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        BORN FREE AND EQUAL.; THE STORY OF LOYAL JAPANESE-AMERICANS AT MANZANAR RELOCATION CENTER, INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

      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]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Wag-by-Wall.

      

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        BORN FREE AND EQUAL. THE STORY OF LOYAL JAPANESE-AMERICANS AT MANZANAR RELOCATION CENTER, INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

      

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The Searching Wind. A Play

      New York: The Viking Press, 1944 - First Edition. Fine in a lightly soiled dust jacket. Signed by most of the New York cast, including Montgomery Clift, Dudley Digges and Cornelia Otis Skinner. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Typed Letter Signed, 4to, The Aleutians, July 26, 1944

      In our letter, Hammett writes about the poet, e.e. cummings. Hammett sent Prudence Whitfield, Pru, a book of e.e.. cummings' poetry and she had responded by asking Hammett's opinion of the poems. Hammett here responds by discussing the poet. "Some of Cummings I like very much; at other times he seems to me just childish, but, after all, he's a pretty good poet at his best and should be permitted to play little games with himself now and then. What I sent you the book for was the last poem in it, which really delights me…." He refers to "If Everything Happens that Can't Be Done." He comments that he can sometimes be heard "muttering, 'there's nothing as something as one,' or, 'forever was never till now'," which are lines from the poem. This poem was first published in cummings' ninth book of poems "1 x 1 Poems," published in 1944. It was no doubt this book that Hammett had sent Pru. He signs, "Much love, darling SDH." Prudence Whitfield, wife of Raoul Whitfield, a fellow "Black Mask" writer and one of Hammett's closest friends. Hammett and Prudence (Pru) shared a wealth of correspondence and had an intimate relationship. Hammett was a veteran of World War I where he contracted Spanish flu and tuberculosis. He subsequently pulled strings in order to join up during World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hammett spent most of the war in the Aleutian Islands, where he edited a popular Army newspaper "The Adakian," from 1944 to 1945.

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        Le grand silence blanc. Illustrations en couleurs de André Collot.

      - P., Editions Arc-en-ciel, collection du Moulin de Pen-Mur, 1944, In-4, en feuilles, sous chemise et étui cartonnées ver de l'éditeur, 203 pp. Tirée à mille exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci est un des 5 en tirage de tête sur Japon Impérial enrichis d'une suite en couleurs, d'une suite en noir et d'une huile originale d'Andé Collot.Les 41 illustrations ont été rehaussées par les Ateliers Renson Fils. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hommage 2 - Juin 44 : Dessins de Matisse. Matisse vu par Rouveyre. Poèmes de Paul Eluard. Frontispice de Léonor Fini.

      - Monaco, Hommage, 1944. In-folio en feuilles, (20) ff. sous couverture rempliée. Complet de la photographie par Brassaï, des 10 + 2 dessins par Matisse, et du portrait par Léonor Fini. Tirage limité à 1000 + 50 exemplaires numérotés (ici n° 111). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Petit Bestiaire, avec huit eaux-fortes en couleurs par Marie Laurencin.

      Gallimard, Paris 1944 - Paris, Gallimard, 1944. 17x26 cm. 75 p. les eaux-fotes réhaussés à la main. Broché, sous chemise et étui originale. 1/300 exemplaires numérotés (après 30 expl. sur chine avec suite et 28 expl. hors-commerce. Petite taches sur l'étui, autrement de toute fraicheur Sprache: Französisch Broché, sous chemise et étui originale. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        UNIT OF FIVE.

      Toronto: Ryerson, 1944 Hambleton, Ronald [Editor]. UNIT OF FIVE. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1944. First Edition. 12mo., A fine fresh copy in dustwrapper. An extremely important small collection of five young [under 30] Canadian poets: Louis Dudek, Ronald Hambelton, P.K. Page, Raymond Souster & James Wreford whose work appears here for the most part for the first time. An excellent copy $675.00. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography.

      8vo. Original black cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine; pp. 495, frontispiece and illustrations; very good. Provenance: signed to front pastedown by Carrie Chapman Catt and Mary Gray Peck. From the library of George V. Denny, Jr. (1899-1959), broadcaster and host of ?America?s Town Meeting of the Air.? First edition. This is the biography of one of the most important figures in the Amerian women's suffrage movement. Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1900. She developed a two-prong campaign which came to be known as Mrs. Catt?s ?Winning Plan? and which sought passage of a federal suffrage amendment while continuing to push for winning suffrage for women on a state level. Her tact and statesmanship won over Woodrow Wilson and other influential politicians. She cleared the path for the 19th Amendment by leading the NAWSA in a campaign in 1917 to unseat four unsympathetic senators and her life?s work culminated in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the vote. According to NAW, ?To Mrs. Catt more than any other single figure beside Susan B. Anthony, American women owe their right to vote.? (NAW I, pp. 309-313. Wheeler, One Woman, One Vote, pp. 295- 315).

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        XXII Sonetti di Shakespeare scelti e tradotti da Giuseppe Ungaretti

      Roma: Documento Libraio Editore, , 1944. Rilegato mezza tela (half-cloth binding). Molto Buono (Very Good). Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore ad inchiostro verde, datata Roma 25/1/1964(Inscribed and signed by the Author). Con una tavola fuori testo, che riproduce il ritratto di Shakespeare che precede l'edizione principe in folio del 1623, incisa in rame da Carlo Grimaldie e stampata al torchio su carta speciale a tutta colla, nella R. Calcografia di Roma, calcografo Salvatore Barrovecchio. Le iniziali del testo italiano, appositamente disegnate, sono state stampate separatamente in fototipia nello stabilimento Danesi di Roma. 4to. pp. 56. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore ad inchiostro verde, datata Roma 25/1/1964(Inscribed and signed by the Author). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione di 498 es. numerati (es. 415).

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        The Acreage of the Heart.

      Glasgow: William MacLellan, , 1944. Octavo. Original gilt lettered red cloth spine, white boards. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece by John Maxwell (repeated on dust jacket). Jacket torn at head of spine (with a little loss), closed-tear across back panel, boards dished. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in Todd's neat hand in brown ink on the front free endpaper: "for Dunstan with love from Ruthven. 21: i (?): 1945"; and below this a holograph poem in two 6-line stanzas, beginning: "A moth caught in the electric flash/ of Europe's dynamos run out of hand". The recipient is almost certainly the American poet Dunstan Thompson (1918-1975), who served in the US Army during the war (Todd was a conscientious objector) and later settled in Britain; three of his poems are anthologised in Masquerade: Queer Poetry in America to the end of World War II. The line "The tall soldier wears the clothes they gave/ reach-me-downs, fitting for the grave" is surely a reference to Thompson's wartime appearance. The poem is apparently unpublished. An excellent association copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eleanor Roosevelt on the Meaning of Civil Rights

      Washington, D.C. 1944 - Typed Letter Signed, to "Harry," Washington, D.C., February 19, 1944. 2 pp., 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. On White House stationery. "Something has to happen to people's souls before they are going to give the rights of citizenship to all the people of our country, regardless of color or creed. That does not mean you have to ask them to dinner. It only means giving them the rights that go with citizenship." Complete Transcript February 19, 1944Dear Harry,I have never been, as you know, opposed to a year of universal service for all young people, boys and girls, nor do I object to a certain amount of military training in that year. I do not want it to be only military training because I consider that wasteful. I quite agree with you that a year of this type of contact would be good for your young people, but it would not solve the colored question because you would find them setting up separate projects just as they are doing in the Army today for colored and white. Something has to happen to people's souls before they are going to give the rights of citizenship to all the people of our country, regardless of color or creed. That does not mean you have to ask them to dinner. It only means giving them the rights that go with citizenship. The right to an equal opportunity for an education. The right to equal justice before the law. The right to obtain a job according to their ability to hold it.The right to participate in the government through the ballot.To change the subject-I have a plea from Margot Haas to help them think up ways of collecting money. I think Mrs. David Levy will help them and Mr. Baruch told Trude yesterday that he was waiting for you to see him again, so I am sure he will give something if you will go to see him again. I would try to get $5000. Evidently they have not been able to pay salaries and I imagine none of them have so much laid aside that this can go on long. Affectionately, [signed] Eleanor Roosevelt [handwritten]: Mrs. Levy practically agreed she would give them a monthly subscription as I do.Historical Background Eleanor Roosevelt was a staunch advocate for equal rights, whether women's rights, international human rights, or civil rights for African Americans. She began her social activism in the early twentieth century by working at the College Settlement in Manhattan's Lower East Side. There, Roosevelt taught physical education to the children of immigrants. It exposed her, and her future husband, to the plight of impoverished industrial workers, and helped open FDR to the possibilities of helping alleviate poverty and social problems.After FDR became President, Eleanor toured the nation, witnessing the effects of the Great Depression on rural areas, especially in African American communities. She then pressured the Subsistence Homestead Administration to allow African Americans into Arthurdale, a planned community designed to create economic self-sufficiency. Her efforts failed, but it highlighted the depths of institutional racism in the United States. Roosevelt lobbied for civil rights inside her husband's administration and to the general public via radio and print media. She fought against lynching and segregation, even resigning her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution when they barred black opera singer Marian Andersen from performing in Constitution Hall. Instead, Roosevelt arranged for Andersen to sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and urged media outlets to promote the concert on television and radio.Here, she is addressing the lynchpin of civil rights: equal protection of the laws and equal opportunity in education and the marketplace. These things, she believes, are the responsibility of government, while changing peoples' minds would take a more significant effort. Her tone suggests some familiarity with "Harry," as she addresses him by first name and signs "Affectionately" instead of her usual, more formal letters to "Mr." or "M. (See website for full description)

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        Five Run Away Together

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1944, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Inscribed by Author, Illustrated By: Eileen Soper. A good copy of the third and most elusive of the 'Five' series, in which the four children and their dog manage to escape to Kirrin Island, where adventure inevitably ensues. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner's annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's signature, pencil. Edges browned slightly. There are scattered markings throughout the book but the pages are mainly clean. Illustrator: Eileen Soper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Children; Antiquarian & collectable; Inscribed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 71165.

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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948

      first edition of the theatrical adaptation established by Albert Camus, one of the review copies service.Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus to his close friend Andre Belamich ... Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

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        [An Archive of Eighteen Scripts and Related Documents for:] DUEL IN THE SUN

      [Culver City: RKO, Vanguard Films and Selznick International, 1944. Eighteen items. Quarto and folio. Mimeographed and carbon typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound or stapled in stencil-printed and studio wrappers, or self-wrappers. A few pieces a bit used, occasional hand-soiling, a few wrappers snagged or detached at brads, otherwise about very good to near fine. A substantial archive of scripts and related items for the 1947 Selznick adaptation to the screen of Busch's 1944 novel, directed by King Vidor, starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Butterfly McQueen and Harry Carey. The film won the award for the Best Overall Production at the Venice Film Festival. Present here are the following items: a) a 22pp treatment by Busch, undated; b) a 30pp. roster of "Physical Descriptions and Characterizations Compiled from the Novel," 14 December 1944; c) a 7pp. inventory list of "Costumes Compiled from Novel," 15 Dec. 1944; d) an RKO Estimating Script, co- written by Busch and Garrett, 24 July 1944, 134 leaves; e) a "Shooting Script," credited solely to Garrett, 20 December 1944, 149 leaves plus lettered inserts, part carbon typescript, part mimeo, with revises on salmon and yellow stock dated into the following year; f) an addenda of ca. 30 lettered and numbered leaves, with mimeographed text on rectos only of salmon and white stock, bradbound in mimeographed wrappers dated 9 October 1945, denoted "Legend [/] Prologue [/] Added Scenes & Retakes"; g) a separate draft, 60,16 leaves, carbon typescript, 4 January 1945, denoted copy #7, attributed to Garrett and Stephen Longstreet, bradbound in mimeographed wrappers, but to all appearances consisting solely of rewrites attributed to Longstreet; h) a "Final Shooting Script," 168 leaves plus many lettered inserts and revises on a rainbow of colored stocks dated into July, attributed solely to Garrett; i) a substantially different "Final Script," 12 January 1946, attributed solely to David O. Selznick, 208 leaves, a few pencil annotations; j) a Dialogue Continuity, 18 November 1946, foliated by reel format, with ms. annotation noting changes made in April 1947; k) a revised Cutting Continuity, foliated in reel format, 12 March 1947; l) a large format editing guide ca. 150 leaves, 12 May 1947, captioned "Foreign Inserts Marked"; l) a spirit duplicated typescript of a Dutch translation (a few leaves detached, torn or frayed); m) a spirit duplicated typescript of a Spanish version; n) Dialogue Cutting Continuity scripts for Trailers #2 & #3, 2pp. and 4pp., 29 May 1947; o) a 4pp. roster of "Censorship Cut," 31 July 1947; and finally p) a "Footage Schedule for All Domestic Release Prints," 10 May, 1947. The film had something of a bumpy development, with Ben Hecht doing some uncredited script doctoring, and several uncredited directors, including Josef von Sternberg, stepping in to help out. Many changes were required to accommodate the various protectors of public morality, and an analysis of the evolution of the film through the succession of these widely disparate scripts (from Busch's treatment and collaborative script through the mammoth 200 pager attributed to Selznick) would likely be informative. Though Busch was himself a productive screenwriter for three decades, with a dozen credited screenplays and uncredited work on others, his final screen credit for this film adaptation of his own novel consisted solely of "Suggested by a Novel by ...." One might assume the earliest draft here, co-written by him, might be closer to the novel than was the end product.

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        Gravures sur cuivre de Andre Villeboeuf

      Paris: Galerie Charpentier, 1944. Copy #64 of 195 (Entire edition 240: 35 with a suite of plates, 195 asthis, also there were 10 hors commerce.) 10” x 13 1/4’ Unbound as issued in wrappers, sleeve, slipcase. Printed (by Daragnes) on fine Lana wove paper. with 22 original aquatints by Andre Villeboeuf, 16 of which are full-page and hors-texte. A rare artist book printed during the war, with commentary by Fargue on the state of Europe. André Villeboeuf (1893-1956). Painter and etcher was born in Paris. He studied under Léon Detroy and Jean-Paul Laurens at the Beaux-Arts, Paris, and made his debut at the Salon des Indépendants in 1921, and subsequently became a committee member of the Salon des Tuileries. He was also a member of the Société des Peintres-graveurs français. Aassociated with his friends André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, Luc-Albert Moreau, and Louis Valdo-Barbey. Members of this group often exhibited together. André Villeboeuf and Dunoyer de Segonzac collaborated with Édouard Vuillard on the book Cuisine in 1935; each artist contributed six original prints. Villeboeuf illustrated a handful of books with original etchings, including his Surrealist masterpiece Contes fantastiques, published in an edition of 240 copies. These extraordinary aquatints, bitten numerous times to achieve subtle variations of shade, take us on a phantasmagorical journey that owes much to the etchings of Goya, to whose art Villeboeuf was deeply attached.

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        Der Flieger. Älteste deutsche Luftfahrt-Monatsschrift. 23. Jahrgang 1944, Heft 1-12 in 9 Heften ( so vollständig: Dabei Heft 9, 10, 11 + 12 als zusammen 1 Heft vorliegend ).

      Walter Zuerl, München 1944 - Mit zusammen 310 Seiten ( Seitenzählung der Hefte des Jahrgangs ist durchgehend ) und sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen ( teils ganzseitig ). Jeweils in illustrierter Obroschur mit Klammerheftung, 4° ( 31,5 x 23, 5 cm ). Inhalt u.a.: Lastensegler ( u.a. DFS-230 – GO 242 ) / Englische Lastensegler und Sowjet- + US-Lastensegler / Aus der englisch-amerikanischen Luftwaffe ( u.a. Lockheed – Douglas – Stinson ) / Bristol Beaufighter: Zerstörer-, Kampf- und Torpedoflugzeug / Seltsame Flugzeuge: Neue Formen des Starrflügel-Flugzeuges / Vom Kampf unserer Luftwaffe / Die fliegenden Laubfrösche / Flugsicherungseinrichtungen auf einem neuzeitlichen Flughafen / Werkzeug und Geräte / Korrosion von Treibstofftanks // Mehr Flugzeuge und besser denn je ( mit u.a. Focke-Wulff FW 190: Der schnellste Jäger der Welt – FW 189: Der erfolgreichste Nahaufklärer mit bester Sicht – FW 200 Condor: Das gefürchtete Fernkampfflugzeug – Junkers JU 87 D: Die verbesserte Ausführung des Sturzkampfflugzeuges – Messerschmitt ME 109, 110, 323 Gigant ( das größte Flugzeug der Welt ) - Junkers JU 90 S ( ein schnelles Großkampfflugzeug mit Heckbewaffnung ) / Tante JU / Siebel SI 204 D / Englisch-amerikanische Militär-Flugzeuge / Japans neue Militär-Flugzeuge / Eine Seite Luftkrieg / Wann ist ein Stuka startklar? / Männer der deutschen Luftfahrt: General der Flieger Curt Student / Seltsame Flugzeuge: Abarten des Starrflügel-Flugzeuges / Der Weg zum Schalen-Flugzeug ( Dornier 17-19-22-24 ) / 40 Jahre Motorflug / Flugsicherungseinrichtungen auf einem neuzeitlichen Flughafen / Werkzeug und Geräte / Flugschau // Die finnische Luftwaffe / Verbündete Flieger: Kroatien / Japans Luftrüstung / Deutsche Flieger im Kampf / US-Schulflugzeuge / Englisch-amerikanische Militär-Flugzeuge / Das Flugzeug und das Wetter / Fluggeschichte auf Medaillen / Helfer der Flieger und Flugzeuge / Alpiner Segelflug in der Schweiz / Seltsame Flugzeuge: Flugzeuge mit veränderlicher Tragfläche / Der Weg zum Schalen-Flugzeug ( Dornier 17-22-X-CL1 ) / Flugmodell-Motoren / Flugsicherungseinrichtungen auf einem neuzeitlichen Flughafen // 25 Jahre Deutscher Luftverkehr / 25 Jahre Junkers F 13 / Me 323 Gigant – Henschel Hs 129 / BV 222 Wiking: Großflugboot von Blohm & Voss / Im Takt: So entsteht das Sturzkampfflugzeug DO 217 / Brennstoff-Zusatztanks / Messerschmitt Me 109 für die Front / Die Blenheim-Reihe / Feindliche Flugzeuge / Seltsame Flugzeuge ( Sonstige Konstuktionen ) / Männer der deutschen Luftfahrt (Bruno Büchner ) / Fortschritte im Spanischen Segelflug / Hoheitszeichen der verbündeten Flugzeuge // Nachtjäger im Examen / Deutsche Flieger im Kampf / US-Bomber / Englisch-amerikanische Militär-Flugzeuge / Neue ungarische Schul- und Sportflugzeuge / Professor Dornier 60 Jahre / Die Grenzen beim Schnellflug / Luft-Transport / Segelflug in Kroatien / Seeflugzeuge starten ( Blohm & Voss BV 138 – Dornier 24 – Heinkel H 115 – SON-1 – Consolidated 29 Coronado – Dornier Do 26-V 4 – DO 26 – BV 140 ) / Einziehbare Stützschwimmer an Flugbooten / Flugzeugfeste Triebwerk-Montagebühnen für Flugboote / Ausbildung von technischem Flugpersonal in den USA / Kapitän Mochow: Ein klein wenig Nautik / Männer der deutschen Luftfahrt: Kurt Schmidt / Werkstoffe / Flugschau // Das neue Gesicht der DO 217 / BW 222 Wicking / Schlachtflugzeug Henschel Hs 129 / Focke-Wulff Fw 190 mit Zusatz-Treibstoffbehälter / Japans Marine-Luftwaffe / Schlachtgeschwader Immelmann 100.000 mal am Feind / Deutsche Flieger im Kampf / Die Heeresflak / Kampfflieger gegen England / Hawker Typhoon Jagdeinsitzer / Entwicklung der Boing B-17 / Englische Flugzeumuster / Segelflug in Ungarn / Luft-Transport // Luftfahrt-Medizin / JU 87- als medizinisches Versuchsflugzeug / Luftfahrt-Physiologie / Lockheed P-38 Lightning-Entwicklung – US Fernjäger Republic P 47 Thunderbolt / Deutsche Flieger und Flugzeuge / Ein US-Großbomber Versuchsbau Douglas B 19 / Deutschland: Pionier im Großflugzeugbau ( mit u.a.: Riesenflugzeug Staaken R [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Rote Toten Tanz [SIGNED]

      Self published, NP - The thirty 4 x 4" plates are each signed in pencil by the artist and pasted onto matted vellum paper. Quarto. 33 double vellum leafs. String-bound in modern brown leather. Unique copy of the complete suite of the 1944 woodcut Totentanz printed by the artist prior to the 1984 facsimile publication. The images were created by Schardt from 1940 to 1943. As a soldier Schardt was sent to the Russian front in 1940. He carried a number of 4 x 4" old boxwood blocks and a few burins with him and started to cut images of death. Schardt's suite remained unpublished until 1984 when the printer Martin Heuer, after working on the project with Schardt for two and a half years, published the complete suite. The 1984 publication included an introduction by Rolf H. Schmitz as well as an epilog by Ulrich R. Fröhlich and was not signed by Schardt who passed away prior to its publication. Only known signed copy. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall near fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Is Sex Necessary

      New York: Armed Services, Inc, 1944. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Signed by E. B. White on the title page. E. B. White's third book, and one co-authored with James Thurber who also provided the illustrations. First published in 1929, this edition was reprinted on numerous occasions. This unabridged edition was published by the Armed Services in 1944 with the number identifier M-2 [Hall A3]. Armed Services, Inc. reprinted it again in 1946 but with the number identifier #1016. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First Printing. 128 pp. 32mo. Light wear and scuffing to covers, sunning to spine. Armed Services Edition #M-2.

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        THE RAZOR'S EDGE

      London: William Heinemann. 1944. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A beautiful fine clean and tight copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine very lightly creased dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap). An exceptional example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        EL ESPAÑOL. Semanario de la política y el espíritu. Del nº 2, 7 de noviembre de 1942, al nº 100, 23 de septiembre de 1944.

      - Director Juan Aparicio (fundador de la Estafeta Literaria). . Gran formato: 34x60 cm, 16 págs. cada nº, encuadernados en holandesa tela época con puntas. Ofrecemos los 99 primeros números (falta el nº 1) encuadernados en dos grandes volúmenes. Numerosas fotografías e ilustraciones, buena impresión y buen estado de conservación gracias a estar encuadernado de época. (Este semanario nace al amparo de la Delegación Nacional de Prensa y Propaganda. Era una amalgama de política y cultura, que, en el caso de la poesía, iba desde una concepción de la poesía al servicio del Estado, hasta la "poesía pura". El grupo literario que aparece en El Español tiene sus vinculaciones con la tertulia del café Gijón :"Juventud creadora". Escriben José García Nieto, Rafael Romero Moliner, Camilo José Cela (donde escribe y publica a modo de "folletón" el texto de "Pabellón de reposo" a medida que se lo iban solicitando), Azorín, Manuel Machado. y como representantes de una cierta cultura vinculada a un sector de la Falange encontramos a Ernesto Giménez Caballero, Víctor de la Serna o Juan Aparicio. Otros colaboradores son R. de Maeztu, Blanca de los Ríos, José Pla, Leopoldo Panero, Castillo Puche, Guillén Salaya, Sassone, Natalio Rivas, José Mª Castroviejo, Federico Sopeña, etc. Las ilustraciones son magníficas y en su mayoría están firmadas por Suárez del Arbol (que es Lorenzo GOÑI que firmaba con su 2º apellido), Teodoro Delgado o Liébana). (56558).

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        LOST WORLDS

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1944 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2043 copies printed. The second collection of Smith's short fiction to be published by Arkham House. "Equally varied and colorful material can be found in LOST WORLDS, which includes the best of Smith's Hyperborean grotesques, 'The Seven Geases', and two of the nastiest tales of Zothique: 'The Empire of the Necromancers' and 'Necromancy in Naat.'" - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-182. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1485. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-202. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some mild brown spotting on rear panel. A sharp copy. Wandrei library label laid in. (#154977) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enrico Donati: February 7 - February 26, 1944

      New York: Passedoit Gallery, 1944 One plate. [4] pp. Single sheet folded in half to make 4 pages. 17.8 x 23.1 cm. The catalogue lists 17 paintings, including the single plate, "Disait Giovanni di Paolo." Some browning at edges, and bumped lower right corner. Laid in is another single sheet of paper printed both sides, with a preface by André Breton dated January 24, 1944.Tha sheet open measures 40.7 x 32.8 cm (20.5 x 16.4 cm closed). Breton's essay ends: "I love the painting of Enrico Doonati as i love a night in May."OCLC locates copies at Frick, MoMA, University of Leeds, and Tate Gallery. Only the Tate describes the separate Breton essay. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order.

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        ITALIA E CIVILTA' - SETTIMANALE 8 GENNAIO 1944

      Firenze, 1944; direttore responsabile Barna Occhini (Carlo Luigi Occhini), 21 numeri: dal n. 1 al 21 (quasi tutto il pubblicato, ne furono pubblicati 23). In 4°, cm 32 x 44; pagine 4. Pubblicata a Firenze negli anni dell'occupazione tedesca. A questa rivista collaborarono il filosofo Giovanni Gentile, il geografo Giotto Dainelli, un giovanissimo Giovanni Spadolini, il futurista Primo Conti, il pittore Enrico Sacchetti e il giurista Silvano Tosi. Buonissime condizioni. Strappetto al centro piega di alcuni numeri.

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

      Franceschini, Firenze 1944 - Dorso rinforzato, tavole non funzionanti 95 + (1) con 8 tavole animate illustrate da Attilio Mussino p. 175x250mm

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        Tanken Monogatari: Nankyoku to Hokkyoku Exploration to the North Pole and South Pole

      Tokyo: Shunkichi Endo, Echigoya Shobo 1944, January - Tokyo: Shunkichi Endo, Echigoya Shobo, January 1944, First Edition. 18.3 cm. pp. 1, (4), 190 text, [1], 3. Text in Japanese. Color title page using blue and red ink with illustration, one full-page with 2 black-and-white photographs, one full-page with two maps illustrating north polar and south polar regions, 10 full-page drawing illustrations, 15 drawing illustrations in text. Stiff paper cover with dustjacket. Front cover and spine with lettering in black and color images. Image on front cover of sledge with dog team in a mountainous polar scene. Spine image appears to be of an Arctic carabou. Dustjacket is a fold-out panoramaic image of the Kainan-Maru in ice filled waters. One of only three books written by Nobu Shirase and this written two years before his death. This book is written for a juvenile audience and presents an overview of exploration encompassing both the North Polar and South Polar regions. Shirase was one of the few explorers during the Heroic Era of exploration of the polar regions to have ventured both into the Arctic during the Chishima Expedition and into the Antarctic regions during the Japanese Antarctic Expedition. Scarce. Ross 2.5.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DIE JÃœDISCHEN NACHKRIEGS-FORDERUNGEN [FIRST DEMAND FOR NAZI REPARATIONS TO THE JEWS]

      

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        Baigneuses".

      Louis Carré éditeur, Paris 1944 - Lithographie en noir sur papier de Chine appliquée sur vélin, (1920), 53 x 37cm, signée en bas à droite, encadrée. Le motif des "baigneuses" est un thème qu'affectionnera particulièrement Raoul Dufy et qu'il reprendra régulièrement. Sans doute un souvenir de sa prime jeunesse havraise avec les délices des bains de mer. Nous pouvons rapprocher cette lithographie de l'oeuvre de Picasso "Les Baigneuses". Epreuve signée en bas à droite N°6/25. Raoul DUFY (Le Havre 1877-1953 Forcalquier) eut une attirance passagère pour l'impressionnisme, puis le fauvisme (il abandonne cette direction en découvrant les toiles de CEZANNE) et le cubisme. Il acquiert auprès de son ami Paul Poiret un style moderne. Il associe lumière et couleur. Il travaille pour de multiples supports (papier, céramique, tissu pour Bianchini-Férier) ; Tout au long de sa carrière il illustra des livres et se lança dans la lithographie en 1920. "Il ne faut jamais suivre le texte. C'est une interposition que l'on introduit dans l'esprit du lecteur ; l'illustration c'est une analogie" (in Catalogue Raoul Dufy, 1999, 212). Lithographie légèrement jaunie présentant de très légères éraflures, restauration en bas à droite. Oeuvre originale

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        Towards Zero.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins, 1944 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards bumped, minor loss of size to spine. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a tiny chip from the upper panel and a chip from the tail of the spine panel that has been repaired with tape to the verso. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of photographs from the Pacific theatre of the Second World War, many taken in Occupied Japan, including a series of unpublished shots of Nagasaki shortly after the arrival of American troops.

      Pacific Theatre, including Japan and the Philippines: , 1944-5. Together with The Showboat, a USS North Carolina cruise book documenting the ship's wartime service; Pictorial Manual: Aircraft and Surfacecraft, issued by the US Naval Training Station in Columbus, Ohio; A Score and Three More, a United States Naval Academy class of 1940 twenty-year reunion book with Ned Garrett's ownership signature; and a 1944 silk map of the area around the Philippine Islands. 194 original photographs of which 84 are 8 x 10 (approximately 200 x 250 mm) and 100 are small format (95 x 115 mm), with 6 in other sizes. Some duplicates. Some with manuscript and printed annotations on the backs, a small number with annotations on the fronts. The photographs all very good, with just the occasional creased corner, spot, abrasion, or toning; the accompanying pieces all in very good condition. A fantastic collection of photographs documenting life in the Pacific fleet at the end of the Second World War, including the ruins of Nagasaki less than two months after the detonation of the atomic bomb. The owner of this collection, Ned Garrett, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1940 and spent 18 months aboard the USS North Carolina, serving during the battle of Guadalcanal before transferring to flight training in the US at the end of 1942. He served the remainder of the war as an anti-submarine aviator in the Caribbean and extended his naval aviation career into peacetime, becoming by 1960 the Aircraft Research Development Plans and Program Officer in the Bureau of Naval Weapons. Though it is possible that Ned took some of the photographs in this collection, he did not remain in the Pacific long enough to see many of the places depicted, and it is likely that the principal photographer was Hal Garret, who is credited on the backs of many of the photos of the Philippines and Japan. We have been unable to trace Hal in the historical record, but he was probably a near kinsman of Ned (who did not have a brother). It seems that Hal was taking photographs in an official capacity. The backs of some of the small format photos are printed "Official US Coast Guard Photograph"; in many cases he has been granted access to areas that would have been off-limits for ordinary seamen; and a few of the photos are professional aerial shots. Most tellingly, one of the small format photos depicts a young man in uniform taking a photograph of a ruined cityscape - this has been annotated by hand on the back with "Tokyo Dec. 10, 1945 'at work'", making it likely this is Hal himself, or perhaps his photo of a colleague. Hal's presence as a Coast Guard photographer at important moments of the Pacific campaign makes sense given the role that organisation played in the Second World War. Coast Guard coxswains, who were skilled at managing smaller ships and landing craft in the treacherous waters around coasts, served not only as trainers for Navy and Marine personnel but were themselves key figures during Allied landings in both theatres of war. "Incredibly, the Coast Guard fully manned more than 350 naval ships, including 76 LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank), 21 cargo and attack-cargo ships, 75 frigates, and 31 transports. In addition, the Coast Guard manned more than 800 cutters, nearly 300 ships for the Army, and thousands of amphibious-type assault craft. In the ships and craft of the amphibious forces, the Coast Guard discharged its most important role during the war - that is getting the men to the beaches and providing support" (Browning, The Coast Guard and the Pacific War, p. 1). The photographs in the collection include a variety of subjects, from ships and planes to landscapes, ruined cities, and portraits and group shots of servicemen. There is an image of soldiers in full combat gear being loaded into a landing vessel, a shot of shells being fired, and a group photo of sailors gathered at the stern of a boat for a prayer service and looking rather worse for wear, perhaps immediately after an engagement. Navy and Coast Guard planes appear in the images, including one intriguing picture of a hydroplane under repair in the water and a fantastic action shot of a small boat speeding through the waves. Two photos depict sailors in dress uniform boarding a landing craft, probably for shore leave. There is a portrait of two servicemen holding a recently caught shark, and one of a man holding a live chicken underneath a grounded plane. By far the most interesting, and numerous, are the images recording the Philippines and Japan shortly after the Americans landed. There are a few portraits of Filipino natives, including women in traditional clothing and children carrying water, and a number of photographs of the bombed-out shells of administrative buildings in Manila. Some Japanese photos depict what is probably Tokyo, including the port, where there are signs for shipping companies and merchants in both Japanese and English, as well as men selling souvenir trinkets near the ships. Sailors and officers are seen enjoying Tokyo street life, including riding in rickshaws. One of the most poignant photographs in the collection captures a young woman in despair, begging on the sidewalk with a sleeping child in her lap as passersby look on. As noted on the back of one of the large format photos, Hal sailed into Nagasaki harbour on 26 September aboard the USS-Cambria APA-36, a manned assault transport that was carrying the first occupation troops to the city. The earliest photographs of the ruined city had been taken on August 10, only one day after the bombing, by the Japanese military photographer Yosuke Yamahata, and the first Western journalists arrived in the first week of September. By the time that Hal arrived, the city, though still a ruin, had been swept clean of much of the horror of the immediate aftermath, and his photographs reflect aspects of life returning. Some people salvage things from the rubble and groups of civilians pass by - men with carts and bicycles and women with bundles and children. One traveler poses for a portrait in the ruined landscape, and in another picture a group of men sits atop a massive pile of soy beans removed from a building near the waterfront. The most affecting photograph depicts a pile of rubble and burned corpses. Other shots document general destruction across the landscape, including the wrecked train station, the Mitsubishi "midget submarine" yard at the harbour, and a shot from one of the hills with the Catholic Urakami Cathedral in the background. In addition to the photos described above, the collection contains a number of other interesting items. There are a few photographs from the US, some of a motorcade featuring a dignitary who may be General Eisenhower, and also a V2 rocket that was captured from German forces and displayed outdoors in Washington D.C. Ned's 20-year Annapolis reunion book (which contains his biography) is included, as well as the cruisebook for the ship he served on, the USS North Carolina, with a photograph of that battleship loosely inserted along with three others. There is also a 1944 silk map of the Philippines, probably Hal's, and a wonderful aircraft identification guide, a "restricted" publication issued by the US Naval Training Station in Columbus, Ohio. ------------ The owner of this collection, Ned Garrett, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1940 and spent 18 months aboard the North Carolina, serving during the battle of Guadalcanal before transferring to flight training in the US at the end of 1942. He served the remainder of the war as an anti-submarine aviator in the Caribbean and extended his naval career into peacetime, becoming by 1960 the Aircraft Research Development Plans and Program Officer in the Bureau of Naval Weapons. He later moved to Tehran as depot manager for the F-14 program and as Advisor Director of Engineering, where he developed a large aircraft and engine overhaul facility. The ship that Ned served on, the USS North Carolina, was the most powerful, and most highly decorated, US battleship of the Second World War, and was also the first to enter service during the lead-up to the conflict, having been laid down in October 1937 and commissioned in April 1941. "Armed with nine 16-inch/45 caliber guns in three turrets and twenty 5-inch/38 caliber guns in ten twin mounts" she was at the time "the world's greatest sea weapon", and her impressive appearance as she made trial runs along the new England coast earned her the nickname "The Showboat" (Battleship North Carolina Memorial history). In June 1942 she joined the Pacific Fleet, where she made impressive contributions to every major engagement of the campaign, including the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle of Okinawa. In the final days of the conflict she fired on Tokyo, and later sent crew ashore for preliminary occupation duty, patrolling the coast until the 5th of September.

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        Rectal Surgery - A practical Guide to the Modern Surgical Treatment of Rectal Diseases. With 2 Colour Plates and 105 illustrations in the Text.

      London / Toronto / Bombay / Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Company Ltd.. Second Edition.. Excellent condition of the Volume itself. The dustjacket with some staining. With the very important preface to the second edition in which Miles gives his opinion on the longevity of some of his own medical findings and his regret towards the tendency of his colleagues "to revert to less radical measures in the surgical treatment of the rectum". Extremely rare, rather scarce and very sought after publication !. Second Edition. London / Toronto / Bombay / Melbourne and Sydney, Cassell and Company Ltd., 1944. 8°. VII, 359 pages. Original Hardcover with the very scarce original dustjacket (unclipped). Excellent condition of the Volume itself. The dustjacket with some staining. With the very important preface to the second edition in which Miles gives his opinion on the longevity of some of his own medical findings and his regret towards the tendency of his colleagues "to revert to less radical measures in the surgical treatment of the rectum". Extremely rare, rather scarce and very sought after publication ! William Ernest Miles (15 January 1869 - 24 September 1947) was an English surgeon known for the Miles' operation: an abdomino-perineal excision for rectal cancer. Sources differ as to whether Miles was born in Trinidad or in Uppingham, England. He received his medical education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, from where he graduated in 1891. At age 25, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Formerly, surgery for rectal cancer was by perineal excision, which was less efficient in removing neoplastic tissue but easier to perform and carried less risks for the patient. Miles studied the reasons for recurrence following perineal resection and showed that many cases involved the upwards spread of cancer. His approach was to combine surgery via the perineum with surgery from above the cancer via the abdomen, known as abdomino-perineal resection. Miles perfected this technique over a number of years from 1907,eventually achieving long term remissions and gaining the acceptance of other surgeons. Miles' operation became the gold standard for surgical treatment of rectal cancer. (Wikipedia)

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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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        Raul Dufy. Dessins et Croquis. Extraits des Cartons et Carnets de Raul Dufy.

      - Paris 1944. 4°, richly illustrated by Raul Dufy, bound uncut with the orig. wrappers in a fantastic, white, full morocco, topedge gilt and with black tooled decorations on both boards, in slipcase, signed: Ole Olsen. Co'libri, (Copenhagen). art bind kunst Oslo Helligaandshuset korrektur co'libri bogbind. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Give 'em the Ax

      William Morrow & Company, New York 1944 - A chip to the bottom of the front panel and top corner. A closed tear to the top of the front panel, and dust soiling to the rear panel. An attractive copy with the publisher's price of $2.00 on the front flap. A Donald Lam/Bertha Cool mystery. Scarce in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Candide ou l'optimisme.Verona,Editiones Officinae Bodoni,Settembre

      1944 - "Il Voltaire venne stampato proprio nel periodo più difficile, quando nel 1944 la guerra volgeva alla fine e il lavoro dell'Officina era molto limitato." Romanzo nella lingua originale francese. Tiratura di 145 esemplari, di cui 12 (I-XII) su carta Giappone imperiale, i rimanenti (1-133) su carta a tino Magnani(Tra cui il nostro n°115). Carattere Centauro corpo 16 tondo e corsivo, titoli dei capitoli in Arrighi Vicenza corpo 16, iniziali in rosso. Schmoller, 67 25g.

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        THE RAZOR'S EDGE

      Doubleday Doran, Garden City 1944 - The true First Edition published on 18 April 1944. The First American Trade Edition was published two days later, and the First English Edition was not published until July 1944. Number 89 of 750 numbered copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the author of this modern classic. Issued without a dustwrapper but with a slipcase, lacking here. Tight, clean copy with virtually none of the sunning and rubbing normally found to the spine. The black leather spine label is intact with strong gilt lettering. Near Fine, without the glassine or slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip" in Story Magazine March-April 1944

      New York: Story Press, 1944. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Vol. XXIV, March 1944, No. 106. 104 pp. Wraps. Very Good+ condition. Spine sunned, light ding to top edge, small stain on rear cover, typical light rubbing to printed wraps. The hard-drinking American poet and novelist's first trade publication, probably following a 1940 magazine called Write, of which no known copies exist. He was 24 at the time. After many letters with Whit Burnett, the editor published this story in the end pages of his widely-read, but poorly-paying journal.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        DIE JÜDISCHEN NACHKRIEGS-FORDERUNGEN [FIRST DEMAND FOR NAZI REPARATIONS TO THE JEWS]

      [Tel Aviv]: Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa 1944 - 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, tall 12mo, 69 pages. 22 cm. In German. The first separate publication of a demand for Nazi reparations to the Jews. In July 1943, long before the war ended, Siegfried Moses coined the term "reparations" in relation to claims of Jewish citizens against the German state. He published an article on the restitution demands of Jews in the bulletin of the "Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa", Tel Aviv; they publish here those proposals as a separate work. For the first time, Moses proposed that a State can commit an injustice, for which it must then compensate the civilian population which suffered under that injustice. This legal opinion was later the basis for reparations by the Federal Republic of Germany. Siegfried Moses (1887-1974) was a German-Israeli lawyer and the first state comptroller Israel. After the Nazi seizure of power, he helped German Jews transfer assets to Palestine. From 1933 on he was also chairman of the Zionist Federation of Germany (ZVfD) and Vice President of the Reich Association of German Jews. In 1937 Moses himself fled to Palestine; then in 1941 he wrote (together with fellow German emigre Walter Schwarz) the text of the 1941 Palestinian Income Tax Act. In 1947 Moses was a member of the delegation of the Jewish Agency at the United Nations and in 1949, he became the first state comptroller Israel (Chief of Court) . In 1956-1957, he was also President of the "Council of Jews from Germany", the official association of Israelis of German origin. In 1955 he co-founded the Leo Baeck Institute, serving as its director, and was on the advisory board of the United Restitution Organization in Israel (Wikipedia, 2015) . SUBJECT(S) : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Reparations. World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims. Jews -- Europe. Jewish property -- Germany -- History -- Post war problems -- Reparations for historical injustices. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide, but only 5 copies in the US (NYPL, Yale, US Holocaust Museum, UChicago, Princeton) . A bit sunned, otherwise Very Good Condition (holo2-126-34A) . Very important [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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