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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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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        Photo Album]: British Navy Mobile Maintenance Unit India World War II

      India 1944 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 9" x 12". String-tied brown cloth over paper boards. Contains 167 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 6" x 8", with captions. Very good photo album with split board edges, wear and rubbing, with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a British soldier stationed with Number 12 RAF (Royal Air Force) Mobile Maintenance Unit in India in 1944. The album is extensively captioned with different sections marked by titles written in calligraphy. It begins in Nainital (written "Naini Tal") with photos of the lakes and mountain ranges of the region. One photo of local men reads, "Coolies carrying wood down the mountain side. These men, quite small in stature carry huge loads; supporting themselves with their sticks." Another photo of two uniformed British men being pulled in a cab by local boys reads, "Allen and Dearden in a gharry. No motorized transport is allowed in Naini Tal." A photo of the album's creator in full uniform is captioned, "uniform had to be worn after eight o'clock in the evening." The unit was moved to a more permanent location at the C.O.S.M.O. Barracks (Combined Operations Signal Maintenance Officers) in Bombay at Sassoon Dock. Here the photos show "the crew" in group photos as well as the "coolies" who were employed at the station. The camp is seen here through candids taken of his colleagues lounging in a hammock, posing outside their barracks, and working outside with the caption, "always disobeying to be done." The city of Bombay is captured and laid out on a page titled, "Bombay Scenes," and shows the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Gateway of India, and the University clock tower. A photo of the Bombay Town Hall declares it was used as a "really tip top canteen for Forces." Another photo shows the "Breach Candy" swimming pool which was a "favorite haunt of servicemen." A large 6" x 8.5" photo shows the men enjoying a Sunday morning "orchestral concert" at the Bombay Y.M.C.A. in 1944.The people of India are depicted throughout in photos of "quack medicine women," "a carpet maker" in the midst of his work, and "street barbers," among others. One group of photos shows the marriage of "Mr. and Mrs. K. Emery" among uniformed friends and colleagues followed by the celebration of Christmas in 1944. The group also spent time in Srinagar and Kashmir in 1945, the region shown here in photos of the rivers, houseboats, and temples of the area. A few photos show an Indian pipe band marching through the city with a caption that reads, "the Maharajah has his own Army with a very up to date barracks." One photo of four men raising glasses is captioned, "VJ day, 1945." After victory was announced the unit stayed in India for post-war work throughout the rest of the year. Since this led to more leisure time the photos emphasize sporting activities such as rugby, field hockey, and watching Indian wrestling. The final pages are taken from the ship home and show the Suez Canal and passing a "Yankee Trooper" ship.An extensive collection of photography from a British soldier at the end of the war featuring sightseeing, soldier's barracks, and the camaraderie that close quarters in a war brings out. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meine Abenteuer in Mexiko

      das erste Buch von Leon Degrelle - dem späteren SS-Standartenführer - galt in seiner deutschen Auflage als verschollen! fälschlich wird immer sein 1944 erschiener Band "Ich war Gefangener" als Erstlingswerk bezeichnet das vorliegende Exemplar stammt direkt vom Verlagsort, von extremer Seltenheit! mit Foto des Verfassers und zahlreichen Textzeichnungen! das Buch beschreibt die Erlebnisse Degrelles während der bolschewistischen Revolution in Mexiko kleine Beschädigung am Rücken, guter Zustand! weitere Bilder auf Anfrage!

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        Umfangreiche Sammlung persönlicher Dokumente zur Geschichte der industriellen und adeligen Familien Guilleaume und Hoensbroech in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      Ca. 1890 - 1944. - Über 100 Briefe und Postkarten, ca. 25 Original-Photographien. Geschichtlich wie regionalgeschichtlich interessante Dokumente zu Leben und Werden der adeligen Familien im Raum Köln / Bad Godesberg / Remagen von der Jahrhundertwende bis in den zweiten Weltkrieg hinein. Erste Briefe stammen von Irmgard von Guilleaume, Tochter des Industriellen Arnold von Guilleaume und seiner Frau Ella, die sie an ihre Eltern richtet: in Köln bzw. Schloss Ernich, dem Land- und Sommersitz der Familie. Ihre Heirat mit dem Grafen von Hoenbroech im Jahr 1919 - ein großformatiges Hochzeitsfoto liegt bei - verbindet die beiden Familien. Ein großer Teil der Korrespondenz umfasst die Briefe des 1920 geborenen Sohnes Graf Wolfgang von Hoensbroech an seine Mutter sowie seinen Bruder. Viele Briefe gehen nach Südwest-Afrika, wo die Mutter seit 1937 lebt. Im Krieg zur Luftwaffe eingezogen und fällt Wolfgang 1942 in Frankreich. Viele Schreiben von Freunden und Bekannten (Reventlow, Klenze, Rheinbaben u.v.a.) befassen sich mit seinem Schicksal, beiliegend auch sein Reifezeugnis und sein letzter Wille. Einige spätere Notizen befassen sich mit der Stellung Wolfgangs und seines Bruders Degenhart zum Nationasozialismus. - Unter den Fotografien viele Porträts von Irmgard und Aufnahmen im Familienkreis sowie Ansichten der Wohnhäuser und Landsitze, auch drei großformatige, signierte Aufnahmen des Fotografen Marcello Moroni, mit blumengeschmückten Innenräumen; außerdem zwei Handzeichnungen von Schloss Haag bei Geldern. - Beiliegend die Firmenfestschrift "125 Jahre Felten & Guilleaume. Unternehmerleistung in fünf Generationen" (1951) von K. Wülfrath.

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        Akt fényképezés. [Nude Photography.]

      Fotoélet Nagykönyvtárának kiadása, (Budapest) 1944 - First edition. In publisher's, photographically illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black. Designed by József Németh. (64) p. Informative publication about nude photography. With 30 full page, black and white photographic reproductions of works by the leading Hungarian photographers among them József Németh, Kálmán Szöll?sy, Ferenc Aszmann, Károly Gink and József Hapák. Ownership stamp and date on title page. In fine condition. In publisher's, photographically illustrated wrappers, printed in red and black. Designed by József Németh [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Fêtes Galantes.

      - P. Messein 1944. Petit in-4° demi maroquin "vieux rose" à bandes, dos lisse, couverture, tête dorée, étui bordé. 10 eaux-fortes originales H.T. dont 1 en couleurs de Marie LAURENCIN. Tirage limité à 263 exemplaires, un des 248 sur pur fil. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un superbe dessin aux crayons de couleurs, signé par l'Artiste. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kirchstetten, 21. XII. 1944. - 3 SS. auf 3 Bll. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Freund (d. i. der spätere Verlagslektor Hans Rössner): "Die beiden neuen Bücher ['Dokumente des Herzens' und 'Gedichte'] sind längst abgesetzt, ich konnte mit einiger Sicherheit auf ihr Erscheinen vor Weihnachten rechnen. Leider schweigt sich der Verlag [d. i. Langen-Müller] über das Schicksal der Bücher [.] aus. Man gibt mir [.] großmütig 200 RM im Monat, meine gewöhnliche Honorarrate. Wie stellen sich die Herren das vor? Du hast mein Haus gesehn. Du kannst Dir denken, daß ein solcher Besitz mit einem Bettel von 200 RM nicht in Ordnung gehalten werden kann, abgesehen davon, daß wir ja auch zum Leben für uns und die Haustiere etwas brauchen. Der Verlag hat doch gewiß schön an mir verdient. Es wäre seine moralische Pflicht, mich in Zeiten der Not nicht im Stich zu lassen. Dementgegen stellt sich der Verlag auf einen stur merkantilen Standpunkt. Als ich von hier aus zum Schanzen bestimmt wurde (das ist mittlerweile durch die Einziehung in den Volkssturm illusorisch geworden) habe ich den Verlag um Geld gebeten [.] Darauf hat man mir großzügig - 500 RM, also das Monatssalär eines mittleren Beamten, geschickt. Da geh Du hin und wälze die Gedanken des Abendlandes! Im übrigen glaube ich fest an die echte Abendländische Mission Adolf Hitlers. Wenn jetzt amerikanische und russische Analphabeten vorgeben, das Abendland vor uns 'Barbaren' retten zu müssen, so ist das doch der blödeste propagandistische Schwindel, der je ausgeheckt wurde. Wo ist in der Gegenwart bei denen eine derart geschlossene geistige Gestalt wie die meine, die mit allem Mut zur Konsequenz (Adel und Untergang) das Abendländische zusammenfassend aufgezeigt und beschworen hat?! Ich spüre wie es bei mir wieder aufwärts geht. Nur jetzt nicht nachlassen! Die drüben haben sich die Kriegsweihnachten 44 jedenfalls anders vorgestellt! [.] Hier haben wir die Bestien jeden Tag. Erst vorgestern griffen sie ein Gut in unserer Nähe an, auch auf die Bahntrasse haben sie es jetzt sichtlich abgesehen [.] Heil Hitler [.]". - Bl. 1 rechts oben mit rotem Farbstift vom Adressaten ebenso markiert wie die Sätze "Im übrigen glaube ich fest an die echte Abendländische Mission Adolf Hitlers" (Bl. 2) und "Ich spüre wie es bei mir wieder aufwärts geht. Nur jetzt nicht nachlassen! Die drüben haben sich die Kriegsweihnachten 44 jedenfalls anders vorgestellt!" (Bl. 3) sowie die Grußzeile; Bll. 2 und 3 rechts oben korrekt vom Autor numeriert.

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        The Story of a Family Through Eleven Centuries: Being a History of the Family of Gorges

      Privately Printed, Boston, MA 1944 - Beautiful, gift quality copy! Full page illustrated endpages, color portraits, b&w plates, pedigrees. Immaculate and tight. Mahogany cloth binding in beautiful condition, gilt titling and decorations stamped on spine. 289pp., including large, folded family tree and index. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bell X-1A rocket-powered Aircraft Signed by Chuck Yeager and Arthur W. Murray.

      Printed illustration of the Bell X-1A rocket-powered aircraft. Signed in a contemporary hand by "Chuck Yeager Maj. USAF." Additionally Signed by "Arthur Murray Major USAF." Triple matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17.5 inches. A very nice piece of avionic history. The Bell X-1 was a rocket engine-powered aircraft, designated originally as the XS-1, and was a joint National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics-U.S. Army Air Forces-U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by Bell Aircraft. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built in 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h; 870 kn) in 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 miles per hour (2,600 km/h; 1,400 kn) in 1954.[1] The X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the X-planes, a series of American experimental rocket planes (and non-rocket planes) designated for testing of new technologies and often kept secret. Arthur W. Murray flew test flights on the Bell X-1 and the Bell X-5 aircraft.

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        Fonarik.

      Moscow, Leningrad: Gos-Izd Detskoi Literatury, 1944 - SCARCE First Edition. Illustrated by K. Kuznetsov. 68pp. 12.5 x 18cm. Original colour illustrated papercovered boards, cloth spine. Colour illustrations. Light even toning to paper stock, light indiscriminate felt pen markings, very minor shallow creasing, minor nudging. Even rubbing to boards, light even soiling, nudging to corners, foot & cap of spine, rubbing pronounced to board extremities. With restricted allocations for any industry not directly related to the military, resources for children’s books were an extremely low priority during the Second World War. That a children’s book would be published in full colour is quite incredible. Having died in ‘43, Kuznetsov had at least one other book published in colour that year which indicates to some degree the respect held for him in spite of accusations leveled at him throughout his career of not sticking to Soviet realism. Also notable for the illustrations depicting the military forces at war. Copies recorded in the US at Oclc: 619611617 at Indiana Bloomington, Los Angeles Public Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        APPUNTI PER UN COMMENTO AL LIBRO DI CATONE SULL'AGRICULTURA fasc.I prefazione e capitoli I-X

      CARLO MARZORATI, COMO 1944 - INTERLINGUE Coperta rigida cartonata blu con titoli d'oro al dorso, lieve usura alle punte e piccoli aloni al piatto anteriore, piatti originali recuperati, usurati ai bordi, il superiore con segni a matita e tracce di umidità, frontespizio con restauro, pagine brunite, con strappetti ai bordi, con segni e sottolineature e lieve fioritura La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        [POSTER] Prepare for peace : RAAF educational services

      s.l. : Royal Australian Air Force, 1944. Colour lithograph poster, 380 x 260 mm, unmounted, in image at lower right dated 1944-45 and numbered 273, a short tear at lower edges, otherwise good.

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        China Shall Have Our Help! China War Relief

      Country of origin U. S. A. 1944 - World War II poster. Color. Approximately 69 x 104cm. One vertical and two horizontal folds (probably for mailing ot storage). Minor splitting at folds. Depicts a Chinese family (a man (war veteran?) who has his right arm in a sling and is accompanied by a woman and a child).

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        Whiz #59 1944-fawcett-captain marvel-ibis-spy smasher-golden arrow

      Fawcett 1944 - -Historic cover. Shows all the main characters to appear in the Captain Marvel series. -Spy Smasher, Ibis. Condition: VF+

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        Batman #24 1944- classic cover- DC Golden Age-comic book

      DC 1944 - -Chariot cover. -Cover loose. Complete, no restoration. Condition: G/VG

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        Hijos de la ira. Diario íntimo

      Revista de Occidente 1944 - Primera edición. Tirada de 500 ejemplares, ejemplar nº 113 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Revista: CUADERNOS DE HISTORIA DE ESPA

      Instituto de Historia de la Cultura Española, Medioeval y Moderna. Facultad de Filosofia y Letras. Universidad de Buenos Aires 1944 27 vols. (26 cm) Enc. tela. Mapas, ilustraciones bn. Sello ant. prop. SERIE COMPLETA DESDE EL A

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        Noctorno (Presentation Inscription From Felix Guggenheim)

      Los Angeles: Privatdruck Der Pazifischen Presse / Plantin Press [Pazifische Press], 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 55 Pp. Black Leather Spine, Gilt; Rose Colored Boards. First Edition, Un-Numbered Presentation Copy From Felix Guggenheim. One Of An Undetermined Number Of Un-Numbered Copies, Signed By Doblin Below The Colophon. [There Were 150 Copies Numbered Signed Copies In The Subscriber's Edition, Half Leather, An Undetermined Number Of Lettered Copies, And 100 Copies Of The Trade Edition In Cloth, Some Of Which Were Also Signed.] Contents Fine, Boards Near Fine; The Leather Spine Is Near Fine But Had Become Partly Detached And Has Been Professionally Re-Attached At Heritage Bindery. This Is A Presentation Copy From The Publisher, Felix Guggenheim, With A 5 Line Handwritten Quotation From Goethe, Signed Below " G (Guggenheim's Insignia Actually) / 1944". The Format Of The Inscription Is Similar (Quote And Signature And Date Below) To Another Copy Obtained From Ame Source, Which Was Explicitly Inscribed To Lotte (Lenya); This Book Probably Also Sent To Weill Or Lenya As A Gift.

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        Guido Crepax per Oberdan Chiesa. 29.1.1944 - 29.1.1987. .

      A cura del Comitato Permanente Antifascista del Comune di Rosignano Marittimo. Cartella editoriale in modesta carta bianca contenente quattro tavole di cm 50 x 70 (il foglio), incise su fogli della "Gaphis Arte Livorno". Nel figurato, sempre come parte dell'inciso, le tavole recano il marchietto - firma entro cerchietto "Guido Crepax '80". Al margine bianco inferiore, fuori dalla figurazione, le tavole sono tutte numerate e firmate a lapis di mano dall'artista (in basso a sinistra, 35/100 - in basso a destra, Guido Crepax). La cartella è stata realizzata per il Comune di Rosignano Marittimo in occasione dei quarantaquattro anni dalla morte di Oberdan Chiesa, a cui il grande disegnatore e fumettista italiano ha dedicato quattro tavole. La prima tavola ritrae il combattente antifascista in Algeria, nel settembre del 1936, fino al suo raggiungimento del fronte a Pena Ustan, con la Colonna Libertà Catalana, e al suo entrare come artigliere nella brigata internazionale franco - belga. La seconda tavola lo ritrae a Valencia, nel 1936; segue il ritorno in Italia, l'arresto e la detenzione in carcere, a Livorno. Le tavole tre e quattro sono rispettivamente relative all'attentato e all'esecuzione. La terza tavola è dedicata all'azione partigiana che costò la vita a un carabiniere a Rosignano Solvay, e per la quale Oberdan Chiesa subì la rappresaglia da parte dei nazi - fascisti che lo fucilarono sulla spiaggia di Rosignano il 29 gennaio 1944 (a quest'ultimo episodio è dedicata la quarta tavola). La cartella è interessata da tracce di umido, le tavole, tranne un leggerissimo foxing marginale a due di queste, sono tutte ben impresse e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Land of Terror

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1944 - Stated First Edition in blue pebbled boards with orange lettering on spine and cover, with red top stain, in bright original (unpriced) dust jacket, not a facsimile. Pages very slightly yellowed on edges. No writing in book. Minimal amount of shelf wear to top & bottom edges of dust jacket, with a couple small, closed tears. Title on spine a little faded. Some rubbing down center of jacket spine. Light smudging from handling and a very faint scratch/indentation on the back panel. Lower tip of back cover very slightly bumped. (w) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'EGOISTA

      EINAUDI, 1944. ITALIANO 0,58 N.XIII della collana, traduzione di Maria Luisa Giartosio De Courten, ritratto in nero dell'A. applicato all'antiporta, piccola firma appartenenza e data al frontespizio, pagine intonse, brunite e con fioritura ai bordi e piccole gore, brossura editoriale ingiallita al dorso e con lieve usura ai bordi, sovraccoperta illustrata, con lievissima fioritura, ingiallita al dorso e strappetti ai bordi USATO

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        Kristus: 32 drevorytu k Novemu Zakonu [Christ: 32 Woodcuts of the New Testament]

      Prague: Tiskem a nakladem Noviny, 1944. First trade edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED. Octavo [24 cm] in boards over cloth spine, with title in woodcut on front board. Fading to spine; very light wear; interior is clean and bright. Signed by Bochorakova-Dittrichova on title page. Introduction by Czech woodcut artist Frantisek Kubista. Kristus is a wordless novel of the life of Christ, from the Annunciation to the Resurrection. Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova (1894-1980) was the first female wordless novelist and the only woman to work in this medium during its heyday. She was born in the Moravian region of what is now the Czech Republic and spent most of her life in Brno, the Moravian capital. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1923 received a government scholarship to study printmaking in Paris. Bochorakova-Dittrichova's unpublished wordless novel Malí ka Na Cestách [The Artist on Her Journey] recounts this period in her life. In Paris, she first encountered the wordless novels of Flemish artist Frans Masereel, the originator of the form, and was inspired to create her own. Over the course of her long career, Bochorakova-Dittrichova published several wordless novels, along with travelogues and historical works. She also worked as a printmaker and illustrator, and was highly regarded in her native land, though largely unknown elsewhere. This changed in 2014, when the National Museum of Women in the Arts held an exhibition of her work entitled "The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova," and this important artist finally began to gain global recognition. Her work, however, is still not widely available.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        RICORDI D'EGOTISMO

      DOCUMENTO, LIBRAIO EDITORE, 1944. ITALIANO 0,18 Traduzione e note di Massimo Bontempelli, n. 5 della collana a cura di Orsola Nemi, pagine brunite ai bordi e con rara fioritura, brossura editorile morbida, beige, con titoli neri al piatto ed al dorso e con lievissima fioritura, brossura editoriale con illustrazione a colori, brunita al dorso e con lievissimi segni del tempo USATO

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        DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

      Paramount 1944 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card no. 8, USA. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson, dir: Billy Wilder; Paramount. Perhaps the most legendary of film noir titles. From the novel by James Cain and adapted to the screen by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder, it is the story of an insurance rep who is seduced into a murder/insurance fraud scheme by the amoral wife of the victim. Barbara Stanwyck played her femme fatale role of Phyllis Dietrichson to the hilt and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. There were seven nominations, including for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Music Scoring and Screenplay. Card no. 8 portrays the illicit affair between life insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) and scheming femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who have just committed the murder of her husband. Light edge wear, light crease at bottom right corner, surface dirt. NEAR FINE.

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        JACQUES IL FATALISTA E IL SUO PADRONE

      EINAUDI, 1944. ITALIANO 0,32 N. XXIII della collana, traduzione di Glauco Natoli, ritratto in nero dell'A.applicato all'antiporta, pagine intonse, uniformemente brunite e con lievissima fioritura, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorso e con lievissima usura ai bordi, sovraccoperta illustrata, con lieve fioritura e con strappetti ai bordi USATO

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        Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip (in Story Magazine, March-April 1944)

      Story Magazine, New York 1944 - A beautiful copy of the first documented publication of Charles Bukowski. In Vol. XXIV, No. 106 (March-April 1944) of Story Magazine, "The Magazine of the Short Story", founded by Whit Burnett and Martha Foley in 1931. Printed wraps, 9 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Very good --- near fine (mild edgewear; mild sunning, spine; binding tight and pages clean). From Beat Scene/Transit Magazine interview by Kevin Ring (1994): Ring: "Can you recall the first thing you had published and how you felt about it?" Bukowski: "No, I can't recall. 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." The story begins: "I walked around outside and thought about it. It was the longest one I ever got. Usually they only said, "Sorry, this did not quite make the grade" or "Sorry, this didn't quite work in." Or more often, the regular printed rejection form. But this was the longest, the longest ever. It was from my story "My Adventures in Half a Hundred Rooming Houses." I walked under a lamppost, took the little slip out of my pocket and reread it -Dear Mr. Bukowski: Again, this is a conglomeration of extremely good stuff and other stuff so full of idolized prostitutes, morning-after vomiting scenes, misanthropy, praise for suicide etc. that it is not quite for a magazine of any circulation at all. This is, however, pretty much a saga of a certain type of person and in it I think you've done an honest job. Possibly we will print you sometime, but I don't know exactly when. That depends on you. Sincerely yours, Whit Burnett." "The following note accompanied Charles Bukowski's first published story, in the March-April 1944 issue of Story: Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920. His father was California-born, of Polish parentage, and served with the American Army of Occupation in the Rhineland, where he met the author's mother. He was brought to America at the age of two. He attended Los Angeles City College for a couple of years and in the two and one-half years since then he has been a clerk in the post office, a stockroom boy for Sears Roebuck, a truck-loader nights in a bakery. He is currently working as a package-wrapper and box-filler in the cellar of a ladies' sportswear shop." "In Bukowski's 1975 novel Factotum, he describes the experience of his first publication (calling Story's Whit Burnett "Clay Gladmore"): "Gladmore returned many of my things with personal rejections. True, most of them weren't very long but they did seem kind and they were very encouraging.So I kept him busy with four or five stories a week." On the subject of his first sale, Bukowski wrote, "I got up from the chair still holding my acceptance slip. MY FIRST. Never had the world looked so good, so full of promise." Upon seeing the story in print, however, Bukowski's joy disappeared. "Aftermath" had been placed in the end notes, and he felt Burnett had published it only as a curiosity. Feeling humiliated, Bukowski never again submitted anything to Story." (1722RO069) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DISEGNI ASTRATTI. Presentazione a cura di Bruno Munari.

      Milano, Goerlich, 1944. Cm. 34x24, cartonato editoriale con sovracoperta (lievi fioriture), astuccio editoriale in cartonato, pp. (12) + 24 tavole con disegni astratti di Fontana, Ciuti, Lupo, Munari, Pintori, Radice, Soldati, Steiner, Veronesi presentate su cartoncini neri in elegante confezione editoriale. Edizione originale. Cfr. Maffei, Munari i libri, p. 62: “La realizzazione del libro è opera di Bruno Munari (oltre ai disegni suoi) e si avvale di una sua superba costruzione grafica di copertina e di un testo: attorno a noi, invisibili nell'aria, le idee si formano e si disfano continuamente come nuvole. Ma in certi momenti..avviene il contatto divino. L'idea ci prende la mano e traccia un segno sul foglio bianco..”. Tiratura di 400 esemplari numerati. Il ns., 82. è ben conservato.

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        Works of William Shakespeare, The

      [Oxford]: The Shakespeare Head Press: Odhams Press Ltd., 1944. One of a Very Few Copies Specially Bound by Leighton-StrakerSHAKESPEARE, William. LEIGHTON-STRAKER, binders. The Works of William Shakespeare. Gathered into One Volume. [Oxford]:The Shakespeare Head Press: Odhams Press Ltd., 1944. One of one thousand copies printed in double-column. Octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches; 242 x 159 mm.). xvi, 1263, [1] pp. Including frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare engraved on wood by John Farleigh after Droeshout's engraving in the First Folio. Title-page printed in red and black. One of a very few copies specially bound in 1944 by Leighton-Straker, stamp-signed on rear turn-in. Full Niger morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and black, front cover with central 'wreath' in blind. Spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, pale gray end-papers, all edges gilt. Spine very slightly faded otherwise a fine copy in the original? cardboard slipcase.

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        PRAYER FOR A CHILD Pictures by Elizabeth Orton Jones

      New York: Macmillan, 1944. First Edition. Brief (non-authorial) gift presentation front flyleaf, else the book itself is near-fine in a jacket that has small tears at folds and nicking with slight loss at some of them and at the spine ends, and the jacket price has been removed by cutting out a triangular wedge in the the front flap of the jacket. Withall, a very attractive copy of this Caldecott Medal winner.. First Edition. Signed by Elizabeth Orton Jones on the title-page. First edition, first printing, with "Copyright 1944 by the Macmillan Company, and, below, "Copyright 1941 by the Macmillan Company" (the text of the poem had been copyrighted before this edition appeared) - on the copyright page. A touching and not unduly pious Christian prayer for children, with endearing illustrations. Jones won a Caldecott Medal in 1945 for this book. 8vo tan cloth, ca. Very uncommon signed.

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        Maple Leaf Gardens Official Programme, December 30, 1944, Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Chicago Black Hawks - Elwyn Morris Cover Photo / Coke Ad with Swastika / Turk Broda in the Military

      Garden City Press, Toronto 1944 - 80 pages. Where to begin describing this incredible Toronto Maple Leaf souvenir? Colour-illustrated front cover features prominent black and white photo of Leaf player Elwyn Morris. Contents: Nice military-themed colour ad for B-A inside front cover; One-page ad for Simpson's overcoats for men; Page two displays the "Gardens" Executive and Board of Directors with photos of twenty-one gentlemen including Major Conn Smythe; Nice one-page ad for ENO's 'fruit salt'; Information about many players from the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, ; Nice one-page illustrated ad for Peoples Credit Jewellers, celebrating their 25th Anniversary; Wildfire Chocolate Bar ad; ad for Orange-Crush and Lime Crush rickey; Nice one-page ad for 'The House of Stone' high-end clothing business; Nice one-page photo ad for Brylcreem; Nice one-page military-themed ad for Wrigley's Spearmint Gum; Article by Frank Selke Jr.; Article on Toronto Sports Personalities; Nice Black Cat cigarette ad; One-page ad for Scott's Emulsion; Nice one-page ad for Midtown Tire features photos and write-ups of owners Stan Bacon and Sam Shefsky; Who's Who on the Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens?; Half-page Coke ad shows Allied airman talking to a group while he holds a remmant of a Nazi plane, the remnant bearing a large swastika; One-page ad for Maclean Stomach Powder; One page ad for Joseph Gould & Sons, maker of clothing; One-page ad for Du-Val products; Hockey's Immortal Characters - article on Newsy Lalonde; Centrefold, loose but present, lists fourteen Chicago players - one name stroked out and another hand-written in below, and seventeen Toronto players; Great vintage ad for Vernor's Ginger Ale; Who's Who on the Boston Bruins?; Royal York Hotel ad promotes Horace Lapp and his 'Orchestra of Funmakers'; Nice two-page ad for Bee Hive Corn Syrup; Illustrated ad for the W.H. Dunne Skate Co.; Ad for Tease Knitting Co. which makes jerseys for the Toronto Maple Leafs; Nice one-page ad for Germolene ointment; Odex soap ad shows man in shower; Nice illustrated ad for the 'Honey Dew Shop'; Thermogene Wool ad; Fantastic cartoon ad for the Chicken Palace restaurant in Toronto; Article - With Our Boys on Active Service (In WWII) - featuring Turk Broda; NHL Schedule for 1944-45; Only One Brother Act Left in Big-Time Hockey - The Bruneteau brothers of the Detroit Red Wings; Who's Who on the Chicago Black Hawks; Ad for Gordon Dunfield military outfitters; Nice vintage one-page ad for C.C.M. skating equipment, with illustrations of the Allan Cup, Stanley Cup, and Memorial Cup; Nice illustrated ad for Winnwell hockey equipment; Article - Hockey History of Ancient America; One-page ad for Veno's cough syrup; Nice one-page ad for "Export" - Canada's Finest Cigarette; Nice two-colour ad for Dentyne Gum inside back cover; Great colour ad on back cover for Sweet Caporal cigarettes features attractive lady and instructions how to order cigarettes for 'the boys overseas' (in WWII). Above-average external wear. Openings along coverfold. A magnificent Toronto hockey collectible. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Color Lithographic Map]: Physical-Political United States

      Chicago: Denoyer-Geppert Co.. 1944. 1944 edition. Color lithographic wall map mounted on linen. Measures approximately 60" x 85". The linen sheets neatly divide into folding panels, each measuring about 15" x 11". In the original green cloth wrapper with short title in gilt on the front wrap. Overall toning and soiling, scattered tears to the edges, fair. Geographer L. Philip Denoyer's very large World War II-era map of the continental United States, drawn by R. Baxter Blair. OCLC locates no copy from this year. .

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        Jumbee and Other Uncanny Tales

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1944 - Published by Arkham House in 1944, in an edition of 1559 copies. The first edition. Posthumously published, the author's first published work. This copy is from the remarkable Forrest Ackerman collection ( with the December 1987 stamp so testifying to the rear endpaper. ) A lovely copy. A near fine copy of the book with a very small bump to one lower corner. Dust jacket near fine with a little fading to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kristus: 32 drevorytu k Novemu Zakonu [Christ: 32 Woodcuts of the New Testament]

      Prague: Tiskem a nakladem Noviny, 1944. First trade edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED. Octavo [24 cm] in boards over cloth spine, with title in woodcut on front board. Fading to spine; very light wear; interior is clean and bright. Signed by Bochorakova-Dittrichova on title page. Introduction by Czech woodcut artist Frantisek Kubista.Kristus is a wordless novel of the life of Christ, from the Annunciation to the Resurrection.Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova (1894-1980) was the first female wordless novelist and the only woman to work in this medium during its heyday. She was born in the Moravian region of what is now the Czech Republic and spent most of her life in Brno, the Moravian capital. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1923 received a government scholarship to study printmaking in Paris. Bochorakova-Dittrichova's unpublished wordless novel Malí ka Na Cestách [The Artist on Her Journey] recounts this period in her life. In Paris, she first encountered the wordless novels of Flemish artist Frans Masereel, the originator of the form, and was inspired to create her own. Over the course of her long career, Bochorakova-Dittrichova published several wordless novels, along with travelogues and historical works. She also worked as a printmaker and illustrator, and was highly regarded in her native land, though largely unknown elsewhere. This changed in 2014, when the National Museum of Women in the Arts held an exhibition of her work entitled "The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova," and this important artist finally began to gain global recognition. Her work, however, is still not widely available.

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        Angels Can't Do Better

      New York: Coward-McCann. (1944). First. First edition. Near fine lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to a colleague at Poetry magazine, Geraldine Udell, in what is almost certainly a contemporary inscription: "For Geraldine: Here I am a young man in a dry month -- Love, Pete." De Vries's uncommon third book, a novel published during wartime, and very difficult to find inscribed. .

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        Sirius (First Printing In Dust Jacket)

      Secker And Warburg, London 1944 - 200 Pp. Yellow-Brown Cloth Stamped In Dark Brown. First Printing. With Attractive Bookplate Of Sf Fan Redd Boggs And Also The Handwritten Name And Address (In Australia) Of Sf Illustrator Roy V. Hunt. Near Fine In A Vg+ Dj With Minor Edgewear And A Slightly Dusty Rear Panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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