' SULLIVAN. Burroughs' signature comes first and then the actress who played "Jane" in six Tarzan films between 1932-1942 writes "&" followed by her signature. Judging by the matching ink, proximity of the signatures, and the actress' use of the ampersand, there is some possibility that the autographs were acquired at the same time. A Very Good copy (some light finger-soiling to cloth, stain to top-edge) in a Good to Very Good original dust jacket which is chipped at the spine tips and edges and, in general, moderately used. Actor-signed source books are highly collectable and rarely encountered.. Signed. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good.

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      Geoffrey Bles. London.,1942. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). A very fine bright copy in fine leather binding by The chelsea Bindery of full black morocco. Spine lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders on inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy in a fine, yet subtle, binding.:

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        [Four Quartets, comprising] East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

      London: Faber & Faber [through 1942], 1940. First Impressions. Staple bound Wraps. Four uniform first impressions of the separate appearances in pamphlet form of Eliot's wartime masterpiece. East Coker: 16pp; yellow paper wrappers printed in black (Near Fine, barring the usual toning) over white card covers, stapled. Light foxing throughout, the final 8pp uncut [Gallup A36c]. Burnt Norton: 16pp; aquamarine paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff white covers; stapled. Fine, with just a hint of fading along the spine crease. [Gallup [A37]. The Dry Salvages: 16pp; pale blue paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff cream (Gallup's first state) paper without the Adelphi watermark. Very Good or better, the wraps faded and lightly foxed, with a stain on the inner flap fold, but the pages bright and unmarked, except for an owner's inscription in a neat hand on the half-title [Gallup A39]. Little Gidding: 16pp; stiff mauve wrappers printed in black, stapled (Gallup's second state). Near Fine or better with traces of foxing to the back panel, internally bright and fresh [Gallup A42]. First Faber printing of the first title (East Coker first appeared in two forms associated with its publication in The New English Weekly.), first separate edition of the second title (first published in Collected Poems, 1936), and first editions of the latter two titles. East Coker is the village in Somerset from which Eliot's ancestors departed for the New World in 1669; Burnt Norton refers to the Gloucestershire manor house erected on the foundation of a house that burned to the ground in 17th century; The Dry Salvages is a group of rocks off Cape Ann, and so harks to the poet's New England roots, and Little Gidding was the manor in Huntingdonshire that was the destination of poets' pilgrimages as the site where Nicholas Ferrar founded an Anglican religious community in the mid-17th century.

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        Moore-McCormack Lines Pictorial Map of South America

      Winchester, MA.: Ernest Dudley Chase.. Copyright 1942.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, image 27 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches on sheet 28 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, professionally mounted on archival paper backing. 2 1/2 inch tear to mid lower edge and short tear in lower right vignette, both minimised by backing; very bright and clean. A most attractively designed map by Ernest Dudley Chase, the cartouche featuring intricately drawn vignette images of important buildings and scenic spots in South America. In addition, on the map there are small pictographs featuring the attractions of the countries: Peru, Equador, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, British, Dutch, and French Guiana. .

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        Greece Fights On

      Washington, D.C.: Greek Office of Information, 1942. First Edition. Lithographed poster in four colors, 81cm x 61cm (ca 32" x 24"). Signed in plate, lower right, dated 1942. Original fold-lines; repaired marginal tears, Grade B. Archivally backed on linen.& & Known primarily for his commercial work, this is one of a handful of political graphics by the pioneering American-born designer E. Mcknight Kauffer (1890-1954); it is one of two designs created by Kauffer to support the Greek Resistance movement during World War Two. Produced shortly after his repatriation to the United States (after a 25-year career in England), this poster exemplifies Kauffer's bold use of symbolic, modernist design with minimal imposition of text - an aesthetic which played less successfully in the United States than it had in England.

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        ARCHIVE consisting of 27 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED (TLSs) to novelist Alan Kapelner

      Letters. Near Fine. A sizable group of 27 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED (TLSs) dating from 1942 to 1946 to novelist Alan Kapelner, who died in 1990, one of the last discoveries of famous Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins. Perkins, who died in 1947, worked on the first novels of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe. Kapelner published two novels, LONELY BOY BLUES in 1944, which earned acclaim for its evocation of New York City and which is on several neglected books lists, and ALL THE NAKED HEROES in 1960. Braziller, the publisher of the latter book, touted its author as Maxwell Perkins's last discovery. Nearly all of the letters here are single page on Charles Scribner's Sons stationery and SIGNED in full. The correspondence begins with requests to see Kapelner's manuscript [LONELY BOY BLUES] as well as politely declining the author's requests for a job at Scribner's. Some selections: "I should never think of making a decision on a book of such ability without reading it carefully,- and what's more, I am certain that I shall personally enjoy it greatly." "Thomas Wolfe used to want me to go out and beat up critics--who often were bigger men than I-- but I never could see that any particular good could come of it." Several of the letters deal with specific advice about LONELY BOY BLUES, tentatively titled IN AT THE KILL. Wonderful archive from arguably the most important editor of the twentieth century whose advice resulted in often substantial changes in the final versions of THE GREAT GATSBY, LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL, THE YEARLING, and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, among others. Hemingway dedicated THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA to Perkins. FROM WIKIPEDIA: Unlike most editors, he actively sought out promising new artists; he made his first big find in 1919 when he signed F. Scott Fitzgerald. This was no easy task, for no one at Scribner's except Perkins had liked The Romantic Egotist, the working title of Fitzgerald's first novel, and it was rejected. Even so, Perkins worked with Fitzgerald to revise the manuscript and then lobbied it through the house until he wore down his colleagues' resistance. Its publication as This Side of Paradise (1920) marked the arrival of a new literary generation that would always be associated with Perkins. Fitzgerald's profligacy and alcoholism strained his relationship with Perkins. Nonetheless, Perkins remained Fitzgerald's friend to the end of Fitzgerald's short life, in addition to his editorial relationship with the author, particularly evidenced in The Great Gatsby (1925), his masterpiece, which benefited substantially from Perkins' criticism. It was through Fitzgerald that Perkins met Ernest Hemingway, publishing his first major novel, The Sun Also Rises, in 1926. A daring book for the times, Perkins fought for it over objections to Hemingway's profanity raised by traditionalists in the firm. The commercial success of Hemingway's next novel, A Farewell to Arms (1929), which rose to number one on the best-seller list, put an end to questions about Perkins' editorial judgment. The greatest professional challenge Perkins ever faced was posed by Thomas Wolfe, whose talent was matched only by his lack of artistic self-discipline. Unlike most writers, who are often blocked, words poured out of Wolfe. A blessing in some ways, this was a curse too, as Wolfe was greatly attached to each sentence he wrote. After a tremendous struggle, Perkins induced Wolfe to cut 90,000 words from his first novel, Look Homeward, Angel (1929). His next, Of Time and the River (1935), was the result of a two-year battle during which Wolfe kept writing more and more pages in the face of an ultimately victorious effort by Perkins to hold the line on size. Grateful to Perkins at first for discovering him and helping him realize his potential, Wolfe later came to resent the popular perception that he owed his success to his editor. Wolfe left Scribner's after numerous fights with Perkins. Despite this, Perkins served as Wolfe's literary executor after his early death in 1938 and was considered by Wolfe to be his closest friend. Although his reputation as an editor is most closely linked to these three, Perkins worked with many other writers. He was the first to publish J. P. Marquand and Erskine Caldwell. His advice was responsible for the enormous success of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, whose The Yearling (1938) grew out of suggestions made by Perkins. It became a runaway best-seller and won the Pulitzer Prize. Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country (1946) was another highly successful Perkins find. His next-to-last discovery was James Jones, who approached Perkins in 1945. Perkins persuaded Jones to abandon the novel he was working on at that time and launched him on what would become From Here to Eternity (1951). By this time, Perkins' health was failing and he did not live to see its success, nor that of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (1952), which was dedicated to his memory. Perkins last discovery was Marguerite Young, who started her mammoth Miss MacIntosh, My Darling in 1947 with his encouragement, signing a contract in 1947 based on her 40 page manuscript. The novel was finally published in 1965.

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        Der getreue Eckart.,

      Wien, Berlin und Leipzig, Luser u.a. [1923/24] - 1942/43. - Dietzel/Hügel 1171; Amann/Berger 197f. Umfassende Sammlung der von 1923 - 1943, zunächst halbmonatlich, später monatlich erschienenen "Familienzeitschrift" (Bruno Brehm). Neben literarischen Beiträgen auch Beiträge über Künstler, historische, kulturhistorische und politische Artikel. Die li. Beiträge stammen von Hans Fraungruber, Franz Karl Ginzkey, Robert Hohlbaum, Manfred Hausmann, Waggerl, Marie Grengg, Gustav Renker, Robert Michel, Franz Nabl, Johannes Freumbichler, Karl Hans Strobl u.a. "Ein gewisser Schwerpunkt liegt auf Berichten über das Auslandsdeutschtum. Schon 1930 schreibt Alexander Schilling-Schletter über `Das Wesen des Faschismus` (Jg. 8, 1930/31, S. 68-72) und kommt zu einem sehr positiven Urteil über Mussolinis Politik. (.) `Der getreue Eckart` wird von den deklariert nationalsozialistischen `Mitteilungen des Kampfbundes für deutsche Kultur` (Folge 2, Mai 1933, S.7) ausdrücklich empfohlen." (Amann/Berger 197f, gekürzt) - Vorhanden: 1.-13., 19., 20. Jg. kompl.; sowie 33 weitere Hefte: 14. Jg./ Heft 4, 11; 15. Jg./ Heft 1-6, 9, 10; 16. Jg./ Heft 1-5, 7-9; 17. Jg./ Heft1-3, 7, 9-11; 18. Jg./ Heft 3, 4, 7-12; Vereinzelt sind den Jahrgängen die Beigaben "Jung Eckart" und "Das neue Heim" beigelegt/beigebunden. - AUCH EINZELBÄNDE UND EINZELHEFTE VORHANDEN Gr. 8°, zus. etwa 15.000 S., mit zahlr. Abb. in Farbe und Schw./W.; Jg. 1-8 in OLn. mit Deckel- und Rückenpräg., angestaubt, vereinzelt fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; Jg. 14-20 in OBrosch., angestaubt, Rücken mit kleinen Einrissen, vereinzelt kleinen Fehlstellen, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, zum Teil rissig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing Co. . Hardcover. Near Fine/new. Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, Third Printing 1942 Big Book& & NY: Works Publishing, inc. 1942 Hardcover. & & In NEAR FINE condition. Owner's name inscribed in ink on first board and first blank page. Some writing in pencil on page vii (Foreword). Underlining in pencil on pages 2-7, also pages 24-26 have some underling and writing in pencil. No other defects. 100% Gold Gild. Comes with NEW Reproduction dust jacket.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More than Six Thousand Men and Women have Recovered from Alcoholism (Hardcover)

      New York: Works Publishing, 1942. First Edition. Third printing. The First Edition was published in 1939, but the book didn't achieve its phenomenal popularity until a few years later, with the second printing coming in 1942, the third the following year, and a 12th printing by the end of the decade.& & The front pastedown, recto and verso of the front endpaper have been completely inscribed with contemporary owner names, presumably members of the original owner's AA group (making this a somewhat ironic copy).& & Very Good plus in the variant light blue cloth lacking dust jacket. Boards are lightly rubbed, with slight bumping to the tips, and light fray at the heel with an accompanying bump to the text block. An early edition of the founding title for one of the twentieth century's most important social movements, one whose influence and value are inestimable.

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      n.p. [New York], 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to edges and spine with slight loss at the tips. Despite the light wear, Near Fine with a superb inscription. Small folio (9" x 12") bound in full "army khaki" flexible leather with gilt lettering on the front cover. Includes sheet music for 19 of Berlin's songs, including "This Is the Army, Mr. Jones" and "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" from the Broadway musical that later toured the nation and the world and was made into a movie starring Ronald Reagan with much of the proceeds from all of its various guises donated to the U.S. Army. At the time of the original production, the U.S. Armed Forces were segregated; as a result of Berlin's insistence, the unit performing THIS IS THE ARMY became the only integrated company in uniform. Which leads to an interesting connection with the SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the great composer in this volume: "To Roy Lord/with gratitude/for helping to make/'This is the Army'/what it was in/the U.K./Irving Berlin." General Roy[al] Lord was the chief of staff to General John C. H. Lee, nicknamed "Jesus Christ Himself" for his arrogance. Lee had a number of roles in World War II including commander of the supply services for the U.S. Army in the European Theater and General Eisenhower's deputy commander. It was at Lee's suggestion that Black troops were allowed to serve in combat for the first time in the war in the Battle of the Bulge after 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in the first week of action. He received an Honor Roll of Race Relations from the New York Public Library's Schomberg Collection of Negro Literature for this action.

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        WAR SPEECHES. Signed. Into Battle, The Unrelenting struggle, The End of the beginning, Onwards to victory, The Dawn of liberation, Victory, Secret session speeches

      Cassell and Company Limited. London.,1942-47. FIRST EDITIONS of volumes two through to seven. First volume (Into battle) is the Twelfth edition, published in May 1947. 7 VOLUMES. Complete set of the war speeches. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHURCHILL IN VOLUME ONE-(Into Battle).----"Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill. 1948" on front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is a printed card stating "With the Compliments of Winston S. Churchill". A Very good set in the original publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spines. Generally all seven volumes are are clean and bright throughout. All volumes are in the publishers different coloured dustwrappers.The seventh volume (Secret session speeches) has some minor foxing to the front panel of the wrapper and a closed tear to the rear and a couple of volumes have minor chipping to the top and bottom of the spines but overall the wrappers are, on the whole, in very good condition. First volume wrapper is the correct 12th edition wrapper but has been supplied from another copy and is very good but with some uniform fading of the red on the spine. The other volumes are all in original dustwrappers and have some minor rubbing and very small areas of chipping to extremities but overall this is a very good, bright, tidy set of this important collection. A very good complete set of Churchill's War Speeches with the bonus of being signed in volume one. Any copies of Into Battle signed by Churchill are surprisingly difficult to find, with first edition copies being rarest of all.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The World Crisis 1911-1918, INSCRIBED and dated by Churchill on 10 Downing Street stationary

      This jacketed first abridged and revised Macmillan edition of The World Crisis is inscribed by Churchill on Prime Minister stationary and dated "Easter 1942". Early 1942 was a low point of the war, full of challenges, compromises, and disappointments, both military and political, across the globe for the British. Easter weekend 1942 saw terrible losses of aircraft, ships, and men to the Japanese, with the day after Easter seeing Japanese forces land in the Solomon Islands and bombing British India for the first time. For obvious reasons, inscribed books from this time are scarce. This book was almost certainly a gift for someone Churchill knew personally. The stationary bearing the inscription is affixed to the front pastedown. The stationary is printed with the Prime Minister's seal on the upper right and "10 Downing Street, Whitehall." on the upper left. The inscription is typed "Inscribed for Mr. J.W.R. Hill by" with Churchill's signature in black ink appearing directly below. Below Churchill's signature is typed "Easter 1942". We are informed that J.R.W. Hill was Joseph William Roland Hill (1905-1977), who apparently served as film projectionist for Churchill at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, which Churchill frequented during the war, and where Churchill enjoyed films in the "Long Gallery". Churchill was at Chequers in late March and early April 1942. We have no definitive evidence of Mr. Hill's presence at Chequers at that time. Nonetheless, being able to definitively place Churchill at Chequers at the time is strong corroboration. Mr. Hill's association with Churchill is further corroborated by another book inscribed to him by Churchill dated "Christmas 1942". Moreover, the inscription stands on its own merits as an outstanding, dated wartime inscription on official stationary. In early 1942, the setbacks faced by Churchill during the first world war when he served in the War Cabinet and on the Front must have been on his mind, as he now faced the Second World War from the position of high command and ultimate responsibility. This abridged and revised volume of The World Crisis is not simply an abridgement, but an important edition in its own right; Churchill made significant revisions and added a new introduction and an entire new chapter on the Battle of the Marne. Macmillan acquired the rights to several Churchill books after Thornton Butterworth went under in 1940. Thus this edition - the first printing of the Macmillan edition produced using the original Thornton Butterworth first edition plates. We are pleased that the condition of this book befits the inscription it bears. This copy is in fine condition in a very good+ dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and virtually no wear. The contents are likewise bright and clean with no spotting and no inscriptions apart from that of the author. Even the text block edges remain clean. The dust jacket is unclipped and highly complete, with just fractional losses at the corners and spine ends. The spine is lightly soiled, but the red title lettering remains vivid and unfaded. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.14.a, Woods/ICS A31(bd.1), Langworth p.116.

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        The American Cowboy

      New York: Charles Scribern's Sons 1942, 1st Edition. () 2p.l.,[x],273pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original red cloth and slightly browned dust jacket with illustrations (many full-paged) by the author. Dust jacket with minor staining to fore edge of rear wrapper and light edge wear else very good. Uncommon in the dust jacket. One of Will James classics. Scribner's first complete with the letter A on back of title page..

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        The Body In The Library

      The Crime Club, London, 1942, 1942. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Publisher's red cloth in the striking Stead-designed dustwrapper which displays the title highlighted in book spines arranged on three of the library shelves. Trivial wear, price-clipped. A beautiful, fine copy. Agatha Christie's second Miss Marple novel, and one of the most famous books from the world's best-known mystery writer Wagstaff & Poole. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p82-89].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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