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        Collection of maps and documents relating to El Alamein, service with the Arab Legion, etc.

      Collection of documents relating to services in North Africa during the Second World War, retained within Salmon's folding canvas mapcase with acetate viewing panels. Overall very good. Fascinating collection of documents relating to the Second World War services of Major John Salmon. Salmon served in the Western Desert with the 47th Royal Tank Regiment, and subsequently with the Arab Legion. Importantly the contents include three maps of the El Alamein area, one, 1:100,000 Egypt, Western Desert, Sheet 5N, El Alamein, with field markings and two post-battle contiguous sheets - "Outline Dispositions and Objectives on the Night of 23/24 October 1942", "Reproduced and Printed by 524 (Pal.) C. Fd. Svy Coy R.E. Dec. 1942 from a tracing by H.Q. 13 Corps" - together with a and a roneoed document "Notes for Visitors to the El Alamein Battlefield"; a small group of service papers including a temporary commission in the army of the Trans-Jordan signed by the emir, Abdullah I bin al-Hussein, a 1:750,000 map of the Trans-Jordan, 1943, and 1:250,000 Palestine, North Sheet, 1943. ; a studio portrait of Salmon with some group portraits of Salmon's squadron 47 RTR, together with a number snapshots taken in the desert. Attractively presented grouping relating to this legendary battle which was fought near the western frontier of Egypt between 23 October and 4 November 1942. The Second Battle of El Alamein was the climax and turning point of the North African campaign. The Axis army of Italy and Germany suffered a decisive defeat by the British Eighth Army, which, in combination with the Allied landings of Operation TORCH in French Morocco and Algeria, led to the final destruction of Axis forces in North Africa, also establishing the reputation of Lieut.-Gen. Bernard Law Montgomery, later Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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        Aminadab : Jeu complet d'épreuves abondamment corrigées par l'auteur

      Complete set of proofs ofAminadab with numerous manuscript corrections and one deleted paragraph.Small tears without lacks on some leaves and some pages bumped, final leave teared in two pieces, but complete.A unique document. S.n. s.l. s.d (1942) 18,5x41cm en feuilles

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        Comment la littérature est-elle possible?

      - José Corti, Paris 1942, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 350 esemplari numerati su Arches cui solo le grandi carte. Rara copia e piacevole del primo e del secondo libro critico di prova Maurice Blanchot dopo Tommaso Obscure. Provenienza: dalla biblioteca di Maurice Blanchot. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Arches, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire du premier essai critique et second livre de Maurice Blanchot après Thomas l'Obscur. Provenance : bibliothèque de Maurice Blanchot.

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        The High Window

      Alfred A. Knopf 1942 - First edition. 240 pp. Original brown cloth with dark crimson lettering. Very Good+ condition with spine lean, offsetting to endpapers. Lacking jacket. A nice copy of the third of Chandler's acclaimed Philip Marlowe novels, wherein Marlowe is hired by an old Pasadena lush, Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Murdock, to find an 18th Century coin called the Brasher Doubloon. The basis of two '40s films: Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SLOVENIAN COMMUNIST PARTY NEWSPAPER:] Delo. Organ centralnega odbora Komunisti?ne partije Slovenije. No. 5. [Labour.Newspaper of the Central Committee of the Comunist Party of Slovenia. No. 5]

      [Ljubljana], November . 1942 - 8°: 34 pp., original wrappers with illustrated cover printed in red, stapled (Very Good, staples slightly soiled, tiny tears in the lower margin). The final wartime issue of the most famous Slovenian Partisan newspaper, ‘Delo’, printed by an underground press in Italian-occupied Ljubljana, with a magnifcently illustrated cover. - This newspaper was issued by an underground Partisan press in Italian-occupied Ljubljana, and provided eagerly awaited information from the war front and abroad, as well as articles on Communism, mixed with stories for the common people. Še paper was named Delo (Labour), a popular Communist theme. Notably, the present issue features an exquisite and well known cover printed in red, depicting a young, smiling Partisan with a machine gun in hand, followed by common people carrying Soviet and Yugoslav flags. Šis cover is one of the most celebrated images of World War II in Yugoslavia. Šis edition is also the last issue of Delo to be printed before the end of the war. After the war, the much beloved Delo was revived and printed as a daily, and is still today one of Slovenia’s major papers. Returning to wartime Delo, the various issues were printed at different clandestine printing shops in Ljubljana during the Italian occupation, a city which was soon surrounded by a cordon of barbed wire to prevent its citizens from communicating with the Partisans. The quality of the printing is usually high for clandestine publishing operations. This is due to the fact that the main purpose of these presses was to forge Italian documents and food coupons for the Partisans and their spies. From September 1941 to July 1942, some issues of Delo were printed by the Submarine (Podmornica) press, hidden in a hole, dug in the loamy grounds under a private house in the suburbs of Ljubljana. The entrance to the printing offce was through the moveable door of the restroom of the house. Še press had to close down after the Italians placed their barbed wire fence right in front of the house, so separating it from the city of Ljubljana. The Tunnel (Tunel) press, active between February and July 1942, printed issues of Delo. It was located in the centre of Ljubljana, above a small cork factory. The press was set in a small 3 x 1.5 m (9.8 x 4.9 feet) tunnel-like room, accessible only through a 0.5 m (1.6 feet) high movable piece of wall, which was further disguised by a decorative wall painting. The press had to close down due to its difficulty of accessibility. Some editions of Delo were issued by the Tone Tomši? press (named after a Partisan who was shot by Italians in May 1942), which operated from August 1942 to March 1943. The printing shop was hidden in a secret room behind a bookbinder’s shop, right next to the main Italian police station of Ljubljana. The entrance was through a moveable bookshelf, and a warning red light for danger in the printing shop was connected to the electric pot for cooking glue in the bindery out front. The press thrived until the Italian police detected it. References: Bibliografja, no. 8403; Ludvig ?arni, ‘Ilegalne gra?ne tehnike centralne tehnike KPS v Ljubljani’, in Kronika 1960, 1, pp. 1-8; Metod Mikuž, Partizanske ustanove. Razvoj in delo nekaterih važnejših partizanskih ustanov.

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      - PARENTI, 1942 Note Bibliografiche: In 8°, bross., pp.280. Con un ritratto dell'autore di Bruno Cassinari. Edizione (n.189) di 355 esemplari numerati; vedi foto allegate. OTTIMO stato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Eroica. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani. N. 290-291-292.

      Milano, A. XXXII, ottobre-novembre-dicembre, 1942, fascicolo in-4to brossura originale con copertina illustrata a colori (di Bruno da Osimo) numero triplo: 290/291/292, pp. 59 con una tavola riproducente la copertina e dodici tavole xilografiche fuori testo (di Bruno da Osimo) a piena pagina, doppie e/o ripiegate in quattro. In stato di nuovo, intonso.

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        The High Window

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 240 pp. Original brown cloth with dark crimson lettering. Very Good+ condition with spine lean, offsetting to endpapers. Lacking jacket. A nice copy of the third of Chandler's acclaimed Philip Marlowe novels, wherein Marlowe is hired by an old Pasadena lush, Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Murdock, to find an 18th Century coin called the Brasher Doubloon. The basis of two '40s films: Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon.

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      The Macmillan Company, 1942., New York - First edition. Inked gift inscription on front fly leaf by the author and also signed by her husband, who was stationed at Pearl Harbor as a Commander of the U. S. Navy and both were there during the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Near fine in dust jacket with professional restoration to the spine ends, corners and extremities. Two young women who are planning for the marriage of one of them, accidentally uncover a sinister plot by the Japanese and take the information to Navy Intelligence. They are told to leave it all for Navy Intelligence to handle, but their determination leads them to the cellar of a lonely house on Oahu as December 7th approaches. The author and her husband were in Honolulu during the raid of December 7, 1941. Her husband, Commander R. R. Yates, U.S.N., remained in Pearl Harbor while Mrs. Yates returned to take temporary residence in New York. An interesting mystery published shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heinkel-Autograph auf Glückwunschkarte aus Warnemünde

      Doppelseitige Glückwunschkarte an Herrn Thiel von der der Firma Mielec. oJ, wohl um 1942. "Lieber Herr Thiel, für die Gückwünsche zur Jahreswechsel, die Sie mir auch im Name des Flugzeugwerkes Mielec ausgesprochen haben, danke ich Ihnen herzlichst ...." Mielec wurde zur ersten "judenfreien" Stadt im besetzten Polen (9. März 1942) erklärt. Neben den Werkstätten der Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke gab es in Mielec ein Arbeitslager unter direkter Aufsicht der SS. Doppelseitige Karte auf dickem Kartonpapier, Titel mit mit (gedruckter) versdchneiter Landschaft. Innenteil links mit machinen-geschriebenem Autograph mit eingenhändiger Unterschrift von Ersnt Heinkel mit schwarzer Tinte. Innenseite rechts gedruckter Text "ErnstHeinkel und Frau sprechen ihre besten Glückwünsche zum Jahreswechsel aus. Warnemünde, Seestraße 15. Karte in A6, Rückseite mit Stempelfarbe etwas verschmiert, Innenseite und Titel sehr gut.

      [Bookseller: Altmann-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte - Pris]
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        Two snapshot photograph albums compiled by a RAF officer.

      Syria/Lebanon: , 1942?43. 2 volumes, landscape quarto (259 x 337 mm). Contemporary black heavily embossed soft leather, covers blind stamped overall with Egyptian iconographic panels (central panel of a view of pyramids), black cord ties. Over 350 original small format photographs (generally ranging in size between 90 x 60 and 63 x 42 mm), corner-mounted on both sides of heavy stock grey-brown card (with glassine guards), captioned throughout in white ink. Bindings a little rubbed, a few glassine guards a little creased but in excellent condition overall. A wide-ranging collection of very good quality photographs - well-maintained and extensively captioned - taken by an RAF officer serving in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq during 1942-43, smartly presented in two locally purchased albums. The brief - and recently concluded - Syria-Lebanon Campaign of June-July 1941, also known as Operation Exporter, saw British, Australian, Indian and Free French forces drive the Vichy French out of that region. A contemporary account in Time magazine (23 June 1941) described the operation's opening in memorable terms: "The first eight days of the British-Free French drive for Vichy-held Syria were a weird combination of Blitz and bicker, glad-handing and heavy punching, pushover and furious resistance. Australian bayonets were sheathed; Royal Navy guns blasted. Opposing Frenchmen kissed or killed each other". The first album is the more extensive of the two, containing 218 images, and opens with a Christian Lebanese wedding at Bsmara, local scenes and views of the officers' mess there; Beit-Méry and Baalbek; several pages given over to Aleppo (the Citadel, the Halawi mosque, carpet manufacture); Nerab; Damascus (including the Tekkiye and Omayyyid mosques); Markab (views of the camp, "boating on Lake Habbaniya", football teams, the canteen at Christmas 1942, several scenes from the unit show); concluding with Habbaniya, an important RAF base in Iraq, Khadimain and Baghdad. The 148 photographs of the second album very much focus on tourist locations in South Africa, Cairo, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, Haifa, Sidon, returning to Lebanon with scenes at Beirut and Tripoli. As no aircraft are pictured in either of the albums, we believe that the unidentified RAF officer may well have served in an intelligence-gathering capacity, possibly serving with a Wireless Unit at a number of Y-stations in the Middle East. Y-stations were RAF signals intelligence collection sites and No. 6 was located at Nerab near Aleppo (of which there are a number of scenes in the first album). "By now (i.e. late 1943) there were Y-stations all across the Mediterranean theatre, from Algiers in the west, to Aleppo in Syria, taking in Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Calabria, Benghazi, Cairo and Alexandria on the way" (Jackson & Haysom, Covert Radar and Signals Interception, 2014). A very engaging glimpse of life behind the lines in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq and of one British officer's obvious fascination with the life, culture and history of the Middle East.

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        Nieve En La Cordillera

      1942 Unpaginated. Text in Spanish. Jose Suarez (1902 - 1974) was a photographer from Galacia, Spain, who spent much of his life in Buenas Aires, Argentina. Text is clean, tight and unmarked., light glue-staining to endpapers. Beige cloth boardsare clean and undamaged. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped alog top edge, front fold is split but holding. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor.

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        First Papers of Surrealism.

      New York: Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc.,, 1942. Small quarto. Original stapled yellow pictorial perforated wrappers, green endpapers. Slight surface ribbing down spine and to corners, but an exceptional copy. First edition, MOMA Director Monroe Wheeler's copy, of this exhibition catalogue of the First Papers of Surrealism exhibition, with the bullet-hole wrappers designed by Duchamp. This copy has the ink ownership inscription of MOMA Director Monroe Wheeler dated October 1942, in the month that the exhibition opened. Wheeler was Director of Exhibitions and Publications at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and almost certainly would have been in attendance at the exhibition's opening. Indeed, the museum is thanked for the loan of some exhibits. The exhibition was organised by André Breton and "his twine" Marcel Duchamp; it was held in New York between 14 October and 7 November 1942. It included paintings and sculptures by more than 30 artists, and featured Duchamp's famous "mile of string" installation, festooning the venue, the Whitelaw Reid Mansion, with a tangled web of twine. The title of the exhibition derived from the application for American citizenship - immigrants had to file a declaration of intention, also called first papers, in which they renounced allegiance to foreign governments; many surrealists like André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst had fled Europe with the outbreak of World War II.

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      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Handsome and attractive autograph inscription from Maurice Blanchot to Gaston Gallimard : "... ce livre qui lui doit deux fois l'existence. / Quand je contemplai ceci, je soupirai et dis en moi-même : certainement l'homme est un balai. Swift [...this book that owes him its existence doubly./ When I think about that, I sigh and say to myself: man truly is foolish." Swift]"Repaired tear to head of spine (lightly sunned), paper yellowed at edges of some pages, as usual.% Gallimard Paris 1942 14x20,5cm broché

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        Handbook of the Nomad Semi Nomad Semi Sedentary and Sedentary Tribes of Syria


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        Zidovi. Izlozba o razvoju zidovstva i njihovog rusilackog rada u Hrvatskoj prije 10.IV.1941. Rjesenje zidovskog pitanja u N.D.H.

      Zagreb, Izdanje Drzavnog i promiccbenog ureda, 1942. - circa 23 x 15,5 cm. 31 pages with several illustrations Illustrated original softcover "Rare catalogue to an exhibition in Zagreb from may 1st fo june 1st 1942 about the development of Jewish life in Croatia before the establishment of the NDH (Independent State of Croatia). The text and images are fiercly antisemitic and try to establish the supposedly evil influence of Jews. The cover shows a knight with the Ustasa symbol fighting a snake that is covered with the star of David. Illustrations in the text (Croatian throughout) are very much in the style of the German magazine "Der Stuermer". " "- Just a little rubbed, slight trace of middle fold, back with old stamp of the editor from 1942, else well preserved. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        CASABLANCA (1942)

      Warner Brothers 1942 - Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. The all-time Hollywood classic, the studio system producing at its best! It would win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1943, though officially released and copyrighted in 1942; it qualified for the following year's awards as it did not have a Los Angeles screening until Jan. 1943. Here is a climactic scene as Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) are about to leave Casablanca with the letter of transit secured by Rick (Humphrey Bogart). Still is coded "c-77". The original informational attached paper blurb is on the verso. There is a one-inch (2.5 cm.) tear at the mid left border which has been repaired with archival tape on the verso. Minor creasing at the corners, more at the bottom left corner NEAR FINE

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        Historia de Guadalajara y sus Mendozas en los siglos XV y XVI

      Aldus, Madrid 1942 - Rústica, intonso 342 pags. + XV láminas + 544 pags. + XXXI láminas + 532 pags. +II láminas + 434 pags. + XXXVIII láminas 1ª edición. 4 volúmenes. Láminas, dibujos, estados plegados [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Half red morocco over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, date at foot, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt. Rare autograph inscription signed by Robert Desnos to Hélène Weïand: "Avec toute l'affection de Robert et de Youki...[With all best wishes from Robert and Youki...]".A very good copy in a nice binding. Gallimard Paris 1942 12x19cm relié

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      Hodder & Stoughton 1942 - 1st 1942. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Pale blue cloth, black titles. Plain endpapers. 32 full-page b/w drawings. The Famous Five's first adventure featuring a ruined castle, a wreck and buried treasure. Spine and corners bumped and a little worn. Browning to top and bottom of spine. A few light marks to boards. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A little surface paper damage and small mark to front endpaper. Some foxing and a few marks otherwise contents are generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears and creases and some areas of loss which has been cleverly disguised with photocopy beneath (not attached to the wrapper). Small tears to front and rear flap folds have been mended on verso with clear tape. Spine and rear panel are grubby. Light foxing to verso. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Tunis: Castro, 1942. 1st edition. Original printed paper wrappers, small 8vo, 8 pages, uncut.. Judeo-Arabic in Hebrew and Latin characters.   Lamentation about the victims of the Nazi rule in Tunisia.  Tunisia was under the Nazi rule from November 1942 until May 1943. The Jews were required to wear a yellow patch and provide for the needs of the German army. Many Jews were shot to death in their homes or during the Death Marches. About 4, 000 Jews were sent to concentration camps in Tunisia and few were sent to extermination camps in Europe. See EJ, Vol. XV, cols. 1447-8. Judeo-Arabic dirges. Each verse appears in Hebrew and in French script. SUBJECT (S) : Judeo-Arabic poetry -- Tunisia. Kinot. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . A copy sold at auction for over $1100 in 2012. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, Princeton, NLI) . Damage to lower left cover with loss of about 20 letters from of latin-transliteration of Judeo-Arabic text (all Hebrew Font text in tact) . Good Condition (holo2-125-21)

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        Oor Wullie Original Artwork Annual by Dudley D Watkins November 1942 DC Thomson

      UK: DC Thomson, 1942. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Original Artwork Annual by Dudley D Watkins November 1942 DC Thomson. Early example of Oor Wullie original artwork. Full size story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card. Dated November 1st 1942. Measures approx 15.5" x 20".

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        Angel With Spurs

      J.B. Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 1942 - as Pictured First edition, very good condition hard cover, in a good condition dust jakcet, 2.75 price on flap. nicsk, wrinkles to corners, paper flaked at folds, black cloth, gilt spine lettering . with owner name stamp twice, again in ink front freeendpaper gently read , clean 508 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1942 Publisher's mark present on the copyright page. A railroad novel by an author who knew his railroading. The only novel written by Bedwell. Bound in original light blue cloth with red lettering. Two upper corners very lightly bumped, else fine in an near fine, bright dust jacket with very light wear at the head of the spine panel, and very light fade to the red, also on the spine panel. A handsome copy.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Flight to Arras

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1942 - 255 Pages. This limited edition No. 233 of 500 is signed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) and Bernard Lamotte on the limitation page. Boards are clean with pointed corners. It has a dark blue quarter-spine that shows some wear, particularly at the bottom spine area. Top page edges are gold. Interior text pages are flawless. Slipcase is missing the bottom and the right sides. In addition to being a noted aviator he was a respected author. This is the author's memoir that tells of his time in the French Air Force flying reconnaissance missions during the Battle of France in 1940. He was an older pilot with more than 20 years flying experience at the time. This book condenses months of flights into a single terrifying mission over the town of Arras of France in May 1940 in which seventeen of his fellow crews were sacrificed recklessly, he writes, like glasses of water thrown onto a forest fire. Saint-Exupéry survived the French defeat but refused to join the Royal Air Force over political differences with de Gaulle and in late 1940 went to New York where he accepted the National Book Award for his Wind, Sand and Stars. He remained in North America for two years, and then in the spring of 1943 rejoined his old unit in North Africa. In July 1944 he failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over France. There was much speculation about his disappearance until 2000 when a scuba diver exploring the Mediterranean discovered wreckage that was raised and identified as the author's plane. His previous books were The Aviator (1926), Southern Mail (1929 Novel), Night Flight (1931) (1933 Film John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, and Clark Gable), Wind, Sand and Stars (1939). Flight to Arras (1942) and The Little Prince (1943 Poetic). Size: 6" x 9" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Out of Space and Time

      Sauk City: Arkham House. Sauk City, Arkham House, 1942. First Edition. First Impression. One of Smith's scarcer Arkham titles. One of 1,054 copies. A great Hannes Bok jacket. The book has an owner's inscription to the endpaper, a couple of note cards and a postcard from Arkham announcing the book. The owner was Samuel D. Russell, an active SF fan who was a writer and editor in his own right. The cards have some charming notes about ideas for writing. Russell apparently was an undercover FBI agent. Very good with wear to all jacket corners and spine tips, a couple of tears (~10mm), some reinforcement to the jacket interior with a label. Vertical crease to jacket spine. A decent copy. Cover art / illustrations by Hannes Bok [5771, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1942.

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        Lettera autografa firmata indirizzata a ''Mio caro Vigna'', S.l. e S.d. (ma 1942)

      1942. 1 pagina in-4 (mm 290x225), vergata in chiara grafia e firmata "Ungaretti", relativa al fascino che il mito di Stendhal dovette esercitare anche su Ungaretti. Il poeta scrive a un non meglio identificato amico Vigna (''Mio Caro Vigna'') per annunciargli una sua prossima visita a Civitavecchia, insieme ad un musicologo francese di nome Banzi: ''..sabato, o venerdì della settimana ventura, io e il mio amico Banzi, un musicologo e uno scrittore francese.. si verrebbe a Civitavecchia''. Domanda al corrispondente di fissare un appuntamento con Bucci, da identificare con Clodoveo Bucci, per poter visionare alcuni manoscritti e volumi appartenuti a Sthendal, attualmente conservati presso il Comune di Milano nel fondo Stendhaliano Bucci ('' ti è possibile preparare per quel giorno l'incontro con Bucci, col quale si potrebbe parlare di Sthendal, scrivimi''). Il primo custode di questa importante raccolta dei libri appartenuti a Sthendal e rinvenuti nel 1842, anno della morte del celebre scrittore francese, è stato Donato Bucci (1798-1870), suo fedele amico e poi suo esecutore testamentario per i beni lasciati in Italia. Morto Donato è appunto il nipote Clodoveo (1855-1942) che continua a conservare i volumi e gli altri cimeli stendhaliani. Con il cambio di secolo inizia a fiorire intorno ai documenti rimasti in Italia un'attenzione non più dettata solo dalla semplice curiosità di vedere la biblioteca del console scrittore, ma rivolta ad indagare gli autografi contenuti nei libri mentre Stendhal si avvia ad essere uno scrittore di culto. Clodoveo Bucci è disponibile possessore della raccolta; con lui gli stendhaliani si relazionano per avere accesso ai volumi e Casa Bucci diventa sia una meta privilegiata degli studiosi: hanno lasciato traccia del loro passaggio tra gli altri appunto Ungaretti (come questa importante lettera sembra confermare), Gian Pietro Lucini, Margherita Sarfatti e Alberto Savinio. La Raccolta venne venduta nel 1942 dagli eredi di Clodoveo a Federico Gentile, figlio del senatore Giovanni Gentile. La visita di Ungaretti è quindi da collocare proprio nel ?42, anno in cui il poeta rientrò in Italia dopo il lungo soggiorno a San Paolo del Brasile. Curioso anche il fatto che la lettera venne spedita ad un destinatario erroneo come si legge in calce da mano dello stesso Ungaretti: ''Ecco la lettera che era stata mandata per errore a Maroni. Rispondi Telegraficamente''.In perfetto stato (piccola mancanza nel margine inferiore, ininfluente).

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        hand Signierte Sammelkarte 9x 6,5 cmhand signed card.

      Muhammad Ali (* 17. Januar 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky als Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Boxer. Er gehört zu den bedeutendsten Schwergewichtsboxern und herausragendsten Athleten des 20. Jahrhunderts und wurde 1999 vom Internationalen Olympischen Komitee zum Sportler des Jahrhunderts gewählt.[1]Auch außerhalb des Boxrings sorgte Ali für Schlagzeilen. So lehnte er öffentlich den Vietnamkrieg ab, verweigerte den Wehrdienst und unterstützte die Emanzipationsbewegung der Afroamerikaner in den 1960er Jahren. Der Kampf Rumble in the Jungle gegen George Foreman und die Kämpfe Fight of the Century und Thrilla in Manila gegen Joe Frazier gelten als Klassiker unter den Schwergewichtskämpfen.InhaltsverzeichnisKindheit und erster Kontakt mit dem BoxsportClay wurde 1942 als erster von zwei Söhnen eines Schildermalers geboren und wuchs in ärmlichen Verhältnissen auf. Seine Eltern benannten ihren Sohn nach dem Politiker und Gegner der Sklaverei Cassius Marcellus Clay. Mit dem Boxtraining begann der zwölfjährige Clay 1954 aus Wut über den Diebstahl seines Fahrrades er hoffte, den Dieb dadurch bestrafen zu können, wenn er ihn erwischte.[1] Im Alter von 16 Jahren verließ Clay die Schule mit schlechten Noten und konzentrierte sich auf sein Boxtraining. Karriere KarrierebeginnInnerhalb weniger Jahre konnte Clay sämtliche nationalen Amateurtitel erringen. Bei den Olympischen Spielen 1960 gewann er in Rom die olympische Goldmedaille im Halbschwergewicht. Noch im selben Jahr wurde er Profi.Clay musste feststellen, dass ein Wrestler namens Gorgeous George für größeres Aufsehen bei Presse und Zuschauern sorgte als ein bescheiden auftretender Nachwuchsboxer wie er. Daraufhin begann er, den Stil von George zu kopieren und der Presse von nun an immer neues Material in Form von Spottreimen über seine Gegner zu liefern: Vorhersagen über die Runde seines K.-o.-Sieges (Archie Moore will be on the floor in round four, Archie Moore wird in der vierten Runde am Boden liegen) und ähnliche Äußerungen.[2] Mit diesem provozierend zur Schau getragenen Selbstbewusstsein wurde Clay bald berühmt. Weil seine Prophezeiungen über den Ausgang oft zutrafen und Gegner tatsächlich in den vorhergesagten Runden zu Boden gingen, wurde er eine Zeitlang sogar des Betrugs verdächtigt. Aufstieg und erste Weltmeisterschaft (1964) &#8594 Hauptartikel: Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny ListonIm Februar des Jahres 1964 bekam Clay einen Weltmeisterschaftskampf gegen Sonny Liston, nachdem er zuvor Doug Jones umstritten nach Punkten und Henry Cooper durch K. o. besiegt hatte. Viele Journalisten mochten Clays selbstsichere Art nicht und prophezeiten ihm eine Niederlage gegen Liston, so auch Arthur Daley von der New York Times: The irritatingly confident Cassius enters this bout with one trifling handicap. He cant fight as well as he can talk. (Der irritierend selbstbewusste Cassius bestreitet diesen Titelkampf mit einem unbedeutenden Nachteil. Er kann nicht so gut kämpfen, wie er reden kann.).[3]Trotzdem gewann der mit Sieben zu Eins als Außenseiter gesetzte Clay durch eine angeblich verletzungsbedingte Aufgabe seines Gegners nach der sechsten Runde. In tumultartigen Szenen brüllte Clay nach dem Sieg immer wieder I shook up the world! und I am the greatest! in die Mikrofone. Die Bilder von ihm mit weit aufgerissenem Mund und Augen gingen um die Welt.Im weiteren Verlauf des Jahres machte Clay seine Mitgliedschaft in der Nation of Islam öffentlich und wählte Muhammad Ali als Namen. 1975 konvertierte er zum sunnitischen Islam.[4] Der Rückkampf gegen ListonIm Rückkampf am 25. Mai 1965 in Lewiston, Maine, wurde Liston von Ali bereits in der 1. Runde nach nur 105 Sekunden Kampf vom so genannten Phantomschlag (Phantom Punch, auch als Anchor Punch bekannt geworden) niedergestreckt, einem kurzen, harten, rechten Cross an Schläfe oder Kiefer,[5] der weder von Liston noch von großen Teilen des Publikums gesehen worden war. Ali schrie daraufhin den am Boden liegenden Liston mit den Worten Get up, you bum! (Komm hoch, du Penner!) wutentbrannt an und der Ringrichter, der ehemalige Weltmeister Jersey Joe Walcott, der mit der Situation offensichtlich überfordert war, zählte zunächst weder an noch aus, da er den wütend bei Liston stehenden und schreienden Ali von diesem wegzudrängen suchte. Der Kampf wurde dann zunächst wieder freigegeben, unmittelbar darauf jedoch beendet, als Nat Fleischer, der Gründer des Ring Magazines, Walcott darauf hinwies, dass Liston schon deutlich mehr als 10 Sekunden am Boden gewesen war.Der nur von wenigen Zuschauern gesehene Phantom Punch gab im Verbund mit Listons scheinbarer Unbesiegbarkeit und dessen dubiosen Kontakten zur Mafia Anlass zu Spekulationen über einen möglichen Betrug, was andererseits wegen der offensichtlichen Feindschaft zwischen den beiden Boxern bezweifelt wurde. So hatte Liston vor dem ersten Kampf, auf die Provokationen Clays angesprochen, erklärt, dass er die Absicht habe, Clay umzubringen. Auch in seiner Autobiografie wandte sich Ali gegen jegliche Unterstellungen solcher Art und erklärte explizit:Tatsache ist, dass noch niemals ein Kampf weniger abgesprochen war als dieser.Muhammad Ali: Der Größte. Meine Geschichte. S. 123.Film- und Fotoaufnahmen bewiesen im Nachhinein eindeutig, dass Liston von Ali tatsächlich getroffen wurde. Unklar blieb allerdings, wie hart. Deutlich zu sehen ist die entspannte Muskulatur von Listons Körper während des Sturzes, die eine Bewusstlosigkeit zu diesem Zeitpunkt vermuten lässt. Liston erklärte später allerdings, dass er vom Schlag Alis zwar überrascht, jedoch nicht bewusstlos war und nur deshalb nicht sofort wieder aufstand, da er fürchtete, von dem direkt über ihm (anstatt in der neutralen Ecke) stehenden Ali erneut getroffen zu werden. Auch hätte er vergeblich auf das Anzählen durch den Referee gewartet.In dem Augenblick, als Ali wütend und schreiend über dem liegenden Liston steht, entstand eines der bekanntesten Fotos von Ali, geschossen von Neil Leifer.[6] Dieses Foto (eigentlich ein Farbbild, aber als Schwarzweißbild berühmt geworden), nannte sein Biograph David Remnick später Ali wild und schön (), vielleicht () das nachhaltigste Bild Alis im Kampf überhaupt.[5] Karrierehöhepunkt und Titelverlust (1967) Muhammad Ali 1967Mitte der 60er Jahre war Ali auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere. Er traf die Beatles und Elvis Presley und verteidigte seinen Titel unter anderem gegen Ex-Weltmeister Floyd Patterson und dann im Frankfurter Waldstadion gegen den deutschen Europameister Karl Mildenberger (Mildenberger machte ihm einige Probleme er kam bis in die 12. Runde, woraufhin Ali im Anschluss sagte, nie wieder gegen Mildenberger boxen zu wollen), ferner gegen George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, Brian London, Cleveland Williams, Ernie Terrell und Zora Folley.Ali war äußerst flink, dazu provozierte er oft den Gegner, indem er die Hände neben den Hüften hängen ließ, anstatt sich zu decken. Seine Beine waren jedoch so schnell und die Hüfte so beweglich, dass er fast jeden Schlag auspendeln konnte. Tatsächlich bekam er kaum Treffer an den Kopf, kokettierte mit seinem Aussehen und prahlte, dass er nach vielen Kämpfen immer noch so hübsch wie ein Mädchen sei. Mit einer rasanten tänzerischen Beinkombination namens Ali Shuffle verblüffte er Gegner und Publikum. Gelegentlich ließ er sich demonstrativ mehrmals hintereinander in die durchtrainierte Seite des Körpers schlagen, ohne dass dies erkennbare Wirkungen zeigte abgesehen davon, dass der Gegner demoralisiert wurde.[3]Im April 1967 wurde Ali der Titel aberkannt, nachdem er sich geweigert hatte, den Wehrdienst anzutreten. Als ausschlaggebend für seine Entscheidung nannte er zum einen seinen Glauben, sprach aber zum anderen auch die Frage der fehlenden Gleichberechtigung der Afroamerikaner an ...

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        Le parti pris des choses

      First edition, one of 1,350 copies on châtaignier paper.Exceptional, handsome autograph inscription from Francis Ponge to René Leynaud : "... poète et jeune frère d'armes plus pur que moi, avec honte, mais résolument. / Francis Ponge. / Lyon, le 28 Octobre 1942 [poet and young brother in arms, purer than I am, I am shameful but resolute. /Francis Ponge. / Lyon, 28 October 1942]".Two tiny tears to head and foot of spine, one other small tear to head of half-title with inscription.A unique copy with a moving provenance. % Gallimard Paris 1942 14x19,5cm broché

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        Landschaften. Vorzugsausgabe mit Radierung (Landschaft).

      Untertitel Werkübersicht 1942 - 1989. Schulzeit, Schulzeit-Ende, Die 'Arbeit' beginnt, Landschaft, Auf Reisen, Hokusai's Spaziergang, Schack-Land - Frosch-Land, Piranesi, Maryon, Guardi, Durch die Zeit, Küste und Hinterland, Paris - Hamburg, Jüngste Erinnerungen. Herausgeber Dierk Lemcke Abbildungen Mit 530 Farbabbildungen Einband, Schutzumschlag, Schuber und letzte Seiten mit Wasserschaden, die Radierung ist nicht betroffen. Vorzusgausgabe mit einer Radierung, Probedruck auf Bütten, signiert.

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        There is a Happy Land

      Henry Holt, NY 1942 - Green cloth stamped in blue, green topstain. Inscribed to the ffep by Bezzerides. Spine ends mildly softened, board extremities and pages slightly toned else a square sound unmarked copy. The DJ in mylar is edgechipped with shallow loss to spine ends, toned, with 2 small stains to rear panel, and price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Problems of Lasting Peace

      1942 - HOOVER, Herbert and GIBSON, Hugh. The Problems of Lasting Peace. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1942. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2000.First edition of President Hoover and co-author Gibson’s critically praised analysis of a world in crisis, published in the midst of World War II, boldly signed by President Hoover, in scarce dust jacket.This thoughtful and timely work of statesmanship was written in the midst of WWII by former President Hoover and diplomat Hugh Gibson. On publication Problems of Lasting Peace was highly commended as a "sane, forceful, stimulating discussion filled with many shrewd truths. It would be a fine thing if many of our own leaders would read it [Co-author] Wallace’s fervent idealism and Hoover’s conservative realism both lead to the same conclusion: America’s necessity to play a far greater role on the international stage of the future" (New York Times). "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Book fine; slight edge-wear to scarce near-fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Secret Life of Salvador Dali


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        The High Window

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 240 pp. Original brown cloth with dark crimson lettering. Very Good+ condition with spine lean, offsetting to endpapers. Lacking jacket. A nice copy of the third of Chandler's acclaimed Philip Marlowe novels, wherein Marlowe is hired by an old Pasadena lush, Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Murdock, to find an 18th Century coin called the Brasher Doubloon. The basis of two '40s films: Time to Kill and The Brasher Doubloon.

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        338171 T.E.

      First edition on ordinary paper, of which there were only 30 Whatman large paper copies. Autograph inscription signed and dated in French by Victoria Ocampo to the singer Jane Bathori, partner of the comedian Andrée Tainsy : "... grande musicienne..."With a photographic frontispiece of T.E. Lawrence's bust.Two tears to head and foot of spine, a marginal spot to upper cover, internally good. Editions des lettres françaises Buenos Aires 1942 15,5x21cm broché

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        Ta S'eu. Dai Gaku. Studio Integrale.

      Rapallo: Scuola Tipografica Orfanotrofio Emiliani,, 1942. Octavo. Original printed wrappers, stapled at the fold. Bound back to front, in the Chinese manner. Tiny chip and small smudge mark to the top edge of front wrapper, otherwise fine. First edition, first printing, inscribed on the title page, "Sandoz ?Vegh, pour le guidez et ses enfants, Ezra Pound, 28 Mars, 1959". Pound & Lucini's Italian translations of the poems of Confucius appear for the first time in this fragile production, printed in Rapallo early in 1942 in an edition of unknown number. In a letter to Mrs Virgil Jordan on 3 November 1941, Pound commented on the translation, "I am making a real translation of Confucius' Ta S'eu (wrongly spelled Ta Hio, by the frogs whom I followed in earlier edtns ... Have just finished the Italian draft and a blooke, called Luchini, is supposed to put it into real Italian." The Italian translation was printed separately, without the original Chinese text as here, in Testamento di Confucio, 1944. Pound had drafted an earlier English version, though again printed without the Chinese text in Ta Hio, The Great Learning (1928). Inscribed copies are rare; we can find no other copy recorded at auction, and have never handled another.

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        South African Paint Pot Comprising 1. The Art of the Yellow Man, 2. The Art of the Black Man, 3. The Art of the White Man

      Published by Red Fawn Press, Pretoria 1942 - , 43 pages, 22 black and white plates, private edition, this is number 452 of 500 printed. Private Edition , staples have rusted on the book, plates and pages clean and bright, book in very good condition , dustwrapper shows minor signs of wear to edges and is now protected by plastic cover, good condition , plain card covers, protected by printed dustwrapper , 26 cm x 19.5 cm Card Covers ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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