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        Camouflage Simplified

      First Edition Good+, recently rebacked preserving the original pictorial cloth covered boards which show shallow chipping to the upper 1 1/4" of the fore edge of the front board and rounding of the lower tip of the front board and with light soiling to the cloth of the front and rear boards. The front and rear French joints and hinges have been replaced as have the front and rear end sheets. The very left edge of the "C" in "Camouflage" on the front board has been restored. hinge is broken. The top and bottom edges of the text block are dust stained. Without a dust jacket as no copies are known to have had a jacket. 61 pages of text with 34 illustrations by Sloane. An extremely scarce, early title by Sloane! With no prior ownership markings whatsoever. Our code number = TB23107

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches: full set of Australian editions of Churchill’s war speeches in dust jackets

      Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Here is a full set of first Australian editions of Churchil's war speeches - the soaring and defiant oratory that sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." In Australia, Churchill's war speeches were published in six individual volumes between 1942 and 1946. Collectors should note that there are only six volumes (rather than the seven published in Britain and the U.S.) because there was no Australian issue of Into Battle. Here is a full jacketed set of all six Australian editions. Condition ranges from very good to truly fine. Far more scarce than the British and U.S. editions and rarely seen jacketed in this condition. The bindings are all clean, bright, and tight. All dust jackets are bright and unclipped with only minor wear and losses. Spine presentation of all volumes is excellent with the exception of Secret Session Speeches, which is so scarce that fine jacketed examples are virtually unobtainable. A high point of the set is The Unrelenting Struggle, which is an outstanding fine copy with crisp white pages in a stunning clean and bright dust jacket. It is the finest example we have seen. It is also an unusual binding variant, being bound in very dark, nearly black cloth with a wavy pattern over light vertical scoring. Previous owner markings are limited to an ink stamp in Unrelenting Struggle and a Christmas inscription dated 1946 in Secret Session Speeches. The balance of the volumes bear no inscriptions. Spotting is limited and light, being confined to the text block edges of only two volumes. This is rare, collector-worthy set in unusually good condition. All six dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: A172.4, A183.4, A194.4.b, A214.4, A223.4, A227.4.b; Woods/ICS A89(d), A94(d), A101(d), A107(d), A112(d), A114(d); Langworth pages 215, 221, 225, 230, 236, 252

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Dark Kingdom (Signed Painted Edition)

      New York: Harriss & Givens, 1942. First edition. Paperback. Fine/fine. 8vo. First edition of one of the author's special "painted" books. Number 36 of 75 copies of the special edition with original cover decorations painted by the author. Printed on Andorra paper and specially bound. No two decorations are alike. Signed and hand-numbered by Patchen. An exceptionally fine example in stiff bound wrappers with fragile tissue wrapper intact save for a tiny chip at base of rear panel. The book comes in the original printed hard slipcase which shows only minor wear to the edges. This copy comes from the library of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin with his small ownership sticker to inside rear cover. A superior copy of a beautifully rendered work.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Arson An Ardent Review

      London: Toni Del Renzio, 1942. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Scarce one shot surrealist magazine. Better than very good in wrappers with light wear and small chips to perimeter. Includes an interview with Andre Breton.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Revista de las Indias

      Bogota:, 1942-46,. volumes 16-27, bnd., ex library still good++;very-good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Dust Tracks On A Road: An Autobiography

      J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA 1942 - Pictorial dust jacket: general book, shelf, edge-wear, rubs, chipping, corner bumps, soil marks, foxing, otherwise in Good Minus condition. Cover: light edge-wear, discoloration, front/back hinge cracks. Bookplate of the previous owner on the front paste-down page, pencil lines on a few pages from the previous owner with a pencil notation on the last page. Dust jacket excerpt, ".the story of a young Negro girl who was to become one of the most respected anthropologists of her race." DATE PUBLISHED: 1942 EDITION: FIRST ED 294 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Lucretia Borgia - The Chronicle of Tebaldeo Tebaldei - Renaissance Period

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1942 - 191pp, [15]. Bound in full white morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, authors to third, cockerel device to sixth, upper cover with central device all in gilt, t.e.g. others untrimmed. Morocco lightly soiled, previous owner's book plate (for Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw - designed by John Buckland Wright) to front pastedown. One of thirty copies on specially watermarked Arnold's mould-made paper and accompanied by a collotype reproduction of Swinburne's manuscript of one chapter of the Chronicle, this being number seven. Binding is by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Pertelote 152; Cave and Manson 152.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        CROSS CREEK. Signed

      New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942 Outstanding Copy. Multiple Signers. First Edition, first issue of Rawlings classic, Inscribed by her on the front endpaper, 'For Clifford and Gladys, with much affection, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, March 17, 1942.' Dr. Clifford P. Lyons was professor of literature at the University of Florida. He and his wife testified on Rawlings behalf at the Cross Creek Trial. Additionally Signed by Robert Camp Jr., the dustwrapper artist on the bottom edge of the front dustwrapper flap, Norton Baskin, Rawlings' husband, Dessie Smith Prescott, a close friend and companion, Idell Parker, the Rawlings' maid for many years and Jake Glisson, Rawlings' childhood neighbour. A near fine copy in green cloth, green titles ruled in silver, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some overall use. Ex-Libris Philip May, Sr., a close friend of Rawlings and her husband Norton Baskin. May acted as Rawlings' attorney in the Cross Creek Trial. Subsequent to her death, a portion of her personal library and correspondence passed to May, Sr. and then to his son, Philip May, Jr.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Deutsche antarktische Expedition 1938/39. Mit dem Flugzeugstützpunkt der Deutschen Lufthansa A. G. M. S. "Schwabenland" Kapitän A. Kottas ausgeführt unter der Leitung von Kapitän A. Ritscher. Wissenschaftliche und fliegerische Ergebnisse. Erster Band - Textteil

      Leipzig, Koehler & Amelang, 1942.. Mit Abb. und gefalt. Plänen. 4 Bll., 304 S. OHLwd. Wohl nach 1945 aufgebunden, die Ergebenheitselogen an die NSDAP nach dem Titel sind nicht vorhanden. - Etwas bestoßen, leicht gebrauchsspurig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Footlight Serenade (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Revised Final Script for the 1942 film, "Footlight Serenade" (here under the working title, "Strictly Dynamite"), directed by Gregory Ratoff, written for the screen by Kenneth Earl, Robert Ellis, Fidel LaBarba, Helen Logan, and Lynn Starling, and starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Victor Mature, and Jane Wyman. & & A classic Fox musical, and the film that certified Betty Grable's ascent to stardom. Mature plays an arrogant boxer who is trying for a career on Broadway, and who is also trying to win the affection of Grable, who is secretly married to Payne. & & Red studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 424 and copy No. 116, dated March 4, 1942, and with a holograph notation at the top left that reads: "Received fr. Carl E. Milliken (Hays Office) with letter 4-8-42. This script was sent to him in March 1942 by Jason Joy." Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Starling, Ellis, and Logan. 128 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/9/42 and 3/11/42. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus (small chip missing from the bottom outer edge of the rear wrapper), bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      New York: The Viking Press, 1942. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 631pp., (1)pp. list of books and plays by the author, bound in reed cloth stamped in silver, spine lettering silver, just the slightest bump to one corner otherwise nearly fine in unclipped dust jacket showing just a bit of wear and toning to edges, small chip and wear to head, and a bit of fading to spine. An exceptionally nice coy. Email for picture.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Dragon's Teeth

      New York: Viking, 1942 Red Cloth with silver lettering and all 1st issue points for the BOOK & DJ: DEFECTS: minor shelfwear bottom edges,corners. minor bumping to spine bottom. Top corner front has a small tear and bump,spine top has minor tears,back corner has minor wear. 1st leaf has a been clipped top corner,former owners pastedown inside front cover,minor yellowing to inside covers,very very tight and square.631 numbered pages.Most people would grade this higher than VG+. Pencil price 1st title and rear inside cover.dark red stain top edge as issused,very minor soiling other page edges. DJ:price intact,1st issue,moderate chipping to frt top corner and spine ends,rubbing and soiling minor,Front cover is 2/3 worn thru on the edge,now protected in mylar. photos on request..First Published . Hardcover. Very Good+/Good+.

      [Bookseller: Just One More Book]
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        Lucretia Borgia - The Chronicle of Tebaldeo Tebaldei - Renaissance Period

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1942. 191pp, [15]. Bound in full white morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, authors to third, cockerel device to sixth, upper cover with central device all in gilt, t.e.g. others untrimmed. Morocco lightly soiled, previous owner's book plate (for Lilian Beatrice Burtinshaw - designed by John Buckland Wright) to front pastedown. One of thirty copies on specially watermarked Arnold's mould-made paper and accompanied by a collotype reproduction of Swinburne's manuscript of one chapter of the Chronicle, this being number seven. Binding is by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Pertelote 152; Cave and Manson 152.1. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Stone, Reynolds. 4to. Private Press.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Annuario sportivo generale della GIL A. XVIII.

      Subject: (Fascismo). (Roma, 1942), 4to br. cop. ill. col. pp. 253-(50) complet. ill. da straordinarie (per qualit?) fot. in nero e colore e con tav. lit. a colori f.t. di Sinopico, Bazzi e Mancioli. Alcune di qualit? grafica eccezionale; pubblicit? di Sironi, ecc.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Gildekamerstraat met originele zeven etsen van Rene de Coninck

      . Antwerpen : Lantaarntje, 1942, 7 p., ill. in-folio + houten kaders(2) . Map gilde-kamerstraat uitgeven op 50 genummerde exemplaren (nr. 20) gesigneerd door De Schuyter.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The High Window

      Alfred A. Knopf 1942 - A fine leather bound first edition, 1942. A beautiful copy with fine brown leather, gilt detailing on the spine and marbled papers. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        'Five on a Treasure Island' First UK Edition

      The first Famous Five adventure in original dust wrapper A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1942. A very good book without inscriptions. No marks or stamps within. Some wear to the cloth on the spine tips and the corners. Some browning to the spine. In a very good unclipped wrapper (showing 5/-). Some small japanese tissue repairs to the folds and to two places on the spine and corners. Some creasing to the rear panel and to the lower portion of the front panel. A very rare children?s title.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Work Suspended

      London, Chapman & Hall Ltd.,, 1942. Two Chapters of an Unfinished Novel. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine cocked, armorial bookplate to front pastedown but a nice copy in the tanned and rubbed dust jacket with some small loss at the head of the spine panel and a couple of splash marks further down the spine. First edition, first impression. One of 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Privately Printed, 1942 Gustafson, Ralph. LYRICS UNROMANTIC. New York Privately Printed, 1942. Signed. First Edition, Limited to 100 Numbered Copies of Canadian poet Ralph Gustafson's fourth book of poetry, described by E. J. Pratt as "pure sculpture", Inscribed by Ralph Gustafson on the front free endpaper. "For Dad, With love, Ralph". A fine copy in 1/4 gray over brick cloth, black titles to the spine. 8vo. 19 pp. Family copies are rarely offered. $875. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Trois contes de Perrault. La Belle au bois dormant. La barbe bleue. Cendrillon. Dessins de Henry Lemarié gravés sur bois.

      Jean Porson, Paris, 1942 - Paris, Jean Porson 1942-1950. 4°. 41 p., 3 f. ; 25 p., 3 f. ; 33 p., 10 p. n. ch. Avec 110 illustrations de Lemarié minutieusement gravées sur bois, et imprimées en nombreuses couleurs. Plein maroquin. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre doré au dos. Dorures sur les chasses. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Emboîtage cartonné assorti. N° XIX d'un petit nombre d'exemplaires sur Rives, numérotés en chiffres romains , destinés aux collaborateurs de la présente édition. - Reliure signée E. Schroth, Bâle. - A l'origine il était prévu que 5 contes de Perrault seraient édités, mais "Des évènements indépendants de sa volonté ont contraint l'Editeur à renoncer à la publication des deux derniers contes projetés". - La Belle au bois dormant est ornée de 45 ill. qui ont exigés la gravure de 800 bois et leur impression a nécessité 2 millions de passages sur machine soit 900 heures de travail assidu. La barbe bleue ornée de 25 ill. et Cendrillon orné de 39 ill. ont nécessité un nombre d'heures de travail tout aussi colossal. - Henry Lemarié (1911- 1991), miniaturiste célèbre, appartient à l'histoire du livre du XXème siècle. Dessinateur de l'infîniment petit, il a laissé une oeuvre remarquable, portée au plus haut degré de la perfection, à placer au premier rang de l'art français du Livre. - Dos bruni, sino exemplaire en excellent état de cette édition magnifique. Sprache: Französisch Plein maroquin. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre doré au dos. Dorures sur les chasses. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Emboîtage cartonné assorti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Dead Season's Heritage

      Buenos Aires: , 1942. Large octavo. Original blue wrappers printed in black. Wrappers rubbed and marked, spine and edges of covers tanned, spotting to edges. Contents unopened. A very good copy. First trade edition, first impression, originally published asa limited edition of 50 copies. With two framed mixed-media portraits by Manning: Alfred Perles dated 1968 (265 × 165 mm), and Henry Miller dated 1973 (405 × 275 mm).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Notice. Headquarters Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California, May 5, 1942. Civilian Exclusion Order No. 41.

      Printed broadside, 22x14. Light edge wear and browning; otherwise very good. Order No. 41 states that all persons of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, are to be excluded from what were designated as the military portions of the city. The order also requires that a representative of each family report the Civil Control Station on May 6, 1942, or face criminal penalties. The broadside is signed in print by J. L. DeWitt, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army. This is an important piece of American history that records events that are not our "finest hour."

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Collection of original political cartoons by Tom Ballenger

      Thomas L. Ballenger, Jr. (1926-2012) attended the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated from The Art Students League in New York City. Ballenger worked as a commercial artist in advertising agencies from New York to California where he won numerous awards of recognition. He was also a book illustrator. Ballengerís work has been exhibited in many art galleries and held in private collections throughout the United States. Seven original anti-Nazi political cartoons, circa 1942-1943, by cartoonist Tom Ballenger, five on art board (9î x 11î to 9.5î x 11î), one on pale yellow paper (8.75î x 11î), one on white paper (8.5î x 11î); one not signed, others signed ìTom Ballengerî or ìBallenger.î Three picture Hitler, two Mussolini, and two Hitler and Mussolini. Two with partial sketches on verso. Light toning and soiling, else near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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      Orbis, Barcelona 1942 - Plena Piel (Camacho). Bella encuadernación con planchas en seco y dorados, nervios, conserva cubierta original, leve oxido, XXIII Y 637 págs, todo ilustrado. Obra fundamental, ejemplar bellisimo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen

      Leipzig: H. Schmidt & C. Günther / Pantheon-Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, (1942). Small owner's stamp to the title page, else near fine in a close to near fine jacket with archival and cosmetic restoration: chips at the spine ends, flap folds, and the edges of the panels have been filled-in with Japanese paper, and several short tears have been repaired. The rear flap is shorter than the front; it is unclear to me if this is as issued. (The restoration has been well-executed and is unobtrusively evident by examining the rear of the jacket.). First Edition. Large quarto. Introduction in German by Otto Dannenburg. Tipped-in frontispiece of the photographer. With 120 full-page gravure plates of plants, in which Blossfeldt turns a typology of botany into art. The third and final book, published posthumously, of Blossfeldt's enduring masterpiece of nature photography.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Il legatore di libri. Corso di istruzioni professionali per allievi legatori.

      Subject: (Legatoria). Torino, SEI, 1942, 8vo leg. originale in cartoncino, pp. VIII-600 con 415 fig. n.t. Ricercato ed in eccellenti condizioni.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Klingen. 4. årgang.

      Kbhvn. 1942. Rigt illustr. 4to. 128 s. Orig. papirbind, et femfarvet litografi af Axel Salto. Navn på friblad.. Illustr. med orig. farvelitografier af Richard Mortensen, Olaf Rude, Jens Søndergaard, Kay Christensen, Vilh. Lundstrøm, Axel Salto alle signerede af kunstnerne og med et sign. træsnit af Povl Christensen. Med artikler om bl. a. Joan Miró, Bonnard, Renoir og Henri Matisse

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Deadlier Than the Male

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. first edition, first printing; 277 pp., original orange cloth (hardcover), fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Missel des saints de france contenant les offices des dimanches

      Taffin-Lefort, 1942. in12 Relié

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        De l'esprit de conquête *

      Ides & Calendes, Neuchâtel 5.12.1942. - Reliure signée de Semet et Plumelle, demi maroquin tabac, plats de papier marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons, titre et tête dorés, gardes de papier marbré, couverture et dos conservés. Ex-libris. L'un des 12 exemplaires de tête numéroté sur Chine. Bel exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Théophile Bringolf, collectionneur émérite et bibliographe des oeuvres de Ramuz.De la plus grande rareté. Image visible sur site céleste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Oeuvres complètes. Edition du Centenaire. 17 Volumes.- Caricatures, 11 volumes, format à l?italienne.- Nouvelles, 3 volumes.- Rosa et Gertrude, 1 volume.- Mélanges sur les Beaux-Arts, 2 volumes.

      Albert Skira 1942-1957, Genève, - Bon état. Joint à la série 3 volumes, chez le même éditeur, de la Petite Collection Rodolphe Töpffer:Théophile Gautier - Rodolphe Töpffer et ses menus propos.Edmond Bade - Les demeures de Töpffer.Charly Clerc - Deux bons génies de la cité. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        IBLA: Institut Des Belles Lettres Arabes. Issues - July 1942 to #117 1967. A run of 91 issues, incomplete, from 1942-1967

      Tunis:: IBLA,, 1942/1967. First edition. Fair to Very Good. A rare journal written in French and Arabic text, issued 4 times a year. The years 1942 through 1967 are complete, but for 1942, issues 21 & 22; 1943 issues 25 & 26; 1962, issue 98; 1963 issues 101 & 102; 1967 issues 118, 119, 120. Paperbound, the text is clean but for age fading to some early issues, one cover is separated but present, cover have some handling wear and occasional mark. An extremely scarce and important collection of this journal. 9.5 by 6.25 inches.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, with original unsigned 12mo photograph, 4to, New York, Aug. 28, 1942

      He thanks his correspondent for the photo. "I shall keep it for my private album - Well it looks as if we will have the World's Series right here again. Do hope I can be near enough to see one or two games...." He signs, "'Copesetically' Bill Robinson." Framed with the referenced photo showing Robinson in a baseball team's dugout. Also with printed personalized envelope.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
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        The Observer's Book of Airplanes

      London: Warne, 1942. The original 1942 edition and of singular scarcity, 16mo, 192pp, photo and line illustrations; blue cloth lettered darker blue; some mild fade to spine tips commensurate with misfolding of jacket o/w pretty decent for a war issue item, VG Copy in the rare DJ that is dust-soiled and a little chipped, frayed and torn about spine tips, edges and corners but which is, remarkably, without significant loss. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Roger Lucas Booksellers]
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      New York:: Viking Press,, 1942. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AND FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN STEINBECK WITH THE USUAL STAMP ON THE FFEP: "THIS BOOK BELONGS / TO CAROL AND / JOHN STEINBECK." First Edition First State with period on p. 112 line 11 between "talk. This" A Near Fine hardback with minimal sun and wear cover edges in a Very Good++ price clipped Dust Jacket with minimal edge wear. 8vo. 188 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Dragon's Teeth

      SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the 1st leaf.FIRST PUBLISHED IN JANUARY 1942 "stated".Minor edgewear to bottom edge and 2 corners. Top spine area has a missing strip of cloth 1/16 across,minor wear to spine bottom. Signed on the 1st leaf with signature only,very nice and dark. book is very very tight and square,minor yellowing to the inside covers only and very minor soiling page ends. Most would rate this better than I do. Photos on request... Signed by Author. First Published. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Just One More Book]
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      1942. 1. GOLDEN BOOK. THE GOLDEN BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942 (1942). Fine condition in fine dust wrapper. 1st printing of LGB #9 - one of the first Little Golden Books (numbers 1-12 were issued simultaneously). Illustrated with beautiful colot lithos by Winifred Hoskins. Rare in this condition with the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Fallen Sparrow.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in white, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Wuthering Heights

      New York: Heritage. hardcover. fine. Color lithographs by Barnett Freedman. 331pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 burgundy morocco, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. New York: Heritage Press, (no date, circa 1942). Fine.

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      Photograph. The photograph has a slight wrinkle in the upper right corner restricted to the white border and not affecting the image and a very short closed tear at the bottom left margin which just enters the image. Near Fine and a touching association. A Fine 8" x 10" informal photographic portrait of a seventy-year old Dreiser standing with one hand in his pocket and the other leaning on a desk. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the bottom on his light-colored pants: "To/Lovely Helen/with love--/from T.D./Hollywood/January 1942." Helen Richardson first met Dreiser in 1919 and married him in 1944. Dreiser left his entire estate to her in his will and, after her death in 1955, she was buried next to him. In 1942, however, Dreiser and Helen were often apart with Dreiser often romantically involved with another woman. Just a few months after inscribing this photograph to his future wife, Dreiser had an eleven-day fling with one of his ardent female admirers. Still, Dreiser's inscription captures the great feeling he had for Helen from the beginning. W. A. Swanberg in his biography DREISER sums up well their relationship: "Although he still threatened at times to leave her, Dreiser needed Helen for survival, Helen knew that he needed her, and he knew that she knew" (p. 478).

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Birds of Britain

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

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      Photograph. About Fine with a superb association. A fine 7" x 9-1/4" informal photographic "head shot" portrait by Carl Van Vechten of a seventy-year old Dreiser with a smile bordering on a laugh. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the bottom with fine contrast: "To lovely Helen/with love and/admiration-/from T.D./Hollywood/January--/1942." Helen Richardson first met Dreiser in 1919 and married him in 1944. Dreiser left his entire estate to her in his will and, after her death in 1955, she was buried next to him. In 1942, however, Dreiser and Helen were often apart with Dreiser often romantically involved with another woman. Just a few months after inscribing this photograph to his future wife, Dreiser had an eleven-day fling with one of his ardent female admirers. Still, Dreiser's inscription captures the great feeling he had for Helen from the beginning. W. A. Swanberg in his biography DREISER sums up well their relationship: "Although he still threatened at times to leave her, Dreiser needed Helen for survival, Helen knew that he needed her, and he knew that she knew" (p. 478).

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        The Caseg Broadsheets of Welsh Poetry

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

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