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        A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1943 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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        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 Case of the Buried Clock

      A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with a slightly faded spine. $2.00 price still on front flap. Same year, 1943, on both title page and copyright page, with no mention of later printings on copyright page, which is how Morrow indicated a first printing at this time.

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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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        Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Roman. (Bd. 3: Aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben von Martha Musil). 3 Bände.

      Berlin bzw. Lausanne, Ernst Rowohl Verlag (Bde. 1 u. 2) bzw. Imprimerie Centrale (Bd. 3), 1930-1943. - Erstausgabe. - Mit dem seltenen dritten Band, welcher posthum von Musils Frau Martha in 1000 Exemplaren herausgegeben wurde. - Musils Hauptwerk und zugleich einer der bedeutendsten Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts. - „[.] Begann [.] mit seinem umfangreichen, unvollendeten Zeit- und Gesellschaftsroman der untergehenden Donaumonarchie ‚Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften‘, auf dem sein Ruf als Neuerer der Romanform und scharfsichtiger Analytiker der zeitgenössischen Gesellschaft, ihrer Träger als Exponenten von Ideologien, ihrer Struktur und ihrer Psychologie, beruht [.]" (Wilpert, Lexikon der Weltliteratur, S. 1071). - Der zweite Band mit einem eigenh. Vermerk des bedeutenden Literaturwissenschaftlers Hans Mayer: „Geschenk von Robert Musil in Genf im September 1940". - Einbände berieben u. fleckig. Innengelenke tlw. etw. gelockert (vorderes Innengelenk des zweiten Bandes angebrochen.). Schutzumschlag m. kl. Randein- bzw. -ausrissen. - Wilpert/G. 10; Roth 257, 282 u. 301a; Sternfeld/T. 362 u. Exilarchiv 4218 (jeweils Bd. 3); Slg. Jordan 1539 (Bd. 1); ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Mit Portrait u. 2 Tafeln. Zus. ca. 2150 S., OLwd.-Bde. (von E. R. Weiss; Bd. 3 mit dem Orig.-Schutzumschlag). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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).

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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).

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        Perelandra

      The Bodley Head, London 1943 - First edition Perelandra by C. S. Lewis, The Bodley Head, London 1943, A first edition Perelandra is in good condition with unclipped dust jacket. Perelandra is the second book in the series of Space Triology novels. Original pale blue cloth boards with faded areas on the spine and upper cover plus some spotting. Signature dated 1.4.44 written on the front paste down. The contents are clean with spotting on the page ends. The dust jacket is bright. Tears and wear on the extremities and pieces missing. 3cm piece missing from the top of the spine. Unclipped marked 8s 6d net. 8vo 256pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Out of the Silent Planet

      Macmillan, New York 1943 - The first American edition of the initial volume of the Space trilogy. Published by Macmillan in 1943. A near fine example of the book with some very faint spotting to the blue cloth boards and a very slight degree of wear to the top of the spine. Dust jacket very good with some small chips to the edges. Fingernail sized chip to lower outer corner of rear panel. Thumbhead sized chip to the base of the rear panel. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        大東亜戦争海軍美術. [Daitōasensō kaigun bijutsu]. [Art from the Naval Campaigns of the Greater East Asia War].

      大日本海洋美術協会. Showa 18. 昭和1943. 35 tipped in colour plates. Some browning throughout as usual but the plates are largely clean. Japanese binding with string ties. Original cloth covered boards a little insect damaged in a few places but mainly very good, paper title label little insect damaged at foot not affecting the characters. A good copy. The many images feature the imagined scene of Japanese planes flying high over New York as well as the following: The Borneo Campaign Kawabata Minoru 川端實(1911-2001) Assaulting the Enemy Mobile Unit off Eastern New Guinea - Mikuri Junichi 御厨純一(1887-1948) Battle of the Java Sea - Okuse Eizō 奥瀬英三(1891-1975) Battle of Makassar Strait - Arioka Ichirō 有岡一郎(1900-1966) Naval Port in Singapore right after the Invasion - Yazawa Gengetsu 矢澤弦月(1886-1952) Battle of Badung Strait - Mikuni Hisashi 三國久(1885-1966) Battle of Sunda Strait - Ishikawa Shigehiko 石川滋彦(1909-1994) Submarine Attacking a US Aircraft Carrier - Fujimoto Tōichiryō 藤本東一良(1913-98) Assaulting Tarakan Island - Tanabe Minoru 田邊穰(1916-82) Japanese Destroyer Attacking Heavy Cruiser Huston - Kobayakawa Tokushirō 小早川篤四郎 (1893-1959) Japanese Fleet Making an Entry into the Naval Port in Singapore - Kobayakawa Tokushirō小早川篤四郎 (1893-1959) Paratrooper Unit dropping into the Enemy Territory - Takahashi Ryō[?] 高橋亮 (?-?) Naval Base - Kobayashi Kiyoei小林清榮(1894-1987) Battle of Rennell Island - Matsuzoe Ken[?] 松添健 (?-?) Japanese Fleet Controlling the South Sea - Koshima [or Furushima] Matsunosuke 古嶋松之助 (?-?) Air Battle off Lae - Ishikawa Shigenobu 石川重信(1904-72) Conquering Nicobar Islands - Murakami Matsujirō 村上松次郎 (1897-1962) Night Operations of the Battle of Savo Island - Ishikawa Shigenobu 石川重信(1904-72) Seeking the Enemy over the Ocean - Murakami Matsujirō 村上松次郎 (1897-1962) Raising a Dock [and Repairing a Salvaged Enemy Destroyer] - Koshima [or Furushima] Matsunosuke 古嶋松之助 (?-?) Triumph at Lombok Strait - Matsuzoe Ken[?] 松添健 Fleet of Naval bombers Flying - Kobayashi Kiyoei 小林清榮(1894-1987) Invading Celebes Island - Takahashi Ryō[?] 高橋亮 (?-?) Attack Plane About to Fly - Ishii Hakutei 石井柏亭 (1882-1958) Seeing the Enemy - Kubota Kinsen 久保田金僊 (1875-1954) Anti-Air Night Battle - Matsumi Yoshihiko松見吉彦 (?-?) (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159077).

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        Final Report, Japanese Evacuation From the West Coast, 1942

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1943. Fine. First edition. 618pp. Gilt-stamped black cloth. Illustrated from black and white photographs, color figures, charts, and three fold-out maps. An about fine copy with Eugene Worley's name stamped on the front fly. Worley was a U.S. Representative from Texas and had served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy from December 1941 to August 1942, while a Member of Congress. This is a comprehensive report on the evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry carried out by the Army in the interests of national security in the spring of 1942.

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        Les anciens maîtres serruriers et leurs meilleurs travaux.

      Paris, Gründ, 1943. 2 volumes fort in-4, un de texte, cartonnage éditeur sous jaquette illustrée rempliée, non coupé (6)- V- 310 pp. (2)-III-(1) pp. & 14 pl. h.t, nb. ill. dans le texte ; un de planches sous portefeuille à lacets, (8) pp. & 168 pl. Cartonnage très lég. passé, très bon exemplaire. Tiré à 600 exemplaires

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        Postkarte von Käthe Kollwitz an Frau Irmgard Lubahn vom 2.1.1943. [Poststempel] Signiert mit "Bestem Gruß" von K. Kollwitz"

      Berlin 1943 - beidseitig beschriftete Postkarte. 10,5 x 15 cm, guter Zustand. Käthe Kollwitz (geb. Schmidt; * 8. Juli 1867 in Königsberg in Preußen; † 22. April 1945 in Moritzburg bei Dresden) bedankt sich für eine Einladung zu einem Rezitationsabend von Frau Irmgard Lubahn und teilt mit, daß es ihr "aus gesundheitlichen Gründen leider unmöglich" ist an der Veranstaltung teilzunehmen. Frau Irmgard Lubahn war die Ehefrau des Dichters der Olympia-Hymne von 1936 Robert Lubahn, der ebenfalls in Berlin unter anderem als Rezitator auftrat. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499

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        Shipwreck-Survivors: A Medical Study. (SIGNED BY MacDONALD CRITCHLEY.)

      London: J. & A. Churchill, 1943. - First Edition. vii, 119 pp; 11 figs. Original cloth. Very Good+. SIGNED by Critchley on the flyleaf. Constitutes the Bradshaw lecture, 1942, delivered to the Royal college of physicians. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Total War Battle Map. (Pamphlet title: For You - a SPECIAL MAP showing all war zones at a Quick Glance - Now watch Us "WIPE 'EM OUT.)

      Rust Craft. Boston. 1943. - Color pictorial map, 14 1/2 x 35 inches on sheet size 16 x 36 1/2 inches; 3 color maps on verso, largest 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, the 2 smaller color maps 2 panels each, folding to pamphlet 8 x 4 1/2 inches. 1 inch split at one fold intersection, a couple of tiny fold splits, light soiling to outside covers, overall maps in very good condition. This is a particularly interesting publication for the collector of the maps of Ernest Dudley Chase, representing the intersection of the business of greeting cards that Chase produced through Rust Craft, the card company that he founded, and his output of pictorial maps published under his own name. The pamphlet opens out to one of Ernest Dudley Chase's iconic maps of World War II, the TOTAL WAR BATTLE MAP, with subtitle 'Certain Victory Will be Ours!' This world map was also published by Chase as a blank-back poster and as a two-sided pamphlet with another map on the verso. Here the verso is covered with victory-minded slogans such as "YOu're helping, too, I'll bet on that, And soon the world will see OUr Army, Navy and Marines I an ALL-OUT VICTORY! There are five inset pictorial vignettes: 'A Yank Tank,' 'Coast Artillery,' 'Mobile Field Gun,' 'Flying Fortress' and 'New Anti Aircraft Gun Mounts by Westinghouse.' Aircraft and ships are pictured within the map area, Germany and Japan are marked in black, naval bases and railroads are marked.

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        Total War Battle Map. (Pamphlet title: For You - a SPECIAL MAP showing all war zones at a Quick Glance - Now watch Us "WIPE 'EM OUT...)

      Boston.: Rust Craft.. 1943.. Color pictorial map, 14 1/2 x 35 inches on sheet size 16 x 36 1/2 inches; 3 color maps on verso, largest 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, the 2 smaller color maps 2 panels each, folding to pamphlet 8 x 4 1/2 inches. 1 inch split at one fold intersection, a couple of tiny fold splits, light soiling to outside covers, overall maps in very good condition. This is a particularly interesting publication for the collector of the maps of Ernest Dudley Chase, representing the intersection of the business of greeting cards that Chase produced through Rust Craft, the card company that he founded, and his output of pictorial maps published under his own name. The pamphlet opens out to one of Ernest Dudley Chase's iconic maps of World War II, the TOTAL WAR BATTLE MAP, with subtitle 'Certain Victory Will be Ours!' This world map was also published by Chase as a blank-back poster and as a two-sided pamphlet with another map on the verso. Here the verso is covered with victory-minded slogans such as "YOu're helping, too, I'll bet on that, And soon the world will see OUr Army, Navy and Marines I an ALL-OUT VICTORY! There are five inset pictorial vignettes: 'A Yank Tank,' 'Coast Artillery,' 'Mobile Field Gun,' 'Flying Fortress' and 'New Anti Aircraft Gun Mounts by Westinghouse.' Aircraft and ships are pictured within the map area, Germany and Japan are marked in black, naval bases and railroads are marked. .

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        LETTERE SPIRITUALI

      MILANO: FRATELLI BOCCA, 1943. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 21. PROBLEMI DELLO SPIRITO USATO

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED

      Washington, D.C., 1943. n/a. Very Good. MAGNIFICENT WARTIME LETTER BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ON ACHIEVING LONG-LASTING PEACE. This letter, signed and typed by world-renowned social reformer Eleanor Roosevelt on White House letterhead and dated June 28, 1943 (World War II), is addressed to Mr. Jerome Darrow, soldier and army newspaper editor, and reads in full:The White HouseWashingtonJune 28, 1943.Dear Mr. Darrow:I am very glad to send you a message for Talkie-Talkie, your weekly Army newspaper.I understand only too well how hard it must be for our soldiers who stand guard in the jungle and outposts which we are now occupying.I want to say to them that on every hand I hear how wonderfully the men are accepting the strange new conditions under which they live and how cheerfully they live through discomfort and boredom. I only hope that beneath it all they realize they are part of the great fighting force which can only win because each unit has done its part.I lived through the last war and its aftermath and therefore I am very much concerned about the future which we build as a result of this war. I hope that we have learned that peace is not something which comes because we sign a piece of paper. It is something which has to be built year by year and the piece of paper is only the foundation. It is the justice and the change for a better future for the whole world which will make our peace foundation stronger and our change to bring a continuance of peace in the future, better. To do this for the world we must do it at home also and I hope that the boys in the jungle are thinking and talking of the things they wish to see done to bring about future employment, a high national income and a healthier and happier people in the future.Good luck to all of you and may you all come back and work for peace and feel that you are building something constructive when this victory is won.Very sincerely yours,[signed] Eleanor RooseveltThe date is June 28, 1943. Finally, the tide of the war was starting to turn, and Americans could see an end to this very bloody, and very prolonged conflict. "The Battle of Midway, (June 3-6, 1942), [which was] fought almost entirely with aircraft, was a World War II naval battle, in which the United States destroyed Japan's first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, [August 1942-November 1943] the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific" (Encylopedia Britannica) .Yet, as so meaningfully articulated by Eleanor Roosevelt in this letter, the work--to better the post-war lives of Americans and to achieve a long-lasting and effective peace--would continue long after the fighting was over.On boosting soldier's morale and the return to normalcy"I only hope that beneath it all they realize they are part of the great fighting force which can only win because each unit has done its part [...] I hope that the boys in the jungle are thinking and talking of the things they wish to see done to bring about future employment, a high national income and a healthier and happier people in the future."Perhaps one of Roosevelt's most enduring legacies of her wartime work was her commitment to improving the lives of soldiers both during and after World War II. General Halsey, a high-ranking officer at Guadalcanal, was awed by Roosevelt's character and compassion upon her visit to his base and hospitals:"When I say that she inspected those hospitals, I don't mean that she shook hands with the chief medical officer, glanced into a sun room and left. I mean that she went into every ward, stopped at every bed, and spoke to every patient: What was his name? How did he feel? Was there anything he needed? Could she take a message home for him? I marveled at her hardihood, both physical and mental, she walked for miles, and she saw patients who were grievously and gruesomely wounded. But I marveled most at their expressions as she leaned over them. It was a sight I will never forget."True to her words, the First Lady's efforts were not merely excluded to wartime work. Postwar, Roosevelt continued to press for worker's rights, helping to ban racial discrimination in many industries, a crusade which culminated in the establishment of the Fair Employment Practices Commision. She was also instrumental in helping FDR to draft the G.I. Bill of Rights, a piece of legislation which helped to secure many educational and vocational opportunities for WWII veterans.On postwar peace"I hope that we have learned that peace is not something which comes because we sign a piece of paper. It is something which has to be built year by year and the piece of paper is only the foundation. It is the justice and the change for a better future for the whole world which will make our peace foundation stronger and our change to bring a continuance of peace in the future, better."Just as Roosevelt's work with soldiers extended well-beyond the end of World War II, so did her humanitarian work. Even after her position as First Lady ended and official peace negotiation had long concluded, Roosevelt continued to push for peace with the help of the United Nations. The sense of unfulfillment, or more specifically of an unfulfilled peace, is as clearly discernable in her writing after WWII as it is in the 1943 letter to Mr. Darrow.In the November 13, 1946 edition of her daily syndicated newspaper column My Day, she explains that "in the United Nations, we have set up the machinery for creating a climate in the world in which peace can grow. However, just as I have sensed for many years that Armistice Day did not have the meaning for the mass of our people that it should have if we were going to preserve peace, so I feel now that this is not yet a day on which we dedicate ourselves to living and working along the lines which will make peace possible throughout the world."After FDR's death, she remained at the nucleus of American and global politics for two more decades. "In 1946 President Harry S. Truman appointed her as a delegate to the United Nations, the institution that she believed to be her late husband's most significant legacy to the world. She served as chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and with her unique blend of grandmotherly tact and political realism helped hammer out the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights enacted by the General Assembly in 1948. She was now routinely hailed as "the First Lady of the World" (American National Biography).In fact, Roosevelt did write a piece for Jerome Darrow's one-man newspaper "Talkie-Talkie". An excerpt from Darrow's hometown newspaper reports that "the editor [Jerome Darrow] has perked things up by getting famous people to write their innermost thoughts straight to his G. I.'s. Groucho Marx, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charlie McCarthy, Wendell Willkie, Grantland Bice and Betty Grable have already taken advantage of this splendid opportunity" (Ironwood Daily Globe).This document is noteworthy for its wartime date as well as its provocative content. A truly rare letter that so stirringly sums up Roosevelt's seemingly simple, but actually complicated wish: peace.Washington, D.C.: June 28, 1943. Quarto, one page on White House stationery. Signed in ink at the end of the letter. Usual folds, light toning, and a paperclip impression to the top edge, otherwise in fine condition. An important piece of correspondence by the "First Lady of the World.".

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        LE PETIT PRINCE AVEC DESSINS PAR L'AUTEUR

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Small quarto. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Illustrations in color and black & white. Wrapper significantly tanned at edges, some chafing to spine folds, but a near very good, internally nice copy. First edition, first printing, wrapperbound issue of the French text, preceding publication in France, but itself preceded by the translation into English from the author's manuscript by Katharine Woods. The errant printer's flaw ("flying crow") appears in the illustration on p.63, and the author's name and publisher's spine imprint both extend into the front and rear wrappers.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Atlantic Charter. The President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, being met together, deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future for the world.

      Washington, DC: Office of War Information, 1943 - Folio broadside (712 x 507 mm): OWI Poster No. 50. Creased where folded, one panel on verso toned and with a few ink splashes. In excellent condition. An attractive copy of the decidedly uncommon Atlantic Charter poster issued by the US Office of War Information: no copy located by Copac in any British or Irish institutional library; OCLC cites copies at McGill, Penn State, New York Public Library, Wooster, Denison, West Texas A&M only. "The Atlantic Charter was a joint declaration released by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 following a meeting of the two heads of state in Newfoundland. The Atlantic Charter provided a broad statement of US and British war aims. Churchill and Roosevelt met on August 9 and 10, 1941 aboard the USS Augusta in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, to discuss their respective war aims for the Second World War and to outline a postwar international system. The Charter they drafted included eight 'common principles' that the United States and Great Britain would be committed to supporting in the postwar world. Both countries agreed not to seek territorial expansion; to seek the liberalization of international trade; to establish freedom of the seas, and international labor, economic, and welfare standards. Most importantly, both the United States and Great Britain were committed to supporting the restoration of self-governments for all countries that had been occupied during the war and allowing all peoples to choose their own form of government. While the Atlantic Charter of August 1941 was not a binding treaty, it was, nonetheless, significant for several reasons. First, it publicly affirmed the sense of solidarity between the U.S. and Great Britain against Axis aggression. Second, it laid out President Roosevelt's Wilsonian-vision for the postwar world; one that would be characterized by freer exchanges of trade, self-determination, disarmament, and collective security. Finally, the Charter ultimately did serve as an inspiration for colonial subjects throughout the Third World, from Algeria to Vietnam, as they fought for independence" (US Office of the Historian online). This handsomely printed poster, designed by the distinguished typographer W. A. Dwiggins, has echoes of eighteenth century proclamations - from the choice of typeface to the distinctive bracketing of the names of Roosevelt and Churchill - lending the piece a gravitas and a sense of "the weight of history".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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