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        Ceiling Unlimited

      Burbank, California: Columbia Broadcasting System. 1943. First. First edition. 16mo. Cloth and papercovered boards with applied title label. Fine, probably issued without dustwrapper. A series of six broadcasts on CBS radio sponsored by Lockheed and Vega Aircraft Corporation. One of 100 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered) Signed by Hilton. Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Archive of original art]: Greeting Card Art featuring Anthropomorphic Animals and other subjects

      1943 - 19 different works on 18 leaves of white card stock (one has two images on one leaf). Various sizes (10" x 11", 14" x 10", and similar) in several different media, mostly airbrushed and/or pen and ink. Some modest smudging in the margins, one has a neat crease, mostly near fine. Two are color tempura, the rest are black and white. Unsigned but apparently by the same artist. Most are date-stamped on the verso between 1940 and 1943, and have printer's notations in the margins. Within the group there is a proliferation of ducks and bunnies, and other cute animals, as well as more traditional figures. Included are obvious Easter cards, get-well cards, wedding cards, Father's Day and Mother's Day cards, new arrivals birth cards, etc., as well as one including a man with a harem girl and a caricature of a black person. Another has a duck in a straw boater, with a detached arm holding binoculars: presumably the arm would have been printed, cut out, and pinned on as a moveable element. Exceptionally well accomplished. A charming collection

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        A Time to Be Born

      London: Constable. (1943). First. First English edition. An ink stain at the bottom of the boards, which also have a bit of overall light soiling, a very good copy in fair only dustwrapper lacking the bottom inch of the spine, a corresponding ink stain, and with other small chips and tears. Although unsigned, Dawn Powell has made a small ink correction to the text of page three, amending a misspelled Latin phrase. .

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        The Fountainhead

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York 1943 - First Edition, Early printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Ayn Rand on the front endpaper. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present with light wear to the spine and panels. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy AUTHENTICALLY SIGNED by the author 1 years after publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oesterrreich. Tirol. Vorarlberg. Westliches Salzburg. Hochkärnten.

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1943 - Forty-first edition, pp lviii, 350, 36 maps, 6 plans, 8 panoramas, 6 coat of arms, previous owner's signature in ink to title page, publisher's variant coarse grained binding, sligntly worn along one edge of spine; overall a very good copy. The last and one of the most unusual editions of this title published during the War. Very few copies were distributed. It is therefore very rare.Issued c.1943. Hinrichsen D171. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LASSIE COME HOME

      1943. KNIGHT, Eric. LASSIE COME HOME. Chicago: John C. Winston Company, [1943]. 8vo., pictorial orange cloth, with a picture of Lassie on the front cover. First Edition, ninth printing. Believe it or not, apparently signed by Lassie! On the color portrait frontispiece of Lassie is an original ink paw print followed by an inscription in ink: "Lassie's signature. 11-17-43, Witness, W. Tyson." The film version of this book, starring Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor, was released in December, 1943. Lassie is actually a rough collie named "Pal"- so this would be Pal's footprint. I have tried to research W. Tyson but with little success. There is an ink presentation: "To Jerry, from Aunt Wilma" on a front blank page. Books signed by Knight are scarce because he was killed in World War II- just a few years after this book was published and books "signed" by Lassie are probably equally scarce. Knight was killed in 1943 when his plane was shot down in the Caribbean, reportedly by a German U-boat that mistook his plane for one that was taking President Roosevelt to Casablanca. There is obviously no way to verify Lassie's [Pal's] paw print but I have little doubt that it is not authentic. Very Good (little wear & soil covers; a tiny bit of ink from the paw signature has transfered to the title page). $750.00.

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        FIVE GO ADVENTURING AGAIN

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Faint spotting to covers. Name and address in ink to front endpaper and small ink initials(?) to rear pastedown. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is just slightly edge worn and a bit grubby to spine and rear panel. [R]

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        Die beobachtbaren Grössen in der Theorie der Elementarteilchen, I-III.

      Springer 1943; 1943; 1944, Berlin - First edition of Heisenberg’s S-matrix approach to the study of elementary particles, complete in three parts (a fourth part was written but not published). Although S-matrix theory was abandoned after the War due to the success of quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, it again became very influential in the 1960s when it led to the development of string theory, which is the best-accepted approach to quantum gravity."Heisenberg’s prewar researches in quantum field theory, undertaken in part with Pauli, had led him to the study of cosmic rays, the highest energy particles then available for research. When an extremely high-energy cosmic ray strikes the earth’s atmosphere, it induces a shower of newly created particles and photons. This effect was to be explained on the basis of quantum field theory. Heisenberg’s researches had previously convinced him and others of the inadequacy of field theories for this task. Infinities and divergences plagued all three of the available theories - quantum electrodynamics, Fermi’s theory of beta decay (relating to what is now the weak force), and Yukawa’s meson theory (relating to what is now the strong, or nuclear, force). "The small size of elementary particles and the close approach of the particles to each other in a cosmic ray collision – which triggered the particle shower – indicated to Heisenberg during the 1930s that the difficulties in quantum field theory could be resolved only if a universal minimum length, a new fundamental constant, were introduced into the theory according to Heisenberg, quantum mechanics itself broke down when applied to events occurring within regions smaller than the size of an elementary particle "Pauli had already suggested that Heisenberg, as he did when formulating the 1925 breakthrough in quantum mechanics, should focus only on observable quantities and attempt to exclude all unobservable variables from the theory. Heisenberg now attempted to do so, at the height of the World War. His effort led to what became after the war his widely studied new theory of elementary particles, the so-called S-matrix theory. "In his new approach, Heisenberg used this hypothetical fundamental length to define the allowed changes in the momentum and energy of two colliding high-speed elementary particles. This limitation would help identify the properties of the collision that were observable in present theories. Those at smaller distances were unobservable. For two colliding particles, this yielded four sets of observable quantities with which to work: two of these were the properties of the two particles as seen in the laboratory long before they collide with each other; and two were their properties long after the collision. During the collision they approach within a distance of less than the fundamental length and are thus unobservable. These four sets of observable properties could be arranged in a table, or in this type of work, a matrix, which Heisenberg called the scattering or S-matrix. "Although Heisenberg could not actually specify the four elements of the S-matrix, he demonstrated that it must contain in principle all of the information about the collision. In his second paper, completed in October 1942, Heisenberg further showed that the S-matrix for several simple examples of scattering of particles yielded the observed probabilities for scattering. It also gave the possibility for his favorite phenomenon – the appearance of cosmic-ray explosion showers " one evening in October 1943 Heisenberg presented his new theory to an informal colloquium in Kramers’s home near Leiden in the German-occupied Netherlands During the discussion of Heisenberg’s talk, Kramers made the insightful observation that if the actual elements of the matrix could ever be determined without a complete theory, they would yield a so-called "analytic function" – that is, a function containing real and imaginary parts Back in Berlin, Heisenberg wrote immediately that he

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        Winged Victory

      New York: Random House, [1943]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Presentation copy inscribed on title page by Hart. Additionally signed by seven members of the cast of the play. Cloth a little faded at spine. A few leaves (119-128) show dampstaining in upper corner. Otherwise very good in a very good to near fine dust jacket .

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        Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Japan: 1931-1941. Complete in Two (2) Volumes 78th Congress, 1st Session - House Document No. 339

      Washington, D.C. United States Government Printing Office 1943. Volume I contains 947 pages and fold-out map. Volume II consists of 816 pages. "The documents published in these volumes were selected with a view to presenting a comprehensive record of the diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan in regard to matters related to the causes of conflict between the two countries from the beginning of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria on September 18, 1931, to the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the declaration of war by the United States on December 8, 1941. Each volume bears gift greetings upon front free endpaper and prior owner's blind stamp upon title page. Bindings intact. Handsome gilt lettering and decoration upon each backstrip. Fore-edges of each board bear moisture stains. The front board of Volume II is 50% affected by this staining. Modest ink(?) stain to fore-edge of volume I. A sound copy of this fascinating set. First Edition Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Fair

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        Bound for Glory

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1943. First. First edition. Spine gilt a trifle dull, else fine in near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a small nick, and a modest tear on the rear panel. Uncommon autobiography by the legendary singer/songwriter and folk icon. Basis for the Hal Ashby film with David Carradine. An exceptionally scarce wartime book, this is easily one of the nicest copies we've seen. .

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        Le Petit Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1943. Quarto. Titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in brown. With the dust jacket. A few short closed tears to dust jacket else an excellent copy. First edition in French, 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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        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: The Record of a Journey through Yugoslavia in 1937

      New York: Macmillan & Co, 1943-01-01 London: Macmillan, 1941. 652 + 586 p. Illustrated. First edition, first printing. (Preceded the American edition.) Very Good+ hardcovers in original dust jackets: Vol. 1's is in Good- condition, Vol. 2's is about Very Good. Clean pages. Offsetting to ffeps, corners lightly bumped. Former owner's name on both half titles. The first volume's jacket has a closed tear on its front panel with some creasing and tape stains, light stain on back panel, spine a bit sunned. Both volumes worn at head and tail, a bit of rubbing, spines lightly stained. Prices intact. The first appearance of Rebecca West's (pen name of Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield) travelogue through Yugoslavia in 1937.

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        It May Be Poetry

      (No place - New York?): The Author. 1943. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Owner label on the front fly, the text has pulled away from the wrappers, thus good only. Nicely Inscribed by the author. The book is accompanied by three manuscript poems by Chumbly: 1] a small, unsigned poem about Kenneth Patchen affixed to the inside of the front cover, 2] an approximately 15-line poem in pencil, Signed by Chumly, celebrating Patchen's Journal of Albion Moonlight, written on the verso of a 1945 memo about The National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Commission, on which Kenneth Patchen has made some notes -- mostly addresses and phone numbers, and 3] a 12-line poem in ink entitled "Kitty," Signed and dated by the poet in 1944. On the verso appears more notes by Kenneth Patchen, again names and addresses. The recipient of the book was a close friend of Patchen's and one imagines the recipient may have introduced the two poets. A scarce volume of pre-Beat poetry, the author's first. OCLC locates only five copies. .

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        Domela. Six reproductions en couleurs d'après quelques oeuvres récentes.

      Imprimerie Union., Paris 1943 - 4to. Original paper covers. Préface de Kandinsky. 1/300 ex. num. signé par l'artiste (seul tirage), L'exemplaire comporte une belle lithographie originale en couleurs de César Domela, justifiée et signée (99/100) datée 1943. Covers rubbed, with nick to upper cover, shaken. The lithograph with extensive marginal staining and off-setting from the grey covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Handbuch der Deutschen Aktiengesellschaften 1943. 48. Jahrgang komplett in 6 Bdn.

      Das Spezial-Archiv der deutschen Wirtschaft. Verlag Hoppenstedt & Co. / Berlin C 2 1943 - Wirt gr.8°. uniforme rote OHLwd. mit schwarzgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel. alle Bde. mit Datumsst. auf Innendeckel, sowie St.:" Ausschuß für Deutsche Einheit.Berlin W8, Friedrichstraße 169/170". Kanten, Ecken und Gelenke etwas berieben und bestoßen. Am Ende eines jeden Bandes mit Alphabetischem Firmen-Verzeichnis und Orts- (Standorte-) Verzeichnis. Bd.2 mit einem Ausriß 4x4cm auf Vorderdeckel. Bd.4 mit Feuchtigkeitsfleck auf Vorderdeckel. Bd. 6 mit mit Filmoplast hinterlegtem Einriß Titelblatt. Aufgrund der Schwere der Buchblöcke teils gelockert, aber nichts lose. Insgesamt gute Exemplare mit denen man bestens arbeiten kann. hier Exemplare mit der Nummer 24/825/24/24/426/24. Sowohl auf dem Vorderdeckel als auch auf dem Titelblatt ein Aufkleber: " Geheim! 1. Dies ist ein Staatsgeheimnis im Sinne des § 88 RStGB. 2. Weitergabe nur verschlossen, bei Postbeförderung unter 'Einschreiben'. 3. Aufbewahrung unter Verantwortung des Empfängers unter gesichertem Verschluß." 8600

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        THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

      Chatto & Windus. London. 1943. FIRST PRINTING of this Mervyn Peake Illustrated Edition. INSCRIBED BY PEAKE. (with love from mervyn - oct 1943). 8vo. (7.6 x 5.2 inches). Seven haunting full page illustrations by Peake. A very good clean copy in publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. In the scarce original dustwrapper with two of the illustrations reproduced on the panels. Wrapper has small (5mm) chip to the top of the spine and smaller (2mm) loss to the bottom. The spine is a little darkened but overall a very good copy of this fragile war-time production.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Four Quartets

      1943. Hardcover. Fine. First edition, second issue, without the edition note on the copyright page and without code designations in brackets used in subsequent printings; in the first state dust jacket with the $2.00 price listed in the upper corner of the inside flap, and the nine titles, listed in bold print on the back panel, ending with Old Possum's. Book in near fine, condition, with rubbing to the corners and spine ends of boards, and light toning to endpapers; and in a very good dustjacket, with some paper loss to spine ends and a chip to upper edge of the front and back panel, and age toning.

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        Nove poesie di Dante

      OFFICINA BODONI 1943 1 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.

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        It May Be Poetry

      (No place - New York?): The Author. 1943. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Owner label on the front fly, the text has pulled away from the wrappers, thus good only. Nicely Inscribed by the author. The book is accompanied by three manuscript poems by Chumbly: 1] a small, unsigned poem about Kenneth Patchen affixed to the inside of the front cover, 2] an approximately 15-line poem in pencil, Signed by Chumly, celebrating Patchen's Journal of Albion Moonlight, written on the verso of a 1945 memo about The National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Commission, on which Kenneth Patchen has made some notes -- mostly addresses and phone numbers, and 3] a 12-line poem in ink entitled "Kitty," Signed and dated by the poet in 1944. On the verso appears more notes by Kenneth Patchen, again names and addresses. The recipient of the book was a close friend of Patchen's and one imagines the recipient may have introduced the two poets. A scarce volume of pre-Beat poetry, the author's first. OCLC locates only five copies. .

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        THE VIKING PORTABLE LIBRARY STEINBECK. Selected By Pascal Covici

      New York: Viking Press, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy, with a bookplate under the front flap, in a near fine bright dust jacket. 16mo. This special copy is signed by the author on the front endpaper. Contains long and representative passages or complete short stories from; The Long Valley, The Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, The Grapes of Wrath, Sea of Cortez, The Moon is Down, and Bombs Away. In addition, Of Mice and Men, and The Red Pony are given complete, the latter including the fourth part, not published in the original volume. In all, 28 selections in the book, totaling more than 550 pages of text

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        Red Is for Murder

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. A Fingerprint Mystery. 221pp. Beige cloth stamped in red on the spine. Mild slant to spine, lower rear corner tip bruised, faint crease and two tiny spots to endpapers. A bright, near fine copy in good+ price-clipped dustjacket with several closed tears, chipping to edges, two larger chips to upper edges and a faded spine panel. Signed and inscribed by Whitney on the front free endpaper: "For -- / Hope it keeps you awake / nights! Otherwise - best wishes, / Phyllis A. Whitney." A presentable copy of the first mystery and first novel for adults by Phyllis A. Whitney, who was awarded the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1988. The book was also the first to be published in the Fingerprint Mystery series by Ziff-Davis. Scarce. In Hubin, 1994, p. 860. ; Octavo; Signed by Author .

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        Entwurf! Militärgeographische Angaben über Iran: Ortschaftsverzeichnis; Textheft; Bildheft. 3-vol. set (Complete)

      Generalstab des Heeres - Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, Berlin 1943 - Octavo. 35, [1], 293, [9] folded maps, [7], 212, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. 3-vol. set of this Military Geographic Information work on Iran, published by the General Staff of the German Army, and collecting valuable information concerning physical aspects, resources, and artificial features of the terrain necessary for planning and operations. This set is complete with its 9 large folded maps and its 212 b/w photographic reproductions. Moderate age-toning/foxing on wrappers. Text in German. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MISFORTUNE OF THE IMMORTALS - Edition originale. Un des 110 exemplaires sur papier "Strathmore Rag" signé par Max Ernst, et augmenté de 3 illustrations "twenty years after".

      1943 - New York, 1943. Black Sun Press. Un volume au format 188X258mm. Cartonnage de l'éditeur. Edition originale. Un des 110 exemplaires sur papier "Strathmore Rag" avec une reliure cartonnée, signé par Max Ernst, et augmenté de 3 illustrations "twenty years after". Cartonnage un peu passé, petite fente au dos, bon état. (Surréalisme, surrealism, surrealismo). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger/1943 Morgenausgabe

      . 57 Ausgaben 47*31cm 300 Seiten sehr gut erhalten Zeitungen. 57 Ausgaben des Lokal-Anzeigers aus dem Jahr 1943. Tageszeitungen, in sehr gutem Zustand.

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        One page Typed Letter Signed ("Edward J. Steichen")

      First. Quarto sheet. On Navy Department stationery dated 30 October 1943 to Catherine McCarthy. A brief letter written when Steichen was a Commander in the Navy Reserve thanking McCarthy for a John Sanford book, and expressing his solidarity with her as a friend of Carl Sandburg. From the papers of Catherine McCarthy, permissions editor for Harcourt, Brace, and a close friend of Sandburg's. .

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        Le Vin Est Tire

      Paris: Gallimard. 1943. First printing. Paperback. Good. 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. 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.

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        The Gremlins

      New York: Random House,, 1943. From the Walt Disney Production. 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. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. A fine copy. 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.

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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. .

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        REVISTA CAZA Y PESCA

      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.

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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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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        THE MINISTRY OF FEAR

      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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