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        Tibor Paul's Guestbook

      (Budapest) 1944 - Large quarto. [160]pp. Original green cross-grain morocco with gilt ornament and title on front panel. Fore edge gilt. 32 inscribed pages with over a hundred inscriptions of musicians, artists, and politicians. Spine rubbed at tail and head, overall in fine condition. The private guestbook bears inscriptions by the chief musicians and conductors of the time, artists, intellects, and major European politicians.Tibor Paul (1909--1973) was a Hungarian-Australian conductor, studied piano and woodwind at the Budapest Music Academy under Zoltan Kodaly. He was the founder of the Budapest Concert Orchestra in 1930. When the Communist took power in Hungary 1948 he left the country for Switzerland and soon after he migrated to Australia. He conducted in most major cities around world.Included among the inscriptions are those of Italian politicians Benito Mussolini and Galeazzo Ciano, the conductors and musicians Bruno Walter, Erich Kleiber, Nikolai Malko, Franz and Emma von Hoesslin, Karl Krueger, Hans Weisbach, Hans-Joachim Koellreutter, and Fritz Busch beside numerous other Hungarian musicians, conductors, artists, and directors including Janos Ferencsik, Viktor Lanyi, and Laszlo Beothy.An interesting group of signatures from many notable 20th Century European conductors and musicians.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        OMZSA ÉVKÖNYV; 1943/1944=5704 [ISSUE 4], FINAL ISSUE

      Budapest; Országos Magyar Zsidó Segíto Akció(1944). Original wraps. 8vo. 246, [2] pages. 23 cm. Serial publication. In Hungarian, with Yiddish. "OMZSA Yearbook". The Országos Magyar Zsidó Segíto Akció (National Hungarian Jewish Aid Association; OMZSA) was a general assistance organization for the large Budapest community. The OMZSA was involved with cultural, legal, and economic battles on behalf of the (religious) Jewish Budapest community. For example, a series of drawings by the artist Imre Amos (1907-1945) entitled "Zsidó ünnepek (Jewish Holidays) , representing the Jewish holidays in the shadow of annihilation, became emblematic for Hungarian Jewry. (The series appeared in 150 copies published in 1940 by the Országos Magyar Zsidó Segito Akció [National Hungarian Jewish Aid Action]. ) " (YIVO encyclopedia) . According to OCLC, four issues of the yearbook are known to exist (the earliest issue is titled "OMZSA Naptár" -OMZSA Calendar) . This issue contains a calendar of the days and holidays for the year (In Hungarian and Yiddish) , and extensive literary (poems, letters, short stories) and journalistic pieces by dozens of writers and editors from the Budapest community. For many of these authors, this would be their last published work. "[T]he Germans occupied the country on 19 March 1944, Gestapo chief Adolf Eichmann set up his SS command in Budapest, and the Budapest Jewish Council was established. What had been an extended process of stigmatization, ghettoization, deportation, and murder elsewhere was greatly concentrated and executed with great efficiency and speed in Hungary. The deportation and gassing of almost 440, 000 provincial Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau began in mid-May and was swiftly accomplished by July as a result of full cooperation of the Hungarian authorities. Only intense diplomatic pressure threatening harsh postwar retribution caused Regent Horthy to call a halt to the deportations on 6 July, giving Budapest Jewry a temporary reprieve. In Budapest, a series of measures increasingly placed limitations on Jews who remained in the capital. Restrictions were placed on using the public transport; later telephones, bicycles, and cars were confiscated, and an evening curfew was imposed. From 3 April, all persons defined as Jews were obligated to wear a yellow star on their outer clothing... The reverses suffered by the Germans emboldened Horthy to announce in mid-October his intention to withdraw Hungary from the war. With German backing, Ferenc Szálasi and his Arrow Cross Party seized power on 15 October. Budapest's Jews were now threatened by a far more vicious regime whose radical antisemitic ideology was wholly in tune with Hitler's apocalyptic vision. Forced death marches began on 20 October and along with German deportations, affected some 75, 000 Budapest Jews. The city rapidly descended into chaos as roving Arrow Cross bands combed the streets rounding up Jews. The first murders in the streets began on 12 November; the first executions took place by the riverbank on 23 November. " (YIVO Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews - Hungary - Periodicals. Jewish almanacs. OCLC lists 7 copies. Wraps lightly worn, with light pencil marks on front cover and first endpage. Pages lightly aged, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-103-36)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Rabbit Hill

      First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, distinguishing it as a top children's book for that year. The story of a family of rabbits cohabiting the land with their human counterparts.

      [Bookseller: Bell's Books]
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        What is Life?

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1944. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition.viii, 91pp. Four plates, twelve figures in text. Light foxing to foredge and prelims, small ink numerals on front free endpaper, else very good in a uniformly tanned jacket that has a two inch closed tear at the front joint and a small tear to the bottom of the front panel with some tiny bits of loss at the spine ends. Schrodinger's book was based on a course of public lectures delivered by Schrodinger in February 1943, under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies at Trinity College, Dublin and in the book introduced the idea of an "aperiodic crystal" that contained genetic information in its configuration of covalent chemical bonds and both James D. Watson and Francis Crick, co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, along with Maurice Wilkins, who was later to be awarded the Nobel prize for elucidating the structure of DNA credited Schrodinger's book with presenting an early theoretical description of how the storage of genetic information would work, and each respectively acknowledged the book as a source of inspiration for their initial researches.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Seven Lively Arts - Collection of Signed Photographs, Clippings, and Programs

      - A very interesting collection of signed photographs, programs, and press clippings related to the Cole Porter musical "Seven Lively Arts." The items are taken from a scrapbook compiled by Bill Utely, who was a singer in the production, and include signed photographs of performers Bert Lahr, Beatrice Lillie, Jere McMahon, Paula Bane, Benny Goodman, Alicia Markova, Bill Tabbert, Billie Worth, and Dolores Gray, choreographer Anton Dolin, page boys Barry Laffin, Sonny Cavell, and Marty Miller, and many other singers, dancers, and others involved in the production. The collection includes a total of 26 signed photographs, 5 unsigned photographs of Utely, original programs from both the Philadelphia tryout and Broadway performances of the show, and 36 large loose scrapbook pages with numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, many with images, related to the show. Photographs all in fine to very fine condition, most 8 x 10 inches, with the exceptions of the signed pictures from Bert Lahr (5 x 7), Jere McMahon (3 x 3.75), Paula Bane (3.5 x 5.5), Barry Laffin (5 x 8), Ann Flynn (5 x 7), and an unidentified "Bob" (5 x 7). Scrapbook pages have heavy toning and edge wear, but overall in good condition, 11 x 14 inches."Seven Lively Arts," a musical revue with songs by Cole Porter and book by George S. Kaufman and Ben Hecht, produced by Billy Rose, opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on December 7, 1944. Tryouts had taken place the previous month at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. The title of the show references a 1924 book by Gilbert Seldes which defends the "American Popular Arts" of comics, films, musical comedy, vaudeville, radio, popular music, and dance; the show uses a loose plot to bring together a series of sketches and musical numbers. The biggest stars were English actress Beatrice Lillie, clarinetist Benny Goodman, and the beloved "Cowardly Lion," Bert Lahr. The New York Times wrote of its opening: "Billy Rose has piled a little bit of everything but the kitchen sink--and if that could dance or were pretty, it probably would be there, too. "Seven Lively Arts" no longer is what it started out to be, a gentle satire on show business and the allied trades, but it has become a gigantic, sprawling spectacle. It is big and rambling, and sometimes it is top-heavy, but there is no getting away from the fact that as a Broadway show it is right in the groove."

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        New Excursions into English Poetry. The complete seven volume series comprising, English Scottish and Welsh Landscape, The Poet's Eye, Sea Poems, Poems of Death, Soldiers' Verse, Travellers' Verse and Poems of Sleep and Dream.

      Frederick Muller, 'New Excursions into English Poetry' series, London 1944-1947.(). First Editions (first printings) of the W.J.Turner and Sheila Shannon edited series of verse anthologies, each magnificently illustrated by a different artist. Individual volumes as follows: "English Scottish and Welsh Landscape 1700-c. 1860." (1944). Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor and illustrated with twelve splendid full page colour lithographs by Piper, prepared especially for this publication, plus another reproduced double-spread on the covers. 8vo. 121pp. A touch of superficial creasing to the front free endpaper. A very good copy non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, just a little chafed at spine ends and with a single tiny tear to the lower edge and a little accompanying creasing. "The Poet's Eye; or Visionary Poems and Passages" (1944). Verses chosen by Geoffrey Grigson with sixteen original colour lithographic plates by John Craxton, prepared especially for this publication, plus two more reproduced on the covers, and a series of line drawings in the text. 8vo. 122pp. A minor slant to the binding. Very good in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned and dust marked with three or four tiny slivers of loss to extremities."Sea Poems" (1944). Chosen by Myfanwy Piper who also provides an introduction, and with sixteen original colour lithographs by Mona Moore. 8vo. 120pp. Edges lightly spotted. Very good in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, lightly spotted and chafed in places, the backstrip just a little darkened and with several tiny slivers of loss to the spine ends. "Poems of Death" (1945). Verses chosen by Phoebe Pool and illustrated with sixteen specially prepared colour lithographs by Michael Ayrton, plus another reproduced double spread on the boards. 8vo. 112pp. Minor slant to the binding. A virtually fine copy in price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper with just a hint of minor chafing and a tiny sliver of loss to the head of the spine panel. "Soldier's Verse". (1945). Verses chosen by Patric Dickinson and illustrated with twelve superb colour lithographs by William Scott, prepared especially for this publication, plus another reproduced double-spread on the covers. 8vo.119pp. Top edge dust marked and with just a trace of spotting to the endpapers. A very good copy in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned, spotted and chafed with a centimetre of loss from the head of the spine panel and two more tiny slivers from the base. "Travellers' Verse" (1946). Chosen by M.G.Lloyd Thomas and with sixteen original colour lithographs by Edward Bawden and another reproduced double-spread on the covers. 8vo. 120pp. Spine ends lightly rubbed and a little dust marked and spotted at the top edge with some very light partial browning to endpapers. Very good in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, lightly chafed at spine ends with a single tiny closed tear and several tiny fractions of loss. "Poems of Sleep and Dream" (1947). Chosen by Carol Stewart and with sixteen original colour lithographs by Robert Colquhoun, and another repeated double-spread on the covers. 8vo. 127pp. Top edge dust marked, boards lightly bowed and with some light partial browning to the endpapers. Former owner name inked to the head of the front free endpaper. Very good in price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, lightly tanned at the spine panel with one short closed tear and several tiny slivers of loss. A super set of the complete seven-volume series, each beautifully illustrated and housed in the original pictorial dust wrappers.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Very Good

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Manuscrit autographe complet de la préface aux Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym d'Edgar Allan Poe

      Complete autograph manuscript signed by Gaston Bachelard, from the preface to the Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe reissued in 1944.s.d. [1944] 22,5x17cm 15 feuilles

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        1944 Typed Letter Signed - "I had a group of very successful concerts in Boston"

      - An interesting wartime TLS from the great composer, addressed to a Monsieur le Bourg, asking him to send on a list of Stravinsky's news to his son in Europe. Dated April 6, 1944. 8.5 x 11 inches.Translated from the French, in part: ".Since my son is anxious to have new news, may I ask you to give him the following messages: 1) Very happy to know that my daughter has been released? and her decision to marry without delay. I await the confirmation of this event with great impatience. 2) I wonder if Mme. Milhaud, who died in January, left orders with her associate in Switzerland, P. Rosa, a cousin of Darius, to continue payments to my daughter Milene. Otherwise I cannot explain the recent payment made to Milene which Theodore tells me about. [.] 4) As to us, thanks to God, we are very well. We see Nadia Boulanger, who is staying with the Arthur Sachs family near here, in Santa Barbara, occasionally. I had a group of very successful concerts in Boston in January, where my Symphony (the 5 year old one), as well as my new compositions (written 2 years ago), the 'Four Norwegian Moods' and the 'Circus Polka"; the radio program had considerable success. At the beginning of the season Koussevitsky conducted my Ode, a 3-part composition written in memory of his wife, who died a year ago. If I could send microphotos of my recent compositions to Switzerland, I would have done so long ago. The Hindemith Variations.were exceptionally lucky in that respect. 5) I send my most affectionate wishes to Theodore on his birthday and happy Easter to everyone. Bonnes Paques, Igor Stravinsky." 

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        [Archive]: Newsletter of The Carlisle Club of East Flatbush

      Brooklyn, New York: The Carlisle Club, 1944. Near Fine. Tabloid newsletters. Total of 50 issues published between June 1942 and August 1944, composed of 25 unique issues and 25 duplicates or variant issues (a complete list is available). The first six issues are typescript originals but the rest are mimeographed, all on 8.5" x 14" sheets of paper. Issues ranging in size from two to five pages and 16 issues have a tipped-in or stapled gelatin silver photograph on the front cover; issue Vol. XII, No. 12 features three different images. Mild toning overall, some old folds, light overall edgewear, very good. Many of the issues are stapled, with some evidence of re-stapling.The Carlisle Indian was a newsletter for members of The Carlisle Club of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, a Jewish youth organization founded in 1931 as a vehicle to promote social and athletic activities with an emphasis on educational development and cultural awareness. The group followed an anti-war philosophy and held peace rallies against the war raging in Europe but the attack on Pearl Harbor changed their minds with most enlisting in the war effort.The newsletter, edited by Eli Drapkin (1918-2006) while stationed at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was a means to keep up with friends dispersed across the globe. Later, his wife Ruth assumed the role of editor; a photograph of Ruth and Eli appears on the front of Vol. XIII, No. 3 issue. We suspect these copies were owned by the Drapkins due to what appears to be the mock-up of one issue, as well as the number of duplicate issues and hand corrections found in scattered copies. Most of the news is assembled into several recurring columns which are accompanied by reports of holiday gift drives and others club activities. Beginning in early 1943, the newsletter included a Letter of the Month:• "I visited the historic section of London that was so ruthlessly bombed by the Nazis in December of 1940. It really brought a lump to my heart and a tear or two to my eyes, when I actually saw the handiwork of men turned beasts. While in London, I had the pleasure of going through a real air-raid and heard the ack-acks, the drone of airplanes, and all the trimmings that go with it." --Irving Koslofksy, England• "I got in the way of some flying shrapnel and stopped it with my shoulder. Lucky for me I was properly dressed and that it didn't penetrate very deep! For all that tumult I was awarded the 'Order of the Purple Heart' and along with my buddies, received the good conduct medal and the Combat Inf. Badge. But here is the best news! My company was awarded the President's Citation for bravery and gallantry in the battle of Attu for holding down a certain hill and completely wiping out those stinking Japs!" --Michael Anselmi, Marshall Islands• "We arrived in France after having been en route from England for about 4 days. We started out on a Liberty ship, and although we had air superiority and the Germans very, very, very scared, you can hardly blame us for keeping our eyes peeled. After we crossed the channel, we transferred onto an ICF, with our jeeps and all, and were relieved when we set foot on terra firma. We were still able to see evidence of the terrible fight our boys went through to get a foothold on that beach. I cursed the Nazis under my breath as we saw those pill boxes with concrete walls six feet thick. Imagine living in a hole like that for four years, waiting for an invasion." --Joe Sefekar, FranceA compelling wartime publications revolving around the lives of Brooklyn natives in World War Two. A scarce, and possibly unique collection of documents. OCLC locates no holdings.Complete list of issues as follows:Vol. XIIPreview Edition (June 21, 1942)No. 1 (July 19, 1942, 2 copies)No. 2 (August 22, 1942)No. 3 (October 4, 1942)No. 4 (October 18, 1942)No. 5 (November 8, 1942, 2 copies)No. 6 (November 22, 1942)No. 7 (December 13, 1942, 4 copies)No. 8 (January 17, 1943, 4 copies)No. 9 (February 7, 1943, 2 copies)No. 10 (February 28, 1943, 2 copies)No. 11 (March 21, 1943, 2 copies)No. 12 (April 17, 1943, 4 copies)Vol. XIIINo. 2 (June 20, 1943, 2 copies)No. 3 (July 25, 1943, 3 copies)No. 4 (September 30, 1943)No. 6 (October 31, 1943)No. 7 (November 30, 1943, 2 copies)No. 8 (December 31, 1943, 2 copies)No. 10 (February 29, 1944, 2 copies)No. 12 (April 30, 1944, 2 copies)Vol. XIVNo. 1 (May 31, 1944)No. 3 (July 31, 1944, 3 copies)No. 4 (August 31, 1944, 2 copies)No. 6 (November 4, 1944, 2 copies).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press,, 1944. Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, spine lettered in gilt on a dark red panel, pale red top-stain. With the printed dust jacket. List of corrigenda printed on thin paper loosely inserted as issued. Spine ends lightly bruised and rubbed, otherwise a near fine copy complete in the well preserved dust jacket with some small tears, spine and rear panel tanned, a couple of faint dampstains to lower spine verso. First edition, first printing, of the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory and resulted in its first major application to economics. Von Neumann and Morgenstern, major figures in mathematics and economics respectively, laid the foundations for one of the most prominent innovations in economic analysis of recent decades.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Yearling (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, December 1944 draft)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Temporary Complete script for the 1946 film. Based on the 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, about a young boy and his relationship with a rescued fawn. Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman were both nominated for Oscars for their starring roles, and Claud Jarman, Jr. (in his first acting role) made a lasting impression as a confident young man coming to terms with responsibility. Stamped on the front wrapper is the "SAVE FILM! / HELP WIN THE WAR!" statement often seen on wartime scripts. Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 26, dated 12-7-44, with credits for producer Sidney Franklin. Title page not present. 174 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12-8-44 and 3-15-45. Pages Good plus, wrapper Good plus bound with two gold brads.

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        Thirty Poems

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions/ The Poets of the Year, 1944. First edition. Designed for New Directions by Algot Ringstrom, printed at the Marchbanks Press. Small 4to. Brown printed boards, Fine in almost fine brown dustjacket (unclipped $1.00). Bookplate. First edition. Designed for New Directions by Algot Ringstrom, printed at the Marchbanks Press. Small 4to. FIRST BOOK.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Bloody Record of Nazi Atrocities (The crimes - The Punishment)

      Joe Weil Associates, New York 1944 - Quarto, 47pp., illustrated. About very good in the publisher's printed stapled wrappers. Black crayon mark at the top of the front wrap, some wear along the spine, with the covers partly detached, but holding. A few faint chips at the fore-edge of the front wrap. Internally bright and clean. An early published account of the Holocaust, written and printed before the end of the war, that identified various death camps, some before they were liberated. Scarce in the marketplace and in library holdings, with about fifteen copies in OCLC noted at the time of listing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
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        La historia del muy valiente y esforzado caballero clamases hijo de marcaditas

      1944 - La historia del muy valiente y esforzado caballero clamases hijo de marcaditas-Barcelona, 1944. Edición de 290 ejemplares, con ilustraciones a color y firmadas. Hojas en papel de hilo. Con estuche. Medidas: 33 cm x 24 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Case of the Gilded Fly.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, contents lightly tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with some short closed tears, tanned spine panel, and partially tanned upper panel. First edition, first impression of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Official Admiralty Second World War photo of General Bernard Law Montgomery and Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser on the Flagship HMS Duke of York, signed and annotated by Montgomery as Commander in Chief of the British Group of Armies one month before the Normandy landings

      H.M.S. Duke of York: British Admiralty Press Division, 1944. This striking Second World War photograph is remarkable for location, time, subject, and signature. General Bernard Law Montgomery and Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser are captured striding on the deck of the Flagship H.M.S. Duke of York on 6 May 1944, one month before the D-Day Normandy landings. In the background is one of the 14 inch guns that Fraser himself designed. Measuring 10 x 8 inches, the photograph is annotated and signed by Montgomery in black ink in seven lines. At the top center, Montgomery wrote: “Visit to Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser | C-in-C Home Fleet | 6 May 1944.” At the lower right, adjacent to and below his own feet, Montgomery signed and wrote “B. L. Montgomery | General. | C-in-C British Group of Armies.” A final line at the bottom center between Fraser and Montgomery reads: “H.M.S. Duke of York.” There are two British Admiralty stamps on the verso. At the upper right, stamped and bordered in purple ink, is “OFFICIAL ADMIRALTY PHOTOGRAPH | No.” and hand-inked in blue is “23232 Mas”. A second, five-line Admiralty stamp at the center reads: “Suitable for transmission | through the post not for, | publication | Press Division | Admiralty.” Pencil notation at the upper left reads: “MONTGOMERY, B. SPN9034”. Condition is excellent, with no loss, tears, apparent toning, or appreciable wear or soiling. Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) passed through Sandhurst "without distinction" to begin what became fifty years in the British Army during which he became "the outstanding British field commander of the twentieth century.” The First World War “changed Montgomery from a bumptious, querulous infantry subaltern, constantly at odds with authority, into a decorated company commander, outstanding staff officer—and trainer of men.” Fame came in North Africa during the Second World War. In August 1942, Churchill gave Montgomery command of the Eighth Army. Montgomery famously beat Rommel and oversaw defeat of North African Axis forces. He went on to command the Eighth Army in Sicily and Italy, and Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord – launched with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. After the war he rose to Chief of the Imperial General Staff and was elevated to Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. He retired in 1958 as deputy commander of NATO's European forces. (ODNB) Admiral Bruce Austin Fraser, Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888-1981) was a career naval officer who saw First World War action in the Dardanelles. By the early 1920s he was “plainly marked for high rank” and worked “close to the heart of the navy's gunnery development”. As director of naval ordinance Fraser “devised the armament for Britain's last generation of battleships, the 14 inch King George V class” – to which class belonged the Duke of York. All five King George V class ships saw combat, two of them in the action that sank the Bismarck. Fraser began the Second World War as controller of the navy and third sea lord. “Fraser won the confidence of Winston Churchill… and never lost it for the remainder of the war, despite periodic differences of opinion.” On 8 May 1940 Fraser was appointed commander-in-chief, Home Fleet. In late December 1943, the guns of the Duke of York – in which Fraser flew his flag – were “the decisive factor” in sinking the German capital ship Scharnhorst, “ensuring Fraser's perpetual celebrity in the annals of the Royal Navy”. Fraser ended the war as commander-in-chief, Pacific Fleet, and signed the Japanese surrender document for Britain, aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. A barony was conferred in 1946 and Fraser retired in April 1952. (ODNB) In addition to her considerable wartime action, in December 1941, H.M.S. Duke of York transported Prime Minister Winston Churchill across the Atlantic to meet with President Roosevelt and address the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament. Duke of York was laid up in November 1951.

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        Ritratto di Mariapia.

      1944. Pastello su cartoncino, raffigurante busto di donna in abito bianco, cm. 67 x 48 ca. Montato su cornice moderna di cm. 78 x 60 ca. Firma in basso destra.

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        The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944 First edition, first printing. A collection of thirty-three stories about Sherlock Holmes written by writers other than Conan Doyle. The contributors include Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry.

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      - LAWSON,ROBERT. ORIGINAL ART: COUNTRY COLIC. Offered here is an original pen and ink drawing that appeared greatly reduced opposite the Contents page of Country Colic, published by Little Brown in 1944, both written and illustrated by Lawson. The caption (written on an overlay in Lawson's hand) reads: "When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the laundryman?" The image is 6" wide x 4" high on board that measures 8 x 10". Done with his characteristic detail there is a caterpillar walking across a clothes line where 2 leaves are hanging attached by clothes pins. Subtle humor, signed with initials on the right. SOLD WITH 2 HANDWRITTEN LETTERS from Lawson to a noted book collector named William Easton Louttit. In the first letter dated May 15 [1944], Lawson responds to Mr. Louttit's request for this drawing. It reads in full: "Dear Mr. Louttit: Thank you so much for your delightful letter of May 4th. I am so glad that you enjoyed Country Colic and would be very happy to tender the Adam and Eve drawing, but, as you perhaps know, getting original drawings back from the publisher is a rather long drawn out process. They are usually sent out for exhibition in book shops, libraries, etc. and used in various ways for publicity purposes. I will write Little Brown about this particular drawing, but fear it may be quite a long time before it is returned. With many thanks for your interest, I am Sincerely yours, Robert Lawson. Rabbit Hill May 15." It would appear that Lawson was successful in retrieving the drawing, because it accompanies this letter to Louttit. He must have been grateful to receive the drawing as can be seen in the next letter. Written on August 15th, the day after V-J Day when the Japanese surrendered in WWII (this is referred to in the letter): "Dear Mr. Louttit: May I thank you for your overgenerous liquid token, which arrived most opportunely yesterday afternoon, barely two hours before the glorious news was given us. Nothing could have been more timely nor more appreciated by myself, my family and neighbors. We all thank you most heartily and wish you the best of everything at this happy time to which you have added so considerably. Sincerely yours, Robert Lawson. Rabbit Hill Aug. 15th 1945." A wonderful item with [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il Bollettino degli Annunzi - 1944-1946

      Banca Sannitica - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,08 Dieci fogli in stato discreto, bordo poco consunto, fioritura sparsa, alcune bruniture, poche pagine con becca. N. 5 e N. 9, 1944 e N. 2, 1945, N. 14-15, 1946 con intestazione del destinatario manoscritta o dattiloscritta su testata. Due copie del Numero di Saggio, 20 giugno, due del N. 2, 5 luglio, N. 3, 20 luglio, N. 4, 5 settembre, N. 5, 20-25 settembre, N. 9, 20 ottobre 1944, anno I; N. 2, 5 febbraio 1945, anno II, N. 14-15, 5 maggio 1946, anno III de Il Bollettino degli Annunzi, dal N. 14-15 1946 compare il sottotitolo Periodico di informazioni e di Annunzi Legali, direttore responsabile: Cav. Rag. Giuseppe Arzillo. USATO

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        Cose Viste

      GRUPPO EDITORIALE DOMUS, 1944. ITALIANO 0,46 Nuova Serie. A Cura di Tomaso Monicelli. Volume n. IV della raccolta di memorie, biografie, cronache, saggi e testimonianze diretta da Filippo Piazzi. Brossura editoriale con titolo al piatto e al dorso, copertina morbida con macchie e segni di uso, bordi stanchi, dorso con pieghe e segni di umidità, tagli e pagine bruniti ben conservati USATO

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        Die Ringe des Saturn. Eine englische Wallfahrt. Die Andere Bibliothek, 130. Band

      371 (1) Seiten mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband mit Schutzumschlag, ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Titel die Signatur des Autors ("W. Sebald"), signierte Bücher des Autors sind im Antiquariatshandel von größter Seltenheit. Winfried Georg Sebald (meist W. G. Sebald * 18. Mai 1944 in Wertach, Allgäu + 14. Dezember 2001 in Norfolk, England) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler, der tödlich verunglückte.

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        Homenaje a la Torre de Hercules 49 dibujos por Lois Seoane

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Nova, 1944. Card covers. Very good. Edition of 400 of which this is no. 259. Unpaginated. 34 cm. 49 b&w line drawings. Cream card covers inside cream jacket. Some soiling and spots to jacket and some wear to edges. Prologo de Rafael Dieste. Spanish text.

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        The Eye and the Finger

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1944 - Sauk City, Arkham House, 1944. First Edition. First Impression. Association copy with manuscript material. Signature of Margery Lawrence to the front free endpaper. The manuscript material from Wandrei consists of five single-sided typed sheets comprising the introduction to the book, one single-sided typed sheet comprising the copyright page, one single-sided typed sheet comprising an early draft of the copyright page and a typed sheet outlining the pages needing correction. Numerous minor corrections in pencil by Wandrei. Margery Lawrence was also published by Arkham House (Mycroft & Moran) with the book 'Number Seven Queer Street' in 1959, it was first published in the UK by Hale in 1945. Given that this is one of the earlier Arkham's it does seem a nice association as it would've been one of the books from a publisher who would publish her work some fifteen years later. The dust jacket artwork is by the author's brother. The book itself is in very good condition with some bumping to the spine tips and a little rubbing to the lettering on the spine. The jacket has been reinforced internally with brown tape, and has a little wear, though not too bad given the age. The manuscript material is all in decent shape, with a little toning and a few short tears. Cover art by Howard Wandrei [5973, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Ausgewanderten. Die Andere Bibliothek. Herausgegeben von Hans Magnus Enzensberger

      355 (1) Seiten mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband Pappband mit bedrucktem Pappumleger und Lesebändchen, sauber und frisch, die hintere Vorsatzseite sauber heausgetrennt, auf dem Titel mit Widmung des Autors: "Lüneburg,/ im November 97/ W. Sebald" , signierte Sebald-Ausgaben gehören zu den großen Raritäten des Antiquariatsmarktes. Winfried Georg Sebald (meist W. G. Sebald * 18. Mai 1944 in Wertach, Allgäu - + 14. Dezember 2001 in Norfolk, England) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler, der tödlich verunglückte.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. A Fine copy of this monumental work in economic theory. Red cloth completely unfaded, appearing unmarked and unused. Retains the original "Corrigenda" slip. In the rare original red dust jacket. Jacket Very Good+ to Near Fine. Chipped at the top of the front and rear panels, a few short, closed tears, but on the whole an excellent example of the jacket (and completely untouched by any repairs). Due to the type of paper used, the jackets became extremely brittle and rarely survive intact (or are marred beyond recognition with restoration). 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. "The impact of von Neumann's Theory of Games extends far beyond the boundaries of this subject. By his example and through his accomplishments, he opened a broad new channel of two-way communication between mathematics and the social sciences. These sciences were fortunate indeed that one of the most creative mathematicians of the twentieth century concerned himself with some of their fundamental problems and constructed strikingly imaginative and stimulating models with which to attack their problems quantitatively." (Kuhn & Tucker, 'John von Neumann's work in the theory of games and mathematical economics,' Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 64 (1958), pp. 100-122). Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

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        GREEN LAMA #1-1944-SPARK-WWII-MAC RAYBOY-comic book VG/FN

      Spark 1944 - -Mac Rayboy cover and story -WWII era issue -Nice copy, has a crease in top right of cover that keeps the grade down. Complete, no restoration. Condition: FN

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        Angry Penguins: 1944 Autumn Number to Commemorate the Australian Poet Ern Malley

      Melbourne; The National Press Pty. Ltd. 1944.. First Edition; Demy 4to; pp. [iii], 109; several b/w. illustrations of artwork, original stiff illustrated wrappers, featured on the cover is a Sidney Nolan painting inspired by lines from Ern Malley's poem Petit Testament, original side-stapled, a few very minor tears to margins of a few pages, one marginal note in ink, otherwise an exceptionally fine copy. Erm Malley, is the central figure in Australia's greatest literary hoax, and this edition of Angry Penguins the most famous and sort after edition of any Australian magazine. The 16 poems printed in this edition, were created in one day in 1943 by conservative writers James McAuley, and Harold Stewart in order to hoax Max Harris, and his magazine. Imitating the modernist poetry of the time, which they despised, the hoaxes deliberately created what they thought was bad verse and submitted the poems to Angry Penguins. Harris and his followers fell for the hoax, and enraptured by the poetry, devoted the Autumn issue to Ern Malley. The hoax was revealed soon after, resulting in a cause celebre and the humiliation of Harris. The great irony is that the poems endured as successful examples of surrealist poetry in their own right, and have continued to inspire generations of artists, writers and imitators. To make matters worse , Harris was successfully prosecuted for publishing "indecent matter' as some of the poems were found to be caught under sections of the South Australian police Act. The rarity of this edition may be because the police impounded a large part of the run because of the obscenity trial.

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        Le lobe des monstres.

      Lyon, L'Arbalète, 1944 - 15 x 11,5 cm, 54 p. Broché, non coupé. Edition originale, un des 230 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Lana (après 5 exemplaires sur vieux Japon) avec reproduction d'un dessin de Michaux en frontispice. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1944 - 1944 Wisden : Original Hardback, Very Good

      1944. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1944 : Original Hardback Wisden. This Wisden is an Original Hardback Wisden, it is one of the nicest I have ever seen, and internally it is excellent, very clean pages and strong hinges. Superb gilt to the front and very good to the spine (for the year), excellent mark free boards too, it is very nice to see a WW2 book in this condition. 9/10.

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        Switching Theories in Space Technology

      First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Aiken to fellow computer pioneer Ruth Davis on the front free endpaper, "To Ruth Davis with best regards from Howard Aiken" and also signed by William Main. Trained as a physicist, Howard Aiken was a computer pioneer who designed of IBM's Harvard Mark I to solve the differential equations used in physics research. Installed in 1944, it was first used to solve mathematical problems for the Manhattan Project and was programmed in part by Grace Hopper. The Mark I became the prototype for future supercomputers, including Aiken's follow-ups, Harvard Marks II-IV.Books inscribed by Aiken are rare, and this is an excellent association, as the recipient, Ruth Davis (1928-2012), was "a pioneer in satellites and computers" (The National Academies Press biography). She earned a PhD in mathematics in 1955, the first woman to do so at the University of Maryland, College Park. She then worked for the Navy, where she wrote some of the earliest computer code for Naval nuclear reactors and was a founder of the Navy's Command and Control Technology Organization. Davis served as director of the NBS Institute for Computer Sciences and Technology the HEW National Center for Biomedical Communication. "She rose to become deputy undersecretary of defense for research and advance technology" where she "created some of the earliest computer software for defense and space applications" (National Academies Press). Davis was an early proponent of encryption for non-military uses and initiated important projects on high speed integrated circuits, lasers and particle beams, the first satellite communications system for remote healthcare applications, the first computer network for medical literature, and early automation systems. The present volume is a collection of twenty-five papers on the use of logic circuits in space technology, and would have been of particular interest to Davis. Edited by Howard Aiken and William F. Main. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1963. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate of Ruth M. Davis. A superb, fresh copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed at the edges with a few short closed tears and a longer closed tear along the spine panel.

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        The Road to Serfdom

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper, occasional pencil annotations to the text. Extremities gently rubbed with a few minor knocks, contents lightly foxed, overall a bright copy in the rare original dust jacket, with a few tears, a little loss, and one tape repair to verso. First edition, first impression, a rare survival in the uncommon dust jacket. Hayek's classic polemic against centralisation and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism, was "far and away the most eloquent and straightforward statement of his political and economic outlook that [he] ever achieved" (ODNB).

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        La muraille de Chine

      - Pierre Seghers, Paris 1944, 13,5x18cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Jean Carrive, una delle 53 copie numerate sul filo puro, edizione deluxe. Piccole scariche adesivo di carta sulla prima guardia e umidità pallido ultimi foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Jean Carrive, un des 53 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Quelques petites et pâles rousseurs sans gravité, sinon agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Rapporti sulle Brigate del Popolo

      s.e. La cartelletta raccoglie 26 fascicoli dattiloscritti: sul piatto della cartelletta si legge : "Democrazie Crisitiana . Rapporti di Giovanni Marra (?) su le 28 Brigate del Popolo del comando D.C. di Milano" e (stampato ) Prof. Tommaso Zerbi. Ognuno dei 26 fascicoli riporta la Storia della Brigata e la Zona di operazione e azioni di guerra più importanti delle singole Brigate di cui viene indicata la precisa dislocazione: le zone interessate riguardano Milano e i territori limitrofi (Lodi, Vimodrone, Livraga, S.Colombano al Lambro, Casalpusterlengo e comuni limitrofi, Castelnuovo Bocca D'Adda, S. Angelo Lodigiano, Camsirago,Vanzago, Vimercate, Sovigo, Segrate, Lissone, Garbagnate e comuni limitrofi, Cinisello, Crescenzago e comuni limitrofi, Locate Triulzi, Cassano d'adda, Inzago, Melegnano , Monza, Sesto S.Giovanni, Gessate e comuni limitrofi, Brugherio, Cologno Monzese, Cantù). Tutti i fascicoli portano l'intestazione Centro Assitenza Patrioti Brigate del Popolo - Milano. Le Brigate del Popolo furono una struttura della resistenza di diretta emanazione della democrazia cristiana. La struttura organizzativa si formò nell'estate del 1944.

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        Green Mansions. Romance of the Tropical Forest. Foreward by John Galsworthy (1915)

      New York: Random House, 1944. "No. 3 Ltd. to 50 copies/ Multicolor Experiment No.1. August 1947 Whitman Bennett.". Illustrated with coloured frontispiece, 9 colored inserted plates, 22 illustrations in green within the text as head and tailpieces by E. McKnight Kauffer. Designed by Stefan Salter. xi, [i[, 303. 8vo. Bound in full tan calf with silver, black, green, gilt stamping on upper cover, gilt spine by Whitman Bennett. Fine. Kauffer, E. McKnight. "No. 3 Ltd. to 50 copies/ Multicolor Experiment No.1. August 1947 Whitman Bennett." Illustrated with coloured frontispiece, 9 colored inserted plates, 22 illustrations in green within the text as head and tailpieces by E. McKnight Kauffer. Designed by Stefan Salter. xi, [i[, 303. 8vo.

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        Green Mansions Romance of the Tropical Forest Foreward by John Galsworthy (1915)

      New York: Random House, 1944. "No. 3 Ltd. to 50 copies/ Multicolor Experiment No.1. August 1947 Whitman Bennett.". Illustrated with coloured frontispiece, 9 colored inserted plates, 22 illustrations in green within the text as head and tailpieces by E. McKnight Kauffer. Designed by Stefan Salter. xi, [i[, 303. 8vo. Bound in full tan calf with silver, black, green, gilt stamping on upper cover, gilt spine by Whitman Bennett. Fine. Kauffer, E. McKnight. "No. 3 Ltd. to 50 copies/ Multicolor Experiment No.1. August 1947 Whitman Bennett." Illustrated with coloured frontispiece, 9 colored inserted plates, 22 illustrations in green within the text as head and tailpieces by E. McKnight Kauffer. Designed by Stefan Salter. xi, [i[, 303. 8vo.

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        Les Chimères.

      Paris, Pour les Amis de Poésie 1944 - In-4° en feuilles Avec une préface de Paul Valery. 28 lithographies originales en noir dont 6 hors texte de Luc-Albert MOREAU.Tirage limité à 175 exemplaires, un des 145 sur vélin blanc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscrit autographe complet de la préface aux Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym d'Edgar Allan Poe

      1944 - - s.d. [1944], 22,5x17cm, 15 feuilles. - « Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym sont un des grands livres du cœur humain. » Précieux manuscrit autographe complet et signé par Gaston Bachelard de la préface aux Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym d'Edgar Allan Poe, rééditées chez Stock en 1944. 15 feuilles à l'encre noire, avec quelques notes de l'auteur au crayon. Nombreux mots soulignés, biffures et corrections. Il s'agit de la deuxième étude que Gaston Bachelard consacre à l'ouvrage de Poe, la première - partielle - étant incluse dans L'eau et les rêves, essai sur l'imagination de la matière, publié deux ans auparavant. Bachelard est alors professeur d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences à la Sorbonne et dirige l'Institut d'Histoire des Sciences. Le récit maritime énigmatique de Poe et sa fin abrupte et incohérente suscitèrent notamment en France de nombreuses théories interprétatives (Marie Bonaparte, Léon Lemonnier, Jorge Luis Borges, Jean Ricardou). L'odyssée d'Arthur Gordon Pym en Antarctique explore la sombre relation entre l'homme et le cosmos, « le drame de l'homme en face du monde » comme l'indique Bachelard. L'approche psycho analytique de Bachelard sert d'introduction au texte et invite le lecteur à adopter une « lecture doublée », déjà expérimentée chez certains (dont Marie Bonaparte dans son analyse freudienne du texte), qui cherche à dévoiler les profondeurs psychologiques cachées dans ce roman d'aventures. Bachelard souligne dans la préface l'importance primordiale du rêve - un élément récurrent de sa pensée - et de l'imagination comme puissance première de l'esprit humain, soutenant que l'imagination du romancier se nourrit plus d'onirisme que d'expériences du monde réel. En cela Poe fait partie selon lui « des écrivains trop rares qui ont travaillé à la limite de la rêverie et de la pensée objective ». L'écrivain révèlerait à travers les naufrages du marin Pym la préexistence d'un « rêve dramatique » qui aurait servi d'inspiration ; le séjour de Pym dans la cale du baleinier Grampus renverrait également à l'idée d'un « labyrinthe psychologique ». Bachelard effectue une complète et bienveillante relecture du texte sous un prisme particulier, qu'il appelle « critique onirique » et non littéraire. L'auteur cite par ailleurs de nombreux théoriciens de l'ouvrage, et adresse une note marginale à son éditeur : « Je donnerai le numéro des pages d'après l'édition. J'ai donné les références sur l'édition Calmann Lévy ». Les références au texte de Poe sont en conséquence rédigées au crayon, ainsi que quelques repentirs dans le texte. Unique témoignage de la genèse d'un grand texte du « nouvel esprit littéraire » de Bachelard. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Complete autograph manuscript signed by Gaston Bachelard, from the preface to the Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe reissued in 1944. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Contree, with one etching by Pablo Picasso.

      Contree. Robert Desnos, with one etching by Pablo Picasso. Robert Godet, Paris 1944. Limited edition of 213 numbered copies of which this copy is one of 200 in Lafuma pur fil paper. With one etching in frontispiece, loose as issued, with inverted signature and date Picasso 23.D.43. A collection of 25 poems by Robert Desnos, illustrated with 23 reproductions of different part of the etching to unveiling to the reader, page after page, the different aspects of the frontispiece. The etching depicts a seated figure in both sides, front and back, with millions of fine lines supporting the figure, the drawing acquires volume and intricacy, and questioning our sense of perception of the whole piece. The poems of the collection are highly militant, alluding to the occupation and imminent liberation; Desnos was arrested by Gestapo on February 1944, before the publication of the book, and died 15 months later. In very good condition.

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