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        Die Notizen oder von der unvoreiligen Versöhnung. Erster Band.

      Zürich, Artemis, 1944. 8°, 477 S., OLwd. m. OU, Tadellos. Preis in CHF: 825. EA. Ex. Nr. 20/50 der Vorzugsausgabe. Vom Autor im Impressum signiert. Dieses Buch ist "entstanden in den drei Jahren 1934 bis 1936, während denen ich in Holland in der grössten geistigen Einöde lebte." Mit dem beiliegenden "Druckfehlerberichtigungszettel".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        ROLEX, MONTRES ET EMAUX DE GENEVE, ALFRED CHAPUIS

      Roto-Sadag S.A. - Lausanne. Gèneve. Tela lino. Edition du journal suisse d'horlongerie et de bijouterie. 1944. 240Pág. 29X22. Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI Et Empire. Colección exquisita de H. Wilsdorf de Rolex, profusamente ilustrada con 48 bellas láminas. Tirada cortíssima de 900 Obras numeradas (nº 768). Ref 2.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WALLS DO NOT FALL [with]: TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS [with:] THE FLOWERING OF THE ROD

      London: Oxford University Press, 1944 - 1945 - 1946.. London: Oxford University Press, 1944 - 1945 - 1946.. Three volumes. Printed wrappers over stiff wrappers. Wrappers of first two volumes a bit darkened and rubbed at extremities with a bit of hand- soiling; a bit of foxing, more pronounced in the third volume, otherwise a very good set. First editions of the constituent elements of H.D.'s war- time trilogy. A very good association set, inscribed in the first two volumes by the author, and with a typed compliments slip laid into the third. The recipient, Viola Baxter Jordan, met H.D. early on as a consequence of her friendship with Ezra Pound, who she befriended at Hamilton College in 1905. Through much of the remainder of her life, Baxter remained a regular friendly correspondent with Pound, H.D., William Carlos Williams, and Bryher, as well as the extended Pound and Williams families. The first volume is inscribed on the half-title: "H.D. to Viola Jordan and Viola with love from Hilda. May 19 - 1944." The second volume is inscribed twice, first on the half-title ("to Viola with love & gratitude from Hilda. / --- we pause to give thanks --- April 17 - 1945") and again on the title ("H.D. to Viola Jordan"). The inscriptions are dated within the week of publication for both titles. BOUGHN A19.a.i.; A20a, and A21a.

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        Ginette Leclerc

      - Dessin original à l’encre de Chine au format 27 X 21 cm, accompagné de son impression papier, superbe portrait de profil, tout en moue et en sensualité de Ginette Leclerc, la vamp des années 30/40 qui restera à jamais l’immortelle "femme du Boulanger" de Marcel Pagnol. Pendant l’occupation Mara fut le caricaturiste entre autre du journal L’Œuvre, il illustrait plus particulièrement la chronique théâtrale. Après guerre il travailla pour Minute et le Figaro. Un choix de ses dessins a été présenté dans le recueil « Trois coups de crayons » publié en 1944 par les Éditions Leutier. Tous les dessins originaux de l’album sont disponibles (même format présentés avec le tirage papier) : 1) Sacha Guitry. 2) Alice Cocéa. 3) Jacques Castelot et Raymond Rouleau. 4) Jean Galland. 5) Jacques Dumesnil et Marcel Vallée. 6) François Perier. 7) Marguerite Valmont. 8) Jacques Gretillat et Henri Rollan. 9) Pasquali. 10) Pierre Brasseur et Alfred Adam. 11) Valentine Tessier. 12) Raymond Raynal. 13) Raimu. 14) Jean Darcante, Lucien Nat et Marie Servane. 15) Michèle Lahaye. 16) Blanchette Brunoy. 17) Roger Tréville et Alice Tissot. 18) Gaby Morlay et André Brulé. 19) Pierre Bertin. 20) Marcelle Maurette et Marguerite Jamois. 21) Marcelle Génia. 22) Renée Faure et Jean Yonnel. 23) Annie Ducaux. 24) Jacqueline Gautier et Robert Vattier. 25) Jean Tissier et Jeau Chevrier. 26) Louis Ducreux et André Roussin. 27) Michel Simon. 28) Eliane Charles et Pierre Jourdan. 29) Marie Bell. 30) Parisys. 31) Serge Reggiani et Michèle Alfa. 32) Gaston Baty. 33) Jean Marchat. 34) Jean Davy et Luce Clament. 35) Suzet Mais et Simone Valère. 36) Alain Cuny, Monelle Valentin et Bovério. 37) Micheline Presle. 38) René Dary et Bernard Blier. 39) Maria Casarès. 40) Germaine Dermoz. 41) Ginette Leclerc. 42) Charles Dullin. 43) Tonia Navar. 44) Jean-Louis Barrault. 45) Gabrielle Dorziat. 46) Marie Marquet. 47) Jacques Baumer, Jean Jacques, Alice Cocéa et Renaud Mary. 48) Fernand Gravey. 49) Térésina. 50) Wilhelm Mengelberg.

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        UNIT OF FIVE

      Toronto: Ryerson, 1944. Toronto: Ryerson, 1944 Hambleton, Ronald [Editor]. UNIT OF FIVE. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1944. First Edition. 12mo., A fine fresh copy in dustwrapper. An extremely important small collection of five young [under 30] Canadian poets: Louis Dudek, Ronald Hambelton, P.K. Page, Raymond Souster & James Wreford whose work appears here for the most part for the first time. An excellent copy $675.00. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        "Blick auf das Alte Rathaus und die Heilig-Geist-Kirche" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.66x81cm; links unten signiert; um 1947 [Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 82x97cm.]

      . Stadtgeschichtlich interessantes Gemälde aus dem München der ersten Nachkriegsjahre. Der Turm des Alten Rathauses wurde im Dezember 1944 gesprengt, nachdem bei einem Bombenangriff am 25. April 1944 das Alte Rathaus schwer beschädigt wurde und für den Rathausturm Einsturzgefahr bestand.Der Wiederaufbau erfolgte dann in zwei Phasen: 1953 bis 1958 wurde der Saalbau des Alten Rathauses wiederaufgebaut, wobei der Ganghofer'sche Saal das Kernstück des Wiederaufbaus war. Der Ratssaal wurde erst 1977 rekonstruiert. In der Fassadengestaltung orientierten sich die Denkmalschützer am gotischen Original; so wurde das Hauptfenster wieder höher; die neugotischen Elemente, vor allem die Statuen Ludwigs des Bayern (Westfassade) und Heinrichs des Löwen (Ostfassade) und die Giebelgestaltung blieben erhalten. Ab dem Kriegsjahr 1944 bis zum Ende des 2. Weltkrieges 1945 wurde die Heilig-Geist-Kirche durch unzählige Brandbomben getroffen. Dabei verlor das Bauwerk die Turmspitze, der Dachstuhl wurde bis hinunter in den Kirchraum und die Sakristei zerstört. Auf alten Fotoansichten ist zu erkennen, wie nur mehr der Hochaltar von einigen aus Ziegel gemauerten Rundbögen des Innenschiffs überdeckt wird. Im Grunde stand nur noch die Fassade des Kirchenbaus. In den Jahren 1946 bis 1952 hat man schier Unglaubliches geleistet und die Kirche mit der Rekonstruktion der Pfeiler, der Außenfassade und dem Gewölbe vor dem endgültigen Abriss und Zerfall gerettet. Lange wurde in der Öffentlichkeit über einen möglichen Wiederaufbau des Talburgturmes diskutiert, schließlich rekonstruierte Erwin Schleich 1971 bis 1974 den 56 Meter hohen Alten Rathausturm nach dem gotischen Original von 1493..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        First United States Army Report of Operations. 20 October 1943-1 August 1944. SECRET (Complete 7 volume Set)

      N.P., 1944 - Complete 7 Volume set. Including all 20 Annexes. Folding Maps. Photos. Original blue cloth. Oversize. This set belonged to LT. Col. J. S. [Stom] Thurmond. He served on the Army staff as Public relations Officer during the later part of the war in NW Europe. He is not listed on the staff for the period covered by this set. His name & military address are both hand written & rubber stamped on the flyleaf. In later life, Thurmond was of course the long term Senator from South Carolina. Each volume has a maylar jacket with the last owner's shelf label. Fine Set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS

      - Obras Completas.- Madrid, Rivadeneyra, 1944; dos tomos en 4º menor plena piel editorial con escudo dorado en tapas y lomo cuajado de hierros dorados, 1º, retrato, 1624 páginas y 2 hojas. 2º, 1967 páginas y 4 hojas. Muy buen estado.

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        Dangling Man

      New York: Vanguard, 1944. New York: Vanguard, 1944. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original beige cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some chipping to the crown and foot of the spine. Signed by Saul Bellow on the title page.One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war" (Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Brioni, o. J. [um 1944].. 2 SS. Gr.-8vo.. An seine Eltern: "[...] Mein Aufenthalt hat sich hier verzögert, weil ich am 15. September noch für eine bis zwei Wochen Grammophon-Aufnahmen in Turin mache. Ich habe mich gut erholt meine Ohren vor allem sind jetzt wirklich in Ordnung, hoffe, dass es auch über den Winter andauert. Wie geht es Euch? Papa danke ich besonders herzlichst für den lieben Brief aus Grundlsee, ich hätte mich so gefreut ihn zu besuchen, leider geht es nun nicht. Jetzt kommt es darauf an, wie die nächsten Termine liegen, ob ich noch Zeit für einen Abstecher nach Salzburg habe oder gleich nach Berlin muss. Ich hoffe ich kann es auf jeden Fall einrichten, sonst aber komme ich bestimmt auch so, da ich schon wieder Ende Oktober nach Mailand muss und da gibt sich bestimmt eine Möglichkeit so oder so wir sehen uns bald [...]". - Mit Briefkopf "Grandi Alberghi Brioni"; leicht gegilbt und knittrig, winzige Randeinrisse.

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        De vliegende Hollander.

      [London], 1944-1945.. Dagblad verspreid door de geallieerde Luftmacht. Sammlung von 66 Heften. 4°. 95 Blatt a 2 SS. mit sehr zahlr. Fotos und einigen Karikaturen.. Erste Ausgabe. - Flugblatt-Tageszeitung der Alliierten für die besetzten Niederlande mit Informationen über den Fortlauf des Krieges. - Vorhanden sind Nr. "September 1944", 47-133, 135-138, "Laatste Nummer, 10 Mei 1945" sowie "Extra Nummer, 5 Mei 1980", dazu zwei Hefte als Korrekturabzüge. - Teils Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt aber gut erhalten. - Einzelhefte auf Anfrage.

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        The Young Lions

      New York: Random House. New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A LITERARY ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE HIGHEST IMPORTANCE:
 First edition of Irwin Shaw's The Young Lions, HEAVILY AND REVEALINGLY ANNOTATED BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY and with a noted provenance. In his hand-written marginal notes, Hemingway (who is portrayed as one of the characters in the book) writes about the subjects closest to him, war and family, in a blunt, unguarded style, providing an intimate portrait of Hemingway the man and writer. Hemingway presented this copy of the first edition of Irwin Shaw's The Young Lions, to his close Italian friend Carlo Kechler, annotating it on 28 pages with strong and revealing comments about his family, his war experiences, and his opinions on Shaw's writing and personality. Examples of Hemingway's hand-written comments include: p.527: "Carlo: This part from here on is what we shoot him for... This is where he brings in my poor, good brother... lonely, gallant, worthless and a good soldier EH." p.530: "This is the part I will break his jaw for EH." p.531: [referring to his brother] "When we were children they called him dregs because he was the last of six of us... (The son of a bitch even kills [??] and as though it were easy.)" p.538: "Now he has his conscience straight. and my kid brother did transfer and fought as an infantryman with the 4th US Inf. Div. what bullshit it all is EH." p.542: "Of course he was never there the day we made the break-through and the bombing went badly because the wind blew the smoke from the bomb line over us. They even killed a Lieut Glu [?]..." p.543: "He has forgotten all the dead cows and that the germans could not even speak and they were the 6th Paratroop Div. But, of course, he was not there. (What sort of dog faced soldiers are these?)" p. 586: [referring to the Congressional Medal of Honor, which Shaw implies Hemingway won out of "sheer stupidity"]: "I never won it and I wouldn't take it if I did. EH." p. 598: "My brother always brushes his teeth. This is how he Shaw the Shit disguised him. Will we pardon him I guess and kick his ass and let him go write more books EH." p.600: "They weren't civil affairs. They were filming the war. If they had been civil affairs they aught have had to work occasionally... He is certainly the man to give the orders-" p.601: "FOR WhAT?... They didn't. We killed or captured them all but 16." p.602: "I went out with George the chauffeur to show him the, and to re-examine, the tricksy way we came into avoid useless combat and each place I pointed out where it was necessary to fight, or unavoidable..." On the relationship between Hemingway and Shaw: In May 1944, Hemingway met Shaw and a date at a the White Tower in London. "Hemingway shook Shaw's hand, eyed his lady, and asked the writer to introduce them. Shaw obliged. Her name was Mary Welsh, he said, and she worked in the London bureau of Time. From Shaw's manner it was clear that he was having an affair with her... [Hemingway] proceeded to ask Mary if she would have lunch at the White Tower with him someday. This bold muscling-in infuriated Shaw (who would later repay Hemingway for it by depicting him in The Young Lions as a short fat correspondent for Collier's with a round face heavily mottled with much drinking)" (Lynn, Hemingway, 506). Hemingway and Welsh would marry in 1946. "In addition to portraying Hemingway as the war correspondent named Ahearn, Shaw in The Young Lions portrayed Mary as Louise M'Kimber and Hemingway's brother Leicester savagely as Leroy Keane, 'a garrulous scrounger with a reputation for being unlucky', a 'constipated brother-and-hero-haunted man with a frigid wife' and three unwanted children. "Hemingway thought that Shaw portrayed him as a buffoon and Mary as a whore, and was furious. He called Shaw a conceited and despicable jerk who liked to publish his fantasies about Jews killing Germans. He hated Shaw for sleeping with Mary, portraying her in The Young Lions, publishing a novel on World War Two (which he considered his private subject), writing on war without knowing much about it, impressing the critics and getting good reviews. When they met a '21' in March 1950, he threatened to punch Shaw and made an ironic reference to his Jewish background by calling him 'a Brooklyn Tolstoy.'" (Meyers, Hemingway: A Biography). Provenance: Acquired directly from the Kechler family, with a letter of provenance explaining the deep relationship between Hemingway and the Kechler family. New York: Random House, 1948. Octavo, original cloth; custom box. Cloth with moderate wear; text fine. Pages with Hemingway marks or annotations: front free endpaper, 481, 482, 527, 530, 531, 537, 538, 541, 542, 543, 545, 547, 548, 583, 586, 587, 588, 589, 591, 594, 595, 597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 601. Books so heavily annotated by Hemingway are exceedingly rare.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O., 22. VIII. 1944.. 80:130 mm. Hinter Glas in Zierrahmen.. Vier Takte "main theme from IIId movement, Intermezzo, of Third String Quartet op 30": "An Autograph to Mr. Ashley T. Cole".

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        Pilot Training Manual for the P-51 Mustang

      Washington D. C. : Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces., 1944. Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page.This manual is for the P51-B and C, with several pages at end detailing the "Teardrop" D type - which was still in production at the time this manual was produced. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, charts, etc. The P-51 Mustang was,with little argument, the single greatest American Fighter Aircraft of World War 2. The sleek, low winged Mustang was among the very first to use a laminar-flow wing, which resulted in far less drag. Also, the P-51 had its wingtips, rudder, and elevators with square-cut ends, unlike almost every other aircraft at the time. It paid off, as the P-51 could reach 380mph while the lighter Spitfire, with half as much fuel weight, could not get within 15mph of that figure. The P-51 Mustang, designed in 1940 after Great Britain requested that North American build P-40 Warhawks for the Royal Air Force, was at first ignored by U. S. officials. However, the design showed such promise that in 1941 the Army Air Forces took delivery of P-51A's powered by the Allison V-1710 engine.These early Mustangs were restricted to reconnaissance and ground attack due to the limited performance of the Allison engines. Tests in 1942 with the Roll-Royce "Merlin" engine showed a marked increase in performance. By the end of 1943, Merlin powered P-51Bs entered combat with the 354th Fighter Group in England.Eighth Air Force Mustangs provided long range escort to B-17s and B-24s and scored heavily over German interceptors. By the war's end, P-51s had destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air, more than any other U. S. fighter in Europe. Mustangs served in nearly every active combat zone, including the Pacific where they escorted B-29s from Iwo Jima to Japan. Between 1941 and 1945, the Army Air Force ordered 14,855 Mustangs. During the Korean Conflict, P-51's were used primarily for close support of ground forces until withdrawn from combat in 1953. P-51s served with Reserve and National Guard units until 1957. Ink stamp of Salem Army Airdrome HQ dated 1945 to title Page and inside rear cover. Tiny tear to top edge of cover. Owners name in ink to front cover.Small chip to top of spine.Various small stains at spine on rear cover. Usual rust offset from metal binding pins to front and rear inside covers. to front and rear inside covers. A remarkably preserved, clean and crisp copy of this most rare and desirable relic.

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        Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions for the P-51D Airplane

      North American Aviation, Inc. , 1944.. North American Aviation, Inc. 1944. Bound in stiff pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. Report No. NA-5864. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, charts, etc. The P-51 Mustang was,with little argument, the single greatest American Fighter Aircraft of World War 2. The sleek, low winged Mustang was among the very first to use a laminar-flow wing, which resulted in far less drag. Also, the P-51 had its wingtips, rudder, and elevators with square-cut ends, unlike almost every other aircraft at the time. It paid off, as the P-51 could reach 380mph while the lighter Spitfire, with half as much fuel weight, could not get within 15mph of that figure. The P-51 Mustang, designed in 1940 after Great Britain requested that North American build P-40 Warhawks for the Royal Air Force, was at first ignored by U. S. officials. However, the design showed such promise that in 1941 the Army Air Forces took delivery of P-51A's powered by the Allison V-1710 engine. These early Mustangs were restricted to reconnaissance and ground attack due to the limited performance of the Allison engines. Tests in 1942 with the Roll-Royce "Merlin" engine showed a marked increase in performance. By the end of 1943, Merlin powered P-51Bs entered combat with the 354th Fighter Group in England. Eighth Air Force Mustangs provided long range escort to B-17s and B-24s and scored heavily over German interceptors. By the war's end, P-51s had destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air, more than any other U. S. fighter in Europe. Mustangs served in nearly every active combat zone, including the Pacific where they escorted B-29s from Iwo Jima to Japan. Between 1941 and 1945, the Army Air Force ordered 14,855 Mustangs. During the Korean Conflict, P-51's were used primarily for close support of ground forces until withdrawn from combat in 1953. P-51s served with Reserve and National Guard units until 1957. Small blemish to front cover. Front and rear covers present various usual creasing and wear to edges. A patch or two of foxing to inside front cover.Small binding crease at top of gutter throughout. Several scattered annotations. A tad musty. A sound, crisp very rare wartime issue.

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        Graphis. Internationale Zweimonatsschrift für freie Graphik, Gebrauchsgraphik und Dekoration. [Später: Internationale Zeitschrift für Graphik und angewandte Kunst]. 1. - 25. Jg. (September 1944 - Ende 1969; Nr. 1 - 146). ([Recte] 26 Jge. in 23 Bden.).

      Zürich, Amstutz & Herdeg [später: Walter Herdeg, The Graphis Press], 1944 - 1969. 4°, zus. ca. 16000 S., zahlr., tlw. farb. Abb., Anzeigen, Privat-Lwd. (bis auf die Jge. 1958 - 1962 mit den eingebundenen Umschlägen)., Jge. 1944 - 1958 in grauer Lwd., mit Stempel a. Innendeckel u. erstem Bl., priv. Rückenschildchen am Fuss, 1 Rückenkante m. kl. Läsur; Jge. 1959 - 1969 in roter Lwd.; Kapitale tlw. min. berieben, Lwd. tlw. etw. unfrisch, tlw. etw. knapp beschnitten (mit geringem Einfluss auf die Umschläge bzw. Taf.); allg. schönes Ex. Preis in CHF: 5280. Die Jahrgänge 1944/1945 und 1946/1947 in jeweils einem Band. Komplettes Exemplar.

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        Originalgemälde "Am Niederrhein" auf 30 x 23,5 cm Holzplatte. Mit Rahmen. Landschaft mit Fluß und Bauernhaus.

      ohne Jahresangabe,. 40 x 34 cm mit Rahmen, Aufkleber von "Bilder + Rahmen Friedrich Schneider Düsseldorf", mit Titel des Bildes "Am Niederrhein", Gien Brouwer, geb. 1944 in den Niederlanden,.

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        Doctrina Cristiana en lengua española y mexicana por los religiosos de la Orden de Santo Domingo. Colección de Incunables Americanos, Siglo XVI. Obra impresa en México, por Juan Pablos, en 1548, y ahora editada en facsímil.

      Madrid, Ediciones Cultura Hispánica, 1944 - -18,5 x 26 cm.- , XXII + 28 págs. + 154 fols. (308 págs.) + 1 h. Con prólogo de R. Menéndez Pidal y "Algunas muestras de la tipografía americana". Edición numerada sobre papel verjurado. Encuadernación de lujo en plena piel de cabra con planos y lomo con estampaciones en seco y oro, cejas doradas, cajo de piel, guardas de moaré y cortes dorados. (IMPECABLE.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meisje.

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

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        Mr. Tettley's Tenants (with a foreword by Ira Wolfert)

      London: The Baynard Press, 1944. London: The Baynard Press, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover in dark blue boards. No dust jacket. 8vo. First printing (published for private circulation to men of the 4th Fighter Group). Title in gold gilt on front. Paper is coated stock. Book is clean and fresh, with tight binding, clean pages, and almost no wear. Gilt is bright. Former owner's name (W.A. Mahaffy) is written in ink on right text block. Hall was the public relations officer of the 4th Fighter Group and had access to photos and other information about each man. Scarce in its first edition. 180 pp.

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        Grafik og Lyrik (Lyrik og Grafik, Lyrik + Lyrik og Grafik, Grafik - Morten Nielsen 1922-1944.

      Carit Andersens Forlag, København 1944. 3 dele i 1 orig. illustreret kartonmappe. 2 upaginerede hefter med digte + separat omslag med 10 originale grafikblade (litografi og træsnit). Orig. grafik af Asger Jørgensen (Jorn), Carl Henning Pedersen, Else Alfelt, Aagaard Andersen, Frede Christoffersen, Louis Ehlers, Dan Sterup Hansen, Ruth Højbjerg-Pedersen, Jane Muus og Palle Pio. Alle signerede løse ark. Tekster af bl.a. Tove Ditlevsen, Morten Nielsen, Halfdan Rasmussen og Ole Sarvig.. Et meget smukt udtryk for den kunstneriske rigdom, der rørte sig i den unge generation af kunstnere i besættelsesårene. Tryk i 450 eksemplarer.** Poems and art by Danish artists. Including orig. litographs by later COBRA names, such as Asger Jorn (van der Loo, no. 73) and Carl Henning Pedersen a.o. 26x20 cm. All signed by the artists. Published in only 450 copies

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        Die Lithographie in der Schweiz und die verwandten Techniken. Tiefdruck, Lichtdruck, Chemiegraphie. (Festschrift zum 50jährigen Bestehen des Vereins Schweizerischer Lithographiebesitzer (V.S.L.) 1894-1944). Hrsg. vom V. S. L.

      Bern, V.S.L., 1944,. in-4to, 356 S., mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Tafeln und Abbildungen, mit Widmung vom Buchbinder-Lehrmeister 'Hugo Boss' (von Zürich) an 'Kurt Dinkelacker' de Lausanne, robuster Pergament-Einband, Titelei in Gold auf Buchdeckel, Leder Titelschildchen am Rücken. Original-Umschl. miteingebunden. Sehr schönes Exemplar.. Mit Beiträgen von A. F. Gygax, Walter Hugelshofer, H. W. Thommen, H. R. Schmid u.a. und Lithographien für dieses Werk von Cuno Amiet, Otto Baumberger, Fritz Deringer, Wilhelm Gimmi, Charles Hug, Niklaus Stöcklin u.a. sowie Photographien von Werner Bischof u.a. - Schön ausgestattetes Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Lithographie. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        2 eigenh. Musikmanuskripte mit jeweils eh. U.

      Wien, 16. IV. 1944 bzw. 23. IV. 1944.. 119 SS. bzw. 99 SS.. Beiliegend ein vorausgehender "melischer Entwurf", datiert 7. IV. 1944 (2 SS.). Zusammen 220 SS. Auf Notenpapier (Hochfomat); ein Manuskript papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. 4to.. Das hier vorliegende vollständige XV. Zwölftönespiel umfaßt: 1) Melischer Entwurf, betitelt "J. M. Hauer XV. Zwölftönespiel". Mit eh. Widmung an den Wiener Bürgermeister Hanns Blaschke. Datiert 7. IV. 1944. 2 SS. Folio. Graphische Notenschrift in vier Farben (Buntstift, blau, rot, grün, orange). - 2) Partiturmanuskript, betitelt "Josef Matthias Hauer. XV. Zwölftönespiel für Orchester mit einer Zwölftonreihe, die von Bürgermeister Dipl. Ing. Hanns Blaschke gewählt wurde, und die in sechs verschiedenen Tropen steht. | Partitur |". 119 SS. Folio. Tinte und Bleistift. - 3) Partiturmanuskript, betitelt "Josef Matthias Hauer. XV. Zwölftönespiel für Orchester mit einer Zwölftonreihe, die von Bürgermeister Dipl. Ing. Hanns Blaschke gewählt wurde, und die in sechs verschiedenen Tropen steht. | Erster Teil im 2/4 Takt mit achttaktigen Perioden. | Zweiter Teil im 3/4 Takt mit sechstaktigen Perioden. | Partitur". 99 SS. Folio. Tinte und Bleistift. - Schöne Reinschriften in ausgezeichnetem Erhaltungszustand.

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        Iraq and the Persian Gulf.

      (Oxford, University Press for the) Naval Intelligence Division, 1944.. 8vo. XVIII, 682 pp. With 236 photo illustrations, 97 maps and text-figures (some folding), and folded full-colour map of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and Iran. Original giltstamped green cloth.. Geographical Handbooks Series (for official use only) B.R. 524 (Restricted). In-depth, profusely illustrated discussion of Iraq and the Arabian Gulf region, with a close description of what was then referred to as the "Trucial Coast" between Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Produced during WWII for use of the Naval Intelligence Division, "to provide, for the use of Commanding Officers, information in a comprehensive and convenient form about contries which they may be called upon to visit, not only in war but in peace-time". The book's contents are, "however, by no means confined to matters of purely naval interest. For many purposes (e.g. history, administration, resources, communications, etc.) countries must necessarily be treated as a whole, and no attempt is made to limit their treatment exclusively to coastal zones" (1942 preface). - Spine and front cover faded to yellow. Interior sound. - OCLC 220468550.

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        The Gremlins

      London: Collins,, [1944]. London: Collins,, [1944]. From the Walt Disney Production. Quarto, ( 285 x 220 mm). Recently bound in full red morocco, titles to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, two raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Ownership inscription to half title page, light spotting to pages, a very good copy handsomely bound. First UK printing, preceded by the US edition a year before. "Disney tried to make a film of one of Dahl's stories called 'The Gremlins' (1943), which concerned a tribe of goblins who were blamed by the RAF for everything that went wrong with an aircraft. Gremlin stories were rife in the RAF at the time, and several other books about them had already appeared, but Dahl was happy to boast that he had invented them. 'The Gremlins' was such a success that the self-dramatizing RAF hero became a frequent guest of Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House and their weekend retreat, Hyde Park. This entrée was exploited by the British intelligence services, who made him a spy—on the Americans. Or so Dahl later claimed" (ODNB).

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        Pilot Training Manual for the P-38 Lightning

      Washington D. C. : Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces., 1944. Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. The December 1944, Original "Brown Cover" issue. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, charts, etc. During its time, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was considered the most sophisticated aircraft Lockheed had ever built. In February 1937, the U.S. Army Air Corps released Specification X-608, a daunting requirement that called for speed, range, and climb capabilities impossible to achieve at that time with a single-engine aircraft. In Burbank, California, a Lockheed design team led by Hall Hibbard, and assisted by a young engineer named Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, immediately began a series of designs that would culminate in the contract-winning XP-38. Jim Gerschler became project engineer on the aircraft. The XP-38 (it was many months before it was called the Lightning) was of an extraordinarily advanced conception, an all-metal, midwing monoplane with twin Allison engines using General Electric turbo-superchargers, a central nacelle for the pilot and armament, contra-rotating propellers, twin-booms and rudders, and a tricycle landing gear. Nothing like it had ever been seen before, and it would be the only single-seat, twin-engine aircraft to reach mass production status during World War II. The distinctive sight and sound of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning would make it one of the best-known aircraft of the war. First flown on January 27, 1939, by one of its staunchest advocates, Air Corps 1st Lieutenant Ben Kelsey, the prototype XP-38 made national headlines when it crashed on a transcontinental record-setting attempt. Nevertheless, imminent war in Europe accentuated the need for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, and production orders began to flow in. By war's end, a total of 10,037 P-38s had been built. As it was much more modern than the Curtiss P-40, there was a great demand in every theater of war for the twin-engine fighter. The big Lockheed P-38 Lightning had its greatest successes in the Pacific Theater, where the two leading aces, Majors Richard I. Bong and Thomas B. McGuire, scored 40 and 38 victories, respectively, using only the Lightning. The Lightning was also the only plane capable of carrying out the extraordinary 800-mile mission that climaxed with the shoot-down of the Mitsubishi "Betty" carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto on April 18, 1943. Not as maneuverable as the Japanese fighters, the Lockheed P-38 Lightnings used dive and zoom tactics and their formidable center-line firepower of four .50-inch machine guns and a single 20-mm cannon to gain victories. It gave its pilots confidence on the daily long-distance flights over water, for if one engine was lost to combat or accident, the Lightning was able to limp home on the other. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was less at home in Europe, where its large size made it less maneuverable than the German fighters it faced. Further, its Allison engines didn't operate as well at the high altitudes and cold temperatures of the European Theater. It became a workhorse nonetheless, doing duty in bomber escort, reconnaissance, and bombing, carrying as much as 4000 pounds of bombs in the latter role. One version of the P-38 was modified with a "droop-snoot" and carried a bombardier and either a Norden bombsight or a radar set. About 1,400 Lockheed P-38 Lightnings were completed as F-4 and F-5 reconnaissance planes, which were flown, unarmed and unafraid, deep within enemy territory. There were more Lightning reconnaissance planes than any other type in the USAAF. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning set many records. It was the only USAAF fighter to be in production prior to the start of the war and still in production on VJ-Day, August 15, 1945. It was the first fighter with sufficient range to make ferry flights across the Atlantic. It was also the first fighter for which compressibility problems were forecast, and among the first to experience compressibility. The P-38 was the first fighter to use power-boosted flight controls as well as the first to have a tricycle landing gear. Curiously, Lockheed did not have much luck in creating advanced versions of the Lightning. The more powerful XP-49 and XP-58 took too long to mature, and neither was successful. It really didn't matter, for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was capable of doing all that was required of it. -The Editors of Publications International, Ltd. Several small splits to spine. Several tiny chips/creases to to fore-edge of front cover. Very mild Usual mild wear from metal binding pins to front and rear inside covers. A sensational, well preserved, clean copy.

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        Pilot Training Manual for the P-51 Mustang

      Washington D. C. : Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces., 1944.. Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page.This manual is for the P51-B and C, with several pages at end detailing the "Teardrop" D type - which was still in production at the time this manual was produced. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, charts, etc. The P-51 Mustang was,with little argument, the single greatest American Fighter Aircraft of World War 2. The sleek, low winged Mustang was among the very first to use a laminar-flow wing, which resulted in far less drag. Also, the P-51 had its wingtips, rudder, and elevators with square-cut ends, unlike almost every other aircraft at the time. It paid off, as the P-51 could reach 380mph while the lighter Spitfire, with half as much fuel weight, could not get within 15mph of that figure. The P-51 Mustang, designed in 1940 after Great Britain requested that North American build P-40 Warhawks for the Royal Air Force, was at first ignored by U. S. officials. However, the design showed such promise that in 1941 the Army Air Forces took delivery of P-51A's powered by the Allison V-1710 engine. These early Mustangs were restricted to reconnaissance and ground attack due to the limited performance of the Allison engines. Tests in 1942 with the Roll-Royce "Merlin" engine showed a marked increase in performance. By the end of 1943, Merlin powered P-51Bs entered combat with the 354th Fighter Group in England. Eighth Air Force Mustangs provided long range escort to B-17s and B-24s and scored heavily over German interceptors. By the war's end, P-51s had destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air, more than any other U. S. fighter in Europe. Mustangs served in nearly every active combat zone, including the Pacific where they escorted B-29s from Iwo Jima to Japan. Between 1941 and 1945, the Army Air Force ordered 14,855 Mustangs. During the Korean Conflict, P-51's were used primarily for close support of ground forces until withdrawn from combat in 1953. P-51s served with Reserve and National Guard units until 1957.& & Ink stamp of Salem Army Airdrome HQ dated 1945 to title Page and inside rear cover. Tiny tear to top edge of cover. Owners name in ink to front cover.Small chip to top of spine.Various small stains at spine on rear cover. Usual rust offset from metal binding pins to front and rear inside covers. to front and rear inside covers. A remarkably preserved, clean and crisp copy of this most rare and desirable relic.

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        Das Neue Universum Band 64 mit Faltblatt U-Boot Angriff - (1944) - Ein Jahrbuch - Interesantes aus Technik und Forschung, Wehrmacht, Erzählungen, Reiseschilderungen, Sport und Spiel

      Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft in Stuttgart , Berlin , Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1944. Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) **Bestellen Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns, so versenden wir innerhalb Deutschlands generell versandkostenfrei** . - Band 64- , Ein Jahrbuch. Interesantes aus Technik und Forschung, Wehrmacht , Erzählungen, Reiseschilderungen , Sport und Spiel - , Ein Jahrbuch. Interesantes aus Technik und Forschung, Wehrmacht - , 471 S. + mehrfach gefaltete farbige Abbildung ( U-Boot-Angriff auf ein feindliches Geleit ) + 10 einfarbige + 4 farbige Tafeln , desweiteren mit hunderte teilweise halb - und ganzseitigen Abbildungen ,Originalganzleinen mit Deckel - und Rückentitel , Rücken ein Hauch verblichen ,Rückenkanten oben und unten ganz leicht eingedrückt , ansonsten makelloser Buchblock mit sauberen Schnitt , Farbtafel absolut einwandfrei gefaltet , Erhaltung 1 = delikates festes Buch in einem Traumzustand , wenn auch " nur " fast neuwertig ! =

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        NEUF CHANSONS INTERDITES. 1942-1944

      s.l. [Saint-Flour], s.d. [1944]: Biblioth?e Fran?s.[Published during the Vichy regime].. s.l. [Saint-Flour], s.d. [1944]: Bibliothéque Français.[Published during the Vichy regime]., 1944 [Aragon, Louis] François la Colère. NEUF CHANSONS INTERDITES. 1942-1944. Bibliothéque Français.[Published during the Vichy regime]. 12mo. /in-12, 19pp. Light blue wrappers / broché printed in black & red. Very uncommon. In near fine condition /En bon états. First Edition / Edition originale clandestine. Rare. A cette époque, dirigées par Aragon et Elsa Triolet. GEOGHEGAN AL592. Louis Aragon [1897 - 1982]. Un poète, romancier, journaliste et essayiste français. Il est également connu pour son engagement et son soutien au Parti communiste français de 1930 jusqu'à sa mort. Avec André Breton, Paul Éluard, Philippe Soupault, il fut l'un des animateurs du dadaïsme parisien et du surréalisme. Sa poésie est largement inspirée, depuis les années 1940, par l'amour qu'il voue à son épouse, Elsa Triolet, écrivain elle aussi, et belle-sœur de Vladimir Maïakovski. Louis Aragon [1897 - 1982] French poet, novelist & editor. Having been involved in Dadaism from 1919 to 1924, he became a founding member of Surrealism in 1924, with André Breton & Philippe Soupault under the pen-name "Aragon". In 1939 he married Russian-born author Elsa Triolet, the sister of Lilya Brik, a mistress & common-law wife of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. He had met her in 1928, and she became his muse starting in the 1940s. Aragon and Triolet collaborated in the left-wing French media before and during World War II, going underground for most of the Nazi occupation. Louis Aragon wrote poems under the name of Le Musée Grévin (using the pseudonym of François la Colère), published during the Vichy regime by the Éditions de Minuit underground editor. A rare publication.. 1st Edition.

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        Tiermaerchenkalender 1945.

      Magdeburg 1944 lex.4° 28 ungez. S. OHKLdr. / Kunstdruckpapier. mit Illustrationen der Autorin signiert und mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung am Vortitel an eine Freundin / selten / weltweit in keiner oeffentlichen Bibliothek nachgewiesen! Zustand: Kunstleder am Kopf geringfuegig eingerissen / etw. stockfleckig / Schnitt geringfuegig stockfleckig / Block nahezu tadellos. vorliegender Titel - mit Sicherheit in kleiner Auflage gedruck und vermutlich eines der wenigen erhaltenen Exemplare - darf als seltenes Beispiel von literarischer Kreativitaet im Kriegsdeutschland angesehen werden / kurz vor dem Ende - oder dem Zusammenbruch - wie all jene die diesen Krieg erlebten dieses Ende fuer eine lange Zeit nannten. Erstaunlich mutet auch das Erscheinugsdatum eines Buches auf Kunstdruckpapier Ende 1944 an! Andere Papiersorten waren vermutlich laengst ausgegangen. Die Autorin spricht in ihrem Geleitwort auffaellig nicht vom Endsieg sondern vom Frieden! >Zum Geleit: Wenn dieser Kalender einmal gedruckt werden sollte wird Frieden sein. Ich werde es dann selbst kaum noch glauben koennen dass diese sorglosen Bilder und ihre Geschichten in der Zeit des totalen Kriegseinsatzes entstanden sind. Gerade in den Sommermonaten 1944 als sich die Luftangriffe auf meine Vaterstadt mehrten tauchten die Grundgedanken zu diesem Kalender in mir auf und entstanden die Skizzen zu den Monatsdarstellungen bei deren endgueltiger Gestaltung mein verehrter Lehrer der Maler und Graphiker Willy Knabe mir ein sachlicher und klarer Leiter war. Aber noch bevor ich die Zeichnungen und Schabarbeiten beenden konnte wurde unsere Meisterschule auf Grund der Verordnung ueber den totalen Kriegseinsatz geschlossen. Ich wartete auf meine Einberufung zum Einsatz in der Ruestungsindustrie und zwischen den Alarmen sass ich oft bis Mitternacht zu Hause an dieser mir ans Herz gewachsenen Arbeit. Als dann mein Bruder Guenter Ende September dieses Jahres aus dem Wehrertuechtigungslager zurueckkam und an meiner Arbeit teilnahm entstanden in wundervoller Ergaenzung unserer Empfindungen die kleinen Geschichten die vorher nur lose Gestalten in meinem Kopf gewesen waren. >Du mein lieber Guenter ordnetest alles zu klaren Gedanken und warst der eigentliche Zauberkuenstler Puzzi.< Ueber allem aber sei mein lieber Vater nicht vergessen der mit jungenhafter Begeisterung das Werk wachsen sah und mit seinen reichen Erfahrungen mir immer wieder beratend zur Seite war. Ihm moechte ich deshalb auch diese Abschlussarbeit bei meinem Uebergang zur Ruestungshelferin zueignen. Magdeburg Anfang Oktober 1944. Liselotte Britsche<______Zur Person der Autorin bzw. zur [offenbar] Magdeburger Familie Britsche haben wir leider keine Details gefunden und sind fuer Hinweise dankbar.

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        Abstrakte Komposition mit gelochten Elementen. Pastell auf Papier.

      . Vermutlich 1944. Passep.-Ausschnitt 16 : 29 cm. - Gerahmt.. Das nicht signierte Blatt trägt eine handschriftliche, auf die Rückseite des Rahmens montierte Notiz auf starkem Karton von Prof. Alfred Roth, Zürich: "Pastell von Ackermann (Stuttgart) / erhalten am Bodensee 1944? / A. Roth". - Schöne, frühe Arbeit des bedeutenden Künstlers. - Als Ackermann 1936 Lehrverbot erhielt, zog er sich nach Hornstaad am Bodensee zurück. Ein Ort, der zur Malerkolonie wurde. Auch Helmuth Macke, Otto Dix und Erich Heckel siedelten sich hier an. Bei der Zerstörung seines Ateliers durch Bomben im Jahr 1939 verbrannten viele frühe Arbeiten des Malers.

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        Document Signed in Russian

      Kiev: , 1944. Kiev, 1944. unbound. Excellent content war-date document signed in Russian. 1 page, 10 x 7.25 inches, Kiev, March 25, 1944 -- a military citation, in full: "To the Members of the Military Soviet of the 4th Ukrainian Front and Major-General Subbotin...I heartily congratulate you with honored government recognition..." Countersigned by Alexei Kirichenko, a powerful Soviet politician and friend of Khrushchev who, on January 13, 1960, according to news from Moscow, had fallen into disfavor with the Soviet leadership. He had been considered "the most likely Soviet politician to succeed Khrushchev." Note: This military citation was presented to General Nikita Egorovich Subbotin for heroism while undertaking an amphibious landing against the German-held forces in the Crimea. The 4th Ukrainian Front was organized in 1943 and disbanded two years later. Usual folds; otherwise fine condition. Ukrainian-born communist politician who rose through the ranks of the politburo to become Premier of the Soviet Union.

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        AFTERMATH OF A LENGTHY REJECTION SLIP (in Story Magazine, Vol. XXIV, Number 106, March-April 1944 (Charles Bukowski&#39;s First Time Published!)

      NEW YORK: STORY, 1944. NEW YORK: STORY, 1944. Softcover. Good. Some edgewear and rubthrough to short segments at top and bottom of spine. & NOTE: a rectangular piece (4.5" x 3.5) has been clipped from the rear cover of magazine. AND a 3" x 3" piece clipped from the last page. The previous owner wanted to take advantage of Book Of The Month Club&#39;s free offer to new club members for My Friend Flicka and Thunderhead. Charles Bukowski&#39;s exceedingly rare first appearance in print, in the March-April 1944 issue of Story Magazine. Bukowski was twenty-four years old. For a true collector/completist of Bukowski, this seminal issue of STORY magazine is, arguably, if not the holy grail, then at least by Bukowski standards, The Holy Pail. Very few copies exist anywhere.

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        The Road to Serfdom.

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1944 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. Light rubbing to head and tail of faintly toned spine, corners a little bumped, occasional residual light pencil ruling to fore margins. A very fresh copy, in excellent condition. Ownership inscription dated 1970 to half-title. First edition, first impression, of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 4. I. 1944.. 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. Dankesbrief an das Rektorat der Universite Centrale Americaine über die positive Aufnahme seiner "lectures commentees": "J'ai du moins fait de mon mieux pour etablir un contact utile avec le public de ma ville natale, si sensible et intelligent, en particulier en matiere de poesie. Le conseil directeur de l'universite aura grandement facilite ma tache par le prestige meme de ses membres [...]". - Am unteren Rand etwas lichtrandig und mit kleinen Läsuren.

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        Pilot Training Manual for the P-38 Lightning

      Washington D. C. : Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces., 1944.. Washington D. C. Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. 1944. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Thin 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. The December 1944, Original "Brown Cover" issue. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, charts, etc. During its time, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was considered the most sophisticated aircraft Lockheed had ever built. In February 1937, the U.S. Army Air Corps released Specification X-608, a daunting requirement that called for speed, range, and climb capabilities impossible to achieve at that time with a single-engine aircraft. In Burbank, California, a Lockheed design team led by Hall Hibbard, and assisted by a young engineer named Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, immediately began a series of designs that would culminate in the contract-winning XP-38. Jim Gerschler became project engineer on the aircraft.& & The XP-38 (it was many months before it was called the Lightning) was of an extraordinarily advanced conception, an all-metal, midwing monoplane with twin Allison engines using General Electric turbo-superchargers, a central nacelle for the pilot and armament, contra-rotating propellers, twin-booms and rudders, and a tricycle landing gear.& Nothing like it had ever been seen before, and it would be the only single-seat, twin-engine aircraft to reach mass production status during World War II. The distinctive sight and sound of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning would make it one of the best-known aircraft of the war.& & First flown on January 27, 1939, by one of its staunchest advocates, Air Corps 1st Lieutenant Ben Kelsey, the prototype XP-38 made national headlines when it crashed on a transcontinental record-setting attempt. Nevertheless, imminent war in Europe accentuated the need for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, and production orders began to flow in. By war&#39;s end, a total of 10,037 P-38s had been built. As it was much more modern than the Curtiss P-40, there was a great demand in every theater of war for the twin-engine fighter.& & The big Lockheed P-38 Lightning had its greatest successes in the Pacific Theater, where the two leading aces, Majors Richard I. Bong and Thomas B. McGuire, scored 40 and 38 victories, respectively, using only the Lightning. The Lightning was also the only plane capable of carrying out the extraordinary 800-mile mission that climaxed with the shoot-down of the Mitsubishi "Betty" carrying Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto on April 18, 1943.& Not as maneuverable as the Japanese fighters, the Lockheed P-38 Lightnings used dive and zoom tactics and their formidable center-line firepower of four .50-inch machine guns and a single 20-mm cannon to gain victories. It gave its pilots confidence on the daily long-distance flights over water, for if one engine was lost to combat or accident, the Lightning was able to limp home on the other.& & The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was less at home in Europe, where its large size made it less maneuverable than the German fighters it faced. Further, its Allison engines didn&#39;t operate as well at the high altitudes and cold temperatures of the European Theater. It became a workhorse nonetheless, doing duty in bomber escort, reconnaissance, and bombing, carrying as much as 4000 pounds of bombs in the latter role. One version of the P-38 was modified with a "droop-snoot" and carried a bombardier and either a Norden bombsight or a radar set.& & About 1,400 Lockheed P-38 Lightnings were completed as F-4 and F-5 reconnaissance planes, which were flown, unarmed and unafraid, deep within enemy territory. There were more Lightning reconnaissance planes than any other type in the USAAF.& The Lockheed P-38 Lightning set many records. It was the only USAAF fighter to be in production prior to the start of the war and still in production on VJ-Day, August 15, 1945. It was the first fighter with sufficient range to make ferry flights across the Atlantic. It was also the first fighter for which compressibility problems were forecast, and among the first to experience compressibility. The P-38 was the first fighter to use power-boosted flight controls as well as the first to have a tricycle landing gear.& & Curiously, Lockheed did not have much luck in creating advanced versions of the Lightning. The more powerful XP-49 and XP-58 took too long to mature, and neither was successful. It really didn&#39;t matter, for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was capable of doing all that was required of it. -The Editors of Publications International, Ltd. Several small splits to spine. Several tiny chips/creases to to fore-edge of front cover. Very mild Usual mild wear from metal binding pins to front and rear inside covers. A sensational, well preserved, clean copy.

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        War

      Pierre Bordelle Studio 1944 - New York, 1944. Lithographs, loose in a slipcase. Limited to 250 copies, this being no. 16. Printed by Albert Carmen. A nice set, with lithographs in excellent condition, lacking the final lithograph (no. 52, Vesuvius). Includes the limitation page lithograph signed by Bordelle. Bordelle drove an ambulance during the war. The prints are housed in a blue folio, which shows a small amount of normal wear. A striking set of images. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WISDEN CRICKETERS&#39; ALMANACK 1944

      John Wisden & Co. , 1944. John Wisden & Co. , 1944. Original publisher&#39;s cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper cover. Some dulling to the gilt on the spine but a superb fine, bright, crisp copy. Eight black and white plates on four leaves. One of the rare war-time hard backs, published in an edition of only 1500 copies. Exceptionally uncommon in this condition.

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        E. Gedicht-Handschrift mit e. Unterschrift und Widmung.

      O. Ort. Dezember 1944. 1 weißes Bl., 13 Bl. OHandschrift in Rot und Blau, 2 weiße Bl. Grauer OKart. mit e. VDeckel-Titel in Rot und Blau.. . Gedicht-Handschrift des baltischen Dichters und Komponisten in Monolog- und Dialogform mit dem Titel "Der Klausner und der Knabe". Langgedicht in 7 Bildern. Zu Anfang mit Monolog des Klausners zum Krieg: "Ich, der Alte, der Verstummte, sitze vor der Tür der Klause in der qualmgeschwärzten Sonne, schaue trüb zu Tale: Feuerhähne krähn im Grunde, Wälder brennen, Trümmer rauchen, krachend bersten hohe Dome, irre Schreie lachen [?]. - Als die neidgeblähten Schächer Herrn und Könige vertrieben und die Götter mit Geheule aus den Herzen jagten: brachen schwarze Würgeengel die geweihten starken Siegel und entfuhren ungeheuer dem gebannten Grabe". - Zum Knaben, der erschöpft die Klause erreicht und in Bewußtlosigkeit fällt: "Behutsam trag die schöne Last ich an des Herdes Feuer: Noch einmal steigt die Glut und flackt, ins Antlitz ihm zu leuchten. - Die Kleider streif ich scheu ihm ab und wasch ihm Wang und Stirne. Er achtets nicht im Schoß des Schlafs, er lauscht gebannt nach innen. - Von wannen kam der holde Gast, an meinem Herd zu wohnen? Der Feuerschein flicht in das Haar ihm eine Flammenkrone. [...]. Ungeborne, Urgewesne sind mit uns im Bunde, Schicksalschlünde überschwebend ewgen Kreis zu runden. - Ohne Wände, ohne Grenzen wollen wir uns laben und im lichten Tau der Sterne unsere Herzen baden". Weiterhin der Klausner: "Wenn Dein Blick in meinen taucht, spielend Licht mit Licht zu tauschen, fängt des Sonnengottes Auge sich in unsrem Schauen. - Wenn in Herz und Hirn Dich wach die Gedanken überragen, streifte Dich der Flügelknabe mit dem Botenstabe". Der Knabe: "Aus der Schwere Haft gelöst ist die Zunge, und ein Tönen schwillt in mir mit sanftem Dröhnen, reißt mich immer höher. - Neugeschenkt ist mir der Blick, ja ich töne, ja ich singe, singend werd ich Deiner inne und erkenn Dich wieder. - Wecktest mich von je zu je auf ein Liebesfeuerwehen, daß wir in uns selbst verbrennend, heil im Lied erständen. - Wieder ist, was immer war: was wir litten, ist vergangen, was wir sangen, blitzt in Strahlen aus der Götter Antlitz. [...]". Mit E. WIDMUNG für die Künstlerin : "Für Frau Edith Telschow [1887-1974] zum Zeichen des Beginns unserer Bekanntschaft. Überlingen, 29. April 1945". - Edith Telschow, Malerin und Graphikerin [1887-1974], war nach dem 2. Weltkrieg Kulturredakteurin bei der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. Umschlag-Karton gebräunt, Exlibris (Entwurf: E. Telschow) auf IDeckel, äußerer Blattrand teils etwas gebräunt und mit einzelnen Stockfleckchen. Seltenere Gedichthandschrift des Dichters und Komponisten mit angedeutetem homosexuellen Inhalt.

      [Bookseller: Hartmut Erlemann Buch- und Kunstantiquar]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
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        The Black Path of Fear

      Doubleday, Doran and Co. / Crime Club, 1944. Doubleday, Doran and Co. / Crime Club, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good-. Clean unmarked hardcover in gray cloth with black print, square binding and two corners barely bumped, very light tanning to endpapers and page edges. Unclipped ($2.00) dustjacket with several small tears and minor chips, mostly to the corners and spine ends, the worst of which is a one inch tear from the top back hinge corner into the back panel, and loss of the top 1/8 inch of the spine head. Shelved and presented in a fresh mylar cover. Garden City: published for The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1944. Stated First Edition with no printings indicated, 1st printing. 183 pages. A very attractive copy of a scarce wartime mystery thriller, a Crime Club selection in the "Character and Atmosphere" category. Basis for the 1946 film noir "The Chase," starring Robert Cummings and Peter Lorre. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

      [Bookseller: 4Shadows Books, IOBA]
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