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        Katy and the Big Snow

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston 1943 - Square 4to. In original color pictorial dust wrapper. Original light blue cloth with white stamped design and lettering in negative space on cover, bold blue illustrated endpapers with red tractor. Color illustrations throughout by Burton. Price-clipped, four yellowed tape repairs on recto across spine panel to front and rear panels, the uppermost extending almost the length of the rear panel, 1 1/2-inch wide chip at bottom of spine and rear panels, edge creasing and rubbing; contemporary gift inscription on front flyleaf. The rare first edition in scarce dust jacket. Few copies have survived in original dust wrapper or make it to the marketplace. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Souvenirs de Captivité 17 juin 1940 - 16 aout 1941

      Printed by Draeger Frères for the author, Paris 1943 - 1/50. Folio (12 x 9 1/4"). 95, [3]pp. Original printed dust-jacket over blind wrappers. Published in June 1943 in occupied France, this illustrated diary depicts not without a good sense of humor various episodes of the author's captivity in a German prisoner-of-war camp from June 1940 to August 1941.Jean Dugrenot was captured in the later stages of the Battle of France, on June 17, 1940. He was first interned in Nuremberg, then Munster.Some of the author's drawings featured in this work depict French prisoners of war in the shower, in the restrooms, exercising outside their barracks, studying, eating their meager meals, etc. One of 50 copies on Vélin de Rives, of which this is No. 33.Minor offsetting at lower margin of dust-jacket. Text and captions in French. DJ in overall good+ to very good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Judaica Yiddish Isaac Bashevis Singer "Der Satan in Goray" 1st Ed. 1943 NY

      Judaica Yiddish Isaac Bashevis Singer Der Satan in Goray 1st Ed. 1943 Der Satan in Goray = Satan in Goray and other stories. New York: Farlag Matones. 1943 - 8vo. 319 pp. Yiddish. 23.5 x 15.5cm. Hard calico cover. Red and black woodcut title page With Yiddish and English title pages. First book by author to be published in United States. Condition: Cover worn, rubbed to edges, corners bumped Spine and partly rear cover discolored. Yellow paper Moderate foxing to most of pages. Some pages foxed minimal Weight 707 gr. I send it EMS Der Soton in Goray Oon anedre dertzeilungen [Satan in Goray and Other Stories] Satan in Goray was first published in the Yiddish literary journal Globus in 1932 in Warsaw and the Yiddish pen club of Warsaw issued an edition in 1935 which apparently was Singer's first publication in book form. The five other stories which are included in the 1943 volume are their first appearance in book form. Isaac Bashevis Singer (November 21, 1902 - July 24, 1991) was a Polish Jewish American author noted for his short stories. He was one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement, and received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1978. Condition: Very Good-. (Covers have faded spine titles, curling at spine ends, light corner wear, light soiling Several small spots on page edges. Minor age tanning of paper. Contents are clean.) Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצ

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        GREATER NEW YORK ARMY & NAVY COMMITTEE OF THE JEWISH WELFARE BOARD: IN SERVICE FOR THE SERVICES.

      New York, JWB N.D. - 1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers, 4to (magazine size) 24 unnumbered pages. Printed on glossy paper and loaded with black and white photos of Jewish servicemen at different social events. 28 cm. WWII-era photo-publication promoting the social events and services provided by the JWB for Jewish servicemen. Photos of Jewish GIs at USOs, getting info, at libraries, signing in choruses, playing cards, playing ping pong, playing pool, eating meals, working on puzzles, with celebrities, taking dancing lessons, listening to "professional entertainers" square dancing, conga dancing, getting their portraits painted, participating in religious services, receiving books and magazines, receiving victory kits, watching movies, playing guitar, etc. Audience for this publication was certainly Jewish GI’s, as nearly every photo shows both GIs and attractive young women! Includes printed letter introducing the publication, from chairman Ralph E. Saumel, laid in, dated March 25, 1943, which had been stapled to front cover (staple still in corner of cover)—this letter is apparently lacking from the single copy on OCLC, as they have a wild guess at the date of 1939-1945. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc. Jewish soldiers. World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish. OCLC/Worldcat lists only 1 copy worldwide (Balch), which, apparently, lacks the laid in letter. Light wear, a beautiful copy of a gorgeous illustrated period piece. (kh-3-2) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dans les années sordides

      First edition of the author's first book, published for him in 280 copies, all numbered on handmade vélin pur fil paper.Title and two drawings by Léonor Fini.Covers and spine slightly sunned.Handsome autograph inscription from André Pieyre de Mandiargues to Christian Bérard.A rare copy with a remarkable provenance.  A compte d'auteur Monaco 1943 12x19cm broché

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        EL DIABLO COJUELO

      - 1943 ORBIS. Oliva de Vilanova Numerado 95/ 400 ejmplrs.PAPEL DE HILO. Edición prologada y anotada por Fernando Gutiérrez. Ilustrada con grabados en madera por ENRIQUE C. RICART. 216 pg. 28x22 cm. Enc. MEDIA PIEL. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Christmas - This Way! [with] Original Brass binding die-stamp for the spine of the book

      New York: Oxford University Press. (1943). First. First edition. Illustrated by Robb Beebe. Octavo. Slight wear, about fine in handsome near fine dustwrapper with a short tear and modest age-toning.[With]: Original brass binding die stamp for the spine of the book. Approximately 0.5" x 6.75". A little tarnished, else near fine. The die reads (in reverse lettering): "Beebe / Christmas This Way / Oxford".The provenance presents a mildly interesting story: a local colleague was buying books out of the trunk of a gentleman's car and came across a bag of brass die-stamps from the Oxford University Press from the late 1930s through the early 1950s, when Oxford did much of their printing in the U.S. My colleague inquired and the gentleman revealed that his next stop was the scrap yard where he was going to sell the dies to be melted down for the brass. My colleague paid him double the scrap price for them. We paid a bit more. In any event, a unique artifact from this charming children's book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PSYOP - PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE: Afrika-Post. Wochenblatt für Deutsche Truppen in Tunesien

      [Constantine, Algeria] January 11th, ; [Tunisia] February, 8th 1943; March 8th, 1943. - 3 numbers: 4°, 2 pp. mimeographed text on both sides; 8°, [1] printed text on both sides; [1] printed text on both sides (Very Good, soft folds, slightly stained in margins) Three numbers (of 6) of an extremely rare newspaper "Africa-Post. Weekly Newspaper for the German Troops in Tunisia", printed by the Allies in Tunisia during WWII, in German language for the German troops, in order to cause a psychological warfare. The articles include news of the world, with a special focus on German affairs in a subtlety disquieting way. The first issue was made on January 11th, 1943, as it became clear Hitler is about to lose the battle of Stalingrad, which was a turning point in WWII. This was the first major battle lost by the Germans, which meant a huge boost of self-confidence for the Allies. At the same time the German army in North Africa was already strongly demoralised after the Battle of El-Alamein. This Allied fake German newspaper was issued at a perfect timing in order to demoralise German troops, which were at the time psychologically weak and unsure about the news they were receiving from Germany as well as about their future. The Africa-Post gave them details on the Hitler’s defeat at Stalingrad and the financial troubles Germany was facing at the time. It also gave the soldiers hints about their being neglected by their homeland. Short tips were given to German soldiers, how to desert to the Allied camps in North-Africa, in case they had doubts about them still being there. These are number 1, 4, and 5 of 6 issues of this newspaper were published. The first 2 issues were mimeographed in Constantine, Algeria, and distributed in German territory by companies of foot soldiers. The other 4 were printed. We could only trace one set of the newspapers in the British Library and one number (nr. 4.) in the State Library in Berlin. References: Ackland, R., Catalogue of Allied Leaflets dropped in North Africa. p. 7.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        MINIATURES PERSANES, TURQUES ET INDIENNES: COLLECTION DE SON EXCELLENCE CHERIF SABRY PACHA

      Le Caire, Imprimerie De L'Institut Franc ais, D'Arche ologie Orientale 1943 - B&W Illustrations; xiii. 183. pl. LXX pages; 70 plates picturing 138 miniatures. Exposition d'Art Persan, lightly aged but not toned. 3/4 red morrocco over marbled boards. 10.25 x 8.75". Persian Miniatures: : Art: : Iran. Some rubbing to extremities but VG. ; 3 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Am Weg

      Zurich: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1943. Hardcover. Collectible; Very Good. INSCRIBED BY HERMAN HESSE on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1943 1st thus, a collection of 8 of Hesse's short stories originally published separately some 30 to 40 years earlier. VG in its cream colored boards, with mild darkening to the spine and light offsetting along the front and rear panel edges. Octavo, 61 pgs., 8 nicely-reproduced Louis Moilliet etchings complementing the text. Signed by Author.

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        I Wouldn't Be In Your Shoes

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1943 - 320 pages; So stated 1st printing. First collection under the name of William Irish. $2 price bottom of front DJ flat. 5 crime tales. I WOULDN'T BE IN YOUR SHOES filmed in 1948. "NIGHTMARE" filmed in 1947 using the title of "FEAR IN THE NIGHT". As well- LAST NIGHT, THREE O'CLOCK, and PAPA BENJAMIN. A NF book with insignificant aging. DJ has scraping along head and foot of crown as well margins of back panel. Solid copy. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Smoking Chimney

      Morrow, 1943 Very good first edition in a good dust jacket, inscribed warmly to fellow writer "Tee" Rose, whose article on the "U.S. Male" appeared in a 1948 Argosy magazine with a Gardner piece. Jacket is missing a strip of the front flap where it attaches to the front panel of the dust jacket, and the same in the rear flap.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        Rest Period at San Diego Airplane Factory.

      New York. 1943 - Oil painting on board. 15 x 20 inches.

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        PAUL ET VIRGINIE

      - 1943 Francis Guillot, Paris Ex. 393/525. Il. en Brunelleschi. Il. en coul. 169 p. 29x23 cm. Enc. rustique. Paper de fil. Amb estoig Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (biblifilia, bibliofia, llibre de bibliofil)

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        Moby Dick or The Whale

      HERITAGE PRESS, NEW YORK 1943 - Heritage Press,New york,new york,1943. Leather. Book condition:very good.limited edition. Black and white illustrations,decorative blue endpapers, blue 3/4 leather over blue,gilt decorations and titles and fore edges. A very clean neat hard cover copy overall with moderate shelf wear,fore corner tips worn through leather to boards, with a single chip from the top of the leather back strip, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. Lacking slipcase. Still good looking, but a nice reading copy only. This edition orignally issued by the limited editios club and then re issued by the lower priced macy sister imprint Heritage Press. Thsi copy seems to have been especially rebound by the charles E. lauriat books company of boston. No bookplate. Title gilted. DATE PUBLISHED: 1943 EDITION: 615 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionary of American Biography

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1943. Later edition. Small quarto. Twenty-one volumes. Near fine with lightly discolored spines on most volumes. The dictionary complete in twenty volumes, along with an index. .

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        THE FOUNTAINHEAD

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good+. Octavo. Later Printing with "Refrred" on page 321 (5th line down) and "Domininque" on page 480 (2nd line down). In second issue dust jacket with author photo and three reviews on rear panel of dust jacket, $3.00 price on front dust jacket flap. A fine copy bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. In a very good+ dust jacket with small chip lower corner front panel, mild edge wear. Overall a nice copy. 753 pp.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Poster: "You Are Needed Now - Join the Army Nurse Corps. Apply at your Red Cross Recruiting Station"

      [N.p.: U.S. Army], 1943. Superb photographic recruiting poster, issued by the U.S. Army to solicit recruits for the Army Nurse Corps. Prominently features a photograph of a woman in Army uniform, beneath the heading "You Are Needed Now." Designed by Ruzzie Green, one of the best-known commercial photographers of his day who was the former art director for the Stehel Silk Corporation and Harpers Bazaar magazine. Original photo-illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 52.5cm x 78.5cm (20.75" x 31"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Johnny Tremain A Story of Boston in Revolt

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 256 pp. Price of $2.50 on front flap of jacket. Bound in red cloth with decorations in navy on front board. Pastedowns and endpapers decorated with illustrated map of Boston and its environs in the Revolutionary Era. An attractive copy of this classic Newbery Award winner. Mild fading to edges of boards; few hits of edge wear and chipping.

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        THE WAR AS SEEN BY CHILDREN.

      For The Refugee Children's Evacuation Fund, London 1943 - 1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers, 8vo, 24 pages. Loaded with Photographic illustrations of refugee children’s artwork, including children who came to England on the Kindertransport from Germany. Consists of 20 reproductions of paintings and drawings by children in the exhibition "The war as seen by children, " a foreword by J. G. Siebert, outlining the history of the exhibition, and a speech by Austrian-emigre artist Oskar Kokoschka at its opening, January 4, 1943, in the Cooling galleries, New Bond street, a fund-raiser for the German refugee school at Theydon Bois. Variant title: "Our Children To-day and To-morrow. No. 1." SUBJECT (S) : Child artists. Art -- Exhibitions. World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works. World War, 1939-1945 -- Children. Exhibition catalogs. A similar copy sold at auction in 2015 for over USD 650. Light Wear, Very Good Condition. (Holo2-126-16) xx [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        The Way Some People Live

      New York: Random House. (1943). First. First edition. Just a touch of tanning on the spine ends, still fine in a good plus dustwrapper with a chip at the crown (about 1" at its deepest point), and a long horizontal tear on the rear panel. Author's very uncommon first book, a collection of short fiction that he never allowed to be reprinted. Only three of the stories have ever been subsequently printed, in an obscure paperback published in the 1960s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Noticia de la California y de su conquista temporal y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en México año de 1739 [3 volumes]

      Mexico: L. Alvarez y Alvarez de la Cadena [Editorial Layac], 1943-1944. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Three volumes. 169, 348, 255 pages, plus six folding maps (2 in vol. 2 and 4 in volume 3). A reprint of the 1757 original, newly typeset with decorative chapter headings. Volume 3 includes texts by Andres Marcos Burriel, Sebastian Vizcaino, and Ferdinand Konsag, as did the original. An attractive and scarce reprint of a hard-to-obtain Zamorano 80 title (no. 78), published during the Second World War, with maps not included in the original. The book mostly relates to Baja California. Spotting to spine of volume two; one map with a tear in the margin, repaired on the verso (back) with tape. A nice set, seldom encountered.

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        EL REFERI CUENTA NUEVE: NOVELA

      Editorial Cultura, [Ciudad de] Mexico 1943 - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-425 [426: blank] [427: colophon] [428: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original cream wrappers printed in black and green, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Canedo worked more successfully in the science fiction genre than most other Mexican writers, according to Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta on his website. He was a prolific and popular author, continuing to turn out novels up into the 1970s, but is now forgotten by most Latin American critics and historians, not to mention scholars elsewhere. He wrote three SF novels: EL REFERI CUENTA NUEVE, PALAMAS ECHEVETE Y YO EL LAGO ASFALTADO, and LA NOCHE ANUNCIA EL DIA, published, respectively, in 1943, 1945 and 1947. LA NOCHE deals with a mind-reading machine. PALAMAS concerns time travel. EL REFERI (the present work) uses the motif of the parallel universe to address political issues. It is a long work, blending two tales, told from different times and different worlds, featuring a 1961 invasion of the United States by the Nazis, who have formed an alliance with Mexico. Canedo wrote the work as a cautionary tale to urge his fellow Mexicans to join with Americans to fight Germany. "The United States has very few champions among the writers of Latin America; this is especially true in the case of Mexico. A notable exception is Diego Cañedo . who, although perhaps better known for his light entertaining fantasies, has written ambitious works of social importance. During the Second World War, Cañedo was dismayed by the general acceptance in Mexico of Nazi propaganda. In order to influence public opinion against Hitler and in support of the United States, he wrote an impressive futuristic novel which he entitled EL REFERI CUENTA NUEV (1943)." - Ross Larson, Fantasy and Imagination in the Mexican Narrative. Some foxing and soiling to covers, internally fine. (#111168) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pesmi [Songs]

      1943. Large uncut and unbound sheet containing the blueprint text for a book of Partisan and International revolutionary and liberation songs from the underground Communist Press of Slovenia, including Slovenian, Russian, and popular international songs in Spanish and Italian, each with a brief caption explaining the song's significance to the Communist movement and accompanied by a Soviet or Communist illustration, 36 songs total. Soft creases, small tears to margins, overall very good condition. 94.5" x 9.8". Blueprint text on thin paper, loose as issued. Ljubljana (Okrožna Tehnika Komunisti ne Partije Slovenije) 1943. The Communist Press of Slovenia operated for the duration of the war in Axis-occupied Ljubljana, which was under Italian occupation from 1941 to 1943 and German occupation from 1943 to 1945. The press specialized in publishing propaganda pamphlets through improvised printing techniques and existed underground out of necessity, constantly in danger of being discovered and its members arrested or killed. This sheet was meant to be cut into leaves and bound as a book, but this rare example survived uncut, straight from the press. Each song has some significance to the Communist movement, and the illustrations depict relevant iconography, including marching Partisans, naval vessels, airplanes, flags, and citizens. Incredibly scarce; as of March 2017, WorldCat only locates three holdings of the bound book in Slovenia and no examples in North America.

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        Noticia de la California y de su conquista temporal y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en México año de 1739 [3 volumes]

      L. Alvarez y Alvarez de la Cadena [Editorial Layac] 1943-1944, Mexico - Three volumes. 169, 348, 255 pages, plus six folding maps (2 in vol. 2 and 4 in volume 3). A reprint of the 1757 original, newly typeset with decorative chapter headings. Volume 3 includes texts by Andres Marcos Burriel, Sebastian Vizcaino, and Ferdinand Konsag, as did the original. An attractive and scarce reprint of a hard-to-obtain Zamorano 80 title (no. 78), published during the Second World War, with maps not included in the original. The book mostly relates to Baja California. Spotting to spine of volume two; one map with a tear in the margin, repaired on the verso (back) with tape. A nice set, seldom encountered. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE FOUNTAINHEAD

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good+. Octavo. Later Printing with "Refrred" on page 321 (5th line down) and "Domininque" on page 480 (2nd line down). In second issue dust jacket with author photo and three reviews on rear panel of dust jacket, $3.00 price on front dust jacket flap. A fine copy bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. In a very good+ dust jacket with small chip lower corner front panel, mild edge wear. Overall a nice copy. 753 pp.

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        The Little Prince

      HARCOURT, BRACE & WORLD, NEW YORK 1943 - top front flap dj $3.75, bottom dj flap clipped, heavily soiled from moisture, pages clean, color illustrations, dj and boards soiled otherwise good condition DATE PUBLISHED: 1943 EDITION: 91 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Divertissement

      Paris: Teriade Editeur (Editions de la Revue Verve), 1943. Boards. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely copy of this 1943 folio celebrating the handwritten, whimsical text and rich artwork of the great French painter Georges Rouault (1871-1958). #610 of 1,200 copies issued by Teriade Editeur/Editions de la Revue Verve of Paris. Clean and Fine in its off-white wrappers, with its loose signatures (as issued). And in a Near Fine example of the striking dustjacket (made of thick, high-quality paper), with just a touch of light spotting to the front panel. 15 full-page, tipped-in color plates (all with their original tissue guards).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1943 - 1943 Wisden : Original Hardback,

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

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        MISHNEH TORAH [THREE VOLUMES ONLY, OF SIX]

      Shanghai : Va`ad Ha-Defusah Torah-Or 1943-1945 - First Shanghai edition. Original boards. 8vo. Vol. Nashim-Kedushah is 256, 72, and 222 pages. Vol. Hafla’ah-Zeraim is 274 and 198 pages. Vol. Nezikin-Shoftim is 140, 128, 268, and 216 pages. Publication of this Mishneh Torah edition was made possible by a donation of Rabbi Zvi Efron, to whom a tribute is made. Published by the exiled Mir Yeshivah, one of the only yeshivas to survive as a whole body. In terms of the learning, yeshiva students say this was the most productive period ever, as they had nothing else to do other than sink into the study of the Rambam and the Talmud. This book of the Rambam was edited by the heads of the yeshiva during its years in the exile in Shanghai. SUBJECTS: Rambam – Holocaust – Displaced Persons. OCLC lists one copy at JTS. Very light wear to boards. Pages are browning. Text is very clean overall, but very lightly faded in some areas. Overall Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-22) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Théâtre. Le bout de la route. - Lanceur de graines. - La femme du boulanger

      First collected edition, one of 12 numbered copies on Mûrier d'Annam, tirage de tête.A very good copy.  Gallimard Paris 1943 12x19cm broché

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        LAURA

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943., 1943. First edition. First edition. Original blue cloth, titles in red on front cover and spine. Faint evidence of bookplate removal from the front free fly leaf, else a near fine, bright copy in a lightly restored dust jacket that is sunned on the spine and with minor wear to top and bottom edges of the rear cover panel. This book is the author's first mystery and a Haycraft/Queen mystery title. The story opens and Laura's life is ended ... killed in the doorway of her apartment with a shotgun blast that obliterated her face. Three men who knew her best tell the story. Some of it is told by the newspaper columnist, some by her fiance, and most by the detective involved in the case. Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms—not even hard-boiled NYPD Detective Mark McPherson, who was sent to investigate the murder. As McPherson investigates the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. He soon realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman ..... or has he? The story is told on screen in 1944 by Twentieth Century-Fox using the title "Laura" and directed by Otto Preminger. The cast starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, and Judith Anderson.

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        MURDER ON THE DOWNBEAT

      New York: Mystery House, 1943., 1943. First edition. First edition. Former owner's bookplate to front pastedown sheet else fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and extremities, and a faint small crease to top edge of the rear panel. The milieux of Robert Avery's Murder on the Downbeat are the swing clubs in midtown Manhattan and the after-hours joints in Harlem. Recording company scout and jazz columnist Malachy Bliss assumes the role of amateur detective when first one and then another jazz musician is murdered and his girlfriend is jailed as a suspect. Although this book moves breezily along after the fashion of Dashiell Hammett's Thin Man series, it nevertheless carries a modest but meaningful racial subtext in its portrayal of Harlem as a place where musicians, both black and white, can go after work "to play honest, uninhibited jazz with the best musicians in the world" (Rife, David. Jazz Fiction: A History and Comprehensive Reader's Guide, p.43). A scarce title from this Arcadia House imprint.

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        Archive: World War II-era reports, photographs, and medals

      1943. (WORLD WAR II) (U.S.S. YORKTOWN). Archive: World War II-era reports, photographs, and medals. Pacific Ocean: November 1943-February 1944. Nineteen pages of documents, four photographs, five service medals and Navy aviator's badge, various sizes. $3000.Archive of contemporary documents, photographs, and service medals from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, chronicling the carrier's cruise to the Gilbert Islands in November 1943 to support the Allied invasion of the island of Tarawa, as well as the attack on the main Japanese anchorage at Truk Atoll in February 1944. The archive also includes a series of World War II service medals including American Defense, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, and World War II, as well as the Air Medal (with one star) and a Navy aviator's badge. The archive includes 13 contemporary mimeographed battle reports submitted by various pilots of Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) aboard the Yorktown during Operation Hailstone, a major U.S. raid on the main Pacific Japanese naval base at Truk staged in February, 1944.Nicknamed ""The Gibraltar of the Pacific"" by the Allies, the Truk Islands served as the main Pacific base for the Imperial Japanese Navy. In February of 1944 the U.S. planned and carried out a raid on the base, code-named Operation Hailstone. The Japanese received advance warning of the raid and managed to evacuate their heavy battleships and carriers, but the raid nonetheless destroyed 12 smaller warships as well as 32 merchant vessels which significantly weakened the installation's ability to support Japanese naval efforts in the South Pacific. As the U.S. advanced toward Japan, the base at Truk became increasingly isolated, but did not surrender until August, 1945, although the garrison was near starvation by that point.Lt. (jg) W. Laliberte's after-battle report is one of the more interesting accounts. After taking off at 1300 local time, he rendezvoused with his squadron and climbed to 14,000 feet before mounting a diving attack on his target, a ""fat little AKÂ… At the bottom of my dive I was making 36 knotsÂ…"" Laliberte's bombs fell short, but as he was pulling away he noticed ""what appeared to be a little ship towing an even smaller one, but the wake showed a speed of nearly 20 knots. Upon closer investigation these two little ships turned out to be a submarine. I immediately attacked, and dropped one 500# bomb which either landed on top of or directly below the just submerged submarine. A terrific explosion resulted and a large oil slick covered the surface for about 20 yards. When I got back to the ship I was informed that while attacking the submarine a Tony [Kawasaki, Ki-61, Hein Army Type 3 Fighter] made a run on me, which I didn't know anything about at the timeÂ…"" (Interestingly, the official list of sunken and damaged vessels from that raid does not include a submarine.) Lt. Commander R. Upson's account provides an excellent account of the action below him as he circled above Truk at 14,000 feet, and reads, in very small part: ""One heavy cruiser and two destroyers were sighted just south of North Pass, maneuvering and firing AA guns. There were two destroyers approaching the cruiser's position from the south. One or possibly two fighters were strafing the cruiser at that timeÂ… A large number of fires, presumably airplanes, were seen on the western side of the Moen bomber stripÂ… The break-up of the bombers and torpedo planes occurred almost directly over Eten Island. Divers made toward the northeast. Torpedo planes went into their dives at almost the same time that the bombers went in, 0835, and in the same directionÂ… My drop was interfered with by the cross-wind, which was stronger than I had anticipated."" Much more fine content is included in this archive, with four excellent contemporary photographs documenting the Truk Island strikes.The archive also concerns an earlier mission conducted in support of the U.S. Marine landings at Tarawa, which took place between November 20 and 23, 1943, and include daily schedules for the Yorktown's crew for November 15, 19, 20 and 21, 1943, as well as two pages of teletype news from the fleet's radar station, dated in pencil ""26 Nov. 1943 1900 [hrs.]"" The carrier, on its return from the Gilbert Islands encountered ""BOGIES AT 040 AT 40 MILES CROSSING., OUR COUSRE.,..BOGEYS STILL ORBITING AT 040 DIST 40 MI.,..BOGEY ABLE AT 048 DIST 38 MIÂ… TWO WHIE FA XX FLARES SIGNTED 15 MI., ON SÂ….BOGEY DOG AT 107 DIST 19 MI."" The radar continued to track the enemy planes until ""BOGEY ABLE FADED FROM SCREEN."" Another one appeared soon afterwards which ""LOOKS TO US LIKE SNOOPER WHO HAVE,.PASSED AHEAD OF DISPOSITION."" Soon after the ""LEXINGTON REPORTS SAME BOGEY AS SURFACE.,CONTACT,"" the ""ENTERPRISE HAS JUST REPORTED UNDER FAIRLY,.HEAVY AIR ATTACK . ENTERPRISE POSITION. AT PREP XX PRESENT TIME APPROX 23 MI.,WEST OF TARAWA.,..SURFACE CONTACT ONLY INDICATION AT PRESENT.,ON RADAR SCREEN., CORRECTION – SARATOGA AND PRINCETON., - NOT ENTERPRISE – ARE UNDER ATTACK."" File holes, very light toning, else fine condition overall.

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        Topographische Anatomie des Menschen : Lehrbuch und Atlas der regionär-stratigraphischen Präparation. 2. unveränd. Aufl.

      Berlin/Wien: Urban & Schwarzenberg 1943 - Bd. 1/1: XVI, 344 S. mit 216 Abb. im Text u. auf 127 farb. Taf.; Bd. 1/2: S. 345 - 617 mit 216 Abb. im Text u. auf 127 farb. Taf.; Bd. 2/1: XII, 446 S. mit 252 Abb. im Text und auf 144 farb. Taf.; Bd. 2/2: S. 447 - 868 mit 252 Abb. auf farb. 144 Taf.; 30 cm, jeweils mit Besitzvermerk, Rücken jeweils berieben, Bd. 1/1 mit einigen Bleistiftanstreichungen; Bd. 2/1 erste 3 Seiten geknickt,; Bd. 2/2 fliegendes Vorblatt geknickt. Bd. 1: Allgemeines, Brust und Brustgliedmaße; Bd. 2: Bauch, Becken und Beckengliedmaße. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WWII PARTISAN POSTER: Ujedinjeni [United]

      [Probably Allied occupied Italy, between -1945] 1943 - Offset lithograph in black, blue and orange (soft folds with tiny holes, small tears and small loss of paper in margins, otherwise in a good condition, verso WWII ownership stamp of an underground Dalmatian newspaper Glas svobode) 70 x 53 cm (27.6 x 20.9 inches). A rare, stunning poster with a title ÒUnitedÓ printed during WWII depicts a silhouette of a Yugoslavian Partisan backed by tanks, ships and airplanes, bearing flags oft he United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union. The undated and unsigned poster was printed during WWII, between 1943 and 1945, when Allies were supporting the underground Partisan resistance in German occupied Yugoslavia. Through the Allied military base in Bari, Italy, the Partisans were supplied with military equipment and propaganda material. The poster was probably printed in Bari or Rome, liberated on June 4 1944. After the liberation of Rome, many Allied printed propaganda material for Yugoslavia of beter quality was made in that city. We could trace two versions of this poster: one with the title in Latin and other in Cyrillic script in Serbian. The National Library of Slovenia lists both versions in their inventory. We could trace another example in the Museum of Modern History of Ljubljana and a copy in the open-air War Museum of Hospital Franja in Slovenia. We could not find any other examples in institutions worldwide. This example was, according to the stamp at the back, during WWII owned by the Dalmatian underground Partisan newspaper editorial Glas svobode (Voice of Freedom).

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        EL DIABLO COJUELO

      - 1943 ORBIS. Oliva de Vilanova Numerado 288/ 400 ejmplrs.PAPEL DE HILO. Edición prologada y anotada por Fernando Gutiérrez. Ilustrada con grabados en madera por ENRIQUE C. RICART. 216 pg. 28x22 cm. Enc. plena piel PERGAMINO. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du cinéma

      The definitive edition, first in parts, one of 25 numbered copies on Arches paper, the only large paper copies.Elegant half black morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot, grey endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt.With 61 photographs hors texte.A little light insignificant spotting to endpapers.A fine copy in a handsome binding. Denoël Paris 1943 13,5x22cm relié

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        Le Petit Prince (first softcover edition)

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1943 - First softcover edition. Color illustrated stiff wrappers. 92 pp. Illustrations in color and black and white by the author. Text in French. First state with publisher's name and author's name wrapping slightly around the spine strip onto the covers; so-called "flying crow" (actually a printing fault) present in illustration on p. 63. The extremely scarce first softcover edition of this, one of the most famous and best loved of all 20th century books. Though not always as pricey, the first softcover edition is far scarcer than the hardcover edition; both were printed in New York, both in the original French and the English translation due to the Second World War (the first French-published edition would not appear until 1946). The wives of Saint Exupery's publishers Eugene Reynal and Curtice Hitchcock set the author and his wife up in an apartment in New York in the early 1940s and it was Elizabeth Reynal who, upon seeing Saint Exupery's doodles and sketches of the "Little Prince", urged him to assemble them into book form with text. He produced the watercolors and text in the summer and fall of 1942 and Reyal & Hitchcock published it in 1943 (NY Times, Jan. 23, 2014). These original drawings were exhibited at the Morgan Library in winter, 2014. Condition: tight, internally clean and bright with even toning to the covers, small scuff to the upper portion of the planet on which the Little Prince stands and again to the bottom front left corner; light corner crease lower front right. Soiling a bit heavier about the very edges. The rear wrap has spot staining along the left hand side that extends to the edge of the rear blank and less so to the final page of text. An image may be viewed on our web site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Berufsverzeichnis für die Arbeitseinsatzstatistik / / / Spis zawodów

      Lemberg: Hauptabteilung Arbeit in der Regierung des Generalgouvernements, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Oblong quarto (8 1/2 x 12"). 287, [1]pp. Original 3/4 blue cloth over paper covered boards. An 'Arbeitzamt' service stamp with the Nazi Eagle at upper margin of front free endpaper.Published by the Labor Department in the Generalgouvernement*, this work 'Nur für den Dienstgebrauch' (for service use only) contains a list of hundreds of different job occupations in German, divided into 28 groups (Agriculture; Forestry, hunting and fishing; Miners and related professions; Stoneworkers, ceramists and glassworkers; Metalworkers and related professions, etc..) with their corresponding translation in Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish.This book is a grim testimony of forced labor by foreign workers from the USSR and from local workers of partitioned Poland toiled in the service of the Nazi regime in the Generalgouvernment.At the time of publication, the Third Reich was desperately trying to replace its ever increasing German male workforce sent to the front by exploiting millions of foreign workers throughout Nazi-occupied EuropeThe Germans deported approximately 12 million people from almost twenty European countries; about two thirds of whom came from Eastern Europe. Many workers died as a result of their living conditions - mistreatment, malnutrition, and allied bombings were the main causes of death. At its peak the forced laborers comprised 20% of the total German work force.Covers partly creased and age-toned. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Text in German, Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. * The Generalgouvernement was a German zone of occupation established by Adolf Hitler after the joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany (9/1/1939) and the Soviet Union (9/17/1939).

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        Langner, Reinhold. - "Halbakt mit Esel".

      - Zeichnung / Ölkreide, auf bräunlichem Karton, 1943. Von Reinhold Langner. 49,9 x 32,4 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso Stempelsignatur "Reinhold Langner". Dazu Titel und Jahr in Bleistift. Links oben geprägte Papiermarke "TIZIAN". - Originale Reißzwecklöchlein in den Ecken. Kaum merkliche Abriebspuren von ehemaligem Passepartout. Insgesamt guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Reinhold Langner (1905 Weinböhla - 1957 Ockritz bei Dresden). Deutscher Holzbildhauer, Zeichner und Grafiker. 1922-25 Lehre zum Maurer und Holzbildhauer. 1925-33 Studium der Holzbildhauerei an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Theodor Arthur Winde. 1929/30 Studienreise u.a. nach Italien und Spanien. 1933 Verweis von der Akademie wegen seiner sozialdemokratischen Gesinnung. Bis 1942 freischaffend als Bildhauer tätig; z.B. Schnitzarbeiten an der Marienberger Rathaustür (1938/39). Ab 1943 Lehrer an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Dresden. 1945-47 kommissarischer Leiter der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Dresden (HfBK). 1946-48 dort Professor für Bildhauerei. 1948/49 Professor für Angewandte Plastik und Rektor an der Hochschule für Werkkunst Dresden. 1949 Wechsel an die Technische Hochschule Dresden als Lehrbeauftragter für Bauplastik, 1952-57 Professur. Ab 1950 Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Leipzig. Ab 1950 Direktor des Museums für Sächsische Volkskunst im Jägerhof in Dresden. Machte sich um Erhalt und Entwicklung der erzgebirgischen Volkskunst bemüht, weshalb man ihn als "Vater der erzgebirgischen Schnitzer" apostrophierte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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