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        The Gremlins. From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story by Flight Lieutenant Roald Dahl.

      New York, Random House, 1943., 1943. FIRST EDITION. Author's first book. Quarto. With 13 colour plates (one double-page), and in-text illustrations throughout. In the publisher's red pictorial paper-covered boards, red cloth spine, pictorial end-papers. Light wear, corners rubbed; near fine.

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        Das Glasperlenspiel [The Glass Bead Game]

      Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag AG, 1943, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Size: 4¾" by 7½", Lovely set of the first edition of the Nobel Prize winning author's great work. Text in German.Two volume set; pale blue cloth blocked in black with gilt titling. Very light wear; near fine. Couple of tiny brown spots on each cover, top edges splotchy, with a small gouge on volume 2; jackets lightly edgeworn, spines a bit darkened. Small name/address embossment on each title page, Set

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        Maiden Voyage.

      London: Routledge,, 1943. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red, decorated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by the author. Faint spotting to edges of text block, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in a slightly edge-rubbed jacket with mild tanning to spine panel. First edition, first impression. From the library of literary scholar and bibliophile John Hayward (1905?-1965), whose "dandyism was affectionately mocked in [T. S.] Eliot's dedication to him as 'the Man in White Spats' in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939)" (ODNB). A lovely copy with an attractive provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Théâtre. Le bout de la route. - Lanceur de graines. - La femme du boulanger

      Edition originale collective, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Mûrier d'Annam, tirage de tête.Bel exemplaire.  Gallimard Paris 1943 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        This Happy Breed (Signed By The Author : Association Copy)

      The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1943.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little dustiness and toning to the text block.Covers clean with bright gilt titling.The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. Mild edge wear with a few small nicks and rubbing in places.The spine is toned.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Signed by Noel Coward to the front blank endpaper: 'Darling,This is from the Author '.The dedicatee was the actress Joyce Carey - The book has come from here estate.Joyce Carey, OBE (30 March 1898 ?" 28 February 1993) was an English actress, best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noël Coward.Her stage career lasted from 1916 until 1987, and she was performing on television in her nineties.In 1942 she rejoined Coward to tour in his three newest plays:'This Happy Breed as Sylvia,'Blithe Spirit' as Ruth and 'Present Laughter' as Liz ?" a character based partly on the actress herself. She later played all three roles in London.After the war she played in new Coward plays,'Quadrille' and 'Nude with Violin' (with Gielgud in London and Coward in New York).A wonderful association copy - scarce with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Mary Poppins Opens the Door

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1943 - A very good first US edition in a chipped good dust jacket, signed by P. L. Travers on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kriegsmarine ( um 1943/1944 ), Kiel ? diverses Dikjen - Deel ( Sylt ), umfangreiches Papier Konvolut mit diversen Dokumenten, Photos , privaten und ofiziellen Aufzeichnungen und anderes. Eine Mappe mit dem Titel : Dienstpläne , Themen , Namenszug : OBmt. W.......() - Die Mappe enthält diverse Dokumente Papier wie z.B. diverse Rekrutendienstpläne ( lose und eingeheftet) , Schulschießen, Dienstanweisungen u.a. jeweils mit den Unterschriften des Ko-Chef oder Einstellungsoffizier, sehr viele kopierte und handschriftliche Notizen, Zettel u.u.u. , häufig auf sehr dünnem Papier , ein Sportabzeichen Heft mit vielen Stempeln ( Dieses Heft gehörte einem Herrn B... ) . Desweiteren ein konvolut handschriftlicher und getippter Bewertungen von diversen namentlich genannten Personen ( meist Matrosen - wohl Beurteilung o.ä.) Anbei ein kleines Kuvert mit ca. 20 Photos - davon ca. 10 mit themenbezogenen Motiven oder Personendarstellungen. Kieler Lehrheft Nr.4 Geschichte der Kriegsmarine . Desweiteren einige unbeschriftete Feldpostbriefe, 3 größere Photographien auf Karton - davon eines handschriftlich betitelt und signiert ( Landschaft Düne Wasser ? schlecht lesbar)

       1943 / 1944. Zustand : Papiere teils altersüblich angeblasst oder geringf. fleckig, teilweise an den Blatträndern angerändert und sonstige übliche Lagerspuren . Dokumente teilweise gelocht , einige noch in einem Hefter - //- Kriegsmarine ( um 1943/1944 ), Kiel ? diverses Dikjen - Deel ( Sylt ), umfangreiches Papier Konvolut mit diversen Dokumenten, Photos , privaten und ofiziellen Aufzeichnungen und anderes. Eine Mappe mit dem Titel : Dienstpläne , Themen , Namenszug : OBmt. W.......() - Die Mappe enthält diverse Dokumente Papier wie z.B. diverse Rekrutendienstpläne ( lose und eingeheftet) , Schulschießen, Dienstanweisungen u.a. jeweils mit den Unterschriften des Ko-Chef oder Einstellungsoffizier, sehr viele kopierte und handschriftliche Notizen, Zettel u.u.u. , häufig auf sehr dünnem Papier , ein Sportabzeichen Heft mit vielen Stempeln ( Dieses Heft gehörte einem Herrn B... ) . Desweiteren ein konvolut handschriftlicher und getippter Bewertungen von diversen namentlich genannten Personen ( meist Matrosen - wohl Beurteilung o.ä.) Anbei ein kleines Kuvert mit ca. 20 Photos - davon ca. 10 mit themenbezogenen Motiven oder Personendarstellungen. Kieler Lehrheft Nr.4 Geschichte der Kriegsmarine . Desweiteren einige unbeschriftete Feldpostbriefe, 3 größere Photographien auf Karton - davon eines handschriftlich betitelt und signiert ( Landschaft Düne Wasser ? schlecht lesbar) 100 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harper & Brothers, (1943). Octavo, original green cloth, printed paper spine label, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Lightest edgewear to jacket, tiny chips to spine ends and corners. First edition of Betty Smith's classic coming-of-age novel, the story of Francie Nolan, a thoughtful girl ?"made out of thin invisible steel?" struggling to make her way in the tenements of Williamsburg: ?"Brooklyn. It's a magic city and it isn't real . . . it's like a dream of being poor and fighting.?" A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was an immediate bestseller. Overseas, the novel was the most popular of the Armed Services paperback editions; Smith received hundreds of letters from soldiers who had never been to Brooklyn, but recognized their own hometowns in Francie's vividly described neighborhood. The troops' demand for ?"?'that Brooklyn tree?' was so high that a second edition was issued in July 1944, a first for the project.?" A bright near-fine copy of a fragile wartime book.

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        Fabrik. Ein Bildepos der Technik.

      Erlenbach-Zürich Rotapfel 1943 - unpag., 1.Aufl., 4to, OLn, OU, SU gebräunt mit Randläsionen, Deckel fleckig, innen noch sehr guter Zustand, 1 Namenszug am Vorsatz 4000g gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kunst der Gegenwart. 12 Farbgraphiken. Mappe 1 // ALLE BLÄTTER VON DEN KÜNSTLERN SIGNIERT !! // 1. HANS STROHOFER, ZWETTL. - 2. ERWIN PUCHINGER, BAUERNKRIEG. - 3. MAX NEUBÖCK, FRAIN. - 4. IGO PÖTSCH, TÖPFER IN STOOB. - 5. ROBERT STREIT, IGLAU. - 6. FRITZ ZERRITSCH, NEUSIEDLERSEE. - 7. FRANZ WINDHAGER, MUTTER UND KIND. - 8. ROBERT FUCHS, BADNERIN. - 9. ARTUR BRUSENBAUCH, STAHLWERK IN NIEDERDONAU. - 10. VINZENZ GORGON, ERLAUFSEE. - 11. EMIL BRÖCKL, POYSDORF. -. 12. MAX FREY, SCHNEEBERG,

      St. Pölten St. Pöltner Verlagshaus um, 1943 - 12 original Farblithographien in origninal Mappe, + Textheft Einband berieben u. bestaubt, Kanten etw. bestoßen, innen etw. beschädigt (MAPPE) / G1053 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 690

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        The Fountainhead

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company, New York 1943 - "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. The true first edition with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Published by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1943. Measures 5.5" x 8.75", 754 pages. A brand new facsimile (reproduction) dust jacket is included for protection and display. Because the book is not bound in red cloth, we believe it may have been a library binding, though there are no library stamps or markings of any kind. The book is in fair condition. Sun fading to the boards with tape stains at the top and bottom. Rubbing and fading to the spine. Toned and soiled paste-downs, with a tape remnant at the rear paste-down. The front board is slightly cocked. The contents are toned with some staining throughout. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (F11-1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fabrik. Ein Bildepos der Technik von Jak Tuggener.

      Erlenbach, Rotapfel, 1943 4°, 52 Bl., 94 Abb., 1 Bl. Tafel-Verzeichnis beilieg., OLwd. m. OU., Riss im OU (hinterlegt), etwas angeschmutzt. Buchdeckel min. fleckig, innen tadellos. Mit dem oft fehlendem blauen Tafelvezeichnis. Eine vergangene Welt d. Arbeit in einfühlsamen Photos im Kupfertiefdruckverfahren wiedergegeben. Eines der wichtigsten Bücher zum Thema Industrie in der Photographie. Jakob Tuggener (1904 - 1988) einer der grossen Schweizer Photographen der auch als Maler u. Filmer ein spannendes Werk vorzuweisen hat. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie

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        Confidential Report of the History of the Buna Campaign. Dec. 1, 1942 - Jan. 25, 1943

      Melbourne?:: Privately printed for U.S. Army,. 1943.. Hardcover. Very good condition. "This is an account of the participation of American troops in the Buna campaign, the first victorious operation of American army ground forces against the Japanese". It includes observations of the Japanese, Americans, and translations of captured Japanese letters, and is a critique to improve future encounters with the enemy. Privately printed for U.S. Army use during the New Guinea campaign in WWII, with much material on the Australian involvement in the Buna campaign. The Buna- Gona campaign (Nov 16, 1942 - Jan 22 1943), followed the Kokoda Trail campaign, Australia's most important campaign of the Second World War. The Buna campaign was a costly joint American - Australian effort which resulted in the loss of almost 4,000 Australians, and American fatalities which Eichelberger compared to the heaviest battles of the Civil War. The Allies learned at Buna that heavy weapons and air support would be essential to fighting the strong Japanese defensive positions throughout the Pacific. Printed typescript bound in printed hardboard covers, with brown cloth spine, possibly printed in Melbourne. Small folio, 8 1/4 x 13", 4 unpaginated pages, 105 typewritten pages, printed on one side. Folding plates and maps include: 17 folding printed photographs; 3 fold out color maps, lettered A, B & C; and 2 Chain of Command charts (designated Chart 1 & 2). Many pages include printed photographs in text. Chipped top and bottom of spine, corners bumped, otherwise very good condition. Some of the large folding panoramas are loose, due to the glue having dried out. At the front board, above the title, is written "Col. Reeder" and "this copy of this report sent to me by registered mail by Lt. Gen. Eichelberger. Russell Reeder, Col. G. S. C."

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        William Lyon MacKenzie King signed letter on Prime Minister letterhead to Gordon Drapper marked "personal

      Ottawa: William Lyon MacKenzie King, 1943. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 4pp. Flat size is 10 x 8 inches and folded to 5 x 8 inches. On Prime Minister letterhead, dated Ottawa March 11, 1943 and marked "personal". Old fold tear repair on page two and paper agetoned, otherwise, very good condition.A very nice 2 page typed and personalized and signed letter by McKenzie King. He is responding to a gift of a book called The Prospector and Other Poems (27 poems) sent to him by Gordon Dagger. WLMK marked this personal and as such was open and honest in his gratitude and appreciation for the gift and most importantly commenting in this letter " I have just completed the reading of 'The Prospector' and 'Spirit Forms'; also 'Red Banners', which you have kindly written out for me in your own hand. I have also read the forward. I am also looking forward to the pleasure, within the next day or two, of reading the other poems." WLMK goes on in the letter with many compliments to Gordon Dagger clearly enjoying his writing very much. The forward in the book King is referring to is quoted here... "Art in conflict - it has always been because it is misunderstood by so many who fail to grasp its meaning - much to be regretted - by no mean for by being rejected the urge for expression in the soul of the true artist often grows deeper with defeat". William Lyon MacKenzie King was Prime Minister of Canada from 1921-1926, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948, a total of almost 22 years. William Lyon Mackenzie King, grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie, was deputy Minister of Labour (1900-1908) before being appointed Canada's first Minister of Labour (1909-1911). Re-elected to the Canadian Parliament (1919), he became leader of the Liberal Party. As Prime Minister, he favored social reform without socialism; he led the government with support from an alliance of Liberals and Progressives. King effected a more independent relationship between the Commonwealth nations and Britain. During and after World War II he unified a country often divided between English and French constituents.

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        Arrival and Departure.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1943. First edition of the third novel . Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page in the month of publication, "Elisa Mann from Arthur Koestler London, 24.XI.43." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Written during the middle of World War II, Arrival and Departure reflects Koestler's own plight as a Hungarian refugee. Like Koestler, the main character is a former member of the Communist party. He escapes to 'Neutralia', a neutral country based on Portugal, where Koestler himself had gone, and flees from there. Reviewing Arrival and Departure in December 1943 George Orwell called it notable "for what must be one of the most shocking descriptions of Nazi terrorism that have ever been written."

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        The Black Angel

      Doubleday, New York 1943 - Stated first edition. Black cloth with white titling. Spine ends/corners softened, board edges rubbed. Glue at endpages darkened, bookstore sticker to ffep. DJ in mylar with price of $2.00 has large chips at spine head and rubbing/edgewear. A tight square unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der steile Aufstieg. Reden und Aufsätze aus den Jahren 1942/43.

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., 1943 - XIV, 473 (1) Seiten mit Schutzumschlag, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten minimal gebräunt, ansonten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz eingehändige Widmung des Autors: "Pg. Julius U./ in alter Kameradschaft herzlichst zugeeignet/ Dr. Goebbels/ 24. XII. 43". Beiliegdn Ex Libris von Curt Riess sowie ein Zeitungsartiekl. Joseph Goebbels (* 29. Oktober 1897 in Rheydt - + 1. Mai 1945 in Berlin) war einer der einflussreichsten Politiker während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und einer der engsten Vertrauten Adolf Hitlers. Von 1933 bis 1945 war er Reichsminister für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda und Leiter der Reichskulturkammer. Damit trug er dazu bei, Presse, Rundfunk und Film sowie den gesamten Kulturbereich mithilfe strenger Zensur- und Repressionsmaßnahmen im Sinne des Nationalsozialismus auszurichten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Halb-Leineneinband mit Rücken- und zweifarbigem Deckeltitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Rare Autograph Letter Signed, in English, 2 pp on one 8vo sheet, accompanying signed envelope postmarked, New York, Feb. 28, 1943

      - Mondrain writes to American Abstract Artists, AAA, founding member Gertrude Greene (1904 - 1956). She and Balcomb Greene (1904-90), her husband, were active proponents of Abstract Art. Gertrude, a painter and sculptor, worked as a gallery attendant at the AAA's first annual exhibition and was the group's first paid employee. The Greenes were active with the AAA committee and worked to gain acceptance of abstract art. Balcomb Greene served as the first president of the AAA whose members included Willem De Kooning, Ad Reinhardt, Lee Krasner, Holtzman and European artists who like Mondrian emigrated to the US including Josef Albers and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Mondrian thanks Greene for her letter and writes, "I am glad to hear you and [Balcomb] both are well. I shall send the $4 dues to Mr. Cavallonl I am very sorry about not showing at the A.A.A. but I don't like to come with old works at a such [sic] important exhibit. Harry Holtzman is still in Kansas waiting for the service, I think. I did not hear from them. Hoping to meet you again at the opening A.A.A. He writes and signs in a large hand, "Piet Mondrian." He signs again in the return address on the back of the accompanying envelope, "P. Mondrian." The letter is slightly trimmed at the bottom edge. Gertrude Glass Greene was an abstract artist from New York City. American Abstract Artists (AAA) was formed in 1936 in New York City, to promote and foster public understanding of abstract art. American Abstract Artists exhibitions, publications, and lectures helped to establish the organization as a major forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas, and for presenting abstract art to a broader public. The AAA had a historic role in establishing avant-garde art in the US and is one of the few artists' organizations to survive from the Great Depression and into the 21st century. Harry Holtzman (1912 - 1987) was an American artist and founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. As executor of Mondrian's Estate, Holtzman continued his involvement with Mondrian's art and in 1983 he co-edited a volume of Mondrian's complete essays. During the German Blitz of London in 1940, Holtzman arranged for Mondrian to come to New York, where he arrived that October. Giorgio Cavallon (1904-1989) was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists and a pioneer Abstract Expressionist.

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        World War II life in Hawaii and the Pacific, as recorded in a collection of 129 postcards showing scenes in the Hawaiian Islands, almost all with manuscript messages from Chambers to members of his family concerning his activities in World War II and life in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific theater, generally writing a single letter using several cards sequentially (such groups presumably then mailed together in envelopes, not present here; approximately 7500 words in total)

      Various places in the Pacific, , 1943-1945. 129 postcards (including a few duplicates), almost all 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches, including 83 black-and-white real photo postcards, 41 color real photo postcards, and four color illustrated postcards, picturing scenes of native life in Hawaii, surfers, a luau, hula dancers, pineapple fields and other agricultural pursuits, native plants, public buildings, and island scenery, most with printed captions; included are 33 complete letters home (each letter on one to four postcards, totaling 83 cards and approximately 5000 words), five letters lacking the salutation card and two letters lacking the closing card (19 cards total, approximately 1000 words), 23 unmatched cards (8 salutations, 7 interior pages, 8 closings, approximately 1500 words), and two cards without messages, one with a return address only, and one to a family member from another soldier. Chambers, a corporal with Battery B, 811 Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion, was from Madison, Indiana; he was stationed in the Pacific theater for three years, often recording his location, in his messages, as "somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean." At one point he mentions being short only ten points for discharge, saying the army would not give extra credit for his time on Canton Island (in the Phoenix Island chain between Hawaii and Fiji); along the way he mentions the heat, salt water, "night visitors" when the moon is too bright, baseball games between army and navy teams, with some big league players participating, the death of Ernie Pyle, etc. His misery comes through occasionally and longing for home, despite efforts to allay his family?'s fears. A personalized view of the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific theater in World War II, combined with a pictorial record of the islands during that period. Some images rubbed or a bit faded, but a very good lot. (#6406)

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        Louanges et les Bénéictions tirées du Parnasse Séraphique de Martial de Brives R.P. capucuin avec des figures et ornements gravés sur bois par D. Galanis.

      Robert Laffont, Marseille 1943 - Marseille Robert Laffont 1943. In-4°. XLVIII p., 2 f., suite avec 24 planches. En feulles sous deux chemises brochées, sous une chemise demi-parchemin, emboîtage. No. 41/50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc de Rives avec une suite complte des gravures (tirage: 500 expl.). - Accrocs à l'embôitage. Dos de la chemise demi-parchmenin légèrement jauni. Taches sur la première feuille blanche. Sprache: Französisch En feulles sous deux chemises brochées, sous une chemise demi-parchemin, emboîtage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Pilgrim in Arabia

      London: Golden Cockerell Press, 1943. First Limited to 350 Copies. Quarter Leather. VG. #36 of 350 copies. 191 pp. Frontis portrait. Quarter leather binding. Very slightly scuffed. Cream cloth boards showing light soiling.

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing Company, 1943. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, fourth printing, in green cloth binding. Near Fine. Faint bowing to front board, with a short crease to the front paste down. Gilt stamping on spine remains sharp and bright. Several small stains to edge of page block. Previous owner name to verso of front free end paper. Pages are toned, but unmarked. First page of text shows a small nick at the edge. A very sharp and well preserved copy. One of the first 3,500 of the fourth printing, bound in green cloth, after which a remaining 1,500 copies were bound in blue.

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        Rest Period at San Diego Airplane Factory

      New York, 1943. Oil painting on board. 15 x 20 inches.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harpers, 1943. Second printing.. A clean and bright VG+ copy in a VG first state dust jacket with the price of $2.75 and code of 5338 intact on the front flap and with the revesre of the dust jacket blank (second state jackets include "How the Tree Grew" on the reverse side). A scarce second printing in nice shape and basis for the film directed by Elia Kazan and starring Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Oscar winners Peggy Ann Garner and James Dunn.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/Very Good.

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        Le Petit Prince

      Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943-01-01. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good/Missing. Good condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean. Missing original paper dust cover. Moderate scuffing on the hardcovers from shelf and reader wear. Light spot on cover, light stain on the spine. Corner bumps are abraded. Owner's name on inside page. First French Language edition. Reynal and Hitchcok, NY 1943. 92 pages with color illustrations. No flying crow on page 63. Unknown printing-not listed. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number.

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        Catalogus van een uytmuntend kabinet schilderyen, voortreffelyke teekeningen, miniaturen en waterverwen, konstprenten, gebondenen en ongebondene prentwerken. ... Al het welke verkogt zal worden, op maandag den 26 october 1761. ...Amsterdam, Hendrik de Leth, [1761]. With : (2) REMY, Pierre. Gaillard DE GAGNY, collector. Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, porcelaines, bijoux et autres effets. Du cabinet de feu Gaillard De Gagny, ... [29 March 1762].Paris, François Ambroise Didot (l'aîné), 1762. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half calf.

      Ad 1: v. Eeghen, "Paulus Potter's 'Groote ossendrift'': de veiling-De Wacker van Son te London aangekondigd", in: Oud Holland 60 (1943), pp.14-28 (noting 2 copies but locating only 1); Lugt 1178 (same 2 copies); ad 2: Lugt 1206; WorldCat (2 copies). Second or third known copy of an important and extensive Dutch art auction catalogue describing almost 2000 items from the collection of the Amsterdam merchant and art collector Hendrick de Wacker van Son (1728-1778), bound with a French art auction catalogue of a smaller collection, both with remarkable Dutch masters. The very first lot in the Dutch catalogue is one of Paulus Potter's greatest paintings, which Wacker van Son had purchased in 1754: "De groote ossedrift" (the large herd of oxen, 134 x 203 cm, sold to Braamkamp for 3975 guilders), which was sold again on 31 July 1771, when it was purchased by Catherine the Great for 9050 guilders. Unfortunately, the ship that was taking it to Saint Petersburg sank on 9 October 1771 and the painting was lost forever.Ad 2: A rare and important catalogue for the auction of the collection of Emmanuel-Jacques Gaillard De Gagny (1703-1759) in Paris on 29 March 1762 and following days. It includes paintings by Rembrandt, Reubens, Van Dyck, Raphael, Breughel, Jan Steen, Teniers and other well-known artists, as well as stone, porcelain and bronze vases and sculptures, and other household furnishings. The De Leth catalogue has contemporary manuscript notes (and a later one in pencil) on the otherwise blank final page. With the title-page of the first catalogue slightly dirty, but both in good condition and the Remy catalogue untrimmed at the foot and fore-edge and only slightly at the head, preserving the deckles and point holes. Two rare catalogues with Dutch master paintings and other art: we have located no other copy of the De Leth catalogue.

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        DAS GLASPERLENSPIEL. Versuch einer Lebensbescheibung des Magister Ludi Josef Knecht samt Knechts hinterlassenen Schriften .

      Zurich: Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag AG, [1943] - Octavo, two volumes; pp. [1-14] 15-451 [542]; [1-8] 9-441 [442] [443-444: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original blue cloth, front panels stamped in gold, spine panels stamped in gold and black, top edges stained brown. First edition, first printing. This utopian novel set in the twenty- fifth century was the principal work for which Hesse received the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature. The English translation became the capstone of the Hesse revival in America in the 1960s. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-212. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 89- 90. Negley, Utopian Literature 567. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 899-904. Bloch (2002) 1471. Not in Nagl. A fine copy in very good decorated dust jackets with some tanning, mostly to spine panels, and some damp spotting to spine panels. Uncommon in jacket. This copy in in the original cardboard slipcase. (#137999) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The only known surviving cross tombstone recovered from the site of the German P.O.W. camp, Stalag Luft III ? site of "The Great Escape."

      [Zagen Poland], circa 1943-1944. 7" x 12" & 4" x 7". "A 7"" x 12"" stone cross recovered during the 1960s from the American Compound?s Main Cemetery, in the USAAF section of Stalag Luft III, in Zagen, Poland. Affixed to the cross is metal plate stamped with the German POW 4-digit number of the prisoner, and the letter ?A? for American: ?A 3478.? An inscription on the lower back of the cross reads: ?CROSS FROM STALAG LUFT III / AMERICAN COMPOUND MAIN CEMETERY / POW 3478 / GREAT ESCAPE CAMP /MARCH 44.? Offered together with a 4"" x 7"" wooden ""Remembrance Cross"" used by R.A.F. survivors and their families who made pilgrimages to Sagan to honor the commitment and spirit of the RAF in WWII. During their visit to Stalag Luft 3, in Zagan, Poland, a brief memorial service was held for the 50 officers murdered by the Gestapo after the Great Escape. This cross was displayed at the Memorial of the slain officers at Sagan. The stone cross bears numerous scratches, gouges and damage from when the Russian army bulldozed the cemetery in 1945-6. The wooden cross bears only light wear and scratches.From the collection of ""Great Escape"" relics assembled by the founder of ""The War Museum"" and will come with a special certificate for each item. As a collector and curator for over 50 years, these items largely obtained from former Allied prisoners of war as well as local farmers and townspeople in the town of Zagen, Poland (formerly Sagen, Germany). The camp is seven square miles in total and is covered in pine forests. In the last weeks of the war as the Russians reached the camp, the German guards hurriedly buried their equipment, changed into civilian clothes and fled. The Allied POW?s were sent on a forced march in the snow southward to Nurnberg, then to another camp at Moosburg where they were liberated on April 29, 1945. At Zagen there are still various compounds and many areas of derelict buildings and footings. In the 1950?s and ?60?s the local townsfolk and farmers explored and excavated relics from the areas which were only accessible with a four wheel drive vehicle in the more remote parts, having various maps and a compass and even then it was easy to get lost. Such relic hunting has not been permitted over the last several decades, making these early recoveries prized and sought after pieces of history. The camp is virtually inaccessible by foot apart from an area near to the Zagan POW Museum. Most of the relic floor & roof tiles, floor boards, drain pipe pieces, electrical insulators from the high-voltage fences, barbed wire, etc. all have their identical counterparts in the Zagan POW Museum.The P.O.W. camp at Sagen was known as Stalag Luft III, and was managed by the Luftwaffe to house Allied airmen downed over Germany. The Germans established the camp, located in Lower Silesia, in March 1942 and the camp remained in service until January 1945. It was the scene of two famous escape plots, both involving tunneling: one in 1943, which was depicted in the film The Wooden Horse (1950) and another in 1944, immortalized in the 1963 film The Great Escape (1963) starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn. Unlike the film, the real-life ""Great Escape"" did not involve Hollywood stars or props, but rather was an extremely sophisticated attempt to mount a mass escape of 200 or more prisoners via a tunnel dug from inside one of the barracks to the woods outside the perimeter of the camp. Tunneling was particularly difficult at Stalag Luft III, as the Germans had established the P.O.W. camp specifically in order to prevent the practice. The barracks stood on raised platforms so any tunnel started within could be easily detected. Complicating matters further, the sub-surface soil was sandy and bright yellow which contrasted sharply with the drab, gray surface soil, thus rendering it difficult to mask tunneling projects as the excess soil would stand out when dumped on the surface. The prisoners employed a wide range of subtle ruses to dispose of the soil without tipping off the guards. The sandy sub-soil was also prone to collapse, further hindering tunneling operations. The plot, conceived by R.A.F. Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, played by Attenborough in the 1963 film, in the Spring of 1943, involved the construction of several tunnels simultaneously so that if one was discovered, the others would hopefully remain secret. The strategy proved successful. When one of the long tunnels was uncovered, the guards stopped their search as they could not imagine that two others were still under construction. The tunnel that ultimately proved successful was nicknamed ""Harry."" The entrance was hidden beneath the tiles of a stove housed in one corner of a barrack and the 102 meter tunnel ran beneath two barbed wire fences and was to emerge in the trees just beyond the outer perimeter. Although over 600 prisoners worked on the tunnels only 200 were slated to use it for their escape.On the night of March 24, 1944, the prisoners began their escape. Much to their dismay, as they emerged on the other side, they realized that the tunnel entrance was short of the tree line. Amazingly, 76 men escaped through the tunnel before guards spotted what was going on. As the 77th man surrendered to the guards, the others bolted into the woods. Of the 76 that escaped, 73 were recaptured?"half of which were executed by the SS. "

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        CELLINI SMITH: DETECTIVE.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. - First edition. Author's third mystery novel. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Cellini Smith novel in which he is hired by a group of hoboes to solve the murder of a young hobo, Danny Meade. The hoboes are certain that local members of a rival hobo organization, known as the "Ramblers" are the likely suspects. The motive in the case involves the location of a deposit of tungsten ore, a material needed for the war effort. Much of the action takes place in a burlesque theater, giving Reeves another opportunity to display his knowledge of show business. On July 22, 1942, a thirty-year-old bachelor named Robert Reeves, enlisted in the U. S. Army. Eventually he was assigned to the Army Air Corps, serving in the 500th Bombardment Squadron of the 345th Bombardment Group. While in the service, Reeves continued to write and in the years 1943 to 1945, he had one novel, CELLINI SMITH: DETECTIVE, and three short stories published. His unit, the 500th Bomb Squadron, flew B-25 medium bombers on combat missions in the South Pacific from June 1943 to the end of the war. Official records show that Reeves died on July 11, 1945, only a month before the war ended. The Armchair Detective, Volume 18, Number 2, page 188 says, "Although now virtually forgotten, Robert Reeves was a talented mystery novelist and an important BLACK MASK writer. His untimely death cut short a career which had the potential of becoming a notable one." An exceptional copy of a difficult title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Views and costums of the city and neibourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1819-20,

      Rio de Janeiro, Livraria Kosmos, 1943., - Olderband m. Goldprägung Chamberlain, Views and costumes of the city and neibourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1819-20, hrsg. in limitierter Auflage (1315 Stk.) v. Livraria Kosmos, Erich Eichner & Cia, Rio de Janeiro, 1943 unter den Titel "Vistas e costumes da cidade e arredores do Rio de Janeiro en 1819-20 segundo desenhos feitos pelo Tte. Chamberlain. Mit 36 hochqualitatitven farbigen Offset-Lithographien m. Darstellungen v. 1819/20 u. 1 zusätzl. Offset-Lithographie sowie 6 erstveröffentlichte Zeichnugen, Folio quer (2°), Olderband m. Goldprägung a. Rücken, leicht bestessen auf Vorderdeckel, Textsetien etwas gebräunt, ansonsten Top-Zustand! Sehr rare Erstausgabe d. 1943 nur 1 x wiederveröffentlichten tollen Bildwerken v. Chamberlain. Weitere Fotsos sind auf Anfrage verfügbar! Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Little Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1943. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine in black, two raised bands, pictorial block of The Little Prince to front board in black, twin rule to turn-ins in black, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With colour illustrations by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author's native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously.

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        The Lady in the Lake: A Philip Marlow Mystery

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. No restoration, a remarkable copy.. Chandler's fourth book. $2.00 Net Price present.

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        The Golden Carpet [together with;] The Silver Crescent

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1943. Published by Permission of the War Office. 2 volumes quarto. The first in full green, and the second full blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titles gilt to spines, gilt edge-roll, single fillet gilt to the turn-ins, top edges gilt, the others uncut. Each in the white linen slipcase as issued. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each and numerous similar illustrations to the text of the second, the majority full-page, maps to the endpapers. Spine sunned as usual, narrow strip of tan-burn from the turn-ins to the free endpapers, slightly later gift inscriptions to both, but overall very good. First editions, each in a signed edition limited of 300 copies of which just 30 were in the full binding as here, copies 16 and 25 respectively. de Chair was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol", a Flying Column of less than 1,500 men under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects of the "Golden Square" coup amongst pro-Nazi Iraqi Military Officers. Despite the air support extended to the Iraqis by the German and Italian air forces, the operation was a complete success, Baghdad falling on 30th May 1941, the books cover this and subsequent operations in Syria. Reviewed in the Spectator on the issue of the composite trade edition in 1944 as "a fascinating and well-told story … in the tradition of T. E. Lawrence, and one worthy to take its place in the history of British soldiers' heroic campaigns in the Near East".

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        Autograph Letter Signed, two separate 4to pages, Alaska, Sept. 1, 1943

      - This is a rare fully autograph letter as most of Hammett's letters are typed. Hammett writes to Army buddy Captain Isadore Gottlieb stationed in Tampa, Florida, talking about life in Alaska, friends they have in common, and the war. Hammett refers to his location in Alaska as "my present spot isn't what you'd call conveniently located in relation to women and whisky? [but] the air is fresh here. But can you drink? fresh air with a beer chaser?" He then offers information about other Army buddies and asks if Gottlieb knows of some others. "My bunch seems to have left Sea Girt? Monash beat the game and got out of the army with an honorable discharge?." He informs Gottlieb that according to another friend Monash is happier now "doing radio programs." Other buddies in common include Figaro and "the big boy from Altoona." Regarding the war, Hammett tells his friend that "there isn't any local news? rumors about what's going to happen to us float through the air a dozen a minute? but it's a long time since I've wasted any ink copying down latrinograms." The letter is signed, "Hammett," with his full Army APO Seattle address written at the end. Our research indicates the letter is unpublished as of 2001. Hammett was a veteran of World War I where he contracted Spanish flu and tuberculosis. He subsequently pulled strings in order to join up during World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hammett spent most of the war in the Aleutian Islands, where he edited a popular Army newspaper "The Adakian," from 1944 to 1945. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        GAZZETTA DELLA ASSOCIAZIONE AGRARIA

      A. Burdin editore 1943 - 4 2 voll. in 4. Anno 1o n.1 (6 aprile 1843) - n.39 (28 dicembre 1843). Anno II n. 1 (4 gennaio 1844) - n. 51 (20 dicembre 1844). pp. (2) + 382; (2) + 382. M. pl. coeva con fr. oro. Prime due annate di questa importante pubblicazione che ebbe vita sino al 1848. La pubblicazione nacque come organo della Associazione agraria subalpina, fondata il 31 maggio del 1842 da un gruppo di personalita' piemontesi che si riuni' attorno a Cesare Alfieri di Sostegno. Ilarione Petitti, Cesare Vegezzi e Camillo Benso di Cavour. Proprio quest'ultimo fu attivissimo collaboratore dell'associazione e della gazzetta pur entrando in polemica con la parte sinistra della dirigenza, in particolare in relazione all'istituzione dei poderi modello, tentativo che il Cavour riteneva inutile e dannosa e contro la quale scrisse un pesante articolo (31 agosto 1843). L' associazione si riprometteva di migliorare le condizioni dell'agricoltura e di favorire la diffusione delle tecniche agrarie e l'accrescimento culturale degli agricoltori. Nel 1843 l'associazione tenne il primo congresso agrario a Pollenzo e comunque stimolo' la nascita di comizi agrari in molte localita' del Piemonte. Molti sono i temi toccati dalla rivista, tra questi l'istituzione di banche agrarie (viene annunciata ad esempio la nascita della Cassa di Risparmio di Asti ), il problema della grandine (come combatterla, le assicurazioni ecc.), la coltivazione del gelso in Bistagno , la coltura olivaria (March. Del Carretto di Balestrino), bisogni agrari della Lomellina, considerazioni sull'aratro Di Sambuy, macchina per battere il riso dell'ing. Colli (Cavour). Di particolare interesse anche gli interventi del marchese Ridolfi. ITA

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        Arrival and Departure.

      Jonathan Cape, London 1943 - First edition of the third novel . Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page in the month of publication, "Elisa Mann from Arthur Koestler London, 24.XI.43." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Written during the middle of World War II, Arrival and Departure reflects Koestler's own plight as a Hungarian refugee. Like Koestler, the main character is a former member of the Communist party. He escapes to 'Neutralia', a neutral country based on Portugal, where Koestler himself had gone, and flees from there. Reviewing Arrival and Departure in December 1943 George Orwell called it notable "for what must be one of the most shocking descriptions of Nazi terrorism that have ever been written." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poemas (1922 - 1943)

      Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires 1943 - Algunas anotaciones a lápiz. Manchas de humedad en algunas de sus páginas. Algún deterioro en su tapa posterior. El libro perteneció al escritor uruguayo J.C. Onetti, quien escribio en la página de respeto "Te ofrezco la lealtad de un hombre que nunca ha sido leal".(ver fotografía) WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        World War II life in Hawaii and the Pacific, as recorded in a collection of 129 postcards showing scenes in the Hawaiian Islands, almost all with manuscript messages from Chambers to members of his family concerning his activities in World War II and life in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific theater, generally writing a single letter using several cards sequentially (such groups presumably then mailed together in envelopes, not present here; approximately 7500 words in total).

      1943-1945, Various places in the Pacific, 1943 - 129 postcards (including a few duplicates), almost all 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches, including 83 black-and-white real photo postcards, 41 color real photo postcards, and four color illustrated postcards, picturing scenes of native life in Hawaii, surfers, a luau, hula dancers, pineapple fields and other agricultural pursuits, native plants, public buildings, and island scenery, most with printed captions; included are 33 complete letters home (each letter on one to four postcards, totaling 83 cards and approximately 5000 words), five letters lacking the salutation card and two letters lacking the closing card (19 cards total, approximately 1000 words), 23 unmatched cards (8 salutations, 7 interior pages, 8 closings, approximately 1500 words), and two cards without messages, one with a return address only, and one to a family member from another soldier. Chambers, a corporal with Battery B, 811 Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion, was from Madison, Indiana; he was stationed in the Pacific theater for three years, often recording his location, in his messages, as "somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean." At one point he mentions being short only ten points for discharge, saying the army would not give extra credit for his time on Canton Island (in the Phoenix Island chain between Hawaii and Fiji); along the way he mentions the heat, salt water, "night visitors" when the moon is too bright, baseball games between army and navy teams, with some big league players participating, the death of Ernie Pyle, etc. His misery comes through occasionally and longing for home, despite efforts to allay his family’s fears. A personalized view of the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific theater in World War II, combined with a pictorial record of the islands during that period. Some images rubbed or a bit faded, but a very good lot. (#6406)

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON (Unique Manuscript Archive for the 1943 original Universal film adaptation based on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous characters of Holmes and Watson)

      Universal Studios, Burbank, California 1943 - This unique studio archive consists of FOUR original studio scripts: an original writer's preliminary ribbon typescript, a heavily corrected official first draft, a revised shooting script, and the final post-production dialogue continuity script, all stamped with the film's production number (7074). In short, the entire creative writing arc of this film from soup to nuts, and a treasure trove of primary material relating to the third of Universal's most endearing and enduring film series of the 1940s starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. 1. Dated April 8th, 1942, Bertram Millhauser's brad-bound complete 116pp original first draft ribbon-copy typescript (on watermarked paper) with the temporary title: "Sherlock Holmes #3" noted on the typically bland WW2 Universal Studio covers. In Very Good condition. There are a few penciled pagination changes toward the end of the screenplay. 2. Dated July 1st, 1942, Millhauser and Riggs' "Revised Final" is a complete 115pp manuscript draft which consists of a heavily corrected mix of original watermarked ribbon typescript and studio-mimeographed pink pages, detailed red-penciled marginal corrections, additions, and emendations abound. Brad-bound in studio drab covers, typically worn but contents Very Good indeed. 3. Dated July 8th, 1942, an 112pp shooting script with studio-mimeographed blue-and white pages. Studio cover brittle but contents are clean and in Very Good condition. 4. Dated September 11th, 1942, complete in studio-mimeographed self-wrappers, the final dialogue continuity script, bound with two brads at the top, in Very Good condition. SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON opened on April 30th, 1943 to excellent critical reviews, especially for director Roy William Neill who used a few well-enacted Hitchcock elements to the twisty plot. There was also overwhelming praise from a thrilled public despite the fact Basil Rathbone switched his iconic pipe for cigarettes! A comprehensive one-of-a-kind archive unlikely to exist elsewhere in private hands. Please check out the other Sherlock Holmes original screenplays we have in stock. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        FOUR QUARTETS

      New York:: Harcourt, Brace. (1943).. First U.S. edition, preceding the UK hardback edition. Collects BURNT NORTON, EAST COKER, THE DRY SALVAGES, and LITTLE GIDDING. Cyril Connolly included FOUR QUARTETS in his "Modern Movement: 100 Key Books 1880-1950," saying it was "the most important poem since Yeat's The Tower, and, as many think, of the century." The four titles comprising FOUR QUARTETS were first published separately as pamphlets in London in 1941 and '42. This first printing states "first American edition" and is one of only 788 copies released. A bright, near fine copy in black cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine; in the first-state dust jacket with $2.00 price in upper corner of front flap, back flap blank, and the nine titles listed in bold print on the back panel ending with "Old Possum's." The dust jacket was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It shows a small chip to top edge rear panel, short closed tear to top edge front panel, and tiny chips on corners and spine ends. The rear panel is also little darkened but otherwise the dust jacket is very good to near fine. .

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        The Fountainhead

      Very Good Bobbs Merrill Company 1943. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Bobbs Merrill Company, New York 1943. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Green cloth boards. Early jacket with Ayn Rand's photo at the rear panel with 3 reviews. Book Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, rubbing, rounded corners. Age toning, spots at the endpaper, owner inscription at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, short tears, age toning. Light spots, blacked out price. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Töpffer et son petit theatre. Manuscrit original de Paul Chaponniere accompagne d'une lettre manuscrite (de l'auteur) pour le Journal de Geneve, signe.

      Lausanne, s.d. (ca 1943),. gr. in-8°, 1 ff. (titre) + 48 p. d'ecriture bien lisible, reliure en parchemin (reliure signee Werner Wirtz, Lausanne).. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        De la louange à la souveraineté Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21cm & 6 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of four and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 2 June 1943 the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle of the work of Georges Dumézil complete typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 2 Juin 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de Servius et la fortune de Georges Dumézil. On joint le tapuscrit complet. En consacrant son étude aux travaux de Dumézil sur Servius, Blanchot pose un jalon capital dans l'évolution de sa propre pensée, le passage d'une conviction politique à un engagement littéraire. Cette réflexion sur la souveraineté conduit en effet l'ancien maurassien à réorienter son système de valeur, soumettant le pouvoir du prince à la bienveillance du peuple  : « La louange des hommes est une divinité sous le patronage de laquelle se place le souverain choisi par la voix publique ». Partant de cette légitimation du souverain par la parole du poète et de son aliénation par la « puissance du blâme », Blanchot évolue vers une puissance magique de la parole, d'abord à l'usage du souverain : « son pouvoir royal (...) n'est réel que par la maîtrise qu'il a sur les mots » ; puis « dépassant toute forme d'échange. [La poésie] est par excellence ce qui est donné, ce qui manifeste le don des dieux en assurant le crédit des hommes. » La position de Maurice Blanchot est à présent parfaitement établie : il ne sacrifie pas la Politique pour les Lettres, il affirme la prédominance du littéraire sur le politique et désormais dévoue entièrement sa vie « à la littérature et au silence qui lui est propre ». Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Cyclopedia on Pawnbroking.

      Cincinnati: J. W. Taylor Publishing Co., 1943 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front board lettered silver, top edge red. Spine rolled, upper tip bumped; an excellent copy in the jacket with bright front panel, toned spine and some loss to spine ends. First edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper ("Compliments of Henry G. Hodges") and dated 11 January 1949. A study of the social and economic problems presented by the pawnbroking industry, in which Hodges advocates legislation, licensing, regulations and sanctions. "Pawnbroking literature is about as scarce today as was that on the subject of syphilis at the beginning of the century. Since there are at least as many citizens personally interested in the former as the latter, one wonders why pawnbroking is still so little discussed as a social and economic problem after more than a thousand years of operation whereas syphilis has no organised defenders, the good deeds of pawnbrokers are heralded, and their evil practices defended by paid public relations experts and legislative lobbies" (preface). [Attributes: First Edition]

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