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        Danmarks Kirker. Københavns Amt, bind 1-4.

      4 bind. Nationalmuseet, København 1944-51. Illustreret i s/h. Indbundne ubeskårne i fire smukke halvbind af bordeaux-brunt gedeskind med rygforhøjninger og rig rygforgyldning. De originale for- og bagomslag er indsat bagerst. Med topguldsnit. Bindene sign. Gustaf Hedberg. Bøgerne har tilhørt Gustaf Bernström og bærer hans forgyldte superexlibris på forpermene samt hans lille håndskrevne 'coll cat' på inderomslagene. Bindene er meget velholdte.. Komplet sæt af afdelingen om kirkerne i Københavns Amt med Roskilde Domkirke i spidsen.** Ekslusivt sæt af Københavner-delen af Danmarks Kirker fra den pengestærke svenske apoteker Gustaf Bernströms meget fornemme bogsamling. Han var selvfølgelig primært interesseret i svenske bøger, men havde også en stor faible for dansk litteratur og topografi - gerne i smukke Hedberg-bind

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        La libera America promette dollari e lavoro agli italiani; ma se 12 milioni dei suoi lavoratori disoccupati vivono di sussidi. quale lavoro potrà dare ai popoli vinti se non servaggio e disonore?

      1944 - XXII Grande manifesto a col., propagandistico antistatunitense della Repubblica Sociale Italiana, mm. 700x1000. Lo Zio Sam viene rappresentato come un uomo anziano dallo sguardo cupo, coi capelli bianchi e la barbetta, vestito con un abbigliamento che richiama gli elementi decorativi della bandiera statunitense mentre si fa pulire lo stivale da un italiano che reca sulla schiena la targhetta identificativa "Italiano 264596". Segni di piegatura, ottimo.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        Lost Worlds

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        ANIMAL STORIES BY GEORGES DUPLAIX. Family Copy

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

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        Entr`acte I-II.

      Entr`acte med 20 originallitografier av författaren. Entr`acte II med 24 originallitografier av författaren. Ivar Haeggströms Boktryckeri AB Stockholm 1944-45. 4:o. 61,(3 sista blank); 61,(3 sista blank) s. Tryckta i 200 numrerade exemplar, dessa 149 respektive 000. Trådhäftade, vol I med liten bit borta av rygg vid foten 2 mm samt veck främre kant främre omslag. Dedikation i vol II. "Till Harald Sallberg från vännen Börje Veslen 2/3-46". I vit helskinnkassett stämpel signerad Marlis Egli. Bifogat tre originallitografier av Börje Veslen. Urtid Dinosaurier, Den blinde mannen, Den clairvoyante. 29 x 21,5 cm

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        MERCURIO, mensile di politica e arte (1944-1948) diretto da Alba De Cespedes . TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Roma, Darsena, 1944

      Formato 13,5 x 21 con copertine celesti e scritte in nero (elenchi dei collaboratori). Ebbe sempre un marcato impegno antifascista e fu fondata e diretta da ALBA DE CESPEDES. Redattore capo Gino De Sanctis, poi Agostino Degli Espinosa. L'editore iniziale fu DARSENA di Roma, poi da aprile '46 edizioni Crero ed infine dal gennaio '48 Edizioni Aspra. L'impegno non era solo politico ma anche culturale e ciò è sottolineato dal notevole valore e partecipazione numerosa degli scrittori ed uomini politici che vi scrissero (nel fervore della ricostruzione e delle iniziative del dopoguerra) : Accrocca, Aleramo Sibilla, Alvaro, Anceschi, Angioletti, Argan, Bartolini, Barzini jr., Bellonci, Benco, Berlinguer, Bigiaretti, Buonaiuti, Camilleri, Cardarelli, Carli , Croce, D'Amico S., De Angelis, De Benedetti, De Cespedes, De Libero, De Ruggiero, Deledda, Ferrara, Flora, Garosci, Gigante, Ginzburg, Giusso, Gorresio, Grimaldi, Hemingway, Kafka, La Torre, Lattes, Lo Gatto,Lupinacci, Manzini, Marchesi, Maugham, Mila Massimo, Momigliano, Monelli, Moravia, Nenni, Omodeo, Orlando, Palazzeschi, Parronchi, Patroni, Pepe, Piovene, Praz, Puccini G., Quasimodo, Saba Umberto, Salvatorelli, Sanminiatelli, Saragat, Sartre, Savinio, Sforza, Shaw, Silone, Sinisgalli, Spadolini, Stuparich, Tecchi Bonaventura, Tobino, Tomajuoli, Trompeo, Ungaretti, Valgimigli ed altri. Collezione completa dal n. 1 del 1 settembre 1944 al n. 36-39 La raccolta è a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        MOTHER GOOSE

      1944. 2. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Oxford University. Press (1944). 7 x 7 3/4", cloth, 87p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw chips of spine ends else VG). LIMITED TO ONLY 500 COPIES FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION SIGNED BY TUDOR. This copy comes with a letter laid in from the publisher presenting the book to the owner. Illustrated on every page by Tudor, most in full color, with verse below. One of the most lovely editions of Mother Goose and a special copy, quite scarce in this special edition.

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        THE DARK TUNNEL. Presentation Copy

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        NIKOLAI GOGOL. Inscribed to the Thompsons

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

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        Børnehjælpsdag 9.maj 1944.

      1944. Forlæg til reklameplakat for Børnehjælpsdagen. Mål i cm: 86hx66b. Koloreret med farvekridt.. En smuk plakat, der blev brugt til at reklamere for Børnehjælpsdagen i 1944. Her i det endelige udkast med tilbagestrøget hår og uden sløjfe. Med arbejdsspor: tegnestifthuller og opklæbningstape i kanten. Et unika. Uindrammet. Plakaten kan sendes i plakatrør som pakke

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        Many Moons - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. c1943. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A charming First Printing of the First Edition in just about Fine condition in a solid, Very Good price-clipped dust-jacket, minor chipping to edges and some small closed tears. Scarce to find in this condition; Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal. James Thurber's famous tale of a little princess who, after eating too many raspberry tarts wanted to have the moon so she'd be well again, and of how she got it; Color Illustrations .

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        Concept Design for Cadillac

      1944. Pencil and watercolor on drafting paper. Lower right corner of page has been skilfully replaced. Does not affect images. 15 1/4 x 21 inches. Framed. Handsome proposed design for a post war Cadillac The license plate reads "GM 1944" raising interesting questions, since, as everyone knows, virtually no new cars were produced during the high armament production years of World War II, and certainly not pretty new dark pink ones. The car portrayed here does however anticipate very much the look of early fifties' vehicles, if not necessarily Cadillacs. And bright colors certainly would catch on in a way they had not before the war. Note the 1930's Cadillac emblem on the front grille, which was changed when auto production actually re-commenced.

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        D-Day Prayer. From the White HouseÑJune 6, 1944

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

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        After-Dinner Story

      Lippincott NY: Lippincott. (1944). A collection of six stories including "Rear Window," basis for the classic Hitchcock film starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Also includes the story "Marihuana." A Queen's Quorum title, and a fragile wartime production, printed on thin, cheap paper. The first page of "Rear Window" (p. 145) has a hinge tear, affecting a couple of letters. Label remnants on front flyleaf; minor watermarks to lower rear board and lower corner of rear pages; a very good in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear. A very presentable copy of one of the high spots of the mystery novel, according to "Ellery Queen." . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.

      Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1944. 8vo. Original full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A very nice and clean copy. XVIII, 625 pp + Errata sheet loosely inserted, as issued.. First edition, first printing, of this groundbreaking text which created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics, presenting for the first time his model which showed how one could maximize payoff in any given game. "Quantitative mathematical models for games such as poker or bridge at one time appearedimpossible, since games like these involve free choices by the players at each move, and each move reacts to the moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of "strategy" in a paper on games of chance (Mathematische Annalen 100 [1928] 295-320). This contained the proof of his "minimax" theorem that says "a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so asto minimize that payoff." The "minimax" principle, a key component of the game-playing computer programs developed in the 1950s and 1960s by Arthur Samuel, Allen Newell, Herbert Simon, and others was more fully articulated and explored in The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, co-authored by von Neumann and Morgenstern.Game Theory, which draws upon mathematical logic, set theory and functional analysis, attempts to describe in mathematical terms the decision-making strategies used in games and other competitive situations. The von Neumann-Morgenstern theory assumes (1) that people's preferences will remain fixed throughout ; (2) that they will have wide knowledge of all available options; (3) that they will be able to calculate their own best interests intelligently; and (4) that they will always act to maximize these interests.Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics. Had he not suffered an early death from cancer in 1957, he most probably would have received the first Nobel Prize in economics." (Origins of Cyberspace).See OOC 953

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        "Well Hooked". Watercolor of fisherman's hands holding fish with fly in mouth

      New York 1944 [New York], 1944. Image 9 x 12 inches on a larger board (overall 15 x 18 inches. Watercolor on Whatman on artist board, signed in ink "G. Don Ray '44". Some glue stains on outer margins, faint toning. Fine. Provenance: from the collection of Jim Deren, proprietor of The Angler's Roost . Deftly executed drawing by American angling artist G. Don Ray, who illustrated Roy Wall's autobiography, The Contemplative Angler (1948)

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        FICCIONES. (1935-1944). Signed

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

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        THE BEDCHAMBER MYSTERY. With which is included the story of The Eleven Deckchairs and Modernity and Maternity

      Toronto: S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1944 True First & Only Edition. 8vo. 70pp. A superb copy, quite fine, in the publisher's original pictorial paper-covered-boards which are fresh & free of the usual edgewear & cracking endemic to this title - Upper cover illustrated in gray & navy, lettered in blue at the spine - In a truly amazing & beautiful example of the original pictorial dustwrapper [published slightly oversized & therefore prone to heavy wear] - this copy virtually flawless - the dustwrapper illustration & design a match for that of the binding. One short closed tear, a touch of use at the corners, otherwise truly spectacular. Forester's only mystery. The best copy we've seen in 20 years & perhaps the nicest copy available anywhere as this title usually turns up in poor shape because publisher Saunders' wartime production made use of rather cheap materials that had very little staying power.. 1st Edition.

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        The New Economy / by Robert Boothby - [Publisher's Personal File Copy with a Small ARCHIVE of Quite Telling Manuscript Corespondence between Secker & Warburg and the Author [And Others] a Boothby Pamphlet Additionally Loosely Inserted]

      London : Secker And Warburg, 1944. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : 162 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subject: Economic policy. Currency question. Great Britain - Economic policy. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        [Paris] Tombeau de Pascin

      Paris : Textes et pretextes, 1944. Broché. 25,5x33cm. Edition originale, un des 130 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seul tirage avec 20 autres pur fil enrichis d'une suite des illustrations. Ouvrage orné d'un portrait en frontispice, d'un bois gravé et de six eaux-fortes originaux de Jules Pascin. Bel exemplaire. - Textes et pretextes, Paris _1944, 25,5x33cm, broché. - Paris broché

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        Alemao-Nazi em 22 Liçoes compreendendo informaçoes úteis para Führers, "Quinta-Colunistas", Gauleiters e Quislings.

      Kl.-8°. Farb. illustr. OBrosch. (stockig). 12 nn. Bll. mit 23 farb. Karikaturen. Erste Ausgabe. - Extrem seltene Broschüre der englischen Propaganda mit ätzenden antifaschistischen Karikaturen von Walter Trier. - Dt.Exilarchiv 5975 (engl. Ausg.) und II, 11746 (niederl. Ausg.). Hatry 248 u. 15 (engl. Ausg.). Lang, Trier 39 (niederl. Ausg.). Vgl. Neuner-Warthorst 226 (nennt den Titel, hat ihn aber nicht). - Klammerheftung leicht angerostet, vereinzelt etwas fleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - Sehr selten.

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        Charlotte Corday. - Le chef

      Paris: Gallimard, 1944. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 14 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Très rare et bel exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1944, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Cahiers d´art 1940-1944.

      Paris, 1944. 230 s. Med en färgreprodukton av Picasso, en färgreprodukton av Matisse, Narcisses et Pommes samt en gravyr av Matisse, sumeriskt huvud 1944, samt talrika fotoillustrationer. Häftad. 31,5 X 25 cm.. Med textbidrag av bl. a. Gaston Bachelard, G. Bataille, René Char, Eluard, J. Lacan, F. Ponge, J. Prévert, R. Quenau, Tristan Tzara. Konst av bl. a. Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Kandinsky och många andra

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        The Story of Dr. Wassell (Archive of research material and corrected mimeograph typescript draft of the novel)

      N.p.: N.p., 1944. Archive of research material for James Hilton's novel, "The Story of Dr. Wassell," along with a ribbon copy typescript, carbon typescript, and mimeograph typescript (with infrequent holograph corrections) of the novel itself.& & A substantial archive of material relevant to Hilton's research on the subject that would culminate in his novel, published in the US in 1943, in the UK in 1944, and resulting in the 1944 film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Ronald Colman.& & The archive includes a clean carbon typescript, 133 leaves, dated "7/31/42," of a near final form of the text (accompanied by several leaves relating to name changes, one with substantive holograph annotations by Hilton). The remainder of the material includes typed, carbon, and mimeographed transcripts of interviews Hilton (and others) conducted with those who knew Wassell, or soldiers who met him in the Pacific, newswire transcripts of articles about Wassell, and related topics. & & Finally, and significantly, the archive contains a typed transcript, as well as mimeographed transcript, of a series of interviews with Wassell undertaken by Hilton and Cecil B. DeMille at the DeMille ranch, June 16-19, 1942.

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        THEY WERE EXPENDABLE

      Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 18-22 September 1944.. [4],155 leaves plus numerous lettered inserts and duplicate numbered leaves with variant text. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in pale blue studio upper wrapper, with studio label and rubberstamps, and darker blue, probably later lower wrapper. Upper wrapper faintly sunned, with a couple of minor smudges, title neatly lettered on spine, internally about fine. A "Temporary Complete Composite Script," including revised and unrevised leaves dated over the five day span, a character list, and two variant forms of the film's Foreword/Dedication. The script was adapted by Wead from William L. White's book, and the film, starring Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Ward Bond, et al, was directed by John Ford. Regarded by many as one of Ford's chief triumphs, THEY WERE EXPENDABLE was released 20 December 1945, just a little over four months after V.J. Day. The narrative is based on the exploits of John D. Bulkeley, a motor torpedo boat squadron commander and Medal of Honor recipient, and Robert Kelly, a skipper, during the World War II Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941–1942, and the film is acknowledged as one of the most realistic among the many contributions by Hollywood to the war and immediate post- war effort. The admonition on the upper wrapper to "Save Film! Help Win the War!, " as well as the prefatory note about the economic rationale for the composite nature of the script, underscore the circumstances of war-time film production. Bogdanovich, JOHN FORD (Revised edition, 1978), pp. 82-4, 137.

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        An archive of scripts and related documents for DUEL IN THE SUN

      [Culver City: Vanguard Films and Selznick International, 1944 - 47].. Twenty items or volumes. Quarto and folio. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound or stapled in stencil-printed and studio wrappers, or self-wrappers. A few pieces a bit used, else very good to near fine. A substantial archive of scripts and related items for the 1947 Selznick adaptation to the screen of Busch's 1944 novel, directed by King Vidor, starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Butterfly McQueen and Harry Carey. The film won the award for the Best Overall Production at the Venice Film Festival. Present here are the following items: a) a 22pp treatment by Busch, undated; b) a 30pp. roster of "Physical Descriptions and Characterizations Compiled from the Novel," 14 December 1944; c) a 7pp. inventory list of "Costumes Compiled from Novel," 15 Dec. 1944; d) an RKO Estimating Script, co- written by Busch and Garrett, 24 July 1944 (rerun by Selznick's studio 5 Feb. 1946), 134 leaves; e) a "Shooting Script," credited solely to Garrett, 20 December 1944, 149 leaves plus lettered inserts, part carbon typescript, part mimeo, with revises on salmon and yellow stock dated into the following year; f) a "Final Shooting Script," 168 leaves plus many lettered inserts and revises on a rainbow of colored stocks dated into July, attributed solely to Garrett; g) a "Final Script," 12 January 1946, attributed solely to David O. Selznick, 208 leaves; h) a Dialogue Continuity, 18 November 1946, foliated by reel format, with ms. annotation noting changes made in April 1947, with a separate parcel of duplicate leaves laid in; i) another copy of same, in substantially different format, rerun 27 March 1962; j) a revised Cutting Continuity, foliated in reel format, 12 March 1947; k) a large format editing guide ca. 150 leaves, 12 May 1947, captioned "Foreign Inserts Marked"; l) a spirit duplicated typescript of a Dutch translation (a few leaves detached, torn or frayed); m) a spirit duplicated typescript of a Spanish version; n) Dialogue Cutting Continuity scripts for Trailers #2 & #3, 2pp. and 4pp., 29 May 1947; o) a 4pp. roster of "Censorship Cut," 31 July 1947; p) two volumes of a "Footage Schedule for All Domestic Release Prints," 1 May and 10 May, 1947; q) an 11 page roster of rights applications for Tiomkin's score; and finally r) "Excerpts for the Musical Score ... 'Duel in the Sun' By Dimitri Tiomkin (Arranged by Carol Huxley),"48pp. reproduction of the actual annotated manuscript score, in printed studio wrappers. The film had something of a bumpy development, with Ben Hecht doing some uncredited script doctoring, and several uncredited directors, including Josef von Sternberg, stepping in to help out. Many changes were required to accommodate the various protectors of public morality, and an analysis of the evolution of the film through the succession of these widely disparate scripts (from Busch's treatment and collaborative script through the mammoth 200 pager attributed to Selznick) would likely be informative. Though Busch was himself a productive screenwriter for three decades, with a dozen credited screenplays and uncredited work on others, his final screen credit for this film consisted solely of "Suggested by a Novel by ...." One might assume the earliest draft here, co-written by him, might be closer to the novel than the end product.

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        Wofur Kampfen Wir? (Why are We Fighting?)

      Berlin, 1944. First edition. Original Wraps. Fair. Berlin, Germany, 1944. "Herausgegeben Vom Personal - Amt Des Heeres" 144pp. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. A rare and quite frightening document published in the waning days of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, for his officers, pushing them to continue fighting in WWII. With photographs of Hitler and happy Aryans, a chapter on Jews, a facsimile letter from Hitler, maps, &c. Contents: Das Judentum (Judaism), Der Bolschewismus (Bolshevism), England, Amerika (America), Entwicklung und Ziel (Development and Target). Front wrap quite worn and detached, spinestrip missing, some toning and foxing within. An exceedingly rare item. We reserve the right to sell this volume to responsible buyers only, as we see fit.

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        Silver Passover Plate

      Germany, Late 19th / early 20th century. Fine. MAGNIFICENT AND IMPRESSIVE GERMAN SILVER PASSOVER PLATE& & Scenes and medallions in relief alternating with fruit, flower and foliage clusters: Scenes—Rabbis at B’nai B’rak; Binding of Isaac Medallions—Moses; Aaron; David; Solomon& & Central Hebrew text includes: The Order of the Seder (15 parts of the Seder service) Verses from Psalm 128:2,3a,6 “You shall enjoy the fruit of your labors; you shall be happy and you shall proper. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons, like olive saplings around your table…[May you] live to see your children’s children. May all be well with Israel.”& & Similar Passover plates in the collection of: Israel Museum (item no. 281474), diameter 17.7 inches London Jewish Museum (see catalogue, entry no. 360, illustrated), diameter 20 inches& & This is one of the largest Seder plates to come on the market in the last 30 years, exceeded by only one other piece measuring 20 3/4 inches in diameter. Exceptional condition of an magnificent Seder plate with fascinating provenance, with original hanging hook on verso.& & PASSOVER PLATE. German, late 19th / early 20th century. Silver, unmarked. Circular with crenellated / crimpled rim. 20 inches in diameter. Flange embossed with medallions. Center embossed with Hebrew text. Fine condition.& & Provenance*:& & OWNER’S STATEMENT: “I inherited this Seder Plate from my late parents, ______________. My father, _______________, entered the U.S. military as a Chaplain in 1944. In March 1946, he was assigned to Wiesbaden, Germany, where as the U.S. Air Corp’s only Jewish Chaplain in the area, he worked with Displaced Persons, helping to rehabilitate and counsel the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. He also served as an aide to Judge Louis Levinthal, the advisor on Jewish affairs to General Lucius Clay in Postwar Germany. While serving as a chaplain, he arranged for and supervised the rebuilding of the Wiesbaden synagogue by the United States Military Government, and officiated at its dedication. My father bought this Seder Plate while in Germany (in 1946 or 1947), and brought it with him when he returned to the United States in 1947.& & In 1948, my father moved to _____________ to become the Western Area Director of the Jewish Welfare Board’s Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy, a position he held until his retirement in 1975. In 1950, he became the first rabbi of _________________, which he served until his retirement, when he became Rabbi Emeritus.”& & * The owner’s name will be provided to purchaser.

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        The Percy Letters. Correspondence of Thomas Percy with Edmond Malone Richard Farmer Thomas Warton David Dalrymple Lord Hailes Evan Evans George Paton William Shenstone John Pinkerton Robert Anderson edited by Tillotson Smith Brooks Robinson Dennis Falconer Lewis Wood

      Baton Rouge, & New Haven: Louisiana State University Press, Yale University Press, 1944-1988. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Nine volumes. [Baton Rouge]: Louisiana State University Press, & New Haven: Yale University Press, 1944 - 88. All vols. first impression. Uniformly bound in original cloth in slightly differing shades, as issued. Endpapers to several vols. neatly renewed. Two vols. are ex-college library copies, stamped at all edges of textblock, with several discreet internal markings & shelf-mark to foot of spine very neatly concealed. A very good, clean text. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

      [Probably Big Sur, CA.]. no date.. Original watercolor on paper, 19.5 x 21cm, matted and framed under glass. Not examined out of mount, but visible portions fine. A characteristic watercolor, likely painted during the period of Miller's residence in Big Sur, when he actively solicited financial assistance in exchange for his paintings to enable him to survive and continue writing (ref: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL AND SUNDRY, etc etc). The dominant colors are shades of blue and black. The painting depicts a male and a female figure, in a bathtub, exposed from mid-chest up. Not signed by Miller, but inscribed by his friend Emil White, who functioned during his Big Sur residence (1944-62) as his aide/secretary in correspondence with painting customers and the public: "This was painted but not signed by H.M. E. White."

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        [Autographes d'exception] Le sang profond

      Paris : L'atelier de la salamandre, 1944. Broché. 14,5x19cm. Edition originale imprimée à 1000 ex numérotés sur bouffant. Précieux envoi de l'auteur à André Lhote enrichi d'un dessin représentant trois improbables silhouettes humaines se prolongeant avec leurs ombres. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de l'auteur. Rare et agréable exemplaire. - L'atelier de la salamandre, Paris _1944, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Autographes d'exception broché

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        LYRIK OG GRAFIK. Redaktion: Niels Kaas Johansen (Lyrik) og Frede Christoffersen (Grafik).

      Carit Andersens Forlag, 1944. 10 originale og signerede grafiske værker + 9 digte. 2 hefter indlagt i orig. omslag.. (Omslagstitel: Grafik og Lyrik.) Trykt i 450 ex. Grafisk værker af bl.a.: Louis Ehlers, Dan Sterup Hansen, Asger Jørgensen, Jane Muus, Palle Pio og Carl Henning Petersen. Digte af bl.a: Tove Ditlevsen, Mogens Garde, Grethe Heltberg, Morten Nielsen, Halfdan Rasmussen og Ole Sarvig. Et pænt og velholdt eks.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        LE STANZE. LA FAVOLA DI ORFEO. DALLE RIME.

      In-4 (mm. 325 x 230), bross. alla francese, astuccio (rifatto), cc.nn. 89, con 11 illustrazioni a p. pag., nel t. eseguite da Aligi Sassu. Pregevole edizione di 150 esempl. numer. in carta alla forma, filigranata con il segno della conchiglia. Composta in caratteri Paganini tondo e corsivo, corpo 18, da G.B. Testerini su impaginazione di Giampiero Giani, fa parte della "Collana di Poeti Antichi e Moderni" diretta da Luciano Anceschi e Salvatore Quasimodo. "Il ns. esemplare - l'unico - numerato con la lettera "A" e firmato da Aligi Sassu, contiene in allegato l'originale di una illustrazione (con alone margin.)." Esemplare ben conservato.

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        A Pablo Picasso.

      Paris; Éditions des Trois Collines, 1944. [Collection les grands peintres par leurs ami]. First edition. 4:o. 168, (7) pp. Reproductions in b/w and a mounted colour plate. Unsigned half-leather binding with both covers and backstrip preserved. Very fine. From the library of Carl Olov Sommar

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        Vintage signed photograph of Rocky Graziano in the ring, standing next to his co-manager, actor George Raft

      Vintage photograph signed “To Teddy- / A swell guy / Best Wishes / Rocky Graziano” and “Jack Healy mgr.” Sepia-tone, 10” x 8”. Some staining at edges, half-inch by inch portion torn away at mostly blank left margin, surface creases. Mounting remnants on verso.Very Good condition. From his May 23, 1990 obituary in “The New York Times”. In part, “Born Thomas Rocco Barbella … In 1939, a friend, Jack Healy, took him to New York’s famous Stillman's Gym to see if he could put his street fighting instincts to use in the ring. When a seasoned pro named Antonio Fernandez beat him up, he swore he would never box again. Two months later, however, he was back in the ring, this time fighting under the name of his sister’s boyfriend, Rocky Graziano. He won the Metropolitan Amateur Athletic Union welterweight championship. ‘The A.A.U. gave me a medal, which I hocked for $15,’ Mr. Graziano recalled years later. ‘Maybe this is not so bad a racket after all, I think. I will give this a shake.’” “The Washington Post” reported in April 7, 1944, in an article headlined “George Raft / Comanager / Of Graziano,” that “A rabid fistic follower, Raft recently bought into Graziano’s contract with Jack Healy, the youngster’s manager…” By April 1945, Irving Cohen had become Rocky’s manager, with Haley as co-manager.

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        ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR, SIGNED AND DATED

      Probably Big Sur Ca.. 1944. [Probably Big Sur, Ca.]. 1944.. Original watercolor on paper, 27.5 x 35cm, floated on mat, framed under glass, in shadow-box style. Fine. A vintage, highly characteristic watercolor from the period of Miller's residence in Big Sur, when he actively solicited financial assistance in exchange for his paintings to enable him to survive and continue writing (ref: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL AND SUNDRY, etc etc). The dominant colors are orange, pink, green and white, with accents in red and black, within a black and green wash border. The painting depicts two human figures against a green field, within a white irregular "protective" oval on the left side, isolated against a larger orange and pink background, juxtaposed with a more hostile appearing form on the right within its own shell of jagged concentric ovals. Signed in full and dated in the lower right.

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        EVERYBODY'S POLITICAL WHAT'S WHAT? Manuscript Page, Page Proofs and 3 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) by SHAW

      Constable and Company Ltd. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1943 and 1944. First Edition. Letter. Very Good to Near Fine in a custom slipcase. Laurence A246 for the printed book. This collection, all housed in a green cloth chemise within a half green morocco slipcase gilt-lettered on the spine and front cover, consists of seven items related to the book: a single page typed Manuscript Revised Contents Table dated 21 August 1943 with several corrections in Shaw's hand numbering about 30 words; three examples of proof pages for the title page with simple corrections by Shaw including the elimination of "Machiavelli Modernized" from the title (noted by Laurence as being eliminated by Shaw in the final page-proof); and three AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED by Shaw with his initials (two on postcards and one on both sides of a small sheet of paper), one letter in Pitman's Shorthand (with a typed transcript), all to John Wardrop regarding proofs and the index for the book as well as Shaw's wife's illness. Some excerpts: "I always sign G. Bernard Shaw, and my professional name is Bernard Shaw without the George, which I loathe." "I am putting the book together fast, and hope soon to send you the final revise in chapters and indexable. It has been a devil of a job, and has cost me a play or two or perhaps three." "At your age I undertook an index to the works of Thomas Lodge for an Elizabethan Society. Being inexperienced and conscientious I did not know when to stop." Though there is no evidence of ownership, these items came from the collection of Harold Ackert.

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        SIRIUS: A FANTASY OF LOVE AND DISCORD

      London: Secker & Warburg London: Secker & Warburg,. 1944. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at head and tail of. spine panel and corner tips, small chip from top edge of rear panel,. and several short closed tears, longest being 20 mm at top center of. front panel. Overall, a nice copy of a scarce book. (#114653). First edition, first impression. 2209 copies printed. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-168. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 721. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2085-90. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13561. Satty and Smith A14.1.1.

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        Die Notizen oder von der unvoreiligen Versöhnung. Erster Band.

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

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        An American Dilemma. The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. With the Assistance of Richard Sterner and Arnold Rose.

      New York & London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1944). Royal 8vo. Orig. full green cloth w. gilt lettering to spine. A bit of bumping to capitals and corners, but a nice, clean and fresh copy in the original dust-jacket, which is usually lacking. D-j. w. a bit of wear to extremities, but overall unusually fine. Not price-clipped. LIX, (1), 1483 pp.. First edition of this epoch-making study of race-relations in America. The first edition appeared in both one volume and in two volumes. This is the one-volume edition. In the early 1940'ies the Swedish Nobel Prize winner for Economics (1974), Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) was funded by the Carnegie Foundation to map out the problems that African-Americans had to face in order to fully participate in the American society at the time. This resulted in an enormous and very detailed work, for which Myrdal is famous today. It immediately became very popular, and it sold more than 100.000 copies (25 printings of the first edition appeared) before the second edition appeared in 1965. Several other editions and extracts in other publications appeared before 1965. Nine issues of the work appeard within the first year.The work had an enormous direct effect on the general view on racial issues in America, and it must be said to have paved the way for what we now consider natural policies of racial integration and affirmative action. The view that underlies this landmark work is that democracy will triumph over racism. The effects of this work are difficult to underestimate, and it not only changed the view on racial issues in America, it also directly influenced the US Supreme Court in 1954 to outlaw racial segregation in public schools (Brown versus Board of Education). In 1950 Myrdal was a signatory of the UNESCO statement "The Race Question".Rare in the original dust-jacket.Assarsson-Rizzi and Bohrn: Gunnar Myrdal. A Bibliography, 1919-1981: No. 127a

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        SITUATION NORMAL

      Reynal & Hitchcock NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Miller on the title page. Chipped dustjacket.Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Miller's first book. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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

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

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