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

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

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        Dictionary of American Biography Published under the Auspices of American Council of Learned Societies

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. Fine. Quarto.

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        Glenn Miller's Method for Orchestral Arranging

      Mutual Music Society, New York 1943 - First edition. Red cloth gilt. Two stapled Glenn Miller musical scores ("I'm Thrilled" and "Song of the Volga Boatmen") laid in as issued. Spine cocked (because of the scores), and dampstaining along the bottom edge, a good copy. The scores are usually lacking. Very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Novels

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1943. The texts based on collation of the early editions by R. W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. In five volumes. 5 volumes, octavo (179 × 120 mm). Twentieth-century green morocco, titles to spines, twin rule to turn-ins, cream endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. Frontispieces a little creased, partial toning to endpapers, the occasional minor blemish, boards slightly bowed, spines faded to olive, an excellent set. Third edition of the collected novels. An attractive set of Austen's novels.

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        CALDER. Signed

      New York: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 1943 A rare publication as the MOMA intended print run was curtailed due to war time restrictions of paper. A fine example in dustwrapper which has been gingerly restored. Warmly inscribed by Calder on the title page in blue fountain pen & dated 3 Feb 1952. Very Uncommon.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Alexander Calder.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Den afrikanske Farm.

      9. oplag. Kbhvn. 1943. 383 s. Indbundet med originalt foromslag i privat halvlæder sign. Carl Lund.. Signeret på smudstitelblad "Karen Blixen Finecke" samt med hilsen "Til Lilly fra Clara [Svendsen] med hjertelig Lykønskning 7/4 1945". Cand.mag Clara [Selborn] Svendsen var sekretær for Karen Blixen 1945 - 1962 og regnes for den, der har kendt mest til forfatterindes liv og arbejde de sidste 20 år af hendes liv

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        Dialoghi

      Libreria del teatro 1943 Dimensioni 2,2cm x 1,8cm x0,9cm

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        Destination Tokyo

      D. Appleton Century New York: D. Appleton-Century. 1943. First. First edition. Owner name, and a touch of soiling to the boards, a near fine copy in a not quite very good dustwrapper with sunning at the spine, slight loss and a small stain at the crown, and some other small chips and tears. Second WWII novel by the hardboiled author of I Wake Up Screaming. A wartime book that apparently got little distribution. Basis for the excellent 1944 Delmer Daves-directed film featuring Cary Grant, John Garfield, and Alan Hale. Considered one of the best, and most action-filled WWII films, it remains a classic war drama to this day. .

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        THOMAS WOLFE'S LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER. Edited by John Skally Terry. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1943 Wolfe, Thomas. THOMAS WOLFE'S LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER. Edited by John Skally Terry. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. First Edition. 8vo., 368pp. Printed manuscript endpapers. Inscribed to family friends on the second free endpaper. "Nov. 11, 1943: / Presented to / John & Essie Simmons / with all best wishes and / hopes that you enjoy Tom's / Letters. / Sincerely / Fred Wolfe". / Additionally inscribed: "And in memory of Tom, - / Allow me to add my appreciation / for your friendship / to my son Fred / Most Sincerely / Julia G. Wolfe / Mother of Tom / My age 83 yrs. Feb 16, 1943 / Asheville N.C.". An essentially fine copy in a very good or better dustwrapper that has been treated to a bit of professional archival restoration at the extremities. - A very nice copy. / Fred Wolfe Correspondence 1945 through 1955 with John and Essie Simmons are on deposit in The Thomas Wolfe Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        ABOVE ALL ELSE

      London: Lloyd Cole London: Lloyd Cole,. [1943]. original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Printed on wartime wood pulp paper stock that is a trifle age-. darkened (here less than usual), else a fine, bright copy in very. good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, shallow chipping at. head of spine panel and corner tips, and light dust soiling to rear. panel. A wonderful association copy. (#75866). First British edition. Presentation copy with unsigned inscription by Shiel to August Derleth "from the author" dated 30 August 1944. Preceded by the 1933 Vanguard Press edition published as THIS ABOVE ALL. Fantasy adventure novel of a modern chapter in the lives of Rachel and Lazarus who have lived for two thousand years. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-320. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1471. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 197. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13033A. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 216.

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        The Moon is Down

      20th Century Fox Pictures, 1943. Very good. Spectacular and rare movie promotional pamphlet measuring 13 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches with nine leaves printed in black and red on both sides. Very dramatic cover page with silhouet of a soldier being stabbed in the throat. Includes all of the production information along with photographs of the author, director, producer and nine of the cast members. Followed by information regarding the publication of the novel, it's book-of-the-month-club promotion, its serialization and appearance in Reader's Digest and five pages of reprinted articles from newspapers all over the United States. The last three sides show numerous other photographs of lobby cards, window cards, one-sheets, displays, ect for the movie. This brocure was folded in half when it was mailed and there are tears at the folds.Some closed tears to edges. Images available on request. Accompanied by a letter from Ben Abramson of The Argus Book Shop to the customer that he secured this rare and spectacular piece for.&

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Paragraphs On Printing Elicited From Bruce Rogers In Talks With James Hendrickson On The Functions Of The Book Designer With Occasional Notes And Illustrations.

      , New York, William E. Rudge's Sons, 1943.. . One of 199 copies on large paper, signed by Bruce Rogers. Cloth spine and decorated paper boards lettered in gilt, t.e.g., ix, 187 pp., frontispiece portrait, 98 numbered plates, a cover-paper design and four decorations in color from Shakespeare's Poems, published by the Limited Editions club, and one of Roger's printer's marks engraved and printed by Allen Lewis tipped in. Publisher's slip tipped to the front endpaper. Fine. Hardcover

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Southwest Historical Series 12 Volumes. (Vol. 1. Adventures in the Santa Fe Trade 1844 - 1847 by James Josiah Webb; 1931, 301 pages. // Vol. 2. Frontier Life in the Army 1854-1861 by Eugene Bandel, 1932, 330 pages. // Vol. 3. Journal of a Soldier Under Kearney and Doniphan 1846-1847 by George Rutledge Gibson, 1935, 371 pages. // Vol. 4. Marching With the Army of the West 1846-1848 by Abraham Robinson Johnston, 1936, 368 pages. // Vol. 5. Southern Trails to California in 1849 edited by Ralph Bieber, 1937, 386 pages. // Vol. 6. WAH-TO-YAH and the Taos Trail by Lewis H. Garrard 1938, 377 pages. // Vol. 7. Exploring Southwestern Trails 1846-1854 by Philip St. George Cooke, 1938, 383 pages. // Vol. 8. Historical Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest by Joseph G. McCoy 1940, 435 pages. // Vol. 9. Pike`s Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 by Luke Tierney 1941, 346 pages. // Vol. 10. Colorado Gold Rush Contemporary Letters and Reports 1858-1859 edited by LeRoy R. Hafen 1941, 386 pages. // Vol. 11. Overland Routes to the Gold Fields 1859 from Contemporary Diaries edited by LeRoy R. Hafen, 1942, 320 pages. // Vol. 12. Southwest Historical Series Historical documents... + Analytical Index 1943, 364 pages.

      First Edition. Red cloth. (24x16cm) Very good condition. Red cloth top edge gilt, all 1st editions, illustrations, maps, minor fading on a few spines, else tight solid copies in near fine condition.

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        Ceiling Unlimited

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

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

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943 True First Edition, First Issue with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Tall 8vo., 754pp. Pubisher's original gilt-lettered red cloth with correct red topstain. A near fine example showing light use; minor rubbing at the bottom corners & tips. Cleanly signed by Rand in thicker blue fountain pen on the half-title. [It is not common to find Rand wider nib fountain pen signatures which take on an aspect of their own]. Previous owner's neat name on the front endpaper. Text block otherwise clean & free of blemish or markings. Without the rare dust jacket. Signed copies of the true first issue are rare. Perin A3a, the first edition was published May 8th 1943. Custom Clamshell case.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Shark-net Seahorses of Balmoral: A Harbor Memoir. Twenty-one Linocuts by Peter Kingston and Twelve Poems by Robert Adamson. Together with a Song Composed by Peter Kingston

      Chowder Bay Press Sydney, Australia: Chowder Bay Press. 2012. Artist's book, one of 26 lettered copies, A-Z, all on Japanese Iwaki Mulberry paper for the linocuts and Rising Stonehenge paper for the poems, with wrapper supports of Suecia Antiqua Chamois, each book signed and lettered in pencil, by the artist, Peter Kingston, and the author, Robert Adamson. There are twenty-one prints by Kingston, including three long internal wrappers, a folding leporello, the upper lid of the box, and the illustrated colophon in the base of the lining. Page size: 13-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches; 14 folios consisting of poem title on recto, poem on verso, linocut (chine colle) on recto (one of which is double page fold), verso blank; plus titlepage and colophon, plus wrappers consisting of double- page linocut on Iwaki Mulberry paper to hold colophon and color photograph of Mr. Kingston and Mr. Adamson. Bound: loose as issued in linocut-printed green wrappers of Iwaki Mulberry paper showing wide-eyed, iridescent silver - pink - and blue seahorses in a black net on green ground on front of wrapper with groper swimming into the net on the back cover; the wrappers are one continuous double-size linocut - and quite an extraordinary one it is. Housed in custom-made wood box (radiata pine) with Peter Kingston's view of Sydney Harbor on a cream painted ground (by Peter Kingston) then printed silk screen with his view of Sydney Harbor in red, blue, black, and yellow and finished by hand. One the inside front cover of the box is Peter Kingston's musical score for piano, "Francis Webb's Song" printed on Rising Stonehenge paper. Francis Webb, well- regarded Australian poet and Adamson's poetic hero, was the subject of his inaugural lecture as founding Professor, CAL Chair of Poetry, University of Technology, Sydney. A light sensitive circuit plays this song without words when the box is opened. Another linocut, the logo of Chowder Bay Press, is revealed on the inside pastedown of the box, again printed in color with the wood spoon technique by Peter Kingston, again signed and numbered by him. Each of the 21 linocuts is hand finished by Peter Kingston, especially the cover wrapper of sea horses which are accomplished by hand (eyes, scales, etc.) The sea horses enchant and invite the viewer / reader to get caught in the "net" of this wonderful memory of a shared environment. Meticulously printed, designed and assembled by Nicholas Pounder, set in Bembo type, using archivally stable Japanese pigment ink, the book reflects a true collaboration between author and artist and printer. The poet Robert Adamson and the artist Peter Kingston, both born in 1943, grew up on opposite sides of Sydney Harbour: the poet on the north shore at Neutral Bay with Taronga Park and Balls Head nearby, and the artist on the south side at Vaucluse, near the now lost Wintergarden Cinema and Sydney Stadium. They shared a deep attachment to the foreshore and water, although their paths diverged: Kingston was sent to a prestigious private school, and Adamson graduated from delinquency to Long Bay Gaol; and Kingston eventually moved across the Harbour to Lavender Bay, while Adamson left for the Hawkesbury River. However in this autobiographical collaboration they recall some of the landmarks, formative events, and magical experiences of their childhood, like the seahorses that Robert Adamson used to see taunting a groper on the other side of the shark net at Balmoral, where he swam every day. Peter Kingston is a well-known Australian artist whose work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney; the Museum of Sydney, several regional galleries and internationally by the Biblioteque de la ville, Belgium; and the National Film Library in Tokyo. A monograph of the artist's work titled 'Harbourlights: the art of Peter Kingston' was published in 2004. Robert Adamson, one of Australia's leading poets, has been a key player in the growth of the 'New Australian Poetry' and was editor of the Poetry Society of Australia's magazine, was President of the Poetry Society of Australia, and has been writer-in- residence at Australian universities. Infrequently, a book with text and images can so capture "spirit of place" that all who read it make the place their own. This is the accomplishment of SHARK-NET SEAHORSES. This remarkable book is accompanied by a recent trade publication, PETER KINGSTON DRAWINGS, signed by Peter Kingston, reproducing 62 drawings by Kingston and an essay by Hendrik Kolenberg.

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        The Moon is Down.

      . Spectacular and rare movie promotional pamphlet measuring 13 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches with nine leaves printed in black and red on both sides. Very dramatic cover page with silhouet of a soldier being stabbed in the throat. Includes all of the production information along with photographs of the author, director, producer and nine of the cast members. Followed by information regarding the publication of the novel, it's book-of-the-month-club promotion, its serialization and appearance in Reader's Digest and five pages of reprinted articles from newspapers all over the United States. The last three sides show numerous other photographs of lobby cards, window cards, one-sheets, displays, ect for the movie. Book condition: Very good. This brocure was folded in half when it was mailed and there are tears at the folds.Some closed tears to edges. Images available on request. Accompanied by a letter from Ben Abramson of The Argus Book Shop to the customer that he secured this rare and spectacular piece for.

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        Misfortunes of the Immortals

      [Paris]: Black Sun Press, 1943. Hardcover. Very Good. Boards just slightly tanned at the edges, otherwise a bright, near fine copy in a very good, just lightly soiled example of the publisher's pink unprinted jacket that has some tiny bits of loss to the extremities. Minkoff A48.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Two Serious Ladies

      NY: Knopf. 1943. Her first book, a wartime production and a very scarce book in nice shape. This copy belonged to the poet and publisher James Laughlin, who founded New Directions, which published the American edition of Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky in 1949. Laughlin's ownership label on the front flyleaf, with the holograph notation "Please return to." Cloth fraying at the spine extremities; near fine in a good dust jacket with only light edge wear but professionally strengthened on the verso along the edges and folds. Over the years, Jane Bowles's output was remarkably small, but her influence on later generations of women writers has been out of all proportion to the quantity of her production. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        "Und sie bewegt sich doch!"

      Freie deutsche Dichtung. Vorwort: Oskar Kokoschka. Umschlag: John Heartfield. 1.-2. Heft. London: Freie Deutsche Jugend / Free German Youth 1943. 64 pp. Dustjacket weakly browning and a little loose in lower spine.. With photomontage on frontcover by J. Heartfield.Heft 1: Deutsche Stimmen aus Grossbritannien: Rolf Anders. Max Hermann-Neisse. Werner Ilberg. Freimut Schwarz. Deutsche Stimmen aus Amerika: Bertolt Brecht. Wieland Herzfelde. Hans Marchwitza. Deutsche Stimmen aus der Sowjetunion: Johannes R. Becher. Klara Blum. Erich Weinert.Heft 2: Gedichte von Max Zimmering

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        Les anciens maitres SERRURIES et leurs meillieurs travaux - Vol I- II, Paris, Librairie Grund, 1943

      26 x 33, Legatura originale con sovracoperte decorate (piccoli difetti al quelle del II vol.) Il primo volume è dedicato ai testi pp.310 (V) con 22 tav. f.t. e 103 pregevoli illustrazioni nel testo. Il secondo volume contiene 167 tavole f.t. sciolte tutte su elegante inquadratura .Testi in francese . - Magistrale edizione che ci mostra i grandi capolavori dei maestri francesi, nell'arte del ferro battuto ! Rara edizione stampata in sole 600 copie (la nostra reca il numero 275) I due volumi

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        I Wouldn't Be In Your Shoes

      First Edition. "A Story Press Book." First edition. Dust jacket has small chip from head of spine and minor chipping at extremities, is price-clipped, otherwise this is a near fine copy in a bright clean very good dust jacket. Hard Cover. Book condition: Book near fine, dust jacket very good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Paragraphs On Printing Elicited From Bruce Rogers In Talks With James Hendrickson On The Functions Of The Book Designer With Occasional Notes And Illustrations.

      . One of 199 copies on large paper, signed by Bruce Rogers. Cloth spine and decorated paper boards lettered in gilt, t.e.g., ix, 187 pp., frontispiece portrait, 98 numbered plates, a cover-paper design and four decorations in color from Shakespeare's Poems, published by the Limited Editions club, and one of Roger's printer's marks engraved and printed by Allen Lewis tipped in. Publisher's slip tipped to the front endpaper. Fine. Hardcover

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        Johnny Tremain

      First Edition Near fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board and with decorated, colored end sheets with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8". In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/3" deep chip at the upper corner of the spine area, several short closed tears to the upper edges of the panels and mild rubbing to the folds. Signed by the author on the fly title page. A winner of the 1944 Newbury Prize. Considered by many to be a classic of young adult literature of the early days of the American Revolution. Disney created a movie based on the book in the early 1960's. 256 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece and chapter headings by Lynd Ward. An uncommon title in first edition bearing the author's scarce signature in an acceptable dust jacket.Our code number = TB26098

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        10 compositionen.

      15x21 cm. 3 Bl. und 10 Bl. Abbildungen + 10 signierte Originalgrafiken. Bedruckte Originalbroschur. Nicht numerierte Folge der 10 Originalgrafiken auf doppelblattgrossen gefalteten Büttenbögen (27x33,5 cm) abgezogen, in der Folge numeriert und jedes Blatt signiert. XX römisch numerierte Exemplare wurden zur Vorzugsausgabe der Publikation von Leuppi von Hand abgezogen. Unser Exemplar ohne Numerierung. Dazu: eines von 80 nunerierten Exemplaren (GA 120 Exemplare) der Normalausgabe in Buchdruck. - Mit einem Vorwort von Max Bill. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Cloth of the Tempest

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. (1943). First. First edition. Small owner's label of Arthur Sturcke, a small image of Patchen and other clippings affixed to the front and back blanks, thus very good in near fine dustwrapper with some modest age-toning. Inscribed by Patchen: "for Arthur with all the etc. etc. Kenneth." Laid into the book at page 60 is a printed rejection slip from The Saturday Review, on the bottom of which however is a handwritten note Initialed by Stephen Vincent Benet: "We are taking 'O My Darling Troubles Heaven with Her Loveliness' & glad to have it! S.V.B." The poem is printed on page 60 of this book. Sturcke, a lifetime friend of Patchen, was a painter and pacifist who exhibited in the 1930s and 1940s, and who did much to help and support the author. Patchen mentions him in his book Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer in a dialogue discussing art and artists: "And what about DeNiro? There is a serious young painter. All right what about Kamrowski? -- Or Lee Bell? Or Jackson Pollock? -- Or Arthur Sturcke?" .

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        Anthologie poéthique.

      Paris: Pierre Tremois 1943. With handcoloured illustrations by André Lhote, Touchagues, Marie Laurencin, Dignimont, Yves Baryer, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Devaux, Chériane, E. Goerg, André Planson, Hermine David, André Derain. 4to. 157 pp. Orig. red wrappers protected by glassine.. Limited to 999 copies, of which this no. 270

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        I WOULDN'T BE IN YOUR SHOES

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,. 1943. cloth.. Ink stamp on front free endpaper. Faded strip along front fore-edge,. some color fade to spine panel, a very good copy in good to very good. dust jacket with shelf wear at spine ends with loss, triangular "v". chip to to spine affecting the "m" in "William," closed tear with. creases to upper left front panel, store stamp to rear panel, and. rubbing to spine panel folds. (#125389). First edition. A collection of five stories, the first of his stories published under the Irish pseudonym. Title story filmed in 1948 from a script by Steve Fisher, the story "Nightmare" was filmed in 1947 as "Fear in the Night" written and directed by Maxwell Shane and featuring DeForest Kelley.

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        Tibetan Word Book

      London: Oxford University Press, Indian Branch. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Circular blind-stamp of the "Preparatory Research Council / American Aero-Medical Mountain Mission" on the front endpaper and title page. Dust wrapper spine has some tears and losses and signs of label removal.; xvi, 447 pages. Green cloth boards. Page dimensions: 247 x 182mm.The dust wrapper and endpapers are of hand made paper manufactured in Bhutan for the Tibetan market. The front panel of the dust wrapper has the same type setting as the title page. Printed in India. Scarce, particularly with the dust wrapper. Aurel Stein's Preface is dated "Camp, Bahawalpur January 1, 1943". "His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Jetsun Jampel Ngawang Lobsang Yishe Tendzin Gyatsho, was born on the sixth of June 1935 near Kumbum in the district to the south-east of Lake Kokonor which the Tibetans call Amdo. A visit to Lhasa in 1940 in connexion with his installation gave opportunity for much of the work which has been done on these books. Based on an examination of syllables, the books show how it is that Dalai means Ocean, that Lama means one who is Above All, that Kumbum means the Hundred Thousand Images, that Lhasa means the Place of God, that the word Serthringaso which we render as Installation means the Request to Take Possession of the Golden Throne, and that the names of the Dalai Lama mean The Holy One, The Tender Glory, Mighty in Speech, Of Excellent Intellect, Of Absolute Wisdom, Holding the Doctrine, The Ocean" - from the author's "General Preface". Basil Gould and Hugh Richardson, working for the Indian Civil Service, featured very prominently in the story of Britain's political relations with Tibet in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Hugh Richardson became a notable British scholar of Tibetan history, many of Richardson's writings on Tibetan history were collected in the book "High Peaks, Pure Earth" (1998). For more on the British cadre in Tibet before 1950, see Alex McKay's "Tibet and the British Raj: The Frontier Cadre 1904-1947" (1997), and the works of Sir Charles Bell. ; 4to .

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        Erläuterungen zu Hölderlins Dichtung. [Andenken an den Dichter. "Heimkunft/ An die Verwandten"].

      Frankfurt, Klostermann. [Freiburg im Breisgau, 1943]. 8vo. Original proof-sheets, with "Korrekturabzug 26. Nov. 1943" stamped to first leaf (i.e. half-title), held together by the contemporary/original paper-clip, inserted through holes in upper inner corner. Small nicks and tears to extremities of first and last leaf, not affecting text nor inscription. Several pencil-corrections, presumably in the hand of the recipient. 13 leaves, printed on rectos only, in consecutive order, being four unnumbered leaves (numbered in hand, in pencil 3,4,5,6) + pp. 7-15. WITH A SIGNED (M.H.) PRESENTATION-INSCRIPTION FROM HEIDEGGER TO FIRST LEAF: "Mit herzl. Gruß u. Dank / Freiburg 6. XII. 43 / M. H.". Original proof sheets, with a signed and dated presentation-inscription, for Heidegger's elucidation of Hölderlin's poem "Heimkunft/An die Verwandten", which was published in 1944, and which constitutes one of only six philosophical pieces that Heidegger publishes within the 10 year period between 1937 and 1947. Heidegger's memorial speech ("Andenken"), the six first pages of which are present here, together with his entire "Heimkunft/An die Verwandten", is a speech that Heidegger gave on the celebration of the 100th year of Hölderlin's death, at the University of Freiburg, July 6th 1943. The 100th year speech was centered around Hölderlin's poem "Heimkunft", which is present in its entirety. It was published in 1944, together with the 100th year speech and "Hölderlin und des Wesen der Dichtung" (originally published in 1936) under the title "Erläuterungen zu Hölderlin's Dichtung", the half-title, title-page, preface, and separate title for "Andenken an den Dichter. "Heimkunft/An die Verwandten" of which are also present here as proof sheets here. The interpretation of Heidegger's elucidation of Hölderlin's "Heimkunft" has played a significant role in Heidegger scholarship, both because it is one of merely six philosophical pieces that Heidegger writes over a period of 10 years, because these years cover the Second World War, and because the theme of the poem "Homecoming" - the transcendental homelessness from the fatherland - causes one to reflect over what connection the "fatherland" has with nationalism and patriotism, or whether, in this poem Heidegger rather sees "the fatherland" in the light of the broader history of being and the essence of Western fate

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        La Gallica Historia di Drusillo Intitulata Justa Victoria

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, (1943). Octavo. 75pp. One of 130 copies. The text of this novella, in Italian, was sourced from the original manuscript written in 1474 by Felice Feliciano of Verona, a skilled calligrapher, poet, alchemist, and printer. With two color illustrations also reproduced from Feliciano's manuscript: one of the view from Verona towards Monte Baldo, with a dove in flight carrying the author's monogram, and the other of the goddess Fortuna turning the Wheel of Fortune. The title page and headings are printed in a mix of black, red, blue, and green. The text is followed by a note by the publisher and printer, Hans Mardersteig, in which he explains that he encountered the original manuscript in the Biblioteca Ricardina in Florence. Bound in tan calf with a border of five rules and scattered stars around the author's monogram. Housed in original slipcase covered with paste paper. A couple of light scuffs and some light rubbing to spine, else a very fine copy of a beautifully balanced Officina Bodoni book.

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        Mann und Maus im Tessin. Mit sechs Zeichnungen des Verfassers.

      Quer-8°, 19 (6) S., 6 Abb. (davon 4 ganzseitig), 1 ganzs. Orig.-Tuschzeichnung, OHPgt. in Schmuckschuber., Schuber minimst lichtrandig, sonst praktisch verlagsfrisch. Ex. Nr. 15/125 auf italienischem Bütten und im Impressum signiert (bei einer Gesamtauflage von 250 Ex.). In vorliegendem Ex. beigebunden eine signierte Orig.-Tuschzeichnung von G. Böhmer. Sehr selten!

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        Fabrik. Ein Bildepos der Technik von Jak Tuggener.

      4°, 52 Bl., 94 Abb., 1 Bl. Tafel-Verzeichnis beilieg., OLwd. m. OU., Riss im OU (hinterlegt), etwas angeschmutzt. Buchdeckel min. fleckig, innen tadellos. Mit dem oft fehlendem blauen Tafelvezeichnis. Eine vergangene Welt d. Arbeit in einfühlsamen Photos im Kupfertiefdruckverfahren wiedergegeben. Eines der wichtigsten Bücher zum Thema Industrie in der Photographie. Jakob Tuggener (1904 - 1988) einer der grossen schweizer Photographen der auch als Maler u. Filmer ein spannendes Werk vorzuweisen hat.

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        10 Compositionen.

      8°, o. P. (14 Bl.), 10 Abb., Brosch. m. Transp.-OU, Tadellos. Ex. Nr. 34 von 80 Ex. der Normalausgabe (bei einer Gesamtauflage von 120 Ex.). Die Gestaltung und Vorwort von Max Bill.

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        Lost Horizon

      The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited. 1943. First. First Canadian edition. Very slightly worn and near fine in a very good plus dustwrapper with very shallow loss at the crown and an internally repaired split along the inside of the front wrap. A very cheaply produced wartime edition that appeared seven years after the true first edition. Fragile and exceptionally scarce. .

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        Southwest Historical Series 12 Volumes. (Vol. 1. Adventures in the Santa Fe Trade 1844 - 1847 by James Josiah Webb; 1931, 301 pages. // Vol. 2. Frontier Life in the Army 1854-1861 by Eugene Bandel, 1932, 330 pages. // Vol. 3. Journal of a Soldier Under Kearney and Doniphan 1846-1847 by George Rutledge Gibson, 1935, 371 pages. // Vol. 4. Marching With the Army of the West 1846-1848 by Abraham Robinson Johnston, 1936, 368 pages. // Vol. 5. Southern Trails to California in 1849 edited by Ralph Bieber, 1937, 386 pages. // Vol. 6. WAH-TO-YAH and the Taos Trail by Lewis H. Garrard 1938, 377 pages. // Vol. 7. Exploring Southwestern Trails 1846-1854 by Philip St. George Cooke, 1938, 383 pages. // Vol. 8. Historical Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest by Joseph G. McCoy 1940, 435 pages. // Vol. 9. Pike`s Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 by Luke Tierney 1941, 346 pages. // Vol. 10. Colorado Gold Rush Contemporary Letters and Reports 1858-1859 edited by LeRoy R. Hafen 1941, 386 pages. // Vol. 11. Overland Routes to the Gold Fields 1859 from Contemporary Diaries edited by LeRoy R. Hafen, 1942, 320 pages. // Vol. 12. Southwest Historical Series Historical documents... + Analytical Index 1943, 364 pages.

      First Edition. Red cloth. (24x16cm) Very good condition. Red cloth top edge gilt, all 1st editions, illustrations, maps, minor fading on a few spines, else tight solid copies in near fine condition.

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        A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

      Harper & Brothers Publishers New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1943. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); bound in green linen, white spine label with titles printed in black; dustjacket; 443pp. Hint of a lean, with subtle fading to spine ends and upper and lower boards edges, with previous owners name roughly erased on front endpaper; Near Fine otherwise, and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped, with the $2.75 price intact. Some wear to the extremities with a few short tears, light soiling to the rear panel, with very minor rippling to the same, noticeable only on the verso; Very Good+. An attractive copy of Smith's first novel, a cheaply manufactured wartime production that is usually found badly worn; jacketed copies in presentable condition, such as this one, are most uncommon. Basis for the 1945 Elia Kazan film starring Joan Blondell, Dorothy McGuire, and James Dunn.

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        Typed Document Signed, 4to, on watermarked "Paramount Pictures" onionskin paper, Hollywood, California, February 14, 1944

      This letter contract made out for Raymond Chandler states, "Please take notice that your employment agreement with the undersigned corporation dated November 16, 1943, will terminate on February 26, 1944, at the end of said day." Signed by two executives at Paramount Pictures Inc. and accepted: "Raymond Chandler."

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        Herbert. Ein lichtes Leben 1919-1941 doch nie erloschen

      Self published NP: Self published, ca. 1943. Limited edition (not numbered). Hardcover. vg. 4to. Unpaginated ([6],22pp. Brown cloth with silver Iron Cross stamped on front cover. Illustrated front and rear endpapers. Inscription on free front endpaper: "Unserer lieben Paula, die uns in den Stunden tiefsten Leides so treu beigestanden, zum Andenken an unseren unvergesslichen Herbert. Marthe und Oskar Haempel. (Place unreadable), 1943." The inscription is from Herbert's parents to his widow (?), Paula. Self published by the family in remembrance of their son, German Wehrmacht officer Herbert Haempel, who fell on the Eastern Front on August 9th, 1941. Tipped-in frontispiece of a b/w reproduction of a photograph showing Herbert in uniform. Additional two tipped-in photographic reproductions, one of Herbert and his brother Günther, the other of Herbert's grave site. Includes printed, tipped-in letter by Günther to Marthe & Oskar informing them on the death of their son, a short biography, war diary, as well as some poems written in honor of Herbert. Decorative initials in maroon throughout. Slight rubbing on head and tail of spine and corners. Finger smudges on free front endpaper. Bottom part of pages slightly creased. Tight copy in overall very good condition. No information or listings found anywhere online. Scarce publication by the Haempel family, expressing pride in their son for serving and dying for the Führer and the Fatherland.

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        Was ist Metaphysik?.

      Frankfurt (recte Freiburg im Br.), Klostermann (rechte Rombach), (1943). 8vo. Original printed grey wrappers. Spine a bit sunned.31, (1) pp.. Later issue of one of Heidegger's most important smaller productions, inscribed, dated (1843) and signed in full on half-title

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        Omkring Sprogteoriens Grundlæggelse. [Prolegomena to a Theory of Language].

      København [Copenhagen], 1943. Lex8vo. Uncut in the original printed wrappers. Spine and part of back wrapper faded, otherwise very nice and clean. 116 pp.. The seminal first edition of this breakthrough work in linguistics, which constitutes the basis of linguistic analysis and served as a main inspiration for Derrida's "De la Grammatologie". In 1943 the first edition of the main work of the great Danish linguist Louis Hjelmslev (1899-1965) appeared. The work appeared in the series "Festskrift udgivet af Københavns Universitet i Anledning af Universitetets Aarsfest" and bore the title "Omkring Sprogteoriens Grundlæggelse". The work was translated into English as "Prolegomena to a Theory of Language" and later into French as "Prolegomenes a une theorie du langage ". This work came to represent a breakthrough in linguistics and formed an entirely new branch of this field.Hjelmslev had studied comparatvive linguistics in Copenhagen, Prague and Paris, when in 1931 he co-founded the "Cercle Linguistique de Copenhague", also known as the "Copenhagen School of Linguistics" with Viggo Brøndal (1887-1942). Hjelmslev's linguistic theories formed the basis of this seminal scool, which soon became one of the most important centres of structuralism in the world. The single most important cornerstone of this internationally highly influential school was the new theory on language that Hjelmslev had developed together with Hans-Jørgen Uldall. This theory consisted in the double duality of the linguistic sign and is now known as "Glossematics", a now generally used term, which was coined by the two. "Glossematics" represents an attempt to analyze the contents and the form of language on a coherent basis. Hjelmslev's theories of semiotics became hugely influential, and virtually all of the greatest European thinkers interested in language and theories of language throughout the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s were hugely inflenced by Hjemslev, whose theories remain of seminal character to this day.In his main work, "Prolegomena to a Theory of Language", Hjelmslev begins by ascertaining that "- Language - human speech - is an inexhaustible wealth of manifold values. Language is inseparably linked to man and follows him in all of his doing. Language is the tool with which man moulds thought and feeling, mood, aspiring, will and action, the tool with which he influences and is influenced, the last and deepest condition of human society. [...]" ("- Sproget - mennesketalen - er en uudtømmelig rigdom af mangfoldige værdier. Sproget er uadskillelig knyttet til mennesket og følger ham I al hans færd. Sproget er det redskab hvormed mennesket former tanke og følelse, stemning, stræben, vilje og handling, det redskab hvormad han paavirker og paavirkes, menneskesamfundets sidste og dybeste forudsætning." p. (5) ). He then goes on to unfold a criticism of the linguistic methodologies in use at the time. He accepts Saussure's theories of language as a system of signs, the leading theories in this field at the time, but he claims that this only applies to theories of language use. Hjelmslev, however, wishes to establish a regular linguistic system, in which language is seen as a complex system made up of small units. He sees earlier linguistic methodologies as being merely descriptive, and as the first, he wishes to provide a methodology that is systematizing and provide a linguistic theory that is to found the basis of a rational form of linguistics. The theory that Hjelmslev thus develops here came to constitute an important contribution to modern general epistemology, a contribution that likewise constitutes the starting point of linguistic analysis. Linguistic analysis is set off with the theory propounded in this work that a sign not merely refers to one form, but to two, namely a content form and an expression form. At the same time, every function of a sign is twofold in that it is manifested by both the content substance and the expression substance, the first being the psychological manifestation of the sign, the second being the material substance, in which the sign is manifested. Thus, Hjelmslev puts forth a new form of semiotics, one in which language and linguistics are not necessarily bound to a spoken language, and one which is constituted by a scientific method of analysis. Because of this theory, a new philosophical tradition also sees the light of day, one inspired by the opposition to the widely accepted idea that images, in order to be understood, had to be translated into a phonetic substance or something more concrete. For Hjelmslev, the linguist finds meaning in from the form of content, and it is from the point of view of this form that the content substance must be analyzed. This theory deeply influenced both Deleuze, who often mentions Hjelmslev throughout his works, and Derrida, who's "Grammatologie" is deeply inspired by Hjelmslev's work, to which it bears numerous references and long quotations

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        Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation [ MTAC ]

      The National research Council Washington, D. C.: The National research Council, 1943. First Edition. Wraps. We offer a nearly complete run of this important early computer serial: Nos 1, 2, 5-59, 66-70, each in original wraps. Small quarto and octavo sizes, approx 12 inches shelf space. MTAC is the first period journal devoted entirely to the literature of computation. The journal had a very small subscription base in the early years. Through 1946, it's subscription list was less than 350 readers. Many were discarded as computing advanced at a rapid pace. As of this writing, Worldcat shows less than 80 institutions with even partial runs. The first volume contains lists and descriptions of printed tables, where they were published, as well as new errors discovered in the published sources. These errors, introduced by humans whose job description were "computers", continued to appear until mechanical computers significantly reduced and eventually eliminated them. Large businesses, military and financial operations used these tables to save time - so error notices were important.Later issues particularly in Volume 2 of this serial) contained interesting and groundbreaking material related to the development of computers as we know them today. From the library of Frank M. Verzuh, with his name on some covers. Verzuh attended the Moore School lectures and was a participant in early computering at MIT. The fact that this serial was still present on his shelf at his retirement is an indication of it's importance. Scarce in the marketplace. See Origins of Cyberspace 777 for a detailed description and history of the serial, which was published in a total of 14 volumes until a title change in 1960. Important articles included in this run include Origins of Cyberspace 577, 579, 1077, and 1078. "MTAC remains the primary periodical source of information on the electromechanical and electronic digital computers designed and built during the late 1940s and early 1950s, as well as on the scientific uses of punched-card machines, mechanical desk calculators, etc" It also served as a journal of record for the newly formed Association of Computing Machinery until the founding of their own journal in January 1954. Near Fine.

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        China

      Henry Holt and Company New York: Henry Holt and Company. (1943). First. First edition. Quarto. 192pp. Photographs arranged and edited by Fritz Henle. Very slightly cocked with rubbing and edgewear else very good. Inscribed by Fritz Henle. Scarce signed. .

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        THE MASS EXTERMINATION of JEWS in OCCUPIED POLAND. Note addressed to the Governments of the United Nations on December 10th, 1942, and other documents.

      London, New York, Melbourne (printed in Great Britain), Published on behalf of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (1943). 8vo. Stapled as issued. Four tiny stapling holes just underneath the staples. Duplicate from the Library of Congress with their tiny blindstamped "L.C." to title-page and p. 11, and their accession number and date in pencil on verso ("8 Jy 1943!) of title-page. P. 3 with L.C. call number and duplicate note in pencil, lightly crossed out. Top of title-page with Ministerstvo/ spraw/ Zagranicznych" (Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Poland)) in pencil, erased, but still legible - indicating that this is a copy directly from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (then in exile, run by Raczynski) to the United States Congress. Title-page printed in red. A very fine copy. 16 pp.. Magnificent copy, from the Library of Congress (presuamably directly from the Polish Minsitry of Foreign Affairs), with their 1943 entry date, of the scarce first printing of this hugely important publication, which constitutes one of the very first official reports on Holocaust and one of the most accurate accounts presented to the West. This pamphlet almost singlehandedly made the rest of the world officially aware of the atrocities that were going on in the German concentration- and extermination-camps and forced the United States Congress to realize the fact that mass extermination of Jews was actually taking place. As far as we are aware, this is the only known copy with an original, contemporary, traceable provenance that has been on the market. A more interesting provenance of this pamphlet can scarcely be imagined - that of the United States Congress, received at so early a date, must be one of the most historically relevant copies in existence.The 16 page pamphlet is made up of 1) Raczynski's account of the ongoing Holocaust, based, among other reports, on the eye-witness-report by Jan Karski, a Polish Government emissary in occupied Poland, who bribed his way into a German concentration camp and witnessed the mass extermination of Jews here. 2) The seminal "Joint Declaration" by members of the United Nations, in which "The above-mentioned Governments and the French National Committee condemn in the strongest possible terms this bestial policy of cold-blooded extermination. They declare that such events can only strengthen the resolve of all free-loving peoples to overthrow the barbarous Hitlerite tyranny. They reaffirm their solemn resolution to ensure that those responsible for these crimes shall not escape retribution, and to press on with the necessary practical measures to this end." (p. 12).3) An extract of Deputy Prime Minister Mikolajczy's statement on behalf of the Polish Government.4) The text of Raczynski's broadcast of December 1942, in which he pleaded for action, wishing to make the public and the Allied nations "understand how real is the tragedy which is taking place not so very far from the shores of this island, on the continent of Europe - on the soil of Poland. For more than three years the Germans have consistently done everything they could to hide from the eyes of the world the martyrdom of the Polish nation, the like of which has never been known in the history of humanity. But "when we would keep silence the very stones will cry out"." (p. 15). While the details were neither complete nor wholly accurate, the Allies were informed of what the Germans were doing to the Jews at a relatively early date. The mass murder of the Jews was of such dimensions, however, that, at first, they could not believe the reports that reached them. With the aid of the present report, however, they were finally persuaded that these horrors were actually taking place and that something had to be done. In February of 1942 Jacob Grojanowski, an escaped prisoner of the Chelmno extermination camp, provided the Oneg Shabbat group with detailed information about what went on at the Chelmno camp. His report became known as the Grojanowski Report. It was smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto via the Polish underground and reached London in June of 1942. It is not known exactly what happened to the report at that point, but in February of 1942, the United States Office of War Information had decided not to release information about the extermination of Jews (thinking that there was a risk of the public viewing the war as only being a Jewish problem). Thus, the Grojanowski Report was not released. By at least October of 1942 British radio had broadcast news of the gassing of Jews to the Netherlands, and in December 1942, the Western Allies released their Joint Declaration [which is printed in the present publication], describing and condemning in the strongest manner Hitler's violent attempts at exterminating the Jews of Europe.In 1942 Jan Karski (1914-2000), a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University gave his first report to the Polish, British, and U.S. governments on what was going on in the German extermination camps in PolandIn 1942. Karski reported to the Polish government in exile (i.e. Raczynski, who was the Ambassador and one of its most prominent leaders) and the Western Allies on the situation in German-occupied Poland. Karski personally met with Franklin Roosevelt and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden to explain what went on in Poland, and Raczynski wrote up the report. Eventually, the American Government confirmed the reports to Jewish leaders in late November 1942, and shortly thereafter they were publicized [i.e. in the present publication]. Karski's report (through Raczynski) became one of the most important reports in the history of the Holocaust, being a major factor in informing the West. It sparked one of the first official publications from the Allies on the mass extermination of Jews in Poland and resulted in the official reports and condemnations from the Allied countries, i.e. the "Joint Declaration" [also published here]. "The purpose of this publication is to make public the contents of the Note of December 10th, 1942, addresses by the Polish Government to the Governments of the United Nations concerning the mass extermination of Jews in the Polish territories occupied by Germany, and also other documents treating on the same subject. [...] In the hope that the civilized worlds will draw the appropriate conclusions, the Polish Government desire to bring to the notice of the public, by means of the present White Paper, these renewed German efforts at mass extermination, with the employment of fresh horrifying methods." (From the Introductory Note, p. 3). "Most recent reports present a horrifying picture of the position to which the Jews in Poland have been reduced. The new methods of mass slaughter applied during the last few months confirm the fact that the German autorities aim with systematic deliberation at the total extermination of the Jewsih population of Poland and of the many thousands of Jewswhom the German authorities have deported to Poland from Western and Central European countries and from the German Reich itself.The Polish Government consider it their duty to bring to the knowledge of the governments of all civilized countries the following fully authentical information received from Poland during recent weeks, which indicates all too plainly the new methods of extermination adopted by the German authorities." (p. 4)

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        Den fuldkomne Fisker.

      The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Oversat af Johanne Kastor Hansen. Digtene oversat af Otto Gelsted. Illustr. af Ib Andersen. Forord ved Poul Hauton. Kbhvn. 1943. XXXVII + 402 s. Totaloplag 2500 ekspl. Indbundet med begge originale omslag og ryg i elegant helbind af brunt maroquin med håndsyede kapitælbånd og stregdekorationer i guld og blindtryk på ryg og permer samt indvendig guldbordure og helt guldsnit. Indlagt i foret kassette med skindforstærkning. Bindet er signeret Juul Lassen.. Første danske oversættelse. Dette eksemplar er nr. 184 af 1000 eksemplarer med navneliste

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        Vintage Signed Roddy McDowall Photograph with Lassie

      Photograph Signed “Sincerely / Roddy McDowall + / ‘Lassie’.” Sepiatone, 7” x 9.5” (visible). Matted and framed to 11.25” x 13.75”. In apparent fine condition. Superb vintage publicity photograph of Roddy McDowall and Lassie from 1943’s “Lassie Come Home,” signed by the then teenage actor. One of the film’s other stars was 11 year old Elizabeth Taylor. Both McDowall and Taylor were born in London. Their meeting began a life-long friendship.

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        TÀPIES Obra completa.

      8 voll. ril. in tela con sovr., cm 31x30. Vol. 1 (pp 548) 1943 - 1960. Vol. 2 (pp 512) 1961 - 1968. Vol 3 (pp 576) 1969 - 1975. Vol. 4 (pp 484) 1976 - 1981. Vol. 5 (pp 501) 1982 - 1985. Vol. 6 (pp 575) 1986 - 1990. Vol. 7 (pp 599) 1991 - 1997. Vol. 8 (pp 512) 1998- 2004.

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        War Dated Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepting a six-foot model troop-carrying Liberty ship at the White House, the S.S. John Bidwell, Calship No. 109, boldly signed by the President

      Photograph Signed, “Franklin D. Roosevelt, ” taken by Harry & Ewing January 4, 1943, image size 14” x 10”, beautifully matted and framed to a finished size of 21” x 18”. Signed beneath image in white area, providing excellent contrast to this dark, bold presidential signature. Franklin Delano Roosevelt proved to be a steadfast leader throughout the country’s involvement in World War II. Following the events of Pearl Harbor and the United States’ subsequent declaration of war, Roosevelt enacted policies that immediately mobilized the nation. One such policy was The Emergency Shipbuilding Program which was enacted in late 1940. The program was an effort on behalf of the US government to quickly and efficiently produce simple cargo ships that would be capable of shipping both troops and supply materials to foreign theaters during the war. The program was run by the US Maritime Commission which immediately set to work constructing new shipyards. The program would grow in size throughout the course of the war, eventually reaching a production capacity of 700 ships per year in 1943. During the program’s expansion more companies were contracted for additional ship production. One such company was the Bechtel/McCone Company. The company constructed the California Shipping Corporation shipyard at Terminal Island in Los Angeles, California. Beginning production in May of 1941, the number of ships the yard produced per month increased steadily until the end of the war. It produced 467 ships over the course of the four years it was in operation. In this photograph, President Frank Deleano Roosevelt is being presented with a six-foot model of the 109th ship produced at the plant: the S.S. John Bidwell. Surrounding him (from left to right) are Admiral Howard L. Vickery of the Maritime Commission, Jack Adams, a Calship representative; Graham Spickard, Washington representative of the Bechtel-McCone shipyard; and John A. McCone, Calship’s executive vice-president. The model was given to Roosevelt to commemorate Calship setting a new production record of 16 ships in one month. This exceeded the previous record, also set by Calship, of fifteen ships. During the final stages of the war, when the company was operating at peak levels of production, Calship was able to construct over 20 ships per month. The S.S. John Bidwell was launched on December 19th, 1942 and transported troops to various foreign theaters for the remaining duration of the war.

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