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        Cross-Section: A Collection of New American Writing

      New York: L. B. Fischer 1944 - 8vo., light blue cloth lettered in dark blue; dust jacket, slight edge-wear. First edition, first printing of Seaver's important anthology, boasting the likes of Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, and Arthur Miller, whose contribution included the memorable play, "The Man Who Had All the Luck." This copy inscribed by Miller on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE BLOODY RECORD OF NAZI ATROCITIES

      New York, Arco Publishing Company(1944). First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 4to. 47 pages; 28 cm. Filled with illustrations and photographs of Nazi atrocities. Though other similar pictorals appears after the war, this appears to be the first of its kind issued before the end of the war. Divided into various articles with titles such as "Biological Warfare- Germany vs. Europe, " "Nazi Slaughter Pens for Europe..., " and "Yugoslavia: Land of Corpses.... " Burnet Hershey "was a writer, known for Nutville (1935) , Rah, Rah, Radio (1935) and Hi De Ho (1937) " (IMDB 2017) . Johannes Steel "is best known for his 1934 book The Second World War.... His book The Second World War predicted the war based on an assessment of Nazi intentions and historical parallels. Though the book had the war starting in 1935 rather than 1939 as it actually did, it became highly regarded after the start of the war, proving him essentially correct. Because of his prescience, he became widely followed, with a popular radio commentary in the U. S. During the war" (Wikipedia 2017) . "The poisonous ambitions Germany has injected into the minds of evil men will not disappear on V-Day, or any other day for many long years to come. The system Germany designed to crush all opposition can be easily adopted by any nation which is infected with the ancient lust to dominate the world. " SUBJECT(S) : WWII, Nazis, Atrocities. OCLC lists 15 holdings worldwide. Large piece missing from front wrapper, with loss of text. Some dampstaining. Browning to pages. Otherwise condition. (HOLO2-134-51)

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        KERN Jerome 1885 1945 American Composer

      Portrait Signed and inscribed ('For Kenneth R. Seagood with the grateful regards of Jerome Kern Beverly Hills 1944'), a reproduction of a monochrome head and shoulders portrait of Kern. 7 x 5 ins. on matte card, Beverly Hills, 1944.

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

      Random House, New York 1944 - Kauffer, E. McKnight. "No. 3 Ltd. to 50 copies/ Multicolor Experiment No.1. August 1947 Whitman Bennett." Illustrated with colored 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 Illustrated with colored 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 No. 3 Ltd. to 50 copies/ Multicolor Experiment No.1. August 1947 Whitman Bennett.

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        Hellbird War Book (Inscribed By Col. Alfred F. Kalberer, Commander of the 442nd Bombardment Group)

      A.F. Kalberer, N.l. 1944 - Oblong Quarto. 117 unnumbered pages, First and Only Edition. Signed by Col. Alfred F. Kalberer under his picture in the book and inscribed by him on the front endpaper as KAL (for Kalberer) . "To Bill Williams [William David Williams, Fort Worth] an old & good friend." Stamp of J.C. Williams in Fort Stockton Texas. Lt. Col. Jesse Caleb Williams served as the chief intelligence officer for Maj. Gen. Chennault's Flying Tigers. In his memoirs, General Chennault was critical of many of his staff but noted a group of eight headed by J.C. were the exceptions. Once the 462nd was moved to the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, they not only flew over the Hump to China with supplies and soon began attacks on railroad shops in Thailand and beginning in June 1944 took part in the first AAF strike on the Japanese home islands since the Doolittle Raid. Their daylight attack on the iron and steel works at Yawata, Japan in Aug 1944 was among the most spectacular, and laid in is a unit citation for this attack. Then, came the bombing of the industrial areas in Tokyo and Yokohama in May 1945. Finally the massive attack on the aircraft plat at Takarazuka on July 24, 1945. Two weeks later the Atomic Bomb led Japan to surrender. This was among the most decorated air force units in the Pacific Theatre. Bound in maroon padded pictorial cloth depicting an airplane and stars in silver, raised lettering, A very good copy with only light edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Signed Photograph

      - Signed monochrome photograph of Stravinsky, head and shoulders with signature to upper edge, vertically on left of photo. Size of photo is 18 x 14 cms contained within a gold and glazed frame, overall measuring 31 x 27 cms. The date on the lower right edge of the photo is 1944 where his name appears also. In very good condition. On reverse brown paper covering the mount etc is a presentation note to the previous owner. A collector's item.

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        A Voyage Round the World

      1944 - with Captain James Cook in H.M.S. Resolution. No. 210 of an edition of 350. Woodcut frontispiece & 25 vignettes. Small folio. Original pictorial olive buckram, gilt, morocco label. 218, 1pp. London, The Golden Cockerel Press, With wood engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Sparmann joined Cook's second voyage on the Resolution at Table Bay as an assistant botanist to the Forsters (at the latter's expense). His narrative, published originally in parts in Stockholm is extremely rare and Owen Rutter's production was to be the first English edition. Du Rietz, 1231. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World with Captain James Cook

      Translated by Haldine Beamish and Averil Mackenzie-Grieve. Introduction and notes by Owen Rutter. With thirteen wood-engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Small folio, original green buckram gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, card slipcase. London, Golden Cockerel Press.

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

      - s.d. [1944], 22,5x17cm, 15 feuilles. - Scritto a mano autografo completo e firmato da Gaston Bachelard, la prefazione alle avventure di Gordon Pym Edgar Allan Poe ripubblicati nel 1944. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym sont un des grands livres du c

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        Lithographic broadside, "D-Day Prayer.

      Washington, D.C, Christmas, 1944. Limited edition of this rare broadside of the "D-Day Prayer," one of only 50 printed copies issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his close friends, handsomely printed in gothic type with red- blue- and gold ink textual embellishments. The broadside measures 14 inches by 21 inches), printed in black gothic type, capital letters and portions of the heading in red and blue ink. Matted and framed. A rare and desirable piece of history. On June 6th, 1944, while American and Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, Roosevelt released the text of a prayer in the afternoon which he then delivered by radio to the nation at 10:00 p.m., Eastern time. It is estimated, according to Andrew Malcolm, that as many as 100 million people listened to it. "The prayer does not invoke one faith, but the appeal to God is bold and unapologetic. The D-Day Prayer was an extraordinary event in U.S. religious history" (Malcolm). The D-Day Prayer reads, in full: "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 with me in prayer: Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty 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 tried, 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 violences 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 goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for an end of battle, for their return to the haven of home. Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom. And for us at home--fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them--help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in their hour of great sacrifice. Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts. Give us strength, too--strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces. And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be. And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment--let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose. With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. 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 of men live in freedom, reaping the just reward of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen. Christmas-1933-from F.D.R." This copy belonged to the descendants of John Boettiger, who was married to Roosevelt's daughter Anna in 1944 (they later divorced). According to family lore, Boettiger and Anna assisted in the writing of the speech. According to Curtis Roosevelt, Anna's son and John's stepson, in his memoir, Too Close to the Sun: Growing Up in the Shadow of My Grandparents: Franklin and Eleanor, in the spring of 1944, "just before the invasion of Normandy, Papa [F.D.R.] had asked Mummy and Popsie to help him write his D-Day message, which he intended to broadcast to Americans on the day that tide-turning operation was launched. I heard my grandfather give much of the credit for composing it to his son-in-law, whenever the subject came up. Whichever of my relations produced it, it was intensely moving...

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        Der Panzerknacker. Anleitung für den Panzernahkämpfer * Wehrmacht Merkblatt 77/3

      1944 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Broschur im Queerformat 11,3 x 16,6 cm) mit farbig bebildertem Deckeltitel. 24 Seiten, mit zahlreichen mehrfarbigen Zeichnungen und Fotoabbildungen. - Aus dem Inhalt: auch du kannst verkneifen - Oberkommando des Heeres, Generalstab des Heeres / Der Panzeroffizier: Befehl zur Ausgabe des Hefts - Alle 150 m ein Panzer - 10 Gebote für den Gebrauch der Panzernahkampfmittel - Lass ruhige Zeiten nicht ungenützt! - Das ist der Erfolg! - Stählerne Herzen gegen stählerne Massen! - Mit Ausführungen wie z.B.: "Übung ist alles! Typ erkennen, Schwächen wissen, im Schlaf die Waffen beherrschen, wie eine Fußballmannschaft zusammenarbeiten, das müsst Ihr können. Jeder muss es können. Nicht wie einer, der sein Leben lang nichts anderes als rechten Verteidiger gespielt hat. Das Panzerknacken muss jeder Soldat beherrschen wie seine Knarre. Ganz gleich, welche Waffe, gleich Grenadier oder Feldbäecker. Die Besten erst werden als Panzernahkämpfer besonders ausgebildet, wie man auch die besten Schützen als Scharfschützen hernimmt. Die trainieren sich dann so zu einem Panzernahkampftrupp zusammen. Wenn es dafür überhaupt eine Regel gibt, dann sieht der so aus: ein Z e r s t ö r e r , der führt den Trupp. Ein S i c h e r e r , der muss ein geriebener im MG.-, MP.- und Karabinerschütze sein. Ein anderer S i c h e r e r, der außerdem Träger ist. So kann das eingeteilt werden. Aber denkt immer daran: kein Schema! Der Panzer fährt nicht dorthin, wo ein Panzernahkampftruppe ist. Darum noch einmal: j e d e r muss das knacken können! Seid nicht stur! Bringt euch dazu, das Zeug zu sehen und zu lernen! Schafft Nahkampfwaffen und Nahkampfmittel herbei und macht euch selber welche. Und lass sie nicht verrotten, wenn mal eine Zeit lang nichts passiert. Vor allem Zünder, Zündladungen und Zündschnur gut aufbewahren. Zu jeder Minute müsst Ihr auf Panzer gefasst sein. Jederzeit kampfbereit!" - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland im 2. Weltkrieg, illustrierte Bücher, Panzernahkampf, Bekämpfung von feindlichen Panzerkampfwagen, Ostfront, Russenpanzer, T 34, Landser am Feind, deutsche Infanterie gegen russische Panzer im Nahkampf, NS-Schrifttum. - Später Kriegsdruck / Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung (Heft etwas wellig, sonst sehr gut, ohne Stempel, Eintragungen usw.) Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PER LA STORIA DELLA SATIRA

      CITTA' DI CASTELLO: G.D'ANNA, 1944. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 22. BIBLIOTECA DI CULTURA CONTEMPORANEA USATO

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        The Unquiet Grave. A Word Cycle.

      Limited edition. One of 1000 copies. Quarter red leather (by Jean Duval), gilt, with marbled paper boards. Speckled top edge. Silk marker ribbon. Bookplate on front paste down. Original paper wraps bound in. Two page, four-sided autograph letter partially fixed to prelims. Ink presentation on half title. Hinges a little worn but sound. The original front cover has had some small restoration. Duff Cooper's bookplate is by Rex Whistler. Cyril Connolly has amended the text in ink on pages 2 and 9 and inscribed the book, in Greek capitals, to Artemis from Palinurus in 1945. Connolly's letter is on White's stationery and thanks the British Ambassador to France for putting him up on his recent visit to Paris. He goes on to describe how he returned to his London flat to find, "no hot water, no heating, no fires and the roof leaking in six places, and Peter Q[uennell] eating in his overcoat à la Parisienne". "I am very excited over my haul of French books and magazines and I hope to make a really good number on France for the English readers of Horizon". "What is wanted is a practical system of cross-fertilisation between French & English publishers & literary editors - while the demand is so strong".

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        FIGHTERS FOR FREEDOM

      [New York?] Westchester Lodge No. 1386, B'nai B'rith,(1944). First edition. Original red boards with gold font. 4to, 150 pages, 32cm. Includes hundreds of haunting illustrations of Nazi atrocities and photographs of B'nai B'rith leaders and other Jewish organizations as well as various American war efforts. Includes full page statement with photograph by Humphrey Bogart. Illustrated "Diary of Events of the First Five Years of Westchester Lodge. " Filled with anti-Hitler propaganda. Features quote by and portrait of Franklin Roosevelt, as well as stories, newspaper headlines, articles, and accounts of WWII and the people who fought to save Jews under the Nazi regime. We do not often see locally produced and focused material on Jews from a town or county fighting the Nazis SUBJECT (S) : World War II, American War Efforts, Jews. OCLC lists 4 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Fordham, HUC, Virginia Tech) , none west of Cincinnati. Significant dampstaining to coverboards. Very minimal edgewear. Slight toning. Very minimal markings to pages. Otherwise very good condition. (Holo2-133-12A)

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        An Unusual Find of Information and an Insight into the Education and Training of Air Intelligence Officers, and how the US Military Analyzed Battle Data (1944)

      Naval Air Information Combat School 1944 - Mixed mimeographic and manuscript notebook of an officer attending the Naval Air Combat Information School (NACIS) at Quonset Point, Rhode Island in the summer of 1944. The material is bound in the original three-ringed notebook, all of which is in Very Good condition. The document runs 221pp, including 140pp printed documents (almost entirely mimeographed), 51pp of manuscript notes, and 30pp of mixed printed forms with manuscript additions). __+__ Most of the material is mimeographed from type originals, and most of that is marked "Restricted" or "Confidential" in the original sheets.__+__Contents, in order of appearance: --USNAS, NACIS, “Preliminary General Information and Procedure”, Class No. 6-44, 8 June 1944-17 August 1944, for the 289 hours of classwork. Marked “to be destroyed when no longer needed” and “restricted”. 2 lvs, 8pp.--General Notices (Daily schedule), 6pp.--Outlines of the Student Duty Officer”. 4pp--NACIS, “Japanese Aircraft Recognition” 25-11-43. 1 page. (See below for details.)--Ship Recognition as Taught at the NACIS. 5-27-43. 3pp. “Restricted” A full and tight 3pp on the outline of a classification scheme.--Course outline and schedule. 9pp of the daily regime at the school.--“Procedure Syllabus”, 1 June 1944. 1pp “Intelligence Procedure”, “Restricted”, 12 June 1944. 14pp. Includes reading list of interviews and report on air combat with about 120 named airmen; outlinnes for a course on air combat tactics, action reports, and battle notes, including amphibious warfare and ASW; airplane chracteristics; “interview and reports on air combt intelligence duties”; photographic interpretations; geographical references.“Sample Pilot's Check Chart”, “Confidential” 1pp. Chart outlining altitude, RPM, max manifold pressure, mixture control,oil temp, oil pressure, cylinder head max, cowl flaps, fuel consumption, for 13 different operating conditions. --MANUSCRIPT: 8pp general outline of intelligence procedures.--“TBF's at Truk. Interrogatee: Pilot” 22 July 1944. Sample of a debrief after air combat over Truk Island. Second part: “F4U's at Saipan”. 2pp. --“NACIS Index System”, “Restricted”, 25 May 1944. 2pp --EXAMINATION. “Procedure Test”, 30 June 1944, with printed questions and hand-written responses. 2pp --EXAMINATION. “Antiaircraft Quiz”, 13 July 1944. 3pp, with printed questions and hand-written responses. --“Fighter Command, Action report”, 20 July 1944. Sample form, not filled in. Also includes “Mission report (Navy) FORM MIKE” with general instructions. 13pp. Also includes “Life Raft and Emergency Performance Report”, 4/1/1944, 1 sheet. Also 1 short page of ms notes. --“Geography of the War”, 20 March 1944. 8pp, plus 1 sheet of ms notes--EXAMINATION: “Tactics Quiz”, 8 July 1944. (Sample question:“Give a reason or reasons why it would be foolish to compare the original models of the P39 and the P47 on the same basis”.) 2pp --MANUSCRIPT Notes: 16pp of tactics, mostly on torpedo tactics from planes, dive bombing, glider bombing (?). About 5000 words.--MANUSCRIPT Notes, ASW, 8pp, about 3000 words, including a printed diagram/cutaway of a U-boat. U.S. Depth Bombs (depth chargers), “Confidential”, 27 July 1944. 1 sheet. Table of the bomb type, weight of charge, total weight, nose, pistol, lethal radius, and impact-spacing (day and night).--ASW Classification, “Confidential”, 4 May 1944, NACIS. Interesting 11-point grading system for assessment of attack on sub. 1 sheet.----COMINCH Instructions for Briefing Squadrons on ASW Missions, “Confidential”, 29 July 1944. 1 sheet. --EXAMINATION: ASW Quiz. 1 Aug 1944. 3pp--Homework Assignments: 22 single-leaf assignments, all dated May 1944, and mostly concerned with navigation.--Construction of Mercator Chart, Measurement of Course and Distance, determination of longitude and latitude. March 8, 1943. 13 leaves. Also: 6pp of manuscript notes.----Performance of Fighter Command Aircraft”, 26 January 1944.//Email for more data! Out of space! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le pain quotidien. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle).

      Paris, Les Éditions Nationales, 1944. 4°. Mit 16 pochoirkolor. lithogr. Tafeln, 2 (1 kolor.) zusätzlichen Folgen der 16 Lithographien, 6 weiteren, nicht verwendenten Lithographien u. einer sign. mont. Federzeichnung von Pierre Leconte. 356 S., 1 Bl. - Angeb. - Fargue, Léon-Paul. Présentation de 1900. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle). Ebda., 1944. Mit 12 Illustrationen von Dignimont. 20 nn. Bll. (die beiden ersten weiß), Rotbrauner HMaroquin-Bd. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. den eingeb. OUmschlägen. Erste Ausgaben. - Ad 1) Nr. XCII von C (ges. 400) Exemplaren auf vélin d\'Arches mit den zusätzlichen Folgen, den nicht verwendenten Lithographien u. der Orig.-Federzeichnung. - Ad 2) Nr. XCII von CL (ges. 625) Exemplaren auf vélin d\'Arches. - Einband tlw. etw. berieben. Hintere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. angebrochen. Die unbeschnittenen Ränder tlw. min. gebräunt. - Ad 1) Monod 9264. - Ad 2) Vgl. Monod 4465. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Leconte, Poulaille, Le pain quotidien. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle), Fargue, Présentation de 1900, Dignimont

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        The Misdventures of Sherlock Holmes.

      Boston 1944 - First and limited edition, number 92 of 125 copies signed by Frederic Dannay as Ellery Queen, telegram addressed to Edgar Smith of the Baker Street Irregulars from Adrian Conan Doyle calling this book "a monstrous perpetration and highly detrimental to the good name and honest of American literature" laid in, 8vo., xxii, [2], 356, [357-365, acknowledgements, bibliography, index], [1, blank] pp., limitation leaf inserted, publisher's black cloth, embossed lettering in red, spine ends and corners lightly worn corners mildly bumped, upper endpapers discoloured from telegram, publisher's black cloth, spine and front board stamped in red, dust-jacket, spine panel dulled, rear panel lightly rubbed with some minor soiling to rear flap fold, very small blemish to front panel with light colour loss, lightly restored at spine ends and edges of folds; faint discoloration to verso of spine panel, otherwise this presents very well indeed. A near fine copy of the limited 'Dinner' issue, in a modestly sophisticated jacket with a pleasant overall appearance. Thirty-three Sherlock Holmes stories not by Arthur Conan Doyle, including authors such as Maurice Leblanc, Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Mark Twain, O. Henry and August Derleth. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Judaica

      c. 1944 - 1945. More than 30,000 Palestinian Jews volunteered to serve in the British Armed Forces. The Jewish Brigade Group of the British army, which fought under the Zionist flag, was formally established in September 1944. It included more than 5,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine organized into three infantry battalions and several supporting units. The Jewish Brigade fought against the Germans in Italy from March 1945 until the end of the war in May 1945. After the German surrender, the Jewish Brigade was stationed along the Italian border with Austria and Yugoslavia, and later in Belgium and the Netherlands. Some soldiers from the Brigade helped create displaced persons camps for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. Britain disbanded the Jewish Brigade Group in the summer of 1946. Brigade members became involved in organizing the flight of Jewish refugees from eastern Europe and their clandestine entry into Palestine. Individual soldiers acquired arms for the Haganah, the major Jewish underground defense organization in Palestine. The Palestinian Jews in the British army and air force learned a broad range of military subjects - combat, administration, technology and logistics of a modern army - and transferred this knowledge to the Jewish defense forces in Palestine. This was to be of great use to the Israel Defense Forces, offspring of the Haganah, which was established during the War of Independence.<br /><br />(1) Original uniform shirt worn by a member of the Jewish Brigade Group in World War II. Sewn onto the left shoulder is a 3.5" by ¾" cloth embroidered with the three-letter abbreviation of the Chativah Yehudith Lochemeth (Jewish Fighting Force) in Hebrew above the words <I>"Jewish Brigade Group."</I> A 2.25" patch depicting a flag of three vertical stripes (light blue-white-light blue) with the Star of David superimposed in the center has been sewn beneath the brigade name. The name <I>"Feist"</I> has been inked inside the collar. The shirt is heavily soiled.<br /><br />(2) Original jacket worn in World War II, embroidered on the left and right shoulder in pink, on red cloth, the name of the soldier's regiment: <I>"East Surrey."</I> Moth-eaten with numerous rips and holes. Possibly worn by Feist since all these items come from his collection and this jacket appears to be the same size as the previous uniform shirt. During World War II, the East Surrey Regiment fought in Italy, as did the Jewish Brigade Group, then saw service in Palestine after the war.<br /><br />(3) Olive green canvas medical kit container, 4.5" x 4.5" x 2.5", with <I>"T.F. Spec. Co./1945"</I> under the flap. Imprinted on the flap with a red "Star of David" on a white 2.25"-diameter circle. Inside are four rolls of gauze, four narrower gauze roll bandages, and a 4.5" x 3.5" cloth sack imprinted <I>"First Field Dressing"</I> containing "Two dressings in Waterproof Covers." The container hooked into the eyelets of either Pistol or Cartridge Belts, making it within easy reach of the wearer, and could be opened or closed by two press studs.<br /><br />(4) Olive green heavy canvas belt pouch, 4.5" x 10" x 2.5", imprinted inside top flap <I>"Barcraft Ltd. 1945."</I> Attachments on verso to fit onto a chest harness or belt.<br /><br />(5) Beige canvas pouch, 5" x 4" x 1.5", with press stud and metal attachments on verso to fit onto a belt.<br /><br />(6) Two cloth corporal stripes, each with a two-bar chevron, measuring 3.5" on each lower side.<br /><br />(7) Two embroidered corporal stripes, each with a two-bar chevron, measuring 3.5" on each lower side; two 1.25" x ½" curved metal bars with two metal eyelets soldered on the back of each.<br /><br />(8) Embroidered sergeant stripes with a three-bar chevron, measuring 3.5" on each lower side, with a metal crown affixed at top center.<br /><br />(9) Campaign ribbons: The <I>"Italy Star"</I> awarded for operational service on land in Sicily, mainland Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, the Aegean and the Dodecanese, Corsica, Sardinia, and Elba, at any time during the campaign from June 11, 1943 (capture of Pantelleria) to May 8, 1945, and the <I>"1939-45 Star"</I> granted for service in operations from September 3, 1939 to August 15, 1945. The two ribbons are sewn together and tied to a 2.25" x ½" metal bar with a safety pin attached on the back.<br /><br />(10) Campaign ribbons: The <I>"Italy Star"</I> (see above), the <I>"Defense Medal"</I> granted for three years' service in Great Britain, or six months' service overseas in territories subjected to air attacks or closely threatened including UK Forces serving in West Africa, Palestine, and India, and the <I>"War Medal"</I> awarded to personnel of the Armed Forces of the British Commonwealth serving between September 3, 1939 and September 2, 1945. The three ribbons are sewn together and tied to a 3.5" x ?" metal bar.<br /><br />(11) Five small keys attached with string to two metal tags embossed with the name <I>"Feist."</I><br /><br />(12) Rifle Cleaning Kit: 4.25" x 2.75" x 1" olive green metal container with a 3.5" wooden handle brush attached under the top cover and a 3.75" cylindrical oil bottle (½" diameter) with liquid still inside, 48" long <I>"Pull Through"</I> cord with 3" long metal attachment, and an 8" x 3.5" cloth, each in a separate compartment.<br /><br />(13) Olive green hat with drop-down cloth sides which button together. The British Royal Coat of Arms is on each of the two buttons. A metal fastening hook on each corner of hat leading to the drop-down cloth sides would latch onto the first air-hole at the front of the hat in order to hold the flaps in place. Tears in the flaps.<br /><br />(14) Olive green canvas, 13.5" x 5.75", scalloped at one edge, imprinted <I>"J. & A. H. 1944"</I> with broad arrow and "3". Two leather straps at one end, two buckles attached to canvas at the other end. Two semi-circular leather patches sewn at scalloped edge.<br /><br />(15) Plastic case with cover, 2.25" x 3" x 1", probably used for soap, with the Star of David on one side and a white and blue flag (identical to the top two stripes of the Israeli flag) on the other.<br /><br />(16) Pocket booklet, <I>"The Services Diary, 1948,"</I> 134 pages, 3" x 4.5". <I>"Published by The Army Sport Control Board. Obtainable from: The Army Sport Control Board, War Office, London, S.W. 1. or By Members of His Majesty's Forces from any N.A.A.F. Institute."</I> Calendar for the year, four days to each page, with British and World War II events noted. Includes a map of the London Underground, badges of rank of commissioned officers in the British armed forces, orders and decorations, postal information, 1948 Olympics events calendar, and blank pages upon which has been written numbers and words in Hebrew.<br /><br />(17) Olive green cloth band, 2.5" x 1", with <I>"Palestine"</I> embroidered across it, which may have been used to hide the shoulder bars, identifying the officer's rank, from enemy sharpshooters.<br /><br />(18) Personal items: Students writing booklet, Hebrew cover, 24 pages, 6" x 8", with Hebrew writing on five pages and some words in Arabic; two 4.75" x 6.75" printed pages of Hebrew prayers; two undated penciled notes in Hebrew, writer unknown, on undated stationery imprinted <I>"Rabbi of Huissahov/M.D. Teitelbaum,"</I> Beer-Sheva, Israel. These notes may relate to the German letters listed in the next grouping.<br /><br />The following items were brought back from Europe by Sgt. Feist of the Jewish Brigade Group.<br /><br />(19) War Souvenirs: Letters. <br /><br />(a) Typed Letter Signed by the Nazi Group Leader in Bünde to a comrade in Bünde, two pages, 8.25" x 11.5", front and verso. Bünde, August 29, 1941. Not translated. In part, <I>"Economically, physically and mentally the Russian was destroyed. It lives like an animal and behaves like an animal; everything for the well-being of its Jews."</I> Folds, creases, tears at edges. <br /><br />(b) Typed Letter Signed by the Nazi Group Leader in Bünde to a comrade in the Nazi Group Horsa, two pages, 8.25" x 11.5", front and verso. Bünde, October 30, 1941. Not translated. In part, <I>"Der Führer said on 31 January 1939: 'Today I will once more be a prophet: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the bolshevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.' Der Führer's word is already true. There is not a nation on the European continent which does not understand the Jewish question drastically after the German model regulating the policy. Only if the Jew is completely shut off in Europe, also in Europe the peace among the peoples will come. That is the last goal of this war: Extermination of the originators of all wars..."</I> Numerous tears and creases in blank margin, folds. <br /><br />(c) With a carbon Typed Letter Signed in carbon, one page, 8" x 11.5". June 22, 1939. In German, from a representative at Drägerwerk, a German company manufacturing breathing and protection equipment as well as gas detection, to Stendal reporting a defect in a gas mask. Not translated. Stains, creases, tears. <br /><br />(d) Plus two typed letters, one signed from by the Nazi Group Leader from Bünde (February 6, 1942), tears, soiled, and frayed, and the other from Africa (June 22, 1941) from <I>"Otto"</I> with a 20 line handwritten postscript; creases, tears at edges. <br /><br />(e) Also, the lower half of a Typed Letter Signed, 8" x 5.75", from the Nazi Group Leader. Creased, folds, holes. Six items.<br /><br />(20) War Souvenir. Clearly-worn Nazi armband, 7.75" x 4". One hole in white area near swastika, numerous tears on opposite side. Soiled.<br /><br />(21) War Souvenir. Original black and white photograph, 9" x 7", picturing a group of over 150 men in uniform, each wearing a Nazi armband. Creased, folded in four, the lower left quarter is loose. Lower right blank corner has been torn off.<br /><br />(22) War Souvenir. Portion of a page of printed sheet music, 9" x 7", front and verso, with two German songs and lyrics, one including "Judas," the other "Bolshevik" and "Russia." Partially separated heavy folds, tears, holes. <br /><br />(23) War Souvenir. The title page and, on verso, first page of the second issue of 1939 of <I>"Der Schulungsbrief,"</I> the Nazi Party's monthly for political education, 7.75" x 11". A Hitler quote is on the cover and an article entitled <I>"Alfred Rosenberg: Public Health and Masculinity Ideal "</I> (possibly incomplete) is on the second page. From 1933-1945, Rosenberg headed the Nazi party's foreign-policy department. In 1939, he founded the Institute for the Investigation of the Jewish Question declaring that in order for the "Jewish question" to be solved, every Jew living in Greater Germany (including annexed areas) would have to leave. He was executed at Nuremberg. Tears and tattered with a portion torn out at the margin removing less than 10% of the text.<br /><br />(24) War Souvenir. Cover and, on verso, article, of the Volume 10, No. 17, April [1942] issue of <I>"Frauen Warte,"</I> the Nazi Party's biweekly illustrated magazine for women, 9" x 12.25". A bust of <I>"Der Führer"</I> by Prof. H. Schwegerie, Munich, is on the cover. The article headed <I>"Belief-Strength-Responsibility"</I> begins with a 1938 Hitler quote. Tears at the edge of the cover where it was torn away from the magazine. Folds, creased.<br /><br />(25) War Souvenir. Booklet, <I>"The NSDAP [Nazi Party] and its Structure,"</I> six pages, 5.75" x 8.25". In German. Printed April 1943 <I>"for the Company Leader."</I> Folds. Fine condition.<br /><br />(26) War Souvenir. Booklet, <I>"Herforder Heimatbrief,"</I> eight pages, 8.25" x 11.5". December 1941. Written by the district leadership of the Nazi party for all soldiers from the city and county of Herford, Germany. These were mailed to the front. Soiled, creased, holes on last sheet. Overall, very good.<br /><br />(27) War Souvenirs. Two unused letter sheets, each a larger sheet folded to 5.5" x 4", partially struck together, with room for addressee on one side and a map of Greater Germany on the other side showing postal codes of Germany and areas under Nazi control including Austria, Poland, and western Czechoslovakia. Postal codes for the Ukraine and Baltic states are included with the heading <I>"Your Letter Arrives Faster! Use Postal Codes."</I> The letter was to be written on the blank verso of the larger sheet.<br />

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        The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Features "The Face of Lincoln" by Carl Sandburg and an essay by Frederick Hill Meserve. Includes all of then known photographs of Lincoln (120), 12 of Mrs. Lincoln, 88 of the people "who touched Lincoln's life, and Steichen's photograph of Leonard Volk's 1860 life mask. A very good plus with a slight very shallow stain to the fore edge of some of the pages in a very good price clipped dust jacket that has some chips and tears and tape repairs to the verso. Signed and inscribed by Meserve on the front free endpaper in 1947.

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        Importante insieme costituito da una lettera dattiloscritta con firma autografa del generale Edizio Rodriguez dei Volontari della Resistenza e due interessantissime minute a lui dirette contenenti la descrizione degli eventi accaduti a Roma nei due giorni successivi alla liberazione (4 giugno 1944). A. Lettera datt. con firma autografa - Roma 9 aprile 1946, una pagina in-4 - nella quale comunica al Tenente Colonnello Berliri Zoppi di aver "ritirato dal Comitato Alleato i brevetti rilasciati dagli Alleati stessi ai partigiani che hanno preso parte alla liberazione di Roma. I brevetti si trovano presso il Comitato Militare della Democrazia Cristiana, in piazza del Gesu'_Poiche' bisognera', dopo presa visione dei documenti, riunire tutti i partigiani in una domenica sarei tanto grato se i Capi-zona si recassero in piazza del Gesu' per prendere visione di quanto sopra, onde avvisare susseguentemente gli interessati, perche' non manchino alla riunione per la distribuzione_". B-C. Due minute datt. di cui una con firma autografa di Berlieri Zoppi. "Il nucleo di questa zona espleto' la sua attivita' in forma evidente al mattino del 5/6. Il giorno precedente due volontari del nucleo stesso penetravano, mentre numerose pattuglie e numerosi tedeschi circolavano ancora per Roma_Il mattino del 5 alle ore 6,30 agivano quattro squadre: la prima tentava di occupare i locali della ex G.I.L. in via Fornovo _ I locali occupati si presentavano in istato di disordine e confusione_e si potevano rinvenire uno schedario con fotografie e libretti personali degli Ufficiali e sottoufficiali_". 4 pagine in-4. Numerose correzioni autografe. Unita una pagina datt. int. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri Ufficio Patrioti titolata Argomenti da trattare nelle relazioni per l'ufficio patrioti e relativa copia a stampa.

      1944.

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        WHO'S WHO IN NAZI GERMANY [CONFIDENTIAL, COPY NO. 546]. [WITH 3 SUPPLIMENTS: MAY 1, MAY 31, & JUNE30, 1944]

      London & Washington: Ministry Of Economic Warfare(1944). 4th revised edition. Original Green Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 148 single-sided pages, plus Restricted stapled supplements laid in for: 1st of May (11 leaves) , 31st of May (7 leaves) , and 30th of June (4 pages) 1944. Includes Table of Contents, Glossary, Abbreviations, and Supplement note in pink, and Organizational Indices in blue. Followed by alphabetical listing of who's who in white. "Confidential. Copy no. 546." This manual for promoting Anti-Nazi sentiment was "Prepared for the use of those dealing with propaganda to and about Germany. It is Confidential. The information it contains may be used without restriction, but the source must not be disclosed. ... It is hoped to keep this edition up to date by the issue at regular intervals of supplements ..." (from the Introductory note on page 1) . Instructions for incorporating information from the supplements are given on page 8. SUBJECT(S) : World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda. Germany -- Biography. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Main publication has light wear, about Very Good Condition. Final supplement is a bit dog-eared, but solid as well. Scarce and Important (Holo2-136-38)

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        Le pain quotidien. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle).

      Paris, Les Éditions Nationales, 1944. - Erste Ausgaben. - Ad 1) Nr. XCII von C (ges. 400) Exemplaren auf vélin d'Arches mit den zusätzlichen Folgen, den nicht verwendenten Lithographien u. der Orig.-Federzeichnung. - Ad 2) Nr. XCII von CL (ges. 625) Exemplaren auf vélin d'Arches. - Einband tlw. etw. berieben. Hintere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. angebrochen. Die unbeschnittenen Ränder tlw. min. gebräunt. - Ad 1) Monod 9264. - Ad 2) Vgl. Monod 4465. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Mit 16 pochoirkolor. lithogr. Tafeln, 2 (1 kolor.) zusätzlichen Folgen der 16 Lithographien, 6 weiteren, nicht verwendenten Lithographien u. einer sign. mont. Federzeichnung von Pierre Leconte. 356 S., 1 Bl. - Angeb. - Fargue, Léon-Paul. Présentation de 1900. (= La vie en France au début du XXe siècle). Ebda., 1944. Mit 12 Illustrationen von Dignimont. 20 nn. Bll. (die beiden ersten weiß), Rotbrauner HMaroquin-Bd. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. den eingeb. OUmschlägen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tibor Paul's Guestbook

      (Budapest), 1944. Near Fine. 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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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

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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:&bull; "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&bull; "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&bull; "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).

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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.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Bell's Books]
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