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        Nine colorful and rare limited printing World War II booklets owned by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes who served as Deputy Commanding General to General George S. Patton, Jr., from North Africa to Italy before becoming Commanding General of the II Corps and the 7th and 3rd Armies

      Europe, 1944 - 1947. various. "Brigadier General Geoffrey Keyes was promoted to Major General on June 22, 1942, and Lieutenant General on April 17, 1945, the same day that Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. was promoted to four-star General. During World War II, Keyes was Chief of Staff, 2nd Armored Division (1940-1942), Commanding General 9th Armored Division (1942), Deputy Commanding General Western Task Force [North Africa] under Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. (1942-1943), Deputy Commanding General I Armored Corps [North Africa] under Gen. Patton (1943), Deputy Commanding General 7th Army [Sicily] under Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General Provisional Corps [Sicily] appointed by Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General II Corps [Italy] (1943-1946). He accepted the surrender of Palermo, Sicily, on July 22, 1943. Keyes then served as Commanding General 7th Army [Germany] (1945-1946), Commanding General 3rd Army [Germany] (1946-1947) and Deputy Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria under Gen. Mark Clark (1947) ??? he had served under Gen. Clark at Anzio beach, Monte Cassino, and before Rome. Keyes was Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria and U.S. High Commissioner in Austria from 1947 to 1950, retiring from the Army in 1950.Comprises:Menu, ???Seventh US. Army Inactivation Day Dinner, Schloss Hotel, Heidelberg, 30 March 1946,??? 4p, 4.75??? x 8.24???. With Keyes??? place card emblazoned with the Seventh Army patch.Booklets and pamphlets owned by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes in Good to Fine Condition with Keyes??? 4??? x 6.25??? blue II Corps bookplate.(1) ???91st Division, August 1917 ??? January 1945,??? 92p, 4.75??? x 6.5???. Softcover. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Published in April 1945 ???passed by the Field Press censor and may be mailed home.???(2) ???Western Task Force 1942-46,??? 48p, 8??? x 11???. Softcover. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Published in Heidelberg, Germany, March 31,1946. Almost full page photographs of Generals Patton, Keyes, Patch, and Haislip, (3) ???Holiday Program of the 3rd Infantry Division??? (???Programme des fêtes de la 3e D.I.A.???), 4p, 9.75??? x 12.5???. Mimeographed in color. Pompeii, April 22, 1944.(4) ???Ordnance in the European Theatre: A Discussion of the Year Following VE Day,â? 20p, 8â? x 10.5â?. Softcover, July 1946.(5) â??351st Infantry Regiment, World War II, July 1942 July 1946,â? 84p, 6.5â? x 8.5â?. Softcover. Illustrated with photographs and maps.(6) â??A Brief History II Corps,â? 72p, 7â? x 8.75â?. Illustrated. Printed opposite title page â??Complimentary copy / to / Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes / II Corps Commander / From 19 September 1943 to 29 August 1945.â? Softcover with foldout maps: â??North African Invasion Algeria,â? â??Tunisian Campaign Southern Tunisia,â? â??Tunisian Campaign Northern Tunisia,â? â??Sicilian Campaign,â? â??Italian Campaign Southern Italy and Rome,â? â??Italian Campaign Northern Italy,â? and â??Command Posts in Italy.â?(7) â??Mission Accomplished: Third United States Army / Occupation of Germany / 9 May 1945 â?? 15 Feb 1947,â? imprinted on title page â??For Personal Use Only,â? 80p, 8â? x 10.25â?. Softcover. Illustrated. Minor flaws. Full page photograph of Patton captioned â??General Georges [sic] S. Patton, Jr. / Commanding Genera, Third U.S. Army / January 1944 to October 1945.â?(8) â??Third U.S. Army At Work: A Booklet Describing The Functions and Activities of Third Army in Accomplishing its Occupational Mission,â? 58p, 6â? x 8.25â?. Softcover. Illustrated with charts. Published at Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, 15 September 1946. Frontispiece photograph and introduction by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes.(9) â??Gun Construction,â? 16p, 6â?? x 9â?. Department of Ordnance, United States Military Academy, September 1, 1944. Illustrated with diagrams. Penciled notes probably by Keyes.From the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes"

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        Poster: "WANTED! FOR MURDER - Her careless talk costs lives"

      [Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office / Office of War Information, 1944. One of Keppler's iconic home front posters from the Second World War, encouraging soldiers' wives to maintain confidentiality. Keppler (1904-1987) was a prominent commercial photographer through the 1970s and founder, in 1961, of the Famous Photographer's School in Westport, Connecticut. Large poster, 99cm x 73cm (ca. 40" x 29"). Archivally backed on linen. Old folds; small, brief repairs to splits at margins; still a bright, Near Fine example; grade A-/B+.

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      New York: Story Magazine, Inc., 1944. Quarto; printed wrappers; 104pp. Light wear to extremities, with sunning to spine and lower edge of front wrapper; Very Good+. The March/April 1944 issue of Story Magazine contains Bukowski's first appearance in print at 24 years old ?- Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip. To put things into context, it precedes his first broadside (20 Tanks From Kasseldown, 1946) by two years, his first chapbook (Flower, Fist, and Bestial Wail, 1960) by 16 years, and his first book (It Catches My Heart In Its Hands, 1963) by 19 years. In a 1994 interview, Bukowski said "I can remember my first major publication, a short story in Whit Burnett's and Martha Foley's Story magazine, 1944. I had been sending them a couple of short stories a week for maybe a year and a half. The story they finally accepted was mild in comparison to the others. I mean in terms of content and style and gamble and exploration and all that. Got another story accepted about that time in Carese Crosby's portfolio and after that, I packed it in. I threw away all the stories and concentrated upon drinking. I didn't feel that the publishers were ready and that although I was ready, I could be readier and I was also disgusted with what I read as accepted front-line literature. So I drank and became one of the best drinkers anywhere, which takes some talent also." This was the personal copy of Marvin Malone, the long-time editor of The Wormwood Review, and comes with a note from his daughter stating it as such. In 1960 Malone solicited Bukowski's address from Carl Larsen, who published Bukowski's first chapbook. Malone took the liberty of sending him several issues of Wormwood, and received some poems from Bukowski for consideration. In issue 7 (October 20, 1962), Bukowski made his debut in the literary magazine with "Thank God for Alleys." Malone clearly valued Bukowski's continuing contributions to Wormwood. In fact, Bukowski was the most frequent contributor to Wormwood overall, appearing in 97 issues. When Malone died in 1996, he still had a substantial backlog of unpublished Bukowski poems that were to appear in future issues of the review (all subsequently returned to Bukowski's widow). The following quote taken from a letter written by Bukowski to Malone over their long association, and shows Bukowski's reciprocal respect for the Wormwood publisher: "I have never had any magazine treat me like dear old Wormie...I'm lucky. And I'm lucky that Wormie has been around. I sometimes think of you. Then I think, it's lucky we have never met. It's lucky we have a professional distance. It's lucky you do what you do and I do what I do and we do it without politics and personal relationships. It's lucky, Malone, lucky, we have been a splendid pair. I salute your guts and your way" (1978). The earliest appearance of the "Dirty Old Man" of American poetry, an attractive copy with terrific provenance. Dorbin D1.

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        LAND OF UNLIKENESS Inscribed to Randall Jarrell

      (Cummington, MA): Cummington Press, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Small ink date of 1944 at the bottom right corner of the title page, likely in Jarrell's hand. Mild sunning to the spine which has a small, neat repair at the head; lacking the plain tissue dustwrapper. Near Fine in a Fine box. Publisher's blue boards stamped in orange, title page printed in red and black with woodcut in blue by Gustav Wolf. Housed in a half blue morocco leather slipcase. Introduction by Allen Tate. Lowell's scarce first book, limited to a total of 250 copies printed. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper to poet Randall Jarrell: "For Randall/with affection and admiration/and no apologies for dogma,/Cal." Lowell was nicknamed Caligula at preparatory school, and the diminutive "Cal" stuck with him throughout his life. Lowell and Jarrell met at Kenyon College, where they were roommates, and became lifelong friends, each providing valuable criticism of the other's work. In 1965, Lowell eulogized the friend who had been one of two beneficiaries of his will: "Randall Jarrell was the only man I have ever met who could make other writers feel that t heir work was more important to him than his own." Along with the copies Lowell presented to John Crowe Ransom--at the University of Texas--and Allen Tate--in a private collection--this is one of the three most compelling association copies imaginable. Allen Tate, in his introduction to this collection, tempers his praise with a fair assessment of Lowell's current stature and potential, heralding a lasting presence in American poetry: "The history of poetry shows that good verse does not inevitably make its way; but unless, after the war, the small public for poetry shall exclude all except the democratic poets who enthusiastically greet the advent of the slave-society, Robert Lowell will have to be reckoned with." Two years later, Lowell would win the Pulitzer Prize for LORD WEARY'S CASTLE, at the age of 30.

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        In its original handmade case, a remarkable assemblage of the maps owned by Major General Geoffrey Keyes, Patton?s Deputy Commander, used during the successful Italian campaign as commander of the Second (II) Corps contemporaneous to the D-Day Invasion - with his ribbon bar Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters ? from the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes

      n.p., 1944 - 1945. various. "In its original handmade case, a remarkable assemblage of the maps owned by Major General Geoffrey Keyes, Patton?s Deputy Commander, used during the successful Italian campaign as commander of the Second (II) Corps contemporaneous to the D-Day Invasion - with his uniform ribbon bar representing his Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters ?" from the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey KeyesMajor General Geoffrey Keyes was assigned the command of the II Corps after Anzio in January 1944. He was Deputy Commander to Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. and commanded his newly created Provisional U.S. Army Corps in Sicily. Keyes succeeded Lt. Gen. Omar Bradley as commander of the II Corps ?" Bradley had succeeded Patton in April 1943. Keyes was promoted to Lieutenant General in April 1945.On June 5, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his address to the nation thusly, ?My Friends: Yesterday, on June fourth, 1944, Rome fell to American and Allied troops. The first of the Axis capitals is now in our hands. One up and two to go!...? Handmade Map Case consisting of two 14? x 18? pine boards painted dark olive military green with pasted black oilcloth spine and three attached cotton strings (one missing). A large insignia of the Second Corps, the Roman numeral ?II? (two), is painted in blue and white on the front cover board.Fourteen official U.S. Army maps of various sizes, from 13.5? x 16? to 13.5? x 35?, are in the case, mostly folded. The majority are combination geographical / topographical maps. In some cases, portions of maps were pasted on larger maps. Trimming and reassembly by Keyes to fit his needs has resulted in the partial loss of mapmaker information. Some maps are linen-backed for long-term heavy use. Many of the maps were set into large, heavy clear acetate sleeves with old plastic tape remnants at the margins. Some maps are stamped ?CONFIDENTIAL? in red. Map areas include Rome, Milan, Verona, Pisa, Bologna, Florence, Venice, Arezzo, Viterbo, Orvieto, Grosseto La Spezia, Campiglia, Elba, Massa, Castiglione, etc. Also present is Keyes' clear plastic 12? x 8.5? ?Map Template? divided into 16 one hundred plot mark areas, set to a scale of 1/20,000 yards. Two post-war Army maps are present: one showing the Command Posts of the 1101 Engineer Combat Group in France and Germany, July 15, 1944 to May 9, 1945 (29? x 20.5?) and the other (28.5? x 11.25?) chronicles the campaigns of the ?Third US Army? from August 1944 to May 1945. Minor flaws as would be expected.In 1943, Major General Keyes was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. His citation (not present), in part, ?The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Geoffrey Keyes, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility. As Commanding General of the Provisional Corps, SEVENTH Army, organized 17 July 1943, in Sicily, consisting of a small improvised staff ... General Keyes maneuvered and fought this organization from Agrigento to Palermo over distances varying form 90 to 125 miles, and in one continuous and unrelenting offensive of five days' duration successfully terminated the operation by capturing the key city of Palermo. In the conduct of this operation, General Keyes demonstrated tactical judgment, courage and drive of a most superior type, and by his continued personal contact with the front line unit commanders, contributed immeasurably to the remarkable success of his own Corps and of the SEVENTH Army as a whole...?From Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes? uniform ribbon bar worn by him representing his Army Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and a small bar to be worn in the button hole on the lapel.Also, the original partly printed certificate which accompanied the silver medal awarded Major General Keyes, 1p, 9.25? x 12?. The lower three inches of the certificate are heavily soiled and tattered. Dal Campidoglio, June 5, 1944 [the day Rome was liberated]. In Italian, accompanied by an English translation, a ?Confidential? letter forwarding the medal and certificate to Keyes ?By command of Lieutenant General CLARK? (Mark Clark), and a ?Restricted? letter stating that ?the acceptance of this decoration as an immediate combat award has been approved by the Army Commander...? The text of the certificate, in part, ?The Civil and Military Commander of Rome / and its Territory Situated in the War Zone / By virtue of the powers conferred upon him on 24 March 1944 / by the Royal Government and the High Command / has conferred / To Major General Geoffrey Keyes / The Silver Medal for military valor ?on the field? / with the following citation: / Commander of the II Army Corps, he contributed to the brilliant victory of the valiant Fifth Army with his decisive command action. Notwithstanding the desperate resistance of the enemy, he did not slacken the battle until the definite triumph of the Allied Armies and the liberation of Rome were achieved. A gallant example of wide guidance to his subordinates...Present is the August 14, 1944, typed letter signed in ink by Colonel M.F. Grant, By command of Lieutenant General CLARK, 8? x 8?, stamped ?CONFIDENTIAL? at top, enclosing (not present) ?copies of citation announcing your appointment as Honorary Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, the appropriate decoration of which was presented by His Majesty the King at Headquarters Fifth Army on 28 July 1944...? Minor flaws. Very Good condition.Plus a carbon of the June 22, 1944, document, 7.5? x 8.5?, lightweight paper, from Mark W. Clark, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Commanding, to Major General Keyes. In part, ?Subject: Award of Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to Silver Star ... Under the provisions of Army Regulations ... you are awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star for gallantry in action ... CITATION ... Fir gallantry in action from 11 May to 4 June 1944. During the operations which resulted in the capture of Rome by Fifth Army ... His example of courageous leadership throughout the entire offensive against the German armies between Minturno and Rome inspired his troops and was an important factor in the success of operations...? Minor flaws. Good condition."

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        Sonette. Im italienischen Urtext mit gegenüberstehender deutscher Übersetzung. - Handpressendruck im Auftrag von Rudolf Freiherr von Simolin ausgeführt.

      Officina Bodoni, Verona 1944 - ( Nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 64 einer Auflage von 165 nummerierten Exemplaren ) Auf Büttenpapier gedruckt. 354 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter, Ohln im OSchuber, 4° ( 28,5 x 19,5 cm ). Der Einbandrücken minimal fleckig, vorn ein Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz, ansonsten guter und dekorativer Zustand. ( Gewicht 1700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        PICCOLA PRETURA. Oltre il varco c'è il paese. (MANOSCRITTO originale autografo).

      Manoscritto autografo dell'Autore del suo romanzo più famoso, dal quale venne anche ricavato il film di Pietro Germi ?In nome della legge?. Sette quaderni (dimensioni 20x28 cm) di 88 pagine l'uno. Copertina rosa. Quaderno prodotto dalla Società Cremona Nuova, nel 1944. Sulla copertina del primo quaderno il titolo manoscritto ?Piccola Pretura. ?oltre il varco c'è il paese?. ?" Scrittura ad inchiostro, calligrafia ben leggibile, con correzioni, biffature, aggiunte (a volte con inchiostro rosso). All'inizio del primo quaderno è applicata una carta trasparente con il disegno a china raffigurante co n una veduta a volo d'uccello i luoghi di svolgimento del romanzo, nella realtà il centro di Barrafranca, con pretura, chiesa, Municipio, barbiere, Poste, ecc. ?" A pag. 1 il distico: ?I fatti e i personaggi di questo libro sono del tutto immaginari e, pertanto, qualunque riferimento ad avvenimenti o a persone reali sarebbe infondato?. Data: Roma 10 dicembre 1946 / 18 febbraio 1947. E la sigla di Lo Schiavo. Il quaderno 7, in fine, contiene un elenco dei personaggi di Piccola Pretura: Autorità Giudiziaria, Polizia, il Dottore, il Barone, don Fifì, don Peppino Cilombo, massaro Turi Passalacqua, il Sindaco, il Parroco, ecc.Alla fine del quaderno, spillati, due cartoline e una lettera indirizzate a Lo Schiavo (grafia usata anche Loschiavo), e due cartoline illustrate degli altari della chiesa di Barrafranca. - Il romanzo venne pubblicato nel 1948 dall'editore Colombo, Roma, ed ebbe immediato successo: una seconda edizione venne pubblicata già nello stesso anno. Una terza e una quarta edizione nel 1949, anche sull'onda del film di Germi ?In nome della legge? tratto dal libro (tra gli sceneggiatori anche Fellini, Monicelli e Pinelli). Nel 1950 le edizioni stampate da Colombo erano già 7. Successivamente Lo Schiavo scrisse altri romanzi in qualche modo ispirati al rapporto tra autorità e potere mafioso: Gli Inesorabili (1950), Condotta di paese (1952); Terra amara (1956): il Mare di Pietra (1960). Giuseppe Guido Lo Schiavo, nato a Palermo nel 1899, morto a Roma nel 1973, è stato uno scrittore, un giurista e un magistrato, esperto in Diritto del Lavoro, Criminologia e Procedura Penale. Il tipo di rapporto tra Pretore e mafia descritto nel suo romanzo Piccola Pretura e poi nel film di Germi suscitò molte polemiche: L'ambiguità di un finale in cui il pretore stringe un patto di lealtà con la banda del mafioso Passalacqua, in "... una concezione romantica e, certo, discutibile del fenomeno mafioso", furono sottolineate da diverse parti , anche da Leonardo Sciascia (La Sicilia nel cinema).

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        Importante insieme costituito da una lettera dattiloscritta con firma autografa del generale Edizio Rodriguez dei Volontari della Resistenza e due interessantissime minute a lui dirette contenenti la descrizione degli eventi accaduti a Roma nei due giorni successivi alla liberazione (4 giugno 1944). A. Lettera datt. con firma autografa - Roma 9 aprile 1946, una pagina in - 4 - nella quale comunica al Tenente Colonnello Berliri Zoppi di aver ritirato dal Comitato Alleato i brevetti rilasciati dagli Alleati stessi ai partigiani che hanno preso parte alla liberazione di Roma. I brevetti si trovano presso il Comitato Militare della Democrazia Cristiana, in piazza del Gesù?Poiché bisognerà, dopo presa visione dei documenti, riunire tutti i partigiani in una domenica sarei tanto grato se i Capi - zona si recassero in piazza del Gesù per prendere visione di quanto sopra, onde avvisare susseguentemente gli interessati, perché non manchino alla riunione per la distribuzione?. B - C. Due minute datt. di cui una con firma autografa di Berlieri Zoppi. Il nucleo di questa zona espletò la sua attività in forma evidente al mattino del 5 / 6. Il giorno precedente due volontari del nucleo stesso penetravano, mentre numerose pattuglie e numerosi tedeschi circolavano ancora per Roma?Il mattino del 5 alle ore 6,30 agivano quattro squadre: la prima tentava di occupare i locali della ex G.I.L. in via Fornovo ? I locali occupati si presentavano in istato di disordine e confusione?e si potevano rinvenire uno schedario con fotografie e libretti personali degli Ufficiali e sottoufficiali?. 4 pagine in - 4. Numerose correzioni autografe. Unita una pagina datt. int. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri Ufficio Patrioti titolata Argomenti da trattare nelle relazioni per l'ufficio patrioti e relativa copia a stampA


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        Een Suite van de Zee.

      - [Groningen, A.Th. Mooij/ WH. Nagel/ W.H. Overbeek], (1944). Ingenaaid. 35,0 x 25,0 cm. (12) p. Met een druksel in vijf kleuren op de voorzijde van het omslag, een druksel in twee kleuren op pagina (2), en zeven druksels in één kleur op pagina (3, 5, 6, 7, 8) en (11).Gedrukt in een oplage van 75 exemplaren. 1e druk. Horizontaal gevouwen geweest, wat kreukjes. Kleine roestvlekjes op het omslag en ook héel licht in het binnenwerk.* Dekkers G-241. De Jong 796. Hot Printing 44-g1. Simoni N 1. Volière-reeks 1.

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        Japan's Bid For Africa - Including the story of the Madagascar Campaign

      Central News Agency, South Africa, 1944, Soft cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThis small, rare paperback comes with a plastic protective wallet. The cover seams are fragile and need to be handled gently. The book itself has wear and marking, due to age and handling. There is general foxing to the cover and the pages. The pages are tender but not fragile and are firmly affixed. They are complete and clear. The book can be read and used with consideration and confidence, it can be owned with ease. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: W.W.2; Inventory No: ahlh.

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        The Case of the Gilded Fly

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine (rubbed to white). With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket toned and a little rubbed, internally a hint of foxing otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression of the author's debut novel, written when he was still an undergraduate, and introducing eccentric amateur sleuth Gervase Fen. "Crispin's work is marked by a highly individual sense of light comedy, and by a great flair for verbal deception rather in the Christie manner" (Julian Symonds, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History, 1973, p. 152).

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        Mr. Tettley's Tenants: (with a foreword by Ira Wolfert)

      The Baynard Press, London, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, First editionHardcover in dark blue boards. No dust jacket. 8vo. First printing (published for private circulation to men of the 4th Fighter Group). Title in gold gilt on front. Paper is coated stock. Book is clean and fresh, with tight binding, clean pages, and almost no wear. Gilt is bright. Former owner's name (W.A. Mahaffy) is written in ink on right text block. Hall was the public relations officer of the 4th Fighter Group and had access to photos and other information about each man. Scarce in its first edition. 180 pp.

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        Typescript, carbon copy, of "With Your Wings", a WARTIME STORY about a decorated black pilot returning home. Accompanied by a Typed Letter presenting the piece to BURGESS MEREDITH, for a possible reading and broadcast

      N.p. [New York?], 1944. Typescript, 3pp. numbered [1]-3, on rectos of 3 leaves of duplicated radioplay typescript (struck through), approximately 600 words. Typed Letter, one page. 1 vols. 10-14/ x 7-1/2 inches. Slightly age-darkened, but very good overall. "With Your Wings" 1944 Steinbeck Story of a Black Pilot Evocative Steinbeck story (or "mood piece") imagining a decorated black pilot returning to his hometown, cheered by his neighbors, and welcomed by his father in the house he grew up in, with the remark: "Son - every black man in the world is going to fly with your wings." In his cover letter to his friend Burgess Meredith, who served in the Air Force during the war, he writes: "DEAR BUZZY: A different version of the following was done for overseas broadcast to the troops by O.W.I.* This is a different version. I don't know whether you would like to use it or not. It has an odd length. I might be a good idea to use it in some one of your shows. If you want it, you are quite welcome to it. It was written against a background of music (imagined music, I mean). Should you desire to use it, I think the story itself will suggest the music. Let me suggest however, that the music be soft, sustained, and all of one piece, and that it do not attempt to be directly descriptive of the piece, but rather of the spirit of the piece. I would suggest that you yourself read it, using the beautiful technique you used in "The Forgotten Village" ... the soft reading that seems not to be reading at all. This is pure mood, and would have to be delivered like soft music. Anyway, there it is, and you're welcome to it - if you want it." *Office of War Information, for which Steinbeck worked during the WW II. UNPUBLISHED until 2014, when the revived Strand Magazine published a version based upon a different typescript from the Steinbeck papers at HRC); a unique draft or variant copy of this moving war-time sketch. From the Estate of BURGESS MEREDITH.

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        Untersuchungen über die Machtstellung der Juden in der Weltwirtschaft, Bd. I: England und das vornationalsozialistische Deutschland.

      Holzhausen, Wien 1944 - ( Nicht im Buchhandel erschienen ) X, 296 Seiten mit 47 Tabellen im Text sowie 31 meist farbigen, meist ausfaltbaren ( teils mehrfach ausfaltbaren ) graphischen Darstellungen. Schmuckloser Oln mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken ( kaum noch erkenntlich da stark berieben ), 4° ( 30,5 x 21,5 cm ) Aus dem Inhalt: Forschungsauftrag des Reichsinstituts für Geschichte des neuen Deutschlands. Aus dem Inhalt: I. Abschnitt: Fragestellung und Verfahren: Wirtschaftliche Macht des Judentums als Forschungsziel; Begriff der wirtschaftlichen Macht; Arbeitsmethode: Konzernstatistik; Genealogische Feststellungen // II. Abschnitt: Die Juden in den englischen Banken, Versicherungs- und Investmentgesellschaften: Die Merchantbanks; Bank von England; Overseas Banks // III. Abschnitt: Gold, Diamanten und Nichteisenmetalle: Der Londoner Goldhandel; Der afrikanische Bergbau // IV. Abschnitt: Industrie und Großhandel Englands: Die einzelnen Industriezweige; Analyse der rd. 200 größten englischen Unternehmungen // V. Abschnitt: Die Juden in den großen Unternehmungen der mitteleuropäischen Wirtschaft: Gegensatz im Einfluß der Juden zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschland; Zeitliche Entwicklung von 1880 bis 1930; // VI. Abschnitt: Die Grundlagen der jüdischen Machtentfaltung: Geistige und funktionelle Voraussetzungen; Politische Bindung der jüdischen Wirtschaftsmacht an Mitteleuropa; Zwischen Wirtschaft und Politik in England und Amerika; Differenzierung und Integration der Wirtsvölker // VII. Abschnitt: Vorläufige Ergebnisse: Das Judentum betreffend (Scheidung der jüdischen und arischen Schwerpunkte; Prinzip der jüdischen Komplementärstellung; Gesetz des jüdischen Aufstieges); Die allgemeine Wirtschaftsgeschichte betreffend (Die Urheber des Kapitalismus; Die geistigen Vorbedingungen des Kapitalismus). Der Einband fleckig und stark wasserrandig, innen Seiten teils gering gewellt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit Anstrichen in Buntstift. ( Verkauf nur für wissenschaftliche Zwecke !) - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four Quartets

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1944. Octavo (221 × 141 mm). Recent black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, plain cream endpapers. An excellent copy handsomely bound. First UK edition, first impression.

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      Salvat editores, Barcelona 1944 - XV, 335, 303, 225, 332, 215, 210, 207, 247, 300, 313, 357 y accesorios 296 con numerosas fotografías Encuadernación en tela para los 12 tomos

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        The Razor's Edge. A Novel

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,, 1944. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the unclipped, bright jacket. First trade edition, first printing, preceded only by the signed limited edition.

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        The ABC of Un-Natural History for Young and Old

      Gus. Av. Friendly, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st EditionPrivately published in Johannesburg. Printed by Minerva Central, Lourenco Marques. No publication date but thought to be published between 1944 - 1950. Covered in a decorated tracing paper/ wax proof paper. This, for its age, is in good condition, with general tanning and crisping. There is very little wear to this cover. The corners have wear. The price is not snipped. The front of the cover has an open wound and wrinkles - but this does not detract from the immediate charm and attraction of this eccentric, delightful book. The plain cardbook cover is strong and firm. The cover guttering along the frontispage is open but the security of the binding and the surity of the pages is not affected. The frontispage has two small impression marks that travel through the subsequent pages. The black and white illustrations within are in fresh, thrilling condition. The pages are clean, clear, sure, vivid and energetic. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Humour; Inventory No: ajgk.

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        The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat : the Second Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog

      Methuen & Co, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthe boards are shelf worn. there is a small tear at the bottom of the spine which is faded. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. a few age related marks and small nicks. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 27ep.

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        The Road to Serfdom

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd.,, [1944].. Octavo (217 x 135 mm). Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Gift inscription in ink to the front pastedown dated Feb. Xmas 1947. Head of spine neatly reinforced. A clean, bright copy. First edition, first impression of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism.

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        Lost Worlds

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1944. First edition, one of 2043 copies printed. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Some minor shelfwear, near fine in very good dust jacket illustrated with photos of Smith's sculpture by E. Burt Trimpey (unclipped, some rubbing to edges of front panel, spine panel with small scuffs at ends, yellowing at folds). Classic collection of Smith's science fiction and fantasy, including tales of Averoigne, Hyperborea, Atlantis, and more. The companion to his 1942 Arkham House collection, Out of Space and Time. Clark's story, "The Plutonian Drug", first published in Amazing Stories in 1934, is notable for employing the name "plutonium" for an imaginary drug from Pluto of startling effects, several years in advance of the discovery of the radioactive element that now bears the name. Attractive copy of a cornerstone work.

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        Meisterwerke Chinesischer Malerei, 12 bis 18 Jahrhundert (Masterworks of Chinese Painting, 12th to 18th Centuries), by Ch'iu-sheng Lin

      Amstutz, Herdeg and Co, Zurich, Switzerland 1944 - Meisterwerke Chinesischer Malerei, 12 bis 18 Jahrhundert (Masterworks of Chinese Painting, 12th to 18th Centuries), by Ch'iu-sheng Lin, 1944 Published by Amstutz, Herdeg and Co, Zurich, Switzerland, 1944. Printed in Switzerland. Large folio with dual clasp fastening, approx 50.5cm high x 34cm wide x 1.5cm deep. Held within original outer slipcase. Slipcase made of plain card and a bit shelfworn - with 13cm split to spine, but intact overall. Comprises 1 x 12pp booklet, unbound (11 printed pages) and 8 loose colour plates (complete). Contents are all in fine condition, with just very slight corner bumping. Folio front outer cover has some sun discoloration. Folio covers are cream cloth over boards with red printed motif and title. Interior of folio is very clean indeed. Introductory booklet and plates are on thick ivory matt card. The 8 featured full colour plates are detailed here. All text in German. Plates are all of wonderful quality. A very handsome set indeed - and very scarce. More photos on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bachelor's Quarters [Signed 4X; Clare Boothe Luce's Copy]

      Biltmore Publishing Company, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: very good +, First editionA Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in a Very Good dust jacket (Very Good + for this title; spine lightly sunned, mild edge wear, a tiny closed tear to each of the spine head, spine tail, and rear flap's bottom edge, short crease line to the rear flap's upper outer corner, quite small hole to the rear flap turn), SIGNED BY JOHN COURNOS, PAUL MORAND, CLEMENT WOOD, and A. E. COPPARD on the title page, and ALSO SIGNED BY CLARE BOOTHE LUCE on the front free endpaper; a collection of stories which put the reader "into the mood of merriment" with every Plot "calculated to rock you to your foundations." Having an excellent Provenance, this copy belonged to editor, playwright, journalist, ambassador, socialite, and U.S. Congresswoman (representing Connecticut) Clare Boothe Luce. The book itself is quite uncommon to the market, especially when the book and delicate dust jacket are in a condition as nice as is this copy. Copies signed by any of the contributors are scarce, and copies signed by as many contributors as have signed this copy are absolute hen's teeth. An altogether Very Good + or slightly better copy, SIGNED BY JOHN COURNOS, PAUL MORAND, CLEMENT WOOD, and A. E. COPPARD and, as noted above, ALSO SIGNE BY CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, the book's prior owner. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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

      New York: U S Camera, 1944. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Ansel Adams. New York: U S Camera, 1944. This is Ansel Adams' scathing book on the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. Ansel Adams dedicated the book to his friend Ralph Merritt, and this copy is inscribed by Merritt. Merritt ran the Manzanar prison camp for the War Rellocation Authority and invited Adams to take the photographs in this book. A good number of these books were burned upon publication in 1944 and other copies turn up in terrible condition. This copy is is bright and attractive and on the top half of title/dedication page, Merritt has written, in a bold and clear hand: "To Virginia Eiden, in appreciation of her clear and helpful understanding of the meaning of Manzanar. Ralph Merritt, January 20, 1947." Eiden was Merritt's administrative assistant during the war. Aside from the inscription, there are no markings or blemishes in the text. The staples are very clean, no rust. The paper wrap covers are green on the inside and red on the outside. There is a small paper split beginning at the top and which partially affects "Born" in the title line (see photo). There is also a quarter inch nib on the bottom of the spine. The covers are bright and clean, not soiled, not brittle, as is so common with this edition. The covers have a couple of small creases and two very small (1/4 inch) closed tears. Again, a nice bright looking copy of a fragile book, with an historically important inscription. First Edition.

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        A Guide for the Bedevilled

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1944. Early reprint. A small stain on the front board, else fine in very good dustwrapper with chipping at the crown and a corresponding small stain on the front panel. This copy Inscribed to mystery writer Rex Stout: "To Rex Stout, here's what I was busy about -- Ben Hecht." Hecht's book-long attack on anti-Semitism. Hecht and Stout were both active in progressive writers' groups. .

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        D-Day Prayer by President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the White House. June 6, 1944. Here printed for his friends at Christmastide 1944

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944. Limited edition, no. 45 of 100 copies. Text in black, red and blue. 8vo. Original vellum-backed marbled boards, black morocco spine label, t.e.g., others uncut. Light toning to spine, else fine. In a custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Inscribed by FDR to His Son John Presentation copy, inscribed by FDR to his youngest son and daughter-in-law on the front free endpaper, ?'For Johnny and Anne, with love from Pa, Christmastide 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt.?" FDR delivered this prayer on the evening of June 6, 1944 after Allied forces began their invasion of German-occupied Normandy. The President had 100 copies printed and bound at his own expense to distribute to close friends and family at Christmas ?' continuing a tradition of book-giving that he had begun in 1935 (see Halter, pp. 193-4). ?'Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity É?".

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        Sonette [I sonetti, ital.u. dt]. Im Urtext mit deutscher Übersetzung [u. Anm. von Hans Rheinfelder, Otto Frhr. von Taube u. Rudolf Frhr. von Simolin].

      Verona : Officina Bodoni, 1944.. 354 S.; Lex. 8° (20 x 29 cm) Hellbeiger OHLn mit Rückenschild, Deckel mit grün/schwarzem Schmuckpapier bezogen, rauher Schnitt, Fadenh., i. grauem Schuber; 1828 gr.. Druckvermerk der letzten Seite: "Der vorliegende Handpressendruck wurde im Auftrag von Rudolf Freiherr von Simolin in den Jahren 1943 und 1944 ausgeführt. Es wurden 165 Exemplare auf Büttenpapier gedruckt, unter Verwendung eines Neuschnitts der Schriften des Francesco Griffo. Officina Bodoni, Verona. Nr. 37."- Der Unternehmer (IG-Farben), Romanist u. Kunstsammler Rudolf Frhr. von Simolin-Bathory (7.6.1885-30.4.1945) übersetzte zusammen mit dem Romanisten u. Sprachwissenschaftler Hans Rheinfelder (1898-1971) u. dem Kunsthistoriker, Schriftsteller u. Übersetzer Otto Frhr. von Taube, der in der NS-Zeit mit Schreib- u. Veröffentlichungsverbot belegt war, die 150 erhaltenen Sonette des italienischen Dichters Cecco Angiolieri (1260-1312) und ließ sie in den Jahren 1943/44 auf eigene Kosten von dem berühmten Buchdrucker Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977) in Verona drucken. Vorliegendes Exemplar mit der Nummer 37 hat die Tochter von Rudolf Frhr. von Simolin, Rudolphine, verheiratete Le Tanneux von Saint Paul, auf Testamentsbeschluß des Vaters 1953 dem Italienisch-Lektor an der Universität Münster, Michele Petrone (1893-1969/70?) zukommen lassen. Die Expedierung übernahm der Tauchnitz-Verlag, Stuttgart, das betreffende Begleitschreiben mit dem Absendedatum 14.1.1953 hat Petrone auf das letzte Blatt diese Ausgabe montiert. Den Empfang des Werkes hat er auf dem Donatoren-Exlibris, das auf dem vorderen Innendeckel montiert ist, mit "Ricevuto il 19.1.53" vermerkt. Text des Exlibris: "Auf Wunsch meines verstorbenen Vaters Rudolf Freiherr von Simolin überreicht von R. von Saint Paul, geb. von Simolin. [Schloß] Seeseiten, Seeshaupt, Obb."- Die Bibliothek von Michele Petrone hat 1970 auf Vermittlung des Münsteraner Archäologen Prof. Max Wegner (1902-1998) die jetzige Professorin für Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der Universität Münster, Lea Ritter-Santini, erworben. Zum Dank für die Vermittlung ging diese Ausgabe an Prof. Wegner, der dies mit weichem Bleistift auf dem Titelblatt vermerkt hat: "von Frau Ritter-Santini als Geschenk erhalten für die Besorgung des Nachlasses von M. Petrone, 13.2.1970)".- Exemplar mit leichter Beschädigung: der Schuber weist am Rücken eine Bestoßung auf, die an seiner Oberkante einen 10 cm langen Einriss verursacht hat. Diese Bestoßung hat sich leider bis ins Innere fortgesetzt und auf den beiden Einbanddeckeln an der Vorderkante eine minimale Quetschspur hinterlassen, die sich als leichte Stauchungsspur auch durch den gesamten Buchblock zieht (2cm von der Oberkante). Ansonsten ist das Exemplar tadellos erhalten ohne Flecken oder Anstreichungen etc.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("John") to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, regarding his new-born son, Tom, his and Gwyn's plans for their new house in Monterey, and other personal matters

      [Monterey, California, 1944. 2pp. in pencil, on rectos of two legal-size ruled note sheets. 1 vols. 14 x 8-1/2 inches. Very good. From the Estate of Burgess Meredith. "Honest Tom, now known as Swine Child, is a lot of fun ... " UNPUBLISHED letter from the author of THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Recently arrived in Monterey from New York, with Cannery Row completed, his new son Tom only a few months old, and where he had found his new house (The Soto House), Steinbeck, in high spirits, writes his good friends Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard who are expecting their first child: "We're writing Dr. Benaron today about the best man in your area ... I'm a believer in a hell of a lot of prenatal inspection. It saves a lot of trouble and can make the difference between a miserable time and a very happy time ... Anyway you'll have fun. Honest Tom, now known as Swine Child, is a lot of fun. We enjoy him all the time. He is very funny and completely unremarkable. Has two eyes, two ears and the proper number of arms and legs. I wonder, by the way, who said that number was proper. Undoubtedly some egotist with two arms and two legs. ... Tom's mental age is 11 weeks and he is three months old. This keeps him out of Harvard and the presidency not to mention Time-Life. Do you suppose there is a vacancy is the Meglin kiddies. He might as well tap dance as just lie around the house. Our new house is one of the nicest of the adobes. Built about 1835, quite small - big living room, two bedrooms, lean-to kitchen and bath and a large garden. After the war we will add a wing in adobe. It is a very pleasant house. I'm sure you will like it. We'll probably be in it by next weekend. We're going to have2o do the painting ourselves, but I like doing that. I once was a painter's apprentice for 6 months. Now it is Sunday and a very beautiful day. The rain is over and the earth giveth a good smell. It may take a couple or three days to get a reply from Chicago. Last night some drunks came in. I am getting old I guess. I didn't find them amusing. This is probably a bad thing. Three blimps are just outside off the coast, looking for something from their maneuvers. That's all - will let you know what we find out ... "

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        Borges' Visiting Card With Holograph Greeting

      - Printed visiting card. 90 × 50 mm. Borges' visiting card with holograph greeting, reads "Ti manda un beso Tio" (Your uncle is sending a kiss), supposedly sent to his nephew Miguel de Torre Borges. On the verso a list of seven words, cities and places, some of them obviously related to Borges, like "Maipú" where he lived since 1944; "Adrogué" the city where he spent several summers in his childhood, and in 1977 he published a volume of poetry under this title; or "Constitución" that could refer to Plaza Constitución that appears in his short story "El Aleph". Trace of tape at upper edge, overall in good condition.

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        Not Quite Dead Enough

      Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. 1944 - Published in New York by Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. in 1944. First Edition with no indication of later printing. A double mystery including the story "Booby Trap." Book very good, some internal discoloration. DJ very good. DJ price is $2.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tragedia Warszawy

      NP [1944], [Warsaw] - Folio. Unpaginated. [8]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Pictorial German propaganda booklet blaming the Polish resistance and the Allies for the 'dire consequences' resulting of the Warsaw Uprising, a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union's Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces. However, the Soviet advance stopped short, enabling the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while defeating the Polish resistance, which fought for 63 days with little outside support. The Uprising was the largest single military effort taken by any European resistance movement of World War II. Although the exact number of casualties remains unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions. Jews being harbored by Poles were exposed by German house-to-house clearances and mass evictions of entire neighborhoods. German casualties totalled over 8,000 soldiers killed and missing, and 9,000 wounded. During the urban combat approximately 25% of Warsaw's buildings were destroyed. Following the surrender of Polish forces, German troops systematically leveled another 35% of the city block by block. Together with earlier damage suffered in the 1939 invasion of Poland and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, over 85% of the city was destroyed by January 1945, when the course of the events in the Eastern Front forced the Germans to abandon the city. Wrappers and pages partly and slightly creased at lower margin. Text in Polish. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1944. LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. THE STEEP ASCENT. NY: Harcourt Brace & Company, [1944]. dark-blue cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Lindbergh on the half-title page. Also with a signed presentation from her mother on the front endpaper, to New York Times editor Charles Merz and his wife: "For Mr. & Mrs. Merz from the proud parent Elizabeth Morrow. April, 1944." Also with Morrow's personal calling card (with a paper clip stain), with an autograph note signed: "I'm so sorry that this comes so late but I've been off in Mexico! E.C.M." Near fine (pencil notation on front endpaper stating the book is from the Merz library, few paper clip marks where calling card was attached); little wear (small nick & tear) d/j. $850.00.

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        La bete est morte. La guerre mondiale chez les animaux. Fascicule premier: Quand la bete est dechainee. (= Version originale, truffe a la 'Disney').

      Paris, Editions G.P., 1944,. in-4to, (32 x 24 cm), 32 p. (non num.), ill. en couleurs. ( exemplaire avec colophon: Il a ete grave et imprime par la Neogravure, pendant le troisieme mois de la Liberation pour le compte des Editions G. P. droits reserves. Autorisation n° 472), reliure en demi-toile originale ill. Dos legerement use.. Cette bande dessinee fut concue sous l'occupation. Premiere edition originale. Rare. C'est un des titres les plus recherches par les collectionneurs. La seconde guerre mondiale s'y trouve transposee dans un univers animalier comme seul Calvo sut en creer. Les Allemands deviennent loups, les Francais sont des lapins et des cigognes, les Anglais des bouledogues et les Russes des ours. La 'bete' c'est bien entendu le grand mechant loup represente sur la page de titre (Hitler) avec ses proches: le cochon en uniforme blanc couvert de medailles (Göring) et le putois avec le microphone entre ses griffes (Goebbels). Ce premier volume parut en 1944 'au troisieme mois de la liberation' et les auteurs ont marque dans l'impressum: 'Entre le Vesinet et Menilmontant, dans la gueule du Grand Loup, au groin du Cochon decore et sans l'autorisation du Putois Bavard. Cet album a ete concu et redige par Victor Dancette et Jacques Zimmermann et illustre par Calvo sous la direction artistique de William Pera'. En 1944, suite a une protestation de Walt Disney, dont le grand mechant loup avait servi de modele pour Hitler, Calvo dut retoucher la 'truffe' du loup figurant sur la couverture dans le tome 1, avant la parution du second tome. Seule cette edition originale du premier volume montre donc la truffe d'origine. Bien que les auteurs ne pouvaient a ce moment pas encore vraiment connaitre toute la verite sur les camps de concentration et l'Holocauste, on trouve ici une premiere representation des deportations en masse accompagnee du passage: 'les hordes du Grand Loup avaient commence le plus atroce des plans de destruction des races rebelles, dispersant les membres de leurs tribus dans des regions lointaines, ... visant ainsi l'aneantissement total de ces foules inoffensives qui n'avaient commis d'autre crime que celui de ne pas se soumettre a la volonte de la Bete' (p. 25). Le deuxieme volume parut en 1945 (avec le volume 1 avec la 'truffe retouchee')Cornerstone of all comics collections. First edition of the first original volume of 1944, in-4° format, with colour ill. Exquisite parody on the Second World War and Hitler, transposed into the animal kingdom. Hitler, the beast from the title, is represented as the big bad wolf in uniform, his accomplices are the decorated pig (Göring) and the talkative weasel (Goebbels). The Germans are drawn as wolves, the French as rabbits and squirrels, the British as bulldogs, the Americans as buffalos, etc. Written and drawn in secret during the German occupation in France, it was released at the end of the war and has since become a classic of the French comic. Walt Disney disliked the illustrated big bad wolf on the cover as it was too similar to his own bad wolf and Calvo had to change its snout. So on the second edition, published with an second volume in 1945 cover of the wolfs snout looks slightly different (cut in two). This is also the first time that the Holocaust is depicted or at least hinted at in a comic as early as 1944. The authors couldn't yet be aware of the full reality of the Shoah, but already showed mass deportation and mention Hitler's plans of annihilation of the "rebel animal races". Fine copy in orig. binding with colour-illustrated cover.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. BD Guide, 535; Tresors de la BD, 94.

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        Adria-Illustrierte * 12 Einzelhefte des Jahrgangs I (1944) und II (1945), vom 3.Juni 1944 - 7.April 1945

      Triest, Deutscher Adria-Verlag G.m.b.H, 1944 - 1945.. . (Fortsetzung der Beschreibung von Nr.18385:) Mit Bildberichten wie z.B.: "Invasion und Gegenschlag. Die erste Welle bereits vernichtet! Reste anglo-amerikanischer Elite-Divisionen wandern in Gefangenschaft / Die erste "Befreiungstat" Churchills: die zerstörte Kirche von Caen / Anschlag auf die französische Währung! Mit diesen Scheinen wollten die Invasoren das Land plündern - 200 km hinter der Front. Nur drei Autostunden ist das Herz Frankreichs von der Invasionsfront entfernt, und trotzdem schlägt es in ruhigem Gleichmaß weiter. Und der Grund für die Zuversicht und Ruhe der Pariser: der deutsche Waffenschutz! Täglich marschiert die Wache auf - Die Teepuppe, von Annemarie Hinrichs - "Furlania", die Menschen von Friaul - Vom Büro in Sauna-Bad: Finnische Bäder für deutsche Arbeiter - "V1" gegen England. Am 15. Juli 1944 um 23:40 Uhr wurde zum ersten Mal die neue deutsche Waffe V1 in England eingesetzt. Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht meldete am nächsten Tage: "Südengland und das Stadtgebiet von London wurden in der vergangenen Nacht und heute vormittag mit neuartigen Sprengkörpern schwersten Kalibers belegt. England, das Kernland der Terror-Angriffe auf Europa, ist seit dem 15. Juni selbst zum Angriffsgebiet geworden. Gegen die "zweite Front" der Invasion hat Deutschland über Nacht die "dritte Front" über England geschaffen, und diese Front verbraucht keine Soldaten; ihre Schläge kommen bei Tag und Nacht und bei jedem Wetter. Und England besitzt kein Gegenmittel . . . " - Marsch zur Front durchs Heimatdorf. Der Vater hat seinen Sohn wieder! Nur kurze Zeit können sie zusammen sein, denn bald geht der Marsch weiter. Nach gründlicher Ausbildung treffen junge Muselmanen wieder in ihren bosnischen Bergdörfern ein, um den Kampf mit den Banden aufzunehmen (SS-Einheiten) - Was die Invasionstruppen nicht sehen. Während die englischen Elitedivisionen an der normannischen Küste verbluten, reisen die reichen Globetrotter ihres Landes durch die Welt auf der Suche nach Objekten für die Fotobox / Hunger und Elend im Iran! Die iranischen Bauern müssen ihr Getreide zur Verpflegung der sowjetischen und anglo-amerikanischen Truppen abliefern, weil der eigene Nachschub nicht klappt - Gauner, Gangster, Gentleman. Ein Tatsachenbericht über den britischen Geheimdienst im vorderen Orient, von G.B.Lesage - Frau Mode auf der Schulbank, Bildbericht aus der Mode-Fachschule. Kritische Kameradschaft und kameradschaftliche Kritiken bringen den Schüler voran. Lehrer und Schülerinnen bei der Besprechung neuer Entwürfe - Zeitgeschehen im Bild. Italiens neue Divisionen rollen zur Front. Sie wurden in Deutschland ausgebildet und greifen nun zum Schutz der Heimat in die Kämpfe ein / Deutschland beherrscht die Raketenwaffen seit langem. Die Werfer-Batterien bilden überall den Schrecken der Feinde / Kein ruhiger Schlaf mehr für London. Die Bild einer Auslandszeitung zeigt die hingekauerten Schläfer in einer U-Bahn: die "V1" jagte sie unter die Erde! / Ritterkreuz-Ehrung im Küstenland. Im Rahmen einer militärischen Feier überreichte Generalleutnant Steinmetz im Namen des Führers dem Kompaniechef Leutnant Heyn für seine hervorragende Tapferkeit bei der Verteidigung an der Südfront das Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes / Die Ernte in sicherer Hut. Tag und Nacht wacht der Flurschutz, damit der Bauer seine Ernte sicher einbringen kann. Männer der Waffen-SS, der landeseigenen Verbände und des ungarischen Heeres gehen gemeinsam die Felder ab, um jeden Sabotageakt im Keim zu ersticken / Der erfolreichste Jagdflieger der Welt, Oberleutnant Hartmann, erhielt nach seinem 300.Luftsieg das Eichenlaub mit Schwertern und Brillanten zum Ritterkreuz / Als 17. Soldat der deutschen Wehrmacht wurde Generalfeldmarschall Mode, Oberbefehlshaber der Heeresgruppe Mitte, mit dem Eichenlaub mit Schwertern und Brillanten ausgezeichnet - Kampf um das Baltikum. Der baltische Raum, Volksgebiet der Esten, Letten und Litauer, ist neuerdings dem gierigen Griff der Bolschewisten ausgesetzt: Städte sinken in Trümmer, Straßen werden zu Kampfbahnen. Aber die Volksheere des Baltikums kennen die Sowjets und kämpfen an Deutschlands Seite - kämpfen, halten und schlagen zurück - Menschen wie wir. Ein Schauspieler-Ehepaar in Triest - BMW-Bildanzeige "Das schnellste Kraftrad der Welt: 279,5 km/Std. Unsere Arbeit ruht nicht. Die im Kriege gesammelten Erfahrungen werden ausgewertet und später Europa zugute kommen" - Hinter den Fronten: "Die deutsche Heimatfront". Durch Wehrkampf-Schulung schafft die SA. Wehrmannschaften aus den Männern in der Heimat / In Heimarbeit schaffen Mütter und Hausfrauen Zeltbahnen und Uniformen und machen damit Soldaten für die Front frei / Die tägliche Arbeit kennt nur noch ein Ziel: Waffen, Ausrüstung, Nachschub für die Front! (mit Foto von Panzerfertigung) - Die Degenhardts, ein von deutschen Menschen im Kriege - Sonntag der Tränen. Sonntagsfrieden lag über Triest. Da dröhnten Anglo-Amerikas Terror-Bomber am blauen Himmel. Bomben in dichten Schwärmen krachten ungezielt auf Stadt und Wohnstätten. Brand und Trümmer, Tote und Tränen ließen die Befreier zurück / Sind das die "Freudentränen", von denen Anglo-Amerika spricht? / Tapfer und unermüdlich stehen die Männer von Triest, Mannschaften der UNPA, der Feuerwehr und der deutschen Einheiten und retten und helfen / Entsetzen und tränenloser Jammer zeichnen die Züge dieser jungen Frau, die ihre Angehörigen noch unter Trümmern und flammenden Balken weiß / Der Dschungel der Maisfelder. Erbarmungslos rast der Krieg über die ernteschweren Felder. Zwischen den übermannshohen Stauden eines aufgewühlten Maisfeldes haben sich die Grenadiere eingegraben. Mit Granaten und Infanteriegeschützen nehmen sie feindliche Ziele, die ein Spähtrupp erkundete, unter Feuer. Die Panzerfaust liegt neben Handgranaten und Gewehr schussbereit / Vater seiner Männer. Der Regimentskommandeur bestimmt den Einsatz seiner Männer. Was er ihnen außerdem ist, das bestimmt keine Vorschrift, sondern sein Soldatenherz / Hart wie Karstgestein: braungebrannte Soldaten steigen über das Geröll zu Tal, die Männer der "Schachbrett-Division" im Kampf gegen Titos Banden. Auf dem Arm trägt jeder junge Kroate dieser Division das weiß-rot gewürfelte Wappen "Freiheit der Heimat - Tod den Tito Banden!" ist ihre Losung / Marika Rökk im Tanz um die Welt / Aus dem Zeitgeschehen: In Deutschland gibt es keine Frau, die nicht im Dienste der Nation steht, sei es in der Rüstung oder in einer Durchgangsstelle für umgesiedelte Familien aus dem Westen. Überall bewährt sich die deutsche Frau / Das deutsche H a l t im Westen . . . und im Osten (Bilder PK-Willrich, Mittelstädt, v.d.Becke). Dieser SS-Hordenführer schoss in 3 Minuten zwei Scheuermann mit seiner Panzerfaust ab. In Scharen wandern Gefangene aus dem Kampfgebiet zu den Sammelstellen. Sie haben sich den Einmarsch in Deutschland anders vorgestellt. Auch im Osten, vor den Grenzen des deutschen Machtgebietes, brachen deutsche Gegenstöße in die vorgeprellten Panzerspitzen der Sowjets-Armeen hinein. Statt eines leichten Sieges traf sie die Wucht der deutschen Waffen. Die Deutschen aber stehen die neuen Waffen wieder vor dem Feind. Noch härter als zuvor / Krieg ohne H.K.L. Im steinigen Karst führen deutsche und landeseigene Truppen einen erbitterten Kampf gegen das von Moskau aufgehetzte Banditentum. Hier kennt der Krieg keine starren Fronten, die H.K.L. ist überall / Palmanova, die Festungsstadt bei Udine / Ein Sturmgeschütz gegen zehn T 34, Zeichnungen von SS-PK Zenzinger / Adriafront: im Lagunengebiet sind turkestanische Freiwillige als Pioniere eingesetzt / Quisling beim Führer! Der norwegische Ministerpräsident traf im Führerhauptquartier ein und wurde vom Führer herzlich begrüßt / Brillantenträger Sepp Dietrich, Oberst-Gruppenführer und General-Oberst der Waffen-SS an der Westfront / Das sind die "Soldaten Christi!" Eine Londoner Zeitschrift veröffentlicht Fotos des von Amerikanern völlig zerstörten und ausgeplünderten Aachener Domes, usw.

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        The Razor's Edge. A Novel

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, tan endpapers. With the dust jacket. Slight bump to lower corner, contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

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        London 1944: as seen by an A.R.P. observer on the roof of the Bank of England in the summer of that year

      London: Baynard Press, 1944. Lithographed in colours, sheet size 68 x 100 cms (image dimensions approx 72 x 65cms), blank verso. Bank of England employee and artist Arthur Bond was an ARP observer on the roof of the Bank during the second Blitz; V-weapons were unleashed against the capital for the first time in June 1944. According to the Bank of England?'s own website, the Bond Panorama was printed in 200 copies which were given to members of staff who had also served as firewatchers. Bond?'s 360 degree panorama of the London skyline, as seen from his observation post, borders a reworking of the Ordnance Survey map, with a one mile radius around the Bank. Significant buildings can be located from the key using degrees. The Baynard Press was a commercial printer noted for the quality of its colour lithography, with clients including London Transport. Map

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        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon Vol. 1 and 2

      Macmillan, UK 1944 - Balkan politics, history and culture in a wonderful text. Vol 1 has signed dedication; 'All good wishes to V. J. Boone, Rebecca West 1948. The 1944 reprint ed. Two volumes. Vol.1 pp.xi.652. Vol.2 pp586. DWs in archival sleeves. Endpaper maps. Illus. Green cloth. A nice set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bombing Vindicated

      London: Geoffrey Bles. Hardcover. 159 pages. Index. Author served as Principal Assistant Secretary of the British Air Ministry. Describes how it was the RAF which commenced bombing of German civilian targets before Germany reluctantly began similar attacks in Britain during the second world war. Unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound copy of this important work. . Good. 1944. First Edition.

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        Donovan's Brain

      UK: Chapman and Hall. London, Chapman & Hall, 1944. Hardback first edition and first impression. Very good condition. The boards have some soiling to them and the jacket has edge wear, with a few short tears, small chips at the spine tips and corners. Slight rubbing. Presents well overall considering the war-time paper jacket. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1944.

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        Les inscriptions et graffiti des voyageurs sur la grande pyramide

      Le Caire, Société Royale de Géographie d'Égypte, 1944.. Four parts in one volume. Quarto. Pp. xcii; 183; 170 line-drawn plates; 18 photographic plates, (4). Title-page with the Coat-of-Arms of the Kingdom of Egypt; half-title present. Hardcover, bound in neat full black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original wrappers bound in, upper wrapper decorated, incorporating letterpress printed in red and black within lithograph frame in gold, red and blue, lower wrapper displays the crowned emblem of the Société Royale. In a very fine condition. A superb untrimmed copy, preserved in the original state and size, practically unused, for the greater part still unopened. - - First edition. Publications spéciales, fondées par sa Majesté le Roi Fouad Ier, continuées sous les auspices de sa Majesté le Roi Farouk Ier. The inscriptions called ?graffiti? today are mostly an unofficial remembrance, a self-presentation, more often connected with vandalism than with art or socially respected self-expression. Visitors to the pyramids left Greek, Latin, and Arabic graffiti, often next to those from Pharaonic times. To these layers of human presence, modern tourist graffiti, starting with the 16th century onwards, and reaching the peak of their use in 19th century, was added. ?It is certain that tourists are gradually spoiling the monuments of Egypt by writing their names on them. Persons of taste are irritated when they come across them, and the directors of the antiquities exhaust themselves in searching for hard words in which to censure such practices. And yet, if the archaeologists and historians of today would reflect a little, what fine fellows these inscriptions-makers are, and what an amount of ingenious work they are preparing for the students of the future.? (Gaston Maspero: ?New Light on Ancient Egypt?).

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        Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday

      Collins, London 1944 - Somewhat above-average wear externally. Backstrip professionally replaced in light blue cloth. Binding sound. Contents unmarked aside from a faint half-inch mark upon title page. Moderate foxing to contents which also bear the occasional fingerprint or bit of soiling. Ultra-rare first edition copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adria-Illustrierte * 12 Einzelhefte des Jahrgangs I (1944) und II (1945), vom 3.Juni 1944 - 7.April 1945

      Triest, Deutscher Adria-Verlag G.m.b.H, 1944 - 1945.. . Vollständige Ausgaben im original Verlagseinband: insgesamt 12 Hefte, jeweils Broschur, z.T. mit Klammerheftung, Format 25 x 34 cm, mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel. Druck: L.Smolars & N. in Triest, Hauptschriftleiter: Wilhelm Henke / Triest, verantwortlich für den Anzeigenteil: Heribert Johner, z.Zt. Wehrmacht, i.V. Helmut Klosterfelde/Triest. - Je Heft 12 Seiten, ohne Zählung, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen, darunter zahlreiche von SS-Propagandakompanie-Berichterstattern (SS-Kriegsberichter Scheidt u.a.). Es sind vorhanden vom 1.Jahrgang 1944 die Hefte Nr.7 (3.6.1944), Nr.9 (17.6.1944), Nr.10 (24.6.1944), Nr.11 (1.7.1944), Nr.12 (8.7.1944), Nr.21 (9.9.1944), Nr.23 (23.9.1944), Nr.27 (21.10.1944) und vom 2.Jahrgang 1944 die Hefte Nr.8 (4.2.1945), Nr.10 (10.3.1945), Nr.11 (17.3.1945) und Nr.14 (7.4.1945). Die ganzseitigen Titelfotos tragen folgende Unterschriften (hier nur deutscher Text wiedergegeben): "Tag der Traber in Triest", Foto: SS-PK Scheidt / "Vom Feindflug zurück", Foto: SS-PK Scheidt / "Trümmer, Tote, kümmerliche Reste der geretteten Habe im Arbeiterviertel von Triest - das war die Tat der "Befreier", Foto: SS-PK Henke / "Wieder steht der deutsche Grenadier bereit, Europa gegen den Einbruchsversuch der Anglo-Amerikaner zu schützen. Hart, entschlossen und siegesgewiss erwartet er den Befehl zum Angriff", Foto von SS-PK Zschäkel / "Wie groß bist du geworden.! Strahlend vor Glück scherzt der bosnische Bauer, der jetzt Soldat ist, mit seiner Tochter (zu unserem Bildbericht "Marsch zur Front - durchs Heimatdorf")", Foto von SS-PK Schattinger / "Dort hinten sind die Sowjetpanzer gefahren! Der Pope und ein Bauernmädchen aus einem galizischen Dorf geben den deutschen SS-Führern bereitwillig Auskunft über den Feind", Foto: SS-PK slapak / "Das war der Tag der Tränen - der Tag, an dem Terrorbomben erneut auf Triest einschlugen! Dieser junge Triestiner Stadtschutz-Mann, der Mutter und Schwester rettete, wird sich diesen Tagen merken", Foto: SS-PK Henke / "Jetzt geht's zum Erntefest", Foto: SS-PK Markert / "Mit letzter Kraft schleppte sie sich aus den Trümmern und sank ohnmächtig in die Arme der Helfer. Wiederum waren fliegende Mörder über Triest", Foto von SS-PK Henke / "Kampfraum Ungarn! Grenadiere der SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf" rollen einen feindlichen Graben auf (zum Bildbericht "Totenköpfe schlagen zu")", Foto: SS-PK Grönert / "Auch im Karst schlägt die Panzerfaust zu! Sie hat sich bei der Bekämpfung von befestigten Stellungen wie von Kampfwagen und Fahrzeugen der Banditen bewährt", Foto von SS-PK Scheidt / "Der Trunk als Dank! Ein Mönch hoch in den slowenischen Bergen reicht deutschen SS-Führern und serbischen Offizieren, die im Kampf gegen Banditen in sein Dorf kamen, den Willkommenstrunk", Foto: SS-PK Henke. - Aus dem Inhalt (Bildberichte) : Der Landschutz ruft alle - Quote 89:10, ein Bildbericht von Trabersport in Triest - Im Spiegel der Woche: Lagebesprechung von Marschall Antonescu mit Generaloberst Schörner / 241 Namen auf der Todesliste! Entsetzt lesen die Einwohner einer von Gebirgsjäger befreiten bosnischen Stadt ihre Namen auf einer bei den Tito-Banden gefundenen "Schwarzen Liste" - Kampfraum Süden. Kkroatische Marine an der Adria. Gemeinsam mit der Deutschen Kriegsmarine hat die kroatische Kriegsmarine die Sicherung der Küste übernommen - Menschen unterm Hammer, Roman von Otto Paust - Schöne deutsche Heimat. Auf dem Chiemsee in Oberbayern leuchten wieder die weißen Segel - Harte Schule, starke Herzen. So werden deutsche Jungen heute erzogen: keine ausgebeutete Jungend, die in Bergwerken schuften muss, wie es in England heute noch geschieht! Sondern deutsche Schüler, die eine Zeit lang freiwillig das Leben des Bergmannes teilen, um seine Arbeit für das Volk würdigen zu können" - Bulgarischer Alltag -Riesen aus Menschenhand. Ein Geschlecht von Riesen entsteht unter den Meißelschlägen eines begnadeten Künstlers. Mitten im Kriege arbeitet Professor Thorak in seinem großen Staatsatelier in Baldham bei München an seinen Monumentalplastiken. Sinnbilder der Größe und Macht des Reiches, zeugen sie gleichzeitig von der hohen Stellung der Kunst in diesem Lande. Adolf Hitler hat den Künstler zum Leiter einer Meisterschule für Bildhauerei an der Staatlichen Akademie in München berufen - Alarm im Variete - Luftwaffe bekämpft Panzer! Die Ju 87 mit der eingebauten Waffe zur Panzerbekämpfung - Auf der Bandenjagd sind Gebirgsjäger in Olympia eingetroffen. Der Kompaniechef erklärt den Männern die Bedeutung dieser historischen Stätte - Eine Abordnung der kroatischen Legion weilte in Berlin und suchte auch die Garnisonskirche in Potsdam auf - Auch der Französische Dom in Berlin wurde ein Opfer der anglo-amerikanischen Terrorbomber - Blitzmädel an der Adria. Wo Mädelhände walten, wird das Heim zur Heimat. Liesl backt den Sonntagskuchen - Reiter mit dem Fez (Mohammedaner in der Waffen-SS) - Viermotoriger landet im Watt. Ein Treffer der Marineflak hat das Leitwerk zerfetzt und den Bomber zur Notlandung gezwungen Die Besatzung des Terrorbombers tritt den Weg in die Gefangenschaft an - Während Mutti arbeitet . . . In einer Kindertagesstätte der Nationalsozialistischen Volkswohlfahrt lebt der kleine Dieter fröhlich mit seinen Gespielen - Pfingsten im Karst. Heute wird der Kolo, der kroatische Volkstanz getanzt - Terror über Triest. Rauch und Flammen steigen aus den Wohnvierteln der Stadt, Frauen und Kinder sind unter Trümmern begraben. Tapfer und unermüdlich greifen die Männer des Selbstschutzes zu. Deutsche und italienische Sanitäter bringen die Verwundeten in die Lazarett und Krankenhäuser. Die Beisetzung der Opfer wurde zu einer stummen Anklage gegen die anglo-amerikanischen Mörder. Der Bischof von Triest sagte in einer Ansprache... - Wiener Kunstfrühjahr 1944. Eine Ausstellung der "Meisterpreisträger 19442 - Der rumänische Generaloberst Dimitrescu erhielt das Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz - Der durch seine Rassen- und Erbforschungen führende deutsche Professor Eugen Fischer wurde 70 Jahre alt - Bandenkampf im Karst. Zwischen Fels und Kakteenhecken ist ein schweres MG in Stellung gegangen, der Angriff geht gegen das Zentrum der Tito-Banden, die von deutschen Fallschirmjägern im bosnischen Gebiet angegriffen wurden. Der Erfolg war die Vernichtung der Elite-Einheiten Titos und seiner Versorgungsbasis - Kulturschänder am Werk! Bei den Terrorangriffen der Anglo-Amerikaner auf Rouen ist die berühmte Kathedrale endgültig zerstört worden - Marschall Petain bei den Opfern angloamerikanische Terrorangriffe - Um Sein oder Nichtsein. 6. Juni 1944, das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht gibt bekannt (Beginn der Invasion) - Indiens Freiheit-Armee. Mit eigenen Waffen, die Japan lieferte, erkämpft sich Indiens eigene Armee unter Subhas chandra Bose den Weg zur Befreiung. Eine Maschinengewehr-Kompanie im Gefecht - Auf der Wacht gegen Terrorbomber, ein Bildbericht um den Luftalarm. In der Verteidigungsfront an der Abwehr-Küste steht auch die Luftabwehr, ihr Arbeitsgebiet ist der Warn- und Erkennungsdienst bei Einflügen, die Benachrichtigung der Flak und die aktive Abwehr der einfliegenden Feindverbände. Sie schützte die Bevölkerung vor Überraschungen und packt den Feind in der Luft. Während die Menschen in Sicherheit warten, vollzieht sich in der Luft ein Drama: der Abschuss eines Terrorbombers - Bereit zum Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus! Der Reichsführer SS Himmler besichtigt die Galizischen SS-Freiwilligen-Division vor ihrem Einsatz - Sprung ins Wespennest! SS-Fallschirmjäger haben das Zentrum der Titobanden angegriffen und zerschlagen - Am "Rommelspargel" gescheitert! Zur Abwehr von Luftlandungen waren in Frankreich überall Pfähle auf freie Plätze gesetzt, "Rommelspargel" genannt. Dieser Lastensegler brach sich an ihnen die Flügel - Krieg gegen Wehrlose! Eine von Tieffliegern verwundete Französin bittet deutsche Soldaten um Hilfe, usw. (Fortsetzung der Beschreibung s.Nr.18401!) - Späte Kriegsdrucke; bei Heft Nr.8/1945 alle Seiten lose, sonst alle Ausgaben in gut erhalten

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        Fenelon. Bay Horse 1937 by Sir Galahad III-Filante; Winner of Travers Stakes, Lawrence Realization, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whitney Stakes, Brooklyn, Empire City, New York, Merchant's & Citizens, Manhattan, Endurance Handicaps and other races, and $152,545. Bred and owned by William Woodward, Esquire. Trained by James E. Fitzsimmons

      [New York: Privately printed by Frank Lowe for William Woodward, 1944. One of a very few copies produced. Hand colored aquatint engraving. Signed in the plate by the artist. Plate size 17 x 19 inches.

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        The Boy Next Door

      George Newnes Limited, London 1944 - A lovely bright copy of this extremely scarce first edition in an unclipped dust jacket. The book is free of any inscriptions although a little of the red dye from the boards has ran onto the inside of the dust jacket leaving a few patches of lighter red. The jacket itself is a little edge worn with some significant loss at the head of the spine. It is still very bright. Overall a very collectable copy. Photos are available on request or Skype to see the book live during opening hours. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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