With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.



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Title   Ordnung

Binding   Card, bound together with twine

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    1944

Seller ID   003291

German homemade book of cartoons relating to a soldier's canteen during the Second World War. Oblong, 15 by 21 cm. 18 leaves. Original text and illustrations confined to rectos, with informal comments by others on four versos. The work is a light satire of German efficiency, precision, obediance, and the like. There is not really much sense of the national convulsions of the period. The illustrations, rendered in colored pencil and crayon, are suffused with charm. In one, an alarm clock is hitting itself over the head. Others could easily fit into the light cartoon strips of American newspapers of the era (Blondie and the like). The verse is fluid, but its narrative thrust is somewhat diffuse. It is the illustrations that matter. Front cover has repaired crack. On front the crack line is still visible, and within the board has been stabilized with a strip of paper that doesn't match perfectly color-wise. Other crease lines, soiling, and wear on covers. A few loose leaves. Minor edge dampstaining and browning to pages within.

Price = 600.00 USD



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