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        Zivot tri generaci - vzpominky na velke Purkyne - listy a clanky Karla Purkyne.

      (Praha/Prag) Umelecke besedy 1944.. Gr. 8°. 391 S. 2 Bl. OKt.. Schöne, eigenh. Widmung Teiges mit eingeklebtem Bildchen (in dem Werk über drei Generationen Purkynes) und graphischem Spiel auf dem Vortitel [übersetzt]: Prag zum 26.8.1945 [In der Kunst die Freiheit - Motto des Verlags - eingekreist] Maria im Zeichen der Jungfrau geboren zum Geburtstag mit Grüßen und Küssen wünschen alles Gute Ihre Joschka / Karel Teige". Einer der bedeutendsten tschechischen Künstler der klassischen Moderne, der am Bauhaus in Dessau eine Gastprofessur innegehabt hatte, ist vor allem mit seinen grafischen Arbeiten und Collagen auf die Nachwelt gekommen. Er verwendet in diesem Werk über die Familie Purkyne, der auch der Maler Karel Purkyne angehört hatte, das ganze Blatt für die Widmung, die links unten auch von "Jozka" unterzeichnet ist, einer seiner beiden Lebensgefährtinnen (Josefina Nevarilova), die mit ihm seit 1918 zusammen gewesen ist und sich nach seinem Selbstmord gleichfalls umgebracht hat.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Demain en France *

      Ides & Calendes, (Neuchâtel) mardi-gras 1944. - Broché, couverture imprimée à rabats. 3 compositions d'André Rosselet, colorées à la main. Une lettre de l'auteur, en fac-similé autographe, précède et explique ce petit texte de circonstance, destiné aux réfugiés français de Leysin et pré publié dans une revuette de la région. Rarissime et ravissante plaquette hors-commerce tirée en tout et pour tout à 75 unités; le Japon d'icelui est somptueux. Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon Ancien, outre 50 Hollande, tous signés par les auteurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Original Sketch Signed, 12mo, 1944

      With pen and ink, Chaplin has drawn the iconic symbols of his beloved character, The Little Tramp. Below the bowler hat, cane and shoes he has written and signed, "Good luck! Charlie Chaplin 1944." Superb for display.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Le avventure di Pinocchio

      Milano: Italgeo Editrice, 1944. Milano: Italgeo Editrice. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. 198, [6]pp. Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. With twelve color plates and fifty-nine in-text color illustrations by Vsevolod Nicoùline. Heavy wear to corners (especially the lower corners), light wear to spine, mild toning and rubbing to boards. Text block remarkably clean and white with a few scattered light smudges. A very good copy. An exceedingly uncommon title in general with this edition even more scarce than the limited edition. ; Folio .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CERAMICA DEL LEVANTE ESPAÑOL. SIGLOS MEDIEVALES. LOZA.

      Labor., Barcelona. 1944 - Firma y sello anterior poseedor. Fotogr. Ilstr. Lám. Enc. 1/2 piel tela ed. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        Contrèe 1944 - Etching in Arches wove. One of 10 impressions in black, signed in blue pencil by Picasso

      , 1944. Etching in Arches wove. One of 10 impressions in black, signed in blue pencil by Picasso, and numbered in pencil from I to X, of which this one is the N. IX. Dated and signed in plate 23.D.43 Reference: Bloch #364 Cramer #39 In 1943 Picasso created this etching which was to serve as frontispiece of the book CONTRÈE, a collection of poems from his dear friend Robert Desnos. This etching dated 23.D.43 (December 23, 1943) depicts a seated figure in both sides, front and back. Millions of fine lines support the figure giving to the drawing, volume and intricacy. The style, in between Cubism and Surrealism, question our sense of perception of the whole piece: is the figure depicted a seated nude or is an embracing couple? In very good condition. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Ego 1-9 and A Shorter Ego

      Agate, James. Ego 1-9 and A Shorter Ego. 9 volumes of "EGO", the autobiography of James Agate, a complete set of vol 1 - 9, from the library of the dedicatee, Thomas Quinn Curtiss, Sergeant, U.S.A. Four volumes are affectionately inscribed by the author. The dedicatory letter reads, "Dear Tom, I am dedicating this book to you, not in your capacity as colleague on the New York Times. Nor yet because you are a friend of my friend George Jean Nathan. And certainly not because, before I knew you, you had loyally and conscientiously smuggled a score of my books, including Egos 1-6, across the water. Since the war, I have thought often of Matthew Arnold's "The unplumb'd, salt, estranging sea." Nobody wants to plumb the Atlantic, and nobody minds its being salt. But there is every reason why it must not any longer be estranging. I hold that the future of the world depends largely on friendship between our two nations." Timely words in 1944, playing out again in 2003. 8vo, published by Hamish Hamilton, Gollancz, Harrap, 1935-1948, 6 first editions, 3 early reprints. Fine copies, all in dj, mostly vgc, a couple of djs are heavily chipped. (WITH) The manuscript for Ego 5. Completely hand-written by Agate, with inset letters. 4to sized paper, 197pp, clipped together at the side, with stiff card covers, with label "Ego 5 1st Copy". The diary commences on Oct 16 (1940), but the published book starts earlier, on July 28, 1940, (WITH) Agate, James. A Shorter Ego. 2 vols, a special copy of the edition limited to 110 copies, signed by the author. Orig. quarter blue morocco and boards, red & gilt title label, marbled eps, vgc. (WITH) A Proof of Vol. 1 of "A Shorter Ego". In orig. paper wrps slt. ruffled. An unmatchable association copy.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Fable

      (Frederic Prokosch), New York 1944 - First edition. Marbled self-wrappers with pink printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this appears to be one of the 22 copies on airmail paper for Europe. There were also 22 copies on Utopian Text paper for the U.S. Inscribed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books", this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. *OCLC* locates five copies (of the total edition) in institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        PILOT TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS

      Washington, DC: Headquarters, AAF, Office of Flying Safety. 1944. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Good- in wrappers. Tearing and staining to wrappers. Punch and clipbound in pictorial wrappers. Classified as"Restricted" and marked thus on each page. ; ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Pilot Training Manual for the P-51 Mustang

      Washington: Headquarters Army Air Foces, 1944. 1st edition. VG, 1 inch chip to front cover. 122 p., illus, tables, index, 4to loose leaf;

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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        Letter to George E. Outland with "State of California Governor's Office" letterhead.

      self - 8 x 10 inchs, one page, September 6, 1944, a signed letter from then Governor of California, (later Supreme Court Chief Justice) Earl Warren to California congressman George Outland about the future of unemployed Federal employees (war workers). Senate Bill No. 2051 is referenced. 1 Good. Rusty staple in the upper left corner. Ink date stamp. Two folding creases and faint creases in the margin.

      [Bookseller: Pacific Rim Used Books LLC]
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        L’AFFICHE DE SA PREMIERE EXPOSITION. Avec l’invitation au vernissage.

      - 1) Affiche typographique, 43 x 57 cm, imprimée en noir et vert, doublée sur Japon mince teinté, petits manques marginaux à peine visibles. Deux timbres fiscaux, collés en bas à gauche attestent que l’affiche a bien été placardée. 2) Carton d’invitation au vernissage le jeudi 14 décembre 1944, 130 x 105 mm, imprimé en noir recto verso. Ces documents d’une extrême rareté ne sont pas reproduits dans le catalogue raisonné. Dans l’hiver 1943, Jean-Michel Atlan est transféré de la prison de la Santé à l’hôpital Sainte-Anne. Encouragé par le professeur Delay, il y écrit, dessine et peint en abondance. Le 18 août 1944, il quitte Sainte-Anne pour retrouver son atelier de la rue de la Grande-Chaumière. C’est là qu’il prépare sa première exposition qui aura lieu du 14 décembre 1944 au 3 janvier 1945 à la librairie-galerie de L’Arc-en-ciel, 17, rue de Sèvres à Paris. L’affiche imprimée à cette occasion annonce la présentation des « peintures – gouaches – dessins – manuscrits » de l’auteur qui dédicacera son ouvrage Le sang profond le jour du vernissage. Cette première exposition, de courte durée, fut très bien accueillie comme le rapporte Bernard Dorival qui reproduit dans son Atlan plusieurs critiques élogieuses. Ainsi, celle de Jean Grenier dans Combat : «  il semble posséder un sens dramatique et poétique qui le sauvera du poncif de la violence Il parvient à exprimer plastiquement ses obsessions et atteindre à un vrai pathétique. » Toujours selon Dorival, ce premier succès ouvrira à Atlan de 1945 à 1948 « des années faciles, où le succès lui sourit. Il n’a pas de mal à montrer son art. »

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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        Familiarization Manual for Maintenance of Model B-17F Bombardment Airplane

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

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Gremlins. From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story

      London and Glasgow: Collins,, [1944]. Quarto (274 × 217 mm). Deluxe binding of blue calf, front cover titled in gilt and with a gremlin stamped in blind, cloud-effect blue endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Extremities rubbed, internally bright and clean, a very good copy. First UK edition, preceded by the first US edition of the previous year. A special copy, bound for presentation, signed by 32 assorted dignitaries, probably at a special dinner in London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. The eclectic group of signatories include Air Marshall Richard Peck, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, London, and Dahl's superior, to whom Dahl wrote about his time in Hollywood "wangling the script" into Disney and boasting about the imminent book publication; Sir Charles Johns Mole, British architect who served in the Ministry of Works, eventually becoming its director-general; the Labour parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Works, George Hicks MP; and the great jockey Gordon Richards. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written 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 is much sought-after by Dahl collectors but is not especially scarce - the print run was 50,000 copies. The British edition was not so large and is much less often encountered.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Donna con tavola imbandita.

      1944 - Disegno a china di cm. 26,5 x 20 su cartoncino di cm. 39,5 x 33. Firma in basso a destra. in cornice moderna.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone]
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        Pilot Training Manual for the Liberator B-24 Bomber Aircraft

      Published for Headquarters, Army Air Force- Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training. October 1944. Bound in colour imprinted, pin perforated wrappers. 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. Profusely illustrated throughout by colour and monochrome photographs, drawings, schematics, diagrams, foldout charts, etc. Exhaustive in both scope and illustration, this manual details every system comprising the B-24 including: Fuselage, engines, electrical systems, armaments, empennage, etc. An impressive piece of military history. Edges of covers chipped. Covers lightly soiled. Repaired Spine strip heavily chipped with several tiny portions lacking (not impacting tightness of binding). Several small numbers in red pencil to front cover. A Very Good, tight, well preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black on red ground, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Just a little rubbed and faded at the extremities, upper corner bumped, partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent, fresh copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few tiny nicks and toning to the spine panel and lower panel. Frontispiece. First edition, first printing. A collection of thirty-three stories about Sherlock Holmes written by writers other than Conan Doyle. The contributors include Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Verve. Vol VI, no.21,22

      Two issue bound in one as issued, large quarto, original printed paper covers in yellow and black, being a paper cut-out designed by Matisse.Matisse, L?Art du Livre, no.103. Matisse, Paper Cut-Outs, no.92.Issue Vence 1944-48 devoted entirely to Matisse. The vegetal V.E.R.V.E. letters on the front cover contrast with the geometric character of the back cover. The sun and moon imagery of this cover would find further elaboration in Matisse?s chasuble designs.

      [Bookseller: Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books]
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        The Gremlins. From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story.

      London and Glasgow: Collins, [1944] - Quarto (274 × 217 mm). Deluxe binding of blue calf, front cover titled in gilt and with a gremlin stamped in blind, cloud-effect blue endpapers. Extremities rubbed, internally bright and clean, a very good copy. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. First UK edition, preceded by the first US edition of the previous year. A special copy, bound for presentation, signed by 32 assorted dignitaries, probably at a special dinner in London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. The eclectic group of signatories include Air Marshall Richard Peck, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, London, and Dahl's superior, to whom Dahl wrote about his time in Hollywood "wangling the script" into Disney and boasting about the imminent book publication; Sir Charles Johns Mole, British architect who served in the Ministry of Works, eventually becoming its director-general; the Labour parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Works, George Hicks MP; and the great jockey Gordon Richards. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written 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 is much sought-after by Dahl collectors but is not especially scarce - the print run was 50,000 copies. The British edition was not so large and is much less often encountered.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Seven White Gates

      Newnes, London 1944 - HARDBACK - A very good book with clean red boards. The inner pages are very clean indeed, and free of any foxing or finger marks. There is a neat owner inscription to the half title page, but the book is clean and tightly bound with clean map endpapers. The dust wrapper is in very good condition. There is light chipping to the spine tips and to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. The dust wrapper has been publisher price clipped, but shows as a nice clean example. A very scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Wag-By-Wall - 1st Edition/1st Printing

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

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why ]
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        The Black Path of Fear

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1944. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size=5.5"x8. (full book description) Doubleday, Doran and Co., Garden City, NY, 1944. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/Good, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x8", 183pgs. 1/2" x 1" high DJ chip head of spine, 3/8" DJ chips (2) foot of spine area, 1/2" DJ tear mid-spine and top fore-edge, 2" one bottom fore-edge corner, 3/8" ones (2) top rear edge, bookstore label remnant along top of front endpaper, o.w. clean, bright and tight. Price unclipped. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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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, 8.5î x 11î, 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" would attend your endeavors. I am confident that these conversations will go forward in the atmosphere of devotion to the cause of international peace and security and that they will be governed by the same spirit of constructive cooperation that has joined the United Nations in war against their common enemies. It is my sincere hope that the discussions will lead to agreed recommendations to the respective Governments for an international organization that will assure the maintenance of peace and security when the approaching victory is won. I urge you, on behalf of your Government, to use your best efforts to these ends. Sincerely yours, Cordell Hull". The address at the bottom of the letter reads: "The Honorable Edwin C. Wilson, Director, Office of Special Political Affairs, Department of State".

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        The Fountainhead

      BOBBS-MERRILL, INDIANAPOLIS & NY 1944 - Ninth Printing April 1944, 3" tear on back of dustjacket along the right shoulder, on rear there is significant chipping & other minor tears and chips to dustjacket, first three pgs have 1/4" chip to foredge, somewhat dusty otherise gold gilt letttering on cover very bright, very little rubbing to tail and head of dustjacket, Digital image supplied upon request DATE PUBLISHED: 1944 EDITION: 754 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Lettre à un otage -

      Gallimard 1944 -, Paris - 1 In-8 70 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date au talon. Couverture et dos conservés. Tête dorée. Reliure signée J.P. MIGUET. Intérieur parfait. Parfait état EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité. Celui-ci un des exemplaires hors commerce sur papier vélin pur fil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Hakabai Hamitnadev [ = The Volunteer Fire Fighter] 18 years of the Tel Aviv Firefighting Brigade. April 1944 issue number 23-24

      Dfus Coop. "Akhdut" Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel 1944 - Includes many black and white photos. Paper a bit yellowed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Ficciones. (1935-1944).

      SUR, Buenos Aires, 1944 - Buenos Aires, SUR 1944. 8°. 203 S. Mit einem Porträtzeichnung des Verfassers von Maria Elisabeth Wrede als Frontispiz. Blaue Originalbroschur. Erste Ausgabe. - Eine der wichtigsten Sammlungen mit 17 Erzählungen. Gedruckt in einer Auflage von 3000 Exemplaren. "Das bekannteste Werke Borges" (KNLL). - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Jorge Luis Borges auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz für Werner Bock "A Werner Bock con la presenta y futura amistad". - Werner Bock (1893 - 1962) ging 1940 nach Argentinien ins Exil, arbeitete als Professor für deutsche Literatur in Montevideo, als Kritiker und Schriftsteller. Er schrieb sowohl in Spanisch wie in Deutsch. Der grösste Teil seiner Veröffentlichungen erschienen in Buenos Aires, wo er auch Borges kennenlernte. Borges war auch verantwortlich dafür, dass die Erzählung von Werner Bock "Morir es nacer" 1947 als "libro del mes" ausgezeichnet wurde. (Sternfeld-Tiedemann 63). - Umschlag leicht berieben. Papier, wie immer etwas gebräunt. - Sehr gutes Exemplar des äusserst fragilen Buches und wahrscheinlich das einzige gewidmete Exemplar an einen deutschsprachigen Autoren. Sprache: Spanisch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        MARGINALIA ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1944. cloth.. Lower corners gently bumped, else a fine copy in very good plus dust. jacket with tiny tear at upper edge of front panel and some mild age-. darkening to spine panel. (#128006). First edition. 2035 copies printed. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1042. Joshi I-A-19.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Homenaje a la Torre de Hercules. 49 dibujos por Luis Seoane,grabados sobre madera a toda plana. Prologo de Rafael Dieste

      Imprenta López / Editorial Nova, Buenos Aires 1944 - cubiertas editorial bien conservadas con solapas ejemplar número 16 de 400, 49 dibujos. . 14 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        "La cuisine de Cô Nhâ pour manger sain, pour manger bon, pour manger a bon marche"

      [Qui Nhon?: Imprimerie de Quinhon]. 1944. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [3]-156; illustrated; original pictorial wrappers a little worn around the edges and with short tears, pages toning; all else good or better. Bibliotheque nationale only in OCLC. No copies in the US."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Wolves of North America

      The American Wildlife Institute Washington, DC 1944. First Edition 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. Our code number = TB24522

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        Middle East Diary.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1944 - Octavo. original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, corners bumped, just a few small spots to the edges of the text block. An excellent copy in the rubbed and spotted jacket with some nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "For Maie & Dick with my love, Noël", with Maie Casey's ownership signature to the front free endpaper. The recipients were the Australian diplomat Baron Richard Casey and his wife Maie, who was known to be a confidant of numerous writers and artists, including Coward, Cecil Beaton, Patrick White, and Cynthia Nolan. Coward had met the couple in London prior to the Second World War, and in 1942 Richard Casey was appointed Minister Resident in the Middle East, being based in Cairo between 1942 and 1944. In late 1943 Coward toured North Africa, the Levant, and Iraq, visiting wounded soldiers in hospitals and performing a series of concerts as morale boosters. During this period he visited the Caseys in Cairo and made numerous mentions of them in this memoir of his tour. Together with a two-page carbon or mimeograph typescript of Coward's farewell speech delivered over the radio from Cairo on September 21, 1943 at the end of his Middle East tour. An excellent association copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Summary of Warships. British Warships [1944]; USSR Warships [1943]; Japanese Warships [1944]; Japanese Warships [1942]; Italian Warships [1943]; German Warships [1943]. Also Recognition Pictorial Manual of Naval Vessels.

      London and Washington Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty and War Department, Washington 1944. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Contents G+ [First Edition] Card covers contained within board file with string ties 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). 230pp;30pp;71pp;82pp;48pp;52pp;76pp. Numerous b/w illustrations and silhouettes. File contains six copies of Summary of Warships issued by the Admiralty at various dates between 1942 and 1944, together with a Supplement No. 1 'Pictorial Manual of Naval Vessels' issued by War Department, Washington in 1944. The 6 card silhouette recognition aids, issued in March 1940, concern the Scharnhost; Gneisenau; Admiral Hipper; Konigsberg Class, T.Bs. T.1, to T.18; and U.? ['Batiray' ex Turkish submarine].

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        My Home Is Far Away

      New York: Charles Scribner, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Near Fine. First edition stated (with emblem and "A") of this uncommon novel by Powell. A very good copy (slight must) with mild darkening to spine gutter in bright and unfaded near fine dustwrapper (priced $2.50) with a scuff to the rear panel. Difficult book to find especially so in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Many Moons - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. c1943. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A charming First Printing of the First Edition in just about Fine condition in a solid, Very Good price-clipped dust-jacket, minor chipping to edges and some small closed tears. Scarce to find in this condition; Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal. James Thurber's famous tale of a little princess who, after eating too many raspberry tarts wanted to have the moon so she'd be well again, and of how she got it .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        The Story of Dr. Wassell (Archive of research material and corrected mimeograph typescript draft of the novel)

      N.p.: N.p., 1944. Archive of research material for James Hilton's novel, "The Story of Dr. Wassell," along with a ribbon copy typescript, carbon typescript, and mimeograph typescript (with infrequent holograph corrections) of the novel itself. A substantial archive of material relevant to Hilton's research on the subject that would culminate in his novel, published in the US in 1943, in the UK in 1944, and resulting in the 1944 film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Ronald Colman. The archive includes a clean carbon typescript, 133 leaves, dated "7/31/42," of a near final form of the text (accompanied by several leaves relating to name changes, one with substantive holograph annotations by Hilton). The remainder of the material includes typed, carbon, and mimeographed transcripts of interviews Hilton (and others) conducted with those who knew Wassell, or soldiers who met him in the Pacific, newswire transcripts of articles about Wassell, and related topics. Finally, and significantly, the archive contains a typed transcript, as well as mimeographed transcript, of a series of interviews with Wassell undertaken by Hilton and Cecil B. DeMille at the DeMille ranch, June 16-19, 1942.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Four Years in Paradise

      Garden City: Halcyon House. (1944). Reprint. Spine lettering dull, modest wear, a few leaves neatly pressed between the pages, a good or better copy without dustwrapper. An account of travel and sport in Africa by a woman author and documentary filmmaker. American author John Gardner's copy, Inscribed to him: "John C. Gardner, Jr. May, 1944, Given him by Aunt Lucy and Uncle George for his first train trip alone -- to Uncle Ed's at Remsen." Gardner would have been approaching his tenth birthday at the time of his train trip. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sonette

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1944. Quarto. 354 pp. One of 165 copies. Contains the original Italian text of 150 sonnets, with German translations, by Rudolf Freiherr von Simolin, Hans Rheinfelder, and Otto Freiherr von Taube, printed on the facing pages. Mint in linen-backed decorated boards and cardboard slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        1944 Two letters signed by artist James Montgomery Flagg, with an original caricature self-portrait of the Artist

      Two letters; one typed and signed and the other entirely hand-written; the first on James Montgomery Flagg 340 West 57th Street New York City letterhead and typed, signed in red crayon "Monty", a very amusing and irreverent letter, obviously to a close friend, dated "Indegardampendence Day 1944" (1944 artistically spaced beneath; the addressee 'Paul' from internal evidence was apparently an executive at CBS radio and for whom Flagg worked on occasion), stating in part: "Dear Paul - One of my most favorite characters of fiction and Lousey but Beloved Bastard of Modern Times; Snir; There is a despicable weakness in my otherwise robust ego that lets me write to you on my Model T Corona. I would think my Pride would stop me knowing as I do that you not only will ignore it but in all likelihood wont even read my letter: Maybe you cant read! So you went into advertising. What is this magnetism you use on me? It cant be entirely the hope that I can wangle jobs out of you; And yet what HAVE you got but money? You certainly are not pretty!...(a friend gave Flagg a book on Velasquez)...I pored over it and decided there wasn't such a chasm between Velasquez and me as you would hastily imagine. Except he couldn't illustrated Galsworthy-nor think up Nervy Nat while putting out a pair of clean shorts for Philip IV. You have noticed that Velasquez is NOT listed in Who's Who!..." and more, comparing his talent and lambasting that of Franz Hals, Howard Chandler Christy and Hamilton Fisher; evidently, Flagg was asking about painting a portrait and ends with "...For the love of Mary and Michael Joseph answer this for-free proposal! Don't be a mucous-minded small-town Equine-Brioche!"; the second letter, undated and seemingly from the same period of time and also addressed to "Paul", written in black ink on two sides of plain paper and referring to additional portrait work, Flagg is complaining about bothersome staff and getting paid for his efforts; He jibes Paul with "...Did you get a copy of Owen Wister's "Ancient Grudge"? I told you I'd like to read it on the air- I doubt if you heard me as you were sitting in a dark corner making fond caricatures of me at the time!..." Flagg goes on to speak of other sitters he has had or not been able convince for a portrait painting sitting, mentioning a Mrs. Berwith, Sgnr. Martinelli (most probably Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer) at the Lotos Club and comparing refusals because of 'busyness" to the fact that FDR found the time to have his portrait done; with suitable funny ranting about calling Martinelli a "...shirt with a voice in it!..."; Flagg calls Mrs. Berwith "...she is nothing but a girdle with an angel in it..."; Flagg signs in ink "Monty" with the admonishment below, "Now pay attention to this letter!" and with a wonderful self-portrait caricature in pencil, colored in red crayon and with finger pointing at the sentiment above; letters are perhaps addressed to Paul Kesten, who was Vice President of the fledgling CBS Radio network at this time, during the WWII years; James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) American illustrator, cartoonist, perhaps most famously remembered for his fabulous poster art especially of the patriotic variety during the U.S. involvement in wars; typed letter one-sided; script letter is two sided; some edge, tips wear and old lines; some age-darkening; very good condition and wonderful content revealing the humor and personality of this famous American illustrative artist. . Very Good.

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        Land of Unlikeness

      (Cummington): The Cummington Press. 1944. First. First edition. Blue printed papercovered boards, lettered in red. Introduction by Allen Tate. Woodcut by Gustav Wolf. Light rubbing to the crown, spine a little faded, with two very small spots, and a small, light smudge on the front board, lacking the original unprinted glassine dustwrapper. A nice, very good copy of a fragile volume, and internally fine. This copy Inscribed by Lowell to Stanley Hyman, important American literary critic, and husband of the novelist Shirley Jackson: "For Stanley Hyman From Robert Lowell With Great Respect." The author's first book. One of 224 copies of a total edition of 250. An important title and a keystone of American poetry. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Chicago River

      1944 - 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. View. Uncolored lithograph. Signed and dated; 5/50. Image measures 12.5" x 11.5".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        LA PLEIADE : RONSARD - DU BELLAY - BELLEAU - BAIF - JODELLE - DE MAGNY - PONTUS DE THYARD.

      EDITIONS DE L'EMPIRE ALGER 1944 - R320040740: environ 20 pages augmentées de nombreuses illustrations à la main de l'artiste Jeanne CAZES - Exemplaire numéroté C constituant l'un des 5 exemplaires notés de A à E entièrement illustrés de la main de l'artiste sur papier RIVES - quelques traces de moisissures en pied du 1er plat et contre-plat - Rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - signet conservétitre et roulette dorés au dos. In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 94.4-Editions numérotées [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Out of the Burma night : being the fantastic journey through the wilderness of the Hukawng Valley and the forest clad mountains of the Naga tribes people at the time of the Japanese invasion of Burma

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Blumenstillleben. Aquarell. 41 x 28,5 cm (Passepartoutausschnitt). Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Unter Glas und Passepartout in alter Rahmung

      1944 - 2100 Gramm.

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        Croquis Tonkinois

      Sans lieu (Indochine), 15 mai 1944. - 1 grand album in plano (27*33 cm), reliure moderne plein cuir tabac, couverture illustrée présentant quelques rousseurs et salissures. Le volume contient 20 planches avec légendes sur serpentes. Tirage à 300 exemplaires sur Papier Than Long Impérial nacré signés par l'Auteur. Cet exemplaire porte le Numéro 1. Très rare, superbe exemplaire. Bel ensemble de croquis dessinés, gravés et tirés par Manh Quynh qui s'inspire de la vie rurale quotidienne tonkinoise: Le petit gardien de buffle - Jeune fille à la campagne - Rentrée du foin - Vendeur de chien - Midi à la campagne - Pêche au carrelet - Rentrée de la récolte.

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        The Wolves of North America

      First Edition 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. Our code number = TB24522

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Love story of the blue lizard.

      Le pagine dell'isola, presso Edwin Cerio editore del cielo del mare della terra e di tutte le cose di Capri, 1944. In 8vo; pp.19. Cinque illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Due tavole a piena pagina di cui una a colori. Copertine originali illustrate a colori, lieve strappo al piatto anteriore. Edizione a tiraggio limitato, copia 208 di 1000. Assai raro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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