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        Cannery Row.

      n.p. (NY), n.p. (The Viking Press), n.d. (1944 - n.p. (NY), n.p. (The Viking Press), n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, an uncorrected galley proof, bound in plain, unprinted tannish wrappers, printed on rectos only, a very scarce advanced state of this minor, or not so minor, Steinbeck masterpiece whose themes of death and loneliness are masked by its surface layer of humor, all the more rare in that this is an Author Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Steinbeck to the best man at his second marriage, Howard O. Hunter, who was the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioner in the early 1940s under the FDR administration, Steinbeck and his second wife, Gwen Conger, were married March 29, 1943, just 11 days after receiving his final divorce decree from his first wife, Carol, Steinbeck has Inscribed the first priminary as follows, "For Howard/who really/belongs in/Cannery Row/John Steinbeck/last night in New York 1944," this galley lacks all the preliminaries found in the 1945 published version such as half titles, title page, copyright page, dedication page, etc., although not specifically cited in Goldstone & Payne, there is a notation under G&P A22a that "a copy of the unrevised galley proofs is in the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas," see Morrow 172 (that copy with a yellow label on front giving publication date and price that is not on this copy--the Morrow copy was not signed or inscribed), now housed in a beautiful custom clamshell case with leather spine, laid in loosely is a letter of provenance from Ellen Leonard who was given this proof by Hunter's wife, Edna. This was bound for in-house use by Viking and not for sale, thus it was never meant to be in great condition even when new, spine ends are chipped, there is offsetting from printed pages onto the previous verso, some pages are becoming dis-bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        Coleccion de Incunables Americanos, Siglo XVI

      Ediciones Cultura Hispanica (Edicion facsimilar) 1944-1945, Madrid - 10 volumes. Vol. I: Doctrina Cristiana en la lengua Espanola y Mexicana por los religiosos de la orden de Santo Domingo (Obra impresa en Mexico por Juan Pablos en 1548). 1944. xxii,[32],cli,[6],pp. Vol. II: Dialectica resolutio cum textu Aristotelis / por Alfonso Avera Cruce (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1554). 1945. 88,[1],pp. Vol. III: Provisiones cedulas instrucciones para el gobierno de la Nueva Espana / por Vasco de Puga (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1563). 1945. 213,[12],pp. Vol. V: Ordenanzas y copilacion de leyes / por Antonio de Mendoza (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Juan Pablos, en 1548). 1945. xlv,[4],pp. & 66 blank pages in rear of book. Vol. VI: Arte de la lengua Mexicana y Castellana / por Alonso de Molina (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1571. 1944. [6],83,36pp. Vol. VII: Dialogos militares / por Diego Garcia de Palacio (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro de Ocharte, en 1583. 1944. 14],192pp. Vol. VIII: Instruccion nautica para navegar / por Diego Garcia de Palacio (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1587). 1944. [40],156,[2],pp. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of drawings and tables. Vol. IX: Problemas y secretos maravillosos de las Indias / por Juan de Cardenas (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1591). 1945. 16],246,[3],pp. Vol. X: Tractado breve de medicina / por Agustin Farfan [i.e., Maestro Quoquim] (Obra impresa en Mexico, por Pedro Ocharte, en 1592). 1944. [8], 353,[10],pp. Vol. XI: Arauco Domado / por Pedro de Ona (Obra impresa en Lima, por Antonio Ricardo de Turin en 1556). 1944. [24],335,[3],pp. Originally published in 11 volumes, vol. IV missing. Bound in half leather over brown cloth with gold decorated spine. Gilt-lined raised bands. Decorative endpapers. Facsimile edition of various, important "incunables" of the "New World" (mainly 16th century Mexico). Most volumes with single pagination for each double page. Most title-pages in red and black with vignettes, decorative initials throughout. Very minor age wear on bindings, slight soiling to some interior pages. Text in Spanish. Tight copies in a beautiful binding, very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        NIKOLAI GOGOL. Inscribed to the Thompsons

      New Directions Books, Norfolk, Connecticut 1944 - First edition, First State with five titles to advertisement page & four titles to rear flap of the Alvin Lustig designed dustwrapper which is also first state with the $1.50 price unclipped. 12mo., [i] + [vi] + 1-174. A very good copy, the spine ev er so slightly darkened with a couple of very small stains at the heel, the dustwrapper a very good & bright example with a narrow 3/16ths bit of loss at the crown. An outstanding copy of Nabokov's extensive & very important early essay of his countryman, as this copy is inscribed by the master & embellished with one of his famous butterfly sketches to his dear friends of over 40 years, the Thompsons: "To Lisbeth and Bertrand with the author's love / Cambridge, Mass / Sept. 1944". The book was published by New Directions, August 15th, 1944 making this a very early inscription. Genuine Nabokov presentations are uncommon especially those of a personal & generous nature. Julian A22.1 Nabokov's distinguished contribution [the fifth] to the Makers Of Modern Literature Series By New Directions. Preceded by works on: Joyce, Woolf, Forster & Lorca. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        LE SONGE D'UNE NUIT D'ÉTÉ.

      - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1944. 20,5x27 cm. Magnifique édition sur papier non ébarbé, ornée de 11 bois originaux, dessinés et gravés par Henry Bischoff. Chemise sous emboîtage en demi-parchemin. Avec suite. Un angle de l'emboîtage fendu et quelques minimes taches sur celui-ci, sinon ouvrage en excellent état. L'un des 6 exemplaires sur Vérgé surfin blanc à la main filigrané Guarro Molivell, comprenant une suite sur Chine en bistre, un bois barré et une étude originale signée. MAGNIFIQUE ! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        The Wizard of Oz Animated by Julian Wehr,

      The Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio 1944 - 8vo. (24)pp. Printed paper boards, spiral spine. Six full page, full color animated plates operated by a tab. A fine, bright copy with all plates in fine working condition. The dustwrapper is not clipped and is fine as well. This is a gift quality copy, seldom seen in this condition. Montonaro, p. 347. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Russian Ecclesiastical and Decorative Art Objects in the Collection of George R. Hann: Watercolor illustrations by A[ndrey] Avinoff

      n.p, 1944 - Mr. Hann's own record of his distinguished collection. The two large albums have typewritten title pages, and consist of original watercolors, inset behind transparent protective coverings on the rectos, with typewritten descriptions of a high order of scholarship on the facing versos, each volume illustrating 42 items: crosses, medallions, mitres, lamps, censers and other liturgical items, as well as silver, Imperial china table services, a silver spade used by Alexander II in laying the foundation of the Odessa City Park, and other relics of a non- ecclesiastical sort. Andrey Arvinoff (1884-1949), a Russian artist who emigrated to America after the Bolshevik revolution, specialized in landscapes and portraits; he also had a successful career in commercial art. He was noted for his imaginative and skillful detail, art critics praising his "purity of line that can come from only the most delicate perception" and observing "like the other Russians who have come here, he loves to use details in wholesome quantities." In the commercial art field, his nephew Alex Shoumatoff notes in the family chronicle Russian Blood, "his renditions of everyday household articles attracted attention as works of art." In 1922 he was recruited by the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh to be a curator of entomology and in 1926 became the museum's director. In addition, he taught courses on Oriental and Russian art at the University of Pittsburgh. He was the ideal artist to depict George Hann's Russian objects, and his watercolors, done over pencil, are careful but not fussy; where, as is often the case, the objects are set with precious stones, his drawings shine with a radiant sparkle. A SPLENDID, UNIQUE RECORD OF ART TREASURES WHICH IS ITSELF A WORK OF ART. Accompanying these volumes is the catalogue of an exhibition of Russian Icons and other works of art from Mr. Hann's collection held at Carnegie Institute in 1944. It is finely bound in dark brown calf, gilt device on upper cover; apart from a little wear to extremities, it is in fine condition, and displays some of the items illustrated in the two albums 2 vols., Folio (13 x 11-1/2 in.). A total of 100 watercolors, each about 5 inches high by 3 inches wide; 84 of them mounted in two volumes, the remainder loose. Two full dark blue calf albums, gilt on upper covers and spines, patterned fabric doublures, linen hinges (to allow the thick volumes to open flat); fine condition. With the bookplate of George Rice Hann and that of the Library of the Westmoreland County Museum of Art in each volume [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        L'Evangile De Jésus-Christ

      Les Cahiers Du Lys, Bruxelles 1944 - Reliure en chagrin noir sous emboitage cartonné . Dos à cinq nerfs , coiffe frottée sans gravité , remise en teinte nécessaire . Cette édition des évangiles a été réalisée par Etienne Du Bus De Warnaffe et José De Winck , sous le patronage du Baron Robert Gendebien , d'après la traduction du père Ignace Beaufays et les planches originales de Mark F. Severin , la 11° année du règne de Léopold III . Tiré sur papier parcheminé à 195 exemplaires , celui-çi est l'exemplaire N° 113 . Toutes les planches sont lithographiées en deux couleurs ( rouge et noir - amour et deuil ) par les maîtres imprimeurs H. Wellens et W. Godenne dont le Chiffre figure en dernière page . Quatre chromolithographies en début de chaque évangile . Très rare et exceptionnelle réalisation . - 82 p. + 58 p. + 82 p. + 62 p. , 1kg 600 . Size: In Quarto

      [Bookseller: Au vert paradis du livre]
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        The New Economy / by Robert Boothby - [Publisher's Personal File Copy with a Small ARCHIVE of Quite Telling Manuscript Corespondence between Secker & Warburg and the Author [And Others] a Boothby Pamphlet Additionally Loosely Inserted]

      London : Secker And Warburg 1944 - Physical desc. : 162 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subject: Economic policy. Currency question. Great Britain - Economic policy. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request. 1 Kg. 162 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        LEE';S LIEUTENANTS (Signed; 3 Volume Set)

      Scribner';s, New York 1944 - Signed. A First Edition set, Signed by Douglas Freeman in Volume I, and with unprice-clipped publisher's dustjackets The pastedowns of two of the volumes show some light surface loss from bookplate removal. Front hinge of Volume I has some discreet repair. There are no other marks in the books. The dustjackets have some moderate shelfwear and quite minor loss to the extremities. They are protected with new mylar covers. Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        RETURN OF THE APE MAN (1944)

      Monogram 1944 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco, Frank Moran, Teala Loring, Tod Andrews, dir: Phil Rosen; Monogram. Two scientists on an expedition in the Arctic find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him to their laboratory and decide they need to transplant a new brain into him so as they can control him. George Zucco started production as the caveman but became ill and was replaced by Frank Moran (on this poster). His contract stipulated he must have third billing and so that is on the poster. He appears in the final film as the frozen caveman only. The Arctic footage was taken from a 1926 short called ALASKAN ADVENTURES. As always, Lugosi played his role of Prof. Dexter with Shakespearean aplomb. Paper-backed, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Lettre autographe signee adressee a "mon cher General".

      Lyon, 26. XII. 1944.. 2 pp. in-8, a son en-tete.. Lettre de voeux dans laquelle Auguste Lumiere, nostalgique des temps jadis, envisage un apres-guerre difficile.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Christmas Card for 1944. SIGNED BY DONITZ IN 1944

      [1944]. Single sheet of stout card measuring approx. 4.5 x 7.5 inches (12.0 x 19.0 cms), obverse with gilt edges printed with the insignia of 'Admiral Inspector of the Fleet' in gilt and black and seasonal text in black; reverse blank. The seasonal text, SIGNED BY DONITZ IN BLUE INK , reads 'Grossadmiral Donitz dankt fur die guten Wunsche zum Weihachtsfest und zum neuen jahr und erwidert sie herzlich'. Grossadmiral Karl Donitz (1871-1980), German naval leader and Hitler's successor, commanded the Kriegsmarine during the latter half of WWII and is remembered particularly for his promotion of the U-boat offensive. He also served as Reichspraesident following Hitler's suicide in April 1945. Having authorised the German surrender he became a prisoner-of-war of the British and was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for war crimes (primarily for ordering unrestricted submarine warfare). Following his release from Spandau in October 1956, Donitz's reputation underwent a degree of rehabilitation and he took considerable pains to answer correspondence and to provide autographs when required (including a facsimile for historians and collectors of the Articles of Surrender which he co-signed with Montgomery). HOWEVER, DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY DONITZ DURING THE WAR YEARS ARE SCARCE. . Catalogs: military: ww2: third reich.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        THE BOY NEXT DOOR

      George Newnes Ltd. 1944 - 1st 1944. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red cloth, black titles. Black and white illustrations. 184 pages. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly worn at spine and corners with very minimal loss. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Island of Adventure

      MACMILLAN AND CO. LTD., London 1944 - [First Book In The Adventure Series] - Four children in an old half-ruined house set on a wild cliff by the sea ¿ a queer black man as servant ¿ a strange island, called the Isle of Gloom, in the distance ¿ and a ship to sail out to the island to see what is going on there. Condition & Description: The dustjacket is a facsimile of the original first issue dustjacket with the wraparound illustration by Stuart Tresilian. Colours remain vibrant. Price of 7s. 6d. net to inner front prelim. Enclosed in a plastic archival sleeve for protection. - Buff coloured boards with red and black decoration. Marked and soiled in general. Faded, frayed etc. Card inserted into spine to strengthen it. Overall, the boards are in a poor condition but they are complete and concealed by the beautiful accompanying dustjacket. - Front and rear blank endpages are adhered to the inner boards [to strengthen the page block]. First page is glued unevenly so a bit squint. Few images have some colouring. 327 pages are clean for the majority but there are some fox and soil marks throughout. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        LOST WORLDS

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House; Publisher, 1944 2043 copies published. Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion, #7. Tymn, Horror Literature *4-202. Edges of the text block lightly toned. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with mild toning to the lettering on the spine panel.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        RAIZ. Poesías.

      Cosmos, Valencia 1944 - 1ª ed. 16x22.5. 81pp. 2h. Ilus. con dibujos del autor. Rústica. Ejemplar 35 de una tirada especial de 100 ejem. numerados, de una tirada total de 500; con una cariñosa dedicatoria autógrafa a Manuel Teira, amigo de juventud de José Luis, y posteriormente autor de algún estudio sobre el poeta. Algunas huellas de óxido, pero buen ejemplar, con su papel cebolla protectora original (este algo rasgado.) Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Nazi Afrika Korps war souvenir given by President Eisenhower to his personal secretary

      Blade engraved on one side with the stylized palm tree/swastika, the symbol of the Deutsche Afrika Korps, the year ?1944,? and ?Nord-Afrika.? The other side is engraved with a laurel branch, the words ?Bizerte? and ?Carney,? and the initials ?AK.? At the end of the blade is a cross guard. Seemingly inserted into the grip is a 3? long bullet. The primer (cap) at the end of the bullet is marked ?P25? opposite ?13? and ?S.? opposite ?35.? Bizerte, Tunisia, on the Mediterranean Sea, is the northernmost city in Africa. During World War II, Bizerte was occupied by the German Army and was retaken by American troops on May 7, 1943. The Afrika Korps surrendered in North Africa on May 13, 1943.Accompanied by an 8.5? x 11? Certificate of Authenticity signed ?David North,? stating: ?My mother, Helen Weaver North, was General Dwight D. Eisenhower?s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certif

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Publisher's Archive concerning his book, RUNNING WATER

      London, [1941-1944] - Dr. Barton was president of the Fly-Fishers' Club in 1934-1935. Sold with a copy of the first edition of Running Water (1944), inscribed by the author to eric taverner; with the loosely inserted typescript of a review signed "Orange Quill." With frequent and sometimes contentious discussions of paper shortages, publishing delays, threats of changing publishers, and a proposed reprint of Barton's A Doctor Remembers (London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1941), a first edition of which in original dark blue cloth accompanies the archive Various sizes. Approximately 100 pages in all, including Autograph and Typed Letters, Signed, from the author,as well as retained copies from the publisher (Seeley Service), photographs, proof illustrations, dust jacket proofs, etc. Housed in a custom plum cloth folding box, with morocco labels. Hampton pp.12-13. Provenance: John Simpson [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Deirdire [sic]

      Inverness: "The Northern Chronicle" Office,, 1944. Drama in Four Acts in Gaelic and English. Adapted from Alexander Carmichael's Barra Story and Lay. With the additional passages translated into Gaelic by Catherine F. and David Urquhart. Octavo. Original orange cloth wrappers, titles to front panel in black. Spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers faintly foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title to the poet John Masefield: "To John Masefield; from Gordon Bottomley. Silverdale: 22nd July 1944", and with Masefield's book label to the front pastedown. In the late 1910s John Masefield invited Bottomley to read his poetry at his Oxford Recitations in his house in Boars Hill, Oxfordshire. Bottomley recorded that the experience revealed to him "that when poetry was perfectly spoken the drama and much of the action would be in the voice" (Poems and Plays, 18).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Razor's Edge

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1944 - First U.K. edition. INSCRIBED and dated by the author on the half-title page. First Published 1944 stated on the copyright page with no mention of later printings. Book has been expertly and beautifully rebound in full leather with gilt detailing. Interior pages have slight soiling and tanning. Pages 243-250 have moderate soiling; title page has two tiny tears at top of page. Comes housed in a custom made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Silver Riffles

      New York: Frank Lowe, 1944. No.18 of 300. 22 x 18 inches. Hand-colored aquatint. Signed by the artist beneath the image. Matted and framed. Ordeman (2005) pp. 76-7 and p. 107

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Gli allegri amanti. Edizione non venale di 105 esemplari numerati comprendenti ciascuno sei Linoleum di Orfeo Tamburi firmati e numerati dall'Autore

      Documento Libraio Editore, Roma, "L'orchidea. Collezione di rarità galanti dei sec. XIV, XV, XVI", n. 2. 1944 (aprile) - cm 23,5x17, pag 38-(3), br edit ill, con 6 linoleum in b/n sciolti numerati e firmati a matita. Una piccola abrasione al piatto ant. peraltro bellissima copia come nuova. Questa edizione non venale di "Gli allegri amanti", tre novelle di Pietro Fortini, si compone di 105 esemplari numerati, comprendenti ciascuno sei Linoleum fuori testo di Orfeo Tamburi, numerati e firmati dall'Autore. L'edizione è stata stampata a cura dell'Anonima Documento Editrice nell'aprile 1944 con i tipi dello Stabilimento Aristide Staderini, via Baccina 45, Roma. I Linoleum sono stati stampati al torchio dal calcografo Giovanni Baldini. Le iniziali e i fregi che ornano il testo sono stati incisi su linoleum per l'edizione da Orfeo Tamburi. I Linoleum, dopo la stampa, sono stati biffati. E.O.

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        Wag-by-Wall

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd.,, 1944. Small quarto. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Tiny nicks to corners and very minor spotting to endpapers, still a superb copy in excellent condition, in the dust jacket with light spotting and tiny chips to corners. First edition in book form, number 23 from a limited edition of only 100 copies. Beatrix Potter wrote this Christmas story in 1909 as "The Little Black Kettle" and put it aside. She picked up the story again in 1929 and rewrote it as part of Fairy Caravan but it was eventually removed and never published in that form. In 1940, the editor Bertha Mahony Miller asked for a story to print in The Horn Book Magazine and Potter set to re-writing the story yet again. Mrs Miller was so pleased with the story she decided to hold it for their 20th anniversary number where it was first published in May 1944. Potter never saw the story in print as she passed away the previous December. A very nice copy of this very scarce (especially so with the jacket) Beatrix Potter gem.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CASE OF THE CROOKED CANDLE (Superb Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1944. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE CROOKED CANDLE. New York: William Morrow, 1944. First Edition, first printing. A NEAR FINE, bright copy in an ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.00) DUST JACKET. The DJ has a spine panel missing two large chips and (in short) is Good only; that said, it protected the book underneath very well. WITH A SUPERB PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR IN THE FORM OF A POEM: " To Tee who swings a wicked pen/ And has a damn good line/ Whose characters stand out in print/ So I see them same as mine/ She only needs to keep her chin/ Up where it's s'posed to be/ And then it won't be long until/ She autographs books to ME" Gardner ends with "With love from Erle" and then underneath that he has added his full signature followed by the date: July 1944. Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became 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 CASE OF THE CROOKED CANDLE is considered by Barzun & Taylor as one of Gardner's finest novels, a tale of a body found in a beached boat and a mystery that hangs entirely on the steep angle of a candle found in the boat's cabin. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        The Great Transformation

      New York/Toronto, Farrar & Rinehart (1944).. gr.-8°. XII, 305 S. OLn. Vorderes Gelenk gelockert. EA. Erstausgabe eines der einflußrechsten Hauptwerke der Soziologie. Karl Paul Polanyi (1886-1964), ungarisch-österreichischer Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A Medal for Benny

      . Hollywood, Paramount Pictures, 1944, first edition. This is the screenplay for this 1945 film that starred Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Cordova, and J. Carroll Naish, the screenplay was written by Frank Butler (screenwriter of Going My Way, The Perils of Pauline, many of the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby "Road" pictures, and many others), directed by Irving Pichel, it consists of 188 leafs, comprised of the white revised script dated June 6, 1944 and the blue correction sheets dated as late as July 13, 1944, printed on rectos only, the film was based on an original story by Steinbeck and his boyhood friend Jack Wagner, both Steinbeck and Naish were nominated for an Academy Award, in the film Lamour and de Cordova are love interests while Naish plays a paisano with a son, Benny, who never appears in the film, Benny is celebrated via his death as a war hero even though he was despised before he was killed in action, this item wasn't in the Adrian H. Goldstone collection, see Goldstone & Payne E13, not recorded by Morrow, not in the Carter Burden collection. Expected use/wear.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ]
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        Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      1944. unbound. Fine, vintage, sepia-toned 10 x 8-inch photograph inscribed and signed in full by Eisenhower as a five-star general of the United States Army: "To Miss Margot Henderson with best wishes, Dwight Eisenhower." No place, no date, circa 1944. Chip on the lower left corner in the wide margin; tape remnants and pencil notations on the back. Very good(-) condition.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      Typed Letter, Signed by HammettHAMMETT, Dashiell. Typed Letter Signed. with initials ìSDHî in pencil. The Aleutians: 1944.One page, quarto, on typing paper. Addressed ìDearest Pruî (Whitfield). [Whitfield, the estranged wife of fellow Black Mask detective fiction writer Raoul Whitfield, and a possible lover of Hammettís]. Fold lines. Tiny red ink checkmark to top right corner. Small green ink number (29) on the top left corner. Quarter-inch closed tear along one fold line, not affecting text. In fourth paragraph, Hammett has inserted a pencil correction to the word \"cesor\" making it \"censor.\" The back of the letter contains an address for Hammett in pencil, reading \"3118358/Sgt. S. dashiell Hammett/Als Dept. Orientation/ APO # 942- c/o PM/ Seattle/ Washington\" Overall near fine.[Hammett enlisted during WWII, and while serving with the Army Signal Corps in Alaska, he collaborated on The Battle of the Aleutiansand edited the camp newspaper].The Aleutians 27 July 1944 Dearest Pru--Tonight I need a sooting hand and I wish yours were around. It\'s been a day of petty--what the Army calls chicken-shit --annoyances and he who writes this letter is an irritable and somewhat disgruntled old man who wishes they would get their God damned war over with and let him go home, even of that would mean the loss of the only steady employment he has had since the Army let him go home in 1919. The way I feel tonight, I may not enlist in any more of their lousy wars; but i guess that\'s going too far.Yesterday I soaked up a great deal of very fine sunshine, but today just enough haze hung around to put the sun a little on the impotent side and I did not manage to do myself very much good with it.The was news continues good. I imagine we\'ve landed enough stuff by now to mount a fairly large-scale offensive and that things will soon be humming in Western Europe.I liked the Cummings verse you sent: I had forgotten it, and there wasn\'t any ce[n]sor for it to puzzle. In-coming mail isn\'t examined.And you better not complain about this being a short letter, darling, if you know when you\'re well off. A long one would be full of whining complaints, self-pity, pleas for your tears and miscellaneous belly-aching, because I\'ve really got the vapors.Much love, dear... SDHHBS 66233. $1,750

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        A Medal for Benny

      Hollywood, Paramount Pictures, 1944, first edition. This is the screenplay for this 1945 film that starred Dorothy Lamour, Arturo de Cordova, and J. Carroll Naish, the screenplay was written by Frank Butler (screenwriter of Going My Way, The Perils of Pauline, many of the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby "Road" pictures, and many others), directed by Irving Pichel, it consists of 188 leafs, comprised of the white revised script dated June 6, 1944 and the blue correction sheets dated as late as July 13, 1944, printed on rectos only, the film was based on an original story by Steinbeck and his boyhood friend Jack Wagner, both Steinbeck and Naish were nominated for an Academy Award, in the film Lamour and de Cordova are love interests while Naish plays a paisano with a son, Benny, who never appears in the film, Benny is celebrated via his death as a war hero even though he was despised before he was killed in action, this item wasn't in the Adrian H. Goldstone collection, see Goldstone & Payne E13, not recorded by Morrow, not in the Carter Burden collection. Expected use/wear.

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        Brave Men

      NY, Henry Holt, 1944, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Includes a lengthy blurb on the rear jacket panel quoting John Steinbeck about Pyle, not recorded by Goldstone & Payne or Morrow, this copy is briefly Inscribed by Ernie Pyle and dated Jan. 11, 1945, Pyle died three months later from a Japanese machine gun bullet while on an island near Okinawa, with a newspaper clip of one of his columns laid in loosely. Aged, jacket clipped, else fine.

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        Cannery Row

      n.p. (NY), n.p. (The Viking Press), n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. Advance copy, an uncorrected galley proof, bound in plain, unprinted tannish wrappers, printed on rectos only, a very scarce advanced state of this minor, or not so minor, Steinbeck masterpiece whose themes of death and loneliness are masked by its surface layer of humor, all the more rare in that this is an Author Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Steinbeck to the best man at his second marriage, Howard O. Hunter, who was the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioner in the early 1940s under the FDR administration, Steinbeck and his second wife, Gwen Conger, were married March 29, 1943, just 11 days after receiving his final divorce decree from his first wife, Carol, Steinbeck has Inscribed the first priminary as follows, "For Howard/who really/belongs in/Cannery Row/John Steinbeck/last night in New York 1944," this galley lacks all the preliminaries found in the 1945 published version such as half titles, title page, copyright page, dedication page, etc., although not specifically cited in Goldstone & Payne, there is a notation under G&P A22a that "a copy of the unrevised galley proofs is in the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas," see Morrow 172 (that copy with a yellow label on front giving publication date and price that is not on this copy--the Morrow copy was not signed or inscribed), now housed in a beautiful custom clamshell case with leather spine, laid in loosely is a letter of provenance from Ellen Leonard who was given this proof by Hunter's wife, Edna. This was bound for in-house use by Viking and not for sale, thus it was never meant to be in great condition even when new, spine ends are chipped, there is offsetting from printed pages onto the previous verso, some pages are becoming dis-bound.

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        Kongens Fald. Med illustrationer af Sikker Hansen.

      Gyldendal, København 1944. 1. oplag. 316 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret og med orig. omslag i et meget smukt helbind af mørkerødt gedeskind. Rygtitlen er forgyldt og begge permer er dekoret med et blindtrykt geometrisk mønster. Bindet er dybfalset, kapitælerne er fladstrøgne, kapitælbåndene er i gråt og grønt og topsnittet er med grafit. Forsatsen er med hånddekoreret papir og den indvendige fals er skindforstærket. I matchende foret kassette. Bindet sign. Ib Psilander.. Det ultimative deluxe-exemplar af Johannes V. Jensens hovedværk i den første udgave med Sikker Hansens klassiske tegninger.** Dansk Bogkunst 36

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        Derborence. Avec des eaux-fortes (originales) de J.A. Carlotti. Mit eingebundener Original-Zeichnung.

      Bordas,, Grenoble, 1944 - Grenoble, Bordas, 1944. 4°. 172 S. Grüner Leder-Einband mit Bronzerelief (von A. Grox) auf Deckel, goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt, Schuber mit Lederkante. Ex. 31 der 60 num. Exemplaren (Gesamt 890 Ex.) auf "velin Johannot d'Annonay à la Cuve" mit einer doppelten Suite der Radierungen jeweils im Text eingebunden. Darüber hinaus hat unser Exemplar noch eine Originalzeichnung von Carlotti vorne eingebunden, welche im Text als Radierung verwendung fand (auf Kapitel III). Der Einband ist geschmückt durch eine Bronzeplakette in Bronze. - Rücken und Schuberkanten leicht berieben, schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Grüner Leder-Einband mit Bronzerelief (von A. Grox) auf Deckel, goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt, Schuber mit Lederkante. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Swallows and Amazons. Swallowdale. Peter Duck. Winter Holiday. Coot Club. Pigeon Post. We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea. Secret Water. The Big Six. Missee Lee. The Picts and the Martyrs. Great Northern?

      London: Jonathan Cape -67 1944 - Twelve volumes. All later impressions, including a third impression of "The Picts and the Martyrs" and a second impression of "Great Northern?". 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, pictorial dust jackets, three of which are price clipped. Mild browning to the jacket spines, chip to the head of the spine of "We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea" and the foot of "Secret Water", some light wear to spine extremities of a few of the other volumes, an attractive set. Map endpapers and illustrations in the text A complete set of the Swallows and Amazons books in their dust wrappers.

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        Typed Letter Signed, 2 separate pages 4to, Aleutian Islands, Feb. 19, 1944

      - Hammett writes to Army buddy "Gottlieb.your go sounds like a good one, but I don't think I'd trade places with you. All the good goes aren't in the States. For instance, I'm now running a post daily newspaper and make my own hours, which means I usually choose to work at night, and we have an eleven p.m. mess for night workers. And then again it's more than six months since I have (1) answered a rollcall.(2) been in a formation.(3) taken a step as in marching of any kind, (4) tied a necktie around my neck, (5) shined a shoe, (6) had anything inspected, (7) had a crease in any of my clothes, (8) had to bother about whether I was in uniform - we wear whatever we like.(9) paid more than a nickel for a pack of cigarettes, (10) had to look at anybody policing an area, (11) had a lights-out time, (12) had to make a bed.(13) had to bother about how my clothes were hung or what was piled on my shelf or on the floor around my bed, (14) -- but that ought to be enough to give you the idea. We salute and we do our work and that's about all the Army asks of us. The eating and drinking situation has eased up for me, but it would be pretty fine if we could have those evening assemblies of ours again.Oh, well, we'll probably get together again during our training period for the next war. My antique frame has held up pretty well so far--I guess I'm going to last the war out." He signs in pencil, "Hammett." With typed envelope. The letter offers insight into Hammett's army life. He enlisted after Pearl Harbor and after the US Government dropped age requirements for enlistees. Hammett was a veteran of World War I where he contracted Spanish flu and tuberculosis. He subsequently pulled strings in order to join up during World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hammett spent most of the war in the Aleutian Islands, where he edited a popular Army newspaper "The Adakian," from 1944 to 1945.

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        Two months after Weizmann convinces Churchill to allow the formation of The Jewish Brigade, a separate Jewish fighting force in World War II, he responds to a letter of <I>"loyal wishes"</I> that <I>"moved my heart"</I>

      Typed Letter Signed, "Chaim Weizmann", in green ink, in Hebrew, dated December 6, 1944, on The Jewish Agency For Palestine stationery, Jerusalem, one page, 5" X 6.75", addressed to Y. Kosoy, Rehovot Workers' Council. Letter reads, "Dear Kosoy, / Your words and your wished moved my heart. I was pleased to receive such loyal wishes. / Very truly yours, / Chaim Weizmann [signature] / C. Weizmann." Fine with the usual folds. During World War II, Weizmann pressed the British government to organize a Jewish fighting force.In a letter to Chaim Weizmann in 1944, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated that his government was prepared "to discuss concrete proposals" in the matter of the formation of a Jewish Fighting Force. While Jews were dispersed throughout the British army, they wished to be concentrated into one unit, flying the Jewish national flag. Churchill was more receptive to the idea than his predecessor, Neville Chamberlain, but it was not until September 1944, after

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        Kou Hsiung (Original Wood-Engraving, Signed)

      Alexandria, VA: Woodcut Society, 1944. Image measures: 6"H x 7"W, still in original folder, which is titled on the fround in red and black, opposite the wood-engraving is brief text written by Lathrop, describing the image. The image is of one of Lathrop&#39;s own little pekingese, surrounded by flowers and with a grasshopper in the foreground. A lovely image done with amazing and precise detail, as we would expect from Lathrop. This print was produced for the members of the Woodcut Society and is limited to 200 copies, signed by Lathrop beneath woodcut.. Fine. Original Wood-engraving.

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        Elia Kazan begins his career as a film Director with 20th Century Fox

      Partly printed Document Signed, "Elia Kazan," one page, 8.5" x 3.5", Beverly Hills, March 3,1944, being a California non-resident tax exemption form in which Kazan, listing his main residence in New Rochelle, N.Y., claims a $4,300 exemption for the calendar year of 1944. Besides his $3,500 deduction for Kazan and his wife, he claims two dependents ($800). Kazan lists his source of income as "20th Century-Fox Film Corp., Beverly Hills, Cal." File holes at top obscure several words of text but not signature. Fine condition.Kazan's successful theatrical success in New York brought him to the attention of Hollywood executives in the mid 1940s and began receiving offers from MGM, Warner Brothers and others. Most of the offers didn't appeal to Kazan until he was brought over to Twentieth Century Fox, as Kazan styled it, "the 'goyish' studio, to meet Louis D. Leighton, a producer, who was going to make a film of Betty Smith's novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan, Elia Kazan: A

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        Cogitata de lacte dulci et pulvere tabaci. - Pensées sur le lait doux et le tabac en poudre. Antwerp, Cornelius Martinus Spanoghe, 1783. 8vo. With Latin and French text on facing pages. Modern half maroon textured cloth.

      Arents 936; De Gulden Passer 22 (1944), p. 30; KVK/WorldCat (3 copies); Unicat (2 copies); not in STCV. Rare first and only edition of a bilingual (Latin and French) work on the medical properties of milk and snuff, the latter made from pulverised tobacco leaves, by the otherwise unknown "licentiate in medicine", M. Vloers.The first part of the work is a lengthy treatise arguing against the claim that fresh milk is the cause of bowel problems, and stating instead that milk is easily digestible, followed by a listing of the many medical attributes of milk. The second part discusses the effects of the use of snuff. "Those who make use of snuff, . . . are misled by the belief that this nicotian substance relieves them of mucus. But, he says, it has the same harmful effect as if one took a daily purgative" (Arents). The unpleasant reactions to the use of snuff, such as sneezing, sniffing and snorting, indicate that it is an unhealthy, unclean habit and some of the ailments likely to ensue from a habitual use of the powder are: vertigo, breast afflictions, heart trouble and congestion of the blood. Hypochondriacs and hysterical or very slender people are those worst affected by the use of snuff. So snuff should only be employed with caution, and should rarely be prescribed by physicians.Waterstains throughout the gutter and foot margins, running into the text. Reasonable copy of a rare work.

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        Studies on the Chemical Nature of the Substance Inducing Transformation of Pneumococcal Types. Induction of Transformation by a Desoxyribonucleic Acid Fraction Isolated from Pneumococcus Type III

      New York: The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1944. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. vi, 679 pages. Tan buckram binding with black lettering on spine. Ex-corporate library with stamps on endpapers, textblock edges, and volume title page. Avery article clean and bright. Cloth. Contains "Studies on the Chemical Nature of the Substance Inducing Transformation of Pneumococcal Types. Induction of Transformation by a Desoxyribonucleic Acid Fraction Isolated from Pneumococcus Type III." In: Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. 79, 1944, pp. 137-58; 1 plate; 1 chart; 4 tables. Entire volume offered. "Demonstration that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the basic material responsible for genetic transformation." (Garrison/Morton 5/255.3).

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        Anne of Green Gables

      L. C. Page & Company (1944), Boston - Turquoise cloth over boards with title stamped in gilt onto top board and spine, double line borders stamped in blind onto top board, color illustrated paste-down to top board, top edge trimmed, 8vo (7-1/2 inches tall), pp. vii, [x], [1] - 396, [2] ads, 8 plates inc. frontis. "September, 1944, 859th Thousand" on copyright page with the matching statement on the rear panel of DJ. Volume with spine ends softened, very light bumps to upper board edges and corners, an abrasion near foot of lower spine edge and p.o. ink inscription ffep. DJ with touches of light soil and a small chip to the foot of the lower spine edge, matching the abrasion on volume. This 1944 printing is not found in Russell, which catalogs a '43 and '47 printing only. Worldcat records only three copies of this 1944 edition, all held in institutions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARETUSA, rivista di varie letteratura (1944 - 1946) fascicoli 1 - 17 / 18 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Napoli, Casella, 1944

      Formato cm 13 x 21. Tutti i fascicoli con copertine gialle. La rivista nasce a NAPOLI nel marzo - aprile 1944, diretta da Francesco Flora, e si autodefinì LA PRIMA CREATURA DELL'ITALIA LIBERATA. Nonostante le comprensibili difficoltà , vi confluirono molti intellettuali e letterati (mentre quasi tutte le riviste erano interrotte ed ancora non erano apparse le centinaia di edizioni che avrebbero visto la luce dopo "la ripresa" nel 1945). Qui comparvero le prime "riflessioni sciolte e libere" sul Ventennio (lo stesso Flora con "Gli scrittori e la dittatura" e Benedetto Croce con "Vita intellettuale e vita morale"). E' il caso comunque di elencare i vari collaboratori per inquadrare col dovuto risalto la ricchezza di questa piccola rivista: Alvaro C., Baldini G., Bassani G., Benedetti A., Bigiaretti L., Binni W., Brancati V., Calvino I., Cantimori D., Caproni G., Craveri Croce E., Craveri R., Croce Alda, CROCE BENEDETTO, Cusin F., Doria G., Dorso G., Gabrieli V., Garosci A., Gatto A., Ginzburg L., Ginzburg Natalia, Jovine F., Lombardo Radice Giuseppina, Lussu Joyce, Luzzato G., Moravia A., Musatti R., Nicolini F., Ortolani S., Pane R., Pepe G., Pintor G., Prisco M., Rossi E., Sforza C., Sinisgalli L., Tecchi B., Terra S., Trompeo P.P. Direttore iniziale Francesco Flora, poi dal settembre '44 Fausto Nicolini., poi Muscetta. Num. 1 (mar - apr. '44) pp.128; Num. 2 (mag - giu '44) pp.128; Num. 3 (lug - ago '44) pp.128; a partire dal Num. 4 (sett - ott '44) pp.128, il direttore diventa Fausto Nicolini; Num. 5 - 6 (nov 44 - gen 45) pp.132. Cambia l'editore, che non è piu' Casella (Napoli) ma diventa De Luigi, (Roma); cambia di nuovo anche il direttore, che diventa Carlo Muscetta (Libero Bigiaretti segretario di redazione); Num. 7 (marzo '45) pp.96; Num. 8 (aprile '45) pp.96; Num. 9 (maggio '45) pp.96: Num. 10 (giugno '45) pp.96; Num. 11 - 12 (lug - ago '45) pp.96; Num. 13 (settembre '45) pp.96; Num. 14 (ottobre '45) pp.96; Num. 15 (novembre '45) pp.96; Num. 16 (dicembre '45) pp.96; (non è presente nella raccolta) Num. 17 - 18 (gen - febb '46) pp.180 (questo esemplare, ultimo numero uscito, è rarissimo perchè ci furono scioperi dei tipografi ed il fascicolo uscì in ritardo ed in pochissimi esemplari). Alla fine di ogni annata ci sono sempre i preziosi indici. La collezione di tutto il pubblicato, a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni, è offerta a

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        Donovan's Brain

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

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        LA ESTAFETA LITERARIA [Revista quincenal]. Primera época completa. Desde el núm. 1 (5 de marzo de 1944) hasta el núm. 39 (30 de diciembre de 1945).

      Madrid, 1944-45. - Consta de 39 números correlativos encuadernados en 2 tomos de -35 x 43-, con un total de 1248 págs. Profusamente ilustrada en color. Magníficamente encuadernado en holandesa de época, lomo de piel. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) (Colaboran, entre otros, Ricardo Baroja, Miguel Mihura, Ernesto Giménez Caballero, José Luis Cano, Pío Baroja, Camilo José Cela, Florentina de Mar [pseudónimo de Carmen Conde], Tomás Borrás, Edgar Neville, César González Ruano, Félix Ros, Adriano del Valle, José M.ª Valverde. Con ilustraciones de Suárez del Árbol [Goñi], Serny, Valbuena y otros.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Document Signed, 4to, on watermarked "Paramount Pictures" onionskin paper, Hollywood, CA, February 14, 1944

      - This letter contract made out for Raymond Chandler states, "Please take notice that your employment agreement with the undersigned corporation dated November 16, 1943, will terminate on February 26, 1944, at the end of said day." Signed by two executives at Paramount Pictures Inc. and accepted: "Raymond Chandler." Several punch holes from staples in upper left corner. Chandler spent nine months at Paramount working with director Billy Wilder on the screenplay of James M. Cain's novel, "Double Indemnity."

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