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        Framed Signed Sheet Music

      1944. unbound. Sheet music for "My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time" from the 1944 film "In Society" starring Abbott and Costello. Signed in full by both men atop their likenesses. 12 x 9 inches, no place, no date, circa 1944. Diagonal crease in the upper right corner; very good(-) condition. Float-mounted against a dark blue background. Double-matted in yellow and white and set in a black frame measuring 20 x 16.75 inches.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        THE ISLAND OF ADVENTURE

      Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1944. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Tresilian, Stuart. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Corners bumped, top edge of spine browned. Inscription in ink (dated Dec. 1944) to front endpaper. Contents clean and bright. Pictorial wrapper has 'd' of 7s.6d smaller than the '6' indicating first edition. Wrapper is edge creased and chipped with a little loss at top & tail of spine and corners. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        No Road Back.

      - Poems. Translations from the German by S. A. de Witt. Illustrations by George Grosz. English and German Text. New York, Samuel Curl 1944. Mit 2 ganzseit. Zeichnungen (Frontispiz und S. 94). XII, 163(1) S. Orig.-Leinen mit illustr. Schutzumschlag. Umschlagzeichnung von Grosz. Erste Ausgabe. - Wilpert/G. 20. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 202.19. - Exilarchiv 4035. - Lang 75 (erwähnt irrtümlicherweise nur die Frontispizzeichnung). - Vortitel mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers: »Kurt und Elsa Grossmann mit besten Wünschen auf dem (gedruckt: NO ROAD BACK) ahead, Walter Mehring, New York, May 1947«. - Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Randläsuren, eine Innenklappe abgeschnitten, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        Typed letter signed "Hammett" in pencil, to Isadore Gottlieb. (APO Seattle). Dec. 28, 1944

      1944. One page, 8 1/2 x 11 in Fine condition with envelope. On "Yank" Alaska edition letterhead. Writing to an Army friend in Detroit "Don't let this paper fool you....It only means I'm using Yank's office tonight and I'm going to stop it and take my trade elsewhere if they don't put darker ribbons in their typewriters....Last week I wound up on a four-month--some ten thousand miles in all--romp....Anything you want to know about Alaska and the Aleutians, just ask me. Yes, the Eskimo girls at Nome are often very pretty, usually very good-natured and practically always very diseased. No, there's no sense in trying to rig up a sea otter poaching racket on Amchitka, because, while you could angle it OK there, you couldn't peddle the skins anywere except, perhaps, in the London black market. Yes, Kodiak is a little gem, whether you want to shoot, fish, drink or futz around with dames...." Hammett continues for another paragraph with discussion of his future travel plans, closing "I'm going to...get something to eat before I go back to bed--and with a bottle, brother, always with a bottle here! Luck to you, keed...." This is the only letter to Gottlieb that was included in Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, ed. Layman, 2001.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Group of seven photographs, two signed, and one annotated by Sinatra.

      California: c.1944 - 5 "10 × 8" glossy promo photos - 2 of Sinatra and Silvani together, signed and inscribed; one of Sinatra's soft-ball team the Swooners, annotated by Sinatra verso; an unsigned Sinatra promo; and one of Rocky Marciano receiving a foot-rub during a training camp at Grossinger's in '53; together with one "5 × 7" club table photograph of Sinatra, Silvani and "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, perhaps also at Grossinger's, and a smaller format satin-finsh early promo photograph of Sinatra by James Kriegsmann Overall a little used, both of the two "signed and inscribeds" with a small piece torn from a corner, no loss of image or autograph, one of these with a clean closed tear in from the lower margin, no loss, the unsigned "10 × 8" also with a small piece torn from the margin, as also the Marciano, but they remain all about very good. Al Silvani was a childhood friend of Sinatra's, had a moderately successful career as a boxing trainer, at various times looking after Jake La Motta, Henry Armstrong, Carmen Basilio, Fritzie Zivic, Pone Kingpetch, Rocky Graziano, Ingemar Johansson, and Lou Ambers, he worked as Robert De Niro's trainer for Raging Bull; "moonlighted" as one of Sinatra's bodyguards; worked as an actor and stuntman in a number of movies, many of them Sinatra vehicles; and generally hung with the Rat Pack. The two signed photographs - Sinatra inscribes "Sincerely Frank Sinatra" - are inscribed by Silvani to his brother Joe, who boxed for a few years in the mid-20s, compiling a tidy losing record, of 3-9-1 and one no contest, two of the losses and the solitary draw being against "Slapsie" Maxie. Silvani also played for Sinatra's soft-ball team the Swooners, as did Anthony Quinn, and Sammy Cahn; Silvani, Sinatra, Quinn and Cahn all clearly shown in the present photograph which is annotated on the back in Sinatra's hand, "We won the game Sunday 6 to 1 at Gilmore Stadium". An excellent grouping with a close connection to Sinatra's inner circle.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Aurélien EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1944. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1944, 14,5x21cm, broché. - First edition, one of 88 numbered copies on pure vellum wire, deluxe edition after 13 Holland paper. Bel appeared as exemplary. Rare and highly sought. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 88 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, tirage de tête après 13 Hollande. Bel exemplaire tel que paru. Rare et très recherché.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Felhívás. Budapest Székesf?város Polgármestere. 1944. június 10. 62.239./1944-IV. szám. [Appeal. Mayor of Capital City Budapest. June 10, 1944. No. 62.239./1944-IV.]

      Kintzig János tanácsjegyz? (Budapest székesf?város házinyomdája) (1944), (Budapest) - Original printed poster. With the coat of arms of Budapest. Signed in print by the Deputy Mayor of Capital City of Budapest. 315 × 475 mm. Order of the Deputy Mayor regarding the compulsory report of the stocks and other properties in Jewish possession. The so-called "redistribution of the Jewish properties on social basis" in Hungary has not started until the German occupation in 1944 March. The first statute about deportation was issued on April 7, 1944 and it contained orders regarding the deportees' properties too, that should be confiscated. The second act was on April 16, no. 1600/1944 - referred in this appeal - about the "aryanization of commerce and industry", which stated that the Jews must report their properties over 10.000 Hungarian Peng? (exchange rate on June 30, 1944: 1 USD = 33.51 Peng?), and to deposit it in banks. Any sales and purchase contacts before March 22, 1944 declared vacate to avoid worth saving. The bank-accounts belonging to Jews were blocked, they received new passbooks issued with a printed Star of David on them. The other statute this appeal refers to is the 1290/1944 enacted on May 26, ordains the banks to open their safe-deposits to inspect if there is any hidden "Jewish stocks" and other properties. Dr. Bódy calls the banks to report about all the Jewish possessions that they could find until June 16, 1944. Scarce document of the legal and financial background of the Hungarian Holocaust. [Ref.: Ungváry, K.: ?Nagy jelent?ség? szociálpolitikai akció" - adalékok a zsidó vagyon begy?jtéséhez és elosztásához Magyarországon 1944-ben. In.: Évkönyv / 1956-os Magyar Forradalom Történetének Dokumentációs és Kutató Intézete. 10. Budapest, 2002. pp. 287-321.]. Tanned due to acidic paper. Folded once. Two small tears at upper and lover edges. Overall in fine condition. Original printed poster. With the coat of arms of Budapest. Signed in print by the Deputy Mayor of Capital City of Budapest [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        AMERICAN MARINE'S PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM DOCUMENTING HIS DUTY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II, PLUS LOOSE PHOTOS OF GUADALCANAL AND GERMANY AT THE TIME :; 133 Photographs in all

      1944. Original photograph album. Leatherette. Very Good. Compiled by Lieutenant John Shallow, the album contains 59 original images (mostly 3.25" x 4.5", some 3" x 3", and one 8" x 10". The photographs are fitted into red-white-blue photo corners on 10" x 12" leaves of black stock. Bound into an album of padded, faux leather, with a picture of an inn and a horse & carriage on the front. The compiler refers to himself as "Jack" or "Jackie," and he is pictured with wife Madge and small son "Little Billy", and his father "Big Jack". He traveled to the WWII Pacific theatre on the "USS Canberra", the only US warship named for a foreign city. The "Canberra" entered service in 1943 and was later torpedoed in the Aerial Battle of Taiwan-Okinawa in 1944 and returned to the US for repairs. Jack was probably at Guadalcanal just after the Campaign ended (Feb. 3, 1943), when it became a major base for the Allies. ~~ Jack identifies his fellow combatants by their full names and often branches of service and ranks: Walter Grondell, USS Canberra, 1943; Dom Mastone, USNCB "Sea Bees", 1943; Sgt. Donald Redding, 1942; Corporal Russell Landless (with woman "Jerry" "on active duty in Greenland"); Lt. Bob Lambourne (with Evelyn and at graduation from Officers Training, 1943), Oregon, 1943, and also as Private Bob Lambourne ("on maneuvers, 1943"-7 shots); "Corporal David J. Allan, 5th Marines, Battle of Guadalcanal"; Lt. Roger Lindsey, Army Air Corps; Lt. Albert Lindsey USNR; Sgt. Robert Lindsey, USMC; Ensign Leo Doherty, USNR; Bill Fallon, USMC; George Assan, Jr., Seabees; "Charles Allan, USNR; and Barton Allan, USN. ~~ Two pages of photographs (9 images) are labeled "Official Marine pictures-Scenes of Guadalcanal", including shots of the marines landing on the beach, Henderson Field, "Bomber at Henderson Field", "Dead Jap", marine rifles ("They forget Marines are crack shots"), a foxhole, "bridge built over swamp" and a dead soldier ("The End"). There are also several unlabeled but presumably Guadalcanal snapshots-a soldier saluting in front of barracks, two US sailors with a Japanese flag, and three US servicemen in the jungle. Other men-at-war photographs include seven of "Private Bob Lambourne on Maneuvers, 1943", showing him in a tent, at attention with other men, "at ease" with other men, the barracks, etc. ~~ Included in this archive is an envelope of 74 loose photographs of Guadalcanal and Germany during World War II. Some labeled on versos in various hands. The b&w images vary in size. Fourteen photographs show our compiler, John Shallow, in training at Fort Ontario in 1943. There are also 11 shots of identified soldiers not labeled "Fort Ontario", including 2 of Harold, Audrey, and Co. (taken at parks in Brooklyn); a photo labeled "John" taken at Ft. Dix, NJ in November, 1942; an MP, who inscribed his photo "To my pal John Shallow from Jim Woerner"; two shots of duos: "S/Sgt Lester Paccaci and PFC Crowlenski" and "PFC Herbert Baily & Corwlenski"; unidentified man in jeep at Fort Custer, MI, Aug., 1943; four men in helmets with "Dupe/ Not for publication" NS Army Censor/ Harnsberger, 1st Lt. PA" on verso; three men, including Shallow, April 1943, in "Mom Giamquitta's" back yard, inscribed by her to Shallow on the verso, April 1943; Cpl. Dan Miles, June, 1944; and Roy Funk of Utica, in Monticello, Arkansas April, 1943. Also present are 34 photographs of unidentified U.S. servicemen: 21 of various men; 10 with mothers or girlfriends/wives; two men with dog; and one man with child in front of a demolished building. There are also four photographs from Guadalcanal: three of "natives"-"Friendly little fellows" in a large group wearing shorts or sarongs; "Some of the native women...all 5 are my girl friends. Not bad, hum!", showing five bare-breasted women in skirts; and one photo of a small/ naked child, "What do you think of little Jas.(?), 6 years old" holding "some kind of melon. One photograph shows a soldier with a rifle in the jungle. Finally, there are nine small (2 ½" x 3 ¼") photographs apparently taken in Germany: three of airplanes (one ruined plane with swastika); five of buildings (2 ruined, one of which has a horse and carriage in the foreground); one of a soldier in front of German P.O. building; and a photograph of a plane in the sky.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Le Français d'Europe

      Editions Balzac, Paris 1944 - Dim: 12x19cm. Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Couverture jaune, plats renforcée aux marges, habile restauration en queue, texte intact, 428p. Size: In 12 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        Une route seul soleil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Toulouse: Comité national des écrivains & Centre des intellectuels, 1944. Fine. Comité national des écrivains & Centre des intellectuels, Toulouse s.d. (1944), 10,5x13,5cm, agrafé. - Edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau: "... poet and freedom of speech ..." Back and dishes slightly and marginally as generally insolated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Tristan Tzara à Raymond Queneau : "... poète du langage et la liberté..." Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés comme généralement.  

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        Towards Zero

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1944. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Map frontispiece. Boards bowed, cloth a little cockled; a very good copy in the unclipped jacket with spine panel faintly toned and a little marked. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. Towards Zero is dedicated to Robert Graves, with the request "that you should sternly restrain your critical faculties ... when reading it. This is a story for your pleasure and not a candidate for Mr. Graves' literary pillory!

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        The Road To Serfdom

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944. First American edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Friedrich A. Hayek on the front free end paper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy, most rare signed. "Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated in his great essay, ‘On Liberty’" (Hazlitt, 82). [I]n my opinion it is a grand book. . . . Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement" (John Maynard Keynes). The Road To Serfdom placed fourth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

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        Group of seven photographs, two signed, and one annotated by Sinatra

      California: , c.1944. 5 "10 × 8" glossy promo photos - 2 of Sinatra and Silvani together, signed and inscribed; one of Sinatra's soft-ball team the Swooners, annotated by Sinatra verso; an unsigned Sinatra promo; and one of Rocky Marciano receiving a foot-rub during a training camp at Grossinger's in '53; together with one "5 × 7" club table photograph of Sinatra, Silvani and "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, perhaps also at Grossinger's, and a smaller format satin-finsh early promo photograph of Sinatra by James Kriegsmann Overall a little used, both of the two "signed and inscribeds" with a small piece torn from a corner, no loss of image or autograph, one of these with a clean closed tear in from the lower margin, no loss, the unsigned "10 × 8" also with a small piece torn from the margin, as also the Marciano, but they remain all about very good. Al Silvani was a childhood friend of Sinatra's, had a moderately successful career as a boxing trainer, at various times looking after Jake La Motta, Henry Armstrong, Carmen Basilio, Fritzie Zivic, Pone Kingpetch, Rocky Graziano, Ingemar Johansson, and Lou Ambers, he worked as Robert De Niro's trainer for Raging Bull; "moonlighted" as one of Sinatra's bodyguards; worked as an actor and stuntman in a number of movies, many of them Sinatra vehicles; and generally hung with the Rat Pack. The two signed photographs - Sinatra inscribes "Sincerely Frank Sinatra" - are inscribed by Silvani to his brother Joe, who boxed for a few years in the mid-20s, compiling a tidy losing record, of 3-9-1 and one no contest, two of the losses and the solitary draw being against "Slapsie" Maxie. Silvani also played for Sinatra's soft-ball team the Swooners, as did Anthony Quinn, and Sammy Cahn; Silvani, Sinatra, Quinn and Cahn all clearly shown in the present photograph which is annotated on the back in Sinatra's hand, "We won the game Sunday 6 to 1 at Gilmore Stadium". An excellent grouping with a close connection to Sinatra's inner circle.

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        Pastoral

      UK: Heinemann, 1944 London, Heinemann, 1944. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with some nibbling to the top of the jacket and a short closed tear to the lower spine tip.. 1st Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Dangling Man - SIGNED

      Vanguard, New York, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By Author Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. A remarkably nice copy, signed by the author on the title page. End papers with a little darkening along the gutters, text block a bit soiled, else near fine. Jacket spine slightly faded, corners and spine ends with very tiny chipping. A very small (quarter inch) triangular chip at the top of the rear panel.Accompanied by a custom half black morocco box, raised bands and gilt titles on spine. A beautiful copy of the book in a very handsome case, Book

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        Lettres d'Espagne. 1830 - 1833. Lithographies Originales En Couleurs De Clavé.

      Édition Galatea, Paris 1944 - Frontis - portada - 120 pp. en buen papel de Lana. Ilustrado con 27 litografías a color entre el texto y en lámina. Edición total de 300 ejemplares. (nº188). Buena encuadernación de Cambras a media piel. Corte superior dorado. Size: 35 x 26,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Jean-Paul à Giraudoux 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 ½ pages 8vo published in the issue dated February 3, 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Full typescript includes an amendment author's autograph in the title of the article is attached. Literary Chronicle published on the occasion of the publication of the complete edition of the translation of Quintus Fixlein the great German romantic John Paul. Important study in which Blanchot develops many of his theories about the power of literature: "It is a kind of asceticism that allows us to access a more authentic life (...) it is for the writer mystical significance. ". Moreover, he attributes to the writing of Jean-Paul power "extraordinary transmutation. (...) S prose recreates the world by making it the place of universal similarities." Thus, preceding that of Lautréamont, Rimbaud and Nerval, "it is both a means of understanding are power and metamorphosis live, write, it's the same act Poetry is a magical experience.". Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on new 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 he would later develop Many in these essays, "La Part du feu" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Scripture of the disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrated analytical acuity far beyond literary news q "ui motivates its writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and minor novelists, he puts in his columns the foundations of critical thinking that 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," the 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 two acts from which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christopher Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volume with the proper analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to the echo of the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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 publié dans le numéro du 3 Février 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet comportant une modification autographe de l'auteur dans le titre de l'article. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de l'édition complète de la traduction de Quintus Fixlein du grand romantique allemand Jean-Paul. Etude d'importance, dans laquelle Blanchot développe plusieurs de ses théories sur le pouvoir de la littérature  : "Elle est une sorte d'ascèse qui nous permet d'accéder à une vie plus authentique (...) elle a pour l'écrivain une signification mystique.". Plus encore, il attribue à l'écriture de Jean-Paul un pouvoir "extraordinaire de transmutation. (...) Sa prose recrée le monde en en faisant le lieu de la ressemblance universelle". Ainsi, précédant celle de Lautréamont, Rimbaud ou Nerval, "elle est à la fois moyen de connaisssance et pouvoir de métamorphose; vivre, écrire, c'est le même acte. La poésie est une expérience magique." 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 q"ui 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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        Les secrets du rêve 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 6 April 1944 the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle of the work of Luc Durtain. Full typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 6 Avril 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 des secrets du rêve de Luc Durtain. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Si Blanchot ouvre et conclue cette chronique sur Freud, s'il invoque les autres grands penseurs du rêve, c'est aussi un regard personnel que nous dévoile cette chronique onirique. Déviant sans cesse de son sujet d'étude, le livre de Durtain, Blanchot imagine ainsi une histoire par les rêves : "une chronique n'ayant pour lien apparent que le mouvement des nuits, comme les autobiographies n'ont d'autres loi de composition que la suite des jours. [...] Ce journal extraordinaire que serait l'oeuvre de la durée telle que le sommeil la vit et où l'auteur lui-même, établissant le mémento de sa vie diurne, aurait le sentiment de pénétrer dans une forêt de transposition, dans un palais fermé de miroirs dont nulle clé ne pourrait dissiper l'enchantement. " Car, précédant les nombreuses interprétations de "la nature du rêve" par les penseurs et poètes, c'est une question plus fondamentale que pose cet article, une problématique qui traversera toute l'oeuvre critique et romanesque de Blanchot : "décrire simplement ce que c'est que : réver." 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). 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        Nouvelles et récits 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 two and a half pages in-8 published in the April 20, 1944 of the Debates of the Journal. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary Chronicle of the work of Claude Roy. Complete typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of 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" made his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Fire Part" to "Infinity Maintenance" and "The Writing of the Disaster." From the first articles, Blanchot demonstrated an analysis acuity far beyond literary news that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and novelists minors, he asks, in his chronicles, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second part of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exercised "in the name of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then transforms literary criticism in philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of a newspaper "openly marechalist": "Burn a book, write, are the two acts between which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, the Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volumes with the relevant analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular thought, ever safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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 the occasion of the headlines in need 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 20 Avril 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire de l'oeuvre de Claude Roy. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Cette critique de La Mer à boire de Claude Roy est tout à la fois une analyse détaillée de chaque nouvelles et un hymne poétique à l'écriture du poète: "Le style de Claude Roy répond à merveille à ce jeu de nuances : il est lui aussi plein d'échos qui s'évanouissent, de mots qui se répercutent: il est libre, discipliné, tout en inventions et fidèle à la réalité qu'il décrit." 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). 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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944 - Octavo (235 x 153 mm). Original oatmeal cloth, spine lettered in gilt on a dark red panel, pale red top edge, preserved in a custom made cloth box. A very good copy. List of corrigenda printed on thin paper tipped onto the front free endpaper. Small bookseller's ticket tipped onto the front free endpaper. First edition, first printing, of the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Guignol's band EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Denoël, 1944. Fine. Denoël, Paris 1944, 12,5x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 60 numbered copies on Arches paper, leading copy after 15 Holland papere.Agréable copy with all margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, tirage de tête après 15 Hollande. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Maximes et anecdotes EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Monaco: Incidences, 1944. Fine. Incidences, Monaco 1944, 14,5x20cm, broché. - Original edition of the introduction of Albert Camus, one of 2000 numbered copies on laid Ingres. Bel autograph signed by Albert Camus: "To Mrs Th van Rysselberghe as it has, as Chamfort, science world and since we also like things clear with the respectful but very warm friendship of Albert Camus..." Pleasant specimen. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de l'introduction d'Albert Camus, un des 2000 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Ingres. Bel envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus : "A Mme Th. van Rysselberghe puisqu'elle a, comme Chamfort, la science du monde et puisque nous aimons également les choses claires. Avec la respectueuse mais très vive amitié d'Albert Camus." Agréable exemplaire.  

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        Guignol's band EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Denoël, 1944. Fine. Denoël, Paris 1944, 12x18cm, relié. - First Edition paper courant.binding half morocco cherry back with five nerves, golden tail date boards marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Envoi signed autograph of the author Francoise Fontaine "... tribute to the beauty (famous)." Illustrated book a copy frontispiece dépliant.Bel nicely established and comprehensive part of its trailer-mounted tab . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant.Reliure en demi maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à Françoise Fontaine "... hommage à la beauté (réputée)." Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice dépliant. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi et complet d'une partie de sa bande annonce montée sur onglet.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton University Press,, 1944. Octavo (235 x 153 mm). Original oatmeal cloth, spine lettered in gilt on a dark red panel, pale red top edge, preserved in a custom made cloth box. List of corrigenda printed on thin paper tipped onto the front free endpaper. Small bookseller's ticket tipped onto the front free endpaper. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, of the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory.

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        Le premier roman de Joyce 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 18 May 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Important literary review published on the occasion of the publication of the new edition of the French translation of "Dedalus", the first novel by James Joyce. Full typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 18 Mai 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Importante chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de la nouvelle édition de la traduction française de "Dedalus", premier roman de James Joyce. 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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        Guignol's band EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Denoël, 1944. Fine. Denoël, Paris 1944, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition on current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Micheline Deshayes: ".... Little star grass and grace - the kindest and most beautiful!". Micheline Deshayes girlfriend Lucette Destouches - Celine just married - in fact become a dancer, there is about her criticism of one of his performances at the Grand Theatre de Reims in the 1956 Concert Guide: "The two dancers star high class (...) have earned a great success especially in Preludes Liszt where Micheline Deshayes admire him finish his technique in the service of grace as sensitive as light. " Celine passion for dance and dancers born in 1915 in London music hall, and quickly becomes constitutive of his life as his work. On Elizabeth Craig, his wife from 1926 to 1933, the dedicatee Travel Lucette Almanzor (with whom he married in 1944), and her friend Karen Marie Jensen, the most important in the life of Celine women dancers. Celine appears regularly in his correspondence of the importance of this art form for him: "It is impossible to live without dance" and "dancing all here - Nietzsche (if overrated) was not mistaken - 'I believe in god if he argues that pedant dance at school! " (See specifications of Herne 3 and 5). Since 1933, he composed several ballets he tried in vain to play. As H. Godard, which devotes a chapter of his biography (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231) points out, the dance is for Celine "an existential need (...) it has the power to alleviate her suffering intimate caused by its so dark vision of man and life. " And he concludes: "Celine dancers help to bear the violence [of the world] (...) as well as those they aroused in him in return." And his pamphlet Bagatelles is he opens the image of communion with the world of "refinement": "In a dancer's leg the world, its waves, its rhythms, its follies, its vows are registered! Never written ...! ... The more nuanced poem in the world! ... (...) The incredible poem, warm and fragile as a leg dancer moving equilibrium is online, Gutman my friend, listens to the utmost secrecy, it is God (...) I do not want to work for the dancers to dance ... All follow the texts of two ballets Celine! Birth of a fairy and Paul Villain, brave Virginia counterweight to the violence. storytelling, dance reappears at the end of the pamphlet with a new ballet. Bagaden Van, the text of which closes the book Way of Reconciliation (? impossible) Celine with the world is through dance that formula the terrible admission of failure of Travel: "We no longer have a lot of music in itself to dance life here." But it is also the dance that ensures the saving function of writing: "The text [ must] be dance, stand still on the verge of death, but do not fall into "(note to one of his translators, cf. H. Godard, p. 226). Small foxing Length of the first board that also has a slight tear in head reattached. Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline a dancer who will remain a friend to the end despite the insults of Celine. (References: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme Images of the League and in tasks Céline In Cohen Albert Cohen in his century: proceedings of the international symposium Cerisy-Hall.) --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à Micheline Deshayes: ".... Petite étoile en herbe et en grâce ! - la plus aimable et la plus jolie." Micheline Deshayes, amie de Lucette Destouches - que Céline vient d'épouser - deviendra en effet une danseuse étoile, on retrouve à son propos la critique d'une de ses prestations au Grand théâtre de Reims dans le Guide du Concert de 1956: "Les deux danseurs étoiles de grande classe (...) se sont taillés un beau succès en particulier dans les préludes de Liszt où Micheline Deshayes fit admirer le fini de sa technique mise au service d'une grâce aussi sensible que légère".La passion de Céline pour la danse et les danseuses naît en 1915 dans les music-hall londoniens, et devient rapidement constitutive de sa vie comme de son oeuvre. D'Elisabeth Craig, sa compagne de 1926 à 1933, dédicataire du Voyage à Lucette Almanzor (avec laquelle il se marie en 1944), et sa grande amie Karen Marie Jensen, les femmes les plus importantes de la vie de Céline sont des danseuses. Céline témoigne régulièrement dans sa correspondance de l'importance que revêt pour lui cette forme artistique: "il m'est impossible de vivre sans la danse" et "danser tout est là - Nietzsche (si surfait) ne se trompait pas - 'je ne croirai à un dieu que s'il danse s'il raisonne ce cuistre à l'école !" (cf. cahiers de l'Herne n° 3 et 5). Dès 1933, il compose plusieurs ballets qu'il tentera vainement de faire jouer. Comme le souligne H. Godard qui y consacre un chapitre de sa biographie (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231), la danse constitue pour Céline "un besoin existentiel (...) elle a le pouvoir d'alléger en lui la souffrance intime causée par sa vision si noire de l'homme et de la vie". Et il conclut: "les danseuses aident Céline à supporter les violences [du monde] (...) aussi bien que celles qu'elles suscitaient chez lui en retour."Ainsi son pamphlet, Bagatelles s'ouvre-t-il sur cette image de communion avec le monde, de "raffinement" : "Dans une jambe de danseuse le monde, ses ondes, tous ses rythmes, ses folies, ses voeux sont inscrits ! ... Jamais écrits !... Le plus nuancé poème du monde !... (...) Le poème inouï, chaud et fragile comme une jambe de danseuse en mouvant équilibre est en ligne, Gutman mon ami, aux écoutes du plus grand secret, c'est Dieu !(...) Je ne veux plus travailler que pour les danseuses... Tout pour la danse ! Suivent les textes de deux ballets de Céline : Naissance d'une fée et Voyou Paul, brave Virginie. Contrepoids à la violence de la narration, la danse réapparaît à la fin du pamphlet avec un nouveau ballet : Van Bagaden, dont le texte clôt le livre.Voie de la réconciliation (impossible?) de Céline avec le monde, c'est à travers la danse qu'il formule le terrible constat d'échec du Voyage: "On n'a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà." Mais c'est aussi la danse qui assure la fonction salvatrice de l'écriture : "Le texte [doit] être danse, se tenir toujours au bord de la mort, mais ne pas tomber dedans" (note à un de ses traducteurs, cf. H. Godard, p. 226).Petites rousseurs en pied du premier plat qui comporte également une légère déchirure recollée en tête.Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à une danseuse qui demeurera une amie jusqu'à la fin malgré les avanies de Céline.(références bibliographiques: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme. Images de la S.D.N ches Céline et chez Cohen In Albert Cohen dans son siècle: actes du colloque international de Cerisy-la Salle )

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        WAG BY WALL

      - POTTER,BEATRIX. WAG BY WALL. Bost.: Horn Book 1944. 12mo, buckram, pict. paste-on, fine in dustwrapper. 1st ed. The original version of this story was first done in 1909 but not published. It was later written into the Fairy Caravan but removed before publication and it was finally re-written by Potter in 1940 and 1943 and published here for the first time, shortly after her death. Illustrated with lovely woodcuts by J.J. LANKES. (See Linder p. 276) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COQ HARDI du numero 1 à 40 (20 novembre 1944 - 26 décembre 1946)

      20/11/1944 - Editions de Montsouris livre journal , Etat : bon reliure amateur, le numéro 1 est une photocopie couleur, les autres numéros sont des originaux, très bel état des numéros, toutefois le numéro 10 de Paris comporte quelques adhésifs anciens transparents de restauration 32,5*24,5 sp présence des deux numéros 10 (Paris et Clermont-Ferrand)

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        Everbody's Political What's What

      London 1944 - 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 Gilt-stamped peach cloth. Fine with dust wrapper with minor loss to the tips [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed "Hammett" in pencil, to Isadore Gottlieb. (APO Seattle). Dec. 28, 1944

      1944 - One page, 8 1/2 x 11 in Fine condition with envelope. On "Yank" Alaska edition letterhead. Writing to an Army friend in Detroit "Don't let this paper fool you.It only means I'm using Yank's office tonight and I'm going to stop it and take my trade elsewhere if they don't put darker ribbons in their typewriters.Last week I wound up on a four-month--some ten thousand miles in all--romp.Anything you want to know about Alaska and the Aleutians, just ask me. Yes, the Eskimo girls at Nome are often very pretty, usually very good-natured and practically always very diseased. No, there's no sense in trying to rig up a sea otter poaching racket on Amchitka, because, while you could angle it OK there, you couldn't peddle the skins anywere except, perhaps, in the London black market. Yes, Kodiak is a little gem, whether you want to shoot, fish, drink or futz around with dames." Hammett continues for another paragraph with discussion of his future travel plans, closing "I'm going to.get something to eat before I go back to bed--and with a bottle, brother, always with a bottle here! Luck to you, keed." This is the only letter to Gottlieb that was included in Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, ed. Layman, 2001. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        La Vie Pittoresque et Sentimentale De L'Armee Francaise Les Africains,

      Paris, Guilhot, 1944 / 1945. - 75 S., 4 nn.S., 2 nn.Bl., 76 farbige Textillustrationen, 20 farbige Tafeln, 4 Original-Aquarelle (eines signiert), eine Original-Bleistiftzeichnung (signiert); Beiliegend Rechnung aus dem Jahr 1986 über den Betrag von 350 Schweizer Franken. Schuber berieben und bestossen, stellenweise beschabt. Mappe ebenfalls stellenweise beschabt, Rückdeckel etwas gewölbt und fleckig. Mappe innen etwas fleckig. Etwa 10 Blatt mit altem Feuchtigkeitsfleck im weißen Rand, die Aquarelle und die Bleistiftzeichnung mit einzelnen Fleckchen. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1944 Originalmappe im Schuber, Blätter lose inliegend, ca. 26,8 x 33 cm. Ex. N° 12 Ex. N° 12 von insgesamt 1021 Ex. : "12 Exemplaires, numerotes 4 a 15, sur Velin D'Arches Pur Fil, Avec Plusieurs Aquarelles Originales inedites et du Livre"; 3 der Original-Aquarelle identisch (größeres Format) mit Abbildungen auf S. 32, 33 und 36; Cavalier des Escadrons (Dzuzes ??) ist nicht in den Abbildungen vorhanden, die Bleistiftskizze Vorentwurf zu Abbildung auf S. 33. Vom Autor auf leerem Blatt signiert, Unter Impressum gedruckter Vermerk : Exemplar für Monsieur le Docteur Emile Pauchard [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im OPUS, Silvia Morch-Israel]
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        World War II African-American Unit Photograph Album - North Africa and Italy

      North Africa and Italy, 1944. Homemade Photograph Album. Very Good. Homemade album of manila file folders and stiff green file dividers bound with two leather thongs. Approximately 9" x 8". 34 photographs are glued on the album pages with an additional 7 photographs laid in. Photographs range in size from 3"x 2" to 3" x 4". The album cover and pages are soiled and worn. Pictures are all in nice shape; some show corner wear, perhaps from being first mounted elsewhere. This album, probably made in country from army supplies, documents a small POL (Class III: petroleum, oil, lubricant) supply unit (probably a squad or platoon) of African-American soldiers that served in the North African and Italian campaigns (in one photo a Tech 4, Sergeant equivalent, is wearing a North African Theater Command patch above his chevron and other photos show pictures of Rome). The photographs include many typical buddy photographs, a group of men posing at their POL point, several men manning machine guns and recoilless anti-tank rocket launchers (bazookas), Italian girlfriends and girlfriends from home, a female Italian partisan fighter, three men shooting craps, an Italian hooker displaying her wares, and two different images of one man displaying his genitals. Quite an unusual and exceptional group of photos; a seldom seen, realistic documentation of junior enlisted life in an overseas African-American army unit.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Five weeks after D-Day, Eisenhower is overwhelmed with letters "from people who say they are intimate friends - they've become so since my name got into the papers. But Butcher or Lee tries to answer all except those palpably looking for signature - those they throw into the wastebasket ?"

      [Portsmouth], July 15, [1944]. 8" x 10.5". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Ike,"" 2 pages, 8"" x 10.5"", [Portsmouth], July 15, [1944], to his wife Mamie Eisenhower, giving her an update on his health and well-being, and commenting on the crush of mail from well-wishers. Light creases and expected mailing folds, else fine condition. Eisenhower writes in full: ""I've been trying to remember whether or not I wrote to you yesterday. Since my notes to you are always in long hand I have no record in which to check. In any event, I have to wait a few minutes on a paper[?] I've just dictated?" so I can send a short message. My health remains good, though I have been useless since I've exercised. This a.m. I had a teletype from Jerry Matjka, saying you were in good health & sprits, and indicating that you had the reports on our current operations. Now you can see only I've been talking lately of 'pressure.' Everything is going well at the moment. I hope we can keep on in the same way. My correspondence is in arrears. I owe a hundred letters ?" but I can't help it. I hear from people who say they are intimate friends ?" they've become so since my name got into the papers. But [Commander] Butcher or [Lieutenant Colonel] Lee tries to answer all except those palpably looking for signature - those they throw into the wastebasket. My gosh ?" here is Marshall with the report. Lots of love, my sweet ?" I miss you terribly! Always yours Ike."" In the letter, Eisenhower makes reference to Harry C. Butcher, his naval aide, as well as Ernest ""Tex"" Lee, one of the general's aides-de-camp. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Little Prince

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1944 - The pages are generally very clean and bright for age, slight tanning, some grubby marks, some scattered foxing. Some corners slightly stubbed, turned. Endpapers slight tanning, grubby marks, foxed, water stained. Inscription, in ink, to FFep. Page ends grubby, small stains. Covers, orange cloth, generally clean and bright, some grubby marks, stained to front, a few tiny pieces of reverse jacket stuck to front. Corners slightly bumped, rubbed. Spine slightly bumped, rubbed to ends. Slight bowing to book. D/J, white, unclipped, tatty. Generally grubby, water stained, some foxing. Some edge wear, losses, chipping, creasing, some tears, closed repairs to reverse. Losses to corners. Bottom half, plus small piece to head, missing from spine. Authors name cut from top of rear jacket. Now in clear removable cover. Insides good for age, jacket poor. Overall, good clean bright copy of a very rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gillian James Books]
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        Dangling Man

      Vanguard Press 1944 - New York: Vanguard Press, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. 191 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Toned at edges with light soil and occasional faint scratches to boards. Slight sunning/bumping to spine. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. Clean, unmarked text. Jacket sunned at spine with small tears and chips to edges. Damp stain to spine only evident at interior of jacket. First layer rubbed off at folds and a few small areas of spine. This is Saul Bellow's first novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        A Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1944. 1st edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. Leech, John). Covers show light rubbing and soiling and the corners are lightly bumped. The contents have a little foxing but are otherwise clean and tight. The frontis and 3 other illustrations are hand colored, present, and in good condition. In addition there are black and white plates by Leech. Nice copy of an early edition of this classic.

      [Bookseller: West of Denver Books]
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        THE ENCHANTED ECHO

      Vancouver: Clarke and Stuart Co., 1944 First Edition of Al Purdy's very uncommon first book; the bulk of the print run of 500 copies having been destroyed by the publisher for non payment. Perhaps 50 to 100 copies were delivered to Purdy, very few of which survive today. A near fine copy in beige stiff card wrappers, yapp edges, printed in black, showing some light use. 8vo. 62 pp.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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. One of a very few copies produced. Hand colored aquatint engraving. Signed in the plate by the artist. Plate size 17 x 19 inches. Ordeman (2005), p. 109

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Printed letter signed in full to "Mr. Emil Hills"

      1 page. Large octavo, 266 x 184 mm. Dated Los Angeles, October 3, 1944. On pre-printed stationery with watermark: "Neenah Glacier Bond Rag Content." In English. Printed letter specific to Schoenberg's 70th birthday (September 13, 1944): "For more than a week I tried composing a letter of thanks to those who congratulated me on the occasion of my seventieth birthday... At this age, if one is still capable of giving once in a while a sign of life, everybody might consider this already as a satisfactory accomplishment. I acknowledged this when my piano concerto was premiered and to my astonishment so many were astonished that I still have something to tell..." Signed by Schoenberg, with name of recipient ("Mr. Emil HIlls") and salutation in Schoenberg's autograph. Creased at folds and slightly overall. Together with: A postcard photograph of Schoenberg published by Breitkopf & Härtel reproducing an early portrait. . We have been unable to locate any biographical information on Emil Hills. The first performance of Schoenberg's piano concerto, op. 42, took place in New York on February 6, 1944.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Elements of Geometry, Book One

      Random House 1944 - New York: Random House, 1944. Limited edition, one of 500 issued. [16] XLVIII [2] pp. Near fine, in a near fine slipcase. Not issued with a jacket. A touch of edge wear with a small smudge at the bottom of the limitations page. Slipcase has light wear at the corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Clef de la poésie

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        What the Negro Wants

      Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press 1944 - 8vo., tan cloth lettered in white; blue dust jacket printed in white and black; with a touch of edge-wear. First edition, with original contributions by Mary McLeod Bethune, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Rayford Logan, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Sterling A. Brown, Gordon B. Hancock, Leslie Pinckney Hill, Frederick D. Patterson, George S. Schuyler, Willard S. Townsend, Charles H. Wesley, and Doxey A. Wilkerson. A presentation copy, inscribed by the editor, Howard professor Rayford Logan: "To Honorable Frederic C. Walcott with the sincere appreciation of Rayford W. Logan, October 26, 1944," on the front free endpaper. ---- In addition to representing Connecticut in the U.S. Senate between 1929 and 1935, the recipient Frederic C. Walcott served as commissioner of welfare of Connecticut, a member of the advisory committee of the Human Welfare Group of Yale University, and regent of the Smithsonian Institution. A seminal work with a distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        L'Iran sous les Sassanides (2e Édition)

      Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhague - 2e Édition revue et augmentée. Publiée sous les auspices de la Société Orientaliste de Copenhague (Orientalsk Samfund). Ejnar Munksgaard, Copenhague, 1944. Imprimé au Danemark. Grand in-8, de 560 pp. & 52 fig.+ 1 grande carte de l'Iran sous les Sassanides dépliante hors texte. Demi chagrin marron, dos à 4 nerfs, auteur et titre frappé sur cuir, or. 1 fleuron décoratif au centre, plat marbré, tranche supérieur rouge [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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