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        High as the Eagles

      1944. Original proof wood engraving on thin proof paper, tipped onto a sheet of handmade paper by the artist or his family. Image size 20 x 11 cms. Estate stamp of the artist on handmade paper. Engraving for p.129 of Endymion, Book IV, by John Keats published by the Golden Cockerel Press in 1947. The book contained no less than 58 wood engravings by JBW which he worked on from 1944 until 1947. It was published in a total edition of 500 copies. "Through the air they flew,/High as the eagles. Like two drops of dew/Exhal'd to Phoebus' lips, away they are gone,/Far from the earth away.." Provenance: The artist's daughter.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Advertising Mock-up for Bourjois New York Cosmetics

      [Circa 1944]. A collection of mock-ups and one photographic proof for several Bourjois New York advertising campaigns with several based on photographs by legendary fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld. They measure 9.5" x 12.5" and 11" x 14" with three on artists boards and two on art paper. Each mock-up has tipped-on photos or drawings of perfume bottles and one with a photograph of a glamorous model. The lone proof consists of a photographic reproduction of a completed ad with a shot of Blumenfeld photographing a model with the finished shot featured below. All in remarkably fine condition with only one tipped-on element lacking.Blumenfeld was the highest paid photographer in the world and the cover artist for American Vogue during the 1940s and 1950s. His use of non-traditional coloring for this Bourjois advertising campaign was lauded in the October 1944 issue of Popular Photography which called his work a "symphony of color harmony." Two of the mock-ups here undoubtedly used his original photographs as the basis for their compositions, adding hand lettering and pasted on elements. A less avant-garde photograph, possibly also by Blumenfeld, is featured on a different mock-up and is artfully torn along the bottom edge. The final mock-up is an original drawing by an unknown artist that features a debonair gentlemen walking toward a beautiful seated women in a flowing dress with the same pasted on perfume bottles as the others ads. Also included are six proofs of Bourjois advertisements including one for a mock-up in this collection.A wonderful archive of 1940s advertising mock-ups based on work by a world premiere fashion photographer. .

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        AFTER-DINNER STORY.

      J. B. Lippincott Company, [1944]. - First edition. Pseudonym of Cornell Woolrich. Former owner's neat, small name stamp at the bottom of the copyright page, else fine, bright, square copy in dust jacket with minor professional restoration to the head of spine. Contains six short stories including AFTER-DINNER STORY, THE NIGHT REVEALS, AN APPLE A DAY, MARIHAUANA, REAR WINDOW, and MURDER STORY. Contains REAR WINDOW which is the basis for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock directed movie that starred James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr, and others. The film was nominated for four Oscars. Queen's Quorum 97. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras Completas Castellanas de Fray Luis de León. Edición revisada y anotada por el P. Félix García, O.S.A

      Madrid, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1944. 4to.; XXXVI-1694 pp. Encuadernación original en tela estampada.

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        Charlotte Corday suivi de Le chef EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1944. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1944, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 14 numbered copies on pure wire only major papers. Small bites on the guards back slightly insolated. Rare and nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 14 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Petites piqûres sur les gardes, dos très légèrement insolé. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. WWII Armament & Steam Locomotive Boiler Photographs

      [Eddystone PA]: Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1944. Photographs individually housed in a transparent archival mylar sleeve, all bound-in a black, modern twin screw-post album, with title lettering gilt stamped to front cover. Album Binding - Fine. Photo quality - Nr Fine, with images generally sharp & clear.. 48 original black & white photos printed on glossy photo stock, most with date and negative numbers indicated at lower corners in images, as well as three with pen annotations & one with a BLH stamp to verso. Album: 9-3/8" x 11-3/4" This remarkable album of company photographic images vividly portray Baldwin's wartime military WWII production, showing their tanks, artillery, railroad guns, rolling stock, and steam locomotives, as dictated by the War Production Board. This photo archive begins with a series of photos of the M3 Medium tank, including the General Lee, General Grant, M31 Tank Recovery Vehicle, 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7, along with the M4 Sherman Tank. The photographs show the tanks on maneuvers, negotiating steep hills, driving in formation outside the Baldwin Locomotive factory in Eddystone, and even the firm's president, Charles Brinley riding in an M3. This followed by a series of images showing the manufacture and delivery of the 8-inch Railway gun mount, the Barbette Carriage constructed so that it was capable of a 360-degree traverse, and 45-degree elevation, designed primarily for use as a coastal defensive gun. The photos portray the construction of the mountings, the barrels, and pumps necessary for elevating the gun, and the delivery ceremony when it was officially turned over to the Army Ordnance Department on Feb. 7, 1941. This gun was capable of hurling a 260- pound shell a distance of 18 miles. Brigadier General R.W. Case, Commanding General of Watertown Arsenal, and Major D.N. Hauseman, Executive Officer, Philadelphia Ordnance District officially accepted the gun from Charles E. Brinley, also pictured in the photos. This was the first railroad gun manufactured by Americans since 1918, and several are shown in various stages of manufacture on the factory floor. The concluding group of images show the fabrication of steam boilers for Steam locomotives and machined fittings, as well as rolling stock tenders, and switchers. Unfortunately for Baldwin Locomotives, the War Production Board ordered them to produce only steam locomotives and diesel-electric yard switching engines depriving them of the chance to develop their diesel locomotive line during the War. After World War II, they were too far behind EMD and Alco, so even after merging with Lima-Hamilton in 1950, they were out of business by 1956. The boiler pictured in a few of the images was for a 2-8-2 steam locomotive used by the Canadian Transcontinental Railway after the war.

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        Pluies EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Buenos Aires: Editions des lettres françaises, 1944. Fine. Editions des lettres françaises, Buenos Aires 1944, 26x35cm, broché. - First edition, one of 60 ex numbered on coarse paper said candle, ours unjustified, leading copy with Whatman 30 and two copies outside commerce.Bel and rare copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 ex numérotés sur papier grossier dit chandelle, le nôtre non justifié, tirage de tête avec 30 Whatman et deux exemplaires hors commerce. Bel et rare exemplaire.

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        [Collection of Photographs]: India 1944

      India. 1944. Loose photographs and ephemera housed in a wooden box measuring 11" x 9" x 5" with "India 1944" etched into the lid. A collection of 319 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 2.5" x 1.75" and 4.5" x 4" with some captions on the verso, and with an additional 24 commercial cards measuring 3.5" x 2.75", one typed letter, and four English-language pamphlets from India published during World War II, as well as Japanese yen. All photographs are very good or better with curling at the edges and occasional spotting. An archive of photographs and papers from an American Airman ("Andrew") stationed as a labor supervisor in India in 1944 during World War II in the India Burma Theater. The photos are a combination of military personnel and barracks, with some stamped "Official Photo - USAAF [U.S. Army Air Forces]," as well as life in India during the war. One photo of a group of children has a caption that reads, "the big stomach on this kid is caused by starvation. They can be seen by the millions." One uncaptioned photo shows two Indian soldiers standing with a dead body between them covered in a Union Jack flag. Many of the pictures were sent home to his wife "Anna" in Connecticut with captions directed towards her such as, "This doesn't look like a stump of a tree but it is just that. I'm thinking of you in this picture." There are numerous pictures of Indian landmarks such as the Taj Mahal as well as photos of fisherman on the Ganges in Calcutta, hot springs, and one entitled an "action picture of softball game in organized softball league." The 24 commercially produced cards have images of India printed with captions as well as a stapled leaflet A Pocket Guide to India and India Through the Camera's Eye. Included among the total of 319 vernacular photos are 78 pictures of his young daughter and their friends back home that his wife sent to him to boost his morale and let him know the goings on on the home front. An interesting insight into Americans serving in India during the War. .

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        Autour du langage Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1944. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 17 February 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 publication of Flammarion "Linguistic Geography" Albert Dauzat. Full typescript 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 17 Février 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution aux éditions Flammarion de "La Géographie linguistique" d'Albert Dauzat. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        Disegni astratti di Ciuti, Fontana, Lupo, Munari, Pintori, Radice, Soldati, Steiner, Veronesi. presentazione a cura di Bruno Munari

      Milano: Gorlich, 1944. First edition.. Cardboard Covers. Tall 4to. (34 x 24 cm). pp. (8) + 24 b/w plates tipped-in to thick black card mounts, names of artists and some dates printed to the edge of the plate, trifle marked, some off-setting. Thick plain card covers, with lettered d/w, browned and spotted. D/w has large diagonal clip to front turn-in, and curious semi-circular section cut out of leading edge of rear turn-in. Spotting and tanning to white card of prelims and extrems. Dealer's marks in pencil. Now in clear acetate sleve, possibly causing reflections in the digital image. O/w contents clean and binding sound. Number 310 of an edition of 400 copies. A Very Good copy of a fragile book. Rare. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Boecio: De la Consolacion por la Filosofia.

      Buenos Aires, Emece Editores, 1944.. 17.7cm x 11.4cm, 199 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed to Jose Rodriguez Feo by Angel Gaztelu. With Jose Rodriguez Feo's nbame on the endpaper.. Jose Rodriguez Feo (1920-1993). Critico, traductor, ensayista y editor, un importante promotor de la cultura cubana. Jose Rodriguez Feo nacio en La Habana el 20 de diciembre de 1920, en el seno de una familia perteneciente a la sacarocracia criolla. Curso sus estudios preuniversitarios en los Estados Unidos. Alli mismo se graduo de Literatura e Historia Norteamericana en la Universidad de Harvard (1939-1949); y asistio a seminarios de literatura espanola en Princeton, Middlebury College (1948-1949). Estos estudios los alterno con cursos de verano en la Universidad de La Habana. En Cuba, Rodriguez Feo frecuento los estudios de los pintores Mariano Rodriguez y Rene Portocarrero, y los circulos literarios mas importantes de la epoca. Fue asi como conocio a varios integrantes del Grupo Origenes, entre los cuales establecio estrechos vinculos de amistad y trabajo, fundamentalmente con Jose Lezama Lima, con quien coedito una de las revistas mas importantes de la cultura cubana: Origenes (1944-1955). La importancia de Rodriguez Feo en la historia de esta publicacion generalmente se ha desconocido o menospreciado: ha sido reducida en muchas ocasiones a la simple funcion de mecenas. Sin embargo, su labor como editor, traductor y agente de materiales para la revista fue tan intensa e importante como la del propio Lezama, segun se demuestra en la cartas intercambiadas entre 1945 y 1956 por ambos, y publicadas anos mas tarde por Rodriguez Feo bajo el titulo de Mi correspondencia con Lezama Lima. Entre las labores que realizo Rodriguez Feo para Origenes se encuentra la publicacion de una valiosa obra critica sobre literatura y plastica, a partir de su interes en artistas como Mariano, Portocarrero, Rufino Tamayo, Wifredo Lam, o Eduardo Abela. Fue por su mediacion, sobre todo, que muchos de estos pintores ilustraron las paginas de la revista. Hoy en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba se exhiben algunas piezas que pertenecieron a la coleccion personal de Rodriguez Feo. Cuando partio a Europa en 1953, desconocia la existencia de un texto de Juan Ramon Jimenez, "Critica paralela", cuya publicacion en Origenes por parte de Lezama motivaria un primer distanciamiento entre ambos. Despues de ese incidente, Rodriguez Feo publico dos numeros mas de la revista, y Lezama, seis. Finalmente, Rodriguez Feo retiro los fondos economicos para seguir publicando la revista, aunque el poder legal de la misma quedo en manos de Lezama. En 1954 Rodriguez Feo contacto con Virgilio Pinera, quien habia acabado de regresar de Argentina, para fundar entre ambos una nueva revista. Esta resulto ser Ciclon (1955-1957), otra publicacion emblematica de la cultura cubana que, sin embargo, seguia una politica editorial opuesta a Origenes: puso mas enfasis en la narrativa y la critica que en la poesia, publico textos escandalosos para la moral catolica, tuvo un caracter politizado mucho mas explicito, fue agresiva en su ataque a los valores burgueses, abogo por la libertad de criterios, y priorizo a los jovenes talentos en sus paginas. Luego del triunfo de la Revolucion cubana en 1959, Rodriguez Feo colaboro en otras publicaciones como Lunes de Revolucion, Bohemia, La Gaceta de Cuba, Union, Casa de las Americas y Sur (Argentina). Es autor de las antologias Cuentos norteamericanos (1964), Cuentos ingleses (1965), Cuentos de horror y de misterio (1967) y Cuentos rusos (1968). Tradujo, para la Imprenta Nacional de Cuba, Estudios sobre la teoria de la planificacion, de Charles Bettelbeim, y para la Editorial Nacional, El bebedor de vino de palma, de Amos Tuteola. Fue secretario de la revista Union y miembro de la Comision de Publicaciones de la Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, donde ademas se desempeno como bibliotecario y editor. Mi correspondencia con Lezama Lima es el testimonio de un intenso debate intelectual, de una epoca fecunda de nuestra cultura, y de una entranable amistad. Entre sus valores se encuentra el de recuperar, desde su intimidad y su materializacion cotidiana, uno de los empenos intelectuales mas importantes de la cultura cubana. (encaribe) (Sprache: Spanish)

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        Man-Eaters of Kumaon

      Bombay: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, Indian Branch, 1944. With an Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett …and a Preface by Lord Linlithgow. Octavo. Original sand cloth, lettered in brown on the spine. With the dust-jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 3 other plates, maps to the endpapers. Remarkably well-preserved copy, the cloth, typically of Indian publications, a little tired looking, light toning to the text-block, and just a scatter of foxing to the fore-edge, the unclipped jacket somewhat browned, and becoming brittle, the folds to both flaps separating and professionally reinforced verso with japanese tissue, some splitting and minor chipping at the edges, a little loss at the head and tail of the spine, and some surface flaking at the spine edges, but pictorially and textually largely complete, certainly a very good copy. True first edition of Corbett's first book, printed and published in Bombay, and extremely uncommon thus. "Perhaps the most famous tiger hunting book in print, this work went through numerous editions in several languages, and continues to be popular today. Corbett describes his hunts after the Champwat man-eater, the Chowgargh tigers, the Powalgargh tiger, and other adventures" (Czech). Corbett is largely misremebered as an exemplar of the "white hunter", but is revered in India as the father of conservation; "Tall, slim, and blue-eyed, Corbett was a handsome, scrupulously honest, and modest man, kind and generous, and beloved and admired by all who knew him, no matter what their rank. He was awarded the volunteer decoration, the kaisar-i-Hind gold medal, the OBE, and the CIE, and was granted the freedom of the forests in India, a privilege given only once previously to a European. In 1957 the Indian government renamed the Hailey National Park, the famous tiger sanctuary in Garhwal, the Corbett National Park 'in memory of one who had dedicated his life to the service of the simple hill folks of Kumaon' … He is today considered one of the earliest conservationists and the father of the movement to save the tiger from extinction" (ODNB). Contemporary ownership inscription of Thomas Patrick Healy, Lt., 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles, who served 1944-5, demobbed around 1947 as a major. The regiment was raised in 1815 as the Kumaon Battalion.

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        Charlotte Corday suivi de Le chef

      First edition, one of 14 numbered copies on pure wire only major papers.Small bites on the guards back slightly insolated.Rare and nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1944 12x19cm broché

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        War. [Special Artist's Edition limited to 250 copies. Foreword by Stephen Galatti. Commentary by Pierre Claudel]. THE ARTIST'S PRESENTATION COPY TO BERNARD DE PERTHUIS

      [Pierre Bourdelle Studio, New York NY,, 1944]. Elephant portfolio of preliminaries and 53 original tinted lithographs, together 57 leaves, title/limitation leaf SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST, the whole contained in broad-weave rose cloth portfolio, upper board lettered in gilt, paper flaps worn at folds, a near fine set in very good, clean portfolio. LIMITED TO 250 SETS SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST (THIS SET NO. 137). The set comprises Title/Limitation (1 leaf), Foreword (1 leaf) , Commentary (2 leaves), Listing (1 leaf), original lithographs (52 leaves). IN ADDITION TO THE FORMAL LIMITATION AND SIGNATURE, THIS SET IS A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST TO BERNARD DE PERTHUIS [COMTE BERNARD DE PERTHUIS DE LAILLEVAULT] WITH THE FORMER'S ADDITIONAL WARM SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON 'FOREWORD' LEAF. Son of Antoine Bourdelle, Pierre Bourdelle created this series of lithographs based on his experiences as a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service in WWII, during which he served in the North African and Italian theatres. Comte Bernard de Perthuis de Laillevault, head of the house of Perthuis, served with the RAF during WWII before establishing a successful career as a painter of murals and other artwork. IMAGE SHOWS SAMPLE PRINT

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        The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

      New York: Harcourt, 1944. First. hardcover. very good(+). 120 photo illustrations of Lincoln, plus photos of family, friends, and men in the administration. 30 pages, 8vo, navy blue cloth (corners slightly rubbed; endpapers partially browned). New York: Harcourt Brace, (1944). First Edition. A very good(+) copy. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Evelyn Suarez, an enthusiastic student of Lincoln and his times. Frederick Hill Meserve New York June 5, 1950." Signed underneath with a darker, thicker pen by Carl Sandburg.

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        Boecio: De la Consolación por la Filosofía

      Buenos Aires, : Emecé Editores, . Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed to José Rodríguez Feo by Angel Gaztelu. With José Rodríguez Feo's nbame on the endpaper.. Buenos Aires, Emecé Editores, 1944. 17.7cm x 11.4cm, 199 pages. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed to José Rodríguez Feo by Angel Gaztelu. With José Rodríguez Feo's nbame on the endpaper. José Rodríguez Feo (1920-1993). Crítico, traductor, ensayista y editor, un importante promotor de la cultura cubana. José Rodríguez Feo nació en La Habana el 20 de diciembre de 1920, en el seno de una familia perteneciente a la sacarocracia criolla. Cursó sus estudios preuniversitarios en los Estados Unidos. Allí mismo se graduó de Literatura e Historia Norteamericana en la Universidad de Harvard (1939-1949); y asistió a seminarios de literatura española en Princeton, Middlebury College (1948-1949). Estos estudios los alternó con cursos de verano en la Universidad de La Habana. En Cuba, Rodríguez Feo frecuentó los estudios de los pintores Mariano Rodríguez y René Portocarrero, y los círculos literarios más importantes de la época. Fue así como conoció a varios integrantes del Grupo Orígenes, entre los cuales estableció estrechos vínculos de amistad y trabajo, fundamentalmente con José Lezama Lima, con quien coeditó una de las revistas más importantes de la cultura cubana: Orígenes (1944-1955). La importancia de Rodríguez Feo en la historia de esta publicación generalmente se ha desconocido o menospreciado: ha sido reducida en muchas ocasiones a la simple función de mecenas. Sin embargo, su labor como editor, traductor y agente de materiales para la revista fue tan intensa e importante como la del propio Lezama, según se demuestra en la cartas intercambiadas entre 1945 y 1956 por ambos, y publicadas años más tarde por Rodríguez Feo bajo el título de Mi correspondencia con Lezama Lima. Entre las labores que realizó Rodríguez Feo para Orígenes se encuentra la publicación de una valiosa obra crítica sobre literatura y plástica, a partir de su interés en artistas como Mariano, Portocarrero, Rufino Tamayo, Wifredo Lam, o Eduardo Abela. Fue por su mediación, sobre todo, que muchos de estos pintores ilustraron las páginas de la revista. Hoy en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba se exhiben algunas piezas que pertenecieron a la colección personal de Rodríguez Feo. Cuando partió a Europa en 1953, desconocía la existencia de un texto de Juan Ramón Jiménez, "Crítica paralela", cuya publicación en Orígenes por parte de Lezama motivaría un primer distanciamiento entre ambos. Después de ese incidente, Rodríguez Feo publicó dos números más de la revista, y Lezama, seis. Finalmente, Rodríguez Feo retiró los fondos económicos para seguir publicando la revista, aunque el poder legal de la misma quedó en manos de Lezama. En 1954 Rodríguez Feo contactó con Virgilio Piñera, quien había acabado de regresar de Argentina, para fundar entre ambos una nueva revista. Esta resultó ser Ciclón (1955-1957), otra publicación emblemática de la cultura cubana que, sin embargo, seguía una política editorial opuesta a Orígenes: puso más énfasis en la narrativa y la crítica que en la poesía, publicó textos escandalosos para la moral católica, tuvo un carácter politizado mucho más explícito, fue agresiva en su ataque a los valores burgueses, abogó por la libertad de criterios, y priorizó a los jóvenes talentos en sus páginas. Luego del triunfo de la Revolución cubana en 1959, Rodríguez Feo colaboró en otras publicaciones como Lunes de Revolución, Bohemia, La Gaceta de Cuba, Unión, Casa de las Américas y Sur (Argentina). Es autor de las antologías Cuentos norteamericanos (1964), Cuentos ingleses (1965), Cuentos de horror y de misterio (1967) y Cuentos rusos (1968). Tradujo, para la Imprenta Nacional de Cuba, Estudios sobre la teoría de la planificación, de Charles Bettelbeim, y para la Editorial Nacional, El bebedor de vino de palma, de Amos Tuteola. Fue secretario de la revista Unión y miembro de la Comisión de Publicaciones de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, donde además se desempeñó como bibliotecario y editor. Mi correspondencia con Lezama Lima es el testimonio de un intenso debate intelectual, de una época fecunda de nuestra cultura, y de una entrañable amistad. Entre sus valores se encuentra el de recuperar, desde su intimidad y su materialización cotidiana, uno de los empeños intelectuales más importantes de la cultura cubana. (encaribe)

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        L'espace du dedans EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1944. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1944, 12x19cm, broché. - Collective Edition, one copy of the service presse.binding green half morocco, spine with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and insolated spine preserved, gilded head elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice Blanchot. Beautiful copy fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, un des exemplaires du service de presse.Reliure en demi maroquin vert, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos insolé conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Henri Michaux à Maurice Blanchot. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Clef de la poésie EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1944. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1944, 14x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, one copy of the press service. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... this little Christmas gift from his friend ..." enriched with a quote from Lie-Tzu: "Chung-Ni, having first dreamed that it was fish in the waters and birds in the air and later bird in the water and fish in the air, when he awoke saw very fair ... " Back slightly as generally insolated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Paulhan à Raymond Queneau : "... ce petit cadeau de Noël de son ami..." enrichi d'une citation de Lie-Tzeu : "Tchoung-Ni, ayant d'abord rêvé qu'il était poisson dans les eaux puis oiseau dans les airs et un peu plus tard oiseau dans l'eau et poisson dans les airs, à son réveil y voyait très juste..." Dos légèrement insolé comme généralement.

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        Gedichttyposkript mit eigenh. Grüßen und Unterschrift.

      O. O. u. D. - 2 SS. Gr.-8vo. Faltspuren. An seinen Freund, den Dozenten Georg Goetz in Kopenhagen. Die beiden Gedichte „Zwei Bremgartener Gedichte aus dem Sommer 1944 | Beim wiederlesen von ,Neumond’ und ,Schön ist die Jugend’" und „Im Schloß Bremgarten". Mit eigenh. aquarellierter Verziehrung der beiden Seiten. „Goetzen dem Kinde ein Gruss von H. Hesse". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rinascita.

      Reparto Stampa della Xa Flottiglia MAS. 1944 Numero unico.In 4°; pp. 54 con numerose illustrazioni e fotografie in b / n e 4 belle tavole a colori; brossura editoriale illustrata.Ottime condizioni generali di conservazione: da segnalare lievi mende al dorso e un certo sentore di umido. Publicato nell'anniversario dell'8 settembre 1943.Splendida grafica per uno straordinario pezzo da collezione. Rarissimo.

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      TUDOR, TASHA. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Oxford University. Press (1944). 7 x 7 3/4", cloth, 87p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw chips of spine ends else VG). LIMITED TO ONLY 500 COPIES FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION SIGNED BY TUDOR. This copy comes with a letter laid in from the publisher presenting the book to the owner. Illustrated on every page by Tudor, most in full color, with verse below. One of the most lovely editions of Mother Goose and a special copy, quite scarce in this special edition.

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        Morelia en 1934

      Mexico City: Enrique Cervantes, 1944 four printed introductory leaves, including title and plan of the city, followed by 50 leaves, each with a mounted original photographic print (approximately 6 1/2" x 4 1/2") and printed caption, contents loose as issued in original quarto (11 1/2" x 9") plaid cloth chemise with pictorial paper label to upper board and spine and three cloth ties. First edition.An excellent visual survey, with artfully printed original photos, of the colonial architecture of Morelia, a city in the Guayangareo Valley in the north central part of the state of Michoacan in central Mexico. Though pre-Hispanic cultures settled the area, no major cities were established in the area prior to the Spanish conquest; a Spanish settlement was established here in 1541 and it became the capital of the colonial province in 1580. The center of the city is remarkably well preserved and many of these photographs document the area and its fine buildings. Images include the Palacio de Gobierno, the Palacio Municipal, the Colegio de San Javier, the Convento de San Agustin, the Convento de Santa Catarina, the Templo de San Jose, numerous views of the Cathedral.Enrique Cervantes was a well established photographer, historian, bibliophile and researcher in the tradition of Rafael Garcia Granados, Manuel Romero de Terreros and Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl). His work focused on the recovery, preservation and dissemination of Mexican architectural past.Condition:Spine label chipped, front paper label chipped with traces writing, corners bumped and rubbed, small closed tear to tile leaf, some light edge wear to photographic leaves else about a very good copy of a scare item.

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        Watchwords. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

      Skeffington 1944 8vo. First Edition; yellow cloth backstrip lettered in green backstrip lightly sunned else a very good bright clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Collects fifty essays by one of the leading military strategists of the post - WWI era. Ironically much of Fuller's thinking and in particular his endorsemen

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        The Razor's Edge

      London: Heinemann 1944 - First English edition with the dropped "a" on page 126. A fine unmarked copy with bright gilt spine lettering and unblemished text & endpapers. The jacket is very nice with price intact & only very light loss at spine ends & light toning of the spine & rear panel edges. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Rinascita; POI Rinascita. Rassegna di politica e di cultura italiana

      Stabilimento La Poligrafica 1944 18 voll. in 8 grande tutti ben rilegati in mz. tl. coeva con titoli e annate stampigliati in oro al dorso. Diciotto annate consecutive complete?dal giugno 1944 al 1961 della rivista, fondata da Palmiro Togliatti, che fu?l'espressione ideologica del PCI.?La rivista?inaugur? il corso delle sue pubblicazioni con il n? 1 del giugno del 1944, dopo la liberazione di Roma, con il nome 'La Rinascita' che poi divenne nel gennaio del?'45 'Rinascita' con l'aggiunta del sottotitolo 'Rassegna di politica e di cultura italiana'. Il nome rimane invariato fino alla cessazione delle pubblicazioni nel 1989.?La periodicit? fu mensile fino all'aprile del 1962 per divenire poi settimanale quando si affianc? alla rivista anche il supplemento 'Il Contemporaneo'.?Rinascita conserv? l'originaria struttura editoriale sino ai primi anni Sessanta, quando vennero introdotti alcuni cambiamenti per renderla pi? aderente alle trasformazioni che investivano l'Italia in quel decennio. Dopo la morte di Togliatti, nel 1964, alla direzione si alternarono molti dirigenti del Partito: Gian Carlo Pajetta, Luca Pavolini, Alessandro Natta, Gerardo Chiaromonte, Alfredo Reichlin... Sospese la pubblicazione dall'agosto 1989 sino al gennaio 1990, quando usc? con un nuovo formato e una nuova numerazione, sotto la direzione di Alberto Asor Rosa. Togliatti, in due interventi nel primo numero,?firmandosi nel primo Ercoli e nel secondo Togliatti, spiega che i comunisti?rappresentavano l'avanguardia di tutte le forze nazionali, che il vecchio partito di sovversivi si era trasformato nel partito dell'unit? 'della classe operaia, delle forze antifasciste, unit? di tutta la nazione...'. Togliatti affida dunque a Rinascita il compito di costruire l'ideologia del 'partito nuovo' pubblicando fin da subito articoli destinati a definire i caratteri del rinnovato Partito comunista. Oltre ad essere formalmente il direttore, Togliatti era anche personalmente coinvolto nella scelta degli articoli e nel controllo dei loro contenuto. I ledear del partito scrivevano su Rinascita?cos? come un nutrito gruppo di intellettuali, storici, filosofi, giuristi, critici letterari di estrazione non comunista. Tra i collaboratori politici: Pajetta, Pavolini, Natta, Chiaromonte, Coppola, Ferrara, Reichlin, Ledda, Pietro Ingrao, Armando Cossutta, Luciano Lama, Giorgio Amendola, Franco Calamandrei, Luigi Longo, Giorgio Napolitano. La rivista era principalmente caratterizzata da contributi di argomento socio politico ed economico, tuttavia un certo spazio era riservato anche alle arti e?alla rassegna letteraria. Fra gli altri si segnalano interventi sul cinema di Carlo Lizzani, Vittorio De Sica, Virgilio Tosi, interventi sul teatro di Luchino Visconti, sulle biennali?di Guttuso... Fra i critici letterari le principali firme erano Manacorda, Sapegno, Chiarini, Ferretti... ITA

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        SEVEN WHITE GATES

      George Newnes Limited 1944 - 1st 1944. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. A Lone Pine Story. Red cloth, black titles. Full-page b/w illustrations plus b/w maps to the endpapers. 200 pages. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Top and bottom of spine for 1-2" is faded; also across top edge of front cover. Small name in ink to half-title page. Foxing; mostly to outer page edges and a few page margins. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped; large closed tear, with creasing to front panel. Pieces of loss to top and tail of spine 1-2". Triangles of loss to corners; chipping along wrapper edges. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le français d'Europe EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Editions Balzac, 1944. Fine. Editions Balzac, Paris 1944, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition for which it was not derived great paper which almost entire drawing was shelled. Back insolated, an ex-dono pen at the top of the half-title page, otherwise good copy under the mediocre quality of the paper war. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers et dont la quasi intégralité du tirage a été pilonnée. Dos insolé, un ex-dono à la plume en tête de la page de faux-titre, sinon bel exemplaire au regard de la médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre. Rare.

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        The Corolla 1947, yearbook of the University of Alabama, featuring early photos of Harper Lee, plus the 1948 Corolla and 1944 Bells and Pomegranates from Huntingdon College where Lee studied before transferring to Alabama

      University of Alabama / Huntington College 1944-1948, Tuscaloosa, AL / Montgomery, AL - Group of 3 yearbooks, including The Corolla 1947 yearbook of the University of Alabama, featuring early photos of Harper Lee. The 1947 Corolla includes a solo shot of Lee as the editor of the student humor magazine 'Rammer Jammer', and also as part of a group shot of the members of the school's Board of Publications. Additionally, there is a photo of her seated behind a typewriter with 3 other students in the Campus Personalities section and her senior portrait in the law undergraduate section. There is also a small photo of her on the Chi Omega sorority page. Finally, there is a large photo of an undergrad smoking a cigarette while looking overwhelmed behind a typewriter that we believe is of Lee. Fine condition. A thick hardcover in its original vinyl covers. This lot also includes the 1948 Corolla as a companion piece, although it does not include any contributions or photos of Lee. This group also includes 1944 Huntington College yearbook which predates Lee by a semester and also does not include any contributions or photos; however, it does set the scene for young Lee's higher education, with photos of Massey dorm where she would eventually bunk. 3 yearbooks, featuring early pictures of one of America's most famous female authors. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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