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        A Pablo Picasso

      Geneve - Paris, Editions des trois Collines 1944 - form. 24,5X19. Bross.edit.pp.180. Sovraccoperta piegata. PRIMA EDIZIONE poesie di Eluard con numerosissime immagini, foto di Picasso, disegni orig. e riproduz. di opere in B/N + una a colori applicata a mano Cat.Quattordici/46

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      S J Saunders, Toronto 1944 - PRESENTATION COPY FROM C.S. FORESTER TO HIS BRITISH PUBLISHER, MICHAEL JOSEPH 70 pp., presentation copy from the author to Michael Joseph on his first day in California from his friend, C.S. Forester May 1946. original printed paper boards, dust jacket, unclipped From 1936 Michael Joseph published almost all of C.S. Forester's books in England, including all the Hornblower titles. This Canadian imprint was the only edition of this title. A FINE COPY OF A VERY SCARCE BOOK [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        The Ways of White Folks

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944: First Edition, Third Printing. Signed by Langston Hughes on the first page. In Very Good condition. Church lending library stamp to front free end paper, and pen on front and rear paste downs. Rear paste down shows scars from the removal of a book plate or pocket. Light edge wear and sunning to the cloth, mostly to the spine. Light rubbing to black stamping. A few page corners have reading creases. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Wag-By-Wall - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Boston: The Horn Book. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1944. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A charming First Edition in original tan buckram with clustered read and white leaf patterns on endpapers in Fine condition. With tipped-on frontispiece photograph of Beatrix Potter and child with her facsimile signature underneath on half-title verso. [A]^4 [B]^8 [C]^4. In lightly rubbed dust-wrapper short closed tears, else Fine. Quinby 32; This homely Christmas story, sent for its first publication in The Horn Book Magazine a few months before the death of the author, and held at her request for the Twentieth Anniversary Number (May-June 1944) , is serene and strong; sweet with the fragrance of growing things and the windswept moorlands of Beatrix Potter's homeland in the north of England. (from the dust-wrapper) .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Primer Viaje De Cristóbal Colón , Según Su Diario De a Bordo , Recogido y Transcrito Por. Prefacio De Gregorio Marañón. Ilustraciones Originales al Boj Por Antonio Ollé y Pinell

      Amigos Del Libro, Barcelona 1944 - 190 págs. en muy buen papel de hilo. Muy ilustrado con muy bellos grabados originales a la madera y en color, entretexto y a plena lámina. Cuidadísima imprenta a varias tintas. Tirada única de 600 ejemplares , numerados y nominados. = Muy especial encuadernación particular a plena piel decorada con pinturas originales en color sobre piel y agregadas a las tapas, dos por delante ( retrato de Colón y sirena en el fondo del mar) y dos por detrás ( fondo del mar y cruz cristiana junto a unas palmeras ). lomera toda fileteada, guardas en seda y enmarcadas en piel.== Excelente ejemplar. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRIMER VIAJE DE CRISTÓBAL COLÓN. Según su diario de a bordo recogido y transcrito por el padre Bartolomé de las Casas.

      Prefacio de Gregorio Marañón. Ed. Amigos del Libro. Barcelona, 1944 - . 33 cm. IX-183 pág., 4 h. Ilustr. por Antonio Ollé y Pinell con 13 grabados originales a color. Edición numerada y nominada (a Josep Maria Torrent i Roig) de 557 ejemplares, de un total de 600 (ej. 47/557), en papel vitela con filigrana. En rama, presentado en carpeta y petaca. Algunos puntos de óxido en la petaca. Historia de América Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Censored war-dated envelope signed by Patton towards the end of the American victory in the two-month long Battle of Metz, six days before U.S. forces entered the heavily fortified German-held French city

      Envelope Signed ?G S Patton Jr.? in upper left next to typed ?Censored:,? typed ?Free? in upper right, 8.75? x 4? envelope, imprinted (partial ink smudging) at upper left ?Headquarters / United States Army / Office of the Commanding General / APO 403.? Torn open at top and left edges. Creases including in upper left signature area. Mended tear on verso of ?S? of Patton?s signature. Postmarked U.S. Army Postal Service A.P.O. 403 Nov 12 1944.? Addressed by typewriter to ?Mrs. E. Krieger / 204 Pine Street / Harrisburg 2, Penna. / U.S.A.? ?The Patton Papers: 1940-1945? were compiled, edited, and annotated by Martin Blumenson who served on Patton's Third Army headquarters staff. Blumenson writes, in part, ?On December 8 [1945], Patton wrote his last letters ?" to Mrs. Coughlin of Brewer, Maine, and Miss Mary Jane Krieger of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, thanking them for their ?constant support,? clippings, and Christmas boxes ... to Ed Fansler ... and to Emil Ludwig...? Mrs. E. Krieger was Mary Ja

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Chinese Art of World Renown

      USA: The Record press, Inc. St AugustineFlorida, 1944. first. S. Very Good. Numbered edition: . no. 14An Illustrated Record of the Stanley Charles Nott collection of Chinese Jades co 257 and signedAn Illustrated Annotation on the Working and Dating of Chinese Jades5 booklets of THE HOUSE OF JADE.

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      Dodd Mead & Company, New York 1944 - First Edition of Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar's first book, a highly - regarded spy thriller. A just about fine, unusually fresh copy (one tiny bump to the bottom edge of the front board) in red cloth, black titles to the spine in a fine facsimile dustwrapper of the original. A handsome copy of a classic Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar title. 8vo. 241 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Familiarization Manual for Maintenance of Model B-17F Bombardment Airplane.

      Seattle. Boeing Aircraft Corporation. 1944. - This manual is Boeing Document number D-4142, stamped issue number 8626 with stamped date of August 1, 1944. Marked restricted throughout. Illustrated with colour and monochrome photographs, diagrams, schematics, etc. 8vo. Bound in pictorial black cloth over limp boards, depicting the Boeing logo flanked by two B-17 aircraft in flight to front cover. Extremely rare manufacturers manual for the most famous bomber aircraft of all time. Exhaustive in both scope and illustration, this manual details every system comprising the B-17 including: Fuselage, engines, electrical systems, armaments, empennage, etc. An impressive piece of military history. Light usual scuffing and rubbing to covers and spine. Original owners ink inscription to front paste down. A small stain appears at the very bottom of some pages throughout (quite innocuous and not intrusive upon contents). Some light soiling to edges. Several pages dog-eared at bottom corner. A Very Good, tight and crisp copy.Featured History. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Manuscript archive for his novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED

      Hollywood, Ca, [ca. 1944-5] - Hilton's novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED, was published in the US in 1945, and attending the release of a highly successful film adaptation, in the UK in 1947, starring John Mills, Trevor Howard and Richard Carlson. This archive for the novel consists of: a) a complete carbon typescript, [3],386 leaves, quarto, bradbound in term-binder, with label, bearing scattered manuscript corrections and small revisions in ink; b) a very large file of uncollated, occasionally contiguous working typescript, much of it very heavily worked over in ink by Hilton, in excess of one thousand leaves, corresponding to at least significant portions of two or three early drafts of the novel; and c) a file of correspondence and similar material (ca. thirty items) relating to serialization and translation rights for the novel, including received letters and Hilton's carbons, as well as correspondence with Mary Margaret McBride about a radio broadcast about the novel (Hilton's 6 leaf corrected typescript of his broadcast is included), and a one page t.l.s. (Santa Monica, 1 Dec. 1945) from actress Betty Fairfax Hitchcock 4to. The substantial manuscript archive for this novel, consisting of heavily corrected original and carbon typescripts, a lightly corrected final carbon typescript, and a small file of correspondence pertaining to publication and other matters. In grey cloth slipcase and leather label [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE BEDCHAMBER MYSTERY. With which is included the story of The Eleven Deckchairs and Modernity and Maternity.

      S.J. Reginald Saunders, Toronto 1944 - True First & Only Edition. 8vo. 70pp. A superb copy, quite fine, in the publisher's original pictorial paper-covered-boards which are fresh & free of the usual edgewear & cracking endemic to this title - Upper cover illustrated in gray & navy, lettered in blue at the spine - In a truly amazing & beautiful example of the original pictorial dustwrapper [published slightly oversized & therefore prone to heavy wear] - this copy virtually flawless - the dustwrapper illustration & design a match for that of the binding. One short closed tear, a touch of use at the corners, otherwise truly spectacular. Forester's only mystery. The best copy we've seen in 20 years & perhaps the nicest copy available anywhere as this title usually turns up in poor shape because publisher Saunders' wartime production made use of rather cheap materials that had very little staying power. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Bedchamber Mystery

      S J Reginald Saunders 1944 - Toronto ,An interesting item . In 1939 Forester was assigned to the US to help bring them into the war .This copy was inscribed to Edward M Pennell who was Lt Col Edward M Pennell ,Naval Chaplain , who came into contact with Forester during the time that he had arteriosclerosis which confined him to a wheelchair.He later recovered much to everyones amazement and perhaps Edward Pennell had something to do with this .An interesting association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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      New York: Arco Publishing Company, (1944). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a chip at the spine head. A handbook for the 1944 election, the author coming to the conclusion that Franklin Roosevelt should be elected. With a message by Rex Stout at the conclusion. SIGNED by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        La Historia del muy valiente y esforçado Cavallero Clamades, hijo de Marcaditas y de la linda Clarmonda, hija del Rey de Toscana / Texto revisado y proemio por Juan Givanel Mas; ilustraciones por "D'IVORI"

      - Barcelona: Publicaciones Mons Floris, dirigidas por Juan Vila "D'IVORI", año 1944.- 94 p., 2 h.: bellamente ilustrado por Juan Vila "D'IVORI" y coloreado manualmente a la acuarela; in Folio mayor (33 cm.); texto con orla floral en tonos rojos, artísticas letras capitulares, amplios márgenes, magistral impresión en varias tintas sobre papel de hilo Guarro verjurado de gruesa textura y con todas sus barbas; Rústica editorial con sobrecubiertas pintadas por D'IVORI y estuche.- (Mons Floris. Serie Caballeresca).- EDICION DE LUJO LIMITADA A UNA TIRADA DE 358 EJEMPLARES EN DIVERSAS SERIES. EL PRESENTE LIBRO PERTENECE A UNA SERIE DE 290 EJEMPLARES NUMERADOS A MANO Y FIRMADOS POR "D'IVORI", SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 105. La primera edición conocida de este libro salió a la luz en la "Imprenta Burgalesa de Alonso de Melgar el año 1521". EN PERFECTO ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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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 et dont la quasi intégralité du tirage a été pilonnée. Dos insolé, un ex-dono à la plume en tête de la page de faux-titre, sinon bel exemplaire au regard de la médiocre qualité de ce papier de guerre. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Out of the Burma night : being the fantastic journey through the wilderness of the Hukawng Valley and the forest clad mountains of the Naga tribes people at the time of the Japanese invasion of Burma

      Calcutta : Thacker Spink and Co. 1944 - Physical description. : [10], 154 p. , 4p. Of pls : map. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Burma. World War, 1939-1945 - Burma. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 154 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      In agris occupatis,, (Groningen), 1944 - (Groningen), In agris occupatis, 1944. 25x17,7 cm. 12 n.n. S. OBr. mit einer 4-farbigen Deckelillustr. von Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman. =Volière-reeks 2. - Eines von 110 numerierten Exemplaren. - Die Illustration ist abgebildet in "A hundred highlights from the Koninlijke Bibliothek" (Buch beiliegend), Nr. 92, Seite 201: "Meisje, the slim volume whose front cover is reproduced on the opposite page, appeared in the Volière-reeks, a series of underground publications from the 'agris occupatis', established by the poet A. Marja (Arend Theodoor Mooij) together with the lawyers W.H. Overbeek and J.B. Charles (W.H. Nagel). . The cover was made by the Groningen printer Hendrik Nicolaas Werkmann (1882-1945), who also participated in the other publications in the series. The cover shows his characteristic working method: a multicoloured stencilled printing resulting in overlapping colourful planes which together constitute of the picture .". - Schönes Exemplar. OBr. mit einer 4-farbigen Deckelillustr. von Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Diary of an Ad Man: The War Years. June 1, 1942 - December 31, 1943

      Chicago, Ill.: Advertising Publications Inc.. 1944. First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a tear along the rear spine fold, and some edgewear. Memoir by a Kentucky-born visionary, copywriter, Director of the J. Walter Thompson Agency, and Advertising Hall of Fame Inductee. The first edition is very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Burgen und Städte in Niederdonau. 12 Radierungen. (= Komplette Folge)

      (St. Pölten, St. Pöltner Verlagsanstalt 1944).. quer-folio (35 x 42 cm), 4 nn. S. Einführung, 12 Radierungen, einzeln hs. sign. u. beschriftet, OHLn.-Flügelmappe m. aufkasch. Deckelschild, berieb., etw. fleck., Kanten u. Ecken leicht bestoß., Flügel rissig, tlw. m. Klebespuren an den Falzen, die Radierungen tadellos..

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        The Razor's Edge

      London: William Heinemann. 1944. First. First English edition, preceded by the American edition. Slight bump on one corner, a few spots of foxing, and a small, very faint smudging on the front board, else fine in fine dustwrapper with none of the usual spine fading, and just a touch of soiling. A nice copy of a very poorly manufactured volume, and a book that despite originally receiving a mixed critical reception has been established as a classic. Probably the author's most popular work, in no small part because of its appeal to later generations who felt spiritually bankrupted by traditional Western lifestyles. Filmed by Edmund Goulding in 1946 with Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Clifton Webb, and Anne Baxter (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar). It was remade by John Byrum in 1984 with Bill Murray and Teresa Russell. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Diary of an Ad Man: The War Years. June 1, 1942 - December 31, 1943

      Chicago, Ill.: Advertising Publications Inc.. 1944. First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a tear along the rear spine fold, and some edgewear. Memoir by a Kentucky-born visionary, copywriter, Director of the J. Walter Thompson Agency, and Advertising Hall of Fame Inductee. The first edition is very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. Plate size 17 x 19 inches. Hand colored aquatint engraving. Signed in the plate by the artist. . Ordeman (2005), p. 109 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS (2 vols.)

      Talleres Tp. de Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1944 - 4º m. 2 Vols. Tomo I: 1.624 p. 2 h. Prólogo de Azorín. Tomo II: 1.967 p. 2 h. Prólogo de Benavente. Plena piel editorial, lomo cuajado en oro. Estuche de dos senos. Papel Biblia. - Extraordinario ejemplar con un fantástico retrato al aguafuerte de Valle Inclán grabado por Castro Gil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS . ( 2 Vol.) . Vol I: Prólogo de Azorin. Vol II: Prólogo de Jacinto Benavente

      Tall. Tip. Rivadeneyra 1944 - Madrid 1944 . Encuad : Edicion de lujo con ornamentación dorada en lomos y escudos en planos de tapa superior. Plena piel , cinta separadora, papel biblia . Foto autor en frontis . 14 x 19cms. 1624- 1967pag. Tema : Obras Completas , Autores Hispanos Contemporaneos. Estado del libro : Vol I hoja de cortesia reparada . Vol II cubierta un poco rozada .

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS. Prólogo de Azorín

      Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1944 - 4º, 2 vols. (1 retrato, 1624 p., 1966 p.) Papel biblia. Plena piel original, lomo cuajado con adornos dorados, lineas gofradas con escudo dorado en planos. Bella edición de las obras completas del gran escritor que incluye un interesante prólogo de Azorín fechado en 1943. Literatura española. Spanish literature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Monsieur de Bougrelon, avec un épilogue inédit de l’auteur, illustré par TIMAR

      Editions Arc-en-ciel, Paris 1944 - 198 pages, 28 X 23 cm Tiré au total à 1000 ex. illustré par Timar de gravures rehaussées au pochoir. Un des 20 hors commerce réservés aux collaborateurs sur vélin luxe, le nôtre celui de l’artiste (numéroté à la main H.C. IX d’artiste) comprenant une suite au noir et 4 aquarelles ayant servi à l’illustration (voir scans) dont une pleine page. D’origine hongroise, Emeric Timar (1898-1950) s’installe à Paris en 1925 où il est l'élève puis le collaborateur du peintre et graveur Jacques Villon, son travail s’inspire à la fois de la caricature et du surréalisme. En feuillet sous chemise et étui, en parfait état excepté le dos de la chemise passé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Officina Bodoni,, Verona, 1944 - In 4° (290x200); pagg. 358; mezza tela edit. nocciola con piatti in carta Lima verde e nera con astuccio. Prima edizione dell'opera omnia dei sonetti dell'Angiolieri con a fronte la versione tedesca in prosa di Rudolf Freiherr von Taube. Edizione di 165 esemplari numerati (59 il nostro). Esempi. Perfetto. Cat. Mardersteig n. 64.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        Sonette. Im italienischen Urtext mit gegenüberstehender deutscher Übersetzung. Handpressendruck im Auftrag von Rudolf Freiherr von Simolin ausgeführt.

      Verona, (Officina Bodoni), 1944. - 165 Exemplare. - Vitri7 29 x 20 cm. Originalhalbleinwand mit Titel auf montiertem Rückenschild. Der Deckel ist mit Buntpapier bezogen. Im O-PappSchuber. 354 (2) Seiten, mit biographischem Überblick, Anmerkungen und Verzeichnis der Gedichtanfänge. Numeriertes Exemplar (Nr.13 von 165 numerierten, auf Büttenpapier gedruckten Exemplaren). Verwendung eines Neuschnitts der Schriften des F.Griffo. Ein tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar. 1700

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        BULLETIN JOSEPH LOTTE, 16 ANNEES (1929-1944)

      Association Joseph Lotte 1944 - RO40144933: 6 volumes reliés (années 1929-1944, complètes). Env. 120 fascicules brochés (années 1929-1944). Années 1940-1944 brochées incomplètes (19 numéros). Couvertures illustrées de photo-gravures et dessins en noir et blanc. Etiquettes, annotations (codes) et tampons de bibliothèque. Du n° 1, 1er oct. 1929, au n° 121, 14e année, mai 1944. N° 1, oct. 1929: Etre utile, A. Zeller. Communion mensuelle. Sous le patronage de Joseph Lotte, P. Paris. Journées universitaires de 1930. La prière liturgique: la nostalgie de la Maison de Dieu. La mesure de la fatigue et le surmenage scolaire, Y. trouard Riolle. La cathédrale de Coutances, E. Vivier. Correspondance, R.P. Synave, M.L. Aucher. Bibliographie: Bossuet, Em. Baumann. Moi Juif, R. Schwob, etc. N° 121, mai 1944: La louange de Dieu, J. Chaine. Lettre à nos amis captifs, B. Guyon. Comment creéer 'l'atmosphère' dans une classe, E. Laporte. L'Etat religieux de la France en 1943, notes à une conf. de M. Le Bras. Notes bibliographiques. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 230-Christianisme. Théologie chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deadline" in Astounding Science Fiction: March 1944, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1

      New York: Street & Smith Publications, 1944. Vol. XXXII, No. 1. 178 pages. Wraps. First edition, first printing. Good condition. Clean pages, toned with age. Wear at extremities (especially at foot and bottom corner). Table of contents page torn, missing top fifth or so of page. Tear in pg. 35. Wear spot on back cover.The extremely rare issue of the magazine Astounding Science Fiction that contained the story "Deadline" by Cleve Cartmill. Although set on another planet, it apparently describes isotope separation and a weapon similar to the (then) top-secret atomic bomb, causing an uproar within the highest levels of the American government. Military Intelligence enlisted Cartmill's mailman as a confidential informant. The FBI investigated the author as well, commanding him to not write about such matters, and the magazine's editor (John Campbell) and other authors connected to the magazine such as Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. Rumor has it that many copies of the magazine were bought up by the government and destroyed to preserve the intense secrecy of the Manhattan Project. Whether or not that rumor is true, today it is quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Free World Theatre: Nineteen New Radio Plays

      Random House, New York 1944 - First edition. Introduction by Thomas Mann. Preface by Arch Oboler. Fine in attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with slight wear at the crown and some modest rubbing. A radio and screen writers collaboration of radio plays promoting freedom and democracy, offered royalty free for non-commercial broadcast. Among the collaborators were the editors, Budd Schulberg, Pearl Buck, Jerome Lawrence, Ira Gershwin, and Samson Raphaelson. This copy Inscribed by Oboler to Rex Stout: "With best wishes to Rex Stout, fighter for freedom. Arch Oboler." Oboler was one of the great innovators of the golden age of radio drama, specializing in horror and suspense plays, perhaps best known for the popular series *Lights Out* and *Arch Oboler's Plays*. Oboler was later called to Hollywood, where he wrote and/or directed several films including the first "3-D" film *Bwana Devil*, the first film about post-nuclear survivors, *Five* (1951), and an early film about multiple personalities, *Bewitched*. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Petain: The Old Man of France

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1944. First. First edition. Quarto. Stapled wrappers. Very faint dampstain to the tops of the front and rear wrapper and a very faint horizontal crease on the right side of the front wrap, still a nice, very good plus copy of an extremely scarce book. Flanner's view of Marshall Petain, WWI hero turned figurehead for the Nazi-controlled Vichy government in WWII. This copy Inscribed by the author to New Yorker colleague James Thurber and his wife: "To the Thurbers, and the South of France, and their Cook. Janet." A superb association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Catalog Design: New Patterns In Product Information.

      New York: Sweet's Catalog Service/F.W. Dodge Corporation, 1944 - First edition. Hardcover w/wire spiral-binding of paper-covered boards. Yellow vellum endsheets. Very Good condition/-. No dust jacket, as issued. The top layer paper of the front cover is split between the lower 3" of the spiral binding (but the board itself is intact), and there is minor wear along the bottom edges of the front and back cover, with the lower right front corner worn. The front cover is unusually clean for this title, and the wire spiral is undamaged and free of any catches. Highly influential little publication by a brilliant international partnership--a Danish architect and a Czech designer working for an American publisher--that succinctly pioneered the organization of complex information(i.e., "information design") and displayed how modernism in graphic design could communicate effectively. Originally developed to improve legibility among the vast myriad of individual product catalogs that make up the mammoth Sweet's Catalog--a cornerstone of most architectural, construction, and product design offices of the 20th century, it was distributed to Sweet's contributor/clients, for their designers use. Author/Educator Stephen Heller has called this book and its two successors by the same authors, "the Holy Grails of information design", and credits its influence in how today's websites have evolved. Example: the text and its guideline layouts promote the use of "spread graphics" (two-page spread designs), something quite common today but almost unheard of at the time this appeared. Organized into three sections: Design Standards, Design Elements, and Design Patterns. Easily the finest copy of this fragile landmark publication we have seen. Unpaginated (approx. 70 pages). Protected with a clear archival cover. Please Note: A book of this value will require extra shipping charges for insurance, and will be quoted upon ordering for prior approval. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition, first printing. The copy of distinguished mathematician Andrew M. Gleason who (together with Montgomery and Zippin) resolved Hilbert’s Fifth Problem; a problem to which Von Neumann also greatly contributed. Gleason’s theorem of mathematical physics plays a fundamental role in quantum mechanics and in particular in hidden variable theories. A fine copy of Von Neumann and Morgenstern's groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. “Quantitative mathematical models for games as poker or bridge at one time appeared impossible, since games like these involve free choices by the players at each move, and each move reacts to moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of ‘strategy’ in a paper on games of chance [Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele, Math. Ann. 100, 1928]. This contained the proof of his ‘minimax’ theorem that says ‘a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.’ The ‘minimax’ principle, a key component of the game-playing computer programs developed in the 1950s and 1960s by Samuel, Newell, Simon, and others, was more fully articulated and explored in ‘The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior’, co-authored by von Neumann and the Austrian economist Oskar Morgenstern. Game theory, which draws upon mathematical logic, set theory and functional analysis, attempts to describe in mathematical terms the decision-making strategies used in games and other competitive situations. … Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics. Had he not suffered an early death from cancer in 1957, he most probably would have received the Noble Prize in economics. Several mathematical economists influenced by von Neumann’s ideas [as Nash, Harsanyi and Selten] later received the Nobel Prize in Economics”. (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473). OOC 953 [lacking jacket]; Norman 2167. Provenance: With the stamp of the distinguished American mathematician Andrew Mattei Gleason (1921-2008) famous for contributions in solving Hilbert's Fifth Problem and Gleason's theorem. "Gleason won the Newcomb Cleveland Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science [in 1952] for his contribution to the solution of the problem. It was, as was stated when the prize was presented to him ‘... an outstanding contribution to science’.” (MacTutor History of Mathematics). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1956, to the National Academy of Science in 1966, and to the American Philosophical Society in 1977. Gleason's solution to Hilbert's problem [the question of whether all continuous groups are automatically differential groups] partly built on the work by Von Neumann in this field, and in particular on Von Neumann’s important 1933 solution of the problem in the special case of compact groups. Gleason’s theorem, on the uniqueness of measures in quantum mechanics, plays a fundamental role in the analysis of quantum measurement, and was essential to the groundbreaking work done in the 1960’s by John Bell on hidden variable theories of quantum physics; also a problem which Von Neumann worked much on. 8vo: 234 x 155 mm. Original cloth without the rare dust jacket; binding tight and clean. Rubberstamp 'Andrew M. Gleason' to the front free end-paper XVIII, 625, (1) pp. Errata sheet loosely inserted, as issued. Completley clean and fresh throughout. A fine copy.

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        CAHIERS D'ART 1940-1944. Quinzième - dix-neuvième année.

      Paris 1944 - 33x25, 230p (rasgadura en p.81 y 87), nums. fots. b/n en texto y plena pág, 1 reprod. b/n y otra color de Matisse (falta 1 de Picasso), 1 facs. de texto de Picasso a doble pág. Rúst. edit. con sobrecub. transparente, algo deteriorada. Ejemplar nº252. - Reanudación de su publicación, tras el silencio impuesto por la ocupación alemana. Nums. reproducciones de Picasso, Braque, Matisse y otros. Textos de Bacherlard, Bataille, Cassou, Char, Eluard, Lacan, Leiris, Ponge, Prévert, Quenau, Tzara. 1944

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        Anne of Green Gables

      L. C. Page & Company, Boston 1944 - L. M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables". Published by L. C. Page & Company in Boston. Printed in September 1944. The First Impression was published in June 1908. Comes with the rare original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in very good condition with some chipping to the top of the spine and nearby edges. The book is in near fine condition. The cloth boards are in beautiful condition and have been very well preserved by the dust jacket. Christmas gift inscription from 1945 on the front end paper. The front hinge is exposed after the front end paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      L. C. Page [1908/1944], Boston - Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud). ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Boston: L. C. Page & Company, Boston, 1944. [859th thousand]. 8vo., 396pp + 2p ads. Publisher's gilt lettered & decorated green cloth with upper cover colour image of Anne pasted on, illustrated throughout by Elizabeth R. Withington. A near fine bright copy, neat book plate on the front pastedown, the text block otherwise tight, clean & free of blemishes. In a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use with a 2" chip at the bottom of the front panel & spine heel. There are seven other books advertised on the back of the dustwrapper. Four Avonlea books by L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Chronicles Of Avonlea & Anne Of The Island) and three other novels (Kilmeny Of The Orchard, The Story Girl & The Golden Road). Originally published by page in 1908, Anne has become one of the most sought after collectible books ever published with first editions fetching mid five figure sums. All of the later Page printings of this book are desirable particularly in dustwrappers flaws and all. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States and Published by Authority

      Richmond: L.H. Jenkins, Inc., 1944. Original maroon cloth, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good copy Presentation copy from Earl Warren, himself a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and the Grand Master of Masons in California for the 1935-36 term, the presentation ("With the fraternal / regards of / Earl Warren") in blue ink on the frontispiece recto

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        After-Dinner Story

      NY: Lippincott. (1944). A collection of six stories including "Rear Window," basis for the classic Hitchcock film starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Also includes the story "Marihuana." A Queen's Quorum title, and a fragile wartime production, printed on thin, cheap paper. The first page of "Rear Window" (p. 145) has a hinge tear, affecting a couple of letters. Label remnants on front flyleaf; minor watermarks to lower rear board and lower corner of rear pages; a very good in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear. A very presentable copy of one of the high spots of the mystery novel, according to "Ellery Queen." First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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