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        The Figure of Beatrice:A Study in Dante

      Faber and Faber, London 1944 - First published in 1943, this is a scarce early impression (third) in very good plus condition. The blue cloth is clean and unfaded and the gilt titles on spine is bright. The book contains no names or markings and is free of foxing. It is in an unclipped blue dust jacket with black & white titles that has no tears or chips and now is in a protective Brodart sleeve. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Santa Cruz Books]
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        The original artwork in watercolour and pen & ink for page 22 of Cam's first book BARBARA LAMB, published by John Lane in 1944.

      The artwork is identical to that used except for the absence of the text, which probably would have been laid onto the illustration. There is a small area of rubbing where the text has been removed; taped into mount; else very good.Price quoted is subject to VAT.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        THEY CALLED IT "PURPLE HEART VALLEY": A COMBAT CHRONICLE OF THE WAR IN ITALY

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Margaret Bourke-White. Illustrated with photographs by Bourke-White. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to famous pilot Eddie Rickenbacker on a large piece of paper pasted to the front endpaper: "For my good friend/Eddie Rickenbacker/with all best/Margaret Bourke-White." Medal of Honor-winning World War I aviator Eddie Rickenbacker first gained fame in the formative years of auto racing as a driver. Before owning and operating the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he participated in some of the first 500-mile races held there finishing in tenth place in 1914. Rickenbacker flew a total of 300 combat hours, reportedly more than any other U.S. pilot in World War I, and his 26 victories as a pilot constituted an American record that stood until World War II. After the war, he started an unsuccessful automobile company, but his most lasting business endeavor was his lifelong leadership of Eastern Air Lines which Rickenbacker transformed from a small airline to a major international transportation company. A gritty account by the first female journalist to be attached to the U.S. Army in World War II of her experiences with the Fifth Army during the Italian Campaign. The only other copy of this title we have seen that was signed was also on a piece of paper pasted in. It is likely that Bourke-White was "in the field" upon publication and unable to sign the book itself.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Towards Zero.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins, 1944 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Slightly rubbed and faded at extremities. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and creased jacket with nicks at the corners and a few tiny spots. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Survivance

      Paris: Corra (Impr. de A. Tournon), 1944. 82 p.; 19 cm. 27 poems, 11 in a section titled Les Attentes and 16 titled La Prison. Number 84 of 560 numbered copies. Bernard was a French physician who later had a worldwide reputation, famed as the pioneering French hematologist who diagnosed the cancer of the Shah of Iran. In 1940 Bernard joined the French Resistance, was caught and imprisoned until the end of World War II. These poems are his reflection of a France under Nazi rule. Of this very rare first edition, the WorldCat notes a copy at Oxford and two in Paris. None offered for sale. Mostly uncut; soft cover; Very Good considering the wartime paper. Stock#OB923.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Mr. Tettley's Tenants (with a foreword by Ira Wolfert)

      London: The Baynard Press, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover in dark blue boards. No dust jacket. 8vo. First printing (published for private circulation to men of the 4th Fighter Group). Title in gold gilt on front. Paper is coated stock. Book is clean and fresh, with tight binding, clean pages, and almost no wear. Gilt is bright. Former owner's name (W.A. Mahaffy) is written in ink on right text block. Hall was the public relations officer of the 4th Fighter Group and had access to photos and other information about each man. Scarce in its first edition. 180 pp.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        Land of Unlikeness

      Cummington, MA: Cummington Press, 1944. First edition 8vo, title page woodcut in two colors by Gustav Wolf. Bound in original blue boards printed in orange. One of 224 (of 250 total) copies. Lacking the unprinted dust jacket, as often. With a foreward by Allen Tate. & & Lowell's scarce first book, preceding Lord Weary's Castle, which would include five of these poems in revised versions and went on to win the Pulitzer - the first of many awards for the poet. The foreward by Lowell's mentor Allen Tate underlines the Catholic themes of the book. A very good copy, lightly rubbed through at tips, with some of the usual fading to spine and extremities and a single small droplet ghost at spine.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        FORO GALLEGO, REVISTA JURIDICA DE GALICIA. NUMEROS 1 A 126 (FALTAN 48 Y 68), 135, 136, 141 A 177 Y 179.

      Ilustre Colegio Provincia de Abogados de La Coruña y Academia Gallega de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. 1944-1981 24 x 17 cm. paginación variada.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Jerez]
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        The Razor's Edge. A Novel

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,, 1944. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's red card slipcase. Bookplate to front pastedown, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine just a little faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Limited edition, number 591 of 750 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE RAZOR'S EDGE

      1944. London / Toronto: William Heinemann, (1944). Original dark blue cloth, with dust jacket. First English Edition of one of Maugham's major novels.~W. Somerset Maugham turns to a religious theme and tells the story of a young American's quest for a faith. In Larry Darnell he has created one of his most radiant and appealing characters. Darnell, impelled by what he has seen of death in the war, renounces his fiancee, Isabel Bradley, and the opportunity for wealth and position to seek knowledge and a faith above and beyond human mortality. His search takes him all over the world and reaches its climax in India, where he attains the experience of the Absolute... It is the story of a man who achieves the absolute purification of his soul, superhuman wisdom, and an impregnable faith which gives him power over the material world. As a record of the journey of the human spirit, it stands with OF HUMAN BONDAGE as one of the great English novels of our time. [from the American dust jacket]~The English edition was preceded by the American edition by about four months. This is a near-fine copy of this cheaply-produced wartime book (covers slightly dusty, faint bend in the flexible front board); the jacket is very near-fine as well (very minor soil, minor ruffling at the spine-head; the jacket's spine has very little of the usual fading). Toole Stott A63c.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Jan Kordaat, speurder.

      Antwerpen, Dupuis (1944 - ). 29,5 x 21 cm. 184 pages with many coloured Illustrationen. original hardcover (Hard cover). Erste Ausgabe. EO. 40 Fr. on first plate. Toelatin Nr. 7044 on the 4th plate. ?Jean Valhardi, Détective I. Teil? with Kugelschreiber auf Deckel notiert. Etwas berieben. Einband etwas fleckig. Seiten papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        POESIA, QUADERNI INTERNAZIONALI diretti da ENRICO FALQUI (1944-1946 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO), Roma poi Milano, 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 condizioni 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: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Pastoral

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1944. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, chipped, and spotted jacket. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rarit? Bibliografiche dell'Ottocento.

      Subject: (Bibliografia). Bergamo, Ist. It. Arti Grafiche, 1944 e Firenze, Sansoni, 1956/1964, 8 volumi (i primi 4 rilegati in mezza pelle con angoli rinforzati, i restanti nelle loro brossure originali) pp. 300/350 cadauno circa, con tav. f.t. Insostituibile bibliografia sulle prime edizioni italiane dell'800 con accurati commenti e precise collazioni; edizione di sole 666 copie numerate.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        After-Dinner Story

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1944. Near Fine in a Very Good- dustjacket. Bound in full green cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in brown and black. Pale green endpapers. 210pps. First Edition Stated. There is mild bumping and rubbing to the extremities and the pages, though vaguely yellowed, are immaculate: no apparent reading wear and no previous owner's markings. The binding is clean, square, and sound. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a loss of 1/4" - 1/2" at either spine-end. Smaller chips at the tips (and one amid the spine), rubbing wear along the gutters, and modest general edgewear with some creases and closed tears. A few of these flaws are tape-repaired from the inside. The original price is intact. Overall, an excellent copy of this difficult title in a flawed, though colorful dustjacket. The original price (2.00) is intact. ".In these six stories William Irish stresses the almost unbearable horror of man's inhumanity to man, the sheer awfulness of fate's perverse timing, the futility of man's struggle against his appointed destiny. 'After-Dinner Story', the title story of the volume, and 'The Night Reveals' both demonstrate man's vain striving against a personal and malevolent fate. In 'An Apple A Day' is told the story of a man who, desperately needing ten thousand dollars, unwittingly throws away five times the sum. 'Marihuana' emphasizes the loathsomeness of the cheap and evil girl who sets a hopped-up armed murderer loose in the city. Also includes 'Rear Window' and 'Murder-Story'." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request.. First Edition. Cloth.

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        Carl Sandburg Autograph Document Signed (1944)

      N/A, 1944. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. Berrien, Michigan. October 27, 1944. One 8.5 x 11 sheet, writing on both sides. Original signed contract between Sandburg and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (Culver City, CA). Purchse agreement for the incomplete manuscript of some 300-odd pages of American Cavalcade. Film version of this story was to star Greer Carson (Academy Award winner), but was apparently never created. Edges a bit worn. Holes punched near top. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Le stanze. La favola di Orfeo. Dalle Rime. Prefazione di Giuseppe Robertis. Con illustrazioni di Aligi Sassu.

      Edizioni della Conchiglia 1944 4°; pp. 22, non num. 156 su carta a mano filigranata con barbe; 11 belle tav., a piena pagina, riproduzioni di disegni di Sassu. Quarto volume della collana "Poeti Antichi e Moderni" diretta da Luciano Anceschi e Salvatore Quasimodo. Ril. m.pelle con cinque nervi e titoli d'oro al dorso, conservata brochure edit. con titoli e incisione a secco al piatto anteriore, piatti marmorizzati, taglio sup. dorato e astuccio in cartone. Esemplare nell'edizione di testa limitata X esemplari in num. romana firmati a matita da Aligi Sassu con allegato un disegno originale di una illustrazione firmato a matita; la tiratura complessiva è di 150 esemplari. Cfr. Aeschlimann vol. I.(vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        Home Sweet Homicide (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. About Near Fine in a like dust jacket. Light rubbing to the corners of the cloth, and jacket is very slightly faded at the spine, with a couple of short closed tears. Attractive copy of a non-series title from this author, basis for the 1946 film starring Randolph Scott and Dean Stockwell. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Missions et Croisières. Mer Rouge, Mer de Chine, Océan Indien.

      - André Barry, Editeur, 1944, 1 volume de 225x285 mm environ, 68 pages, en feuillets sous chemise rempliée illustrée sans emboîtage. Exemplaire N° 466, un des 600 exemplaires sur Vélin pur fil des Marais, illustré de 50 compositions aquarellées (y compris la couverture) de Charles Fourqueray, l'impression typographique de l'ouvrage à été terminée sur presse à bras. Bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        la danse des morts, comme l'a décrite François Villon *

      Éditions du Milieu du Monde, Genève 7.12.1944. - Broché, couverture blanche imprimée rempliée. Neuf, non coupé. Exemplaire parfait hormis l'absence de numéro composté. Édition originale. L'un des 22 exemplaires de tête sur vergé pur fil, outre 140 volumineux.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Road to Serfdom. With Foreword by John Chamberlain.

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and chain design to spine gilt. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A bright, fresh copy in excellent condition. First US edition, first printing and a beautiful copy of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism. Originally published in London in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1944. hardcover. near fine. Frontispiece, illustrations by Cruikshank, Phiz, and others. 687pp., 8vo, 3/4 dark green morocco, gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, t.e.g. N.Y.: Dodd, Mead, 1944. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        An Industrial Town

      Luton: Peinture,, c. 1970s. Offset lithograph on wove paper. Image size: 43.7 x 59 cm. Sheet size: 55 x 69.5 cm. Sellotape residue to extreme upper edge from previous mounting, now hidden by new mount. Presented in a lime ash frame with UV glass. Edition of 500. Signed in pencil lower right by Lowry, numbered lower left. This lithograph is taken from an oil painting executed in 1944.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pilot Training Manual for the P-51 Mustang

      Washington: Headquarters Army Air Foces, 1944. 1st edition. VG, 1 inch chip to front cover. 122 p., illus, tables, index, 4to loose leaf;

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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        U.S.A.

      [USA], (Le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis), [1943-1944]. - Reflects de la vie américaine: Articles, Illustrations, Echos. 12° u. Kl.-8°. 13 farb. illustr. OBrosch. Je 64 SS. mit zahlr. Fotos, zweifarbigen Illustr. und einigen Karikaturen. Sprache: Französich, Erste Ausgabe. - Propagandaschrift der amerikanischen Regierung, die für die amerikanische Lebensart werben sollte. Mit Texten von Philippe Barrès, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman, John Dos Passos u.a. - Vorhanden sind Jahrgang I, Nr. 1-6 u. 8 sowie Jahrgang II, Nr. 1-6. Jahrgang I, Heft 3 erschien unter dem Titel "L'Amerique". - Vereinzelt geringe Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr gute Exemplare auf Dünndruckpapier. - Einzelhefte auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        TRILOGY: THE WALLS DO NOT FALL; TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS; and THE FLOWERING OF THE ROD

      London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1944/1945/1946. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Small stain to the rear cover of the signed volume; minor bumping to corners and spine tips.Near Fine. Three volumes in stiff printed wraps. H. D.'s trilogy of poems about World War II. The second volume, TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS, is INSCRIBED to critic Agnes M. C. Latham in London on 4 May 1945 and SIGNED by the poet.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Razor's Edge

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1944. True first trade edition after the printing of a limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies. American edition preceeded British for this title. Black cloth hard cover with dust jacket, VG/G. Tight, square copy with slight rubbing at lower board edges. Prior owner's name neatly inked on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked, internally crisp, sound copy with slight darkening at gutters. Dust jacket is neatly four corner trimmed at flaps, though original $2.75 price remains intact. One dime-sized chip and two smaller chips at spine head, two small scuffs and crease to front panel with moderate rubbing at extremes. 343pp.. First American Edition. Cloth Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

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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. 22 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches. 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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        Petit bestiaire *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 15.10.1944. - Broché 26 x 17, couverture imprimée à rabats, double emboîtage fuchsia avec pièce de titre au dos de la chemise. Tranches jaunies, décharge des gravures en pages de regard & menus défauts, l'étui est par contre flambant neuf. Bestiaire campagnard : chats, chèvre, agneau, âne, chevaux & tourterelles. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale, L'un des 358 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches (les 38 premiers, dont 10 hors commerce, avec 2 suites des cuivres sur Japon).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Hvitsymre i utslaatten.

      Oslo 1944. 4to. Gjennomillustrert 12 oppklebede originaltresnitt i farger av Thorbjørn Egner.. Originalomslag i original kassett. Boken er fremstilt i hundre nummererte eksemplarer. Dette er. nummer 6. Signert av Thorbjørn Egner i kolofonen. Et meget pent eksemplar

      [Bookseller: Adamstuen Antikvariat]
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        Au rendez-vous allemand *

      Éditions de Minuit, Paris 15.12.1944. - Broché 22 x 14, couverture blanche imprimée rempliée. Célèbre recueil de poésie de résistance, dans la tranche de luxe des 100 de seconde zone. Édition originale. L'un des 120 exemplaires de tête numérotés (78) sur pur fil, dont les seuls 20 premiers comportaient une eau-forte originale, reproduite en cliché au trait dans les 100 suivants.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton Univ. Pr.. 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1944, First Edition. Hardcover, copper cloth. 625 pp. Corrigenda leaf laid- in. A Very Good to Very Good+ copy. No dust jacket. Absolutely minor shelfwear to the spine ends and corners. Square, sound binding. 11 of the first 31 pages have occasional blue ink underlining or check marks in the margins; the contents are otherwise, clean, bright and unmarked. Corrigenda clean and complete. A different copy, also lacking its dust jacket, with 'a few marginal notes in pencil throughout, some ink notations on Corrigenda leaf, previous owner's signature on front pastedown' sold for $3200 at a Heritage Auctions sale in 2012. Book comes in a protective mylar sleeve. Digital images available upon request.

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        THE REORGANIZATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1939-44

      The Library Quarterly, Washington, DC 1944 - 39 pages; Clean and tight in original printed yellow wrappers, toned along edges. Reprinted for private circulation from The Library Quarterly Vol. XIV, No. 4, October 1944. Archibald MacLeish (1892 – 1982) was an American modernist poet, writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, and also served as Librarian of Congress. American Libraries has called MacLeish "one of the hundred most influential figures in librarianship during the 20th century" in the United States. At the prompting of Felix Frankfurter, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated MacLeish for the Librarian of Congress. The position was frought with political and bureaucratic difficulties, and MacLeish's initial investigations found the Library of Congress to be extremely disorganized and overwhelmed by the pace of acquisitions. MacLeish engaged leading scholars in library science to analyze the library’s managerial structure. Working from their recommendations, MacLeish had completely restructured the Library of Congress making it work more efficiently within a year. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LAURA: 133pp Original Mimeographed Screenplay, the Ring Lardner, Jr "Final Draft" Version

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1944. Jay Dratler & Ring Lardner Jr. LAURA. Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1943). Original Screenplay ("Final Draft") for the 1944 film, this being the version composed by Ring Lardner Jr. (dated November 29, 1943). 133 mimeographed pages complete, brad-bound in original war-recycled 20th Century Fox blue studio wrappers which don't bear the film's title (covered by snipes from subsequent films) but have been over-stamped with the correct LAURA script code #934 (which also appears on the title page of the script). A stamped "Second Revised" has been crossed out at the top of the wrappers and replaced with "Final." Contains studio perforated cover page used to keep track of the distributed scripts (receipt extracted here as is the norm; this copy was designated "82" of an unknown number of scripts put in circulation). The title page contains only the names Jay Dratler (the original writer) and Ring Lardner, Jr (not credited in the final version). The pages are all original canary yellow, not white. There are no revision pages. Overall, the covers shows wear typical of wrappers larger than the page size but this wear is not excessive and the script itself is in very good condition. LAURA completed filming in 1944 with director Otto Preminger at the helm, his version being a transcendent adaptation of the 1943 novel of the same name by author Vera Caspary. By all accounts, Lardner was brought in to be the script doctor for LAURA, in particular he was assigned to attend to the dialogue and character nuance of the film's urbane villain "Waldo Lydecker" (played by Clifton Webb). There has never been a consensus as to who deserves the credit for the emergence of Lydecker as the one character who holds the entire film together. This newly discovered screenplay draft might hold the key to that answer and offers much opportunity to get to the bottom of things. The five major characters in the film (played by Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Clifton Webb, and Judith Anderson) all contend with a different level of the same problem: obsession. This multi-layered and intricate examination of obsessive motivation is one of the key reasons LAURA is so often considered a Film Noir masterpiece. But Lydecker's dialogue and behavior added the one element which helped LAURA transcend the genre itself -- by providing a degree of cosmopolitan sophistication and wit not found in any other major Film Noir. Therefore a case could be made that Lardner's input was absolutely essential for the film's success. Despite LAURA winning an Oscar nomination for best screenplay, it clearly was a film written by committee. Copies of the original screenplay of LAURA are exceedingly rare and the opportunity to own a Lardner draft conceivably might be unique. . Original Manuscript. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        Suite gravée pour "Les moulins à papier" de C.F. Ramuz *

      [Aux Dépens de Jacques Chevalley, Lausanne 26.8.1944]. - 4 bois originaux 20 x 16 (feuille 37 x 29), signés et lettrés sur Chine. Menues piqûres en marges. Intégralité des estampes pour ce rarissime portefeuille, tiré à 62 exemplaires par Roth et Sauter, chronologiquement: 1. Les maillets 2. La cuve 3. La presse à porse 4. L'étendoir.Dans l'ouvrage, les planches sont sur Japon et il n'est nulle part fait mention d'un tirage parallèle sur Chine, le notre pourtant lettré "O"impliquerait qu'il y en eût au moins 15 séries.Belle énigme.[Kuenzi 102; Rodari 87]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        STORY MAGAZINE. Volume XXIV, #106. AFTERMATH OF A LENGTHY REJECTION SLIP

      New York: Story Magazine, Inc., March - April 1944. First Edition. Softcover. Spine sunned, as usual for this publication, but a clean, tight, Near Fine copy. Printed wraps. Bukowski's very first appearance in print at the age of 24, preceding his first book (IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS, 1963) by 19 years. In an interview in the last year of his life, Bukowski said, "I can remember my first major publication, a short story in Whit Burnett's and Martha Foley's Story magazine, 1944. I had been sending them a couple of short stories a week for maybe a year and a half. The story they finally accepted was mild in comparison to the others. I mean in terms of content and style and gamble and exploration and all that. Got another story accepted about that time in Carese Crosby's portfolio and after that, I packed it in. I threw away all the stories and concentrated upon drinking. I didn't feel that the publishers were ready and that although I was ready, I could be readier and I was also disgusted with what I read as accepted front-line literature. So I drank and became one of the best drinkers anywhere, which takes some talent also."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Portrait photograph of Leonard Bernstein

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Olympiques *

      A. Gonin, Lausanne 1944. - En feuilles 28 x 22, couverture saumon rempliée, titre en sépia, double emboîtage avec chemise demi-parchemin titré sépia. L'un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé du Marais, signé par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Agréable illustré sportif des débuts de l'artiste, période gréco-romaine, témoignant de son inégalable virtuosité. Notre exemplaire provient de la bibliothèque d'Edmond-Henri Crisinel, ce qu'aucune marque hélas n'atteste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Stephen Hero: A Part of the First Draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      New York: New Directions, 1944. First. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece portrait. 234 pages, tall slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 green morocco, t.e.g. (New York): New Directions, (1944). First American Edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        LA Report 24. Lecture Series on Nuclear Physics. (caption title)

      (Los Alamos):, ca. 1944. *The price of this item HAS BEEN reduced by 10% until Sunday, Sept 21. (sale item) not regularly published; large quarto, [3], 321 mimeographed leaves; scattered marginalia but else very good+ in simple card binder; forty six lectures by Felix Bloch, Robert F. Christy, C. L. Critchfield, Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segre, Edward Teller, Victor F. Weisskopf, and John H. Williams delivered 1943-1944 at what was called the Los Alamos University to employees and not intended for the general public (the material was made available to all in 1947). Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Wolves of North America

      First Edition by The American Wildlife Institute, Washington, DC: 1944. Very good+ in 3/4 bison leather and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with a gilt image of a wolf's head on the front board. The front and rear end sheets have applied to them one page biographies of the two authors. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". The leather at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn as is the front joint. The front and rear hinges remain tight and strong. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. A limited, presentation copy, one of only 102 copies so produced. The fly title page which is signed, inscribed and dated 1949 by the author to his good friend Dr. Bill Morgan (who was an author and linguist). In his long inscription the author notes that the binding for this particular volume is "buffalo hide" and he mentions the limitation which is not indicated elsewhere in the book. 636 pages including an index, a section of black and white photographs of skulls of North American Wolves, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. An extremely unusual and uncommon copy.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        World Commodities and World Currency

      McGraw-Hill 1944 - First printing (stated first edition, ©1944, no additional printings). Former Buffalo Public Library copy with various identifications. Publisher's maroon cloth, 182pp incl. index. Clean, lightly used copy with faded spine lettering, library call numbers gilt stamped at heel of spine, clear library tape at heel of book. Extremities lightly rubbed. Very good inside with no markings or noticeable reader wear. Shipped in box with tracking number. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mr. Koreander Bookstore]
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