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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      Harper & Brothers 1943 - New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, with the proper date code of "D-S" listed below. In Very Good condition, lacking a dust jacket. Previous owner gift inscription to front free end paper. Small tear to edge of front free end paper and half-title page. Cloth shows fading to edges and spine. Several tiny speckles to base of spine, light shelf lean. The title label on the spine is toned, though not chipped. Presents very well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Revista: CAZA Y PESCA. COLECCION AÑOS 1943 - 1980.

      - 1943-1987 Rustica. 458 números: 38 AÑOS COMPLETOS de esta conocida revista mensual ilustrada. Difícil de encontrar serie completa. FALTA unicamente el numero de julio de 1978. Se incluye de regalo el número 601 del cincuentenario. (Disponemos además de números sueltos de los años 1988 a 2003 a 3 eur/u.) --- RECOMENDADO --- Z (Ref.8792) caza pesca revistas cetreria [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBROS CON HISTORIA]
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        The Fountainhead

      New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Later printing. [3]-753, [1] pp., w/o half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Rebound in full red morocco gilt, a.e.g., by the Chelsea Bindery. Original cloth bound in at rear. Fine. Presentation Copy A finely bound presentation copy of Rand's classic, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Morty R. Lefkoe - with my best wishes for courage and perseverance in your writing career - Ayn Rand 7/29/64." Morty Lefkoe is the author of The Crisis in Construction, There is an Answer, and Re-Create Your Life: Transforming Yourself & Your World with the Decision Maker Process.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Oldman Collection of Polynesian Artifacts. Memoirs of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 15.

      Polynesian Society, New Plymouth 1943 - 86 pages, 136 b/w plates. Spine a little darkened. Covers slightly soiled. Rare first edition of this unique documentation of the greatest private collection of Polynesian artefacts ever. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tinakori Books]
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        "Fair Haven."

      New York: Frank Lowe, 1943. No. 109 of 250. Hand colored aquatint etching, signed by the artist at lower right in pencil. 1 vols. 18-3/4 x 14 inches. Framed.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        McSorley's Wonderful Saloon

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943. 253 p. First edition, first printing. (Numeral "I" on copyright page.) Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. Red cloth sunned in strip along top edge and at spine, some faint wear/nibbling spots to outer layer of cloth on back cover and on bottom edge. Top edge foxed. 1943 gift inscription on paste down, "For the lowest shelf of your library." Attractive jacket creased and missing small chips near head, a light edge wear and rubbing but no toning, price intact ($2.50). Rare first book appearance of New Yorker writer Mitchell's stories from the famous New York City watering hole.

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        Dai Toya Senso Kaigun bijutsu [Naval Art of the Great East Asia War]

      Tokyo: Dai Nihon Kaiyo Bijutsu Kyokai [Greater Japan Pacific Art Association], 1943. 35 mounted color plates, with captioned tissue-guards. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Publisher's blue cloth boards, printed paper label on cover. Fine. The Japanese Bomb Lower Manhattan "The purpose to publish this book is nothing but to let the people in Japan understand well the bravery and activity of the Japanese Navy. Every picture contained in this book signifies how vigorous and brave our Navy is fighting a desperate battle in the Pacific ..." (translated from the Preface). An imposing and colorful work of WWII propaganda by Imperial Japan, illustrating events both true and wished-for. In the former category are the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the British Prince of Wales and Repulse at the Battle off Molaya, the Japanese occupation of Singapore, the Japanese assault on Wake Island (showing captured Allied soldiers stripped to their briefs and waving a white flag), and the Japanese landing on the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. In the latter category, a Japanese plan to attack New York City, showing Japanese bombers assaulting lower Manhattan.

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        Photo Almanac

      1943. DOMEI TSUSHIN SHA. Photo Almanac. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Small folio, bound in publisher's tan cloth. Tokyo: 1943. |~||~||~||~| Published by the official Japanese news agency and inscribed on the front cover "B.W. Stetson from Kim Ok Cho, Pusan Korea 1946". A spectacular volume of Japanese propaganda published at the high point of their success in the Second World War. The volume, which begins and ends with substantial sections of advertising, is packed with photographs depicting the success of Japan in the opening years of the war, beginning with Pearl Harbor. A fascinating volume which bears comparison with contemporary publications of the Russians and Italians. Very rare.

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        The Fountainhead

      New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Later printing. [3]-753, [1] pp., w/o half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Rebound in full red morocco gilt, a.e.g., by the Chelsea Bindery. Original cloth bound in at rear. Fine. Presentation Copy A finely bound presentation copy of Rand's classic, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Morty R. Lefkoe - with my best wishes for courage and perseverance in your writing career - Ayn Rand 7/29/64." Morty Lefkoe is the author of The Crisis in Construction, There is an Answer, and Re-Create Your Life: Transforming Yourself & Your World with the Decision Maker Process.

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        Two Serious Ladies

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in a Fair dust jacket with the proper price of $2.50 intact. Small pen mark to the front free end paper at the gutter. Cloth is lightly worn, mainly to the bottom edge of the boards and tail of the spine. The front flap of the dust jacket has been re-attached with archival tape, and several other repairs have been made to the jacket as well. The jacket shows chipping with heavy loss, numerous closed tears and damage to the spine panel. First edition.

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        Portrait of Langston Hughes as busboy at the Stage Door Canteen, with 3 friends

      New York, 1943. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 9 x 5-1/4 inches. Fine. Atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 146 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in ink, documenting the subjects of the photograph ("Stage Door Canteen. Busboy Langston Hughes, hostess Terry Keane, U.S. Seaman Andy Mann, Canadian Seaman J. H. Keller"), the date ("April 8, 1943"); and identification number" XII I.y.6". Hughes Bussing Tables at the Stage Door Canteen The Stage Door Canteen was a New York nightclub run by the USO (American Theater Wing) for the benefit of servicemen on leave, and many stars and celebrities volunteered to perform menial tasks as well as to entertain the troops, in an atmosphere which was racially mixed and festive. Both Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten frequently volunteered their services as busboys there."And he enjoyed working as a waiter at the Stage Door Canteen on West 44th Streetr, where famous artists vied with one another for the right to serve members of the armed forces in a setting that found Harold Jackman of Harlem supervising Alfred Lunt of Broadway, the sixty-two year old Van Vechten toiling as head busboy, and Fania Marinoff and Tpoy Harper on display as hostesses." Rampersad. The Life of Langstobn Hughes p. 47.

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        The Gremlins

      AU: Ayres and James. Sydney, Ayres and James, 1943. Hardback First Australian Edition and First Impression. A Good copy. There are numerous chips and tears to the jacket, some reinforced by selotape. Some separation at the spine, partially reinforced by seolotape. Rust marks to one of the pages. . Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1943.

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        David M Crook

      London: Faber and Faber limited, 1943 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 4th Edition. [4] pp 5-104 A wartime reprint of David M Crook's autobiographical account of his role as a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain with a letter laid in. The note was written twelve months before Crook died in the air at the end of 1944 and is written on a sheet of paper roughly torn from an exercise book. Crook apologises for the paper at the foot of the page: 'Excuse paper - written at the aerodrome'. Dated 17 December 1943 and with the address R.A.F. Kingstown Carlisle, Crook writes to a Mr Thompson to thank him for his letter, noting that 'I've been away' and makes arrangement for what was probably a lecture to the Royal Observer Corps agreeing 'to come to Wigton on January 9 - the only difficulty being transport, as I have no car now and being Sunday I don't suppose the buses will be much use. Do any your people come out from Carlisle by car?', signing the letter in full. At this time Crook was training fighter pilots at RAF Kingstown in nearby Carlisle. He would die in 1944 while flying a Spitfire during a high level reconnaisance mission off the Scottish coast; his name appears on the Runnymede memorial. As one of the 'few' Crook recorded six kills and was one of nine 'aces' in 609 West Riding Squadron during the Battle of Britain. The book has the signature of Crook's correspondent on the first blank: 'J Thompson The 'Cottage' Kirkbride' with biographical notes about his friend below including the fact that he lecture for the Royal Observer Corps, 'at Carlisle Wigton...' Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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      William E. Rudge's Sons, New York 1943 - 4to. original cloth-backed pattern paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, glassine wrapper, slipcase, inserted. (ii), ix, 187 pages. First edition, one of the 199 numbered copies signed by Rogers constituting the large-paper edition. The large-paper copy is in a different binding than the trade edition and contains four decorations in color, all executed by Rogers. It also features one of Rogers' printer's marks engraved and printed by Allen Lewis, a frontispiece portrait and numerious illustrations. A beautifully produced book with many examples of typography in different colors, this volume is a study in book design and printing by one of the best American designers of the 20th century. Publisher's slip tipped-in. Also present is the four-page prospectus to this book which encloses a four-page facsimile from the book; the well printed "A Luncheon to Mr. Bruce Rogers," a pamphlet from an event staged to honor him and his fellow craftsmen for producing this book; a four-page brochure issued by Hurlbut Paper Company touting the fact that they made the paper for this book; and an A.N.s. by Rogers dated 1947. Beautifully preserved copy of an important book. original cloth-backed pattern paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, glassine wrapper, slipcase, inserted [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Guld- och silversmeder i Sverige 1520-1850.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Gideon Planish [Signed]

      New York: Random House, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (quite mildly askew, a light touch of fading to the topstain), married to a Very Good dust jacket (mild edge wear and small chipping at the panel corners, presumably some expert light repair to the spine head and to a short closed tear to the front panel's top edge), SIGNED BY SINCLAIR LEWIS on the first front free endpaper; a novel centered on a social climber with a knack for public speaking who becomes involved in shady, ostensibly philanthropic, organizations in order to obtain a high social status. Sinclair Lewis won the 1930 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." Of him, H.L. Mencken wrote: "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds." In our experience, signed copies of the book are not at all common. An altogether Very Good to Very Good + copy, SIGNED BY SINCLAIR LEWIS.

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      Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1943. - First U. S. edition. Originally published in Australia in 1936 using the title WINGS ABOVE THE DIAMANTINA. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners, three tiny closed tears to edge of back cover, and light wear to the extremities. Detective Inspector Napolean Bonaparte investigates the discovery of a stolen airplane that lands in the far west of Queensland, and contains an unknown woman who has been rendered paralyzed by drugs. There is no sign of the pilot. "Bony" turns to an ancient chieftain to help him outwit a conspiracy and save a life. A very difficult title and a lovely copy of the second Crime Club mystery published for Upfield in the U. S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton. July 1943. First edition, first printing. Original light blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth clean and with a few spots of mottling to the edges as usual. The contents are bright and without inscriptions or stamps. The binding remains square and tight. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a thin piece of tape to the head of the spine. Not price-clipped. A lovely example of the second Famous Five adventure. (Summerfield, Tony: Enid Blyton, An Illustrated Bibliography, Part 2, p.8) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        3 Illustrations to Francis Quarles 'Hyroglyphics'. Four colour lithographs, one with central fold, printed from the original stones by the Baynard Press. As published in 'Poetry London', Vol.2, No.9 (1943).

      Poetry London., London 1943 - 8vo. Original paper covers, also with an original design by Sutherland. 245x185mm, the centre-fold 243x370mm, stapled. Thumbed, poor quality paper, the lithographs on a better cartridge paper. Tassi 46-47-48. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Four Quartets

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1943 - First Edition, First Printing of 788 surviving copies. This First Issue dustjacket with 9 titles printed on the back panel has slight wear to the edges. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an original price clipped dustjacket in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maldoror (Les Chants De Maldoror)

      No Place : No Publisher, 1943. Reprint. Cloth. Very Good. A new English translation of this minor classic of French Surrealist literature. 303 pp. Very little publication information provided. Translated into English by Guy Wernham. Clean internally. Mild wear to black cloth covers. Notable copy as it was once in the personal library of New York School poet Frank O?'Hara who has SIGNED it as ?"Francis O?'Hara, Harvard, 1949?". One can only imagine how an impressionable young poet in training would be influenced by such a work.

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      Reynal & Hitchcock 1943 - larger 8vo pp. 91. "The Little Prince", first published in 1943, is the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944). The novella is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language, having been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, and selling nearly two million copies annually (with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide), it has also become one of the best-selling books ever published. After the outbreak of World War II, Saint-Exupery was exiled to North America. In the midst of personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young alien prince fallen to Earth. An earlier memoir by the author had recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara Desert, and he is thought to have drawn on those same experiences in "The Little Prince". The first printing was in 1943 by Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc. whose offices were, at that date, located at 386 Fourth Avenue, New York City, and it preceded the first edition printed in France by two years. The dust jacket shows the price of $2.00 and the Fourth Avenue address. The rose appears on page 27 and faces left. (Later Harcourt printings had the rose facing right and on page 28.) The colophon has five lines, all in italics. The cloth is salmon in color with red lettering (later printings had black lettering). The dust jacket is age-toned, with a few minor scrapes to the front and rear panels. The cloth is exceptionally clean. Overall, a near fine copy in a good plus dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Little Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock 1943 - Illustrated by Saint-Exupéry. Translated by Katherine Woods. First edition, first printing, first issue. Publisher's pictorial pale orange cloth, with an illustration of the Little Prince to the front board in burgundy, lettered in burgundy; in the original first issue dust jacket, with the publisher's 4th Avenue address to the front flap, illustration of the Little Prince on Asteroid B-612 to the panels, lettered in black and blue. Book with just a touch of light wear, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with minor nicks to the spine ends, some toning to the spine and panel edges. Overall, a very good and pleasing copy. The Little Prince is a beloved children's novella that tells the story of a little boy from the tiny Asteroid B-612 who falls to Earth and meets a pilot who has been stranded in the desert, based loosely on Saint-Exupéry's own experience in the Sahara Desert. The text is complimented by the author's watercolor illustrations, which add to its dreamlike quality. The Little Prince was first published in the United States while Saint-Exupéry, a native of Lyons, was living in self-imposed exile in North America after France signed an armistice agreement with Nazi Germany. The text was published simultaneously in English with Katherine Woods' translation and in the original French under the title Le Petit Prince. Translated into over 250 languages and selling nearly 2 million copies per year, The Little Prince is indeed, as the dust jacket proclaims, one of the "few stories which in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter and hand corrected typescript of Alistair Cooke with Great World War II content

      New York, NY, April 26, 1943 A World War II archive consisting of several documents from Alistair Cooke. These documents contain fantastic World War II content. They describe what was occurring in the United States during, "the war to end all wars." In a TLS, he states, "From victory girls on the Gulf Coast giving rosemary to soldiers, to lumbermen in Oregon chopping down half the wood that goes into British planes, from the panicky deal of Miami hotel owners yielding their palaces to the Army Air Corps, to prospectors in Arizona flashing infra-red lamps on the hard face of mountains...". There are several corrections in Cooke's hand throughout the TLS, as well as three signatures. One document was typed on official "British Broadcasting Corporation" stationery.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1943. First edition, first printing. Original brown cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the boards bright, the corners lightly bumped and frayed. The contents are clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the good or slightly better rubbed, nicked and creased dustwrapper which has small chips to the top edge and spine tips. Not price-clipped. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1943., 1943. First U. S. edition. Originally published in Australia in 1936 using the title WINGS ABOVE THE DIAMANTINA. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners, three tiny closed tears to edge of back cover, and light wear to the extremities. Detective Inspector Napolean Bonaparte investigates the discovery of a stolen airplane that lands in the far west of Queensland, and contains an unknown woman who has been rendered paralyzed by drugs. There is no sign of the pilot. "Bony" turns to an ancient chieftain to help him outwit a conspiracy and save a life. A very difficult title and a lovely copy of the second Crime Club mystery published for Upfield in the U. S.

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        Ruce (zwei Bücher , 1. Otokar Brezina. Ruce, 2. Josef Vachal. Ruce. Dreizehn farbigen Holzstichen zu den Versen von Otokar Brezina).

      Prag: ELK 1943 - Zwei Drücke für Bücherliebhaber, Gedichtsammung von Otokar Brezina auch mit 35 farbigen Holzstichen von Josef Vachal illustriert; numerierte Ausdruck N. 892/1001, ein farbiger Holzstich mit Unterschrift von Josef Vachal !; freie Bestandteile in der Mappe, 19x26 cm, 64 Seiten im ersten Buch, 13 Blätter u. Schmutztitel im zweiten Buch. Beide Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand, Decken nur gering abgenutz, innen tadellos erhalten. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1943. - First edition. Near fine in dust jacket. A tight, clean copy, with minor offsetting to the front and rear pastedown sheets adjacent to the spine hinge, and dust jacket shows light rubbing to spine ends with one small [1/2"] closed tear to top edge of front panel. The basis for the 1946 film noir starring Dan Duryea, Broderick Crawford, June Vincent, and Peter Lorre. When beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe is found murdered in her apartment, her ex-lover and latest blackmail victim, Kirk Bennett is arrested and tried for her murder. When Bennett is found guilty and is sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife, Katherine, starts looking for answers of her own. Katherine seeks out Martin Blair (Dan Duryea), the husband of the victim, and together they try to solve the crime. Crime Club title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Black Angel

      Doubleday, Doran Crime Club 1943 - Light wear to boards, mild toning; else clean, square and unmarked. Jacket has chipping at spine ends, edgewear and several coled tears; else clean and intact. The fourth in the "Black" series and subject for 1946 Film Noir starring Dan Duryea, Peter Lorre and Broderick Crawford. In a race against the clock, young bride tries to save her husband from the electric chair for murder he didn't commit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Printed for the Librarian of Shrewsbury School at the University Press, Oxford, N.P. 1943 - small folio. white cloth spine with red cloth sides. xl, 183 pages with frontispiece and 62 plates. Illustrated Mainly from Photographs by the late P.W. Pilcher. S-K 1139. Limited to only 200 numbered copies, one of the rarities of bookbinding reference books. (Brenni no. 773). This library was founded in the 16th century and had grown to about 7000 volumes when Oldham wrote this book. The bindings are especially impressive and include a large number of early English bindings that had been bound expressly for the school library by early English binders. Oldham comments in his introduction on methods of distinguishing English from foreign bindings. All the bindings illustrated are gilt stamped or blind-stamped; plates showing just rubbings of specific tools follow the plates of bindings to help the reader follow Oldham's logic in assigning specific tools to specific binders. Creme-colored spine is slightly age darkened with spots at heel. white cloth spine with red cloth sides [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nat Fleischer's All-Time Ring Record Book - 1943 edition

      (Norwalk CT): (The O'Brien Suburban Press). (1943). 1943 edition. Red cloth. A few light stains on the front board, else a very good or better, internally fine copy. Signed by Nat Fleischer. The first edition consisted of 1000 copies, plus a second issue of 500 copies and is virtually unobtainable, the second of 1500 copies bound, as this one is, in cloth. Fleischer attempted to capitalize on the quick sale of the 1941 edition by offering this very slightly amended edition during the first few weeks of 1942, this would technically be the third edition, one of 1500 copies in cloth and 500 in wraps. Scarce. .

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      1943. DERAIN, André. Les Horribles et Espovantables Faictz et Prouesses du Très Renommé Pantagruel, Roy des Dipsodes, fils du Grand Géant Gargantua [The Horrible and Terrifying Deeds and Words of the Very Renowned Pantagruel King of the Dipsodes, Son of the Great Giant Gargantua]. Text by Francois Rabelais. [2], 187, [11] pp. Illustrated with a total of 179 unsigned woodcuts printed in colour, including: 39 full-page colour woodcuts, 89 smaller colour woodcuts, 34 colour-printed initials, and 17 colour-printed decorative ornaments. Folio, 350 x 280 mm, bound loose as issued in the original wrappers with title-label on front cover, preserved in original vellum-backed chemise in cardboard slipcase. Paris: Albert Skira, 1943. |~||~||~| Derain's Pantagruel is considered to be one the landmarks of modern book illustration. It was a remarkable publishing event, being created and produced in Paris in the middle of the Second World War. Inspired by Medieval playing cards, Derain spent two years working on the 179 woodcuts for this book. Instead of using separate blocks for individual colours, each woodcut was printed from a single block with all colours applied à la poupée. As is also true with Matisse's Jazz, that process resulted in each pull of each woodcut being akin to a monotype, offering a unique impression of the image. The original Pantagruel by Rabelais was published around 1532. It was so full of vulgarities, scatological humor, and irreverent behavior, that it was immediately condemned by the church and deemed obscene by the Sorbonne, guaranteeing the book's enduring popularity! "As the initiator of Fauve painting, which stunned the world at the Salon d'Automne of 1905, Derain stood shoulder to shoulder with Henri Matisse (1869-1954)…. Derain also created designs for opera, theater, and ballet; most notably Diaghilev's Le Boutique fantasque (1919). During World War II, when the Germans invaded France, Derain's home was requisitioned and his preliminary blocks for Pantagruel were locked away for several years. Ultimately, he was allowed back into the house and somehow able to import the enormous amount of paper needed to print nearly 3000 pages for the edition of 275 copies" (Julie L. Mellby "Graphic Arts, Exhibitions, acquisitions, and other highlights from the Graphic Arts Collection, Princeton University Library" online). The coloured illustrations were printed by Lacouriere, the great French craftsman best known for his work with copper plates. This copy is limited to 275. The colophon signed by Derain. The Artist and the Book 81. From Manet to Hockney 111. Skira 91. Rauch 38. Garvey & Wick, The Arts of the French Book 1900-1965, 27. Logan 118.

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        Typed Letter Signed by American Entrepreneur, Aviator and Motion-Picture Producer HOWARD HUGHES

      1943 - HUGHES, HOWARD. (1905-1976). American entrepreneur, aviator, and motion-picture producer, known in later years for his extreme aversion to publicity. TLS. ("Howard Hughes"). 2/3p. Small 4to. Hollywood, March 25, 1943. To Texas Congressman ALBERT THOMAS (1905-1976) on stationery from his corporate headquarters on 7000 Romaine Street, Hollywood, California. "I want to thank you most sincerely for your very cordial letter of March 15. I appreciate your taking this trouble. You may be sure I shall call on you if at any time I should have a suggestion worth your consideration." On July 10, 1938, Hughes set out on a round-the-world flight that became a landmark in aviation history. Piloting a Lockheed 14 named the New York World's Fair 1939, he lifted off from Floyd Bennett Field, New York, stopping in Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, and Minneapolis. Hughes landed in New York 91 hours, 14 minutes and 19 seconds later, establishing a new world record. For his achievement, he was greeted with a traditional New York City ticker-tape parade and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Harmon and Collier Trophies. Continuing his interest in aviation, Hughes spearheaded the development of several failed airplanes, including the Hughes D-2 and its successor, the XF-11. During World War II, he attempted to build several aircraft, with the intention of selling them to the American military. Only one prototype was developed for the D-2, and by the end of its testing phase in 1943, Hughes's interest had shifted to the XF-11 reconnaissance plane. Following the recommendations of Colonel Elliot Roosevelt (1910-1990), the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) ordered 100 XF-11's. By 1945, the USAAF had canceled its order after completing only two prototypes. Yet, they still allowed Hughes to test-pilot the plane, which culminated in a near-fatal crash on July 7, 1946. Hughes's failure to fulfill the government contract led to the famed Kaiser-Hughes hearings before the Senate War Investigating Committee in 1947, during which time he completed work and test flights for the H-4 Hercules, also known as the "Spruce Goose." Thomas represented Houston, Texas in the House of Representatives from 1937-1966. A protégé of Lyndon B. Johnson, he served as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on defense and was instrumental in bringing the Manned Spacecraft Center, later renamed the Johnson Space Center to Houston in 1961. He is also known for giving the infamous "wink" to Johnson aboard Air Force One after JFK's assassination that led to a field day for conspiracy theorists. Following Hughes's historic flight in 1938, Thomas introduced a bill to award him the Congressional Gold Medal "in recognition of his achievements in advancing the science of aviation." The measure was approved on August 17, 1939 and the medal awarded to Hughes the following year. Folded with two lightly written words in blue pencil beneath the signature. In very fine condition. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Verst. I./LSSAH im Kampf um den Klidi-Paß in Griechenland (10.4. - 13.4.1941)

      . Gefecht um eine Enge, Einzeldarstellungen der Kriegsgeschichtlichen Forschungsabteilung der Waffen-SS, Nr. 2, ohne Ort, 1943, Kartoniert, Großformat, 31 Seiten, Maschinendurchschlag, mit einigen Berichtigungen, 3 Karten, Zustand 2- (NG6).

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        Les treize formes d'un roman. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-4 published in the issue dated 26 May 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Full typescript is attached. Each chapter of the novel by Roland Cailleux, Saint-Genes or short life, has a different narrative form. This is an opportunity for Blanchot return on the value of this literary audacity initiated a few years earlier by Joyce: "The novel is shown here with all its chances, he metamorphosed into everything could be. 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. 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

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