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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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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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        Contribuicao para o estudo da Antropologia de Mocambique. Algumas tribos do distrito de tete.

      Porto, Tipografia Mendonca, 1944.. EA. Mit 204 'figuras', das sind überwiegend Fotografien auf Tafeln, aber ebenfalls zahlreiche Zeichnungen, Karten, Kurven und Tabellen im Text und auf Tafeln; weiterhin XII teils mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen im Anhang sowie sehr zahlreiche weitere im Text. (4), 412, (4) S. Gr. 4°. GLn.-Band mit Rücken-Goldprägung. Das voluminöse, schwergewichtige Werk ist ausgezeichnet erhalten: Minimale Verfärbung auf Vortitel, sonst sehr sauber, vollständig und fest in der Bindung.. Dies ist das anthropologische Hauptwerk des Professors für Anthropologie, der an der Universität Porto der Nachfolger von Mendes Correa ('Racas do Imperio, 1943!) wurde. Hervorragend ausgestattet mit sehr zahlreichen fotogr. Abb. und äußerst selten.

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        LE SONGE D'UNE NUIT D'ETE.

      - 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. Un des 250 exemplaires sur Vélin du Marais teinté crème (n° 86), signé par André Gonin et Henry Bischoff. La Librairie de l'Univers offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 500 EUR

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        The Gremlins

      London: Collins,, [1944]. From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story. Quarto. Original buff cloth-backed boards, titles to illustrated front board in yellow, red and yellow pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece, 12 full-page colour illustrations, and numerous black and white illustrations in text. Boards a bit rubbed and soiled, prelims and endmatter lightly foxed, occasional spotting throughout. Otherwise an excellent copy. First UK edition, first impression of Roald Dahl&#39;s first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney. The book was intended as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have invented them, though they had been common currency in the RAF and had appeared in print at least once before) and partly because the British Air Ministry wanted final approval of the script and production. It was eventually agreed that royalties would be split between the RAF Benevolent Fund and Dahl. The book is still described on the title and the front cover as being "From the Walt Disney Production", although the Disney studio had written to Dahl in August 1943 cancelling any further preproduction work. The US edition was published by Random House the previous year.

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        Newly nominated as FDR?s running mate for Vice President, Harry Truman introduces to his old army reserve pal Col. John Snyder, <I>?my good friend Jules Kohn,?</I> a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Pendergast & Kohn

      Autograph Note Signed ?Harry S. Truman,? one page, 4? x 5.25?. ?United States Senate / Memorandum,? July 25, 1944. To?Col. John W. Snyder / V.P. 1st Natl Bank [St. Louis], later his Secretary of the Treasury. Paper clip mark at top edge. Light creases at left edge. Fine condition.In full, ?John:- This is my good friend Jules Kohn. Wish you would talk with him. Harry S Truman.? Date ?7/25/44? in unidentified hand.Four days earlier, on July 21, 1944, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman was nominated for Vice President; FDR had been renominated for a fourth term on July 20th. Truman returned to his home in Independence, Missouri, and, according to Associated Press reports, ?said he was ?resting? on the advice of ?my old soldier pal, Dr. James Graham ... Don?t worry about me. I?ll be in there pitching when the rest of ?em are down? ... Senator Truman said he was spending the evening [July 25, 1944] in bed, reading a stack of c

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        A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's command 1773. London, printed by William Bowyer and John Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. Large 4to (29 x 22 cm). With 16 large engraved double-page and larger folding plates with maps, coastal profiles, ice flows, diagrams, and illustrations of equipment and marine animals, and many letterpress tables in the text (and on folding leaves signed as separate quires). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked soon after with a richly gold-tooled spine with globes and numerous floral stamps.

      Chavanne 1944; ESTC T152604; Hill 1351; Maslen & Lancaster, Bowyer ledgers 5043; Sabin 62572; cf. Savours, '"A very interesting point in geography': the 1773 Phipps Expedition towards the North Pole", in: Arctic vol. 37 (December 1984), no. 4, pp. 402-428. First edition of Phipps's account of his expedition to the Arctic. The expedition with the ships Racehorse and Carcass sailed north by way of the Shetlands, reaching the coast of Spitsbergen on 29 June 1773. They passed Magdalena Hoek in early July, but were unable to penetrate the pack ice. A second attempt, reaching 80°37' N latitude, also failed. Notwithstanding this failure, the crew was successful in making numerous scientific observations and discovering several new species of animals, among them the ivory gull (Pugophilu eburnea). "Phipps was also incidentally the first to give an adequate description of the polar bear (Thalarctos maritimus Phipps) and to give it a scientific binominal" (Savours). The crew included the future Admiral Horatio Nelson as midshipman and Olaudah Equiano, a former slave whose autobiography would cause a huge sensation.William Bowyer had been one of the most important early patrons of the typefounder William Caslon I, but showed a preference for Caslon's most talented apprentice Joseph Jackson over Caslon's son and successor William Caslon II. The present book gives a well printed sample of some of Jackson's types, of special interest because no general type specimen issued by Jackson's foundry is known to survive.With the 19th-century bookplate of George Finch. With minor marginal water stains in a couple plates (one just touching the corner of a costal profile), occasional minor foxing, and the fore-edge of the first folding plate slightly tattered and repaired (not approaching the plate edge), but generally in fine condition and with large margins. Binding very good, with the board edges slightly worn. A lovely and well illustrated account of an important arctic voyage.

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        Les quatre Evangiles. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      S.n. (Journal des débats) 1944 - - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manuscrit autographe de l&#39 auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 27 Janvier 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l&#39 écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l&#39 occasion de la parution de l&#39 ouvrage critique des quatre évangiles d&#39 Hubert Pernot On joint le tapuscrit complet. Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l&#39 obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu&#39 il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L&#39 Entretien infini" et "L&#39 Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d&#39 une acuité d&#39 analyse dépassant largement l&#39 actualité littéraire qui en motive l&#39 écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d&#39 une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d&#39 une pensée exercée "au nom de l&#39 autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au coeur même d&#39 un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l&#39 écho de l&#39 impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (.) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d&#39 une oeuvre qui commence (.) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d&#39 un critique qui a transformé l&#39 occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d&#39 une grande rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Towards Zero

      London: Published by The Crime Club by Collins, 1944., 1944. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp160. Publisher&#39;s hardcover in original dust-wrapper. No inscriptions. A clean bright copy in a sharp, price-clipped jacket. A very attractive copy. &#39;Towards Zero&#39; marks the fifth and final appearance of Hercule Poirot&#39;s trusty ally Superintendant Battle, who must work hard to solve the murder of Lady Tresillian. Wagstaff & Poole p196. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction.

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        Iconic Signed Photograph of General MacArthur

      n.p., n.d. Photograph Signed ?To Jack Paas-- a / great artist. / With best wishes- / Douglas MacArthur.? Black & white, 7.75? x 9.75?. Mounted on rigid white board of same size. Fine condition.This photograph was taken early in 1944 aboard a Flying Fortress during an inspection flight over New Guinea. On January 26, 1971, the United States issued a 6¢ commemorative stamp honoring MacArthur, based on this Wide World photograph. The stamp?s designer Paul Calle replaced the ?U.S.? insignia with MacArthur?s five stars awarded in December 1944.

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        D'un roman à l'autre. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      S.n. (Journal des débats) 1944 - - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 20 Janvier 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire sur l'actualité littéraire du moment. On joint le tapuscrit complet. « Le sujet ne se limite pas à l'intrigue : il dépend aussi bien des incidents du langage, des détails de la composition et, plus encore, de ces images qui révèlent le sens de la création le sujet d'un roman, c'est avant tout le monde qu'il fait naître. » Ce principe de l'art romanesque pourrait tout aussi bien s'appliquer à la chronique qu'il initie. Le sujet de « D'un roman à l'autre » n'est tant l'actualité littéraire qu'il parcourt que la pensée Blanchotienne qu'elle fait naître. Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au coeur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (.) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une oeuvre qui commence (.) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Possibly unique surviving relic of one of the most exciting aspects of World War II! Escape Map of Oflag VII-B POW camp in Eichstatt, Germany, drawn by a well-schooled ex-POW of the ?Great Escape? camp Stalag Luft III.<br>

      [Eichstatt, Germany], c. 1944 - 1945 Original Pencil Drawing, an escape map, by Sgt. Bob Neary on the verso of a printed order form headed ?Chemische Werke Munchen,? 8.25? x 11.75?. Not signed. Titled in the upper left "Oflag VIIB.? In ink, in an unknown hand, is penned the name of a German news agency, ??Deutscher Maternverlag? 13.9.1944? with the remnants of a removed newspaper article. The drawing is a detailed, thoroughly labeled, aerial view depicting all structures including the guard towers, the main blocks, gardens, and exercise areas. Folds. Fine condition.Accompanying the drawing is a printed photograph of Oflag VII-B, looking southeast from the Kommandant's building identified in the upper left in the drawing . In the foreground, wood is being collected; beyond, prisoners play hockey on the ?Football Field? identified by Sgt. Neary in his drawing. The trees are also clearly seen in the drawing and the photograph. Also present is a printed diagram of ?Oflag VIIB - Eichstatt.?Sgt. Neary has

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 3 adjoining pages 8vo, n.p. (but postmarked Hartford, Connecticut), February 17, 1944

      - Hepburn declines to grant an interview to Charlotte Buchwald. "Dear Miss Buchwald - I am sorry that I shall not be able to see you as I shall be in California by the time you receive this note - In any event I am sure that M.G.M. could help you out with anything you needed - After the Life article & the Saturday Evening Post one - there is little left to be said unless I eventually did one myself - in the more distant futur [sic] - I am sorry that I cannot be of any real help to you - but I just couldn't face going over a lot of material again - and I have not got the time - Yours faithfully Katharine Hepburn." With holograph envelope.

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        Proof Illustrations to the 1905 Edition of "King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard.

      n.d. c.1944. - 20 proof plates, tipped-in, and each plates on initialled by the artist. With 2 letters of W.R. Flint, dated Feb. 1, 1944 & Feb. 14, 1944. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Important 1944 letter of Cordell Hull working with the U. K., USSR, and China to form an alliance against enemies and towards peace. A precursor to the United Nations

      Typed Letter Signed Cordell Hull, 8.5? x 11?, 1p, on Department of State stationary, dated August 19, 1944. Written to The Honorable Edwin C. Wilson, Director, Office of Special Political Affairs, State Department. In fine condition.The letter reads in full: "My dear Mr. Wilson: I take pleasure in informing you that, with the approval of the President, you have been designated as a member of the non-partisan group to be associated with Under Secretary of State Stettinius in the informal conversations concerning a general international organization for peace and security, to be held at Dumbarton Oaks commencing August 21, 1944, with members of similar groups representing the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union and, subsequently, with the United Kingdom group and members of a similar group representing the Republic of China. The President, in approving the arrangements for the discussions, extended to you and to other members of the American group his wish that "good luck" w

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        Over a dozen original sketches on one sheet by Sgt. Bob Neary, a Prisoner of War in Stalag Luft III ? ?The Great Escape? POW camp ? including Hitler on a wobbly unicycle, Churchill and Montgomery ? and ?No More Digging Then? anticipating liberation instead of a tunnel escape<br>

      [Sagan, Poland], c. 1944 - 1945 Over a dozen pencil sketches by Bob Neary on the verso of a printed order form in German headed ?Chemische Werke Munchen,? In ink, in an unknown hand, is penned the name of a German publication, ??Die Sudfront? 22.12.1944? with the remnants of a removed article, 8.25? x 11.75?. Not signed. Including a wobbly Hitler as ?The Unicyclist? riding on a Swastika wheel, General Montgomery, cigar-smoking Churchill, a bomb, and ?No More Digging Then? anticipating liberation instead of another attempted tunnel escape.Stalag Luft III POW camp was situated in Sagan, 100 miles southeast of Berlin, now called Zagan, in Upper Silesia, Poland. All the prisoners of war were flying officers of the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm and American U.S. Army Air Force. The first camp compound opened in March 1942, followed by other compounds in 1943 and 1944. It held about 10,000 officers. Stalag Luft III was immortalized in the 1963 motion picture, ?The Great Escape,? starring Steve McQueen. On the night

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        Deadline" by Cleve Cartmill in Astounding Science Fiction: March 1944

      Street & Smith Pub. Inc, 1944-03-01. Paperback. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Street & Smith Publications, 1944. Vol. XXXII, No. 1. 178 pages. Wraps. Good condition. Clean pages, toned with age. Wear at extremities (especially at foot and bottom corner). Table of contents page torn, missing top fifth or so of page. Tear in pg. 35. Wear spot on back cover. Good condition overall.The extremely rare issue of the magazine Astounding Science Fiction that contained the story "Deadline" by Cleve Cartmill. Although set on another planet, it apparently describes isotope separation and a weapon similar to the (then) top-secret atomic bomb, causing an uproar within the highest levels of the American government. Military Intelligence enlisted Cartmill&#39;s mailman as a confidential informant. The FBI investigated the author as well, commanding him to not write about such matters, and the magazine&#39;s editor (John Campbell) and other authors connected to the magazine such as Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. Rumor has it that many copies of the magazine were bought up by the government and destroyed to preserve the intense secrecy of the Manhattan Project. Whether or not that rumor is true, today it is quite scarce.

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        Chicago River

      1944. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored lithograph. Signed and dated; 5/50. Image measures 12.5" x 11.5". Dark and richly printed view of a bridge across the Chicago River. Some staining along left edge. Adriaan Lubbers (1892-1954) was a Dutch born artist, who lived and worked in New York City.

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        Christusfigur

      . Rötel auf Papier, unten links monogrammiert: "WSt"; 49,7 x 37,7 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Für seine religiöse Malerei erntete Steinhausen teilweise vernichtende Kritiken. Die Suche nach Aufträgen zwang ihn, sich in zunehmendem Maß der Porträt- und der Landschaftsmalerei zu widmen. Er blieb aber seiner Berufung treu. Ein religiöses Werk krönte seine künstlerische Karriere - die Ausmalung der Lukaskirche in Frankfurt. Es war eine der teuersten und bedeutendsten Kirchenausmalungen im 20. Jahrhundert. Sie wurde im März 1944 durch Bombenangriffe zerstört. Lediglich Schwarzweißaufnahmen zeugen heute noch von der Monumentalität des Werkes. Die Darstellung der mit Rötel in zwei Versionen gezeichneten Christusfigur zeigt eine ferne Ähnlichkeit mit dem Christus aus der Szene "Die Jünger auf dem Weg nach Emmaus" auf der Südwand der Lukaskirche. Beide Figuren wurden frontal gezeigt, wenngleich der Oberkörper der skizzierten Figur sich leicht nach rechts dreht, dem Schritt folgend. Die Hände sind in beiden Fällen gehoben: die rechte Hand des Christus aus der Lukaskirche deutet eher eine beruhigende Geste, die gezeichnete Hand weist den Weg und lädt ein Christus zu folgen. Die linke Hand zeigt in beiden Werken nach oben. Die Skizze kann als eine der vielen Etappen auf dem Weg zum Meisterwerk gesehen werden. Da das Meisterwerk selbst nicht mehr existiert, ist die Zeichnung ein umso wichtigeres Dokument.

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        Beautifully framed archive of Dwight D. Eisenhower - rare signed D-Day Order of the Day, an engraved Parker pen, his own, presented to his World War II and post-war secretary. Also included is a lock of the President's hair!

      Framed archive measuring 21" x 20", dark wood with olive green matte, includes: 1. D-Day Order of the Day signed ?Dwight D. Eisenhower,? one page, 6.5? x 9.5?, reading in full: "Order of the Day 6 June 1944. Headed ?Supreme Headquarters / Allied Expeditionary Force. Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force ! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944 ! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have infli

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        Extraordinary Archive of five ribboned medals awarded to British Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Colin Braithwaite, Order of the British Empire, who helped plan the D-Day landings of the Anglo-Canadian 2nd Army, three letters from the battlefield to his sister, also in the Army, and a 1943 8th Army Christmas Greeting quoting Gen. Montgomery

      In early 1944, British Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Colin Braithwaite (1913-2000) was asked by Lieutenant General Miles Dempsey, commander of the Second Army to fly back with him from North Africa to the United Kingdom to help plan the D-Day landings. The Second Army was the main British force ?" it also included Canadian forces ?" involved in the D-Day landings, making successful assaults at Gold, Juno and Sword beaches. These assaults were followed by the Anglo-Canadian forces making a rapid advance across northern France into Belgium, liberating Brussels and Antwerp in September 1944. On October 15, 1944, during a visit to the Second Army, King George VI knighted Dempsey on the battlefield. On November 29, 1944, Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Dempsey recommended Braithwaite be awarded the Order of the British Empire (photocopy of his recommendation is present). On March 29, 1945, it was announced in the ?London Gazette? that Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Colin Braithwaite of the Royal Regiment of Artillery had been awarded the

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        THE GASTRONOMICAL ME. (Association copy - Arnold Gingrich)

      NY: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, (1944). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, darkening to front free endpapers, owner name (Lise Miller / Los Angeles / June 1944) to title page, else very good in moderately worn pictorial jacket with chips to spine ends. x, 295 pp., 8vo, original green cloth. In the first issue pictorial dustjacket with the suppressed photograph of the author in a sultry pose on rear jacket panel. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MFK FISHER on the front free endpaper: "Lise and Gardiner Miller - how surprising! - Koszul (?) and now California - and always my best - MFK Fisher, chez Blyth - 21.xi.47." The cryptic inscription is possibly in reference to the name and address penned to the verso of the front jacket flap in MFK Fisher&#39;s hand (different ink, different nib than ffep inscription): "Arnold Gingrich / Le Paquis / St. Saphorin / Lavaux / Vaud / Switzerland." &#147;Le Paquis&#148; was the idyllic cottage and property overlooking the Swiss Riviera originally owned by author and illustrator Dillwyn (Tim) Parrish and his sister Anne Parrish. In 1933 Dillwyn and his wife Gigi were neighbors of MFK Fisher and her first husband Alfred (Al) in Southern California&#146;s Long Beach. The 2 couples became close friends and endeavored to form an artists&#146; colony at Le Paquis before the breakup of both marriages in 1937. MFK and Dillwyn, who were married in 1938, were unable to keep the Swiss property due to financial pressures. This history is the subject of much of &#147;The Gastronomical Me&#148; (Dillwyn is called "Chexbres" in the book), though not all the details are revealed. Joan Reardon in her biography of MFK Fisher &#147;Poet of the Appetites&#148;(North Point Press, 2004) fills in many of the gaps, and in his memoir &#147;Toys of a Lifetime&#148; (Knopf, 1966). Arnold Gingrich (1903-1976) &#150; editor, publisher, founder of Esquire magazine, provides more. Gingrich, who in 1943 had contracted with MFK to write a monthly food-related column for &#147;Coronet&#148; magazine, remembers purchasing Le Paquis in 1945 from the Dutch doctor who had bought the property from MFK and Dillwyn in 1939. This, according to Gingrich, was accomplished through the agency of MFK (Parrish had died in 1941), who was contacted by Dr. de Jonge &#150; hoping to sell the property back to her &#150; on the same day that Gingrich called her wondering if she still owned Le Paquis and wanted to sell! MFK told a different story in a 1966 letter to her friend Grace Holmes (within which she confesses to the kindling of a romance with Gingrich) &#150; MFK states that &#147;He (Gingrich) and his wife bought Le Paquis from Timmie and me.&#148; (Reardon, p. 333). The two had kept in touch with one another over the years &#150; including Gingrich sending MFK a wedding announcement (of his third marriage) in 1952 and MFK contacting Gingrich in the early 1960s in hopes of buying Le Paquis back from him (he had already sold it). Their romance, which began in 1966 and lasted until Gingrich&#146;s death in 1976, was, according to Reardon, &#147;inevitable.&#148; One can only speculate on when, and under what circumstance, MFK wrote Arnold Gingrich&#146;s name and Le Paquis address on the underside of the front jacket flap of her fourth book, And what she meant by the inscription she penned to the endpaper in 1947: &#147;Koszul&#148;? &#147;Chez Blyth&#148;? In 1947 MFK was living with her third husband, Donald Friede, and her 2 children in Los Angeles and struggling to support the family with her writing. Whatever the story, an early inscription, together with a provocative association.& & & & & &

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        einschliesslich der Firmen,die zum nebengewerblichen Vertrieb bestimmter Buchgurppen zugelasen sind Bearbeitet von der Reichsschriftttungskammer Gruppe Buchhandel Buchverkausstellen im Generalgouvernement.Buchverkaufsstelen imGeneralbezirk Lettland,Wiederverkäufer in der Schweiz

      1944.. 22 cm , Softcover/Paperback. gut erhalten

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        A SELECTION FROM THE POEMS OF ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine gilt a little dull. Near Fine in a price-clipped, Very Good dustwrapper. Bloomfield & Mendelson B28: 4000 copies. SIGNED by Auden on the title page with his customary striking out of his printed name.

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        The Road to Serfdom

      London. George Routledge & Sons, 1944. First Edition, Second Printing, printed in April, 1944, one month after the first impression. In Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Scar from book plate removal to front paste down. Rear free end paper shows a small age-related spot at the top edge. The cloth shows surface and edge wear, with rubbing, light creases and overall wear. Spine cloth worn at edges and worn through in a few patches at front gutter. A very early printing of the original edition.

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