viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1943

        IL TALISMANO DELLE 10.000 DISGRAZIE

      VALLECCHI, SIENA 1943 - ITALIANO Volume privo del piatto anteriore, quello posteriore ed il dorso ingialliti, con usura e strappetti, firma appartenenza all'occhiello, pagine brunite ai bordi, con fioritura ed alcune gore, illustrazioni in nero nei testi, fioritura ai tagli

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
 1.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
 7.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GANGLOFF]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Divina Commedia Il purgatorio

      G. B. PARAVIA E C., TORINO 1943 - Biblioteca di Classici Italiani ITALIANO 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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Post Mortem Books]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Vinke]
 11.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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)

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono Antiquariat / Verlag / G]
 14.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 17.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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'."

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Bound for Glory

      E. P. Dutton, New York 1943 - Very good plus with light shelf wear and a touch of fading to spine; interior clean and tight. In a very good dust jacket ($3.00 price intact) with small chips at the spine ends and corners, some creasing to the top portion of the rear panel, and very minor soiling to the front flap. A very attractive copy of this important book, basis for the excellent film of the same name. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magus Books of Sacramento]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1943 - A fine hardcover book in a very good dustjacket. The spine of the jacket is lightly sunfaded. INSCRIBED BY ORVILLE WRIGHT. This book was presented by Wright on Dec 12, 1943 to a young neighborhood girl who lived by the Wright Mansion in Oakwood, Ohio. A nice autographed book by the co-inventor of flight and arguably one of the most significant inventors in human history. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd., ABAA]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Ring World's Foremost Boxing Magazine Feb. 1942 to Jan 1943

      THE RING, INC, NEW YORK 1943 - pages brittle, some pages are detached but present, pages yellowing, musty odor, gilt on spine, collection of ring magazines bound together DATE PUBLISHED: 1943 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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'."

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 27.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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].

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Murree - Srinagar - Nainital - Kashmir - Himalayan Regions

      Murree, Srinagar, Shimla, Agra, Delhi, Northern India, August 1943 - August 1946. Mini archive comprising two photograph albums with excellent views of northern India, two war campaign medals, and ephemeral documents including an army pass, of an English officer Stanley E. Dean of Warminster, Wiltshire, who was a surgeon with the British Army Royal Corps of Signals, No 122 Telegraph Operating Section based in Kirkburton, Yorkshire, and serving in India during the Second World War. Together with 43 letters and 8 telegrams written by Dean to his wife Joan in England while away with the army. The albums together contain 321 gelatin silver print photographs, mostly snapshot views, with detailed manuscript captions, mounted onto cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. An additional 7 photographs are loosely placed within. Two oblong 8vo. string-tied albums measuring approximately 26 x 19 cm, cloth boards, one brown, the other taupe. Front pastedown to second album is annotated and dated in manuscript. Fourteen (14) newspaper clippings are placed within the volumes alongside related photographs. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 5,5 x 5,5 cm, the largest 10 x 12 cm, and 2 panoramic views measuring 15,5 x 6 cm. The letters are numbered in manuscript by the writer, the vast majority accompanied by their original covers and written in 1946 from India. The telegrams precede the letters, most sent in 1943-1944. Two campaign medals and one accompanying ribbon bar were awarded to the officer for his service in India, here contained in the original O.H.M.S. box of issue with the entitlement notice leaf. Stanley E. Dean, Rank SGN, army identification number 14532788, received the Defence Medal and corresponding ribbon bar for his service in Bengal and Assam between 1 January 1944 and 2 September 1945, as well as the War Medal 1939-1945 for his full-time service in the war during its two latter years. A telegram herein, dated 5 October 1943, reveals that prior to serving abroad, he was an instructor at 48 Air School in Woodbrook, near East London, Eastern Cape. Nostalgic and striking views of Kashmir and Jammu, the Himalayan foothill regions, high altitude hill station towns, and New Delhi, are abundant in the two albums of photographs compiled surgeon Stanley Dean of the Royal Corps of Signals Telegraph Operating Section. Dean departed for India from Liverpool on 14 August 1943 with the British Army Royal Corps of Signals, No 122 Telegraph Operating Section. During the Second World War, the Supplementary Air Formation Signals were augmented to at least nineteen units. Several were formed in Kirkburton in Yorkshire in 1943, some of which were for service India, their main purpose being to supply signal personnel for advanced air fields. The 19th regiment, for example, supported Gemeral Slim's 14th Army as it liberated Burma from the Japanese. On a grander scale, the Signals Units were tasked with improving signals, communications, and radar, which also involved improving the Indian Army post and telegraph departments, and constructing long-distance overhead carrier systems. Travelling and mountain trekking extensively throughout northern India, photographs capture the vastness of the mountainous region of Kashmir. Highlights include panoramic views of Nainital and of the Himalayan Range with the Nada Devi summit at its center, multiple views of Dal Lake near Srinagar some of which show the long houseboats for which it is famed, rare photographs of the Northwest Frontier customs post at Domel, nostalgic photographs of Shimla and Srinagar, and ancient ruins such as the Kashmiri Pandit Martand Sun Temple. His voyage home, departing from Bombay on 14 August 1946 precisely three years to the day after his departure from England, is captured in 20 photographs. The passage took him to Aden and through the Suez Canal, with a stop at Port Said. The first album begins in what is now Pakistan, with the scenes at the remote town of Jhika Gali and the Topa Hills. Superb professional photographs capture life in the historic town of Murree which was founded in 1851 as a sanatorium for British troops. At least one photograph shows the officer at Islamabad, now the capital city of Pakistan, with rickshaws behind him. Twelve images show army camp life on Kuldana Mountain, Murree, Pakistan. A cantonment named "Kuldana" was established in the 1860s by the British Army, in the verdant hills of Murree. [Several renowned British regiments have camped at Kuldana, some of which include the Northumberland Fusiliers, Devonshires, Duke of Wellington's, Leicestershires, Bedfordshires Regiment, 3rd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion Gordon's Highlanders, West Yorkshires, East Surreys and 57th Wilde's Rifles.] Two (2) panoramic photographs and nineteen (19) other snapshot views capture the magnificent natural history of the lake and mountains of Naini Tal [Nainital], including Chena Peak [Cheena, china Peak], where the officer and some colleagues enjoyed their leave. A significant mountain climb affords a clear view of the Himalayan Range. The album continues at Simla [Shimla] in the Himalayan foothills with more high altitude treks, including a thirteen kilometer walk through forested hills to Wildflower Hall and the marker for Tibet. The famous Kohala bridge, which at the time marked the border between Kashmir State and the Northwest Frontier Province, was evidently crossed, as the officer ventured into what is Pakistan today. In the Jhelum Valley he takes notice of terraced hillsides and small river bank villages. Especially rare are the views of Domel, a little town complete with a Customs house, on the Northwest frontier border. One of the images shows a caravan of oxen-pulled tent carriages. A lovely and captivating visual memoire of Srinagar unfolds in some twenty-five photographs, featuring, as expected, its famous houseboats, but also other indigenous watercraft, and the Bund. - Kashmir - Jhelum Valley Nine photographs show officer Dean and company touring the Taj Mahal at Agra. He also visited the ruins of the Martand Sun Temple which overlooks the whole of the Kashmir Valley, and the ruins of Awantipora. The other album is centered in and around Delhi, in the year 1945. Pertaining to the war, are scenes of the airshow which took place in March of 1945 at the Willingdon Airport [now Safdarjung Airport]. Also part of the five-day 'Victory Celebration,' Dean photographs the parade participants including an Indian regiment, a Scottish bagpipe procession, the Women's Royal Naval Service (Wrens), a camel corps, a group of Naga tribesmen from Burma, among others. A tour of Old Delhi features the historic Red Fort with five snapshot views taken of its interior, the Ghantaghar clock tower in the famous Chandni Chowk market as seen from Nai Sarak street, and other street scenes busy with pedestrians and cyclists, and a tram. [From 1908 to 1963 trams operated in Old Delhi] In New Delhi, the officer visited the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and courtyard [Laxminarayan Temple, Birla Mandir Temple] which had only recently been completed in 1939, the Jama Masjid mosque, and the India Gate memorial next to the King George Memorial. Another view from the memorial site provides a distant snapshot view of the ancient fort called Purana Qila, with the King George V Coronation Memorial, complete with statue standing in the foreground [the statue has since been relocated, leaving only the canopy structure]. A tour of the Qutb complex results in lovely snapshot images, inclding a view of the Qutub Minar iron pillara which is famous for its testament to skillful ironwork of ancient times. Other views include Rashtrapati Bhavan, a Presidential Residence formerly known as Viceroy's House and now the official home of the President of India, including views of the Mughal Garden and Viceregal Garden, and the circular shaped Council House, built between 1921-1927, and which is now the Parliament Building [The opening ceremony was performed on 18 January 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.] Here he also includes photographs of the Corps of Signals' Headquarters and telegraph operations systems. The Defence Medal is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945, to be awarded to subjects of the British Commonwealth for non-operational service in the Armed Forces, the Home Guard, the Civil Defence Service, and other approved civilian services during the period from 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945, inclusive. It was issued for specific campaigns and service parameters, including service in Bengal and Assam, west of the Brahmaputra, from 1 January 1944 to 2 September 1945. The War Medal 1939-1945 is a campaign medal which was instituted by the United Kingdom on 16 August 1945, for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who had served full-time in the Armed Forces or the Merchant Navy for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. Signalling in the British Army was the responsibility of the Telegraph Battalion until 1908 when the Royal Engineers Signal Service was formed. The Royal Corps of Signals was officially come to be on 28th June 1920, then simply called Corps of Signals. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, recruits were required to be a minimum of 5 feet 2 inches tall, all recruits were taught to ride horses, and they did their signal training at Catterick, North Yorkshire. During the Second World War, the majority of the Corps was stationed overseas, with around a third stationed in India. Participating in every major battle, at the end of the war the Corps numbered 8,518 officers and 142,472 soldiers. The Corps motto is Certa Cito, which translates to Swift and Sure.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts]
 30.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        Sagesse -

      Creuzevault -, Paris - 3 volumes. Fort in-4. 1943 Sous emboîtage orné sur le premier plat d'une plaque émaillée par Hermine DAVID signé A. DEVAUCHELLE. A l'exception des 43 culs-de-lampe, les illustrations d'Hermine David sont différentes. Parfait état. ENSEMBLE UNIQUE des deux éditions parues chez Creuzevault en juillet et en novembre 1943. L'édition de juillet comporte 60 compositions, dont 21 en couleurs, ici aquarellées à la main. Un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon ancien comprenant une suite sur chine et UN CROQUIS ORIGINAL, repris en illustration de la p.72. L'édition de novembre est ornée de 53 pointes-sèches en noir. TIRAGE LIMITE à 450 exemplaires sur Arches, celui-ci le n°252. L'exemplaire est enrichi de 11 DESSINS ORIGINAUX, dont 6 mis en couleurs, dont certains non repris dans l'illustration, ainsi qu'une suite sur vélin fin aquarellée à la main. Réunion unique d'?uvres d'Hermine David, dont l'émail de Limoges placé sur le plat de l'étui et 12 DESSINS ORIGINAUX.

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Magic Faraway Tree

      Newnes 1943 - 1st edition of this iconic Blyton title, book is somewhat worn, a litle bumped and sunned as shown, there is a gummed label on free front end paper, neat water colouring to two of the black and white plates, (title page and page 11 - as shown), corner of page 81 lost. Dust jacket much worn, as illustrated. IF YOU REQUIRE MORE IMAGES OR MORE INFORMATION CALL 01223 312913 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HAUNTED BOOKSHOP P.B.F.A.]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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 [.]»

      1943 - - s.l. s.d. [circa 1940-1943], 20,7x27 mm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - 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. » [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Beautiful and long autograph letter signed by Georges Bataille to Denise Rollin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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 [...] »

      Beautiful and long autograph letter signed by Georges Bataille to Denise Rollin. s.l. s.d. [circa 1940-1943] 20,7x27 mm 2 pages sur un feuillet

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 34.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Lettre autographe signée à Denise Rollin : «Cela me déchire toujours de me séparer de vous.»

      1943 - - s.l. s.d (1943), 13,5x20,8 cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - Lettre autographe signée de Georges Bataille à Denise Rollin, 46 lignes à l'encre noire sur un feuillet, mouillure en haut à droite sans atteinte au texte. La recherche d'une maison à Vézelay est l'objet de la majeure partie de cette lettre : « J'ai déjà vu une maison et un appartement. » En 1943, Georges Bataille a le projet de louer à Vézelay une maison où le couple va s'installer avec Laurence, la fille de Georges et Sylvia, et Jean (alias Bepsy), le fils de Denise Rollin. Les amants viennent de se séparer : « Cela me déchire toujours de me séparer de vous. Hier je sentais un terrible malaise. Je n'en suis guère sorti qu'en me rendant compte que, sans doute, je ne serai pas venu pour rien et que nous devrions pouvoir nous installer ici. » Pour l'aider à faire son choix, il décrit à Denise les différents avantages et inconvénients des deux habitations : « La maison est vraiment bien avec malheureusement un inconvénient sérieux : le jardin se termine par un mur bas sur lequel Jean pourrait grimper et il pourrait tomber de l'autre côté qui est plus bas. On domine la campagne de très haut et de très loin. Le jardin est joli, l'intérieur un peu triste, un peu délabré. L'appartement n'est pas mal mais sans jardin et sans aucune vue sur la campagne. » Le couple met un grand soin à choisir l'endroit idéal pour accueillir leur famille recomposée. Il est même question de faire venir Sylvia Bataille et Jacques Lacan à Vézelay pour les y installer. L'appartement avec lequel hésite Bataille : « [.] il n'y a rien d'autre à louer que ce que j'ai vu » est peut-être celui qu'il réserve pour Jacques Lacan et Sylvia Bataille. Bataille et son ex-épouse Sylvia s'étaient séparés en 1934 et cette dernière avait retrouvé l'amour avec le psychanalyste Jacques Lacan qu'elle épousera en 1953. Après ces considérations immobilières, Bataille s'inquiète d'un autre problème, la nourriture : « Pour le ravitaillement, c'est certainement dur mais, à tout prendre, on devrait se sortir d'affaires de façon ou d'autre. » En effet, la Seconde guerre mondiale en est à son tournant, les nazis sentant leur emprise menacée redoublent de fermeté. Couplé à une augmentation des prélèvements agricoles, il en résulte une raréfaction de la nourriture : « Je dis qu'on se tirerait sûrement d'affaire pour le ravitaillement en ce sens qu'on a de la viande à volonté. Les légumes sont difficiles à trouver. On peut peut-être avoir du lait, pas de beurre. Selon les gens, ici, si les Zervos le veulent, ils pourraient très bien nous débrouiller [.] » Christian et Yvonne Zervos furent des figures importantes dans la ville de Vézelay où ils achetèrent une maison de campagne en 1937. Il était l'éditeur des Cahiers d'art dans lesquels Bataille a publié et elle fut la directrice de la galerie du même nom. Au début de la guerre, ils décidèrent de s'y installer de façon permanente et profitèrent de l'isolement de la propriété pour cacher leurs amis Paul Éluard et Nusch. Le couple Zervos est donc bien installé à l'époque de cette lettre et Bataille en a été prévenu par les gens de la région : « [.] ils pensent que connaître les Zervos serait un grand avantage sur des gens qui viennent s'installer ici sans connaître personne. » Mais il ne semble pas avoir mis ce conseil à profit, sans doute absorbé par ses sentiments et par la rédaction de son ouvrage Le Coupable. L'installation de Diane Kotchoubey, future amante de Bataille, à Vézelay quelques temps après cette missive scellera le destin du couple Bataille-Rollin. Avant la fin de l'année 1943, Bataille quittera Denise Rollin pour sa nouvelle passion. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autograph letter signed by Georges Bataille to Denise Rollin, 46 lines in black ink on a sheet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Lettre autographe signée à Denise Rollin : « Cela me déchire toujours de me séparer de vous.»

      Autograph letter signed by Georges Bataille to Denise Rollin, 46 lines in black ink on a sheet. s.l. s.d (1943) 13,5x20,8 cm 2 pages sur un feuillet

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 36.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        BE A MARINE...FREE A MARINE TO FIGHT. U.S. MARINE CORPS WOMEN'S RESERVE

      Philadelphia, 1943. Color lithograph poster, 37 x 27 inches. Previously folded. Two small closed tears at margins, one repaired with tape on verso. Light foxing, minor dust soiling along lower right edge. Very good. An large and attractive color lithograph recruitment poster for the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II. The Women's Reserve was organized in the summer of 1942, and at its peak during the war had over 17,000 women enlisted. Many women who joined were assigned service jobs such as cooks, drivers, or laundry workers, but many also became photographers, gunnery instructors, cryptographers, etc. The poster features the principal recruitment slogan for the Corps, "Be a Marine...Free a Marine to Fight," and depicts a uniformed woman in the foreground, and marine infantry in the midst of an attack behind her.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        REPRODUÇÃO ANOTADA DO LIVRO DAS FORTALEZAS.

      - De? por João de Almeida. Editorial Império. Lisboa. 1943. Livro oblongo de 21x27 cm. Com 470 págs. Encadernação do editor. Ilustrado com os fac-simile dos desenhos do manuscrito guardado na Torre do Tombo e com um mapa de Portugal indicando a localização das fortalezas. Obra impressa sobre papel de fabrico especial da Companhia de papel do Prado. Inclui os desenhos de 55 fortalezas situadas na fronteira com Espanha, assim como de Sintra e de Barcelos, sendo cada uma desenhada com vistas tiradas de duas bandas e uma planta. Os desenhos de cada fortaleza são precedidos de notas explicativas do General João de Almeida dando informações sobre a sua localização, origem, natureza, razão de ser e evolução que sofreram até à época em que foram desenhadas. Duarte Darmas foi escudeiro da casa de D. Manuel I. Já no reinado de D. João II tinha sido enviado a Marrocos para levantar plantas hidrográficas das barras dos rios onde se pensava construir fortalezas. Damião de Góis chama-lhe grande pintor e Faria e Sousa grande tracista. Location/localizacao: 8-8-C-32

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
 38.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        George Washington Carver: An American Biography

      Doubleday, Garden City 1943 - frontis, photos, index, viii, 342p. Cloth. dj (price-clipped). 23cm. Jacket has minor edgewear. SIGNED by Carver (as "Geo W. Carver") in a shaky hand in advance of publication on a cancel leaf inserted in an unknown number of special copies between front free endpaper and half-title. No stated limitation. Carver died on January 5, 1943. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Panzer vorwärts! . . aber mit Verstand. 30 Kampfgrundsätze, von einem Kompanie-Chef aufgestellt und zusammengefasst aufgrund der Erfahrungen des Feldzuges gegen Sowjet-Russland

      Wünsdorf, Verlag der Vorschriftenstelle der Panzertruppen Wünsdorf Kreis Teltow, um 1943. - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband kl.8vo im Format 13 x 18 cm) mit farbig illustriertem Deckeltitel. 63 Seiten, mit Einem Geleitwort des General-Inspekteurs der Panzertruppen Heinz Guderian und vielen ganzseitigen Farbzeichnungen. Die Tips lauten wie z.B.: "Ein Panzerangriff ist nie so eilig - auch dann nicht, wenn höchste Eile gefordert wird - als daß Du nicht noch Zeit hättest, Deine Unterführer über Lage, Auftrag und besonders über Deine beabsichtigte Kampfführung zu unterrichten. Verluste, die durch einen überhasteten Angriff eintreten, kannst Du nicht verantworten, ganz abgesehen davon, daß auch der Erfolg infrage gestellt wird / Angreifende Feind-Panzer darfst Du nie angreifen, da sie Dich dann vorzeitig sehen und deine Stärke erkennen, ehe Du ihnen Schaden zufügen kann; vielmehr muss Du geschickt ausweichen, um sie in einer günstigen Feuerstellung auflaufen zu lassen und sie dann überraschend in der Flanke oder im Rücken anzugreifen und zu vernichten. Geschlagenen Panzerfeind musst Du aus eigenem Entschluss rücksichtslos verfolgen! / Vergiss nie, daß Deine Soldaten nicht Dir gehören, sondern Deutschland! Persönlicher Ehrgeiz und sinnloses Draufgängertum führen nur in Ausnahme-Fällen zum Erfolg, kosten aber fast immer Blut; im Kampf gegen die Sowjets-Russen musst du Deine Tapferkeit mit Deinem Verstand, Deiner List, Deinem Gefühl und Deinem taktischen Können verbinden. Nur so hast Du die Voraussetzung, im Gefecht siegreich zu sein, und nur dann werden Deine Soldaten Dir vertrauen, Dich verehren und Dir stets in unermüdlicher Einsatzbereitschaft im Kampf treu zur Seite stehen!" - Später Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Einband etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut). - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Panzerkampf an der Ostfront, deutsche Panzer gegen die Rote Armee, illustrierte Bücher, Wehrmacht im Kampfeinsatz, Landser am Feind, Hinweise und Tips für die Panzertruppe, Kriegführung im Nationalsozialismus Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.