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        Sonette

      Officina Bodoni, 1944. Rilegato mezza tela, custodia (half - cloth binding, slip - case) Im urtext mit deutscher ubersetzung. Prima edizione di tutti i 150 sonetti con a fronte la relativa versione in prosa di Rudolf Freiherr von Simolin, Hans Rheinfelder e Otto Freiherr von Taube. Biografia di Agiolieri e note di R. Freiherr von Simolin. 4to. pp. 358. Ottimo (Fine). Edizione di 165 esemplari numerati.

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        Agostino. Romanzo con due litografie f.t. di Renato Guttuso

      Documento, 1944. in - 8 Ns. copia N. 200. Naturali segni del tempo vecchia dedica alla prima bianca

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        Nouvelles et récits. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      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. - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manoscritta autografa dell'autore di due pagine e mezzo in-8 pubblicati nel 20 Aprile 1944 dei Dibattiti del Journal. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto denso, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. Cronaca letteraria dell'opera di Claude Roy. Dattiloscritto completo è allegato. Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli sui libri di recente pubblicazione. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas the Obscure" fatto i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che si sviluppano in seguito Molti in questi saggi, "The Part Fire" a "Infinity Manutenzione" e "La scrittura del disastro." Dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostrato un acutezza di analisi ben al di là di notizie letterarie che motiva la scrittura. Oscillante tra classico e moderno, di prima classe scrittori e romanzieri minori, chiede, nelle sue cronache, i fondamenti del pensiero critico che segnerà la seconda parte del ventesimo. Trasformato da scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, nel corso di un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri," i violenti maurassiennes certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradossi, poi trasforma la critica letteraria in atto filosofico di resistenza alla barbarie intellettuale al centro di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Brucia un libro, scrivere, sono i due atti tra cui la cultura entrato sue oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, i Cahiers NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christophe Bident tutte le cronache letterarie non ancora pubblicati in volumi con relativa analisi del lavoro critico di Blanchot "romanzi, poesie, saggi danno luogo a un pensiero singolare, mai più sicuro della sua retorica, consegnato più riecheggiare l'impossibile o il richiamo della scomparsa. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile inizio (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato in occasione dei titoli che hanno bisogno di pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 20 Avril 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire de l'oeuvre de Claude Roy. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Cette critique de La Mer à boire de Claude Roy est tout à la fois une analyse détaillée de chaque nouvelles et un hymne poétique à l'écriture du poète: "Le style de Claude Roy répond à merveille à ce jeu de nuances : il est lui aussi plein d'échos qui s'évanouissent, de mots qui se répercutent: il est libre, discipliné, tout en inventions et fidèle à la réalité qu'il décrit." 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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        Romans fantastiques. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      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. - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manoscritta autografa dell'autore di due pagine e mezzo in-8 pubblicati nel 4 maggio 1944 dei Dibattiti del Journal. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto denso, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. Literary Chronicle ha pubblicato in occasione della pubblicazione del Preludio dell'Apocalisse Robert Poulet. Dattiloscritto completo è allegato. Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli sui libri di recente pubblicazione. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas the Obscure" fatto i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che si sviluppano in seguito Molti in questi saggi, "The Part Fire" a "Infinity Manutenzione" e "La scrittura del disastro." Dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostrato un acutezza di analisi ben al di là di notizie letterarie che motiva la scrittura. Oscillante tra classico e moderno, di prima classe scrittori e romanzieri minori, chiede, nelle sue cronache, i fondamenti del pensiero critico che segnerà la seconda parte del ventesimo. Trasformato da scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, nel corso di un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri," i violenti maurassiennes certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradossi, poi trasforma la critica letteraria in atto filosofico di resistenza alla barbarie intellettuale al centro di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Brucia un libro, scrivere, sono i due atti tra cui la cultura entrato sue oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, i Cahiers NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christophe Bident tutte le cronache letterarie non ancora pubblicati in volumi con relativa analisi del lavoro critico di Blanchot "romanzi, poesie, saggi danno luogo a un pensiero singolare, mai più sicuro della sua retorica, consegnato più riecheggiare l'impossibile o il richiamo della scomparsa. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile inizio (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato in occasione dei titoli che hanno bisogno di pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 4 mai 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 complet. Chronique parue à l'occasion de publication de Prélude à l'apocalypse de Robert Poulet.   Dans cette chronique consacrée à l'actualité du roman fantastique, Maurice Blanchot s'intéresse notamment au Prélude à l'apocalypse de Robert Poulet qui vient de paraître : « Le lecteur passe volontiers du réel au fantastique, mais qu'y gagne-t-il ? Les péripéties anormales sont faibles au regard des faits véritables que l'imagination suppose ou que la mémoire rappelle. [...] Prélude d'apocalypse paraît infidèle lorsqu'il n'est qu'un documentaire et insuffisant lorsqu'il prête des péripéties de fin du monde à une simple aventure historique. » Pourtant, le « merveilleux scientifique » a donné naissance à de grands textes, signés Edgar Allan Poe, Louis Stevenson ou H.G. Wells. Mais c'est un genre périlleux et Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam s'y est lui-même quelque peu égaré dans L'Eve future : « Ce dernier livre qui a pour sujet la création d'une machine humaine par le savant Edison montre assez bien les difficultés du genre. Villiers qui se piquait de culture scientifique a décrit avec minutie le mécanisme de l'automate. [...] Mais ce "bizarre cours d'anatomie" aujourd'hui nous lasse et la virtuosité des explications nous paraît futile. Au contraire, ce qui nous attire, c'est l'effort pour égarer la conscience, l'éternelle tentation de rendre illusoire l'existence par l'imitation qu'on en fait, le jeu troublant du reflet qui donne tort à l'image, de l'ombre qui abolit le modèle. »   Texte très critique de Blanchot sur le divertissement fantastique.

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        Le premier roman de Joyce. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      1944. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 1 feuillet in-8 (21 x 13,4 cm) et ½ feuillet in-8 (10,4 x 13,4 cm) paginés et 2 feuillets in-4 (26,8 x 20,9 cm) foliotés . - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 1 feuillet in-8 (21 x 13,4 cm) et ½ feuillet in-8 (10,4 x 13,4 cm) paginés et 2 feuillets in-4 (26,8 x 20,9 cm) foliotés . - Manoscritto autografo dell'autore delle pagine 2 e mezzo-8 pubblicate nel numero del 18 maggio 1944 del Journal of dibattiti. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto denso, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. Importante rivista letteraria pubblicata in occasione della pubblicazione della nuova edizione della traduzione francese di "Dedalus", il primo romanzo di James Joyce. Dattiloscritto completo è allegato. Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli su libri di recente pubblicazione. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas l'oscuro" i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che si sviluppano più tardi Molti in questi saggi, "Il Capitale di fuoco" a "The Conversation Infinito" e "Il disastro di scrittura." Fin dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostra un forte un'analisi ben oltre la letteratura che motiva la scrittura. Oscillando tra scrittori classici e moderni del primo ordine e romanzieri minori, mette nelle sue colonne, le basi del pensiero critico che segneranno la seconda metà del ventesimo. Trasformato da scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, su un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri", con maurassiennes violenti certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradosso, poi si trasforma critica letteraria atto filosofico di resistenza intellettuale alla barbarie nel cuore di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Bruciare un libro, scrivere, sono i due atti tra la cultura che ha registrato le sue oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, Cahiers de la NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christophe Bident tutti i volumi pubblicati croniche letterari con l'analisi critica del relativo lavoro di romanzi Blanchot ", poesie, saggi danno luogo ad una riflessione singolare, sempre più sicuro la sua retorica, consegnato più per riprendere l'impossibile o il richiamo di estinzione. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile comincia (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato durante la necessità cronaca del pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 18 mai 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 complet. Chronique parue à l'occasion de la réédition Dédalus ou Portrait de l'artiste en jeune homme de James Joyce.   Pour Maurice Blanchot, James Joyce fait partie, avec le Marquis de Sade, Herman Melville, Fédor Dostoïevski ou William Faulkner, de ces écrivains « qui ont donné au non-sens la garantie d'un art accouplé raisonnablement à l'absurde » (Faux Pas, p. 68). Il appartient également à ces auteurs pour qui, selon lui, la littérature est une expérience de création d'ordre cosmogonique. La réédition du premier roman de Joyce, Dédalus, est aux yeux de Blanchot un moyen d'éclairer les chefs-d'œuvre à venir que seront Ulysse et Finnegan's Wake. C'est aussi « le portrait magique » de Joyce : « Un portrait magique créé l'être qu'il révèle. Il donne à des événements communs un sens unique et exemplaire. Il décrit les circonstances véritables, non pour leur vérité historique, mais pour les mythes qu'elles dessinent. On voit apparaître à travers les incidents de chaque jour une figure qui ne prend forme que par la signification rayonnante qu'elle a. Ce n'est pas à la formation d'un caractère que nous assistons, à proprement parlé ; les traits de caractère sont l'expression momentanée d'événements d'ordre universel, de motifs intemporels qui coïncident avec une existence ; ils ressemblent à ces figures que dessinent dans le ciel les constellations, mais avant d'être formes sont scintillation, traînée de lumière, système de feu. »   Unique texte monographique de Maurice Blanchot consacré à James Joyce,  l'un des écrivains contemporains qu'il admire profondément.

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        Dead Man's Eyes (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Draft script for the 1944 film. Studio file copy, carbon typescript, each leaf watermarked CONTRACT FILE COPY in red. Brief notations throughout in holograph pencil. The third Inner Sanctum installment, directed by Reginald Le Borg, who also directed "Calling Dr. Death" (1943) and "Weird Woman" (1944), the first two films in the series. Chaney, Jr. plays Dave Stuart, a promising artist married to a rich woman, Heather (Parker). After a freak accident where his model Tanya (Acquanetta) rearranges the items on his desk, Dave picks up what he thinks is eyewash (really it's a bottle of acid), and loses his eyesight. He's told his blindness is permanent unless he undergoes surgery, surgery that seemingly fails. His wife's father, who initially wanted to lend his eye tissue to Dave, is later found bludgeoned to death, with Dave as the only suspect, but Tanya is sure she knows the culprit after further evidence is procured. Again, Dave finds her clubbed to death, and arranges a meeting between he and the supposed killer. Upon their meeting, Dave reveals that he feigned blindness after the surgery, and the killer is nabbed. Gray card titled wrappers, rubber-stamped production No. 7204, dated January 26, 1944, with a credit for screenwriter Babcock. 142 leaves, carbon typescript on onionskin stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads. Weaver, pp. 438-442.

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        Clef de la poésie

      Gallimard, 1944. - Gallimard, Paris 1944, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Raymond Queneau: "... questo piccolo regalo di Natale dal suo amico ..." arricchito con una citazione di Lie - Tzu: "Chung - Ni, dopo aver sognato che era pesce nelle acque e uccelli in aria e poi uccello in acqua e pesce in aria, quando si svegliò vide molto onesto ... " Torna un po 'come generalmente insolated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Paulhan à Raymond Queneau : "... ce petit cadeau de Noël de son ami..." enrichi d'une citation de Lie - Tzeu : "Tchoung - Ni, ayant d'abord rêvé qu'il était poisson dans les eaux puis oiseau dans les airs et un peu plus tard oiseau dans l'eau et poisson dans les airs, à son réveil y voyait très juste..." Dos légèrement insolé comme généralement.

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        BE-GE HA-HAREGAH: RISHUMIM

      Tel Aviv; Ha-Hafatsah Ha-Rashit, Ha-Kibuts Ha-Me?uhad, 1944. Original Boards. 4to. [18] pages. 25 x 34 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. In the Valley of Slaughter. 1944 (! ) publication of 16 Holocaust artworks by Lea Grundig (1906-1977) , a German-Jewish artist and painter, born into an Orthodox family, she became a member of the KPD in the 1920's; she was persecuted under the Nazi regime, she ?was deported but managed to flee to Palestine in 1940, where she created several series of etchings related to the Holocaust. ? - EJ 2008. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) , in art. Concentration camps in art. Jewish art. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Light soiling to boards, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-118-6) xx

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        Guignol's band

      Denoël, 1944. - Denoël, Paris 1944, 12,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 60 esemplari numerati su Arches, testina di stampa dopo 15 copia Hollande.Agréable con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, tirage de tête après 15 Hollande. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        The Dark Tunnel.

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company,, 1944. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the jacket with some shallow tears and short closed to extremities. First edition, first printing of the author's first book. It was later published in 1955 under the title As I Die Slowly, and is one of three books published under Millar's real name, prior to publication of the Lew Archer series under his pseudonym Ross Macdonald.

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        Double Indemnity (Insert film poster)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1944. American insert poster for the cornerstone 1944 film noir, "Double Indemnity," based on the novella by James M. Cain, written for the screen by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder, and directed by Billy Wilder. One of the cornerstones of American film noir, which set the template for hundreds of films that followed it. Raymond Chandler very famously went round and round with Billy Wilder in his first Hollywood scripting effort, and in the end the two had to call in James M. Cain before tempers could be settled. The results were worth the trouble. Fred McMurray goes bad, Barbara Stanwyck goes blonde, and Edward G. Robinson figures out what's going on. 14 x 36 inches. Two extremely faint folds, else an almost impossibly Fine example of a poster that has not been on the market in any form for nearly ten years.

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        The Razor's Edge

      William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1944 First U.K. edition. INSCRIBED and dated by the author on the half-title page. First Published 1944 stated on the copyright page with no mention of later printings. Book has been expertly and beautifully rebound in full leather with gilt detailing. Interior pages have slight soiling and tanning. Pages 243-250 have moderate soiling; title page has two tiny tears at top of page. Comes housed in a custom made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Niemiecka fabryka mierci w Lublinie (The German death factory in Lublin)

      Wydawnictwo Literatury w J zykach Obcych, Moskwa (Moscow) 1944 - 24mo. 38, [2]pp. Original printed wrappers. Publisher's logo to title page.Originally published on August 12, 1944, in the Soviet daily "Izvestiia," this powerful work is the first Polish-language book edition of the account of the liberation of the Majdanek's Nazi death camp by the Red Army. Its author, Eugeniusz (Evgenii) Kriger, was a special correspondent for the "Izvestiia" and was among the first Russian troops which liberated the camp on July 22, 1944*. From then on, he witnessed first-hand the atrocities commited by the Nazis and the brutal and inhumane conditions in which the inmates were living."Niemiecka fabryka mierci w Lublinie" is illustrated with 8 b/w photographic reproductions depicting graphic scenes such as the crematorium ovens, mass graves, a mountain of shoes, personal photographs and letters belonging to the murdered prisoners.Slight soiling and age-toning to wrappers. Text in Polish. Wrappers in overall good, interior in very good condition. * Although the Nazis evacuated the camp, the Soviet advance was so rapid that unlike many other camps, the SS weren't able to destroy the evidence of their crimes. To this day, Majdanek remains the best preserved testimony to the horrors of the Nazi extermination camps. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De Jean - Paul à Giraudoux. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit 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. - Manoscritta autografa dell'autore di 2 ½ pagine 8vo pubblicato nel numero del 3 febbraio 1944 del Journal of dibattiti. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto densa, con molte cancellature, correzioni e integrazioni. Dattiloscritto completo include autografo di un autore modifica nel titolo di questo articolo è collegato. Literary Cronaca pubblicato in occasione della pubblicazione dell'edizione completa della traduzione di Quinto Fixlein grande romantico tedesco Giovanni Paolo. Importante studio in cui Blanchot sviluppa molte delle sue teorie sul potere della letteratura: "Si tratta di una sorta di ascesi, che ci permette di accedere una vita più autentica (...) è per lo scrittore significato mistico. ». Inoltre, egli attribuisce alla scrittura di Jean - Paul potere "straordinario trasmutazione. (...) S prosa ricrea il mondo rendendolo il luogo di somiglianze universali." Così, precedente a quello di Lautréamont, Rimbaud e Nerval, "è sia un mezzo di comprensione sono potere e metamorfosi dal vivo, scrivere, è lo stesso atto poesia è un'esperienza magica.». Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli su libri nuovi. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in - 8), il giovane autore di "Thomas oscure" i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che avrebbe progettato Molti di questi saggi, "La Part du feu" a "The Conversation Infinito" e "La Scrittura del disastro." Fin dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostrato acutezza analitica ben oltre letteraria notizie q "ui motiva la sua scrittura. Oscillando tra scrittori classico e moderno, di prima classe e romanzieri minori, mette nelle sue colonne i fondamenti del pensiero critico che segneranno la seconda metà del ventesimo. Trasformato dalla scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, su un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri," i violenti maurassiennes certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradosso, allora si trasforma critica letteraria atto filosofico di resistenza alla barbarie intellettuale nel cuore di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Bruciare un libro, scrivere, sono due atti da cui la cultura entrato nella sua oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, Cahiers NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christopher Bident tutte le cronache letterarie non ancora pubblicata in volume con la corretta analisi del lavoro critico di Blanchot "romanzi, poesie, saggi danno luogo ad una riflessione singolare, sempre più sicuro della sua retorica, consegnato più l'eco della impossibile o il richiamo della scomparsa. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile inizia (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato durante la necessità cronaca del pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in - 8 publié dans le numéro du 3 Février 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet comportant une modification autographe de l'auteur dans le titre de l'article. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de l'édition complète de la traduction de Quintus Fixlein du grand romantique allemand Jean - Paul. Etude d'importance, dans laquelle Blanchot développe plusieurs de ses théories sur le pouvoir de la littérature  : "Elle est une sorte d'ascèse qui nous permet d'accéder à une vie plus authentique (...) elle a pour l'écrivain une signification mystique.". Plus encore, il attribue à l'écriture de Jean - Paul un pouvoir "extraordinaire de transmutation. (...) Sa prose recrée le monde en en faisant le lieu de la ressemblance universelle". Ainsi, précédant celle de Lautréamont, Rimbaud ou Nerval, "elle est à la fois moyen de connaisssance et pouvoir de métamorphose; vivre, écrire, c'est le même acte. La poésie est une expérience magique." 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 q"ui 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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        Boerenpsalm

      De Papegaai Antwerpen 1944 - Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert (met oorspronkelijke tekening van de schrijver) , Gesigneerd / Signed / Signé, Beperkte en genummerde oplage / Limited and numbered edition / Edition limitée et numérotée ( nr. 13 van 350). Deze prachtuitgave van Boerenpsalm werd voor de uitgeverij De Papegaai op de persen van J.-E. Buschmann gedrukt. De tekst werd gezet uit de 16 punten Erasmus der lettergieterij Plantin te Brussel. De marginale latijnse teksten, uittreksels van psalmen, zijn gezet uit de 24 punten Libra-letter, de andere bladzijden van het boek insgelijks uit de reeksen der Libra letters. De tien hoofdstukken beginnen met initialen gereproduceerd uit het langwerpig Gotisch alfabet, versierd met fijn krulwerk, voor Jan Moretus in 1599 in hout gesneden. Het titelblad bestaat uit een samenstelling door prof. Edw. Pellens, in den stijl der voornoemde beeldletters. In alle exemplaren zijn de beeldletters, de titel en het uitgeversmerk geheel met de hand gekleurd in de stijl van de 16de eeuwse plaatverluchtingen door J. Van Campen en Zo te Antwerpen. Voor deze uitgave sneed prof. Edw. Pellens in palmenhout een camaïeu-portret van de schrijver, op 350 exemplaren beperkt. Na afdruk werden de blokken onbruikbaar gemaakt. Een afdruk van de 3 platen na vernietiging alsook een oorspronkelijke tekening van de schrijver werden in elke exemplaar ingelast. - De Papegaai Antwerpen - 1944 - 1500 173 26 x 35 cm Nederlands / Dutch / Néerlandais / Niederländisch

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        Pinocchio animato. Grande albo delle Avventure" del famoso burattino del Collodi. Edizione particolarmente adatta ai più piccini ed illustrata con i nuovissimi disegni di Attilio Mussino e tavole movibili a colori in rotolitografia"

      Franceschini, 1944. 175x250mm Dorso rinforzato, tavole non funzionanti

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        Le avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un burattino illustrata da Vsevolod Nicouline.

      Italgeo, Milano, 1944. 206 p. [12] c. di tav. 33 cm mezza tela editoriale. Edizione importante in stato di conservazione nell'insieme QUASI BUONO con segni d'uso mai fastidiosi. Le illustrazioni a colori sia nel testo che le tavole a piena pagina si trovano in buono stato di conservazione. OPERA RARA E RICERCATA. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1944. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo minimo difettino alla terminazione superiore del dorso piccoli segnetti foderatura d'epoca in carta decorata ai contropiatti strappo senza mancanze alla pagine 13 per circà metà pagina che interessa per pochi cm testo a stampa e nessuna illustrazione piccolo strappo senza mancanze lato cucitura anche alla pagina 56 maggiori segni d'uso al margine bianco inferiore fuori dal testo di poche pagine. ...

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        Der Politische Soldat: Politischer und Kultureller Informationsdienst für den Einheitsführer. No. 8 (August 1944) through No. 22 (January 1945).

      A sequential run of all but 7 of the issues printed of the extremely scarce Nazi publication, issues 8-16 pp., put out by the NS.-Führungsstab der Wehrmacht in cooperation with the NSDAP towards the end of World War II and targeted at the unit commanders of the Nazi forces, topics covered include leadership, German heroes, anti-Semitism, Jews in the Soviet Union, Nazi training, salutes, soldiers' concerns, the future of Europe, ceremonies, and many other themes relevant to a Nazi soldier. Not illustrated. 4to. Self-wrpps., issues no. 8 through 16 stapled. Toning, scattered minor foxing, some bumping along edges, overall good. Berlin (Deutscher Verlag) 1944-1945.

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        Not Quite Dead Enough (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Owner name on the front endpaper, else book is quite clean. Jacket is lightly rubbed and nicked at the spine ends and a few extremities, with a couple of small cellotape mends to the verso. An attractive copy. A Nero Wolfe double mystery.

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        2 musical manuscripts.

      Vienna, 16 and 23 April 1944. - 4to. 119 pp. and 99 pp. Includes a "Melic draft", dated 7 April 1944 (2 pp.). 220 pp. altogether. On staved paper; one ms. somewhat browned by age. The present, complete XVth "Zwölftonspiel" comprises: 1) Melischer Entwurf, captioned "J. M. Hauer XV. Zwölftonspiel. Hanns Blaschke 7. April 1944". 2 pp., notes in four colours (coloured pencil in blue, red, green, and orange). 2) Ms. score, captioned "Josef Matthias Hauer. XV. Zwölftonspiel für Orchester mit einer Zwölftonreihe, die vom Bürgermeister Dipl. Ing. Hanns Blaschke gewählt wurde, und die in sechs verschiedenen Tropen steht. Partitur/ Erster Teil im 2/4 Takt mit achttaktigen Perioden d=50, Dauer 10 Minuten". 119 pp., ink and pencil. 3) Ms. score, captioned "Josef Matthias Hauer XV. Zwölftonspiel für Orchester mit einer Zwölftonreihe, die von Bürgermeister Dipl. Ing. Hanns Blaschke gewählt wurde und die in sechs verschiedenen Tropen steht. Erster Teil im 2/4 Takt mit achttaktigen Perioden. Zweiter Teil im 3/4 Takt mit sechstaktigen Perioden. Partitur", 99 pp., ink and pencil. - Well-preserved fair copies. Cf. New Grove VIII, 303-305.

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        Morelia en 1934.

      Four printed introductory leaves, including title and plan of the city, followed by 50 leaves, each with a mounted original photographic print (approx. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2") and printed caption, documenting in brilliantly composed and printed images the architecture of the city, with most photos showing colonial buildings and their details in the well-preserved center of the city. Large 4to. Contents loose as issued in cloth-covered boards portfolio with printed label mounted on front cover as published. Mexico City (The Author) 1944.

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        AFTER-DINNER STORY

      J. B. Lippincott Company [1944], Philadelphia and New York - Octavo, cloth. Collection of six stories, including the classic "Rear Window," basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film (1954). Queen's Quorum #97. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with several small closed tears to upper front panel, the longest (25 mm) is mended on the verso with clear tape, light shelf wear to the head of the spine panel and two small stain spots to the rear panel. (19694) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SED. Poesia, Filosofia, Arte. Nos. 1 (November/December 1944) through 7 (undated but most likely early 1946) (all published).

      A complete run of the seven variously paginated issues of the Argentine Surrealist journal, under the editorial direction of the noted poet and visual artist Osvaldo Svanascini, with prose, verse, and visual imagery by an array of both Latin American and European writers and artists, including contributions by Mane Bernardo, Louis Aragon, Alfredo Hidalgo, Jean Cocteau, H. Villanova, Rafael Alberti, James Joyce, Marcelo Menashce, Sergio Figueroa, Marcelino Sussini, Luis Garcia Nunez, Heriberto Lionel Charles, et al, illustrated with head- and tail-pieces and graphics by Svanascini as well as full-page illustrations after works by Jose Morana, Julio Barragan, Luis Barragan, Juan Aschero, Luis Centurio, et al, most of the illustrations Surrealist in nature. 4to. Orig. wrpps., with illustrations by Svanascini on all covers, some minor soiling and fading, spines professionally restored. Buenos Aires (Taller Graficas "Alamos") 1944-1946(?).

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        Dorothy Parker (The Viking Portable Library)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1944. First THUS. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition thus. Signed "with best wishes" by Dorothy Parker on the front free end paper. Very Good or better, with lean to spine, small patches of cloth worn through at spine ends, bumped corners and toned pages, lacking the dust jacket. A collection of the author's best known short stories and poems, signed.

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        The Fountainhead

      Bobbs-Merrill, 1944 Very good twelfth printing issued same year as the first printing, inscribed and dated by Rand on the front free endpaper. In original good dust jacket with original price of $3.00 still present on the front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. We will provide a Certificate of Authenticity with this book certifying the authenticity of the inscription.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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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. Portrait frontispiece and woodcut decorations by J. J. Lankes. A fine copy in the jacket with a couple of shallow chips to extremities and short closed tear to front panel. 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.

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        Momentos

      Gráficas Reunidas 1944 - Idioma español. Poemas de Alvaro Bartolomé y fotografías de Joaquín del Palacio Kindel. Encuadernación en rústica con imagen montada. Edición numerada. Dedicatoria y firma autógrafas de Joaquín del Palacio. Color de la cubierta deslucido, resto en muy buen estado [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

      New York: Heritage Press, 1944 - Minor cloth staining; very good in the publisher's slipcase. Inscribed by the illustrator, "To Pong, with love, Reginald, 5th March 1944." Below he has drawn a variant of the illustration appearing on page 31 of this edition (so noted and captioned by the artist), taking up most of the page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CONTES ET NOUVELLES. Avec des images de Sylvain Sauvage.

      Paris, Aux éditions du Moustié, 1944 - Paris, Aux éditions du Moustié, 1944 [imprimerie "La Ruche", Paul Jarach directeur] 2 volumes grands in-8 (26 x 17 cm), en feuilles, sous couvertures imprimées, avec plus de 100 illustrations de Sylvain Sauvage gravées sur bois par G. Poilliot et mises en couleur à l'aquarelle au pochoir par E. Vairel. Chaque volume est accompagné d'une pochette contenant la suite en bistre de toutes les illustrations tirées sur papier fin d'Auvergne. Sans emboîtage.TIRAGE TOTAL A 700 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 75 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR VÉLIN D'ARCHES AVEC UN DESSIN ORIGINAL EN COULEURS ET UNE SUITE EN NOIR (ici en bistre). BIEN COMPLET DU DESSIN ORIGINAL EN COULEURS DE DIMENSION 10 x 9 CM ET MONTÉ SOUS PASSE-PARTOUT. xemplaire à l'état proche du neuf de ce bel illustré moderne classique qu'il est inutile de présenter à nouveau. Sylvain Sauvage (1888-1948) offre ici une illustration profuse, malicieusement libertine et humoristique, encore en plein (malgré la date tardive de 1944) dans le typique de son trait Art Déco, ici assaisonné à la sauve "Grand Siècle". Tirage rare. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Quatre histoires extraordinaires. Traduites par Charles Baudelaire. Illustrées par Henri Evenpoel.

      Brüssel, editions Lumiere, 1944. - 4to. 83 S., 4 Bll. Mit 17 (5 ganzseitigen) Illustrationen und einer Extra-Suite der 17 Illustrationen nach Henri Evenpoel. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Eins von 10 (GA 520) nummerierten Exemplaren auf Velin de Rives gedruckt mit Extra-Suite (auf Lafuma de Voiron). - Vorsätze leicht leimschattig, Schnitt (innen minimal) fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tervgyüjtemény: A M. Kir. József-Nádor Müegyetem Építészhallgatóinak Az I. Számú Épülettervezési Tanszéken Készült Munkálataiból. [Collection of Plans. Prepared by the Students of the Royal Hungarian "Joseph" Technical University in Budapest.]

      228 pp. volume on modern Hungarian architecture, containing plans for a wide range of types of buildings from a number of various architectural students, consisting of scale drawings, architectural elevations, line drawings, sketches, and photographs of models, indices, profusely illustrated. 4to. Orig. printed d.j. over printed wrpps. Budapest (Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda) 1944.

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        Forever Amber

      New York: Macmillan, 1944 - First Edition. Very good or better in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to her then-husband Artie Shaw, "To Artie - in case you finish this and want some explanation - Dryden once said that Ôthey who live to please must please to live.' Kay. Los Angeles, October 15, 1946." Winsor divorced her first husband and married Shaw ten days later, divorcing in 1948. This novel was an enormous success, selling three million copies, and was adapted into a successful film in 1948. Considered racy for its day, this reputation and its sales were no doubt enhanced by being banned by the Massachusetts Attorney General. She was not the most famous of Shaw's many wives: Ava Gardner and Lana Turner were better known; Jerome Kern's daughter was wealthier. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dangling Man

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1944 - First Edition of the authorÕs first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with very light wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Great Transformation

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xiv, 305 pp. Original gray cloth. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Text free of marks, ownership inscriptions, etc. Spine panel dulled, toned, slight chipping and a few closed tears along top edges, tiny stain spot on front panel, price intact ($3.00). Rare in jacket. An influential economic history examining how the market altered English society during the industrial revolution.

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

      Santa Monica, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 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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        Dr. Christian's Office

      New York: Random House, 1944 - First Edition. Hersholt's own copies of the first two printings, both fine in dust jackets, and with long inscriptions by the author on their history, bibliography (the actor-author was a noted book collector) and success. Laid in are three typed letters from publisher Bennett Cerf to Hersholt about the novel and a page of typescript. With Hersholt's bookplate in each book and in a quarter-morocco slipcase. There were six films that starred Hersholt as the kindly Dr. Christian, one of some 140 films that he appeared in, the best-known of which is probably von Stroheim's Greed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Towards Zero.

      London: Published by The Crime Club by Collins, 1944., 1944. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp160. Publisher's orange cloth in original pictorial dust-wrapper. This copy shows some expected dustiness and handling, jacket chippec to extremities, toned to spine. With author's signature in blue ink to the title page. 'Towards Zero' marks the fifth and final appearance of Hercule Poirot's trusty ally Superintendant Battle, who must work hard to solve the murder of Lady Tresillian. Wagstaff & Poole p196. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction.

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        Dead of Night (Original UK screenplay for the 1945 film)

      Ealing Green: Ealing Studios, 1944. Draft script for the 1945 British horror anthology film. Original typescript and carbon typescript leaves bound throughout. Studio file copy, rubber-stamped SCENARIO DEPARTMENT on the front wrapper. Brief notations throughout in holograph pencil. An architect named Walter (Johns) hosts a party with guests that he has never met but has seen in dreams. He is able to predict spontaneous events in the house before they happen, and the guests attempt to put his precognition to the test. The guests also entertain each other with eerie stories, including a racing car driver's premonition of a fatal bus crash, a tale of two golfers, one of whom is haunted by the other's ghost, another ghostly encounter during a children's Christmas party, a mysterious antique mirror, and a story about a ventriloquist (Redgrave) who believes his amoral dummy is truly alive. Told in anthology format, with different directors and actors for each sequence. All of the stories are based on original stories, from authors like E.F. Benson and H.G. Wells, with original stories written by the screenwriters, Baines and MacPhail. Set in Kent, shot on location in London and Buckinghamshire, England. Overall, a scarce original script of an obscure and unique British horror film, produced and released during WWII, when horror films were banned from production in the Great Britain. Gray titled wrappers, noted as DRAFT SCRIPT on the front wrapper, noted as copy No. 6 in holograph pencil. Title page present, dated December 8, 1944, noted as DRAFT SCRIPT. 119 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 101. Mimeograph, with carbon and typescript pages throughout, dated on one page 12/15/44 and on another 12/8/44. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, bound in a green cloth spring binder with ancient sailing ship emblem on the front board verso and recto. Barr, pp. 186-187. Lentz, p. 1011. Weldon (1983), p. 166.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unnamed correspondent, most probably Heinz Drewes

      - 2 pp. Quarto (250 x 225 mm). Dated Vienna, June 17, 1944. In brown ink. In German (with translation).Strauss reports the state of affairs after the official celebration of his 80th birthday. He is satisfied with the celebration, praising conductor Karl Böhm for his contribution, but expresses his frustration regarding the refusal of the Nazi authorities in Berlin to allow him to travel to Switzerland. He looks forward to the first production of his opera Die Liebe der Danae:"Since the Strauss Weeks came to a glorious end with operas and concerts (in which Dr. Böhm excelled, especially proving himself), I have been condemned to sit around in Vienna because the security police in Berlin have not issued my wife and I a permit to enter Switzerland. Thank you for your visit, your beautiful speech [at the Strauss Weeks], and the particularly lovely idea of the Gluck bust that pleases me very much and that is now the pride of my modest art collection, which was enriched especially by the good Japanese, His Excellency [Koichi] Ehara, and attentive friends. I told Clemens Krauss that I have agreed to another Strauss concert in Salzburg on August 6 and ask that you kindly inform the minister [Joseph Goebbels]. whom I hope to see in person on August 1 for [Die Liebe der] Danae."Very slightly worn; creased at folds. The present letter was apparently actually completed on June 19, confirmed by the statement that the permit for travel to Switzerland was refused "yesterday, June 18" (Trenner, Chronik, p. 627, confirms this date of refusal). Die Liebe der Danae was canceled after Goebbels declared the "Total War" on August 1; a dress rehearsal was held on August 16, but the production never opened, and the first public performance of the opera did not take place until 1952.The letter testifies to Strauss's close relationship with leading officials of Nazi Germany and its allies. Heinz Drewes (1903-1980), a conductor by training, was head of Division X (music) at the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda. Koichi Ehara was a diplomat of the Japanese puppet state "Manchukuo" at the embassy in Berlin; Timothy Jackson (University of North Texas) presented a paper, "Richard Strauss and Japanese Fascism," at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Louisville, Kentucky, that illuminated the relationship between Strauss and Ehara. Also mentioned is Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974), the leader of Nazi youth organizations and, from 1940, Reichsstatthalter and Gauleiter in Vienna.

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        Eigenhändiges Schema des Follikelhormon.

      () 1944 - 34,5x43 cm. (mittig gelocht, Falzkante eingerissen). Walter Hohlweg (1902 - 1992), deutscher Chemiker. Entwickelte 1938 gemeinsam mit Hans Herloff Inhoffen das bis heute oral wirksamste Estrogen. Mit Farbstiften ausgeführtes Schema. Beigelegt: Auf Programm des 24. Symposion der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie eigenhändig geschriebene Notiz von Walter Hohlweg: "Herrn Lauritzen überreicht. Prof. Dr. Walter Hohlweg". Follikelhormone

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        Meet Me in St. Louis (Archive of concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Substantial collection of 12 original preliminary advertising concept art sketches. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf mounted on to white paper stock, some with notations at the margins. Includes one finished color ad mat printed proof. A broad and varied advertising campaign, including two drafts for the film's premiere in St. Louis, that focuses on a several of the film's strengths. There's Judy Garland, in arguably her biggest post-"Wizard of Oz" role, the music, with several trolly vignettes, already capitalizing the success of "The Trolly Song," the film's child star, Margaret O'Brien, whose receipt of the Juvenile Award was the film's only Academy Award win despite four more nominations, and the iconic, early twentieth century Mississippi River imagery. Sheets 7.5 x 9 inches to 16.5 x 17.5 inches. Generally about Near Fine, some examples lightly creased, occasional small splash, one with faint discoloration across upper margin. National Film Registry.

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        The Thin Man Goes Home (Archive of concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Collection of 13 original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release of the penultimate Nick and Nora misadventure. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf mounted on to white paper stock, some with notations at the margins. Includes four finished ad mat printed proofs. Released four years after "Shadow of the Thin Man," "The Thin Man Goes Home" was the first "Thin Man" film not directed by W. S. Van Dyke, whose premature death shocked MGM just two years prior. Studio yeoman Richard Thorpe took the reigns and delivered a serviceable entry in the beloved franchise. Most advertisements focus on Asta, William Powell and Myrna Loy's charming canine co-star. Sheets 6.5 x 8 inches to 12.5 x 15 inches. Very Good plus overall, some with faint vertical or horizontal creases, one with few minor interior holes.

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