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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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..

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        A.A. Milne pens about his son Christopher Robin, Catalyst of the "Winnie the Pooh" stories at war in Iraq and wishing he were home

      Cotchford Farm, UK, December 20, 1942. 5" x 8". "Single page ALS written on verso and recto, note paper, 5"" x 8"". Edges lightly creased, with one 2mm intact tear. Light foxing to edge of upper and lower edges outside of margins and not affecting text. Dated ""20/xii/42"" and signed ""Ever Blue"". Near fine.A wonderful letter by Milne written to his long time friend, Vincent Seligman ('Vi""). Milne's letter discusses Pat, his ""treasure"" who was now posted to a RAF just outside of Bristol in the midst of WWII, and his son Christopher Robin who is in Iraq. Milne shows his incredible attachment and fondness towards his son (who he has nicknamed Moon), which is reflected in his comment when he responds to a quote from Christopher : ""He (Christopher) writes : "" But I am well and happy, or what more can we want?"" with Milne's response as ""I want him home again, that's what!"". The apparent attachment of the father/son relationship shows quite strongly in the letter, yet one feels a sense of melancholy as the reader knows the fleeting warmth in this familial bond was destined to change. In the following years there would be a dramatic shift in the nature of the father/son relationship. It was after the war, when Christopher was in his mid to late twenties that his resentment of his father came to a head. Christopher had tried several jobs but failed to find a niche and held his parents somehow responsible for his plight. He came to believe that his father ""had got where he was by climbing on my infant shoulders, that he had filched from me my good name and had left me with nothing but the empty fame of being his son."" It had reached a point of such an emotional barrier for Christopher that he hardly had any contact with his father, and rarely saw him. This is a sharp, hollow contrast to the idyllic ending that one would prefer to imagine for Christopher Robin and A.A. Milne, one where the reader would prefer to imagine instead that “in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing”.The lengthy letter also touches upon WWII, and Milne's postscript comment that ""we're winning"". As transcribed in full:""Cotchford FarmHartfield, Sussex 20/xii/42Dear Vi,This is just to wish you and Bobs a very happy Christmas and New Year, and to say how sorry I shall be on Jan 2nd, not to be with you, but I think I am wise not to ... It.Our Pat (daughter of Mrs. Wilson), our one and only treasure, and now Corporal Wilson of this WRAF has just been posted to an RAF ... station, or something, at or just outside Bristol. When I told her that Kirkly was at or near Bristol also, she was pretty excited because she and her mother have always had a great fondness for him, and still talk of his return from here with Kitten in paper bag. Pat is here at the moment looking after us and her mother who has been very ill. She returns to duty (after a fortnight's compassionate leave to look after us and her mother who has been very will - see above, but I ought to have put her mother first can not on Wednesday; and as she of course, on Wednesday; and as she has been for (illegible) two years at (illegible) and has all her friends there she will be a bit longer at Bristol. Hence the … for … to renew his acquaintances. So I hope he will. I will give you a definite address as soon as I get it: though possibly DADOS can identify the place of means of his spies and informers Moon has left the Iraq desert and is now waist deep in Iraq mind (makes them think that all this was the … ) He writes : "" But I am well and happy, or what more can we want?"" I want him home again, that's what! Give my Bobs my best love, … and accept a humble salute from a 2/Lt for yourself … (Coo, you should have heard my lecture on Thursday in the Village Hall, Forest Row. A tense hush for an hour - you could have heard a bomb drop)Ever BlueP.S. Pat is in the 76th … wing. You know where (illegible) … wing's are? Just above this (illegible) Nose. This is the 76th. Tell Kirkly to get to itPPS. Tell Bobs we're winning""Milne's letter was written to Vincent Seligman, who was a German Jew whose family emigrated to London and the United states in the 19th century."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      1942. Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, relié. - Gallimard, Paris 1942, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle copie del servizio stampa. Binding mezzo vecchio marocchino rosso, torna con cinque nervi, quando coda, piatti di carta al serbatoio, conservato coperture e schienali, la testa dorata, firmato vincolante Goy & Vilaine. Autografo Rare firmata dall'autore Helen Weiand "Con tutto l'amore di Robert e Youki ...". Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Rare envoi autographe signé de Robert Desnos à Hélène Weïand: "Avec toute l'affection de Robert et de Youki...". Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Kit Book

      Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago 1942 - First edition, first issue. About fine in papercovered boards (without dustwrapper as issued) and in the rare original illustrated shipping carton, which shows evidence of having been mailed, but is otherwise in very good condition. This book of cartoons and short stories was intended to be shipped to fighting men away from home. Salinger's story represents his first appearance in a commercial book. Both issues are very uncommon in the original carton, the first issue much more so than the second. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Lied des Friedens. Elegie IX. Lateinisch und Deutsch; Übersetzung und Geleiwort von Walter Willi, illustriert mit Original-Zinkzeichnungen von Hans Erni. Petri-Presse.

      Basel, Benno & Schwabe 1942, 324x227mm,40Seiten,en feuilles sous couverture à rabat, étuit cartonné d'origine.Ausgabe B. Edition B: 1 des 6 exemplaires sur Japon à la main, annotés A à F, exemplaire numéro B, signés par l'artiste et le traducteur, hors commerce.Quatrième livre illustré de Hans Erni. Giroud - Catalogue raisonné des livres illustrés de Hans Erni, p. 30.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        The complete clandestine production of this marvellous series of bibliophile books.

      - Printed in a small number of copies in secret under the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. 'The name of the press ['Five Pounds Press'] was a sardonic reference to the maximum paper weight permitted by the occupying powers for unofficial printing' (Purvis). Founded by A.A. Balkema, W. Hellinga and J. van Krimpen in 1942, the series of the Vijf Ponden Pers form a very diverse collection of exquisitely designed books, greatly differing in size. Typography often by J. van Krimpen, sometimes by Dick Elffers, Susanne Heynemann, S.H. de Roos and W. Sandberg. Illustrations by Jan Bons, Fred. Carasso, Livinus, Melle, Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Salim and Titia Wiegman. According to H.N. Werkman in a letter to August Henkels, the books of the Vijf Ponden Pers were 'much too beautiful, although the texts deserve a fine design'. Most books were printed in 50 or 55 copies. Extensive description on request.* 1. Charles BAUDELAIRE - Le vin. Cinq poëmes choisis dans Les Fleurs du Mal. With 6 original signed etchings by Jeanne Bieruma Oosting. Typography J. van Krimpen. 55 copies. De Jong 72. 2. Edgar DEGAS - Huit sonnets. Typografie door Dick Elffers. 50 exemplaren. De Jong 172.3. Emily DICKINSON - Ten poems. Bilingual edition with German translations by Rosey E. Pool. Printed after calligraphy by Susanne Heynemann. 55 copies. De Jong 189. 4. Dick ELFFERS - [Calendar. January-June] 1944. Illustrations & typography by Dick Elffers. 55 copies. De Jong 442.5. [W.G. HELLINGA] - Dies noctesque. Illustrated by Fred. Carasso. 50 copies. De Jong 191.6. Franz KAFKA - Ein Landarzt. Illustrations & typography by Jan Bons. 55 copies. De Jong 440.7. [H.W.J.M. KEULS] - Doortocht. Gedichten. Typografphy by Dick Elffers. 70 copies. De Jong 207. 8. Valery LARBAUD - Portrait d'Eliane à quatorze ans. Illustrated and handcolored by Salim. 55 copies. De Jong 484.9. Livinus (= L. van de BUNDT) - Six gravures. 55 copies. De Jong 516.10. Jac. van LOOY - De pendule. With an illustration by Titia Worm-Wiegman. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 519.11. Stéphane MALLARMÉ - L'après-midi d'un faune. Eglogue. Illustrated by Melle. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 531.12. Thomas NASHE - In time of plague. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 55 copies. De Jong 591.13. [Martinus NIJHOFF (transl.)] - Eenige romantische gedichten. Naar het Fransch. With 5 original lithos by Titia Wiegman. 55 copies. De Jong 232.14. Jan van der NOOT - Ode teghen d'onwetende vyanden der poëteryen van Marcvs van Wonsel. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 55 copies. De Jong 606.15. Jacques PERK - Eene helle- en hemelvaart. Sonnettenkrans. Typography by S.H. de Roos. 55 copies. De Jong 653.16. Quem Queritis - Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 683.17. Arthur RIMBAUD - Le bateau ivre. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 697.18. [A. ROLAND HOLST] - Helena's inkeer. Een fragment. Typography by J. van Krimpen. 50 copies. De Jong 370.19. [W. SANDBERG] as: Servus fidei - Experimenta typografica. [1]. Lectura sub aqua. Typography by W. Sandberg. 200 copies. De Jong 258. * This is one of 23 lettered copies.20. [W. SANDBERG] - Experimenta typografica. 3. Gnothi se auton. Typography by Willem Sandberg. 55 copies. De Jong 259. Added: Stanley Morison - First principles of typography. Amsterdam, (Vijf Ponden Pers), 1946. Typography by J. van Krimpen. Printed in a small number of copies.And: Catalogus van vijftig boeken en boekjes zonder toestemming uitgegeven in de jaren 1942-1945 door A.A. Balkema te Amsterdam. [Amsterdam, A.A. Balkema], 1945. Typography by J. van Krimpen. Printed in a small number of copies.

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        Flight to Arras.

      New York. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. In-8 cartonnage éditeur et emboîtage éditeur (avec pièce de titre contrecollée sur un plat (légèrement insolé), gardes illustrées en couleurs. Translated by Lewis Galantière. Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte.Traduction américaine de Pilote de Guerre, paru tout d'abord aux États-Unis en français et en anglais sous le titre Flight to Arras le 20 février 1942. E.O. 1/500 ex. num. signé par Antoine de Saint-Exupery et Bernard Lamotte.

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        Le Lotus Bleu. ( Première version " grande image " en noir & blanc, amis avec 5 hors texte ).

      Editions Casterman 1942. In-4 cartonnage souple éditeur. Dos rouge pellior. Album non paginé, au format 23 x 30,5 cm. Couverture illustrée avec titre en noir. Pages de garde bleues foncées avec personnages. Quatrième plat A 18 avec les autorisations 7110-112-7114-7116, délivrées fin 1943. Première version " grande image " en noir & blanc. Precieux exemplaire qui comporte 5 hors textes en couleurs, rarissimes pour cette édition. Quelques exemplaires connus de la Fondation Hergé. Petits frottis aux coins, aux bords, aux mors & au dos. Petit tassement au haut & bas du dos & aux coins. Première charnière inférieure fendu, due aux cahiers trop lourds, ce qui obliga l'éditeur à abandonner de type d'album. Petites, plissures & brunissures au bas de quelques pages. Minuscules traces de scotch au mors intérieurs de la page de garde & de faux titre. Nom de l'ancien propriétaire en haut de la page de titre. Intérieur asses frais. Bel état général. Rare exemplaire auquel on joint la feuille d'expertise réalisé en 2013 par Alain Van Neyghen, membre de la Chambre Royale belgo-luxembourgeoise & de l'union belge des marchands d'art. Expertise signée.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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      New York Duell, Sloan, and Pearce 1942 - First Edition, Affectionately and very personally INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STEGNER "For Jinny, who has already signed up as official historian on the post-war expedition to God's country. Wally". 8vo, publisher’s original maroon boards, the spine lettered in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 362pp. A very fine copy but for subtle fading to the spine edge and gentle wear to the jacket. A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THIS VERY PERSONALLY AND AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION AND IMPORTANT STEGNER TITLE. The story of Mormon Country is indeed a fascinating one. It begins with the great westward trek under the leadership of Brigham Young and goes forward as the chronicle of tireless and superhuman achievements by a people of faith. The myths and legends of the Mormons, their folkways and great leaders, are relatively unknown to many Americans. But theirs is a colorful saga, and it is the saga of a people who built by group effort a region entirely different from the rest of the West in its institutions and habits of living. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Majesty's Rancho

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1942 - 297 pages. First edition, first printing. Code letters C-R and 'First Edition' on the copyright page. The story of a young cowboy who single-handedly rounds up the cattle rustlers who are been marauding the Arizona ranches, Fine book in a fine dust jacket with the "The New 1942 Zane Grey Novel" circular sticker attached to the front cover. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 Bände. Luftgeographisches Einzelheft. Ägypten und Cyrenaika. Herausgegeben vom Generalstab der Luftwaffe. 1. und 2. Teil

      Selbstverlag des Generalstab, Berlin 1942. - je 4°, Leinwandmappe mit Schraubbindung (2 Schrauben), Loseblattsammlung, je ca. 500 Seiten, s-w-Abb. (teils ausklappbar), ausklappbare farbige Karten komplette Ausgabe des äußerst seltenen Werkes. Eine Schraube von Bd. 1 fehlt, Bindung deshalb etwas gelockert; Einbände leicht berieben, 1 mit 4 Flecken vorne; sonst sehr schön. Das umfassende Werk sollte die deutschen Flieger auf die afrikanische Front vorbereiten. Detailliert wird auf die geographischen Bedingungen eingegangen, zahlreiche markante und auch militärisch bedeutsame Örtlichkeiten sind durch Luftbilder und vom Boden aus aufgenommene Fotos beschrieben. Bd. 1 bringt die Cyrenaika und die Westküste einschließlich Kufra, Bd. 2 Ägypten. Internes Material der deutschen Luftwaffe, "Geheim!" heißt es auf den Einbänden, die beide eine Nummer tragen (1 "378", 2 "462"). Vorliegendes Werk ersetzt ein 1940 herausgegebenes gleichnamiges, spätere Auflagen wird es nicht gegeben haben. Im Vorwort heißt es: "Dem fliegerischen Einsatz der deutschen Verbände in Nordafrika entsprechend sind neben der Beschreibung Ägyptens auch die Cyrenaika und der tripolitanische Küstenstreifen behandelt worden. [.]. Es soll dem Flieger durch Beschreibung, Bild- und Kartenmaterial ein möglichst anschauliches Bild des Landes gegeben werden. Hierbei wurde der Nachdruck auf die Behandlung der Wüsten gelegt, deren Darstellung in den Karten meist sehr unvollkommen ist. Die Wüstenerfahrungen der deutschen Verbände in Afrika wurden verarbeitet und in dem Abschnitt II 'Fliegerische Erfahrung' zusammengefasst. [.] Dieses Einzelheft soll als Unterlage für die Flugvorbereitungen der einzelnen Besatzungen und für deren Unterricht bei den Verbänden dienen. Beanstandungen und Ergänzungswünsche sind auf dem Dienstweg an R.d.L. und Ob.d.L. Genst.7.Abt.(III) zu richten!".

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        Fata Morgana

      Editions Des Lettres Francaises, Buenos Aires 1942 - Wraps, one of 500 copies, drawings by Wifredo Lam whose name is misspelled "Wilfredo" throughout. Very good with spine taped with clear tape, browning a bit. This copy signed and inscribed by Andre Breton to "Consuelo." The text was written while Breton was in Marseille in 1940, waiting for his exile to the US for the duration of the war. It is a major work, reprinted in an English translation in New Directions 1941, and reprinted as a separate publication by the Chicago Surrealist Group's Black Swan Press in 1969.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 29 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Caseg Broadsheets of Welsh Poetry

      Each of the 6 Broadsheets housed loosely in a clear plastic folder with a black leaf as a background, within card covers on which the title has been hand written in ink by John Petts to the upper cover and on the verso there is a tipped in leaf with his address in red inks (Cambria House) with a compliments note and then further notes by hand including the Ty'r Mynydd address, printed at the Gomerian Press, Llandyssul, South Wales with the exception of No 1 which was both published and printed at Caseg, very faint and minimal spotting to sheet 3. Housed in its custom made grey cloth dropback box with printed paper label. The BroadSheets Are:No 1. Raiders Dawn & Song of Innocence, poems by Alun Lewis. The wood-engraving: Debris Searcher by John Petts.No 2. Penillion, translated by H Idris Bell, with 2 wood engravings, one each by Petts and Chamberlain.No 3. War and Wales and Rhyfel a Chymru, with 2 drawings, 1 by Chamberlain the other by Petts.No 4. To a Welsh Woman. The Circle of C. From the Green Heart. From Lovesong. Poems by Roberts and Chamberlain, wood engraving by Petts.No 5. From In Memory of Ann Jones, by Dylan Thomas, drawing by Brenda Chamberlain.No 6. Spring (Gwanwyn), translated from The cynfeirdd by H. Idris Bell; wood engraving: Flower of the bone, by John Petts.

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        [His WWII Chronicles and the basis of 'The Cruel Sea' complete]. Comprising 'HM Corvette' [with] 'East Coast Corvette' [with] 'Corvette Command' [with] 'HM Frigate'. COMPLETE WWII ['CRUEL SEA'] CHRONICLES IN FULL MOROCCO

      Cassell,, [1942-46]. 4 vols., in 1, 8vo., First Editions, with frontispieces and plates; newly and handsomely bound in full navy blue crushed morocco, sides with double frame border in gilt, back 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 copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The definitive record of corvette service in WWII, 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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      Doubleday Doran, The Crime Club 1942 - Minor wear to edges of boards with a very tiny tear lower, front tip; spine and edges lightly faded; dust soiling and two small stains to top of page edges; light age darkening to endpapers; small erasure on rear FEP; still a clean and fairly square copy. DJ has wear to edges and folds with small tears, creases, and light flaking; light crease down middle of front cover; spine lightly sunned with very minor color loss; dust soiling to rear cover and flap; light water staining to rear panel mostly visible along lower flap fold; numerous tape repairs on the reverse side. Okay LATER PRINTING of the author's very scarce second Paul Prye novel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

      London: The Childrens Book Club, 1942. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Very Good/Facsimile Only. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. One of 3000 copies of the 1942, 1st Edition 3rd impression, printed for the Children's Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, from the Allen & Unwin plates. Bound in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards, with a dust-jacket (which Tolkien thought hideous) in orange and white, featuring a cartoon of a dandified hobbit smoking a pipe. Tolkien commented, "Surely the paper wasted on that hideous dust-cover could have been better used." A scarce and desirable copy for the collector. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards were a bright yellow, but now have some discoloration to the boards and the spine. The gilt on the spine is still legible with tarnishing and discoloration to the yellow cloth covering. Minimal bumping or warping to the very thin boards as issued. Some fraying and wear , with a couple of small splits to the spine fold area. No previous owners names or writing noted in the book. No foxing or offsetting to any of the pages, all relatively bright and clean. Features the "Book Production War Economy Standards" title verso, 'This Edition published 1942 by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin'. The dustjacket is a facsimile, provided to help protect this scarce issue. A very hard to find original issue of a very scarce book, housed in Custom Clamshell Case that reflects the original dustjacket design, to protect and show this very scarce book. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / Facsimile Only.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        The Great Hunger.

      Limited edition; 8vo; original linen-backed blue paper boards and glassine dust jacket, upper cover lettered in black, paper label on spine. Edition of 250, this is number 17. One of the great achievements of twentieth-century Irish literature. Clair Wills in her study of Ireland during the Second World War, states that the poem'excoriates the spiritual, sexual and emotional poverty of rural Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. Kavanagh began the poem in 1941, while the Russian front was the main focus of the war. Wills believes that Kavanagh was drawing an analogy between the struggle of the Irish peasant and that of the Russian. Fine, with two spots to the edge of the text block in a good only jacket with loss to back panel. A nice copy of a scarce book.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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        Revista: "ECCLESIA". Organo de la dirección central de la Acción Católica Española. (120 VOLUMENES) AÑOS 1942- 2001. (SERIE COMPLETA)

      1942. AC. Madrid 1942-2001 120 vols. 4º mayor (27 cm) Enc. holandesa. Fotogr. bn y color. SERIE COMPLETA: 60 años de la historia de la Iglesia y de España; 3081 revistas quincenales encuadernadas en 120 volúmenes .RECOMENDADO R (Ref.10670) revista religion espiritualidad periodismo politica sociedad iglesia historia contemporanea españa

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        A A (an Early AA pamphlet)

      New York: The Alcoholic Foundation, 1942. Original Wraps. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Handbuch der deutschen Aktiengesellschaften 1942. 47. Jahrgang.

      Berlin, Hoppenstedt, 1942. - 6763 S., 6 Bde., qt., Ln., o. Tit. -- Vollständiger Jahrgang. - Beim Rücken des zweiten Bandes schwarzes Klebeband am Kopf, beim dritten und fünften Band ist der Einband lose, beim sechsten Band das vordere Rückengelenk teils beschädigt.-- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: | Antiquariat Hohmann]
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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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      Trente-deux compositions gravées à l'eau-forte et à la pointe-sèche par le Peintre Graveur Lobel-Riche. (Complet & Contrôlé) Un des 5 exemplaires d'artiste numérotés de A à E. Celui-ci (B) sur Japon nacré justifié à la main et signé des initiales par Lobel-Riche, comprenant une SUITE avec remarques (insérée) et l'état définitif dans le texte. Se trouve chez l'artiste, 1942. Rare. Filet rouge encadrant les textes. Très belle reliure plein maroquin noire moderne. Dos lisse avec auteur, titre, et artiste dorés. Couverture et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4° (29x23). Alméry Lobel-Riche 1877-1950, est un peintre, graveur, illustrateur, connu du public notamment pour ses représentations du monde de la galanterie. Pierre Mac Orlan a écrit à son sujet : « Lobel-Riche fut toujours un artiste profondément attiré par les disciplines éprises de calme et d'équilibre, que la beauté féminine domine quand elle a dépassé les créations un peu faciles de la galanterie. Dans le monde de ses dessins classiques et savants dans leur classicisme, la lumière originelle est celle de la beauté conçue dans les mythologies esthétiques. »

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        Pilote de guerre

      Editions de la Maison française. First edition, one of 450 numbered copies on Corsican. spine and boards slightly and marginally insolated as usually. Nice copy. Editions de la Maison française New York 1942 18,5x22,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Screwtape Letters

      Geoffrey Bles, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original black cloth in near fine condition, with extremely clean pages, just fractional nibbling on one side of the cream spine label. The first issue of Lewis's famous book is very scarce in such a smart appearance.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        1942 Original Hardback Wisden

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

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        IMAGES DE LA LUNE vues par Alexandre ALEXEIEFF.

      1942Paris, Maximilien Vox, 1942. Petit in-folio (239 X 335) demi-chagrin acajou à larges bandes, peau de vélin ivoire au centre, dos lisse, triple filet doré en place des nerfs, compartiments ornés d'un maillage de losanges à froid, filet perlé en queue et tête, auteur et titre dorés, plats et dos de la couverture conservés, étui bordé (reliure postérieure) ; 152 pages. Petite cicatrice de 2 centimètres en tête du mors du premier plat, infime trace de frottement en queue du dos. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la préface de Pierre Mac Orlan, texte de Marcel Belvianes et PREMIER TIRAGE des 30 PLANCHES gravées à l'eau-forte en bistre d'Alexandre ALEXEIEFF. MAGNIFIQUE OUVRAGE, un des plus beaux livres illustrés par le peintre et graveur d'origine russe Alexandre ALEXEIEFF (1901-1982). Il a été soigneusement composé par Maximilien VOX, avec des ornements typographiques spécialement exécutés pour cet ouvrage et imprimés en rose et bleu. Tirage limité à 1 080 exemplaires numérotés (n°651), imprimés sur vélin de Lana et signés au crayon bleu par l'éditeur. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans une reliure de bonne facture, condition peu fréquente pour cet ouvrage. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Kiáltás. [Cri].

      Budapest, Kalász, 1942. 23,5 x 16 cm, 48 p. Broché, couv. ill. Edition originale de ce recueil du poète hongrois Charles Sirato (1905-1980) auteur du Manifeste Dimensioniste (1936). Avec un envoi a.s.d. (9 décembre 1943) à Marcel Jean.

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        The Dark Kingdom [1942 limited edition of 75]

      Harriss & Givens, New York 1942 - Extremely rare edition of Patchen¿s book of poetry featuring an original and unique ink and watercolor cover by the author. This one features the bearded Egir (Aegir), variously described as a giant or a Norse god of the sea who loved to give parties for the other gods. Text block in near fine condition: clean with no marks, tears, or dog ears. Photograph of Patchen (taken by Robin Carson) pasted onto third page. The front cover is stained and discolored in several places, but the watercolor of Egir is not affected. Likewise, the back cover is sun-tanned, discolored, and stained (just one place) ¿ see images of this book to your left. The spine likewise has some discoloring. The slipcase is in generally very good condition: a small section of the upper portion is intact but torn away from the side. There is some shelf rubbing and chipping, particularly along the edges, but the text is still very clear on both front and back of the slipcase. From The Beat Page on the Internet : Kenneth Patchen was born in Niles, Ohio, in 1911. From the age of twelve, he kept a diary and read Dante, Homer, Burns, Shakespeare, and Melville. He attended Alexander Meiklejohn's Experimental College for one year and then the University of Wisconsin. He was employed in a variety of jobs as a migrant worker in the United States and Canada. "Permanence," a sonnet, was published in The New York Times on April 10, 1932. He wrote more than forty books of poetry, prose and drama, including Before the Brave (1936), First Will and Testament (1939) and Journal of Albion Moonlight (1941), a prose work. In 1942, he published The Dark Kingdom in a limited edition of seventy-five copies and painted each cover individually in water color. For more than thirty years, Patchen lived with a severe spinal ailment that caused him almost constant physical pain. The weight of this personal battle was compounded by his sensitivity to greater issues of humanity, and his poetry paid special attention to the horrors of war. With his work he tried to create a kind of sanctuary for the reader, apart from reality, where larger-than-life characters were motivated by their loving and benevolent natures. Kenneth Patchen died in 1972. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources.

      1942 - London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1942. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued. A propaganda map of Australia, showing how the industry and agriculture of the continent was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. The map is decorated with Australia's coat of arms and a large compass rose. A text box reads: 'In War and Peace. Australia's industrial resources have been completely reorganised to meet war-time demands. Her factories are now turning out armaments of many types and aircraft, including fighters and bombers. Her shipbuilding programme includes destroyers, minesweepers and merchant vessels. In addition, Australia is contributing to a great wheat pool which will help to feed the starving peoples of Europe when the war is over' . Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.

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        No Coffin for the Corpse [A Great Merlini Mystery]

      279, [1] pp. 8vo. Another installment in Rawson's popular Great Merlini series of murder mysteries, which are detective stories involving stage magic, featuring a magician who runs a shop selling magic supplies. Rawson was an amateur magician with a wide knowledge of the field.Keywords: FICTION MYSTERY MAGIC GREAT MERLINI MURDER MYSTERIES SERIES DELL MAPBACK MAGICIAN LOCKED ROOM First edition. Blank bookplate on front endpaper, tape remnants to jacket flaps and endpapers, page ridge lightly foxed, jacket edges rubbed with two light creases on front panel along spine, boards rubbed. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1942. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Non vouloir.

      Editions Jeanne Bucher. Paris 1942 In-8 ( 195 x 140 mm ) de 76 pages, broché. 4 gravures au burin, zincographies retravaillées en taille-douce reproduites à pleine pages comprises dans la pagination : un portrait de Dora Maar, deux danseuses et une femme assise. Dos légèrement fragile sinon bon exemplaire de l'édition originale dont le tirage est limité à 426 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci est le n292, un des 400 numérotés sur vélin bouffant. D'autres photos sur

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        Fragments du Narcisse

      1942Tananarive, Sn [Imprimé par Henri Vidalie], 1942. 32 x 24,5 cm, in-4°, 1 f. bl. + 10 ff. n. ch. + 1 f. bl., couverture crème en papier de bananier, imprimée en noir et portant la mention "hors commerce", sans page de titre, justification et achevé d'imprimer en 3e de couverture. Rarissime édition du Narcisse faite à Madagscar sous la direction d'Octave Mannoni et destinée à sa classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, limitée à 30 exemplaires seulement. La préface (3 pages) est inédite, de même que les commentaires, placés au verso des feuillets, en regard du texte de Valéry. L'achevé d'imprimer porte la mention : "La difficulté en temps de blocus de fournir des textes à ses élèves a induit un professeur de Madagascar à faire imprimer ce poème extrait de Charmes en y joignant des annotations purement scolaires. L'ingéniosité locale a permis la fabrication de ce papier essayé ici pour la première fois et sur lequel on a tiré trente exemplaire de ces cahiers destinés à la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni. En aucun cas ces cahiers ne doivent se trouver mis en vente. Imprimé par Henri Vidalie, Tananarive en février 1942 sur papier Blocus." En raison des conditions du temps, cette édition fut faite sans le consentement de l'auteur. Néanmoins, nous disposons du brouillon d'une lettre adressée par O. Mannoni à Paul Valéry en 1942 ainsi que de deux réponses de Julien Monod (1942 et 1944) qui montrent l'intérêt que Valéry a porté à cette édition "pirate" et au commentaire qu'en fit le philosophe et futur psychanalyste. Nous joignons une photocopie de cette correspondance, dans laquelle l'éditeur "pirate" apporte les précisions suivantes : "Puisque cet envoi n'est pas resté dans quelque port africain ni au fond de la mer des Indes, vous n'avez pas dû l'ouvrir sans quelque surprise : Madagascar serait-elle le dernier refuge de la contrefaçon en librairie ? Ose-t-on vous éditer sans votre aveu ? Il n'en est rien ! Simplement, je n'ai pas voulu traiter par l'affreuse polycopie habituelle le beau texte du Narcisse, ni l'exposer, en le dictant, à des mutilations plus affreuses encore. D'autre part les Imprimeries dorment, faute de papier ; pour quelques centaines de francs j'ai pu donner à mes trente élèves une copie du Narcisse aussi convenable que les circonstances le permettent. Cependant, bien qu'il s'agisse d'une "polycopie imprimée", de cahiers qui ne sortent point de la classe de philosophie du lycée Gallieni, je n'aurais pas manqué de vous demander préalablement votre autorisation si n'avions été si longtemps et si complètement privés de toutes communications par mer et par air. (...) Sur la matière même de ce cahier : on a employé un papier de fortune, fait avec de vieux papiers, et dont la fabrication n'était pas encore au point ; mais on n'avait pas le choix. Pour la couverture, on a trouvé un papier de fabrication locale déjà ancienne, fait de fibres de bananier, et destiné surtout à fabriquer des abat-jour et de boites... Les caractères étant vieux et souvent cassés, il a fallu tirer page par page pour n'utiliser qu'un choix à peu près convenable... Je serais extrêmement heureux si vous pouviez avoir quelque plaisir de collectionneur à considérer comme une curiosité cette copie de votre propre poème - à cause des circonstances somme toute un peu exceptionnelles dans laquelle elle a été faite." Dans son premier courrier, daté du 2 septembre 1942, Julien Monod écrit "mon ami Paul Valéry m'a montré hier chez lui votre commentaire du Narcisse dont il m'a fait l'éloge" et lui en demande un exemplaire pour son "Valeryanum", exemplaire que Mannoni semble avoir toutes les peines à retrouver, puisque, dans un courrier daté du 8 juin 1945, l'une des personnes à qui il avait en avait confié un lui assure l'avoir égaré. Dans une autre lettre (27 novembre 1944, reçue le 21 avril 1945), Julien Monod écrit : "je vous remercie beaucoup des renseignements que vous [me] donnez sur le cahier en question, comme de votre aimable intention de chercher à en retrouver un exemplaire pour mon Valeryanum. J'ai fait lire votre lettre à notre poète et je crois bien qu'il va vous écrire lui-même un mot, comme il comptait le faire depuis longtemps, mais sans avoir la possibilité de communiquer avec vous." Nous n'avons pas trace d'un quelconque courrier de Valéry, mort quelques mois plus tard. Cette édition est connue de Karaïskakis (n° 67C), l'exemplaire qu'il décrit étant en tous points conforme au nôtre. (Voir également, Jacques Laguarrigue, Bibliographie des travaux (en langue française) d'Octave Mannoni, in "Esquisses psychanalytiques", n° 13, printemps 1990, p. 44, n° 16.) Un bel exemplaire, avec quelques traces de pliures ; et un témoignage précieux sur l'édition malgache pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale.

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        Düsseldorfer Kunstmappe Dritte Folge 1942 G A U L E I T E R - L U X U S A U S G A B E in G A N Z L E D E R

      Düsseldorf Völkischer Verlag GmbH, 1942. Vollständige Ausgabe in aufwendigem, prächtigem Handeinband der Zeit: Ganzleder-Flügelmappe Folio 35 x 46 cm in rotem und blauem Leder mit reicher Dekoration in Goldprägung (NS-Hoheitszeichen, Deckeltitel, Linien-Prägung beider Einbanddeckel und Innenkantenvergoldung, innen mit Japanpapier ausgestattet und mit einem zusätzlichen, auf handgeschöpftem Bütten kalligraphisch beschriebenen Widmungsblatt: \"Unserem verehrten Gauleiter Friedrich Karl Florian, dem tatkräftigen Schirmherrn unserer Kunst, zum Abschluß eines erfolgreichen Jahres Düsseldorfer Kunstschaffens. Düsseldorf, im Julmond 1942\" mit den Original-Unterschriften der in der Mappe vertretenen Künstler, mit Ausnahme von Clarenbach, Reusing, Pieper, Reusing, Poeten, Schmitz-Wiedenbrück und Schreiber (diese Namen in Bleistift vorgeschrieben). Buchbinder-Stempel (Blindprägung) auf dem hinteren Einbanddeckel \"Geb.bei C.Schultze Düsseldorf\". - Mappeninhalt: ein Doppelblatt mit Titelseite, zwei Seiten Angaben zu den abgebildeten Tafeln und den Künstlern (Kurzlebensläufe), auf vierter Seite (Rückseite) Vignette (Düsseldorfer Wappen) und folgender Druckvermerk: \"Text und künstlerische Mitarbeiter: Fred Kocks / Düsseldorf - Umschlag- und Schriftenentwurf: A.L.Thiel / Düsseldorf - Druck: Graphische Kunstanstalten F.Bruckmann KG., München sowie 20 Blätter (montierte Farbdrucke, Schrift: Fraktur. Die Blätter im einzelnen: Hans Schmitz-Wiedenbrück: Kämpfendes Volk - Richard Schreiber: Gegen Engeland - Fritz Reusing: Generalfeldmarschall von Reichenau - Albert Henrich: Aus großer Zeit - Fritz Reusing: General der Panzertruppen Paulus - Will Tschech: Kampfgeist - Leo Poeten Eichenlaubträger Hauptmann Müncheberg - Alfred Rethel: Otto III. an der Gruft Karls des Großen - Carl Friedrich Lessing: Die Belagerung - Josef Pieper: Reiter am Strand - Friedrich Schüz: Die Burg in Nürnberg - Julius Paul Junghanns: Mutter und Sohn - Walter Petersen: Meine Enkelin - Viktor Pucinsky: Fasanen im Schnee - Max Clarenbach: Am Niederrhein - Otto Marx: Aufziehendes Gewitter - Helmut Liesegang: Landschaft bei Kleve - Heinrich Hermanns: Alt-Düsseldorf - Oswald Achenbach: Blick auf Bonn - Johann Wilhelm Preyer: Stilleben. - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, Einzelanfertigung / erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (Goldprägung etwas verblasst), in der originalen, leinenbezogenen Klappkassette mit silbernem, aufgelegten Düsseldorfer Wappen und ledernen Schließen (etwas berieben und mit kleinem Einriss, sonst gut) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Kunst im Deutschen / Dritten Reich, Großdeutschland, nationalsozialistische / arteigene / geartete / gegenständliche Kunst, NS-Kunst, Kunstausstellung im großdeutschen nationalsozialistischen Staat, nationalsozialistisches Kunstschaffen, Nationalsozialismus

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        The Undying Monster (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1942 - Revised Final Script for the 1942 horror film, based on the 1936 novel by Jessie Douglas Kerruish. A well-crafted (and in some ways, superior) variation on Universal's "Wolfman" films of the 1930s and 1940s, released as a double-feature with the equally intriguing "Dr. Renault's Secret" in 1942, in the heat of the studio's incredible run of horror classics.Red titled wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 801 and copy No. 139, and dated July 30, 1942. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Hayward and Jacoby. 108 leaves, mimeograph, with a few blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/3/42 and 8/5/42 Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with one fingernail-size bruise on the front panel, yapped edges, and a couple of short closed tears, internally bound with two gold brads.Weldon (1983), pp. 738-739. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettres à une amie.

      Manchester, Éditions du Calame, 1942, in-8, br., couv. à rabat, non rogné, XI-124 pp. (M.31) Recueil de quarante-et-une lettres inédites adressées à Marie Nordlinger. 1899-1908. Édition originale, illustrée de deux portraits contrecollés. Un des 225 hollande, seul grand papier, non coupé. Exemplaire exceptionnel car celui de la destinataire des lettres. En effet, la notice en tête du livre est signée M. R. (pour Marie Riefsthal, née Nordlinger). L'exemplaire est d'ailleurs signé par elle. Il porte aussi les signatures d'Eugène Vinaver, "professeur de langue et littérature françaises à l'Université de Manchester" et de César Sfeir "savant directeur des éditions du "Calame" qui, en assurant le déchiffrement et la disposition typographique de ces lettres, m'ont permis de les publier sous la forme présente". Marie Nordlinger-Riefstahl 1876-196 1. "Par une de ces exceptionnelles coïncidences que la vie accorde parfois aux humains, elle était cousine de Reynaldo Hahn, et Reynaldo Hahn était l'ami de Marcel Proust. Ainsi se noua, un soir de décembre 1896 [...] une amitié qui devait avoir des conséquences si enrichissantes pour tous les deux que Marcel aimait à voir dans cette rencontre l'effet d'une harmonie préétablie. [...] on devine quelle admirable et attentive correspondante dut être Marie Nordlinger. N'est-ce pas elle qui envoya à Marcel, privé de la vue des fleurs par son asthme, de ces "comprimés" japonais qui s'ouvrent dans l'eau et que les lecteurs de Swann connaissent bien (Lettre XVIII) ? Échelonnées sur dix années (1899-1908), ces lettres ont fourni aux chercheurs bien des détails précieux sur la période de formation où fut traduit Ruskin et rédigé Jean Santeuil. Tout d'abord surtout littéraire, cette correspondance s'épanouit en une causerie de plus en plus tendre." En 1952, elle fit don de ses lettres à la Bibliothèque Nationale ; ce fut la première correspondance de Proust à y être déposée. En 1957, elle reçut la Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. (Liliane Fearn, "Marie Nordlinger-Riefstahl". In Bulletin de la Société des amis de Marcel Proust..., n° 112, 1962, pp. 485-49 0). Marque d'appartenance "Nicolette Boillot, 1942". Cette Française s'engagea auprès du Général de Gaulle, le 1er juillet 1940. Nous joignons un article ("Nicolette Boillot, une vie". In C'est-à-dire. Le Journal du Haut-Doubs, 29 août 2011) qui lui est consacré."Nous sommes brusquement à Manchester, en février 1942. Marie Riefesthal, née Nordlinger, publie là-bas, en français, des lettres de jeunesse de son ami Marcel Proust. Elle l'a beaucoup aidé, autrefois, à traduire Ruskin. Cela se passait à Venise. Faut-il insister sur ce 1942 ? Je crois. On lira, avec un serrement de cœur, ce billet dicté par Proust le 6 décembre 1905 : "Monsieur Marcel Proust est en traitement dans une maison de santé où il est défendu d'écrire, mais il tient à ce que Mademoiselle Mary sache qu'il n'a jamais cessé de penser à elle avec tendresse, respect et reconnaissance." (in Catalogue de la librairie Nicaise, n° 3, décembre 1997, p. 30).Couv. tachée avec mouillure au dos.

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        Now We Are Six

      Methuen & Co.Ltd, London, 1942 Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Dj is price-clipped. Eighteenth Edition stated on the copyright page. INSCRIBED by Milne to Patricia Andrews, who may have been the long-time girlfriend of Brian Jones, co-founder of the Rolling Stones, and mother of his third child. Jones eventually bought Milne's home, the "House at Pooh Corner" but then soon died in the home's swimming pool. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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