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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition, first printing. A very good copy, with the rare dust jacket, of Von Neumann and Morgenstern&#146;s groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. &#147;Quantitative mathematical models for games as poker or bridge at one time appeared impossible, since games like these involve free choices by the players at each move, and each move reacts to moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of &#145;strategy&#146; in a paper on games of chance [Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele, Math. Ann. 100, 1928]. This contained the proof of his &#145;minimax&#146; theorem that says &#145;a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.&#146; The &#145;minimax&#146; principle, a key component of the game-playing computer programs developed in the 1950s and 1960s by Samuel, Newell, Simon, and others, was more fully articulated and explored in &#145;The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior&#146;, co-authored by von Neumann and the Austrian economist Oskar Morgenstern. Game theory, which draws upon mathematical logic, set theory and functional analysis, attempts to describe in mathematical terms the decision-making strategies used in games and other competitive situations. &#133; Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics. Had he not suffered an early death from cancer in 1957, he most probably would have received the Noble Prize in economics. Several mathematical economists influenced by von Neumann&#146;s ideas [as Nash, Harsanyi and Selten] later received the Nobel Prize in Economics&#148;. (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473).<br/><br/>& OOC 953 [lacking jacket]; Norman 2167. 8vo: 234 x 155 mm. Original cloth. Rubberstamp to front paste-down and free end-paper of previous owner dated 1947. Dust jacket with some tears and small pieces lost from upper and lower part of spine. xviii 625 [19] pp. Errata sheet loosely inserted, as issued. Clean and fresh throughout. A fine copy.

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      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition. Fine. An about Fine copy of this monumental work in economic theory. A touch of foxing along board edges and end pages, otherwise internal contents are clean and fresh. Retains the original "Corrigenda" slip. This copy from the library of Aurelius Morgner, economics faculty member at USC. & & One of the first, cohesive descriptions of "Game Theory," the branch of economics that finds equilibrium points among dynamic actors, with each actor pursuing an independent strategy. Game theory is one of the most important theoretical developments of the twentieth century, with several other disciplines finding applications of its method. Eight Nobel prizes have been awarded for advances and developments of the theory. Additional images available upon request. Fine.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton:: Princeton University Press. 1944. hardcover. 2. 8vo. xviii, 625 pp. Half-title, index. With the separate &#147;Corrigenda&#148; leaf. Original publisher&#146;s brick-red/brownish cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; front corner bumped. Ownership signature and 2 rubber stamps on endleaves of Richard S. Burington, Arlington, Virginia [dated 1946]. Early ownership signatures of two previous owners (recto of title and preface). Very good copy. . FIRST EDITION. This is the classic groundbreaking work upon which modern-day game theory is based written by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, who together conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. &#147;Quantitative mathematical models for games such as poker or bridge at one time appeared impossible, since games like these involve free choices by the players at each move, and each move reacts to the moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of &#147;strategy&#148; in a paper on games of chance (Mathematische Annalen 100 [1928]: 295-320). This contained the proof of his &#147;minimax&#148; theorem that says &#147;a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.&#148; The &#147;minimax&#148; principle, a key component of the game-playing computer programs developed in the 1950s and 1960s by Samuel, Newell, Simon, and others... was more fully articulated and explored in The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, co-authored by von Neumann and the Austrian economist Oskar Morgenstern. Game theory, which draws upon mathematical logic, set theory and functional analysis, attempts to describe in mathematical terms the decision-making strategies used in games and other competitive situations... Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics. Had he not suffered an early death from cancer in 1957, he most probably would have received the first Nobel Prize in economics&#148; - Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 953, p. 473. PROVENANCE: Dr. Richard Stevens Burington, born Columbus, Ohio, lived most of his life in Arlington, Virginia (1901-1973). &#147;He graduated from Ohio State University in 1925 and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from there in 1931. From 1926 to 1941 he was professor of mathematics at Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio&#148;; he authored the Handbook of Mathematical Tables and Formulas, (1933), for which he was known internationally. Later he moved to Arlington, VA for civilian service with the Navy Department. His last position there was in &#147;Naval Air Systems Command where he was Chief Mathematician and consultant to the staff on scientific policy matters.&#148; &#147;He joined the Navy Bureau of Ordnance in 1941 where he became a pioneer in weapons effectiveness analysis. He first worked on the mine and anti-submarine systems needed in World War II. This grew into a wide range of analyses of naval weapons of all types, including the anti-air systems used against kamikaze attacks, and the beginnings of the nuclear era of weapons. He participated in the first atomic tests in the Pacific. He also was influential in establishing quantitative systems analysis as the Navy moved into the missile age. He was instrumental in planning the initial design and use of modern electronic computer systems.&#148; He received recognition for his work and was member of all the professional societies relating to mathematics. [See his obituary for more information.] Burlington corresponded with von Neumann on January 19, 1951. This letter was recorded in the book on von Neumann&#146;s Selected Letters, (2005) His obituary appears in the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 64, no. I, 1974. REFERENCES: See: Von Neumann, John. John Von Neumann: Selected Letters. American Mathematical Society & London Mathematical Society, 2005. See also: MacRae, Norman, John von Neumann: The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer, Game Theory, Nuclear Deterrence, and Much More and Invariant Measures. American Mathematical Society & London Mathematical Society, 1992.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Portrait of Paul Robeson as Othello

      New York, june 1, 1944 - Superb, brooding image of Robeson in one of the most famous performances in American theater history. Robeson had originally played Othello in in a 1930 English production, opposite Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona, but American taboos against mixed-race casting prevented an American production for years, and was not until 1943 that Robeson's Othello was ventured in the States. The New York production of Othello at the Schubert Theater with Paul Robeson in the lead, Uta Hagen as Desdemona and José Ferrer as Iago, had the longest run of any Shakespeare play to that time (289 performances), opening on Oct. 19, 1943 and closing n July 1, 1944. It was the first time in US history that an Afro-American portrayed Othello on the stage, and audiences were riveted to see a black man kiss a white woman (ROBESON, PAUL) 9-3/4 x 7-1/4. Full length, in costume designed by Robert Edmond Jones. Vintage gelatin silver print. Very good, archival mounting tape on recto. Embossed stamp lower front, atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 101 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in ink, giving the subject of the photograph ("Paul Robeson as Othello"), the date, and the number of the negative [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside, in English, narrow 4to, 1944; Broadside, in Hebrew, oblong 8vo,1945; Broadside in Hebrew, 4to, 1947

      Broadside with printed date of "27th September 1944," is a "Notice," announcing "at night, attacks were carried out by our soldiers against the British Police Fortresses at Haifa, Kalkiiya, Katra and Beit Dajan. Heavy engagements took place, with casualties suffered by...both sides...Our units are fighting...according to all the laws of warfare, as they are recognized in this world of violence and oppression...the principle of face-to-face engagements has been followed. We have taken all precautions in order not to hit the civil population, whether Jewish or alien...we shall, as every Underground army did, come out...for decisive battles against the oppressors of our Homeland...on the basis of precedents which have been created in the course of this World War, we will demand...recognition of our rights as an UNDERGROUND ARMY...." This broadside comes from "HAIRGUN HATZVAI HALEUMI B'ERETS-ISRAEL (National Military Organisation)." Broadside, in Hebrew, oblong 8vo, with printed date and place, "Underground in Zion - Nisan 5705," [945], announces the hanging in Cairo of two "fighters for freedom." "The sentence was approved and executed by the Egyptian authorities under pressure from Churchill and the British authorities in England, in the Middle East and in Eretz Israel. The Hebrew nation is at war with the enslavers of its homeland...." The third broadside, in Hebrew, small 4to, with printed date of "Shevat 5707 [1947], shows an image of a young woman who "died defending aliyah [immigration or return to Israel]." "They told me we would give our lives for aliyah. But now immigrants are being deported from the shores of the homeland...Bracha Fuld. Published by Irgun Zvai Leumi in Eretz Israel." Fuld was killed when the British attacked the underground outpost where she was.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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      Cummington Press, (Cummington, MA) 1944 - Publisher's blue boards. Introduction by Allen Tate. Lowell's scarce first book, limited to a total of 250 copies printed. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper to critic F. W. Dupee, at whose home Lowell and his first wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, spent their honeymoon: "For Fred,/'Sunt aliquid manes,'/with love and gratitude/from,/Cal." The quote is from Sextus Propertius and is roughly translated as "The spirits do exist." Lowell's honeymoon came in the midst of his first, though not his worst, occurrence of manic depression. Some discoloration to boards; half-inch chip at the head of the spine. Very Good copy with a superb inscription [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The New Economy / by Robert Boothby - [Publisher's Personal File Copy with a Small ARCHIVE of Quite Telling Manuscript Corespondence between Secker & Warburg and the Author [And Others] a Boothby Pamphlet Additionally Loosely Inserted]

      London : Secker And Warburg 1944 - Physical desc. : 162 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subject: Economic policy. Currency question. Great Britain - Economic policy. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request. 1 Kg. 162 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Othello (Original playbill, signed by the cast)

      New York: Sam Shubert Theatre, 1944. Original playbill for the Broadway production of "Othello" at the Sam Shubert Theatre, starring Paul Robeson as Othello, Jose Ferrer as Iago, Uta Hagen as Desdemona, and James Monks as Cassio. SIGNED by each of the principal members of the cast on the front wrapper.& & A landmark production by the Theatre Guild, debuting in October of 1943, in which Robeson became the first African-American actor to play Othello on Broadway with a white supporting cast. The play was a triumph, and at that time was the longest running Shakespeare adaptation in Broadway history, at 296 performances.& & Very Good plus. Contemporary owner inscription, with a date 4/15/1944 mentioned as the date of the signing, to the verso of the front wrapper, check marks to a couple of theatre listings inside. Staple holes to the top of rear wrapper and most pages, else easily Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Samlade skrifter [complete in 19 volumes]

      Stockholm : Albert Bonniers, 1944-1946, 1944. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 19v. 20cm. Summary: Complete works of Agnes von Krusenstjerna in 19 volumes, edited by Johannes Edfelt. Language: Swedish. Contents of volumes: [1] Ninas dagbok. Helenas forsta karlek. (283p., 1944) --[2] Tony vaxer upp. (395p., 1944) --[3] Tonys laroar. (420p., 1944) --[4] Tonys sista laroar. (352p., 1944) --[5] En dagdriverskas anteckningar. Handelser pa vagen. --[6] Fru Esters pensionat (333p, 1944) --[7]-[13] Froknarna van Pahlen (1945): i. Den Bla rullgardinen. (286p.) ii. Kvinnogatan. (287p.) iii. Hostens skuggor. (308p., 1945) iv. Porten vid Johannes. (426p., 1945) v. Alskande par. (387p., 1945) vi. Brollop pa Ekered. (521p. 1945) vii. Av samma blod. (506p., 1945) --[14] En ung dam far till djurgardsbrunn. Delat rum pa kammakaregatan. (427p., 1945) --[15] Vivi, flicka med melodi. Dikter. Ur basta noveller. (305p., 1945) --[16]-[19] Fattigadel (1946): i. Fattigadel. (536p.) ii. Dunklet mellan traden. (526p.) iii. Dessa lyckliga ar. (544p.) iv. I livets var. (586p.). Subjects: Swedish literature -- Collected works -- Fiction -- Novels --20th century. Very good copies in contemporary bindings of gilt-blocked, 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some light generalized surface wear evident on spine covers. All edges marbled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Orlando (The Marmalade Cat)

      Country Life, Ltd., London,, 1944. His Silver Wedding. Folio. Original pictorial wrappers, decorations and tittles within the design by Hale. Lithographic illustrations by the author throughout. Crease to corner of lower wrapper, rather tanned and somewhat rubbed. A decent copy. First Edition, First Impression. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to inside of the upper wrapper. Presentation copies of the Orlando books are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        An American Dilemma

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, , 1944. The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Corners bumped. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with tanned spine panel and some small chips and closed tears. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author, who professes his thanks to Professor Gunnar Wiberg in Swedish on the front free endpaper, and dates the inscription to December 1952. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the present study of race relations in America is possibly his best-known and most influential work. Commissioned by the Carnegie Institute, the project drew on sociological, economic, anthropological and legal data, to enquire into the "American Dilemma," the sharp contrast between high ideals and the failure to deliver basic human rights in the 80 years since the Civil War. Myrdal was also a signatory of UNESCO&#39;s 1950 statement The Race Question.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Road to Serfdom

      New York: University of Chicago, 1944.. First edition, sixth printing published three months after the first. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Hayek on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Road To Serfdom

      Sydney: Dymock&#39;s Book Arcade, 1944.. First Australian edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism published. Octavo, original cloth. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket that has some tape reinforcement to the verso.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Joseph the Provider

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944 First American edition, first printing. Original publisher&#39;s cloth, dust jacket. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Mann to his next-door neighbor, Lester Ziffren: "To Lester Ziffren/ as a sign of good neighbor-/ -hood policy/ Pacif. Palisades/ Thomas Mann/ March 21, 1946". About fine with some toning to front endpaper and half title pages; in a jacket with some light wear, a few small nicks, tear to upper edge of front panel, else very good.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Dangling Man

      New York: Vanguard, 1944.. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. Octavo, original beige cloth. Light browning to the inner hinges as usual, else fine in near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear to the extremities and a small chip to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. A very sharp copy.

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        THE DARK TUNNEL. Presentation Copy

      New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1944 RARE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE AUTHOR&#39;S FIRST BOOK. First edition. 8vo. A very good copy in the original red cloth in a fine, fresh example of the rare dustwrapper showing minimal use. Inscribed on the ffe & signed as Kenneth Millar to a true early Millar/Macdonald supporter & collector of mystery & detection fiction. Also signed again on the Title Page as Kenneth Millar. Rare Inscribed. Very Rare if such were possible, in dustwrapper.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        George Grosz Drawings

      New York, H. Bittner and Company,, 1944. With an introduction by the artist. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A lovely bright copy with a touch of toning to page edges, dust jacket chipped to top edge and toned. First edition, first printing. Signed by Grosz on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        United States Submarines

      New Haven, CT: H. F. Morse Associates, Inc., 1944. !944 Stated First Edition. Very Good. SIGNED BY ADMIRAL CHESTER W. NIMITZ, in his distinctive handwriting, on the front free endpaper: "9 Oct 1944 / C.W. Nimitz - Admiral USN." Two months later, on December 19, 1944, Nimitz was appointed Fleet Admiral. Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966) was a five-star admiral who, during WWII, held the dual command of Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPac), for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces. He served as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) from 1945 until 1947 and was the United States&#39; last surviving Fleet Admiral. Barnes points out that in 1920 Nimitz established the naval base at Pearl Harbor as its first commanding officer; he assumed command of the Pacific Fleet shortly after the Japanese attack. Several photos of Nimitz presenting medals are included. Nimitz was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines, and this copy of Barnes&#39; work was likely part of his library. The book was once in the Wellfleet (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) Public Library, and has a catalog number lettered in white on the spine, slight darkening at base of spine likely from a library label, and a circulation slip and card pocket affixed to rear endpapers. "Withdrawn" is also stamped on rear free endpaper. It is possible the book came to the Wellfleet library through the estate of Chester Nimitz, Jr., also a naval hero who resided near Cape Cod during his retirement. This is a comprehensive and well-constructed illustrated history of the submarine. It is a clean and firmly bound copy. Pages are clean and complete, top edge dust stained but otherwise very good. Hardcover of blue cloth with title gilt stamped on front and spine is clean, moderately edge rubbed with small bumps to corners. Spine gilt is rubbed and faded, front cover gilt is bright. Hinges and binding are firm and intact though the spine has a moderate lean. There is no dust jacket. It is the association with America&#39;s legendary naval commander that makes this a very special copy. 6 x 9-1/4"; [xii] + 195 pages. Photos available. Admiral Nimitz. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        A Collection of General Montgomery&#39;s Personal Messages to the Eighth Army. El Alamein - Ortona 23 October 1942 - 31 December 1943

      Italy: Printed and Bound by Printing and Stationery Services 21 Army Group,, 1944. Quarto. Original black sand-grained cloth with Eighth Army insignia and name to the upper board, cream textured endpapers. Just a little rubbed, overall very good. First edition, extremely uncommon. COPAC records just one copy, that presented to the Imperial War Museum by Montgomery himself, and two similar items also at the IWM, bound up from original copies of the messages, OCLC adds a copy at the Legermuseum, Delft. Monty&#39;s personal messages to the troops have been seen as a significant component in the creation of the legendary morale of the Eighth Army. As Freddie de Guingand says in his Foreword; "This collection &#133; traces the journeys of this great fighting force over what was perhaps, up to the present time, the most eventful part of the war; from El Alamein to the capture of Ortona in Italy. These messages were always eagerly look forward to by the troops and fostered the spirit and the will-to-win that made the Eighth Army such a great and happy family.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Road to Serfdom

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944. First American Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; no jacket; 250pp; first American printing, September 1944. Light fraying to crown and heel of spine; age toning to gutters; faint spotting to boards; else tight, clean copy in very good condition.& & First American printing of one of the most influential books on economics of the 20th century, ONLY 2,000 copies were issued in the first printing of September 1944, selling out in less than 2 months. Published by the University of Chicago where Hayek later worked in the 1950&#39;;s on the Committee of Social Thought. Scarce in trade.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Billy Rose&#39;s Diamond Horseshoe [Diamond Horseshoe] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Revised Final Script for the 1945 film musical, "Diamond Horseshoe" (here titled "Billy Rose&#39;s Diamond Horseshoe"), directed and written for the screen by George Seaton, based on the play, "The Barker," by John Kenyon Nicholson, and starring Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, and Phil Silvers. & & "Diamond Horseshoe" is a Technicolor musical that combines the storyline from the 1933 Clara Bow vehicle, "Hoop-la" (which is in turn based on the 1928 film and play, "The Barker") with the 1940s Las Vegas nightclub owned by Billy Rose. The film was a huge success in 1945, marking the film debut of the standard, "The More I See You," and was one of the first Hollywood films to satirize Freudian psychoanalysis. & & Orange studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 933 and copy No. 18, and dated July 14, 1944, with the holograph notation "Env. 1524" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact (and rubber-stamped No. 18). Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper, with a screenwriter credit for Seaton. 101 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/18/44 and 11/6/44. Pages and wrapper both Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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        NIKOLAI GOGOL. Inscribed to the Thompsons

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions Books, 1944 First edition, First State with five titles to advertisement page & four titles to rear flap of the Alvin Lustig designed dustwrapper which is also first state with the $1.50 price unclipped. 12mo., [i] + [vi] + 1-174. A very good copy, the spine ev er so slightly darkened with a couple of very small stains at the heel, the dustwrapper a very good & bright example with a narrow 3/16ths bit of loss at the crown. An outstanding copy of Nabokov&#39;s extensive & very important early essay of his countryman, as this copy is inscribed by the master & embellished with one of his famous butterfly sketches to his dear friends of over 40 years, the Thompsons: "To Lisbeth and Bertrand with the author&#39;s love / Cambridge, Mass / Sept. 1944".  The book was published by New Directions, August 15th, 1944 making this a very early inscription. Genuine Nabokov presentations are uncommon especially those of a personal & generous nature. Julian A22.1 Nabokov&#39;s distinguished contribution [the fifth] to the Makers Of Modern Literature Series By New Directions. Preceded by works on: Joyce, Woolf, Forster & Lorca.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Lost Worlds

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1944. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/fine. Clark Ashton Smith and E. Burt Trimpey. First edition. Dust jacket illustrated with photos of Smith&#39;s sculpture by E. Burt Trimpey. Dust jacket is slightly chipped at extremities but bright and clean. Book fine, dust jacket near fine condition. Presentation "With the compliments of Clark Ashton Smith, Auburn Cal., June 4th, 1950" on front free end paper. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      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.

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        D-Day Prayer. From the White House?June 6, 1944

      Washington: [Government Printing Office:] Christmas, 1944 Broadside (540 x 370 mm.). . Printed in Gothic Type with initials in blue, red and gold. Archival matting. Large embellished three-color broadside of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer, issued by the President as a Christmas gift in 1944 for a few of his close friends at a White House ceremony. Handsomely printed in Gothic type. F.D.R. delivered this D-Day message as a radio address to the nation while the Allied troops were attempting to establish positions on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. It would be remembered as among the most moving Presidential addresses of all time: "Last night when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far. And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join me in prayer: Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a might endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true: give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again, and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph. They will be sore tired, by night and by day without rest?until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violence of war. For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the heaven of home. Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom...With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace?a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done. Almighty God. Amen."

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      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944 Rare Family Copy. First Edition Inscribed by the young Capote to his younger cousin Cecilia. &#39;To Cecilia, the cutest girl who ever sat in my lap, with love, Truman, Christmas, 1944." Folio. 92 pp. A wonderful copy in original pictorial boards, expertly restored by our paper conservationist. This unique example is complete with Cecilia&#39;s childhood pencil drawings and her ownership name. An extraordinary association copy. Outside of the cousins Truman lived with as a child, Lucille Faulk Ingram & her daughter Cecilia were his closest kin. As a fledgling writer looking for solitude, it was in the comfort of Lucille Ingram&#39;s home that Truman began to write his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms & so it began.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Four Quartets

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1944. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, two raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, plain cream endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First UK Edition, First Impression.

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        Two Typed Letters Signed with initials "SDH" in pencil

      Ft. Richardson & Nome, 1944. Near Fine. Two Typed Letters. One page each, quarto, air mail stationery. Addressed " Pru Darling" (Whitfield). [Whitfield, the estranged wife of fellow Black Mask detective fiction writer Raoul Whitfield, and a possible lover of Hammett&#39;;s]. Fold lines, tiny ink mark to the pencil signed letter. Each letter with a small green ink number (65, 67 respectively) on the top left corner. Pencil signed letter with small ink mark to the side of the fifth paragraph, not affecting text. Overall near fine.& & [Hammett enlisted during WWII, and while serving with the Army Signal Corps in Alaska, he collaborated on The Battle of the Aleutians and edited the camp newspaper].& & Fort Richardson& 19 November 44& Pru darling:& Last night was far from being as restful a night as I had hoped. I&#39;m housed in a Casual Company barracks just now, which means that most of my neighbors are strays and transients headed in one direction or the other and, with their chances of being shipped out at any time pretty good, take no risks on missing a probable last Saturday night in town. So they roamed in at all hours in all de-grees of noisy inebriation. Then, at a little after four this morning, eleven newcomers arrived, for whom eleven iron cots had to be set up in the middle of the floor, and who didn&#39;t get them-selves completely bedded down for another hour. I had to get up at eight and... Well, well, life in the Army isn&#39;t all a bed of roses, I sometimes think.& & i couldn&#39;t get away for the northland today, so I&#39;m putting in an-other day slugging things out at the office, but, weather permitting, I hope to take off tomorrow morning; but it looks as if I won&#39;t be able to get as far as Nome this time. Maybe late next month... I&#39;ll probably go to Fairbanks, then back here, then to Mt. McKinley, then to Whittier via here, and then try for Nome again. As a matter of fact I&#39;d rather see it in midwinter than this early, though I&#39;d set my mind on doing some Christmas shopping on an island near there where native craftsmanship is said to be mighty fine.& & It begins to look as if I may slide out of Orientation into another line as soon as this tour is over. There&#39;s nothing definite about it yet as I don&#39;t know whether I want it--but that&#39;s not likely to make much difference. I&#39;m getting to be one of those fod-damned "valuable" men who are snatched hither and thither.& & A little while ago an officer whom I can&#39;t place stopped me to invite me to his wedding at ten tonight in the Fort chapel. He told me he and "Mary," whom I&#39;m reasonably sure I never heard of, are getting married. I&#39;m sure I won&#39;t be able to make it. I wish I had a better memory for people. I must have met tens of thousands of people in and out of the Army and it often seems to me that I can&#39;t identify more than a couple of dozen of them.& & But I can identify you and I guess that ought to be enough from any one man.& & Much love, dear, and many kisses and things...& SDH& & [And]& & Nome& 25 Nov 1944& Pru darling:& Once in a while in the Army you get something done nearly as scheduled, like our flying up here this morning, and a very pleasant sunny winter morning it was. I haven&#39;t seen anything of the town yet. There&#39;s an epidemic on hand and town&#39;s off limits, but I trust myself to find some way of beating or evading the quarantine by, say, Monday.& & The post itself seems pleasant enough and I&#39;ve run into a number of folk I served with here and there since I began to save the world from fascism or something. I seem to have met an incredible number of people in these armed forces! It&#39;s no longer a secret that the Russians take their US-made planes out through here, giving the place an agreeably bustling international air.& & Tomorrow we rest--nothing unusual in our current life--and then work--if that&#39;s what it can be called--three days, which should get us off for Anchorage and those letters from you that should be waiting there along about late Wednesday or Thursday.& & There&#39;s a great deal of chatter-chatter in the hut tonight--did I ever make it clear to you what a talkative army we&#39;ve got?--and for some reason it seems especially dis-tracting. Ordinarily I don&#39;t mind it very much unless it is practically deafening--most of the time I don&#39;t even hear it if I&#39;m doing something else--but this evening it&#39;s making concentration pretty tough, so it&#39;s likely this letter won&#39;t run to any great lengths as might strain your eyesight reading it through. Maybe tomorrow afternoon will be a quite one and I can make up for it.& & So now you may visualize him who loves you as unpacking a duffle bag and hanging clothes to the tune of an argument over which Chicago theater is more something or other than which other Chicago theater, which seems to be the topic this evening. Much love, sweetheart, and I hope you and New York are getting along like a couple of love birds...& & sdh& & [Although Hammett neither founded nor originated a new style or school of detective fiction, he was the best writer in the "hard-boiled" style, and he became master of the school. Raymond Chandler remains the most worthy of his successors (The Book Collector , Spring 1962 by Roger E. Stoddard)]. Near Fine.

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        1st Airborne Division &#133; September 1944. Arnhem&#133;

      Produced by the Photographic Section, First British Airborne Division, , 1944. Folio (380 × 300 mm) Original photographic card wraps, spiral bound. Photographic reproduction of Monrty&#39;s congratulatory message to Major-Gen. Urquhart, followed by similar map of the glider landing pattern for Operation "Market" with a "Secret" back stamp, and 34 photographically reproduced plates. Two press photographs - Horsa gliders coming into land, and evacuated airborne troops enjoying their first drink in Nijmegen - with printed captions verso. Wraps a little rubbed, particularly at the margins, plastic spiral binder damaged with leaves consequently coming loose, but overall very good. There can be few episodes more glorious than the epic of Arnhem, and those that follow after will find it hard to live up to the standards that you have set&#133; in years to come it will be a great thing for a man to be able to say: &#39;I fought at Arnhem&#39;" (From Montgomery&#39;s message of congratulation to Maj.-Gen.Urquhart, commander of the 1st Airborne. Evidently production of this unusual "souvenir" was overtaken by events, after initial successes Operation Market Garden stalled and at Arnhem the British 1st Airborne Division encountered far stronger resistance than had been anticipated. In the ensuing battle a small force managed to hold one end of the Arnhem road bridge, but after the ground forces failed to relieve them they were overrun on the 21st November. The rest of the division, trapped in a small pocket west of the bridge, had to be evacuated on the 25th. The Allies failed to cross the Rhine, which remained a barrier to their advance until the offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945. Images include mortars in action, house clearing operations, aerial views - "low oblique air photos &#133; taken a week before [the] operation &#133; flown in the face of heavy flak, they are some of the most remarkable operational photographs yet seen." - POWs, casualites, glider landings, graphic images of the corpses of General-Major Kussin and his staff, and even a page, "Recording History," of members of the photographic unit themselves. The three men in the unit were Sergeant Dennis M Smith, Sergeant Gordon Walker and Sergeant C Michael Lewis. This copy of Arnhem belonged to Oliver Frazer MBE who served in the Glider Pilot Regiment in the operations of D-Day, and at Arnhem. Extremely uncommon, we have not been able to trace another copy.

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        FICCIONES. (1935-1944). Signed

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Sur, 1944 Inscribed by Borges to his close friend, one of the important Argentine poets, Vicente Barbieri. First edition. 8vo., 203pp, frontispiece portrait by Marie Elisabeth Wrede. A very good copy in the original blue wrappers - small surface chip at the spine crown, contents darkened as always due to paper acidity. [Helft p.65; Becco 30]. The presentation inscription reads: "Para el colega Vicente Barbieri con sincera amistad. / Jorge Luis Borges - 1944", [For the colleague Vicente Barbieri with sincere friendship] 3000 copies of this edition were printed. El jardin de los cenderos que se bifurcan is the predecessor of this, one of the most important works of fiction of the 20th century. It is sufficient to quote Borges&#39; own statement: "F icciones y El Aleph (1949 y 1952) son, según creo, mis libros más importantes". (Ficciones and El aleph are, I believe, my most important books). (Autobiografía p.111-112). The universe created by Borges&#39; work is an alternative postulate of reality which, in many ways, influenced Foucault, Derrida, Paul de Man, Gerard Genette, Umberto Eco, John Updike, Goddard, Bertolucci, to mention a few from the European camp. We must also include the Barranquilla group and other Latin American writers, i.e ., Lezama Lima, Roa Bastos, Onetti, Cortázar, Sábato, and others. Contains 8 stories from the previously published El jardin + a group of 6 new stories entitled, including "Funes, the Memorious" & "Death and the Compass". Which was dedicated to Amanda Molina Vedia. Marvelous Literary Association Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Forever Amber

      MacMillan, 1944. 7th Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Author. Forever Amber, Kathleen Winsor, Macmillan, 1944, 7th printing, 972 pages. Author's first novel, signed by her on the dust jacket. Description: Book; Green boards with gold lettering to spine only, illustrated endpapers with map of London circa 1600's. Dust jacket; Illustrated green design by J.S. Vigne showing Amber as seen in a mirror. Design wraps to the spine with white lettering outlined in black along with a white Royal Coat of Arms, rear panel has Brockway Studios photo of author, inside front flap is signed by the author under her name on top, synopsis follows, not price clipped. Synopsis continues on back flap above author's bio. Condition: Book; Very good with several minor flaws, dirt along the leading edge of pages, loss of luster to the gold lettering, book is slightly shaken and the lower edge of the spine is worn along the edges, but still a bright and overall clean example of the author's first book. All pages are clean and the spine shows almost no sunning but several palm prints as this book was read and reread more than once. There is a stain on the top of the back of the ffep and bleeds through slightly to map but it also effects the first letter on the title page opposite and the bleed through of that page to the top of the copyright page on the reverse. Dust jacket; Good; Bright front panel with little sunning to the spine, back panel bright. Author's signature in blue ink under her name on the front flap. Jacket shows several lines, creases and chips and is very fragile with loss to the top of the spine that does not affect any design elements, pieces missing along the bottom edge that do affect the publisher's name and the leading edges of the flaps are starting in a few places but still holding together. Jacket w/signature was found folded inside the back board and is now protect in clear-to-both-side Brodart. Rare example of author's signature on the dj.

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        Brave Men

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1944. These wartime editions are notoriously fragile. This copy is an exception. It is square, sharp, clean and tight. just the slightest bumping of the extremities. The Grosset dust jacket, chipped at the edges, is married to this 1st edition copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Nearly Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      [Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House,. 1944. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to spine. panel. A very nice copy. (#141513). First edition. 1617 copies printed. The author&#39;s first book of fiction. The fifth book published by Arkham House, written by it&#39;s co-founder. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-204. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1656. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-217.

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        Portrait photograph of Edith Sampson

      New York april 6 1944 New York, april 6, 1944. (SAMPSON, EDITH) Apx. 11-1/2 x 9 inches. . Fine . Edith Spurlock Sampson (1897?-1979) was the first woman to graduate from Chicago's Loyola University Law School. Later in her career, she became the first African-American female judge in Illinois. In 1950, Edith became the first African-American woman delegate to the United Nations, and then the first African-American to be appointed a member-at-large of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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        Twelve Original Stone Prints [SIGNED] Shanim Esher Hadpisi Aben Mekorim

      Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 1944. First edition. g. Portfolio. [2]pp. of text, +12 loose plates resting in. Original textured ingrain cardboard portfolio with ties. Each plate signed by artist in pencil. Opening remarks by Mordechai Narkiss with a foreword supported by Poole. Goldberg has been called the "Jewish Rembrandt." His paintings are known for depicting the "Jewish soul." Goldberg used the technique created by Rembrandt to draw light onto the subjects in his paintings. His latter art is imbued with emotion from his Holocaust experience. Front board detached, but present. Pulling, tearing, and creasing to one tissue cover. Plates in very good condition. Text in Hebrew. Scarce. OCLC lists only one library worldwide owning this item.

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        Bombing Vindicated

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1944 - 159 pages. Index. Author served as Principal Assistant Secretary of the British Air Ministry. Describes how it was the RAF which commenced bombing of German civilian targets before Germany reluctantly began similar attacks in Britain during the second world war. Unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound copy of this important work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hoepli 1944 Hoepli Editore Milano, 1944; br. ed. ill., in 16°, cm 11,5 x 18; pp. 77 + (3). Numerose illustrazioni in b/n e a colori. Impaginato da Munari. Ottime condizioni, lievi usure agli spigoli del dorso.

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        The Razor&#39;s Edge

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. Signed, limited edition, #598/750. A beautiful copy! Clean and bright with little to no wear. Top edge gilt; beveled edges to boards. Spine titling on black leather as new. Has been protected in original tissue (now split) and scarce original (but faded) slipcase. 343 pp.. By Author. First Edition. Sienna Cloth/Gilt. Near Fine. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        The Essay Proof Journal.

      Essay Proof Society, 1944 - 1956. Whole numbers 1 - 52 bound in cloth. Fine. A scarce complete run of the early issues.

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        Drawings of Jacques Lipchitz [with original signed etching]

      Curt Valentin, New York, 1944. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Loose as issued in original cloth backed portfolio, lightly worn and sunned. With an original etching numbered 23/65 and signed by Lipschitz. A few faint finger marks in the margins of the etching, otherwise fine. Light browning to the ordinary contents, and a slight bump to one corner. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 043145. .

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        Portrait photograph of Leonard Bernstein

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

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      Documento 1944 Dieci acqueforti originali, numerate e firmate dall'Artista (cm da 14,5x19,5 a 30x19,5. Foglio cm 35,5x27). Ogni incisione reca a matita anche un proverbio di Gentilini. Edizione curata dalla Libreria La Margherita Prima cartella di incisioni di Franco Gentilini. 4to (cm 37x28,5) Cartella rilegata in mezza tela (Half-cloth slip-case) Ottimo (Fine) [Guastalla, Lucchese, 1983; Jouffroy, 1987]

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

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      Officina Bodoni 1944 In 4° (290x200); pagg. 358; mezza tela edit. nocciola con piatti in carta Lima verde e nera con astuccio. Prima edizione dell'opera omnia dei sonetti dell'Angiolieri con a fronte la versione tedesca in prosa di Rudolf Freiherr von Taube. Edizione di 165 esemplari numerati (59 il nostro). Esempi. Perfetto. Cat. Mardersteig n. 64.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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