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        Deadlier than the Male (First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Donovan's Brain (First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lespugue *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fragments du Narcisse

      Antananarivo: Octave Mannoni, 1942. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. In-4. Tananarive, Sn, 1942. 32 x 24,5 cm, 1 f. bl. + 10 ff. n. ch. + 1 f. bl., couv. en papier de bananier, imprimée en noir et portant la mention "hors commerce", sans page de titre, justification et ach. d'impr. en 3e de couv. Rarissime édition du Narcisse faite à Madagscar sous la direction d'Octave Mannoni et destinée à sa classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, limitée à 30 ex. La préface est inédite, de même que les commentaires, placés au v° des feuillets, en regard du texte de Valéry. L'achevé d'imprimer porte la mention : "La difficulté en temps de blocus de fournir des textes à ses élèves a induit un professeur de Madagascar à faire imprimer ce poème extrait de Charmes en y joignant des annotations purement scolaires. L'ingéniosité locale a permis la fabrication de ce papier essayé ici pour la première fois et sur lequel on a tiré trente exemplaire de ces cahiers destinés à la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni. En aucun cas ces cahiers ne doivent se trouver mis en vente. Imprimé par Henri Vidalie, Tananarive en février 1942 sur papier Blocus." En raison des conditions du temps, cette édition fut faite sans le consentement de l'auteur. Néanmoins, nous disposons du brouillon d'une lettre adressée par Mannoni à Valéry en 1942 ainsi que de 2 réponses de Julien Monod (1942 & 1944) qui montrent l'intérêt que Valéry a porté à cette édition et au commentaire qu'en fit le philosophe et futur psychanalyste (photocopie jointe), qui précise : "Madagascar serait-elle le dernier refuge de la contrefaçon en librairie ? Ose-t-on vous éditer sans votre aveu ? Il n'en est rien ! Simplement, je n'ai pas voulu traiter par l'affreuse polycopie habituelle le beau texte du Narcisse, ni l'exposer, en le dictant, à des mutilations plus affreuses encore. D'autre part les Imprimeries dorment, faute de papier ; pour quelques centaines de francs j'ai pu donner à mes trente élèves une copie du Narcisse aussi convenable que les circonstances le permettent. Cependant, bien qu'il s'agisse d'une "polycopie imprimée", de cahiers qui ne sortent point de la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, je n'aurais pas manqué de vous demander préalablement votre autorisation si n'avions été si longtemps et si complètement privés de toutes communications par mer et par air. (...) Sur la matière même de ce cahier : on a employé un papier de fortune, fait avec de vieux papiers, et dont la fabrication n'était pas encore au point ; mais on n'avait pas le choix. Pour la couverture, on a trouvé un papier de fabrication locale déjà ancienne, fait de fibres de bananier, et destiné surtout à fabriquer des abat-jour et de boites... Les caractères étant vieux et souvent cassés, il a fallu tirer page par page pour n'utiliser qu'un choix à peu près convenable... Je serais extrêmement heureux si vous pouviez avoir quelque plaisir de collectionneur à considérer comme une curiosité cette copie de votre propre poème - à cause des circonstances somme toute un peu exceptionnelles dans laquelle elle a été faite." Dans son 1er courrier, Julien Monod écrit "mon ami Paul Valéry m'a montré hier chez lui votre commentaire du Narcisse dont il m'a fait l'éloge" et lui en demande un exemplaire pour son Valeryanum, exemplaire que Mannoni semble avoir toutes les peines à retrouver, puisque, dans un courrier daté de juin 1945, l'une des personnes à qui il en avait confié un lui assure l'avoir égaré. Dans une autre lettre, Monod écrit "je vous remercie beaucoup des renseignements que vous [me] donnez sur le cahier en question, comme de votre aimable intention de chercher à en retrouver un exemplaire pour mon Valeryanum. J'ai fait lire votre lettre à notre poète et je crois bien qu'il va vous écrire lui-même un mot, comme il comptait le faire depuis longtemps, mais sans avoir la possibilité de communiquer avec vous." Edition connue de Karaïskakis (67C), l'exemplaire qu'il décrit étant en tous points conforme au nôtre. Bel exemplaire, avec qqes traces de pliures..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Ruins and Visions

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

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        SIGNED B/W Original Wedding Portrait Photograph July 10, 1942 of Barbara Hutton, American Heiress & Cary Grant, Hollywood Actor, SIGNED BY Cary Grant & Barbara, signed it in a Lighter Ink, & Inscribed to -- with Great Appreciation ( Quickly they Were N

      1942 - SIGNED B/W Original Wedding Portrait Photograph , 13 7/8 X 11 inches,Protected in Stiff Clear Plastic & Board,Minor Wear, SIGNATURES GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, VG+ ( Quickly they Were Nicknamed Cash & Cary ) Signed photograph of them together is as Scarce as Hens Teeth, Cary lived 1904-1986, & Hutton lived 1912-1979 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        A WITNESS TREE (Signed, First trade Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. First trade edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. First printing of the trade edition, SIGNED by the author on the half-title. Book is Near Fine with minor separation between end paper and first blank, otherwise a clean, tight copy. In a Very Good+ dust jacket that is toned and chipped on the spine, but generally quite attractive. This book won Frost his fourth Pulitzer Prize for poetry. It was released as a signed, limited edition and a trade edition. As a result, very few of the trade editions were ever signed, making this copy quite unusual on the market. Additional images available upon request. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Carlo Braccesco - Istituto Nazionale Di Studi Sul Rinascimento Sezione Lombarda

      Milano: Castello Sforzesco, 1942. IN GOOD CONDITION. 27pp, [3], 42 black and white illustrations, [12], printed on fine glossy paper, bound in decorative paper over boards, with leather spine label intact, binding and hinges tight. LIMITED EDITION #400 of 1000 copies. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper. Occasional foxing, covers show corner and edge wear.. BOOK SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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      Ann Baker (1942-2006), specialist in country painting, as awarded by the Historical Society of Early American Decorating, was a renowned artist and teacher of American country painting. She was noted by American Life Magazine as one of the 100 Master Crafts Persons in the country. Her works are represented in several museums, and one of her pieces was displayed in the White House. As a teacher, Baker maintained an extensive collection of historical designs, patterns, stencils, photographs and other teaching aids designed to preserve the authentic designs and historical traditions of country painting. This unique collection consists of over 700 items relating to her work as a country painter, toleware artist, gold-leaf painter and teacher, and exhibits a variety of techniques. The designs are on glazed cardboard, acetate and architect's linen and range in size from very small to large elaborate, multicolored works (20 x 26 inches). The colors from the paint and real gold leaf are stunning. While most designs are for tea caddies, various trays, boxes and multiuse borders, there are a few original Baker artworks, including three on felt. An approximate breakdown of the material is: 75 extra large paintings, 145 large paintings (8-1/2" x 11"), 50 medium sized paintings (5" x 7"), 25 small paintings, four watercolors, 200 pencil sketches, 100 stencils and many photographs of source material. Ann Baker was devoted to preserving historical technique so important to early American life. This archive illustrates the original designs and colors, identifies the sources of many designs and provides teaching methods for a new generation of artists. As a result, the collection has historical value as well as ongoing teaching value. These paintings and related materials must be seen to fully appreciate the vibrant colors, intricate designs and overall beauty. This archive would be a wonderful addition to any early American museum or collection.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The "Time and Tide" Map of the Atlantic Charter

      London.: George Philip & Son.. Copyright 1942.. Color pictographic / pictorial wall map, 30 x 42 3/4 inches on sheet size 32 1/2 x 43 3/4 inches, linen backed and attached to wooden rods along upper and lower edge. Toned and faded, light creases from rolling, light wear, little chipping and short tears where rods attach to map and at side edges. A stunning map by MacDonald Gill, celebrating the Atlantic Charter between the United States and the United Kingdom, summarised in the seal at right of the map: "The President of the United States and the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, being met together, deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future for the world. 14 August 1944." This is the American edition, marked "Denoyer-Geppert Company, Chicago, Sole U.S. Distributors." Pictographs mark the resources of countries worldwide. .

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        Fun With Dick and Jane

      This is an original hardcover corrected proof copy of Fun With Dick and Jane dated March 23, 1942.  Cathedral Basic Readers.  A revision of  Fun With Dick and Jane by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot.  "O. K. for Printing See correction on Copyright Page" and initials and date on front fly page.  Pictorial title page contains correction written in ink.  Index also contains corrections.Illustrated green cloth boards.  Boy and girl at top right corner.  Dome at bottom right corner.  Boards are soiled with moderate spine bumping and tiny corner rubbing.  Back cover has some unreadable black stamped numbers. Binding is very good.  Page edges are tanned and heavily soiled. All colored illustrations in book. Several inside pages have areas of soil.  Page number corrections are written in pencil. A book of this era and in good condition is a rare find.  

      [Bookseller: Willow 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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        MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL. First U.K. Edition. 1942, 2nd Impression Stated ,

      LONDON. Faber and Faber Limited. Printed in GB by W. S. Cowell. 1942 - HARDBACK NODustjacket, Stated 1st Published in July 1942 on Copyright pg, First U.K. edition. , Second Impression, VG-/GOOD+, AS-IS NOJACKET, Oblong Red Pictorial Boards Of B/W Smiling Steam Shovel, with Man in Red Waving Surrounded by Green & White, Cover Light rub, Wear Edges & Extremities, Approx 9 1/2 X 8 3/4 in. Interior nice tight clean LIGHT fox lightwear & Several pgs with small blank Margin Tears Chips, UNPAGINATED.Oblong Quarto, Light small Crease mark front Cvr in Red Margin, Back Cvr is Green with Steam Shovel in Center in Red & Black with Man waving from Inside, With Yellow Spine & Black Lettering, Couple tiny small dogeared pgs, Light Bow to Cvrs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Prièrere". Manuscrit autographe.

      S. l., vers 1942. - 1 p. (22 lignes). In-4. Peut être un brouillon pour sa "Citadelle" composée en partie aux Etats-Unis en 1941/1943, peu avant son retour en Europe et son dernier survol de la Méditerranée. Non corrigé. - "Oh, mon Dieu, moi je veux vous aider et reparer les mœurs du jour et redresser l'autel. Et retablir le sens du livre. On vous permettra, vous les hommes, sur une page blanche de l'ecrir. L'amour? Je ne crois plus à cet amour immediat. L'amour n'est point de s'attendrir sur cette [.] qui [.] mais sur ce dont elle est depositaire et qui seul rayonne. Il ne s'agit pas de ranger ceux qui ont dispersé leurs aromates mais de refaire ces vase sacrés capable de capter la conscience et de construire un livre avec les mots. Nous avons besoin que tous collaborent. La [.] n'est point l'œuvre repandue par quelque vers, alimentant les justes - mais la [.] de vreation - et ici je resoud cette contradiction interne qui nous fait sentir sans enthousiasme pour Descartes - La [.] pour nous - tantot pour les sauvages des iles qui dansent leurs danses et chantent leurs chants loin de nos [.] [.] ouvriers. Et nous balancons entre ces deux pôles sans idée claire pour saisir la réalité qui disperse nos aspirations. La même chose cependant. Createur - Je t'ai donc surpris là dans ton obscur travail fourmillier qui ruche qui fabrique ton miel sans le savoir. Et cette [.] qui souffre ne na sais pas pourquoi elle souffre sinon qu'elle souffre. C'est l'humble image d'une mauvaise aventure, d'une famille dispersée et d'un enfant malade - quand il s'agit de quelque chose [.] comee une crise religieuse et d'une ascension retardée. Je ne peux souffrir ces notions prises non à la base. Les polemiques. Un roi c'est un sang royal jusqu'au dernier".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Little House

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. First edition of one of the rarest and most sought after children's classics. Oblong quarto, original blue cloth. Light rubbing to the spine tips, a near fine copy in an excellent unrestored dust jacket that shows a small chip to the crown of the spine and some light wear. Small ink inscription opposite the title page. This book and dust jacket are usually seen with restoration, this copy is exceptionally clean and bright. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built." So begins Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1943. "Taking her cue from her small sons, Aristides and Michael, Burton chose subjects that would intrigue children… [including] Mary Ann, the steam shovel… [Burton's books] have heroes and heroines children can understand and enjoy, ingenious and satisfactory endings and lively illustrations. The books survive because they exhibit so effectively the elements most basic to children's literature" (Silvey, 109-10).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        3 Blind Mice

      William Morrow and Company, New York 1942 - First edition. Quarto. 271pp. Else fine with slightly sunned spine. Inscribed by Seifert to the family of her sister, the prolific author Elizabeth Seifert. A scarce mystery with a wonderful association. *OCLC* locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Winter of Artifice

      [New York: The Gemor Press,, c. 1942]. Line Engravings on Copper by Ian Hugo. Octavo. Original black and white pictorial boards. With the original glassine jacket. Copper engravings throughout by Ian Hugo. Light partial tanning to free endpaper. An excellent copy in the unusually nice glassine jacket which is has only two small chips at the corners. First US edition, first impression, and the first illustrated edition. One of only 500 copies. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent Vodrayka, Anais Nin" and additionally signed by the artist Ian Hugo. A superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Corriere della sera.

      Subject: (Giornali). Milano, 1942, A. XXI, annata completa, lotto di trecentosessantaquattro giornali.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Marcel Baschet. 1862-1941. Sa vie, son oeuvre

      SADAG, 1942. in4 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1942). First Edition. Hardcover. Usually found without the slipcase and with severe rubbing to the spine, this is a much better than average copy with only light rubbing to the spine and a completely intact slipcase. Owner name on the half-title page. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with sunning to the outer edges. Bernard Lamotte. Bound in publisher's blue leather-backed boards. Copy #361 of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and by the illustrator Bernard Lamotte.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Flight To Arras

      United States: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Gently read. Heavy uniform toning to the edges of the text block. Toning to the edges of the cloth boards with light wear to the spine heel and crown. Blue cloth boards & spine, gold spine lettering. Dust cover has been clipped to the top corner of the front panel with the original price still intact to the bottom corner. Heavy chipping to the jacket extremities, rubbing to the flap creases and sunning to the spine. New mylar cover. Very interesting copy in that firstly it has been signed by the author, and second it contains a monologue written in pencil to the second FEP by an unnamed previous owner outlining a journey taken by aircraft from Berlin to Paris in 1945 in which he visited the WWI battlefield at Arras en route.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        Non Vouloir by Georges Hugnet

      Paris: Editions Jeanne Bucher, 1942. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. tan wrappers, front cover printed in red and black. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 76 pages. 19 x 14 cm. Limited edition copy 280 of 420 on Velin Bouffant. Four full-page zincographs by Picasso, original price on back cover, 380 fr. Back cover chipped at fore-edge.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        [Original Drypoint Etching] LE VIOL III (L'ETREINTE II) ("EMBRACE")

      [Paris: Lacourière, 1942].. Original drypoint etching. Plate size 29.5 x 36.5 cm, with full margins. Hinged in two places at top edge to mat board, otherwise fine. One of an edition of 55 copies on Montval paper bearing the Picasso watermark, executed in 1933, and published by Lacourière in 1942 (neither signed nor numbered). An element from the famed Suite Vollard BLOCH 259.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      1942. Very Good. (LEDOUX COLLLECTION). JAPANESE PRINTS OF THE LEDOUX COLLECTION. In five volumes. Vols. I & II: New York, privately printed, 1942-44. Vol. III: New York, E. Weyhe, 1948. Vols. IV & V: Princeton University Press, 1950- 51. Vols. II & III are 1/400, the remaining vols. 1/1000 copies. 5 vols., folio, cloth-backed patterned paper boards, paper labels. Vol. I (Primitives), 20 color & 30 halftone plates; Vol. II (Harunobu and Shunsho), 8 color & 44 halftone plates; Vol. III (Buncho to Utamaro), 20 color & 39 halftone plates; Vol. IV (Sharaku to Toyokuni), 16 color & 45 halftone plates; Vol. V (Hokusai and Hiroshige), 8 color & 44 halftone plates. Condition of all vols. is very good with light soiling at the boards and cloth, slight edgewear, tape marks to the inner boards here and there, slight sunning at the spine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        La structure du comportement.

      Paris, 1942. Lex 8vo. Original printed green wrappers. A few small tears to front wrapper (no loss) and a bit of light wear to spine. Uncut and unopened. A very nice copy. (2), 314, (2) pp.. Scarce first edition on Merleau-Ponty's first published work, "The Structure of Behavior", which constitutes the outset of his philosophy, the work on the basis of which he was awarded his doctorate, perhaps the most important of all of his works and as such a main work of 20th century thought. "The first sentence of "The Structure of Behavior reads", "Our goal is to understand the relationship of consciousness and nature: organic, psychological or even social" (SB, 3). In the philosophical field that Merleau-Ponty entered, the question concerning the relationship of consciousness and nature was dominated by two distinct approaches: on the one hand, what Merleau-Ponty would call 'objectivism', understood as naturalism in philosophy, behaviorism in psychology, and mechanism in biology; on the other hand, what he calls 'intellectualism', that is, the neo-Kantianism which loomed large in France at that time, particularly the thought of Brunschvicg. Merleau-Ponty's own position emerges as he critically negotiates his way between these two approaches. In "The Structure of Behavior", he argues against naturalism and objectivism, however, he does not employ the epistemological resources of the Kantian tradition. In his rejection of an epistemological starting point, Merleau-Ponty's position resembles that of Hegel in the Phenomenology of Spirit. The Hegelian influence on "The Structure of Behavior" should not be underestimated. Like Hegel, Merleau-Ponty 'starts from below', which is to say, he does not begin with an analysis of a subjectivity which would constitute the condition of possibility for the appearance of objectivity. Rather he turns his attention to the research that was currently being done in the psychology and the biology of his day, attempting to demonstrate that the actual results of this research contradict the explicit ontology that subtends it." (SEP)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Autograph musical manuscript signed.

      New City, 30. V. 1942. - Folio (314:241 mm). 6 pp. The entire manuscript, lyrics, and music are beautifully penned in jet black ink on Chappell No. 2 and Rayner, Dalheim & Co. lined music paper. A complete musical manuscript by Kurt Weill of his "Song of the Free". The musical portion of the manuscript is six pages in length. On page one of the manuscript, Weill has written: "Song of the Free by Archibald MacLeish, Music by Kurt Weill". On the cover (music lined paper), Weill has written: "The manuscript of The Song of the Free (The United Nations Anthem) for Gertrude Lawrence as a token of my undying affection. Kurt Weill. New City May 30, 1942". German composer Kurt Weill immigrated to the United States in 1936, and his interest in American music and literature became a vital part of his music. Weill set the poetry of many American poets and writers to music, including Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Archibald MacLeish and Maxwell Anderson. According to the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, "Song of the Free" was composed for the war effort between February and April, 1942. Titled by Weill "Song of the Free (The United Nations Anthem)", the song may have been used as part of a radio broadcast celebrating "United Nations Day", which was June 14, 1942. At that time, the "United Nations" referred to U.S. Allies in World War II (the United Nations, as we know it today, had not yet formed). An important musical manuscript, with an important association between Weill and the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Modernist poet, Archibald MacLeish. Musical manuscript material in Weill's hand is extremely rare. - Light soiling.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Screwtape Letters

      London, Geoffrey Bles. 1942., 1942. FIRST EDITION.8vo., pp. 160. Finely bound in recent full black morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt ruled border to boards, marbled end-papers. A Fine copy of a hellishly scarce title.. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [160].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

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