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Pregled Dogodkov, Vojnih in Politi nih [News, War and Politics] -- Collection of 34 issues

By [SLOVENE NATIONAL LIBERATION COMMITTEE]

[Ljubljana]: Odsek za Informacije in Propagando pri SNOS, 1944. Underground newspaper published by the Slovene National Liberation Committee, the anti-fascist organization active during the Nazi occupation of Ljubljana in 1944. Issues located in a handful of institutions in OCLC, none in the United States. Collection of 34 issues of which the 5 earliest are loose quarto bifolia (ca. 26.5 to 30cm.), the latter 29 bound together in slightly later (ca. 1950s) cloth-backed boards; 1-9pp.; some minor toning, a couple issues with closed tears affecting text without loss of meaning, boards soiled and rubbed with library deaccession rubberstamp inside upper cover (no additional library marks throughout), else Very Good or better. Publication sequence as follows: nos. 41 (April 4, 1944), 47, 53, 55, 57, 131-3, 135-7, 141-4, 155, 159, 162, 164, 168, 192 (but 169), 182-4, 191, 193, 197, 200-2, 204-5, 208-9 (November 24, 1944). Varying formats and printing styles due to the clandestine nature of the publication with limited access to paper and a press. The two earlies issues are printed, the latter 32 issues mimeographed, often on pilfered onion-skin. Earliest issues published twice a week, before switching to daily sometime before August, 1944.

$2000.00

Poland and the Peace

By AUDIT, George

[London]: Russia Today, [1944]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (15.5cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated self-wrappers printed in red and black; 15pp.; illus. Stock uniformly toned due to inferior paper quality, else Very Good or better.

$20.00

Forest of the Dead [Der Totenwald]. Translated by Ursula Stechow

By WIECHERT, Ernst

New York: Greenberg: Publisher, 1947. First American Edition. Hardcover. First American and first English-language edition of this somewhat uncommon concentration-camp memoir. Wiechert, a prominent and prolific German novelist, was arrested in 1938 and spent four months in Buchenwald for his vocal opposition to the Nazi régime. This memoir, first published in Munich in 1945, was one of the earliest exposés of the atrocities of the German concentration-camp system. A UK edition appeared the same year, but as the translator Ursula Stechow was a German exile living in the U.S., we make the reasonable assumption that the American edition has priority. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 135pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in a slightly creased and edgeworn jacket with smal nick at base of spine; Very Good.

$125.00

The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines: Favorite stories, verse, and cartoons for the entertainment of servicemen everywhere

By [SALINGER, J.D., contr.] BARROWS, R.M. and E.X. Pastor, eds

Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes "The Hang of It," J.D. Salinger's first published book appearance, along with pieces by Vincent Starrett, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, and Damon Runyon. Second issue, dated 1943 on copyright page. 12mo (15.75cm.); original red and blue pictorial boards,336pp; illus. Less than expected tanning to margins of text; externally an unusually bright, unworn example - a desirable, Near Fine copy.

$250.00

Con L'Armata Rossa / Pri Rde i Armadi [With the Red Army] - Three Early Underground Printings from Slovenian Partisan Presses

By DJILAS, Milovan

V.p., v.i., [1944]. This very early work by the great Montenegran communist (and later dissident) intellectual appears to have been published some time after Djilas's first visit to Moscow in March, 1944; by this time, the Yugoslavian Partisan movement had begun reclaiming territory previously lost to the Axis, and the Soviet army had begun its inexorable push west, which would culminate in the Belgrade offensive of October, 1944, liberating Yugoslavia's capital and effectively putting an end to the Nazi occupation. Djilas's homage was intended to celebrate the Soviet offensive and to pave the way for an acceptance of a Soviet-style communist state in Yugoslavia. Ironically, though he would serve briefly as the Vice President of Joseph Broz Tito's new government in 1945, Djilas's greatest fame would come not from being an apologist, but rather a critic, of the state-socialist apparatus; he was imprisoned for nearly ten years under during the Tito regime, and his best-known work The New Class (1957) is a masterful analysis of the bureaucratic elite who proved to be the greatest beneficiaries of post-war communism. Three editions of the same work (with some small textual variations noted between the two Slovenian printings), all published clandestinely by Slovenian Partisans and issued entirely without imprint or date. Despite the rustic conditions under which these pamphlets were produced -- often in (literally) underground bunkers hidden deep in the Slovenian countryside -- they exhibit an extraordinary graphic sense and attention to detail indicative of their producers' dedication, not just to the dissemination of propaganda, but also to the craft of printing. All three are exceedingly rare. OCLC notes one location (Nat. Library Slovenia) for the Italian-language version; no holdings found in OCLC, KVK for COPAC for either Slovenian edition. Branica & Pajkovic (Bibliografija izdanja u narodnooslobodila kom ratu 1941-1945) nos 4890, 4918, 4920 respectively (as cited in Pahor & Johnson, The Partisans: the Underground Society, 2017). We are indebted to booksellers Dasa Pahor and Alex Johnson for their groundbreaking primary research on these and other Slovenian Partisan pamphlets in the above-referenced work. Three separate underground printings - two in Slovenian, one in Italian - of Djilas's propagandistic homage to the Soviet Red Army, written in the final months of the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia. The essay was originally published in Serbo-Croatian, as Sa Crvenom Armijom. Uniform minor wear and age-toning; all three Very Good or better. 1. Djilas. Con L'Armata Rossa. [Strojenika pri Storpniku: Doberdob, 1944]. Octavo (20.5cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 20pp. Front wrapper with linocut illustration in three colors. Italian-language translation. Text printed from type. 2. Djilas. Pri Rde i Armadi. [near Idrija, Gorenjsko, Slovenia: Špik, 1944]. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 30pp. Linocut illustration to front wrapper, printed in red ink. Text mimeographed. 3. Djilas. Pri Rde i Armadi. Place of publication unknown [but Slovenia: ca 1944]. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 28pp. Front wrapper illustrated by stencil process; text mimeographed.

$2500.00

[Drop Title] Public Rally / Jobs for All At Decent Pay / Peace wil be secure only if America is securely at work
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[Drop Title] Public Rally / Jobs for All At Decent Pay / Peace wil be secure only if America is securely at work

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS

New York: Congress of Industrial Organizations, n.d. but 1945. First Edition. Broadside flyer (25x18cm.); printed offset in blue on cream stock. Minor uniform toning, else Fine. Flyer advertising a rally in Madison Square Park just days before the end of World War II in response to the "Millions of war workers... being laid off." Among the speakers listed are Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, with music, banners, and entertainment promised. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of December, 2018.

$125.00

World Today
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World Today

By [COMMUNISTS] WORKERS SCHOOL

[New York]: Workers School, 1940-1941. First Edition. Paperback. Full and detailed syllabus for students taking the course in current events at the Workers School. Divided into eleven lessons, covering a basic introduction to Marxist-Leninist Theory; "General Features of Capitalist System of Production" (i.e. "Exploitation"); "Class Struggle"; "The Negro Question"; "Tactics of the Working Class in Present Period"; and concluding with "The Socialist Reorganization of Society." No copies separately catalogued in OCLC as of December, 2018. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's yellow mimeographed staplebound wrappers; 24ll. printed from typescript on rectos only. Wrappers rather brittle and toned due to poor paper stock, some minor chipping, extensive but neat and intelligent contemporary pencil notes throughout, else Near Very Good.

$150.00

Women in the War
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Women in the War

By [WOMEN] FLYNN, Elizabeth Gurley

New York: Workers Library, 1942. First Edition. Pamphlet. Uncommon war-time pamphlet by the prominent communist, one-time Wobbly, women's rights advocate and (later) victim of the Smith Act trials. "Deploring past prejudices against women workers, the author calls for child-care centers, good housing, union organization, and equal pay for equal work" (SEIDMAN F143). 12mo. Staplebound pamphlet; photo-pictorial paper wrappers; 31pp. Scuff and closed tear at center of front wrapper, light dusting to covers on rear; internally clean and unmarked - a Good, sound copy.

$60.00

Windows on the War: Soviet Tass Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
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Windows on the War: Soviet Tass Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945

By ZEGERS, Peter Kort and Douglas Druick, eds

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago / Yale, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio (32.5cm x 25.5cm). Pictorial paper boards (hardcover); [2],400pp.; chiefly illus. Near Fine copy, slight shelf wear to extremities. Catalogue published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011.

$50.00

Workers Frontier: Theoretical Organ of the Workers Party, Vol. 1, no. 1, April, 1940 [All Published?]

By [COMMUNISM - FOURTH INTERNATIONAL] WORKERS PARTY

Brooklyn: Sparks Publishers, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. Unrecorded, and quite possibly earliest, periodical published by the Third Camp Trotskyist group and issued the same month the Workers Party splinter was formed in opposition to the Russian invasion of Finland. Indeed, the present issue deals primarily with the Russo-Finnish War and the foundation of the Party. Not in Goldwater or the Union List of Serials, nor do we find any copies located in OCLC as of May, 2018. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's red printed staplebound card wrappers; [2],46pp.; text printed mimeograph. Front wrapper nearly separated, rear wrapper separated but present, extremities rather chipped and brittle due to poor paper stock; Good, contents fresh and fine.

$150.00

Plebs: Organ of the National Council of Labour Colleges. Thirteen war-date issues

By MILLAR, J.P.M. [James] (ed)

London: National Council of Labour Colleges, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. The National Council of Labour Colleges, founded in 1921, was the coordinating body of the British Socialist self-education movement. Though many of the journal's contributors were nominally Labour Party members, contents of the magazine tended strongly towards a Socialistic, anti-war platform somewhat to the left of official Labour party positions (especially during WW2) and were intended to educate a working-class audience on the principal social and political movements of the period, from a left wing perspective. Regular contributors included James and Christine Millar, W.T. Colyer, Rennie Smith, J.F. Horrabin, etc.; all issues illustrated with cartoons by "Marchy," "Bok," "Jem", others. War-date issues are somewhat uncommon due to the paper's shrinking popularity as well as difficulties in production during wartime. Meaningful runs from this period are scarce; this grouping, though by no means consecutive, provides a coherent picture of moderate socialist attitudes towards the European War during its most brutal phase. Small quarto (digest format), ca 25cm x 19cm. Staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; each issue 24pp. Includes: (1940) nos 5, 9, 10, 12; (1941) nos 1, 3, 4, 7, 11; (1942) nos 3, 4, 6. Expected wear; all with at least a bit of tenderness at bound edge; three with wrappers detached (but present); all issues complete with text generally clean and fresh; about Very Good overall.

$250.00

The Scientific Method: A Personal Account of Unusual Projects in War and Peace
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The Scientific Method: A Personal Account of Unusual Projects in War and Peace

By FIESER, Louis F.

New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, [1964]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's red gilt-lettered cloth; 242pp.; photographic frontispiece, illus. throughout. Boards a bit rubbed, especially at spine crown, corners bumped, gilt rather dulled, ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Very Good, internally fine. The organic chemist's account of experiments conducted during World War II and after, including the invention of napalm and the infamous experiment with "bat bombs." Quite uncommon in decent condition.

$250.00

Combat Soldier [Inscribed]
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Combat Soldier [Inscribed]

By FRY, James C.

Washington DC: The National Press, Inc, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Memoir of a decorated Major General in the U.S. Army. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; map endpapers; dustjacket; x,356,[2]pp; illus. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front endpaper: "To Robert H. Albright / Corporal Company "G", 88th "Blue Devil" Division / With high regard, James C. Fry." Mild wear to crown, faint touch of dustiness to front cover, else a clean, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $7.50), with light wear and a few tiny tears to extremities; Near Fine.

$75.00

[1942 Wall Calendar] Russian War Relief [cover title]
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[1942 Wall Calendar] Russian War Relief [cover title]

By [KENT, Rockwell et al.] RUSSIAN WAR RELIEF

[New York]: Russian War Relief, 1941 but 1942?]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (25.5cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers comb-bound at top edge; [12] leaves printed in black and blue on rectos only; chiefly illus. throughout. Light wear, small loss of one comb, else Very Good and sound. Quite an attractive fundraising wall calendar, with contributions by Rockwell Kent, William Steig, Wanda Gág, William Gropper, John Sloan, and many others. Introduction by RWR President Edward C. Carter printed inside upper cover. Copyright dated 1941, though the calendar runs from March, 1942, to February, 1943. Scarce, with no copies in OCLC as of August, 2018.

$350.00

"I am not crazy enough to want a war" --- Hitler
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"I am not crazy enough to want a war" --- Hitler

By [OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION]

[Washington, D.C.: Office of War Information, ca.1942]. First Edition. Paperback. Scarce anti-German propaganda pamphlet issued by the U.S. Office of War Information, presumably for distribution among English-speaking Axis soldiers. The contents juxtapose Hitler's public promises of peace against images of Nazi atrocities, documenting with words and images the Reich's continued aggressions throughout Europe. A rather expensively-produced propaganda piece, given the intended use, with covers on heavy, glossy stock and the interior printed throughout in red and black, with each pair of facing pages framed within a bold swastika design. We have seen examples in at least four other languages (the others being Italian, German, Portuguese, and French); all are uncommon, with the English-language version showing 15 holdings noted in OCLC. Slim octavo (25cm); glossy photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; [32pp]; illus. Mild wear to extremities, faint scuff to front wrapper, else Near Fine.

$250.00

Degenerate Art:  The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937
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Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

By PETERS, Olaf, ed

New York: Prestel Verlag / Neue Galerie New York, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (29cm x 24cm). Olive cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in black on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 320pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight soiling to bottom corner textblock, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities, else new. Catalogue published in conjuction with the exhibition "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937" held at the Neue Galerie New York March 13-June 30, 2014. Preface by Ronald S. Lauder. Foreward by Renée Price. Essays by: Olaf Peters, Mario-Andreas von Lüttichau, Ines Schlenker, Ernst Ploil, Karsten Müller, Berhard Fulda and Aya Soika, Karl Stamm, Ruth Heftrig, and Jonathan Petroloulos. 150 color plates.

$50.00

Normandie Album Mémorial-6 Juin-22 Août 1944 & Invasion Journal Pictorial-6th June-22 August, 1944
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Normandie Album Mémorial-6 Juin-22 Août 1944 & Invasion Journal Pictorial-6th June-22 August, 1944

By BERNAGE, Georges; Philippe Jutras, trans

Bayeux, France: Éditions Heimdal, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (30.5cm x 22.5cm). Blue cloth boards (hard cover) with titling embossed in gold on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 528pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight soiling to bottom textblock corner; slight shelf wear to one corner, else clean and tight. New Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities, else fine. Pictorial documentation of the invasion of Normandy in French and English. Hundreds of b&w photographic reproductions.

$75.00

The Mountains Wait
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The Mountains Wait

By BROCH, Theodor; Rockwell Kent, illus

Saint Paul: Webb Book Publishing Company, 1942. First Edition. Paperback. Wrapper issue. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's blue pictorial card wrappers, French flaps; [8],325pp.; photographic illus., text vignettes throughout. Wrappers a bit rubbed along extremities and flap folds, tiny loss at top edge of upper cover just touching one letter, some spine creasing, else Near Very Good overall. First-hand account of the 1940 German invasion of Norway, when the author had been Mayor of Narvik for six years. Broch was twice condemned to death by the Nazis, though he managed to escape to Sweden and then the United States. This wrapper issue rather uncommon.

$40.00

[Text in Russian] Nagrudnye Znaki Krasnoi Armii (1941-1945): Katalog-Spravochnik
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[Text in Russian] Nagrudnye Znaki Krasnoi Armii (1941-1945): Katalog-Spravochnik

By AIRAPETIAN, B.V.

[Moskva?]: Collector's Books, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's pictorial paper-covered boards; 175pp.; color photographs throughout. Near Fine condition. Collector's guide to Soviet army insignia. Text entirely in Russian.

$75.00

How France Was Betrayed
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How France Was Betrayed

By MARTY, Andre

[New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1941]. First American Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); publisher's staplebound self-wrappers; 47pp. Tiny chip to upper cover fore-edge not approaching text, else Very Good to Near Fine. On the Nazi occupation in France by a leading member of the French Communist Party.

$15.00

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