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        Les inscriptions et graffiti des voyageurs sur la grande pyramide.

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

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Everybody's Political What's What

      London: Constable, [1944] - Inscribed, pre-publication, on the half title, "to Catharine & Ralph Inge, G. Bernard Shaw. Ayot Saint Lawrence. 3rd September 1944," with a postscript, "Dear Catharine, You will see by the index that I could not keep Ralph out of it. G.B.S." Wiliam Ralph Inge (1860-1954) was an Anglican priest, author, and Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. His name appears three times in the index to Everybody's Political What's What? and is quoted in reference to his views on education and music. Inge has tipped in a note on the title-page, which reads "This volume I lent to the Exhibition of G.B.S.'s 90th Birthday - July 26, 1946." With additional inscriptions and notes, including a tipped-in card, printed "With Bernard [crossed out and replaced with "old"] Shaw's compliments -" followed by an autograph note, "This Unintelligent Man's Guide would be reviewed by W.R.I. and Bertrand Russell if editors had any flair for the right man. It will not be published until the 15th. 3rd Sept. 1944"; two reproductions of photographic portraits by Karsh, annotated on the versos, "H.G. Wells writes 'your wicked old face is a triumph of photographic artistry.' So I send you a more saintly version," and "This is Saint Bernard of Argot Saint Lawrence," both cards tipped-in; one additional tipped-in compliments card with an autograph note, "I believe W.R.I. could obtain a personal allowance of paper to supplement his publisher's and printer's quote. My printers get one for me. They have printed 85,000 copies already ordered by the too sanguine booksellers. 10/9/1944" First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Shaw. Publisher's rose cloth. Near fine in chipped dust-jacket with loss to head of spine. Laurence A246 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Foto von Veruschka. Kopie eines Originalphotos Nizz, Neunziger Jahre.

      Foto Peter Lindbergh,. quer im schwarzen Holz-Rahmen 38,3 x 31,6 cm.. Das Foto als Kopie, daneben vom Fotografen persönlich betitelt: "Veruscka, Nizza, Neunziger Jahre, im leergeräumten Casiono kurz vor dem Abbruch/ Peter." Peter Lindbergh, mit bürgerlichen Namen Peter Brodbeck, (* 23. November 1944 in Lissa) ist ein berühmter deutscher Fotograf und Filmemacher.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        THE LOST WEEKEND.

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., [1944]. - First edition. Author's first book. The author's warm contemporary presentation inscription, "For Dick May -- On the occasion of the beginning of a long & very swell friendship -- with many thanks for what you've done & are doing. Fondly, Charlie. Jan. 27 '44." The Dark Page p.168 says, ". a semi-autobiographical account of his own (Charles Jackson) struggles with alcohol, and he used his celebrity to become an advocate against substance abuse. Jackson is noted for being one of the first speakers in Alcoholics Anonymous to acknowledge drug dependence as part of his recovery story. He wrote a handful of novels in the years that followed, but never quite repeated his initial success. He committed suicide in 1968." Ray Milland, cast against type, earned a well-deserved Oscar for his role as a tortured alcoholic in the 1945 Billy Wilder film for which Wilder himself won Oscars for best screenplay and direction. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with some minor professional restoration to spine ends. Sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE D. A. CALLS A TURN (First Edition, Warmly Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1944. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE D. A. CALLS A TURN. New York: William Morrow, (1944). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in an attractive VERY GOOD (Priced $2.00) ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (lightly used, a few tiny chips, a little creasing...but a DJ rarely seen any nicer than this). WARMLY INSCRIBED on the front-free endpaper:"To Tee Rose/ if you enjoy this as much as I've enjoyed your writings, you won't even miss your gingerbread. / With lots of love/ Yours/ Erle. Underneath this, the author has signed his name in full: "Erle Stanley Gardner/Feb 1944." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, was a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received Gardner's latest book in the mail -- usually immediately upon publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE D. A. BREAKS A SEAL is the sixth of nine novels written by Gardner about small town California district attorney Doug Selby; in this novel he has to solve a crime in which an ownerless black dog is the only witness. In our experience, the Doug Selby mysteries are far more rarely seen signed than the Perry Mason mysteries.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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        A Guide for the Bedevilled

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Monarquía indiana (3 vols)

      Mexico D.F., Salvador Chavez Hayhoe. 1943-1944 - Three large (21 x 28.5 cm) hardcovers in a modern binding of orange cloth stamped gilt on spine. This 3rd edition is reproduced from the 2nd edition of 1723. Text in Spanish. A fine clean set from a private collection, no names or markings, page egdes even, no foxing, no signs of use. f [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Churchill Book Specialist]
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        The Razor's Edge. A Novel

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,, 1944. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt on black, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's red card slipcase. A superb copy. First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 135 of 750 copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Razor's Edge

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Comstock armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Spine rolled, internally fine; an excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine, nicks and chips to extremities and tape repairs to verso. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography.

      1944 - 8vo. Original black cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine; pp. 495, frontispiece and illustrations; very good. Provenance: signed to front pastedown by Carrie Chapman Catt and Mary Gray Peck. From the library of George V. Denny, Jr. (1899-1959), broadcaster and host of “America’s Town Meeting of the Air.” First edition. This is the biography of one of the most important figures in the Amerian women's suffrage movement. Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1900. She developed a two-prong campaign which came to be known as Mrs. Catt’s “Winning Plan” and which sought passage of a federal suffrage amendment while continuing to push for winning suffrage for women on a state level. Her tact and statesmanship won over Woodrow Wilson and other influential politicians. She cleared the path for the 19th Amendment by leading the NAWSA in a campaign in 1917 to unseat four unsympathetic senators and her life’s work culminated in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the vote. According to NAW, “To Mrs. Catt more than any other single figure beside Susan B. Anthony, American women owe their right to vote.” (NAW I, pp. 309-313. Wheeler, One Woman, One Vote, pp. 295- 315). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Progressive Conservative Speakers' Handbook

      The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Ottawa 1944 - Original Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Speakers' Handbook for use in the run-up to the Canadian federal election of 1945. Printing date not stated but was most likely 1944, possibly 1945. Unpaginated. Two inches thick. Provides the full spectrum of PC policies and points with which to attack the Liberal and C.C.F. parties. Contents divided into the following sections: Table of Contents; Leadership - with considerable biographical information on PC leader John Bracken; War Policy and Veterans; Agriculture; Labour; Reconstruction and Natural Resources; Transportation; International Problems; Liberal Policy; C.C.F. Policy. The sections on Liberal and C.C.F. policies extensively document the perceived weaknesses of these parties and were no-doubt intended to serve as the arsenal of attack ads and talking points to be used against these parties. Unmarked. Average wear and soiling. Due to wartime restrictions these handbooks were string-bound. Provides a comprehensive snapshot of the Canadian federal political scene prior to the election of 1945, as seen from the PC perspective. A unique and highly-informative WWII-era Canadian federal political memento. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Red Light Green Light

      Doubleday Doran, Garden City 1944 - Pictorial boards with light shelf wear, small chip from FFEP; matching dust jacket with large piece professionally restored, light wear at folds, semi-circle stain to rear panel, original jacket price intact and correct for first issue ($2.00). A beautiful book by the team that brought us the Caldecott Medal winning Little Island and honor book Little Lost Lamb. "Immediate everyday experiences set up as word patterns." Bader pgs 227-29. First editions are rare. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: E. M. Maurice Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Ottmar Müller]
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        Le français d'Europe

      Editions Balzac 1944 - - Editions Balzac, Paris 1944, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. ?Agréable exemplaire au regard de la très médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1944. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front board lettered in black on red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 2 illustrations. Spine cracked but holding, hinges tender, tips rubbed. A very good copy in the bright jacket that has a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing, signed limited edition. This is number 115 of 125 copies signed by Ellery Queen "for presentation to friends and admirers of Sherlock Holmes at the Sherlock Holmes dinner held March 31, 1944, Murray Hill Hotel, New York City." This collection of 33 stories about Sherlock Holmes was written by writers other than Conan Doyle, and includes contributions from Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Home Is Far Away

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Fine copy in an exceptional dust jacket, bright and fresh, unworn except for one tiny closed tear at bottom edge. Very scarce in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        Marginalia

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1944. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 14 black and white plates. Extremities faintly rubbed, top corners of boards a little bumped, minor scuffing to bottom corner of rear board, internally clean and bright. An excellent copy in a jacket with light surface loss to spine panel and flap folds. First edition, first impression, of selected writings covering the author's entire writing life. The fourth title published by Arkham House, which was originally created for the sole purpose of publishing Lovecraft's work, this volume "contains a good deal of work, a good deal of associational data, and a plethora of information about the late great master of the macabre" (Foreword). Included are "The Mysterious Ship", written when he was not yet ten, "The Beast in the Cave", one of his first published stories, "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs", a piece ghost-written for Houdini, examples of his drawings and plans, and several essays in appreciation of his work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        An American Dilemma

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, , 1944. The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. 2 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, spines lettered in brown. With the dust jackets in light and dark yellow respectively, as issued. A fine set in the jackets. First edition, first printing. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for their "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the present study of race relations in America is possibly his best-known and most influential work. Commissioned by the Carnegie Institute, the project drew on sociological, economic, anthropological and legal data, to enquire into the "American Dilemma" - the sharp contrast between high ideals and the failure to deliver basic human rights in the 80 years since the Civil War. Myrdal was also a signatory of UNESCO's 1950 statement The Race Question.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Compiled living Wanli Note (set of 6 volumes) (Hardcover)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) JI XIAO WAN LI QI JU ZHU ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 6 CE ) ( JING ZHUANG )

      Tianjin Ancient Books Publishing House; 1 (January. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Pages Number: 3793 Language: Chinese. Publisher: Tianjin Ancient Books Publishing House; 1 (2010 on January 1). Compiled Wanli Confidential Memorandum (set of 6 volumes). Introduction: Wanli Confidential Memorandum. a book. the early sixties of the twentieth century history at the university when the course of history. then Mr. Xie Guozhen from the famous historical records in late Ming Dynasty. Mr. Tao Yuanzhen published in the HISTORY IV seventh. eight double issue (1944 out Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Seven White Gates

      George Newnes, London, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition, Illustrated By: Bertram PranceFirst edition copy with dust jacket. Illustrated. 1st Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall. 200 pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears, with slight loss to spine. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Covers worn. Illustrator: Bertram Prance. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children; Fiction. Inventory No: 003887.

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        The Gay Illiterate

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran. 1944. First. First edition. Fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with slight loss at the crown. Inscribed by the noted gossip columnist to Betty Grable and her husband Harry James: "To Betty & Harry with love and every wish for your continued success and happiness. Louella O. Parsons." Pages 187-8 of the text mentions trouble in the first marriages of both Grable and James in succeeding paragraphs (although not directly connecting them), and indeed they both divorced and married each other in 1943. A nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY BOOK I.

      Random House, New York, NY 1944 - 8vo. cloth, silver-stamped covers and spine. unpaginated. Limited to 500 copies. Designed by Bruce Rogers, as noted on the AIGA Design Archives website. Introduction from an essay by Paul Valéry. List of definitions. Solutions to 47 geometrical problems set forth by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid. Use of color throughout. Very light scuffing at extremities and along edges of spine. Light tanning. cloth, silver-stamped covers and spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        An American Dilemma. The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1944 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, spines lettered in brown. With the dust jackets in light and dark yellow respectively, as issued. A fine set in the jackets. First edition, first printing. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for their "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the present study of race relations in America is possibly his best-known and most influential work. Commissioned by the Carnegie Institute, the project drew on sociological, economic, anthropological and legal data, to enquire into the "American Dilemma" - the sharp contrast between high ideals and the failure to deliver basic human rights in the 80 years since the Civil War. Myrdal was also a signatory of UNESCO's 1950 statement The Race Question. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Twelve Original Stone Prints [SIGNED] Shanim Esher Hadpisi Aben Mekorim

      Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Tel Aviv 1944 - Portfolio. [2]pp. of text, +12 loose plates resting in. Original textured ingrain cardboard portfolio with ties. Each plate signed by artist in pencil. Opening remarks by Mordechai Narkiss with a foreword supported by Poole. Goldberg has been called the "Jewish Rembrandt." His paintings are known for depicting the "Jewish soul." Goldberg used the technique created by Rembrandt to draw light onto the subjects in his paintings. His latter art is imbued with emotion from his Holocaust experience. Front board detached, but present. Pulling, tearing, and creasing to one tissue cover. Plates in very good condition. Text in Hebrew. Scarce. OCLC lists only one library worldwide owning this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        L'art d'André Dhôtel. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      S.n. (Journal des débats) 1944 - - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 16 Mars 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 chez Gallimard de Nulle part d'André Dhôtel. 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 coeur 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 oeuvre 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        FIVE RUN AWAY TOGETHER

      Hodder & Stoughton 1944 - First edition. Original blue cloth titles in black in pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy which is slightly cocked and has an ownership inscription to the front endpaper, in a very good dustwrapper , which shows a little wear to the spine ends and corners and a closed tear the front cover. A clean copy with no fading to the red lettering on the spine. Colour frontispiece and line drawings throughout by Eileen Soper. The most elusive of the famous five titles, particularly in decent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        OLD MITT LAUGHS LAST

      NEW YORK NY: BOBBS-MERRILL CO, INC (THE). FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1944. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: DRAWINGS BY SANDRA JAMES / APPARENTLY THE AUTHOR HAD LIVED AMONG THE. ISBN: "WHOOPING ISLAND LIVERS". BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. ISABOUT FINE WITH A SMALL BIT OF WEAR AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS, A FEWSHORT EDGE TEARS ON THE REAR PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. ABEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK.. Keywords: GULLAH CULTURE, SEA ISLANDS, SOUTH CAROLINA.

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        SIRIUS: A FANTASY OF LOVE AND DISCORD

      London: Secker & Warburg,. 1944. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild wear to upper spine panel,. touch of rubbing to upper right front corner, and clipped price. A. bright, superior copy. (#134276). First edition, first impression. 2209 copies printed. The world as seen through the eyes of an intelligent dog and his observations on society. "The story is convincing and genuinely moving, a classic of the genre." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2- 111. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1071. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 721. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2085- 90. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13561. Satty and Smith A14.1.1.

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        Sirius

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1944. A Fantasy of Love and Discord. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in brown. With the pictorial dust jacket. Head of spine slightly frayed, bottom corner of front board a little bumped, faint tape ghosting to endpapers and verso of jacket. An excellent copy in a lightly edge-rubbed but bright jacket that is slightly shorter than the book. First edition, first impression, of one of the author's major works of science fiction, a parable of a dog raised as a human. "In this remarkable novel the author takes us outside the sphere of direct contact and shows us the world as seen through the eyes of a dog, Sirius, whose brain has been developed by a psychologist, with the assistance of science, to that of a normal human being. He lives, eats and grows up in the psychologist's household as one of his family, and is closest to the daughter Plaxy; it is in his relationship with her that he most nearly approaches emotional fulfilment. His handlessness and his poor eyesight greatly hamper him, though superior scent and hearing to some extent compensate. His chief means of self-expression is music, but hunting and the care of sheep also occupy him. For a while he studies and is studied at Cambridge, observes humanity in the mass in East London, and investigates the religion of the tribes of Homo Sapiens among whom he lives." (front flap blurb).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SIRIUS: A FANTASY OF LOVE AND DISCORD

      London: Secker & Warburg,. 1944. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at head and tail of. spine panel and corner tips, small chip from top edge of rear panel,. and several short closed tears, longest being 20 mm at top center of. front panel. Overall, a nice copy of a scarce book. (#114653). First edition, first impression. 2209 copies printed. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1071. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 721. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2085-90. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13561. Satty and Smith A14.1.1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Quelques Compositions de Django Reinhardt

      Paris: Publications Francis Day, S.A., n.d., [1944]. Quarto. wire-stitched in the original pictorial card wraps printed in vermilion and blue. Portrait of Django to the upper panel of the wraps. Somewhat rubbed, and a toned, but overall very good. Pieces include Nuages, Minor Swing, Stompin' at Decca, and Swings 1939 and 1942. No other copies traced, not on OCLC or in BnF. Inscription to the lower panel reads, "Boughten for a buck Paris - 19 June 1945," clearly the purchaser was a GI with the Allied Army in France. Uncommon, unusual and attractive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Guide for the Bedevilled

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1944 - Early reprint. A small stain on the front board, else fine in very good dustwrapper with chipping at the crown and a corresponding small stain on the front panel. This copy Inscribed to mystery writer Rex Stout: "To Rex Stout, here's what I was busy about -- Ben Hecht." Hecht's book-long attack on anti-Semitism. Hecht and Stout were both active in progressive writers' groups. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Bulletin der Schweizerischen Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften.1:(1944/46) bis 32 (1976). 32 Bände.Bulletin de l?Académie Suisse des Sciences Médicales. 1 (1944/46) à 32 (1976). 32 volumes.Bolettino dell cademia svizzera delle scienze mediche. 1: (1944/46) 32 (1965). 32 volumes.

      Schwabe 1944-1976, Basel, - Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        CERAMICA DEL LEVANTE ESPANOL Siglos Medievales.

      Barcelona, Editorial Labor, 1944-1952. In-8 p., 3 voll., mz. pergam. edit. con ang. L'opera, che presenta un ricchissimo apparato iconografico, e' cosi composta: vol. I. "Loza", pp. X,(2),665, con 751 ill. in b.n. e a colori nel t. e 28 tavv. a colori applic. su cartoncino, f.t. - Vol. II. "Alicatados y azulejos", pp. XIV,(2),737, con 975 ill. in b.n. e a colori nel t. e 26 tavv. a colori, alc. ripieg., f.t. - Vol. III. "Azulejos, socarrats y retablos", pp. XIV,(2),697, con 862 ill. in b.n. e a colori nel t. e 24 tavv. a colori f.t. Prima edizione di questo importante repertorio di ceramiche medievali della Spagna orientale, con dettagliati Indici. Esempl. molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        MAGNASCO

      Firenze, Alinari, (1944). In-4, cartonato mod. con bross. orig. applic. al piatto ant., pp. CXI,(5), con 305 tavv. in tinta che contengono 318 illustrazioni. Vi sono riprodotti: dipinti, disegni (66 applic. alla pag.) del grande pittore genovese (1667-1749); dipinti, disegni e incisioni magnascheggianti. Il vol. e' introdotto da un saggio su "Alessandro Magnasco. Collaboratori e imitatori", note, documenti e descriz. delle tavv. Ediz. di lusso di 250 copie numer., con la firma autografa dell'autrice. Opera monumentale divenuta estremamente rara. Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Images inspirees des poetes Neo-Grecs

      [Athenes] : Hoi Filoi Tou Vivliou, [1944], 1944. 1st Edition. Description: 1 v. 85 p., ill., (tipped-in) 35 cm. Subject: Greek, Modern poetry -- Translations into French. French poetry -- Translations from Greek, Modern. Notes: An anthology. The pictures are accompanied by the 21 modern Greek poems and their French translations. "Il a ete´ tire trois cent exemplaires sur papier Sparton. Notes: Limited edition. No. 147 of 250. Language: Greek, French. Very good copy in the original title-blocked paper-covered cream boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Spine bands worn with sonme very minor loss to spine and front board. Previous owner's pen annotations to one single internal leaf.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        "Well Hooked". Watercolor of fisherman's hands holding fish with fly in mouth

      [New York], 1944. Image 9 x 12 inches on a larger board (overall 15 x 18 inches. Watercolor on Whatman on artist board, signed in ink "G. Don Ray '44". Some glue stains on outer margins, faint toning. Fine. Provenance: from the collection of Jim Deren, proprietor of The Angler's Roost . Deftly executed drawing by American angling artist G. Don Ray, who illustrated Roy Wall's autobiography, The Contemplative Angler (1948)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        NOT QUITE DEAD ENOUGH

      Farrar & Rinehart 1944 - First edition. Publisher's device on copyright page and no later printings mentioned. A beautiful crisp FINE book. No bumps, no wear, no foxing, no names, etc. in VERY GOOD+ ( price-clipped) jacket with some small chips to extremities and one larger chip affecting the " RT" in Reinhart at spine base. Colours of the pink orchid and hand grenade on spine and front panel are bright and unfaded; closed tear to spine. LAID IN is an AUTOGRAPHED typed letter on Stout's stationery, from his High Meadow residence. Envelope with his letterhead is also contained. Only the letter is signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE USUAL SUSPECTS (IOBA)]
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        Chinese Wit, Wisedom and Written Characters.

      . New York: Pantheon Books Inc. 1944. [72] pp. Printed in red and black. Publisher's boards. Name on inner frontboard..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Winston Churchill Corrected Draft Reading Copy for a Radio Speech in 1944. Churchill speaks of the war in Europe and the Pacific ? ?Mussolini indeed escaped to eat the bread of affliction at Hitler?s table, to shoot his son-in-law, and to help the Germans wreak vengeance upon the Italian masses ??

      [London], [March 1944] "Typed Manuscript unsigned, 24 separate pages in carbon on lightweight paper, of a 30 page working manuscript, 7.5? x 9.5? of the 47-minute radio address given by Prime Minister Churchill in London on March 26, 1944. Pages 1-3 and 10-30 are present. Minor flaws. Ten pages have pencil edit markings. Two pages have penciled words in an unknown hand: ?to what we were planning to? (Page 14) and ?an account of? (page 19). From the Collection of Churchill?s secretary, Kathleen Hill. Fine condition. ?The New York Times? headlined on March 27, 1944, ?Hour of Action Nearing, Says Churchill / Sees Victory Sure.? Present is a transcript of the entire speech. Excerpts from this working manuscript: Churchill begins, ?I hope you will not imagine that I am going to try to make you some extraordinary pronouncement tonight and tell you exactly how all the problems of mankind in war and peace are going to be solved...? ?We shall require from our people here, from Parliament, from the Press, from all classes, the same cool, strong nerves, the same toughness of fibre which stood us in good in the days when we were all alone under the blitz.""?Mussolini indeed escaped to eat the bread of affliction at Hitler?s table, to shoot his son-in-law, and to help the Germans wreak vengeance upon the Italian masses whom he had professed to love and over whom he had ruled for more than 20 years. ?This fate and judgment more terrible than death has overtaken the vainglorious dictator who stabbed France in the back and thought that his crime had gained him the empire of the Mediterranean.""?The conquest of Sicily and Naples bought in their train the surrender of Sardinia and the liberation of Corsica, islands which had been expected to require for themselves a serious expedition and a hard campaign. We now hold one-third of the mainland of Italy ...? ""The American victories in the Pacific and in particular their latest conquest and liberation of the Marshall Islands, constitute superb examples of the combination of naval, air and military force. It is possible that the war in the Pacific may progress more rapidly than was formerly thought possible. The Japanese are showing signs of great weakness.""?The attrition of their shipping, especially their oil tankers, and of their Air forces, on all of which President Roosevelt dealt with sure foresight a year ago, has become not merely evident but obvious. They have not felt strong enough to risk their Fleet in a general engagement for the sake of their outer defence line. In this they have been prudent, considering the immense expansion of the United States naval power since the Japanese treacherous assault on Pearl Harbor.""?What fools the Japanese ruling caste were to bring against themselves the mighty, latent war-energies of the great Republic for the sake of carrying out a base and squalid ambuscade ...""?When I spoke a year ago I drew attention to the possibility that there would be a prolonged interval between the collapse of Hitler and the downfall of Japan. I still think there will be an interval, but I do not consider it will necessarily be as long an interval as I thought a year ago. But be it long or be it short, we shall go through with our American brothers with our utmost strength and to the very end...? ?We may ourselves be the object of new forms of attack from the enemy. Britain can take it. She has never flinched or failed. And when the signal is given, the whole circle of avenging nations will hurl themselves upon the foe and batter out the life of the cruellest tyranny which has ever sought to bar the progress of mankind.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Gay Illiterate

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran. 1944. First. First edition. Fine in a price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with slight loss at the crown. Inscribed by the noted gossip columnist to Betty Grable and her husband Harry James: "To Betty & Harry with love and every wish for your continued success and happiness. Louella O. Parsons." Pages 187-8 of the text mentions trouble in the first marriages of both Grable and James in succeeding paragraphs (although not directly connecting them), and indeed they both divorced and married each other in 1943. A nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        What Is Life?

      Cambridge - At The University Press 1944 - The first edition of this exceptionally influential physics work from Schrodinger. Illustrated with four photographic plates and illustrations in the text. The book was based on a course of public lectures delivered by Schrdinger in February 1943, under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. The lectures attracted an audience of about 400, who were warned that the subject-matter was a difficult one and that the lectures could not be termed popular, even though the physicists most dreaded weapon, mathematical deduction, would hardly be utilized. Schrodinger's lecture focused on one important question: how can the events in space and time which take place within the spatial boundary of a living organism be accounted for by physics and chemistryCondition: In a green cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, though with some bumping and some marks. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some edgewear and a few handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD in a VERY GOOD dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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