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        Laura

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Good/Good. First edition. A bit cocked, small tears and light fraying at the crown, a good copy in a price-clipped good later issue dustwrapper which is sunned at the spine and has some chipping on the front panel. An exceptional association copy of this title. Inscribed by Caspary in the year of publication to George and Miriam Sklar: "For Miriam and George - who feed and shelter me, sympathize with me in my worst moods, listen to my beefs, and still collaborate, with my best, first-class, grade-A love - Vera Jan. 21, 1943." The Sklars were very close to Caspary. George Sklar was a leftist playwright and novelist and the co-author with Caspary of the play adaptation of Laura, as well as several other plays. One of the scarcest film source books, basis for the classic 1944 film directed by Otto Preminger (and Rouben Mamoulian) and starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price, and Clifton Webb. The film is reportedly to be remade. The only significant association copy we've ever seen offered for sale.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TYPESCRIPT (Sinclair's Own Working Ribbon Copy) of WIDE IS THE GATE

      (New York): (Viking Press)((1943)). First Edition, Complete text, 1034 pages continuously numbered with variations; numbered consecutively by chapters. Placed into three large binders. Sinclair's own working copy, apparently a second draft and first complete early copy to be located. Extensive pencil annotations by the author with thousands of corrections, deletions, and additions to the text, from single words to entire pages. Many revisions greatly differ from the published novel. For instance, at the end of the first paragraph after describing Lanny Budd's inner convictions--"...that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that My fear is not in thee, saith the Lord God of Hosts"--Sinclair has added, then crossed out: "For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot." After a narrow defeat in a bitter campaign for the California governorship, Sinclair created Lanny Budd, "America's self-diagnosed schizophrenic liberal." This is the fourth in the series of eleven novels about Lanny Budd, the third-- DRAGON'S TEETH-- having won the Pulitzer Prize. Sinclair considered this series the most important part of his literary production, which also included, of course, THE JUNGLE., Manuscript, Near Fine

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        Un' ala nella notte

      ANTONIO VALLARDI, MILANO 1943 - Superavventurosi ITALIANO Legatura a copertina rigida con sovraccoperta in carta, grafica in bianco e nero, titoli evidenziati, al dorso piccoli strappetti, aloni sparsi, pubblicazione n.7 della collana, taglio fiorito, pagine imbrunite, alle alette presentazione della collana ed elenco pubblicazioni, pagine prive di segni manoscritti o viziature

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Poster: "...and WE talk about sacrifice - Buy War Bonds."

      [Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Treasury Department-issued War Bonds poster, featuring an illustration of a Russian peasant woman weeping in front of the smoking rubble of her home directly beneath the slogan "...and WE talk about sacrifice." Meant to provide a measure of perspective to Americans on the homefront who, in the face of rationing and wartime restrictions, were being asked by their government to invest in War Bonds. The message is quite clear: during wartime, all must sacrifice, and some sacrifice more than others. Designed by Canadian artist Roger Couillard, best known for his numerous travel posters and ads for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 51.5cm x 71cm (20.25" x 28"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; some expert, pinpoint retouching to a few spots along lower edge, else Fine.

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        The High Window

      New York: Knopf, 1943. Advance issue of the 1st edition. Original wrappers (bound into the dustjacket as published). A thin, hairline rub along the front flap fold, else fine (no chips, tears, repair, soiling or fading), blue as a bruise, fresher than NASCAR road-kill, and copies in this easily wounded binding state (probably 5% of the 6,500 copy 1st printing) are rarer in fine condition than things that get better by talking about them. Publisher's stamp on the top edge, "Sample Copy Not For Sale.". Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Autolycus In Limbo Author Inscribed + 3 ALS

      New York: E. P. Dutton(1943). 1st edition/1st printing. The book's copyright page states 'First Edition Limited to 1500 Copies'. The inscription in the book reads: Ralph Verner His Book from his friend Vincent Starrett, Chicago: 3 August 1963 "My library was dukedom large enough". There are 3 letters written by Starrett: 1 typed signed with handwritten note at bottom and with handwritten envelope dated 1959, 1 handwritten short note with handwritten envelope dated 1966, and 1 two-page handwritten letter with handwritten envelope dated 1962, all laid in this book. They are all written to the same person that the author has signed/inscribe d the book to. The book is bound in blue cloth, straight, clean and tightly bound, with about one shade of sunning to spine (not affecting spine lettering) and a small nick to binding cloth on back panel. There is black lettering on the spine/front panel, and the outer page edges are rough cut. The dustjacket is price intact, crisp and clean, with a short closed edge tear upper front near flap fold and some small nicks and chips at spine ends/flap fold ends. The spine is slightly sunned, and the back panel slightly smudged from handling (no spots). Quite scarce with correspondence evidencing an extended friendship between the author and the previous owner of this book. ; 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"; Signed by Author, 10, 20, 93, NF/VG+

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1943 - 1943 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1943. Hi, This lot is an Original 1943 Wisden Hardback. This lot is in very good condition, however has had some restoration work done to the gilt which is new. The boards are nice and bright and clean, internally nice and clean also, odd mark within mainl to page 3 and 4 and ink mark to the last page. Good hinges. Great pictures inside and no foxing to talk about.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Maldoror (Les Chants De Maldoror)

      1943 - Xi, 303 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt, Over Rose Boards. #401 Of 1000 Copies Set In Janson Type And Printed On Bethany Paper; No Information Or Printer Or Publisherin Book, But It Looks Like A Standard New York Publisher's Format, Possibly Printed By Simon And Schuster And Then Denied Their Imprint And Issued Directly By Wernham. No Illustrations. Les Chants De Maldoror (The Songs Of Maldoror) Is A Poetic Novel (Or A Long Prose Poem) Consisting Of Six Cantos. It Was Written And Published Between 1868 And 1869 By The Comte De Lautréamont, The Pseudonym Of The Uruguayan-Born French Writer Isidore-Lucien Ducasse. In The Eighteen Nineties The Book Was Rediscovered And Hailed As A Work Of Genius By Such Eminent Writers As Huysmans, Léon Bloy, Maeterlinck, And Rémy De Gourmontmany Of The Surrealists (Salvador Dalí, André Breton, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Etc.) During The Early 20Th Century Cited The Novel As A Major Inspiration To Their Own Works. Les Chants De Maldoror Is Considered To Have Been A Major Influence Upon French Symbolism, Dada And Surrealism. Several Editions Of The Book Have Included Lithographs By The French Symbolist Painter Odilon Redon. Surrealist Painters Salvador Dalí And René Magritte Also Each Illustrated One Edition Of The Book. The Italian Painter Amedeo Modigliani Used To Carry A Copy Around In Montparnasse And Quote From It. The Outsider Artist Unica Zürn Was Also Influenced By It In Writing Her The Man Of Jasmine. William T. Vollmann Mentioned It As The Work That Most Influenced His Writing. This Copy From The Library Of Silvia (James), Sister Of British Heir And Patron Of The Surrealists Edward James, Who Lived In A House Originally Leased By Edward James In Laguna Beach. Edward James, British Heir An Occasional Author, Was An Important Collector And Supporter Of Surrealism Since The Later 1920'S, And Friend And Supporter Of Its Major Artists. His Family Home, The West Dean Estate, He Donated To Found A College Devoted To Fostering Skilled Useful Arts.He Took As His Personal Home A Smaller House On The Estate, Monkton, Which He Filled With Surrealist And Other Fine Art, Including Work On The House Itself By Noted Surrealists. While In Hollywood, He Advocated For The Saving Of The Watts Towers After They Were Abandoned By Simon Rodia. By His Design And At His Own Expense. Las Pozas ("The Pools") Was Created By James Circa 1949-1984, More Than 2,000 Feet (610 M) Above Sea Level, In A Subtropical Rainforest. It Includes More Than 80 Acres (32 Ha) Of Natural Waterfalls And Pools Interlaced With Towering Surrealist Sculptures In Concrete. Las Pozas Is Near The Village Of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, A Seven-Hour Drive North Of Mexico City.Where It Is Now Maintained As A Foundation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Scrapbook with letters and cards relative to the 1943 birth of Gardiner Johnson's son.

      1940s-1950s.(), 1943. Collection of cards and letters of congratulations, including a t.l.s. from then Governor Earl Warren and many other political leaders. From the library of Gardiner Johnson, late Speaker Pro Tem of the California Assembly (1940s), President of the S.F. Bar Association and of the Commonwealth Club (1950s).

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        Laura

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Good/Good. First edition. A bit cocked, small tears and light fraying at the crown, a good copy in a price-clipped good later issue dustwrapper which is sunned at the spine and has some chipping on the front panel. An exceptional association copy of this title. Inscribed by Caspary in the year of publication to George and Miriam Sklar: "For Miriam and George - who feed and shelter me, sympathize with me in my worst moods, listen to my beefs, and still collaborate, with my best, first-class, grade-A love - Vera Jan. 21, 1943." The Sklars were very close to Caspary. George Sklar was a leftist playwright and novelist and the co-author with Caspary of the play adaptation of Laura, as well as several other plays. One of the scarcest film source books, basis for the classic 1944 film directed by Otto Preminger (and Rouben Mamoulian) and starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price, and Clifton Webb. The film is reportedly to be remade. The only significant association copy we've ever seen offered for sale.

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

      Lausanne: Andre Gonin, 1943. First limited edition (#106 of 194 copies); signed by author, artist and editor. Quarto in ivory soft covers with ivory case and black letters on spine; VG/VG; boards with moderate soiling or slight foxing; portfolio contains double folded plates with text in large print (in French) and twenty original pencil lithographs interspersed; all clean; pp. 123; velin paper with deckle edges; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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        W. C. Handy Letter, Signed -- to a fan, 1943

      W. C. Handy, New York 1943 - W.C. Handy (1873-1958) brought blues music to the fore of American Music from its modest regional roots. Considered one of the most influential songwriters with a stunning number of classic compositions to his credit not the least being "Saint Louis Blues" and "Memphis Blues". Later in his career he authored four books on African-American composers and music history. His funeral was attended by thousands in Harlem and over a hundred thousand mourners lined the streets in the Bronx to his grave site. Offered is a typed letter signed 11 x 8½" on Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc letterhead dated 1943 to a gentleman and ardent fan in Salinas, California regarding the signing of "Saint Louis Blues" photo and original recording of "Memphis Blues". Handy's generous spirit and kindness to the extent of contacting the fan if visiting the West Coast is apparent and altogether lovely. In very good condition with intersecting folds, tape remnants to edges with slight evidence of toning, soiling and handling.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Lady in the Lake

      New York: Knopf, 1943. 8vo (8" x 5-1/2"). 216pp. Unclipped DJ in Mylar, chips to head/tail of spine and panels. Text block tight and unmarked, corners lightly bumped,11/2" discoloration at lower end of upper cover joint. Very good + / very good.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        These Happy Golden Years

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated first edition, first printing with publisher's date code of "A-S." Very Good. Lacking front free end paper, previous owner inscription on first blank page; bookplate, bookseller ticket and partially removed label to front paste down. Pages lightly toned, and with a small stain to fore edge at rear. Slight shelf lean. Cloth lightly rubbed at corners and with several scuffs to the rear cover. The eighth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series--originally intended to be the last title, though one more would follow.

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        THE LITTLE PRINCE

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Signed Limited First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding/Very Good dust jacket. Signed. One of 525 signed numbered copies, this being #365, with the number penned on the spine of the dustjacket as well as on the limitation page. The binding has a trace of wear to the corners; the dustjacket is price-clipped, with loss to the spine ends affecting the "T" in the title. In the Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, it is noted that "Saint-Exupery's complex personality was mirrored in the melancholy charm of the Little Prince". A year after this signed issue, Saint-Exupery disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying on reconnaissance. (Grolier, 100 Children's Literature, 88). Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Little Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1943. Translated from the French by Katherine Woods. Quarto. Original pale brown cloth, titles and device to spine and front cover in dark red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Colour and monochrome illustrations in the text after originals by the author. A fine, bright copy in the jacket, a few wormholes to lightly sunned spine, minor loss to spine ends, occasional short closed tears and nicks to rear panel and joints. First edition, first printing, first trade issue. An unusually nice copy of one of the classics of children's literature. Although the manuscript was composed in Saint-Exupéry's native French language, it was written and published in New York, in both English and French versions in April 1943.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Fountainhead.

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill,, 1943. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge red, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom red quarter morocco and red cloth solander box. An excellent copy, faint dampstain to head of rear board and spine, in the slightly rubbed dust jacket, slightly faded spine, a little associated staining to head of rear panel, front panel with short tear and crease at foot. First edition, first printing, first issue. This is one of the author's personal copies, and one of only a few copies known to have come from Rand's library. It is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance, directly from the executor of Ayn Rand's estate in 1984. This copy has the points of first issue: the first issue red cloth with top edge dyed red, and the first state dust jacket, with no author photo on the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gartenschönheit. Eine Zeitschrift mit Bildern für Garten- und Blumenfreund - für Liebhaber und Fachmann.

      Berlin, Verl. d. Gartenschönheit/Gärrnerische Verlagsanst., 1920-1943. - 24 Bände. Originalleinen/Privates Halbleinen (Hardcover), Fadenheftung. Sehr gut/gut. Seltene Gelegenheit, die (fast) komplette Sammlung der qualifizierten und wohl schönsten in deutscher Sprache erschienenen Gartenzeitschrift in überwiegend einheitlichem Erscheinungsbild zu erwerben. Die ersten 5 Bände (1920-1925) in sogenannten "Jahresbänden" im Ganzleinen-Verlagseinband. Diese Einbände etwas bestoßen, beschabt und gedunkelt. Der Jahrgang 1925 in frischen Einzelheften in einer Dreiseit-Einschlagsmappe im Erscheinungsbild an die Hallbleinenbände angepasst. Die restlichen Jahrgänge fadengeheftet in sehr schönen und frischen dekorativen Halbleinenbänden mit jeweils 2 Rückenschildern. Ab 1941 wurde die Zeitschrift mit dem "Gartenbau im Reich" zusammengelegt, der mit dem Zusatz versehen wurde: "zugleich 22. Jahrgang der Gartenschönheit". Im Jahre 1944 erschienen dann noch die (fehlenden) 3 Hefte: Januar/Februar, März/Junil, Juli/September mit insgesamt 88 S., bevor die Zeitschrift kriegsbedingt ihr Erscheinen einstellte. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bibliotheca Botanica]
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        Maldoror (Les Chants De Maldoror)

      1943. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Xi, 303 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt, Over Rose Boards. #401 Of 1000 Copies Set In Janson Type And Printed On Bethany Paper; No Information Or Printer Or Publisherin Book, But It Looks Like A Standard New York Publisher's Format, Possibly Printed By Simon And Schuster And Then Denied Their Imprint And Issued Directly By Wernham. No Illustrations. Les Chants De Maldoror (The Songs Of Maldoror) Is A Poetic Novel (Or A Long Prose Poem) Consisting Of Six Cantos. It Was Written And Published Between 1868 And 1869 By The Comte De Lautréamont, The Pseudonym Of The Uruguayan-Born French Writer Isidore-Lucien Ducasse. In The Eighteen Nineties The Book Was Rediscovered And Hailed As A Work Of Genius By Such Eminent Writers As Huysmans, Léon Bloy, Maeterlinck, And Rémy De Gourmontmany Of The Surrealists (Salvador Dalí, André Breton, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Etc.) During The Early 20Th Century Cited The Novel As A Major Inspiration To Their Own Works. Les Chants De Maldoror Is Considered To Have Been A Major Influence Upon French Symbolism, Dada And Surrealism. Several Editions Of The Book Have Included Lithographs By The French Symbolist Painter Odilon Redon. Surrealist Painters Salvador Dalí And René Magritte Also Each Illustrated One Edition Of The Book. The Italian Painter Amedeo Modigliani Used To Carry A Copy Around In Montparnasse And Quote From It. The Outsider Artist Unica Zürn Was Also Influenced By It In Writing Her The Man Of Jasmine. William T. Vollmann Mentioned It As The Work That Most Influenced His Writing. This Copy From The Library Of Silvia (James), Sister Of British Heir And Patron Of The Surrealists Edward James, Who Lived In A House Originally Leased By Edward James In Laguna Beach. Edward James, British Heir An Occasional Author, Was An Important Collector And Supporter Of Surrealism Since The Later 1920'S, And Friend And Supporter Of Its Major Artists. His Family Home, The West Dean Estate, He Donated To Found A College Devoted To Fostering Skilled Useful Arts.He Took As His Personal Home A Smaller House On The Estate, Monkton, Which He Filled With Surrealist And Other Fine Art, Including Work On The House Itself By Noted Surrealists. While In Hollywood, He Advocated For The Saving Of The Watts Towers After They Were Abandoned By Simon Rodia. By His Design And At His Own Expense. Las Pozas ("The Pools") Was Created By James Circa 1949-1984, More Than 2,000 Feet (610 M) Above Sea Level, In A Subtropical Rainforest. It Includes More Than 80 Acres (32 Ha) Of Natural Waterfalls And Pools Interlaced With Towering Surrealist Sculptures In Concrete. Las Pozas Is Near The Village Of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, A Seven-Hour Drive North Of Mexico City.Where It Is Now Maintained As A Foundation.

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        The Iron Major.

      Hollywood, Calif.: RKO, 1943.(). Color lithograph poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. C+ condition. Director: Ray Enright. Writing credits: Florence E. Cavanaugh (story), Aben Kandel, (screenplay) and Warren Duff (screenplay). Cast: (in credits order) Pat O'Brien, Francis William 'Frank'/ 'Cav' Cavanaugh, Ruth Warrick, Florence Ayres Cavanaugh, Robert Ryan, Father Timothy 'Tim' Donovan.

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        L'être et le néant. Essai d'ontologie phénoménologique

      First edition for which it was not drawn from great papers, one of the review copies service.Back and flat slightly and uniformly yellowed as generally, small spots at the head and foot of the first flat, a slash at the srtylo black ball at the bottom of the second flat.Provenance: from the library of Mathieu Galey with his ex-libris handwritten in pencil. Gallimard Marseille 1943 14x22,5cm broché

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        MEDICINA FORENSE

      Luigi Macri, 1943. ITALIANO 1 Volume in tela bordò con copertina parzialmente scollata dal dorso. Titoli in nero. Lieve usura alle unghiature. Annotazioni a matita alla carta di guardia. Pagine lievemente ingiallite ai margini con vaghe tracce di fioritura ed inserimento di illustrazioni fotografiche non a colori. Tagli scuriti. USATO

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        Guerre et commerce chez les Indiens de l'Amérique du Sud

      New York: Ecole libre des Hautes Etudes, 1943. Livre. Bon. plaquette agrafée. Edition originale. In-8. New York, Ecole libre des Hautes Etudes, 1943. 25 x 17,5 cm, in-8, pp. 122 à 139, plaquette agrafée sous couverture imprimée. Très rare tiré à part de la revue "Renaissance" (volume I, fascicules 1 et 2, janvier-juin 1943). L'un des premiers articles importants de l'anthropologue. Couverture un peu défraîchie sinon un bel exemplaire..

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        Five Go Adventuring Again

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1943. Octavo. Original pale blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, plain endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Eileen Soper. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Boards gently bowed, light foxing to edges, slight abrasion to front free endpaper, in the slightly creased dust jacket, spine panel faded and chipped at ends, a couple of short closed tears, nicks, and small chips to extremities. First edition, first impression, of the second Famous Five adventure, following Five on a Treasure Island (1942). Uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE LITTLE PRINCE

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. No. 29 OF 525 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This is a really excellent copy in dust jacket of the first printing of Saint-Exupéry's final volume, a work translated into 250 languages and one of the most frequently published books of the 20th century; a children's book on the surface, it is actually a profoundly philosophical adult fable. It was written while the dashing French writer, aristocrat, and aviator was in exile in New York, following the fall of France in 1940, a time of considerable distress over the fate of his country. The narrator of the story is a pilot who has crashed in the Sahara--as the author had in 1935 (that incident is recounted in his award-winning "Wind, Sand, and Stars"). The pilot meets a small boy, a prince from a distant asteroid, who tells the story of his life, imparting the wisdom he has gained in his travels from planet to planet. The overall theme is encapsulated in the observation, "One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye." Saint Exupéry's biographer Stacy Schiff noted that "rarely have an author and a character been so intimately bound together as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his Little Prince." Although written in French, our English version of the work appeared first, while France was still in the hands of the Nazis. Just weeks after publication, Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) left to join the Free French forces. His plane disappeared over the Mediterranean in 1944.. 232 x 185 mm. (9 x 7 1/4"). 1 p.l., 91, [1] pp., [1] leaf. Translated from the French by Katherine Woods. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. No. 29 OF 525 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. ORIGINAL TAN CLOTH AND PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. Housed in a custom quarter morocco black cloth box. Numerous full-page and in-text color illustrations by the author. Half-inch chip to head of dust jacket (affecting one letter in author's name), tiny snag near title (no loss), a little light soiling, extremities of binding faintly rubbed, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and bright, in a good dust jacket. This is a really excellent copy in dust jacket of the first printing of Saint-Exupéry's final volume, a work translated into 250 languages and one of the most frequently published books of the 20th century; a children's book on the surface, it is actually a profoundly philosophical adult fable. It was written while the dashing French writer, aristocrat, and aviator was in exile in New York, following the fall of France in 1940, a time of considerable distress over the fate of his country. The narrator of the story is a pilot who has crashed in the Sahara--as the author had in 1935 (that incident is recounted in his award-winning "Wind, Sand, and Stars"). The pilot meets a small boy, a prince from a distant asteroid, who tells the story of his life, imparting the wisdom he has gained in his travels from planet to planet. The overall theme is encapsulated in the observation, "One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye." Saint Exupéry's biographer Stacy Schiff noted that "rarely have an author and a character been so intimately bound together as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his Little Prince." Although written in French, our English version of the work appeared first, while France was still in the hands of the Nazis. Just weeks after publication, Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) left to join the Free French forces. His plane disappeared over the Mediterranean in 1944.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        L?abbesse de Castro. Collection: Les Presses de la Cité.

      Editions Albert, Paris, 1943 - 255x200mm, 177pages, 25 compositions originales en couleurs par Maurice Leroy: bandeaux, lettrines, culs-de-lampes et planches in et hors texte. En feuilles. Sous couverture rempliée. Avec étuit rigide et emboitage de l?éditeur. Exemplaire sur papier Japon Mikado, numéroté n.° 25 / 25, auxquel il a été ajouté une suite en noir et une suite en couleurs des illustrations, ainsi qu?une aquarelle originale signée par Leroy. Tirage de tête avant 14 exemplaires sur papier Lana à la forme avec une suite en couleurs des illustrations ainsi que deux croquis originaux et avant 1000 exemplaires aussi sur papier Lana à la forme puis 50 exemplaires hors-commerce numérotés en chiffres romains de I à L. Bien complet des deux suites à la fin (25 planches en n/b et 25 planches en couleurs) et de l?aquaralle au début. Très bel exemplaire, comme neuf.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Les sentinelles du silence

      Mons 1943 - "Les sentinelles du silence", photo tirée du porte folio "Aux mains de la lumière" édité à 125 exemplaires en 1948. Tirage réalisé par l'auteur en 1948, authentifié au dos par Michel Lefrancq (son fils). Format 18,8x24,7 cm.

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        Two Serious Ladies

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, in a Fair dust jacket. 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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        [Handmade Journals]: A Soldier's Experience at Home and Abroad, 1943-1945 [with] For Gentlemen Only, 1945-1947 (with later additions)

      (East St. Louis, Illinois). Near Fine. Two small quartos volumes. Bound typed manuscripts with hand-painted cloth covers and pictorial endpapers. A Soldier's Experience at Home and Abroad, 1943-1945. 324pp. with three added maps and tipped-in letter; For Gentlemen Only, 1945-1947 variously paginated [approximately 300pp], with a few holograph text illustrations. Mild external wear, else fine. The first volume is Signed by Spotz.A pair of substantial, elaborately produced, and highly unusual handmade books, reflecting the experiences, preoccupations, and humor of an enlisted serviceman in World War II. Created by Robert F. "Bob" Spotz, an Army quartermaster who saw service in the 347th Quartermaster Battalion in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) and the 4152 Quartermaster Battalion in North Africa. Spotz mustered out of the Army in 1945 as a Staff Sergeant; genealogical websites provide no further details on his life or post-army career, but we do find a 1998 death notice for a "Robert F. Spotz" at Sun City Center, Florida.The first title provides a meticulous, almost day-by-day manuscript recollection of the author's wartime service, beginning with basic training in Virginia and ending with quartermaster duty in Italy and North Africa. Spotz is less concerned with recording the larger events of the war than with conveying a realistic picture of what daily life was like for a rank-and-file enlisted man, and he accomplishes this in an artless, vernacular style: despite frequent misspellings and grammatical errors the manuscript is deeply engaging and unquestionably authentic. Of added interest is a letter, tipped into the manuscript following the final page of text, addressed to Spotz by one "Benjamin Ansah-Okrofi" of Accra (then Gold Coast, now Ghana), who is identified by context as a civilian typist assigned to Spotz's unit who produced the typed manuscript of this memoir. In the letter, dated 1947, Mr. Ansah-Okrofi recounts these recently past events and complains that, since the Army's departure, life has been reduced to mere subsistence for residents of Accra.The second manuscript is a rather eccentric compendium of racy, and at times pornographic materials, including jokes, one-liners, short-stories, and doggerel verse gathered by Spotz from around the globe during his years of military service. In his foreword Spotz states: "The following fictitious stories and poems were compiled by me in the United States, Italy, North-Africa and on the Equator at the Gold Coast. There is very little doubt that you have ever read or heard any of the stories in this book. Many were given to me that were written in a foreign language, which of course had to first be translated for me [...] read at your own risk and happy reading to you all... ." Though the foreword is dated 1943-45, the pagination is not continuous and the text includes several additions that were obviously made later (with one insertion dated as late as 1978!) suggesting the manuscript may have been the lifelong project of a connoisseur of racy stories.Together, a significant manuscript journal of the times during World War Two, paired with a remarkable work of amateur anthologizing, each housed in an exceptional hand-painted vernacular binding.

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        Den fuldkomne Fisker.

      1943 1943 - The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Oversat ved Johanne Kastor Hansen, digtene oversat af Otto Gelsted. 1. danske oversættelse. Kbhvn.: Martin 1943. Illustr. af Ib Andersen. XXXVIII + 432 s. Oplag 2500 eksemplarer. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar med guldsnit foroven indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat helpergament med farvet titelfelt på ryggen og illustration i sort streg på permerne. Indlagt i smuk papiræske med skindryg. * Nr. 532 af 1000 numr. ekspemplarer med navneliste. Bogen regnes for et af Ib Andersens hovedværker inden for bogillustrationskunsten.First Danish translation. This is regarded as the main work of the illustrator Ib Andersen.

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        Typed Draft of Arturo Toscanini's "To The People of America," with Corrections in Toscanini's Hand

      N/P 1943 - New York, September 3, 1943. A late typed draft of Arturo Toscanini's "To The People of America," which appeared ten days later in Life Magazine. Corrections in the hand of Walter and Arturo Toscanini. From the Toscanini estate. "On 13 September 1943 the editorial page of Life Magazine was occupied by an article entitled "To the People of America," and signed by Arturo Toscanini; It was the only extensive declaration he ever wrote - and it was about politics, not music. The article had originally been intended as a letter to President Roosevelt and the first drafts had been prepared for Arturo Toscanini by the Italian historians in exile Gaetano Salvemini and Giorgio La Plana, who were both teaching at Harvard University at the time. They knew that their beliefs and Arturo Toscanini's coincided perfectly, and they wanted the letter to appear over his signature because his fame was much greater than theirs. In their letter to President Roosevelet, the exiles stated their hopes and fears for Italy's immediate future, and they tried - as the text illustrates - to influence allied policy toward their native country." Harvey Sachs, The Letters of Arturo Toscanini, page 389. Sachs wrote in his 1978 biography of Toscanini that Toscanini wrote the article on his own, but then found evidence to the contrary. Regardless of its hidden origins, this letter was a defining moment in Toscanini's career in the United States. This copy, from September 3, would have been one of the final drafts. The text is nearly identical to the published version with a few small changes - "defying everything" is added in the fourth paragraph of the published version, the "." marks are replaced by simple periods in a few instances, and "just" has been replaced by "righteous" in the published version. Strangely, the one error in AT's hand - moving the word "either" in the sixth paragraph - did not make it into the printed version. A remarkable piece of Toscanini ephemera. Four pages, carbon paper, with text on rectos only. Excellent condition overall with some normal tanning. A few stray corrections in pencil, which an accompanying folder from the estate states are in Walter's hand. Please contact us for additional pictures or information about this item. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beyond the Wall of Sleep

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good. General wear to cloth, with light edge wear and fraying to tips, fading to spine and upper edges, light scuffing, spine ends bumped, titles on spine rubbed. A nice copy, lacking the dust jacket. A scarce Arkham House title; one of 1217 originally printed.

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        Four Quartets

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First American Edition" present on the copyright page. Only 788 copies were used as advance review copies, and the remainder of the print run was destroyed. Near Fine, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket, with price of $2.00 in tact, and with nine title advertised on the rear panel. Minor edge and surface wear to the cloth. Name of former owner penned onto front free end paper. The dust jacket shows rubbing at the joints and chipping at the spine ends, light wear and a small split along front fold. First issue.

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        The Blackbirder

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1943 - First edition, first printing. Signed by Dorothy B. Hughes on the title page, inscribed "with all good wishes." Very Good with light rubbing at corners and spine ends, toning to pages, in a Very Good dust jacket with fading to spine, edge wear, rubbing at extremities and short splits starting at the folds. Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Silver Crescent. Published by Permission of the War Office

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1943. Leatherbound. Very good. Edition limited to 500 copies, of which numbers 1-30 are bound in full morocco; this is no. 25. 126 p. 26 cm. 14 b&w illustrations and the author's endpaper sketch-maps of the Levant-Caspian Front, showing the route of Brigadier Kingstone's Column from Baghdad to Palmyra in June 1941. Somerset De Chair (1911-1995) was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol," a Flying Column of fewer than 1,500 men under the command of Brig.-Gen. John Joseph Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects of the "Golden Square" coup among pro-Nazi Iraqi military officers. Despite the air support extended to the Iraqis by the German and Italian air forces, the operation was a complete success for the British column, Baghdad falling on May 30, 1941. The author's poignant poem appears on a front leaf.

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