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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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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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        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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        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).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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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.

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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".

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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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        IL TALISMANO DELLE 10.000 DISGRAZIE

      SIENA: VALLECCHI, 1943. BROSSURA. BUONO. 16 22. USATO

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        Les Gentilshommes chasseurs. Avec des illustrations du Baron K. Reille.

      - Paris, Editions littéraires et artistiques, 1943. In-4 en ff. livres, (8) 243-(5) pp., sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui (dos de la chemise bruni, sinon bel exemplaire). Illustré, dans le texte, de jolies aquarelles du Baron Reille, reproduites au pochoir. Tirage limité à 650 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur chiffon à la forme. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** PAUSE ESTIVALE du 27 août au 12 septembre : les commandes reçues pendant cette période seront traitées par ordre d'arrivée à notre retour. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension. * SUMMER BREAK from August 27 to September 12: the orders placed during that period will be processed by order of arrival upon our return. Thank you for your patience and your understanding. *** Langue : Français

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        The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

      1943 - First edition. Small 8vo., original blue cloth, dust jacket. London, Cresset Press. A near fine copy in dust jacket, very slightly rubbed at the extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Atlantic Charter broadside

      Philadelphia: W. C. Hamilton & Sons, n.d.. 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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        Building Up Manchuria

      The Herald of Asia 1943 - 247 pp., illustrations, index. tears at top of front cover, pieces of spine missing, cover wear, clear tape along spine, clear tape between page 1 & facing page, binding is very weak, pages unmarked. This book was written by Yosuke Matsuoka, who was at the time President of the South Manchuria Railway Company. He later became Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Japanese Empire and was one of the architects of the Triparite Pact with Germany and Italy. After the end of World War II, he was charged as a "Class A" war criminal, but he died in prison before his trial. 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lady in the Lake

      Knopf 1943 - A very good first printing (First Edition stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with minor professional restoration, price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Divina Commedia Il purgatorio

      G. B. PARAVIA E C, 1943. ITALIANO 0,38 Commentata da Carlo Steiner. Volume quasi completamente intonso. Coperta morbida con titolo al piatto racchiuso da ampia cornice ornamentale e titoli al dorso; in buono stato, lieve fioritura e qualche piccola macchia, piccoli strappi al dorso. Firma d'appartenenza all'antiporta e al frontespizio. Tagli con tracce di polvere soprattutto quello di testa; lieve fioritura nel testo che ad eccezione di qualche rara sottolineatura e annotazione manoscritta con matita e matite colorate è in ottimo stato di conservazione. USATO

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        The Little Prince. Eo de 1943. Fourth Printing. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

      - Livres Saint-Exupéry. Antoine de. The Little Prince. New-York, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943, in-8 carré, 91 p. Relié pleine toile. Dos titré en long. Tampon de l'ancien propriétaire sur le bas du 3ème plat. 4ème tirage de l'édition originale. Il manque la jaquette. Ouvrage ne présentant aucun défauts majeur. En langue anglaise. Nous restons à votre disposition pour tous renseignements ou clichés complémentaires 0g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mouse in the Mountain

      William Morrow 1943 - First American edition, first printing 1943. William Morrow.Yellow publisher's cloth with dog and lettering in maroon on spine. Base of spine a little bumped and darkened. "Property of Vincente Book Store and Rental Library" stamped in red on front and rear endpapers but the stamp is small and there are no signs that the book was ever rented out - no labels or other stamps. Very small water stain at base of rear endpaper gutter o/w a very good copy in original dustwrapper ($2.00 priced on inner flap) with chipping to base of spine and evidencec of slight water damage at this point (base of spine and small part of rear jacket cover - see pictures for details). Laid in is TLS from Dorothy B.Hughes dated July 11th 1965 addressed to "Shelly" explaining that the ms sent to her would be read en route to LA. A paragraph explains that she worked with Norbert Davis in the Author's League and that his death (an apparent suicide) was a great shock to her. She says that "The Mouse in the Mountain" is "still one of my favourites". SIGNED "Dorothy" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View. No.4, Jan.1943. Fantastica Americana.

      New York, View, 1943. 55 S. m. Abb. Farb. ill. OKart. Gr.8°. (Cover: Jospeh Cornell). Joseph Cornell Nummer. OKart. lt. gebräunt und lt. bestossen. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Das Glasperlenspiel.

      Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag, Zürich., 1943. First edition. Small octavo. Two volumes: pp 442; 452. Text in German. A philosophical novel set far in the future, and for which great claims of prophetic insight are repeatedly made by those of a mystical bent, one of the most recent of these claims being that Hesse anticipated the rise of the internet. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, largely in recognition of this work.Ownership signature on front free endpaper of each volume. A fine set in very good indeed dustwrappers just a little nicked and creased at edges.

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        PABLO PICASSO. GRÂCE ET MOUVEMENT (Sur japon avec suite sur chine)

      - Zurich, Édité par Louis Grosclaude, 1943. En feuillets sous chemise rempliée: 25 x 33.5 cm, [2] pl., 32-[2] pp., 14 pl. + 14 pl. Édition illustrée de 14 dessins originaux de Picasso gravés sur cuivre par les établissements Haefli et Cie, tirés par Christian Bischel. Tirage limité à 350 exemplaire, tous signés par l'éditeur. Le nôtre est un des 100 exemplaires de tête sur Japon impérial contenant une suite sur chine des 14 gravures (nr. 68). De plus, notre exemplaire est truffé de 2 gravures tirées en sanguine sur vélin. Comprend une présentation de l'éditeur et 14 poèmes de Sappho mis à disposition par la bibliothèque nationale suisse. Étui-chemise d'éditeur. Dos lisse en parchemin avec auteur en doré. Magnifique exemplaire de ce rarissime ensemble avec la SUITE, très frais. Envoi de photographies sur demande. Goeppert / Cramer, Livres illustrés de Picasso, no. 14

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        Sleské písně [Silesian Songs]. Handwritten text by Vladislav V. Jindra and original water colour paintings by Karel Svolinský

      SVOLINKSÝ, Karel; JINDRA, Vladislav V.; DUDEŠEK, Karel; BEZRUČ, Petr: Sleské písně [Silesian Songs]. Handwritten text by Vladislav V. Jindra and original water colour paintings or vignettes by Karel Svolinský on 22 pages, where of one double paged and one full-paged. Prague: Vladislav V. Jindra 1943. 4to. [1 (blank)], [1 (1st title page with water colour painting recto), 1 (blank), 1 (title page recto) and 1 (full paged water colour painting recto) leafs], 79 leafs (numbered with pencil), [1 (colophon with water colour painting and signatures recto), 1 (dedication of Svolinský to Obrátil recto), 1 (blank) leafs]. Original artist's half leather binding by Karel Dudešek with hand-sewn capitals, grained light brown pig leather spine on three double bands with gilt spine title on dark brown pig leather applications including also two decorative dots gilded by hand, as well as boards with mounted brown marbled paper, light brown marbled end papers and coloured cut on top; all in original bookbinder's cardboard slipcase covered with multicolour embossed marbled paper. Unique bibliophile object containing the »Silesian Songs«, one of the fundamental texts of Czech poetry written by famous proletarian poet and prose writer Petr Bezruč (1867-1958) and originally published in 1909. - Handwritten on smooth mould paper with gothic letters by the brilliant calligrapher and bibliophile publisher Vladislav V. Jindra this book was produced in this one copy only for [Karel] Jaromír Obrátil (1866-1945), the leading Czech collector of his time. Obrátil, a former Moravian schoolmaster and persecuted political activist for Masaryk, had a number of huge collections including 2.400 art works on paper, autographs, prints and posters, as well as a library of rare and bibliophile editions counting 12.000 volumes, and moreover 20.000 book plates. He frequently wrote about his collections and also provided some of his material for publications, especially items from his important erotica collection. Obrátil was murdered by the Nazis in April 1945. - The uniqueness of the preceding object of book art and it's story is remarkably raised by being lavishly illustrated with original water colour paintings and vignettes throughout, executed in red, brown and black between 1947 and 1949 by Karel Svolinský, who also dedicated and signed this item truffled by himself for an inheriting member of the Obrátil family, as stated in Svolinský's dedication, painted on a different sheet of grey fragile paper and bound in at the end of the book. Karel Dudešeks skilled though elegant binding and slipcase gives this object the finishing touches and makes it an outstanding jewel among the rich stocks of Czech bibliophily. The colophon page is signed by Jindra, the author Petr Bezruč and by Svolinský, who also contributed another little water colour painting there. Capitals of spine minimally worn, slipcase with some minor water stains, otherwise very fine. Not in Dudešek 1983, 1991 and 1996; Čap, Daniel: Czech Bibliophily 1918 - 1938. About the Book Culture in the Times of the First Republic. Master Thesis. Prague: 2008, S. 109 (Obrátil); Heiduk, Oberschlesisches Literaturlexkion, Tl. 1, 1990 zit. WBIS/DBA (Bezruč)

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        Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire

      Stock 1943 - - Stock, Paris 1943, 13x19,5cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation, one of the 100 non-trade copies numbered on Swedish vellum. Rare autograph autograph dedication of the author of Carson Mac Cullers, in English, to Marcel Arland. spineely insolated, the last three letters of the author's name appearing in the consignment include a discoloration spot due to a drop of water or a tear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Wright Brothers

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943 A near fine first edition (First Edition stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Orville Wright (not Kelly) on the front free endpaper. With a presentation slip from the publisher laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane, died in 1948. 21 years later the first man landed on the moon. Books signed by Wright are very uncommon. Wright authorized this biography, long considered the definitive biography. Wright will go down in history as one of the most influential persons of the 20th Century.

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        The Fountainhead.

      Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1943 - First edition, first issue (first edition stated on copyright page), large 8vo., modern red morocco, gilt with decorative spine panels, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt, leather-entry slip-case, in a fine state Rare. A biographical novel about an independent minded architect, loosely based on the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, in which Rand outlines the principles of her philosophy of Objectivism and enlightened self-interest, which has been an influential strand of modern thought over the past 60 years. A wartime book, printed in small quantities, it was rejected by twelve publishers before Bobbs-Merrill accepted it. Published to mixed reviews in 1943, it nonetheless caught on through word-of-mouth, and in 1945 it spent 26 weeks on the bestseller list. Perrin A3 pp. 15-21 (p.321, l.5: "referred"; p.381, l.4: "G W."; p.480, l.2: "Dominique") and first issue with the thicker text block. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dandy Monster Comic 1944 Annual

      UK: DC Thomson, 1943. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Dudley D Watkins. The Dandy Monster Comic 1944 Annual DC Thomson 1943. Very faint eraser mark to 'belongs to' page. Internally completely unblemished and without fault. Binding still remarkably tight, pages white with no toning. Covers still very much bright with no splitting or cracking to spine. No rubbing to corners. Uncommon in this condition, near fine.

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        Oesterrreich. Tirol. Vorarlberg. Westliches Salzburg. Hochkärnten.

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1943 - Forty-first edition, pp lviii, 350, 36 maps, 6 plans, 8 panoramas, 6 coat of arms, previous owner's signature in ink to title page, publisher's variant coarse grained binding, sligntly worn along one edge of spine; overall a very good copy. The last and one of the most unusual editions of this title published during the War. Very few copies were distributed. It is therefore very rare.Issued c.1943. Hinrichsen D171. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prose poems from The illuminations of Arthur Rimbaud Translated by Helen Rootham

      Norfolk (Connecticut): New Directions, 1943 First American edition of the first published translation of Les illuminations in English; comprising some twenty-one poems in English and French on facing pages. -- This is an outstanding association copy, inscribed and signed by Patti Smith, who has more than once been called the reincarnation of Rimbaud. -- -- Collation: In 24 (226 x 149 mm): 24 leaves paginated [1-3] 4-48. Binding: Publisher's blank white wrappers, yellow-cardstock dust-jacket after Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990), priced 50 cents as issued. Condition: Small stain at the foredge of pages [1-2] (half-title), dust-jacket somewhat edgeworn as usual, withal very good.

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        A HAUNTED HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Hogarth Press, 1943. FIRST EDITION. This posthumous collection of Woolf's short stories and sketches, assembled by her husband, comprises six works that appeared in the only book of short stories she published during her lifetime, six that had previously appeared in magazines, and six that had never appeared in print. Included are three--"The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel"--DNB describes as "less stories than theoretical expositions of the new form of fiction that she had come upon, back in 1905, in the course of tramps in Cornwall. Her aim was to find in the 'moment of being' a climactic inward event, parallel to what her friend T. S. Eliot termed 'unattended moments' and what James Joyce termed 'epiphany'.". 187 x 123 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 7/8"). 124 pp.Foreword by Leonard Woolf. FIRST EDITION. Original red cloth, in the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. One-inch tear to front joint of dust jacket, two tiny tears to rear jacket joint, spine a trifle cocked, leaves a little yellowed (due to wartime paper quality), but a really excellent copy nevertheless, the leaves quite fresh, and the cloth and white jacket unusually clean. This posthumous collection of Woolf's short stories and sketches, assembled by her husband, comprises six works that appeared in the only book of short stories she published during her lifetime, six that had previously appeared in magazines, and six that had never appeared in print. Included are three--"The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel"--DNB describes as "less stories than theoretical expositions of the new form of fiction that she had come upon, back in 1905, in the course of tramps in Cornwall. Her aim was to find in the 'moment of being' a climactic inward event, parallel to what her friend T. S. Eliot termed 'unattended moments' and what James Joyce termed 'epiphany'."

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        Centralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde und Infektionskrankheiten. Herausgegeben von O. Uhlworm u. E.C. Hansen. Zweite Abteilung: Allgemeine, landwirtschaftlich-technologische Bakteriologie, Gärungsphysiologie und Pflanzenpathologie. Jahrgänge 6 bis 106 und Generalregister zu den Jahrgängen 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-60.

      Gustav Fischer, Jena 1900 - 1943. - 500-700 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafeln (anfangs noch in Lithographie), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 85000 Groß 8°, grünes Halb- und Ganzleinen mit Rückentitel auf Leder-Rückenschild, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel und Innendeckel, gutes und sauberes, nur gelegentlich leicht beriebenes Exemplar, Papier vereinzelt leicht gebräunt, dekorative Reihe, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bound for Glory

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition [stated] 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Very Good Book/Very Good Dustjacket. Sketches By the Author; Frontispiece Portrait. 428 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt. First Edition Stated. Light Usage, Endpapers Clean Except For Small Boston Bookseller's Label [Probably Original With This Book], Spine And Cover Lettering All Clear, Endpapers Clean And Hinges Unbroken, No Owner's Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. Light Wear, Small Area Of Tan Staining To Foredge Of Page Block, Under One Square Inch In Total. Dj Nearly Complete, Very Little Fading, Not Price Clipped, Light Chipping To 1/8" Depth Or Less Along Top Of Spine And In Small Areas Along Top Edge And At Corners, A Little Line Of Brownish Residue [From Old Dust Jacket Protector] Along Top And Bottom Of Flaps And At Corners, 1 1/8" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Panel With Associated Wrinkling, A Few Areas Of 1/16" To 1/8" Loss Along Top Edge.

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

      Winchester, MA. Ernest Dudley Chase. Copyright 1943. Color pictographic / 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, rather loosely titled 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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        A HAUNTED HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Hogarth Press, 1943. FIRST EDITION. This posthumous collection of Woolf's short stories and sketches, assembled by her husband, comprises six works that appeared in the only book of short stories she published during her lifetime, six that had previously appeared in magazines, and six that had never appeared in print. Included are three--"The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel"--DNB describes as "less stories than theoretical expositions of the new form of fiction that she had come upon, back in 1905, in the course of tramps in Cornwall. Her aim was to find in the 'moment of being' a climactic inward event, parallel to what her friend T. S. Eliot termed 'unattended moments' and what James Joyce termed 'epiphany'.". 187 x 123 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 7/8"). 124 pp.Foreword by Leonard Woolf. FIRST EDITION. Original red cloth, in the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.One-inch tear to front joint of dust jacket, two tiny tears to rear jacket joint, spine a trifle cocked, leaves a little yellowed (due to wartime paper quality), but a really excellent copy nevertheless, the leaves quite fresh, and the cloth and white jacket unusually clean.This posthumous collection of Woolf's short stories and sketches, assembled by her husband, comprises six works that appeared in the only book of short stories she published during her lifetime, six that had previously appeared in magazines, and six that had never appeared in print. Included are three--"The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel"--DNB describes as "less stories than theoretical expositions of the new form of fiction that she had come upon, back in 1905, in the course of tramps in Cornwall. Her aim was to find in the 'moment of being' a climactic inward event, parallel to what her friend T. S. Eliot termed 'unattended moments' and what James Joyce termed 'epiphany'."

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED

      Washington, D.C. 1943 - 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 House Washington June 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 Roosevelt The 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 si [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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