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        Fable

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sonette.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Theatre World. Volumes 1-60

      , Greenberg / Chilton, Crown / Applause, 1944-'45 to 2003-'04. . Volume 1 lacks a dust jacket. Volumes 50-56 and 60 are paperback, all the rest are hardcover in fine dust jackets. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine fine

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        POESIA, QUADERNI INTERNAZIONALI diretti da ENRICO FALQUI (1944-1946 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO), Roma poi MIìlano, Nuove edizioni italiane poi Mondadori, 1944

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

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Collection of Correspondence from Pin-Up Artist Alberto Vargas

      1944-1973. A collection of 12 letters, cards, and publicity photos from Alberto Vargas and his wife, Anna Mae Clift, to a devoted collector, including an Autographed Note Signed ("Alberto") and three Christmas cards Signed with his stylized signature, fine. The letters and notes begin in 1961 and end shortly before the passing of Clift in 1973, a death from which Vargas never truly recovered. The letters are in response to complimentary notes sent by the collector to Vargas and include many references to his work. Each is composed with warmth and they include details about the couple's personal lives including Vargas's experience judging the Miss Universe contest and his lawsuits against Esquire magazine. (The magazine successfully laid claim to the term "Varga Girl" as well as the "Varga" signature, and the legal costs forced him to struggle financially for years until his 1960s "Vargas Girls" work for Playboy.) One of the Christmas cards includes a note from Vargas gifting the collector an unpublished original piece of artwork for being a "staunch defender and protector of 'my girls'"; a gift that sadly no longer accompanies the letter. The correspondence also includes five glossy publicity photos from World Wide Photo, dated between 1944-1949, showing Vargas with Clift, working at his drawing table, and with various models, along with the original prepared captions tipped on the verso. Several of the letters are written by Clift and one includes a comment about Vargas's devotion to his work: "He is truly a remarkable person. But without his work he would be lost." It's a particularly poignant thought from his wife, whose death left him devastated and ended his career. Further details available upon request. An interesting and thoughtful collection of correspondence and photos from one of the greatest pin-up artist of the 20th Century, and the wife who inspired his work. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE DARK TUNNEL

      New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1944 First Edition of Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar's first book, a highly - regarded spy thriller. A just about fine, unusually fresh copy (one tiny bump to the bottom edge of the front board) in red cloth, black titles to the spine in a fine facsimile dustwrapper of the original. A handsome copy of a classic Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar title. 8vo. 241 pp.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Pilot Training Manual for the Liberator B-24 Bomber Aircraft

      Published for Headquarters Army Air Force Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff Training. Published for Headquarters, Army Air Force- Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training. October 1944. Bound in colour imprinted, pin perforated wrappers. 4to. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. Profusely illustrated throughout by colour and monochrome photographs, drawings, schematics, diagrams, foldout charts, etc. Exhaustive in both scope and illustration, this manual details every system comprising the B-24 including: Fuselage, engines, electrical systems, armaments, empennage, etc. An impressive piece of military history. Edges of covers chipped. Covers lightly soiled. Repaired Spine strip heavily chipped with several tiny portions lacking (not impacting tightness of binding). Several small numbers in red pencil to front cover. A Very Good, tight, well preserved copy.

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        Vitaminol.

      (1944-49). Forlæg til reklameplakat. Mål i cm: 84hx61b. Koloreret med vandfarve og farvekridt.. Vitaminol var et levertransprodukt, der var på markedet som Vitaminol i perioden 1944-49. Senere tegnede kunstneren Sikker Hansen en plakat for "Vitaminol sommersol". Om nærværende plakat faktisk blev trykt vides ikke. Plakaten med Jane Muus´ arbejdsspor: småhuller efter tegnestifter og opklæbningstape på kanten. Et unika. Uindrammet. Plakaten kan sendes i plakatrør som pakke. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        E Bindstouw. Fortællinger og Digte i jysk Mundart.

      Indledning af Hans Brix. 1944. Illustr. med træsnit af Povl Christensen. 60 s. Indb. ubesk. i smukt priv. hlvldr. Bd. signeret Juul-Lassen.. Et af 75 sign. ekspl. på håndgjort papir

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        A Guide for the Bedevilled

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1944. Early reprint. A small stain on the front board, else fine in very good dustwrapper with chipping at the crown and a corresponding small stain on the front panel. This copy Inscribed to mystery writer Rex Stout: "To Rex Stout, here's what I was busy about -- Ben Hecht." Hecht's book-long attack on anti-Semitism. Hecht and Stout were both active in progressive writers' groups. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Södermanland.

      50 träsnitt. Förord av Prins Wilhelm. Text till bilderna av Fil. dr Ivar Schnell. Aktiebolaget Nordiska Bokhandelns Förlag (1944). Folio. Nr 131 av 300 numrerade exemplar. 7,(1) s. + 50 planscher. Signerade originalträsnitt monterade på papper med passpartout. Blått skinnband med övre guldsnitt. Förgyllda inre denteller. Något blekt och något fläcka rygg med fem upphöjda bind och guldlinjer vid binden. Pärmar med tre förgyllda ramar. Främre pärm något fläckad och med WJ i guld. (AB Nordiska Bokhandelns Bokbinderi, Stockholm). 43 x 32,5 cm

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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        Theatre World. Volumes 1-60

      . Volume 1 lacks a dust jacket. Volumes 50-56 and 60 are paperback, all the rest are hardcover in fine dust jackets. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine fine

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

      First Edition. 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. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine fine. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft. Jahresgabe

      29,8x40 cm. 4 Originalgraphiken und Gedichte. Lose Doppelbl. in Originalpappbandmappe. 1. Hans Fischli, Kaltnadel (farbig). Gedicht von Albert Ehrismann. - 2. Max Gubler, Lithographie (doppelblattgross). Gedicht von Hermann Hiltbrunner. - 3. Felix Hoffmann, Radierung. Gedicht von Paul Haller. - 4. Emil Zbinden, Holzschnitt. Worte von Jeremias Gotthelf. - Eines von 130 Exemplaren, jede Originalgraphik handschriftlich numeriert und signiert. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Soldat med brutet gevär.

      En människa ur det förgångna, rannsakad och hörd om sina levnadsomständigheter. Roman. Bonniers 1944. Originalupplaga. 764,(4) s. Senare klotband, omslag medbundna. Titeletikett med små fläckar. 21,5 x 15 cm. Dedikation på första blanka blad. Till Torgny Segerstedt med tack för fritt ord i G.H.T. under det ofria ordets tid från Vilhelm Moberg

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        The Charterhouse of Parma

      Liveright Publishing Corporation New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation. (1944). Reprint (stated "Black and Gold Label Edition"). Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. Two volumes in one. Spine lettering rubbed, endpapers a little dusty, about very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by John Berryman, entirely in his hand, as a gift from him and his wife, Eileen Simpson: "Betty, happy birthday with love. John & Eileen. 22 June 1949." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Case of the Gilded Fly

      Gollancz, 1944.. First edition hardbound crime fiction novel, the first by 'a new writer who calls himself Edmund Crispin'. Green cloth board with gilt lettering. Dustwrapper has minor damage to the top and base of the spine and at the corners. A very small tear on the top edge of the front cover. Pencilled inscription. Full and comprehensive details of condition and further scans on request. Scan of book is made with the wrapper still in its protective clear (and slightly soiled) cover. This book forms part of a large collection of 20th-century, modern and and contemporary hardbound crime and other fiction, with many autographed copies. Please contact the seller if you are seeking any particular authors or titles in this genre. This collection will be catalogued over the coming months. For all the books in the collection already catalogued, enter 'AMAYC' in the keyword search.

      [Bookseller: Steve Hare/Parade Books]
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        Love story of the blue lizard.

      Le pagine dell'isola, presso Edwin Cerio editore del cielo del mare della terra e di tutte le cose di Capri, 1944. In 8vo; pp.19. Cinque illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Due tavole a piena pagina di cui una a colori. Copertine originali illustrate a colori, lieve strappo al piatto anteriore. Edizione a tiraggio limitato, copia 208 di 1000. Assai raro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Chicago River

      1944. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored lithograph. Signed and dated; 5/50. Image measures 12.5" x 11.5". Dark and richly printed view of a bridge across the Chicago River. Some staining along left edge. Adriaan Lubbers (1892-1954) was a Dutch born artist, who lived and worked in New York City.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Christmas Card for 1944. SIGNED BY DONITZ IN 1944

      [1944]. Single sheet of stout card measuring approx. 4.5 x 7.5 inches (12.0 x 19.0 cms), obverse with gilt edges printed with the insignia of 'Admiral Inspector of the Fleet' in gilt and black and seasonal text in black; reverse blank.The seasonal text, SIGNED BY DONITZ IN BLUE INK , reads 'Grossadmiral Donitz dankt fur die guten Wunsche zum Weihachtsfest und zum neuen jahr und erwidert sie herzlich'.Grossadmiral Karl Donitz (1871-1980), German naval leader and Hitler's successor, commanded the Kriegsmarine during the latter half of WWII and is remembered particularly for his promotion of the U-boat offensive. He also served as Reichspraesident following Hitler's suicide in April 1945. Having authorised the German surrender he became a prisoner-of-war of the British and was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for war crimes (primarily for ordering unrestricted submarine warfare). Following his release from Spandau in October 1956, Donitz's reputation underwent a degree of rehabilitation and he took considerable pains to answer correspondence and to provide autographs when required (including a facsimile for historians and collectors of the Articles of Surrender which he co-signed with Montgomery).HOWEVER, DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY DONITZ DURING THE WAR YEARS ARE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Salute the Soldier, a Post Office Savings Bank poster from 1944, very effective with a nice-looking and deserving soldier in the central panel, 720 x 500 mm.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

      [Bookseller: Simon Lawrence ]
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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

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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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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        Manuscript archive for his novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED

      Hollywood Ca ca. 1944 5 Hollywood, Ca, [ca. 1944-5]. 4to. The substantial manuscript archive for this novel, consisting of heavily corrected original and carbon typescripts, a lightly corrected final carbon typescript, and a small file of correspondence pertaining to publication and other matters. In grey cloth slipcase and leather label . Hilton's novel, SO WELL REMEMBERED, was published in the US in 1945, and attending the release of a highly successful film adaptation, in the UK in 1947, starring John Mills, Trevor Howard and Richard Carlson. This archive for the novel consists of: a) a complete carbon typescript, [3],386 leaves, quarto, bradbound in term-binder, with label, bearing scattered manuscript corrections and small revisions in ink; b) a very large file of uncollated, occasionally contiguous working typescript, much of it very heavily worked over in ink by Hilton, in excess of one thousand leaves, corresponding to at least significant portions of two or three early drafts of the novel; and c) a file of correspondence and similar material (ca. thirty items) relating to serialization and translation rights for the novel, including received letters and Hilton's carbons, as well as correspondence with Mary Margaret McBride about a radio broadcast about the novel (Hilton's 6 leaf corrected typescript of his broadcast is included), and a one page t.l.s. (Santa Monica, 1 Dec. 1945) from actress Betty Fairfax Hitchcock

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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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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