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        Midshipman's Journal

      Midshipman's Journal; small folio; original quarter cloth binding. 186 manuscript pages, three drawings, six hand drawn and two large folding maps and nine documents pasted in. The Journal of Midshipman J G Pike a Commando in the Royal Naval Reserve. The Journal chronicles the little recorded or noted tale of the Royal Navy's role in the final defeat of Japan in the Pacific between March 1944 and August 1945. Covering Pike's service on HMS Newcastle from March to April 1944 and on HMS Gambia from April 1944 until the end of the War. HMNZS Gambia served with the British Pacific Fleet, and participated in attacks on Japanese positions throughout the Pacific and supported a series of carrier raids against oil installations and airfields. She saw action off Okinawa, Formosa and Japan and took part in the bombardment of the Japanese city of Kamaishi on 9 August. She was under attack by Japanese aircraft at the time that a ceasefire was announced, and possibly fired the last shots of World War II. She was present on 2 September 1945 in Tokyo Bay for the signing of Japanese Instrument of Surrender. Rich in detail, this is a superb account of service in Royal Navy in closing months of the War. February 9th 1945."Today Lord Louis Mountbatten came on board........The hands were fallen in on the quarterdeck and after the Supreme Commander had been introduced to the heads of departments he went to the microphone to give a speech. He made a very impressive speech..." May 5th 1945. "The attack on the carriers were carried out by Jap suicide bombers, in two waves of three. These planes followed our air strike back and came in absolutely undetected, all these planes were in flames before they hit their targets. One crashed on Formidable and another crashed but slid off. One near miss was obtained by Indomitable and another on Victorious. The rest were shot down." 9th May 1945. "At about dusk one of the destroyers had sighted an object on the horizon. The object seems to be a huge splash in the water with smoke above it. It was later reported that the object was presumably a rocket plane." 16th July 1945. "At 0500 today the American 3rd Fleet was sighted. It was divided into 3 groups. Each group consisting of 3 battleships, 5 carriers, 6 cruisers and destroyers. All told there were 102 American ships. The British Fleet totalled 24 ships." 11th August 1945. "2 Atomic Bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This new terrible weapon destroyed a whole city in one blast. No details have been released to give us any true picture of the actual damage. The rumours circulatingare varied and many. Now we are hoping for the Japanese to surrender. The fleet was due to return to Sydney on the 9th, but owing to the sudden developments we were remaining in the area." "Later in the day a general signal read that the main body of carriers would return to Sydney leaving the King George V, Indeatigable, Gambia and Newfoundland with the American Fleet in case ships were needed to enter Japanese ports. " 13th August 1945. At 0830 today Admiral Halsey signalled "Line up for the last round". 15th August 1945. "Early this morning rumours were rife that the Japanese had "packed up". However, no official signal from Macarthur was received and a strike of 700 planes was flown off at dawn from all task force groups to attack Tokyo. At 0800 the strike returned with reports of heavy opposition from both flak and fighters over Tokyo. Ten aircraft from British carriers and 16 Americans were shot down." "At 1129 a message was received from CTF which read 'CEASE HOSTILITIES AGAINST JAPAN'. At that same moment a Judy appeared dead astern flying straight at us firing her machine guns. There were a large crowd of men standing on the quarterdeck and soon as the plane was spotted, everyone immediately ran for their respective stations. No alarm was given. However two Seafires were close on its tail and the plane was blown to pieces over our foremast. It all happened in about one minute and after the shock we found that five men had been killed by machine gun bullets and 11 wounded. Among the dead was my very close friend Midshipman Joe O'Keefe R.N.R. The only officer on the Gambia that was killed in action. It seems impossible that the war is over after six long horrible years." Pike as a Royal Marine Commando transferred to an American Landing Ship and was one of the first Allied soldiers to set foot on mainland Japan. 27th August 1945. "It was fitting that the fleet anchored as the sun set behind Fujiyama which symbolised the last sunset of the once powerful Japanese Empire beaten to her knees in defeat now." Pike led a small detachment of Commandos to secure one of two forts guarding Sagami Bay. 29th August 1945. "We landed on a small jetty on Fort No 1. A party of Japanese Officers were drawn up and I was approached by a Japanese Naval Lieutenant. He spoke English and his first words were 'welcome to our American friends' at which I informed him curtly that we were British which seem to disconcert him somewhat." The diary concludes with an entry regarding the collection of British POW's. 30th August 1945. "Our duties at Yokosuka were the occupation of the dockyard area, to make an inventory of all supplies... a large body of Japanese troops in the area and be at 'stand to' in case of attempted suicide attacks by disgruntled Japanese. Today I accompanied Lt. Comm. Davis-Goff by car to Ofuna a few miles to the North West of Yokosuka to a prisoner-of-war camp where air force prisoners were imprisoned. On our arrival we were greeted by a large throng of prisoners some in a severe state of emaciation and others looking surprisingly cheerful and healthy. I was later informed that the healthy ones were the "new boys" shot down recent to the war's end." These are the last words of the diary. Pike was recommended to be Mentioned in Despatches for his leadership of the landing party. All midshipman journals in the Royal navy were marked weekly by the ship's captain and the Captain of the Gambia had a lot to say about Pikes's efforts. He is given short shrift when he questions why the Royal Navy was in the Pacific and as a consequence has to write an essay on the Future and Importance of the British Empire! These are the last words of the diary. Also included are his medal group consisting of 1939-45 and Burma star with Pacific clasp, war medal with oak leaves, Africa Service medal, New Zealand medal and Colonial Special Constabulary medal.

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        Land of Unlikeness

      The Cummington Press, (Cummington) 1944 - First edition. Blue printed papercovered boards, lettered in red. Introduction by Allen Tate. Woodcut by Gustav Wolf. Light rubbing to the crown, spine a little faded, with two very small spots, and a small, light smudge on the front board, lacking the original unprinted glassine dustwrapper. A nice, very good copy of a fragile volume, and internally fine. This copy Inscribed by Lowell to Stanley Hyman, important American literary critic, and husband of the novelist Shirley Jackson: "For Stanley Hyman From Robert Lowell With Great Respect." The author's first book. One of 224 copies of a total edition of 250. An important title and a keystone of American poetry. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        LS - Maschienenschiftlicher Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift.

      Paris 3.I.1944. 1 Seite gr.-4. Mit gedrucktem Briefkopf. Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), französischer Chirurg, Anatom und Biologe Pionier der Gefäß- und Transplantationschirurgie, Nobelpreisträger (1912). - An seinen Kollegen T. Malachowski in Bellegarde-du-Loiret mit Genesungswünschen sowie über die guten Erfolge seiner "Fondation Française pour l'Etude des Problèmes Humains" trotz der widrigen Umstände."... Je me suis moi-même trouvé assez souffrant, au cours de ces derniers mois, pour devoir prendre un peu de repos.La fondation, cependant, poursuit son effort. Certains de ses travaux vont être publiés incessament, qui feront mieux connaître son activité et les résultats acquis malgré les difficultés de l'heure ."Aus dem Todesjahr.

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        SITUATION NORMAL

      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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        Campaign Summaries: [In Eight Volumes]

      U.S.M.A. Printing Office, 1944. Near Fine. First edition. Eight volume set. Originally in wrappers here rebound in gilt-stamped uniform blue-gray cloth. Illustrated with numerous diagrams and fold-out maps. Pages and spines lightly age-toned, sticker price removed from endpapers, owner's name stamped sporadically, still a near fine set. Volume I: Campaign Summaries: Great Captains Before Napoleon, Volume II: Great Captains and Napoleon, Volume III: World War I, Volume IV: World War II, 1939-1941, Volume V: World War II, Volume VI: World War II: North Africa, Volume VII: World War II: Invasion, Volume VIII: World War II: Pacific. An informative and quite scarce set.

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        Das Gesetz

      Los Angeles: Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, 1944. Good. First edition. Tall octavo. Quarter calf and paper covered boards gilt. Top half inch o fthe spine lacking, additional wear on the spine and some soiling, good only. Numbered 191 of 250 copies signed by the author.

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        Chronologie anecdotique du vignoble français

      Paris, Ponsot s. d. [1944] - In-4°, demi-chagrin cerise à bande latérale, dos à nerfs décoré de fers dorés, roulette dorée sur les nerfs, motif en couleurs au centre du premier plat représentant deux hommes foulant le raisin, tête dorée, couv. illustrée cons., ex. non rogné, 198 pp. BEL EXEMPLAIRE de ce sympathique ouvrage tiré à 800 ex. sur vergé et Ingres (ex. n° 34) Ouvrage illustré de 16 compositions hors texte coloriées au pochoir et de 180 dessins en bistre dans le texte d?ANDRE GALLAND

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        Studies on the chemical nature of the substance including transformation of pneumococcal types. Induction of transformation by an deoxyribonucleic acvid fraction isolated from pneumococcus type III (137-158).

      J. exp. Med., 79. New York, The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1944, 8, V, 679 pp., 65 Fig., 16 Taf., Leinenband der Zeit St.a.Tit. FIRST DESCRIPTION of DNA Oswald Theodore Avery (1877-1955) was a Canadian-born American physician and medical researcher. The major part of his career was spent at the Rockefeller Institute Hospital in New York City. Avery was one of the first molecular biologists and was a pioneer in immunochemistry, but he is best known for his discovery in 1944 with his co-workers Colin MacLeod (1909-1972) and Maclyn McCarty (1911-2005) that eoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the basic material respnsibple for geneticv transformations. ASA BEGINNER in science, Colin Munro MacLeod was granted the most wonderful of gifts, a key role in a major discovery that greatly changed the course of biology. Great as this gift was, it came not as unalloyed treasure. On the contrary, for reasons that are not wholly clear even today, the demonstration by Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty that deoxyribonucleic acid is the stuff that genes are made of was slow to receive general acceptance and has never really been saluted in appropriately formal fashion. The event was originally recorded in the now famous paper of 1944 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine,' entitled: "Studies on the Chemical Nature of the Substance Inducing Transformation of Pneumococcal Types. Induction of Transformation by a Desoxyribonucleic Acid Fraction Isolated from Pneumococcus Type III." The title tells the story clearly this was an historic watershed. Sir MacFarland Burnett states that "the discovery that DNA could transfer genetic information from one pneumococcus to another heralded the opening of the field of molecular biology." Writing in Nature in the month before MacLeod died, H. V. Wyatt reports it as "generally accepted" that the field of molecular biology began with the appearance of this paper. Lederberg terms the work "the most seminal discovery of twentieth-century biology." Walsh MCDermott, COLIN MUNRO MACLEOD January 28, 1909-February 11, 1972Garrison & Morton No. 255.3

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        Exceptional Signed Photograph

      , 1944. 1944. unbound. 10 x 8-inch black-and-white Vitagraph promotional still from full-length motion picture "The Mask of Dimitrios" (1944), depicting the actor as a sinister character holding a gun. Signed in full in green fountain pen. Fine condition. British-born American actor who did not work in films until the age of 62. He is best remembered for his films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, which include "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca.

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        Album of Nine Original Pen-and-Ink Cartoons Depicting Life at a Vichy France Prison Camp for Political Prisoners

      Sisteron, France - Early 1940s. 8vo. 22 by 17 cm. Sisteron was used for political prisoners -- communists, anarchists, other undesirables -- as well as common criminals, during the German occupation. It would be liberated by American forces in August, 1944. The artist, whose signature we can not make out with certainty (Cascal, Gascal?), had a sure mastery of his art -- the lines are drawn with great precision, without the result coming off the least bit fussy. He easily conveys the absurdities of prison life, and the insanities of his masters, as well as his fellow prisoners, for whom the circumstances of their incarceration could drive to insanity. In these nine illustrations he somehow seems to capture the breadth and wackiness of his experience. Each of the illustrations is captioned in French, which we translate as "Arrival", "The clandestine fire", "The guard's review" (of the prisoners), "The forced carrying of wood", "The aftermath of squash and leek" (soup?); "Soup", "Distribution of parcels", "The game of boule", "Forced labor relating to squash". The illustrations are all signed, but we are not sure of the spelling. The notebook itself is a generic "Dessin" booklet. Light wear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Road to Serfdom

      U. of Chicago, 1944 The first edition, as stated on the copyright page. Very good in a very good second state dust jacket, with same original price ($2.75) as first issue jacket, but different blurbs on the back. Housed in a slipcase.

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        Tiermärchenkalender 1945.

      mit Illustrationen der Autorin signiert und mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung am Vortitel an eine Freundin / selten / weltweit in keiner oeffentlichen Bibliothek nachgewiesen! Zustand: Kunstleder am Kopf geringfügig eingerissen / etw. stockfleckig / Schnitt geringfügig stockfleckig / Block nahezu tadellos vorliegender Titel - mit Sicherheit in kleiner Auflage gedruck und vermutlich eines der wenigen erhaltenen Exemplare - darf als seltenes Beispiel von literarischer Kreativitaet im Kriegsdeutschland angesehen werden / kurz vor dem Ende - oder dem Zusammenbruch - wie all jene die diesen Krieg erlebten dieses Ende fuer eine lange Zeit nannten. Erstaunlich mutet auch das Erscheinugsdatum eines Buches auf Kunstdruckpapier Ende 1944 an! Andere Papiersorten waren vermutlich laengst ausgegangen. Die Autorin spricht in ihrem Geleitwort auffaellig nicht vom Endsieg sondern vom Frieden! Zum Geleit: Wenn dieser Kalender einmal gedruckt werden sollte wird Frieden sein. Ich werde es dann selbst kaum noch glauben koennen dass diese sorglosen Bilder und ihre Geschichten in der Zeit des totalen Kriegseinsatzes entstanden sind. Gerade in den Sommermonaten 1944 als sich die Luftangriffe auf meine Vaterstadt mehrten tauchten die Grundgedanken zu diesem Kalender in mir auf und entstanden die Skizzen zu den Monatsdarstellungen bei deren endgueltiger Gestaltung mein verehrter Lehrer der Maler und Graphiker Willy Knabe mir ein sachlicher und klarer Leiter war. Aber noch bevor ich die Zeichnungen und Schabarbeiten beenden konnte wurde unsere Meisterschule auf Grund der Verordnung ueber den totalen Kriegseinsatz geschlossen. Ich wartete auf meine Einberufung zum Einsatz in der Ruestungsindustrie und zwischen den Alarmen sass ich oft bis Mitternacht zu Hause an dieser mir ans Herz gewachsenen Arbeit. Als dann mein Bruder Guenter Ende September dieses Jahres aus dem Wehrertuechtigungslager zurueckkam und an meiner Arbeit teilnahm entstanden in wundervoller Ergaenzung unserer Empfindungen die kleinen Geschichten die vorher nur lose Gestalten in meinem Kopf gewesen waren. Du mein lieber Guenter ordnetest alles zu klaren Gedanken und warst der eigentliche Zauberkuenstler Puzzi. Ueber allem aber sei mein lieber Vater nicht vergessen der mit jungenhafter Begeisterung das Werk wachsen sah und mit seinen reichen Erfahrungen mir immer wieder beratend zur Seite war. Ihm moechte ich deshalb auch diese Abschlussarbeit bei meinem Uebergang zur Ruestungshelferin zueignen. Magdeburg Anfang Oktober 1944. Liselotte Britsche______Zur Person der Autorin bzw. zur [offenbar] Magdeburger Familie Britsche haben wir leider keine Details gefunden und sind fuer Hinweise dankbar.

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        Alpine Architektur - in 5 Teilen und 30 Zeichnungen.

      Folkwang-Verlag, Hagen. 1919. i.e. Tokyo,, 1944. Reissue of the 1919 edition. Folio. Black cloth wrappers with Japanese lettering in silver. Japanese title-page and 37 card leaves comprising 29 mounted monochrome sheets and eight colour lithographs, all facsimile reproductions of the 1919 edition. The translation into Japanese is in a booklet at the rear. It is sometimes stated that this is in fact a reissue of the original Folkwang sheets which had somehow been transported to Japan, but it has been established that there is some variation in dimensions and therefore these are in fact lithographic reproductions of a very high quality. Utopian visions of fantasy crystalline constructions. In the mid-thirties Taut, in exile from Nazi Germany, spent a few years in Takasaki where he wrote extensively on Japanese architecture and culture. He compared the historical simplicity of Japanese architecture with the modernist style. Near fine in very good indeed dustwrapper (printed in Japanese) with a tear to the front flap. Scarce, especially in such brilliant condition.Offered with: the other four volumes of the Collected Works of Bruno Taut published simultaneously with the above but in a different format (octavo: very good set in card slipcases). Illustrated; texts in Japanese.

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        H.O. No. 158. Sailing directions for the Persian Gulf. Third edition.

      Washington, Government Printing Office, 1944. - VIII, 323, (1) pp. With two large folding maps and several text illustrations. Numerous correction/amendment slips inserted. Original printed cloth. Includes 1948 Supplement: 12 pp. in printed wrappers. Sailing directions for the Arabian Gulf, "including the Gulf of Oman, and the northern shore of the Arabian Sea as far eastward as Ras Muari". With detailed descriptions of the approaches to Kuwait, Bahrein, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al Quwain, Ras al Khaimah, as well as the outlying islands and the Great Pearl Bank. - Minor edge flaws, but a good copy. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ghemeyne sendbrieven. Seer profijtigh voor d'ouders, meesters ende kinderen, om te lesen, brieven dichten, en ordentelijck ter schrijven. Hier zijn noch by ghevoeght eenighe notabele dinghen die weerdigh zijn te noteren. Antwerpen, Josephus Gymnicus, 1728.

      "4°: A-C 8, gepag.: 48 pp. Papieren omslag, met exlibris van F.H.M. Ouwerling, titelpagina gerepareerd, bibliotheekstempeltjes aan binnenzijde omslagen. Lit.: Van Heurck, De Vlaamsche volksboeken (Brussel 1944), p.159 Forum X, 5283 en I, 243 (andere uitgaven, resp. 1678 en ca. 1770); niet in Carter/Vervliet; Waller 859 e.v. (andere uitgaven)"."Een van de meestgebruikte Nederlandse taalboekjes, dat dienst deed bij het leren lezen en schrijven. De meeste teksten zijn gezet uit een civilité-letter, een gotische cursief die stamt uit de 16e eeuw en vooral voor schoolboekjes en populaire lectuur werd gebruikt, in Nederland zelfs nog in de 19e eeuw. Van Heurck noemt de brievenverzameling van groot belang voor de kennis der zeden in de XVIe eeuw, want er wordt bijvoorbeeld ook aandacht besteed aan goede omgangsvormen. De auteur, Heyman Jacobi of Jacobsz, was een , 382, 4, 62, 414, e Haarlemse onderwijzer. De oudst bekende uitgave dateert van 1597."

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        The murder of a people,: A record of Hitler's victory to date in a basic Nazi war aim and an appeal to the Australian people to turn the tide

      The Market Printery Pty. Ltd.,, 372a Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 1944 - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Grant of arms donated by Sir Francis James Grant, Lord Lyon King of Arms, to John Cochrane Henderson of St. Andrew's, Bowness on Windermere (1881-?) Esquire, High Sherrif and in the commission of the peace County of Westm

      - British Empire, Edinburgh, d.d. 20 January 1944. Vellum charter, good condition. 30x44 cm. Manucript text and calligraphy. With a hand coloured coat-of-arms of the Henderson family (bearing the motto Virtus Nobilitat). The charter is encased in a made to fit oblong wooden case, with a metal closing mechanism and clothed with red linen, decorated in gold with GVIR initials and crowns. The charter comes with a silk embroidered sashed banner (50x47cm) bearing two Scottish thistles, the family crest and an Aesculapius. With on both sides a cord with a tassel, with fringes on each side. Dr Henderson obtained his degree as bachelor of medicine in 1904 at Glasgow University he also obtained a bachelor of surgery degree. In 1911 he took over the medical practice from K. Rodas D. Shaw (London Gazette 14 april 1911). He was the only son of William Thomson Henderson of Borrowstounness, county Linlithgow and his wife Georgina Isabella Waddell. The charter relates the family tree of the Henderson and Cochrane families and entitles Dr Henderson to bear the assigned coat of arms. H99

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        The Island of Adventure

      Macmillan Children's Books 1944 - 1944. First Edition. 326 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Pictorial tan cloth boards with red lettering to spine. Illustrations by Stuart Tresilian. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Author's dedication and signature to fep. Cracked hinge at page 201 exposing binding. Minor foxing to endpapers and infrequent page edges. Infrequent crease to corners. Light rub wear and minor foxing to boards with tanning and small stains to spine. Slight forward lean. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners with minor fraying to front top corner exposing board beneath. Minor tears to spine ends with small missing piece to top. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RAF WWII AIR NEWSPAPER: Zmaga. Zavezniska publikacija za Jugoslovane. Posebna izdaja [Victory. Allied Publication for Yugoslavians. Special Edition].

      4o, 4 pp. with printed maps (Very Good, slightly age-tomed, tiny tears in margins). - [South Italy (Bari?) or North Africa: 1944]. A very rare newspaper with maps, printed by the Allies in Slovenian language, and dropped with airplanes in Yugoslavia, during the WWII. - This very rare WWII newspaper shows three maps. On the cover map of Europe with liberated areas by the Allies in the past 15 months, in the middle a double-page map of the Russian front, including an in-set map comparing the sizes of liberated part of Russia with the size of Germany, and a map of the theatre of War of Pacific on the last page. This newspaper was printed by RAF and USAAF to inform people of Yugoslavia (in this case Slovenia) about the progression of the Allies in Europe and in the world, as they would be probably getting wrong information under German occupation during WWII. The paper was probably printed in Bari in Italy, in an army basis, and distributed by planes to Yugoslavia. On June 7, 1944, the Balkan Air Force was founded in Bari by the Allies, consisting of Yugoslavian Partisans, as well of soldiers of seven other nations. From that newly liberated army base they could fly across the Adriatic in hours to the occupied territory of Yugoslavia. In the numerous operations they have also distributed newspapers to the Partisan controlled areas. All newspapers distributed by planes during the WW II are very rare. We could not trace any other examples of this newspaper in institutions worldwide.

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        Das Gesetz

      Los Angeles: Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse. (1944). First. First edition. Tall octavo. Quarter calf and paper covered boards gilt. Top half inch o fthe spine lacking, additional wear on the spine and some soiling, good only. Numbered 191 of 250 copies signed by the author .

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        Dänische Fischerboote in Formation auf bewegter See vor dänischer Küste ( wohl vor Esbjerg ). Ölgemälde auf Leinwand, links unten mit *Fr. Landt, 1944 * signiert und datiert.

      1944 - Bildmaß ca. 60 x 85 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 80 x 104 cm ). Die Datierung etwas undeutlich ( möglicherweise auch 1949 statt 1944 ), das Bild minimal fleckig, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. Die ehemalige Kaufrechnung aus dem Jahr 1986 des Auktionshauses Hans Stahl in Hamburg ist beiliegend. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand, hier bitte nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

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        L'espoir

      Paris, Gallimard - NRF, novembre 1944, in-8, , cartonnage éditeur d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet, Tirage limité à 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Nouvelle édition, après l'originale de 1937. Bel état. Huret 330.

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        UNDERGROUND PRINTING – LENINISM: TEMELJI LENINIZMA [FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM].

      8°, 118 pp. indigo mimeographed text and purple linocut portrait on p. 3, [1] index, original marbled paper wrappers with red and white linocut illustrated cover (Very Good, old owner’s remark on the title page). - Primorsko, Slovenia: Agit-prop Komisija pri PK KPS za Primorsko Slovenijo [Agitprop Comission of the Communist Party of Primorsko Slovenia], printed by "Bojnik", May 1944. A rare book on Leninism, printed by a clandestine WWII Slovenian Partisan press, with magnificent wrappers, decorated with red and blue linocut. - An attractive pocket book on Leninism, written by Joseph Stalin and translatd to Slovenian language, with original woodcut in two colours on the cover and an indigo-coloured woodcut, showing Stalin’s portrait, was printed by an Slovenian clandestine press during WWII. The publisher was the Agitprop Comission of the Communist Party, which was at the time a part of a Yugoslavian Partisan group. The book was printed in Primorsko, the coastal area of Slovenia, during WWII under German occupation. The wooden areas were widely controled by the Partisans after the capitulation of Italy in 1943. The book is very rare and we could not trace any examples in libraries worldwide. In 1964 only 3 examples have been known in Yugoslavian ibraries. References: Bibliografija, no. 7514.

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        Collection of Photographs]: India 1944

      India 1944 - Loose photographs and ephemera housed in a wooden box measuring 11" x 9" x 5" with "India 1944" etched into the lid. A collection of 319 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 2.5" x 1.75" and 4.5" x 4" with some captions on the verso, and with an additional 24 commercial cards measuring 3.5" x 2.75", one typed letter, and four English-language pamphlets from India published during World War II, as well as Japanese yen. All photographs are very good or better with curling at the edges and occasional spotting. An archive of photographs and papers from an American Airman ("Andrew") stationed as a labor supervisor in India in 1944 during World War II in the India Burma Theater. The photos are a combination of military personnel and barracks, with some stamped "Official Photo - USAAF [U.S. Army Air Forces]," as well as life in India during the war. One photo of a group of children has a caption that reads, "the big stomach on this kid is caused by starvation. They can be seen by the millions." One uncaptioned photo shows two Indian soldiers standing with a dead body between them covered in a Union Jack flag. Many of the pictures were sent home to his wife "Anna" in Connecticut with captions directed towards her such as, "This doesn't look like a stump of a tree but it is just that. I'm thinking of you in this picture." There are numerous pictures of Indian landmarks such as the Taj Mahal as well as photos of fisherman on the Ganges in Calcutta, hot springs, and one entitled an "action picture of softball game in organized softball league." The 24 commercially produced cards have images of India printed with captions as well as a stapled leaflet *A Pocket Guide to India* and *India Through the Camera's Eye*. Included among the total of 319 vernacular photos are 78 pictures of his young daughter and their friends back home that his wife sent to him to boost his morale and let him know the goings on on the home front. An interesting insight into Americans serving in India during the War.

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        RANGER MOSBY [WITH A LETTER AND ENVELOPE, EACH BEARING JOHN MOSBY'S SIGNATURE]

      Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1944. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Brown cloth, octavo. Text clean, cover is very good, very marginal nudging to corners. Stated second printing. 347 pages. Notes, appendix. Frontis plate of Mosby. 17 pages of illustrations, endpaper maps. A handwritten letter, signed by Mosby, dated Washington, December 1914, tipped-in to half-title recto. Also tipped-in, on verso of publisher's frontis portrait of Mosby, a photo plate of Mosby in uniform sitting in a wooden chair, and signed "Very Truly Yours, John Mosby. (Because the only other copy of this particular photo located bore a printed title of "Mosby in 1866", the signature is being treated as autopen. Since the photo is pasted, without printed title, to the extant page, this description will not treat it as authentic. The partial envelope which is addressed by Mosby, with return address in top left corner reading "From John Mosby, Washington", and addressed by him to Mrs. Wilma Lee Read...Morristown East Tenessee, postmarked Dec. 18, 1914. Washington D.C. is pasted down on the recto of the tile page. A bookplate on the copyright page states "From the Books of Wilma Lee Carter , whom we might assume was the daughter of Mrs. Read. The letter, in ink, begins with he salutation "My dear Cousin" and is in reference to a letter Mrs. Read sent Mosby inquiring about a common relative, to which he replies that he doesn't have any information and doesn't know about the relative she has inquired about, then then refers her to a certain book (VIRGINIA COUSINS by Goode) for possible answers, and then mentions that he has corresponded with a man in Missouri(?) named John Speed Mosby. The letter is eleven lines and signed "Very Truly, John Mosby" A commonly-found, but well researched account of "The Gray Ghost", with fabulous Mosby material tipped-in! John Singleton Mosby was a legendary battalion commander from Virginia who in contradistinction to a traditional military commander, seemed more guerilla/ninja than traditional soldier. He was renowned for his ability to effect daring, inconceivably dangerous strikes into Union-held camps with lightning speed, and then disappear. Mosby was acting under authority of General Robert E. Lee who in 1863 had granted him permission to set up the company (under the Partisan Ranger Act of 1862). By 1864, Mosby's Rangers (also Mosby's Men, or Mosby's Command) had expanded to around 400 men, consisting of six cavalry companies and one artillery company. Their ability to annoy and distract, and to repeatedly cause signficant expense to the Union side, who committed vast resources in an attempt to outwit Mosby's Men, made them a force to be reckoned with. On another occasion at the Union-held Fairfax County Courthouse, Mosby captured Brigadier General Edwin H. Stoughton. Having found Stoughton asleep in bed, he awakened the General with a slap to the rear, and asked 'Do you know Mosby, General?' The General replied 'Yes! Have you got the rascal?' 'No," said Mosby. "He's got you!'". (Wikipedia) One of their most celebrated raids was the derailing of a train and taking a $170,000 payroll from the paymasters of Sheridan's army. Each of the 80 raiders received $2100 share, though Mosby himself took nothing....(Munson, REMINISCENCES OF A MOSBY GUERRILLA) ...Mosby's correct estimate of men, his absolute freedom from jealousy and selfishness, his unerring judgment at critical moments, his devotion to his men, his eternal vigilance, his unobtrusive bravery and his exalted sense of personal honor, all combined to create in the mind and hearts of those who served him a sort of hero worship. Long before I ever set eyes on him I looked forward to the day when I would be able to take my hat off in his presence, and offer to follow him. As a Command we had no knowledge of the first principles of cavalry drill, and could not have formed in a straight line had there ever been any need for our doing so. We did not know the bugle-calls, and very rarely had roll-call. Our dress was not uniform in make or color; we did not address our officers, except Mosby, by their titles; in fact, we did not practice anything usually required of a soldier; and yet withal there was not another body of men in the army under better or more willing control of their leader. Two things were impressed upon us well, however; to obey orders, and to fight..." (Munson).

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        Four Quartets

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1944. Single square octavo sized 44pp. quire stapled at the spine. Original blue wrappers, titles to front wrapper in brown. Ink ownership inscription of "M. D. Connor" to half-title. Slight rusting at the staples, wrappers lightly creased and marked, light spotting within, vertical crease throughout from the book having been once folded, very good condition. An unusual and intriguing iteration of Eliot's Four Quartets. Certainly contemporary, and most likely unique, this curious printing takes the text and imprint of the first UK edition, published by Faber in 1944. Its exact status has outfoxed even Eliot's bibliographers, but the use of only capital letters has led to the suggestion that this may have been a private experiment produced through the use of telegraph or a military system of some kind. The four poems which make up Eliot's Quartets, "Burnt Norton", "East Coker", "The Dry Salvages" and "Little Gidding", were published separately between 1940 and 1941, and the first collected edition was published in the US in 1943. This Faber edition was the first UK edition of the Four Quartets under this title.

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        Antares.

      Paris, Editions du Pavois. 1944 - Grand in-8° en feuilles sous chemise et étui. 5 eaux -fortes originales de Marie LAURENCIN. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci est un 10 exemplaires de tête comportant une une suite en bistre sur Chine et une suite en noir sur Rives à la forme, contrairement annoncé sur la justication au lieu d'être sur Chine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke. (Insel-Bücherei 1).

      Feldpostausgabe / erschienen im Februar 1944 Zustand: Rücken gebräunt / mit Papierstreifen überklebter Name oder Stempel am Titel (ca. 6 qcm) / Schnitt minimal stockfleckig / insgesamt sehr schön Das Titelblatt gibt als Erscheinungsjahr 1943 an / umseitig im Impressum erscheint die Angabe: Auflage 5000 Stueck....Erschienen im Februar 1944. Die sehr seltene Feldpost-Variante in Pappe mit eingedrucktem (nicht aufgeklebtem) Titelschild - aussergewoehnlich gut erhalten! Feldpostausgaben erschienen sonst als Borschur

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        Incidentes Melodicos del Mundo Irracional

      La Estampa Mexicana, Mexico City 1944 - 60 pages. 28 x 22 cm. One of 1022 copies of the trade edition, after a numbered edition of 178. 40 wood engraved illustrations in black and color by Leopoldo Mendez, one of Mexico's most important graphic artists and one of country's the most important 20th century artists. An obscure figure during his life, he worked collaboratively on socialist and communist themes, falling from favor in later generations, but now recognized as a successor to graphics artist José Guadalupe Posada. The author, a musicology pioneer of indigenous Mayan music. Stories here are based on many Yucatan Maya folk tales and traditions, presented in visual themes through anthropomorphic animals and musical notation. Orig. stiff wrappers printed in red and black. Fine in near fine color engraved dust wrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: On Board the U.S.S. Mariposa

      1944-1947. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 13". String-tied black leather. Contains 190 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.75" x 2.5" and 8" x 11", with captions and 20 pictorial postcards. Very good photo album with some mustiness, rubbing, and slight edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a sailor while serving on board the S.S. Mariposa and S.S. Aberdeen Victory during and after World War II between 1944 and 1947. The album begins with photos of the Mariposa docked in Newport News, Virginia in 1945 followed by a large photo of the S.S. Aberdeen Victory in Marseille in 1947 with a caption that reads, "went around the world in this ship." One page includes a collection of portrait photos of young women he met on his travels with their location captioned under the photo including the Philippines, Brazil, Panama, and England. The Mariposa is photographed thoroughly including the rigging, kitchen, sleeping quarters, and upper decks. One section is captioned "Life Aboard S.S. Mariposa (when not working)" and shows the men "getting the sun" and playing a game they created called "Fork-U." There are also photos from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean featuring the North Atlantic in winter and the Rock of Gibraltar. The Pacific Ocean is also pictured with photos of a "goony bird following the ship" and an "island in the distance on the Pacific." The Aberdeen is also photographed in a section titled "Aberdeen Victory views 1947" which shows the church altar aboard the ship and "unloading by crane in Bombay." The men of the Aberdeen are also seen washing clothes and peeling potatoes. The crew enjoyed time off the ship as well, and photos of leave in the Panama Canal Zone are featured. They went to bars including the Florida club and flirted with local girls. When traveling past San Francisco the compiler photographed Alcatraz and the Army docks where the Navy ships were kept.The sailor also collected a number of pictorial postcards from his stop in Hawaii which feature Hawaiian tropical foliage, scenes of life on the island, and various landmarks. While in Hawaii he photographed Wakiki beach and downtown Honolulu with images of street scenes and buildings. Much of his time was spent island hopping in the Pacific to places such as Pago Pago in American Samoa, the Philippines, and Fiji where they spent a majority of their time in Suva. These photos show native houses, beaches, and the local people of the islands. One well-composed photo shows sailors walking up the docks with the Mariposa in the background; another shows their sister ship in the docks at Suva. While in Suva the compiler also photographed the local policemen in uniform, the botanical gardens, and the hotel. One photo shows an aerial view of people on a beach and is captioned "war brides and visitors on dock." Later in the album there are professional images of a volcanic eruption in New Guinea which took place in 1937. Another section of professional photos shows before and after shots of Manila depicting the effects of World War II. Photos from Brisbane, Australia show docks with the Mariposa's imposing hull in view as well as a seaplane flying over head. The city of Brisbane is also seen throughout with photos of shops and people of the area. They also stopped at Penang Island in the Malayan Straits which features photos of children, temples, and native workers. The final pages are from India and Ceylon with photos of dances, buildings, and a guide with a camel.An extensive collection of photographs detailing a sailor's time with the Navy at the end of World War II. .

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        Incidentes Melodicos del Mundo Irracional

      Mexico City: La Estampa Mexicana, 1944. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. stiff wrappers printed in red and black. Fine in near fine color engraved dust wrapper. 60 pages. 28 x 22 cm. One of 1022 copies of the trade edition, after a numbered edition of 178. 40 wood engraved illustrations in black and color by Leopoldo Mendez, one of Mexico's most important graphic artists and one of country's the most important 20th century artists. An obscure figure during his life, he worked collaboratively on socialist and communist themes, falling from favor in later generations, but now recognized as a successor to graphics artist José Guadalupe Posada. The author, a musicology pioneer of indigenous Mayan music. Stories here are based on many Yucatan Maya folk tales and traditions, presented in visual themes through anthropomorphic animals and musical notation.

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        Photo archive]: Liberation of Paris Documented Hour-by-Hour in Photographs.

      [Paris 1944 - 12 sepia-toned gelatin-silver photographs. Each image is 7.25" x 5.25". Photos are numbered 1-12, and each is captioned in ink, in detail on the verso. All of the images are dated 25 August 1944. The first two are noted as being at 2:00 and 2:30 pm; the other 10 are noted as being between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. The first caption reads: "Scenes of the liberation of Paris. The beginning of the Tuileries fight as seen from Quay Voltaire no 11. The Bridge is Pont Royal. Seine flows down to left. The building on the right belongs to the Louvre; it is known as Pavillon de Flore. The black smoke is coming from tanks and turrets. Note the book-sellers stands that are closed." The second image shows the same scene with increasing black smoke: "The fight is turning into a real battle as Leclerc's Shermans start firing their guns. One after the other the German Tigers are knocked out and set ablaze." The following image show the first Allied Troops entering the city. At 4:05 the caption notes: "The fight has been over for a few minutes.", and shows a Sherman tank and a Red Cross truck with a few citizens coming out. The next images shows the Rue de Castiglione with abandoned German vehicles and awash in citizens, Leclerc's Moroccan troops entering the city on a troop carrier, one of Leclerc's Shermans with a priest on a bicycle; a group of "300 German prisoners caught in the Tuileries.", crowds beginning to gather in La Place de la Concorde Suisse, and other scenes from the area.Housed in an envelope marked in pencil "au Major Dunbaugh, " which we have not been able to definitively identify. A wonderfully immediate document of the liberation of Paris.

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        THE RAZOR'S EDGE

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine mildly sunned, the black leather spine label intact with strong gilt lettering. Near Fine, without the glassine or slipcase. The true First Edition published on 18 April 1944. The First American Trade Edition was published two days later, and the First English Edition was not published until July 1944. Number 91 of 750 numbered copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the author of this modern classic. Made into a film in 1946 starring Tyrone Power and in 1984 starring Bill Murray. Issued without a dustwrapper but with a slipcase, lacking here.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Razor's Edge, a novel

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. First edition, limited to 750 copies and signed by the author. Fine/Maugham's last book was issued in this signed edition limited to 750 copies before the appearance of the first trade edition. Copies in fine condition are rare. . 4 preliminary leaves, 343 pages. 23 cm. Signed by Maugham on the limitation page (copy number 413). Bound in brick-colored cloth, blind-stamped on upper board, with black leather label on spine titled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore-edge. Publisher's slipcase. Glassine wraps not present. Slipcase split along edges and sunned; cloth on spine a slight shade lighter than boards. Else pristine volume.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        [Photo Album]: On Board the U.S.S. Mariposa

      1944-1947. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 13". String-tied black leather. Contains 190 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.75" x 2.5" and 8" x 11", with captions and 20 pictorial postcards. Very good photo album with some mustiness, rubbing, and slight edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a sailor while serving on board the S.S. Mariposa and S.S. Aberdeen Victory during and after World War II between 1944 and 1947. The album begins with photos of the Mariposa docked in Newport News, Virginia in 1945 followed by a large photo of the S.S. Aberdeen Victory in Marseille in 1947 with a caption that reads, "went around the world in this ship." One page includes a collection of portrait photos of young women he met on his travels with their location captioned under the photo including the Philippines, Brazil, Panama, and England. The Mariposa is photographed thoroughly including the rigging, kitchen, sleeping quarters, and upper decks. One section is captioned "Life Aboard S.S. Mariposa (when not working)" and shows the men "getting the sun" and playing a game they created called "Fork-U." There are also photos from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean featuring the North Atlantic in winter and the Rock of Gibraltar. The Pacific Ocean is also pictured with photos of a "goony bird following the ship" and an "island in the distance on the Pacific." The Aberdeen is also photographed in a section titled "Aberdeen Victory views 1947" which shows the church altar aboard the ship and "unloading by crane in Bombay." The men of the Aberdeen are also seen washing clothes and peeling potatoes. The crew enjoyed time off the ship as well, and photos of leave in the Panama Canal Zone are featured. They went to bars including the Florida club and flirted with local girls. When traveling past San Francisco the compiler photographed Alcatraz and the Army docks where the Navy ships were kept.The sailor also collected a number of pictorial postcards from his stop in Hawaii which feature Hawaiian tropical foliage, scenes of life on the island, and various landmarks. While in Hawaii he photographed Wakiki beach and downtown Honolulu with images of street scenes and buildings. Much of his time was spent island hopping in the Pacific to places such as Pago Pago in American Samoa, the Philippines, and Fiji where they spent a majority of their time in Suva. These photos show native houses, beaches, and the local people of the islands. One well-composed photo shows sailors walking up the docks with the Mariposa in the background; another shows their sister ship in the docks at Suva. While in Suva the compiler also photographed the local policemen in uniform, the botanical gardens, and the hotel. One photo shows an aerial view of people on a beach and is captioned "war brides and visitors on dock." Later in the album there are professional images of a volcanic eruption in New Guinea which took place in 1937. Another section of professional photos shows before and after shots of Manila depicting the effects of World War II. Photos from Brisbane, Australia show docks with the Mariposa's imposing hull in view as well as a seaplane flying over head. The city of Brisbane is also seen throughout with photos of shops and people of the area. They also stopped at Penang Island in the Malayan Straits which features photos of children, temples, and native workers. The final pages are from India and Ceylon with photos of dances, buildings, and a guide with a camel.An extensive collection of photographs detailing a sailor's time with the Navy at the end of World War II. .

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        The Island of Desire: The Story of a South Sea Trader

      Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: Garden City, New York. 1944 - First edition, first printing, US edition, hardcover with dust jacket in archival cover. Although dust jacket has a few chips it is way above average condition for this notoriously fragile wartime printing. Not price clipped. Book is a star. Only marking is genteel pencil signature of prior owner, rest is pristine. Unlikely to find one in better condition at any price. A collectible book in like condition. Please see scans of the book you will receive. Priced to sell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ironwood Hills Books]
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        Paris capitale du pittoresque.

      Victor Dansette, Le Vésient 1944 - Un volume in-folio (34 cm x 26,5 cm), 105 pp. 50 pointes sèches de Paul-Louis Guilbert. Un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée, emboîtage et étui de l'éditeur. Etui un peu frotté. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Secret in the Old Attic

      Grosset & Dunlap 1944 - First printing edition of Carolyn Keene’s “The Secret In The Old Attic.” Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1944. 1944A-1 according to the Farah Guide. Hardback. Book near fine with slight wear on corners, front free end paper personalized. Very good dust jacket, worn on corners and edges. Chips on front edges and top and bottom of spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Terre des hommes

      Paris, Gallimard - NRF, 1944, in-8, 219 pp, Cartonnage editeur d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet, Exemplaire numéroté sur héliona. Bonet 475.

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        WW II UNDERGROUND PRINTING - POETRY & FINE ART: JAMA [THE PIT].

      4°, 26 pp. with printed title and 25 lithographed text pages with illustrations within text, bound in parachute linen with lithographed title (Very Good, slightly age toned, tiny tears in margins). - [Topusko, Croatia: Naprjed] Izdanje kluba kulturnih radnika Hrvatske [Publishing House of Cultural Workers of Croatia] [End of November] 1944. In 1942 he joined the Partisans and participated in battles through the difficult terrain of Bosnia. In the months of seeing cruel battles and slaughtering of civilians, he wrote his most famous poem Jama (The Pit). This epic poem was inspired by a genocide made by the Croatian Nationalistic Army, Ustashe, upon the Serbian people. In first person, with cruel, yet beautiful verses, he describes torture, and eventual death as a part of mass killings. In 1943, only 30 year old Kova?i? was killed in Case Black – a joint attack by the Axis, which aimed to destroy the main Yugoslav Partisan force in Bosnia, mostly known by its final phase final phase, the Battle of the Sutjeska. After the battle of Sutjeska, Kova?i? was hiding in a farmhouse, weakened by a lung illness, listening the Serbian Nationalist Army Chetniks killing wounded Partisans. Eventually he was also tracked down by Chetniks, slaughtered and buried in an unmarked grave. Kova?i?’s death was accepted by the Partisans with great sadness. The journalist and politician Moša Pijade (1890-1957) described his death: "Goran Kova?i? did not survive the horrendous fifth offensive. This young Croatian poet, who in "The Pit" formed the strongest poem of a protest against the Ustasha massacres against the Serbs, was killed by "Serbian vigilante" Chetnik degenerates, these Swabian and Ustasha allies. They cut the throat, which had so sincerely and strongly thundered from the Croatian fraternal soul against Ustasha crimes against Serbian youth. Never before a more honest and humane work of a poet was punished and never a forehead of a murderer was tainted by more disgraceful crime. Reading the Goran's "Jama", hearts of generations and generations of Serbian youth will tear over the crimes, which caused such a cry of a poet, but also over the crime, which slit the throat of this beautiful seagull. " The poem is considered one of the most beautiful war poems ever made and one of the greatest poems of Croatian literature. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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