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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. With the dust jacket. Spine a touch dulled. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few small chips and short closed tears, and spotting to the lower panel. First trade edition, first printing, preceded only by the signed limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Traité de la Grande Vertu de Sagesse de Nagarjuna. (Mahaprajnaparamitasastra): Tome I: Chapitres I-XV, Premiere Partie (Traduction annotee). Tome II: Chapitres XVI-XXX; Tome III: Chapitres XXXI-XLII.

      Bibliotheque du Museon Volume 18 and Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain 2. 1944-1970, Louvain Bureaux du Muséon and Université de Louvain - This set is heavy and will incur extra postage. A mixed set, the first and second volume bound in buckram; third volume in original wrappers - all in very good condition, with bookplate of Breezewood Foundation. First edition of the first three volumes, pp.xxxii, 620; xxii, (621)-1118, lxviii, (1119)-1733.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Zsidók élelmiszerellátásának szabályozása alól mentesül? személyek fogalmi meghatározása. 1944. november 9. 127.799/1944.-VIII. ü.-o. szám. [The Conceptual Definition of Those Individuals Who Exempted Under the Regulation of the Food Stuff Supply of the Jews. November 9, 1944. No. 127.799/1944.-VIII. ü.-o.]

      Dr. Rosta János tanácsnok (Budapest székesf?város házinyomdája) (1944), Budapest - Original printed poster. With the coat of arms of Budapest. Issued by the Mayor of Capital City of Budapest as Government Commissioner for Public Services. 48 × 63 cm. The decree regarding the "Regulation of the Food Stuff Supply of the Jews" was enacted May 1, 1944. It rules about the ration for the Jews in different commodities (300 gram sugar per month; no fat instead 300 gram sunflower oil per month; 100 gram beef or horse meet per week, maximum of 0.7 liter milk for pregnant mothers and children under the age of three) and ceases their food coupon supply. This decree circumstantially defines who can get exemption under the above restrictions. Ákos Farkas was the mayor during the most difficult time for the Jewry of Budapest. He decreed numerous anti-semitic edicts and he was very active in the ghettoization of the Jews in Budapest that started in November 1944. As the Red Army approached Budapest, Farkas fled to Germany in late December, 1944. He was captured by the US troops and as war criminal extradited to Hungary in 1946. He was sentence 10 years imprisonment, he died in the prison in 1955. Tanned due to acidic paper. Folded twice. Small tears to edges. In fine condition. Original printed poster. With the coat of arms of Budapest. Issued by the Mayor of Capital City of Budapest as Government Commissioner for Public Services. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La bête est morte. La guerre mondiale chez les animaux. Fascicule premier: Quand la bête est déchaînée. (= Version originale, truffe à 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 été gravé et imprimé par la Néogravure, pendant le troisième mois de la Libération pour le compte des Editions G. P. droits réservés. Autorisation n° 472), reliure en demi-toile originale ill. Dos légèrement usé. Cette bande dessinée fut conçue sous l'occupation. Première édition originale. Rare. C?est un des titres les plus recherchés par les collectionneurs. La seconde guerre mondiale s'y trouve transposée dans un univers animalier comme seul Calvo sut en créer. Les Allemands deviennent loups, les Français sont des lapins et des cigognes, les Anglais des bouledogues et les Russes des ours. La ?bête? c?est bien entendu le grand méchant loup représenté sur la page de titre (Hitler) avec ses proches: le cochon en uniforme blanc couvert de médailles (Göring) et le putois avec le microphone entre ses griffes (Goebbels). Ce premier volume parut en 1944 ?au troisième mois de la libération? et les auteurs ont marqué dans l?impressum: ?Entre le Vésinet et Ménilmontant, dans la gueule du Grand Loup, au groin du Cochon décoré et sans l?autorisation du Putois Bavard. Cet album a été conçu et rédigé par Victor Dancette et Jacques Zimmermann et illustré par Calvo sous la direction artistique de William Péra? En 1944, suite à une protestation de Walt Disney, dont le grand méchant loup avait servi de modèle 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 édition originale du premier volume montre donc la truffe d'origine. Bien que les auteurs ne pouvaient à ce moment pas encore vraiment connaître toute la vérité sur les camps de concentration et l?Holocauste, on trouve ici une première représentation des déportations en masse accompagnée du passage: ?les hordes du Grand Loup avaient commencé le plus atroce des plans de destruction des races rebelles, dispersant les membres de leurs tribus dans des régions lointaines, . visant ainsi l?anéantissement total de ces foules inoffensives qui n?avaient commis d?autre crime que celui de ne pas se soumettre à la volonté de la Bête? (p. 25). Le deuxième volume parut en 1945 (avec le volume 1 avec la ?truffe retouchée?)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; Trésors de la BD, 94. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        [Illustrated Manuscript]: Le Meravigliose Avventure Dei Brim. Two volumes. [The Wonderful Adventures of "The Brim"]

      [Levada, Italy]. (1944-1946). First. Two volumes. Oblong folios. Measuring 16.5" x 11.5". Quarter cloth and color-patterned paper over boards, gilt-stamped cloth label on each of the front covers, cord ties. A bit of rubbing to the extremities, near fine. A magnificent Second World War manuscript written by an Italian partisan and illustrated with 66 watercolor paintings. The two-volume set, each dated 1944 on the cover, contains thick-paper leaves with 68 typed sheets laid down on the versos and 66 paintings laid down on the facing rectos. The author identifies himself only as "Zio Vettor" (Uncle Vettor) in a two-page Signed preamble to the work dated March, 1946 that is addressed to "Caro piccolo Vettor" (My dear little Vettor). The paintings that follow are clearly the work of an accomplished artist, whom we presume to be the same person, but cannot say for sure. A few of the illustrations are signed in the corner "Anna V. Croce," suggesting either a collaborative effort or an attempt to disguise the gender of the books' creator. The 1946 preamble makes it clear that the narrative and paintings date from the author's experience as a partisan during the war: "when the Italian countryside was a battlefield and devastated by civil war," and that he wishes his little Vettor to know something of the "calamitous episodes of that time ... in which you will encounter great and vile persons, patriots and profiteers, innocent martyrs and the guilty who act with impunity ... in short, you will see all the tragic consequences of the fratricidal civil war." The paintings follow this narrative with images of raids by the fascist government, people held at gunpoint in their homes, arrests and interrogations by government forces, night raids by masked rebels burning trains, a boat being strafed by an airplane, and roof-top chase and execution of a spy.The narrator notes that he relates these episodes by way of allegory which explains the first part of the title: Le Meravigliose Avventure (Wonderful Adventures). Of the Brim he says "you, upon reading the title, will wonder "Who were these Brim? -- and explains that this was a pseudonym chosen by us, the partisans of the area ... and that the word is derived from the letters of two words: "rebels" (later called partisans) and "bandits" of which, in the great chaos of that time in Italy, there were many who had infiltrated our ranks. Our woeful rendering of Vettor's Italian into English does an injustice to this remarkable illustrated manuscript. A magnificent narrative of life in Italy during the War. .

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        Das Märchen von der ungehorsamen Adeli-Sofi und ihrer furchtbaren Begegnung mit dem Wassermann.

      Bln u Zürich Atlantis 1944 - Ohlwd. Quer-4°. 20 nn Blatt. Mit farb. ganzs. Illustr. -Einbd. etw. stockfl., gering ber. u. best. Selten, wurde nach Erscheinen sofort beschlagnahmt. 577 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ottmar]
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        La Palestina nel mondo del dopo-guerra : discorso tenuto da David Ben-Gurion, capo dell'Esecutivo della "Jewish - Agency" al Congresso straordinario Sionista in New York il 9-5-1942. [= Palestine post world war [II]]

      Hechalutz in Italia, Rome, Italy 1944 - discorso tenuto da David Ben-Gurion, capo dell'Esecutivo della "Jewish - Agency" al Congresso straordinario Sionista in New York il 9-5-1942. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Racing in America 1665-1865

      The Jockey Club, New York 1944 - Part of Racing in America series. 800 copies printed of which this is number 239. 2 vols. Vol. 1: xii, 315; vol. 2: ix, 416 p. 34 cm. Vol. I has one colour frontispiece and 50 b&w plates. Vol. 2 has one frontispiece and 86 b&w plates. Beige cloth and paper hardcovers with pasted on spine labels. Covers are worn towards edges and corners are bumped. Vol. I has hole in spine label. Slight foxing of rear endpapers in volume I. Companion volumes to "Racing in America: 1866-1921" by W. S. Vosburgh, and the author's "Racing in America: 1922-1936." Covers the early colonial period, Revolutionary times, the early 19th century and Civil War periods, with appendices of horse imports, winners of principal races, race courses, pedigrees, index. May require extra shipping depending on your location. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Cartoon Illustration, "The End of the Trail - Ridden to a Finish - The Allied Academy Award"

      N.d. (ca 1944). Russell became lead cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times in 1934 and held that position for nearly 30 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1946. This cartoon, parodying the iconic James Earle Fraser sculpture "End of the Trail," pictures a defeated Hitler riding an exhausted Germany to its death. Though undated, it clearly dates from the final year of WW2. The drawing's Native American reference must have caught the eye of noted Western historian and cowboy poet E.A. [Earl Alonzo] Brininstool, to whom Russell has inscribed the piece. The two were probably acquainted through the University Club of Los Angeles, of which they were both members. Original drawing in black ink on artist board, sheet size 54cm x 41cm (ca 21" x 16") with ca. 1" margins. Signed in ink, lower right. Also inscribed: "To E.A. Brininstool with my best regards, Bruce Russell" in bottom margin. Compositor's instructions in pencil; a few areas of white ink for touch-up; light wear to paper at edges; image bright and clear; Near Fine.

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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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        Asia 1:1,000,000 Sheet North H-39 Bushire.

      [London, War Office], 1944. - 782 x 640 mm. In full colour. E48°-E54°/N28°-N32°. Folded. Third edition of this wartime map of the Bushehr area on the southwestern coast of Persia, on the Arabian Gulf. The city was occupied by British troops during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran; these were replaced by American soldiers in 1942, who installed a military supply route for the Soviet Union through Iran (the "Persian Corridor"). Interestingly, the present map was copied by the German Luftwaffe as early as 1942 and distributed as "Weltkarte 1:1.000.000 (Iran) / H-39/G-39, Bushire. Hergestellt im Auftrage des Generalstabs des Heeres, Abt. für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (II)". - Somewhat dusty and showing slight edge wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        LAND OF TERROR

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1944]. cloth.. Two partial, faint tape ghosts on each free endpaper, mild rubbing to. lower front corner, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Copies of. this book are seldom found signed or inscribed by Burroughs. (#151381). First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Burroughs to Gary Fordyce on the front free endpaper. The sixth Pellucidar novel. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02288. Heins LT-1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        CHOIX de POEMES. Ejemplar N° XLII (Numeración I a XLV) Firmado por el autor y con poema manuscrito.

      Edición original en librillos sin coser. 1944 - Libro COMPLETO en librillos (sin coser). (Ver fotografías) De este libro, publicado en Homenaje a Jules Supervielle, se han impreso trescientos treinta ejemplares, cuyas características se especifican a continuación: cinco ejemplares señalados con las letras A, B, C, D y E, impresos sobre papel "Whatman" a los que se ha agregado el manuscrito original de uno de los poemas inéditos, la copia manuscrita por el autor de otro de los poemas contenidos en esta edición y un retrato, en fototipia, firmado por el autor; cuarenta y cinco ejemplares numerados de I a XLV impresos en el mismo papel que los anteriores, conteniendo el manuscrito original de alguno de los poemas que figuran en esta edición y un retrato, en fototipia, firmado por el autor y doscientos ochenta ejemplares en papel de hilo "Tripont", los que se hallan, como los anteriores, fuera de comercio. Dirigieron esta edición los señores Eduardo J. Bullrich y Oliverio Girondo. Terminóse de imprimir el quince de Marzo de mil novecientos cuarenta y cuatro, en los talleres de Francisco A. Colombo, Buenos Aires. Ejemplar XLII. Ha sido impreso para RAUL J. FAGET. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación de los ejemplares. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        HOMENAJE A LA TORRE DE HERCULES".

      - 1944, B. Aires, Imp. López. Folio, 10 pags.-1h., 49 Dibujos por LUIS SEOANE. Edición Limitada y Numerada de 400 Ejemplares (aquí nº 377). Intonso. Rústica. Galicia [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Persian Gulf. Mouth of the Euphrates. Shatt Al Arab and Bahmanshir River. From surveys by the Port Directorate, Basra, 1926-38. Khor Abdullah surveyed by Commr. H. E. F. Paine RIN, 1941-1942.

      London, 1944. - Map (67 x 98 cm). Lights and beacons highlighted in purple. Wartime reprint, "reproduced by the U.S. Hydrographic Office from British Admiralty Chart". First issued in 1921, with changes in 1923, 1928, 1931, 1936, 1940, and 1943. Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

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        A rare set of a dozen maps and 30 pages of intelligence reports issued for the use of officers to land on Omaha Beach.

      n.p., May-July 1944. "(Operation Overlord: Omaha Beach) A rare and impressive set of maps and documents all marked ""TOP SECRET"", issued 15 May 1944 in preparation for the Normandy Landings on June 6, 1944. The collection, consisting of 30 pages of intelligence reports together with 12 folding maps, were prepared for the use of the V Corps which formed the main body of the American force that landed at Omaha Beach. This set, marked number 63 of 225 copies issued, includes charts, which according to the intelligence annex section, ""have been reproduced on a good grade of paper in order that they may serve as situation maps for battalions and higher units of Corps troops. It is suggested that these maps be kept posted up-to-date as new information is received, and that they be used as situation maps in the initial phases of the operation..."" This set is not annotated or edited allowing the viewer to see what Allied officers received as the final plan for D-Day was unveiled on 15 May 1944. All the documents and maps are titled with the code name of the amphibious portion of the operation ""NEPTUNE"" tougher with clearance designation: ""BIGOT"", which was the code name for the ultra-secret group that produced the necessary maps and advance intelligence for Operation Overlord. When Allied planners had designated Operation Neptune, they realized they required even greater protection for any document or map that even hinted at the planned operations at Normandy. The name was picked by reversing the stamped designation on documents pertaining to officers who served in North Africa. Most went via Gibraltar, hence their papers bear the stamp ""TO GIB."" BIGOT was simply the reverse of that designation. The staff who produced these maps worked in various locations around London including an office hidden at the Selfridges department store. BIGOT clearance was so restrictive that when King George VI visited a command ship and asked what was behind a curtained compartment, his guide declined to identify what lay behind, unsure whether the monarch had that level of security clearance.* The maps, each numbered in pencil ""63"", provide incredible detail of the countryside surrounding the landing beaches from Port en Bressin in the east to Isigny sur Mer in the west. Each map addresses a different aspect of the terrain. One notes the overall terrain and roads to be encountered as well as obstacles set up by the Germans; other maps detail German artillery ranges into the English Channel that would be of concern to the landing craft; another shows minefields while another focuses upon beach obstacles; another details German pillboxes and artillery positions along the coast. The most impressive example by far is an amazingly detailed plan of the maze of fields and hedgerows that make up the Normandy countryside noting the types of roads and paths as well as the height of each hedge. The overall situation is covered in a smaller map of all of France and the Low Countries showing the order of battle in the West. The maps were the product of numerous and varied intelligence sources starting with Napoleonic era charts supplement by intelligence from the French Resistance together with photos low flying reconnaissance aircraft. To obtain even more imagery of the Normandy coast and countryside, the BBC publicized a mock contest requesting that listeners submit their favorite holiday snaps of France. The end result were these amazingly detailed charts that allowed Allied commanders to adequately prepare for what lay before them on 6 June. The accompanying intelligence report, marked ""ANNEX I"" covers nearly every contingency including enemy formations and strength, beach obstacles, climate, and topography, makes for excellent reading. One of the more interesting passages are the assessments of the local population on the Normandy coast: ""POLITICAL: a. The Normans are largely reactionary in politics. Nevertheless, The Collaborationist parties have made little headway and the total number of Collaborationists in the entire OVERLORD area constitutes an insignificant part of the population ... II. SUBVERSIVE ACTION. a. The mass of the population in Normandy hates the Germans and looks forward to liberation by the Allies. In case of invasion thE great majority of the population will do its best to impede German resistance. In view of close control exercised by the German occupational authorities, this effort is more likely to take the form of strikes and petty sabotage than of armed resistance. It will probably be at is peak in the first few days after it is known that the invasion has started AFter this, if our advance is slow, repression will tend to diminish it. b. The active Collaborationists in the the invasion area have already alienated themselves from the mass of the French population and have forfeited all chance of life and liberty in a Free France. Therefore, they may be expected either actively to aid the Germans by subversive action against the Allies in the invasion area or to withdraw with the Germans in an effort to avoid falling into allied hands..."" The collection also includes a post- D-Day report, 23 July 1944 accompanied by a large folding map headed ""SECRET"" showing Allied and Axis positions five weeks after the initial landings at Normandy and on the eve of Operation COBRA: the Allied breakout of the Normandy pocket. The map clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the spectacular ruse devised by the Allies that convinced the German high command that Normandy was merely a diversion and a larger Allied landing would take place around the Pas de Calais. The accompanying report notes, ""Continued undiminished maintenance of enemy strength in the PAS DE CALAIS area, while sapping the BRITTANY and MEDITERRANEAN coast sectors. In fact, the establishment of a mobile reserve for PAS DE CALAIS is indicated in reports of an armor build-up... These units may later be used in NORMANDY, but now are so located as to constitute a reserve for the PAS DE CALAIS."" By the time the Germans had realized their mistake, the Allies had broken out of the Normandy pocket and were racing toward Paris which was liberated in late August 1944. In all, this archive allows the reader to appreciate the immense logistical hurdles involved in what was the largest amphibious military operation ever executed. _____________*Perhaps the most serious potential breech of secrecy came on 28 April 1944 during Exercise Tiger, a live-fire rehearsal for D-Day held on the coast of England. At 2:00 AM that morning German torpedo boats sunk several LSTs killing 749 sailors and soldiers. Not only did Eisenhower have to scramble to keep the disaster secret, but there were at least 10 casualties that had BIGOT clearance. All were identified and recovered, but the Allies still carefully monitored German communications for any sign that they had learned of the Normandy invasion. Fortunately, they had not and the plan remained a secret. Another, less serious, potential breech was detected in the crossword puzzles of the London Daily Telegraph when important code words began appearing. First ""Utah"", then two weeks later, ""Omaha"", then later on, ""Mulberry"" (a code name for the artificial harbors to be erected at the landing beaches), and finally, and most alarmingly, ""Neptune."" At that point, the puzzle's author, a schoolmaster, was arrested. But after intense interrogation, the authorities concluded that it was simply a very strange set of coincidences. The mystery was not solved until 1984, when a former pupil of the schoolmaster revealed that he fed the words to the schoolmaster who would often ask his students for words for his next puzzle. The pupil picked up the terms while hanging around Allied camps and eavesdropping on the soldiers' conversations!"

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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].

      Officina Bodoni, Verona 1944 - 354 S.; 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. 2100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fehlauer - Antiquariat]
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        Ambiances populaires de Paris. Préface de Pierre Mac Orlan.

      Aux dépens de l'artiste par quelques bibliophiles, Paris 1944 - Un volume grand in-4 (33 cm x 25,5 cm). Vingt-deux eaux- fortes originales de l'auteur. Un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Lana et signé par l'auteur. En feuilles avec couvertures rempliée sous emboîtage cartonné et étui de l'éditeur. Bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage au tirage très limité (cent exemplaires). Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Everbody's Political What's What

      London, 1944. First edition. 1 vols. Gilt-stamped peach cloth. Fine with dust wrapper with minor loss to the tips. First edition. 1 vols. Inscribed. Inscribed "For Roy Libert's private edification. Ayot St. Lawrence. 17, October, 1944." Publication date was September 15, 1944. Laurence A246

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Vézelay, 18. V. 1944. - 2 pp. 8vo. An die Librairie Stock: „[ ]L’irrégularité ou la négligence de votre service de comptabilité, en ce qui concerne la somme de 13.755 francs inscrite à mon compte du 31 décembre 1943, mais dont j’ai eu seulement avis en janvier 1944, et le versement le 24 février 1944, m’oblige à une controverse désagréable avec mon controleur des contributions directes à Avallon. Celui-ci vient de m’adresser, le 16 mai, une lettre disant: ,je reçois à ce jour le bulletin attestant que la librairie Stock vous a versé en 1943 13.755 francs de droits d’auteur’ Je ne puis accepter cette affirmation. La somme en question ne m’ayant été versée quà la fin de février 1944 ( ) excusez moi de vous demander cette constatation qui l’est nécessaire pour établir ma bonne foi. [ ]"

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        MARGINALIA ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1944. cloth.. Mild crimping to spine ends, a fine copy with bright spine stamping. in fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling. A lovely copy. (#151223). First edition. 2035 copies printed. Revisions, articles, fragments and essays. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1042. Joshi I-A-19.

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        MARGINALIA

      Arkham House 1944 - MARGINALIA is the earliest of the miscellanea volumes published to fill the "demands of our readers" for more HPL and more information about HPL. It's certainly a worthy addition to the canon including his Houdini rewrite IMPRISIONED WITH THE PHARAOHS, his revisions MEDUSA'S COIL, WINGED DEATH and THE MAN OF STONE by Zealia Bishop and Hazel Heald; two pieces of HPL juvenalia along with six fiction fragments; his essays on Dunsany, on the WRITING OF WEIRD FICTION and INTERPLANETARY FICTION and the many appreciations and salutes of HPL by Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Donald Wandrei, Robert Barlow, Kenneth Sterling, Henry Kuttner and others. Also included are sixteen pages of photographs of HPL, his work, his study, and the various personalities with whom he became closely associated with - including Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith.A Fine copy with nice spring in the hinge; the gilt spine- stamping is still bright which is unusual. Very light trace of dusting to tops of page edges with a few fingerprints to cloth. One of the very nicest copies I've had in my forty years of collecting/selling. In a fine d.j. JOSHI: I-A-19. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FIVE RUN AWAY TOGETHER

      Hodder & Stoughton 1944 - 1st 1944. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Blue cloth with black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. B/w and two-colour illustrations. Colour frontis. Spine and corners bumped, slight fading to top and tail of spine. Book leans to one side a little. Contents are clean. Price-cut wrapper is worn and torn with slight loss to spine and corners, large tear to lower 3" of front flap fold and a little grubby to rear panel. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geobiology". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U.

      O. O., 7. Juli bis 25. August 1944. - 390 (davon 384 num. und 6 n. n.) SS. auf 194 Bll. sowie am vorderen und hinteren Vorsatzblatt. Halbleinenband der Zeit. Kl.-4to. Mit zahlreichen Beilagen (s. u.). Das vorliegende Manuskript wurde, einer kleinen Notiz auf Bl. 1 recto zufolge, während des genannten Zeitraums im „Kriegswehrmachtsgefängnis Utrecht" verfaßt; daß es trotz seines Umfangs nicht ganz vollständig, sondern nur ein „concept! | not to be printed" ist, dürfte den Umständen seiner Entstehung geschuldet sein. Lourens Baas Becking, der schon 1934 eine „Geobiologie, of Inleiding tot de milieukunde" (Den Haag, van Stockum) verfaßt hatte, behandelt hier in zehn tls. sehr reichhaltig illustrierten Kapiteln u. a. „Influence of the milieu upon the organisms", „Influence of the organisms upon the milieu", „Mutual influence of the organisms", „Man and the terrestrial milieu" und „Description of natural milieu". Verfaßt wurde es in englischer Sprache, „weil der Autor eine Kongreszsprache wählten musste und um doppelte Arbeit zu umgehen und weil er das deutsche Idion nicht genügend bewältigt hat". – Lourens Baas Becking war im Laboratorium von Thomas Hunt Morgan tätig gewesen und hatte an der Universität Stanford gelehrt, ehe er 1930 in die Niederlande zurückkehrte, eine Professur für Botanik an der Universität Leiden antrat und dort auch die Leitung des Botanischen Gartens übernahm. Während der deutschen Okkupation Dänemarks wurde er zweimal wegen Fluchtversuchen nach England inhaftiert „and he began writing a book on Geobiology" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 1. X. 2009). Das hier vorliegende Manuskript dürfte ein bislang unbekannter Vorläufer eines weiteren Manuskriptes sein, von dem Anton Quispel in einer Würdigung Baas Beckings berichtet und zugleich auf den bedauerlichen Umstand hinweist, „[that] no book or review from his hands is available in a more international language: „There exists a manuscript for such a book written around 1950 and discovered in 1976 [.] It appeared to be the manuscript for the book he started when imprisoned by the Germans. Additions were made in Cronulla in 1950 and it appears to be the extended and internationally published version of his earlier Dutch book on ‚Geobiology’, which had the same title. The original manuscript of some 750 pages is now kept in the library of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam. It has been reproduced and copies have been distributed among a few interested biologists and biological libraries in the Netherlands, including the library of the Botanical Laboratory (today in the Clusius Laboratory) of the University of Leiden. Unfortunately, all of the approximately 350 figures are lacking [.] This lack of essential documentation makes the publication of the manuscript in its present state impossible. Still more important is the fact that the manuscript was finished prior to modern insights in biology thanks to the discoveries in molecular and cellular biology. Many conclusions and considerations in the manuscript certainly should have been re-written by Baas Becking in the light of this later knowledge. Therefore, it is a great pity that only a very limited number of (micro-)biologists were aware of the content of a manuscript which certainly could have had a great influence if published in the early fifties" (Anton Quispel: Lourens G. M. Baas Becking (1895–1963), Inspirator for many (micro)biologists". In: International Microbiology (1998): I, SS. 69–72, S. 71). – Der Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen sowie mit kleiner Schabstelle am Vorderdeckel; innen von sehr guter Erhaltung; größtenteils in Bleistift. – Beiliegend ein ms. Brief mit e. U. von Baas Becking (dat. Leiden, 1. August 1934) sowie 239 Bll. diverse Korrespondenz von H. F. Linkens u. a., Notizen, Aufzeichnungen, Photographien und das Manuskript zu H. F. Linskens’ Aufsatz über das vorliegende Manuskript von Baas Beckings „Geobiology" in mehreren Entwurfsstadien sowie in seiner gedruckten Form im „Vakblad voor Biologen" (Jg. 63, Nr. 13 (19

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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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        Ons Kampboek, een herinnering aan de Ipenrode-Kampen in 1944, 2 delen, aangeboden aan onzen Kampvader (drukker B.F. Enschedé) ter gelegenheid van zijn een en vijftigsten verjaardag 19 augustus 1944.

      Zeldzame boekjes met belevenissen en indrukken van de jongens, de meisjes en de kampleiding die deelnamen aan de jeugdkampen in de oorlog op Buitenplaats Ipenrode te Heemstede dat in 1944 toebehoorde aan drukker B.F. Enschedé. Naar schatting zijn er ongeveer 50 kampboekjes gedrukt. Beide delen zijn typografisch verzorgd door Theo de Wal. Deel 1 (48 pp) bevat gedrukte verhalen met originele ingeplakte foto's, onder meer over kamphuis JoJoKa, Vlaggenroof, en voorlezen. De foto's zien met name op het jongenskamp in de maand Juni. Namen die voorkomen zijn: Netty Langeveld, Truuk Stolp, Frits Wempe, Koos van Putten, Jan Hoogeboom, Henk van Veen, Jacky van der Staay, Jan Braspenning, Jozef Zwaanswijk, Frans Dekker, Jack Troost, Gerrit van Twuyver, Anton Augustijn, Jaap Valkenier, Rudi Hijkoop, Gerrit Damsteek, Joop Koningshoven, Jan van Zonneveld, Wim Govers, Theo Smit, Hil Groening, Joop Habich, Jan van Westerhoven, Piet Scholten, Nico Tack, Anton Henneke en Bertus Eleveld. Deel 2 (48 pp) bevat tekst zonder foto's met name over het meisjeskamp in juli 1944, met een Kamp ABC, een avond in het meisjeskamp, vacantielied, spoken op Ipenrode, en beschouwingen na middernacht."De Haarlemse drukkerij Joh. Enschedé en Zonen organiseerde in de oorlogsjaren zomerkampen voor jeugdige werknemers uit het gehele bedrijf; van de jongste magazijnbediende tot de 'kostprijs-girls' van de boekhouding. Ook kinderen van het personeel konden hieraan deelnemen. Voor de zomer van 1944 stond een kamp te Esbeek in Noord-Brabant op het programma. Maar door de invasie vond de kampleiding het te gevaarlijk om zo ver van huis te gaan. De directeur B.F. Enschedé stelde daarop spontaan zijn landgoed 'Ipenrode' ter beschikking. M14737"

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        Under a Glass Bell

      New York: Gemor Press, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First Edition, one of a limited 300 copies, with copper engravings by Ian Hugo. Signed by both Anais Nin, and Hugo, her then-husband. Inscribed to previous owner in New York, 1944. A lovely copy, with light edge wear and rubbing at spine ends. Split at paper covering started at rear spine joint. Pages slightly toned. Signed.

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        L'air et les songes 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), 13,5x21cm & 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 11 May 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 release of air and dreams of Gaston Bachelard complete 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 11 Mai 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 de L'air et les songes de Gaston Bachelard On joint le tapuscrit complet.   « L'homme est d'abord rêverie, puissance d'imaginer avant d'être sensibilité et raison », Maurice Blanchot pose ici l'examen de l'imagination aérienne de Gaston Bachelard. Revenant aux fondamentaux des philosophiques présocratiques des quatre éléments, le critique démontre ici l'avancée de la pensée du philosophe et épistémologue dans sa thèse d'une mise en mouvement de l'imaginaire. « Ce qui est primitif dans l'être, c'est le mouvement du rêve ». La filiation bergsonienne pourtant communément admise chez Bachelard se voit remise en question par Blanchot qui souligne l'incertitude d'une pensée qui tend à se déliter dans la pluralité de ses formes. « Qu'est-ce pour lui que l'image et l'imagination ? On ne le voit pas nettement ». Face à l'image, la force de création du langage littéraire se trouve érigée en clé de voûte du système poétique.    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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        The Lady in the Lake

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1944 - Yellow cloth, red titling. Spine ends slightly darkened/foxed. Some foxing, mostly to text block edges and endpages. Previous owner name to ffep. Slight spine lean. Slight separation between some signatures. DJ in mylar with price of 8s 6d has creasing/chipping to spine ends, toned spine, rubbing along edges, light soil, and small closed tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Diane française 1942-1944 EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1944. Fine. Pierre Seghers, Paris 1944, 14x19,5cm, relié. - Edition, one of 12 copies hors commerce scholars on China and dedicated to the bookstore Blaizot, deluxe edition. Binding chocolate brown half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats snake way, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, elegant binding signed Devauchelle. autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Louis Aragon ". A Marcel Clouzot to thank a Pushkin and many other things" Beautiful copy fully established. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 12 exemplaires hors commerce lettrés sur Chine et réservés à la librairie Blaizot, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin marron chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats façon serpent, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Devauchelle. Envoi autographe signé de Louis Aragon : "A Marcel Clouzot pour le remercier d'un Pouchkine et de bien d'autres choses." Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Nocturno.

      Los Angeles, Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1944.. Einmalige Auflage von einhundertfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren. 55 (1) Seiten 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 46. Alfred Bruno Döblin (* 10. August 1878 in Stettin - + 26. Juni 1957 in Emmendingen) war ein deutscher Arzt und berühmter Schriftsteller.

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        Night Unto Night

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart 1944 - 8vo., gray cloth lettered in blue; pictorial dust jacket, with a touch rubbing to the extremities. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, "For Taylor Caldwell, who went out and fought for Generations of Vipers like Molly Pitcher - with gratitude, literary respect, and anticipation of becoming friends, Philip Wylie." (Wylie was referring to his bestselling "Generation of Vipers.") Caldwell, the prolific Anglo-American novelist, published her bestselling "Dynasty of Death" in 1938. A wonderful association copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Situation Normal

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by Arthur Miller on the front free end paper. Octavo, 180 pages. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Soiling to each board and some excess binder's glue to the upper right side of the spine. The dust jacket has some wear at the spine ends, a small tear to the top of the front panel and to the front flap and a chip at the top of the spine. Each flap shows toning to the upper edge. Overall, an attractive copy with the original $2.00 price intact on the front flap. Arthur Miller's debut book, a look at army life. Signed copies are uncommon, especially in a condition this nice.

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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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        Fortune Magazine (1944-1945 complete, WWII, 25 volumes)

      Time-Fortune Corp 1944 - 25 volume set. Original colored wraps. Some scuffing/minor loss spine wraps. Softcover. Some spines cocked. Clean, unmarked pages. 24 consecutive issues of Fortune Magazine, 2 volumes of December 1945. Multitude of ads. War Time issues. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Obras Completas. [2 TOMOS. PRIMERA EDICIÓN]. Prólogos de Azorín y de Jacinto Benavente.

      Madrid, Editorial Rua Nova, Talleres Tipográficos de Rivadeneyra, 1944 - En 2 tomos de -14 x 19,5-. T. I: Retrato grabado al aguafuerte por Castro Gil + 1624 págs. + 2 hs. T. II: 1967 págs. + 3 hs. Enc. editorial en plena piel roja, con estampaciones en oro. 1.ª edición. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Mariage de Loti. Illustré de bois gravés de Jacques Boullaire.

      - P., Editions Littéraires de France, 1944, In-4, en feuilles , sous étui et chemise cartonné, 246 pp. Tirée à 375 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin teinté pur chiffon."Jacques Boullaire séjourna de 1937-38 à Papeete puis dans les districts où les indigènes vivaient encore comme au temps de la Reine Pomaré. L'illustration de ce livre est née sans le secours du texte, J. Boullaire ayant gravé sans presque y apporter de retouches, les dessins qu'il executa là-bas. Sensible au charme des îles, fait de joies certaines et de tristesses inexprimées, il a naturellement réjouit Pierre Loti. Cet accord secret de deux artistes est la raison d'être et l'originalité de la présente édition.". L'éditeur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NADIE PARECIA, nº1 al 10.- Colección completa, en 1 vol. Directores: P. Angel Gaztelu y José Lezama Lima. Colaboran: Jorge Luis Borges, José Lezama Lima, Jorge Guillén, Manuel Altolaguirre, Alberto Baeza Flores, Angel Gaztelu, Luis Antonio Ladra, Juan Ramón Jimenez, José Moreno Villa, Adolfo Fernández de Obieta, Juan Arcos, Alfonso Reyes, Alfredo Lozano, Bernardo Clariana.

      Septiembre de 1942 a marzo de 1944, La Habana. - 32x24. Plena tela. Lomo con una rasgadura. Sin paginar (8 pgs. por nº aprox.). Dibujos. Ilustr. (W0434) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ms. Brief mit Zeichnung und eigen. Brief, beide mit U.

      [Stuttgart], 19. XI. 1941 und 23. VI. 1944. - Zusammen 4 SS. An Dieter Keller, den Stuttgarter "Kosmos"-Verleger (1909-1985), der zu einer Reihe von Künstlern der Moderne, darunter auch Baumeister, enge Freundschaft pflegte. - 1941 (Typoskript): An seinen Freund an der Ostfront. Er berichtet von einem Missverständnis hinsichtlich der Kosmos-Bücher "o schmach, o wehmut, was habe ich aus purer dummheit, aus einfalt, getan, gemacht, gelüftet den schleier der preiswerten bücher [.]". Das gelbe Briefpapier verwendet er wieder, "dass sie einen tropfen laune bekommen mögen". - Berichtet von seinem Besuch bei den Axenbrüdern und seiner "eiszeitmalereitechnikforschung ›forschung‹ ist dabei etwas überheblich". Baumeister hatte sich in diesen Jahren mit prähistorischer und primitiver Kunst befasst. - Erwähnt auch einen Besuch der "kerko", wohl Ida Kerkovius, die wieder ein paar Schüler habe. - Einige eigenhändige Korrekturen und Zusätze, am Ende das "Selbstporträt an der Schreibmaschine sitzend" (Tusche, ca. 6:13 cm). - Dieter Keller wurde kurz vor der Schlacht von Stalingrad nach Italien versetzt. - 1944 (eigenhändig): "Die mod. Kunst lehrt Freiheit, deshalb animiert sie auch in diesem Sinn am einzelnen Stück weiter zu machen. Der Nordpol ist nicht allein oben, sonder überall ist oben u.s.w. Alle Möglichkeiten liegen oen. [.] Der Stehkragen war früher ein Ausdrucksmittel für männliche Tugend, irrationaler Art, da er unpraktisch u. quälte und gehörte damit in die primitive Vorstufe zur Tätowierung, die zwar Schmuckbedürfnis aber damit noch nicht genug erklärt ist. Bei ›schönen‹ Dingen frage man nicht nach dem Zweck u.s.w. sondern nach dem Wert der Anregung zum Irrationalen. O ich alter Schulmeister! Alles Beste für Rückzüge und Vorzüge." - Dazu: Porträtfotografie Willi Baumeister. 1954/1959. Mit Anschreiben von Baumeisters Witwe Margaret Baumeister.

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        Unsung Americans Sung

      New York: [rubber stamped:] Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc.,, 1944. Tall octavo. Original dark blue cloth patterned as leather, gilt lettered on front cover. Portraits and musical scores throughout. A little wear to head and tail of spine, general light paper toning. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, of Handy's important collection of song tributes to outstanding African-Americans and articles on black culture and history. Presentation copy from the editor: "To my good friend Langston Hughes, who is the first to review this book. W. C. Handy". A wonderful association copy, linking Handy, the "Father of the Blues", and Langston Hughes, early innovator of jazz poetry and leader of the Harlem Renaissance. The two men were friends and collaborated on a number of songs together. Pages 188-92 include Hughes's poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" set to music by Margaret Bonds; other contributors include such jazz luminaries as Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, Andy Razaf, and Luckey Roberts.

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        Les quatre Evangiles 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 27 January 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 the critical work of the four Gospels Hubert Pernot complete 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 27 Janvier 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 de l'ouvrage critique des quatre évangiles d'Hubert Pernot 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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