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        America Through Indian Eyes SIGNED

      Uttar Chand Kapur & Sons, Lahore 1943 - Dedication copy by the author of 'Reminiscences of an Engineer'. Book might be likened to de Tocqueville's, Democracy in America (1835). Some chapter headings: America-A Proof of Man's Creative Effort, Everyday Life in America, American Food, American Girls, Public Services, Roosevelt-The Man, Bill of Rights for Boys, Caste in America and India, Man versus Machine etc. 259 pp. Illustrated with b/w (1 color plate) photographs. Green boards feature gilt text on front and spine. Foreword (dated 1942 at Lahore) by The Hon'ble Khan Bahadur, Lt.-Col., Sirdar Sir Sikander Hyat Khan, K.B.E. the late Premier of the Punjab. Book was printed at the Kapur Art Printing Works in Lahore. Frontis: The Hon'ble Sir Sikander Hyat Khan. Personal Acknowledgment by author dated September 8, 1940 at Benmore, Simla E. Prefatory by author. Book is shaken but complete with everything attached. Sain spent from April 12 to 29 October 1939, primarily studying engineering works in a whirlwind tour of North America. Book is dedication copy to Mr. J.T. Johnston, Ottawa, Canada. "With best compliments and wishes for the New Year from the author KanwarSain(sic)" 26.10.1943. Above purple stamp:' Director Irrigation Research Punjab, Lahore'. on ffep. Library of Congress # E169.1.k3 Bookseller's Inventory # 110525 Dedication copy SIGNED by author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Invasion!

      New York: E.P. Dutton. 1943. First. First edition. A trifle soiled at the spine ends, near fine in a very attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with small nicks at the spine ends. A wartime propaganda novel about an imagined Japanese conquest of California centered around the invasion of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. The dustwrapper belongs in the jacket art Hall of Fame, with leering Japanese soldiers capturing besuited studio executives and brassiere-clad blonde starlets at the Los Angeles City limits. Very scarce, especially in nice condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Fotografia. Prima rassegna dell'attivita fotografica in Italia

      Milano; Domus 1943 - in 4°; pp. 228 (ill. in bn.); leg. orig. in mezza tela. Interamente illustrato con foto di artisti italiani: Arturo Bragaglia, Erberto Carboni, Giuseppe Cavalli, Claudio Emmer, Elio Luxardo, Carlo Mollino, Bruno Munari, Giuseppe Pagano, Enrico Peressuti, Giovanni Scheiwiller e molti altri. Testo su due colonne italiano - tedesco (ottimo)

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        Faust

      Le Vasseur & Cie, Paris 1943 - 249 & 166 pages. 24 x 18 cm. Twenty-four tinted watercolors (aquarelles) by Louis Icart with two additional suites: one in color and one in black and white printed on Velin D'Arches paper in a Limited Edition, copy 265 of 400. Translation by Gerard de Nerval and printed by Draeger Freres. Another of many sterling book art publications printed in Paris during the German occupation. This copy a brilliant exemplar, printed in red and black, extremely clean and bright with cover glassine over wrappers almost as new. Orig. printed stiff wrappers. Fine in slightly nicked slipcases. 2 vols. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picasso. Seize Peintures 1939-1943. Introduction de Robert Desnos.

      Les Éditions du Chêne., Paris. 1943 - A poor copy of this rare folio. 14/16 plates. Covers detached, title page detached and torn. Boldly signed by Picasso on the title-page in blue ink. From the collection of Phillip James, provenance Marcus Campbell Art Books. Mr Philip James, CBE, who died on Monday 1st may 1974, at the age of 72, was Librarian of the Royal Academy from 1969. Earlier he had a long association with the Arts Council and its predecessor, CEMA, as art director. He joined CEMA in1941as Deputy Secretary and a year later became director of art. For 17 years he worked with diligence and devotion to reveal and interpret painting and sculpture to a new and some times puzzled audience. He was closely involved in the selection and promotion of the many exhibitions which the Arts Council presents each year and credit must go to him for the part he played in winning greater acceptance and tolerance of experiment in art from the general public. His regard for tradition was as notable as his sympathy for innovation and the roll call of Art Council exhibitions presented during his time with that body is in itself a tribute to the breadth of his interests. Philip Brutton James, the son of the Rev John C James, was born on October 31, 1901 and educated at Sherborne and University College London. He became Sub-Librarian of the Middle Temple in 1923 and two years later joined the staff of the Victoria and Albert Museum Library of which he was appointed Keeper in 1936. From 1939 to 1941 he was with the Ministry of Home Security. After leaving the Arts Council in 1958 he became Director of Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire which had been bequeathed to the National Trust by Mr James de Rothschild. He resigned the appointment after a year and then spent four years as Secretary and Editor of the Museums' Association. He was the author of 'Early Keyboard Instruments', 'Children's Book of Yesterday', 'English Book Illustration 1800-1900' and books on Van Gogh and Henry Moore. He married in 1926 Bertha daughter of Canon V L Whitechurch. They had one son and one daughter. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        N. S. Ordensburg Sonthofen [INSCRIBED] & 3 related items

      NP n/d - Portfolio. 18 original silver prints mounted on heavy card stock resting in tan cloth clamshell box. Photos are by Hugo Schmölz, one of the main architectural photographers of the Third Reich. 10 of them show the exterior and interior of the N. S. Ordensburg Sonthofen, the other 8 are of buildings nearby such as the post office and Generalhalle (generals hall). Inscribed below one of the photos "Meinem lieben Mitarbeiter Baurat August Kröninger zu seinem 45. Geburtstage, München, den 26. April 1943, Hermann Giesler." Giesler was the architect of the Ordensburg. Minor staining to box, interior of box is lined with textured silk, fore-edge flap as issued designed to remove plates in a safe efficient manner. Minor staining to box, two-inch closed tear to card stock on one plate not affecting image. Overall very good condition.Together with:"Die Kunst im dritten Reich." 3. Jahrgang / Folge 1, Ausgabe B, Januar 1939. Folio. 44,viii,pp. Illustrated wraps. Most of backstrip torn but still holding. Two by one inch piece on back wrapper missing. Among many articles this issue contains a subsection by Hermann Giesler on the Sonthofen Ordensburg as well as other projects he worked on. Illustrated with reproductions of b/w photos as well as one color photograph of the Ordensburg. Architectural plans by Gieser of 'Die hohe Schule am Chiemsee', 'Haus Elephant' in Weimar, and 'Die Bauten am Adolf Hitler Platz' also in Weimar "in rear of book. Kunst im dritten Reich" was the most important magazine on architecture and art in the Third Reich. Wraps in good-, interior in very good condition.Together with:24 page booklet "N.S. Ordensburg. 4to. Illustrated wrappers. Minor creasing and staining to wraps. Last 6 pages loose but present. Frontispiece portrait of Hitler. Introduction by Dr. Robert Ley. Foreword by Alwin Seifert. Illustrated with reproductions of b/w photographs of the Ordensburg. Good condition.Together with: Der Weg der Ordensburg. Berlin. ND. Verlag der deutschen Arbeitsfront. Elephant folio. Unpaginated. Original illustrated wrappers. This work was a "Sonderdruck" (Special edition) not sold to the general public. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of b/w photographs. Many of the photos were taken by Hitler's personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann. "Sonderdruck des Reichsorganisationsleiters der NSDAP für das Führerkorps der Partei, ihrer Gliederungen und der angeschlossenen Verbände." Text in Gothic. Good condition. Rare. "Ordensburg(en)" were special schools to "prepare" and train future Nazi leaders. Applicants were put through a rigorous test in order to be accepted and of course had to prove that they were of "pure German blood and Aryan descent." They had to be aged between 25 and 30 years old, belong to either the Nazi Party, the Hitler Youth, SA or SS. The schools themselves were typically stark, modern structures with basic utilities and ample room for the young men training to go to war. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        West with the Night

      Harrap, London 1943 - 1st impression produced in conformity with war economy standards. Publisher's original turquoise cloth with gilt titles to spine still reasonably fresh but with a hint of soiling to edges and limited bumping/rubbing to spine ends and other extremities. Page block edges foxed. Internally minor and only occasional foxing with one neat ownership signature and date to top of front pastedown. Unpriceclipped dustjacket still almost all present except for a few chips to spine ends and fold ends with edge creasing and occasional short [less than .5 cms] closed tear - discernable but light coffee cup ring stain to front panel and another slightly heavier one to rear panel with some soiling but the overal effect is not bad. A scarce book in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heads and Tales [Snake or Reptile Skin Binding].

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1936. Signed presentation copy to the creator of this binding (Helen Wormser) in 1943. - 6 3/4 x 9 1/2", 416pp., numerous black & white photo illustrations (those of the bronzes & marbles by Peter Juley & De Witt Ward). Signed presentation copy with ink inscription on half title: "To Helen Wormser With appreciation for this beautiful binding, and with best wishes to a fellow artist Malvina Hoffman 1943" & small bird & crescent moon sketch under signature. Bound in full wide grain white & gray snake ("Asian python"?) or other unidentified lizard or reptile skin with whitish underbelly at outer fore edges of covers. Two raised bands 1 1/4" from top & bottom of spine & inlaid title in black leather running in simple stepped pattern down spine: Heads and Tales & a larger inlaid block lettered title in dark green/black leather on front cover & inlaid author's name at bottom of front cover. 3/4" turn-ins on inner covers framing a dark green/black morocco leather panel (this has left a tan rectangular mark on gray endpapers). All edges gilt; preserved in a fleece lined, gray cloth covered slipcase (shows minor rubbing to corners) Original endpaper featuring the "Unity of Mankind 5' needlepoint tapestry map in color by Ginevra King, showing the world tour for the Field Museum and presented to Miss Hoffman on her return." bound in at end. Book is in fine condition. Chronicles Malvina Hoffman's travels undertaken for the Field Museum (Hall of Man) 1931-32. This is a one of a kind copy, first bound by Helen Wormser & given to Hoffman (by the Field Museum? or Wormser?) the snake/reptile skin could have been purchased by Hoffman while on her Asian travels. The book was later (1943) given by Hoffman to the binder (Wormser) with the signed presentation inscription quoted above. Quite an intriguing story here, but these are as many pieced together (& guessed) details as we have. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Collection of autograph letters, signed, to Paiva Couceiro's close friend Saturio Pires; written while Paiva Couceiro was in exile in Spain, and covering matters personal and political. On paper, in Portuguese.

      , , 1925-1943. - Written in ink, in a cramped but legible script. 9 autograph letters signed (98 pages), 17 autograph postcards signed, 1 calling card and 1 picture postcard with Paiva Couceiro's portrait. Most about 17.5 x 12.8 cm., in a plastic sleeve. Some holes punched in sides, without significant loss; otherwise fine. ---- Collection of autograph letters, signed, to Paiva Couceiro's close friend Saturio Pires, written while Paiva Couceiro was in exile in Spain. The earliest is dated January 6, 1925, the latest January 7, 1943. The letters are nearly all substantive, and include discussions of such matters as the famous letter Paiva Couceiro wrote to Mario Pessoa regarding a possible invasion of Angola (August 4, 1935), and a discussion of the Causa Monarchica, the Portuguese press and his own role as a leader of the Monarchist movement (August 15, 1930). There are also more personal letters, such as one of April 9, 1926, lamenting that the gas in his apartment had been cut off because he could not afford to pay the bill, and railing against those who call themselves Monarchists but will not help support him.Paiva Couceiro (1861-1944) became a prominent public figure in the 1890s, when his heroism helped keep Lourenço Marques from being captured. From 1907 to 1909 he was Governor of Angola. When the Republic was declared in 1910 he supported the King, and in 1911 handed in his resignation from the army with the famous line, "Revoltou-me contra a República para salvar Portugal!" He spent the remaining years of his life (mostly in self-imposed exile in Spain) working to restore the monarchy.---- On Paiva Couceiro, see @Grande enciclopédia XX, 21-23; also Manso Preto Cruz, @A Biografia política e o in-memoriam de Henrique de Paiva Couceiro (Lisbon, 1946), and Rocha Martins, @A Monarquia do Norte (Lisbon, 1922). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        UOMO quaderno di letteratura (1943-1945 9 fascicoli) TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Milano, Edizioni dell'Ulivo, 1943

      - formato cm.12 x 17, brossura nocciola, bs., piccole macchioline. Volume primo novembre 1943 pp. 78 " secondo gennaio 1944 pp. 86 " terzo aprile 1944 pp. 82 " quarto giugno 1944 pp. 84 " quinto ottobre 1944 pp. 70 " sesto febbraio 1945 pp. 70 " settimo giugno 1945 pp. 82 " ottavo settembre 1945 pp. 94 " nono dicembre 1945 pp. 92 ultimo uscito. ------- Prima di proporre una presentazione (minima, dati gli argomenti ed i protagonisti) occorre fare mente locale alla drammatica situazione italiana del dicembre1943, data in cui nasce questa piccola rivista per la iniziativa di un gruppo di "uomini di lettere" che cerca di trovare "una specola privilegiata" per proporre la speranza di una nuova societ? con "strumenti umani" (da qui il titolo UOMO). NON SI PUO' PENSARE DI RESTARE CONTINUAMENTE FUORI DAI RAPPORTI si dice nell'editoriale d'apertura (che andrebbe riletto avendo altri punti di forza), firmato da VALSECCHI. Ecco allora che con l'impegno chiaro e civile- anche religioso- e scritti coraggiosi e con riferimenti culturali di alto livello (anche con traduzioni dai greci e da Shakespeare) gente gi? nota o in via di diventarlo e destinati a segnare nei decenni successivi cultura e coscienza morale, costruiscono la grande storia di questa piccola rivista che andrebbe (anche nei bui nostri giorni) riletta e ristudiata. E' assai utile e doveroso elencare i protagonisti : Anceschi L. Banfi A. Benedetti A. Bignardi A. Carlo Bo,Brocca C. Budigna L., Buzzati Dino, Celaniu M., Cresti R., De Unamuno Oreste Del Buono, E. Emanuelli, Gramigna L., E. Malagoli, Maritain J., Primo Mazzolari, Eugenio Montale (anche con trad. da Shakespeare), Lisa Ponti, GIO PONTI, Porzio D. (anche con trad. da Eliot, Saroyan e Spender),Quasimodo Salvatore (anche con trad. da Omero e la famosa poesia "Fronde dei salici"), A. Rosmini, Rubini, Sergio Solmi, Marco Valsecchi ed altri. La rara collezione viene offerta a

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        Cannery Row

      Viking 1943 - First edition, first state in mustard colored boards. Small flaw on front board, otherwise, about very good minus condition. The jacket has wear to points and spine ends. Scarce in the first state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exorcismes.

      1943 - Livre ancien 24,5 x 18,5 cm, 63 p., 12 ill. + 1 f. vol. Edition originale limitée à 277 ex., illustrée de dessins h.-t. de l'auteur, un des 250 ex. num. sur vélin blanc, bien complet de la tétrachromie. Très bel exemplaire. Emballages soignés, expédition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices . Condition : Broché, couv. impr. rempliée. Excellent état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cannery Row

      Viking 1943 - First edition, first state. Sadly, a flawed copy with pencil scribbles to the boards. The jacket has considerable wear to the spine ends and points,otherwise, about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nine James Cagney Letters to Artist Will Crawford, Totaling 19 Pages, with Original Photo and Drawing

      1943 - A collection of Two Autographed Letters Signed and seven Typed Letters Signed from screen legend James Cagney (1899-1986) to his close friend, artist Will Crawford (1869-1944), dating from 1926 to 1943. Also with two Signed letters (one typed and the other in holograph) from the actor's wife, Frances "Billie" Cagney; an original photo of all three; and an envelope addressed and illustrated by Crawford to Cagney. The letters have some toning due to age and a couple of oxidation spots but are in remarkably nice shape; on average they are near fine or better. The Cagneys lived in the Free Acres artist colony in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, as newlyweds in the 1920s. There they formed a bond with Crawford, an original Free Acres resident and career artist who illustrated a host of children's books and popular magazines, including *Puck*, *The Century*, *McClure's*, *Scribner's*, and *Redbook*. It was a relationship that lasted until Crawford's death in 1944. The letters to Crawford stretch from Cagney's early years as a vaudevillian bit player to his emergence as one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. They demonstrate Cagney's close friendship with the older artist through his financial assistance to Crawford, visits from California, and even a special effort to arrange a meeting between Crawford and the noted journalist Lincoln Steffens. The letters reveal Cagney as a man who never forgot his friends or stopped giving to those for whom he cared and needed it most. A wonderful collection of letters that present a peek into the private life of a true Hollywood legend.

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        Le Chèvre-Feuille avec six gravures de Pablo PICASSO

      First Edition. See our visual. ex. numbered on Lafuma (No. 37/534), Robert-J. BUCKET Publisher, Paris, unpaged, December 1943. 6 etchings by Picasso in full screen and black. SEAL : le prière d'insérer de ELUARD, la Bande Annonce et une Invitation à une expo Hugnet(double p. ill.). Small 4to paperback printed on folded cover and glassine, clean interior, some small brown spots on cover. Great example. rare and complete. Sending quick and neat! (C21).

      [Bookseller: Libri Relives]
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        Ganarás la Luz : Biografía, Poesía y Destino

      México D.F. : Ediciones Cuadernos Americanos 1943 - ~ Con 16 láminas extra-texto, entre ellas un dibujo de Miguel Prieto ~ El ejemplar conserva una fotografía de un busto del autor, con dedicatoria autógrafa a la poeta uruguaya Idea Vilariño:«A Idea con el afecto / de su amigo / León Felipe» ~ Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor en fotografía que acompaña el libro ~ Rústica original con solapas ~ 205p+1f ~ 22x16x2cm. ~ Cubierta con mínimos desgastes y manchas, por lo demás, en Muy Buen estado ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe. Mit 20 Original-Lithographien von Wilhelm Gimmi.

      - Genève, Albert Skira 1943. 32,7 : 25,7 cm. 1 w.Bl., 104,(4) S., 2 w.Bl. u. 14 Tafeln. Mit 20 (14 ganzseit.) Lithogr. Lose in Orig.-Umschlag u. -Mappe. Römisch numeriertes Exemplar ausserhalb der Gesamtauflage von 151 numer. Ex., vom Künstler und den Verlegern Cailler u. Skira signiert. - Auf weissem Hadernpapier bei Roto-Sadag, die Steindrucke bei Atar, beide in Genf, gedruckt. - Als erster Band der Sammlung "Der Preis der Buchillustration" erschienen. Gimmi wurde 1942 für diese Illustrationen der 1. Preis des vom Verlag Skira erstmals ausgeschriebenen Wettbewerbs zugesprochen. - Schnitt und ganz vereinzelt im äussersten weissen Rand minimal stockfleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe.

      Skira,, (Genève, 1943 - (Genève, Skira, 1943). 103 (4) S. Mit 14 lithogr. Tafeln und 5 Textlithographien von Wilhelm Gimmi. Lose in Orig.-Umschlag und Pappchemise. Nr. 36 von 125 Exemplaren (GA 151 Ex.), vom Künstler und Verleger signiert. Es erschien gleichzeitig eine franz. Ausgabe. - Gelenke angeplatzt. Lose in Orig.-Umschlag und Pappchemise. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The White Goose.

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

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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

      E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York 1943 - Bannerman, Helen. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO with animations by Julian Wehr. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1943). First edition, first issue. 8vo - 6-11/16" x 8-3/4". Red spiral bound full color pictorial boards with the slightest hint of rubbing at the corners and minor rippling to the paper covering the back board for what is truely a beautiful copy of the book. [24]pp. Seven full page full color tab activated moveables by Julian Wehr with additional full color illustrations by Wehr in text for this brightly colored highly energetic presentation of Sambo. This is a wonderful book in wonderful condition. The condtion of the book is FINE. Rare in first edition, first issue with all seven moveable plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Othello

      The Theatre Guild 1943 - Typed document, entitled "Robeson's Contract": three-page contractual understanding to produce Shakespeare’s "Othello"; signed and annotated by both Robeson and Lawrence Langner, January 26, 1943 ----- During the summer of 1930, fifteen years after his first high school attempt at playing Othello, Robeson burst upon the English stage. While the historic but reserved performances brought international recognition, Robeson’s dream of starring in an American production was thwarted for more than a decade, stage director Margaret Webster conjectured in Our Time, “because an American audience would never come to see a black man play a love-scene with a white woman.” Nevertheless, the Phi Beta Kappa scholar persisted to study – telling a Daily Express reporter that the Shakespearean tragedy released “all sense of limitation, and all racial prejudice. In a word, Othello has made me free.” In the early 1940s, Robeson and Webster decided to test the waters together. A veteran cast was assembled (with the crucial roles of Desdemona and Iago assigned to Uta Hagen and Jose Ferrer; Webster herself played Emilia), and tryouts were scheduled in Cambridge and Princeton (Robeson’s birthplace). During August 1942, the racially mixed company gave laudatory performances at the Brattle and McCarter Theatres. Producers expressed interest. The Theatre Guild’s provident founder, Lawrence Langer, Robeson’s friend since the early 1920s, agreed to assume financial control of the show. Contracts were drawn up for Robeson, Webster (director), and Haggott (manager-technical advisor). Playwright Eugene O’Neill’s versatile colleague, Robert Edmund Jones, was recruited to design sets and costumes. Robeson’s contract, finalized on January 26, 1943, stipulated a weekly salary of $1500 (or ten percent of the weekly gross receipts, whichever was higher), with an added clause assuring no more than eight performances each week. According to the contractual arrangement, “all matters pertaining to artistic aspects of the production shall be under the control and supervision of Robeson, Webster, and Hagott, provided, however, that final selection of the cast and Robeson’s costumes shall be with Robeson.” (On one occasion, when the Guild insisted on replacing Ferrer and Hagen, Robeson brandished this contract and threatened to quit the production unless the husband-and-wife team stayed on. The Guild conceded.) “For the first time in the United States a Negro was playing one of the greatest parts ever written and the occasion was trying to prove something other than itself,” Webster recalled, when the play premiered at the Shubert Theatre on October 19, 1943. NAACP executive Walter White later told Langner that “the playing of a Moor by a Negro actor” (Robeson’s portrayal was “one of the most inspiring and perfectly balanced performances I have ever seen”), had raised the “hope that race prejudice is not as insurmountable an obstacle as it sometimes appears to be.” Before Othello ended its Broadway run in the summer of 1944, the 46-year-old tragedian had harvested a plethora of awards, including that of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The record-breaking 296 performances were the supreme moment of Robeson’s artistic career and, in Webster’s words, a “landmark of American social consciousness.” Decades after Othello riveted Broadway, poet Robert Hayden paid homage to Robeson: “Call him deluded, say that he was dupe and by half-truths betrayed. I speak him fair in death, remembering the power of his compassionate art. All else fades.” A foundational piece of African Americana [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        FOUR QUARTETS

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1943 - One of 788 copies left after recall and one of a handful surviving in Fine condition. Book Fine, bright and unmarked, but with minor spotting to bottom edge of text block. In a Fine example of the first issue dust jacket with a tiny nick on the lower edge of the front panel and trace wear at top of spine. Four interrelated poems, issued separately in the UK and collected for the first time in this book. Eliot's last great work and a book that is on just about every high spot list of modern literature and poetry. Housed in a custom slipcase. Fine in Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Important Typed Letter Signed

      1943 - ("Eve Curie") 1 full page to producer Sidney Franklin at MGM. 10 1/4" x 7 1/2" on Doubleday Doran 14 West 49th Street New York City letterhead, January 12, 1943. File holes top margin, else fine. A long letter regarding the film and her approval of the screenplay. In brief part: " - I was and am entitled to approve the spirit of the film, particularly as to essential facts and characters - was to have a script submitted to me for approval - " Curie (1904-2007) was a French and American author, pianist, daughter of Marie Curie, author 1937 biography "Madame Curie" filmed in 1943 with Greer Garson in the title role. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Original gouache of "Caught in the Line" from Herman Melville's Moby Dick, published by the Limited Editions Club

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943 - This illustration was drawn for use in the last chapter of Moby Dick (Chapter 135) Lewis Mumford: No one else has come so close to the spirit of Melville and Melville's character as Robinson has. His pictures would remain as precious evidence of Melville's genius even if the words that had prompted them were destroyed (MELVILLE, HERMAN) 16 x 11.5 inches. Pencil and gouache on masonite. Signed with initials ("BR") Exhibition label of Kraushaar Galleries, 32 East 57th. Street, New York 22. Framed. Christ-Janer, Boardman Robinson, p. 66 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MOBY DICK. Or, The Whale. With an introduction by Clifton Fadiman.

      The Heritage Press. New York.,1943 - Large 8vo. (10 x 6.8 inches). Illustrated with 8 full page colour plates and sixteen mono photogravures, all reproduced from oil paintings by Boardman Robinson. One of the mono plates has a piece missing from the bottom corner of the page, not anywhere near the illustration or text. Overall a lovely clean copy finely bound, by Maurin, in half burgundy morocco. Spine with three raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Pink cloth on boards. Pink endpapers. Top edge gilt. Small abrasion to the very top of the rear hinge otherwise a lovely, finely bound copy of this well produced edition.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince )

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1943 - First Edition, First printing bound in Salmon color cloth and NOT the blue cloth found on later editions. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in English, that precedes the French First Edition. An attractive dustjacket that has the $2.00 price present and the First Issue point with the publisher's Fourth Avenue address. This original dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges with minor discoloration to the panels which is common for this title. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this popular title. We buy Antoine de Saint-Exupery First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lazarillo De Tormes. La novella è illustrata da ventun legni originali di Aligi Sassu. Tradotta da Gian Galeazzo Severi.

      Conchiglia., Milano. 1943 - In 8°, m. marocchino, pp. 145 con 21 xilografie di Aligi Sassu + una seri di studi di Sassu per le illustrazioni. Ampi marg. Barbe. Lettere al d. in o. Carta alla forma Magnani filigranata, firmata dall'artista. Edizione tirata in 115 esempl. di cui i primi 9 in numeri romani, 100 numerati da 1 a 100 e 5 non numerati fuori commercio. Copia n. 75. Esemplare raro. Piatti sciolti.

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        Le Petit Prince / Avec Dessins Par L'Auteur

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        LES BUCOLIQUES.

      - Paris, Les Bibliophiles Franco-suisses, 1943, 24x30. En feuilles, sous couverture repliée et dans un double emboîtage. Titre au dos. Richement illustré par Roussel, et tiré à 120 exemplaires. Celui-ci est le numéro 56 (imprimé pour George Lambelet). Une note de l'éditeur assure que la maquette de l'ouvrage a été conçue en accord avec Roussel, son décès en juin 1944 ne lui a pas permis de retoucher les dernières illustrations. Ouvrage superbe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        CONFIDENTAL CONGRESS REPORTS: NOVEMBER 1943-JUNE 1944. [6 ISSUES. COMPLETE? ]

      New York; American Jewish Congress. 1943-45 - Original Wrappers. 4to. 28 cm. 13 [1]+ 11+11, [1]+11+11+11 pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Six Holocaust-era reports covering 8 months in 1943-44, (November-December & February- March reports are combined) . Internally distributed confidential report detailing the activities of the American Jewish Congress. Including descriptions of international Jewish Representative Committees, wartime relief and rescue efforts, legislation combating anti-Semitism, recommendations by the World Jewish congress to the UN regarding the relief and rehabilitation of Jewish communities, news and information about Jewish emigration and related legislation. "With this issue, The American Jewish Congress begins the publication of a series of confidential reports to be issued monthly for the information and guidance of its representatives throughout the country. These reports will present material on and off the record with respect to the program and activities of the Congress movement, comprised by the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress, the Inter-American Jewish Council and the Institute of Jewish Affairs. This material will be addressed to the discussions of under takings in the four areas of activity to which the work of the Congress movement is dedicated, namely: 1. The protection of the Home Front and the strengthening of the democratic way of life. 2. The rescue of the Jews of Europe from extermination. 3. The establishment of the foundations on which Jewish life may be rehabilitated on a basis of equality and security in a free world. 4. Assistance to the war effort. " (Introduction) . No sets or single issues on OCLC. Quite probably a unique surviving set. Light shelf wear. Very good + condition. (AJCong-29) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WINGS ABOVE THE CLAYPAN

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 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 professional restoration to spine ends and corners. 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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        Infanterie im Osten. Vom Einsatz deutscher Infanteristen.

      Steirische Verlagsanstalt, Graz, 1943.. 239 (1) S., 4° (ca. 31 x 22,5 cm), grüngepr. graues OHln, grüngepr. Titel, hellbraune Deckel.. Herausgegeben vom Oberkommando des Heeres, bearbeitet von Kriegsberichter Oberleutnant Dr. Joachim Fischer, mit s/w Textzeichnungen von Wilhelm M. Busch (P. K.). Auf den ersten 43 Seiten Text mit zahlreichen Zeichnungen, danach bis Seite 239 sehr eindrucksvolle s/w Foto-Abb. vom Einsatz der Infanteristen, meistens ganzseitig, einige halbseitig, jeweils mit Kurzlegende. Ohne den SU. Einband wenig fleckig, Einbandkanten etwas bestoßen, innen angebräunt u. manchmal etwas randfleckig (Abb. sind nicht gebräunt und nicht fleckig), insgesamt 2 / 2+, feste Gelenke. Widmung von 1945 auf Vortitel. Zur Information: Die Scans sind nicht optimal, alle Seiten sind wesentlich heller, nicht so bräunlich wie hier wiedergegeben. >>> Von großer Seltenheit! Ausdrücklich weisen wir darauf hin, dass dieses Buch im Zusammenhang mit der deutschen Geschichte und mit dessen militär-historischen Darstellung angeboten wird. Wir verweisen in dem Zusammenhang auch auf § 7 unserer Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen. Eine Verherrlichung des Krieges oder des Dritten Reiches ist natürlich nicht beabsichtet und wäre wirklich absurd. In der Abb. der Titelseite wurde das damals übliche Symbol entfernt. <<<

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT & kunst Annelore Westerheyde]
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        Laura

      Houghton Mifflin 1943 - Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943: Signed. Book club edition, in a tattered, original dust jacket. Signed on the front free end paper by the author, inscribed "Happy New Year" to a previous owner. In Very Good condition, in a Fair dust jacket. Age toning to pages, with an occasional spot or smudge. Cloth is worn and lightly mottled, as well as edge worn. Spine ends worn with light fraying. The dust jacket is tattered and worn, with some tape repairs made from the verso, tide mark to rear panel. Signed by the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. Signed. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, with the proper date code of "D-S" listed below. Signed in Brooklyn by Betty Smith on the front free end paper. In a second issue dust jacket with the price intact. In Good+ condition. Pages are lightly toned, with a few creased corners and occasional age related spotting. Previous owner name at top of front free end paper. Front hinge lightly tender. Cloth shows some wear, fading and soiling. The dust jacket shows wear at the spine ends and along the folds, as well as rubbing, soiling, but on a whole presents well. Scarcelt Signed, first edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Photography WEEGEE (Fellig, Arthur) (1899 - 1968):

      1943. Originalfoto / Originalphoto, Black and white Silver Print, Silbergelatineabzug, Bildformat / size: 35 x 28 cm, (13 5/8 x 10 1/2 inc.) with the photographer's address stamp (rückseitig Fotografenstempel) : "WEEGEE, 451 West 47th STREET, New York City, U.S.A., Tel.: 265-1955" and an secend stamp: Please Credit WEEGEE from Photo-Representatives, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, good condition / guter Zustand.. Motive können nachgefragt werden. Ein Foto kann jederzeit als .jpg via Mail übermittelt werden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Plietzsch]
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        Le Petit Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Wraps. First softcover edition, first printing; "Flying Crow" present on page 63; Publisher's name at base of spine extends slightly onto covers as called for in first issue. In Very Good overall condition, though a bit fragile. Pages are clean with light signs of handle, and a light storage odor. Crease to corner of last page with text on it. Wraps show light soiling, wear and foxing. Front cover has a tide mark to the bottom right corner, tide mark on first and last blank page as well. Light wear to corners. Spine is worn, with light loss at ends; spine shows a bit of a concave crease and some gentle creasing. An extremely rare first printing of this highly sought after format.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hannibal und Bambu. Bei den Känguruhs. Ein Bilderbuch von Heinz Rammelt.

      Berlin, West-Ost-Verlag, o. J., um 1943.. Mit 11 ganzseitigen farbigen Bildern. 12 Bl., nicht num. Illustrierter Original-Halbleinen. Quer-Gr. 8° (ca. 28 x 23 cm).. Auch die der Bildseite gegenüberliegenden Textseiten sind mit weiteren farbigen Bildern versehen. - Buchblock lose in den Einbanddeckeln, sonst aber, sowohl innen wie außen, mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren, in gutem Zustand!

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        Hannibal und Bambu bei den Känguruhs. Bilderbuch

      . West-Ost-Verlag, Berlin, (um 1943). 12 Blatt mit farbigen Illustrationen, original Halbleinen-Einband, quart-quer, (etwas fleckig/Name auf Vorsatz/gering bestossen). - gutes Exemplar -

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        THE HERITAGE OF SYMBOLISM

      London: Macmillan. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1943. Hardcover. 0333082400 . Boards, DJ and included letter all with some dampstaining. Endpapers a bit browned. DJ a bit frayed and with spine darkened. Former owner&#39;s notes on front endpaper ; Includes handwritten contemporary letter on the stationery of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York. SIGNED by W. S. Maugham ; 8vo; 232 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      Thirty-first president of the United States. TLS, 1½pp, 7¼" X 10½", Waldorf Astoria Towers, New York, NY, 1943 April 6. Addressed to O. Glenn Saxon of Yale University. Fine. Staple holes at upper left. Outstanding content regarding Hoover&#39;s views on constructing a lasting peace after World War II. "I receive constant demand or expression of hope for the formulation of more adequate, more realistic and more definite bases of peace policies.... It has occurred to me that it might be of some service to develop some of the ground of common agreement, although it might not be a complete and final program. Some twelve months ago Mr. [Hugh] Gibson and I published a book [The Problems of Lasting Peace] advancing some new ideas upon the subject. Those ideas received extraordinary support from all sections of the press, Democratic as well as Republican.... We proposed wholly new approaches to the machinery for making lasting peace so as to avoid another debacle like Versailles. And we proposed new approaches to the long-view peace settlements. The problem covers so many and such complicated issues that they cannot be stated in a brief formula on a single sheet of paper.... ...I have had the book condensed... hoping that you would consent to read it and mark upon the margins those paragraphs to which you feel yourself in agreement.... I am writing you confidentially.... I am sending you an extra copy of the pamphlet for you to keep. I am sending this letter out initially only to a limited list to see what the feeling is." In the upper left corner of the first page Saxon has written, "Let me have your ideas directly -- But you might write the chief on some other excuse." Comes with Saxon&#39;s "extra copy" of the 37-page pamphlet, "New Approaches to Lasting Peace," in very good condition and bearing Saxon&#39;s pencilled notes. Also present is a photocopy of Saxon&#39;s reply, addressed to "Chief" and dated April 20, 1943. Accompanied by vintage 8" X 10" news agency photograph of Hoover. An important and fascinating look into Hoover&#39;s activities during the war.

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        Four Quartets

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First Edition. First Printing. Only 788 copies were used as advance review copies, and the remainder of the print run was destroyed. In Near Fine condition, in original first issue dust jacket, with price of $2.00 in tact, and nine titles listed on the rear panel. Minor wear to cloth. Name of former owner penned onto front free end paper. The dust jacket shows rubbing and soiling, with light chipping, edge wear and a small split along front fold. Scarce.

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        PROYECTO ORIGINAL DE OBRAS DE LA CARRETERA DE PONT DE GUARDIOLA A SEO DE URGEL

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1943. 33x23. Cartone. Proyecto original de Pont de Guardiola a Seo de Urgel, la Obra consta de Memoria, Planos, Pliego de condiciones facultativas y Presupuesto logicamente. Documentacion firmada. Magnifico ejemplar y unico. Ref 2.6 Biblioteca A.

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        THE LADY IN THE LAKE

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1943 - New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First edition. Chandler's fourth Philip Marlowe novel, and the basis for the 1947 American film noir directed by and starring Robert Montgomery. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, with dark green titles. Internally crisp and clean. Unobtrusive previous owner's ink signature and date to the front pastedown, hidden by the front flap of the dust jacket. Some minor edgewear to the dust jacket, with a bit of mild browning to the spine and rear panel; else very good or better. Bruccoli A4.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC - ABAA, ILAB]
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