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        ORIGINAL ART - GOUACHE PAINTING OF YOUNG GIRLS SINGING By Leo Politi

      Signed and dated 1942. This is a gouache painting by Leo Politi, artist, author, and illustrator, known for his stories in writing and depictions in art of the young children and their parents and culture in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. This painting is of three young girls singing. The girl in the center is holding a (song? ) book and the eyes of all three are lowered or closed as if following from the book or singing from memory. They all have long sleeve blouses and skirts and are wearing sandals. Completed in reds and neutrals - no background scene. The medium to deep reds and neutrals are vibrant and intense. Signed and dated 1942 in the upper right corner. This painting was previously framed and there is what appears to be a burn mark at what was, most likely, the frame opening which is 10 7/8" high x 9 7/8" wide. There is a pencil border drawn beyond that at 11 " high x 10 1/8" wide. The outside dimensions of the paper are 15 " high x 11 7/8" wide. This print has been professionally top hinged and matted using archival materials to fit an 18' x 14' frame (frame not included) . No other glue was used in matting, however, there are remnants of glue at the edges of the watercolor paper, most likely from the original old framing job. There may have been an original wash for the background of a faint, light green, which has turned a rich, solid beige which is very complimentary to the colors in the painting. The image is modest and charming. There is a half circle indent in the paper near the foot of the girl on the right. The print is clean and without soil or stains. The matboard has been precisely cut, workmanship is professionally fine, the camera work is imperfect. ; .

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        Virgile - Les Bucoliques. Illustrations (lithographies) de Ernst Morgenthaler..

      Folio (35 : 27 cm). 109 S. mit 16 ganzseit. Original-Lithographien. Mit der Suite und weiteren, Lose Lagen in Orig.-Umschlag in Perg.-Mappe in Schmuckschuber, Schuber etwas berieben und angeschmutzt, Beistzerstemp. a. Umschlaginnenseite, ansonsten tadelloses Exemplar. Nr. 2 der ersten 29 Exemplare auf Japon-imperial, mit der beiliegenden Suite der 16 Lithographien auf Chinapapier. Die Gesamtauflage betrug 180 Exemplare. Im Impressum vom Künstler und Verleger in Tinte signiert.

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        The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines

      Consolidated Book Publishers, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good. Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago 1942. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. First issue dated 1942 with no additional printings listed on the copyright page. Illustrated throughout. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, light shelf wear at the edges, age toned pages which is typical with this title, small scuff at the front endpaper, clean pages with no writing.

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        Deadlier Than the Male

      Duell Sloan and Pearce New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (1942). First. First edition. Advance Reading Copy. Fine in self-wrappers with some very faint offsetting on the front wrap. A very nice copy of this pre-publication issue of the author's first book, a noir classic that was the basis for the 1947 film Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise, and featuring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, and Walter Slezak. .

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        Lee's Lieutenants: A Study In Command.: Three volumes

      New York, Scribner's, 1942, 1943, 1944. First Editions. Volume I is signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front covers and spines stamped in gilt. Dust jackets are price-clipped and have chips and closed tears to the extremities, otherwise very good. The books are internally clean and bright and in very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good very good

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        [Playscript]: Strip for Action

      Rialto Mimeographing and Typing Service Bureau New York: Rialto Mimeographing and Typing Service Bureau. (No date - 1942). Mimeographed sheets bradbound in Rialto wrappers. Title page rubberstamped: "Confidential Copy," and apparently they meant it, because below that it is stamped: "No Kidding." Some modest wear to the wrappers, still a nice, very good example. A wartime screwball comedy about a burlesque troupe's invasion of an Army base intending to raise the spirits of the soldiers. The play originally appeared in 1942 and ran for 110 performances, featuring a large cast that included Keenan Wynn and Jack Albertson. By the playwrights who collaborated on Arsenic and Old Lace and Life With Father. Scarce. .

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        BLOOD FOR A STRANGER

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1942 Jarrell, Randall. BLOOD FOR A STRANGER. First Edition of Jarrell's First Book. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1942. Presentation Copy of this Jarrell High Spot. 8vo., 82pp. A very good or better copy; [red cloth spine & top front cover margin lightly faded] in a near fine red dustwrapper showing light use. Inscribed: "To Guy [T.G. Steffan] and Esther from Randall and Mackie". Jarrell was at the University of Texas at this time, where he met his wife, Mackie. Guy Steffan was a fellow professor & literary scholar. Great Copy. [27213] $2800. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Le macchine di Munari

      Einaudi 1942 1^ ediz., in 4°, pp. 32 nn., leg. edit. m/tela con piatti ill.; 13 tavv. a 3 colori di complicate e spiritose macchine ideate per gli usi più impensati, corredate da ameno testo scientifico sul loro funzionamento del famoso scrittore, designer, grafico, inventore del '900 italiano, ritratto dell'A. al contropiatto. Cfr. Maffei, Munari i libri, pag. 56; lievi abrasioni ai tagli della leg., ma opera in buono stato. 592/23

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        The Birds of Britain ( First Edition - 1st/1st - WW2 Commander Lord Alanbrooke's Copy )

      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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        HANGOVER SQUARE OR THE MAN WITH TWO MINDS: A STORY OF DARKEST EARL'S COURT IN THE YEAR 1939

      New York: Random House New York: Random House,. [1942]. title page printed in green and black, original gray green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and silver, top edge stained black.. Inked signature on front free endpaper. Cloth just a bit sunned at. edges, some age-darkening to endpapers, a solid very good copy in. about very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corners, two. short ragged nicks to spine panel, 20x15 mm v-chip from upper spine. fold, and light dust soiling to rear panel. (#132177). First U.S. edition. Psychological thriller about a schizophrenic criminal set in the squalid Earl's Court section of London. "Grim and powerful, this work is possibly the most valid fictional treatment and psychological study of the criminally insane." - Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, p. 183. A distorted adaptation of the novel set in gaslit London was filmed in 1945. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 1073. Hubin (1994), p. 368.

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

      Twentieth Century Fox 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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        Lee's Lieutenants: A Study In Command.: Three volumes

      First Editions. Volume I is signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front covers and spines stamped in gilt. Dust jackets are price-clipped and have chips and closed tears to the extremities, otherwise very good. The books are internally clean and bright and in very good condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good very good

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        Keep 'em Flying (poster)

      . U.S. Army airplanes fly overhead with Old Glory flying in the background. Text printed in blue. 38 x 25 inches. fine condition mounted on linen.

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        My Uncle Dudley.

      First Edition. First edition, advance copy. Author's first book. Publisher's label with publication date and price tipped in at front. Bound in publisher's original full natural cloth with a paper label on the spine. Very faint water staining to upper rear panel of dust jacket, and very light chipping to head and heel of dust jacket. Former owner's bookplate on the front paste down end paper, otherwise fine in a near fine dust jacket. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine/Near Fine DJ near fine

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        (Story): "The Hang of It" in The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines

      Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers. 1942. First. First edition, first issue. Page edges a little browned as usual, a bit of rubbing to the boards, else about fine in papercovered boards (without dustwrapper as issued) and in the rare original illustrated shipping carton, which shows evidence of having been mailed, but is otherwise in about fine condition. This book of cartoons and short stories was intended to be shipped to fighting men away from home. Salinger's story represents his first appearance in a commercial book. Both issues are very uncommon in the original carton, the first issue much more so than the second. .

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        GOLD RUSH

      1942. Fine. [MOVIE POSTER, lithograph]. THE GOLD RUSH (United Artists, R-1942). "The Gold Rush" is considered by many to be Chaplin's greatest masterpiece. This is a poster for the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film, for which Chaplin composed and recorded a musical score and added a narration which he recorded himself. British Door Panel (20" X 60"). This color poster shows the "Little Tramp," wrapped in a shawl and shivering in the snow, before a large wooden sign that reads: "THE WORLD'S GREAT | LAUGHING PICTURE! | CHARLIE | CHAPLIN | in | THE | GOLD RUSH | Written and directed by | Charles Chaplin | with MUSIC | and WORDS." In the bottom left corner is a small seal: "Distributed by UNITED ARTISTS," and in the bottom right corner is another small seal, that of the British Board of Film Censors. Printed in very small type in the bottom border, beneath the image, is "Printed in England," a two-line terms-of-use statement, "STAFFORD & CO., LTD., Netherfield, Nottingham : and London," " No 6128A." There is a 2" tear at top, a 1.5 inch tear at the bottom, and a few nicks along the borders. Overall fine.

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        The Fighting Terhunes

      Arcadia House New York: Arcadia House. 1942. First. First edition. Fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with very light wear. High-strung family fights relentlessly, but are loyal when confronted by romantic interlopers. The Georgia-born Peggy Gaddis Dern wrote under both the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister and brother-in-law: "To Goldie & Mr. Wyatt, with love & best wishes, Peggy Dern. 1942." A nice association in an attractive copy of probably the author's best known romance. .

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        The Magnificent Dope [The Magnificent Jerk] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Twentieth Century Fox Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Final Script for the 1942 film comedy, "The Magnificent Dope" (here under the title "The Magnificent Jerk"), directed by Walter Lang, written for the screen by George Seaton, and starring Henry Fonda and Don Ameche. Don Ameche runs a Dale Carnegie-esque "success school" that isn't terribly successful, and at the suggestion of his secretary decides to pursue a promotion where the company makes a success out of the "laziest man in America," who turns out to be Henry Fonda. Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 647 and copy No. 139, dated February 14, 1942, with a holograph notation of the film's final title ("The Magnificent Dope") just above the printed working title ("The Magnificent Jerk"), and "Env. 1422" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Seaton. 131 leaves, mimeograph, with light blue and dark blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/18/42 and 3/30/42. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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        View: through the eyes of poets. 2nd series complete, April 1942–January 1943

      FREE domestic & international shipping with direct order. **New York: 1942/1943. 2nd series complete: 4 issues in publisher's wine-colored boards, with covers bound in. Profusely illustrated. Printed on white and colored papers. 26.3 x 18. cm (boards). **Series 2, no. 1, 1 April 1942: Max Ernst. Pale blue covers by Max Ernst. **No. 2, 1 July 1942. Tchelitchew/Tanguy. Peach-colored covers by Pavel Tchelitchew and Yves Tanguy. Printed dos-a-dos. **No. 3, 1 October 1942. Vertigo. Dark yellow covers by Hanani Meller. **No. 4, 1 January 1943. Americana Fantastica. Pale green covers by Joseph Cornell. Artistic contributions by Kennedy Blanchard, Leonora Carrington, Lewis Carroll, Joseph Cornell, Thomas Eakins, Louis Eilshemius, Max Ernst, David Hare, André Kertesz, Helen Levitt, George Platt Lynes, André Masson, Kay Sage, Kurt Seligmann, Florine Stettheimer, Yves Tanguy, Pavel Tchelitchew. Literary contributions by André Breton, Roger Caillois, Nicolas Calas, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst, Charles Henri Ford, Sidney Janis, Lincoln Kirstein, André Masson, Henry Miller, Montagu O'Reilly, Paul Eaton Reeve, Harold Rosenberg, Kurt Seligmann, James Thrall Soby, Wallace Stevens, James Johnson Sweeney, Virgil Thomson (music), Alva N. Turner, Parker Tyler, and William Carlos Williams, plus anonymous images and photographs. Backstrip and top portions of covers sunned; cover paper splitting at edge of backstrip; two light scratches 3.5 cm long on front cover.

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        Schweizer Fahnenbuch I u. II . Bd. II: Nachträge , Zusätze , Register (2 Bde. compl.).

      4°, XXXXIII,383,175 S., 88 Farbtaf., zahlr. sw. Textabb.; 80 S., Ganzleder geprägt m. Rückenschild, Kopfrotschnitt; HLwd., Nr. 56 von 150 Exemplaren der Ausgabe B in Ganzleder. Vorw. von Bundesrat Philipp Etter. Geleitwort von General Henri Guisan. Fahnengeschichte u. Landesgeschichte.(Fahnenkatalog mit 1116 Nummern.)

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        mannen utan väg. dikter.

      [Eget förlag], 1942. 88 s. Häftad. Tillskrift: "Till Morbror Ulrik på 80-årsdagen från Laila".. Tryckt i 150 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nr 71

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        My Uncle Dudley

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1942). First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with slight nicking at the crown. A pleasing copy of the author's elusive first book. Morris traveled cross-country by car several times in the 1920s and '30s, experiences which inspired this humorous novel of eight men and a boy who ride east from Los Angeles with no money and no certain purpose. .

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        [High School Yearbook]: Chieftain 1942

      University High School West Los Angeles: University High School. 1942. First. First and only edition. Folio. Scattered very light foxing, a very good plus copy. Marilyn Monroe, here as Norma Baker, is depicted with a small, individual picture in the sophomore class. The picture is the first image of Monroe to be published in a book. In addition, the actress did not finish high school and this is the ONLY portrait photo of her to appear in a high school yearbook. American Book Prices Current lists no auction records for this book, and we have seen only one other copy offered in the book trade. .

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        Libertad de Palabra - Una de las Cuatro Libertades Por Las Que Luchan Los Aliados

      Washington: El Coordinador de Asuntos Interamericanos, 1942. Lithographed poster in four colors, 102cm x 70cm (ca. 40" x 27-3/4"). Several repaired marginal tears; tape adhesion and ink attribution at extreme upper margin; Grade B/B+. Archivally backed on linen. & & A brilliant design, clearly incorporating the surrealist influences that appeared in Brodovitch's work beginning in the late Thirties. This is one of a series of posters commissioned by the Office of Inter-American Affairs in the early years of World War Two, created specifically for Latin American distribution and intended to highlight President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. Other posters in the series were created by E. McKnight Kauffer, John Atherton, and Herbert Bayer. This is an extremely rare wall-size example from the series; the majority of those produced were window-card size. Pictured in Grunberg, Brodovitch (Abrams: 1989).

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        Go Down, Moses

      New York: Random House, (1942). Octavo. 383pp. First edition. One of 100 copies, signed by the author. Though several sections of this work were published previously as short stories, Faulkner intended this as a novel, and most sections were considerably rewritten for this publication. The most limited of Faulkner's signed editions and, due to the fragility of the binding, one of the most difficult to obtain in fine condition. This is a fine copy in textured salmon paper boards, backed in red cloth, gilt-stamped on spine. T.e.g.

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        Go Down Moses and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, (1942). First edition. Two tiny stains on foredge, otherwise an immaculate copy/in original tissue wrapper, housed in a custom made slipcase. Octavo.

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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      NY: Random House, (1942). Octavo. First edition, first binding state. A collection of seven stories, one of which appears here for the first time, and the other six containing revisions from their previous appearances. These stories were intended to form a complete novel, and in later printings, “and Other Stories” is omitted from the title. Few tiny spots along red top edge stain and some shelfwear, else a fine, bright copy in black cloth stamped in red and gilt, with a fine dust wrapper, which has a minute nick at spine head and shows some color restoration at spine ends. Housed in black cloth clamshell box with red leather spine label.

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        James Jones' 1942 University of Hawaii Ring

      Hawaii: No Publisher, 1942. A Balfour 10k gold ring, approx. 18.5 grams total with a blue stone; with the University of Hawaii emblems and 1942 date; 'J. Jones' engraved on the inner band; the ring of James Ramon Jones (1921-1977) most famously the author of 'From Here to Eternity' for which he won the National Book Award; in "James Jones" the author biography by George Garrett (Harcourt 1984) there are several photographs of Jones wearing this ring, as well as pictures in the Frank McShane "Life…"; evidently a favorite item for the author, he had taken courses in creative writing and literature at the University of Hawaii during his turn of military duty in Honolulu - and while he did not graduate, he had felt so strongly about the influence of the school on his work that he had bought the ring in memory of those times; Provenance: directly from the author's estate. . Jewelry. Very Good.

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        SVENSKA FLOTTANS HISTORIA 1-3. ÖRLOGSFLOTTAN I ORD OCH BILD FRÅN DESS GRUNDLÄGGNING UNDER GUSTAV VASA FRAM TILL VÅRA DAGAR.

      Allhem 1942-45, 535 + 562 + 676s rikt illustrerad med planscher delvis utvikbara och i färg med porträtt, fartyg, konstruktionsritningar, stadsvyer och -planer, faksimildokument, tabeller mm samt talrika textbilder. Förlagets blå halvfranska band med fyra höjda bind, förgyllda ryggtitlar, övre guldsnitt; en fin svit med endast några obetydliga spår av nötning. 3 volymer, ett separat register som utkom senare saknas här.. Del 1: 1521-1679, del 2: 1680-1814, del 3: 1815-1945. I redaktionen dessutom: Fabian Tamm, Gunnar Unger, Otto Broman, Carl Ekman, G Halldin, Arne Forssell, Bror Olsson, Olof Traung, Helge Strömbäck, Yngve Ekstrand, A G Mörner, A Wachtmeister, Sigurd Erixon och Einar Wendt

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        MONUMENTA A CHARTOGRAPHICA INDIANA

      Publicacion De La Seccion De Relaciones Culturales Del Ministerio De Asuntos Exteriores Madrid: Publicación De La Sección De Relaciones Culturales Del Ministerio De Asuntos Exteriores. 1942. folio, paper-covered boards, cloth hinges, two paper cover labels with text loosely inserted as issued. (viii), xxxvi, 100, (xiii), xii, (iv), pages, 127 plates.. Limited to 500 copies. Text in Spanish. Collection of maps and charts exploring the history of the mapping of the southern areas of South America from the 16th to the 19th centuries. With a prologue, introduction, vocabulary, list of maps, charts and plans of the region, an index of the atlas and 127 black-and-white and color plates. The cloth spine on the portfolio is loose at the head, and wrinkled at the front fore-edge. The boards on the portfolio are rubbed and show wear at the extremities and the corners. The interior leaves of text are mostly uncut and show some foxing and soiling. .

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        JUMBO SAMBO

      1942. 1. BANNERMAN,HELEN. JUMBO SAMBO. Philadelphia: Stokes (various dates 1942). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/2"), cloth, 223p., two page publisher foreward, Fine in VG dust wrapper frayed at spine ends. 1st edition. Containing: 1. Little Black Sambo2. Sambo and the Twins 3. Little Black Quasha4. Little Black Bobtail 5. Story of the Teasing Monkey 6. Story of Little Kettle-Head This edition done with Bannerman's approval includes the complete texts of each story and the original color color lithos on every page. Nice copy, very scarce in the original Stokes edition, more often found as the Lippincott reprint.

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        SONGS OF CHILDHOOD

      1942. 3. [DE LA MARE,WALTER]. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD by Walter Ramal. Lond.: Longmans Green 1902. 12mo, blue cloth stamped in gold, parchment spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 106p., Fine in custom cloth case. 1st edition of de la Mare's first book using his pen name of Walter Ramal. The poems are for children of all ages, including Dame Hickory, As Lucy Went a Walking, etc. Illustrated with a gravure frontis by RICHARD DOYLE captioned Under The Dock Leaves. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY DE LA MARE AND ALSO HAS A 1 PAGE HAND-WRITTEN LETTER FROM DE LA MARE LAID-IN. The book is inscribed by de la Mare to his friend J.N. Hart dated Jan 1942 and he has written 12 lines of verse from his poem "Gone" which appeared in Bells and Grass published the previous year. PLUS: Laid in is a handwritten letter on 2 sides of an 8vo sheet of paper that came to Hart with the book. It reads in part: "Dear Hart, "With you away this brightest day" - are you oft reminded of the old song? Of course it is a joy to scribble my name in the book and I've added the last rhyme in Bells and Grass just to bring things full circle as it were.... Its been ages since we met and I feasted my eyes on your gardens, etc.... It would be delightful to come and lunch with you at the Constitutional, may I let you have a word when the chance offers." and he ends "With all my good wishes for 1942, Your (?) W.J. de la Mare." It is interesting to read how Doyle's illustration came to be used. De la Mare's brother in law introduced him to a literary agent who in turn introduced them to Andrew Lang, an advisor to the publisher. When Longman decided to publish de la Mare's book, Lang offered his prized Doyle watercolor for the book. De la Mare felt that if the poems were good enough, one's imagination could provide the pictures, but as a newcomer he accepted the offer. This is a special copy of a rare book.

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        Libertad de Palabra - Una de las Cuatro Libertades Por Las Que Luchan Los Aliados

      El Coordinador de Asuntos Interamericanos Washington: El Coordinador de Asuntos Interamericanos, 1942. Lithographed poster in four colors, 102cm x 70cm (ca. 40" x 27-3/4"). Several repaired marginal tears; tape adhesion and ink attribution at extreme upper margin; Grade B/B+. Archivally backed on linen. A brilliant design, clearly incorporating the surrealist influences that appeared in Brodovitch's work beginning in the late Thirties. This is one of a series of posters commissioned by the Office of Inter-American Affairs in the early years of World War Two, created specifically for Latin American distribution and intended to highlight President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. Other posters in the series were created by E. McKnight Kauffer, John Atherton, and Herbert Bayer. This is an extremely rare wall-size example from the series; the majority of those produced were window-card size. Pictured in Grunberg, Brodovitch (Abrams: 1989).

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        The Dark Kingdom

      Harriss & Givens New York: Harriss & Givens. (1942). First. First edition. Stiff wrappers. Some offsetting to the wrappers from the now-lacking unprinted glassine dustwrapper, a fresh, very good copy in a lightly rubbed, near fine slipcase. One of 75 numbered copies Signed by the author, and with the front wrapper bearing a painting of an angel by Patchen. .

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        Monumenta Chartographica Indiana

      Publicación De La Sección De Relaciones Culturales Del Ministerio De Asuntos Exteriores, 1942. Collection of loose signatures in original portfolio with pebbled brown cloth at the edges with illustrated paper covering on panels, 100 text pages followed by 127 plates of maps and charts - most b/w but some color. TEXT IS IN SPANISH. Prologue by D. Pedro Novo& Fernandez Chicarro. Limited edition #143 of 500 copies. Binding of the portfolio worn in spots along edges with 2 slits along front joint of spine, scuffed on edges, panels a bit soiled with a finger smudges on the flaps that fold over the text, signature including title page has been lightly creased. Text is clean and unmarked with the top edges uncut. It was expected that the owner would have the book rebound to suit his personal library. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good -.

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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [IN] HI-HO STORY BOX

      1942. 1. BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [in] HI-HO STORY BOX. Akron: Saalfield ca 1942. There are 4 books, 9 1/4 X 10 1/4" each in fine condition in the original publisher's pictorial box. Each of the books has a pictorial wrapper duplicating the covers. Sambo is illustrated by FLORENCE WHITE WILLIAMS with 6 color illustrations, 9 b&w's, pictorial endpapers plus covers in color by Eleanor March. The other titles include Mother Goose by Fern Bisel Peat, One Happy Day by Janet Laura Scott and Baby Animal Stories illus. by Diana Thorne. Rare and wonderful..

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        Historien om en Tændstik. Originale tegninger samt montage.

      Originale tegninger i blyant og tusch med fortrykte småark med Harald H. Lunds tekst indsat de korrekte steder (flere dog vedlagt løst). Kvartformat. Foromslag i flere farver + 23 sider med de originale tegninger, heraf 9 farvelagte. Medfølgende er også udkast til side 8, 9, 16, 17, 19 og 20, der ikke blev anvendt.. Henry Thelanders dramatiske originaltegninger til den originale børnebilledbog, der udkom på Chr. Erichsens Forlag i 1942.** Meget moralsk børnebog - det evnede Harald H. Lund som ingen anden - om faren ved selv at tænde sit dukkehuskomfur: 'Annelise leder efter Storebror, / og mens Dyr af Røgen kvæles, / gaar hun rundt og raaber: Mor'. Men som det også gjaldt Arne Ungermann, så er det i flere af tegninger lykkedes Thelander at hæve sig væsentligt over den let patroniserende tekst. Især forsiden og illustrationerne af ilden er meget, meget fine. Her er også en unik mulighed for at studere, hvordan Thelander arbejde fra udkast til færdig tegning - hvordan tåren på faderens kind bliver større

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      1942. 1. GOLDEN BOOK. MOTHER GOOSE selected by Phyllis Fraser. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942. 8vo, blue cloth spine and pictorial boards, name rubbed out of ownership box (not seen under dw flap) else fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly rubbed, near fine). First editon of one of the first 12 Little Golden Books (all 12 published simultaneously). Beautifully illustrated in color by Miss Elliott. Beautiful copy, rare in dust wrapper.

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        Angel Street: A Victorian Thriller in Three Acts [a.k.a. Gaslight]

      Samuel French New York: Samuel French. (1942). First. First American edition, first hardcover edition, and first edition with this title (published in the U.K. in a wrappered edition as Gaslight.) Fine in an attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with a very faint tidemark along the edge of the front flap fold, visible only slightly on the bottom of the front panel. A play that was filmed on a number of occasions, most memorably in 1944 by George Cukor with Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman (for which she won an Oscar), and Joseph Cotten. .

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        Blood for a Stranger

      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1942). First. First edition. Fine in a moderately spine-faded, very good or better dustwrapper. Advance Review Copy, so stamped on the front fly. Arthur Mizener's copy with his small and attractive bookplate on the front pastedown. A critic and educator, Mizener wrote acclaimed biographies of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford. Author's first book. .

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        Svenskt författarlexikon 1900-1975. Biobibliografisk handbok till Sveriges moderna litteratur.

      Sthlm, 1942-81. 523 + 525-935 + 496 + 691 + 274,(1) + 436,(1) + 564 + 535 + 707 + 713 s. Komplett svit om tio lite olika ohfrbd. De sex inledande volymerna ngt nötta och med lite repiga ryggar. De fyra avslutande med skyddsomslag. Volym 3 med stötskada överst på främre pärmen. Volym 7 med pappersförluster i skyddsomslaget. Guldtrycket på ryggen till volym 9 är snett och volym 10 med bågnade pärmar.. Allt som utkom av detta standardverk rörande svenska författare och deras produktion

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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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        DER ADLER. Herausgegeben unter mitwirkung des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums.

      Komplett i 26 hefter. Berlin 1942. Folio s. Gjennomillustrert. Orig. hefter. Varierende kvalitet.. Disse heftene utgitt av Luftwaffe dukker svært sjelden opp for salg

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        Put Out More Flags

      U.K. Chapman and Hall 1942. First Edition VG in Chipped DW

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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 Enquiry (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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        Five Autograph Letters, signed ("John"), and 1 Typed Letter (typed signature "John") to Burgess Meredith, during World War II, regarding military service

      Palisades and New York City, april 2, 1942 - feb. 1943. 4to. In all, 8 pp., on plain and ruled paper. Typed letter is slightly darkened but clean, others very good . "What a thrill to get a letter from a soldier. I got one once from a veteran of the battle of Gettysburg but that's the last soldier letter I have had until yours came -" Steinbeck continues with a mention of the play version of The Moon Is Down, which had recently opened, "The play opened in Baltimore and it was pretty bad. Thirty minutes for mechanical difficulties and on top of that the lines were too long and too many and we got pretty bad notices. So I went to work and cut it and it opens in New York Tuesday and I don't know what it will do nor do I care very much. I'm thoroughly sick of it. I just don't llke the theatre. But at least the tempo will be all right this time. It won't limp itself to death - My divorce went off with a minimum of name calling but I paid for it with everything I had but that is allright too because I can make some more maybe and she can't. So that's all right. We'll kind of pull in our horns for a while - I might possibly get a transfer to the west coast in the fall but I don't know yet. I think the center is going to be here and I would hate to be away from the center. I probably will be drafted myself and there is no reason that I can think of why not. I'm healthy and have no dependents I can't take care of. I suppose I wouldn't be much better at it than you are. I was very bad when I was in the artillery in the ROTC in school. I think the thing the gunnery sergeant feared most was that I would pull the recoil action of a 75 down in such a way that nobody would ever get it together again. But I played a nice hand of polo so they let me stay in. But you can't kill nobody with a polo ball - I've taken the house for two months and if I am kept in this job I will keep it through the summer. But I imagine some brass hat will decide I will do better work in Washington, which is a god damned lie. I am a panel in the office which is nice because I can more or less make my own way since no one knows what a panel is. I guess I'm nearly the only panel we've got on our side and maybe what I make of it won't help us to win the war as quickly as we might if I weren't a panel or if there were other panels to kind of point the way. But I'm stumbling around and anyone who tries to find out what a panel is by studying me is going to come to the conclusion that the whole thing is kind of crazy. Except of course if you don't want to. I broke one boy's wrist with a near side back stroke -" It was in this period that Steinbeck became involved in his surreal imbroglio with his local draft board, which refused General Henry Arnold's request for a thirty-day deferment for Steinbeck, who had been writing for the OWI and who was awaiting a commission from the Air Force. The draft board refused, considering that Steinbeck's writing was such trash that he could not possibly be of any use to the nation as a writer. In the meantime, Steinbeck was in limbo, neither drafted nor commissioned. In his letter sometime in the fall of 1942 he writes: "General Younts request came in but apparently nothing was done about it - They wired my draft board and delayed classification. I'm reduced now to sitting about a little like a draft dodger - If I had known there was going to be this much delay I could have written a novel but from the first I've been on a 12 hour notice. I guess this is the longest I've gone without any writing since I was sixteen. I'm getting very itchy - Max Wagner is drafted and goes in Tuesday. I'm getting lonesome. Some fine morning I'm going to throw out the beautiful speeches about how I can do better work than carrying a gun and go down town and enlist. As a matter of fact I'm not bad with a gun and for my age I think I'd make a pretty good soldier -" He continues shortly thereafter: "Nothing is settled but a lot of wheels are in motion. Gen. Arnold's office wired the draft board and I haven't heard yet how they ruled. As to the other thing Laurence and all the others in that outfit were marvellous. I think they will really run it down. It isn't a charge it is just a question and apparently it scared everyone so much that they would have nothing to do with it. My answer to the question 'do you drink?' was 'not nearly as much as General Grant.' Anyway we thrashed things out and maybe something can come of it - I really don't care whether I'm drafted or not. Ed Ricketts is at Fed One and Bill Saroyan and Max Wagner. I would like being with them -" Then the news comes and he writes, in disgust and amazement: "I'm keeping you posted because this whole career is becoming more fantastic every moment. If I live I shall write it some day. Yesterday I had a letter from Headquarters. Gen. Arnold has ordered the historical section [of the Air Force] set up and has ordered me processed as quickly as possible. In the same mail a letter about my draft status. The board has denied headquarters MF request for my deferment on the grounds that I write trash and they cannot see how it can possibly benefit the army. Consequently they are classifying me 'P' for about two weeks and then I.A. Isn't that wonderful? My draft board has become a literary critic. So it looks as though it would be a photo finish and don't take any bets. The amusing thing is that last night I refused a Lieutenant Command in the navy to be accomplished immediately. This processing will probably be delayed as everything else is. I have a means of knowing before the board calls me and if everything has failed I'll go down and enlist just to rob these malicious men of their little triumphs. I have become so much amused by the spectacle that it doesn't seem to be happening to me at all. One of the board members ran against my father for Co Treasurer and lost and has never forgiven us. And one of them had to put in toilets for his farm workers because of the Grapes of Wrath. My sins are coming home to roost. That's the latest in my war with the U.S." As the affair drags on, he writes, in February of 1943: "I'm pretty fatalistic now about all things military -" and "- My army career seems to be blasted. I guess I've really been blackballed. And every time something else is about ready to break the boss of it goes on leave, is transferred or is sent overseas. So I still don't know what I'm going to do. Finished the Lifeboat story and am taking a little rest and loving it. The whole army business is fantastic beyond belief - It is incredible. I know pretty much the whole thing now and it does not make me happy about the future. In fact it is shivery with malice and evil planning -"

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        Broadway (Original Film Pressbook)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1942. Original pressbook for the 1942 film musical, "Broadway," directed by William Seiter, based on the 1926 play by George Abbott and Philip Dunning, and previously filmed in 1929. Written for the screen by John Bright and Felix Jackson, and starring George Raft, Janet Blair, Pat O'Brien, and Broderick Crawford. A former hoofer (George Raft) looks back on his life and loves (including Janet Blair) on the eve of the demolition of his old nightclub. 8 pages, saddle stitched, 14 x 23 inches. Very Good condition. Faint horizontal and vertical fold creases at the center of the wrapper and pages. Tiny chip at the point where creases intersect on front wrapper. Small amount of separation to the hinge fold and minor wear to the edges. Front wrapper scratched by still bright and unfaded. Laid in is a 14-page insert advertising the movie posters for the film, lightly soiled with the same creases and chip missing in the center as the pressbook, else in Near Fine condition. [Allmove.com].

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        The Adventures of Superman

      Random House, New York, 1942. The Adventures of Superman by George Lowther. First edition in dust jacket. Publisher: Random House, New York, (1942). First edition with publication date on copyright page. Ten full page illustrations including four in color. Dust jacket in very good condition, with edge wear along the top of spine and front, minor chipping to the bottom of the spine, 2 inch tear front top of spine corner into to front cover (no loss). Overall a nice complete jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped. Binding is in fine condition. Book contents clean throughout. Age browning about 2 inches wide at margin to the front and back blank endpapers. Christmas inscription dated 1942 on front free endpaper. Overall a fine book in a very good dust jacket. 215 pages. Protected by Mylar. Very Scarce Item. Inventory #12-175. Price: $1000.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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