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        Five Go Adventuring Again [The Famous Five Series Number Two]

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good: A tidy copy, in a tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has moderate foxing on the prelims and page ends and contemporary previous owner&#39;s inscription on the free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor chipping on the corners, some surface abrasions on the fore-edges, a few short closed tears and moderate surface dirt. Dust jacket conservation: Tears and chips have been stabilised with Japanese paper, using Methyl Cellulose conservation adhesive [fully reversible]. 18077. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        TALES OF SOLDIERS & CIVILIANS

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine chemise, housed in a Fine slipcase and very scarce in this condition. Paul Landacre. Tall octavo (7" x 10-3/4") imaginatively bound with a decorated linen center panel flanked by gilt-decorated dark sheepskin panels. Edited with an introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson. Copy #946 of 1500 illustrated with original wood engravings by Paul Landacre printed directly from the blocks and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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

      Sydney, Australia: Chowder Bay Press. 2012. Artist&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s musical score for piano, "Francis Webb&#39;s Song" printed on Rising Stonehenge paper. Francis Webb, well- regarded Australian poet and Adamson&#39;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&#39;s work titled &#39;Harbourlights: the art of Peter Kingston&#39; was published in 2004. Robert Adamson, one of Australia&#39;s leading poets, has been a key player in the growth of the &#39;New Australian Poetry&#39; and was editor of the Poetry Society of Australia&#39;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. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10659.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        THE GOLDEN CARPET.

      - Published by permission of the War Office. Pp. 128, frontispiece (reproduction of a bronze bust of the author by Lanyi), endpaper map; cr. 4to; qr. green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, cream art-canvas boards, faintly marked; t.e.g., others uncut; the endpapers a trifle offset, a little light foxing; Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1943. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies, on Arnold's mould-made paper. Pertelote 155. *Loosely inserted in this copy is the small broadside Golden Cockerel Press Announcement, describing The Golden Carpet and the forthcoming publication of its sequel, The Silver Crescent. The broadside, which features a floriated initial by Eric Gill, is very slightly foxed. Cock-a-Hoop LXXI. Also inserted is the small printed With Compliments slip of the Secretary R.A.F. Benevolent Fund, Hove, Sussex (which has been typed on); and a small newscutting (review of the book). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Diwylliant Gwerin Cymru and Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg Hyd 1900. In two volumes

      n two volumes 1943 - Welsh histories of folk culture and literature, in fine Sangorski and Sutcliffe bindings. Diwylliant Gwerin Cymru (Wales Folk Culture) by Iorwerth C. Peate (1943). Features photographic plates throughout and several illustrations in the text. Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg Hyd 1900 (Welsh Literary History to 1900)by Thomas Perry (1944). Iorwerth Peate Cyfeiliog (27 February 1901 - 19 October 1982) was a Welsh poet and scholar. He established the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans in Cardiff. With bookbinder's stamps for Sangorski and Sutcliffe to the front pastedowns. Condition: In decorative full crushed morocco bindings. Externally, excellent. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Corriere della sera.

      Subject: (Giornali). Milano, 1943, A. XXII, annata completa, mancano fascicoli dal 24/26 luglio, 16 agosto e 26 dicembre, lotto di trecentosessanta giornali.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        THE PRINTS OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL: A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 1943-1984 - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

      (MOTHERWELL, ROBERT). Terenzio, Stephanie, Dorothy C. Belknap & Robert Motherwell. THE PRINTS OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL: A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 1943-1984 - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed and Dated by the Artist. New York: Hudson Hills Press, Incorporated in association with the American Federation of the Arts, 1984. Second Revised and Updated Edition. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Catalogue Raisonné. Fine/Near Fine. 304pp, 243 color and 181 duotone illustrations. With a biography and exhibition history. Published in 1984 by Hudson Hills Press in association with the American Federation of the Arts, this is the second revised, first hardbound edition of the full catalogue raisonné of the graphic work by the noted late American Abstract Expressionist artist and scholar Robert Motherwell. Copiously illustrated, it contains three hundred and forty-five entries for works executed between 1943 and 1984, a brief statement by the artist, and twelve transcribed interviews with collaborators in Motherwell&#39;s printmaking process including Irwin Hollander, Tatyana Grossman, Brooke Alexander, and Kenneth Tyler. A most handsome copy of the 1984 second revised and updated edition BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED in the year of publication by Robert Motherwell in black ink on the front free endpaper. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-933920-48-2 Inventory Number: 019411&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        SUPERB AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex. 10 May 1943.. Two pages, very densely written, in ink, on recto and verso of octavo sheet of letterhead. Folded for mailing, a few light spots not affecting legibility, else very good. To an unnamed "Dear Madam," in reasoned response to her letter about Milne&#39;s stance on the war. He writes, in part: "1. I believe as I said in PEACE WITH HONOUR that war is wrong, and I hope to see it abolished. 2. I also believe that torturing and murdering millions of people (without &#39;justification&#39; of war) and prostituting the minds of children, is wrong; and that is what Germany has been doing, is doing, and will do in every country she conquers. 3. I also believe that to sit by comfortably and watch this wholesale murder and corruption is wrong. Being offered the choice of (1) and (2) I unhesitatingly choose (1). 4. In addition to this: I am a practical pacifist. It gives me no satisfaction whatever to say &#39;I am not fighting&#39; in the middle of a war in which my country is engaged. I want to stop everybody fighting, not just in this war, but in all possible wars of the future. I know that if Germany won this war, or was allowed to make a compromise peace, war would not end. Therefore, as the only hope of lasting Peace, Germany must be fought and defeated. The whole of my book was valid for the sort of war I was then writing about: 19th century war, the war of convention, the only war we knew. This war is something utterly different ... This is barbaric invasion, when the losers are sold to slavery, shot, or (if young enough) sent to schools where they are taught Hitler is good ... I am more convinced than ever ... that no price is too high to pay for freedom, and for the preservation of children from the corruption of the Hitler cult ... It was my opinion, when I made it, that there was nothing more horrible than war. Now I know that there is another thing much more horrible: Peace under Hitler. My boy (an only child) is in the M.E.F. I hope yours are somewhere safer. Yours sincerely A.A. Milne." Milne had served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the Great War, and in 1934, published his eloquent statement against war, PEACE WITH HONOUR. In the face of Hitler&#39;s onslaught, he published WAR WITH HONOUR, and served as Captain in the Home Guard.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Oklahoma!

      NY: Random House, 1943. hardcover. F/F. 1st edition, 1st printing Book has jacket offset on end pages. Jacket has nick at top of front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        BOUND FOR GLORY

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Small white paint stain on the front cover, the gilt on the cover and spine a little faded but clear. The dustwrapper is bright and attractive, free from any major defect and with only a few small chips. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Autobiography and first book by one of our greatest songwriters, author of this country's unofficial national anthem, "This Land Is Your Land." Quite scarce in the first edition, especially in a dustwrapper, this title served as the basis for the Hal Ashby film starring David Carradine. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the legendary author on the front endpaper: "To/Ray and Betty/Lusk/from me/to you/Woody Guthrie/5-19-'47/take it easy/but take it."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        FOUR QUARTETS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First American edition. Fine/Fine. One of 788 copies left after recall and one of a handful surviving in Fine condition. Book Fine, clean and unmarked, but with spine a trifle cocked. In a Fine example of the first issue dust jacket that is gently age toned. Four interrelated poems, issued separately in the UK and collected for the first time in this book. Eliot&#39;s last great work and a book that is on just about every high spot list of modern literature and poetry. Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        BOUND FOR GLORY

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Small owner's address label on the front endpaper, gilt on the front cover and spine strong. The dustwrapper is bright and attractive free from any major defect but for a large chip at the head of the spine, extending to 1-3/4" at its deepest and obliterating nearly all of the title. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Autobiography and first book by one of our greatest songwriters, author of this country's unofficial national anthem, "This Land Is Your Land." This title, quite scarce in the first edition, especially in dustwrapper, served as the basis for the Hal Ashby film starring David Carradine. Bob Dylan, in his autobiography CHRONICLES, recounts reading BOUND FOR GLORY for the first time: "I went through it from cover to cover like a hurricane, totally focused on every word, and the book sang out to me like the radio.... BOUND FOR GLORY is a hell of a book. It's huge. Almost too big.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Background to Danger (Original Film Pressbook)

      Burbank: Warner Brothers, 1943. Original pressbook for the 1943 film, "Background to Danger", directed by Raoul Walsh, based on the 1937 novel "Uncommon Danger" by Eric Ambler. Written for the screen by W. R. Burnett, and starring Gerge Raft, Sydney Greenstreet, Brenda Marshall, and Peter Lorre. An American intelligence operative (George Raft) in neutral Turkey must prevent a Nazi agent (Sydney Greenstreet) from releasing forgeries of a Russian invasion plan. 19 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. Very Good plus condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Tear to one internal page along the crease, neatly repaired with cello tape. Very tiny separations to the top, bottom, and center of the hinge fold. Warner&#39;s follow up to "Casblanca," reteaming Greenstreet and Lorre.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Gremlins, From the Walt Disney Production: A Royal Air Force Story

      Random House, New York 1943 - A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'The Gremlins, From the Walt Disney Production: A Royal Air Force Story' by Flight Lieutenant Roald Dahl in Very Good condition in a Very Good condition dust jacket published by Random House in 1943. Very Good/Very Good: A very tidy example, in a tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has light scuffing on the corners and foot of the boards and minor browning on the pages. Dust jacket has light chipping on the corners, some scuffing and minor wear on the edges, a few short closed tears and some minor tape repairs on the reverse. ______ 4 more images available. ______ We will not request additional shipping for this book for orders within the UK, European Airmail and the Rest of the World by Surface. The Rest of the World by Airmail should be roughly an additional £7.13 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books of Kendal BA]
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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&#39;s The Sheltering Sky in 1949. Laughlin&#39;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&#39;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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        THOMAS WOLFE&#39;S LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER. Edited by John Skally Terry. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1943 Wolfe, Thomas. THOMAS WOLFE&#39;S LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER. Edited by John Skally Terry. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        All This and Beven Too" original pen and ink drawing

      Sussex or Soho?,, 1943.. Original pen drawing, 29 x 21cms, signed "Peake 1943" lower left, mounted and framed in fine condition. Superb original pen and ink drawing of a miserable kangaroo in London, done for Quentin Crisp's 1943 war time book of poetry, All This and Bevin Too (and illustrated at page 13 of the book). The drawing depicts a kangaroo sitting in his blacked-out flat, struggling to fill out a civil service questionnaire; Ernest Bevin, of course, was the Minister of Labour in the United Kingdom as a member of the wartime coalition.The fine and intricate detail of Peake's drawing was poorly served by the subsequent publication in Crisp's book, a victim of the wartime paper rationing, but this original drawing captures the artist's marvellous skill. It is also an example of Peake's main artistic endeavours over the period of World War Two - depicting war scenes in both painting and poetry. Highly respected by his peers, Peake's friends included Dylan Thomas and Graham Greene and his work is included in the National Portrait Gallery and the Imperial War Museum.Mervyn Peake was born in Jiangxi Province of central China the son of missionaries with the London Missionary Society. He was educated at Tientsin Grammar School before moving to England in 1922. This drawing dates from what is genuinely agreed to be the most productive years of Peakes' career, not least his writing of the Gormenghast trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Iliad [and] The Odyssey

      New York: The Heritage Press,, 1943. In the English verse translation by Alexander Pope illustrated with the classical designs of John Flaxman. 2 volumes, quarto. Finely bound by Maurin in red crushed morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With monochrome illustrations. Excellent condition. A handsomely bound copy of The Iliad and The Odyssey.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE FOUNTAINHEAD. Signed

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943 Rand, Ayn. THE FOUNTAINHEAD. Signed. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Inscribed Rarity. Tall 8vo., 754pp. First edition, third printing (August / September 1943) of Ayn Rand&#39;s masterpiece. Signed & dedicated on front free endpaper "To Ruth Alexander, Cordially, Ayn Rand. May 9, 1945" - An uncommon early inscription. A lovely near fine copy & like the first edition, first issue, bound in the publisher&#39;s original gilt-lettered red cloth. The book is tight & square, contents clean, minor fade to the spine gilt. Without the dustwrapper. There were 5 printings in 1943; The final 2, each of 5000 copies constituting the 4th & 5th editions. According to Perin A3a, the first edition was published May 8th 1943, [19570 copies] & was produced in 2 issues; the first issue in two printings totaling 7570 copies bound in red cloth - the second later issue actually published July 11th, bound in green cloth [12000 copies]. Perhaps the scarcest edition is actually the third - the example at hand, published September 9th in a very small run of only 2500 copies. Signed early edition copies of the tall format THE FOUNTAINHEAD are quite desirable. Presentation copies of this issue are rarely seen. Lovely custom red cloth clamshell case decorated with a blind-embossed upper cover.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Little Prince

      New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1943.. Signed Limited edition. One of 525 numbered copies. Signed by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Small quarto, original salmon cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Little Prince, SIGNED By Author ?, 1st Edition , 6th Printing STATED in dJ ( This Copy from Library of Virginia Mathews, Who Was Author & Book Reviewer of Childrens Books & Winner of 1965 Womans National Bk Assoc Award & Daughter of John Mathews

      Published By Reynal & Hitchcock, NY ,383 Madison Ave, 1943 - HBDJ,1943, First Edition, Sixth Printing STATED, GOOD/GOOD+, SOLD AS-IS, - & Dust Wrapper is in Good Shape- ,Scarce Signed Childrens Book , 1943 on Copyright Page , Octavo in Original Beige pictorial cloth Composition Binding with Maroon Red decorations & Lettering continued on Spine which has slight Wear, Cover light rub, wear , , 91 numbered pages followed by the final two Pgs, one a Color picture, one with text, which are unpaginated. DJ light FoX, wear Tiny Chips Tears, light Soil Extremities & SMALL Stain front DJ, Darkening Spine DJ, Interior Nice tight Clean with Ink UNDERLINING or asterisk on Pg 26, 72, 73, 81, 84, 85, 91 & on Pgs 16-19, 25, 27,32, 46,47, 51, 60, 61, 66-70, 74-76, 78,79, 80 Pencil Brackets or Pencil Underlining, Pg 28 ink underlinging & Note at bottom in Ink, pg 31, 89 pencil & ink underlining, SIGNED by Author on Half Title pg BUT it Looks like Hutalle de saint Exupery Instead of Antoine de Saint-Exupery in Ink ?, WITH Title on Cover & Spine of Cover, with illustration of the little prince on front cover, embossed in maroon ink, and five line publisher's colophon at end on last page, PUBLISHERS Name on Spine Cover at Bottom, ,5-line colophon on last page, Color Frontispiece, Illustrated in Color, PriceClipped but Original $2.50 Intact on Inner Flap DJ, Autor lived (June 29, 1900 - July 31, 1944) was a French writer and aviator, This copy from Library of Virginia Mathews WITH Notation Slip inside back Mylar front DJ Back, ,This copy from Library of Virginia Mathews, who was author & book reviewer of Childrens Books & Winner of 1965 Womans National Bk Assoc award & Daughter of John Mathews, Osage Indain author of Wahkon-tah, the osage & white mans Road, with 5-line colophon on last page, Part Fable, Part Fairytale. Basis for the fine film starring Richard Kiley and one of the most beloved children's books of all time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Bomber Pilot

      Hutchinson of London, 1943. Very Good/Good. 136 pages with blue cloth boards. First edition, with very clean pages and firm binding. The unclipped dustjacket is in protective plastic wrapper, it has light wear and a few small creases, a small chaff to the top of the spine edge. The only real &#39;fault&#39; to this volume is a newspaper picture of the author which has been stuck on the title page.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        TEN PAGE TYPEWRITTEN LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES TO JACOB VINER, [SOLD WITH]] PROPOSALS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CLEARING UNION, Presented by the Chancellor of the Exchange to Parliament by Command of His Majesty

      The letter signed and dated June 9th, 1943, the book published by His Majesty&#39;s Stationery Office, 1943. An original typewritten letter and first edition. 22 x18 cm and 8vo, the lettered typed on Treasury Chambers stationary, the first page with letter head and the remaining with embossed seal, stapled in the top left corner, the printed book in a binding for the Institute of Bankers Library of black cloth, printed paper label on the upper cover and institute emblem in gilt, the spine lettered in both gilt and manuscript. The letter is 10 pages on five sheets filling both sides of the paper; the book is 20 pp. Both letter and document in n excellent state of preservation, the letter very lightly creased from the original folding, the printed document with typical markings. AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT LETTER OF EXCELLENT ECONOMIC CONTENT BY ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY. THIS LETTER HARKENS TO ISSUES RELEVANT IN OUR OWN DAY WITH ITS EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPING AND STABILIZING AN INTERNATIONAL AND WORKABLE MONETARY SYSTEM. This original 10 page letter of roughly 2000 words was reprinted in Volume 25 (Activities 1940-44 shaping the Post-War World: The Clearing Union) of the Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes. The letter is from Keynes to Jacob Viner. Viner was a noted opponent of Keynes during the Great Depression. While he agreed with the policies of government spending that Keynes pushed for, Viner argued that Keynes&#39;s analysis was flawed and would not stand in the long run. Known for his enduring economic modeling of the firm, including the long- and short-run cost curves, his work is still used today. Viner is further known for having added the terms "trade creation" and "trade diversion" to the canon of economics in 1950. He also made important contributions to the theory of international trade and to the history of economic thought. While he was at Chicago, Viner co-edited the Journal of Political Economy with Frank Knight. In the letter Keynes provides a running commentary of his responses to reading through a paper Viner was soon to have published in the Yale Review. Keynes calls Viner&#39;s paper "one of the few important contributions to the discussion (of an international Clearing Union) which have yet come to hand." Keynesian economics is the view that in the short run, especially during recessions, productive activity is strongly influenced by aggregate demand (total spending in the economy); and that aggregate demand does not necessarily equal the productive capacity of the economy. Instead, aggregate demand is influenced by a host of factors and sometimes behaves erratically, affecting production, employment, and inflation. The theories forming the basis of Keynesian economics were first presented by the British economist John Maynard Keynes in his book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936, during the Great Depression. Keynes contrasted his approach to the &#39;classical&#39; (more commonly &#39;neoclassical&#39;) economics that preceded his book. The interpretations of Keynes that followed are contentious and several schools of economic thought claim his legacy. Keynesian economists often argue that private sector decisions sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes which require active policy responses by the public sector, in particular, monetary policy actions by the central bank and fiscal policy actions by the government, in order to stabilize output over the business cycle.[ Keynes&#39;s ideas became widely accepted after WWII, and until the early 1970s, Keynesian economics provided the main inspiration for economic policy makers in Western industrialized countries. Through the 1950s, moderate degrees of government demand leading industrial development, and use of fiscal and monetary counter-cyclical policies continued, and reached a peak in the "go go" 1960s, where it seemed to many Keynesians that prosperity was now permanent. In 1971, Republican US President Richard Nixon even proclaimed "I am now a Keynesian in economics." However, with the oil shock of 1973, and the economic problems of the 1970s, modern liberal economics began to fall out of favor.

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        PARAGRAPHS ON PRINTING

      New York: William E. Rudge&#39;s Sons. 1943. 4to., original cloth-backed pattern paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, glassine wrapper, slipcase, inserted in cardboard mailer. (ii), ix, 187 pages.. First edition, one of the 199 numbered copies signed by Rogers constituting the large-paper edition. The large-paper copy is in a different binding than the trade edition and contains four decorations in color, all executed by Rogers. It also features one of Rogers&#39; printer&#39;s marks engraved and printed by Allen Lewis, a frontispiece portrait and numerious illustrations. A beautifully produced book with many examples of typography in different colors, this volume is a study in book design and printing by one of the best American designers of the 20th century. Publisher&#39;s slip tipped-in. Also present is the four page prospectus to this book which encloses a four page facsimile printing from the book. Also present is the well printed "A Luncheon to Mr. Bruce Rogers" staged to honor him and his fellow craftsmen for producing this book. Also present is a four page brochure issued by Hurlbut Paper Company touting the fact that they made the paper for this book. Also present is an A.N.s. by Rogers dated 1947. Beautifully preserved copy of an important book.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Georgia Boy.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Small mark to fore-edge and to rear cover, otherwise a fine copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a faintly faded spine panel. First edition, first impression. From the collection of the famous book collector Rolland Comstock, with his bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Stallion and Jack Fighting

      Associated American Artists, 1943. unbound. very good(+). View. Black and white lithograph. Image measures 11.75" x 15.5". Dramatic view of two horses intertwined in an aggressive embrace (catalogue number C-39) from an edition of 250. Stone is signed with initials and date. Title, signature and edition number (2) in pencil. Inscription in pencil reads "Use this print but get it no darker", indicating that this is perhaps an artist&#39;s proof. George L. Miller&#39;s signature is also present. This print is related to earlier oil painting (1930), a watercolor study and a drawing. John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was an American Regionalist painter and print maker, known for his scenes of rural America. This print was part of a series printed by George L. Miller and distributed by the Associated American Artists. From 1934-1949, the AAA sought to disseminate their work to the public in an affordable manner: they produced each print in editions of 250 and sold them for $5 a piece, first through department stores and later by themselves. The group focused on representational and regional artists including Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Tape residue in top corners.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        WAR SPEECHES. Into Battle; The Unrelenting struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches

      Cassell and Company. London. 1943-46. FIRST EDITIONS of volumes 3 to 7. Volumes 1 & 2 are 10th and 3rd printings, respectively, from December 1943. 7 Volumes. 8vo. A complete set of Churchill&#39;s war speeches. A clean and tight set which has been finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in mid twentieth century half dark blue morocco leather. Spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Spines are all uniformly faded to an attractive grey/blue colour. Overall a very good set. A fantastic presentation of this important collection.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The End of the Beginning *SIGNED*

      London: Cassell & Co, 1943 Rebound in half maroon leather and marbled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in Very Good condition. This copy signed by Winston Churchill with an original cut signature.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Liber Mirabilis]
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        Autographed Document Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1943. unbound. Fine autographed document signed in full by the President appointing Mrs. Carmen Vial de Senoret as Consul of Chile at Boston, Massachusetts. Cream-colored vellum with paper seal intact and stamped signature of then Secretary of State Cordell Hull. 19" x 23". Washington, D.C., December 10, 1943.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Laura (First Edition)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the classic 1944 film noir directed by Otto Preminger and starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Vincent Price.& & About Near Fine, with the board edges lightly faded and rubbed, in a professionally restored, Near Fine example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded, with some light soil to the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        (WORLD WAR TWO PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS)

      Collection of seven (7) printed World War Two propaganda leaflets, each approximately 4½" X 7", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1943-44]. Near fine. All are evenly and moderately age toned, being printed of course on low quality pulp paper, but all are completely free of edge tears and there is no brittleness whatsoever -- overall remarkably clean and attractive. Two are printed on one side only, another two are printed identically on recto and verso, and the remaining three bear texts on both sides. Two are in German, three are in Italian, one each in French and Arabic. All were apparently distributed in Tunisia in the later stages of the war, often dumped unceremoniously from airplanes, in an effort to dispirit German soldiers and other combatants and induce them to surrender. Individual descriptions follow: 1) "Die Toten Kommon Nicht Nach Haus Aber die Gefangenen Bleiben am Leben und Sehen die Heimat Wieder / Afrika 1943 oder Deutschland 1944." (The Dead Do Not Come Home But Prisoners Remain Alive and See Home Again.) Recto bears above text -- below "The Dead Do Not Come Home" is a depiction of a desert cemetery with a German helmet on each cross, and below "But Prisoners Remain Alive and See Home Again" is a depiction of a cozy Alpine home in a mountainous setting and a returning soldier greeting wife and child. Verso text in German discusses massive German deaths, the futility of the Nazi war effort, and stresses "Nur einen Ausweg!" -- Only One Way Out! A "Passierschein" (safe conduct pass) with English instructions at the bottom: "To British and American Outposts: Any German soldier presenting this safe-conduct is to be disarmed and made prisoner." 2) "Es Gibt Kein Zuruck Mehr!" (There Is No Going Back!) Recto bears question-and -answer text in German, the gist of which is that Tunisia is a lost cause and the soldiers&#39; best chance for survival is to give himself up. "Du Hast die Wahl!" it concludes -- The Decision Is Yours! Verso bears safe conduct information similar to #1 above. 3) Titled "Marinai d&#39;Italia!" this two-sided leaflet in Italian urges those in the Italian Navy to surrender. Leaflets #4 and #5 are largely pictorial: 4) Titled in Italian "Soldato Italiano! Lascia la Corda e Sara Finita la Commedia" in bold red, the large graphic in black depicts an Italian soldier straining to hoist a rope with a caricature of Hitler hanging from the end of it. A caricature of Mussolini hangs from Hitler&#39;s legs. Verso is identical. 5) Titled in Italian "Hitler Porta l&#39;Oppressione Mussolini Porta le Illusioni" in bold red, the large graphic in black depicts a caricature of Hitler, laughing maniacally, squeezing bright red blood out of Italy. On the other side of Italy stands a caricature of Mussolini; with his left hand he holds a large goblet to catch the blood (which also spills out and splatters the floor and their legs) and with his right hand he holds a straw up to his puckered lips through which he blows large red blood bubbles (individually labeled "Somalia," "Abissinia," "Eritrea," "Cirenaica" and "Tripolitania"). Below Hitler and Mussolini is the caption "E il Popolo Italiani da il Sangue" in red. Verso is identical. 6) Titled "Francais de Tunisie!" in large black typeface, this French text discusses the importance of an Allied victory in Tunisia. "La liberation de Tunis sera la premiere etape vers la liberation de la France." Recto only. 7) Black text, recto only, entirely in Arabic (not translated). All in all an exceptional little collection in superb condition -- fascinating and provocative. Very scarce and quite displayable. Though printed and distributed in large quantities, relatively few of these delicate throwaways seem to have survived, much less in such choice condition, and they seldom surface on the market. To find seven fine examples from one theatre of war is most unusual.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        The Ministry of Fear. An Entertainment

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1943. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Cloth rubbed and mottled, spine dulled, contents lightly tanned. A good copy in the rubbed and marked jacket that has been backed. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Shadows at Noon (First Edition, Signed in the Year of Publication)

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good or better example of the dust jacket. SIGNED and warmly inscribed in the year of publication by the author on the front endpaper. Apart from his screenplay work, Goldsmith authored only four books, including Detour. This book, an ambitious fantasy novel about the bombing of New York City, was the third. Goldsmith did not achieve notoriety as an author in his lifetime, and his signature is certainly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Near East

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd.,, 1943.. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in yellow, top edge stained red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece and 23 photographic plates. Spine a little rolled, covers faded and somewhat rubbed, with a mark to head of spine, edges and endpapers spotted. Overall in very good condition, and with the price clipped dust jacket with some small chips and minor loss to head of spine. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To dearest, Bianca, with all good wishes, from Cecil, 1949".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LE PETIT PRINCE

      NY: Reynal & Hitchcock,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. French Language; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Salmon-beige cloth, stamped in maroon, with first issue early &#147;$2.00&#148; DJ price. Very good in DJ with toning and soiling, wear at DJ&#146;s spine ends (affecting legibility of publisher&#146;s name at DJ&#39;s spine base). Creasing and wear to DJ&#146;s edges. Ink notation at upper corner of ffep. 1st trade edition in French, later issue, without the crow on p63. The 5-line colophon does not appear on last page. From the collection of Arthur W. Hummel Sr. & Arthur Hummel Jr. Mr. Hummel Sr. (1884-1975) was the first chief of the Library of Congress Orientalia Division. Mr. Arthur Hummel Jr. (1920-2001) was director of Voice of America from 1961-1963, U. S. Ambassador to Burma from 1968-71, Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1975-76, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1976-77, and Ambassador to China from 1981-1985. .

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        THE WIDE NET AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1943].. Cloth. Fine in dust jacket. Enclosed in a rather too large folding clamshell box, which has served to support the fine condition. First edition of Welty&#39;s third book. One of 2500 copies printed. The remarkable Norman Unger copy of a book notorious for drastic fading to the spine panel. This copy bears Welty&#39;s signed inscription to Unger on the title- page, and her somewhat later signed inscription on the front free endsheet. It is unlikely that a better copy is attainable, in terms of condition. POLK A4:1.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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&#39;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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        THE ANGEL IN THE ALCOVE

      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1943: Audrey Wood, 1943 Williams, Tennessee. THE ANGEL IN THE ALCOVE. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1943. 8vo., 13 pp. rectos only. First Edition. Original carbon typescript short story [basis for Vieux Carré], punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. A fine House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams&#39; literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams&#39; writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. Very uncommon example in private hands. Recognized as Williams&#39;s (quasi) autobiographical coming-out narrative which found major success not in the US but in the UK. "Of the numerous plays written in the later portion of Tennessee Williams&#39;s prolific career, perhaps the most satisfying and undoubtedly the most favorably received was the 1978 British production of Vieux Carré, directed by Keith Hack, presented first at Nottingham Playhouse (16 May 1978) & later in London at the Piccadilly Theatre (9 August 1978). The British staging came a year after the play&#39;s disastrous Broadway premiere. "What was potentially strongest in this chamber-music play of time, place, & memory has been botched by inept direction," noted T. E. Kalem in Time magazine, & Walter Kerr in the New York Times indicted the director for what he termed an "irresponsible production", suggesting that the play be given another staging with different personnel. He concluded his review: "I&#39;m game for a second go". The British production proved to be the "second go" that Kerr had championed, and under Keith Hack&#39;s direction it emerged as a major success, evoking comparison with A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. Michael Coveney&#39;s review in the Financial Times was a rave: "Mr Williams returns to the London stage in blistering form" - Craig Clinton, Finding the Way: The Evolution of Tennessee Williams&#39;s Vieux Carre - Resources for American Literary Study 26:1. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

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        Berner Chronik. Bearb. von Hans Bloesch, Paul Hilber und a

      Bern, Aare-Verlag 1943 -1945. 41 cm. 4 Bände. Mit insgesamt 1758 Faksimile-Seiten und 104 farbigen Tafeln. Original-Verlagseinband, Halbledereinband-Bände - Nr. 339 von 400 Exemplaren. Vorzügliche Faksimile-Ausgabe der berühmten, reich illustrierten Chronik, die Schilling 1474 - 1483 im Auftrag des Rates der Stadt Bern geschrieben hatte. Das Werk, wohl die wichtigste Quelle für die Geschichte der Burgunderkriege aus schweizerischer Sicht, schildert die Geschichte Berns von der Gründung der Stadt 1191 bis zum Bau von Rathaus und Münster 1410 - 1420. Tadellos erhalten. -

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        Tomorrow is Forever (First Edition)

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. Variant binding with cross-hatched beige cloth as opposed to the typical smooth tan cloth (no known priority). Near Fine in a Very Good or better, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket is lightly nicked at the corners and spine ends, with the usual fading to the spine panel from red to pinkish-white. Basis for the 1946 film noir starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles and George Brent.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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