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        Petit bestiaire *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 15.10.1944. - Broché 26 x 17, couverture imprimée à rabats, double emboîtage fuchsia avec pièce de titre au dos de la chemise. Tranches jaunies, décharge des gravures en pages de regard & menus défauts, l'étui est par contre flambant neuf. Bestiaire campagnard : chats, chèvre, agneau, âne, chevaux & tourterelles. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale, L'un des 358 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches (les 38 premiers, dont 10 hors commerce, avec 2 suites des cuivres sur Japon).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Hvitsymre i utslaatten.

      Oslo 1944. 4to. Gjennomillustrert 12 oppklebede originaltresnitt i farger av Thorbjørn Egner.. Originalomslag i original kassett. Boken er fremstilt i hundre nummererte eksemplarer. Dette er. nummer 6. Signert av Thorbjørn Egner i kolofonen. Et meget pent eksemplar

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        Au rendez-vous allemand *

      Éditions de Minuit, Paris 15.12.1944. - Broché 22 x 14, couverture blanche imprimée rempliée. Célèbre recueil de poésie de résistance, dans la tranche de luxe des 100 de seconde zone. Édition originale. L'un des 120 exemplaires de tête numérotés (78) sur pur fil, dont les seuls 20 premiers comportaient une eau-forte originale, reproduite en cliché au trait dans les 100 suivants.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton Univ. Pr.. 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1944, First Edition. Hardcover, copper cloth. 625 pp. Corrigenda leaf laid- in. A Very Good to Very Good+ copy. No dust jacket. Absolutely minor shelfwear to the spine ends and corners. Square, sound binding. 11 of the first 31 pages have occasional blue ink underlining or check marks in the margins; the contents are otherwise, clean, bright and unmarked. Corrigenda clean and complete. A different copy, also lacking its dust jacket, with 'a few marginal notes in pencil throughout, some ink notations on Corrigenda leaf, previous owner's signature on front pastedown' sold for $3200 at a Heritage Auctions sale in 2012. Book comes in a protective mylar sleeve. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      The Library Quarterly, Washington, DC 1944 - 39 pages; Clean and tight in original printed yellow wrappers, toned along edges. Reprinted for private circulation from The Library Quarterly Vol. XIV, No. 4, October 1944. Archibald MacLeish (1892 – 1982) was an American modernist poet, writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, and also served as Librarian of Congress. American Libraries has called MacLeish "one of the hundred most influential figures in librarianship during the 20th century" in the United States. At the prompting of Felix Frankfurter, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated MacLeish for the Librarian of Congress. The position was frought with political and bureaucratic difficulties, and MacLeish's initial investigations found the Library of Congress to be extremely disorganized and overwhelmed by the pace of acquisitions. MacLeish engaged leading scholars in library science to analyze the library’s managerial structure. Working from their recommendations, MacLeish had completely restructured the Library of Congress making it work more efficiently within a year. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LAURA: 133pp Original Mimeographed Screenplay, the Ring Lardner, Jr "Final Draft" Version

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1944. Jay Dratler & Ring Lardner Jr. LAURA. Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1943). Original Screenplay ("Final Draft") for the 1944 film, this being the version composed by Ring Lardner Jr. (dated November 29, 1943). 133 mimeographed pages complete, brad-bound in original war-recycled 20th Century Fox blue studio wrappers which don't bear the film's title (covered by snipes from subsequent films) but have been over-stamped with the correct LAURA script code #934 (which also appears on the title page of the script). A stamped "Second Revised" has been crossed out at the top of the wrappers and replaced with "Final." Contains studio perforated cover page used to keep track of the distributed scripts (receipt extracted here as is the norm; this copy was designated "82" of an unknown number of scripts put in circulation). The title page contains only the names Jay Dratler (the original writer) and Ring Lardner, Jr (not credited in the final version). The pages are all original canary yellow, not white. There are no revision pages. Overall, the covers shows wear typical of wrappers larger than the page size but this wear is not excessive and the script itself is in very good condition. LAURA completed filming in 1944 with director Otto Preminger at the helm, his version being a transcendent adaptation of the 1943 novel of the same name by author Vera Caspary. By all accounts, Lardner was brought in to be the script doctor for LAURA, in particular he was assigned to attend to the dialogue and character nuance of the film's urbane villain "Waldo Lydecker" (played by Clifton Webb). There has never been a consensus as to who deserves the credit for the emergence of Lydecker as the one character who holds the entire film together. This newly discovered screenplay draft might hold the key to that answer and offers much opportunity to get to the bottom of things. The five major characters in the film (played by Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Clifton Webb, and Judith Anderson) all contend with a different level of the same problem: obsession. This multi-layered and intricate examination of obsessive motivation is one of the key reasons LAURA is so often considered a Film Noir masterpiece. But Lydecker's dialogue and behavior added the one element which helped LAURA transcend the genre itself -- by providing a degree of cosmopolitan sophistication and wit not found in any other major Film Noir. Therefore a case could be made that Lardner's input was absolutely essential for the film's success. Despite LAURA winning an Oscar nomination for best screenplay, it clearly was a film written by committee. Copies of the original screenplay of LAURA are exceedingly rare and the opportunity to own a Lardner draft conceivably might be unique. . Original Manuscript. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        Suite gravée pour "Les moulins à papier" de C.F. Ramuz *

      [Aux Dépens de Jacques Chevalley, Lausanne 26.8.1944]. - 4 bois originaux 20 x 16 (feuille 37 x 29), signés et lettrés sur Chine. Menues piqûres en marges. Intégralité des estampes pour ce rarissime portefeuille, tiré à 62 exemplaires par Roth et Sauter, chronologiquement: 1. Les maillets 2. La cuve 3. La presse à porse 4. L'étendoir.Dans l'ouvrage, les planches sont sur Japon et il n'est nulle part fait mention d'un tirage parallèle sur Chine, le notre pourtant lettré "O"impliquerait qu'il y en eût au moins 15 séries.Belle énigme.[Kuenzi 102; Rodari 87]

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      New York: Story Magazine, Inc., March - April 1944. First Edition. Softcover. Spine sunned, as usual for this publication, but a clean, tight, Near Fine copy. Printed wraps. Bukowski's very first appearance in print at the age of 24, preceding his first book (IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS, 1963) by 19 years. In an interview in the last year of his life, Bukowski said, "I can remember my first major publication, a short story in Whit Burnett's and Martha Foley's Story magazine, 1944. I had been sending them a couple of short stories a week for maybe a year and a half. The story they finally accepted was mild in comparison to the others. I mean in terms of content and style and gamble and exploration and all that. Got another story accepted about that time in Carese Crosby's portfolio and after that, I packed it in. I threw away all the stories and concentrated upon drinking. I didn't feel that the publishers were ready and that although I was ready, I could be readier and I was also disgusted with what I read as accepted front-line literature. So I drank and became one of the best drinkers anywhere, which takes some talent also."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Portrait photograph of Leonard Bernstein

      New York, may 24, 1944 - (BERNSTEIN, LEONARD) 25 x 19.4 cm. (9-3/4 x 7-5/8 inches). Half-length in profile. Artist's embossed stamp at lower left, atelier stamp on verso, with notations giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the reference number of the negative/print ("AA IV 9") [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Olympiques *

      A. Gonin, Lausanne 1944. - En feuilles 28 x 22, couverture saumon rempliée, titre en sépia, double emboîtage avec chemise demi-parchemin titré sépia. L'un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé du Marais, signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Agréable illustré sportif des débuts de l'artiste, période gréco-romaine, témoignant de son inégalable virtuosité. Notre exemplaire provient de la bibliothèque d'Edmond-Henri Crisinel, ce qu'aucune marque hélas n'atteste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Stephen Hero: A Part of the First Draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      New York: New Directions, 1944. First. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece portrait. 234 pages, tall slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 green morocco, t.e.g. (New York): New Directions, (1944). First American Edition. A fine copy.

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        LA Report 24. Lecture Series on Nuclear Physics. (caption title)

      (Los Alamos):, ca. 1944. *The price of this item HAS BEEN reduced by 10% until Sunday, Sept 21. (sale item) not regularly published; large quarto, [3], 321 mimeographed leaves; scattered marginalia but else very good+ in simple card binder; forty six lectures by Felix Bloch, Robert F. Christy, C. L. Critchfield, Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segre, Edward Teller, Victor F. Weisskopf, and John H. Williams delivered 1943-1944 at what was called the Los Alamos University to employees and not intended for the general public (the material was made available to all in 1947). Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Wolves of North America

      First Edition by The American Wildlife Institute, Washington, DC: 1944. Very good+ in 3/4 bison leather and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with a gilt image of a wolf's head on the front board. The front and rear end sheets have applied to them one page biographies of the two authors. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". The leather at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn as is the front joint. The front and rear hinges remain tight and strong. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. A limited, presentation copy, one of only 102 copies so produced. The fly title page which is signed, inscribed and dated 1949 by the author to his good friend Dr. Bill Morgan (who was an author and linguist). In his long inscription the author notes that the binding for this particular volume is "buffalo hide" and he mentions the limitation which is not indicated elsewhere in the book. 636 pages including an index, a section of black and white photographs of skulls of North American Wolves, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. An extremely unusual and uncommon copy.

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        World Commodities and World Currency

      McGraw-Hill 1944 - First printing (stated first edition, ©1944, no additional printings). Former Buffalo Public Library copy with various identifications. Publisher's maroon cloth, 182pp incl. index. Clean, lightly used copy with faded spine lettering, library call numbers gilt stamped at heel of spine, clear library tape at heel of book. Extremities lightly rubbed. Very good inside with no markings or noticeable reader wear. Shipped in box with tracking number. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lost Weekend

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. A 'cute' inscription written by Charles Jackson that he signed as Don Burnam, the protoganist of the novel. The book is square and tight.. Inscribed By Charles Jackson. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1944. 327 pages. B/w frontispiece and further illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket very good to near fine with some rubbing and general wear, professional and sensitive repair, with Japanese tissue, to the base of the spine, text to spine a little faded, the jacket is bright and clean, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard back pictorial binding fine and bright. Contents clean and tight, text block a little cocked, previous owner's signature to the front paste down, same owner's small stamp to the front endpaper and bottom edge of the title page, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good bright copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tresilian, Stuart. 8vo.

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        Le voyage souterrain de Nicolas Klim *

      Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel 1944. - Relié plein maroquin rouge et noir, en formes triangulaires complémentaires sur les plats, titre et tête dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, étui boîte pleine toile imprimée en noir et rouge dôrigine. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Chine, avec double suite. Édition soignée et imprimée en 2 couleurs de cette oeuvre de science-fiction, publiée en latin en 1741 par un auteur danois. Il s'agit d'un voyage au centre de la terre (concave), planète Nazar qu'habitent de bien curieuses peuplades? est-ce un hasard si elles nous ressemblent toutes un peu ?Notre exemplaire, est enrichi d'une double suite volante de 32 lithographies des motifs hors textes du livre, tous signés, un seul jeu sur Chine étant annoncé à la justification.Le dessin manquant est-il compensé par la seconde nôtre, sur papier vélin ? Son futur acquéreur jugera.

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        Lost Worlds

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1944 - Classic collection of Smith's science fiction and fantasy, including tales of Averoigne, Hyperborea, Atlantis, and more. The companion to his 1942 Arkham House collection, Out of Space and Time. Clark's story, "The Plutonian Drug", first published in Amazing Stories in 1934, is notable for employing the name "plutonium" for an imaginary drug from Pluto of startling effects, several years in advance of the discovery of the radioactive element that now bears the name. Attractive copy of a cornerstone work First edition, one of 2043 copies printed. 8vo. . Black cloth. Some minor shelfwear, near fine in very good dust jacket illustrated with photos of Smith's sculpture by E. Burt Trimpey (unclipped, some rubbing to edges of front panel, spine panel with small scuffs at ends, yellowing at folds). Currey 2002 p. 368; Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion 7; Tymn, Horror Literature 4-202 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Caproni-Campini Aircraft and Allied Developments in Italy.

      London: [August 1944]. Exceedingly scarce.. 10 x 7.5 inches, 25 x 18 cms. 80 pages of printed typewriter-face text, including 10 photographs and several plans (dated August 1944) of the original prototype Campini aircraft with a ducted airscrew or fan, and ducted exhaust, a forerunner of true jet propulsion. In virtually immaculate condition. Protected in a modern handmade archival cloth slipcase, leather label titled in gilt.An exceedingly scarce and important report on the Italian contribution to jet development during the war.Following the Normandy landings in 1944, combined American and British intelligence units (CIOS) working under SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied European Forces) produced a series of surveys and reports on captured German industry and armament production as allied troops advanced across occupied Europe. Printed in small numbers for a restricted circulation, this military intelligence report, containing material unpublished elsewhere, seldom comes onto the market. (Price includes postage UK)

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        A Message from the Prime Minister. GWR LMS 1923-1944 Lner Sr. [Original Poster]

      Jas Truscott & Sons LTD, London & Tonbridge - 1944, Original Poster. () Very good. 25" X 39.25" (63.5 X 100 cm). Creases vertically and horizontally from where it was folded into 16 as well as a general rippling. Slight soiling and wear along edges. Some dark pencil markings to the top left corner which have been partially erased. Nice condition. A visually strong poster with red, blue and white writing upon a light brown background. The message from the prime minister thanking the four British Main Line Railway companies for their work (especially that during the war) on the occassion of their 21st anniversary. Though he is not refered to by name on the poster Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister during this time and it is from him the gratitude is intended to come. The four railway companies included in the British Main Line Railway were the Great Western Railway (GWR), London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and the Southern Railway (SR) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Het ABC van het Naziregiem

      (Leuven, Brussels: A.N.U.M., 1944). 16mo. (14)pp. An illustrated anti-Nazi alphabet book in Dutch, filled with color caricatures of German soldiers and their leaders: Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, and others. The book opens with a foreword by the author/illustrator, Dutch artist Herman A. Vos, decorated with the Allies' flags. In illustrated wrappers, with a depiction of Nazi leaders in stocks on the front cover. Tiny hole to top of front cover, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Kou Hsiung (Original Wood-Engraving, Signed)

      Woodcut Society, Alexandria, VA 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'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.

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      Toronto: S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1944 True First & Only Edition. 8vo. 70pp. A very good or better bright example in the publisher's original pictorial paper-covered-boards printed in gray & navy & lettered in blue at the spine - a small chip at the upper spine joint repaired, inscribed on the ffe by the author; "To Lucy Cundiff / with best wishes from / C. S. Forester". Very handsome indeed in a very good dustwrapper [published slightly oversized & almost always found worn] with matching cover illustration, showing moderate use - two small chips, narrow loss at the spine crown & upper cover without loss of lettering, neatly mended closed tear, rubbing at the extremities. Forester's only mystery & very uncommon inscribed. A very nice copy of a book that usually turns up in poor shape because publisher Saunders' wartime production made use of rather cheap materials that had little staying power.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Atti degli Apostoli

      edizioni della Conchiglia 1944 - ATTI DEGLI APOSTOLI secondo il racconto di San Luca. Tradotti da Giampiero Giani e annotati dal Sacerdote Prof. Pietro de Ambrogi. Illustrazioni di Nino Strada.Edizioni della Conchiglia di G.Giani, Milano, 1944. 4°; pp. non num.152 a quartini sciolti su carta a mano Magnani filigranata, con barbe. Ediz. di lusso tirata a complessivi 183 esempl. numerati. Le pagine di testo sono tutte contornate da belle riproduz. di disegni. Esemplare n. 87 firmato da G.Giani

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        Atti degli Apostoli secondo il racconto di San Luca.

      Ed. della Conchiglia 1944 Cm. 33, pp. (152). Con ogni pagina di testo decorata con disegni di Nino Strada. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva da amatore in mezza pelle con punte. Dorso a nervi molto pronunciati con titoli in oro. Preservata all'interno la brossura orig. ill. Entro custodia in cart. rigido marmorizzato. Perfetta conservazione.Edizione stampata su carta distinta in tiratura limitata di 122 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 89). Allegato, fra le carte preliminari, un disegno forse preparatorio all'opera.

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        Handbuch für die Vermessungen des Deutschen Hydrographischen Instituts. Handbook for the Surveying of the German Hydrographic Institute. Band 1 (= alles Erschienene)

      Berlin, 1944. 30 cm. Nachdruck 1946. 2 Teile und Anlagen in 4 Bänden. 373, (3); 156; 100; 131, (1) Seiten mit 1 gefalt. Karte und zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tabellen. Original-Verlagsbroschur - Nachdruck durch die Hauptvermessungsabteilung VI, Hamburg. Titel deutsch und englisch -

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        Portrait de Henry de Montherlant *

      Leblanc, Paris 1944. - Le premier portrait du graveur, avant ceux de Cendrars et Vlaminck, au tirage minimaliste annoncé de 2 exemplaires dans le catalogue raisonné, ce qui semble erroné puisque le nôtre est justifié L'un des 3. Cette étrange composition, l'écrivain figuré le visage troué de deux yeux noirs grand ouverts avec un décor insaisissable dans le fond (masque rituel ?), n'en reste pas moins quasi introuvable.[Cailler 29]

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        Beyond the Wall of Sleep

      First edition 1st printing, Good to Very Good book and jacket. Book has light bumps all corners, edge wear that is most pronounced at bottom of spine with the gilt "House" of Arkham House worn away, dusting of top page edges and mild yellowing of page edges and paste downs and end pages, previous owner's gift inscription on front paste down "To --with love on St. Valentine's Day 1944 ---" book is tight and pages are bright. Jacket has old tape repairs all of bottom and top edges with half of tape strip inside and half outside, back panel moderately yellowed, wear with slight loss of color along creases of black front panel, about 3/4 inch of spine bottom missing affecting half of "House" and small chip missing top of spine, price of $5.00 is present. Book includes new facsimile dust jacket for display.

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        Beaver Lodge [Original Colour Woodcut Print on Paper]

      1944, 58/100. () Fine. 19 X 38 CM (7.5 X 15 inches) original colour woodcut print on paper. In 2 CM (0.75 inch) wooden conservation frame with peaked edge, inside painted white and only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, clear colours. Frame measures 34 X 50.75 CM (13.5 X 20 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. A pencil notation of the the name and limitation number is below the image to the left and across from this, to the bottom right of the image, is Phillips' signature (also in pencil). With provenance at back showing it's past acquisition by the Canadian Art Gallery in Calgary, Alberta (1965. Boulet MBL237. Both the first and second editions consisted of 100. A very strong image depicting rich, rolling blue mountains and clear snowy ground beneath. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Images de notre délivrance *

      Éditions du Pavois, Paris 12.12.1944. - Reliure 31 x 24 demi-maroquin noir à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés. Plats un peu bombés. Étrange album , de par la mixité des images d'abord, une partie gravées et l'autre de pure reproduction, de par la coloration manuelle ensuite et de surcroît au crayon. exclusivement en rouge et bleu.Bel envoi de l'auteur à un ancien résistant. Édition originale. L'un des 962 exemplaires numérotés sur Angkor, après 26 Arches avec suite et dessin et 62 Rives avec suite.

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        Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord (First Edition)

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in an exceptionally colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket shows none of the usual fading to the spine panel, only the lightest fray at the spine ends. A superior copy of this Stapledon high spot.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lettre à un otage *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 4.12.1944. - Broché, couverture imprimée. De la bibliothèque d'un libraire suisse sympathisant (et grand collectionneur de livres) de la Résistance. L'originale est parue aux Etats-Unis. Première édition française. L'un des 62 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin pur fil, outre 12 Vergé de Vidalon réservés aux amis de l'auteur et 1'900 Héliona en cartonnage Bonet.

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        Double Indemnity (Set of 8 lobby cards from the 1944 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1944. Complete set of eight lobby cards for the classic 1944 film. A cornerstone of film noir, nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress, a rarity for a genre picture.& & 14 x 11 inches. Very Good plus. Faint distribution company blindstamp to bottom edges, a few with corner creases or closed tears repaired with tape to the verso, lightly soiled but bright overall.

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        Murder, My Sweet (Original poster for the 1944 film)

      Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1944. Original US insert poster for the atmospheric 1944 film, the second of three adaptations of "Farewell, My Lovely," the third from a Chandler novel overall, and the first to refer to the protagonist as Philip Marlowe, two years before Bogart's iconic turn in the "Big Sleep."& & 14 x 36 inches. Bright and Near Fine, with some light creasing to the corners, starting to the top edge, and some minor professional restoration.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Happy Turning

      UK: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1944 [1945]. Uncorrected proof in wraps. Very good condition with slight separation to the front crease and a delicate crease to the lower corner of the first leaf. Slight split to the spine. Signed [initialed] for the front cover with a sentence describing a few changes needed followed by their page numbers. The page numbers correspond to Wells' hand-corrected changes throughout the text. A likely unique item. . Very Good. Paperback. Proof. 1945.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Ubu cocu *

      Éditions des Trois Collines, Genève-Paris 30.9.1944. - Broché, couverture blanche imprimée rempliée. Joint l'excellent et copieux article de Charles-Albert Cingria paru dans la revue de l'éditeur "Traits" à l'occasion de la parution de ce livre. Après les digressions d'usage, de deux pages (sur cinq) pour se mettre en appétit, l'auteur en vient au vif du sujet, qui nous intéresse bien moins que ce qui a précédé, les souvenirs sur Valette et les anecdotes (vraies et même fausses, mais qui deviennent vraies si l'invention est bonne) sur Jarry étant inégalables. Édition originale. L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête sur vélin du Marais à la forme, seul tirage numéroté auquel il convient d'ajouter 25 exemplaires lettrés sur le même papier.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Tight, clean copy with virtually none of the sunning and rubbing normally found to the spine. The black leather spine label is intact with strong gilt lettering. Near Fine, without the glassine or slipcase. The true First Edition published on 18 April 1944. The First American Trade Edition was published two days later, and the First English Edition was not published until July 1944. Number 89 of 750 numbered copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the author of this modern classic. Issued without a dustwrapper but with a slipcase, lacking here.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Razor's Edge

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944 "The Razor's Edge is an unusual amalgam-three-quarters witty socialcommentary about American and European society, one-quarter Easternphilosophy-bound together by Maugham's impeccable prose-almost as though Henry James and Hermann Hesse had collaborated" (Penguin). Preceded by a limited edition of only 750 copies. Owner signature on title page. Book fine. Rear panel of original dust jacket with chipping and closed tears to top margin. As a result of cheap wartime materials, this book is difficult to find in collectible condition. A nearly fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Frasers Books]
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        The Razor's Edge (First Edition)

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. First American Edition, following a signed limited edition of 750 by just two days, and preceding the UK edition by a month. Basis for two film versions, the first made in 1946 by Edmund Goulding and starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney, the second from 1984 starring Bill Murray and Theresa Russell.& & Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has some professional restoration to the heel and lower rear panel, with a touch of rubbing to the front panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Razor's Edge

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, 1944. First edition. Signed Limited edition, one of 750 numbered copies, this is copy 640. Octavo, orginal cloth. Top edge gilt. Some rubbing to the foot of the spine and light wear to the cloth. Without the slipcase. Written after much painstaking research into Eastern philosophy and mysticism, The Razor's Edge is Maugham's 20th-century manifesto for human fulfillment. In it he mercilessly satirizes American and European materialism, and holds up the figure of the spiritual seeker as a model for those searching for meaning in existence" (Stringer).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        On Cumulative Sums of Random Variables" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 15 No. 3 pp. 283 – 296, September 1944) and "Sequential Tests of Statistical Hypotheses" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 16 No. 2 pp. 117 -186, June 1945)

      WALD, Abraham. "On Cumulative Sums of Random Variables" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 15 No. 3 pp. 283 – 296, September 1944) and "Sequential Tests of Statistical Hypotheses" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 16 No. 2 pp. 117 -186, June 1945).& & First editions in mint condition and in original wraps of Abraham Wald’s seminal work on sequential tests of statistical hypotheses. Before Wald, the traditional style of statistical decision was to posit a hypothesis, make a predetermined number of measurements, then make a decision whether to accept or reject the hypothesis. Wald realized that this procedure is quite wasteful, and that many measurements could be saved if given the option to decide at every step whether to continue or stop the measurement process. “According to Wald, the resulting ‘sequential probability ratio test frequently results in a savings of about 50 percent in the number of observations over the most efficient test procedure based on a fixed number of observations” (Gass, An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research, 65). In these papers Wald, known now as “the father of sequential analysis and decision theory,” first presents the theoretical foundations of the theory of sequential analysis. The ideas he put forth revolutionized the art of statistical testing and were later developed in the hands of computer scientists into a field known as on-line algorithms (Blom, Problems and Snapshots, 203). "Probability theory came of age with the advent of Kolmogorov's axiomatics in 1933 and the subsequent developments in limit theorems and stochastic processes. Statistical inference came of age with the advent of the Neyman-Pearson theory in 1933 and the subsequent formalization of hypothesis testing, estimation, and decision theory. In these papers, Wald elegantly unified two seemingly dissimilar areas: probability theory and statistical inference. To probabilists, he offered gems of new results in random walks, martingales, stochastic processes, and limit theorems. He also pointed out indirectly how one might seek probability questions from statistical inference, the use the latter area as a testing ground for their abstract theorems. To statisticians, Wald showed that statistical inference is not just the analysis or 'significance' of an existing body of data; it also entails their entry into the very process of experimentation and continual analysis of the data as they come available. The sequential probability ratio test embodies this aspect. Wald also showed them how results from 'pure' mathematics, particularly probability theory, can be adapted to put statistical inference, in general, on stronger footing without losing sight of its practical nature." (Kotz & Johnson: Breakthroughs in Statistics). Wald's work was conceived in 1943 at Columbia. Wald was asked by the Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance if there was a sampling plan that could terminate a statistical experiment earlier than planned. Wald’s theoretical results first appeared in September 1943, but in the form of a 'restricted' report, meaning that the Defense Department considered the results significantly important for the war effort and, therefore, decided not to disseminate them to the general public for a while. The report was 'declassified' in early 1945, thereby allowing the present paper to appear in June of that year. Interestingly enough, Wald had already (in his paper 'On Cumulative Sums of Random Variables' from 1944 and also offered here), published many of the mathematical foundations of sequential procedures without any mention of the word sequential or any reference to his 1943 report, as the protocol called for. CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. 10 X 7 inches (250 x 175mm). Each issue is bound in original blue wraps and is in mind condition in every way.& & &

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Le bateau ivre *

      Club des Bibliophiles, sans lieu 1944. - Broché 27 x 20, couverture imprimée rempliée. L'un des 21 exemplaires lettré de collaborateur (Q) comme les 150 numérotés sur vélin, seuls tirages. Une curiosité : l'artiste avait 15 ans et demi lorsqu'elle composa, pour son propre plaisir - et peut-être le vôtre maintenant, les images rassemblées dans cet ouvrage? Quant à Rimbaud, il écrivit ce poème à 17 ans.Les images, d'une étonnante vigueur, révèlent une artiste d'une belle maturité. Persista-t-elle ? L'éditeur pourrait être Le Cheval Ailé qui a usé du nom de cette collection-club pour quelques-unes de ses publications; l'impression de cet ouvrage par (l'incontournable) Kündig à Genève, parfois associé à l'éditeur volant, renforce cette hypothèse. Un livre d'une puissante originalité, hors sentiers battus. Image visible sur site céleste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        La vierge de Paris *

      LUF/Egloff, Fribourg 31.3.1944. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture imprimée rempliée. Bel exemplaire de luxe de ce recueil de poèmes, signé par l'auteur et enrichi d'une lettre tapuscrite de ce dernier au libraire-éditeur, datée du 6 juillet 1944, demandant un numéro de la revue "Fontaine" et priant de rappeler Monsieur Egloff qu'il serait "content de recevoir le contrat pour GLOIRE". Ce titre paraîtra également à la LUF.Sympathique petit ensemble. Édition originale. L'un des 13 exemplaires (pour porter chance) de tête numérotés sur Montval, outre 2 hors commerce sur le même papier, 62 vergé et 600 vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        A World War II Photograph Album Kept By An African-American Coast Guardsman; It Shows Pacific Scenes, Including War Destruction, A Japanese Atrocity Of An American Soldier, The Landing In Borneo And Much More

      Photograph album. 1944-1945. No place [the Pacific Theater]. A World War II photograph album containing approximately 136 photographs related to the war. It was kept by an African-American Coast Guardsman named Laurence A. Wooby (1918-2013), who carved ?L A Wooby? on the front cover. The cover is made out of a dark brown material with a tropic scene engraved in it. There is a handwritten title page with ?USCG S. Pacific 1944 1945...and Home 11-7-45? with a long list of the places he traveled to during the war, such as Manila, Subic Bay, Hawaii, Guam and Tokyo. There are photographs Wooby took of the Philippines (Manila and Leyte) and Hawaii, a photograph of American troops landing on Luzon, Japanese foxholes, a battle scene entitled ?Hitting The Beach In Borneo?, a bloated, floating body with the caption ?Jap Atrocity, American Staked To Die On Beach of Balikpapan?, a nighttime image entitled ?V-J Day in a Pacific Harbor?, young ladies, the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri, natives of the Pacific Islands (including one of some bare breasted women with the funny caption ?Natives Of New Guinea Display Their Lovely Eh ? Hands? and war destruction. There are also a couple photographs of Wooby himself and some African-American troops marching through Philadelphia. Some of the photographs were obviously taken by Wooby, but some were photographs distributed by press and/or government sources, such as the images of the Japanese surrender taken aboard the USS Missouri. Included with the album is a war-dated postcard Wooby sent to Rita Draina of Washington, DC. There are additional photographs of Wooby and his family well into the 1970s. There is the typical wear to the front cover but the photographs inside are generally in fine condition. In my two decades in this field, I have sold several World War II photography scrapbooks, but none that were ever kept by an African-American.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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      Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1944. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Tresilian, Stuart. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Light bumping to corners and top and tail of spine. A few small marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges and a few brown/yellowing marks to some page margins. Pictorial wrapper is price-cut, edge-torn and chipped with some tape repairs to verso. Roughly 1" piece of loss to top of spine; piece missing from both bottom corners of front panel. Large tear down spine and across about 1/4 to front of wrapper. A few foxspots and light marks to wrapper. Still a lovely copy, in a little tatty wrapper of this 1st edition! [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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