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        Normandy Invasion D-Day Landing archive: Liberty Ship’s log, photograph album, and assorted ephemera

      France and the United Kingdom, Primarily 1944. This collection of material was authored/compiled by a Signalman aboard the American Liberty Ship, S.S. William A. Jones. It contains a “Signal Log” kept by George A. Lille and William E. Mixon, a photograph album, General Eisenhower’s D-Day Letter, the transcript of the 5 May 1945 message announcing that although reports of a formal German surrender were premature, “Fuehrer Karl Donitz . . . read [an order] over the Flensburg Radio” that ended all offensive U-boat operations, a 1990s mimeograph guide and postcards from the Normandy invasion site, and a magazine clipping announcing the end of the Navy’s Signalman (SM) rating in 2003. All of the items are in nice shape. The front cover and first two leaves are little loose and have been reinforced with now-yellowed cello tape. Eisenhower’s invasion letter has folding creases and an ink annotation at the top margin reading, “June 6, 1944.” The photograph album (5” x 8”) contains 55 pages with 109 4.5” x 3.25” photographs of convoy operations, firing practice, and life aboard ship. The highlights are 29 images of the Normandy Invasion including the ship at anchor on D-Day +1, allied soldiers and equipment on board awaiting landing craft, warships off the coast, Sherman tanks being off-loaded and going ashore, tanks advancing up Gold beach, sunken vessels used as a breakwater, a ship laying smoke, etc. The signal log (5” x 8”) contains over 120 pages recording every signal sent or received by the Jones between 6 March and 7 September 1944 as well as 43 pages of narrative entries for the same dates. Highlights include: * June 7, 1944: Convoy left Southend 0545. 28 ships, speed 9 knots. . . . Destroyers laid smoke screen and Swordfish aircraft dropped smoke pots to shield convoy from enemy at 1015. Enemy shore batteries opened fire at convoy at 1028. One near miss. Convoy was off the White Cliffs of Dover. Air raid siren heard on shore and General Alarm was sounded at 1048; * June 8, 1944: Arrived at invasion coast 0700 waited for orders. Moved to discharging anchorage, dropped anchor 1500. Continuous barrage by allied warships throughout day; * June 9, 1944: Warships continue barrage. Air raids during which 2 planes were brought down. We fired starboard 20mm, also used smoke apparatus. Two landing craft that were lost in smoke tied alongside for night. General Quarters for air raid at 2305. Port 20 m.m.’s opened fire. All clear at 2403. No planes downed as seen from here; * [June 10, 1944]: Air raid warning received at 0510. All ships used smoke apparatus. . . . Three LCT’s alongside at 0945 to unload cargo. L.C.T.’s come alongside all day. Number 4 and 5 hatches are finished at 1700. Troops are leaving with lorries; * June 11, 1944: At 1145 the forword (sic) boom broke and fell into landing craft. A truck was on the boom. . . . One man was injured. . . . We moved to a new position at 1600 and dropped anchor at 1745. . . . Still in section “G”; * June 20, 1944: Through the Straits of Dover at 0230. They fired about 25 shells at us. One ship in the convoy was hit. Damage unknown; * June 23, 1944: One British L.C.T. came alongside at 1330 to start unloading. Landing craft alongside all afternoon. Underwent air raid. . . No damage but near misses; * June 25, 1944: Pilotless plane shot down by one of our gunners at 2046; * June 29, 1944: Three ships reported mined close by at 1532; * June 30, 1944: Two L.C.T.’s alongside at 0855. L.C.T.’s alongside all day; * July 13, 1944: 6 Depth charges dropped near our starboard bow at 1655; and * July 22-23, 1944: Underwent an air raid. Mine believed to have been dropped close to us. . . . Mine blown up by minesweeper. . . . Ship mined close on our port bow at 2115. Very scarce. As of 2016, no similar collections of D-Day naval material are in the trade, and neither ABPC of the Rare Book Hub contain any auction records. OCLC locates one institution holding a similar diary of the invasion, but no accompanying photographic record. This is a unique first-person record of one of the most significant events of the 20th century The William A. Jones was an active participant in the Normandy invasion. She left Firth-of-Forth, Scotland on June 6, 1944 transporting Canadian forces to Gold Beach. Following the initial invasion, the Jones returned to Britain and continued to shuttle forces to the beachhead until the end of July including elements of the British 43rd Wessex Division, which captured Mount Pincon, tying up two German panzer divisions and facilitated the breakout of the General Omar Bradley’s First United States Army which was then exploited by Lieutenant General George Patton’s newly formed Third United State Army.

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        The Case of the Gilded Fly.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, contents lightly tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with some short closed tears, tanned spine panel, and partially tanned upper panel. First edition, first impression of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Typed letter signed, with envelope

      1944 - HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed, with envelope. Paris: no date [July 21 stamped on envelope]. One sheet of typing paper, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and original air mail envelope, matted and framed together; entire piece measures 14-1/2 by 23 inches. $18,500.Fascinating typed letter signed by Ernest Hemingway written while covering the Second World War in France as a war correspondent, to his friend and boxing trainer George Brown, discussing his severe head injury, subsequent effects of the concussion, and the D-Day landing. Other than for members of his own family, Brown was likely the only friend for whom Hemingway ever signed letters or books as "Ernie." Framed with the original air mail envelope addressed to Brown at his New York City gym, which Hemingway has inscribed in ink, "Ernest Hemingway, war correspondent."Undated letter listing Hemingway's address as "Ernest Hemingway, War Correspondent, PRO HQ ETOUSA, APO 887, c/o Postmaster New York, NY" reads in full: "Dear George: Have been very bad about not writing you pal but it is because am so damned busy all the time. First got conked on the head with that car going into the static water tank. That is a metal tank set in the road to hold reserve water in case of fires. It wasn't lighted and the driver hit it square and I went through the shatter-proof glass. Kept my head down and didn't even break my glasses but bunged up my good knee and one hand where I braced against it and and [sic] cut the head from above the left ear in a horse shoe shaped cut through that old scar and way back into the scalp straight back from that old scar. Doctor did a swell job; [f]ifty two stitches and there is no welt and it really does not look bad now the hair is grown out. But I lost about two quarts of blood and for a while thought might bleed out. I got out of the hospital four days after it happened by lying about no headache and feeling fine etc. but was awfully weak and wobbly. Had the last stitches out on the attack transport and the life there; no drinking; lots of good chow, salt air and finally lots of salt water on the head the day we went in with the assault boats cured it well. But if you would have seen me, with two bad legs going up and down those landing nets in the dark (we had to go over to another ship after lowering our own boats), you would have had a laugh. I couldn't do that landing net stuff in a heavy sea before I hurt my knees."After the landing, (have a piece on it in Colliers) came back here and wrote the story and since then have been attached to the R.A.F. and have had a chance to do quite a lot of flying. I like flying in the fast planes very much and often wonder why we used to pay out good money to hunt those animals in Africa when you can have this for nothing. Lately, though, my head doesn't feel good all of the time but I suppose that is natural after getting conked like that and not haveing a chance to rest and then workout and get in shape. But am surely grateful to you for putting me in shape so had a reserve to work on."Marty [Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's third wife, who was also a writer and war correspondent] has gone to another front because on this front it it very hard for a woman correspondent to work."This is a wonderful town, rich and beautiful and I would like to be here some time in peace-time with lots of money. We will have to come over sometime."Take care of yourself kid and I can never thank you enough for how good you were to me. xxxxxx Bumby is okay. Heard from him a couple of weeks ago. The kids are at Cataloochee Ranch, Waynesville, North Carolina. You might write them you heard from me in case they do not get my letters. I wrote them to Key West and again to the ranch but I gave the letter to Marty to mail and more than likely she forgot the hell about it."If you read the piece in Colliers you will have pretty good idea about how it was going in to the beaches. Have some good stories to tell you when we get together again."Could. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dangling Man

      Vanguard, 1944 First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. Except for a tiny soil spot at the bottom inside edge of the back cover and a closed tear in the bottom margin of one page, this is a very near fine and quite clean and fresh copy of this fragile book, in a very good fust jacket that shows minimal chipping at spinal extremities, rubbing along back spine edge and a tear in the middle of the front jacket flap. Original price of $2.50 still on front flap of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Cinéma Total

      Paris, Denoël, 1944. Broché, In-8, 109pp. Edition originale, un des 15 sur Arches, seul Grand Papier, numérotés de 1 à 10 et 5 Hors Commerce de I à V. Ici l'exemplaire HC V. Superbe ouvrage d'anticipation de Barjavel qui met déjà en avant l'importance du cinéma parlant quand beaucoup ne le voyaient toujours pas. Il prédit déjà l'arrivée rapide du cinéma couleurs et même du cinéma 3D appelé ici Cinéma en relief ainsi que du cinéma avec les odeurs, 60 ans avant ! Il met aussi en avant le rôle de Metteur en scène équivalent à celui d'auteur pour le livre. Couverture un peu abîmée, tachée sur le premier plat. Papier non coupé, bien frais. Très bon exemplaire, d'une insigne rareté en grand papier.

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        Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

      1944 - (LINCOLN, Abraham) MESERVE, Frederick Hill. Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. No place, no date; New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944. Loose album sheets (9 by 12 inches) featuring 191 photographic images. Housed in a cloth four-fold portfolio binder. WITH: Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $22,000.Extraordinary album comprising over 191 photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, of Abraham Lincoln, his family, and contemporaries assembled by Frederick Meserve. Accompanied by the first trade edition of Meserve's landmark work, accomplished in collaboration with Carl Sandburg, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 images of the 16th President, in daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and more by photographers including Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler.Photographer "Frederick Hill Meserve was an important collector of Lincoln photographs. Sandburg asserts". that 'it is quite probable that certain Lincoln photographs would not have come to light but for Meserve'" (University of Illinois). This unbound photograph album appears to confirm that assertion. In 191 photographs, some of which bear penciled identification in Meserve's hand, Meserve carefully creates a tableau of Lincoln's life in portraiture, capturing both Lincoln and his social circle""the friends, acquaintances, political figures, and social reformers who shaped him. The photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, each measure 2-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches, and are inserted into double-sided loose album pages, which are housed in a cloth portfolio. The first portion of the album, hand-numbered from 1-100 in pencil, featured 94 portraits of Lincoln arranged chronologically. The subsequent pages house an additional 91 images, which include additional portraits of Lincoln, as well as Mary Todd Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, John Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, General Grant, General Sherman, President Hayes, and many other luminaries of the period. The purpose of the album is unclear, but it may have served as a working set of prints used by Meserve as he prepared the first volume of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln for publication. In 1911, Frederick Hill Meserve privately published his landmark work, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 photographs of the 16th President that he had collected over many years including daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and other formats by photographers such as Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler. Meserve published additional volumes over the ensuing years featuring other portraits of Lincoln and his associates, an endeavor that coincided with the growth of his personal photograph collection, which grew to over 70,000 pieces. It was only recently acquired by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale. This trade edition of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln is preceded by numerous privately printed editions and privately printed supplements that commenced publication in 1911. Album extremely good, with mild toning to page edges and a few corners torn, some photographs lightly silvered. An exceptional photographic archive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bookplates of Norman Lindsay

      Wakefield Press, Adelaide 1944 - 32 pp., 18 tipped-in bookplates, accompanying text by Frederick Lane. Buff card wrappers, red title on front cover. Very scarce - one of 375 numbered copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les raisons d'un silence

      - Inter-FRance, Paris 1944, 15,5x21,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires d'auteur sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention, seuls grands papiers. Légères et claires piqûres sur les plats et certains témoins. Rare exemplaire à toutes marges. Provenance : de la bibliothèque rétaise d'Henri Béraud. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires d'auteur sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention, seuls grands papiers. Légères et claires piqûres sur les plats et certains témoins. Rare exemplaire à toutes marges. Provenance : de la bibliothèque rétaise d'Henri Béraud.

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        Pilot's Notes for Shackleton M.R. MK. 1 / Shackleton M.R. MK. 2 / Anson XII / Anson 20, 21, & 22 / Harvard 11B Wasp R-1340-AN-1 Engine / Halifax B VI Four Hercules 100 engines / Provost T.1 / Chipmunk T10 / Anson MK. 19

      Air Ministry, London - A collection of 9 pilot's notes issued between 1944 and 1955. Books are in varying conditions, from very good to poor. Each has updates pasted in and have the p/o name written on the front - flt.lt Freeborn, who was a pilot during the second world war and after. One booklet contains a document signed by Major F.J Britton stating that he waves any responsibility the RAF might have if he is injured while being transported by flt. lt Freeborn in the Shackleton M.R. MK 1. A really fabulous collection of working documents. Pleae contact for further details and images. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poster: "In the Army - Wacs serve with the Air Forces - Ground Forces - Service Forces - Get expert training for one of 239 types of Army jobs - Join the WAC Now!"

      N.p.: U.S. Army Recruiting Publicity Bureau, 1944. Photo-illustrated recruiting poster for the Women's Army Corps, with three panoramic images of WACs in the line of duty with air, ground, and service forces. Both the WACs and WAACs were efficient in the field, to such a degree as to gain the early support of the U.S. Air Forces in the cause of regular military status for women in the Army. Of the present poster, ca.25,000 copies were printed; an excellent example. Original lithographed poster, offset printed in three colors on off-white stock, measuring 65cm x 97cm (25.5" x 38.25"). Professionally linen-backed; Fine, well-preserved example.

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        Bildheft Neuzeitlicher Stellungsbau. Vom 1. Juni 1944. (Merkblatt 57/5).

      Berlin, Oberkommando des Heeres 1944 - Octavo. Pp. Ca. 800, numbered 12, 405, including numerous unpaginated pages and numerous pages with the same number. With thousands of illustrations throughout. Set in Gothic type. Original stiff wrappers punched and tied with cord as issued, old annotation to title and some marking on cover. In a very good condition, rather fine interior. In all, an excellent copy. ~ One of the rarest Wehrmacht war time manuals. Indispenssible to the study of WW II German field fortification. Extremely well illustrated in great detail, the book is divided into 5 sections, each with its own divisional title-page. The technical illustrations are fully explained both in the text and on the plates, and include detailed measurements, scales, nomenclatures, etc.

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      - (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Oxford University. Press (1944). 7 x 7 3/4", cloth, 87p., Fine in dust wrapper and slip case with pictorial label (dw VG+, age toned with slight fraying at head of spine, slip case with 1/2" stress mark at opening else fine). LIMITED TO ONLY 500 COPIES SPECIALLY PRINTED FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION SIGNED BY TUDOR. Featuring charming illustrations on every page by Tudor, most in full color, with verse below. One of the most lovely editions of Mother Goose and a special copy, quite scarce in this special edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Razor’s Edge

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, 1944. Signed Limited first edition. One of 750 numbered copies, this is number 647. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing and toning to the spine in a very good rare original slipcase. "Written after much painstaking research into Eastern philosophy and mysticism, The Razor?s Edge is Maugham?s 20th-century manifesto for human fulfillment. In it he mercilessly satirizes American and European materialism, and holds up the figure of the spiritual seeker as a model for those searching for meaning in existence" (Stringer). twice adapted into film, first in 1946 starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney, and Herbert Marshall as Maugham and Anne Baxter as Sophie, and then a 1984 adaptation starring Bill Murray.

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        Laila. North F-38. Second edition. Army/Air Style. [London], War Office, 1944.

      1944. 707:601 mm. Photolithographed in 3 colours. Scale 1:1,000,000. Rare RAF map of central Arabia, showing Jebal Tuwaiq, the desert west, and Wadi ad-Dawasir south. Compiled by the R.G.S., drawn by the War Office, and photolithographed by the O.S. in 1943 for the Royal Air Force. The first edition was published in 1925. - Slightly wrinkled, but in good condition. OCLC 634949403.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Kirchstetten, 21. XII. 1944.

      1944. 3 SS. auf 3 Bll. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Freund (d. i. der spätere Verlagslektor Hans Rössner): "Die beiden neuen Bücher ['Dokumente des Herzens' und 'Gedichte'] sind längst abgesetzt, ich konnte mit einiger Sicherheit auf ihr Erscheinen vor Weihnachten rechnen. Leider schweigt sich der Verlag [d. i. Langen-Müller] über das Schicksal der Bücher [...] aus. Man gibt mir [...] großmütig 200 RM im Monat, meine gewöhnliche Honorarrate. Wie stellen sich die Herren das vor? Du hast mein Haus gesehn. Du kannst Dir denken, daß ein solcher Besitz mit einem Bettel von 200 RM nicht in Ordnung gehalten werden kann, abgesehen davon, daß wir ja auch zum Leben für uns und die Haustiere etwas brauchen. Der Verlag hat doch gewiß schön an mir verdient. Es wäre seine moralische Pflicht, mich in Zeiten der Not nicht im Stich zu lassen. Dementgegen stellt sich der Verlag auf einen stur merkantilen Standpunkt. Als ich von hier aus zum Schanzen bestimmt wurde (das ist mittlerweile durch die Einziehung in den Volkssturm illusorisch geworden) habe ich den Verlag um Geld gebeten [...] Darauf hat man mir großzügig - 500 RM, also das Monatssalär eines mittleren Beamten, geschickt. Da geh Du hin und wälze die Gedanken des Abendlandes! Im übrigen glaube ich fest an die echte Abendländische Mission Adolf Hitlers. Wenn jetzt amerikanische und russische Analphabeten vorgeben, das Abendland vor uns 'Barbaren' retten zu müssen, so ist das doch der blödeste propagandistische Schwindel, der je ausgeheckt wurde. Wo ist in der Gegenwart bei denen eine derart geschlossene geistige Gestalt wie die meine, die mit allem Mut zur Konsequenz (Adel und Untergang) das Abendländische zusammenfassend aufgezeigt und beschworen hat?! Ich spüre wie es bei mir wieder aufwärts geht. Nur jetzt nicht nachlassen! Die drüben haben sich die Kriegsweihnachten 44 jedenfalls anders vorgestellt! [...] Hier haben wir die Bestien jeden Tag. Erst vorgestern griffen sie ein Gut in unserer Nähe an, auch auf die Bahntrasse haben sie es jetzt sichtlich abgesehen [...] Heil Hitler [...]". - Bl. 1 rechts oben mit rotem Farbstift vom Adressaten ebenso markiert wie die Sätze "Im übrigen glaube ich fest an die echte Abendländische Mission Adolf Hitlers" (Bl. 2) und "Ich spüre wie es bei mir wieder aufwärts geht. Nur jetzt nicht nachlassen! Die drüben haben sich die Kriegsweihnachten 44 jedenfalls anders vorgestellt!" (Bl. 3) sowie die Grußzeile; Bll. 2 und 3 rechts oben korrekt vom Autor numeriert.

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        Wag-by-Wall.

      Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1944 - Small quarto. Original brown and white cloth, titles to front cover red, pictorial label to front cover, red patterned endpapers, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom white cloth folding case. A fine copy in the jacket with a couple of shallow chips to extremities and short closed tear to front panel. Portrait frontispiece and woodcut decorations by J. J. Lankes. First edition in book form, first printing. A limited edition of 100 copies was published in the UK, likely simultaneously, though the exact date is unknown. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester – the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the title "The Little Black Kettle". Potter picked up the unfinished story again in 1929 and rewrote it, intending it as part of Fairy Caravan, but the story was not included in the final text. In 1940, editor Bertha Mahony Miller asked for a story to print in the Horn Book Magazine and Potter set to re-writing the story yet again. Miller was so pleased with the story she decided to hold it for their 20th anniversary edition, where it was finally published in May 1944. Beatrix Potter had died in December 1943, aged 77, and never saw it published. Linder, p. 432; Quinby 32. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THIS LITTLE PIG: ORIGINAL ART

      - (TARRANT,MARGARET)illus. THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET: ORIGINAL ART. This is a wonderful original gouache done on illustration board that appears in Margaret Tarrant's Nursery Rhyme Book published by Collins in 1944. The image measures 10" wide x 13" high and is matted. It is signed with initials in the lower left corner as it appears in the book. The image, which is larger than it appears in the book, has the entire rhyme with 4 different illustrations and the text lettered by Tarrant. Sold with a copy of the book. Quite charming. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reinhard Heydrich. Ein Leben der Tat

      Prag, Volk und Reich Verlag, 1944. (noch zu Nr.22640:) . . . \"Unsere Aufgabe sehe ich unter der Parole: \"Feind allen Feinden und Hüter alles Deutschen\" - Mit zeittypischen Beiträgen wie z.B.: (über die Lage in der Tschechei beim Amtsantritt des Reichsprotektors) \"Eine illegale militärische und politische Organisation, ausgerüstet mit den modernen Kampfmittel des Terrors und der Sabotage, schickte sich an, führungsmäßig und propagandistisch Einfluss auf die Massen zu gewinnen. Diese Widerstandsbewegung verfügte nicht nur über den durch Kurzwellensender hergestellten engsten Kontakt zur Londoner Emigrantenregierung; sie besaß vielmehr in dem Ministerpräsidenten der autonomen Regierung einen geheimen Mitwisser und Förderer, der sich nicht gescheut hatte, durch Verpfändung seines Offiziers-Ehrenwortes dem Reichsprotektor Ergebenheit und Treue vorzutäuschen, während er mit dem Anschlag gegen das Reich im Bunde war. Die Front des aktiven Widerstandes und der passiven Resistenz zog sich von der höchsten Spitze der autonomen Regierung über die Minister bis herunter zu den Schleichhändlern, Schiebern, Saboteuren und Juden. Die Methode, mit der Heydrich die gefährlichsten Gegner in wenigen Tagen, den gesamten illegalen Apparat in weniger als drei Wochen traf und vernichtete, ließ bereits den politischen Instinkt erkennen, mit dem er über die Notwendigkeit einer exekutiven Bereinigung hinaus Maßnahmen anordnete. Einem außenstehenden Beobachter mag in diesen Wochen, abgesehen von den Sperrstundenbeschränkungen, kaum der Gedanke gekommen sein, daß er Zeuge der Niederschlagung eines planmäßig vorbereiteten Aufstandsversuches war. Es sind weder Verbände der Wehrmacht oder der Polizei marschiert, noch kam es zu bewaffneten Zusammenstößen. Heydrichs Schlag richtete sich auch nicht gegen die Menge der Mitläufer, die nur das Produkt illegaler Verhetzung waren. Er griff sich die Köpfe des Anschlags und damit die Hauptschädlinge, allerdings ohne Rücksicht auf den Rang der von ihnen bekleideten staatlichen Ämter. Das Ergebnis des Prozesses gegen den Ministerpräsidenten Elias, dessen umfangreiches Geständnis sowie die standgerichtlichen Verfahren gegen eine Anzahl von Generalen und Offizieren der ehemaligen tschechoslowakischen Armee, gegen hohe Ministerialbeamte bis herunter zu kleinen unbelehrbaren Fanatikern, bewiesen die Treffsicherheit des Zugriffs. Da sich der Jude auch im Rahmen dieser Widerstandsarbeit als der Bazillus jeder politischen Destruktion erwiesen hatte, wurde gleichzeitig auch diese Frage mit aller Konsequenz aufgegriffen und die Kenntlichmachung der Juden und ihre Unterbringung in Gettos verfügt. Nach wenigen Wochen konnte nicht nur die Sofort-Aufgabe gelöst und die ernste Gefährdung der Sicherheit beseitigt werden, sondern es gelang darüber hinaus trotz der Härte der Maßnahmen . . .\" / \"Ihr Mädels und Maiden! Ihr habt heute Abend in Wort und Lied einen Querschnitt aufgezeigt durch all das, was Ihr mit Euren Kräften für den Führer und das deutsche Volk im Kriege mitzuhelfen imstande seid. Manch verwöhntes Püppchen hat in Eurer Gemeinschaft arbeiten und Sinn der Arbeit verstehen gelernt und ist ein ordentliches, deutsches Mädel geworden. Gerade auf diesem kämpferischen und geschichtlich bedeutsamen Boden Böhmen und Mährens erscheint es mir richtig, jene Grundsätze aufzuzeigen, deren innerste Erkenntnis die Voraussetzung ist nicht nur für Eure Leistung, sondern für die Zukunft der deutschen Jugend überhaupt. In früheren Zeiten war die Jugend zunächst oft oberflächlich, vergnügungssüchtig und gegenüber den Problemen der Zukunft des Volkes und Reiches reichlich gleichgültig. In der Folgezeit - besonders in den Zeiten der bündischen Jugend - verkrampfte sich die geistige Haltung der Jugend - ins Gegenteil schlagend - in selbstüberhebliches Sektierertum . . .\" (restliche Beschreibung s.Nr.22642!) 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        Autograph letter signed. à "mon cher Général".

      Lyon, 26. XII. 1944. - 2 pp. 8vo. To "mon cher Général". - On headed paper.

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        Typed letter signed. Pacific Palisades, California, 14. VII. 1944.

      1944. 4to. 1 p. In English, to Mildred Gustafson, on his imprinted stationery: "Your gracious manner of welcoming me as a fellow-citizen moved me deeply. My citizenship is very dear to me, and I think that my kind of Germanism fits very well into the cosmopolitan and democratic universe that is America".

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        JOSEPH THE PROVIDER [signed].; Translated from the German for the first time by H.T. Lowe-Porter

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. First US Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. pp: vi, 608, (5)bibliography & publisher's ads, (1)printer's note. Bound in black cloth, title blind-stamped on cover and gilt-stamped on spine; spine gilt rubbed. 7.75" x 5" Presentation copy, inscribed in green ink on the front free-endpaper: "To Charles Jackson / grateful for his visit / and for the fine gift of his book. / Pac. Palisades / 2. VII 44 / Thomas Mann." [Mann (1875-1955) moved to Pacific Palisades, California, with his family in 1940. Newark-born Charles Jackson went to Hollywood where he was befriended by Thomas Mann. The book referenced in this inscription is Jackson's novel, THE LOST WEEKEND, published in 1944 and describing five days in the life of an alcoholic, thought to be autobiographical.

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        Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings - SIGNED SCORE & PROGRAM

      Boosey & Hawkes, London 1944 - Miniature score to the important English composer's Serenade, op. 31, signed on the title page by both Britten and Peter Pears, his lifelong companion and the tenor who first performed the work. Dated May 1954 with an ownership signature on the inside front cover. [PN] 8934. 38 pp. Some light overall toning, but otherwise in fine condition. 5.5 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 18.7 cm). Together with an original program from a 1955 performance of Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with Peter Pears and horn player Dennis Brain, for whom the piece was composed in 1943. The program, with the Scottish National Orchestra under Karl Rankl, also included Mozart's Horn Concerto no. 3, Mozart arias, and Beethoven's Symphony no. 8. Dated January 21, 1955. A few small scuffs; overall in fine condition. 15 pp. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (13.8 x 21.5 cm)."There was a lull in Britten's flow of composition around this time [1942-50], owing partly to a serious attack of measles for which he was in hospital and then off work in March and April 1943. Several projects were abandoned, but during the months he was resting he composed, at Snape, the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. In this work he invented his own kind of shadowed pastoralism, not the ideal England of the folksong composers but a place in which the worm finds the bud and a darker side of medieval experience is explored (in the Lyke Wake Dirge); the high ostinato that is also the strophic vocal line enabled a particularly fruitful orchestral dialogue to suggest deeper levels to this poem." (Philip Brett/Heather Wiebe, New Grove.)

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        La Decoración Mural del Pabellón Martirene de la Colonia Saint Bois

      Asociación de Arte Constructivo 1944 - Consta de 16 carillas y de 10 carillas con fotografías en blanco y negro de algunos murales. En la tapa hay una foto del Pabellón Martirené, donde se aprecian en su arquitectura, las señas de la modernidad de la época. (Arq. Luis Surraco y Sara Morialdo). Contribuciones escritas en la publicación: Esther de Cáceres. (Poeta y escritora de relevancia en el Uruguay) - Carmelo de Arzadum: (Pintor de larga trayectoria) - Dr. Alfredo Cáceres. (Médico de gran prestigio) - Dr. Pablo Purriel (Director del hospital) - Arq. Juan R. Menchaca (Arquitecto) - Prof. Guido Castillo (Escritor y poeta) - Esta publicación Torres García explicita, en un recorrido que va desde la prehistoria, pasando por las grandes civilizaciones de Occidente hasta los momentos actuales. Y digo momentos actuales porque si bien la publicación es de 1944 o sea han pasado 72 años, desde el momento que la escribió.la mirada de Torres hacia el pasado antiguo, moderno y contemporáneo tiene una vigencia total. Las valoraciones, análisis, conclusiones, de gran condensación de conceptos, sobre lo que preocupa o debería de preocupar a los artistas, mantienen un vigor y una certeza insoslayables. Torres detalla aquí el valor de la decoración Mural y su poderosa conexión con la Arquitectura. Palabras de Torres García "El problema de la decoración mural forma cuerpo, en unidad perfecta, con la arquitectura: y esto en cualquier sentido. ¿Se ha considerado bien esto, aquí entre nosotros, y tanto por parte de los pintores como de los escultores y arquitectos? Rotundamente hay que decir que no. Es más: no se ha intentado siquiera. Y la prueba es, de que no hay ni un solo ensayo en tal sentido. Si se dice pues, que todo está por hacer, incluso una teoría para llevarlo a cabo, no se exagera". Joaquín Torres-García, Universalismo Constructivo, Lección 119: Nuestro problema de decoración mural, 1944". For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Un roman de Jarry. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit signé complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats) 1944 - - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 13 avril 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit recto-verso complet, à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreux ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit signé complet. Chronique parue à l'occasion de la publication du roman posthume de Jarry, La Dragonne. Dans cette chronique consacrée à Alfred Jarry et au Père Ubu, Maurice Blanchot s'intéresse à la confusion de l'un avec l'autre et à ses conséquences : « [.] on peut penser que Jarry, en s'entêtant à être le Père Ubu, a pendant sa vie gaspillé une partie de ses ressources d'écrivain et après sa mort égaré le jugement littéraire sur sa véritable valeur. » Pourtant, cette confusion témoigne de la cohérence de l'auteur : « Chez Jarry, le choix d'un masque aussi peu flatteur a un sens fort clair. Il y a d'abord une volonté de mettre à mal tout sérieux et particulièrement cette volonté même ; il n'est pas question de tracer des frontières au ridicule ; on rit d'abord de soi, on en rit parce que ce rire n'est qu'un écho du vide. Et puis ce double grotesque que l'auteur revendique comme une représentation dont il est fier, affirme sa complicité, pleine de défi, avec les travers qu'il caricature. » La Dragonne, dernière œuvre du père d'Ubu que Gallimard publie alors, étonnera donc Blanchot pour « le sérieux avec lequel Jarry a accepté son métier de romancier », qui louera également « les soudains mouvements d'imagination poétique qui dérangent le plan ». Unique texte monographique consacré par Blanchot à Jarry. 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 13 April 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Woman in the Window (Archive of concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Santa Monica, CA 1944 - Collection of eight original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release of the seminal 1944 film noir. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf tipped on to card stock at the corners, some with notations at the margins.The sketches reflect different styles and feature traces of the the film's poster motifs, such as Joan Bennett crawling, man being dragged, as well as the film's tag line: "The Screen's Supreme Adventure in Suspense."Sheets 8 x 10.5 inches to 10.5 x 13.5 inches, largest overall size 11.5 x 17 inches. Near Fine overall appearance with only modest signs of use.Grant, pp. 713-714. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 348. Neibaur 992. Selby Masterwork, p. 141. Silver, pp. 336-337. Spicer, p. 422.

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        Corriere della sera.

      Milano, 1944, A. XXIII, annata completa, mancano fascicoli del 13 novembre e 27 novembre, lotto di trecentosessantatre giornali.

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        Middle East Diary.

      1944 - First edition. 8vo., original cloth, dust jacket, preserved in a folding box. London, Heinemann. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, 'For Vivien and Larry, with love Noel'. Dust jacket a touch browned, stained and torn, covers spotted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SAN DOMENICO

      CASA EDITRICE ADRIANO SALANI, 1944. ITALIANO 0,2 Coperta rigida rossa con titoli d'oro al dorso, leggermente usurata agli angoli e scolorita ai bordi, leggermente usurati anche cima e piede del dorso, traccia di umidità al bordo inferiore, pagine leggermenet brunite e con lieve fioritura, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo USATO

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        AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED together with a carbon copy of a WORLD WAR TWO TYPED LETTER OF COMMENDATION SIGNED in INK by COLONEL BRUCE C. CLARKE, who was later promoted to General.

      Headquarters Combat Command "A", Fourth Armoved Division, October 12th & 17th, 1944.. 1944.. Very good. - A 2-page letter of commendation densely typed in carbon on two 10-5/8 inch high by 8 inch wide sheets of onion skin paper. Annotated as a "Memo", the letter is addressed to "All units that have served with CC "A" during period 31 July 44 to date", Colonel Bruce C. Clarke writes that "Upon this headquarters reverting to support status today, after 75 consecutive days in the command of troops in the front, I wish to express to the officers and men of the units it has been my privilege to command in battle my appreciation for a good job well done. You have accomplished seemingly impossible missions and have made history of which you and yours and our Nation are and will be proud...." Colonel Clarke goes on to elaborately detail 9 particular battles where the 4th Armored Division has distinguished itself, the first being a "Move through Avranches at 1500, 31 July and the breaking out in four columns with tanks leading and by midnight the capture of 4 bridges and dams across the Duay River which made possible the pouring through of the Third Army for the Brest Peninsula Campaign". He goes on to list several events including "The move to and taking of Troyes by a combined direct and encircling attack against 3000 Germans 25 August. The assault on the city led by Lt. Col. West, using tanks and armored infantry in close formation, was a classic example of the close cooperation of Tanks and Infantry". He goes on to relate the establishment of the Nancy Bridgehead following the crossing of the Moselle onf August 13th, describing that "Holding the ground gained required the fighting of the greatest Tank vs Tank Battles of this war wherein Lt. Col. Abrams and the 37th Tank Bn and Co 'C' of the 704 TD particularly distinguished themselves...." He concludes with a list of substantial enemy losses compared to the comparatively small losses suffered by American troops. Signed "Bruce C. Clarke" in ink at the bottom of the second page. <p>An AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED by BRUCE C. CLARKE is stapled to the top of the letter. The note, penciled on a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide sheet of "Fourth Armored Division, Headquarters Combat Command" memorandum stationery personalized with "Bruce C. Clarke / Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Commanding" printed at the bottom, is dated October 17, 1944. The note, simply addressed to "Ralph", simply relates that "This might be of interest", closing with "Regards" and signed "Bruce". Several annotations and initials, apparently from those who have read the note and attached commendation, are present on the note. The note is stapled along the top to the letter of commendation with punch holes along the top edges. Both the letter and the note are folded. There is a crease to the top right corner of the first page of the letter and staple holes as well as a small chip to the top right corner of the second page.<p>Wonderful historical material with superb content.<p>A career officer, General Bruce C. Clarke (1901-1988) served in the first and second World Wars as well as the Korean War. He Commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from December 1954 to April 1956. He was commander of the Continental Army Command from 1958 through 1960 and subsequently served as Commander, U.S. Army Europe from 1960 through 1962. As a Colonel and subsequently Brigadier General in the Second World War, he commanded Combat Command A ("CCA") of the 4th Armored Division of General Patton's Third Army. In 1944, he led his troops to victory over superior German armored forces at the Battle of Arracourt. Later in December, he led the relief of St. Vith during the Battle of the Bulge, slowing the German attack. His actions were credited by General Eisenhower as the turning point in the battle. General Clarke commanded the I Corps and the X Corps during the Korean War and trained the First Republic of Korea's Army. He held several commands during peace time and, a Mason, he was awarded the third highest Masonic award, the Grand Cross of the Court of Honor by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction.

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        Wag-by-Wall.

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., 1944 - Small quarto. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom red cloth folding case. A fine copy. First UK edition, limited issue. Number 78 from a limited edition of 100 copies only, the only British publication. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester &#150; the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the title "The Little Black Kettle". Potter picked up the unfinished story again in 1929 and rewrote it, intending it as part of Fairy Caravan, but the story was not included in the final text. In 1940, editor Bertha Mahony Miller asked for a story to print in the Horn Book Magazine and Potter set to re-writing the story yet again. Miller was so pleased with the story she decided to hold it for their 20th anniversary edition, where it was finally published in May 1944. Beatrix Potter had died in December 1943, aged 77, and never saw it published. Linder, p. 432; not in Quinby. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino

      Milano; ed. Cavallo, 1944. in 4°; pp. 128 + 8 tavv. (ill. bn. e col.); leg. In mezza tela Ill. a col. Con 8 magnifiche tavole a colori cartonate (compresa anche la copertina) e animate con sistema a volvelle. Illustrazioni animate e non di Rino Albertarelli. Ediz. rara e ricercata. (cfr. Biaggioni p. 122). (Restauri alla copertina; dorso in tela rifatto; riparazioni ad alcune pagine; in generale: buone condizioni)

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        To Juan At The Winter Solstice

      Np Privately Printed 1944 - 178 x 131mm, pp. 4. Single sheet, folded once. Sunned at the leading edge and with a little foxing inside and out. Old horizontal fold, with small tear just starting at leading edge. First edition, INSCRIBED BY GRAVES ON THE FRONT LEAF: 'Honor with love from Robert. New Year 1945'. The recipient was the journalist Honor Wyatt, a member of the Graves-Riding inner circle at Deya. Graves' son Juan had been born on 22nd December 1944 -- the winter solstice -- and this poem was circulated to close family and friends to celebrate his arrival. It was later anthologised in Graves' Poems 1938-1945 [Cassell, 1946]. The handwritten correction to l. 17 is present on every copy we have examined, and is presumed to be by Graves himself. The exact limitation is unknown but very few copies were printed, destined as they were for Graves' intimate circle only. Rare.

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        CAMINO

      Luz, Madrid 1944 - 356 pp. 11 x 15,5 cm. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        SIGNAL 2 1944

      Deutscher Verlag, Berlín 1944 - 47 pp. 27 x 36 cm. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bali - Ni Asoeg with Ardja headdress.

      - (No pl.), Vereeniging tot Bevordering van Beeldende Kunsten, 1944.Etching (premie-ets), signed in the plate. Ca. 26,5 x 23 cm. Nice portrait of the legendary lègong dancer Ni Asoeg, in ceremonial dress, by Willem Hofker (1902-1981). He settled in Bali in 1938 and repatriated in 1946. He was a well-known draughtsman, painter, designer of posters, graphic artist and illustrator (Haks & Maris, Lexicon of foreign artists who visualized Indonesia, p.124) .- In fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La T.S.F. pour tous. Revue mensuelle des professionnels de la radio (125 numéros, 1944-1954)

      Chiron Inconnu 1944 In-4 (28 x 22 cm), dos agrafés, 125 numéros de La T.S.F. pour tous, sous chemises d'éditeur (sauf 15 numéros) ; années 1944 (février, mars, septembre, octobre), 1945 à 1954 (complètes) ; quelques marques d'usures et petites déchirures, très bon état général. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        The Case of the Gilded Fly.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, contents lightly tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with some short closed tears, tanned spine panel, and partially tanned upper panel. First edition, first impression of the author's first book.

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        "Ablution".

      1944Cuivre original rayé et l'eau-forte signée et datée dans la planche, 1944, 17 x 9,8 cm. Par l'embrasure de la porte, on aperçoit une femme nue. Elle est penchée et se tient à son lavabo, finissant sa toilette. Robert BONFILS nous offre ici une scène anodine et intime. Cette gravure a été tirée à vingt exemplaires, l'auteur a lui-même indiqué : 5/20 à côté de sa signature, en bas de la gravure. Robert BONFILS (1886-1972) est peintre et graveur, professeur à l'Ecole Estienne ; représentant typique du style "Art Déco", (il) s'est acquis une célébrité d'illustrateur par l'élégance de son trait et et sa subtile interprétation des textes (Bénézit, II, 148).

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        Buzzi, Taccuino dell'aiuto regista Hoepli 1944 impaginazione MUNARI, I edizione

      1944. Aldo Buzzi, Taccuino dell'aiuto regista  Hoepli 1944  impaginazione MUNARI,  78 pagine, brossura -  prima edizione diverse illustrazioni fotografiche usato in ottimo - Senza alcuna scritta o strappo , piccola etichetta applicata al centro del dorso

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        The Enchanted Echo

      Vancouver : The Clarke and Stuart Co , 1944 . First Edition . VG in Wraps . 226 x 153 mm. . Purdy's first book, self-published in Vancouver in an edition of 500 copies. "In 1944 I paid $200 to publishers Clarke & Stuart on Seymour Street to print a 500-copy edition of my own poems, called the Enchanted Echo. It was 64 pages, soft-covered, and perhaps seventy-five to a hundred copies were sold or given away" - from Reaching for the Beaufort Sea, Purdy's autobiography published by Harbour in 1993. The extremely rare first book by one of Canada's most distinguished poets. Most of these works were originally published in the poetry page of the Vancouver Sun. Bound in gray textured card with yapped edges with a pen and ink drawing of Purdy by Gordon Thorne. In overall very nice condition with some light dampstaining along the top edge, small faint ink stain on rear cover, some wear to the edges. A nice copy of a rare, fragile and important book.

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        Images et Poesies : Vingt poèmes inédits ornés d'images de Rene Demeurisse

      Paris. Rombaldi, 1944. In-folio. 92pp.25 illustrations de René Demeurisse, dont 20 lithographies à pleine page. Tirage à 140 exemplaires. Celui-ci, imprimé spécialement pour Mlle Ginette Rombaldi, comporte en outre 2 suites des illustrations (l'une en sanguin, l'autre en noir et blanc) et UN DESSIN ORIGINAL DE L'ARTISTE à pleine page. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée et double emboîtage. Un bord de l'étui se décollant, la chemise passée, mais l'intérieur impeccable.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Valier ]
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        Aussenpolitische Blaetter. Fortsetzung von "Documents libres / Freie Dokumente". Etudes de politique etrangere. Review of foreign affairs. "

      ohne Ort (wohl Frankreich), Oktober 1944. - circa 24,4 x 16 cm. Titel, 12 SS., 1 w. Bl. Original-Broschur "Äusserst seltenes, wohl privat und illegal hergestellte Heft, das noch vor Ende des Krieges Vorschläge für eine Neuordnung Europas macht und besonders das deutsch-russische Verhältnis betrachtet. Nur der erste Absatz französisch, sonst durchgehend deutsch. Die Herausgeber Kojeve und "J. Bass (André)" stellen Überlegungen an zu "Intelligenz oder Charakter?", dem Bolschewismus, den Juden, der Frage, ob Hitler "zu gross oder zu klein geshen (sic)" habe etc. Der russisch-französische Philosoph Kojeve wurde besonders durch seine Vorlesungen über Hegel berühmt, denen eine illustre Zuhörerschaft lauschte, darunter Queneau, Bataille, Lacan, Klossowski, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Hannah Arendt u.a. Nach dem Krieg hatte er als Berater der französischen Regierung weiter Gelegenheit seine Ideen einer neuen Ordnung Europas vorzutragen. " "- Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        The Island Of Adventure (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK Printing published by Macmillan in 1944.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition. Moderate pushing and light fraying at the spine ends.Light bumping to the cover edges with some markings to the covers in places.The text block is lightly toned with some spotting.Some light spotting to the end papers, otherwise the pages are clean.The WRAPPER is complete and is the very scarce correct First Issue (with the front flap price having the letter 'd' adjacent to the number '6' being smaller than the latter).The wrapper is in VERY GOOD+ condition.Mild edge wear more pronounced at the spine ends..Red lettering to the spine has lightly faded in places but is still legible.Small closed tear to the upper front spine fold.The iconic wrapper wraparound design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been inscribed and Signed by the Author to the front endpaper: 'Anne, Love from Enid Blyton'. Wonderful B/W illustrations by Stuart Tresilian throughout.The scarce first title in the 'The Adventure Series' which is a series of eight children's novels. These books feature the same child characters: Philip, Jack, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, along with several adult characters.Jack's pet parrot, Kiki, is also a standard feature in each novel.A very scarce title to find as such with the correct first issue points especially as Blyton signed titles are increasingly becoming scarce. At the time of listing the only copy as such available on the market. Collectible

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        PHOTOGRAPHIES RELATIVES AUX BOMBARDEMENTS ALLIES DE ROUEN durant l'été 1944

      Photos de presse (le petit Normand)et de particuliers. - 60 photographies en noir et blanc relatives aux bombardements de ROUEN en 1944. Plusieurs d'entre elles portent une date. Quatorze d'entre elles concernent le premier grand bombardements de Rouen, le 19 avril. Huit concernent la période du 30 mai au 5 juin, dite "semaine rouge". Cinq sont consacrées à la période du 22 au 30 août, d'autres ne sont pas datées précisément mais concernent visiblement les mêmes périodes. Les photos sont de tailles diverses: 44 en 18X24 cm, 14 en 13 x18cm , 2 en 7, 8 x 10, 2 cm. Ce sont évidemment des photos de destructions impressionnantes. Ces photos sont pour une part importante tamponnées Le Petit Normand, journal Rouennais qui n'existe plus. L'autre part, qui porte sur le même sujet, ne comporte aucune mention d'origine. Ces photos ont-elles été publiées? Impossible à dire. Elles ont été acquises en vente publique (facture). TRES BON ETAT [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dhouailly et Cie]
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        Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings - SIGNED SCORE & PROGRAM

      London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1944. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Miniature score to the important English composer's Serenade, op. 31, signed on the title page by both Britten and Peter Pears, his lifelong companion and the tenor who first performed the work. Dated May 1954 with an ownership signature on the inside front cover. [PN] 8934. 38 pp. Some light overall toning, but otherwise in fine condition. 5.5 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 18.7 cm). Together with an original program from a 1955 performance of Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with Peter Pears and horn player Dennis Brain, for whom the piece was composed in 1943. The program, with the Scottish National Orchestra under Karl Rankl, also included Mozart's Horn Concerto no. 3, Mozart arias, and Beethoven's Symphony no. 8. Dated January 21, 1955. A few small scuffs; overall in fine condition. 15 pp. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (13.8 x 21.5 cm).<br style=""><br style="">"There was a lull in Britten's flow of composition around this time [1942-50], owing partly to a serious attack of measles for which he was in hospital and then off work in March and April 1943. Several projects were abandoned, but during the months he was resting he composed, at Snape, the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. In this work he invented his own kind of shadowed pastoralism, not the ideal England of the folksong composers but a place in which the worm finds the bud and a darker side of medieval experience is explored (in the Lyke Wake Dirge); the high ostinato that is also the strophic vocal line enabled a particularly fruitful orchestral dialogue to suggest deeper levels to this poem." (Philip Brett/Heather Wiebe, New Grove.)<br style="">

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        Printed form letter signed to Emil Hills, with autograph additions

      - 1 page. Large octavo, 266 x 184 mm. Dated Los Angeles, October 3, 1944. On printed stationery with watermark "Neenah Glacier Bond Rag Content." In English.Relative to Schoenberg's 70th birthday (September 13, 1944):"For more than a week I tried composing a letter of thanks to those who congratulated me on the occasion of my seventieth birthday. At this age, if one is still capable of giving once in a while a sign of life, everybody might consider this already as a satisfactory accomplishment. I acknowledged this when my piano concerto was premiered and to my astonishment so many were astonished that I still have something to tell."Signed by Schoenberg, with name of recipient ("Mr. Emil HIlls") and salutation in Schoenberg's autograph.Creased at folds and slightly overall. Together with:A postcard photograph of Schoenberg published by Breitkopf & Härtel reproducing an early portrait. The first performance of Schoenberg's piano concerto, op. 42, took place in New York on February 6, 1944. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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