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      New York: William Morrow, 1943. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Very Good-. Ocatvo. A near fine copy bound in brown cloth with green lettering spine. In a very good- dust jacket with chips, short closed tear. 280 pp. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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      - 1943 Montaner y Simon, Barcelona Ej. XI/XII. Dibujo original plancha de Edouard Chimot, serie completa de todos estados de los grabados, ensayos, vistos buenos y un punta seca. 118 p. + lam. 27x21 cm. Enc. piel, guardas en tela. Papel pergamino Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (llibre de bibliòfil)

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1943. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Cable, W. Lindsay. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red cloth, white titles, vignette of two schoolgirls to front cover. B/w illustrations. 153 pages. Spine and corners bumped and very slightly rubbed. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Small indentation to title-page and corner creases to page 29. Foxing to textblock. Price-cut wrapper is a little edge chipped with minimal loss and a few small tape repairs on verso. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943. First edition. Previous owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste down, cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips with some loss to the gilt of the publisher's lettering at the base of the spine, a very good to nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the upper spine panel and mild age darkening and small stain to the rear panel. (20812). Large octavo, cloth. The second omnibus collection of Lovecraft's tales and other material. The fourth book issued by Arkham House. 1217 copies printed (the earlier companion volume, THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS [1939], had a larger print run). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1041. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-158. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. Joshi I-A-17.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        ALL STAR COMICS #18 Sandman. Wonder Woman. Spectre. High Grade. 1943

      DC 1943 - -WONDER WOMAN, ATOM, HAWKMAN, SPECTRE and more! -Nice colors on this black cover. No rips, tears, missing pieces. Complete book with no restoration. Condition: VF

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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      Oblong 8°, 110pp. mimeographed text with illustrations within text, [1] folding map, [3] pp. mimeographed maps, with originaly card binding, with mounted title page, red linen spine (Very Good, binding slightly stained and scuffed, old ink marks and annotations on the inner side of the wrappers. Pages 1-2 mounted on cover, therefore complete collation). - Baghdad: Wydawnictwo Referatu K.O. Dywizji Strzelców Karpackich [Publishing House of Carpathian Rifle Division] 1943. The book, accompanied with mimeographed illustrations, gives information on the history of Iraq as well as the contemporary description. The images at the back include a folding map of Mesopotamia, and Assyria and Babylonia, a map of modern Baghdad, Ur and ruins of Babylon, with a key. The book was published by the Carpathian Rifle Division, which was a part oft he Polish II Corps (Drugi Korpus Wojska Polskiego), stationed in Iraq in 1943 during WWII. The II Corps was formed in the same year, from the Polish soldiers, imprisoned in Gulags by the Soviets from 1939. The soldiers were released in 1941, after the Polish-Russian Military Agreement on 14 August, which allowed for the creation of a Polish Army on Soviet soil. In 1943 the Polish II Corps was formed from various units fighting alongside the Allies in all theatres of war, one of them being located in British-held Iraq. The corps consisted not only of Polish soldiers, but also of Jews, Belorussian and Ukrainians. The Polish Carpathian Rifle Division played a major role in the North African and the Italian Campaigns (1941–1945) as part of the British Eighth Army. After the war the devision was was housed at various locations in England, where they maintained a presence until 1962. The back cover is decorated by a symbol of the Carpathian Rifle Division – a pine tree, which also gave the division name Christmas Tree Division. The book is very rare. We could only trace five examples in institutions worldwide (4 in Polish libraries and one in the British Library).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        ALL STAR COMICS #18 Simon and Kirby art. Wonder Woman. Spectre. 1943

      DC 1943 - -WONDER WOMAN, ATOM, HAWKMAN, SPECTRE and more! -SIMON and KIRBY draw SANDMAN. -Unique cover. -Solid copy, small 1/2" split at bottom spine. Complete, no restoration. Condition: FN

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Five Go Adventuring Again

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1943.. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.192. With a chromolithographic frontispiece and frequent in-text illustrations. In publisher's light blue cloth with black titles to spine and upper board. With original colour-illustrated dust-jacket. Black ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Titles hand-embossed on title page. Slight reading lean. Some chipping to jacket edges, especially spine; red lettering to jacket spine sunned. Very good overall. The second 'Famous Five' adventure, rare in good condition due to war-time production quality.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        George Washington Carver: An American Biography

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1943. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. frontis, photos, index, viii, 342p. dj. 23cm. Jacket chipped and rather worn along edges and folds, and ends of backstrip. SIGNED (by "Geo W. Carver") in a shaky hand on a cancel leaf inserted between front free endpaper and half-title. This copy also has a card mounted on the bottom of cancel leaf printed "With the Compliments of" and signed "Austin W. Curtis, Jr." We don't know how many "signed" copies were issued with this "cancel" leaf but this is only our third copy. Austin W. Curtis, Jr., founder and C.E.O. of A. W. Curtis Laboratories in Detroit, which marketed rubbing oil, and skin and hair products, had previously been a well-regarded assistant to Carver at Tuskegee.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Shrewsbury School Library Bindings, Catalogue Raisonne Illustrated Mainly From Photographs By The Late P W Pilcher

      Oxford: Printed For The Librarian Of Shrewsbury School At The University Press. Good+. 1943. Limited Edition. Hardback. Publisher's original quarter white cloth over maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine, limited numbered edition, this is copy no. 96 of an edition limited to 200 copies, xl, 183, plus 62 plates, pp., old dampstain damage to front & rear boards, in original plain paper dustwrapper, fore-edge untrimmed, internally clean, no ownership names, slight darkening to half-title, colour frontis, descriptive text followed by 62 full-page illustrations of bindings & rubbings, internally VG in a Good only binding due to the dampstaining, scarce. ; 11" x 13"; 183 pages .

      [Bookseller: Walden Books]
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        Charming Early Autograph letter Signed 'Margaret', to Mrs Bruce (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon)

      1943 - thanking her "so very much for the sweet little daffodils and thyme. It was very kind of you to give me such a lovely present. I hope you are having lovely weather down at Windsor, we have had a lot of rain but today is too beautiful .", she ends that she had a wonderful birthday with lots of presents, 1 side 8vo., on Buckingham Palace headed paper, 24th August slightly creased and with some discolouration not affecting the text

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. 1st edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine/Very Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Minimal bumping and rubbing to spine and corners. Contents fine. Dustwrapper has repaired tears to corners of rear flap, has loss to top of spine which affects rear panel as well and is just a little edge rubbed. A super copy. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Fountainhead

      New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing in second issue green cloth. Very Good. Cloth at spine darkened, lightly rubbed at extremities and light surface wear. Pages toned, foxing to edge of page block and offsetting to end sheets. States "First Edition" on the copyright page; all other issue points and printing errors are irrelevant. Perinn A3.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Handy Signs The Sheet Music For The Saint Louis Blues

      1943. Signed sheet music. 9 ¼” x 12”. 6pg. February 8, 1943. No place. The sheet music for The Saint Louis Blues signed â€

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. ]
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        Roitarmeish [= The Red Army Man]

      ICUF Yidisher kultur-farband, 189 Second Avenue, New York, 3, New York 1943 - Title page illustration by Marc Chagall. hinges exposed. Front blank endpaper detached. Damage to boards. Itzik Feffer (September 10, 1900 ¿ August 12, 1952), also Fefer (Yiddish ¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿, Russian ¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿, ¿¿¿à¿ ¿¿¿¿¿ò¿¿¿¿¿ ¿è¿¿¿) was a Soviet Yiddish poet executed on the Night of the Murdered Poets during Joseph Stalin's purges. Itzik Feffer was born in Shpola, a town in Zvenigorod uyezd (district) of Kiev guberniya, Imperial Russia. During the Second World War, he was a military reporter with the rank of colonel and was vice chairman of the Soviet Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC). He and Solomon Mikhoels traveled to the United States in 1943 in a well-documented fund-raising trip. In 1948, after the assassination of the JAC Chairman Solomon Mikhoels, Feffer, along with other JAC members, was arrested and accused of treason. Feffer had been an informer for the NKVD (predecessor of the KGB) since 1943. Feffer reportedly cooperated with the investigation, providing false information that would lead to the arrest and indictment of over a hundred people, but at the trial, he made openly nationalistic statements and expressed pride in his Jewish identity. Feffer had also allegedly been one of the "most loyal and conformist Yiddish poets", who had helped to enforce strict ideological control over other Yiddish writers, and had a history of denouncing colleagues for their "nationalistic hysteria". However, in 1952, Feffer, along with other defendants, was tried at a closed JAC trial, and executed on August 12, 1952, at Lubyanka prison. Feffer was rehabilitated posthumously in 1955, after Stalin's death. The American concert singer and actor Paul Robeson met Feffer on July 8, 1943, in New York during a Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee event chaired by Albert Einstein, one of the largest pro-Soviet rallies ever held in the United States. After the rally, Paul Robeson and his wife Eslanda Robeson, befriended Feffer and Mikhoels. Six years later, in June 1949, during the 150th anniversary celebration of the birth of Alexander Pushkin, Robeson visited the Soviet Union to sing in concert. According to David Horowitz, In America, the question "What happened to Itzhak Feffer?" entered the currency of political debate. There was talk in intellectual circles that Jews were being killed in a new Soviet purge and that Feffer was one of them. It was to quell such rumors that Robeson asked to see his old friend, but he was told by Soviet officials that he would have to wait. Eventually, he was informed that the poet was vacationing in the Crimea and would see him as soon as he returned. The reality was that Feffer had already been in prison for three years, and his Soviet captors did not want to bring him to Robeson immediately because he had become emaciated from lack of food. While Robeson waited in Moscow, Stalin's police brought Feffer out of prison, put him the care of doctors, and began fattening him up for the interview. When he looked sufficiently healthy, he was brought to Moscow. The two men met in a room that was under secret surveillance. Feffer knew he could not speak freely. When Robeson asked how he was, he drew his finger nervously across his throat and motioned with his eyes and lips to his American comrade. They're goin to kill us, he said. When you return to America you must speak out and save us. During his concert in Tchaikovsky Hall on June 14 - which was broadcast across the entire country - Robeson publicly paid tribute to Feffer and the late Mikhoels, singing the Vilna Partisan song "Zog Nit Keynmol" in both Russian and Yiddish. Recordings of the concert survived, but Robeson's spoken words are lost. Feffer was a prolific poet who wrote almost exclusively in Yiddish, and his poems were widely translated into Russian and Ukrainian. He is considered one of the greatest Soviet poets in the Yiddish language and his poems were widely admired inside and outside Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harper & Brothers, [1943]. 8vo. Original green cloth, printed paper title label on spine; original pictorial dust jacket. A fine association copy, inscribed by Smith to her niece on the front free endpaper: "For my favorite niece Marylynn Hall Best love (Aunt) Betty Smith October, 1943." Signed copies of Smith's classic tale of life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn are scarce, and inscribed copies scarcer still. The present copy, inscribed to a close family member just two months after publication, was preserved and passed down through Smith's niece's family. In 1945 Elia Kazan made his directorial debut in the film adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Following the trials of a tenement family living in Brooklyn during the turn of the century, Smith's novel would also serve as the basis for a Broadway musical. According to auction records, no inscribed copies of the first edition have been offered since publication. Light spotting to cloth; jacket with chips and losses at edges affecting several letters of publisher's name on front cover and spine, $2.75 price preserved, generally an above-average copy of this work known for the fragility of its poor war-time paper.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

      Random House (1943), New York - Original tan cloth decorated and lettered in reddish brown. Illustrated map endpapers. As nice a copy as one could ever hope to find. Appears to be unopened and unread. The colors of the jacket are not faded a bit and there is no wear. Illustrated with photographs. Tells the story of the "Doolittle Raid," where a small group of B-25's took off from the US Carrier Hornet and bombed Japan. Later made into a film starring Van Johnson, Spencer Tracy and Robert Mitchum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        Wir arbeiten bei Junkers

      Heinrich Verlag, Munich 1943 - 260x195mm, 110 p., broché, jaquette photographique. Livre de propagande nazi consacré à l¿entreprise aéronautique Junkers qui fabriqua en autres les célèbres Stukas pour la Luftwaffe. Illustré de 86 photographies légendées, reproduites pleine page, la plupart d¿Heinrich Hoffmann, photographe personnel d¿Hitler, et quelques unes de Karl Krüger, Hans Gilbert et Rudolf Hatzhold. L¿accent est mis, en cette période de guerre sur la vie paisible des ouvriers et de leurs familles et les réalisations sociales du Reich. Défauts minimes en couverture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chloé et Denis Ozanne]
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        POEMAS (1922-1943)

      Col. Poetas de España y América, Ed. Losada, Buenos Aires 1943 - 15x20.6. 181pp. Falta esquina de hoja de respeto. Algún punto de óxido. Por lo demás buen ejemplar. Ex-biblioteca. Sello. Firmado por Borges. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        The Atlantic Charter.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Little Prince (Signed Ltd )

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First edition. Near Fine/Good +. One of 525 copies of the signed first edition, this copy number 329, as numbered on the colophon and the jacket spine. Book Near Fine with clean, bright cloth and internal contents in excellent condition. Old newspaper clipping ghost to the front end papers and closed page block with very slight insect damage. The dust jacket is original to the book as per the matching spine number, but has been price-clipped and has seen better days. Several cracks and tears professionally closed on the verso with archival tissue, tape ghosts along the edges, some insect damage. Priced accordingly. "The Little Prince" is the best-selling French language book of all time, beloved around the world. It tells the story of a pilot, stranded in the Sahara, who encounters the Little Prince, visiting our world for a brief time before returning to his home planet. Unlike so many children's books with one simple message, "The Little Prince" offers several profound insights for readers of all ages. "Antoine de Saint-Exupery, most metaphysical of aviators... has written a fairy tale for grownups. The symbolism is delicate and tenuous. It challenges man the adult, and deplores the loss of the child in man." (Contemporary review in "Time" magazine). Near Fine in Good + dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP . Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1943 - Large octavo, cloth. The second omnibus collection of Lovecraft's tales and other material. The fourth book issued by Arkham House. 1217 copies printed (the earlier companion volume, THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS [1939], had a larger print run). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1041. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-158. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. Joshi I-A-17. Previous owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste down, cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips with some loss to the gilt of the publisher's lettering at the base of the spine, a very good to nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the upper spine panel and mild age darkening and small stain to the rear panel. (20812) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Florilège -

      Emile-Paul Frères 1943 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 163 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein box crème. Plats décorés d'une impression à froid. Dos lisse avec titre en long. Couverture et dos conservés. Vignettes dans le texte par GRAU-SALA. Reliure élégante. TIRAGE LIMITE à 1 230 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 1 000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin bleu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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      Knopf, 1943. - FIRST EDITION in green boards in a FACSIMILE dust jacket. Boards are soiled. Newspaper ad glued to FFEP has foxed the pastedown and the endpaper. Otherwise very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Stahr Books]
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        Shelter Trees in War and Peace

      New York: Orange Judd Publishing Company, 1943. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A solid, well-preserved copy to boot of the uncommon 1943 1st edition. Tight and VG (with light offsetting at the front gutter) in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with very light soiling to the panels. Thick 12mo, 320 pgs., plus crisp black-and-white photos. Signed by Author.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Bound for Glory.

      NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1943. NY:: E. P. Dutton & Co.,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1943. Hardcover. Illustrated with sketches by the author. Made into the 1976 Hal Ashby, Academy Award winning film. Second printing (within a month of the first). Very good in a very good (minor edge wear with a few small chips, fading along the spine) dust jacket. ; 428 pages .

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
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        "Fair Haven"

      New York: Frank Lowe, 1943. Unnumbered, edition of 250. Aquatint etching, uncolored state. 1 vols. 18-3/4 x 14 inches, on a larger sheet. Faint toning. Near fine. Unnumbered, edition of 250. Aquatint etching, uncolored state. 1 vols. 18-3/4 x 14 inches, on a larger sheet. One of the fine sporting prints published by Frank Lowe, continuing the series of prints published by the Derrydale Press from 1937 to 1942. An uncommon proof example, uncolored. Ordeman (2005) pp. 37-48 and 104; Reuter, pp. 142-3

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Des Gouts et des Couleurs

      Edition de la Galerie Charpentier, Paris 1943 - Illus. with 14 [of 15] watercolors and 24 [of 27] drawings. Plus one original drawing laid in. One of 23 copies with an original drawing (14 had original watercolors) of a run of 1042. Lacking one folded leaf (of four pages) containing one watercolor and three drawings. Andre Dignimont (1891-1965) was a French painter, draftsman, decorator, and book illustrator, perhaps most famous as the last, having illustrated the works of Colette, P. Louys, Margaret Mitchell, and many others. Scarce even lacking the plate. OCLC shows only one copy and the BN, 3. Small tear to heel of spine of paper wrappers, attached glassine wrappers a bit soiled with a small tear, in a worn paper- covered card portfolio with some splits at the joints, but quite solid. Loose signatures in paper wrappers in portfolio [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Dessins. Thèmes et Variations. Précédés de "Matisse-en-France" par Aragon

      M. Fabiani / Paris 1943 - Signierter Linolschnitt von H. Matisse als Front., Tit., 2 Bll., 39 S. Mit 3 Orig.-Lithographien im Text und 158 Tafeln. Lose Bogen in Chemise, Ohlwd. -Mappe. Eines von 20 Exemplaren der Luxusausgabe II, auf Vélin d´Arches, num. 11 bis 30 (gesamt 950) mit dem signierten Linolschnitt, 21,3:14,5 cm. Verzeichnet und ausführlich beschrieben in Duthuit/Garnaud, Matisse, ouvrages illustrés , Nr. 9, mit ausführlichem eigenen Text von Matisse zur Enstehung des Werkes, das insges. 17 Zeichnungen in 3 bis 19 Variationen reproduziert. Zitat aus dem Text von Matisse zu dem vorstehenden Werk: ” Seit einem Jahr steigere ich meine Anstrengungen (im Zeichnen), vielleicht die Wichtigsten in meinem Leben. Ich habe meine Art zu Zeichnen vervollkommnet und erstaunlichen Fortschritt gemacht,um Leichtigkeit und Sensibilität auszudrücken, in einer großen Vielfalt und einem Minimum an Mitteln. Das ist wie ein großes Erblühen. Es setzt sich aus Abfolgen von Zeichnungen zusammen, deren erste für jede Folge eine Studie in Kohle ist, die eine Folge von Zeichnungen in Feder oder Bleistift nach sich zieht, wie Parfüm, das aus der ersten Zeichnung emporsteigt.“ Im französischen Originaltext: ” Depuis un an j´ai fait un très important effort, un de plus importants de ma vie. J´ai mis au point mon dessin et j´ai fait un progrès surprenant comme aisance, sensibilité librement exprimée avec une grande variété de sensations et un minimum de moyens. C´est une des choses por lesquelles j´ai voulu continuer la vie. J´ai fait une abondante quantité de dessins tout a fait suprenante.Ils se composent de suites dont le dessin initial pour chaque suite et un dessin d´étude au faisain qui donne une suite de dessins à la plume ou au crayon qui sont comme les parfums qui sortiraient de ce premier dessin matrice.“ Seinen begleitenden ausführlichen Begleittext verfaßte Aragon in Villeneuve, wohin er sich während der deutschen Besatzung zurückgezogen hatte. Mit Rücksicht auf das Erscheinungsjahr 1943 legte der Verleger dem Autor nahe, seinen Text anonym zu veröffentlichen. Aragon lehnte ab: ” Die Arbeit ist mir wichtig, ebenso wie mein Stolz als Schriftsteller.“ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dietrich Schneider-Henn]
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        Fantastica View [Magazine] 2nd Series, No. 4

      New York: Charles henri Ford / View, 1943. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Small 4to. 56 pp. Cover artwork by Joseph Cornell. A beautiful clean near fine copy of the June 1943 issue of Charles Henri Ford's magazine of American Surrealism. Nicest copy we have handled. Includes a special section on Joseph Cornell. One of the more sought after issues of this arts periodical.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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      [Ciudad de] Mexico: Editorial Cultura, 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)

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      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.

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        The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent. Published by Permission of the War Office.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1943 - 2 volumes, quarto. Full green and full blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titles gilt to spines, gilt edge-roll, single fillet gilt to the turn-ins, top edges gilt, the others uncut. Each in the white linen slipcase as issued. Spine sunned as usual, narrow strip of tan-burn from the turn-ins to the free endpapers, slightly later gift inscriptions to both, but overall very good. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each and numerous similar illustrations to the text of the second, the majority full-page, maps to the endpapers. First editions, each in a signed edition limited of 300 copies of which just 30 were in the full binding as here, copies 16 and 25 respectively. De Chair was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol", a Flying Column of less than 1,500 men under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects of the "Golden Square" coup amongst pro-Nazi Iraqi military officers. Despite the air support extended to the Iraqis by the German and Italian air forces, the operation was a complete success, Baghdad falling on 30 May 1941; the books cover this and subsequent operations in Syria. The books were reviewed in the Spectator on the issue of the composite trade edition in 1944 as "a fascinating and well-told story in the tradition of T. E. Lawrence, and one worthy to take its place in the history of British soldiers' heroic campaigns in the Near East". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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