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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1939 Through November/December1940

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1940 - Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Long Distance enters Canada's North Country; Telephone reunites B.C. Mother, Whilma Hincks, with son in Switzerland; Bayview and West win traffic service contest; Telephone calls that keep the doctor away; Article on diet/eating by K.F. Robins, Health Supervisor; The dial telephone's magic wheel and how it works - 4 page illustrated article; 2 photos and caption of the only Chinese telephone office outside of China - Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, San Francisco; Statistics re: number of telephone sets per community province-wide; Numerous changes in Vancouver's new telephone directory; Many merry mix-ups followed the directory changes; Calls to Australia now routed across the Pacific; Fred Buckle; A visit to London, England via its telephone directory; The Rolling Pin to the Rescue - the tabulators in the information office; B.C. Ship-to-Shore service expands rapidly in year; Harley D. Miller; Paving the way for Vancouver's dial system; White Rock to have dial system; Carrier now used on Gulf cables linking Vancouver and Nanaimo; New submarine cable laid from Copper Cove to Bowen Island; Greater Vancouver and Royal City have big cable programme; Half a million calls daily in Vancouver; William Tyre; Robert Browning Smith; Vacation from work but not from health; Cover photo of King George and Queen Elizabeth bidding farewell at Chilliwack; Gordon Farrell's yacht on Burrard Inlet; Telephones at the fingertips of Royal Couple throught the tour - 5 page article with great photos; Australia wins telephone 'ashes' in Port Day 'word match'; Wire Photos Transmitted from Vancouver for First Time - 3 pages with photos; "Our PNE exhibit was a crowd magnet - voice mirror"; Cecil Austin McMaster; Robert Smyth; Telephoning popular pastime of singers; Telephone equipment in new Hotel Vancouver - many photos plus article entitled "The House with 700 Phones"; White Rock now has dial system; Percy H. Wilson; Miss Dorothy Howard; Ernest E. Harris; Article on operators by Damon Runyon; Our Al Hunter now a one-man phone company in Liberia, Africa; Vancouver's First Dial Office now in service - 8 page article with photos; Thirtieth Year of Telephone Talk; Flood waters fail to keep Courtenay operators from work; Photos of heavy gang work near Kamloops; Fraser Office will go dial in fall of 1941; The Marine Office Power Plant; A.L. Creech; Some highlights of Vancouver's first dial office - 3 page article with photos; Take Care of your Skin; West Vancouver Office is doubled in size to keep pace with growth; Miss Grace D. Smith; Telephone displays are features of 'Bay' anniversary windows; Walter Hughes, Royal City Plant Man; Sunspots 'sabotage' service - one page article with diagram; Community gift of phone to Colebrook couple Mr. and Mrs. George Frith; Phone Company joins Vancouver's dial system; Allan W. Hunter in Liberia - 4 pages with photos; UBC Silver Jubilee section with many nice photos; Frederick J. Tremblay; Back cover devoted to Dunkerque (Dunkirk); Lumber for the Empire - 9 super pages of great photos (all with captions) of sawmills, logging scenes, buildings constructed of B.C wood; 3 page PNE report with photos; Marine Office now serves over 11,000 telephones; sensational 11-page photographic tribute to B.C's fishing industry; New office [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Four Quartets:] East Coker; The Dry Salvages; Burnt Norton; Little Gidding

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1940–41. 4 volumes, octavo. Original coloured wrappers, titles to front covers printed in black. Light browning and slight creasing to edges, small mark and short closed tear to head of front cover of East Coker, an excellent set. First edition, first impression, of each of the separately published of the Four Quartets, except East Coker, which is the third (first Faber) edition as usual, preceded by the two New English Weekly Supplement printings of that poem alone.

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        Four Quartets:] East Coker; The Dry Salvages; Burnt Norton; Little Gidding.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1940–41 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original coloured wrappers, titles to front covers printed in black. Light browning and slight creasing to edges, small mark and short closed tear to head of front cover of East Coker, an excellent set. First edition, first impression, of each of the separately published of the Four Quartets, except East Coker, which is the third (first Faber) edition as usual, preceded by the two New English Weekly Supplement printings of that poem alone. Gallup A36c, A37, A39, A42. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        American Soldiers bivouacked next to a Mosque in North Africa

      North Africa: 1940s - Pencil and charcoal. 8 x 12.75 inches. Framed and glazed. Painter, architect, and railroad aficionado, Albert Sheldon Pennoyer was born in Oakland, California on April 5, 1888. His early education was spent at boarding schools in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Geneva, Switzerland, where he developed a consuming curiosity for the mechanics of how things work. He attended the University of California, Berkeley for one year before moving to Paris to study architecture at the École des Beaux Arts. Inspired by the City of Lights, Pennoyer's curiosity soon turned to painting. In addition to periods of study at the Académie de la Grand Chaumière, the Académie Julian, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennoyer traveled across Europe as a pupil of such prominent artists of the time as Giuseppe Casciaro and Harold Speed.Upon the outbreak of World War I, Pennoyer returned to the United States.Called to active duty in 1917, he served with the camouflage unit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until 1920, when he joined the Officers' Reserve Corps. In 1921 he opened his own studio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which he would maintain for nearly forty years. His paintings, executed in pastel, gouache, watercolor, and oils, were successfully exhibited at the Panama Pacific International Exposition, Golden Gate Park Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and several prominent galleries in New York and California.Pennoyer was once again called to action during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before being assigned as an MFAA Officer in North Africa and Italy. During his service as a Monuments Man, he was involved in the safeguarding, repair, and recovery of Italy's rich cultural heritage, which faced destruction from bombing, looting, and exposure to the elements. Pennoyer worked alongside Monuments Men Capt. Basil Marriott and Lt. Col. John Bryan Ward-Perkins in Rome, Capt. Roderick Enthoven and Lt. Frederick Hartt in Florence, and Capt. Deane Keller in Pisa. He also participated in the recovery effort at numerous art repositories in the Tuscan countryside, where Florentine officials had evacuated hundreds of works of art from churches and public collections, principally the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Bargello.

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        Decorative Map of Cape Cod. The Reaches of Cape Cod, Nantucket & Marthas Vineyard [sic], Massachusetts.

      Attleboro, MA. The Colonial Craftsmen. Copyright 1940. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 21 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 x 27 3/4 inches. Several short tears to lower edge not entering image, light creasing to lower margin not affecting the image; image is clean and bright, very good condition. An unusual decorative map with illustrations at left and right edges. These include Plymouth Rock, lighthouse at Chatham and surf casting. This is the largest of the three sizes of a map published by The Colonial Craftsmen, this having a slightly different title and different details in the image.

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        ALICE IN WONDERLAND READING CARDS.

      Comprising of 16 oblong cards each with a mounted full-colour illustration by A[lbert]. E[dward]. Jackson, with text. Card size: 202 x 279mm. Contained in the original printed envelope. Envelope a little worn and marked; else very good. Extremely scarce. Not in Lovett.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Militargeographische Beschreibung von Frankreich Ergänzung Teil I: Nordost-Frankreich Mappe D - Mittelfrankreich (links der Seine). Landesbeschreibung, Bilderbeilage, Sonderkarten. Abgeschlossen 30. Januar 1940. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch !

      8, 8 große farbige Faltkarten und Beiheft mit 119 Seiten in betitelter Original-Pappmappe KOMPLETT ! - guten Zustand - 1940. H65

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Militargeographische Beschreibung von Frankreich Teil I: Nordost-Frankreich Mappe A - Landesbeschreibung, Bilderbeilage und Sonderkarten. Abgeschlossen 29. Februar 1940. Nur für den Dienstgebrauch !

      Berlin, Generalstab des Heeres Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen, 1940 - 8°, Bilderheft mit 84 Seiten und 7 große farbige Faltkarten in betitelter Original-Pappmappe KOMPLETT ! diese mit leichten Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1940. H62 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 620

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        Two Consolations

      Quercus Press, San Mateo 1940 - 1 of 250 unnumbered copies, of which 200 were for sale. Slim 4to, slate colored paper on boards. Untrimmed Kelmscott hand-made watermarked paper. Text printed on the Albion proof press used by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. Issued without dust jacket. Contains two poems written by Jeffers after a brief family visit to Kelmscott Manor. Introduction by Una Jeffers. An extremely clean and crisp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Happy Days 1880-1892.

      8vo. Original beige cloth, blocked in red and blue; with dust wrapper. Wrapper with some loss at head of spine and a little rubbed and darkened on spine, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of the first volume of the author's memoirs. Inscribed in the year of publication by H.L. Mencken "For Channing Way Jr via his lovely mother H. L Mencken". With a contemporary review of the book from the New York Times Book Review loosely inserted at the rear with some resultant browning to the rear endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Inscribed Photograph

      Black and white photograph. Matted to approximately 7" x 9.5". Framed and glazed. Unexamined out of the frame. Image a bit unevenly sunned, else a very good example of this handsome image. Undated, circa 1940. Inscribed on the bottom of the image to the daughter of American artist Thornton Oakley: "Miss Lansdale Oakley Very best wishes, Uday Shankar." Shankar, the elder brother of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, was as influential to Indian dance as his brother was to classical Indian music. Born of a Bengali family, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He incorporated classical and Indian folk dance to create ballets based on Hindu themes for Anna Pavlova, and during the 1930s toured with his own dance troupe. He popularized Indian dance in both the west and India itself, and is pictured on a 1978 Indian postage stamp. .

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        The Beloved Returns: Lotte In Weimar (Signed Limited Edition In Slipcase)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 453 Pp. + Catalog At End. Book Is As New, Not A Trace Of Wear Or Fading. Dj Without Wear, No Chips, Tiny Tears Where Flap Folds Meet Spine, Usual Light Sunning/Browning To Exposed Panels. Slipcase Lightly Used, 1" Abrasion And Another 1/4" Abrasion At Front Corners And A Light Bump To One Rear Corner.

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        The Beloved Returns. Lotte in Weimar

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First U.S. edition in English. #203 of 395 copies printed on Rives Liampre All-rag Paper, signed by the author. Translated from the Greman by H. T. Lowe-Porter. x, 453, [7] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pink paper over boards, blue cloth spine, t.e.g.. About fine in a paper over boards slipcase with number on spine. First U.S. edition in English. #203 of 395 copies printed on Rives Liampre All-rag Paper, signed by the author. Translated from the Greman by H. T. Lowe-Porter. x, 453, [7] pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        The Life of Sir William Osler (2 Volumes)

      OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1940 - slpi case has small amount of shelf rubbing, glassine dust juacket, previous owners name on pastedown DATE PUBLISHED: 1940 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beloved Returns. Lotte in Weimar

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First U.S. edition in English. #203 of 395 copies printed on Rives Liampre All-rag Paper, signed by the author. Translated from the Greman by H. T. Lowe-Porter. x, 453, [7] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pink paper over boards, blue cloth spine, t.e.g.. About fine in a paper over boards slipcase with number on spine. First U.S. edition in English. #203 of 395 copies printed on Rives Liampre All-rag Paper, signed by the author. Translated from the Greman by H. T. Lowe-Porter. x, 453, [7] pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        Fifi

      S&S 1940 - NY, 1940, first edition, S&S, pictorial boards, 9¼" x 12¼", 46 pages, DW ($2.00). Fifi, (the alter ego of the Bemelamns' miniature white poodle, Little Bit) and herAfrican adventure and escape. The stylized African cannibals probably will delay reprinting. Not ex-library, no internal marks, clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      US: Scribners, 1940 Very Good to Near Fine book with slight shelf wear, a couple of spots of very slight foxing to boards, touch of wear to red title block, some very mild age toning and offsetting to paste-downs and end pages – much nicer than is common with this title. Pages 75-81  have small dog-ear creases at bottom corner. Apparently a binding flaw, since page edges were not cleanly trimmed. Previous owner’s blind-stamped impression to front end page which states Bonelli, Crystal Bay Nevada; in a Good to Very Good  1st state dust jacket that has considerable edge and corner wear with small tears and small chips, rubbing color loss especially edges and folds, two small closed tears both edge front panel with crease between the two just below second half of Hemingway. Red lines and lettering on spine has slight sun fade. A proper first printing with Scribners "A" on copyright page, price on front flap of $2.75, no mention of photographer on back jacket panel, and illustrator’s name "Neely" bottom corner front panel - all as per Grissom 2011 bibliography.

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        The Milan Grill Room: Further Adventures of Louis, the Manager, and Major Lyson, the Raconteur

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1940 - Blue cloth stamped in black on the spine. A bit of foxing to bottom edge, endpapers slightly tanned, upper corners bruised. Still a near fine copy in a striking very good dustjacket with very mild chipping to the edges and a darkened spine panel. Collects ten short stories featuring Charles Lyson. Dustjacket illustration by Bip Pares. Rather scarce.; Octavo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Married Adventure

      Lippincott, 1940 A very good first edition with a letter signed by the author laid in.

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        Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

      Tarzana, CA 1940 - First Edition, stated, 1940. Pale grey cloth, red lettering, red topstain. 312 pages + ad page. First issue laminated Dust Jacket. Jacket, frontispiece and chapter heading illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. From the Jacket:" Edgar Rice Burroughs punched cows in the old West before the days of cowboys in pink shirts and slave bracelets, this is only his fourth Western. His punchers smell of leather and sweat and horses. They are hard riding tough hombres - the men he knew and rode with in "the good old days." A murder mystery western. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE AFRICAN QUEEN

      Modern Library 1940 - First Modern Library edition, early reprint. (rear panel of dustjacket states "over 290 great titles to choose from") and the inside of the jacket lists 292 titles. Originally published in 1935 by Heinemann. Grey cloth-covered boards with same color topstain. Foreword for this edition by Forester. Droll inscription by Forester on the half-title page to actress/inventor Hedy Lamaar. "To Hedy Lamarr with love, even though she doesn't remember me, from C.S. Forester." Additionally the small ownership stamp of Canadian actor/author Alexander Knox is on the title page. Shelfwear on board edges, mostly at corners, beginning page toning; dustjacket with chipped corners, dampstain on front flap fold, minor soiling and toning. Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. In a long career that included such films as "The Sea Wolf," "The Vikings," "The Longest Day," "Khartoum," "You Only Live Twice," "Gorky Park," Knox was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of President Woodrow Wilson in Zanuck's "Wilson." He was the author of six adventure novels. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        o. T. [Flüchtlinge]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      54 x 33 cm, Links unten monogr. u. dat. FM 1940. - Frans Masereel (1889-1972) bedeutender belgischer Grafiker, Zeichner und Maler, enger Freund von Stefan Zweig, der vor allem für seine beeindruckenden, von starken Emotionen geprägten Holzschnitte bekannt ist. Er vertrat in seiner Kunst einen konsequenten Humanismus. Er stellte die Menschen in ihrer Verlorenheit und Verlassenheit in der modernen Zivilisation dar, ohne indessen als Pessimist gelten zu können. Denn gleichzeitig lieferte er Beispiele für Handlungsmöglichkeiten, um dem Menschlichen in einer sich entmenschlichenden Welt den ihm gebührenden Platz zu sichern. Beispiele hierfür sind die 80 Holzschnitte "Das Gesicht Hamburgs" oder die 100 Holzschnitte des Zyklus "Die Stadt" (1925). 1919 erschien seine Folge von 167 Holzschnitten "Mein Stundenbuch", die in Deutschland 1920 von Kurt Wolff verlegt wurde.Eine Freundschaft verband ihn mit Henry Gowa, der ihn nach Saarbrücken holte, wo er von 1947 bis 1951 die Meisterklasse für Malerei an der neugegründeten Schule für Kunst und Handwerk leitete.Frans Masereel regte am 26. September 1953 gemeinsam mit den deutschen Künstlern HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Otto Pankok, Max Pechstein, Karl Rössing und anderen in Zürich an, die "XYLON Societé Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois" zu gründen. Diese Gründung der Internationalen Vereinigung der Holzschneider XYLON wurde beschlossen und Masereel war ihr erster Präsident.1956 schuf er ein weiteres großes Holzschnittwerk, 100 Blätter unter dem Titel "Mijn Land". 1964 erhielt Masereel den Kulturpreis des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.Eine Dauerausstellung von Masereel-Werken gibt es im Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee bei Antwerpen.

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        The Yearling

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Twentieth Printing (1940). Signed by the author on the front free end paper. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Light staining to spine cloth, light edge wear to the exterior. A nice copy, signed by the author.

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        How to Trade in Stocks

      , 1940. 1940. First Edition . LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks: The Livermore Formula for Combining Time Element and Price. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1940). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $20,000.First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street

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        Fine typed letter in French with translation, signed 'Farouk R.', to King George II of the Hellenes (1920-1965, King of Egypt, reigned 1936-1952)

      1940 - (1890-1947, reigned 1922-1924 and 1935-1947), saying "It is with the deepest distress that I have learnt by Your Majesty's letter of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Christopher, Your Majesty's Most Dear and Beloved uncle", 1888-1940, fifth son of George I, "which took place at Athens the 21st January last", and praying "the Most High to take the August Departed into His mercy and to spare Your Majesty all other occasion of sadness", he sends "My most sincere condolences . and . the assurance of high esteem and unalterable friendship", 1 side folio and conjugate blank with envelope, Royal Palace of Abdin, Cairo, the 26th May Prince Christopher's widow Princess Françoise was a daughter of the Duc de Guise, pretender to the French Throne.

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        A rare eight panel nursery frieze by Clifford Webb showing the arrival of animals to Noah's Ark.

      Each panel, landscape: 25.5 x 76.5cm. Slight damage to some blank corners, else an excellent set in classic Webb style, contained in the original worn, cloth-edged case. A book entitled, Noah's Ark, illustrated by Webb, was published in 1949.

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        Dusk of Dawn : An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept

      Harcourt Brace & Company, New York 1940 - Book has only very light wear and light aging. Square and securely bound. VG+ to NF. The jacket has some edge and corner wear with two small holes on front flap, chips at some corners and spine edges and along top, back edge. Overall still an attractive jacket. G+ to VG-. This is Du Bois' autobiography with the scarce dustjacket. Not only does Du Bois lay out his life story (at age 72) but also provides thoughtful commentary on racism in the history of the USA. Important book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Mythe d'Ulysse, tapuscrit

      First new version of the autograph manuscript of 17 pages, written in 1935. Manuscript writing very dense, full excluding the last 13 lines of printed text, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Complete typescript with a few variations from the manuscript and a copy of the first edition published in 1947 and finally published in 1950 is attached. In 1935, Blanchot has been working for 3 years on Thomas the Obscure (he completed in 1940) when interrupts his writing "that would not stop" to write the last word, a short story he describes as "an attempt to bypass another book underway to overcome the interminable and get a more linear narrative, yet painfully complex, a silent decision ... ". In 1983, Blanchot, referring to the motivations of this "innocent text where murderers omens of future time resounded," can not say "how it is written and how unknown requirement, it has the answer." "It was not a text for publication," he says in the afterword of hindsight. The last word will indeed published 12 years later in 550 copies in the collection golden age (although it went bankrupt at the same time, the book will be on sale in 1950) . So the first story is meant at once the last word and the refusal of its unveiling. "Surely begin to write immediately to achieve at the end (...), this means at least hope not to make a career and finding the shortest path to finish early." In this "Apocalypse" Blanchot leads his own novel being written: Thomas, the hero, and is ironically called the new power otherwise without express "what happened to him [that] saying nothing happened ". But if, starting with the last word, Blanchot marks the end of writing, it is an end that remains unpublished. And when the book is finally published, it will be more of a work already substantial: Thomas the Obscure, Amminadab, Faux pas, the Most High, Death Sentence and The Share of fire. Therefore, the last word is not "waiver be Master and Judge," but a written waiver of this "itself in vain." It can no longer be "the unusual resolution to deprive [Language] to support (...) that is to say more than language" but, as part of the work, there is a "word to say and do not say. ". A word rewritten by the writer he became transformed by writing and by war. This is the inaugural version, first draft of thirty young Blanchot, we present here and C. Bident his biographer, thought "probably never know." Narrative foundation, basic writing, many scholars have studied the last man, "painfully complicated" as even the author, but who calls a few "prophetic" pages a reflection on language (and, through him, totalitarianism) marking the second part of the century. Now we present the manuscript written in 1935 and until then unknown, differs considerably from the following two versions of 1947 and 1983. Written in the third person (the later will they, homodiégétiques) the story is much longer. It contains descriptions and including many deleted scenes that will be removed in the published versions: "The sun bathed [plaza] a fiery light of huge mirrors, placed at the four corners, be kicked around in a maze of colors . "" A cloud was soon raised to the ceiling, black cloud crossed by small glowing patches. "" I am worried, he said. I was wrong to leave earlier this house when I get home, surrounded by torches are extinguished one by one. What will I find now? How to live without I guideline? Can you tell me anything? "" Some children, head blackened coal, removed the sand in which they were buried, and trying to achieve with small white stones they drew from their pocket, they reviled in their incomprehensible language. "" Taking advantage of the lull, dogs out of their hole, as if they had been secretly excited by a master, they rushed to the sleeper by pulling on their links. They tried to right, left, then discovering it under the covers, they are slipped badly, small first, then the big dog, like a vicious bunch of kids. "" The intoxication of being together having lost younger pushed them into their own home as if she had ceased to be theirs, and they threw screams waking intruders from their homes. "But this manuscript provides the exegete especially demonstrative few passages that provide clarification on the meaning of the story:" Until is not an indifferent manner to the past and the future. If it is intended to extend a veil over what approach, if a link between, by mutual repulsion, separate time moments it appears from something, something else is not shown, however, that such limit. "" They whom nothing was forbidden to speak and who knew, behaved as if their knowledge had been to break with the language. "" The disciple on this admission, redoubled adoration, give themselves shots that change them into what they can be. At first common deception, they ran, one to an animal world, the other to a riveted himself a slave. "" They wanted to laugh again nonsense, is torturing a lie, but, having no other way to stand as the apotheosis, they lost sight of their mutual desire for death and blissfully enjoyed the rest. "A key reading these valuable addition changes that reflect real shifts of the author. If the most important is, of course, the choice of the first person in later versions, some lexical variations are also very significant. Thus: "I offer the spectacle of my vices" in the manuscript and typescript 1935 becomes: "I offer the spectacle of my mistakes" in the published version of the same in 1947. "This is an extract from the speech the third city "becomes" This is an excerpt of the speech on the third on the third State "; "A noise (...) was one stroke the whole town" becomes "was one stroke all the people" and "... on a deck of onomatopoeia" becomes "... a gateway ranting." Finally, it is a lyrical Blanchot that reveals this "abrupt call of language": "She had her hair hanging these broad wings velvet are a promise of transformation." "... When the sun casting its light shining against the mirrors everywhere, stopped above the esplanade and heard this loud voice, private mysteriously vowels and consonants, which announces the sharing of spaces" "Shouts of the crowd came and brought calls for an immense distress. "" He ran on the book and bit his teeth, as if he had made insensitive despite the bitterness of those old pages. ". In hindsight Blanchot hesitate to comment, however, that this text provides for the third time and he took care to revise again, 50 years after its first release. However, it brings some bits of explanations that reveal the importance of this little story in the life and work of one of the most mysterious writers of the twentieth century: "The last word has to tell main line, as having instead, the total wreck, the narrative itself can not therefore be preserved, and impossible or absurd, unless he should claim prophetic, heralding a future in the past already there or saying there always when there is nothing: either there wearing nothing and prevent the annihilation that it can not escape its long-term process which is rehashing and eternity. " S.n. s.l. s.d. (circa 1940) 49 feuillets A4 (21x26,5cm) en feuilles

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        THE D. A. GOES TO TRIAL (Pre-publication Advance Review Copy)

      William Morrow, New York 1940 - Octavo. A very good copy bound in black cloth with red lettering spine. Owner bookplate ffep, publisher's prospectus tipped-in front pastedown, lower front cover corner bumped. In a very good dust jacket with publication date stamp front flap, mild edge wear. 283 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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