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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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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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        Seven White Gates

      George Newnes, London 1944 - First edition copy with dust jacket. Illustrated. 1st Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 200 pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears, with slight loss to spine. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Covers worn. Illustrator: Bertram Prance. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children; Fiction. Inventory No: 003887. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dreadnought Books]
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        The Road to Serfdom

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press,, [1944].. With Foreword by John Chamberlain. Octavo (205 x 135 mm). Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the dust jacket. With Hayek's signature to the front free endpaper. Signed by the original buyer on both front and back pastedowns, with an additional comment written above Hayek's signature. The dust jacket with tears and chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Tape stains to the endpapers where the dust jacket was fixed to the pastedowns, newspaper clipping taped to the front free endpaper causing staining. Internally a very good, clean copy. First American edition, third impression, of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism. The original owner, Hermina Henke Kolitz, has signed the rear pastedown with her name and address and the date of December 1944, the year of publication. Above Hayek's signature, she has added the note "author's autograph, terrible writing", and signed her name and the date 1945. Signed copies of Hayek's classic work are very rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell

      Cambridge: At The University Press. 1944, 1944. First edition. Slim crown octavo, pp.viii; 91. With twelve figures and four photographic plates. Fine in publisher's green gilt-titled cloth, in a near fine (slightly dusty) jacket, with one tiny tear to the rear panel. A landmark text on the origins of molecular biology; Schrödinger's 'What Is Life?' was cited as a major influence by geneticists Watson, Crick and Wilkins who won a Nobel prize in Medicine for the discovery of the DNA double helix.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE LITTLE PRINCE

      Published by William Heinemann Ltd., 1944. 1st UK edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by De Saint-Exupery, Antoine. Very good condition with no wrapper. Orange cloth, red titles and red/blue vignette to front cover. Colour illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. A few light marks to covers. Light foxing to contents. A few light blue fingerprints to first few pages. A nice copy of a very scarce UK first edition of this ever popular children's classic. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        VVV Number Four

      New York: VVV, 1944. First edition. Paperback. Fine. First edition. Fourth and final issue of this magazine of surrealism edited by David Hare. Contributions by Leonora Carrington, Marcel Duchamp, Jimmy Ernst, Philip Lamantia, Max Ernst, Frederick Sommer and much more. A superb fine copy in illustrated bound wrappers. The nicest example of this magazine we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        RAIZ. Poesías.

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

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Nachträge zum Handbuch der Banknoten und Münzen Europas. Auszüge aus der II. und III. Abteilung der "Erkennungszeichen", 5 Bände.

      Wien, Siegler-Verlag, 1937 - 1944 - Umfassendes Nachtrags- und Ergänzungswerk zum Handbuch der Banknoten und Münzen Europas. Erfaßt sind folgende Länder: Albanien, Belgien, Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Bulgarien, Dänemark, Danzig, Deutschland (Deutsches Reich), England, Estland, Finnland, Frankreich, Generalgouvernement (Polen), Griechenland, Holland, Italien, Jersey, Jugoslawien, Kroatien, Lettland, Litauen, Luxemburg, Norwegen, Österreich, Portugal, Rumänien, Schweden, Schweiz, Serbien, Slowakei, Spanien, Türkei, Ungarn, Vatikan. Die Bände jeweils mit ca. 200 bid 250 Blatt, teils auch rückseitig beschrieben. Mit zahlreichn ganzseitigen Banknoten-Abbildungen. de 4000 Rückenprägung teilweise etwas verblaßt, in einem Band einige Seiten lose beiliegend (Vollständigkeit hier nicht sicher). Sonst sehr gute Exemplare dieser überaus seltenen Nachtragsbände des einschlägigen numismatischen Handbuchs. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Blaue Original.Ganzleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Le songe d'une nuit d'été *

      A. Gonin, Lausanne 1944. - En feuilles 28 x 22, couverture verte imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage demi parchemin, titre au dos de la chemise. L'un des 6 exemplaires de tête lettrés sur Vergé surfin Guarro Molivell. 11 bois originaux en noir de Henry Bischoff, tirés sur Chine et contrecollés, en sus d'une suite en sanguine (annoncée en bistre par erreur) sur le même papier, ainsi qu'une étude originale signée au lavis. Le meilleur exemplaire possible de cet illustré classique, hormis l'unique sur Chine avec les les onze dessins originaux, une suite sur Japon et un bois barré.Le nôtre possède une belle lettre autographe de 1949 signée de l'artiste à un confrère, en trois pages à l'en-tête royale (et dorée) de "Tailles et Morsures" dont il fut co-fondateur et membre durant les dix ans que dura l'expérience, entre 1942 et 1952.Le blason précité, crée par Bischoff, présente un homme armé d'un glaive, pour la taille, et un lion de ses dents, pour la morsure. Une variante en est reproduite dans le catalogue de l'expo consacrée au groupe par le Manoir de Martigny en 1980 - Cette copieuse truffe autographe compense-t-elle l'absence du bois barré mentionné à la justification ?Un songe d'encres et de papiers, également disponible sur demande en semi luxe ou en tirage ordinaire.Quand à l'été, en effet, il n'en reste bientôt plus qu'un rêve.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Road to Serfdom. With Foreword by John Chamberlain.

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1944]. - Octavo (205 x 135 mm). Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the dust jacket. Signed by the original buyer on both front and back pastedowns, with an additional comment written above Hayek's signature. The dust jacket with tears and chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Tape stains to the endpapers where the dust jacket was fixed to the pastedowns, newspaper clipping taped to the front free endpaper causing staining. Internally a very good, clean copy. With Hayek's signature to the front free endpaper. First American edition, third impression, of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism. The original owner, Hermina Henke Kolitz, has signed the rear pastedown with her name and address and the date of December 1944, the year of publication. Above Hayek's signature, she has added the note "author's autograph, terrible writing", and signed her name and the date 1945. Signed copies of Hayek's classic work are very rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Road to Serfdom

      University of Chicago Press, 1944. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago. Chicago University Press, 1944. First Edition, Third Printing with statement of "Third Impression" on the copyright page. In original third printing dust jacket, with statement of "Third Large Printing" on front dust jacket flap, and with the original price of $2.75 in tact. Printed just one month after the first printing. A nice copy, in good, in a good dust jacket. Sound binding. Pages are lightly age toned, and many show evidence of erased pencil from the margins, and there are two small check marks written in pen that remain in margins as well. Pages show light signs of handle. Exterior shows light rubbing and sunning, with three tiny areas of discoloration to the rear board. The dust jacket is fragile, showing chipping, loss, with a split forming along the fold at the rear flap. Rare early printing in original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Barcelona a Través De Los Tiempos.

      Mercedes, Barcelona 1944 - 351 págs. en papel de hilo superior. Sumamente ilustrado. Las guardas son un plano de Barcelona.Edición limitada y numerada de sólo 1000 ejs. Muy cuidada imprenta. Realmente bello. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        REVISTA DE DIALECTOLOGÍA Y TRADICIONES POPULARES ( ANTROPOLOGIA. ETNOGRAFIA. FOLKLORE )

      C.S.I.C., Madrid - Editada de 1944 a junio del 2013. Volumen Nº 1 al Volumen Nº LXVIII, todo incluido en 143 Tomos, con más de 250 págs de media, obra ilustrada. Aquí la colección completa hasta la fecha reseñada. Esta publicación es la mejor en su género editada en castellano, con los trabajos de los mejores investigadores. Colección rara en comercio . ( Hemeroteca. la más antigua de las publicaciones periódicas españolas dedicadas a la antropología social y cultural. Los contenidos fundamentales se refieren a estudios sobre mentalidades, religión, familia, relaciones y representaciones sociales, cultura material, literatura oral, léxico dialectal y demás aspectos de la investigación antropológica cultural ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        AN APPEAL TO JEWISH REASON

      [New York?]; S. J. Stoll. 1944. Original wrappers, hole punched bound in period folder. 4to. 23 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Both a polemic and detailed report, this piece presents moral arguments and statistics proposing the possibility of Jewish settlement in Madagascar. Written three years after the abandonment of the Nazi’s Madagascar resettlement plan. “This is not a rebellion against Zionism. The writer is a Zionist. Nor is it a rebellion against Palestine. The Jewish pioneers have convincingly demonstrated how truly Utopian Palestine can become in Jewish hands. It is a rebellion against a world situation which is not of our making and which cannot be unmade by us, which in the first instance presents us with a “Jewish problem” too enormous to be solved in a dozen Palestines, and then holds Palestine out to us as a solution to that problem, and finally snatches Palestine away from us when we reach out to take it. […] To the total war that is being waged against us on every front there can be but one answer: total Jewish victory. Let us by a single master stroke confound our enemies and rise from slavery and Ghetto and concentration camp to freedom and sovereign statehood and world power. We can do this and must and will do it in Madagascar. And in so doing we shall enjoy the first installment of sweet vengeance: the partial dismemberment of Germany. ” (Page 16) Subjects: Jews -- Relocation -Madagascar. Jews -- Government policy -- Europe. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (Harvard) . Some shelf wear to folder, internally crisp and bright. Very good + condition. Very Scarce and Very Important. (HOLO2-109-15) .

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Figure of Beatrice:A Study in Dante

      Faber and Faber, London 1944 - First published in 1943, this is a scarce early impression (third) in very good plus condition. The blue cloth is clean and unfaded and the gilt titles on spine is bright. The book contains no names or markings and is free of foxing. It is in an unclipped blue dust jacket with black & white titles that has no tears or chips and now is in a protective Brodart sleeve. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Santa Cruz Books]
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        The original artwork in watercolour and pen & ink for page 22 of Cam's first book BARBARA LAMB, published by John Lane in 1944.

      The artwork is identical to that used except for the absence of the text, which probably would have been laid onto the illustration. There is a small area of rubbing where the text has been removed; taped into mount; else very good.Price quoted is subject to VAT.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        THEY CALLED IT "PURPLE HEART VALLEY": A COMBAT CHRONICLE OF THE WAR IN ITALY

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Margaret Bourke-White. Illustrated with photographs by Bourke-White. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to famous pilot Eddie Rickenbacker on a large piece of paper pasted to the front endpaper: "For my good friend/Eddie Rickenbacker/with all best/Margaret Bourke-White." Medal of Honor-winning World War I aviator Eddie Rickenbacker first gained fame in the formative years of auto racing as a driver. Before owning and operating the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he participated in some of the first 500-mile races held there finishing in tenth place in 1914. Rickenbacker flew a total of 300 combat hours, reportedly more than any other U.S. pilot in World War I, and his 26 victories as a pilot constituted an American record that stood until World War II. After the war, he started an unsuccessful automobile company, but his most lasting business endeavor was his lifelong leadership of Eastern Air Lines which Rickenbacker transformed from a small airline to a major international transportation company. A gritty account by the first female journalist to be attached to the U.S. Army in World War II of her experiences with the Fifth Army during the Italian Campaign. The only other copy of this title we have seen that was signed was also on a piece of paper pasted in. It is likely that Bourke-White was "in the field" upon publication and unable to sign the book itself.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Towards Zero.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins, 1944 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Slightly rubbed and faded at extremities. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and creased jacket with nicks at the corners and a few tiny spots. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Survivance

      Paris: Corra (Impr. de A. Tournon), 1944. 82 p.; 19 cm. 27 poems, 11 in a section titled Les Attentes and 16 titled La Prison. Number 84 of 560 numbered copies. Bernard was a French physician who later had a worldwide reputation, famed as the pioneering French hematologist who diagnosed the cancer of the Shah of Iran. In 1940 Bernard joined the French Resistance, was caught and imprisoned until the end of World War II. These poems are his reflection of a France under Nazi rule. Of this very rare first edition, the WorldCat notes a copy at Oxford and two in Paris. None offered for sale. Mostly uncut; soft cover; Very Good considering the wartime paper. Stock#OB923.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Mr. Tettley's Tenants (with a foreword by Ira Wolfert)

      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.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        Land of Unlikeness

      Cummington, MA: Cummington Press, 1944. First edition 8vo, title page woodcut in two colors by Gustav Wolf. Bound in original blue boards printed in orange. One of 224 (of 250 total) copies. Lacking the unprinted dust jacket, as often. With a foreward by Allen Tate. & & Lowell's scarce first book, preceding Lord Weary's Castle, which would include five of these poems in revised versions and went on to win the Pulitzer - the first of many awards for the poet. The foreward by Lowell's mentor Allen Tate underlines the Catholic themes of the book. A very good copy, lightly rubbed through at tips, with some of the usual fading to spine and extremities and a single small droplet ghost at spine.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        FORO GALLEGO, REVISTA JURIDICA DE GALICIA. NUMEROS 1 A 126 (FALTAN 48 Y 68), 135, 136, 141 A 177 Y 179.

      Ilustre Colegio Provincia de Abogados de La Coruña y Academia Gallega de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. 1944-1981 24 x 17 cm. paginación variada.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Jerez]
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        The Razor's Edge. A Novel

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,, 1944. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's red card slipcase. Bookplate to front pastedown, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine just a little faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Limited edition, number 591 of 750 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE RAZOR'S EDGE

      1944. London / Toronto: William Heinemann, (1944). Original dark blue cloth, with dust jacket. First English Edition of one of Maugham's major novels.~W. Somerset Maugham turns to a religious theme and tells the story of a young American's quest for a faith. In Larry Darnell he has created one of his most radiant and appealing characters. Darnell, impelled by what he has seen of death in the war, renounces his fiancee, Isabel Bradley, and the opportunity for wealth and position to seek knowledge and a faith above and beyond human mortality. His search takes him all over the world and reaches its climax in India, where he attains the experience of the Absolute... It is the story of a man who achieves the absolute purification of his soul, superhuman wisdom, and an impregnable faith which gives him power over the material world. As a record of the journey of the human spirit, it stands with OF HUMAN BONDAGE as one of the great English novels of our time. [from the American dust jacket]~The English edition was preceded by the American edition by about four months. This is a near-fine copy of this cheaply-produced wartime book (covers slightly dusty, faint bend in the flexible front board); the jacket is very near-fine as well (very minor soil, minor ruffling at the spine-head; the jacket's spine has very little of the usual fading). Toole Stott A63c.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Jan Kordaat, speurder.

      Antwerpen, Dupuis (1944 - ). 29,5 x 21 cm. 184 pages with many coloured Illustrationen. original hardcover (Hard cover). Erste Ausgabe. EO. 40 Fr. on first plate. Toelatin Nr. 7044 on the 4th plate. ?Jean Valhardi, Détective I. Teil? with Kugelschreiber auf Deckel notiert. Etwas berieben. Einband etwas fleckig. Seiten papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        POESIA, QUADERNI INTERNAZIONALI diretti da ENRICO FALQUI (1944-1946 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO), Roma poi Milano, Nuove edizioni italiane poi Mondadori, 1944

      'importante rivista, con la illuminata regia di ENRICO FALQUI, e sotto la spinta rinnovatrice del primo dopoguerra che aveva aperto orizzonti e speranze, pubblicò sotto forma antologica molti testi di poesia italiana e straniera di autori contemporanei e classici, saggi critici e traduzioni, con un taglio "moderno e nuovo". Notevoli erano, tra i primi veramente liberi dopo la fine della guerra, gli scritti di Bacchelli, Bassani, Bertolucci, Bigongiari, Bo, Gadda, Luzi, Montale, Palazzeschi, Pasolini, Pavese, Rebora, Quasimodo, Ungaretti, Saba, Sbarbaro, Tobino. La periodicità è stata spesso irregolare e l'ultimo quaderno uscito è il numero IX del Dicembre 1948 a distanza di circa un anno dal precedente numero VIII. I numeri sono in brossura in condizioni accettabili. NUM. 1 (gennaio 1945) cop. illustrata formato 14 x 22 pp.1-231 NUM. 2 (maggio 1945) " " formato 14 x 22 pp. 232-491 La rivista si trasferisce a Milano e l'editore diventa MONDADORI (collana all'insegna della Medusa): NUM. III-IV (gennaio 1946) cop. bianco.rossa (11,5 x 19.5) pp. 380 NUM. V (luglio 1946 ) " " pp. 276 NUM. VI (marzo 1947 ) " " pp. 245 NUM. VII (giugno 1947 ) " " pp. 249 NUM. VIII (ottobre 1947 ) " " pp. 244 NUM. IX (dicembre 1948) " " pp. 317 la collezione viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Pastoral

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, chipped, and spotted jacket. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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