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        Go Down, Moses and Other Stories

      NY: Random House, 1942, 1942 Published in New York by Random House in 1942. First Printing is stated on copyright page. Book near fine except for slight wearing on corners, fading and discoloration on boards, spine, paste downs, and free end pages. DJ good except for chipping on corners, wearing along top and bottom edges, chipping on top and bottom spine ends and along top edge of book, creasing along top and bottom edges, holes worn on front and back flap joints, fading and discoloration on covers, spine, and inside flaps, back side of DJ has been repaired with tape on joints and bottom spine end. DJ has been price clipped.. F. Hardcover.

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        The Case of the Drowning Duck (First Edition, inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1942. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who made the wise crack about the cowpunchers who could type / With love / Yours / Erle." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants. Near Fine in a Fair dust jacket. Jacket presents as Very Good, but is missing a large chunk out of the top of the jacket spine panel, affecting nearly all of the title but not the author's name. A presentable copy overall.

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        The Little Man with the Eyes" in 37 issues of Collier's Magazine 1940-1942

      Crowell-Collier Publishing, New York 1942 - First Edition. Thirty-seven issues of Collier's Magazine, dated variously between April 20,1940 and July 11, 1942, all featuring Crockett Johnson's first magazine comic, "The Little Man with the Eyes." This collection represents roughly a third of Johnson's work for Collier's.Johnson's popularity as a sketch artist grew with the publication of "Harold and the Purple Crayon" (1955), but it was in an earlier comic strip, collectively known as "The Little Man with the Eyes," where his humor was at its most subtle. Beginning in March, 1940, the comic ran for nearly three years, until January, 1943; Johnson's other comic strip, "Barnaby," a political series, was just taking off, begun in 1942."The Little Man with the Eyes" usually featured four or five small vignettes of a little man with big white eyes, his facial expressions doing all of the narration. Subtle to the point of obscurity, the comic captured Johnson's own gentle character, with apolitical themes, and capped the first phase of his career before venturing into children's books.Issues range widely in condition, from Fair to Near Fine in illustrated, stapled wrappers. A few issues have detached wrappers, a few lack wrappers, one issue is incomplete and lacking wrappers (the comic is present), and one issue is a duplicate. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vigiles de l'esprit

      1942. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto carta di grandi dimensioni, una copia del servizio stampa. Molto bello autografo firmato e datato Alain pagina quasi pieno alla sua fidanzata Aline Texcier ". L'ultimo ricordo di Monique zia che ha trascorso i suoi ultimi giorni in questa sintesi della dottrina di Alain Se avete l'indirizzo del sig sicuro Solmi riesco a fare è la stessa spedizione, perché è un vero discepolo. penso spesso a voi e la nostra sottile e geniale amico Texcier insegnante. è molto aver conosciuto momenti felici! vi auguro salute e l'equilibrio, con la vigilanza (enfasi). a voi con affetto. Alain. " Due lievi tracce di sole senza piano di gravità e inferiore della schiena. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très bel envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain quasi à pleine page à son amie Aline Texcier : "Le dernier souvenir de tante Monique qui consacra ses derniers jours à ce sommaire de la doctrine d'Alain. Si vous avez la sûre adresse de Mr Solmi, j'arriverai à lui faire le même envoi, car c'est un vrai disciple. Je pense souvent à vous et à notre subtil et ingénieux ami le professeur Texcier. C'est déjà beaucoup d'avoir connu d'heureux temps! Je vous souhaite la santé et l'équilibre, avec la vigilance (mot souligné). A vous bien affectueusement. Alain." Deux légères traces d'insolation sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos.

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        Cenerentola ( Aschenbrödel in italienisch )

      Mediterranea Verlag Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1942 - Format Quer 4° - Libroteatro Hoepli - , Theater-Album durch aufschlagen und umlegen entstehen 6 farbige Kulissen in 3 Ebenen ,man kann dan das Märchenbuch aufstellen und die Kulissen betrachten,von oben gesehen wirkt das Buch sternförmig und wird mit einem dafür vorgesehenen Druckknopf ( der bei diesem Exemplar fehlt ) zusammen gehalten,es hat dann einen Durchmesser von ca 50 cm ,die Kulissen sind recht umfangreich , Objekte wie Türme,Zweige,Figuren usw.stehen teilweise frei und sind dadurch beschädigungsgefärdet,mein Exemplar ist nahezu unbeschädigt ,einige wenige Einrisse , Originalhalbleinen mit farbigen Deckelbild , Deckel - und Rückentitel, Einband berieben und bestoßen,sonst guter Zustand= Ich habe diverse Bilder zum Buch zusammengestellt. Auf Anfrage ist die Zusendung als normale Zipdatei ( nicht 7zip) möglich. Diese müßte problemlos " auszupacken " sein! =

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        The Cruel Sea [with] 'WWII Chronicles'. The Chronicles comprising 'HM Corvette' [with] 'East Coast Corvette' [with] 'Corvette Command' [with] 'HM Frigate'. 'THE CRUEL SEA' AND ITS FORMATIVE CHRONICLES COMPLETE

      Cassell, [1942-46, 1951]. 5 works in 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and plates; newly and handsomely bound in full navy blue crushed morocco, sides with double frame borders in gilt, backs gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt with an anchor device, all original pictorial wrappers (a little dust-soiled) preserved, a splendid set ideal as a gift or for presentation. The finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII and a maritime classic. The story, based upon the author's own experiences [see 'Chronicles' below] , forms the basis of Charles Frend's notable feature film starring Jack Hawkins in one of his most memorable roles. So accurate is its depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic that it is one of the very few works of fiction admitted by Law to his standard bibliography 'The Royal Navy in World War Two'. Law, 1865. Monsarrat's 'WWII Chronicles', arguably the definitive record of corvette service in WWII, are the basis of the novel. The set comprises 'HM Corvette' (1942), 'East Coast Corvette' (1943), 'Corvette Command' (1944) and 'HM Frigate' (1946). The first three volumes were combined and issued in slightly abridged form as 'Three Corvettes' (1945). Taken together and in sequence the four volumes provide a near-continuous record of Monsarrat's own wartime service. Furthermore they contain much of the inspiration and context, and in several cases actual incidents which reappear in the author's masterpiece 'The Cruel Sea' (1951), arguably the finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII. Monsarrat's seatime began in HMS Campanula [broadly the 'HMS Flower' of the first volume] on the North Atlantic convoys; at one time she was the only RN vessel operating out of St. Johns. She is perhaps best known for her service in convoy OG71 (Milford Haven-Gibraltar, August 1941) which suffered so badly at the hands of a U-boat pack that it was ordered to seek shelter in neutral Lisbon. Many of the merchantmen were lost (including the SS Aquila with 22 Wrens aboard) together with the escorts HMS Bath and HMS Zinnia. The full story is related by Lund and Ludlam in 'Nightmare Convoy' (1987). He then transferred to HMS Guillemot ['HMS Dipper' in the second volume] serving on the East Coast convoys. Among the actions portrayed are the torpedoing of HMS Vortigern by E-boat S-104, and the successful destruction of an HE-111 in August 1941. HMS Guillemot's captain, Lombard-Hobson' has said of Monsarrat 'he was reserved and unpopular, but I liked him myself'. Monsarrat then assumed command of HMS Shearwater ['HMS Winger' in the third volume] operating in the North Sea out of Harwich. Individual volumes are becoming increasingly elusive. COMPLETE SETS ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.120 (HM Corvette); Law 1008 (East Coast Corvette), 1007 (Corvette Command) and 1084 (HM Frigate). Astonishingly 'HM Corvette' is not recorded by Law.

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      First edition, first printing. Original light blue cloth with black titles to upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Eileen A. Soper. A very good copy, the blue cloth little mottled as usual, the binding rubbed at the extremities and bumped at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout with a previous owner's gift inscription dated July 1942 in green ink to the blank front free endpaper. Complete with the original and correct first issue dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked to the extremities with several short tears and associated creases. There are small chips at the spine tips but really very little in the way of loss. The red lettering to the spine remains entirely unfaded. Not price-clipped (5/- net to the front flap). Both the book and dustwrapper are entirely free of repair or restoration. (Summerfield, Tony: Enid Blyton, An Illustrated Bibliography, Part 1, p.58.)

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      - DISNEY,WALT. BAMBI HANKIES. Walt Disney Productions: 1942. 7 x 9 1/4", flexible pictorial card covers with original string binding, Fine condition. The story of Bambi is illustrated in color on every page by the Disney Studios. Tucked into slits on four of the pages are color printed handkerchiefs - each with a different character.

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        "The Hang of It" in The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines

      Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers. (1942). Salinger's first book appearance, this being the first issue (1942), the state without the head and toe bands. Rubbing to covers; near fine in a near fine, lightly faded mailing box, (printed in red, black and orange rather than the later red, white and blue), which has a revised page count stamped over the original page count. The "2" in the copyright date, which in our experience is always battered, is more clearly visible in this copy than in most other copies of the first issue that we have seen. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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        Die Amerbachkorrespondenz. Im Auftrag der Kommission für die Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität Basel bearb. u. hg.v. A. Hartmann/ B. R. Jenny. Bde. I - XI/2 (in 14 =alles Erschienene).

      Schwabe/ Universitätsbibliothek Basel, 1942 - ca. 7000 S. 1942-2010. Sehr guter Zustand. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15260 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Salvo for Russia

      A limited edition of new poems, etchings and engravings produced in aid of the Comforts Fund for Women and Children of Soviet Russia. Folded sheet of four poems and 10 signed engravings by artists such as John Piper, John Banting, John Buckland Wright and Geza Szobel. Each sheet is signed and numbered 2/100. Lacks sheet listing artists.Limited edition, one of 100 copies. Co-edited by Nancy Cunard and John Banting in aid of Soviet Russia during the German invasion.

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a mildly darkened, just about Fine dustwrapper. Welty's first novel and second book, issued in an edition of only 3490 copies. A not especially well-made book, not often seen in this condition.

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      Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, NY 1942 - Some chipping and separating at stapled spine, upper left corner title cover with double crease. Internals near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        First Papers of Surrealism

      New York,Coordinating council of french relief societies 1942 - 47 S. mit vielen Abbildungen. Mit hellblauen Vorsatzpapieren. Illustriertes Original-Heft. - Originalausgabe. - Gestaltung und Auswahl von André Breton und Marcel Duchamp. Mit dem berühmten Einbandentwurf von Marcel Duchamp. - Im unteren Rand mit kaum sichtbaren Verfärbungen. An den unteren Ecken ist das Papier teils etwas berieben, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. - Selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton. August 1942. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original light blue cloth with black titles to upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by Eileen A. Soper. A very good copy, the blue cloth little mottled as usual, the binding rubbed at the extremities and bumped at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout with a previous owner?s gift inscription dated July 1942 in green ink to the blank front free endpaper. Complete with the original and correct first issue dustwrapper which is rubbed and nicked to the extremities with several short tears and associated creases. There are small chips at the spine tips but really very little in the way of loss. The red lettering to the spine remains entirely unfaded. Not price-clipped (5/- net to the front flap). Both the book and dustwrapper are entirely free of repair or restoration. The first adventure of the Famous Five, scarce in the first edition. (Summerfield, Tony: Enid Blyton, An Illustrated Bibliography, Part 1, p.58.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Arabia and the Far East. Their commercial and cultural relations in Graeco-Roman and Irano-Arabian times. Cairo, Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1942.

      1942. 4to. XXIX, 319 pp. With 12 folding maps printed with additional colours. Uncut. Modern half calf with giltstamped title to gilted spine with raised bands. With the original stiff wrappers bound in. First edition. Revised and enlarged edition of the Huzayyin's thesis "The Arabian East and the Far East" (Liverpool, 1933). - Excellent copy. Macro 1244.

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      - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire tel que paru. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire tel que paru.

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        The War Message.

      Philadelphia: Ritten House,, 1942. Being the addresses of the President to the Nation and Congress concerning the involvement of the United States in a war with the Empire of Japan, and Axis Powers. Octavo. Special presentation binding of dark blue morocco, gilt lettered on spine and front cover, single-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt. With the original morocco-trimmed blue-grey slipcase. An excellent copy. First and limited edition, one of only 20 copies lettered A-T and reserved for members of the cabinet or for presentation; this is copy "B" and is signed by Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. The War Message comprises three speeches by Roosevelt, opening with his measured but electrifying "infamy speech", delivered before Congress on the day following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941: "a date which will live in infamy". The other two addresses are FDR's Fireside Chat of 9 December ("The sudden criminal attacks perpetrated by the Japanese in the Pacific provide the climax of a decade of international immorality") and his address to Congress of 15 December 1941, following Hitler's declaration of war on the United States on 11 December - in which he framed Japanese aggression as "following the Nazi pattern". Of the 8 December speech, Nigel Hamilton writes: "The President was driven to Capitol Hill late in the morning of December 8, 1941, and insisted he walk rather than be wheeled to the podium for the joint session. Congressmen and senators rose to their feet, giving him a standing ovation. Holding the lectern, facing a battery of microphones broadcasting his words to the world, the President delivered his address, beginning with the words: 'Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.' The speech - which included mention of the further Japanese attacks that had taken place in Malaya, Hong Kong, Guam, and the Philippine Islands - was a tour de force... [it] lasted only six minutes: six minutes that, in a way no one could ever have quite predicted, changed the world" (FDR at War, 1941-1942: The Mantle of Command, 2014, pp. 76-77). The most desirable edition, published at a pivotal moment of World War II.

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        Autogr. note signed. No place, 9. IX. 1942.

      1942. Large 4to. 2 pp. Notes referring to a card game played with his son "Bubi" and "Klarw.", the singer Franz Klarwein (1914-1991). The reverse contains a typed poem in ten verses "Der Schöpfung Sinn" (by Strauss?) and, in the margin, an autograph draft for a letter of condolence to an unidentified recipient: "[...] schmerzlich ergriffen erfahre ich das Hinscheiden Ihres verehrten Vaters, meines gütigen Freundes u. hochherzigen Förderers [...]". - One large tear reinformed professionally; several traces of folds.

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        Handbook of the Nomad, Semi-Nomad, Semi-Sedentary and Sedentary Tribes of Syria. G.S.I. (T). Headquarters, Ninth army, February 1942.

      1942. 8vo. (4), xv, 1 blank, 186 pp. With large folding map and two folding tables. Bound in modern navy cloth, lacking original wrappers and four preliminary bank leaves but retaining errata slip (on other, reddish paper). "This document is the property of H.B.M. Government, and is issued for the information of officers and responsible officials". - Very rare. COPAC lists three holdings in the UK, at SOAS, the British Museum and Oxford. OCLC adds five holdings, at the American University in Beirut, Princeton, Duke University, Monash University and Keio University. - Interior very browned throughout, some marginal chipping to final pages and with a typescript insert (updating the information therein). One of the folding tables is split along the fold.

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        Broadcast Talks. Reprinted with some alterations from two series: Right and Wrong: A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe and What Christians Believe.

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. 12.5 x 18.5, 62pp. Publisher's cream cloth with red titles to front board and unclipped dust jacket.A letter from the author - on Magdalen College, Oxford notepaper - is attached to the front pastedown. It reads: Dear Mrs Rigby, The talks on Right and Wrong have not been published: but after I have given 5 more, entitled What Christians Believe, in January & February, the two sets together will probably be published by Geoffey Bles. Yours truly, C. S. Lewis. Dec. 19th 1941.

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        The Robber Bridegroom

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1942 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. INSCRIBED by Welty to Will Maxwell, fiction editor for the New Yorker magazine, who was a close and long-time correspondent of Eudora Welty. Their correspondence is immortalized in the 2011 book: "What There Is To Say We Have Said; The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell". Book is very good with some rubbing along the edges and bending at the corners and at spine ends. Darkening on front and back endpages. Jacket has original price of $2.00 printed on front flap. Chipping and rubbing along edges and at corners. Some sun fading along the spine, closed tear at top of spine. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        POW Survivor - A Senior Officer's account of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Sumatra Battalion, the hardships of the Death Railway and numerous beatings by the Japanese, while leading the British Sumatra Battalion for 38 months.

      [Thailand, Vietnam, 1942-1945] - Primary, authoritative source in relation to the British Sumatra Battalion, an original signed manuscript by a British prisoner of war Captain (later Major) Dudley Apthorp, a Senior Officer of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Sumatra Battalion, who survived the hardships of the Death Railway and numerous beatings by the Japanese, while leading the British Sumatra Battalion for thirty-eight months. Upon his safe return in 1945-46 he made this chronicle, drawing from the diary he so bravely kept. Folio. 29 pages typescript document titled "The British (Sumatra) P.O.W. BN. [Battalion] History," includes five pages of sketch illustrations and a full page frontis map. Single leafs measuring approximately 20 x 33 cm, string-tied to margin, one of which is signed in the original by Apthorp in ink. Together with an original ribbon of the Burma Star with the Pacific Clasp rosette, a British World War II military campaign medal. The Burma Star was instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to those who had served in operations in the Burma Campaign from 11 December 1941 to 2 September 1945. Very good original condition. At great risk to himself, Captain Apthorp secretly kept a diary, carrying it from camp to camp in a hollowed out bamboo, eventually burying it at a POW camp in Saigon in 1945 to evade confiscation. The diary, now held at the Imperial War Museum, and other important documents were recovered after the war. The present document is his own summary and is signed in the original by him. Being a chronicle of events and affliction, drawn from his diary, it was produced in very limited quantity for the private use of the families of the men who died working the Death Railway. It precedes the book, which would be published by a descendant 36 years later, himself. Captured by the Japanese as a Prisoner of War to toil on the Burma-Thailand Railway project, which was coined the Death Railway, Captain (later Major) Dudley Apthorp, of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, was the Senior British Officer of the 'British Sumatra Battalion' nicknamed 'Appy's locusts'. Apthorp was among those apprehended at Singapore and shipped to Sumatra by the Japanese on the "England Maru" on 15 May 1942, arriving at Mergui in Burma on 25 May 1942. He was involved in the construction of rail lines, at least one aerodrome, and bridges. Captain Apthorp had made his way to Padang, the former capital of Sumatra, only to find that he had missed the last rescue boat. On the deserted quayside, hiding in the darkness, he came across a number of other men in the same plight. They numbered twenty in all, four of them army officers, thirteen other soldiers, including NCOs and three from the navy. Together, they located an old Japanese sailing boat and sailed out into open water. A chart on board, which was their only navigational guide, showed the large island of Siberut, where they hoped they might obtain fresh water and supplies. During the short voyage they picked up eight men who were also attempting escape, among them a former engineer and a seaman. Apthorp was the most senior army officer among the men, but he was glad to leave matters of seamanship to the newcomer with marine training. The group managed to stay free at sea for two weeks until they were caught by Japanese patrols looking specifically for escapees. They were towed back to Siberut and taken back to Padang to face execution, but ultimately became part of a large labour group which would evolve into the 'British Battalion' or the 'Sumatra Battalion' - with Captain Apthorp as their leader. The brave and faithful prisoner, Captain Apthorp secretly kept a diary, recording the conditions of the camps, ill-treatment, sickness and death, unusual and significant events, and the battalion's movements from one location to the next. The present document is his summary, drawn from the diary, produced in limited quantity for the private use of the families of his fallen comrades. It contains personal details, including officers' names, conflicts, acts of protest, punishments, risks taken to obtain basic necessities, subsequent tyrannical rules, descriptions of each camp, and long awaited strikes by the Allies in 1944 to regain a foothold in Burma. Unflappable by oppression, humiliation or deprivation, Apthorp made a substantial impact on all around him as he represented the British Army with utmost distinction under abhorrent circumstances. The Imperial War Museum holds Apthorp's original diary, 37 pages, as well as his watch. [From the Imperial War Museum website:] Bob Grafton, who was in the battalion described the fearless leader as follows: "Captain Dudley Apthorp was a regular officer - a 'proper officer' - in the eyes of the men. Dudley would appear on the twice daily roll-calls (tenkos) properly dressed; regulation cap, with his cap badge... of Britannia filed from an Australian penny, and wrist watch on white web strap. The fact that his shirt and shorts were rotting in the sweltering climate mattered not. To the men who paraded naked except for a 'G' string he was a 'proper officer'. The men loved his unruffled dignity. The Japs hated it. He was a disciplinarian but scrupulously fair. His stands against the Japanese demands for work from his emaciated group (150 died in the first twelve months) earned him many vicious beating which angered the men, but these he took with crushing dignity. In his quiet way he continued his fight against the Japanese in the POW camps, cleverly showing just enough of his deeply felt contempt for them, which fired his spirit and made them feel uncomfortable." At the request of surviving POWs under his command, a book was later published based on Apthorp's diary. It further includes the personal recollections of several of the POWs. The book, published in 1981 with the title 'The British Sumatra Battalion', was compiled by descendant Ann A. Apthorp. It contains some of the text as seen here, although much of it was edited. Risking his life, and that of others, a gallant leader and survivor provides an indispensable firsthand chronicle of the efforts and sufferings endured by P.O.W.s as forced labourers of the Thailand-Burma Railway. Drawing from his own diary, this document details the sequence of events including transportation of the prisoners from one camp to another, construction projects, summaries of health and fatality at each location, working and living conditions. Appendixes specifically describe clothing or the lack thereof, provisions received from the French Red Cross, an address given by Colonel Nakimura to the prisoners before departing for Japan, and an outline of officers' salaries (dated 29 October 1945, signed to verso by Apthorp). Especially heart-wrenching is the 5 page daily log made in Saigon, Vietnam, from 19 April 1944 to 1 March 1945, being cursory entries and recording numerous deaths, beatings, and deprivations inflicted in the final ten months of captivity. [Prisoners of War were forced by their Japanese captors to labour on projects such as railway construction, later depicted in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai, and were frequently tortured and starved. Approximately 13,000 British soldiers and 2,000 civilians died in Japanese prisoner camps.] Excerpts from the manuscript: "The British (Sumatra) P.O.W. BN. History" "It was obvious from the start that the Japanese were not used to handling large numbers of prisoners... Even the food was supplied by a Chinese contractor and payed for by the prisoners themselves." "The Japanese were not slow however to realise that they possessed a potential labour force and on May 9th 1942, a party of twenty officers and four hundred and eighty other ranks were paraded and told to move to another camp. The personnel of this party were chosen by Capt. Morley, R.A. [Royal Artillery], the British Camp Commander. The Japanese cared little who went, provided there were five hundred 'bodies' on the parade ground, and as we afterwards found to be normal, no information was given about the destination...." "On the evening of 12th May... arrived at the port of Belawin Deli... an interminable roll call... then marched to Uni Kampong... a Dutch internment camp... the living conditions were poor, many of the civilians there shared both food and clothes... it was a distinct improvement on the last few days.... not to be maintained however... embarked on a small steamer inappropriately called the England Maru. Gnr. Kerr 9th Coast Regt. R.A. was too sick to travel... the Japanese were persuaded to leave him behind" "...the 'England Maru' was then joined by a convoy of ships with Australian POWs... on 25.5.42... arrived at Mergui in Burma... marched a mile to the Mergui National High School... it poured with rain... not sufficient accommodation under cover for all the P.O.W.s... After two days working parties were called for to enlarge the aerodrome. About half the prisoners worked..." "The British Bn transferred to barges... Tavoy was reached at 1 a.m.... marched four miles to the amp (Ann Heseldine Home). Some Dutch P.O.W.s who were already in occupation provided breakfast... The death rate which at Mergui was high, decreased..." "... early afternoon of the following day the party disembarked at Moulmein. The jail was the destination... night was spent under lock and key and an early start made on the following morning.... off for Thanbyuzayat, the junction of the Moulmein-Ye and the Moulmein-Bangkok railways... base camp for the construction of the latter... November 1942 was in the process of being built..." "... the death rate which was in Burma approximately ten percent... in Siam when the Japanese had undisputed control, over thirty." "Hlepauk, the 18 Kilo Camp... already five hundred or so Australians in occupation and it was a typical example of the jungle camps the Battalion was to live in for the next eighteen months... an open square in the centre of the camp... inferior huts... no fence round the camp... eight hundred miles of jungle were more effective than any amount of barbed wire..." "Two weeks after arrival at Hlepauk the Japanese guards were replaced by Koreans and at the same time P.O.W.s were required to sign a parol form. Previous refusal by certain officers to do this had resulted in severe punishment." "... Pte [Roy] Pagani 18th Div Recce Corps escaped. He left the 18 kilo camp at the end of November 1942 and was not heard of again until he arrived in England in June 1945." "... January 1943, the 3rd...British Battalion moved by lorry to Tahyin the 35 kilometer camp... About the 10th of March a party of American prisoners arrived with an officer in charge, Captain Fitz-Simmons..." "Work now went through the night. At first three eight hour shifts were in operation, but as the number of sick increased, they were replaced by two twelve hour shifts...." "Thanbyuzayat had been bombed early in January and on May 15th four Liberators flew low over the camp. They were the first the P.O.W.s had seen." "Chaungena was in Siam... the worst camp the British Battalion were to be in. It was not even a work camp, for the P.O.W.s were too sick for that... Rations which up till now had been poor, reached an almost starvation level... in this camp there had been 37 deaths in the British Battalion, and no prospect of an improvement in living conditions... The camp was so bad that early in January 1944 the Japanese decided to evacuate it. They left behind about a hundred British mostly for maintenance work." "Before leaving Chaungena, Colonel Nagitoma was reported to have said that when the line was built, sick would go to a hospital camp near Bangkok, and fit Japan. The last part of his statement was to come true... a voyage to Japan would be dangerous to say the least... The party for Japan was to be two thousand and thirty four strong, and made up of Dutch, Australian, Americans and British P.O.W.s... a medical inspection... Everyone was issued with jacket and shorts as well as underclothes and footwear... the first and last time... Innoculations for Cholera and TAB, tests for dysentery..." "... a march to Can-Chana-Bury station six miles away. Then by train to Nong Prodoc... via Bangkok... to Phnom Penh in Indo China... Tamarkan was receiving one of a series of raids which were to last till the end of the war... The big steel bridge brought in sections from Sumatra and rebuilt by P.O.W. Officers was an obvious target... Bangkok was the first glimpse of civilisation for more than two years. " ".. the Saigon Naval Base. The first half of the journey to Japan was nearly finished... The Japanese anticipating some delay in leaving for Japan called out working parties... May 1944... the prospect of moving to Japan became more remote... Saigon was something of a show camp... three moderate meals a day... Clothing was issued at regular intervals... " "June July and August 1944 came and went. The French newspapers smuggled into camp and then translated, told the story of axis defeats... November. One of the ERTs walked off from an aerodrome working party and could not be found... On Boxing Day, an American Airforce pilot also walked out... The guards borrowing civilian clothing from the P.O.W.s went into the town to look for the latest escapee..." "It came early in the morning while Saigon was still obscured by ground mist. 140 Dive bombers flew in from the sea and commenced the attack by bombing the aerodrome and shooting down the only three Japanese fighters to leave the ground... The raid drove home to Japanese and P.O.W.s alike that that the war was entering its last stage..." "The British Battalion reformed in March 1944 as 51 Kumi was less than one hundred and thirty of the original five hundred but they retained the reputation for discipline and endurance. During the three years they were prisoners the Battalion passed through five countries, Malaya, Sumatra, Burma, Siam and Indo-China. They travelled further than any other unit and lived and worked in more than twenty-three permanent camps." End excerpts. Excerpts from Appendix 1, a Daily Log: "Saigon April 1944 - March 1945" April... 19th - 49,50, and 51 Kumies arrived at Saigon dock camp. 22nd - "Beaten up" today by Korean guard. May... 3rd - Japanese ordered all ranks to write an essay - Your opinion of how the Japanese treat prisoners of war!! Now numbers allotted. 14th - One Australian in 50 Kumi died today. Camp search... 21st - Yamarki (Korean guard) was drunk in the hospital and hit Brigadier Varley. 27th - British OR died in hospital today (E.R.T.) June... 2nd - Pay arrived Piastres 989 - cents 15. 4th - Two aircraft seen, trenches dug. Red Cross letters issued. 6th - "Chickaboo" and the other camp dogs destroyed - order of Japanese. 8th - Kyokawa jumped on and killed by Koreans (can't understand this. He must have been one of the Korean guards D.A. 17.9.45) 24th - Capts. Moore, Higgins and Fleming with remainder of 40 Kumi... left en route Singapore... Trouble with Jap. office staff. 30th - Japanese search. Knives confiscated. July... 10th - New P.O.W. Hospital opened outside camp.202 O.Rs. leave. 29th - Camp identification parade by Anamite soldier. No more letters to hospital camp. 30th - Essays handed in to Japanese officer. August... 14th - Gunner Markland died today (E.R.T.) 26th - A.B. Ryan (51 Kumi) died today. Sept... 6th - Blue cloth bottoms cut off mosquito nets. Three E.R.T.s involved. 8th - 1525hrs.-1645hrs. air raid alarm. 22nd - Gunner Biddle (E.R.T.) died today. Oct... 17th - Lieut. Henderson beaten up by "Buffhead". 29th - All ranks innoculated against dysentery. H.Q. Working Party put dynamo out of action (sand). 30th - Tycho (Japncsc camp commander) 'visited' officers (6.30pm) Nov... 2nd - Tonberg (American) died today. 5th - "Buffhead" beaten up today. Good!! Koreans arrive in camp, buy up canteen, leave after a few hours. 8th - Beaten up by "Buffhead" today (Not so good!) at guard room followed by lecture. Sick "purged". Report to "Gunso" (Jap CSM) 20th - Lieut. Von Ardenna beaten up by "Buffhead" 21st - All glass bottles confiscated today. Dec... 8th - Lieut. Von Vein beaten up by guard "upi understand". Start made on building bamboo fence to surround camp. Case of leprosy reported on camp. 12th - Two sotchoes (RSMs) and seven Gunsoes (CSMs) arrived today. Camp is evidently to be smarted up! 14th - All ropes and ladders confiscated. Night hut guards started... 22nd - 2330hrs. four ORs (51 Kumi) caught raiding Jap clothing stores. Twenty pairs of shorts taken Three searches in twenty-four hours. No sleep all night. 28th - Korean guards 'borrow' civilian clothes from P.O.W.s, dress up and go down to Saigon to look for Hewitt! Jan. 1945... 2nd - Major Glossop and Lieut. Templeman beaten up. 4th - New British P.O.W.s ex Singapore arrive from old Hospital camp. Lieut. Carter and under-officer Kyser beaten up. 5th - Mangerdoll (A Dutch P.O.W.) died on roll call parade this evening. 12th - 0845-1350hrs. air raid. Approximately 145 div bombers raid Saigon... "Drunks" released from Jap guard room. 16th - Two hundred men left for Fumi aerodrome camp. 18th - Two Dutchmen Faagsman and Von de Spot beaten up on dock working party for alleged theft of tobacco. Feb... 3rd - Gunner Glasscott working with dock party fell into river and drowned. 5th - All books handed in for checking. 6th - .... Two Dutchmen Von Creys and Feeman confined to cells for bringing a roll of canvas into camp. Additional trouble over soap. March... 1st - All officers left Saigon dock camp en route for Kanbury near Bangkok. Excerpts from Appendix 2: "Address and Admonition given to transferment of P.O.W.s" by Col. Nackimura" "You are to be transferred from jurisdiction of P.O.W. camp Thailand to that of in Japan where you are to assume labour duties..." Since the opening of this Thai camp you have been employed on enforced labour duties for more than twenty months... on railway construction... for which we appreciate warmly... you are to be transferred to Holy Land of Rising Sun where scenery is simply superb." "The greater Empire of Japan... is populated with national apprichousness, acts on morality brave yet courteous, humanious yet strictly severe on vices..." "...go to Japan with ease of mind and do your imposed duty to perfection then I verily tell you that our billion inhabitants will welcome you to share the Imperial favours with you." "On the other hand should any of you still harbour conscience of enemy nationals... against the interests of Japan consequential result must be born on own shoulders however severe or regrettable to all concerned." Excerpts from Appendix 3, signed by Captain Apthorp: "Miscellaneous Notes" "Clothing issues for 500 men from May 1942 to March 1944..." "Propaganda... speeches made by Japanese officers were frequent. Continuous efforts were made to obtain written evidence of good treatment... Essays were frequently called for." "No direct contact was made with the Red Cross..." "During the early months of 1945 all documents not already confiscated were seized and destroyed. In anticipation of this, those of value were buried and the majority later recovered... Recovered: Diary April 44 - March 45; Battalion Nominal Roll; Deceased POWs Nominal Roll; Grave Plans; Bn Fund Account..." The British Sumatra Battalion was not an official battalion, but rather, it was formed out of necessity and unity, on location. It consisted of 20 officers and 480 men from all three services, mostly unknown to each other, selected from the twelve hundred men whom had been captured in Sumatra a month after the Fall of Singapore to construct the infamous Burma-Thailand Railway. These men were the first working parties on the Death Railway in Burma. They travelled further than any other group and were the only British prisoners to work from the Burma end of the railway. Senior Allied officers often had the difficult task of working with their medical officers to find enough men fit to join work parties demanded by the Japanese. River Kwai and the Death Railway: The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415 kilometres (258 mi) railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), built by the Empire of Japan in 1943, to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. The line was closed in 1947, but the section between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok was reopened ten years later in 1957. The most famous portion of the railway is Bridge 277, 'the bridge over the River Kwai', which was built over a stretch of river which was then known as part of the Mae Klong. The association with the 'River Kwai' came from the fact that the greater part of the Thai part of the route followed the valley of the Khwae Noi, 'Khwae' being the Thai word for branch or tributary, although it is frequently mispronounced by non-Thai speakers as 'Kwai', the Thai word for Water Buffalo. The first wooden bridge over the Khwae Yai was finished in February 1943, followed by a concrete and steel bridge in June 1943. According to Hellfire Tours in Thailand, "The two bridges were successfully bombed on 13 February 1945 by the Royal Air Force. Repairs were carried out by POW labour and by April the wooden trestle bridge was back in operation. On 3 April a second raid by Liberator bombers of the U.S. Army Air Forces damaged the wooden bridge once again. Repair work continued and both bridges were operational again by the end of May. A second raid by the R.A.F. on 24 June put the railway out of commission for the rest of the war. After the Japanese surrender, the British Army removed 3.9 kilometers of track on the Thai-Burma border. A survey of the track had shown that its poor construction would not support commercial traffic. The track was sold to Thai Railways and the 130 km Ban Pong-Namtok section relaid and is in use today." The Burma Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Burma Campaign from 1941 to 1945.

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      - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe daté et signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Personne ne reçoit tant de Dieu que celui qui est entièrement mort. Saint Grégoire. Pour sa chère maman et sa vieille Marg, en tout affection. Maurice." Trois petites piqûres et une claire mouilure en marge du premier plat. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe daté et signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Personne ne reçoit tant de Dieu que celui qui est entièrement mort. Saint Grégoire. Pour sa chère maman et sa vieille Marg, en toute affection. Maurice." Trois petites piqûres et une claire mouilure en marge du premier plat, un mors fendu en pied. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed. New City, 30. V. 1942.

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

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        Photograph Album relating to U.S. Military Forces, the Burma Road & the India-Burma-China Petroleum Pipeline during World War II.

      1942- 1946. 1942 - Photo album 11 x 10 inches containing 153 photos ranging in size from 2 x 3 inches to 4 x 5 inches. Very good condition. An album of photos (153 total) relating to U.S. presence in Burma and China with the building of the Burma Road and to the work of the 780 Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company. There are three sections of photos (see below). In the first section photos are captioned. At the back of the album is written the name John Barry Williams with dates 6/23/42 - 1/15/46. Also included is a map of Burma on sheet 14 x 9 3/4 inches with Note in the lower margin "This Map Published according to the approval of the Special Press Advisor Lahore vide his Memo No. 162/2838-P.B. Dated 30th. Janu 1943. "China" 6 sepia (or faded color) photos 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches - views of the Burma Road and one photo of "Washburn and Jap Flag - Standing on Air Compression Tank." 48 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with some 2 x 3 inches - Kunming, Tsuyung, agricultural work, women and children working on the Burma Road, more views of the Road some with military vehicles, the Salween River Bridge, the Kunming Valley "780 engineer Petroleum Distribution Co. Pipeline. India - Burma - China 1944 & 1945" Sub-heading "India" 7 black and white photos each approx. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with 4 which are 2 x 3 inches, photos of the platoon Sub-heading "Burma" 5 black and white photos Sub-heading "India" 3 black and white photos Sub-heading "China" 74 black and white photos "Burma and China" 10 black and white photos 4 x 5 inches

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        Autograph letter signed. Pacific Palisades, California, undated [1942].

      1942. 4to. 2 pp. In German, to Mr. Motschan, on imprinted stationery of the Library of Congress, Consultant in Germanic Literature: "It has been a long time since I received your kind letter of June in which you remembered my birthday with so much affection. But I did receive it and cannot understand why the earlier letter got lost It cannot be the old address which caused it, for I receive many letters that get delivered to Princeton first... It has been a long time since we have lived in Princeton. Actually, my time as a visiting professor there had already run out after one year but was extended for another year as an exception. But every year we are here on the West Coast, and we like it so much that after renting for quite a while we built our own home here in the country, in a beautiful area near Westwood and Santa Monica, and not far from either Hollywood or Los Angeles. It is the fourth house in my life - and I think it will be my final residence. For what it will be like in Europe after this mess - if I live long enough to see it - God knows. Which does not mean that I say Hitler will be able to win this war. I was very happy to hear so much good news from you and I congratulate you on your studies. I can understand that St[efan] Zweig s death affected you so deeply. I cannot approve of his decision - hiding, by the way, an incurable illness of his wife is supposed to have contributed to it - because of the discouraging effect it may have on his companions in misfortune. And yet at the same time he was so much better off than most of them. He was much too soft a person, absolutely peace loving and his attitude was completely in favor of intellectual free trade and he is said to have made a gloomy impression since quite some time ago. R.I.P But he should not have permitted the Nazis this triumph. If he had hated and despised them more, he would not have done it Received my best wishes and let us hope that Switzerland will get through this turmoil safe and sound again!" - Thomas Mann had supported the first World War, which led to a break with his pacifist brother, novelist Heinrich Mann. Thomas had lived mostly in Munich until 1933, when he moved to neutral Switzerland. In 1936, he emphatically disassociated himself from Nazism with an open letter. Then in 1938, Mann came to Princeton as a visiting Professor, and settled in California in 1941. At the time of this letter, Mann was finishing his tetrology, Joseph and His Brothers, and began work on Doctor Faustus. Stefan Zweig, a man of Jewish descent, had developed pacifist views with the advent of World War I, when he moved to Switzerland from his native Vienna so that he could express those views. Between the wars he lived in Salzburg, then emigrated to Brazil in 1938. The horrors of World War II were too much for him to bear, causing him to commit suicide in 1942.

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        "Prièrere". Manuscrit autographe. S. l., vers 1942.

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

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        Le Lubéron de Provence.

      Editions du Pigeonnier, Saint-Félicien, 1942, 1 volume de 290x390 mm environ, 41 pages suivies des 15 planches hors texte de Jean Chièze, en feuillets libres sous chemise rempliée et étui de l'éditeur. Exemplaire N° 48, un des 130 exemplaires sur grand Vélin de Rives, numérotés de 14 à 143. Quelques roussseurs éparses, plis et frottements sur le dos, étui taché et sali, sinon bon état.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        THE BRASHER DOUBLOON filmed as TIME TO KILL. The Final Shooting Script. Based on the novel The High Window By Raymond Chandler.

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox. 1942. The Final Shooting Script for the film Time To Kill, based on Raymond Chandler?s novel The High Window. Blue card covers stamped in purple with the title ?The Brasher Doubloon? with the date ?AUG. 12, 1942? and ?Final? to the top right corner. There are a couple of ink hand annotations in black ?Released as ?Time To Kill?? and a number code. Also present is the faint ink stamp ?Received New York Legal Dept. Nov 27 1942?. The script appears to be numbered 35 by way of an ink stamp to the cover and the inside Stenographic Dept loan page. The script is 106 pages including the title page. There are 6 blue revision pages, page 45 dated 8/14/42; page 46 dated 8/22/42; page 84 dated 8/14/42; pages 98, 98A, 103 all dated 8/20/42. The condition is excellent, the covers are a little worn and creased with a short closed tear to the right edge of upper cover. The contents are clean and bright throughout. A rare final script for the second of Raymond Chandler?s novels to hit the big screen. The Herbert I. Leeds directed film was released on 22 January 1943 staring Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel and Doris Merrick. The character of Philip Marlowe was replaced with Michael Shayne (this was to be the last of seven Shayne mysteries produced by Fox with Lloyd Nolan as the lead). Whilst the film was remade 5 years later as ?The Brasher Doubloon? reinstating Philip Marlowe, the plot of ?Time To Kill? was much more faithful to that of Raymond Chandler?s book. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1942., 1942. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Perry Mason mystery.

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        [DIGNIMONT]. Amanda. Illustrations de Dignimont.

      Paris, Lubineau, 1942. in-8, 244pp.-1f. Relié demi-maroquin outremer, coins, dos à 4 faux-nerfs sautés, très saillants, décor de fleurettes mosaïquées et volutes au filet doré, tête or, ébarbé, couverture et dos conservés. (Reliure de l'époque, non signée). Nombreuses illustrations à mi-page, lettrines et culs-de-lampe, gravés sur bois par Jean Vital-Prost et coloriés par les ateliers Beaufumé. Tiré à 990 exemplaires. (Carteret IV, p. 175). - Un des 40 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, enrichi du dessin original du frontispice, d'un tirage à l'eau-forte du même frontispice, d'une suite en noir des gravures sur bois. Il porte le n° 1. Très frais et bien relié.

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        Flight To Arras

      SIGNED: limited edition illustrated hardcover (Reynal and Hitchcock 1942)) No. 472 of 500 copies Signed by author and illustrator on the limitation page; no dust jacket issued; no slipcase; no prior owner marks; minimal age tone; tight bind; 1/4 leather cover has light offsetting along the edges; leather spine has rub wear at the spine ends and along the spine; bright gilt titling; no slipcase B01ambibab

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        A A (an Early AA pamphlet)

      The Alcoholic Foundation, New York 1942 - Octavo, 33 pages; plain printed wrappers. Contains the article by Dr. W. D. Silkworth, M.D., "A New Approach To Psychotherapy In Chronic Alcoholism." Also contains the article "Story of a 'Way Out' for Hopeless Drinkers," by a Member of AA. Faint crease to wrappers; internally clean, with no markings of any kind. A very good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      [Tel Aviv] : Lishkat Ha-Hadrakhah Ha-Merkazit Le-H. G. A, 1942. 1st Edition. Original Illustrated Red Paper Wrappers Portraying an Anthropomorphized Bomb with a Swastika Symbol Destroying a Town. 8vo. 64 pages ; 16 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates into English as, ?Armaments: Intended for Bomb Fire Viewers, and H. G. A. Service Members. ? Holocaust-era Manuel on bomb safety procedures. Illustrations throughout depicting proper procedure in crisis situations, as well as some technical sketches of various explosives. SUBJECT (S) : Civil Defense. Very scarce and of historical importance. OCLC lists no physical copies worldwide. Ex-library with Institutional Stamp. Some wear but overall good+ condition. (Holo2-131-29)

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      Praha: Aventinum, 1942-43 - Gr.4° 39.7 x 29.9 cm.) - Portfolio containing 6 Original photographs (33.3 x 25.1 cm.) by Jaromír Funke (1896-1945) Czech avantgarde photographer. Svatojirsky Cyklus: 6 gelatin silver prints, each signed in pencil with sequential blindstamp number in the margin, published in 52 copies. Loose as issued; contained in folio black paper boards. In Fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oor Wullie 1943 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1942. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie 1943 Annual Second Book DC Thomson Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Book 1943 published by DC Thomson 1942. No inscriptions, no scribbles or colouring in. No missing pages etc. Card covers still very much bright, previous tape repair removed without damage. Very scarce. Further images on request.

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      DISNEY. DISNEY,WALT. BAMBI HANKIES. Walt Disney Productions: 1942. 7 x 9 1/4", flexible pictorial card covers with original string binding, Fine condition. The story of Bambi is illustrated in color on every page by the Disney Studios. Tucked into slits on four of the pages are color printed handkerchiefs - each with a different character.

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        Blithe Spirit (Signed By The Author : Association Copy)

      The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1942. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Light fading to the spine and cover edges. The gilt titling is slightly dulled. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The text-block is lightly toned and a little dusty. The scarce paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mildly toned and rubbed to the spine. Mild edge wear with a little light staining in places. It remains very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Inscribed and Signed by Noel Coward to the front blank end paper: 'For Miss Joyce Carey, from , Mr Noel Coward'. Carey was an English actress, best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noël Coward. This title is the dedicated to her. Coward starred in the play as 'Charles' in a wartime UK touring company, beginning in September 1942, with Joyce Carey as 'Ruth'. A unique association copy. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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      Neuchatel, Editions de la Baconnière, Coll. "Les poètes des cahiers du Rhône", 1942 In-8 (19,3 x 14,3 cm), broché, couv. rouge imprimée illustrée d'une vignette, 34 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. L'un des 12 ex. imprimés sur Hollande (premier papier). Rare en grand papier. Parfait état. Exil fut initialement publié sous forme d'un tiré à part des Cahiers du Sud à 200 exemplaires paru en mai 1942. Roger Caillois le publia ensuite aux Lettres Françaises (Buenos Aires) le 25 août 1942. L'édition de La Baconnière, imprimée le 15 octobre 1942 est la première à paraître en Europe.

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      1942. S.n., s.l. 1942, 19,5x25,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - S.n., s.l. 1942, 19,5x25,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione illustrata in 8 incisioni originali e inserti Oscar Dominguez, uno dei 70 numerato sul Rives BFK, una corsa di 4 vecchie Giappone copie variamente arricchito. Firmato autografo dall'autore a un paio di suoi amici sulla pagina occhietto. Inoltre, il nostro modello è arricchito da una quartina firmato autografo dell'autore accanto alla pagina occhietto. Firme manoscritte dell'autore e illustratore alla giustificazione del sorteggio. Qualche lieve foxing colpisce principalmente le piccole prime foglie, un po 'di camicia con una scissione e rottura sopra la maggior parte della sua lunghezza. Copia Rare presentato in camicia e custodia in cartone flessibile legno. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 8 eaux-fortes originales in et hors-texte d'Oscar Dominguez, un des 70 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives, seul tirage avec 4 vieux Japon diversement enrichis. Envoi autographe signé de Robert Ganzo à un couple des ses amis sur la page de faux-titre. En outre, notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un quatrain autographe signé de l'auteur en regard de la page de faux-titre. Signatures autographes de l'auteur et de l'illustrateur à la justification du tirage. Quelques légères petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les premiers feuillets, un mors de la chemise fendu et comportant un accroc sur la presque totalité de sa longueur. Rare exemplaire présenté sous sa chemise et son étui de cartonnage souple façon bois.

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      New York: Samuel French, [1942]., 1942. First edition. First U. S. edition. Fine in dust jacket, lightly sunned on the spine. Originally published in England in 1939 in a paper-bound edition as "Gas Light." This is the first hardcover edition. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (some fading to the pink printing on spine). Basis for the 1944 film "Gas-Light" starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotton. With the inked ownership signature on front pastedown (fully covered by the front flap fold) of noted Hollywood producer Jerry Wald (Dark Passage, Mildred Pierce). Scarce.

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        "All-Out Aggie": Archive of Women's Army Corp (WAC) Artwork and Related Ephemera

      [Washington, D.C.]: circa 1942-1944 Thirteen pieces, comprised of five original pencil drawings, four original paintings, one drawing/poster collage, two handwritten letters (one in two parts), and a WAAC yearbook. Near fine, with some light soiling, minor wear, and faint creasing. A very bright and attractive set of WAC ephemera. J. Franklin Whitman, Jr., is best known for his historical book illustrations and the May 1928 cover of Vanity Fair. His wife Ruth was a WAAC officer who served in New Guinea in WWII. Whitman, Jr. was the son of the noted interior designer and proprietor of Whitman Studios and the J. Franklin Whitman Company. His father is remembered for his work for Saks Fifth Avenue and the Hotel Pierre. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC) was established on May 14, 1942, following Massachusetts Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers 1941 bill to create a women's auxiliary unit. Although WAACs were sent to fight overseas, servicewomen did not achieve military status until July 1, 1943, when WAAC was replaced by the Women's Army Corps (WAC). The 150,000 women who joined WAC were the first women after nurses to serve within the ranks of the United States military. Although they were given lower ranks and lesser pay for the same duties as their male counterparts, the women who served in WWII played a major contribution to the American war effort. I. "All-Out Aggie" Illustrations Ten pieces of J. Franklin Whitman, Jr.'s original artwork for "All-Out Aggie," a cultural icon representing the American women who joined WAC. The images depict a blonde woman in khakis in Pacific wartime settings. Most show "Aggie" saluting or looking contemplative with an accompanying slogan such as, "All-Out Aggie says: Mom wasn't surprised when I got my rank. She says I have an instinct for the Corps. I've been Wacky all my life!" Although they are progressive for showing women in active service roles, most of the images continue to emphasize the traditionally feminine traits of beauty and desirability, as evidenced by Aggie's lipstick, nail polish, and stylish hairdo. Indeed, Whitman's collage, which depicts a brunette woman, shows a WAC member washing a bin. However, several images are notable for bending traditional gender roles. One painting shows a WAC woman kissing a male counterpart with the caption "Met a Joe the other night that believes a WAC's place is in the home? but he didn't issue any invitations to his home." Another painting shows Aggie holding a photograph of an androgynously dressed woman with the caption "We can relax and sweat in Guinea - no competition from the younger generation on the Home Front!" These images are striking for their encouragement of sexual independence and openly embracing traditionally unladylike behaviors. Most interesting is Whitman's pencil drawing of a WAC woman pushing a car with a male officer in the driver's seat that is captioned "I've had to walk home often but I never pushed the guy along before!" Although the war provided new opportunities for them in the military and workplace, the underlying assumption was that women could only stray from home in the absence of men; this image very shockingly shows a woman taking on traditional male roles and effeminates the male soldier. II. WAC Ephemera Three pieces of WAC ephemera: two letters written by Franklin to Ruth and Ruth's WAAC Army Administration School yearbook. Ruth E. Whitman was a graduate of the WAAC Army Administration School in Alpine, Texas, and her yearbook bears her ownership signature. In addition to photographs of the graduating class, images of the campus, and accompanying poetry and prose, this yearbook includes many signatures and salutations from Ruth's classmates - some of the earliest WAAC members. Although he stayed in the US to work while she fought overseas, Franklin seems very much to have admired Ruth's work; in one letter, he affectionately addresses her as "Sarg," while another letter is filled with his encouragement for her new promotion to Top Kick..

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        Masters of Abstract Art : an exhibition for the benefit of the American Red Cross

      New York: Helena Rubinstein's New Art Center, 1942. Softcover. VG-, light soiling or age toning to covers and hinge weakening.. Tan wraps with red lettering and huge red cross in center. 42 pp., 16 full-page bw plates. An astoundingly rare catalogue for this benefit. Includes a checklist of 74 works, 16 of which are nicely illustrated, a foreword by Stephan C. Lion, and several short essays by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Fernand Leger, George L. K. Morris, Stuart Davis, Hans Richter, Carl Robert Holty, and Harry Holtzman. Includes essay, "Art of the City" by Stuart Davis. One of the very earliest Abstract Expressionist exhibitions in the United States. Includes works by Joseph Albers, Alexander Archipenko, Hans Arp, Herbert Bayer, Ilya Bolotowski, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Byron Brown, Alexander Calder, and amybe 60 others for a total of 74 exhibited works. Includes one work by David Smith from 1937. Illustrations of works by Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Davis, Gris, Morris, Miro, Calder, Mondrian, Domela-Nieuwenhuis, Richter, Holtzman, Greene, Xceron and Holty.

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