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        A. A. Alcoholic Anonymous

      THE ALCOHOLIC FOUNDATION, NEW YORK 1943 - Stapled bound Foxing to edges.Rust to stapled bindings. Previous owners inscription written on page 24 to 25. "The Twelve Steps of Recovery is listed on page 25. Opinions about the book is on the back of the book.One of the many reviews about the book is by Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick.Light crease going down the middle of the front cover.Light foxing to pages. pub by THE ALCOHOLIC FOUNDATION P.O. BOX 459 ( GRAND CENTRAL ANNEX, NEW YORK 17 N.Y. DATE PUBLISHED: 1943 EDITION: 28 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Lettre à un otage EDITION ORIGINALE

      New York: Brentano's, 1943. Fine. Brentano's, New York 1943, 13,5x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 120 numbered copies on Corsican only leading copies. Marginal minor slight scratches on covers, bookplate printed at the top of the first guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 120 ex numérotés sur Corsican, seuls grands papiers. Légères éraflures marginales sans gravité sur les plats, ex-libris imprimé en tête de la première garde.

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        A pied en Birmanie: la traversée de la Birmanie de l'Indie a la Chine par deux jeune gens

      Paris: Éditions J. Susse, n.d.. [1943]. First edition limited to 100 numbered copies (this no. 5); 8vo, pp. 130, [8]; illustrated frontispiece, 46 full-page photographs by the author and 85 illustrations from drawings by "LEP"; this copy contains 12 of the original drawings tipped onto sheets and inserted next to the corresponding illustration; contemporary three-quarter green cloth over marbled boards with leather label on spine, original paper wraps bound in and original paper spine pasted to a rear endpaper; textblock lightly toned, some offsetting from photographs, board edges lightly worn; very good or better.

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        THE MYSTERY OF THE BURNT COTTAGE

      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1943. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Abbey, J.. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. The First Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog. Discoveries, Shocks, Surprises and Excitements by the dozen! Blue cloth, magnifying glass vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 164 pages. SIGNED by the author by means of autograph slip stuck to half-title (dedicated to Thomasina). Spine and corners bumped, slight darkening to top and tail of spine. Some foxing to endpapers and prelims else contents clean. Dustwrapper is worn, creased and torn with slight loss to top and tail of spine (also going onto front panel slightly) which is cleverly disguised with photocopy beneath. There are a few small tape repairs on verso of wrapper. [R]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und Portraitphotographie.

      [Pacific Palisades]?]), 28. X. 1943. - 1 S. 8vo. (Portraitphotographie: ca. 160:130 mm). Zusammen unter Passepartout auf Kartonage montiert. Schreiben an den ungarischen Pianisten Andor Foldes (1913-92), von dem Th. Mann zuvor einen Artikel über die Zensur von Schullehrbüchern und Schulunterricht erhalten hatte. - ". Ihr Artikel hat meine volle Zustimmung, und wenigstens mündlich habe auch ich schon oft der Ueberzeugung Ausdruck gegeben, dass eine internationalen Ueberwachung der Schulbücher für den Geschichtsunterricht eine Notwendigkeit ist und auf der kommenden Friedenskonferenz beschlossen werden sollte. Am besten wäre wahrscheinlich ein von einem internationalen Historiker-Comité gebilligtes Einheits-Geschichtsbuch." – Die Photographie zeigt ein Brustporträt von Thomas Mann, der dem Betrachter, ein Buch in den Händen, sein markant ausgeleuchtetes Profil zuwendet.

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, one in English and Yiddish, 4pp on folded 8vo sheet, June 7, 1942; and one in Yiddish, 4pp on one large 8vo sheet, Great Neck, NY, March 31, 1943

      - In both war-time letters to his cousin, Charles Getz, Weber writes mostly of support for Russia against the Nazis but he also discusses his art. In the letter dated 1942, Weber offers Charles congratulations on his marriage. Weber comments on his cousin no longer being lonely. "One can read the greatest books. but reading is not living. Life without human (and (social) [sic] contact is pretty barren." Weber continues by commenting on an "excellent appreciation of my work in the 'Morning Freiheit' by Dr. Kloomok. his is one of the best Jewish writers." Dr. Isaac Kloomok was a scholar who wrote about Jewish artists, including Weber and Marc Chagall. Weber writes of current events. "At the moment the news from Russia is not so very good, and you know how grieved I am, but in the end the Nazi bastards will be conquered and sent to hell for all time!." He continues in English until the last paragraph which he writes in Yiddish. "I would like to apologize for not writing in Yiddish, it takes too long?I was in Chicago but after my lecture in the museum my whole time was take up by receptions?." He signs, "Max - Motel," and continues in Yiddish. "They are talking about a second front while Hitler has opened four fronts. How long can Soviet Russia keep on fighting 90% of this war?" In the second letter written almost a year later and fully in Yiddish Weber apologizes for not writing for some time saying that he had to prepare for two exhibitions, "one in New York [possibly the 1942 Paul Rosenberg & Co. gallery exhibition], and the other, for The Carnegie Institute, museum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [the Carnegie Institute exhibition took place in 1943]." He says that the other reason for not writing was because he was in a bad mood as his son "Meinard was drafted on the 29th January; he had to interrupt his studies in college." Weber then opens up to his cousin about how he feels, specifically about current world problems. "I got used to the thought of the terrible war lead by the 'Capitalist locust'. You are. a more decent human being than the millions of professional 'Intellectuals'. A person can be very learned, and despite his knowledge be a moron, with lack of insight about himself, who becomes an enemy of himself and an enemy of other people. my heart aches about the fact we witness that after the accomplishment of the Soviet Union to rescue the world from the Nazi snake, she is being criticized and made fun of by her own allies. Now. a trial of two labor leaders in Poland. It's unbelievable how the God of the capitalists provides them with material, accusing them the same way as the previous traitors did at the last trial." He continues in this vein, upset at the "capitalists" and closes by saying that his son, Meinard, is a colonel in the Chemical Impregnating Division of the army. He signs, "Max - Mordecai."

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        Le vin est tiré EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists, false mention of second edition. Rare autograph signed by the author with journalist Claude Jamet who collaborated notably "I'm everywhere." spine slightly wrinkled, two small restored tears and a lack marginal on the first board. The page on which the autograph is from another copy and was rebroché in our copy, landmark library manuscript Storage Length of the send page by Claude Jamet. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, fausse mention de deuxième édition. Rare envoi autographe signé de Robert Desnos au journaliste Claude Jamet qui collabora notamment à "Je suis partout". Dos légèrement ridé, deux petites déchirures restaurées et un manque marginaux sur le premier plat. La page sur laquelle figure l'envoi autographe provient d'un autre exemplaire et a été rebroché dans notre exemplaire, repère manuscrit de rangement de bibliothèque en pied de la page d'envoi par Claude Jamet.  

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        Arentelles EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by the author Robert Desnos. And light rare spots on the front cover, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Robert Desnos. Légères et rares piqûres sur le premier plat, agréable exemplaire.

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        "Trophy Taking": Photographic album of US in the Pacific theater, World War II

      1943.. Very good condition. Photographic album of commercial photographs produced for World War II troops, with grisly images of Japanese dead in the Pacific theater, examples of the phenomenon known as "trophy taking". This was officially prohibited by the US military, but continued in spite of this throughout the war. In September of 1942, the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet went as far as to order that "No part of the enemy's body may be used as a souvenir", and any American servicemen violating that principle would face "stern disciplinary action". The first images in the album include semi-erotic photographs of tribal women of New Caledonian and Western Samoa. There are also children and tribal members. This section includes a pamphlet, "All You Want to Know About New Caledonia", by Sidney Reichenbach, laid down (24pp). There are also 3 non combat photos of Fiji. The photographs then transition to views of island bombings, American soldiers in combat, soldiers building a pontoon bridge, and war dead. The "trophy taking" images include: two skulls on the front hood of a Jeep; a Jeep hood with skull and cross bones; a hand lettered sign, "Merry X Mas Tojo" shows two skulls adorned to appear Santa like; and skull stewing. There are also pages of canceled Fijian, New Zealand and Egyptian stamps. The last 4 pages of the album with New Zealand wine bottle label, New Zealand beer labels, and 2pp color photographs of US Army and Navy medals, laid down. A total of 37 non combat photographs at the beginning of the album; followed by 28 war photographs; 3 Fiji non combat photographs; 16 combat photographs. Photographs measure approx. 4x3". Dark green cloth album bound with black cord. The album label, "Rewa Album, Kodak, New Zealand, Ltd" inside back cover. Album measures 11 x 7 1/2".

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        Les gentilshommes chasseurs

      1943. relié. Bon état. Editions littéraires et artistiques, Paris, 1943. In/4 en feuilles sous couverture imprimée et rempliée, chemise cartonnée et étui, 35 illustrations de K. Reille en couleur. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin à la forme. Petit défaut à l?'étui. Tirage 600 exemplaires. Mouchon 1135. Monod 4822.

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        The Athenians being correspondence between Thomas Jefferson Hogg and his friends Thomas Love Peacock, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others [with] Harriet & Mary being the relations between Perce Bysshe Shelley, Harriet Shelley, Mary Shelley, and [. . .] Hogg [with] Shelley at Oxford. The early correspondence of P.B. Shelley with his friend T.J. Hogg together with letters of Mary Shelley and T. L. Peacock and a hitherto unpublished prose fragment by Shelley. 3 volume set, complete

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1943 1944 1944 (1943). First edition. Limited edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (10 x 7.5 inches). pp.87, (i); 84; 79. Portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original quarter red-brown morocco over buckram boards, top edges gilt, others uncut. Buckram to all 3 volumes trifle rubbed. O/w contents clean and bright. Bindings firm and square. No inscriptions. Edition limited to 350 or 500 numbered copies, as follows: 175/350, 254/500, 205/500. Specimen page of each volume loosely inserted. A Very Good set. The photograph shown here depicts the books in stock. Heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        V V V

      New York,, March 1943 - February 1944. Numbers 1, 2?-3 and 4. All Published. 4 issues in 3 volumes, quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Housed in a folding black cloth box. Illustrated. Issue one a little marked, lower wrapper differentially faded but very good. Issue 2/3 the original and genuine chicken wire a little loose, wrappers somewhat faded and creased at the edges. The 4th issue is very fresh indeed. First printings of the complete run of this famous and ambitiously produced cornerstone of the American Surrealist movement. Conceived as an outlet for the continuing expression of displaced European Surrealist titans such as Breton, Duchamp, Ernst, Tanguy and others Hare paid much attention to the innovative typographic and layout of the contributions. There were numerous flaps and moveable inserts, the famous Duchamp wrapper with a chicken wire window onto a scene of imprisonment and many other little devices throughout. The periodical was a critical and artistic triumph but a commercial failure. It folded after the 4th number.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      Harper and Brothers 1943 - A very good first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Betty Smith and her husband Joe on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has printing on the reverse side. Price of $2.75 still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Together with a signed limited edition of Tomorrow Will Be Better, signed by Betty Smith, and given in appreciation to booksellers who supported her classic bestseller, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Also very good in a very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photo Albums - Set of Two (2) - WWII British Tour of USA - Churchill Roosevelt Allied Relations - |ncludes Hollywood Celebrities - Bob Hope - Bette Davis - Cary Grant

      USA, 1943. US Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery Camps, and Hollywood, July - December 1943. Two albums of snapshot photographs taken by a member of Great Britain's 1st Composite Anti-Aircraft Demonstration Battery Royal Artillery which made a tour of America in 1943 with a triple mission of gun training, war fund-raising and cementing Allied relations. Featuring Camp Davis, Fort Bliss, Camp Hulen, numerous American cities, and rare photographs of famous celebrities including Bob Hope entertaining the troops. Together containing 140 black and white, and sepia photographs mounted with corners onto cardstock leaves. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 6 x 6 cm, and the largest 20 x 25 cm. Most are captioned in manuscript to verso with date and location. Qto. string-tied album measuring approximately 26 x 32 cm, commemorative Fort Bliss navy blue cloth boards, front embossed with the Great Seal of the United States in a cameo, and large colour emblem of American flag and eagle. Oblong 8vo. Unique string-tied US Army service album measuring approximately 27 x 17 cm, leather boards, carved and illustrated in color. Some leafs loose in large album, otherwise in very good condition, some uncommon snapshot views. A most uncommon photographic memorial of the collaborative Roosevelt-Churchill mission, in 1943, which employed the skills and service of Great Britain's First Battery of British Royal Artillery gunners, to prepare the American people for their imminent involvement in the Second World War overseas campaigns. Complete with their equipment, 346 men embarked on a tour of America, but first, they would need to safely cross the Atlantic with German prisoners of war onboard, the latter being sent to America, and thus creating higher probability of U-Boat attacks. Views herein capture training exercises and some of the artillery weapons, public parades and ceremonies, rail travel, a caravan of army trucks, life at camp in various locations between California and Washington D.C., dance nights with the WASPs, so forth. Especially uncommon are the spectacular night firing images demonstrating ground defense. Adding a winsome bounty, the albums contain several original photographs of America's choice celebrities, entertaining and hosting the foreign guests. Some of these include Bob Hope who is seen at Boston's Statler Lounge & Bar, the New York Diamond Horseshoe Nightclub, and the Hollywood Canteen. Hedy Lamarr, Bette Davis and Cary Grant are also photographed at the Hollywood Canteen, for a night of entertainment specifically for the British Battery. The 1st Composite Anti-Aircraft Demonstration Battery Royal Artillery was certainly unique. It included heavy and light AA guns, searchlights and highly technical specialist equipment such as newly invented radar machinery. After 6 weeks of intensive training, the British officers and men boarded the vessel "Ile de France". Once in America, the Battery had a threefold commission - to demonstrate British anti-aircraft skills and accuracy, to help with fund raising for the war effort, and to take part in social events to cement the friendship between the two Allies. A gruelling itinerary was set forth for the British soldiers, touring more than thirty states. At army camps they gave demonstrations of firing; they paraded through city streets, and made broadcasts on US radio. Drawing from the verso of some of the photographs, the following illustrates some of the places visited: Arrival at New York 9 July 1943, photograph onboard the SS Île de France Wilmington, North Carolina, 17 July 1943 Seagate, North Carolina, 18 July Camp Davis, North Carolina, 20 July into August and nearby Sears Landing, firing at night 20 August Lake Forest, Illinois 22 August New York City, Diamond Horseshoe Nightclub with Bob Hope, 31 August New York City, Yankee Stadium, 5 September Boston, Statler Lounge & Bar with Bob Hope, 10 September Washington, D.C. 17 September Camp Irwin, California, 24 September Needles Station, California, 28 September Riverside, California, 9 October Los Angeles, Hollywood Canteen 11 October with performers Hedy Lamarr, Bette Davis, Cary Grant Beverly Hills October 14th, a tour of the exquisite 18-acre estate known as 'Pickfair' and a hosted event at the private home of Nigel Bruce Douglas, Arizona, 19 October Fort Bliss, Texas, 23 October Orogrande, New Mexico, night firing demonstration 25 October [Orogrande is part of a military reservation under the control of Fort Bliss.] Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 24 October [directly south of El Paso, Texas] Camp Hulen and "Palacios", Texas, 2 November [Camp Hulen was originally called Camp Palacios.] Houston, Texas, 5 November Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi, 6 November Savannah and Camp Stewart, Georgia, 6-14 November Wilmington, North Carolina, 3 December 1943 Largely forgotten today, the demonstration tour was a vital contribution towards encouraging American support in the Second World War. The US Army Antiaircraft Command had been established 9 March 1942 at Washington, DC with the mission of instructing and training personnel for duty with antiaircraft artillery and barrage balloon units and organizing and training such units for combat duty. By the end of 1943 equipment for training was more plentiful; antiaircraft functions steadily increased and became more complex. Camp Davis was the first anti-aircraft base in the country and an army coastal artillery training center, located on 46,683 acres in Onslow and Pender Counties. Built between December 1940 and April 1941, in March 1942, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery School opened and in July 1943 the first Officers Candidate School class opened on base. At its peak in 1943, more than 100,000 soldiers and civil service workers were stationed there. Effectively a small city, Camp Davis could boast 30 miles of paved streets, its own airfield with two 5,000-foot runways, its own water plant and four storage tanks with a capacity of 95,000 gallons of water. Celebrities ranging from Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall to heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis paid visits to the troops there. When the charms of on-base life faded, a regular bus line carried GIs on leave to Wilmington. Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots served at Camp Davis beginning in the summer of 1943. The civilian volunteers flew potentially hazardous missions, towing airborne targets for practice firing from the ground. The Army also experimented with rocket targets at Camp Davis in the autumn of 1943.A small contingent of German prisoners of war were confined on base, beginning in March 1944. During World War II, Sears Landing on Topsail Island served as an anti-aircraft firing point for troops at Camp Davis. Camp Hulen, formerly known as Camp Palacios, was on Turtle and Tres Palacios bays just west of Palacios in southwestern Matagorda County. It reached its peak use as a United States Army training center during World War II. At its height the installation's troop capacity was 14,560. Associated with Camp Hulen were the Indianola Battalion Camp, the Wells Point rifle range and anti-aircraft firing range, the Olivia projectile area, and the Civilian War Housing Project. Camp Hulen proper encompassed some 1,460 acres and adjoined the army air base to the north, which, despite the damage done the area by a September hurricane, saw construction begin in October 1942. In January 1944 Camp Hulen was converted to a prisoner of war camp; the Germans housed there were farmed out to help with agricultural work in the county. On May 31, 1946, the War Department declared Camp Hulen surplus and returned it to the Texas National Guard. "Camp Irwin" is now known as the Fort Irwin National Training Center and is a major training area for the United States Military located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range, a military reservation of approximately 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2) in the area of the present Fort Irwin. In 1942, the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range was renamed Camp Irwin, in honor of Major General George LeRoy Irwin, commander of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade during World War I, and it was subsumed into the Desert Training Center as one of its cantonment areas and some of its ranges. Two years later, Camp Irwin was deactivated and placed on surplus status. Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. During World War II, the camp had billeting space for 2,705 officers, and 37,267 enlisted men. In November 1940, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center was officially designated as Camp Stewart, in honor of General Daniel Stewart, a military hero who had fought with Francis Marion during the American Revolution. Anti-aircraft artillery training was upgraded and soon a detachment of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP?'s) arrived at the air facility on post, Liberty Field, to fly planes to tow targets for the live-fire exercises. Eventually radio-controlled airplane targets came into use as a more effective and safer means of live-fire practice. As the war progressed, units were shipped out promptly upon completion of their training, and new units received in their place. The camp provided well-trained soldiers for duty in the European, the Mediterranean, the North African, and the Pacific Theaters. By late 1943, Camp Stewart assumed a new responsibility as one of many holding areas designated in this country for German and Italian prisoners of war (POWs), who had fallen into Allied hands during fighting in North Africa. These men were held in two separate POW facilities on post, and they were used as a labor force for base operations, construction projects, and for area farming. Bob Hope is celebrated for his long career performing United Service Organizations (USO) shows to entertain active service American military personnel. He made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991 and was declared an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces in 1997 by act of the U.S. Congress.. Very Good.

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        Voyages de Montesquieu Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 4 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of four and a half pages 8vo published in the issue dated September 8, 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Typescript is complete seal. Chronic literary published on the occasion of the publication of Montesquieu's Travels, preface by Marcel Arland. This meeting dummy travel logs of Montesquieu, Blanchot gives the opportunity to rent a form of "natural" writing, "free from all desire to play." These private notes do reflect a way of "brevity [which] gives us [the facts] naked, pressed by the sense that illuminate" and that a "considéérable material [has drawn] that a small book, quietly reduced to essentials. " Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF meet under the direction of Christopher Bident all unpublished literary columns in volumes with the relevant analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 8 Septembre 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution des Voyages de Montesquieu, préfacé par Marcel Arland. Cette réunion factice des carnets de voyages de Montesquieu, donne à Blanchot l'occasion de louer une forme d'écriture "naturelle", "pure de tout souci de lecture". Ces notes intimes témoignent en effet d'un art de "la concision [qui] nous livre [les faits] nus, pressés par le sens qui les éclairent" et qui, d'une " matière considéérable [n'a tiré] qu'un petit livre, réduit discrètement à l'essentiel." Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Perelandra A Novel

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head,, 1943. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine and lower half of upper board faded, light spotting to boards and contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the title and a tape repair to the verso. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of blue cloth with gilt lettering.

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        Photo Album - Cairo Conference - WWII Allied Collaboration - Included Churchill, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, & Chiang Kaishek

      Egypt, 1943. Cairo, Giza Plateau, Tripoli, Benghazi, 1943. Album of photographs mainly of Egypt and Libya which feature views of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Chiang Kaishek at the Cairo conference to plan the Allied position against Japan, and also including a tour of Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Haifa in Israel. Contains 175 black and white photographs mounted onto taupe cardstock leaves separated with tissue guards. Oblong 8vo. leather album measuring approximately 29 x 20 cm, beautifully tooled with an Egytpian scene of a camel, palm tree and pyramids, tied with a strand of leather. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 6,5 x 4,5 cm, and the largest 9,5 x 6,5 cm. Faint wear to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The compiler of this album is not identified, however photographs suggest that the individual had a close connection to Sir Winston Churchill, and travelled with Britain's Prime Minister to Cairo for the Middle East Conference in 1943. In particular, a private snapshot photograph, possibly taken by Churchill himself, shows American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, his wife Mamie, and Churchill's daughter Sarah, standing in front of Egyptian ruins, while a cavalry officer guards the party from a distance. [Winston Churchill was accompanied on his journey to Cairo by his daughter Sarah. November 22-23 they enjoyed taking the Einsenhowers on a tour of the pyramids and sphinx.] In December 1943, together with Lieutenant General Stone, whilst in Cairo Churchill and daugther also visited his old regiment, the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Churchill, wearing a colonel's uniform, is seen here in another snapshot view, inspecting troops. Some of the images from this event are official published photographs, while others are private, unpublished snapshots taken by a participant or guest, these latter images focusing on Churchill. Seldom seen in original print format, fourteen (14) original photographs commemorate the Cairo Conference of 1943, a Second World War Allied collaboration. Churchill is seen in six (6) photographs, Roosevelt in four (4). Chiang Kaishek appears in four views, and Song Meiling Madame Chiang Kai-shek), his wife, the First Lady of the Republic of China, whom participated as interpretor, in one photograph. Flags flown at the assembly included those whose leaders were present - Great Britain, United States of America, and the Republic of China, as well as that of the USSR (Russia) which at the time was not at war with Japan, but planned to join their Anglo-American Allies in the final assault against Japan. A single photograph captures the combined staffs meeting in Mena House, 4 December 1943, showing on the left from the front: Commander Coleridge, Sir Hastings Ismay, Admiral of the Feet Sir Andrew B. Cunningham, Sir Alan Brooke, Sir Charles Portal, Sir John Dill, and Brigadier Redman; and on the right from the front: Admiral King, Admiral Leahy, Captain Royal, General Marshall, and General Arnold. The Cairo Conference was held in Cairo, 22-26 November 1943 at the residence of the American Ambassador to Egypt, Alexander Kirk, which was situated near the Pyramids. The meeting was attended by President of the United States Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek President of the Republic of China, and other delegates, who together outlined the Allied position against Japan during World War II, and made further decisions affecting postwar Asia. The Cairo Declaration was issued on 27 November 1943, stating the Allies' intentions to continue deploying military force until Japan's unconditional surrender. From America, Gene P. Badger, photographer for the PM Daily Newspaper published in New York from 1940 to 1948, was present to photograph background scenes and US military support during conference week. Also in Cairo we find a lovely presentation of indigenous custom with views of bustling city scenes with trolley cars, an exquisite Khayamiya tent, traditional street vendors, barbers, shoe polishers and the like, the iconic mosque of Sultan Hasan - both exterior and interior courtyard views, and the mosque of al-Rifa'i. A tour of the Giza plateau renders excellent images of the pyramids, sphinx, merchant boats on the Nile, and pastoral life in the desert including a Tuareg man with his camel, water irrigation with cattle, and harvesting crops. Devastation of war and foreign occupation in Libya is illustrated two-fold, showing the Cyrenaica Parliament building (Palazzo Littorio) in Benghazi after having been bombed in the Second World War, and the Marble Arch of the Philaeni built in 1937 by the Italians to mark a major regional boundary in Libya between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica in what was then Italian Libya. In terms of antiquity, the album includes photographs of the Roman Sanctuary of Isis at Sabratha - an ancient city of Tripolitania, views of the Assaraya Alhamra castle, the theatre of Leptis Magna, and some ruined statues. [During World War II Benghazi was captured from the Italians by the British, then taken by the Axis powers, and finally again by the British Army.] Regardless of the world war, further touring of the Holy Land was enjoyed by the privileged traveller, who evidently visited Haifa and Nazareth in Israel, in Israel, historic and religious sites in Jerusalem including the Garden of Gethsemane, and a cruise through the Suez Canal.. Very Good.

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        War Speeches. Including: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory and Secret Session Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchil and Charles Eade

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1943-1947., 1943. 7 volumes: all First Editions. Octavos. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spines in the original colour-printed dust jackets.Some age-toning and spotting to the edges of the economy standard paper, jackets exhibit mild wear and some chips and tears, flaps are price-clipped for volumes five and six; no owner names or bookplates. A presentable set. Illustrated with half tone plates. The monumental orations from Britain's war leader; 'Into Battle' (1943) contains the most memorable Churchill speeches of the war, from 'Blood Toil Tears and Sweat' to his heroic homecoming at Harrow School; 'Unrelenting Struggle' (1943) covers the period from Nov.'40 through Pearl Harbour and the 'some chicken, some neck' speech in Ottawa, Dec.'41; 'End of the Beginning' (1946) chronicles the turning point of the war, following victories at Alamein and Stalingrad and the North Africa landings; 'Onwards to Victory' (1947) features speeches delivered prior to the invasion of Europe on 6 June '44; 'The Dawn of Liberation' (1945) continues the 'hopeful' nature of the 1944 speeches, whilst 'Victory' (1946) provides us with the final, triumphant war speeches. Six 'secret' Speeches (1946) concludes the series. Woods, Langworth. See also Cohen.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      Harper and Brothers 1943 - A very good first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a good dust jacket with no printing on the reverse side. Price of $2.75 still present on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poster: "Someone Talked!"

      New York: Grinnell Lithographic Co, [n.d. but ca.1943]. Lovely example of one of Koerner's 2 entries for the MoMA's National War Poster competition, which won him an award and recognition just prior to working for the Office of War Information. The powerful image "draws a direct link between the military disaster and the person who talked, fostering the idea of individual responsibility for security. He points the finger (shaped out of cut newspaper), not accusingly towards the viewer, but down on the scurrying figure. The consequences of careless talk are spelt out in the text of the newspaper article (avoiding unpopular depictions of death) while the figure of the guilty man casts an ominously long shadow" (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O101238/someone-talked-poster-koerner-henry/). Original poster, offset lithographed in colors on white stock, measuring 34.25" x 24". Trivial wear along left edge, with ca.1cm loss at upper left corner expertly restored; a Near Fine example, professionally linen-backed.

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        Faux pas EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 14x21cm, relié. - First edition, one copy of the service presse.binding half red morocco, spine with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved (a pale spot on the first flat, golden head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Précieux and moving autograph dedication signed by the author to his mother and his sister: "For his dear mother and his old friendship with Marg without No fake Mauritius. "Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt." It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of the origins . "Very close to Mauritius, she regularly corresponded with the writer who demonstrates her great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. intense affection If Blanchot for his mother and sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing about their relationship. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. Remotely, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual bond. As for the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it was the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its radiance to the same power fascination, and one might say that if the mother carries this fascinating attraction is as appearing when the child lives entirely under the gaze of fascination, it concentrates in itself all the powers of enchantment ".Cultivant absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to rare books which he gave to his close friends. In contrast, in these precious autograph dedication of the authors to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility, revealing a hitherto unknown intimacy. Nice copy all well established margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées (une très pâle tache sur le premier plat, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Pour sa chère maman et sa vieille Marg avec l'amitié sans Faux Pas de Maurice." Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante. "Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leur relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement". Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et dévoile une intimité jusqu'alors inconnue. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges parfaitement établi.

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        LE PETIT PRINCE

      New York City: Reynal & Hitchcock. 1943. First edition. hb. Larger 8vo, pp. 91. The first French language edition, with pagination identical to the first English language edition. . Fourth Avenue publisher's address on the front interior flap of the jacket. Green coat - not blue on page 11, and the "mark of the crow" on page 63. The dust jacket has chipping at the spine ends and the corners of the flaps, with several small creases, rubbing along the extremities, and noticeable tanning and foxing, more so to the spine. The jacket's front interior flap shows the original retail price of $2.00 printed at the corner (i.e., not price clipped). Bound in original salmon cloth (identical to the English edition) with title and "Prince" figure stamped in red, to the front board, and red stamped lettering to spine. Bottom corners bumped and rubbed. A few other spots of rubbing, or slight bumping to board edges. Cloth clean. Endpapers show some toning. Address written in pencil to front free end paper (could be erased), and a few small pencil marks to rear endpaper (also could be erased). Binding tight, contents clean and bright. .

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        La Chronique de Paris du N°1 au N°9 collection complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Editions Balzac, 1943. Fine. Editions Balzac, Paris Novembre 1943 - Juillet 1944, 15,5x24cm, 9 fascicules brochés. - Complete Edition in 9 installments of this literary obedience collaborationniste.Contributions P. Drieu la Rochelle, J. Anouilh, A. Fraigneau, G. Brown, R. Brassillach, L. Rebatet, R. Heron Villefosse, J. La Varende Mr. Jouhandeau Chardonne J., A. de Chateaubriant, Mr. Mohrt Mr. Ayme, K. Epting, P. Fort, L. Combelle ... A little lack in foot of the back of No. 1 , some spots on most boards, a small lucky charm leading the first flat second fascicule.Agréable together under the very poor quality of the paper war. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale complète en 9 fascicules de cette littéraire d'obédience collaborationniste. Contributions de P. Drieu la Rochelle, J. Anouilh, A. Fraigneau, G. Blond, R. Brasillach, L. Rebatet, R. Héron de Villefosse, J. de La Varende, M. Jouhandeau, J. Chardonne, A. de Chateaubriant, M. Mohrt, M. Aymé, K. Epting, P. Fort, L. Combelle... Un petit manque en pied du dos du N°1, quelques rousseurs sur la plupart des plats, un petit gri-gri en tête du premier plat du second fascicule. Agréable ensemble au regard de la très médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre.

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        Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and Future [Blueprint for The Nazi Underground as Revealed in Confidential Police Reports]

      Published by the author, [Lansdowne, Pa] 1943 - Quarto. [3], III, 237 loose leaves, as issued. Original printed wrappers. Staff study published only for OMGUS (the Office of Military Government, United States), in which Robert Max Wasilii Kempner publishes for the first time three documents that he was able to bring out of Germany, and which are intended to help "exterminate the coming Nazi underground and to maintain public safety in post-WWII Germany." Mr. Kempner was a successful lawyer in Berlin during the 1920s who became the chief legal advisor to the police in Prussia and an opponent of Nazism. He left Germany after Hitler came to power and settled in the United States*. After World War II Kempner returned to Germany, the land of his birth, to serve as assistant US chief counsel during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg**. In a spectacular reversal of fortune, Kempner would prosecute two of his former superiors and persecutors - Hermann Goering and Wilhelm Frick. The three documents, published in their entirety, are the following:- Document A: Confidential Report of the Prussian Secret Police. This document explores the 'treasonable character of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP)'- Document B: Confidential Report of the Bavarian Police. A 1924 document suggesting the deportation of Adolf Hitler.- Document C: Correspondence Between the Reich Attorney General and the Author (regarding law enforcement against the NSDAP).Wrappers and leaves are loose and hole-punched, as the book was intended to be placed in a binder. Text in typed script. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. * After the Nazi rise to power in 1933, Hermann Goering fired Kempner from his position because of his anti-Nazi activities. Kempner was then arrested and held for two months in a concentration camp after being accused of leaking information about Germany's rearmament, activities forbidden under the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles. In 1935, Wilhelm Frick, then the Interior Minister, used Kempner's Jewish background to revoke his German citizenship. Kempner was then expelled from Germany. He taught law for a few years in Italy before immigrating to the United States. ** At Nuremberg, Mr. Kempner's work included heading the prosecutorial unit that drew up the case against Hermann Goring, one of the main figures in the Hitler regime, and against other Nazis who were defendants at the principal war crimes trial there. He also was credited with finding, in 1947 among diplomatic archives in what was then West Germany, what became widely known as the Wannsee Protocol. This was a record of a conference in January 1942 at which high-level Nazis approved plans for what later became known as the Holocaust but in Nazi jargon was termed "the final solution" of the Jewish problem. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tradition et surréalisme Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages 4to published in the issue dated 23 December 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Typescript is complete seal. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" made its first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that would later develop Many in these trials, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing of the Disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth century. Transformed by writing and by war breaks Blanchot, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism in philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of disappearing. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal a critical genealogy that has transformed the opportunity to chronicle the necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-4 publiée dans le numéro du 23 Décembre 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Cet article, un des rares parus en première page du journal, est une audacieuse critique de la vision traditionaliste de l'Art, qui arguant de la nécessaire adéquation entre Art et Vérité, condamne la Modernité. Avec une rigueur intellectuelle implacable, Blanchot démontre comment cette conception de "l'Art authentique" "rejoint exactement celle des surréalistes" et cite un des principes majeurs du Surréalisme comme parfaite démonstration des propos d'Hourticq. Dans une France obsédée par le rejet de l'Art Dégénéré, Blanchot révèle les contradictions des traditionalistes: "' ils admettent que l'art en général précède la science, et c'est au nom de la science passée (...) qu'ils condamnent les mouvements nouveaux de l'art." Blanchot, sous couvert de critique littéraire, questionne à nouveau son époque : (...) Encore serait-il bon de rechercher si justement la science toute moderne ne se reconnait pas dans l'univers "déforméé, décomposé, hors d'usage, que l'art a rendu familier à nos regards." Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Just weeks before the Invasion of Sicily, Patton writes to the Top Doc at D-Day, who also attended him on his deathbed after his fatal accident. Ironically, he assures his old friend that Eisenhower disapproved of a perceived demotion. A month after Sicily, Patton would be demoted and reprimanded by Ike for the famous "slapping incident."

      APO, NYC, June 4, 1943. 8" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ""G S Patton Jr.,"" 1 page, 8"" x 10.5"". APO #758, NYC, June 4, 1943. To Brigadier General Albert Kenner, Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA. On lightweight stationery. Fine condition.In full, ""There is no use crying over spilt milk. Both you and I have had the experience of being temporarily gyped. But I am very sorry to hear that you are in the clutches of your own profession. I feel sure though that as husky a man as you are has really nothing the matter with him, and you will shortly be out.""You know without my saying it that any time you feel like coming backing to anything I may command, you will be the head surgeon of it. In this I am perfectly sincere and while I cannot offer a great deal at the moment, things may change any time.""Again, I wish to tell you how dreadfully sorry I am, and to assure you that the Big Boss, who visited me the other night, is deeply cut up. I am sure that everything will straighten out in the end, and that there is plenty of time in this war for all men of your rare quality to gain the recognition they deserve...""A graduate of the George Washington University School of Medical School in 1915, Dr. Albert Kenner (1889-1959) joined the Army in 1916 and served in France with the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st. Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Force. He was wounded in combat and received the Distinguished Service Cross. In 1936, Kenner became Post Surgeon at Fort Myer, Virginia, and physician to the Post Commander, then-Colonel George S. Patton. In the early phase of World War II he was at Fort Knox, Kentucky, then was transferred to Morocco where he was the medical officer for Operation Torch, the 1942 invasion of Casablanca. Advanced to Brigadier General on December 1, 1942, he was promoted to Major General on October 7, 1943. Dr. Kenner was chief medical officer for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion, and was later Third Army Surgeon making him once again Patton's doctor.As Chief Surgeon for Army Service Forces in the European Theatre, Major General Kenner was in Frankfurt on December 9, 1945, when he heard that General Patton was injured in an automobile accident near Mannheim, Germany. He was there within hours to take charge. General Patton had broken his neck and was paralyzed from the neck down. He slowly showed signs of improvement and on December 19th was said to be making ""very satisfactory progress"" but on the 20th, he suffered a pulmonary embolism that virtually destroyed one of his lungs. General Patton died in his sleep on December 21, 1945, of acute heart failure when another embolism struck his remaining lung. After Patton's death, Dr. Kenner wrote to a fellow Army surgeon, ""The service lost its best field commander and I lost a damn good friend."" "

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        Hand-carved sunken relief of a Spitfire on slate, carved by a Polish Air Force P.O.W. while imprisoned at Stalag Luft III, the site of "The Great Escape."

      [Zagen, Poland], c. 1943-1945. 5" x 4.5". "A piece of slate, measuring 5"" x 4.5"", recovered from the site of Stalag Luft III in Zagen, Poland which has been expertly hand-chiseled into the shape of Spitfire fighter plane, adding the Initials ?JK,"" (presumably those of the original pilot). It has a square diced insignia on one wing which is the Polish emblem and was made by a Polish P.O.W. who was interned there. Affixed to the reverse is an old museum label in German identifying it as such which reads: ""Das stützen auf schiefer durch einen Polnischen Kriegefangenen im Zagen Lager."" From the collection of ""Great Escape"" relics assembled by the founder of ""The War Museum"" and will come with a special certificate for each item. As a collector and curator for over 50 years, these items largely obtained from former Allied prisoners of war as well as local farmers and townspeople in the town of Zagen, Poland (formerly Sagen, Germany). The camp is seven square miles in total and is covered in pine forests. In the last weeks of the war as the Russians reached the camp, the German guards hurriedly buried their equipment, changed into civilian clothes and fled. The Allied POW?s were sent on a forced march in the snow southward to Nurnberg, then to another camp at Moosburg where they were liberated on April 29, 1945. At Zagan there are still various compounds and many areas of derelict buildings and footings. In the 1950?s and ?60?s the local townsfolk and farmers explored and excavated relics from the areas which were only accessible with a four wheel drive vehicle in the more remote parts, having various maps and a compass and even then it was easy to get lost. Such relic hunting has not been permitted over the last several decades, making these early recoveries prized and sought after pieces of history. The camp is virtually inaccessible by foot apart from an area near to the Zagan POW Museum. Most of the relic floor & roof tiles, floor boards, drain pipe pieces, electrical insulators from the high-voltage fences, barbed wire, etc. all have their identical counterparts in the Zagan POW Museum. The P.O.W. camp at Sagen was known as Stalag Luft III, and was managed by the Luftwaffe to house Allied airmen downed over Germany. The Germans established the camp, located in Lower Silesia, in March 1942 and the camp remained in service until January 1945. It was the scene of two famous escape plots, both involving tunneling: one in 1943, which was depicted in the film The Wooden Horse (1950) and another in 1944, immortalized in the 1963 film The Great Escape (1963) starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn. Unlike the film, the real-life ""Great Escape"" did not involve Hollywood stars or props, but rather was an extremely sophisticated attempt to mount a mass escape of 200 or more prisoners via a tunnel dug from inside one of the barracks to the woods outside the perimeter of the camp. Tunneling was particularly difficult at Stalag Luft III, as the Germans had established the P.O.W. camp specifically in order to prevent the practice. The barracks stood on raised platforms so any tunnel started within could be easily detected. Complicating matters further, the sub-surface soil was sandy and bright yellow which contrasted sharply with the drab, gray surface soil, thus rendering it difficult to mask tunneling projects as the excess soil would stand out when dumped on the surface. The prisoners employed a wide range of subtle ruses to dispose of the soil without tipping off the guards. The sandy sub-soil was also prone to collapse, further hindering tunneling operations. The plot, conceived by R.A.F. Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, played by Attenborough in the 1963 film, in the Spring of 1943, involved the construction of several tunnels simultaneously so that if one was discovered, the others would hopefully remain secret. The strategy proved successful. When one of the long tunnels was uncovered, the guards stopped their search as they could not imagine that two others were still under construction. The tunnel that ultimately proved successful was nicknamed ""Harry."" The entrance was hidden beneath the tiles of stove housed in one corner of a barrack and the 102 meter tunnel ran beneath two barbed wire fences and was to emerge in the trees just beyond the outer perimeter. Although over 600 prisoners worked on the tunnels only 200 were slated to use it for their escape. On the night of March 24, 1944, the prisoners began their escape. Much to their dismay, as they emerged on the other side, they realized that the tunnel entrance was short of the tree line. Amazingly, 76 men escaped through the tunnel before guards spotted what was going on. As the 77th man surrendered to the guards, the others bolted into the woods. Of the 76 that escaped, 73 were recaptured?"half of which were executed by the SS. "

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        Front-Illustrierte. No. 15-16

      1943. RUSSIA. Front-Illustrierte. Für den Deutschen Soldaten. No. 15-16 (59-60). 4 leaves. Folio, 293 x 217 mm. June, 1943. |~||~||~||~| A double issue of this extremely scarce Soviet propaganda pamphlet. Front-Illustrierte was published in an attempt to persuade German troops to surrender on the Eastern Front. Most issues contrasted the prospect of continual misery and certain death on the front with the salvation offered to surrendered soldiers by Russian captors. This issue is illustrated with numerous photographs of happy prisoners eating, playing chess, and working in sunny fields and foundries. A fine copy.

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        Bêtes de la brousse

      1943. relié. DeCollection. Editions du Moulin de Pen-Mur, Paris, 1943. In/4 plein maroquin vert sous étui, dos à nerfs, titre doré, 15 illustrations hors texte en couleur de André Collot, 236 p. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin filigrané des papeteries de Lana sans la suite en noir des bois. Biblio : cité par Monod 7724.

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        ça va EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Cahors: Comité national des écrivains & Centre des intellectuels, 1943. Fine. Comité national des écrivains & Centre des intellectuels, Cahors 1943, 11x13,5cm, agrafé. - Original edition on the current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... with all the sympathy .." Marginal tiny tears on flat minor. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Tristan Tzara à Raymond Queneau : "... avec toute la grande sympathie.." Infimes déchirures marginales sans gravité sur les plats.  

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        TUCKER'S PEOPLE

      New York: L.B. Fischer, 1943. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; rust-colored cloth, with titles and leaf decorations stamped in ivory on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 496pp, [4]. Fine in a Fine second issue pictorial dustjacket, unclipped (priced $1.49), with a tiny rubbed spot along front joint. A novel Walter Rideout credits as "one of the most distinguished American novels of the whole forties," and basis for the sinister 1948 film noir directed by Abraham Polonsky. A key film noir source title, and one that is seldom found in collector's condition. The Dark Page, Vol.1, p.326-327.

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        Le baron d'Holbach Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 4 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of four and a half pages 4to published in the issue dated 27-28 November 1943 in the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Chronic literary published on the occasion of the publication of Paul Thiry d'Holbach and scientific philosophy in the eighteenth century by Pierre Naville. Typescript is complete seal. Much more than a book review of Pierre Naville on the Baron d'Holbach, this long article Blanchot is a real philosophical pamphlet against materialist thought Encyclopédistes accused of wanting to "know the world to take it. This is a significant expression of the bourgeois mind. (...) Man can rule the world if the world is a collection of objects. " But through this scathing critique of the thought of the eighteenth century, Blanchot refers to a more modern evil: "Making something that man can study (...) it is sure that we can use him as one thing and use it as a thing. All social contradictions of liberalism are already in that statement. And the starting point is the Encyclopedia. " Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christopher Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volume with the proper analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-4 publié dans le numéro du 27-28 Novembre 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de Paul Thiry d'Holbach et la philosophie scientifique au XVIIIe siècle de Pierre Naville. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Bien plus qu'une critique de l'ouvrage de Pierre Naville sur le Baron d'Holbach, ce long article de Blanchot est un véritable pamphlet philosophique contre la pensée matérialiste des Encyclopédistes accusés de vouloir « connaitre le monde pour s'en emparer. C'est là une expression notable de l'esprit bourgeois. (...) L'homme ne peut dominer le monde que si le monde est une collection d'objet. » Mais à travers cette critique virulente de la pensée du XVIIIe siècle, Blanchot désigne un mal plus moderne : « Faire de l'homme une chose qu'on peut étudier (...) c'est assurer qu'on peut se servir de lui comme d'une chose et l'exploiter comme une chose. Toutes les contradictions sociales du libéralisme sont déjà dans cette affirmation. Et le point de départ en est l'Encyclopédie. » Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Originalteckning, krita.

      1943. 33 x 26 cm. Försedd med passepartout och fint inramad i sin ursprungliga ram. Bilden är monterad på ramens bakstycke. Med dedikation under bilden: "Till Björn von Rosen från tillgivne Harry Martinson, Uttran 1943.". Ramen mäter 52 x 44 cm. Den färgglada teckningen föreställer ett blommande stånd maskros. Harry Martinson och Björn von Rosen var goda vänner. Bland annat gav de tillsammans ut boken "Bestiarium" 1964. Martinson, hans hustru Ingrid och deras barn kom från 1950-talet att bo granne med familjen von Rosen i Gnestatrakten i Södermanland. Denna teckning kom att utgöra omslagsvinjett till tidskriften "Maskulinum" nummer 4, 1943. Björn von Rosen var redaktör för jaktavdelningen i tidskriften och skrev många artiklar där

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        The Song of Bernadette (Original screenplay for the 1943 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943. Revised Final Draft script for the 1943 film. Winner of four Academy Awards (including Best Actress and Best Cinematography) and nominated for another eight (including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director). In 1858 France, Bernadette (Jennifer Jones), an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives. Red studio wrappers, noted as Revised Final on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 108 and production No. 827, dated March 8, 1943. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated March 8, 1943, noted as Revised Final, with credit for screenwriter Seaton. 263 leaves, mimeograph, with blue, green, and pale green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3-29-43 and 9-1-43. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with two gold brads.

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        Prager Jahrbuch 1943

      Amsterdam / Berlin / Wien, Volk und Reich Verlag Prag, 1943.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Pappband / Festeinband im Format 22 x 26,5 cm) mit Rücken- und illustriertem Deckeltitel, Einbandgestaltung: Johannes Boehland. 252 Seiten, mit vielen - teilweise farbigen - Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (u.a.: Temperazeichnung von Fritzi Mally: Hochzeitstracht aus der mährischen Sprachinsel Wischau). - Aus dem Inhalt: Franz Höller, Soldatenspruch - Erbe und Aufgabe (Primator-Stellvertreter Universitätsprofessor Dr. Josef Pfitzner: Prag im Jahr 1942 / Die Gedenkrede des Reichsführers SS Heinrich Himmler beim Staatsakt für Reinhard Heydrich in Berlin / Staatssekretär SS-Gruppenführer Karl Hermann Frank: Der Endkampf 1918-1938 / Staatssekretär SS-Gruppenführer Karl Hermann Frank: Reinhard Heydrichs Vermächtnis für Böhmen und Mähren / Reinhard Heydrich (Totenmaske, abgenommen von Franz Rotter) / Bilder aus dem politischen Leben in Prag (zumeist betr. Reinhard Heydrich; Fotos mit Bildunterschriften wie z.B.: "19. Jänner 1942: der Stellvertretende Reichsprotektor SS-Obergruppenführer Heydrich im Gespräch mit dem Vorsitzenden der neugebildeten Protektoratsregierung Minister Dr.Krejci" / "28.Feber 1942: SS-Gruppenführer Staatssekretär Karl Hermann Frank besichtigt in der Prager Ausstellung "Sowjetparadies" einen bolschewistischen Riesentank") / Universitätsprofessor Dr. Wilhelm Wostry: Kaiser Rudolf II., der Sonderling in der Prager Burg / Marianne Wünsch: Die Niederländer am Hofe Rudolphs II. / Traute Swoboda: Alchimisten und Paracelsisten in Prag / Trude Mechelke: Johannes Kepler als Pansoph und religiöser Denker / Eva Sybille Busch: Die literarischen Leistungen der Dichterkomponisten im Kreise Rudolf II. / Edelgard von Kamptz: Theobald Höck, ein Prager Dichter des Frühbarock / Herta Hajny: Melchior Goldast und sein Prager Tagebuch / Maria Weiß: Niklas Uhlenhart, ein Darsteller des Alt-Prager Volkslebens / Raissa Schkelenko: Die neulateinische Dichtung am Hofe Rudolphs II. / Irmgard Patzak: Eine Prager Dichterin im Zeitalter Rudolphs II.) - Stimme des Krieges - Geliebtes Prag - Prager Berichte - Unsere Bilder - Nachwort des Herausgebers. - Mit Wiedergaben von Werken von Johannes Boehland, Adolf Häring u.a. zeitgenössischen Künstlern. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: " . . . ließ Heydrich von der erste Stunde seiner Wirksamkeit in Prag keinen Zweifel darüber aufkommen, daß er gewillt sei, im Namen des Führers und des Großdeutschen Reiches den in bestimmten Schichten des tschechischen Volkes sichtbar werdenden politischen Quertreibereien und Zersetzungserscheinungen trotz aller Tarnungsversuche mit einem Schlage ein Ende zu bereiten. All die Maßnahmen, die zur Beseitigung der offenen oder geheimen Gegner der bestehenden Ordnung notwendig wurden, . . . wirkten sich auch noch 1942 schicksalhaft aus. Heydrich scheute vor harten Zugriffen namentlich in den führenden tschechischen Gesellschaftskreisen nicht zurück, in denen sich noch immer Vertreter des vergangenen Systems finanziell einträgliche und politisch einflussreiche Pfründen zu sichern gewusst hatten und die gar nicht daran dachten, unter dem Eindruck der weltgeschichtlichen Vorgänge sich zu gesünderen politischen Einsichten zu bequemen. Sollten die Glieder gesunden, dann musste die Erneuerungsarbeit am Kopf beginnen . . . Damit waren die Voraussetzungen für eine großzügige Vorsorge Heydrichs gegenüber Arbeitern und Bauern gegeben, die im Verlaufe der Frühjahrsmonate ins Werk gesetzt wurde. Zusätzliche Lebensmittel- und Schuhzuteilungen sowie Erholungsmöglichkeiten in den besten Kurorten des Sudetenlandraumes für die Rüstungsarbeiter waren der sichtbare Ausdruck dieses Dankgefühls. Aber auch auf anderen Gebieten wirkte sich Heydrichs Initiativkraft höchst segensreich aus. Dank seines engen persönlichen Verhältnisses zu allen Bereichen der Kunst erfreuten sich vor allem die deutschen Kulturstätten Prags seiner nachdrücklichen Förderung. So wurde das Rudolfinum nach jahrzehntelanger Entfremdung wieder seiner ursprünglichen Bestimmung als Stätte deutscher Musikpflege zurückgegeben. In der Deutschen Musikgesellschaft wurden planmäßig alle um die deutsche Musikkultur in Prag bemühten Kreise zusammengefasst . . . Mitten in dieses reiche Schaffen fiel der 27. Mai als schwarzer Tag in der Geschichte Prags und des ganzen Sudetenraumes. Feige Mörderhand hatte an das junge, heldenhafte Leben Heydrichs gegriffen, und am 4. Juni hatte ein großes tapferes Herz für Großdeutschland und seinen Führer auf Prager Boden zu schlagen aufgehört. Heydrich wuchs damit zum Kronzeugen für eine geschichtliche Kraft empor, die seit mehr als einem Jahrtausend das politische Schicksal des Lebensraumes nachdrücklich bestimmt hatte und in der Gegenwart sichtbarste erfolgte zeitigte. Auf dem Boden Prags aber war damit eine politische Untat geschehen, die in der tausendjährigen Geschichte der Stadt einmalig dasteht" - "Mit dem Tode des SS-Obergruppenführers REINHARD HEYDRICH, Stellvertretenden Reichsprotektors in Böhmen und Mähren und Chef des SD und Sicherheitspolizei, hat die nationalsozialistische Bewegung abermals einen opfervollen Beitrag zum Freiheitskampf unseres Volkes gegeben. So unfassbar für uns der Gedanke war, daß dieser strahlende, große Mensch nach kaum vollendetem 38.Lebensjahr nicht mehr unter uns weilen und in seiner Freunde Mitte kämpfen sollte, so unersetzbar sein einmaliges Können, verbunden mit einem Charakter von seltener Reinheit und einem Verstand von durchdringender Logik und Klarheit ist, so würden wir nicht in seinem Sinne handeln, wenn wir nicht hier an seinem Sarge die heldischen Gedanken vom Stirb und Werde, die einstmals unser Volk beim Tode ihrer Liebsten bewegt haben, wieder zu unseren eigenen machen würden . . . Die Jahre 1933-36 waren erfüllt von vieler Arbeit und zahllosen Anfangsschwierigkeiten, tatenfrohem unbekümmerten Zupacken im Ausland gegenüber Emigranten und Landesverrätern, harter schmerzvolle Pflichterfüllung im Inneren . . . Ich darf hier auch einmal vor aller Öffentlichkeit die Gedanken dieses von den Untermenschen gefürchteten, von . . . . und sonstigen Verbrechen gehassten und verleumdeten und auch einst von manchem Deutschen nicht verstandenen Mannes darlegen. Alle Maßnahmen und Handlungen, die er traf, packte er als Nationalsozialist und SS-Mann an. Aus den tiefen Gründen seines Herzens und seines Blutes heraus hat er die Weltanschauung Adolf Hitlers erfüllt, verstanden und verwirklicht. Am 27. Mai aber traf ihn die hinterhältige Bombe englischer Herkunft, geworfen von einem bezahlten Subjekt aus den Reihen wertlosesten Untermenschentums, und brachte ihn zur Strecke". (Reichsführer SS Himmler) - Neben der Fotoabbildung mit der Totenmaske von Reinhard Heydrich abgedruckt das Gedicht "Klage" von Wilfried Bade: "So gingst du hin: und keiner, der richtig kannte, / ist nicht voll Trauer und voll Zorn. / Wie hell in dir das lichte Feuer brannte! / Wie sprang aus dir der ungehemmte Born / des freud'gen Dienstes an dem großen Werke! / Nichts gab es, was dir je zu schwer gewesen, / und nichts, was dir in deines Herzens Stärke / allzu gefahrvoll. Denn dein ganzes Wesen / war Tat nur und nicht Selbstbewahren, / war Dienst und Glaube, und kein Schwanken / kam je dich an. Die um dich waren, / du wiesest sie aus ihren engen Schranken, / daß sie wie du am Reiche gläubig bauten / und ihres Lebens achteten gering. / So wardst du es schon inne, was wir schauten, / als Wirklichkeit von dir geschaffen Ding. / Ach, daß du fallen musstest unter Mörderhänden! / Der Tod, er hätte dir in offener Schlacht gebührt. / So solltest du, so dein Geschick nicht enden! / D u hast den Kampf stets ritterlich geführt." - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung: der - wie immer angeplatzte - Rücken fachmännisch-dezent mit schwarzen Büttenpapier kaschiert, sonst gut tadellos

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        Beyond the Wall of Sleep

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1943 - The first printing of this remarkable collection of Lovecraft tales, one of 1,200 copies published in 1943 by Arkham House. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. A near fine copy of the book with a tiny bump to the upper fore corner. Dust jacket near fine with some wear to the edges of the black panel and spine and a bit of toning to the rear cream colored panel. Small chip to upper edge of rear jacket panl abutting the upper spine. An extremely attractive copy of one of the foundational volumes to any collection of supernatural or horror fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poster: "You Are Needed Now - Join the Army Nurse Corps. Apply at your Red Cross Recruiting Station"

      U.S. Army], [N.p. 1943 - Superb photographic recruiting poster, issued by the U.S. Army to solicit recruits for the Army Nurse Corps. Prominently features a photograph of a woman in Army uniform, beneath the heading "You Are Needed Now." Designed by Ruzzie Green, one of the best-known commercial photographers of his day who was the former art director for the Stehel Silk Corporation and Harpers Bazaar magazine. Original photo-illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 52.5cm x 78.5cm (20.75" x 31"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; Fine.

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        LITTLE PRINCE

      SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. SAINT-EXUPERY,ANTOINE DE. THE LITTLE PRINCE. NY: Reynal & Hitchcock (1943). 8vo (7 3/8 x 9"), cloth, [93]p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER with limitation number inked on spine that matches limitation number of book, housed in custom cloth box. 1st ed. (published in America first due to Nazi occupation of France). LIMITED TO 525 COPIES SIGNED BY SAINT-EXUPERY! Illustrated in color by the author. The Little Prince was Saint-Exupery's last book published before he disappeared in a flight over the Mediterranean. The limited edition of this beloved classic is rare and this is an exceptional copy with no chipping at all on the dust wrapper.

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        Carmen ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Le Vasseur et Cie, 1943. Fine. Le Vasseur et Cie, Paris 1943, 23,3x28,7cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition adorned with artwork of Jean Traynier, led to 425 copies, ours, one of 325 numbered on Arches paper wove unnumbered, includes proof manuscript illustrator: "Exemplary artist booked for ... with Mr. the sympathy of the illustrator. " It is also enriched with a dedication page autograph Jean Traynier and 20 original watercolors by the artist in the margin. Back of the shirt slightly past. Beautiful illustrated adaptation of etchings of Jean Traynier beautifully hand colored watercolor artist. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée d'illustration de Jean Traynier, tirée à 425 exemplaire, le nôtre, un des 325 numérotés sur vélin d'Arches non numéroté, comprend un justificatif manuscrit de l'illustrateur : "Exemplaire d'artiste réservé pour Monsieur ... avec la sympathie de l'illustrateur." Il est également enrichi d'une page de dédicace autographe de Jean Traynier et de 20 aquarelles originales de l'artiste en marge du texte.  Dos de la chemise légèrement passé.  Belle adaptation illustrée des eaux-fortes de Jean Traynier, superbement réhaussée d'aquarelles de l'artiste. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        HOW EDITH MCGILLCUDDY MET R.L.S.

      1943 - STEINBECK, John. HOW EDITH MCGILLCUDDY MET R.L.S. Cleveland, Ohio: The Rowfant Club, 1943. Quarto (about 11.5 by 8.5 inches), black & patterned cloth with leather title labels on front cover & spine, in original turquoise-colored dust jacket; housed in a specially-made slipcase. Limited Edition of 152 numbered copies, of which this #142. [Goldstone & Payne A20a]. Privately printed for members of The Rowfant Club. A very nice copy! Near fine condition (very minor edgewear; contents clean and tight); some fading edges (spine more heavily faded; few short tears & a few very tiny chips) d/j. "142" in crayon on the front cover of the d/j- issued thus. Copies of this title are around but copies in nice, original dust jackets are not. I believe I purchased this copy for a customer of mine from the famous Bradford Morrow John Steinbeck collection offered for sale in 1980. $4,500.00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les mouches EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1943. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1943, 12x19cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of 18 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, leading copies. Bound in full morocco jansenist red back with five nerves, golden tail date contreplats guards and black morocco, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; shirt half red morocco, spine with five nerves, when golden tail, black felt inside; lined red morocco case, within ocher felt very elegant set beautifully prepared by Duhayon. Superb copy fully established in a binder of Duhayon tripled. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 18 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, gardes et contreplats de maroquin noir, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées; chemise en demi maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, intérieur de feutrine noire; étui bordé de maroquin rouge, intérieur de feutrine ocre, très élégant ensemble magnifiquement établi par Duhayon. Superbe exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une reliure triplée de Duhayon.

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        Romancières d'aujourd'hui Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1943. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1943), 13,5x21,5cm & 3 1/2 pages in-4, 4 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of four and a half pages 8vo published in the issue dated 25 August 1943 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle about, among other novels Elsa Triolet, Germaine Beaumont and the young Marguerite Duras. Typescript is complete seal. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" made its first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that would later develop Many in these trials, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing of the Disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second half of the twentieth century. Transformed by writing and by war breaks Blanchot, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism in philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of disappearing. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal a critical genealogy that has transformed the opportunity to chronicle the necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 4 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 25 Août 1943 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire à propos, entre autre, des romans d'Elsa Triolet, Germaine Beaumont et de la jeune Marguerite Duras. On joint le tapuscrit complet. "Y a-t-il un art féminin du roman?" se demande Maurice Blanchot en tête de cet étrange article qui révèle surtout à travers ces cinq romans de femmes marquées par la guerre une écriture aux antipodes des lieux communs de la féminité : "ces romans sont souvent écrits sans grâce. On serait même tenté de croire qu'ils sont volontairement négligés, tant la forme y paraît dédaigneuse de tout". Il ne s'agit pas là d'une critique esthétique, mais de la constatation d'une âpreté inédite et intrigante, à l'instar du style du premier roman de Marguerite Duras que Blanchot, dans sa clairvoyance coutumière, décrit avec concision : "Sa chance est d'être sec, étroit, borné, et cette mauvaise humeur convient à merveille à un sujet qui ne supporte ni pathétique ni grâce." Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Air Scouts / Boy Scouts / Eagle Scouts -- Manuscript "Log" of Activities

      England, 1943-44. Hardcover. Near Fine. Cloth-covered boards (7.75 by 10 inches), leather backing, all edges marbled; approx. 200 lined pages, about 40 of which are full of handwritten notes, drawings, and b/w photographs; with additional laid-in material. Spine tips and corners gently bumped, else fine. It would seem that this volume is a group effort to record the beginning of the "9th Burton Scouts," or the Air Scout Patrol, formed at Carlton St. Chapel in July 1943. The bulk of the text is provided by Les Pittaway (the patrol's assistant leader), with drawings by, perhaps, Bob Chadwick (one of the scouts); and other members of the troop contribute an entry (usually, laid-in) or simply sign their name. The first page is headed "Air Scouts of the 9th," and bears 9 signatures, including Tom Morecroft (the leader), Gordon Graham (a scout), Fred Cotton (their scribe, at one point labeled a "nit wit"), and Gordon Henchcliff -- names that appear again and again, sometimes with an epithet (one or both of the Gordons gets a little needling, and a "nit wit" label). All the hallmarks of scouting are recorded, including camping and cycling, a (mis)adventure building a zipline, a hike through Thurvaston and Thorpe, and scaling Thorpe Cloud (a limestone bill between Thorpe and Ilam at the south end of Dovedale). Additionally, on 20 May 1944, the Boy Scouts Association organized a job day, wherein Scouts and Cubs raised money to send "trained scout members, men and women" to serve with the relief forces abroad, "a venture of succour to the starved and stricken victims of the war." All of this is accompanied by nicely accomplished illustrations -- little vignettes in text, landscapes, and decorative borders -- and b/w photographs, usually labelled by hand with the scouts' names. Includes a laid-in 6.5-by-8.5-inch b/w group portrait; and 10 smaller photographs (about 2.25-by-3 inches) affixed with corner mounts to appear in the text itself, nicely illustrating the story being related.

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        The Little Prince

      New York@ Harcourt, Brace & World,, [c.1943]. Octavo (216 x 175 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. Spine a touch faded otherwise an excellent copy. Published in the same year as the first edition. A handsomely bound copy of this much loved children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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