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        The Gremlins. From the Walt Disney Production.

      New York: Random House, 1943 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, block to front board gilt with multi-coloured morocco onlay of seven cavorting gremlins, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. First Edition, First Printing. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have invented them, though they had been common currency in the RAF and had appeared in print at least once before) and partly because the British Air Ministry wanted final approval of the script and production. It was eventually agreed that royalties would be split between the RAF Benevolent Fund and Dahl. The book is still described on the title and the front cover as being "From the Walt Disney Production", although the Disney studio had written to Dahl in August 1943 cancelling any further preproduction work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Story of Dr Wassell

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1943. First. First edition, preceding the English. Very slight wear, about fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing. Signed by both James Hilton and the subject of the book, Dr. Corydon Wassell. Based on Wassell's heroic stance against orders to save the wounded during the Japanese invasion of China. Basis for the Cecil B. DeMille-directed film starring Gary Cooper. Scarce signed by both Dr. Wassell and Hilton. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      VARIAS, MADRID 1943 - REVISTA DE CAZA Y PESCA, DESDE ENERO DE 1943 (Nº1) HASTA 1987 (Nº 540) Editor: VARIAS Formato: 4º MAYOR 22560 APROX págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eismeerfront 1942-43.

      NP ca. 1943 - Folio. 20 loose plates. Illustrated portfolio containing 20 loose plates of original silver gelatine prints tipped in on heavy stock paper. This rare document depicts scenes of German soldiers fighting Soviet troops in Northern Norway and finland during the winter of 1942-43. Some age-toning and soiling on portfolio. Closed tear on front cover professionally repaired. Sporadic foxing on portfolio and on paper margin (not affecting the prints). Captions in German. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW POEMS

      Norfolk CT: New Directions (1943). 1st edition, original printed purple paperwraps (as issued). Specially inscribed and signed by Dylan Thomas on the half title page. The inscription reads: "for Elmer Borklund / from / Dylan Thomas. / Chicago 1950," in black fountain pen ink. Elmer Borklund was a Chicago based academic, literary critic, and author. Published by James Laughlin in The Poets of the Year series. Only minimal wear to this otherwise fine copy. Very scarce signed.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Le Vin Est Tire

      Paris: Gallimard. 1943. First printing. Paperback. Good. Inscribed by the author. First edition, 1943. Softcover, 206 pp., clean unmarked text, Good copy, general age-toning to the pages, some soiling to the covers, wear to the covers including creasing, tearing, and loss at the bottom third of the spine. We have housed the book in protective mylar. Inscribed on the front flyleaf by Desnos to the well-known French novelist and screen-writer Pierre Bost. Inscribed books by this central figure in the Surrealist group are rare. Desnos' unusual "druggy" novel revolving around a beautiful opium-addicted woman, modeled upon the tragic singer, Yvonne George.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The War Situation", A Speech before the Parliament of England on 11th November 1942 By The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill

      Kingsport Press, Kingsport, Tennessee 1943 - First edition, only printing. This extremely scarce wartime speech pamphlet was a limited edition of only 400 copies. Collectors take note: according to Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen, as early as 1953 noted Churchill collectors were already looking for copies and unable to find them. The pamphlet publishes Churchill's 11 November 1942 speech to Parliament discussing the War Situation, including the Battle of Egypt. This speech was subsequently included in The End of the Beginning under the title "The War Situation". The binding for this pamphlet is quite attractive, featuring pale blue-gray card wraps bound with cord and bearing a white title label on the front cover. This copy is in remarkable, nearly pristine, extraordinarily fine condition. The covers are clean and bright with virtually no wear. They would be flawless but for the slightest, barely visible hint of soiling to the right of the title block on the front cover. The contents are immaculate - crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. This is truly as good as will be found. Protected in a removable archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A177, Woods A89/I [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Five Go Adventuring Again [The Famous Five Series Number Two]

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1943, [First Printing], Dust Jacket Condition: Hardback, Book, First Edition, Illustrated By: Eileen A. SoperVery Good

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books]
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      New York: The Viking Press,. 1943. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-239 [240-242: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank],. original black cloth, front panel stamped in light blue, spine panel stamped in light blue and white, top edge stained blue.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with some wear and rubbing at. spine ends and corner tips, several scuffs and nicks to spine panel. (perhaps a bit of insect tracking), and some dust soiling to rear. panel. (#110255). First U.S. edition. "Arthur Rowe, on an aimless afternoon stroll through the streets of [World War II] London, dropped into a charity bazaar, had his fortune told and guessed the weight of a prize cake, and found himself groping his way down the obscure and unmarked corridors of the Ministry of Fear. As it happened, Mr. Rowe had for some time been incapable of being frightened, and the Ministry staff showed bad judgment in admitting him. It was their only diplomatic blunder, but it proved to be fatal" (from the jacket blurb). Fritz Lang filmed a highly moody version in 1944 with Ray Milland. Hubin (1994), p. 349. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 316-17.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Fountainhead

      New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company,, 1943. Octavo (219 x145 mm) . Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The White Goose

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1943. First Edition. Signed by the author "greetings! Tasha Tudor" on the title page. Fine in a fine jacket with just a touch of wear. This is the nicest copy we have handled or seen. She received many awards and honors, including Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose in 1945 and 1 is One in 1957. She received the Regina Medal in 1971 for her contributions to children's literature. Tudor also illustrated for beloved children's novels, such as The Secret Garden and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The White Goose contributed to her reception of these awards.

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        George Washington Carver: An American Biography

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1943. First. First edition. Full pebble-grained morocco gilt. A slight split on the front joint, corners a bit rubbed, and a very faint dampstain on the margins of a few pages, but a handsome, about very good copy. One of an unspecified number of copies issued by the publisher with a tipped-in leaf Signed by George Washington Carver. Although we are not certain, it seems very likely that this is a publisher's presentation binding, of the sort generally prepared for the author or subject of a book. An important biography. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Ministry of Fear

      Viking, 1943-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Viking Press, 1943. 239 p. First American edition, first printing. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in great shape with neat, sharp lettering; a few light spots of rubbing to cloth and spots of soiling to edges, else fine. Jacket torn near head, spine panel dulled, tape offsetting near there as well, crease on back panel near head with a few small tears, rubbed and a bit soiled. Dampstain on spine panel visible on verso. Price intact ($2.50). A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Wide Net and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1943). First. First edition. Fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with the pink portion of the spine, which is usually faded out to near invisibility, only slightly faded and very easily readable. The only flaw is a vertical pink stain on the spine, possibly the result of a printer's error. Only the third copy we have seen that retains a substantial portion of the pink spine lettering, and rare thus. Author's elusive third book, cheaply manufactured during wartime and virtually never found in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Fountainhead

      New York: Bobbs Merrill Co., 1943. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Very good condition. Original dust jacket has light chipping at its extremities. NOT price clipped. Tasteful period bookplate on front pastedown under the flap. Collectible condition, presents very well..

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        L'Abbesse De Castro. 38 Illustrations De Maurice Leroy.

      Albert, Paris 1943 - 180 pp. en papel de hilo. Muy ilustrado con bellos dibujos iluminados a mano a varias tintas. Edición numerada de 1000 ejemplares. Nuestro ejemplar con una muy bella encuadernación en piel remarcada en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Y dos pinturas originales, una en cada tapa, incrustadas en la encuadernación. Corte superior dorado. Size: 25 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fountainhead

      Bobbs Merrill, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1943, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Second IssueVery good or better in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Top edge dusty, bottom edge with a one inch stain near the spine, corners slightly bumped and spine ends pushed just a bit. One line of ink printing ("Justification of Hearst 656) on front endpaper.Jacket spine faded but still completely legible, rubbing and wear to extremities, but with no tears. Second issue, with maroon boards, author photo on the rear panel with three reviews. No additional printings stated, and all other textual first edition points present, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Nove poesie di Dante

      OFFICINA BODONI 1943 Versi scelti da Antonio Pellizzari secondo l'edizione della società Dantesca italiana. Officina Bodoni, Verona, 1943. In 8vo,carattere Centauro corpo 16 con iniziali in corso 24. Tiratura 51 esemplari su carta a tino e una su Japon imperiale. Rilegatura cartonata con carta marmorata. esemplare n.10.In ottime condizioni. 48 1

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        Typed Letter, signed, to Maria N. Randall of Sarah Lawrence College, regarding his unpublished play, MULATTO

      np, april 5 1943. 4to. One page, with 2 autograph emendations. Folded for mailing, otherwise very good or better. Enclosed in a crimson cloth fold over chemise. From the Copley collection . To Miss Maria Randall of Sarah Lawrence College, reading in part, "I regret that I do not have a copy of MULATTO which I could send you, as I have given my only manuscript copy to the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at Yale University. The play has not been published - The Broadway version differed considerably from my own manuscript - as often happens on Broadway, for reasons of box-office, there were many deletions and insertions that I had nothing to do with-"

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        Five Go Adventuring Again [The Famous Five Series Number Two]

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1943 - A true first edition of the second title in the classic 'Famous Five' series. A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'Five Go Adventuring Again' by Enid Blyton et al. in Very Good condition in a Very Good condition dust jacket published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1943. [Book edition identified by: 1) publisher's imprint information states 'First printed June, 1943' and 2) no later editions or printings stated in the publisher's imprint information. Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) blurb and priced '5/- net' on the front flap, 2) a list of 4 books ending with 'Enid Blyton's Merry Song Book' on the rear flap and 3) blurb on the lower panel] Very Good/Very Good:: A tidy copy, in a tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has moderate foxing on the prelims and page ends and contemporary previous owner's inscription on the free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor chipping on the corners, some surface abrasions on the fore-edges, a few short closed tears and moderate surface dirt. Dust jacket conservation: Tears and chips have been stabilised with Japanese paper, using Methyl Cellulose conservation adhesive [fully reversible] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hodder & Stoughton 1943 - 1st 1943. Almost very good condition in a dustwrapper in fair condition. Blue cloth, black titles. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners are bumped. Mottling to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Contents are very good. Pictorial wrapper is badly torn in places, with 0.5" loss to base of spine, 0.5" tear hole loss to bottom half of spine. Spine title is faded. Top 1" loss to backtrip. Closed tear for 3" to top of front panel. Other chips of loss to corners and spine edges and rear panel, with colour photocopy underneath original, to make it look more complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lady in the Lake

      New York: Knopf, , 1943. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in green. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket that has a toned and slightly soiled rear panel, with some rubbing to extremities. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Extraordinary FDR signed World War II letter to President Carías Andino of Honduras elevating the status of American diplomatic representation in Honduras from Minister to Ambassador as "...testimony to the especially close the struggle against the Axis powers and in the defense of this Hemisphere"

      "Typed Letter of State Signed ""Franklin D. Roosevelt"" as President, one page, 10"" x 14"". Washington, April 6, 1943. Countersigned ""Cordell Hull"" as Secretary of State. Repaired on verso, worm-eaten holes do not materially affect the text and are not near the signatures. Gilt-edged paper, lightly foxed. Light rectangular shading at perimeter from prior framing. Dark signature of President Roosevelt. Overall, near fine condition.To the Constitutional President of the Republic of Honduras [Tiburcio Carías Andino]. In full, ""The Government of the United States of America being desirous at this time to testify its good will and friendship for the Republic of Honduras, it is particularly fitting that our two countries should exchange diplomatic representatives with the rank of Ambassador. It is my agreeable duty to inform you that, acting under the authority conferred upon the President by the Congress of the United States, I have made choice of John D. Erwin, a distinguished citizen of the United States, to reside near the Government of Honduras in the quality of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America. This action will give further testimony to the especially close relations which unite Honduras and the United States in the struggle against the Axis powers and in the defense of this Hemisphere. I therefore request Your Excellency to receive him favorably and to give full credence to what he shall say on the part of the United States, and to the assurances which I have charged him to convey to you of the best wishes of this Government for the prosperity of Honduras. May God have Your Excellency in His Wise Keeping. Your Good Friend.""A former Washington correspondent for New York and Tennessee newspapers, John D. Erwin (1883-1983), had been originally appointed Minister to Honduras by FDR on July 29, 1937. Now being promoted to Ambassador, the March 24, 1943 edition of ""The New York Times,"" reported that he ""will continue to receive the $10,000 salary of Ministers instead of the $17,500 usually paid to Ambassadors. This practice has been followed in recent promotions of Ministers in Latin America."" Erwin left his post in 1947 but was reappointed by President Truman in 1951, receiving an ambassador's salary. President Eisenhower appointed Erwin's successor in 1954. Retiring from the State Department in 1956, Erwin died in 1983 at the age of 99. World War II references in FDR's letters are scarce and extremely desirable. In this Letter of State, President Roosevelt notes that the appointment ""in the quality of Ambassador...will give further testimony to the especially close relations which unite Honduras and the United States in the struggle against the Axis powers and in the defense of this Hemisphere."" On July 4, 1942, just nine months earlier, President Carías Andino had written Roosevelt, in part, ""On this glorious date, on which your great American nation is celebrating the anniversary of its independence, I take pleasure in ratifying to Your Excellency, in the name of my government and the Honduran people, my unconditional cooperation in the combat which the peoples of the American hemisphere and other liberty-loving countries are maintaining in defense of right and justice against the barbarism of the Nazi and fascist peoples..."" "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Arwrology: All-Out Hand-to-Hand Fighting for Commandos Military and Civilians - How to Win. (Jiu-Jitsu). INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.

      Renouf, Montreal, 1943 - First printing. Xx, 264 pp., 223 photos, 8vo, hardcover, dustjacket. Text is Nearly Fine with very light wear to tips, no owner's marks, few small soil spots to fore-edge. Dustjacket is VG: no significant tears, modest edge-wear, some loss at tips. A very rare and important self-defence book written for WWII soldiers with an interesting association. INSCRIBED by the author (in French) to another prominent Montreal M.D. who collaborated with him. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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        Les derniers 9 dessins de Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Precedes d'une lettre de Gabrielle Biffet-Picabia.

      Zurich. Allianz Verlag. 1943.. Il a ete tire, pour l'edition originale 250 exemplaires. Quer groß 8°. 14 unpaginierte Blatt. OPappband. Die blauen Vorsätze ud edr Titel gering lichtrandig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.. Nummer 247 von 250 Exemplaren, hier die Variante auf Velin. Es erschienen 50 Exemplare auf hollande special. Mit 9 wiedergegebenen Zeichnungen. Posthume Veröffentlichung, Sophie Taeuber-Arp war kurz zuvor verstorben.

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        World War II posters

      Washington, D.C.: U. S. Government Printing Office 1943 - Eleven original posters produced by the Office of War Information (OWI: 1 printed in 1942; 10 in 1943), variously sized, folded as issued, several with slight edge-wear. First printings, including: 1, [caption text], “The more women at work the sooner we win!” (OWI poster number 52; 14 x 22 inches); 2, “Is your trip necessary? Needless travel interferes with the war effort” (OWI no. 74; 20 x 28 inches); 3, “United we win” (OWI no. 38; 22 x 27 inches); 4, “I need your skill in a war job!” (OWI no. 25; 22 x 27 inches – artist James Montgomery Flagg); 5, “Use it up – wear it out – make it do! Our labor and our goods are fighting” (OWI no. 39; 22 x 28 inches); 6, “Having seen the quality of the work and of the workers on our production lines ----- we are getting ahead of our enemies in the battle of production” (OWI no. 13; 30 x 40 inches; 1942); 7, “Brotherhood week: February 19th to 28th, 1943” (OWI no. 33; 18 x 28 inches); 8, “Work on a farm this summer. Join the U.S. Crop Corps” (OWI no. 59; 16 x 22 inches); 9, “Plant a victory garden. Our food is fighting” (OWI no. 34; 22 x 28 inches); 10, “Help bring them back to you! Make yours a victory home!” (OWI no. 41; 22 x 28 inches); 11, “Grow your own. Can your own” (OWI no. 57; 16 x 22 inches). A significant collection of vintage posters with historical importance aimed at persuading the American public to support the war effort

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        THE MOON IS DOWN. A Play In Two Parts

      New York: Viking Press, 1943. Second printing. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth with dark blue lettering, in a very good dust jacket. Small thin 8vo. An unrecorded variant, not in Goldstone.

      [Bookseller: Ed Smith Books]
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        10 compositionen.

      - Zürich, allianz-verlag 1943. 21 : 14,8 cm. 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl. Titel u. Vorwort, 10 Orig.-Linolschnitte, 1 Bl. Druckvermerk. Orig.-Broschur. Eines von 20 nummerierten Exemplaren (Nr. 9) der von Leuppi im Druckvermerk signierten Auflage. (Gesamtauflage: 100 + XX Ex. Die 20 römisch numer. Ex. wurden vom Künstler auf grossem Papier von Hand gedruckt und einzeln signiert). - Einführung von Max Bill der wohl auch die Typographie besorgte. - Neuwertiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Romancières d'aujourd'hui. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats) 1943 - - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 3 1/2 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 25 Août 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire à propos, entre autre, des romans d'Elsa Triolet, Germaine Beaumont et la jeune Marguerite Duras. On joint le tapuscrit complet. 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 coeur 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 oeuvre 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      London: Lloyd Cole,. [1943]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-126 [127] [128: blank],. original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Printed on wartime wood pulp paper stock that is a trifle age-. darkened (here less than usual), else a fine, bright copy in very. good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, shallow chipping at. head of spine panel and corner tips, and light dust soiling to rear. panel. A wonderful association copy. (#75866). First British edition. Presentation copy with unsigned inscription by Shiel to August Derleth "from the author" dated 30 August 1944. Preceded by the 1933 Vanguard Press edition published as THIS ABOVE ALL. Fantasy adventure novel of a modern chapter in the lives of Rachel and Lazarus who have lived for two thousand years. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-320. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1471. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 197. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13033A. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 216.

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        Winston S. Churchill signed drawing of intertwined British pound sterling and U.S. dollar symbols representing ?a sterling dollar? ? a ?unit of future currency? to emblematize strong Anglo-American relations ? presented by Felix Frankfurter to fellow Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts ? one of the two others that are known to exist was presented by Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt

      "Drawing Signed ?WSC,? 1 page, 5? x 8?, placed on a matte, overall size 9? x 12.5?. Below the drawing is an Autograph Note Signed ?Felix Frankfurter? to fellow Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts. Fine condition. Purchased directly from the family of Owen J. Roberts. Churchill has drawn an intertwined monetary symbol which he created to symbolize strong international financial relations, a future currency which he called ?a sterling dollar,? combining the British pound sterling £ and U.S. dollar $ currency symbols. Fine condition. Penned beneath Churchill?s drawing by Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter to his Supreme Court colleague, Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts, in full, ?Dear Friend Owen, The above was drawn and signed by Prime Minister Churchill after dinner at the British Embassy in Washington, on Friday, May 28, 1943. This is what he calls ?a sterling dollar? ?" the unit of future currency. Yrs Felix Frankfurter.? We know of only two other Churchill drawings of his sterling dollar. One is in the Cambridge University Library (?WSC's drawing of his design for a Commodity Sterling Dollar?) and the other was given by Churchill to James Roosevelt to present to his father, President Franklin D. Roosevelt.In ?Churchill and America? (New York: Free Press / Macmillan, 2005), Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill?s official biographer, wrote that ?in October 1933, Churchill sent President Roosevelt a copy of the first volume of his four-volume life of his ancestor John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, inscribing it ?With earnest best wishes for the success of the greatest crusade of modern times.? That October, Roosevelt?s eldest son, James, was among Churchill?s dinner guests at Chartwell. After dinner Churchill initiated a guessing game, asking each of those present to describe their greatest wish. One of those present, [Churchill?s son] Randolph?s friend Kay Halle, recalled how, when Churchill?s turn came to answer, he said without hesitation: ?I wish to be Prime Minister and in close and daily communication by telephone with the President of the United States. There is nothing that we could not do if we were together.? Churchill then asked for a piece of paper, on which he drew the insignia of a pound sign and a dollar sign intertwined. Handing this to James Roosevelt, Churchill said to him: ?Pray, bear this to your father from me. Tell him this must be the currency of the future.? ?What will you call the new currency?? James Roosevelt inquired. ?The sterling dollar.? Churchill replied. ?What, Sir, if my father should wish to call it the dollar sterling?? the young Roosevelt asked with a grin. ?It?s all the same,? Churchill beamed. ?We are together.? Accompanied by a staff of military and naval experts, Prime Minister Churchill had arrived in Washington on May 11, 1943. ?The Washington Post? headlined ?Churchill Here to Map New Drive to Crush Axis.? On May 27, 1943, at the conclusion of his meetings with Churchill, which included an address by the British Prime Minister to a Joint Session of Congress, President Roosevelt said, in a one-sentence formal statement given to the press, ?The conference of the Combined Staffs in Washington has ended in complete agreement on future operations in all theatres of the war.? Before leaving Washington, Churchill and his staff were feted at a dinner at the British Embassy on Friday evening, May 28, 1943, at which Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was a guest. In his book, ?Sterling-Dollar Diplomacy: Anglo American Collaboration in the Reconstruction of Multilateral Trade? (New York: Oxford University Press, 1956), former Rhodes Scholar Richard N. Gardner discusses joint Anglo-American wartime planning and drafting of certain important economic institutions and of their fate in the early postwar period."

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        Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation [ MTAC ]

      The National research Council, Washington, D. C. 1943 - First Edition. We offer a nearly complete run of this important early computer serial: Numbers 1, 2, 5-59, 66-70, each in the original wrappers as published. Small quarto and octavo sizes, approx 12 inches shelf space. Occasional minor soiling. From the library of Frank M. Verzuh, with his name on some covers. Wraps. MTAC is the first period journal devoted entirely to the literature of computation. The journal had a very small subscription base in the early years. Through 1946, it's subscription list was less than 350 readers. Many were discarded as computing advanced at a rapid pace. As of this writing, Worldcat shows less than 80 institutions with even partial runs. The first volume contains lists and descriptions of printed tables, where they were published, as well as new errors discovered in the published sources. These errors, introduced by humans whose job description were "computers", continued to appear until mechanical computers significantly reduced and eventually eliminated them. Large businesses, military and financial operations used these tables to save time - so error notices were important. Later issues particularly in Volume 2 of this serial) contained interesting and groundbreaking material related to the development of computers as we know them today. Professor FM Verzuh attended the Moore School lectures and was a participant in early computering at MIT. The fact that this serial was still present on his shelf at his retirement is an indication of it's importance. Scarce in the marketplace. See Origins of Cyberspace 777 for a detailed description and history of the serial, which was published in a total of 14 volumes until a title change in 1960. Important articles included in this run include Origins of Cyberspace 577, 579, 1077, and 1078. "MTAC remains the primary periodical source of information on the electromechanical and electronic digital computers designed and built during the late 1940s and early 1950s, as well as on the scientific uses of punched-card machines, mechanical desk calculators, etc" It also served as a journal of record for the newly formed Association of Computing Machinery until the founding of their own journal in January 1954. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FDR asks Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts to chair the American delegation to a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on Political Refugees to rescue European Jews from Nazi concentration camps ? ?I refer to the outrages being penetrated by the Axis powers upon racial, religious and political groups within their control and the sad plight of those who have been fortunate enough to escape their relentless clutches ??

      "Important Typed Letter Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President, 2 pages, 7? x 8.75?, on facing conjoined pages for ideal display. On pale green White House stationery. Washington, March 31, 1943. To Owen J. Roberts, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. With original hand-delivered White House envelope. Fine condition. Purchased directly from the family of Owen J. Roberts. In full, ?Mr Dear Mr. Justice: Once before you responded to my earnest appeal to interrupt temporarily your judicial duties and undertake an important public service. You performed that service in most thorough fashion. We are now facing another serious situation which arouses the deep concern of all decent people. I refer to the outrages being penetrated by the Axis powers upon racial, religious and political groups within their control and the sad plight of those who have been fortunate enough to escape their relentless clutches but who remain nevertheless in a precarious condition in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and possibly the Far East. ?The American Government and the British Government have been discussing this tragic situation, are aroused to take some action in the matter, and have agreed to request the Intergovernmental Committee on Political Refugees, which was formed at Evian and London in 1938, to consider what action the Governments of the United Nations, neutrals and cobelligerents might take. ""The American and British Governments have agree to a preliminary conference to make recommendations to that Executive Committee for the guidance of that Committee. I should like you to head the American Delegation which I hope would consist of, in addition to you, a member of the Senate and a member of the House of Representatives. Did I not have a keen realization of the of the importance of the advice which might be formulated at the preliminary conference, as well as a complete reliance upon your own breadth of vision, mental integrity and thorough perspicacity I would not now suggest another interruption to your normal duties but under the circumstances as they exist I am asking you to place yourself at your Government?s disposal for a short time. I hope I may have your ready acceptance.? In a December 13, 1942 radio broadcast, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow described ?a horror beyond what imagination can grasp ... there are no longer ?concentration camps? - we must speak now only of ?extermination camps.?? On December 17, 1942, three months before FDR wrote the letter here offered, the United States, United Kingdom, and ten other Allied governments issued the following ?Joint Declaration by Members of the United Nations? ?" the ?United Nations? was a term coined by FDR earlier in 1942 to replace ?Associated Powers? or ?Allied Powers.? The Declaration, in part, ?... German authorities, not content to denying to persons of Jewish race in all the territories over which their barbarous rule has been extended the most elementary human rights, are now carrying into effect Hitler's often repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe. From all the occupied countries Jews are being transported, in conditions of appalling horror and brutality, to Eastern Europe. ?In Poland, which has been made the principal Nazi slaughterhouse, the ghettos established by the Nazi invaders are being systematically emptied of all Jews except a few highly-skilled workers required for war industries. None of those taken away are ever heard of again. The able-bodies are slowly worked to death in labour camps. The infirm are left to die of exposure and starvation or are deliberately massacred in mass executions. The number of victims of these bloody cruelities is reckoned in many hundreds of thousand of entirely innocent men, women and children. ?The above-mentioned Governments and the French National Committee condemn in the strongest possible terms this bestial policy of cold-blooded extermination. They declare that such events can only strengthen the resolve of all freedom-loving people to overthrow the barbarous Hitlerite tyranny. They reaffirm their solemn resolution to ensure that those responsible for this crimes shall not escape retribution, and to press on with the necessary practical measures to this end.?"

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        Bêtes de la brousse

      - Editions du Moulin de Pen-Mur, Paris, 1943. In/4 plein maroquin vert sous étui, dos à nerfs, titre doré, 15 illustrations hors texte en couleur de André Collot, 236 p. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin filigrané des papeteries de Lana sans la suite en noir des bois.Biblio : cité par Monod 7724. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - DAHL,ROALD. GREMLINS. NY: Random House (1943). 4to (9 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed glazed pictorial boards, slight bit of rubbing else VG+. First edition. Illustrated with many fabulous full page color illustrations plus black & whites by the Disney studios. This is Dahl's first children's book done while he was a flight lieutenant in the RAF. It tells the tale of curious little creatures that plague pilots. Despite Dahl's British nationality, this was first published in the U.S., intended to accompany a Disney animated film that was never produced. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gremlins

      Ayres & James, Sydney, 1943, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair/Poor, First Australian EditionSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, Pages unnumbered. 300 grams. Book is in good lightly marked condition. Dust jacket is in fair/poor condition with wear, tears, and chipping, areas of loss; tape supporting tears. The areas of loss to jacket do not impact on jacket illustrations but are lost from the red outer background. Clear plastic non-adhesive protective covering preserving dust jacket condition.

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        Les derniers 9 dessins de Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Précédés d?une lettre de Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia.

      Zürich, Allianz, 1943 - 8°, o. P. (14 Bl.), 9 Abb., OHLwd. m. Transparent-Umschlag in Schmuckschuber., Schuber min. beschienen, Pergamin-OU mit winzigem Verlust am Kopf, tadellos. EA. Ex. Nr. 15 der 50 Ex. auf «hollande special» (bei einer Gesamtauflage von 250 Ex.). 9 Taf. mit Werken von S. Taeuber-Arp (1889 - 1943). Gestaltung vermutlich von Max Bill. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A A (Alcoholics Anonymous) Pamphlet

      Works Publishing, New York, 1943, softcover, Book Condition: GoodSlight rubbing and edgewear to covers and a very small tear at toe of spine. Front cover is clipped at upper corner.Tiny closed tear to top of page 9. Interior is clean, and stapled binding is sound and straight. About 30 pages. Early item in this field, scarce.

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        Le Petit Prince / Avec Dessins Par L'Auteur

      New York : Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943, Hardback, The 1st EditionFine copy (cloth covered boards) in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-toned dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 91 pages; Physical desc. : 91 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject: French fiction - Juvenile.

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        Golf: My Life's Work

      Jonathan Cape 1943 - Autobiography of JH Taylor, with an introduction by Bernard Darwin. The author was the first British player to win the Open, in 1894, and won it five times in total, making him one of the great Triumvirate. One of the few golf titles to be published during the war. First Edition. Small 8vo. 236pp on poor quality paper (wartime restrictions). Frontispiece (the author with WG Grace) Internally very good plus, clean and bright throughout. In the original red cloth, lightly tanned spine else very good. Small attractive Foyles' sticker to lower left hand corner of front pastedown. Bears the ownership signature of noted golfing writer Peter Allen, dated year of publication. An exceedingly clean bright and square copy of this very scarce title. [D&M, 36410] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Child's Good Night Book

      William R. Scott 1943 - Scarce First Printing. (Re-issued in 1950 in larger format due to librarian's resistence to small size) Matte pictorial boards with blank end papers has lightly scuffed points, else fine. Priced ($1.00) jacket has light edge wear with several small tears. Full page, softly colored lithographs by Charlot. A 1944 Caldecott Honor book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Poetry; An Address Delivered by Lord Alfred Douglas Before the Royal Society of Literature on September 2nd, 1943 [Signed]

      Published by The Richards Press Ltd., 8 Charles Street, St. James's Square, London First Edition November 1943. London 1943. First edition in publisher's original light grey French Flap card wrap covers, navy title lettering to the front cover. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 26 [i] printed pages of text. 1 of 1000 copies. Ten lines to pages 18-19 have an indigo line to the margins. In very near Fine condition, not price clipped 2s 6d. SIGNED by the author to the title page 'Richard Blake Brown from Alfred Douglas, April 1944.' Richard Blake Brown was Chaplain in the R.N.V.R. and has his faint monogram stamp to the foot of the front cover. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Guld- och silversmeder i Sverige 1520-1850.

      . Stockh. 1943. Illustr. 951 s. Smukt priv. hlvldr. Nice contp. halfleather. * The gold- and silversmiths of Sweden..

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