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I've Found the Job Where I Fit Best. Find Your War Job in Industry - Agriculture - Business
Washington, DC: Office of War Information, 1943. 22-1/4 by 16 inches. OWI Poster no. 55. Poster depicting a woman in a headscarf and uniform operates a machine, perhaps a lathe. Despite the vast number of posters issued by government agencies during the Second World War, this is one of the few depicting women doing traditionally male jobs, like manufacturing. Not much has been written about the artist, but he produced many magazine and advertising illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1017649.
Small bit of loss to one corner, else a fine, bright example. Folded twice, for mailing, as issued. Laid down on a stiff, archival paper backing. [JSP02; JSP04]Book ID: 78833More details Price: $400.00
Family Photo Album from Nazi Germany [1934-1935]
1935. 13 by 9 inches. 48 leaves, with tissue interleaving. More than 200 small photographs depicting family visits around Germany in 1934-1935. All the the images are captioned in a neat hand. The album opens with four views of a Nazi rally. Other images show the Graf Zeppelin. The author of the album (unknown to this cataloguer) apparently was a doll collector, as a number of pages are devoted to photographs of doll stores. Most of the photographs show members of the family visiting sites, swimming, boating, and standing around in fine clothes. An interesting look at typical German life early in the Nazi regime. ISBN: 281AIB1037960.
One small image missing; covers lightly stained, else very good. [JSP02; JSP04]Book ID: 188885More details Price: $350.00
Messerschmitt Bf110 C, D & E: An Illustrated Study - Variants, Weapons, Equipment
Hersham, Surrey: Classic, 2008. 192 pages. This book portrays all the changes within each Messerschmitt variant, starting wirh the progression from the pre-war 'B' to the 'C.' Key sub variants are detailed, including the pure fighter C-1 to C-4, the reconnaissance C-5, the rare C-6, and the C-7. The 'D' variant covers the long-range fighter and the fighter-bomber. The 'E' variant shows the move to the provision of a heater in the cockpit. Illustrations in color and black-and-white with drawings and figures. ISBN: 9781903223895.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.Book ID: 262564More details Price: $150.00
Fuel for Them... Means Less for You [poster]
[N.-pl.]: Chamberlin Metal Weather Strip Co. for the United States Govt, [n.d. but ca. 1942-1945]. 17.25 by 22 inches. A central red, white, and blue V depicts a rifle-carrying soldier alongside a tank, with airplanes in the sky. To the left and right of the V are homefront industrial scense rendered in a muted blue. Below is the following text: "Make Your Home Heat Tight Now! 1. Install weather strip insulation; 2. Put up storm windows and doors; 3. Calk air leaks around window frames; 4. Install attic and wall insulation; 5. Save coal, oil, and gas for war." One of many conservation-oriented propaganda posters produced during the Second World War. ISBN: 281AIB0134786.
Two old folds, probably for mailing; a tiny bit of loss in the upper left corner; else a near fine, bright example mounted on linen.Book ID: 61048More details Price: $125.00
Bulletins from Britain (28 separate pamphlets))
New York City: British Library of Information, 1942. 28 separate 16-page pamphlets. 'Bulletins from Britain' was a series of news pamphlets presenting a picture "of the Empire's war effort and of the impact of the war upon the daily lives of its people" for the American audience. The British Library of Information was a branch of the British Foreign Office created in 1919 as a means of both monitoring and cultivating the relationship between the US and Great Britain. The agency produced dozens of pamphlets, leaflets, posters, and other pieces of propaganda to distribute in America with the intent to "reveal the political determination of the British government to bring the inspiration and steadfastness of the prime minister and…(more)
New York City: British Library of Information, 1942. 28 separate 16-page pamphlets. 'Bulletins from Britain' was a series of news pamphlets presenting a picture "of the Empire's war effort and of the impact of the war upon the daily lives of its people" for the American audience. The British Library of Information was a branch of the British Foreign Office created in 1919 as a means of both monitoring and cultivating the relationship between the US and Great Britain. The agency produced dozens of pamphlets, leaflets, posters, and other pieces of propaganda to distribute in America with the intent to "reveal the political determination of the British government to bring the inspiration and steadfastness of the prime minister and the British nation to an American nation not yet engaged in the war." (Cohen, Volume I, p. 513). The 28 pamphlets cover the period between January 14, 1942 and October 7, 1942, and include the following numbers: 72, 76, 78, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94-99, 100-105, 107-110. ISBN: 281AIB1049581.(less)
First editions (first printings). Near fine copies in printed wrappers (paperback), stapled.Book ID: 265417More details Price: $80.00
England: A Dying Oligarchy
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. 32 pages. 5-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches. A sharp critique of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and England's response to the threats posed by Hitler and Mussolini leading up to World War Two. ISBN: B005VDJVMY.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in stapled wrappers (paperback). Covers a bit grubby with a short closed tear at the spine head.Book ID: 191502More details Price: $75.00
COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ll - Eight Titles Complete (Volume 1-8 1933 - 1945)
New York: Military Press, 1987-1988. Complete 8 Volume set. Beautiful color illustrations. ISBN: B00TVGBIKU.
First editions (first printings). Near fine copies in illustrated wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 262592More details Price: $70.00
His Human Majesty
New York: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1949. 295 pages. A novel set in Colorado in 1944 during the training of the United States Army's ski troops. ISBN: B0006ARYIU.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Jacket tanned at the spine. Signed by the author.Book ID: 96446More details Price: $62.50
Barley and Soldiers
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1939. 207 pages. The author's first war book is a dairy kept while serving on the Hangchow Front on the spring of 1938. ISBN: 281AIB1046691.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in pale green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Edges are tanned. Mild edge and corner wear. Dust jacket has edge and corner wear with small edge chips. Chip at spine top is larger and affects part of title. Jacket is scuffed.Book ID: 253453
1945 Hololulu Advertiser Newspapers (10)
1945. ISBN: 281AIB1036761.
Very GoodBook ID: 178725
Avviso!...Perche morire per Hitler [propaganda leaflet]
. 5-3/8 by 8-1/4 inches. In Italian, printed both sides. A leaflet dropped in Italy following the successful campaign in Africa. The leaflet mentions the Nazi defeat in Tunisia and announces bombing raids to come in Italy. ISBN: 281AIB1019026.
Missing a piece of the border (not affecting text); else very good. Full English translation supplied.Book ID: 84578
She Goes to War and Other Stories
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929. 302 pages, plus  pages of ads. Photoplay edition, illustrated with scenes from the United Artists film. The title story is about a young woman who joins the "Y" and serves in France during the First World War. The other stories are Girl on a Barge, The River Pageant, and A Daughter of Today. ISBN: B002F8978G.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Chipping to edges. The rear flap of the dust jacket has detached, but is still present.Book ID: 95653
All out for Defense American Telephone and Telegraph Company
(N.-pl.): American Telephone and Telegraph Co, . 52 pages, including covers. 9-1/2 by 11-3/4 inches. A promotional pamphlet, mostly photographs and inspiring captions, issued for AT&T employees and promoting the company's work in defense and defense related industries. Published before the US entered the Second World War. ISBN: B00B2NVWEM.
Covers worn and spotted along edges. A presentable copy of a scarce publication.Book ID: 108056
Hitler's Agents Are Running Tokio [Nazi Fifth Column in Japan (cover title)]
New York Committee to Defend America, 1941.  pages, including covers. A collection of articles written for the New York Post and published between July 21 and July 25, 1941 about Nazi influence in Japan. The author taught at a Japanese university and edited an English-language periodical in Tokyo. Spinks argues that the Nazis were pushing Japan into a conflict with the United States in order to reduce American support for the British war effort. Scarce, with one copy on OCLC. ISBN: 281AIB1025403.
Staining to covers and page edges; folded twice (as if for mailing). Thus only good.Book ID: 112144
A Yank Discovers Australia
Sydney: The Currawong Publishing Company, [n.d. but 1945?]. 76 pages. Illustrated by Walter Dowman. Purports to be a description of Australia written by an American soldier. However, the Bibliography of Australian Literature (by John Arnold) attributes the book to J. W. Heming, a prolific writer of the mid-20th century under a variety of pseudonyms. The publisher advertises that it only publishes Australian authors, giving further credence to the Heming attribution. A survey of the text suggests the author isn't really American. So, in summary, an interesting introduction to Australian life and culture written for American soldiers stationed Down Under at the end of the Second World War. ISBN: B0007K59CC.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. An attractive copy of a poorly made book.Book ID: 160828
(Ridgefield, CT): (Acorn Press), 1942. 28 pages. Adamic, a Slovene-American, explains the complex situation in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia and Slovenia in the year after the United States entered the Second World War. He favors the guerrilla leader "Mikhailovich" (Draza Mihailovic) over Tito's Partisans. Published as a limited edition supplement to the periodical Yugoslavia and written in response to an article in the Saturday Evening Post. ISBN: B0007ESZCO.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 97018More details Price: $35.00
Anzio Beachhead 22 Jan 25 May 1944
HISTORICAL DIVISION DEPARTMENT, 1944. ISBN: B000W1M4EC.
Very GoodBook ID: 98668More details Price: $30.00
First Edition Thus
(N.-pl. but Stroud, U. K.): Fonthill, 2013. 368 pages. First published in 1949. Revised edition. With a 32-page section illustrated with black-and-white photo reproductions. By the Nazi-era expert who reported Hitler's rise as a journalist in Berlin. ISBN: 9781781551226.
First revised edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.Book ID: 246003More details Price: $30.00
Pictorial History of the Flying Tigers
Orange, Virginia: Moss Publications, 1988. 261 pages plus Appendix A-E and Bibliography. Color and black-and-white photographic illustrations. ISBN: 9780943522050.
Second printing. Near fine copy in tan cloth with silver lettering. Near fine dust jacket with small closed 1" tear on bottom of front cover near spine edge.Book ID: 262501More details Price: $25.00
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Liberation Trilogy)
Holt Paperbacks, 2008. ISBN: 9780805088618.
NEWBook ID: 235157More details Price: $24.00