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        L'Entree En Lutte (Into Battle), inscribed and dated by Churchill to Charles Montag

      London: Heinemann & Zsolnay, Ltd., 1943. First French language edition. Hardcover. Fine. This is the first French edition of the first volume of Churchill's war speeches, finely bound, inscribed and dated by Churchill to his longtime friend and painting companion Charles Montag (1880-1956). The inked inscription in four lines on the second blank endpaper reads: "To Charles Montag / from / Winston S. Churchill / 1946". Churchill met and befriended Charles Montag during the First World War. May 1915 saw Churchill scapegoated for the bloody failure in the Dardanelles and forced from the Admiralty. By November Churchill was serving at the Front, leading a battalion in the trenches. But during the summer of 1915, as he wrestled with depression and decisions, he rented Hoe Farm in Surrey, which he frequented with his wife and three children. There, one day in June, Churchill noticed his brother's wife sketching in watercolors and impulsively borrowed her brush. He swiftly found solace in painting, which would serve as a beloved source of release and renewal for the rest of his long life. Charles Montag shared and supported Churchill's passion. Montag was a Swiss painter and art dealer who met Churchill in 1915, soon after Churchill began painting. Montag became a lifelong friend and compagnon d'art for nearly four decades, painting with Churchill from the south of France to Lake Como to Marrakech. More than just a companion, Montag also served as a mentor, supporter, and technical advisor. In 1915, it was Montag who took Churchill "round the galleries of Paris" and introduced him to the work of the impressionists. In 1921, Montag arranged an exhibition of Churchill's paintings at the presitgious Galerie Druet in the rue Royale, shown under the pseudonym "Charles Morin". Letters from Churchill to his wife testify that, over the years, Montag would "comment & guide" Churchill's painting, an influence Churchill regarded positively: "he has a vast knowledge and one cannot paint in his presence without learning." In 1946 Montag helped arrange for Churchill to stay at Chateau Choisi on Lake Geneva to paint, work on his war memoirs, and prepare his famous speech of 19 September promoting a United Europe. Just a half a decade earlier, Churchill's soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world as Europe was violently torn apart. Now, in 1946, Churchill's words would help catalyze a peacefully united Europe, lending bold impetus to formation of what would eventually become the European Union. Radically in the wake of the Second World War, Churchill called for "a partnership between France and Germany" and for a Council of Europe, which would convene in The Hague in 1948 as a Congress of Europe with Churchill as Honorary President. Churchill was known, on occasion, to gift finely bound and inscribed copies of his books to significant friends who hosted him on his trips. Given the inscription date it seems highly probable that this finely bound volume in his friend's preferred language was such a gift. This gift to Montag bridges the war that called Churchill to leadership and lasting fame, the complex peace he was still laboring to secure, and a friendship and pastime that had sustained Churchill during momentous world events for more than three decades. Into Battle was the first of Churchill's war speeches volumes, published in England in 1941 with this French edition following in 1943. This volume is bound in dark red half morocco over marbled cloth boards. The binding features raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, black rules bordering all spine bands and transitions, and gilt top edge. Condition is truly fine. The binding remains bright and clean with no fading or deterioration of the leather and virtually no wear. The contents are likewise superior. There are no previous ownership markings apart from the author's inscription. We note just a trace of spotting confined to the first and final leaves and the fore and bottom edges.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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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        Signed Military Document

      Soviet Republic, 1943. unbound. Historically important war date military document signed "Confidential," creating an opening for the promotion of a Major General, small folio, 2 pages (front and back), 11.5 x 7.75 inches, in Russian, National Commissar of Defense, Union Socialist Soviet Republics, April, 1943, To: Commanders of Fronts and Military Districts / To: Commanders of Tank & Military Camps / To: Superiors of Armor Tank Centers, in full with translation: "Issue a position of Vice-Commander of Department into Staff # 010/418 of Administration of Tank and Mechanical Department. The Military Title is - Major General (VUS) - 1. Salary is 2200 rubles. March of Soviet Union, "I. Stalin." Note: when Stalin signed this document the Siege of Leningrad had recently ended and it was a priority for the Russian leader to replenish the highest ranks of the Soviet Military structure. At the same time, several Soviet Marshals and Generals were at odds with the Government over the revelation that several thousand Polish prisoners of war (mostly officers) were massacred in the Katyn Forest. This document is boldly signed and is in very good(-) condition; two tiny punch holes in the left margin, which is unevenly trimmed.

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      American Artists Group, New York 1943 - Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/4") bound in publisher's cloth. A critical study of Curry, illustrated with numerous drawings and illustrations, including 8 full-page color plates, by the artist. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper with his initials and SIGNED in full by the artist below a small ORIGINAL ink/watercolor of a landscape with sunrise. Slight foxing to half-title page. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Ministry of Fear

      Viking, NY 1943 - Faint stain to lower edge of text block and to lower edges of boards, light foxing to upper edge and to endpapers; otherwise a VG or better, solid copy in black cloth with blue and white lettering. Dust jacket is also VG or better with minor browning to spine and with light soiling. The $2.50 price is present on flap. Basis for the 1944 Fritz Lang film [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Alexander the Gander (signed by author)

      Oxford University Press, New York 1943 - Original owner pasted a period nameplate to inside front board, obscuring most of the pastel illustration there. Some brown staining to BOTH pastedowns, perhaps from original adhesive as made. Light soiling to rear board. At bottom of FFE, below illustration of bird & cattails, the author has written, in a neat small hand in blue fountain pen, "to Alice / Best wishes / Tasha Tudor." Book else good plus. DJ darkened at spine, with small chips to head, tail, and MIDDLE of DJ spine, else good. DJ not price clipped; original $.75 price showing. This small book -- charmingly illustrated in full color -- is rare signed, and unusual in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities]
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        Is Bombing Decisive? A Study in the Organisation and Tactical Employment of Modern Air Fleets. WALTER CRONKITE'S COPY IN WWII

      Allen & Unwin 1943 - Sm. 8vo., First Edition; original yellow boards printed in black, blue cloth back with printed paper label, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped pictorial dustwrapper, the latter wanting about one sixth of rear panel. WALTER CRONKITE'S COPY WITH HIS HOLOGRAPH SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. The signature reads 'Walter Cronkite, United Press' in blue ink. There is an additional signature in pencil on front paste-down. Cronkite joined United Press in 1937 after a year as sports announcer (only his second job in broadcasting) at KCMO in Kansas City, Missouri. This switch from national to international status was effectively the birth of an American legend, for Cronkite went on to become one of the best-known and most respected American reporters of WWII. After covering the North African theatre he turned his attention to Europe, where he was one of eight journalists selected by USAAF to accompany B-17 bombing raids over Germany. During MARKET GARDEN he landed by glider with 101st Airborne and subsequently covered the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. His extended post-war career as anchorman with CBS created an American icon. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD OF HIS BROADCASTING CAREER. THE WORK ITSELF IS SCARCE; THIS COPY IS VERY POSSIBLY UNIQUE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Personal Diary while I was in Mesopotamia [manuscript]. T. W. Slingsby. December 13, 1916-June 30, 1918

      Manuscript; 56 leaves, 4 sketch maps; 23 cm. Thomas William Slingsby, born 6 March 1876, entered the Army in 1899. In 1905 he transferred to the Indian Army, in B Squadron, 22nd Cavalry, "The Sam Browne Cavalry" of the Frontier Force. The Army List for 1912 (p. 685) enters him as a Captain. He was promoted Major 1 March 1914 (cf. 1919 Army List, p. 319a). This diary covers his service in the Mesopotamian Campaign, where Slingsby won the D.S.O. (An article in the London Gazette of 16 December 1919 published details of the action that resulted in the award.) December 13, 1916 was the date of the beginning of General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude's invasion of Turkish Iraq after the disaster at Kut. Major Slingsby's diary provides a daily account of the campaign in territory now familiar to a generation that has its own war defending oil interests in the Persian Gulf as a reference. The 1932 Army List (p. 220) lists Slingsby as a retired Major in the Northern Command of "The Remount Service" at North Riding. He died 8 November 1962 and is buried with his wife, Dorothy May Hole Slingsby, in the Northallerton Cemetery. stock#OB760b.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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      NY: Harcourt Brace 1943 2nd prtg, 1943. . SIGNED BY BOTH ORVILLE WRIGHT AND HANS VON OHAIN. A unique book which connects the co-inventor of the airplane with the German scientist who invented the jet engine in 1937. This book is signed and dated April 27 1944 by Orville Wright. It is also inscribed by Fred Kelly to Mrs. Herbert R. Ellis (the wife of a Dayton Ohio businessman). It was then signed on the same page by von Ohain in 1987. The book is in very good condition with slight rubbing on its spine and the Ellis bookplate on the front pastedown. The jacket is lightly shelfworn and unevenly sunfaded with some paper loss along the back panel. The autographs are all clear and distinct.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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      Mount Vernon, NY: The Peter Pauper Press, [1943]. Bright and fine with much less bleeding than normal from the engravings. Minor spotting to top of text block edges, paper cracked at rear inner hinge without compromise to binding. Limited to 1100 copies 400p. [v]. Illustrated with two-color wood engravings by Boyd Hanna, printed directly from the blocks. Folio. Gilt-titled morocco spine over printed boards. The largest and best work of the press - with beautiful engravings.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The Fountainhead; Atlas Shrugged

      New York: Bobs Merrill Co. and Random House,, 1943 & 1957. 2 works, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red (The Fountainhead) and green (Atlas Shrugged) morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, plain black endpapers, gilt edges. Each work housed in a black cloth leather-entry slipcase. Fine copies. First editions, first printings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      (mm. 104x150), affrancata e timbrata: 19 - VII - 43, indirizzata da Cernobbio al Podestà di Aosta, Arnaldo Sertoli, di 9 righe. La cartolina porta l?emblema e la dicitura ?Camera dei Fasci e delle Corporazioni? i= (1943). ?Carissimo Sertoli / rallegramenti vivissimi per la tua nomina a Podestà, e molti auguri. / Mi auguro di poterti presto incontrare e frattanto ti abbraccio affettuosamente, tuo?. Ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Bound for Glory

      E. P. Dutton, 1943-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: Dutton, 1943. First Edition, Second Printing with statement of "Second Printing" on copyright page. In original dust jacket which also bears a "Second Printing" statement on the flap, with the original price of $3.00 in tact as well. In Good condition, in a Fair dust jacket. Exterior cloth shows sunning to spine and edges, with some rubbing and wear. A few small abrasions to the cloth. Light foxing and soiling to side of page block. Stamp to top side of page block, as well as paste downs. Front free end paper appears to be missing. Foxing to prelims and terminals, with evidence of bookplate removal from front paste down. Pages lightly age toned. The dust jacket is very fragile, with partial splits forming along the folds, as well as some chipping, creasing, tearing and loss, with a number "81" written on the spine panel perhaps in pencil. The dust jacket is housed in a removable plastic protective sleeve, and despite it's condition, remains pretty scarce and collectable.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        English Cities and Small Towns

      Collins, London 1943 - First edition, in the "Britain in Pictures" series. Inscribed by the author's sometime lover on the front free endpaper: "Wolf and Vo[umlaut]ge [Schnurre] with love from Wystan / Darkwater June 1943." The recipient was Auden's co-editor at Encounter magazine. A little rubbed at edges of spine but a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Claremont Books]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943

      London : J. Whitaker and Sons Ltd . Very Good . 1943 . . Hardback . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        McSorley's Wonderful Saloon (Inscribed)

      New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. First edition of this iconic book on New York's oldest and most famous saloon. A superb near fine example in a bright very good price intact dustwrapper. Nicely INSCRIBED by Mitchell to artist and New Yorker magazine illustrator Richard Merkin. Easily the author's scarcest title and rarely found signed or inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        War Eagle Field Class Forty - Four - H

      3043rd AAF Base Unit Contract Pilot School, Basic Polaris Flight Academy, 1943. Red/black flying eagle front board, pictorial endpages desert sky. Dedication page photograph; Lt. Herbert G. Bench. Many b/w photographs of life on base, Commanders, Officers, Staff, Squadrons One - Six, Lancaster, cartoons, Link Trainer, ect. Signed by all Members of Squadron One; Ed Adams, R. N. Allmon, W. J. Anthes, M. C. Adams, E. J. Anderson, C. L. Ashurst, et al. and some others, full page photographs of base life. 64 pgs. Very Rare OCLC lists 0 copies.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Photographer: Cy La Tour & Son. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Military History.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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      - De? por João de Almeida. Editorial Império. Lisboa. 1943. De 21x27 cm. Com 470 pags. Encadernação do editor. Ilustrado com o fac-simile. Obra impressa sobre papel de fabrico especial da Companhia de papel do Prado. Location/localizacao: 7-2-B-12

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The Fountainhead [Signed]

      Indianapolis - New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Signed by Ayn Rand on signature cut adhered inside front board. First edition, early issue. Contains first edition points (errors): page number 9 appears as o; referred mispelled refrred at 5th line of page 321; G. W. at page 381; Dominique mispelled Domininque at page 480. Navy full-cloth boards, gilt cover and spine titles, moderate shelf wear. Pages fine; no writing. Architect dedication at copyright page. Bind fine; hinges intact. Fine facsimile of original first edition wrapper; protected in new clear sleeve. Very attractive. An unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, when first published it created a public furor and worldwide interest in Ayn Rand. On the surface, it is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. In his fight for success, he first discovers then rejects the seductive power of fame and money, finding that individual integrity must ultimately triumph. Also addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the creative soul, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism, whether overt or hidden. The confrontation of these themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give The Fountainhead its enduring influence. More relevant today than when written. 754 pages. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

      [Bookseller: BiblioStax]
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      New York: The Viking Press,. 1943. 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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        Men, Women and Dogs

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1943). First. First edition. Preface by Dorothy Parker. Corners frayed a bit, an about very good copy in near very good dustwrapper with some professional internal strengthening and some modest chips at the extremities. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of The New Yorker, Daise Terry: "For Terry, Love and kisses, James Thurber." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1943). Reprint. Stated "Twenty-Third Edition." Modest wear, a very good plus copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Muriel Eastlack with regards, Betty Smith." A huge bestseller which went through innumerable printings. Basis for the first film directed by Elia Kazan, which featured Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Oscar winners Peggy Ann Garner and James Dunn (who touchingly brought his considerable experience as a real alcoholic to the screen). .

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Come in and Other Poems

      Henry Holt, New York, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: John O'Hara Cosgrave II. Signed by Author. Light wear at edges, jacekt spine browned, slight chipping to jacket edges, very light spine roll. Inscribed by Frost and dated 1944 on the front endpaper. A nice selection of some of Frost's finest verse, attractively illustrated. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: John O'Hara Cosgrave II. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044345. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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      Milledgeville, GA: The Students of Georgia State College for Women, 1943-1945. First Edition. Hardcover. All three volumes belonged to a classmate of O'Connor's and contain many inscriptions by other classmates, but alas none by O'Connor. A bit of wear and fading to the 1945 volume. Oveall Very Good and quite scarce to have all 3 years together. Three quarto (9" x 12") volumes, two bound in dark brown cloth, one in white, comprising all three years of O'Connor's college life. She was in an accelerated program at the Georgia State College for Women that allowed her to skip her junior year which accounts for three rather than four yearbooks. These books provide wonderful examples of the early creative work of one of the premiere short story writers of the 20th century and bear proof of her talents as a writer and editor but also as an illustrator and cartoonist. The 1943 volume contains her freshman picture, a photo of her in the Newman Club, a photo of her as a member of the literary journal staff, and mention of her in the Allegro Club. The 1944 volume contains her sophomore photo, Colonnade Staff photo, several more mentions/photos, and most importantly 8 linoleum cut cartoons. Her senior 1945 book has many photos including Who's Who, Art Editor, Phoenix Society, International Relations Club, and many cartoons including the endpapers. Flannery O'Connor was quite busy in her three years at Georgia State College for Women. She is listed as a member and Editor of The Corinthian, the outlet for creative writing, the campus newspaper, the yearbook staff, the International Relations Club, the Town Girls' Club (for student relations) and, tellingly, the Newman Club, a group for Catholic students (in an overwhelming Protestant South). She was chosen by the student body as one of only twelve seniors (less than 10% of the class) who made exceptional contributions to life at the school, and she was one of only three Bachelor of Arts graduates to receive highest honors.

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        Spanish Speaking Americans in the War

      Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, [Washington, D.C. 1943 - Olson's first book, a tribute to the Spanish-speaking Americans involved in the war effort, both overseas and on the home front. The 24 page pamphlet was written in collaboration with Ben Shahn, roughly a year after Olson began working for him at the Foreign Language Division of the Office of War Information (OWI). The text borders on being inspirational, coupled with powerful images of soldiers, farmers, families, machinists, and doctors whose lives had been caught up in the war. While none of the images are credited, several would likely have been taken and contributed by Shahn, who had worked as a staff photographer for the Farm Security Administration before taking over as Creative Director for OWI in 1940. A stopper for collectors of Olson's work, and quite rare; this is the only copy we have handled, and we are aware of only one other example in the trade in the past decade. Quarto (28cm); illustrated stapled wrappers; [24pp]; chiefly illus. Some marginalia (in pencil) on front wrapper, some of which is partially erased; light edgewear, a few tiny nicks, and a shallow 3" chip to left edge of rear wrapper; a Very Good, sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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      Published by Daily Express, 1943. Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Almost very good condition. Front cover shows Rupert releasing a butterfly. 1st story Rupert and the Circus Dog. 119 pages. Pictorial card wraps. Some foxing to covers and some rubbing to edges. There is a small piece of surface paper loss to spine edge of front cover. Creasing to top corner of front cover. Inscription in ink to belong to box. Price NOT cut. Contents clean. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The So Blue Marble

      nicholson and watson, 1943. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. The So Blue Marble - Dorothy B Hughes& & Nicholson and Watson - 1943 - First UK Edition & & An impossible first edition to find anywhere , please try , and let me know if you find one !!!& & A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. & & Original dustjacket small loss to corner and top & bottom of spine (see photo) , price 7/6 net.& & Textblock clean , last page used as paste down (as issued)

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        War Speeches. Including: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory and Secret Session Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1943-1947., 1943. 7 volumes: all First Editions. Octavos. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spines in the original colour-printed dust jackets. A little age-toning and spotting to the edges of the economy standard paper, jackets exhibit mild wear and a few minor chips and tears but essentially these are clean examples. The first title is price-clipped, second title chipped to rear panel (not affecting text) and the third title has a dicreet owner name. A most presentable set in bright condition. Illustrated with half tone plates. The monumental orations from Britain's war leader; 'Into Battle' (1943) contains the most memorable Churchill speeches of the war, from 'Blood Toil Tears and Sweat' to his heroic homecoming at Harrow School; 'Unrelenting Struggle' (1943) covers the period from Nov.'40 through Pearl Harbour and the 'some chicken, some neck' speech in Ottawa, Dec.'41; 'End of the Beginning' (1946) chronicles the turning point of the war, following victories at Alamein and Stalingrad and the North Africa landings; 'Onwards to Victory' (1947) features speeches delivered prior to the invasion of Europe on 6 June '44; 'The Dawn of Liberation' (1945) continues the 'hopeful' nature of the 1944 speeches, whilst 'Victory' (1946) provides us with the final, triumphant war speeches. Six 'secret' Speeches (1946) concludes the series. Woods, Langworth. See also Cohen.

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      Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1943. cloth, front cover gilt-decorated. 106043|106044|106046|116267/PR. Miniature Books. miniature book (8.1 x 5.5 cm). cloth, front cover gilt-decorated. 31+(1) pages. Limited to 200 copies (Bradbury, St. Onge 4). According to Bradbury, all but 30 copies destroyed by the publisher. Published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birth. U.S. postage stamp honoring Jefferson tipped in verso of half title. Gilding on front cover faded. Signature of previous owner on front pastedown.

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        Katy and the Big Snow

      Houghton Mifflin company, 1943-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. First Edition, First Printing with the date 1943 on the title page, and no subsequent printings listed on the copyright page. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. In Good condition, showing wear and signs of use and age. Edge wear and soiling to cloth. Front and rear hinges appear to have been repaired. A scarce first printing.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Two Serious Ladies

      New York: Knopf, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Very good copy of this elusive first book in dust jacket. DJ is rather edgeworn with some minor staining and soiling. The novel Tennessee Williams called his favorite book.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        The Fountainhead

      Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Compant, 1943. Reprint. Cloth. Fine/near fine. Early printing of the author's first major work of fiction. A superb copy in green cloth binding. Clean and tightly bound. Dustwrapper with $3.00 price and three blurbs along with the author's photo on rear cover of dustwrapper. Ever so slight fade to spine else a fine example.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Here is Your War

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1943. First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Carol Johnson. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. [10], 304 pages. Tan cloth, 5.75 x 8.5 inches. INSCRIBED on the front flyleaf by author Ernie Pyle 'For Ann Ronell - with love - from Ernie Pyle' and underneath in an unknown hand 'Washington Nov 16, 1943 - (The last night before the last trip.)'. Also included is a warmly written Jan. 7, 1944 V-Mail letter from Ernie Pyle to Ann Ronell. In part it notes: "Yes, dear Ann, your letters have reached me ... I'm pulled back from the lines, laid up for a few days with a mild cold...I think I'll go with the Air Corps a while when I recover. Wish Lester [ Cowan ] would write me what progress he's making" (V-Mail letters were photocopied, reduced size, censor reviewed letters from the war zone). Ann Ronell was married to Lester Cowan who produced 'The Story of G.I. Joe' which was based on two of Pyle's books - 'Brave Men' and the present novel 'Here is Your War'. Pyle, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for his wartime coverage, was killed in action April 18, 1945 on Ie Shima (an island northwest of Okinawa Island) just 2 months before the film's premier. Pyle was perhaps the best known WWII war correspondent, and although the note here says his last trip overseas was in Nov 1943, this isn't quite true - he returned to the US for some mental health leave time in 1944 before returning to front, apologizing to his readers at the time for what he considered a weakness on his part. A unique piece from the World War II correspondent beloved by many for his wrenching and personal portrayals of the average G.I. Joe on the line. Mild spotting to the binding, clean internally. Dj has mild wear to the extremities, with a few minor spots and edgewear. Paperclip ghosting/staining on front dj flap and first few pages.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Little Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1943. Quarto (225 x 185 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine in black, two raised bands, pictorial block of The Little Prince to front board in black, twin rule to turn-ins in black, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With colour illustrations by the author. A fine copy. First edition, 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Complete set of New Yorker cartoon collections:]

      New York: Random House,, [1943; 1949; 1957; 1966]. You're Sitting on my Eyelashes"; "Please Pass the Hostess"; "Stop, Miss!"; and "Give Up? 4 works, quarto. Original boards, with parts of the illustrated dust jacket panels preserved at the rear of work 2, and the dust jackets present in works 3 and 4. Original illustrations to front free endpapers of each (watercolours to works 1-3, charcoal to work 4), black and white cartoons printed in the text throughout. Work 1: edges worn; work 2: edges worn and some loss to spine, panels of the jacket laid in at the rear; still very good copies, sound and internally clean; works 3 and 4: ends and corners a little rubbed, but excellent copies with the jackets a little dust-soiled with chips to ends and corners. First editions, first printings, presentation copies; the complete set of all four New Yorker cartoon collections of famed cartoonist Whitney Darrow, Jr. (1909-99), whose career spanned fifty years, contributing 1,500 cartoons to the magazine, publishing 18 books including these four collections of New Yorker cartoons, for which Darrow was best known and justly loved. Each copy in this superb set is a presentation copy to Darrow's Random House editor, Pat Read, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the year of publication and each with an original illustration. The first work has a full page presentation inscription made of two limericks, "I'm giving this book to the Reads / With hopes that the pictures are seeds / Of future delight / Far into the night - (Which is all that anyone needs)." followed by an amusing caveat necessitated by the viciously satirical nature of many of Darrow's cartoons, "Please don't let your spirits sink low - / For as far as the characters go / (Whether he-one or she-one) / Your elation will be re-won / When you realise you can see and not be one!", four lines of excuse for the bad verse: "(It rhymes at times / But I fear I hear / You panning / The scanning!"), and a small original watercolour illustration showing an African mother and three children holding up a sign bearing the inscription, "From Whitney, Sept 26 - '43". The second work has a full page colour pastel drawing of a young girl bearing, again, a sign with the inscription, "For Pat, Cliff and Sheila, with love from Whitney, 9/21/49". In the latter two works the images (one watercolour, one charcoal) reflect the cartoons illustrated on the jackets, with a "Merry Christmas to Pat, from Whitney" in the third, and a "To Pat with love from Whitney, 11/8/66" in the fourth. A superb set comprehensively collecting the work of a man who, already in a Manhattan gallery exhibition in 1978, was acclaimed by New York Times critic John Russell as "one of the best cartoonists around for as long as anyone can remember." The Graphics Collection at Princeton University (Darrow's alma-mater) holds over 1,000 of his original drawings, donated by Darrow's family in 2006.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Biggles in Borneo

      London: Oxford University Press,, 1943. A "Biggles Squadron" Story of the Second Great War. Illustrated by Stuart Tresilian. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board in brown. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, illustrations within the text. Ownership ink stamp to half-title. An excellent copy in the bright jacket that is lightly rubbed along the edges with a few minor nicks. First edition, first impression. A lovely copy, uncommon in such nice condition. In this volume Biggles teams up with a group of "head-hunters" in Borneo in order to defeat the Japanese.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Las ratas

      Editorial Sur - Buenos Aires 1943 - Primera edición. Dedicatoria del autor en la anteportada: “Para Alfredo Coviello, con la simpatía intelectual de José Bianco, 1943”. Encuadernación rústica de editor con pequeñas pérdidas en el lomo. Interior, intonso, en muy buen estado. 131 paginas. 21x15 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        Cartes à jouer du Quatre Vingt et Un

      1943 - Centres d'action surréaliste, juillet 1943. 4 cartes de couleurs, 135 x 105 mm, imprimée en noir recto verso. EDITION ORIGINALE et collection complète des ces cartes publiées par le Centre d'Action Surréaliste sous l'occupation. Au recto un slogan dont le célèbre"Si vous aimez l' amour vous aimerez le Surréalisme". Au verso, poèmes par Noël Arnaud, André Stil, Boris Rybak et Marc Patin. Les tome II des Tracts Surrélistes ne mentionne, par erreur, que trois cartes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Le Cheval blanc

      Deno? Paris: Denoël, 1943. Livre. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. Paris, Denoël, 1943. 18,5 x 12,5 cm, fort in-8, 542 pp., broché, couverture de vélin de Hollande imprimée. Edition originale du premier grand roman de l'auteur. L'un de 25 exemplaires de tête sur vélin d'Arches, premier papier avant 120 sur alfa (n° 20). Très rare en grand papier. Couverture très légèrement défraichie, parfait pour le reste..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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