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        Author's holograph ink sketch for the design of the jacket for "The Razor's Edge"

      London: Heinemann, 1944. W. Somerset Maugham's holograph ink sketch showing his jacket design concept for the American edition of his greatest novel, "The Razor's Edge," executed in holograph black ink on a blank Western Union telegram form. Remarkably, the design, a somewhat more elaborate version of the stark UK jacket, was not only considered by the publisher but followed pretty much to the letter. A striking piece of ephemera demonstrating that the author's intentions for the book were honored from the text to the jacket itself, including his signature Moroccan symbol, used on nearly all his books, including reprints; and an interesting example of a major author's notion of self-representation. In his somewhat autobiographical book, "The Summing Up," Maugham wrote of the symbol: "I think my father had a romantic mind. He took it into his head to build a house to live in during the summer. He bought a piece of land on the top of a hill at Suresnes. The view was splendid over the plain, and in the distance was Paris. There was a road down to the river and by the river lay a little village. It was to be like a villa on the Bosphrous and on the top flow it was surrounded by loggias. I used to go down with him every Sunday by the Seine on a bateaumouche to see how it was getting on. When the roof was on, my father began to finish it by buying a pair of antique fire irons. He ordered a great quantity of glass on which he had engraved a sign against the Evil Eye which he had found in Morocco and which the reader may see on the cover of this book. It was a white house and the shutters were painted red. The garden was laid out. The rooms were furnished and then my father died." Near Fine, 6 x 8.25 inches.

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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.

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London / Toronto / Bombay / Melbourne and Sydney 1944 - 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) Sprache: English 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 ! Original Hardcover with the very scarce original dustjacket (unclipped). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylloge Fungorum Omnium Hucusque Cognitorum

      Edwards Brothers, 1944. Volumes 1 to 25 in 27 volumes, complete. Publisher's hardback binding with black lettering to spine. Slight browning of paper. A.E.Ellis's set with invoices showing his purchase in 1945. Text in Latin.. Reprint.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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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. Jacket torn at head of spine (with a little loss), closed-tear across back panel, boards dished. A very good copy. Colour frontispiece by John Maxwell (repeated on dust jacket). 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. Reilly, English Poetry of the Second World War, p. 330 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Twice-signed envelope with a free frank

      Headquarters, Twelfth Army Gro 1944 - United States "Five Star" General of the Army who is best known for his service in World War II at North Africa and in Western Europe. Exceptional and uncommon twice-signed war-date color patriotic cover with the addition of a free frank, completely in Bradley's hand, depicting Adolf Hitler with his hands across the Earth as an American Bald Eagle sets its talons into his back, ready to carry him off, captioned: "Not So Fast, Adolf!" This 3.5 x 6.5-inch envelope is addressed to his friend Robert Freeman, a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, with his return address: "O.N. Bradley, Lieut. Gen. # 9. 12th Army Group, APO 655, c/o Postmaster, New York," marking "Free" at the top right corner usually designated for postage, with the postmark: "U.S. Army Active Service - A.P.O. 655 - Sep. 19, 1944." Next to the political cartoon, the General has added: "Censored: O.N. Bradley Lieut. Gen." Float-mounted below an 8 x 5-inch black-and-white photo of Bradley dressed in his military uniform. Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 20.25 x 14 inches. Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Bradley, 1 page, 10.5 x 8 inches, September 17, 1944, in full: "Dear Mr. Freeman, It is a pleasure to return your envelope as you requested, hoping that it will add to your collection." The letter is housed neatly in a plastic sleeve on the back of the frame. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Guia tecnica, sumario cronologico y analisis contemporaneo del ballet y baile español.

      Barcelona, Montaner y Simon, 1944. 8 nn. S. mit Farblithographie als Frontispiz, 199 S., 3 nn. S. mit 196 Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Gr.-8°, roter Chagrinlederband mit goldgepr. RTitel und goldgepr. Deckelvignette (Tänzerin). KGoldschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Leslie II, 426; Derra de Moroda 2108. - Eines von 60 Exemplaren der arab. num. Vorzugsausgabe auf \"papel hilo Vitela M. O. E., con láminas sobre papel couché dos caras\", hier Exemplar Nr. 1 (GA 2800). Mit einer dat. 5-zeiligen Widmung des Autors an eine Tänzerin. Auf dem Innenspiegel Exlibis von Alfonso Puig. Auf dem Vorsatz verso Exlibris-Stempel des Schweizer Tänzers, Tanzpädagogen und Choreographen Alain Bernard 1932-2012). - Auf dem Innenspiegel Spuren eines entfernten Exlibis. Einband wenig berieben. Versand D: 5,75 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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      Casa editrice delle Edizioni Popolari, Venezia 1944 - Brossura edit.Prima edizione.Buona copia.manca la punta dell'angolo inferiore destro della copertina. Biblioteca di cultura politica. Opuscolo stampato nel giugno 1944 dalle Edizioni di Cultura Popolare di Venezia, l'ufficio stampa e propaganda della Republica Sociale di Mussolini. Opuscolo raro e ricercato. Presenti pochissime copie nelle biblioteche italiane. In 16-mo. p. 35

      [Bookseller: LIBRI RARI di Gattignolo Libraio-Editore]
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        CANCIONES DEL SUBURBIO (Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor)

      Ed. Biblioteca Nueva., Madrid. 1944 - Debajo del retrato en b/n de Pío Baroja, dedicatoria en tinta azul, firmada por el autor con la leyenda: A German Sepúlveda con el saludo Pio Baroja". El libro se presenta en una caja / estuche a juego con la encuadernación artesanal. Este ejemplar conserva las cubiertas originales.Baroja, rebasados los 60 años, tiene la ocurrencia de ponerse a escribir versos. Esta nueva fase de su obra, no intentada hasta entonces, queda recogida en sus Canciones del Suburbio. Páginas: 324. Literatura. Encuadernación: Holandesa en piel con banda. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Printed at the Spiral Press, 1944. First Edition, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by Robert Frost with a warm greeting to an old friend. Illustrated by Thomas W. Nason. 24mo, publisher's original wraps string-tied. 12 pp. A very fine copy. FIRST EDITION, VERY RARE INSCRIBED AS IS THIS COPY.

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        Das Gesetz.

      Los Angeles, Pazifische Presse 1944. 23,6 x 16,5 cm. 79, (3) Seiten. Original-Halbleder mit goldenem Rückentitel. Einband gebräunt und etwas angestaubt, Rücken (teils stark) berieben, Kapitale etwas abgegriffen. Kleine private Bibliotheksnummer und Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz. Photokopie des Titelblattes mit Haftstreifen auf letzes weißes Blatt (gegenüber Impressum) geklebt. \"Als Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim herausgegeben und besorgt. Die einmalige Auflage von 500 Exemplaren wurde in Fournier Antiqua bei der Plantin Presse in Los Angeles im Jahre 1944 gedruckt. Die ersten 250 Exemplare sind in Halbleder gebunden und vom Autor handschriftlich signiert\". Vorliegend hiervon das Exemplar mit der Nummer 100. Potempa E 32.2 Literatur 20. Jh., Numerierte Exemplare, Pressendrucke, Signierte Exemplare, Thomas Mann und Familie Mann

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        Father of the Blues (Inscribed to Jack Teagarden)

      New York: Macmillan, 1944. Later printing. INSCRIBED by Handy to Jack Teagarden on the front endpaper: "To Jack Teagarden / With [heartfelt] apprecation [sic] / W.C. Handy / 5-16-1946." Teagarden, who was 40 years old at the time this inscription was made, is generally considered the father of the jazz trombone, and was one of the most important and influential musicians in jazz just prior to the bebop era. He played with virtually every key big band of the swing era, including Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Jimmy McPartland, Mezz Mezzrow, Eddie Condon, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Earl Hines, as well as a number of successful ensembles and big bands that he led himself. Teagarden was also a singer, and recorded memorable duets with Louis Armstrong and Johnny Mercer. His broad figure and personage became something of a symbol of the Swing era by way of his appearance in films such as "Birth of the Blues" (1941), "The Glass Wall" (1953), and the noted documentary of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, "Jazz on a Summer's Day" (1960). The title of Handy's autobiography would not be an overstatement in any musician's or historian's mind. An intellectual and a natural musician, he traveled throughout Mississippi just after the turn of the century and absorbed the music being played by African-Americans throughout the Delta region, and by 1912 single-handedly introduced the 12-bar blues in Memphis with the publication of the sheet music for "Memphis Blues." Handy was 73 years old at the time this copy of his autobiography was inscribed to Teagarden, a period during which he resided on Striver's Row in Harlem. This was 3 years after a fall from a subway platform rendered him blind, accounting for the imperfections in this inscription, as well as all those made after 1943. A tremendous association between the father of blues and jazz and a legend of the Swing era. Good to Very Good overall, lacking dust jacket. Very slightly shaken, but binding tight, moderately shelfworn, with some chipping and tearing at the crown (titles not affected).

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      û - 87 pp., (3) Paris, Edition Tériade "Revue Verve", août 1944, in-8, 87 pp, (3), en feuilles, sous couverture cartonnée, Édition originale. Tirage limité à 1025 exemplaires, un des 1000 sur Vélin d'Arches "fabriqué spécialement pour le livre" portant le numéro 480. Ouvrage entièrement conçu par Pierre Bonnard comprenant des lettres d'enfance, imaginaires, et des dessins reproduits en fac-similé. L'illustration comporte une couverture et 28 compositions à la plume et au crayon de Pierre Bonnard, peintre français, faisant partie du groupe des Nabis, un mouvement artistique postimpressionniste d'avant-garde, né à la fin du XIXe siècle en réaction à la peinture académique. Couverture frottée. Sans l'emboîtage d'origine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Battle of Leyte Gulf - A Gathering of Original Combat Despatches and Various Original Ephemera From History's Greatest Naval Battle.

      16 Radio Telegrams including detailed Action Reports, Tactical Operation Commands, Battle Assessments, Damage Reports, etc. spanning the full duration of The Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 October - 28 October 1944.Imprinted upon wartime, U.S. Communication Service (USS Hector - 20M Sets) yellow onionskin paper. 8" x 6.5".7 designated "Secret- Urgent", 4 designated "Operational Priority-Secret", 2 designated "Priority-Secret", 1 designated "Top Secret-Operational Priority", 1 designated "Secret-Op-Op-Op",1 designated "Routine-Confidential".TRANSCRIBED DESPATCHES#24031510/24/4406;14From: CTF 77-(Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II Attack Force)Action:CTG 77.2 - (Rear-Admiral Olendorf - Bombardment & Fire Support Group)CTF 78 - (Rear Admiral Barbey - Northern Attack Force)CTF 79 - (Vice-Admiral Wilkinson - Southern Attack Force)CTG 77.3 - (Rear Admiral Berkey - Close Covering Group)CTG 70.1 -( Commander S.S. Bowling - MTB Group)PREPARE FOR NIGHT ENGAGEMENT X ENEMY FORCE ESTIMATED 2 BB 4 CA 4 CL 10 DD REPORTED UNDER ATTACK BY OUR CARRIER PLANES IN EASTERN SULU SEA AT 09101 24 OCT X ENEMY CAN ARRIVE LEYTE GULF TONIGHT X MAKE ALL PREPARATIONS FOR NIGHT ENGAGEMENT X TG 77.3 ASSIGNED TO CTG. 77.2 AS REINFORCEMENT X CTG 70.1 STATION MAXIMUM NUMBER PT'S LOWER SURIGAO STRAIT TO REMAIN SOUTH OF 10-10N DURING DARKNESS.#24050410/24/4406:34From: CTG 70.1 - (Commander S.S. Bowling - MTB Group)Action:All TFC 7th FleetAll TGC 7th FleetAGP 8 WachapreagueEXPECT TOKYO EXPRESS TONIGHT X BEFORE DARK STATION BOATS IN SECTIONS OF 2 OR 3 BOATS EACH AT FOLLOWING POSITIONS X SOUTHWEST TIP PANOAN X SOUTH OF MADILAO POINT X SOUTH OF LIMASAWA ISLAND X 2 SECTIONS PATROL BETWEEN AGIO POINT BOHOL PAST CAMIGUIN ISLAND TO SEPACG POINT MINDANAO X VITAL EASC OSTOKOWSW FILE REPORT CONTACTS AND THAT OTHER SECTION LEADERS AND WACHAPREAGUE RELAY THESE REPORTS TO CODLIVER X 21 BOATS FROM OYSTER BAY STATIONED BY SECTIONS AS FOLLOWS x SOURGDB T TIP PANOAN ISLAND X BILAA POINT MINDANAO X IN SURIGAO STRAIT 5 SECTIONS X 1 OFF SUMILON ISLAND X 1 MEDCHANTRN OFF KANHATID POINT DINAGAT ISLAND X 2 OFF KANIHALN ISLAND X 1 SOUTHEAST AMAGUSAN POINT X WACHAPREAGUE INFORM LCIS LAST STATION X SECTIONS ATTACK INDEPENDENTLY AFTER MAKING CONTACT REPORT X CTG 70.1 SENDS.#24093810/24/44From: CTG 77.4 - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Action: CTG 77.4THE SUPERB AIRMANSHIP AND FIGHTING SPIRIT DISPLAYED TODAY WILL LIVE IN HISTORY X IT IS MY OPINION THAT THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF A RUNNING FIGHT WHICH WILL MARK THE ECLIPSE OF JAPANESE SEA POWER x TO BE EQUAL TO THE TASK IS ONLY TO REPEAT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TODAY X UNIT COMMANDERS PASS TO THOSE UNDER YOUR COMMAND.#24223210/25/44From: CTG 77.4 - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Action:CTF 77 ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II Attack Force)CTF 78 (Rear Admiral Barbey - Northern Attack Force)CTF 79 (Vice-Admiral Wilkinson - Southern Attack Force)All CTG'sTF 77 (King II Attack Force)COMPLETE REPORT OF ESCORT CARRIERS OPERATIONS TWENTY FOUR OCTOBER X ENEMY AIR RAIDS IN FORCE CAUSED CANCELLATION OF VISAYAS STRIKES AND SOME REDUCTION OF SUPPORT AIRCRAFT X OUR REINFORCED COMBAT PATROL SHOT DOWN FORTY EIGHT TWIN ENGINE AND EIGHTEEN SINGLE ENGINE JAP PLANES PLUS EIGHT MORE TWIN ENGINE PLANES PROBABLY DESTROYED IN A WILD MELEE OVER LEYTE ISLAND THE BEACHES AND SHIPPING IN LEYTE GULF X PLANES SHOT DOWN INCLUDED TWENTY LILYS, EIGHTEEN SALLYS, SEVEN FRANCES, AND WIDE ASSORTMENT OF OTHER ARMY AND NAVY TYPES X HIGH SCORE FOR THE DAY WAS MADE BY LT CDR FUNK OF SANTEE WITH FIVE KILLS ON A SINGLE FLIGHT WHILE SAWANNEE PILOTS REPORTED KNOCKING DOWN EIGHT OUT OF EIGHT IN ONE GROUP X OUR LOSSES IN COMBAT WERE TWO PILOTS AND EIGHT PLANES WHICH INCLUDED ONE FOX SIX FOX FOUR FOX MIKE TWO TARE BAKER MIKE PLUS ONE FOX MIKE MISSING X OPERATIONAL LOSSES WERE ONE FOX MIKE WHICH SPUN IN JUST AFTER TAKEOFF DURING DARKNESS WITH THE LOSS OF THE PILOT X SPECIAL STRIKE ON BACOLOD FIELD DESTROYED TWO IRVINGS, ONE KATE, ONE BETTY, AND ONE SINGLE ENGINE PLANE ON THE FIELD, DAMAGED ONE IRVING AND ONE TOJO, AND SANK ONE LUGGER AND FOUR BARGES X ONE JUDY CAME OUT TO FIND OUT WHAT WE WERE DOING OUTSIDE WAS CHASED FROM FIFTEEN THOUSAND TO FIFTY FEET AND SHOT DOWN BY THE LLERT LOCAL CAP X ALL IN ALL A GRAND DAY X FROM COMTASKFBBUP SEVENSEVEN DOT FOUR.#24234810/25/4401:07From: COM 3RD FLT - ( Admiral Halsey -Commander 3rd Fleet)Action: CTG 38.1 - (Vice-Admiral John McCain)PROCEED AT BEST POSSIBLE SPEED TO SOUTHWEST STRIKE EARLIEST POSSIBLE ENEMY FORCE REPORTED TO BE 4 BB'S8 CA'S PLUS DD'S IN VICINITY11-20N 127-00E AT 0800 X FROM COM 3RD FLT ACTION CTG 38.1 INFO ALL TGC'S 3RD AND 7TH FLTS CTF 77 ALL TFCS 3RD AND 7TH FLTS.#25061510/25/4407:08From: CTU 77.4.3 - ( Rear Admiral G.A.F.("Ziggy") Sprague -Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv 25)Action: CTG 77.4 - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)SECOND BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT X KALININ BAY RECEIVED 15 SHELL HOLES IN HULL IN ADDITION TO A FEW SMALL FRAGMENTATION HOLES X MOST HOLES PLUGGED UP AND ONLY LEAKING SLIGHTLY NOW X NUMEROUS HOLES IN FLIGHT DECK BY SUICIDE PLANE BEING REPAIRED X AT01L FLOODED BUT UNDER CONTROL X SMALL FIRE IN FUEL OIL TANK UNDER MACHINE SHOP X GYRO OK BUT HAVING GREAT DIFFICULTY STEERING X ELEVATOR LOWERED AND DECOMMISSIONED X ALL COMMUNICATIONS ON BRIDGE OUT X CAN RECEIVE VHF ONE CANNOT TRANSMIT ON ANYTHING NO RADAR X CANNOT STAND ANY INCREASE IN DRAFT XX 1020 HOEL REPORTED STOPPED TO PLUG HOLE 6 FEET IN DIAMETER 2 FEET BELOW WATERLINE X ONE GUN OUT X SOUND GEAR OUT X 200 ROUNDS OF AMMO LEFT NO TORPEDOES X NOT HEARD FROM SINCE X KITKUN BAY DAMAGE TO SHIP NEGLIGIBLE FROM NEAR BOMB HIT AND CRASH OF ENEMY PLANE X ONE KILLED 16 WOUNDED.#26013910/26/4406:05 (?)From: CTF 77 - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)Action: NoneInformation:CTF 38 - (Vice Admiral Mitscher - Fast Carrier Forces)COMAF 5 - ( Lt. General Ennis C Whitehead)COMFEAF - (General George Kenney)ENEMY CRUISER AND FIVE DD PROCEEDING COURSE 300 FROM BULALAOUI POINT NORTH CEBU X SHIPS 1000 POSITIONS FROM 5 TO 45 MILES NORTH CEBU X CRUISER IN VAN X CVE STRIKE NOW IN PROGRESS BUT ADDITIONAL STRIKES NEEDED.#26042710/26/4404:55From: CTF 77.4 - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Action: CTF 77 - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)UNDER AIR ATTACK X SUWANNEE HIT BY SUICIDE DIVE FORWARD OF BRIDGE X FIRE UNDER CONTROL.#26055110/26/4406:07From: CTF 77.4 - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Action: CTF 77 - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid -7th Fleet - King II attack Force)RECOMMEND ESCORT CARRIERS BE RETURNED TO MANUS IMMEDIATELY DUE SHORTAGE FUEL BOMBS TORPEDOES AND LOSS YESTERDAY OF ABOUT TOTAL OF 130 PLANES X DETAILS IN MESSAGE FOLLOWING.#26063110/26/4416:24From: CTF 77 - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)Action: COMINCH (Admiral Ernest King - Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Fleet)Information:CINCSWPA ( General Douglas Macarthur - Commander U.S. Forces Far East)CINCPOA ( Admiral Chester Nimitz - Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet)COM3RDFLEET ( Admiral Halsey -Commander 3rd Fleet)COMA/RPAC (Vice-Admiral John Hoover - Task Force 57 - Forward Area Central Pacific)COM7THFLEET ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid -7th Fleet - King II Attack Force)WITH THE DEEPEST REGRET ITEM REPORT THE LOSS OF 2 CVE'S 2 DD'S AND 1 DE PLUS DAMAGE TO OTHER SHIPS IN A BATTLE FOUGHT TO THE EASTWARD OF SAMAR ON 25 OCT BETWEEN ENEMY AIR AND SURFACE FORCES AND A GROUP OF 16 CVE'S PLUS DD AND DE ESCORTS X THIS GROUP WITH SUPERB DETERMINATION AND SKILL FOUGHT AND DEFEATED A STRONG ENEMY SURFACE FORCE SUPPORTED BY REPEATED ATTACKS BY SHORE BASED ENEMY AIRCRAFT X THEY STRUCK REPEATEDLY WITH ALL MEANS AT THEIR DISPOSAL UNTIL THE ENEMY RETIRED DEFEATED AND CONTINUED TO STRIKE HIS RETREATING FORCES UNTIL DARKNESS X THE REPORT OF THE VALLIANT COMMANDER OF THIS GALLANT GROUP REAR ADMIRAL T.L. SPRAGUE IS TRANSMITTED HEREWITH X QUOTE X CTG 77.4 DESPATCH 25_00 X AS A RESULT OF TODAY SURFACE AND AIR ACTIONS CTU 77.4.3 REPORTS SAINT LO (FORMER MIDWAY) HIT BY DIVE BOMBER FOLLOWED BY HEAVY EXPLOSION WHICH DESTROYED SHIP X GAMBIER BAY JOHNSON AND ROBERTS MISSING SINCE BOMBARDMENT BY STRONG ENEMY FORCE BELIEVED TO CONTAIN 4 BB 8 CA AND CL 7 OR MORE DD ALL VERY FAST X ALL CARRIER GROUPS WERE UNDER ATTACK THROUGHOUT THE DAY X SANTEE RECEIVED TORPEDO HIT AND SUICIDE CRASH ON DECK WHICH STARTED FIRE AND PENETRATED BOTH FLIGHT AND HANGAR DECK X SANGAMON HAD SUICIDE CRASH ALONGSIDE WHICH PUNCTURED SIDE IN MANY PLACES X FIRES AND DAMAGE WERE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL AND ALL VESSELS CONTINUED TO LAUNCH STRIKES AGAINST ENEMY FORCE TILL SUNDOWN X VESSELS OF TU 77.4.2 WERE UNHIT UP TO LATE AFTERNOON AND THIS GROUP LAUNCHED A TOTAL OF 6 HEAVY STRIKES ARMED WITH TORPEDOES AND HEAVY BOMBS X NORTHERN GROUP TU 77.4.3 WAS UNDER MORE OR LESS CONTINUOUS FIRE OF ENEMY BATTLESHIPS CRUISERS AND AIRCRAFT THROUGHOUT THE DAY X ALL SURVIVING CARRIERS WERE DAMAGED X WHITE PLAINS FANSHAW BAY AND KITKUN BAY GOT FIRES AND OTHER DAMAGE UNDER CONTROL AND CONTINUED TO LAUNCH ATTACKS UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY X LAST STRIKES FROM ALL SHIPS WERE OVERTAKEN BY DARKNESS AND MANY LANDED ON LEYTE X DAMAGE TO ENEMY CANNOT BE ASSESSED AT PRESENT BUT UNKNOWN DAMAGE INCLUDES 4 TORPEDOES IN BB AND NATORI CLASS CRUISER STOPPED AND SET AFIRE IN MINDANDO SEA X OFF SAMAR 2 BB WERE HIT BY TORPEDOES AND ONE CA STOPPED DEAD X DD AND DE OF SCREEN TU 77.4.3 MADE A GALLANT HEAD ON ATTACK WITH GUNS AND TORPEDOES WHEN THE CARRIERS WERE BROUGHT UNDER FIRE BY THE ENEMY BB X CASUALTIES OF SUNK AND MISSING SHIPS CANNOT BE ESTIMATED X THERE WERE 40 DEAD AND 40 CRITICALLY WOUNDED ON SANTEE X ONE DEAD ON SANGAMON X ONE DEAD ON ROWELL X REPORTS FROM OTHER TASK UNITS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE X RICHARD S BULL AND EVERSOLE WERE ORDERED TO SCENE OF SINKING TO RECOVER SURVIVORS REPORTED IN WATER X REPORT ON SINKING RECEIVED TOO LATE TODAY BUT SEARCH WILL BE CONTINUED ASSISTED BY AIRCRAFT TOMORROW X DURING RETIREMENT COOLBAUGH GOT WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE A SUB (11 GROUPS MISSED) X SHE WAS ORDERED TO SIT ON HER CONTACT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT X THE SPROSTON ALSO HAD GOOD CONTACT AND HAS SIMILAR ORDERS X SPROSTON SHOT DOWN ONE NIGHT RAIDER WHICH WAS ATTEMPTING TO ATTACK TU 77.4.3 X NO ESTIMATE OF TOTAL AIRCRAFT SHOT DOWN CAN BE MADE AT THIS TIME BUT THE NUMBER IS CONSIDERABLE X FIRST STRIKES OF THE DAY WERE WITH THE ENEMY ON A WESTERLY COURSE TO SAN BERNARDINO STRAIT UNQUOTE X THIS ACTION AND THAT OF THE PRECEDING NIGHT IN WHICH STRONG ENEMY SURFACE FORCES WERE OVERWHELMINGLY DEFEATED IN SURIGAO STRAIT BY OTHER SURFACE UNITS OF THE 7TH FLEET UNDER REAR ADMIRAL RALP B OLENDORF ARE HIGHLIGHTS ON THE ROAD TO TOKYO X TOGETHER THEY CONSTITUTE THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF.#26113110/26/4416:53From: CTF 77 - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid -7th Fleet - King II attack Force)Action: CTF 77.4 ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Information:All TGC & TFC 3rd and 7th FleetsESSENTIAL THAT SIX OF YOUR CARRIERS REMAIN THIS AREA IF AT ALL POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE FIGHTER COVERAGE REFERRING YOUR 260614 x DESIGNATE SIX THAT ARE IN BEST OPERATING CONDITION TO REMAIN X FILL THEM WITH FIGHTERS RETAINING ONLY SUFFICIENT VT FOR YOUR OWN ASP X SEND REMAINING CVE's TO MANUS WHEN TRANSFER OF PLANES EFFECTED X GROUP REMAINING WILL BE FUELED ACCIPITER 28 OCTOBER X CTF 77 SENDS. REF ATTACHED.#26235510/27/4409:43From: CTU 77.4.3 - ( Rear Admiral G.A.F.("Ziggy") Sprague -Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv 25)Action:CTF 77 ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)CTG 77.4 - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Information:COMINCH - COMINCH (Admiral Ernest King - Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Fleet)CINCPAC - ( Admiral Chester Nimitz - Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet)COMAIRPAC -(Vice Admiral George Murray - Commander, Air Force, Pacific Fleet )COM3RDFLT - ( Admiral Halsey -Commander 3rd Fleet)COM7THFLT - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid -7th Fleet - King II Attack Force)CINCSOWESPAC - ( General Douglas Macarthur - Commander U.S. Forces Far East)NPM PASS TO COMINCH CINCPAC COMAIRPAC FOR INFO X MAIN ENEMY BODY SIGHTED BY ASP AS PER MY CONTACT REPORT AT 0603 ITEM OCT 25 X FOR OVER 2 1/2 HOURS THIS FORCE WAS SUBJECTED TO ENEMY BB, CA, AND DD GUN AND TORPEDO ATTACK X WE WERE HIT NUMEROUS TIMES X GAMBIER BAY HAD ONE ENGINE PUT OUT OF COMMISSION DROPPED BACK AND MUST HAVE BEEN SUNK BY ENEMY GUNFIRE PLUS HOEL JOHNSTON AND ROBERTS X REMAINING 5 CVE EMERGED FROM THIS DAMAGED BUT ABLE TO MAINTAIN 16 KNOTS X ABOUT 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES LATER 6 SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACKED X ATTACK HAD TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED X 3 PLANES HIT BY AA NARROWLY MISSED SHIPS X 1 HIT PORT CATWALK OF KITKUN BAY X 1 SKIDDED LENGTH OF KALININ BAY FLIGHT DECK OVER BOW X 1 WENT THROUGH DECK OF SAINT LO WHICH SHORTLY BLEW UP X PRELIMINARY REPORTS FROM SUCH OF OUR PILOTS AS ARE IN COMPANY SHOW FOLLOWING DEFINITE DAMAGE BY OUR PLANES X 1 CA SEEN TO BLOW UP AND SINK X 1 CA HIT BY 2 TORPEDOES AND 20 MINUTES LATER OBSERVED ON ITS SIDE X 3 MORE CA TORPEDOED X 1 BB DAMAGED X THE REST GOT AWAY X THIS UNIT TOGETHER WITH PLANES OF TU 77.4.1 AND 77.4.2 TURNED BACK ENEMY FLEET BEFORE ANY OTHER OFRENBURCPNAO COUOD ATTACK X 3 REMAINING SHIPS OF MY DIVISION REQUIRE EXTENSIVE NAVY YARD REPAIRS BEFORE COMBAT DUTY X PRELIMINARY REPORT OF CASUALTIES OF SHIPS NOW WITH ME X 10 KILLED 59 WOUNDED X I UNDERSTAND 800 SANIT LO SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN PICKED UP X DETAILED REPORT LATER.#27012210/27/4403:45From: CTG 77.4. - ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Action: CTF 77 ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)FOR ADMIRAL KINKAID x I DEEPLY REGRET THE EMBARRASSMENT WHICH MY 260614 MUST HAVE CAUSED YOU X YOUR 261328 HAS RELIEVED MY ANXIETY FOR MY SHIPS WHICH HAVE DEMONSTRATED A HOPELESS DEFENSE AGAINST THE CURRENT TECHNIQUE OF SUICIDE DIVES X MY RECOMMENDATION WAS BASED ON ERRONEOUS INFORMATION THAT THE AIR CORPS HAD ARRIVED X SPRAGUE#27114710/28/4400:40From: CTF 77 ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)Action: COMINCH - ( Admiral Ernest King - Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Fleet)Information:CINCSWPA - ( General Douglas Macarthur - Commander U.S. Forces Far East)CINCPAC - ( Admiral Chester Nimitz - Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet)COM3RDFLT - ( Admiral Halsey -Commander 3rd Fleet)COM7THFLT - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid -7th Fleet - King II Attack Force)All TFC & TGC 3rd and 7th FleetsON THE 26TH CVE COVERING GROUP (TG 77.4) DESPITE BATTLE LOSSES SUFFERED FROM THE PRECEDING DAY CONTINUED TO COVER OUR FORCES IN THE LEYTE GULF AREA AND LAUNCHED STRIKES IN THE CAMOTES SEA X 1 ENEMY CL WAS HIT WITH 4-500 POUND BOMBS AND 1 TORPEDO AND 1 DD CONFIRMED SUNK AFTER STRAFING ATTACK BELIEVE IT OR NOT X OTHER ATTACKS AS YET UNREPORTED X ABOUT 1100 OUR CVES WERE ATTACKED BY ENEMY PLANES X AFTER COMBAT PATROL HAD SHOT DOWN 4 OF GROUP 8-12 PLANES NIPS BEGAN A SERIES OF SUICIDE DIVES X 3 SHOT DOWN BY SHIPS GUNFIRE X 1 LANDED ON FLIGHT DECK SUWANNEE AMONG PARKED PLANES X SEVERE DAMAGE TO SHIP AND PLANES X MANY PERSONNEL CASUALTIES NUMBER UNDETERMINED X DE ROWELL OF CVE GROUP ABOUT 0900 SIGHTED PERISCOPE AND ATTACKED X MUCH OIL AND DEBRIS KEPT RISING DURING THE DAY X CLAIMS SUNK X CTF 77 SENDS ACTION COMINCH INFO CINCSWPA CINCPAC COM3RDFLT COM7THFLT ALL TFC AND TGC 3RD AND 7TH FLEETS X CRUISER AND DESTROYER GROUP HAVING REPLENISHED FUEL AND AMMUNITION AFTER THE SURIGAO STRAIT ACTION IS NOW WITH CVE COVERING GROUP X FAST CARRIERS OF 3RD FLEET ARE NOW PROVIDING CLOSE SUPPORT OF LEYTE AREA X ENEMY AIR RAIDS CONTINUED TODAY BUT WITH REDUCED EFFECTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EFFECTIVENESS 3RD FLEET FAST CARRIERS AGAINST THE ENEMY AIR FIELDS X MORE ACCURATE INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE RESULTS OF THE NIGHT BATTLE OF SURIGAO STRAIT STARTING EARLY MORNING OF 25 OCTOBER X 05 THE ENEMY FORCE WHICH ATTEMPTED TO FORCE INTO LEYTE GULF VIA THE SURIGAO STRAIT 2 BB 2CA 2 CL AND 10 DD ONLY 1 CA 1 CL AND 4 DD GOT OUT THE WAY THEY CAME IN X 2 BB IDENTIFIED AS YAMASHIRO AND BUSO 1 CA 1 CL AND 6 DD WERE DEFINITELY SUNK BY THE COMBINED TORPEDO ATTACKS OF OUR PT'S SNF DD'S AND THE **NOTE: REMAINDER OF MESSAGE (ABOUT 25 GROUPS) MISSED ON BOTH MANUS AND BELLS TRANSMISSIONS.#27220710/28/4401:08From: CTF 77.4 ( Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague - Escort Carrier Group - CarDiv22)Action: CTF 77 ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)Information:TO WELCOME THE AIR CORPSCTF 78 (Rear Admiral Barbey - Northern Attack Force)CTF 79 (Vice-Admiral Wilkinson - Southern Attack Force)ALL TGC OF TF 77OPERATIONS 27 OCTOBER X COMTASKGROUP 77.4 SENDS X BOTH OPERATING GROUPS WERE REINFORCED BY CRUISERS AND DESTROYERS TODAY AND ALL HANDS BREATHED EASIER TO SEE THE BRISTLING GUNS WHICH SPELL THE ONLY KNOWN REMEDY FOR THE REPEATED SUICIDE DIVES WHICH THE ESCORT CARRIERS HAVE EXPERIENCED X ONE FORMATION OF JAPS ATTACKED IN THE EARLY MORNING BEFORE THE RENDEZVOUS WITH THE CRUISERS BUT WERE BEATEN OFF BY SHIPS GUNFIRE X LATER ANOTHER GROUP OF BOGIES APPROACHED BUT WERE DRIVEN OFF WITH ONE SHOT DOWN BY CAP X SUWANNEE WAS SENT TO KOSSOL TO EVACUATE WOUNDED AND PROCEED MANUS X SANTEE WAS ORDERED TO PROCEED TO MANUS DIRECT X A REDUCED CAP OVER THE LANDING AREA SHOT DOWN 6 ENEMY PLANES AND PROBABLY GOT 3 MORE X 3 WERE SHOT DOWN BY THE CAP OVER THE FORCE WHILE 1 BETTY WAS DESTROYED AND 6 WERE DAMAGED ON LAHUG FIELD X THE LAST FLYABLE PLANES FROM THE LANDINGS OF THE NIGHT OF THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF WERE RECEIVED ABOARD X PLANES OF TU 77.4.3 HELPED TO REPLACE LOSSES OF THE OTHER GROUPS X ALL HANDS WERE DELIGHTED.#27235110/28/4402:00From: COMPHIBGROUP 8 ((Rear Adm. W. M. Fechteler)Action:COMINCH - COMINCH (Admiral Ernest King - Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Fleet)CINCSWPA - ( General Douglas Macarthur - Commander U.S. Forces Far East)COM7THFLT - ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid -7th Fleet - King II Attack Force)CTF 77 ( Vice-Admiral Kinkaid--7th Fleet - King II attack Force)COMCARDIVS 23, 25,& 26 - ( Commander, Carrier Divisions 23*, 25 - Rear Admiral G.A.F. Sprague, 26 - Rear Admiral Ofstie)CINCPAC - ( Admiral Chester Nimitz - Commander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet)SENIOR SURVIVOR CAPT VIEWIG NOW IN FREMONT REPORTS GAMBIER BAY SANK ABOUT 0900/I 25 OCTOBER IN LAT 12-30N LONG 126-30E AS RESULT ABOUT 20 8-INCH HITS FROM NIP HEAVY CRUISERS FINAL RANGE 2000 YARDS X COMPHIB GROUP 8 THROWS ACTION TO COMINCH CINCSWPA COM7THFLT CTF 77 COMCARDIVS 23, 25 AND 26 CINCPAC X NO COMPROMISE CLASSIFIED MATTER X 18 FIGHTERS AND 8 AVENGERS AIRBORNE AND PRESENT STATUS UNKNOWN X ABOUT 650 OFFICERS AND MEN RESCUED.* Cataloguers Note - No designation for CARDIV 23 appears in "Command Communication Manual for King II"ADDITIONALLY -1. Communication Manual for King II. 86pps.4.5" x 5.5".Designated TOP SECRET with admonition - " THIS BOOKLET WILL NOT BE TAKEN ASHORE NOR CARRIED IN AIRCRAFT". Copy # 0157 and marked Flag Bridge, this is presumably Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague's copy whilst Commanding Taffy 1 Task Group aboard USS Sangamon during the Battle of Leyte gulf.2. Propaganda Leaflet 2-J-1 - Japanese Soldier In A Rowboat.1944. 8.25" x 5.25".One of the earliest Army leaflets dropped on Japanese troops is 2-J-1 entitled "Japanese soldier sitting in a rowboat." The U.S. did not want to antagonize the Japanese so they used a technique they call "soft-soaping" to point out their predicament without appearing to gloat. The leaflet depicts an unhappy Japanese soldier alone in a rowboat near a barren island. It appears that the 6th Army liked the leaflet so much that they reprinted it and used it in their section of the Philippines.The text on the front translates to:"Left Behind With Only Small Boats, an Army Chokes With Grief!"The back is all text and says in part:"Soldiers and Officers of Japan. We wish neither to insult nor make fun of you. Because at Bataan and Corregidor we faced the same miserable conditions you are now facing, we cannot but sympathize with you…Where are the ships that brought you and your supplies here? Where is the Navy which escorted your transports?When ships can no longer reach an island garrison, do you not realize for the first time that the island has been abandoned?"3. Propaganda Leaflet - 2-F-1 MacArthur Has Returned.1944. 10.5" x 8"Notice that it is MacArthur that has returned and not thousands of American soldiers and sailors. Still, the General apparently believed that the Filipinos reacted to his own charisma and personality and perhaps he was correct. The two page bi-fold above shows MacArthur saluting on the front and debarking from an aircraft on the back. There are three black and white pictures of him inside the booklet. It appears that all the "F" leaflets were to the Filipinos after the American landing. The front of the leaflet depicts General MacArthur saluting.The back of the leaflet depicts the general stepping off an aircraft with the text:"General MacArthur steps out of a plane at an advance airbase somewhere in New Guinea."When the bi-fold is opened there are three black and white photographs inside the leaflet with MacArthur on a warship, walking down a Philippine road, and in a landing craft. The text is:"General MacArthur keeps his pledge. When General MacArthur left Corregidor, under orders from President Roosevelt to proceed to Australia and organize the offensive against Japan, his last words were "I shall return." From that moment his one driving ambition has been to get back to the Philippines, to drive out the Japanese, and to restore the legitimate government of the Philippines. Today General MacArthur is back in the Philippines. He has returned as he promised. His great task is now entering its final phase. The forces under his command are assaulting the Japanese invaders throughout the Philippines. With these forces, General MacArthur will accomplish the liberation of the Filipino people. But that liberation can be accomplished more quickly, and at smaller cost to American and Filipino lives, with your help and co-operation. General MacArthur will tell you over the radio, in proclamation, and by leaflet, exactly how and when you can help. Watch closely for these instructions."4. Propaganda Leaflet 3-F-1 - A Message to Every Filipino.1944. 8" x 5.5"This leaflet bears a Philippine seal on the front and a picture of the president on the back. This leaflet bears no code but my files show that it was 3F1. Some of the text is:President Osmena, elected to high office by the Filipino people at the last popular elections held in this country, has returned to the Philippines with General MacArthur. He and the members of his government, with the complete support and backing of the American government, come to assist in the restoration of your freedom.There is a photograph of President Osmena on the back in front of a CBS microphone addressing the Philippine people. The title is:"The Need for Unity".5. Propaganda Leaflet 4-F-6 - The Yanks Have Landed On your Island.1944. "8.5" x 5.25".Leaflet depicts American soldiers walking ashore. It was prepared on 23 September 1944 to be used on islands where the Americans land from D-Day to D plus 5. The back text is in English and warns the Filipinos to stay away from Japanese military objectives and ends with:"Remember: Planes, bombs and shells cannot tell a friend from a foe."6. Propaganda Leaflet 3-J-1 - Island Hopping.1944. 8.25" x 5.25".Army Psychological Warfare Branch leaflet 3-J-1 seems to be the first in a series of leaflets that depicts Japanese soldiers left behind as General MacArthur advanced using his "Island-Hopping" campaign. Other similar leaflets depicted a lone Japanese soldier standing on an island (6-J-1) or a lone Japanese soldier watching a battle take place on a nearby island (22-J-1). These leaflets all had the basic same message. You are cut off and there will be no resupply. There will be no food, no water, no ammunition and no reinforcements. Some of the text on this leaflet is:"Before you reach this miserable state, which is more than men ought to endure so far from home, we want you to keep something in mind. Those who choose to come to an honorable understanding with us will find that we treat them as human beings, not as enemies. We shall hold it a duty to see that they gave clothing food, shelter and medical care."This leaflet does not ask the Japanese soldier to surrender. To save face, it simply asks that he reach an "honorable understanding" with the Americans.7. Propaganda Leaflet 1(b)J1 - I Surrender.1944. 9.5" x 13"Leaflet with English text on front and Japanese text on reverse. Some of the message is:"Officers and Soldiers of JapanThe battle you have put up has our sincere respect. We are quite confident, however, that victory will be ours, as in past operations. We have this confidence because of our officers and men, our superior scientific equipment, our artillery and our bombing. When you left home, many thousands of miles away, you thought the Japanese would win. You have since learned that your planes and equipment are no match for those of the Allied forces. Through the operations of our Air Force and navy, air and sea supremacy on the Pacific south of Taiwan belongs to us.Because of this, it is impossible to move raw materials of military importance from the South Seas to Japan. Therefore, what is needed on the front line is lacking. For the same reason, the very moving of supplies to the front line is difficult. We take it for granted, therefore, that you know you have no hope of winning. It is clear that your plight is not your fault but the fault of the army and navy staffs. With the battle hopeless, what can you do? You can come to an understanding with our forces and preserve yourself for the rebuilding of Japan. That was what Japanese officers and men on Guadalcanal and New Guinea did. They realized the futility of bloodshed and came to an understanding with us for the sake of their country after the war…."(Propaganda leaflet research and cataloging by- SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.) The United States PSYOP Organization in the Pacific during World War II.)8. Plan of the Day-U.S.S. Sangamon- for Tuesday, 31 October 1944.Marked "Restricted".1 page Ship's Schedule, listing activities 0435 - 1800 hours to front page. Reprinting of 3 congratulatory Radio despatches from Battle Commanders (CINCPAC( Nimitz), Kinkaid, Sprague, ) to men participating in the Leyte Gulf Battle.9. Radio Manus( NTF) Frequency Employment. Official Photograph. Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics.15 August 1944.Chart depicting tree of radio frequencies disseminated throughout Radio Manus Control. Stamped "Confidential" to front and rear. Marked "CVE. 26" (USS Sangamon) in ink to rear. 8" x 10.5".10. Aircraft Radio Frequency Tables and Air Ground Liaison. Official Photograph. Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics.15 August 1944.Stamped "Confidential" to rear.Stamped USS Sangamon to rear.8" x 10.5".11. Frequency Chart Task Force 78. Associated Ships and Commands. Appendix I Annex C. n.d. (1944).Stamped "Confidential" to rear. Chart detailing frequency distributions to ships and commands of Task Force 78 (Northern Attack Force) commanded by RearAdmiral Daniel Barbey at the Leyte Gulf Battle. 8" x 10.5".12. Army Air Force Cloth Chart - Philippine Series.No. C-40, Luzon Island.Army Air Force Cloth Map - Asiatic Series. No. 34, Southeast China. Folding, 2 sided limp cloth.1944. 20.5" x 27". 2 copies.13. Army Air Force Cloth Map. No. 20, Ambonia. No.21, Halmahera. Folding, 2 sided limp cloth. 1944. 28" x 34" . Sporadic Light Foxing.14. Royal Australian Air Force Silk Map.Halmahera. n.d. (c.1944). 31" x 23"ConditionRadiograms are beyond Very Good with crisp texture and highly legible text.King II Communication Manual presents wear and soiling to covers, as expected. Staples rusted. Some sporadic usual soiling to internals. A Very Good, nicely preserved copy.Very Good "I Surrender" propaganda leaflet presents a 1 inch, nonintrusive split along mid-line fold crease. All other leaflets Near Fine.Radio Frequency Tables all Near Fine.Cloth and Silk maps present standard creasing from folding. All Fine and bright.Ship's schedule presents repairs to chipped and folded edges with polyethylene adhesive tape. Delicate but, Very Good.Radiograms are beyond Very Good with crisp texture and highly legible text.King II Communication Manual presents wear and soiling to covers, as expected. Staples rusted.Some sporadic usual soiling to internals. A Very Good, nicely preserved copy.Very Good "I Surrender" propaganda leaflet presents a 1 inch, nonintrusive split along mid-line fold crease. All other leaflets Near Fine.Radio Frequency Tables all Near Fine.Cloth and Silk maps present standard creasing from folding. All Fine and bright.Ship's schedule presents repairs to chipped and folded edges with polyethylene adhesive tape. Delicate but, Very Good.

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        National Home Monthly Magazine, May 1944 - Dr. George Moir Weir and His Young Men / Canada Catches on to New Industrial Skills / Wartime Information Board

      Stovel / National Home Monthly, 1944, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Grant, Gordon; Holmgren, John; Jousset, Albert D.; Russell, Alan; Leake, Gerald Franklin;. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 64 pages. Features: Cover photo of "Dr. Weir's Young Men" manning guns on ship; Great Ford Motor Company of Canada colour ad inside front cover shows their heavy vehicles at use on the fighting front and on the home front; Nice colour half-page Ritz crackers ad shows male and female members of Canada's forces and encourages readers to invite them to their homes; Interesting comments by Dr. H.L. Stewart as speculation over invasion of continental Europe rises; Photo of Lieut.-General H.D.G. Crerar; One-page colour illustration of frigate H.M.C.S. Swansea by Gordon Grant; One-page ad for Sisman Shoes of Aurora, Ontario highlights their desire to 'make your new shoes'; Telling the Score - article on Canada's Wartime Information Board with photos of Davidson Dunton and John Grierson; All Fixed for Saturday (short story); Canada Catches On - photo-illustrated article explains how wartime production has brought a flood of new technical and manufacturing knowledge to Canada; Maypole on Ice (short story); A Time for Tact (short story); Maggie Make-Believe; Dr. George Weir's Young Men - Lt.-Col. Donald Hugh Williams is Army Venereal Disease (V.D.) Control Officer, Dr. George F. Davidson is head of the Canadian Welfare Council, Flt.-Lt. James Sinclair, Canada's beloved soldier-politician (Grandfather of Justin Trudeau), and Captain Iann Eisenhardt, National Director of Physical Fitness for the Dept. of P.& N.R.; Hollywood Report; Aewsome two-colour centrefold Victory Bond ad features huge caption "Invasion" and illustration foreshadowing the imminent massive invasion of continental Europe (D-Day); Time Stops in Italy - photo-illustrated article on the "downtrodden race" of Italians; Attractive colour one-page Dunlop Fort tire ad shows their logo with sunbeams bearing down on the fruited plain behind; Kitchen article entitled "The Cupboard is Bare"; Nice Swift Canadian one-page colour ad features advice from Martha Logan; Great one-page colour GM ad features illustration of their 6-pounder anti-tank gun in use, with ominous black background; Fashion illustrations and article entitled 'Weddings and War Brides'; Woodbury Powder ad features lovely colour photo of Judy Garland; World Sayings; Nice colour recruiting ad inside back cover for Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) is titled "New Faces - New Places" and shows ladies visiting attractive foreign site; Colour back cover for Old Dutch cleanser shows long row of shiny silver pots; and more. Average wear. A sound vintage copy of this sensational wartime issue, Magazine

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        Tombeau de Pascin : Orné de 8 gravures originales, par Pierre Mac Orlan,

      Paris : Impr. de Daragnès, 1944. Mit 8 Original Radierungen, [31] Seiten, 4°, rotes OHldr mit Lederecken Rücken und Einbanddeckel minimal berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar. Nr. 79 von 150 Exemplaren, mit einem goldgeprägten gekröntes Leder-Exlibris auf dem vorderen Vorsatz:\" Aleramo Spada-Lavini \" Versand D: 5,00 EUR Li 44038

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        American Cinematography: D.W. Griffith

      Moscow: Goskinoisdat, 1944 - First Edition. Publisher's cloth; very good. An excellent association copy; presented by Sergei Eisenstein to American screenwriter Robert Rossen (All The King's Men, The Hustler, The Sea-Wolf, A Walk in the Sun, etc.), "To Robert Rossen, Hollywood writer mobilisation with my best wishes. S. Eisenstein." Additionally signed by Yutkevich. At this time, the director was completing work on the first part of Ivan The Terrible. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Intelligenz-Blatt der Königlich Bayerischen Stadt Augsburg. 1875 - 1896. 30. bis 51. Jahrgang. 22 Bände.

      Druck und Verlag von Theodor Lampart, Augsburg. - --- Dieses Blatt erscheint nach Bedürftniß und wird ex offico gegen 20 Pf. Zustellgebühr per Quartal angegeben.---- Inhalt: Register zum städtischen Intelligenzblatt. Verfügungen, Erlasse, Bekanntmachungen, Augsburger Schrannen-Anzeige mit den Getreidepreisen, Trockenfutter Preise, Viehmarkt- Wochenbericht, Course der Staatspapiere, Statistische Jahresberichte über das städtische Krankenhaus und vieles mehr. Vor allem sind in den - Augsburger Populations-Anzeigen- sämtliche standesamtliche Geburten, Heiraten und Sterbe-Anzeigen, anfangs noch nach Konfessionen getrennt, aufgeführt. Für den geschlossenen Zeitraum sind so, ca. 55.000 Geburten (auch uneheliche und Totgeburten), 40.000 Sterbeeintragungen (mit Todesursache) und ca. 8000 Hochzeiten, chronologisch mit Namen und Straßenangaben verzeichnet. Dazu noch: wöchentlicher Nachweis der Bevölkerungs-Vorgänge in der Stadt Augsburg. - wöchentliche Übersicht der Sterbefälle und der Geburten mit Tabelle der Krankheitsformen und Todesursachen.----Wenn man bedenkt, dass für einige Pfarreien in Augsburg der gesamte Kirchenbücher-Bestand 1944 durch Brand vernichtet wurde, ist dies die umfassenste Quelle für Familienforscher!,1875 bis 1896 lückenlose und vollständige 22 Jahrgänge der (jeweils 97 bis 110 Nummern.) 2 mal die Woche erscheinenden amtliche Ausgaben, zusammen ca. 2200 Einzelnummern mit ca. 9000 Seiten! mit goldgeprägten Halbleinen- bzw Halb-Kunstleder- Einbänden mit verstärkten Ecken, saubere Buchbindearbeit, am Rücken mit kleinem Papieretikett. Die Bände 1875 bis 1879 mit Inventurzeichen und Stempel (Gemälde-Gallerie-Conservatorium Augsburg) die restlichen Bände ohne jegliche Eintragungen, sehr geringe Flecken am Schnitt und Vorsätzen ansonsten fast ohne Gebrauchsspuren, tadellos, sehr schön erhalten. 24,5 x 22,5 cm, sehr selten! rar! sonst nirgends angeboten! zusammen ca. 17,00 kg schwer [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le mariage de Loti

      Rare first edition.Binding half morocco gray corner, back with five nerves spent slightly, cover and spine preserved boards, gilded head, binding signed field.Important autograph note signed and dated 1944 Claude Farrère, writer and friend of Pierre Loti, adding that he bought this copy while missing two sheets or four pages of which he made ??handwritten copies he did connect with.Provennace: Library of Claude Farrère Calmann Lévy Paris 1880 12x19cm relié

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      [Kyoto 1944, Tamura]. Blue stiff stitched wrs., 7 vol.set,. very clean, solid, title slips, 31+35+31+29+23+41+75p.,. profuse b.w. illustrated, 18 x 265.5 cm., printed & bound to. look like the original 1828 edition, nicely done, complete.. This is a profusely b.w. illustrated botanical, and shows several examples of variegated plants. . *** THE AUTHOR: The author was also known as Mizuno Issai. *** LIMITED EDITION OF 500 REPRINTED COPIES: This is a reprint of the original edition 1829, this edition *** ART WORK: The botanical illustrations were done by Ooka Umpo and his disciple Sekine Untei. . Ooka Umpo [1765-1848] was also known as Ooka Narihiro [Jokan] and had also other "Go" or studio names such as A. Koritsu, Jihei and Unpo/Umpo. He was a Nanga painter, and pupil of the famous sealmaker Taka Fuyo. Ooka also served as a retainer to the Tokugawa Shogun, and lived at Obancho, Yotsuya in Edo from which he took his nickname 'Yotsuya Nampin' He is well collected by world museums. See Roberts below. . Sekine Untei [1803-1877], was a Nanga painter, and he was a known book illustrator, and is listed in Mitchell, see below. *** The work consists of 7 volumes in all, vols.1-6 + appendix, vols. 1-3 Zenpen: part 1, vols. 4-7 Kohen part 2. The complete work. *** REFERENCES: BARTLETT, Harley H.: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING, exhibit 52, p.467, & illustrated on p.468. Bartlett states: "...the best of the sort ever published in Japan...the pictures are remarkable..." * MITCHELL, C.H.:THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography, p.500. * DOUGLAS, Robert K.: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE PRINTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM, 1898 p.83. * ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER, see p.191 for Ooka; and p.192 for Seikine. * Not in: . MERRILL, Elmer D. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EASTERN ASIATIC BOTANY. . DAWES, Leonard G. :CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. . TODA, Kenji.: DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. *** Color scans can be sent by email. . Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Lifeboat (Original One-Sheet Poster)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Original one sheet poster for the 1944 film. One of the great illustrated posters of the 1940s, for a film that is unique in Hitchcock's career and most controversial. The director always favored strong literary sources, and commissioned John Steinbeck to write an original story and screenplay for the film. Steinbeck completed his first script, and as always Hitchcock took the author's draft and rewrote it extensively. The director found the script to be much too strong on social conscience and not enough of a thriller. The final script was, of course, a thriller without a great deal of proletarian sentiment. One critic noted, "Steinbeck's version was about a group of people wondering where they would find their next meal--Hitchcock's version was about a group of people wondering where they would go to dinner." Though he disowned the film, Steinbeck was till credited as screenwriter, and famously refused his nomination for Best Screenwriter by the Motion Picture Academy. The film was also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture. 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 cm), linen backed. Fine condition.

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        Sammlung von 8 eigenh. Briefen mit U.

      Zumeist Kirchstetten und Wien, 7. V. 1938-21. XII. 1944. - Zus. 15 SS. auf 13 Bll. Gr.-4to. Beiliegend: Weinheber, Hedwig. 16 eigenh. Briefe und 2 eh. Postkarten mit U. Kirchstetten, 2. IX. 1949-24. VIII. 1957. Zusammen 27½ SS. Meist Gr.-4to. Persönliche Schreiben an seinen Freund, den späteren Verlagslektor Hans Rössner: "Du, als liebender Freund, wirst verstehen, welche Verantwortung ich fühle [.] Ich muss nur zu Zeiten mich völlig einkapseln, um der Führungen von drüben völlig teilhaftig werden zu können. Ich glaube ja längst nicht mehr, daß ich es bin, der es schafft [.] Ich lasse mich treiben, verstehst Du, ich gehorche dem Gesetz [.]" (7. V. 1938). - "Was da die Ausländer von uns als ‘Barbaren’ sagen - das stimmt schon. Aber die sehen nur das Offizielle. Dir wirklichen Kräfte zu sehn ist ihnen nicht beschieden [.]" (28. VIII. 1938). - "[.] es geht mir seelisch gar nicht gut, ich habe eine solche Furcht, Grauen ist es, vor einer kommenden Katastrophe, ich weiß nicht welcher, und ob sie mich persönlich oder uns allgemein treffen wird. Der Führer hat herrlich gesprochen, schöner, maßvoller, klarer und edler als je. Hoffen wir das beste [.]" (4. V. 1939). - Aus der Nervenheilanstalt Inzersdorf: "Ich bin aber nun seit Februar hier in der Anstalt um mich des Alkohols zu entwöhnen [.] Manchmal scheint mir ein Schicksal wie das Hölderlins besser zu sein als das meine. [.] Sei tapfer! Denke, daß Gott mit uns Deutschen etwas Besonderes vorhaben muß, da er uns so schwer belädt. Wir sind das Schicksal der Welt, der weißen Rasse. Das muss jeder Geistige sehen. Dann wird manches, was zu tragen ist, leichter, weil es dann gemäß erscheint, schicksalhaft. Tragisch im edelsten Sinne: Adel und Untergang [.]" (18. IV. 1940). - "[.] Im übrigen glaube ich fest an die echte Abendländische Mission Adolf Hitlers. Wenn jetzt amerikanische und russische Analphabeten vorgeben, das Abendland vor uns ‘Barbaren’ retten zu müssen, so ist das doch der blödeste propagandistische Schwindel, der je ausgeheckt wurde. Wo ist in der Gegenwart bei denen eine derart geschlossene geistige Gestalt wie die meine, die mit allem Mut zur Konsequenz (Adel und Untergang) das Abendländische zusammenfassend aufgezeigt und beschworen hat?! Ich spüre wie es bei mir wieder aufwärts geht. Nur jetzt nicht nachlassen! Die drüben haben sich die Kriegsweihnachten 44 jedenfalls anders vorgestellt! [.]" (21. XII. 1944). - Die Korrespondenz seiner Witwe Hedwig mit Rössner betrifft die Herausgabe der Gesamtausgabe der Werke ihres verstorbenen Gatten, über dessen Biographie von Josef Nadler u. a. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A.A.F. CLOTH MAP ASIATIC SERIES: No. 34 & No. 35. No. 34, SOUTHEAST CHINA & No.

      Washington D.C. 1944, Army Map Service, U.S. Army. Silk map,. folds down to ca. 8.5 x 13.5 cm., opens up to 66 x 53 cm.,. flawless, bright & superb copy, as new condition, as issued. in full color, with "RESTRICTED," scale 1:2,000,000. R A R E. SUPERB & PRISTINE SILK MAP FOR AMERICAN FLYERS OVER CHINA A.A.F.= Army Air Force issue, this pair of maps shows all the major parts of China from a bit above 38 degrees at the North and 109 degrees from the West to 123 degrees at the East, and South down to just below 22 degrees, including the South China sea, the last island is one more degree South below Canton, Hong Kong and Macao, with a nice inset of all of Taiwan. This was the basic combat region for the Pacific war against Japan. * USED BY THE FLYING TIGERS: This map and many similar to it were part of the items issued to FLYING TIGER pilots and A.V.G. [AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP pilots. They were often tied around the neck to keep them warm while flying. *** A SINGLE CLOTH MAP PRINTED ON TWO SIDES: Number 34 SOUTHEAST CHINA shows from Nan-Ching at the North down to Tao-chuang-fou [ St. John Island], with Macau, Hong Kong, Canton. Off to the right is all of Formosa [Taiwan] as an inset. The whole Eastern coast of China from Tao-chuang-fou up to just above Shanghai. * The back side shows number 35 NORTHEAST CHINA: from Miao Lieh-tao island Lai-chou Wan at the far East, and Li-ch-eng city, to the Great Wall at extreme West at the Yellow River. Down South to Hankow, Hang-chow area. K'ai feng is about in the center of this map. With an inset of and index to the other maps in this area and series, sea currents, key, guide to symbols. * A detailed map showing a substantial number of small towns, big cities, lakes, rivers, train routes, roads, major highways &c. With seasonal ocean currents noted for possible survival back to land. The map also has an index inset to related other area silk maps. Miles scale, kilometers, nautical miles, legend or key to symbols, roads, towns, cities, rivers & mountains. This map was part of the U. S. Army Air Force & Naval flyers "E & E" survival kit [Escape and Evasion], printed on thick silk parachute cloth. These maps were often worn by fighter and other air crew members as scarves to insure they would be with the downed airman if/when his plane or he had to parachute out into the sea or over land. Each air crew member carried among other survival supplies, a .38 caliber pistol, survival knife, a signal mirror [stainless steel or glass], compass and some basic food rations, fishing kit, water purification tablets, along with minor medical supplies; the whole kit was tucked into the pant pocket of the flight suit. * The majority of these perishable maps have been lost during World War II and few if any others survived the attrition rate of war, time and climate prevented many from ever being brought back home. This map was given to fliers in the Pacific war against Japan, to insure downed fliers had some chance to navigate their way back to friendly forces. These maps are truly RARE and seldom found on the market. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Das Gesetz.

      Pazifische Presse, Los Angeles, 1944 - Los Angeles, Pazifische Presse 1944. 23,6 x 16,5 cm. 79, (3) Seiten. Original-Halbleder mit goldenem Rückentitel. Einband gebräunt und etwas angestaubt, Rücken (teils stark) berieben, Kapitale etwas abgegriffen. Kleine private Bibliotheksnummer und Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz. Photokopie des Titelblattes mit Haftstreifen auf letzes weißes Blatt (gegenüber Impressum) geklebt. "Als Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim herausgegeben und besorgt. Die einmalige Auflage von 500 Exemplaren wurde in Fournier Antiqua bei der Plantin Presse in Los Angeles im Jahre 1944 gedruckt. Die ersten 250 Exemplare sind in Halbleder gebunden und vom Autor handschriftlich signiert". Vorliegend hiervon das Exemplar mit der Nummer 100. Potempa E 32.2 Sprache: Deutsch Einband gebräunt und etwas angestaubt, Rücken (teils stark) berieben, Kapitale etwas abgegriffen. Kleine private Bibliotheksnummer und Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz. Photokopie des Titelblattes mit Haftstreifen auf letzes weißes Blatt (gegenüber Impressum) geklebt. Original-Halbleder mit goldenem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fluid Geography

      American Neptune Inc., Salem, Mass. [Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland], 1944. Article in 'The American Neptune', April 1944 (Vol. IV, No. 2), pp. 119-136, with folding plate 50 x 63 cm. 'World Map On Dymaxion Projection. By Richard Buckminster Fuller and Margaret Mace, A.M., Associate. Assisted by: Cynthia Lacey, Carl O. Hoffman, Truman F. Peebles, James McSweeney.' 'The map opposite page 120, which is the primary exhibit of this article, was invented for this purpose ['as a precise means for seeing the world from the dynamic, cosmic, and comprehensive viewpoint'], and while it is certain to be bettered by subsequent inventions, it is for the moment the most reliable comprehensive projection, in that it describes the earth's surface with the minimum total score of distortions from the many well-known geometrical processes inherent in translation of the angle and scale information from a spherical to a flat surface.' This is the stated 'First edition published by The American Neptune', but according to his footnote in this article it is Fuller's fourth attempt at a comprehensive world map. Stock#OB410.

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      Paris 1944 - EDITION ORIGINALE hors commerce de ce poème imprimé en double page centrale, et illustré en quatrième de couverture d'une LITHOGRAPHIE originale de Jean DUBUFFET, signée et datée dans la pierre. Tirage unique à 100 exemplaire, celui-ci portant un ENVOI autographe signé d'Eluard à Fred Barzilay. JOINT une CARTE POSTALE autographe de Dominique Eluard, contresignée par Paul Eluard. >>>> Envoyée de Saint-Tropez le 15 mai 1951 selon l'oblitération, le couple donne de ses nouvelles, quelques semaines avant leur mariage célébré dans le village le 15 juin suivant, avec Picasso et Françoise Gilot pour témoins. Anticipant un peu l'évènement, Dominique annonce : « Le temps est breton mais on est quand même bien contents d'être dans notre maison de jeunes mariés ». Elle évoque ensuite LA BAVARDE, fête qui s'y déroule alors et durant laquelle les habitants en armes revêtent des uniformes de soldats et font retentir les fusils en l'honneur du Saint patron : « il faut absolument voir cela un jour ¿ la voir ce n¿est rien. Mais l'entendre ! Nous vivons dans les tromblons et les canons ». La lithographie qui orne cette plaquette, titrée LE SALUT DE LA FENETRE est une des premières estampe de Dubuffet, qui découvre la gravure lors d'un stage chez Mourlot de septembre à novembre 1944. L'artiste réunira ses planches dans l'album MATIERE ET MEMOIRE, édité par Mourlot lui-même avec une préface de Francis Ponge. C'est dans cette série que Dubuffet choisira ce sujet pour illustrer le poème que son ami Paul Eluard lui dédia. La date d'août 1944 annoncée sur la plaquette est celle du poème d'Eluard. La lithographie de Dubuffet fut exécutée deux mois plus tard. Dans une lettre du 6 octobre, Dubuffet écrit à Jean Paulhan qui semble être à l'origine de cette édition : « Le tirage des quelques mots rassemblés : juste cent. Je me suis permis de les emporter à midi en quittant l'atelier Mourlot. Je dépose deux paquets de 33 chacun : donc un paquet pour le gentil éditeur, l'autre pour Eluard. Cette petite édition m'est très chère ; je vous en remercie profondément. C'est un très vif plaisir pour moi de distribuer ce livret à mes plus intimes amis ». De la même manière, Paul Eluard offrit cet exemplaire à son ami le photographe Fréderic Barzilay. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der zeitlose Kampf um die Wahrheit R.I. 44 Bitte beachten Sie Nr. 9 unserer AGB (Druckwerke aus totalitären Staaten / §§ 86 und 130 StGB, Jugendschutzgesetz)!

      Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Arbeitsfront GmbH, 1944 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (klammergeheftete Broschur im Format 15 x 21 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel (Zeichen der Deutschen Arbeitsfront). 14 Seiten, mit einer ganzseitigen Zeichnungswiedergabe "Der Jude Kriegsanstifter Kriegsverlängerer" auf der letzten Umschlagseite. - Aus dem Inhalt: Der Jude als Vater der Lüge - Der Soldat gewann die Schlacht, der Jude gewann den Krieg! - Arbeit gegen Gold - Der deutsche Mensch gegen Juda! - Pflichten des Redners. - Mit zeitttypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "je mehr nun der einzelne Volksgenossen die Grundsätzlichkeit und den Umfang des gegenwärtigen Krieges kennen lernt, umso mehr Gelegenheit wird er suchen und finden, sich ganz in den Dienst seines Volkes zu stellen. So erfordert der Kampf gegen das Weltjudentum von jedem einzelnen deutschen Menschen die vollkommene Ablehnung aller ehemaligen, auch bei Nichtjuden bestandenen kompromissfreudigen Lebensauffassungen. Dieser Kampf Deutschlands mit dem Juden ist ein Kampf auf Leben und Tod. Neben der Wahrheit kann die Lüge nicht bestehen. Zwischen diesen Faktoren gibt es keinen goldenen Mittelweg! Der schaffende deutsche Mensch hat schon immer in seinem Leben die Härte des brutalen Existenzkampfes erfahren. Er ist oft aufgrund seiner Gutgläubigkeit das Objekt gemeinster Ausbeutung geworden. Wie oft musste gerade die arbeitende Bevölkerung die Zögerungen und das "Vielleicht-Sagen" der Staatsführung mit bitterster Not bezahlen. Im gegenwärtigen Entscheidungskampf wird das deutsche Volk nicht von Menschen geführt, die den Alltag des Lebens nicht kennen. Dieses Mal steht ein deutscher Arbeiter und Frontsoldat an der Spitze der Nation. Die persönlichen Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen, die Adolf Hitler sowohl als Arbeiter und Frontsoldat als auch als Staatsmann und Feldherr gehabt und gewonnen hat, geben jedem deutschen Arbeiter die absolute Gewissheit, daß der Führer als wahrhaftiger Revolutionär den uns vom Juden aufgezwungenen Krieg bis zur letzten Konsequenz zum siegreichen Ende führt. D i e j ü d i s c h e W e l t h e r r s c h a f t w i r d d u r c h A d o l f H i t l e r u n d d a s v o n i h m g e f ü h r t e d e u t s c h e V o l k g e b ro c h e n ! Es ist uns die göttliche Gnade zuteil geworden, unter diesem einmaligen Menschen leben und kämpfen zu dürfen. Wir wollen für jeden Tag, den uns der Allmächtige schenkt, dankbar sein und jede Stunde unseres Lebens dem Kampf für die Wahrheit weihen. Mögen sich auch die Zeiten und die Menschen ändern, wir nationalsozialistischen Redner werden als Kämpfer für die Wahrheit und Künder einer schöneren Zukunft die Prediger der Härte bleiben! Berlin, Ende Februar 1944". - Später Kriegsdruck in sehr guter Erhaltung - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, Antijudaismus, nationalsozialistischer Redner, der Jude als Vater der Lüge, jüdisches Ausbeutungssystem, deutsche Menschen als Opfer des Juden, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Second Army in the Field

      1944 . Two pencil and coloured crayon drawings on card. Image sizes: 23.5 x 24 cm & 22 x 26 cm. Framed sizes 37 x 39 cm each. Very good condition. Presented in hand finished oak frames with conservation mounts and glass. Signed by the artist. One shows The Second Army TAC Headquarters in 1944, the other military traffic, aircraft and barrage balloons in the Low Countries, both signed below the image in capital letters. These drawings appear to date from the late summer or autumn of 1944, when Dempsey's Second Army was advancing through the Low Countries, following the breakout from Normandy and when advancing towards Germany itself.

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        Lichtlein Am Wege Kinderandachten (Drittes Bandchen)

      Basel, Switzerland: Heinrich Majer Verlag. Fair with no dust jacket. 1944. Second Edition. Hardcover. This rare title of Eugen Zeller's is tightly bound, but the spine has fallen off; most of it is present and will be sent with the book. The spine webbing holds the book well. The paper-covered boards are age-spotted and have bumped corners and minor edge bumping. There is a name inside the front cover. The interior is age-browned and has some brown spotting. This is volume three, second edition (or printing) , copyright 1944.; Vol. 3; 12mo 7"-7+" tall; 102 pages. .

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        The Razor's Edge

      Heinemman - USA printing, 1944. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Printed for Heinemann in the USA. Hence a rare 1st edition US printing. This is not the same printing as the UK Heinemann edition. Pages are yellowed and boards a little grubby and bumped. Appears to be signed by the Author on the title page, but signature looks suspiciously similar to others I have seen hence assumed facsimile. But I may be mistaken!

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        Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California.

      U.S. Camera; 1944. 111 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; ENGLISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        The Razor's Edge

      Heinemman - USA printing 1944 - Printed for Heinemann in the USA. Hence a rare 1st edition US printing. This is not the same printing as the UK Heinemann edition. Pages are yellowed and boards a little grubby and bumped. Appears to be signed by the Author on the title page, but signature looks suspiciously similar to others I have seen hence assumed facsimile. But I may be mistaken! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes éparses.

      - P., se trouve à Paris chez l'éditeur, La Nouvelle Société d'édition, 1944-1946, 6 volumes, In-8, br., plats illustrés, couvertures rempliées en couleurs. Série complète en 6 tomes, tirée à 800 exemplaires numérotés, ceux-ci sur chiffon.I. "Le Code des Gens Honnêtes ou l'Art de ne pas être dupe des fripons" illustré par Joseph Hémard.II. "Paris marié ou Philosophie de l'Amour conjugale à Paris" illustré par Ch. A. Edelman.III. "Souvenirs d'un paria. Les Mémoires de Sanson" illustré par Guy Arnoux.IV. "Portraits et silhouettes" avec 60 illustrations de Charles Genty.V. "Quatre histoires de bêtes" avec 55 illustrations de Lucien Boucher.VI. "Traité de la vie élégante et Physiologie de la toilette" avec 55 illustrations de Beuville.Les illustrations en couleurs de chaque tome ont été exécutées au pochoir par Ch. Richard. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Traité de la Grande Vertu de Sagesse de Nagarjuna. (Mahaprajnaparamitasastra).: Tome I: Chapitres I-XV, Premiere Partie (Traduction annotee). Tome II: Chapitres XVI-XXX. Tome III: Chapitres XXXI-XLII. Tome IV: Chapitres XLII (suite)-XLVIII. Tome V: Chapitres XLIX-LII, et Chapitre XX (2e série).

      Bibliotheque du Museon Volume 18 and Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain 2, 12, 24. 1944-80, Louvain Bureaux du Muséon; Éditions E. Peeters - This set is heavy (6 kg) and will incur extra postage. Vols. I and II very good uncut copies in lightly worn original wrappers. Front wrapper of vol. I taped to endpaper. Vols. III-V very good in original wrappers. Occasional pencil markings in all volumes. A complete set in first edition, pp.xxxii, 620; xxii, (621)-1118, lxviii, (1119)-1733, xix, (1734)-2162, xv, (2163)-2451. Text in French.

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        Illustrirte Zeitung Leipzig Nr.5037 Mai 1944, mitsamt dem Gemäldezyklus "Die 4 Tageszeiten" von Willy Kriegel (vier Original-Ölgemälde: kleinere Version 1943 ff; - weitere Informationen und Abbildungen auf Anfrage)

      Leipzig, J.J.Weber Verlag, 1944 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Broschur/Kartoneinband 27 x 38 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel: farbige Graphik "Maienzeit " von Alfred Seckelmann. Seiten 518-547, mit sehr vielen Abbildungen (Zeichnungen und Fotos) auf Kunstdruckpapier. - Aus dem Inhalt: Dr.H.Hartmann, Pathologie des Sauerstoffmangels / Wege zu Büchern / Ganzseitige Wiedergabe einer PK.-Zeichnung von Kriegsberichter Lothar Günther Buchheim: "Brückenwache auf einem U-Boot" / Heinz Bongartz: Deutsche Seemacht, dreiseitiger Bildbericht mit PK.-Zeichnungen von Kriegsberichter Fritz Friedel, mit folgenden Unterschriften: "Britischer Geleitszug wurde unter der englischen Kanalküste von Fernkampfbatterien unserer Kriegsmarine unter Feuer genommen; Deutsche Schnellboote führen einen Angriff auf einen britischen Geleitzug an Englands Küste durch; Ein Vorpostenboot unserer Kriegsmarine hat durch seine Flakwaffen einen vermotorigenn USA.-Bomber zum Absturz gebracht" (brennender Bomber kurz vor Aufprall auf die Wasseroberfläche, seine Besatzung daneben an Fallschirmen) / Bergkampf im Hochapennin, von NSKK.-Kriegsberichter Willi Michels, mit drei PK.-Zeichnungen von NSKK.-Kriegsberichter Fritz Bley (" durch die verschneite Bergwelt geht ein Stoßtrupp der NSKK.-Gruppe Luftwaffe gegen ein von kommunistischen Banden bedrohtes italienisches Bergdorf vor; Die Banken greifen an, wenige Sekunden später sind die Häuser des kleinen Bergdorfes von den NSKK.-Männern besetzt und die automatischen Waffen in Stellung gebracht; Der heldenmütige Kampf der NSKK.-Männer hat den Feind gebunden und die Heranführung starker deutscher Verbände ermöglicht. Deutsche Jagdflugzeuge greifen an und jagen Tod und Verderben in den Feind") / Zweiseitiger Bildbericht "Die Landschaft des Krieges - III.Die Westfront", von Kriegsberichter Dr.Wolf Strache, mit insgesamt neun Fotoabbildungen, u.a.: "Generalfeldmarschall Rommel an der bretonischen Küste" / Dreiseitiger Bildbericht "Hier scheiden sich die Geister", von Paul Renovanz (mit ganzseitiger zweifarbiger Zeichnung von PK.-Kriegsberichte Oswald Voh "Heldentum der Heimat: Männer einer Luftschutztruppe und freiwillige Helfer bei der Bergung Verschütteter nach einem feindlichen Terrorangriff auf eine deutsche Stadt. Im Lichtschein brennender Häuser sind die Retter unter Zuhilfenahme von Fackeln in den Keller des zerstörten Wohnhauses eingedrungen und befreien die Eingeschlossenen. In den noch vom Schrecken des Angriffs gezeichneten Gesichtern zeigt sich bereits wieder ein Zug stolzen Trotzes und entschlossenen Lebenswillens, der im unerschütterlichen Glauben an den deutschen Sieg wurzelt", sowie Fotoabbildung "Zerstörtes Freskobild aus der Kirche des Klosters Monte Cassino. Britisch-amerikanische Luftwaffenverbände vernichteten ohne zwingende militärischen Grund die Anlagen der weltberühmten Abtei Monte Cassino und töteten hunderte von Zivilisten, die sich in den Schutz des von deutschen Truppen unbesetzten Klosters begeben hatten, PK.-Aufnahme von KriegsberichterCzirnich,PBZ"): "Die gesittete Welt steht fassungslos einem Kriegsterror - richtiger gesagt: einer entehrenden Kriegsführung gegenüber, die in keiner Weise beschönigt, was sie frevelt. Dem mörderischen Gegner genügt es nicht, Tag und Nacht Brand und berstendes Eisen auf offene Städte zu schleudern in der Erwartung, mit solchen allem Völkerrecht hohnsprechenden Methoden die deutsche Heimatfront mürbe zu machen. Er setzt in sein verbrecherisches Kalkül als wesentlichen Faktor neben die physische Vernichtung die seelische Verödung, hervorgerufen durch Zerstörung unersetzliche Kultur werde, zu denen wir uns leidenschaftlich bekennen, für die er aber bestenfalls ein snobistisches, meist freilich nur ein materiell entartetes Händlerinteresse aufzubringen vermag . . ." - Die vier Original-Gemälde von Willy Kriegel im Preis enthalten; weitere Beschreibung s.Nr.123361! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        Un roman de Jarry. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit signé complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 13 April 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the posthumous publication of The Strap Alfred Jarry. Complete typescript of the article by the author is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Bataille Secrète en France. 167 dessins de l'auteur [TOGETHER WITH] Original pencil and ink cover maquette and one additional pencil and ink illustration, the latter signed

      New York: Brentano's, [1944]. First Edition. Extensively illustrated contemporary account of the German occupation in France and the French Resistance. Girard, a French painter and poster artist, was the founding member of the Resistance organization known as the CARTE network, which he ran from Antibes, a free zone in France. In 1942 CARTE drew the attention of the British Special Operations Executive, which provided the organization with arms, radio operators, and funds. After traveling to Britain under SOE orders in 1943, Girard was forbidden from returning to France during which time his wife was arrested and incarcerated in the Ravensbruck concentration camp until the end of the war. As a result, Girard broke with the SOE and left in self-imposed exile for the United States where he voiced his opposition to the British and the Gaullists. TOGETHER WITH: Original pencil and ink maquette drawing of a fallen soldier (20x13.5cm.) nearly identical to the cover illustration. Additional pencil sketch on verso with variation of the fallen soldier and cover text. Slight rust-staining from previously removed paper clip, else Very Good. TOGETHER WITH: Original pencil and ink illustration (28x21.5cm.), signed. Depicts a scrum of bedraggled men and women overseen by four large and sinister German guards, either at a train station or a concentration camp, though it is unclear. This illustration does not appear in the published work, though variations of the guards do make appearances throughout. Tears at hole punches not affecting text, some minor staining along top edge, else Very Good. Octavo (20cm.); original cream pictorial wrappers printed in red and black depicting a signed illustration by Girard of a fallen soldier; 292pp.; illus. by the author throughout, including many full-paged. Spine a bit darkened, top textblock edge stained with very shallow bleeding onto leaves. A Very Good and tight copy. Text entirely in French.

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

      Documento, Roma 1944 - Ns. copia N. 200. Naturali segni del tempo vecchia dedica alla prima bianca 96 con 2 litografie di Guttuso numerate e firmate a matita dall'Artista p. in-8 m.tela edit piatto anteriore illustrato da un'incisione di Luigi Bartolini

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        Lloyds Register of Shipping 1944 - 1945.

      Lloyds., London. 1944 - Approx. 2000pp 'Steamers and motorships of 300 tons gross and over, steamers and motorships under 300 tons, trawlers, tugs, dredgers. &c., sailing vessels, list of ship owners, &c.' Large volume for 19944-1945 with Lloyds 'Secret' label inserted to fep, SECRET label to front board, this copy Whitwill & Son, Bristol, one small neat Bristol Reference Library, withdrawn stamp otherwise clean and tight internally, leather is grubby. Courier only. 7kg Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American Dilemma.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, , 1944. The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Board edges faintly rubbed, contents mildly toned; an excellent, bright copy in the unclipped, toned jacket with some shallow chips and nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing, one-volume issue. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the present study of race relations in America is possibly his best-known and most influential work. Commissioned by the Carnegie Institute, the project drew on sociological, economic, anthropological and legal data, to enquire into the "American Dilemma," the sharp contrast between high ideals and the failure to deliver basic human rights in the 80 years since the Civil War. Myrdal was also a signatory of UNESCO's 1950 statement The Race Question.

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        L'AUTRE MONDE. Les Etats et Empires de la Lune. Les Etats et Empires du Soleil. Histoire des Oiseaux.

      Editions des Moulins d'Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, (Imprimerie X. Perroux et Fils à Mâcon),1 DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES HORS-COMMERCE AVEC SUITE EN BISTRE 1944 - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Maurice DE BECQUE, illustrateur L'AUTRE MONDE. Les Etats et Empires de la Lune. Les Etats et Empires du Soleil. Histoire des Oiseaux. Illustrations à l'eau-forte de Maurice de Becque. Editions des Moulins d'Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, 1944 (Imprimerie X. Perroux et Fils à Mâcon) 1 volume in-4 (24 x 19 cm), en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée imprimée et emboîtage toile de l'éditeur. Excellent état, proche du neuf. ÉDITION BIBLIOPHILIQUE. TIRAGE A 400 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES HORS-COMMERCE AVEC SUITE EN BISTRE, RÉSERVÉS AUX COLLABORATEURS. Tous les exemplaires ainsi que les suites sont tirés sur papier d'Auvergne pur fil, fait à la main, comme au moyen âge. Texte établi par P. Bondois, archiviste paléographe au Département des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale. Préface d'Emile Magne. Quinze illustrations à l'eau-forte, dessinées et gravées par Maurice de Becque. Très belle édition bibliophilique illustrée (posthume) avec une grande finesse et l'esprit qui sied à Cyrano par Maurice de Becque (1878-1938). Edition publiée 6 ans après le décès de l'illustrateur. Trop éclipsé par l'excellent Cyrano d'Edmond Rostand, le véritable Cyrano de Bergerac existe bel et bien et a laissé des textes d'une philosophie majeure. Les Etats et Empires du Soleil et de la Lune (parus pour la première fois en 1657. Certains commentateurs, dont Madeleine Alcover, considèrent les deux Voyages comme les deux volets d'un même projet romanesque, intitulé L'Autre monde. L'œuvre raconterait les voyages d'un même personnage, Je sur la Lune, et Dyrcona sur le Soleil (Dyrcona étant l'anagramme de D(e) Cyrano). La structure de chacune des deux parties est assez similaire : sur la Lune comme sur le Soleil, le narrateur rencontre différentes personnes avec lesquelles il aborde toutes sortes de sujets, et subit un procès dont une intervention extérieure le sauve. Cette œuvre est considérée comme un des premiers romans de science-fiction. L'auteur y décrit ses voyages dans la Lune et le Soleil et rend compte des observations qu’il a pu y faire de sociétés indigènes, dont le mode de vie est parfois totalement différent de celui des terriens, voire choquant, et parfois au contraire identique, ce qui lui permet d’en dénoncer indirectement les limites. Ces voyages imaginaires sont avant tout prétextes à exprimer une philosophie matérialiste. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Bell for Adano (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, copy belonging to producer Louis D. Lighton)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. First Draft Continuity script (pre-production) for the 1945 film. Adapted from the 1944 novel by John Hersey, based on the experiences of military governor Frank Toscani following the Allied invasion of Sicily. Copy belonging to producer Louis D. Lighton, with his holograph name to the front wrapper and his notations to the script. The story of a post-World War II village in which Allied troops assist residents in a transition away from Fascist rule. Though not a typical World War II action film, this film highlights the quiet, often overlooked work of recovery. Set in Adano, Italy. Orange studio wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT CONTINUITY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 14 and production No. 19, dated August 18, 1944. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated August 18, 1944, noted as 1st Draft Continuity, with credits for screenwriter Raine. 168 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two gold brads.

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        Wilson (Original screenplay for the 1944 film, presentation copy)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Revised draft script for the 1944 film. Presentation copy, bound in brown cloth with gilt titles and Presidential Seal design on the front board, with lavish title and credits pages bound in. A lush chronicle of Wilson's political career, beginning with his decision to step down as the head of Princeton University and concluding with the end of his presidency. Twentieth Century-Fox's most expensive picture to the date of its release, costing close to five million dollars, the production had 162 sets, many that recreated rooms in the White House to a high degree of authenticity. Winner of five Academy Awards, and nominated for five others, including Best Picture. Though highly critically acclaimed, the film was unsuccessful at the box office, and it is rumored that producer Zanuck, a hearty Wilson admirer, forbade his employees from mentioning the film in his presence. Set in Washington DC, Princeton, New Jersey, and places on the campaign tour, shot on location in Princeton and Washington DC. Title page present ,with credits for producer Zanuck, director King, and screenwriter Trotti. 183 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 155. Mimeograph, with blue, yellow, and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12/6/43 and 3/23/44. Pages Near Fine, binding rubbed at the extremities.

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      Lisboa, Ática 1944 - Brochura, 14x20cm, 325p + variantes e índices. Volume 2 das Obras Completas de Fernando Pessoa. Primeira edição. Capa com certa oxidação (foxing) e um rasguinho (tear) sem perda de papel na borda inferior da contracapa; pequenas perdas de papel nas extremidades da lombada; nome de ex-dono à tinta na primeira página; sombras de molhado (mouillures), mais fortes nas páginas iniciais, bem fracas nas páginas centrais. Exemplar em papel vergé. Exemplar sólido e completo, sem carimbos, grifos ou anotações. Primeira edição das Poesias de Álvaro de Campos reunidas em livro e também primeira edição absoluta de grandes clássicos da poesia, como a Dobrada à moda do Porto e outras. Joia rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lillibullero or The Golden Road

      Zanzibar: Printed Privately, 1944. The hand-numbered, limited, privately printed issue of the first edition. Leather_bound. Lillibullero or The Golden Road contains the author?'s reminiscences of the colorful Tich Miles in the Northern Frontier District of Kenya in the first half of the twentieth century. Though certainly not common (the book can be fairly readily found in first and later editions) we have not previously encountered a copy thus ?- the numbered and limited issue of the first edition. This copy is hand numbered on the copyright page ?"No. 14?" of 100 copies privately printed in Zanzibar in 1944, and is finely bound in half green morocco over green cloth boards with raised spine bands, gilt print and rules, head and foot bands, gilt top edge, and marbled endpapers. The author, Eric Aldhelm Torlogh Dutton (1895-1973) was a British veteran, civil servant, and writer. Dutton was educated at Oxford and served during the First World War in Gallipoli. He passed the Indian Civil Service examination in 1920 and in the same year was appointed as private secretary to Sir Robert Coryndon, Governor of Uganda and subsequently of Kenya. Dutton worked with Coryndon until 1925 at which point he became private secretary to Lieutenant Colonel Sir Edward Grigg, Governor of Kenya (1925-1930). In 1930, Dutton transferred to Northern Rhodesia where he held the posts of principal assistant chief secretary (1930), chairman of the Northern Rhodesian Finance Commission (1932), chairman of the Town Planning Board (1935), and administrative secretary (1938). He was also deputy to the governor for various periods between 1932 and 1937. Dutton was appointed to the post of colonial secretary in Bermuda in 1938. He left this post in 1942 and transferred to Zanzibar where he was chief secretary (1942-1952), chairman of the Town Planning Board (1943-1952), and chairman of the Central Development Authority (1946-1952). During 1948 he was also a delegate at the First African Conference in London. He was awarded the OBE (1930), CBE (1938), CMG (1946), and was appointed Commander of the Crown of Belgium, and Commander of the Order of Brilliant Star (2nd class) of Zanzibar (1947). (Biographical information from The Bodleian Library) Born in England, Arthur ?"Tich?" Miles arrived in Kenya in 1909 at the age of nineteen, where he made a name for himself as a soldier, entrepreneur, administrator, and raconteur, dying in 1934 at the age of 45. The book is in fine condition. The half-morocco binding is exceptional, with no wear, soiling, or fading. The contents remain bright and clean, with no previous ownership marks and only a trace of intermittent spotting, substantially confined to prelims and page edges.

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        Hotel Berlin (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, actor Kurt Kreuger's working copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1944. Second Revised Final script for the 1945 film. Kurt Kreuger's working copy, with his ownership name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and holograph notations in pencil and ink throughout. Based on Vicki Baum's 1943 novel, about a several refugees, Nazis, spies, and freedom fighters all seeking refuge during World War II, and they find it at the Hotel Berlin. Kurt Kreuger played the part of a sinister Nazi at the hotel, who falls victim to the charms of a celebrated German actress (Andrea King) who is also a guest. Orange studio wrappers, noted as 2ND REV FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 54, dated Oct. 24, 1944. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated Oct. 24, 1944, with credits for producer Edelman and screenwriters Pagano and Bessie. 160 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 11/13/44 and 11/15/44. Pages Good plus, wrapper Good plus bound with two gold brads.

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