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        La muerte de Gerion

      Barcelona, J.E. Cirlot- Prensa Pereda 1943 - Ejemplar dedicado y firmado por el autor N. 1 de la tirada de 10 en números romanos en papel hilo Guarro y encuadernado en piel. Se publicaron 290 más numerados de 11 a 300 en papel hilo y encuadernados en tela [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Largine]
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        Sämtliche Werke - Acht Bände in fünfzehn Büchern

      Leinen Altersgemäß angedunkelt, mit einzelnen Gebrauchsspuren, einzelne BändeBand 1 (beide Hälften) von 1943, Band 2,1 und 2,2 von 1951, Band 3 von 1957, Band 4,1 und 4,2 von 1961, Band 5 von 1952, Band 6,1 von 1954, Band 6,2 von 1958, Band 7,1 von 1968, Band 7,2 von 1972, Band 7,3 von 1974, Band 7,4 von 1977, Band 8 von 1985 , Preis inkl. MwSt..

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        THE LITTLE PRINCE

      Reynal & Hitchcock (1943), New York - 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. THE LITTLE PRINCE is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. This copy is clean and bright with virtually no wear and is rather uncommon as such. About Fine in a Good at best dustwrapper lacking much of the spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        o.T. (Blattwerk). Zwei Originalabzüge, verso signiert.

      24 x 17,7 cm. Silbergelatineabzüge aus dem Spätwerk der Wiener Fotografin (1943-2003), verso eigenhändig signiert und mit ihrer Adresse versehen (Starkfriedgasse 11 in Pötzleinsdorf, nach dem Tod Gustav Glücks, lebte sie mit ihrem Mann, dem Dichter Reinhard Priessnitz, vorübergehend in der Wohnung ihres Vaters). Seit Beginn ihrer Ausstellungstätigkeit hat sie dem weißen Rand ihrer Abzüge besondere Bedeutung beigemessen. Beiliegt Typoskript (von Reinhard Priessnitz) zu ihrer Ausstellung 'Fotoarbeiten' 1982 im Intakt-Treffpunkt, den die Galeristin Christa Hauer in ihrer Galerie im Griechenbeisl eingerichtet hatte. 'Hier wird gleichsam eine durch Fotoarbeit möglich gewordene Umwelt des zweiten Blicks vorgeführt, eine Darstellung von Formstrukturen ...'. In der Priessnitz-Gesamtausgabe nicht enthalten. Originalabzüge der Fotografin sind außerordentlich selten im Handel. Diese bei Röbl / Coeln nicht abgebildet.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Achter groene horren.

      Amsterdam, Veen, (1943). Ingenaaid. In groen linnen overslagdoos (Binderij Phoenix). 184 p. 1e druk. Voorzijde omslag ontbreekt. Rug en achterzijde omslag beschadigd. Binnenwerk iets roestig.l Auteursexemplaar van deze autobiografische roman met handgeschreven, gesigneerde aantekening van de auteur op de Franse titel: 'Auteursexemplaar (eerste druk)/ den Haag, April 44./ J.K. Feijlbrief.' Met potlood schreef de auteur later deze handgeschreven, in de loop der tijd wat vervaagde opdracht: 'Van den schrijver vriendschappelijk/ voor Leo van Breen. 1-IV-50/ J.K.F.'De journalist en dichter Leo van Breen (1906-1988) bezocht Van Oudshoorn weleens en correspondeerde met hem. Van Breen was ook degene die Van Oorschot ervan wist te overtuigen om Van Oudshoorns verzameld werk uit te geven. Op 11 augustus 1951 verscheen Van Breens in memoriam Van Oudshoorn in de Haagsche Post.Volgens de 'Lijst van boeken, aanwezig in de nalatenschap van J.K. Feijlbrief', opgenomen achterin de biografie van De Moor, bevond het andere auteursexemplaar van Achter groene horren zich in een schrijftafel, 'rechts beneden'.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        The Author's Original Typed Manuscript for "Journey in the Dark."

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941 - 1943. The author's original hand-corrected typescript for his most important work, "Journey in the Dark," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Donated by Flavin to the US Treasury Department "to help the war financing campaign," with a certificate from "The Books and Authors War Bond Committee" dated May, 1945. This typescript purchased by or for Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA, as printed on the certificate. A note in the author's hand reads as follows: "This is the original MS of "Journey in The Dark," as I wrote it at the rate of about 500 words a day between April 1941 and July 1943. I compose on a typewriter, and though I may write a page a dozen times, when I finally leave it, it is finished. Indeed, long before this book was finished, it was going into galleys. I use loose leaf paper - keeping the work in binders as it progresses. Martin Flavin | May 15th 1944." Two cover sheets typed by the publisher with the title and list of other works by Flavin precede the typescript. Dedication page typed by the author, stamped "Received Aug. 17, 1943." The complete typescript comprises 611 one-sided typed sheets (three-hole punched) with publisher and editor notations throughout. The author's holograph corrections in blue ink on approximately 125 leaves and several other leaves with pencil corrections transferred from the galleys. In addition to grammatical corrections, the author clarifies "why the flak was unalarming," removes racial references, changes a character's name to Mr. Ginsberg from Mr. Bergman, and deletes a page and a half aside about American apathy towards WWII up until the bombing of Pearl Harbor. How many Pulitzer Prize winning manuscripts from the 20th century still remain in private hands?

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        [Handmade Journals]: A Soldier's Experience at Home and Abroad, 1943-1945 [with] For Gentlemen Only, 1945-1947 (with later additions)

      (East St. Louis, Illinois). Near Fine. Two small quartos volumes. Bound typed manuscripts with hand-painted cloth covers and pictorial endpapers. A Soldier's Experience at Home and Abroad, 1943-1945. 324pp. with three added maps and tipped-in letter; For Gentlemen Only, 1945-1947 variously paginated [approximately 300pp], with a few holograph text illustrations. Mild external wear, else fine. The first volume is Signed by Spotz.A pair of substantial, elaborately produced, and highly unusual handmade books, reflecting the experiences, preoccupations, and humor of an enlisted serviceman in World War II. Created by Robert F. "Bob" Spotz, an Army quartermaster who saw service in the 347th Quartermaster Battalion in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) and the 4152 Quartermaster Battalion in North Africa. Spotz mustered out of the Army in 1945 as a Staff Sergeant; genealogical websites provide no further details on his life or post-army career, but we do find a 1998 death notice for a "Robert F. Spotz" at Sun City Center, Florida.The first title provides a meticulous, almost day-by-day manuscript recollection of the author's wartime service, beginning with basic training in Virginia and ending with quartermaster duty in Italy and North Africa. Spotz is less concerned with recording the larger events of the war than with conveying a realistic picture of what daily life was like for a rank-and-file enlisted man, and he accomplishes this in an artless, vernacular style: despite frequent misspellings and grammatical errors the manuscript is deeply engaging and unquestionably authentic. Of added interest is a letter, tipped into the manuscript following the final page of text, addressed to Spotz by one "Benjamin Ansah-Okrofi" of Accra (then Gold Coast, now Ghana), who is identified by context as a civilian typist assigned to Spotz's unit who produced the typed manuscript of this memoir. In the letter, dated 1947, Mr. Ansah-Okrofi recounts these recently past events and complains that, since the Army's departure, life has been reduced to mere subsistence for residents of Accra.The second manuscript is a rather eccentric compendium of racy, and at times pornographic materials, including jokes, one-liners, short-stories, and doggerel verse gathered by Spotz from around the globe during his years of military service. In his foreword Spotz states: "The following fictitious stories and poems were compiled by me in the United States, Italy, North-Africa and on the Equator at the Gold Coast. There is very little doubt that you have ever read or heard any of the stories in this book. Many were given to me that were written in a foreign language, which of course had to first be translated for me [...] read at your own risk and happy reading to you all... ." Though the foreword is dated 1943-45, the pagination is not continuous and the text includes several additions that were obviously made later (with one insertion dated as late as 1978!) suggesting the manuscript may have been the lifelong project of a connoisseur of racy stories.Together, a significant manuscript journal of the times during World War Two, paired with a remarkable work of amateur anthologizing, each housed in an exceptional hand-painted vernacular binding.

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

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1943). First Edition. Hardcover. Some soiling, little wear to corners, spine dull; lengthy inscription in an unknown hand on the front free endpaper with scattered pencil checks in the text. In what is now acknowledged to be the first issue dustwrapper with a $2.00 price and nine titles listed at rear. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. One of only 788 copies of the first impression with the words "first American edition" on the copyright page. The scarce true first edition of a seminal collection as most of the printing run was destroyed due to poor quality. Gallup A43a; Connolly, One Hundred Modern Books 92.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        LA NATURA LUOGHI SCELTI TRADOTTI ED ANNOTATI COL TESTO A FRONTE DA CARLO LANDI

      G.C.SANSONI, FIRENZE 1943 - BIBLIOTECA PER LA DIFFUSIONE DEGLI STUDI CLASSICI INTERLINGUE Piccolo volume, con pagine ancora intonse, brunite e con traccia di umidità attorno ai bordi, brossura editoriale morbida, con dorso brunito, umidità ai bordi, usura ai bordi ed al piatto posteriore colore fuxia da trasferimento

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Fountainhead (1st printing)

      Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis 1943 - Bobbs-Merrill. Indianapolis. New York. 1943 754 pages. First edition, 1st printing. Stated First Edition. In original red cloth which precedes the green cloth first editions. The red cloth first editions had a total print run of 7,500 copies while the subsequent release in green cloth had a print run of 12,500 copies. Red cloth shows rubbing at corner tips. Ink stain to front panel. $3.00 price intact on DJ flap. DJ shows multiple flaws and is in poor condition serving only as a temporary placeholder. This DJ is from a different early edition and fit is so-so as this is a larger book than the dj. this is visible in pictures on AABE. DJ shows open chips, tape reinforcement and splitting along seams that are held together by DJ protector. A true first edition, 1st printing in the preferred red cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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        SHADOW COMICS V.3 #6-1943-octopus COVER-GOLDEN AGE-VF minus VF-

      Street and Smith 1943 - V.3 #6. SHADOW uses swordfish to stab octopus on this cover. SHADOW vs. MONSTRODAMUS. Shark splash panel. Condition: VF-

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        36 grabados

      Arsacio Vanegas Arroyo, México 1943 - Serie completa de 36 grabados (en 30 páginas de diferentes colores) realizados con las placas originales del célebre grabador mexicano. Sin encuadernar, conserva la cubierta original con algún deterioro y una rasgadura (ver imagen) y la contratapa se ha perdido. Hojas de amplios márgenes ideales para enmarcar, aunque los bordes, sin afectar ningún grabado, están algo deteriorados por la fragilidad del papel. Edición muy rara, de aproximadamente 50 ejemplares. 35 x 24 cms. Complete set of 36 engravings on 30 leaves of various color wove papers. 350x240 mm; 13 3/4x9 1/2 inches (sheets), full margins, spine perished, borders damaged, not affecting the engraves. Folio, plates, along with Introduction and Table of Contents in Spanish, loose as issued in publisher''s printed wrappers, slightly toned; fragile. Edition of approximately 50. Issued in conjunction with the famous Mexican artist Posada's first major exhibition, organized by Fernando Gambio at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. A MET piece! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Jos%C3%A9_Guadalupe_Posada-_36_Grabados%27_(Mexico,_1943)_MET_DP872820.jpg

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        Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire

      - Stock, Paris 1943, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 100 copie numerate hors commerce su pergamena svedese. Rare autografo Carson Cullers Mac in inglese per Marcel Arland. Torna un po 'insolated, le ultime tre lettere del nome dell'autore nella spedizione includono posto scolorimento a causa di una goccia o una lacrima. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 100 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur vélin suédois. Rare envoi autographe de Carson Mac Cullers, en anglais, à Marcel Arland. Dos légèrement insolé, les trois dernières lettres du nom de l'auteur figurant dans l'envoi comportent une tache de décoloration due à une goutte d'eau ou une larme.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        The command to look by Mortensen, William

      Camera Craft 1943 - Spiral-bound Softcover-1943 Third Printing Camera Craft Publishing 190 pages. Very Good in spiral bound illustrated wraps. Minor shelf/edge wear to covers-one small closed tear to front cover and one to the rear cover. No other notes or writing-all pages are bright, clean and crisp. If you're a professional photographer, you either already have this on your shelf, or are looking to put it there. That goes double if you are interested in the occult. A classic in understanding how to make a picture effective, commanding in presence and necessary to look at. Images from this book have influenced the occult founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey. Lavey acknowledged his debt to Mortensen on various occasions, most prominently in the first edition of The Satanic Bible. This featured a dedication page containing nineteen names, together with a short descriptive phrase for each (the list does not appear in later editions). occultists, scientists, thinkers, artist, explorers and entertainers are included - some of them are famous, but others are obscure. The eighth name certainly falls into the latter category: " William Mortensen, who looked.and saw " . Blanche Barton, LaVeys partner, confidante and biographer relates in her biography of LaVey, The Secret Life of a Satanist, in the chapter, Angles of Madness, writes that the future Black pope discovered Mortensen's The Command to Look as a teenager in the 1940s. He recognized its importance at once. Here was a manual of magical theory that was itself occult, in the sense of being Ã?hidden in plain sight, concealed between the covers of a seemingly innocuous handbook for amateur photographers. In the years that followed his discovery, Lavey picked up every Mortensen book he could get his hands on, and also visited exhibitions of Mortensen's work. Scarce in any original printing.LOC-SSS-34

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        A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1943. First Edition; Twenty-Third Printing. Hardcover. Good in a Good dust jacket. Previous owner inked front endpage. Scuffing to page edges. Toning throughout. Shelf wear to panels. Open tears to upper edge of rear panel and crown, near rear panel. Chips to heel. Chip to edge of front and rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Die Sonette vom Grab einer Liebe. Maschinenabschrift für den Freiherrn Ralph von Falkenstein mit handschriftlichem Brief und Postkarten des Künstlers aus der Zeit um 1939.

      1943, 1943 - gr. in-8vo, 65 Bl. (davon 10 leer) Büttenpapier (Wasserzeichen ?INGRES? und ?PMF(Italia)?), maschinengeschrieben in Schwarz mit roten Initialen, in passendem Fach am Schluss hs. Brief (4 S.) und 3 Postkarten (2 davon zeigen Ambrosi vor seinem Atelier, bzw. seine Bronzeskulptur ?Eli Lama Sabathani?), ms. signiert ?Falkenstein?, Maroquineinband (signiert BAER) mit Goldfileten auf Deckeln und Rücken mit Titel in Goldprägung, mit passendem Schuber mit Original-Aquarellbemalung. Einzigartiges Werk von und über Ambrosi. Die maschinengeschriebene Abschrift stammt wahrscheinlich aus der Maschine des berühmten österreichischen Bildhauers und Lyrikers Ambrosi selbst und ist seinem persönlichen Freund, dem Freiherrn von Falkenstein, gewidmet (?Abschrift für die Bybliothek [sic!] des Freiherrn Ralph von Falkenstein. 17. Juni 1943?). Der bibliophile Einband und Schuber sind das Werk von George Adolf Baer, der zu der Zeit in Zürich eine Buchbinderei für exklusive Bücher betrieb. Die Sonette entstanden schon 1924 in Ambrosis römischer Zeit. Die 3 Postkarten und der Brief stammen von 1938 bzw. 1939 und sind an Falkenstein gerichtet. Der Künstler berichtet über seine Arbeit im Wiener Atelier ??.46 Jahre alt habe ich endlich nach einem entwürdigenden Hunde-Bettelleben die Möglichkeit mich zu entfalten! [.] Ich arbeite wie ein rasender Meteor!? Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Nobel führte sie zusammen. Begegnungen in Lindau.

      271 (1) Seiten mit zahlreichen 4, gebundene Ausgabe, blauer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit weissgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchdeckel und -rücken. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser an den Rändern berieben, das Buch selbst ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Titel und der gegenüberliegenden Seite die Unterschriften von 19 Nobelpreisträgern: Klaus-Olaf von Klitzing (* 28. Juni 1943 in Schroda) erhielt 1985 den Nobelpreis für Physik für die Entdeckung des quantisierten Hall-Effekts im Grenobler Hochfeld-Magnetlabor am 5. Februar 1980. Brian David Josephson (* 4. Januar 1940 in Cardiff/Großbritanien) erhielt 1973 den Nobelpreis für Physik "für die Entdeckung des Josephson-Effekts". Karl Alexander Müller (* 20. April 1927 in Basel) erhielt 1987 den Nobelpreis für Physik für bahnbrechende Entdeckung von Supraleitung in keramischen Materialien. Jack Steinberger (* 25. Mai 1921 als Hans Jakob Steinberger in Bad Kissingen) erhielt 1988 den Nobelpreis für Physik für Grundlagenforschung über Neutrinos. Leo Esaki (* 12. März 1925 in der Präfektur Osaka) erhielt 1973 den Physik-Nobelpreis für experimentelle Entdeckungen, die das Tunnel-Phänomen in Halb- beziehungsweise Supraleitern betrafen. Ernst Otto Fischer (* 10. November 1918 in Solln - + 23. Juli 2007 in München) erhielt 1973 den Nobelpreis für Chemie "für die Synthese bzw. Struktur des Dibenzolchrom". Kenneth Geddes Wilson (* 8. Juni 1936 in Waltham/USA - + 15. Juni 2013 in Saco/USA) erhielt 1982 den Physik-Nobelpreis für seine Theorie über kritische Phänomene bei Phasenumwandlungen. Norman Foster Ramsey (* 27. August 1915 in Washington/USA - + 4. November 2011 in Wayland/USA) erhielt 1989 den Physik-Nobelpreis für seine Arbeiten, die zu verbesserten spektroskopischen Verfahren in der Atom-, Molekül- und Kernphysik und zu präzisen Zeit- und Frequenzmessungen führten. Willis E. Lambm (* 12. Juli 1913 in Los Angeles/USA - + 15. Mai 2008 in Tucson/USA) erhielt 1955 den Physik-Nobelpreis für die korrigierte und erweiterte atomare Struktur des Wasserstoffs. Bertram Neville Brockhouse, CC (* 15. Juli 1918 in Lethbridge/Kanada - 13. Oktober 2003 in Hamilton/Kanada) erhielt 1994 den Physik-Nobelpreis für die Entwicklung von Techniken zur Streuung der ungeladenen Kernteilchen. Martin Lewis Perl (* 24. Juni 1927 in New York/USA - + 30. September 2014 in Palo Alto/USA) erhielt 1995 den Physik-Nobelpreis für Entdeckung des Tauons. Nicolaas Bloembergen (* 11. März 1920 in Dordrecht/Niederlande) erhielt 1981 den Physik-Nobelpreis für "seinen Beitrag zur Entwicklung der Laserspektroskopie. Donald Arthur Glaser (* 21. September 1926 in Cleveland/USA - + 28. Februar 2013 in Berkeley/USA) erhielt 1960 den Physik-Nobelpreis "für die Erfindung der Blasenkammer". Johannes Georg Bednorz (* 16. Mai 1950 in Neuenkirchen) erhielt 1987 den Physik-Nobelpreis "für bahnbrechende Entdeckung der Supraleitung in keramischen Materialien". Arthur Leonard Schawlow (* 5. Mai 1921 in Mount Vernon/USA - + 28. April 1999 in Palo Alto/USA) erhielt 1981 den Physik-Nobelpreis "für seinen Beitrag zur Entwicklung der Laserspektroskopie. Antony Hewish (* 11. Mai 1924 in Fowey/Großbritanien) erhielt 1974 den Physik-Nobelpreis "für seine Rolle bei der Entdeckung der Pulsare". Ivar Giaever (* 5. April 1929 in Bergen/Norwegen) erhielt 1973 den Physik-Nobelpreis "für seine experimentellen Entdeckungen betreffend das Tunnel-Phänomen in Halb- bzw. Supraleitern". Rudolf Ludwig Mößbauer (* 31. Januar 1929 in München - + 14. September 2011 in Grünwald) erhielt 1961 den Physik-Nobelpreis "für seine Untersuchungen zur Resonanzabsorption von Gammastrahlung und die in diesem Zusammenhang gemachte Entdeckung des nach ihm benannten Effektes.

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        SERMON.|THE

      N.P.: n.p., 1943. Limited Editions Club. painting (21 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches). Painting by artist Boardman Robinson, "The Sermon." Born in Nova Scotia, Robinson spent his early years in Canada and England, moving to Boston by the early 1890s. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and later studied at the Académie Colarossi and the École des Beaux-Arts, both in Paris. He worked as an illustrator for a number of publications. He travelled to Europe in 1915 and 1916, and saw the effects of World War I on the people of Europe. After returning from Europe, he began to work for The Masses, a socialist monthly. After the United States entered the war, the government deemed that The Masses had violated the Espionage Act of 1917, and it ceased publication. After the war, Robinson became a teacher and a book illustrator. A reproduction of this painting appeares in Moby Dick, published by the Limited Editions Club in 1942 (Will Ranson, Selective Check Lists of Press Books: a Compilation of All Important and Significant Private Presses or Press Books which are Collected (New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1945), 86. Also see A Complete Catalogue: Twenty-five Years of the Limited Editions Club Books (New York: Philip C. Duschnes, ca. 1954), 5. Quarter inch abrasion of the paint in upper right hand corner. Some rubbing to the wood of the frame.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1943 - 1943 Wisden : Original Hardback,

      1943. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1943 : Original Hardback Wisden. This Wisden is an Original Hardback Wisden, internally it is excellent, very clean pages and strong hinges. Slight fading to front gilt and darkened spine gilt, the boards are excellent with minimal marks. Bury in pencil to the front 8/10.

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        Ã¢Â€ÂœAmerica is not and never was a matter of race or ancestry.”

      U.S. Government Printing Office:, Washington: D.C., 1943 - Wartime poster, 27 ¾ x19 ¾, large eagle engraving at the top of the poster, printed in red and black. Creases where folded. This rare U.S. Government wartime poster attempts to promote equality by reminding Americans that race and ancestry shouldn’t matter in our country. It reminds us that every American "should be given the opportunity to serve the country" and help the war effort. While this was certainly a noble goal, this poster was printed at a time when our armed forces were still largely segregated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA]
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        [Original Art]: Yale Forklift Safety Drawings

      [Pennsylvania, 1943. Very Good. Eight original drawings. Each 6.25" x 4.5". Pen and ink drawings finished with watercolor. Toned paper, a few spots of erosion and a few scatted tears, very good. A group of eight drawings concerning the safe use of forklifts: picking up pallets, avoiding obstacles, driving down inclines, loading trucks, etc. Notably five of the images portray young women behind the wheel of the forklift and wearing fashions of the World War II-era, when women were for the first time needed for jobs traditionally reserved for men. The repeated use of Yale on the side of the forklift suggests that these were likely created by Yale Forklifts for a war-era safety manual or poster, though we could not find no examples of such in our research. Regardless, an interesting group of original drawings depicting the first wave of women working in heavy industry.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Original Art]: Yale Forklift Safety Drawings

      [Pennsylvania 1943 - Eight original drawings. Each 6.25" x 4.5". Pen and ink drawings finished with watercolor. Toned paper, a few spots of erosion and a few scatted tears, very good. A group of eight drawings concerning the safe use of forklifts: picking up pallets, avoiding obstacles, driving down inclines, loading trucks, etc. Notably five of the images portray young women behind the wheel of the forklift and wearing fashions of the World War II-era, when women were for the first time needed for jobs traditionally reserved for men. The repeated use of Yale on the side of the forklift suggests that these were likely created by Yale Forklifts for a war-era safety manual or poster, though we could not find no examples of such in our research. Regardless, an interesting group of original drawings depicting the first wave of women working in heavy industry.

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        [Original Art]: Yale Forklift Safety Drawings

      [Pennsylvania, 1943. Very Good. Eight original drawings. Each 6.25" x 4.5". Pen and ink drawings finished with watercolor. Toned paper, a few spots of erosion and a few scatted tears, very good. A group of eight drawings concerning the safe use of forklifts: picking up pallets, avoiding obstacles, driving down inclines, loading trucks, etc. Notably five of the images portray young women behind the wheel of the forklift and wearing fashions of the World War II-era, when women were for the first time needed for jobs traditionally reserved for men. The repeated use of Yale on the side of the forklift suggests that these were likely created by Yale Forklifts for a war-era safety manual or poster, though we could not find no examples of such in our research. Regardless, an interesting group of original drawings depicting the first wave of women working in heavy industry.

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        Voor Volk en Vaderland. De strijd der Nationaal-socialistische Beweging 14. December 1931 - Mei 1941.

      400 S. Mit 100 Abb., davon 1 Tafel mehrfach gefaltet, alle Tafeln in Kupfertiefdruck. Gr 4to (27 x 20 x 4,5 cm). Dunkelblauer Orig.-Lederband mit Rücken-und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung (Ecken und Kanten teils etwas berieben). Die repräsentative Geschichte der holländischen Nazi-Bewegung (NSB) in erster Ausgabe (1943 erschien eine verkleinerte Nachauflage). - Vorliegendes Exemplar (auf starkem Papier) wohl für Geschenkzwecke aufwändig in Ganzleder gebunden. Dieses Exemplar mit eigenhändiger mehrzeiliger WIDMUNG des niederländischen Nazi-Führers ("De Leider") Anton Adriaan Mussert (geb. 1894) für den NSKK Gruppenführer Leo von Bayer-Ehrenberg, 1.April 1942, auf dem Vortitelblatt (in holländ. Sprache), s. Abb. - Im deutsch besetzten Holland wurde 1943 ein Kabinett unter Musserts Führung eingesetzt, der bereits 1931 die Nazi-Bewegung dort begründet hatte. Mussert (ursprünglich Ingenieur) wurde nach Prozeß 1946 in Den Haag zum Tode verurteilt und hingerichtet. Er traf während seiner aktiven Zeit mehrfach mit Hitler (aber u.a. auch mit Papst Pius XI.) zusammen. Zur Rolle des Bewidmeten L.v. Bayer-Ehrenberg vgl. D. Hochstetter, Motorisierung und "Volksgemeinschaft" Das Nationalsozialistische Kraftfahrkorps (NSKK) 1931-45. München 2005. passim. Dort auch ausführlich über die politische Vereinnahmung des Motorsports, ihrer Organisatoren und Akteure in Deutschland. - Die Bildtafeln im vorligenden Exemplar zeigen ganzseitig (außer Mussert, Hitler u. Mussolini) weitere Funktionäre, Versammlungen, Feiern, Propaganda usw. der "Bewegung" (die Tafeln II u. VI sind auch im Abb.-Verzeichnis übesprungen, also nicht vorhanden gewesen, die Tafel III: "de drie bronnen" fehlt hier, ist aber evt. auch nicht vorhanden gewesen: jedenfalls keine Entfernungsspuren), sonst komplett. - Von einem Feuchtigkeitsrand quer im Vorderschnitt abgesehen, insgesamt gut erhaltene "Geschenkausgabe".

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        Reading Maps. Basic Instructions for Reading Maps (CITANJE KART)

      Tehnika RK VI, Kamnik district, Slovenia 1943 - 30pp. 8vo, mimeographed text with images, original tan wrappers with mimeographed cover. 30pp. 8vo, mimeographed text with images, original tan wrappers with mimeographed cover. This rare surviving pamphlet from World War II was produced by the Yugoslav Partisans, the most accomplished armed resistance movement against the Axis occupation of Europe. Starting out as a guerilla group, the Partisans soon created a complete underground society based on Communist principles, including schools, government and medical institutions, financial systems, and publishing presses. This pamphlet, produced by one such press likely hidden in the mountains or forests of Slovenia, addresses an emergent need in such a new, clandestine society: that for maps. It proceeds in logical order: geographical vocabulary, instructions for making field maps, and later more sophisticated and symbolic drafting techniques. Within this technical know-how, it also communicates tactical military advice that the Partisan guerillas employed in their battles with Axis armies. This tactical quality of the publication is most in evidence in the pamphlets many striking diagrams, which demonstrate the importance of visual knowledge in situations of survival. This pamphlet was one of many Partisan publications designed to educate, protect, and encourage members of the movement. It is particularly fascinating for its simple means of production, since the secrecy of Partisan operations limited them to mechanical methods such as mimeographs--in witness here--as well as heliotypes, linocuts, and typewriting. Given its fragility, the pamphlet is in excellent condition with clean text. Slight stains and some very small tears in margins. As one of the few Partisan publications on cartography, this pamphlet is a rare and fascinating record of the World War II resistance.

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        A Pictorial Map of Scenes in and around Army-Slang.

      Ernest Dudley Chase. Winchester, MA. Copyright 1943. - Color "pictorial map", 14 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches on sheet size 15 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches, folding as issued into pamphlet 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Separations at left and right horizontal centrefold (4 1/2 and 1 1/2 inches), short separation at one fold end, light wear and toning, previous owner's name on cover, good condition. A scarce image by Ernest Dudley Chase, one of the first rank pictorial mapmakers of the 20th century. Rather loosely titled by Chase a pictorial map with the eagle emblem forming the background suggesting the United States. Army slang phrases are illustrated in humorous vignettes with a dictionary of the slang words provided in the Legend at upper edge. "You'll find it here all pictured out, The slang that's 'in the groove,' And helps to keep from morn to night, The ARMY ON THE MOVE!" All in red, white and blue with decorative border, this is a historically illuminating and decorative piece. Also issued as a single sided poster, this is the pamphlet edition, with humorous illustrations on the verso as well as a Glossary of Good Old Army Slang. The back cover advertises the "complete catalog of Chase Pictorial Maps" which can be requested. No copies of this are listed on WorldCat.

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        The Little Prince

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1943. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine in black, two raised bands, pictorial onlay of The Little Prince to front board, twin rule to turn-ins in black, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With colour illustrations by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author's native French, but it was both written and published in America, the English and French editions appearing in April 1943, perhaps simultaneously.

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        Ah Wong

      [New York: High Grade Press for the Author], 1943. 8vo. 24 pp. Original blue printed wrappers. SCARCE PRIVATELY PRINTED CHRISTMAS GREETING, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, this is number 311 signed by Travers. This story, and two other Christmas pamphlets by the celebrated author of 'Mary Poppins', remained unpublished commercially until 2014, when Virago released them as an edition. "Ah Wong" tells of the narrator's encounter with a swearing Chinese cook. "Each of the characters she focuses on are really unlikely heroes for the narrator. The encounters take place which she is a young girl - the stories are in the form of a person looking back over their childhood, growing up in Australia on a sugar plantation, when her parents don't seem to be very close to her, but the other characters are," said editor Donna Coonan. "And just like Mary Poppins, each character pops up just when they are needed" (See Alison Flood, "Mary Poppins's real-life model appears in unseen PL Travers story" in The Guardian, 23 June 2014). Wrappers chipped at edges and lightly soiled; text with pale dampstain along gutter and lower margins.

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        PETER PAN

      MILANO: BOMPIANI, 1943. IIIED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 12 21. GRANDI RITORNI USATO

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        Sprachführer für deutsche Soldaten in ostvölkischen Einheiten. (Zusammengestellt vom Kommando der Ostlegionen). Vom 1943. Merkblatt 74/3 (Anhang 2 zur H.Dv. 1a, Seite 74 lfd. Nr. 3).

      No imprint. (Berlin, Oberkommando des Heeres, 1943).. Oblong small octavo. Pp. 158. Both in German and Russian. Stitched as issued in the original printed stiff wrappers, bit spotted, name on cover. Back wrap, the recto of which comprising of last page of text, is lacking, else a very good copy with exceptionally clean interior. ~ First edition. Extremely rare, one of the rarest Wehrmacht wartime manuals. A pocket guide and a dictionary in a nutshell to the use of German forces in the Easter Front. In 1943, the German combat force in the Soviet union amounted to almost 4 million soldiers. Though just a fraction of them was in need of communication with the local population and army, some means of communication was essential for others. The booklet first brings the Russian alphabet with equivalents and pronunciation in German. A list of the most important words of everyday communication follows. There is a list of words which are easily understood by the Russian; various short commands; etc. General military vocabulary, divided by military discipline, both in German and in Russian with transliterations into German, comprises most of the book. [WorlCat OCLC 64831099 locates only 2 copies worldwide, both in the Netherlands (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies; and Dutch Defense Academy). Not a single institutional copy is located in Germany].

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        The Atlantic Charter broadside

      W. C. Hamilton & Sons n.d., Philadelphia - This beautiful broadside features the text of the Atlantic Charter, designed by celebrated American typographer and designer Bruce Rogers. Dimensions are a substantial 13.5 x 21 inches. Condition is excellent, never framed, with only trivial signs of handling and a hint of age-toning to extremities. Moreover, the broadside is accompanied by the original publisher’s slip. We have left the broadside in its original, unframed state to facilitate safe shipping and the aesthetic framing preferences of its next owner. Bruce Rogers may have originally designed this Atlantic Charter broadside for William E. Rudge’s sons in 1943. This printing by W. C. Hamilton & Sons is undated, but appears contemporary to the Second World War; the publisher’s accompanying slip references Rogers’ Oxford Bible, Lawrence’s Odyssey, and the Limited Editions Club Shakespeare, all published in the 1930s, but does not mention Rogers’ 1948 gold medal for graphic arts from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Per the publisher’s slip, "The type face is Goudy’s Hadriano. The border has been Virkotyped from a design made by Mr. Rogers. The paper is Hamilton Weycroft, Ivori, Basis 100." Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) was one of the most distinguished typographers and book designers of his time. It is fitting that Rogers lent his art to the Atlantic Charter, which contains some of the most aspirational and influential words of the twentieth century. In August 1941, Winston Churchill braved the Battle of the Atlantic to voyage by warship to Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, where he secretly met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the 9th to the 12th. Their agenda included setting constructive goals for the post-war world, even as the struggle against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan was still very much undecided and the U.S. had yet to formally enter the war. The eight principles to which they agreed became known as the Atlantic Charter. "That it had little legal validity did not detract from its value Coming from the two great democratic leaders of the day the Atlantic Charter created a profound impression on the embattled Allies. It came as a message of hope to the occupied countries, and it held out the promise of a world organization based on the enduring verities of international morality." (United Nations) In addition to encapsulating the Allies’ postwar aspirations and catalyzing formation of the United Nations, the Atlantic Charter also testified to the remarkable personal relationship between FDR and Churchill. "Support for the principles of the Atlantic Charter and a pledge of cooperation to the utmost in giving effect to them, came from a meeting of ten governments in London shortly after Mr. Churchill returned from his ocean rendezvous. This declaration was signed on September 24 by the USSR and the nine governments of occupied Europe: Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Yugoslavia and by the representatives of General de Gaulle, of France." Nonetheless, Atlantic Charter principles were remote from the realities of war in August 1941. Even after Newfoundland, to Churchill’s frustration, America had still "made no commitments and was no nearer to war than before the ship board meeting." (Gilbert, VI, p.1176) In his live broadcast from Chequers on August 24, Churchill rather modestly introduced the Atlantic Charter thus: " a simple, rough-and-ready war-time statement of the goal towards which the British Commonwealth and the United States mean to make their way " Not until December 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, did America formally enter the war and not until October 1945 was the United Nations established, embodying the lofty principles of the Atlantic Charter. Even then, the Cold War was already nascent, ensuring that a geo-political reality based on those noble principles would remain as remote as it was in Placentia Bay in August 1941. As it remains today.

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        The Moving Finger.

      London Collins for The Crime Club 1943 - First U. K. edition, 8vo., publisher's cloth, spine ends faded, pictorial dust-jacket, spine a little dulled, professional restoration to spine ends, slight rubbing to extremities, otherwise a bright, very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée à Denise Rollin : « Maintenant je n'aspire plus qu'à une chose c'est à vous prouver que je n'appartiens plus qu'à vous, que je suis rivé à vous [...] »

      - s.l. s.d. [circa 1940-1943], 20,7x27 mm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - Bella lunga lettera autografa firmata da Georges Bataille Denise Rollin.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Belle et longue lettre autographe signée de Georges Bataille à Denise Rollin, inédite, déchirée en cinq morceaux n'affectant pas la lecture, 34 lignes à l'encre noire sur un feuillet. Fréquentant tous les deux les milieux intellectuels et artistiques parisiens, Georges Bataille et Denise Rollin se rencontrèrent au cours de l'année 1939. Elle fut notamment l'amie de Cocteau, Prévert et Breton. Bataille la décrivit ainsi dans ses carnets pour Le Coupable : « une illusion aussi fragile qui se dissiperait au moindre souci, au moindre relâchement de l'inattention. » Il reste peu de détails sur leur relation car la vie privée de Georges Bataille, particulièrement à cette époque, n'est pas tant documentée. Il apparaît dans cette lettre les sentiments profonds que Denise Rollin provoquaient chez Bataille : « Maintenant je n'aspire plus qu'à une chose c'est à vous prouver que je n'appartiens plus qu'à vous, que je suis rivé à vous [...] » L'absolu de cet amour est tel que Bataille est prêt à tout : « [...] que vous le sachiez à tel point que si je ne devais plus avoir d'autre moyen qu'une profanation pour vous le prouver, je ferais devant vous cette profanation. » Il se sent pourtant coupable : « Je ne peux pas parler de l'état auquel je suis arrivé, je suis trop agité. Je sens, j'espère que c'est absurde. J'ai honte même de tant souffrir et de vous ennuyer avec ma souffrance quand vous seule êtes malade. » L'année précédente, il avait perdu sa compagne des suites de la tuberculose. Démuni devant la maladie, il admet : « [...] moi je ne peux pas vous guérir, je ne peux même pas vous soigner [...] » Seule Denise Rollin serait capable de l'apaiser : « Tout était noir auparavant [...] ce que je souffre et que vous pouvez si facilement guérir chaque fois que vous le voudrez [...] ». Abandonné aux affres de l'angoisse, Bataille admet : « Je suis tellement fou en ce moment (et de cela je veux vous parler) que je ressens comme une complicité et une perfidie de tous pour me faire mal, comme si vous vous prêtiez au jeu pour que je sois encore plus désespéré [...] » Au bord de la paranoïa, il supplie Rollin : « La seule chose dont je veux vous supplier [...], c'est de ne plus douter sans cesse de moi comme vous l'avez fait. » Il comprend pourtant : « [...] il y avait en moi et dans mon passé de quoi vous paraître insupportable [...] » Il lui offre une solution : « Ce qui m'apaiserait le plus si vous m'écriviez, ce serait que vous me disiez que vous me croyez, que vous voulez bien que je sois votre chose. »

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        World War Two: Bletchley Park

      Air mail envelope and letter to Flying Officer J.R. Perceval dated 26th June 1943 at the English Speaking Union Club in London, bearing 50c. Swiss stamp. The letter was redirected to Box 111, Bletchley, Bucks. The envelope has English and German censor seals. The enclosure is a lengthy letter from his wife, living in Switzerland, and is mostly written in German and bears the German censor blue wash lines. The letter had to travel via Berlin, as there was no direct service to Lisbon(the normal route via a Neutral Country. The text of the letter is probably coded - a private one agreed between husband and wife, as they were aware that the letter would be censored. Also three Cable and Wireless telegrams, one which requests money transfer in Swiss Francs and another "Darling I love you must be awful power working against us wrote many letters you never get them." John Richard Perceval was a linguist and travel writer who studied at the University of Berlin. There he met and married divorcee Sorina Eiche, the mother of three grown children, in 1936. Sorina travelled to Switzerland in August 1939 and remained there for the duration of the war, to avoid internment as an enemy alien.

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        Gen. The Services fortnightly Middle East Digest.

      [Cairo, Société Orientale de Publicité, Kasr-el-Aini Printing Press, and Urwand and Sons], February 1, 1942 -January 16, 1943. 8vo. Original colour-printed wrappers, bound in 5 contemporary Middle Eastern green cloth-bound volumes with chipped and faded red sheepskin labels, marbled endpapers; highly illustrated with photographic plates (in pagination) and in the text; covers and a few plates a bit cropped by the binder, a few covers a little spotted, text evenly browned, due to paper stock, loss to small lower portion of the first leaf of issue 6, otherwise clean and good. The first 30 issues of one of the rarer wartime publications, a bi-monthly produced for the troops in the Middle East, distributed in Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Lybia and Iran. Full of witty original caricatures and illustrations, with contributions by Bertrand Russell, J. B. Priestley, William Hickey, Norman Hare, John Steinbeck, Leslie Charteris, John Pudney and others. The subtitle of the periodical varies from issue to issue; however, the slighly cryptic title is explained in the first issue, which depicts a Churchill Toby jug on the cover. 'Some say the word "gen" is an abbreviation of "intelligence," some, that it stands for "genuine information." R.A.F. artificers complicate matters by insisting that it derives from the title of their training text-book "General Engineering Notes." The only other sets we are able to trace in Britain are in the British Library (all 90 issues, published until July 28, 1945) and the Imperial War Museum (number of issues not indicated).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Ondine

      - José Corti, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, broché. - Nuova edizione della traduzione francese illustrato da 18 litografie originali di Valentine Hugo, una delle 10 copie numerate sul Giappone, edizione deluxe. La nostra copia, come è previsto nel sorteggio è piena giustificazione, come tutte le copie in Giappone, il disegno originale di Valentine Hugo ha firmato. La nostra copia è purtroppo incompleta dopo 18 stampe. Torna un po 'insolated, piatti marginalmente ombreggiati, piacevole stato interiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition de la traduction française illustrée de 18 lithographies originales de Valentine Hugo, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage est bien complet, à l'instar de tous les exemplaires sur Japon, du croquis original de Valentine Hugo qu'elle a signée. Notre exemplaire est malheureusement incomplet de la suite des 18 gravures. Dos légèrement insolé, plats marginalement ombrés, agréable état intérieur.  

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        Kladderadatsch. 96./97. Jahrgang 1943 (Heft 45-52) + 1944 (Heft 1-35) (Ein Spiegelbild der Deutschen Geschichte und des Weltgeschehens) 43 Hefte

      Berlin, Ernst Steininger Verlag, 1943. German satirical weekly, published during the Second World War, full of dramatic anti-British, anti-American and anti-Russian caricatures, aiming mainly at Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. Partly in colour. Artists: Johnson, Garvens, Hahmann, Erik and others ----------- VERY RARE

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        ZWÔLF ZEICHNUNGEN ZU GOETHES FAUST. Mit einen Geleitwort von Albert J. Welti.

      Zürich, Morgarten Verlag, Conzett & Huber, 1943 - In-folio, (50 x 39 cm), plats cartonnés d'édition, sous jaquette rempliée, 9 pp, tirage limité à 450 ex. Un des rares ex. H. C. (N° 9) comprenant 12 SUPERBES LITHOGRAPHIES SOUS PASSE-PARTOUT, tirées sur papier ZERKALL-BÜTTEN doublement signées par l'artiste, une fois dans la pierre, la seconde au crayon papier dans la marge. Tres Bonne Condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dwight Eisenhower signed Free Frank, with bilingual Safe Conduct pass

      New York, NY, June 29, 1943. 8.25" x 3.875". "Buff colored ""Allied Force Headquarters, Office of the Commander-in-Chief"" Free Frank envelope signed ""Dwight D Eisenhower"" as U.S. Army General and censor in black fountain pen at left. Typed return address and addressee ""Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower/ Wardman Park Hotel/ Apartment 208-H/ Washington D.C"". With New York slogan machine cancel pencil inscribed "Free" at top right, June 29, 1943 New York, NY postmark, and purple examiner's date stamp from Army Base 2134. In very fine condition measuring 8.25" x 3.875". Neatly sliced along top with isolated light handling marks along right side. Accompanied by an original airdrop bilingual Safe Conduct pass enabling surrendering German soldier to seek food, shelter, and protection from Allied forces, autosigned twice by Dwight D. Eisenhower. In extra fine condition, measuring 4.25" x 7".Envelope comes with a Philatelic Foundation signed and embossed certificate of authenticity, serial number G 294654."

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        FIASCO HALL

      Cambridge, MA: Privately Printed, 1943. First Edition. Paperback. Very good. Card covers stapled into blue wrappers; small 4to. 14 pp. First edition of the author's scarce first book, one of only approximately 100 printed (the author reportedly destroyed about half of them). Signed by the author on the title-page. Some toning to wrappers, one crease at spine near the bottom, but a very good copy. Needless to say rare in the marketplace. "I wrote lots of poetry in high school-all of it terrible. When I left to go to Harvard, I had a friend whose mother knew the poet Robert Hillier, who was at Harvard at the time, and this woman told me to take my poems to him. So I did; Hillier read all of these poems, picked out about sixteen, and suggested I have them printed myself-this resulted in Fiasco Hall. A lot of these poems reflected romantic notions about the war; I certainly thought I was probably going to be killed in the war, and I had the same romantic sensibility of some of the World War I poets -Wilfred Owen or Rupert Brooke. So I had these dreadful poems printed. Long after the war, I tried to destroy them by throwing them down the incinerator near our apartment in New York, but my mother luckily saved about fifty of them." (A Conversation with John Hawkes by Patrick O'Donnell From "The Review of Contemporary Fiction," Fall 1983, Vol. 3.3).

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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