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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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        Disegni di giovanni carnovali detto il piccio. a cura di ugo galetti. enrico damiani editore, milano, enrico damiani editore, 1943

      In 4°, cofanetto in t. t. (lievemente fiorito), pp. 18,(6) seguite da 50 riproduzioni dei disegni del Piccio provenienti dalla Collezione Marinotti distrutta nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale; si tratta dalle rarissima edizione del 1943 del pregiato Editore Enrico Damiani in 400 ess. numerati riproducente la ormai perduta Collezione Marinotti; il nostro es. fa parte dei 350 su carta Zanders ed è il numero: 141; le prime pp. presentano lievi fioriture; 2 tavv. presentano una piccola gora nella parte sup.; le prime 3 pp. hanno un minimo segno di piegatura nell'ang. sup.; difetti trascurabili come si può notare dalle immagini allegate all'inserzione; le riproduzioni litografiche sono state eseguite con la collaborazione dei disegnatori Ercole Bisoni, Angelo Galli e Aldo Costa; nel complesso buon es..

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        Typed Letter, signed, to Maria N. Randall of Sarah Lawrence College, regarding his unpublished play, MULATTO

      np april 5 1943 np, april 5 1943. 4to. One page, with 2 autograph emendations. Folded for mailing, otherwise very good or better. Enclosed in a crimson cloth fold over chemise. From the Copley collection . To Miss Maria Randall of Sarah Lawrence College, reading in part, "I regret that I do not have a copy of MULATTO which I could send you, as I have given my only manuscript copy to the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at Yale University. The play has not been published - The Broadway version differed considerably from my own manuscript - as often happens on Broadway, for reasons of box-office, there were many deletions and insertions that I had nothing to do with-"

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        Stallion and Jack Fighting

      Associated American Artists 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's proof. George L. Miller'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.

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        Entwurf! Militärgeographische Angaben über Iran: Ortschaftsverzeichnis; Textheft; Bildheft. 3-vol. set (Complete)

      Generalstab des HeeresAbteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen Berlin: Generalstab des Heeres - Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, 1943. First edition. Softcover. vg. Octavo. 35, [1], 293, [9] folded maps, [7], 212, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. 3-vol. set of this Military Geographic Information work on Iran, published by the General Staff of the German Army, and collecting valuable information concerning physical aspects, resources, and artificial features of the terrain necessary for planning and operations. This set is complete with its 9 large folded maps and its 212 b/w photographic reproductions. Moderate age-toning/foxing on wrappers. Text in German. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. About Near Fine in a Good dust jacket. Colorful child's bookplate to the front pastedown ("This mine / Merc Relvas"), very slight rumple to the cloth at the rear board, else book is bright and clean. The rare jacket has no major loss, but does have a couple of chips at the crown (affecting the top portion of "TREE" in the title), a chip at the heel, and small chips along the front flap fold amounting to near-separation, with some discreet archival tape mends at the verso. Still, overall, a pleasing copy of a classic American novel, the first example we have seen in a presentable jacket in many years.

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        Eismeerfront 1942-43

      NP NP , ca. 1943. First edition. g. Folio. 20 loose plates. Illustrated portfolio containing 20 loose plates of original silver gelatine prints tipped in on heavy stock paper. This rare document depicts scenes of German soldiers fighting Soviet troops in Northern Norway and finland during the winter of 1942-43. Some age-toning and soiling on portfolio. Closed tear on front cover professionally repaired. Sporadic foxing on portfolio and on paper margin (not affecting the prints). Captions in German. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        THE FOUNTAINHEAD. Custom Collector's 'Sculpted' Clamshell Case Only

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943 Beautiful Brown Leather Clamshell first edition Bookcase. [Not with Book] Hand-Crafted by our conservation team, each box is gilt-stamped & decorated at the spine, & features an embossed / 'sculpted' upper cover designed after the famous DJ's graphic. The case is finished outside in an elegant dark brown calf with a dark brown Nuba® interior. Nuba® is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph, that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck® leather. The box is perfectly sized to accommodate the first edition. Protect your investment. A Terrific Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for dozens of generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available.. Custom Clamshell Case. No Binding. Not A Book/Clamshell As New. First Edition Clamshell Case.

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        HERE IS YOUR WAR. Inscribed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1943 The Pyle/Steinbeck Presentation Copy. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1943]. A likely first edition but a possible candidate for a variant binding with an undated title page & no further printings mentioned on the verso, neither of which are actually called for. 8vo, 304pp., tan cloth, black titles. A wartime production of uncertain bibliography with binding variants frequently encountered; teal boards with silver titling, green cloth with black titling, burgundy cloth with silver titling. Regardless, this is one of Pyle's own copies of this WWII classic, inscribed by one great war correspondent, Pulitzer winner & great friend to another on the front free endpaper: "To Gwyn & John Steinbeck - / Alright goddamit, since you wouldn't ask / for one, here's one anyway - personally, I / think its wonderful! / Ernie Pyle" An extraordinary copy in very good condition with some professional repair to the spine ends, contents clean, dust jacket with original $3.00 price, showing modest use with small loss at the crown & heel. [In later printings, the excerpt by Malcolm Bingay on the rear flap was replaced by a blurb by Steinbeck]. Custom Clamshell Collector's Case with a beautiful wood cut style blind emboss of the famous Pyle dust jacket illustration. Ernie Pyle's moving first-hand reportage as a roving war correspondent for Scripps-Howard, of the plight of WWII American G.I.'s fighting Germans in North Africa. Pyle followed the American troops from England through the campaign in Tunisia, the Allies first great victory. "There are really two wars and they haven't much to do with each other. There is the war of maps and logistics, of campaigns, of ballistics, armies, divisions and regiments--and that is General [George] Marshall's war. - Then there is the war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at the Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage--and that is Ernie Pyle's war." - John Steinbeck, TIME. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Carol Johnson.

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        THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS

      1943. 1. WILDER,LAURA INGALLS. THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS. NY: Harper & Bros (1943). 8vo, pictorial cloth, 299p., slight cover soil, near Fine in very slightly frayed dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. Illustrated by HELEN SEWELL AND MILDRED BOYLE with color dw, color frontis plus full page black and whites. Laura is almost 16 and teaching school. The last of the Little House books. This copy was purchased from Boyle's family and was BOYLE'S COPY INSCRIBED HER TO HER NIECE!

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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' literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. Very uncommon example in private hands. Recognized as Williams'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'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'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'm game for a second go". The British production proved to be the "second go" that Kerr had championed, and under Keith Hack's direction it emerged as a major success, evoking comparison with A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. Michael Coveney'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's Vieux Carre - Resources for American Literary Study 26:1. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

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        World War II Norway SS Battalion Recruiting Poster

      Unlisted, 1943. Approximately 11.5" x 16.5". Three horizontal folds from storage. Some minor wrinkling and a couple of tiny thins on reverse. Recruiting poster for the Den Norske Skijegerbataljon (SS Skijaeger Battaillon Norge). The battalion was raised from Norwegian volunteers and fought against the Russians in Finland alongside other Finnish and German SS units. "Bli med oss nordover!" means "Come with us north!" In other words, "Come fight with us in Finland!" The poster is also found in a larger size with blue sky and a flesh-colored face. . Poster. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Invasion!

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

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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'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'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.

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        THE LADY IN THE LAKE

      New York: Knopf, 1943.. Cloth. Near fine, in very good or better pictorial dust jacket by Norman Reeves (neatly price-clipped, some slight darkening to the lower flap fold and off-white portions, with signs of subtle and minor restoration, most significantly at the top of the upper joint and to a short tear at the top edge of the rear panel). First edition. The first printing consisted of six thousand copies, and a second printing was ordered before formal publication. The source novel for the 1947 MGM adaptation, based on a screenplay by Steve Fisher, directed by Robert Montgomery, and starring Montgomery, Audrey Trotter, et al. BRUCCOLI A4.1.a.

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        The Lady in the Lake

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. hardcover. G/G 1st edition, 1st printing. Book has missing 1/8 inch at spine ends, board edges rubbed through cloth, mottled green board, blue residure on pastedowns and erasures on half-title page. Jacket has 1/2 inch trimmed from bottom edges, chipping at top of spine, abrasion on flap versos (were glued to pastedowns) and remnants of old style dj cover on edges. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Faust

      Paris: Le Vasseur & Cie, 1943. Paperback. Orig. printed stiff wrappers. Fine in slightly nicked slipcases. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Icart, Louis. 249 & 166 pages. 24 x 18 cm. Twenty-four tinted watercolors (aquarelles) by Louis Icart with two additional suites: one in color and one in black and white printed on Velin D'Arches paper in a Limited Edition, copy 265 of 400. Translation by Gerard de Nerval and printed by Draeger Freres. Another of many sterling book art publications printed in Paris during the German occupation. This copy a brilliant exemplar, printed in red and black, extremely clean and bright with cover glassine over wrappers almost as new.

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        HERE IS YOUR WAR. Inscribed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1943 The Pyle/Steinbeck Presentation Copy. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1943]. A likely first edition but a possible candidate for a variant binding with an undated title page & no further printings mentioned on the verso, neither of which are actually called for. 8vo, 304pp., tan cloth, black titles. A wartime production of uncertain bibliography with binding variants frequently encountered; teal boards with silver titling, green cloth with black titling, burgundy cloth with silver titling. Regardless, this is one of Pyle's own copies of this WWII classic, inscribed by one great war correspondent, Pulitzer winner & great friend to another on the front free endpaper: "To Gwyn & John Steinbeck - / Alright goddamit, since you wouldn't ask / for one, here's one anyway - personally, I / think its wonderful! / Ernie Pyle" An extraordinary copy in very good condition with some professional repair to the spine ends, contents clean, dust jacket with original $3.00 price, showing modest use with small loss at the crown & heel. [In later printings, the excerpt by Malcolm Bingay on the rear flap was replaced by a blurb by Steinbeck]. Custom Clamshell Collector's Case with a beautiful wood cut style blind emboss of the famous Pyle dust jacket illustration. Ernie Pyle's moving first-hand reportage as a roving war correspondent for Scripps-Howard, of the plight of WWII American G.I.'s fighting Germans in North Africa. Pyle followed the American troops from England through the campaign in Tunisia, the Allies first great victory. "There are really two wars and they haven't much to do with each other. There is the war of maps and logistics, of campaigns, of ballistics, armies, divisions and regiments--and that is General [George] Marshall's war. - Then there is the war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at the Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage--and that is Ernie Pyle's war." - John Steinbeck, TIME. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Carol Johnson.

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        EVERYBODY'S POLITICAL WHAT'S WHAT? Manuscript Page, Page Proofs and 3 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) by SHAW

      London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1943 and 1944. First Edition. Letter. Very Good to Near Fine in a custom slipcase. Laurence A246 for the printed book. This collection, all housed in a green cloth chemise within a half green morocco slipcase gilt-lettered on the spine and front cover, consists of seven items related to the book: a single page typed Manuscript Revised Contents Table dated 21 August 1943 with several corrections in Shaw's hand numbering about 30 words; three examples of proof pages for the title page with simple corrections by Shaw including the elimination of "Machiavelli Modernized" from the title (noted by Laurence as being eliminated by Shaw in the final page-proof); and three AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED by Shaw with his initials (two on postcards and one on both sides of a small sheet of paper), one letter in Pitman's Shorthand (with a typed transcript), all to John Wardrop regarding proofs and the index for the book as well as Shaw's wife's illness. Some excerpts: "I always sign G. Bernard Shaw, and my professional name is Bernard Shaw without the George, which I loathe." "I am putting the book together fast, and hope soon to send you the final revise in chapters and indexable. It has been a devil of a job, and has cost me a play or two or perhaps three." "At your age I undertook an index to the works of Thomas Lodge for an Elizabethan Society. Being inexperienced and conscientious I did not know when to stop." Though there is no evidence of ownership, these items came from the collection of Harold Ackert.

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        Le Petit Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1943. Quarto. Titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in brown. With the dust jacket. Intermittent spotting to edges of contents. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a touch of creasing at the head of the toned spine panel. An excellent copy. First edition in French, first printing, contemporaneous with the first English edition. The original manuscript was in the author's native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously.

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        Le Petit Prince / Avec Dessins Par L'Auteur

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

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        Henri MATISSE: Dessins. Themes et Variations

      Paris: Martin Fabiani, 1943, one of 20 copies on Japon paper, signed by Henri Matisse on the justification page. The complete book with an original linocut by Matisse as frontispiece + 3 small original text lithographs + 158 lithographically reproduced plates of Matisse drawings, all signed, numbered and dated in facsimile (in the plate); preceded by a short introductory text by Aragon and a poem by Tzara (in French). The book is lacking plate P3 but has th eplate H8 in duplicate (a publisher's error). All sheets loose, as issued, housed in a wrapper folder and boards portfolio with ties; internally excellent; the paper flaps of the portfolio and external joints with very minor imperfections. A beautiful production and excellent reference considering the flood of fake drawings and prints by Matisse in the current world markets and especially ; on many occasions these facsimile plates were sold as original drawings by Matisse. Very scarce in the complete state, especially in the deluxe edition. References: Duthuit 9; Monod 7847.

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        Dessins Themes et Variations

      Fabiani Paris 1943. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. no. 45 of 950 copies on Velin pur fil, linocut frontispiece and plates after drawings by Matisse, very slightly browned at edges (see photos), loose as issued in original cloth-backed board portfolio with ties. A Fine copy. 4to, Paris, Martin Fabiani, 1943. Price includes insured worldwide shipping

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        L'homme à cheval

      Paris : Gallimard, 1943. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 13 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Très rare et agréable exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1943, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        THEY SHALL NOT HAVE ME [ils ne m'auront pas!]. SIGNED

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1943 Extraordinary Association Copy. Inscribed To Dorothea Tanning & Helion's longtime friend, Max Ernst. First edition. Inscribed, signed & dated NYC '45 by Helion on free endpaper. Tanning was an American Surrealist painter/sculptor. Ernst, a German painter & one of the founders of surrealism. The two were married in 1946. Helion was a French abstract painter who was taken prisoner by the Nazis & sent to a camp in Pomerania & then Stettin. He escaped to freedom in 1942. A very good or better copy in a moderately worn example of the uncommon dustwrapper. A finer Association copy is unlikely.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        This Happy Breed

      London: William Heinemann,, 1943. A Play in Three Acts. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in lightly nicked and marked dust jacket. First edition, first impression. The inscribed dedication copy with the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Binkie, With my love Noël, See Dedication dear Hugh". Though dedicated to Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont (1908-1973), the presiding genius behind the firm of H. M. Tennent Ltd, the theatrical management team which reigned supreme over London's West End for the middle decades of the twentieth century, Coward actually produced this play himself, having previously co-produced the filmed version. Beamont's bookplate pasted in on the half title.

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        Illyria

      1943-44. Etching, soft ground etching and dry point on cream wove paper. Number 14 from an edition of 50. Titled, annotated and signed by the artist in pencil and signed in the plate. Excellent condition. 9 x 12 inches. 10 15/16 x 14 3/4 inches. A finely rendered landscape by one of the key figures of late American Impressionism. Born in North Manchester, Indiana, the painter and printmaker Daniel Garber was one of the most prominent and innovative members of the Pennsylvania School of Impressionism, a group of painters based in New Hope, Pennsylvania that depicted the picturesque landscapes of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The group included Edward Willis Redfield, Walter Elmer Schofield, and John Fulton Folinsbee. After training at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck, Gerber studied with J. Alden Weir and Thomas Anschutz at the Pennsylvania Academy, which awarded him a grant to study abroad in 1905. Two years later, he returned to Pennsylvania, where he set up a studio in Lumbersville, Bucks County and became an active figure in the New Hope art community. Garber's oeuvre includes several figure paintings and innumerable landscapes, the most famous of which is a series of works of the quarries in Byram, New Jersey from 1917. During his career, he painted in two distinct styles. His impressionistic works, which he began painting in England during his fellowship, are characterized by an avid attention to detail and shape. He later developed a more romantic, lyrical style that is distinguishable by its more decorative nature and a concern with the atmospheric effects created by nuances of light and shadow. Garber exhibited at several venues including the National Academy of Design and the Woodmere Art Museum and became a tremendously influential and much loved teacher at his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy, in 1919.

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        [Autographes d'exception] Haut mal

      Paris : Gallimard, 1943. relié. 14x19,5cm. Edition originale, un des 2200 ex sur châtaignier, seul tirage avec 550 cartonnage Bonet. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette, dos lisse, plats recouverts de papier à motifs décoratifs floraux, gardes et contreplats de papier chocolat, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Laurenchet. Précieux et bel envoi de l'auteur à Maria Casarès. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. - Gallimard, Paris _1943, 14x19,5cm, relié. - Autographes d'exception relié

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        An archive of script material relating to SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

      [Culver City]: Selznick International Picture / Vanguard Films, 9 April 1943 through March 1949.. Nine volumes. Quarto. Eight items mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, one item pictorial wrappers. Modest use to a few wrappers, a bit of rust to a few brads, but generally very good to near fine. An interesting lot of material relating to Selznick's 1944 multi-award nominated film adaptation of, and elaboration on, Wilder's epistolary novel about the Home Front, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY: LETTERS TO A SOLDIER FROM HIS WIFE. The film was directed by John Cromwell and Selznick, and starred Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore and an enormous supporting cast. As originally released in 1944, the film had a running time of 172 minutes; it was recut and re-released in 1949 with a running time of 130 minutes. This archive traces both the original version and the abbreviated version, and includes the following items: a) SINCE YOU WENT AWAY PART II. 9 April 1943, 82 leaves, a portion of an abstract or synopsis of the book evidently for use by the writer; b) a "Narrative Synopsis of Screenplay," 7 September 1943, [1],58 leaves; c) a doorstop of a"Final Shooting Script," 9 September 1943 - January 1944, credited to Jeffrey Daniel - a nome de plume for Selznick which he finally rejected in favor of "By the Producer" - an astonishing [2],290 leaves, plus lettered inserts, and exhibiting a rainbow of mimeo, carbon and original typescript dated revises on colored stocks at a virtual 1:1 ratio to unrevised leaves; d) 28 leaves of "Retakes / Added Scenes / Wild Lines," 12 April 1944; e & f) "Cutting Continuity" and "Dialogue Continuity" for "Foreign Version, both 20 September 1946, foliated in reel format; g) a "Dialogue & Cutting Continuity," March 1949, clearly the recut version; h) a "Spotting List for Recut Version," 22 August 1949, [2],62 leaves; and finally, i) a copy of the illustrated souvenir program for the original release. At the time, the film was the longest and most expensive Selznick production since GWTW, a project that he took as a personal contribution to the war effort.

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        Ike in 1943: "Our victory is assured

      Amidst the brutal Italian campaign, Eisenhower says that the spirit of Americans will make the difference& & Dwight D. Eisenhower was promoted four-star general in February 1943 and served as the Allied commander for all the major operations in the Mediterranean theatre throughout that year. After victory in the North Africa campaign, he made his main headquarters in Algiers, to which place most of his mail was forwarded. He also spent time in more forward positions, both in Tunis, and after Italy was invaded, in that country. The invasion of Sicily took place in July 1943, and after it was secured, the Italian mainland was the next Allied target. On September 23, 1943, General Eisenhower took the Italian surrender aboard HMS Nelson off Malta. The German Army continued to fight ferociously in southern Italy throughout the coming months as the Allied armies moved north towards Rome. One milestone was reached when the U.S. Army marched triumphantly into Naples on October 1, 1943. & & Eisenhower was often too preoccupied with running the war to answer his mail, but when a letter touched him or he found the free time, he would. Back from the front and Malta, and amidst news of hard fighting on the road to Rome, he found a letter from a World War I veteran who wanted to do his part in this new conflict. Ike responded with a show of confidence in victory.& & Typed Letter Signed on his "Allied Force Headquarters" letterhead, October 7, 1943, to M.T. Lizner, a veteran of World War I who had written Ike about workers on the home front. "Thank you for your poem and the emblems of the "War Worker" and "Victory" that you sent me. They typify a real American, soldier of 1918 turned war worker of 1943, and one who is utilizing his every talent to win this war. That is the spirit we must have to win, and with it, our victory is assured." This is one of the strongest wartime statements from Ike on victory, and what it would take to achieve it, that we have seen. & & In December 1943, the different national units of the Mediterranean sector became a unified command, and Eisenhower was appointed its overall commander and based in England. Then in January 1944, he was appointed supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces for the Normandy landings that June.

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        ORIGINAL pencil, crayon and watercolor illustration. Caption reads "Cheerful Cries of London" and below "the London Cries-The Milkmaid-general London Street scene of Lamb's day-'Poor drudges whom I have left behind'-Top of page 177."

      n.p, n.d, ca. early 1940s. 13-1/2 x 9 inches. . Unframed, on board . Ross illustrated Charles Lamb's The Complete Elia for the Heritage Press in 1943. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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        The Little Prince (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. One of 525 numbered copies (this being No. 266) SIGNED by the author. Very Good in publisher's rust orange cloth, with light wear at the spine ends and a couple of corners, and a small library stamp from a charter school on the title page. Dust jacket is price-clipped, and has been professionally restored, with evidence of removal on the verso of each of the flaps. Presents quite well.

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        THE LITTLE PRINCE

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1943). First Edition. Hardcover. This copy is clean and bright with virtually no wear and is rather uncommon as such. About Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This is copy #103 of 525 numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the tipped-in limitation page. The American edition appeared before the French or English editions, and this is the ONLY way to obtain a signed edition of this book as the author was assigned to fly with the French Free Air Force shortly before publication and went missing about a year later while on a mission. This special issue of one of the most beloved books of the twentieth century is, consequently, one of the most desired limited editions and does not come often upon the marketplace.

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        Sharaku, A Complete Collection. Reproduction by the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints

      The rare 2 volumes set, complete as issued with 72 tipped in facsimile reproductions individually sleeved in protective 460 x 360 mm mats with mounted printed labels. The 55 original size color woodblock print reproductions were made from new blocks using traditional nishiki-e methods, with 36 prints including the output of Sharaku's celebrated Period I (28 okubi-e bust portraits of Kabuki actors) sumptuously done with applied powdered mica using kira-zuri technique like the Juzaburo first edition. The 17 original size b/w collotype drawing reproductions are print designs attributed to Sharaku by the author and published for the first time. The xylographic reproductions were made under the supervision of Toyohisa Adachi using examples of authentic Sharaku prints in Japanese collections. Prints and drawings are in fine condition and laid in with text pamphlets and folded illustration table leaves in the publisher's wraparound blue cloth board portfolios (maru chitsu) attached with natural bone clasps, upper panels with pictorial mounted labels after Sharaku. SUMMARY: An extraordinary publishing endeavor produced in homage to Sharaku but because of expense never completed. Authentic, original Sharaku prints in excellent condition are now very rare and sell for astronomical prices. The lucid text booklets are by Teruji Yoshida and draw on years of original research. His 1943 monograph on Sharaku was the first by a Japanese scholar. CONDITION DETAIL: Facsimile Woodblock Print Reproductions: Fine. Facsimile Collotype Drawing Reproductions: Fine. Print and Drawing Labels: Fine. Mats: Volume 1: Good with top inner corner bump to all that doesn't continue to prints. Volume 2: Fine. Text booklets: Very Good. Pages: Fine. Wrappers: Nearly Fine: Upper wrapper of booklet 1 with one small spot, otherwise wrappers fine. Glassine: About Fine. Bindings: Good:  somewhat weakened and booklets need to be handled with care, but still solid. Folded Illustration Table Leaves: Good: margins with slight thumbing. Leaf 1: offset margin toning from portfolio. Leaf 2: blank rear with soiling. Portfolios: Good+: Scuffs and rubs: some bottom corner wear: Portfolio 1 with offset edge toning to interior panels. Portfolio Labels: Good: some soiling and rubs. AVAILABILITY: Rare and a worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 15 complete holdings, including Metropolitan Museum, Brooklyn Museum, NY Public Library, Indiana University, University Minnesota, McGill, Art Institute of Chicago, University Chicago, University Pittsburgh and University Hawaii. PORTFOLIOS: Publisher's 48 cm dark blue cloth folding portfolios, upper covers with mounted pictorial orange paper labels after drawing designs attributed to Sharaku. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. Volume 1: folded leaf lists prints and provides publishing information; Text Booklet, viii, 77 pages with extensive notes on the prints, chapters on the history of Kabuki and a history of pictures of Kabuki actors, pp 71-77, essay by Ichitaro Kondo titled, "The Art of Toshusai Sharaku"; 40 polychrome woodblock prints. PRINTS IN VOLUME 1: 1) Complete set of 28 half-length figure prints (okubi-e) of Kabuki actors from Period I with applied dark ground mica, (kira-zuri), as in the original prints commissioned by Tsutaya Juzaburo. Mica with a black sheen was used for Sharaku prints until a sumptuary edict by the Tokugawa Shogunate outlawed its use. Sharaku subsequently designed prints that called for red ground mica. 2) Complete set with applied red mica of 8 full-length figure prints (hosoban) of Kabuki actors, including the 7 known prints with 2 full-length figures from the equally esteemed Period II. 3) 4 prints of the young Sumo wrestler, Daidozan, 3 from Period III + sole oban print from Period IV. Volume 2: folded leaf lists prints & drawings and provides publishing information; Text Booklet, (4), 52 pages with extensive notes on the prints, the history of Sumo wrestling, history of pictures of Sumo wrestlers, history of references to Sharaku, and a study of attributions for drawings; 15 polychrome woodblock prints + 17 collotype reproductions of brush drawing designs. PRINTS IN VOLUME 2: 1) 12 actor prints with yellow ground from Period III. 2) The only 2 prints of historical subjects from Period III. 3) Earliest sumo wrestler print of Daidozan, at age 7, discovered in 1955 and identified by author (dated from Period II). DRAWING DESIGNS: 17 designs attributed to Sharaku by Yoshida, (attribution controversial), 8 of actors dated to Period II, and 9 of Sumo wrestlers dated to Period IV. ADACHI INSTITUTE: established in 1928 by Toyohisa Adachi in Nishi-Sugamo, Tokyo to reproduce with exacting care in the original woodblock print format rare ukiyo-e prints. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Four Quartets

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1943. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents a little toned and with the occasional spot, spine lettering dull but a very good copy in the tanned and lightly chipped dust jacket. First collected edition, first impression with the slug "First American Edition" to the verso of the title page. In the first issue dust jacket with nine titles on the lower panel and $2.00 price to the front flap. This printing was recalled by the publishers after only 788 copies had been distributed on the grounds that the printing was below acceptable standards.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Four Quartets (First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1943. First American Edition, first printing, preceding the British. First issue, with a price of $2.00 on the front flap of the jacket and nine titles advertised on the rear panel of same. "The entire impression would have been destroyed except that it was necessary to meet the announced publication date (May 11, 1943) in order to preserve copyright" (Gallup A43a). Only 788 copies were used as advance review copies, with the remainder of the print run destroyed. Bookplate on the front pastedown, else Fine in an extremely fresh, Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FOUR QUARTETS

      New York: Harcourt, [1943].. Cloth. Generic bookplate on front free endsheet, but a very good or better copy, in moderately tanned first printing dust jacket with three shallow chips and a short, closed edge-tear. First impression of the first U.S. edition, and first collected edition. Due to poor imposition of the formes during printing, the first impression was deemed faulty and only 788 copies were distributed in order to fulfill copyright and other obligations; the remaining 3377 copies were destroyed. A second, prepublication impression consisting of 3500 copies was ordered, and copies of that impression saw regular distribution. GALLUP A43a. MODERN MOVEMENT 92.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        New Poems

      The Poets of the Year, New Directions, Norfolk, Conn.,, 1943. Octavo. Original purple wrappers printed in black. Minor flaw to the lower margin of two leaves but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing, wrapper issue. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "for Elmer Borklund from Dylan Thomas Chicago 1950". Borklund was a Chicago based academic and author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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