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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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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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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        The Road to Serfdom

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944. Third Printing. Early printing of one of the most influential books on economics of the 20th century and a beloved classic of conservative thought. Two thousand copies were issued in the first printing of September 1944, selling out in less than a month. A book that was typically read to death by undergraduates, attractive copies of early printings are notoriously difficult to find. This among the best we have seen. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; no jacket; 250pp; third American printing, October 1944 (one month after the first). A straight, Fine copy in a lovely, crisp example of the original dustwrapper; price-clipped but just lightly nicked at extremities, with some barely-perceptible sunning to spine and a single short, closed tear to rear panel; Very Good to Near Fine.

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        Eigenhändig geschriebenes Gedicht. Mit Unterschrift. 26. Okt. 44.

      1944 - 14x14 cm. (mit Falzkanten, sonst wohlerhalten). Arnold Zweig (* 10. November 1887 in Glogau, Niederschlesien (heute Glogów, Polen); +6. November 1968 in Ost-Berlin) deutscher Schriftsteller. "Für Sina - Arabische Münzen, nimm sie als Zier, sie galten von Kairo bis Algier, [.] Und spürst mit deinem Sally das Glück: Wir kehren heim, wir sind zurück! 26. Okt. 44. Arnold Zweig" Der Schriftsteller Sally (Salomon) und Sina Grosshut (geb. Rosenstrauch) betrieben in Haifa ein deutsches Buch-Antiquariat und waren Freunde Arnold Zweigs. Arnold Zweig

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        Situation Normal. [Signed]

      Reynal & Hitchcock [1944], New York - Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in yellow pictorial dust jacket; [10],179pp. Jacket a bit toned along extremities, minor dust-soil, else Very Good and sound. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. "The story of a journey in search of a theme--for a war and a war film" - upper jacket panel. The author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Contree. Illustrated with one etching by Pablo Picasso.

      Contree. Robert Desnos, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. Robert Godet, Paris 1944. Limited edition of 213 numbered copies of which this copy is one of 200 in Lafuma pur fil paper. With one etching in frontispiece, loose as issued, with inverted signature and date Picasso 23.D.43. A collection of 25 poems by Robert Desnos, illustrated with 23 reproductions of different part of the etching to unveiling to the reader, page after page, the different aspects of the frontispiece. The etching depicts a seated figure in both sides, front and back, with millions of fine lines supporting the figure, the drawing acquires volume and intricacy, and questioning our sense of perception of the whole piece. The poems of the collection are highly militant, alluding to the occupation and imminent liberation; Desnos was arrested by Gestapo on February 1944, before the publication of the book, and died 15 months later. Condition: Very Good. Wrappers detached from the block text, in good condition with minor defects. Etching with 3 small pin holes at the edges of the etching, one of the top and two on the bottom, bottom edge slightly worn. Text block loose, with some wear. Overall a very good copy of a rare edition. Ref: Cramer 39 More pictures on request.

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        Dangling Man.

      New York: Vanguard, 1944. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original beige cloth. Warmly inscribed by Saul Bellow on the title page, "For Matthew and Adrienne greetings and blessings (on your wedding) Saul Bellow." Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine. "One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war" (Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker).

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        Of Human Bondage (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, script editor's copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1944. Second Revised Final draft script for the 1946 film. Copy belonging to the film's editor Clarence Kolster, with his name in holograph pencil on the first revision page, and notations throughout, mostly noting cut (or completed) scenes. Actress Bette Davis' name on the front wrapper in holograph pencil, though Davis was the lead role in the earlier 1934 John Cromwell version. This second film version of W. Somerset Maugham's classic novel stars Paul Henreid as a clubfooted medical student. Eleanor Parker is Mildred, the vulgar cockney waitress adored by Philip Carey (Henreid). The subject matter of Maugham's novel, exploring how sexual obsession can lead to ruin, was missing in the 1946 version thanks to studio censors, and Alexis Smith, who played the second female lead, said the remake should never have been produced. Orange titled wrappers, noted as 2nd REV FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 40, dated June 22, 1944. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated 6/22/44, with a credit for screenwriter Turney. 169 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 219 (several pages omitted). Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/12/44 and 8/29/44. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good with an archival repair to a long tear in the front wrapper, now encapsulated in mylar. Bound with two gold brads.

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        [Photo Album]: Capture of Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp and related Allied Occupation

      Natzweiler-Struthof Camp, Offenburg, and Heidelberg, Germany. 1944-48. Oblong octavo. Measuring approximately 11.75" x 8.25". String-tied red cloth over paper boards. Contains 96 gelatin silver photographs, several with detailed captions on the verso, mounted (and easily removable, with care) with clear corners onto gray cardstock leaves. Although some images are as late as 1948, most are from 1944-5. An additional 19 family photographs and two newspaper clippings are placed at the end of the volume indicate Scottish lineage, and include two large press photographs. War photographs measure approximately 2.75" x 2.5". Private and press photographs range in size from smallest 4.75" x 3.5" to largest 8.25" x 6.25". Wear to front boards, a few photographs creased, otherwise very good.Second World War album of snapshot photographs taken by an Allied soldier who participated in the capture of the German camp features striking views from the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp situated in the Vosges Mountains in Alsace in France. Natzweiler-Struthof was the only purpose-built concentration camp constructed by the Germans on French soil (although there were some temporary camps to accommodate battlefield prisoners). Originally conceived of as a labor camp manned by politically undesirable German citizens, it was expanded to include a crematory for the mass extermination of Jews, Gypsies, and captured resistance fighters. The writer Boris Pahor wrote his novel Necropolis based on his experiences there. The Germans had largely evacuated the camp by the time it was captured (over 2000 died when the remaining prisoners were marched to Dachau) although a small staff of SS soldiers remained.The soldier who took these photographs is not identified, however a newspaper clipping together with two press photographs made in Edinburgh suggest that the soldier was from Haddington, about 20 miles east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It seems he was posted in Germany during the period of Allied occupation, deduced by a photograph showing the Karlsruhe Bridge over the Rhine river, captioned with the date of 4 May 1948. A substantial number of photographs reveal peripheral evidence of the atrocities which took place at this particularly remote and notorious location, the captions adding details gleaned while bearing witness to the years and final breaths lost by so many.Although the photos are relatively small, among other things they illustrate are multiple urns on a shelf, captioned: "used to send ashes of political persons back to Germany - cost for earthenware urn 60 marks, metal urns 90 marks." A crematorium: "furnace used to burn bodies in gasoline, fire used to heat boiler for hot showers in next room." A surgical table upon which medical experiments and dissections were performed on "dead and live patients." A table of "human scalps - after the laundry treatment scalps were pulled off victims before body was burned." Prisoners (presumably German soldiers) tied to one another with ropes at the wrists and marching on a road, captioned noting the white stripes on their pant legs. Prisoners pulling a heavy cart uphill: "SS prisoners pulling cart up steep mountain road. SS prisoners are serving 20 years in camp. Nazis used to make Allied prisoners do the same thing." From the entrance of the camp: "...the clock in the watch tower is run by hand by an S.S. prisoner..." Another of a long range view of the camp: "... scaffold is in front where Germans used to hang Allied prisoners found escaping. The drop is only 2 feet when the trap door is open - not enough to break a man's neck - the victim was suffocated to death while the other prisoners lined up to watch."New York Times reporter Milton Bracker toured the camp on December 5, 1944, about two weeks after the camp was liberated by the French. In his report he mentioned the dissection table and the small storage room of burial urns. Three days later the camp was inspected by American officers who also reported the disinfection unit, a large pile of human hair, a gas chamber, and an incinerator designed for burning human bodies.Among the other pictures are soldiers posing at a road sign for Offenburg, where there was a subcamp of Natzweiler-Struthof, photographs of a German cemetery, downed German aircraft, large fixed German artillery, and railroad tracks that lead to the camp. There are also images of devastated streets and cities in ruins, as well as the immediate celebration of Allied soldiers following the campaign that brought the liberation of the camp. Several show jubilant and proud soldiers donning or displaying large Nazi flags; others are captioned "VE Day." Others are taken in Heidelberg (one of the few German cities that emerged from the War relatively unscathed), where a soldier stands in front of a building with a banner sign for the Military Government of the U.S.A.Images that capture some of the essence of the dark times and horrific acts that took place during the Second World War. An affecting and immediate set of scenes taken at a pivotal period in the War. .

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        Seven Sins.

      London, Cassell. 1944, 1944. First edition. 8vo. Clean and bright in publisher's orange cloth, titled in black to the spine. In a scintillating dustwrapper depicting all the usual Rohmertropes: corpse, incense, and lashings of sinister orientalism. Some edgewear to the jacket, creasing and chipping to the spine ends, nevertheless most attractive. Foxing to flyleaf, otherwise clean bright. Gaston Max, spy, raconteur and master of disguise combats disreputable Nazi types in wartorn London. As an added incentive it is noted on the rear of the flyleaf that not only has Mr.Rohmer written a lot of books but he was 'suppressed by the Gestapo in 1936!' There can be no higher recommendation that that surely?

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        Five Run Away Together

      Hodder & Stoughton 1944 - A near fine copy in near fine wrapper that has had minor restoration.The rarest of the famous five titles and difficult to find in any condition Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Invade Mecum" Volumes 3 and 4, together with a small collection of contemporary manuals.

      London: , 1944. Octavo, 14 parts in all, each wire-stitched in original self-wraps, hole-punched, and retained by a single treasury tag within the original card covers, 5 parts to volume 3, and 9 to volume 4. Profusely illustrated with maps and plans throughout, many full-page, together with numerous tables. A little rubbed and lightly soiled, staples a touch rusted, else very good. Excellent copies of these brilliantly conceived battle-dress pocket guide books for the troops invading on D-Day. Volume 3 contains 5 parts covering Pas de Calais, Nord, Somme, Oise, and Aisne; and volume 4, 9, Manche, Calvados, Seine-Inferieure, Orne, Eure, Eure et Loir, Mayenne, Sarthe, and Seine et Oise. The compilation of these brilliantly succinct and well-organised handbooks was the work of J.L. Austin, who was to become known as one of the leaders of "Oxford philosophy", and is often thought of "as the paradigmatic 'linguistic philosopher'" (ODNB). During the Second World War, after preliminary training, he was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps and posted to the War Office, where he was first employed working on the German Order of Battle, "work which demanded the exactly the kind of detailed accuracy, which was, of course, immensely congenial to him" (Warnock, "John Langshaw Austin: A Biographical Sketch", in Symposium on J.L. Austin, p.8). He subsequently took over command of G.H.Q. Home Forces, a small unit which had recently been formed to do preliminary work for the invasion of Western Europe, "and this was the field in which he became an unrivalled authority. His section, whose earlier days had been rather haphazard, was soon operating with method, rapidity, and a clear purpose". As preparation for D-Days advanced, Austin's section was "vastly enlarged and transferred, under the name of Theatre Intelligence Section, to 21 Army Group". It was at this time the Austin began the preparation of these regional handbooks for issue down to platoon level. "Before D-Day he had accumulated a vast quantity of information on the coast defences of northern France, on the base areas, supplies, formations, and transport systems behind them, and indeed on every aspect of the German defence forces and civilian administration in the 'theatre' Â… and a kind of guidebook was compiled for the invading troops Â…" (p.9). The title Invade Mecum was, Austin's sister recalled, "a clever double take of a booklet given to all new boys at Shrewsbury School - Vade Mecum - which they had to carry with them on all occasions" (Lendrum, "Remembering J.L. Austin", in J.L. Austin on Language). The effectiveness of these cleverly-conceived and -compiled digests, has been widely recognised; "It has been said of him that he directed this vast volume of work 'without ever getting into serious difficulty of any kind', and, more impressively, that 'he was more than anybody responsible for the lifesaving accuracy of D-Day Intelligence'" (Warnock). He left the army in 1945 with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, he was appointed OBE, and received the Croix de Guerre from the French, and was made an officer of the Legion of Merit by the United States. These copies were carried through the invasion of Europe by Sgt. Gilbert Barker, 4199934, who served with the Intelligence Section, 4th Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers, 158 Brigade 1940-4,. and 71 Brigade, July '44, and are accompanied by a small group of his other manuals, including his Field Service Pocket Book containing pamphlets 1-11, Through-way Town Plans of France, Volume 2, Normandy West of the Seine, G.S.G.S. (Misc.) No. 77 (2), The Instructor's Handbook on Fieldcraft and Battle Drill, Extracts from the 4th Bn RWF Standing Orders for W.Os & N.C. Os., and a small pocket German Military Phrase Book. Barker saw action through Normandy, Nijmegen, Arnhem, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Ardennes, ending up in Hamburg. In 2004, as part of the commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day, he featured in the BBC Wales documentary Weston's Warriors, with Falkland's veteran Simon Weston, in which a group of RWF comrades retraced the battalion's 1,400 mile campaign across Europe. At the time he said of his experiences; "They were very hard times in 1944-5, because the Germans didn't give up easily, and we seemed to be constantly involved in fighting and skirmishing for almost a year. As an intelligence sergeant, my job was to prepare maps and routes for battles and to collect, collate and distribute information to our forces. It was front-line intelligence and I used to send out men at night to get concealed, and make observations and report back the following night. I always used to tell my men that we didn't want any dead heroes, but unfortunately we lost large numbers of men along the away. It had to be done, but it was an experience which in no way should be repeated".

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        De 7 vloeken. Poëtisch pamflet.

      - [Groningen], In agris occupatis, 1944. 25,0 x 16,3 cm. Original wrappers. Thread is missing. (12) p. + omslag. Printed by H.N. Werkman in 110 numbered copies. With a 'druksel' in 3 colors on the cover. First edition. A bit discolored, some little spots on upper cover.* One of 15 Roman numbered deluxe copies (this is XV), printed on Dührer-text and signed by the poet (with his characteristic flower). The colors on the cover are different from those of the ordinary copies: the effect of the rainbow printing is stronger. Volière series 4. De Jong 976. Simoni S 15. Hot printing 44-g11. Dekkers G-248. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Mes évasions

      Société parisienne de librairie et d'éditions 1944 - - Société parisienne de librairie et d'éditions, Paris 1944, 17x26cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Mûrier d'Annam, le nôtre un des 6 exemplaires réservés aux collaborateurs, tirage de tête après 10 Montval. Envoi autographe signé de Robert Gaillard : "A mon cher ami Charles-E. Laroche qui a tenu les forceps de l'accoucheur pour mettre au monde cet enfant." enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé d'Yves Brayer agrémenté d'un dessin original à l'encre bleue représentant des personnages attablés et occupés à boire des consommations dans une brasserie. Ouvrage illustré de 6 lithographies originales d'Yves Brayer. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet de sa suite sur Chine des lithographies. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 12 numbered copies on Mulberry Annam, one of ours 6 copies reserved for the collaborators, deluxe edition after 10 Montval. Signed autograph of Robert Gaillard: "To my dear friend Charles E Laroche who held the forceps of the obstetrician to give birth to this child ." Enriched autograph dedication of the author autograph signed Yves Brayer embellished with an original drawing in blue ink representing seated personages and busy drink consumption in a brewery. Illustrated book of 6 original lithographs by Yves Brayer. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite on China lithographs. Rare copy and pleasant. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      U.S. Camera, NY 1944 - Small 4to., 112 pp., numerous photo-illustrations. Printed paper over boards in the torn and chipped, printed dust jacket. Small ink stain on the half-title page, else a very good copy of this uncommon issue in dust jacket of an already scarce book. This copy is SIGNED by Ansel Adams and dated "Carmel, 1-9-80." Additionally, it is SIGNED and presented "To Misumi, From Kan Domoto, 1946." Kaneji (known as Kan) Domoto was born on November 5, 1913 in Oakland California, the eighth of eleven children. At the family nursery in Hayward, he learned to propagate camellias and peonies for which his nurseryman father had become famous. Domoto attended Stanford University studying science and physics, and played on the soccer team. He also studied landscape architecture at the University of California in Berkeley. He apprenticed at Taliesin in 1939 and began his career as architect and landscape architect in California. He came east to assist in the creation of the Japanese exhibit for the New York World's Fair following work for the San Francisco Treasure Island Fair; the stones in the Japanese garden at the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island were later moved to UC Berkeley for the Japanese pond in the botanic garden,With the advent of World War II, Domoto was interned with his wife, Sally Fujii, at Granada War Relocation Center [also known as Camp Amache] Colorado. At the end of the war, they moved to New Rochelle, NY with their children, Mikiko and Anyo. Later, two more children, Katherine and Kristine, were born in New Rochelle, NY, where he made his home for many years. Domoto died January 27, 2002. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mes évasions

      First edition, one of 12 numbered copies on Mulberry Annam, one of ours 6 copies reserved for the collaborators, deluxe edition after 10 Montval.Signed autograph of Robert Gaillard: "To my dear friend Charles E Laroche who held the forceps of the obstetrician to give birth to this child ...." Enriched autograph dedication of the author autograph signed Yves Brayer embellished with an original drawing in blue ink representing seated personages and busy drink consumption in a brewery.Illustrated book of 6 original lithographs by Yves Brayer.Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite on China lithographs.Rare copy and pleasant. Société parisienne de librairie et d'éditions Paris 1944 17x26cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Die Notizen oder Von der unvoreiligen Versöhnung.

      - 2 Bände. Zürich, Artemis 1944-1954. 4 Bl.,477 S. u. 4 Bl., 622 S., 1 Bl. Orig.-Leinenbde. mit Schutzumschlägen. Erste Ausgabe. - Der zweite Band, dessen Herausgabe Hohl erst mittels eines Gerichtsentscheides durchsetzen konnte, wurde erst zehn Jahre später und in einer sehr kleinen Auflage auf schlechterem Papier gedruckt. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Photo Album]: British Navy Mobile Maintenance Unit India World War II

      India. 1944. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9" x 12". String-tied brown cloth over paper boards. Contains 167 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 6" x 8", with captions. Very good photo album with split board edges, wear and rubbing, with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British soldier stationed with Number 12 RAF (Royal Air Force) Mobile Maintenance Unit in India in 1944. The album is extensively captioned with different sections marked by titles written in calligraphy. It begins in Nainital (written "Naini Tal") with photos of the lakes and mountain ranges of the region. One photo of local men reads, "Coolies carrying wood down the mountain side. These men, quite small in stature carry huge loads; supporting themselves with their sticks." Another photo of two uniformed British men being pulled in a cab by local boys reads, "Allen and Dearden in a gharry. No motorized transport is allowed in Naini Tal." A photo of the album's creator in full uniform is captioned, "uniform had to be worn after eight o'clock in the evening." The unit was moved to a more permanent location at the C.O.S.M.O. Barracks (Combined Operations Signal Maintenance Officers) in Bombay at Sassoon Dock. Here the photos show "the crew" in group photos as well as the "coolies" who were employed at the station. The camp is seen here through candids taken of his colleagues lounging in a hammock, posing outside their barracks, and working outside with the caption, "always disobeying to be done." The city of Bombay is captured and laid out on a page titled, "Bombay Scenes," and shows the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Gateway of India, and the University clock tower. A photo of the Bombay Town Hall declares it was used as a "really tip top canteen for Forces." Another photo shows the "Breach Candy" swimming pool which was a "favorite haunt of servicemen." A large 6" x 8.5" photo shows the men enjoying a Sunday morning "orchestral concert" at the Bombay Y.M.C.A. in 1944.The people of India are depicted throughout in photos of "quack medicine women," "a carpet maker" in the midst of his work, and "street barbers," among others. One group of photos shows the marriage of "Mr. and Mrs. K. Emery" among uniformed friends and colleagues followed by the celebration of Christmas in 1944. The group also spent time in Srinagar and Kashmir in 1945, the region shown here in photos of the rivers, houseboats, and temples of the area. A few photos show an Indian pipe band marching through the city with a caption that reads, "the Maharajah has his own Army with a very up to date barracks." One photo of four men raising glasses is captioned, "VJ day, 1945." After victory was announced the unit stayed in India for post-war work throughout the rest of the year. Since this led to more leisure time the photos emphasize sporting activities such as rugby, field hockey, and watching Indian wrestling. The final pages are taken from the ship home and show the Suez Canal and passing a "Yankee Trooper" ship.An extensive collection of photography from a British soldier at the end of the war featuring sightseeing, soldier's barracks, and the camaraderie that close quarters in a war brings out. .

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        La Bonne vie".

      1944 - Aquarelle et gouache signée en bas à gauche, (1944), 23.3 x 23.3 cm, encadrée. Christian BERARD (1902-1949) est un peintre, illustrateur, scénographe, décorateur et créateur de costumes français. A partir de 1920, il étudie à l'Académie Ranson, où il suit les cours d'Édouard Vuillard et de Maurice Denis. Il expose ses œuvres pour la première fois en 1925 à la galerie Pierre et collabore par la suite avec Jean-Michel Frank, grande figure de l'Art déco, avec lequel il réalise des panneaux peints et des projets de dessin de tapis dont s'inspireront Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli et Nina Ricci. "Son talent s'exprimera, plus que dans la compagnie des peintres dits du Néo-humanisme, auxquels il fut lié avant 1930, dans la collaboation avec les gens de théâtre, en particulier Louis Jouvet et Boris Kochno, et les poètes parmi lesquels son grand ami Jean Cocteau." Dans ce domaine, il réalisa des costumes et des décors dans une recherche d'adéquation de l'oeuvre et de l'image. Il est le créateur, entre autres, des costumes ou des décors de La Machine infernale de Cocteau (1934), L'École des femmes (1935) La Folle de Chaillot de Jean Giraudoux (1945), Les Bonnes de Jean Genet (1947) et Dom Juan de Molière (1948). Son chef d'oeuvre reste, La Belle et la Bête, film de Jean COCTEAU de 1946. (Bénézit, I, 639). Maquette probable de la couverture de "La Bonne vie" de Galtier-Boissière. Projet non retenu présentant un couple allongé dans le lit conjugal. Petits accidents au cadre. Oeuvre originale

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        James Joyce : 1882-1941 (Aurora IV)

      Wells College Press, Aurora, NY 1944 - (Aurora, NY). (Wells College Press). (1944). 8vo. 1st edition. 150 copies printed. INSCRIBED by Wilder. Light curl to wrappers. Bumping and slight edgewear to fore-corners and spine ends. Mild rubbing to publisher's acetate d.j. VG in wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Three Young Rats and Other Rhymes. Drawings by Alexander Calder

      New York: Curt Valentin, 1944, 1944. First edition, one of 700 copies. A fine copy in a slightly faded and worn dust jacket.. 4to, original tan cloth spine, yellow pictorial boards, red lettering. Unopened. 85 illustrations. A collection from many sources of rhymes for children, compiled with a preface by Sweeney and illustrated by Calder. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

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