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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Black Orchids

      Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1942 - The volume is bumped at the spine ends and has a faint vertical spine crease. The pastedowns have some light discoloration over the folds of the cloth and there are two areas of light chipping to the front pastedown. The unclipped dust jacket, protected in a plastic sleeve, has a sunned spine, edgewear to include some chips (deepest is 3/8" on spine crown near the rear joint), and wrinkles and creases. A bookplate of collector, Adrian Homer Goldstone, is affixed to the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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      Little, Brown and Company, 1942., Boston - First edition. Review copy with the slip laid-in. Fine, bright copy in price-clipped dust jacket, lightly edge-worn, with a few small nicks to spine ends, several short tears, and a bit of minor soiling to rear panel. Ellery Queen gets in the middle of malicious gossip in the small town of Wrightsville. The gossip turns this quiet town upside down, resulting in murder. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mein Kampf ( signed By Seyss-Inquart )

      NSDAP, Munich 1942 - Black leather spine, cream boards,, 406, 407 - 781 + rear ads leaves. Frontis portrait. Two books in one volume, German text. 1942 743 - 747 auflage dieser Ausgabe, published by the Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf.GmbH, Munich. Interesting copy having been signed by the then Reichs Commissar for The Netherlands, Dr Arthur Seyss-Inquart. This has a wedding presentation page bound into the endpapers, this translates as " The young couple Schultz / Rutz. With best wishes for a happy and blessed marriage on 15 May 1943. The Reichs Commissar for the blessed Dutch Territories. ( signed by ) Dr Arthur Seyss-Inquart. Seyss-Inquart was appointed Reichs Commissar for the Netherlands by Hitler in May 1940 , holding the honorary SS rank of Gruppenfuhrer. As a result of his part in sending prisoners to the concentration camps, amongst other war crimes, he was found guilty and sentenced to death at The Nuremburg War Tribunal. He was hanged on October 16 1946. I have not been able to find any information about the couple ( Schultz and Rutz ). In February 1941 Seyss-Inquart organised a system for giving Dutch girls to German soldiers as brides, changing the law to let him assume parental / guardianship rights over the girls to allow him to override the wishes of her parents if they refused to let her marry the soldier. Perhaps this applies to one such marriage, although as both surnames seem Germanic it is probably not the case. The spine is somewhat rubbed on its seams, spine bands and ends, but the gilt titles and oak leaf remain bright and distinct. The boards are a little marked but otherwise sound. Contents are clean and tight. VG Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        18 Poems

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

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        Framed Signed Photograph of Lionel Hampton's brass section

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

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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Framed Signed Photograph of Lionel Hampton's brass section

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Planet #21 -1942-Fiction House-Mars God Of War-First LOST WORLD-Comic book

      Fiction House 1942 - -First lost world story. -Mars, God of War. -The Space Pirate -One of the issues that has bolts in the letters of the logo. -One panel has some pencil marking -Overall fantastic art in this issue. Condition: VG

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        What Do You Say, America?

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Watch on the Rhine: A Play in Three Acts

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

      [Bookseller: Ed's Editions, LLC]
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      G.CRISAFULLI, CATANIA 1942 - ITALIANO In italiano con parti di testo in latino e greco, pagine brunite attorno ai testi e con fioriture sparse, legatura lenta, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con fioritura, usura ai bordi e strappetti al dorso

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Five On A Treasure Island

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

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        ESCUDOS Y MARCAS DE IMPRESORES Y LIBREROS EN ESPAÑA durante los siglos XV a XIX (1485-1850) con 818 facsímiles. Prólogo de D. Vicente Castañeda Alcover.

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

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        SS-Kavallerie im Osten

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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      Press service of the first edition from which no large papers have been taken. Gallimard Paris 1942 11,5x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1942 - 1942 Original Hardback Wisden

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

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        Le Roman de Miraut chien de chasse.

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

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

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        Geopolitics: The Struggle for Space and Power

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

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        Avenge December 7

      Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. unbound. Original poster. Color lithograph. 39 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches. This iconic 1942 World War II propaganda poster was designed by artist Bernard Perlin for the Office of War Information. The poster depicts a U.S. Navy Sailor raising an angry fist. Below him is a scene of an exploding battleship destroyed at Pearl Harbor. Issued as an anti-axis powers propaganda poster to generate support for the war effort. This poster is in good condition with original fold lines showing minor wear. Minor edge wear and foxing. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) was an American painter from Virginia. He was a Guggenheim fellow and was known for creating World War II pro-war art and as an illustrator foe "Life and Fortune

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

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

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

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

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        We of the Never-Never

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

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

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

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        Archive of Silhouette Art: Shakespearean plays, opera and ballet by a Southern Woman Artist

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

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

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        The Sixteenth Stair.

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

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

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

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        Macau na Epoca da Restauracao Macau three hundred Years ago

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

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        Pursuit of a Parcel

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Gen. The Services fortnightly Middle East Digest.

      - [Cairo, Socià tà Orientale de Publicità , Kasr-el-Aini Printing Press, and Urwand and Sons], February 1, 1942 -January 16, 1943. 8vo. Original colour-printed wrappers, bound in 5 contemporary Middle Eastern green cloth-bound volumes with chipped and faded red sheepskin labels, marbled endpapers; highly illustrated with photographic plates (in pagination) and in the text; covers and a few plates a bit cropped by the binder, a few covers a little spotted, text evenly browned, due to paper stock, loss to small lower portion of the first leaf of issue 6, otherwise clean and good. The first 30 issues of one of the rarer wartime publications, a bi-monthly produced for the troops in the Middle East, distributed in Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Lybia and Iran. Full of witty original caricatures and illustrations, with contributions by Bertrand Russell, J. B. Priestley, William Hickey, Norman Hare, John Steinbeck, Leslie Charteris, John Pudney and others. The subtitle of the periodical varies from issue to issue; however, the slighly cryptic title is explained in the first issue, which depicts a Churchill Toby jug on the cover. 'Some say the word "gen" is an abbreviation of "intelligence," some, that it stands for "genuine information." R.A.F. artificers complicate matters by insisting that it derives from the title of their training text-book "General Engineering Notes." The only other sets we are able to trace in Britain are in the British Library (all 90 issues, published until July 28, 1945) and the Imperial War Museum (number of issues not indicated). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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