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        ALL-STAR COMICS #23-First PSYCHO PIRATE-VF- high grade copy-1944

      DC 1944 - DC Golden Age comic. Wild puppet show cover. Origin and first appearance of Psycho Pirate. Last Spectre and Starman. Justice Society of America Gorgeous copy. Tight and flat, colors really pop. A tiny tear above the word WINTER on front cover. Pages are supple and off-white. Condition: VF-

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        Revista: CUADERNOS DE HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA. Números I a XXXIV (27 volúmenes)

      - 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 AÑO 1944 HASTA 1961 de esta prestigiosa revista universitaria, fundada y dirigida por Claudio SANCHEZ-ALBORNOZ. A (Ref.39520) historia general españa universidad [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Road to Serfdom

      First issue of Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" published in March 1944, complete with original dust wrapper.

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        THE TRIAL IN THE CASE OF THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE GERMAN FASCIST INVADERS IN THE CITY OF KHARKOV AND IN THE KAHRKOV REGION, DECEMBER 15-18, 1943

      Moscow, Foreign Languages Pub. House 1944 - 1st English Language Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 83, [1] pages ; 19 cm. Contemporary report on one of the the first two war crimes trials against Nazi defendants, held almost 2 years before the Nuremberg Trials. A historic account of the Trial in which "three officials of the Kharkov Gestapo (Hans Rietz, Wilhelm Langfeld, and Reinhard Retzlaff) were tried before a Soviet military Court at Kharkov, Ukraine, from December 15, 1943, to December 18, 1943. All were found guilty and sentenced to death. " (Jewish Virtual Library, 2017) Includes a transcript from the trial. Published in Moscow by the Soviet Government’s Foreign Languages Publishing House, which was publishing reports of ongoing regional atrocities in various languages. SUBJECT(S) : World War, 1939-1945 -- Russiav(Federation) -- Kharkiv. War crimes. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and usual markings. Paper toning. Wrappers worn and discolored. Small tear to back page and back wrapper with no text effected. Good+ condition. Important. (holo2-135-8) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Voyage Round The World With Captain James Cook In H.M.S. Resolution By Anders Sparrman. Introduction & Notes by Owen Rutter. Wood-Engravings by Peter Barker-Mill.

      Golden Cockerel Press 1944 - No 331 of a limited edition of 350. Folio. 218pp plus colophon. Hardback. Green canvas with gilt decoration to front. Contrasting panel to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Text translated by Huldine Beamish and Averil Mackenzie-Grieve. Edited and with an introduction by Owen Rutter. Printed in Perpetua 14pt type on mould made paper. (Cockalorum 162: 'Suggstions from subscribers are always welcomed, and a kindly Providence seems to direct towards the Golden Cockerel exciting literary material - for instance, this eye-witness account of a three-year voyage with Captain Cook, previously unpublished in English. As if that were not enough, the artist chosen to illustrate this great book produced a collection of engravings which were revolutionary, and a highly successful step forward in the adaptation of the wood-engraving medium to modern art. Blocks like his 'Icebergs with Aurora Australis' fill me with wonder and joy, and a pride in having been directly responsible for giving him the opportunity to express himself in these terms. The Renaissance of art following the disturbance of war may be worth considerable notice when sufficient time has elapsed for us to stand back and see it in perspective.') 13 wood engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Folding map showing the tracks of Resolution following page 206. Near fine. Slight toning to colophon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Homme du commun ou Jean Dubuffet. Avec deux lithographies originales de J. Dubuffet.

      Paris, Seghers, Poésie 44, 5 octobre 1944. - 27 x 20 cm, 32 p. Broché, couv. ill. rempliée. Edition originale de l'un des premiers livres illustrés par Jean Dubuffet, avec deux très belles lithographies originales imprimées par Mourlot Frères, l'une en noir sur la couverture rempliée "Cyclotourisme" (signée et datée 13 IX 44 dans la planche), l'autre en couleurs, au frontispice, "Départ à cheva " (signée et datée IX 44 dans la planche). Tirage limité à 150 ex num, un des 140 sur Arches (après 10 Japon). Pour Pierre Seghers "L'homme de Dubuffet a des dents de tigre, des oreilles en porte-manteaux, des épaules en quart Vichy. On le voit partout, avec ses yeux petits, rapprochés, qui vrillent, dirait-on, dans les désastres. Partout, dans la rue, qui marche ; ou bien déjà, définitif, et depuis longtemps, silhouetté sur les façades. L'homme de Dubuffet est vrai. Il existe. Il est à prendre ou à tuer". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOLSTICES RARE BOOKS]
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        Das Gesetz.

      Privatdruck der Pazifischen Presse, Los Angeles 1944 - 79 S., 1 Blatt. Etwas größerer Orig.-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldgeprägtem Namenszug des Autors auf dem Vorderdeckel. Eins von 250 numerierten und von Thomas Mann im Impressum eigenhändig signierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (gesamt 500 Exemplare) auf unbeschnittenem Büttenpapier. Der Vorderdeckel hat mittig kleine Unebenheiten im Bezugspapier, der Rücken ist an den Gelenken gering berieben sowie oben und unten leicht angestoßen. Am oberen Ende ist der Rücken an den Gelenken zudem leider jeweils ca. 1-2 cm eingerissen. Trotz dieser leichten Gebrauchsspuren handelt es sich um ein insgesamt ordentliches und noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar der Moses-Erzählung Thomas Manns nach biblischen Motiven, die noch im selben Jahr bei Bermann-Fischer in Stockholm auch in einer Buchhandelsausgabe erschien. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Gardone, una villa nel bosco.

      1944. Olio su tavoletta di cm. 15 x 23. Firma in basso a sinistra.

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        Catalog Design

      New York: Sweet's Catalog Service, a division of F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1944. 4to. 36 leaves, unpaginated. Original printed boards, yellow endpapers, spiral bound. An important work from two of the great pioneers in the fields of information design and information architecture. "For a wide range of American businesses, Sutnar developed graphic systems that clarified vast amounts of complex information, transforming business data into digestible units. He was the man responsible for putting the parentheses around American telephone area-code numbers when they were first introduced" (AIGA National Design Center). An émigré to America in 1923, Lonberg-Holm was a fundamental correspondent with prominent European architects and their modernist counterparts in the U.S. Beginning in the late 1930s, Lönberg-Holm was the Director of Research for Sweet's Catalog Service, a division of F.W. Dodge Corporation in New York. Then as now, Sweet's was a clearing house for trade and industry catalogs selling common and arcane building, plumbing, electrical, and other construction supplies, to architects, contractors, and craftsmen" (Steven Heller, 'The Graphic Design Reader,' 1999). Pale marginal dampstain at end, light soiling to boards.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        China Shall Have Our Help! China War Relief

      Country of origin U. S. A., 1944. Near Fine. 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).

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Collection Trésors de mon Pays. Collection complète numéro 1 au numéro 167.

      Editions du Griffon 1944-1993, Neuchâtel, - photos n/b, Couvertures illustrées à rabat.Collection célèbre de la maison d?éditions du Griffon, dirigée par Marcel Joray, elle présente un panorama des villes, bourgs et sites, essentiellement de Suisse romande, la présentation est restée la même du début à la fin, ainsi que le contenu, un cahier de texte et un cahier de photographies, qui jusqu?en 1975 (numéro 144) sont tirées en héliogravure, de nombreux écrivains et photographes ont collaborés à cette collection, certains pour plusieurs titres, par exemple Jacques Thévoz, dont le Fribourg, est à mon avis un des meilleure et des plus poétique album de photographie (sinon le meilleure) sur la ville de Fribourg (numéro 55, 1955). Série qui est difficile de réunir complète. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DISEGNI ASTRATTI. Presentazione a cura di Bruno Munari.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        SIGNED By Raymond Chandler A Book From His Personal Library & Dated "Hollywood March 30, 1944, Chandler also added "From // Dr. Sam Hirshfeld" on Endpapers, , Book is Written By BEN HECHT TITLED , - A Guide for the Bedeviled, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHE

      New York: Scribner's, 1944. SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, Personally SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED on Blank Endpapers Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled , Chandler also added "From // Dr. Sam Hirshfeld" on Endpapers, BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT ,HARDBACK NODustjacket, NOJACKET, BK GOOD CONDITION, 1944, SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled GREEN CLOTH LIGHT RUB WEAR, Hirshfeld was a Hollywood physician active in the 1940's and a good friend of Hecht's & CHANDLER - he is mentioned in "Harpo Speaks" as attending a Marx dinner with Hecht, and Hecht gave his funeral oratory. The cloth boards are worn and the dust jacket is missing. Interior sound. BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        The Road to Serfdom

      London: George Routledge & Sons, LTD, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good. Cloth mottled, rubbed and worn, lightly frayed at crown, corners and to a small patch at the top edge. Spine lettering almost completely illegible. Vintage bookseller label to front pastedown; previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Bottom page corners bumped throughout. An unassuming copy, lacking the dust jacket.

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        The Road To Serfdom ( First Edition, First Printing )

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944. First American Edition. Blue Cloth. Good +/No DJ. 1st Printing Xi, 250 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. First Printing. Light Wear With A Single Tiny Point Of Fraying At Base Of Spine; Spine Gilt All Present And Lettering All Clear, Spine Cloth A Little Faded. Covers Clean With Some Loss Of Color In A Thin Line And In A Small Spot On Front Cover. Publisher's Red Top Stain Without Spotting. Pages Just A Little Aged, Even Aging To Endpapers, No Foxing. No Names, A Few Pencil Marks In Text.

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        The Road to Serfdom

      Routledge, London 1944 - Early printing of one of the most influential books on economics of the 20th century, a beloved classic of conservative thought. The first few printings of the Routledge edition are especially uncommon. Not to be confused with the Second or "Popular" Edition which appeared later the same year and is relatively abundant. Octavo. Black cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; no jacket; 184pp; second London printing (April 1944), one month after the first and preceding all American editions. A straight, clean copy, lightly bumped at corners and board edges; text fresh and unmarked; on the better side of Very Good.

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        The road to serfdom. With a foreword by John Chamberlain

      Chicago, University of Chicago Press 1944 - October 1944. One volume in 8vo; pp. XI, (1), 250; original publisher’s blue cloth, clean, no rubbing or bumping, spine slightly sunned, gilt lettering to spine, endpapers slightly foxed, else clean and crisp, a very good+ copy. First American edition, second printing October 1944 (first published September 1944). In this famous essay Hayek warned the world that centralized economic planning would inevitably lead to the end of the liberal society which was mankind’s highest social achievement. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mathematical Theory of Optics

      From the personal library of prominent optical lens designer Professor Charles Gorrie Wynne, FRS, who had this large work bound into two black buckram volumes in 1953, per bookbinder's receipt laid-in. Bookplates affixed by Dr. Wynne's family inside each front board further evince this provenance. [3], 6 (errata), xvii, 213 + 188, iii, 38 (supp. 1), 7 (appendix I), 6 (appendix II), 22 (supp. 2), 8 (supp. 3), 9 (supp. 4) pp. "These notes cover a course in Optics given at Brown University in the summer of 1944." - from Acknowledgement. Supplementary note on Electron Optics provided by Mr. Blank. Three supplementary notes provided by Dr. Herzberger. "The author's idea of treating geometrical optics as a special limiting case of wave optics has never before been carried out in so much detail. His treatment of diffraction optics is an important step forward. Highly recommended as a source of valuable information. Herzberger's first supplement is probably the best succinct presentation of electronic optics so far published in any language." - Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 51, #11. Bindings intact. Light exterior wear. Glossy buckram finish has faded unevenly resulting in a moderately mottled finish. Bit of ink writing atop front free endpaper of each volume. Minor insect damage to fore-edge of last few pages in Volume 1. One-inch tape repair to bottom of last page in Volume 2. Mimeographed contents moderately age-toned. Minor foxing to endpapers.

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        Mathematical Theory of Optics, 1st Edition. Brown U. Advanced Instruction & Research in Mechanics, Summer 1944. [Typed]

      Brown University, USA 1944 - B0016C34SG From the personal library of prominent optical lens designer Professor Charles Gorrie Wynne, FRS, who had this large work bound into two black buckram volumes in 1953, per bookbinder's receipt laid-in. Bookplates affixed by Dr. Wynne's family inside each front board further evince this provenance. [3], 6 (errata), xvii, 213 + 188, iii, 38 (supp. 1), 7 (appendix I), 6 (appendix II), 22 (supp. 2), 8 (supp. 3), 9 (supp. 4) pp. "These notes cover a course in Optics given at Brown University in the summer of 1944." - from Acknowledgement. Supplementary note on Electron Optics provided by Mr. Blank. Three supplementary notes provided by Dr. Herzberger. "The author's idea of treating geometrical optics as a special limiting case of wave optics has never before been carried out in so much detail. His treatment of diffraction optics is an important step forward. Highly recommended as a source of valuable information. Herzberger's first supplement is probably the best succinct presentation of electronic optics so far published in any language." - Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 51, #11. Bindings intact. Light exterior wear. Glossy buckram finish has faded unevenly resulting in a moderately mottled finish. Bit of ink writing atop front free endpaper of each volume. Minor insect damage to fore-edge of last few pages in Volume 1. One-inch tape repair to bottom of last page in Volume 2. Mimeographed contents moderately age-toned. Minor foxing to endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Kingsmill primer]. [Ponape Island (Micronesia), Mission Press, 1858]. 4to (24 x 20 cm). Set in roman type with rules dividing the page into 5 compartments.

      J.E. Alden, "A press in paradise: the beginnings of printing in Micronesia", in: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 38 (1944), pp. 269-283, item 14. A rudimentary one-page primer for the language of the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific, printed in "a few copies" for the missionary Hiram Bingham junior (stationed on Apaiang Island), whose wife had prepared it, and produced by the printing office of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) at their mission on Ponape Island. It was intended as an aid to teach the natives the alphabet and take the first steps toward teaching them to read. The language, very close to that of the Caroline Islands where it was printed, is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, which includes Maori. The Gilbert Islands were often called "Kingsmill" in the 19th-century, hence the title "Kingsmill primer" in the manuscript note on the copy in the ABCFM collection at Harvard College Library, which continues: "printed at Ponape, Sept. 1858". With the upper right corner torn off, not approaching the printed letters or rules, a couple small marginal tears, 1 small hole in a blank area and a few small spots, but still in very good condition. An ephemeral teaching aid and one of the earliest examples of printing in Micronesia: an extraordinary survival.

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        L'air et les songes Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.|(Paris): S.n. (Journal des débats), 1944. Fine. S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 11 May 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the release of air and dreams of Gaston Bachelard complete typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of the intellectual life" of the Journal of Debates 173 articles on recently published books. In a half-page newspaper (about seven pages in-8), the young author of "Thomas the Obscure" his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Share of fire" to "The Infinite Conversation" and "The Writing disaster." From the very first articles, Blanchot demonstrates a sharp analysis far beyond the current literature that motivates writing. Oscillating between classical and modern writers of the first order and minor novelists, he puts in his columns, the foundations of critical thinking which will mark the second half of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exerted "on behalf of the other," with violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then it transforms literary criticism philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of an "openly marechalist" newspaper: "Burning a book, write, are the two acts between culture which registered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, Cahiers de la NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronic unpublished volumes with critical analysis of the relevant work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular reflection, always safer his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of extinction. (...) Not without contradictions or step aside, and the certainty of a feverish work begins (... ) these articles reveal the genealogy of a critic who has transformed during the chronicle necessity of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 11 Mai 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de L'air et les songes de Gaston Bachelard On joint le tapuscrit complet.   « L'homme est d'abord rêverie, puissance d'imaginer avant d'être sensibilité et raison », l'analyse de ce nouvel essai de Bachelard est l'occasion pour Blanchot de confronter le philosophe aux incertitudes de sa théorie qui tend à se déliter dans la pluralité de ses formes. « Qu'est-ce pour lui que l'image et l'imagination ? On ne le voit pas nettement ». Cependant cette critique parfois sévère est surtout une manoeuvre pour mettre en exergue la réelle valeur de l'oeuvre de Bachelard, qui est également un des grands thèmes de la pensée Blanchotienne: la puissance créatrice du langage poétique: "L'image littéraire est un fait premier; elle est la poésie même; (...) se demander s'il y à en nous une poésie d'avant les mots, d'avant les images, un en deçà poétique, une blancheur et un silence que le langage essiaerait de reproduire, c'est méconnaitre l'activité littéraire qui une activité naturelle, originelle, correspondant à une action de l'imagination - faculté de produire l'irréel qui est la conscience même - sur le langage."   Entre avril 1941 et août 1944, Maurice Blanchot publia dans la "Chronique de la vie intellectuelle" du Journal des Débats 173 articles sur les livres récemment parus. Dans une demi-page de journal (soit environ sept pages in-8), le jeune auteur de "Thomas l'obscur" fait ses premiers pas dans le domaine de la critique littéraire et inaugure ainsi une oeuvre théorique qu'il développera plus tard dans ces nombreux essais, de "La Part du feu" à "L'Entretien infini" et "L'Écriture du désastre". Dès les premiers articles, Blanchot fait preuve d'une acuité d'analyse dépassant largement l'actualité littéraire qui en motive l'écriture. Oscillant entre classiques et modernes, écrivains de premier ordre et romanciers mineurs, il pose, dans ses chroniques, les fondements d'une pensée critique qui marquera la seconde partie du XXe. Transformé par l'écriture et par la guerre, Blanchot rompt, au fil d'une pensée exercée "au nom de l'autre", avec les violentes certitudes maurassiennes de sa jeunesse. Non sans paradoxe, il transforme alors la critique littéraire en acte philosophique de résistance intellectuelle à la barbarie au cœur même d'un journal "ouvertement maréchaliste": "Brûler un livre, en écrire, sont les deux actes entre lesquels la culture inscrit ses oscillations contraires" (Le Livre, In Journal des Débats, 20 janvier 1943). En 2007, les Cahiers de la NRF réunissent sous la direction de Christophe Bident toutes les chroniques littéraires non encore publiées en volumes avec cette pertinente analyse du travail critique de Blanchot : "romans, poèmes, essais donnent lieu à une réflexion singulière, toujours plus sûre de sa propre rhétorique, livrée davantage à l'écho de l'impossible ou aux sirènes de la disparition. (...) Non sans contradictions ni pas de côté, et dans la certitude fiévreuse d'une œuvre qui commence (...) ces articles révèlent la généalogie d'un critique qui a transformé l'occasion de la chronique en nécessité de la pensée." (C. Bident). Les manuscrits autographes de Maurice Blanchot sont d'une grande rareté.

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        XXII Sonetti di Shakespeare scelti e tradotti da Giuseppe Ungaretti

      Roma: Documento Libraio Editore, , 1944. Rilegato mezza tela (half-cloth binding). Molto Buono (Very Good). Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore ad inchiostro verde, datata Roma 25/1/1964(Inscribed and signed by the Author). Con una tavola fuori testo, che riproduce il ritratto di Shakespeare che precede l'edizione principe in folio del 1623, incisa in rame da Carlo Grimaldie e stampata al torchio su carta speciale a tutta colla, nella R. Calcografia di Roma, calcografo Salvatore Barrovecchio. Le iniziali del testo italiano, appositamente disegnate, sono state stampate separatamente in fototipia nello stabilimento Danesi di Roma. 4to. pp. 56. Dedica e firma autografe dell'Autore ad inchiostro verde, datata Roma 25/1/1964(Inscribed and signed by the Author). Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione di 498 es. numerati (es. 415).

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        Fortune Magazine (1944-1945 complete, WWII, 25 volumes)

      Time-Fortune Corp, 1944-01-01. Paperback. Good. 25 volume set. Original colored wraps. Some scuffing/minor loss spine wraps. Softcover. Some spines cocked. Clean, unmarked pages. 24 consecutive issues of Fortune Magazine, 2 volumes of December 1945. Multitude of ads. War Time issues. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Le avventure di Pinocchio Storia di un burattino illustrata da Vsevolod Nicouline

      Milano, Italgeo Editrice, 1944, 4to legatura editoriale in seta bianca ai piatti e rossa al dorso, pp. 198-(6) con 71 illustrazioni a colori nel testo e dodici tavole a colori a piena pagina fuori testo. Tiratura di 999 esemplari numerati, il ns. n. 386 con firma a matita dell?artista. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Non ? presente la custodia.

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mathematical Theory of Optics, 1st Edition. Brown U. Advanced Instruction & Research in Mechanics, Summer 1944. [Typed]

      USA: Brown University. Hardcover. B0016C34SG From the personal library of prominent optical lens designer Professor Charles Gorrie Wynne, FRS, who had this large work bound into two black buckram volumes in 1953, per bookbinder's receipt laid-in. Bookplates affixed by Dr. Wynne's family inside each front board further evince this provenance. [3], 6 (errata), xvii, 213 + 188, iii, 38 (supp. 1), 7 (appendix I), 6 (appendix II), 22 (supp. 2), 8 (supp. 3), 9 (supp. 4) pp. "These notes cover a course in Optics given at Brown University in the summer of 1944." - from Acknowledgement. Supplementary note on Electron Optics provided by Mr. Blank. Three supplementary notes provided by Dr. Herzberger. "The author's idea of treating geometrical optics as a special limiting case of wave optics has never before been carried out in so much detail. His treatment of diffraction optics is an important step forward. Highly recommended as a source of valuable information. Herzberger's first supplement is probably the best succinct presentation of electronic optics so far published in any language." - Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 51, #11. Bindings intact. Light exterior wear. Glossy buckram finish has faded unevenly resulting in a moderately mottled finish. Bit of ink writing atop front free endpaper of each volume. Minor insect damage to fore-edge of last few pages in Volume 1. One-inch tape repair to bottom of last page in Volume 2. Mimeographed contents moderately age-toned. Minor foxing to endpapers. . Good. 1944. First Edition.

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        Mathematical Theory of Optics

      Brown University, 1944, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, From the personal library of prominent optical lens designer Professor Charles Gorrie Wynne, FRS, who had this large work bound into two black buckram volumes in 1953, per bookbinder's receipt laid-in. Bookplates affixed by Dr. Wynne's family inside each front board further evince this provenance. [3], 6 (errata), xvii, 213 + 188, iii, 38 (supp. 1), 7 (appendix I), 6 (appendix II), 22 (supp. 2), 8 (supp. 3), 9 (supp. 4) pp. "These notes cover a course in Optics given at Brown University in the summer of 1944." - from Acknowledgement. Supplementary note on Electron Optics provided by Mr. Blank. Three supplementary notes provided by Dr. Herzberger. "The author's idea of treating geometrical optics as a special limiting case of wave optics has never before been carried out in so much detail. His treatment of diffraction optics is an important step forward. Highly recommended as a source of valuable information. Herzberger's first supplement is probably the best succinct presentation of electronic optics so far published in any language." - Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 51, #11. Bindings intact. Light exterior wear. Glossy buckram finish has faded unevenly resulting in a moderately mottled finish. Bit of ink writing atop front free endpaper of each volume. Minor insect damage to fore-edge of last few pages in Volume 1. One-inch tape repair to bottom of last page in Volume 2. Mimeographed contents moderately age-toned. Minor foxing to endpapers.

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        Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California

      New York:: U.S. Camera,, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. 112 pp. Double page black and white photographic illustrated title page, black and white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth boards titled in green, dust jacket with the $2.00 publisher's price intact, in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners and spine ends bumped, dust jacket rubbed especially along the spine and with small tears and chips at the extremities. SCARCE. Good. Ansel Adams was a famous American photographer and environmentalist. In 1943 he photographed the Japanese interned in Manzanar in an attempt to counter the negative depictions of Japanese in the newspapers of the time. This book is a collection of those photographs, and includes his own writing on the subject. REFERENCE: Spaulding, Ansel Adams and the American Landscape, pp. 206-210.

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        SIGNED By Raymond Chandler A Book From His Personal Library & Dated "Hollywood March 30, 1944, Chandler also added "From // Dr. Sam Hirshfeld" on Endpapers, , Book is Written By BEN HECHT TITLED , - A Guide for the Bedeviled, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHE

      New York: Scribner's 1944 - SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, Personally SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED on Blank Endpapers Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled , Chandler also added "From // Dr. Sam Hirshfeld" on Endpapers, BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT ,HARDBACK NODustjacket, NOJACKET, BK GOOD CONDITION, 1944, SIGNED BY RAYMOND CHANDLER & DATED Hollywood ,MARCH 30, 1944, IN FRONT OF BOOK BY BEN HECHT A Guide for the Bedeviled GREEN CLOTH LIGHT RUB WEAR, Hirshfeld was a Hollywood physician active in the 1940's and a good friend of Hecht's & CHANDLER - he is mentioned in "Harpo Speaks" as attending a Marx dinner with Hecht, and Hecht gave his funeral oratory. The cloth boards are worn and the dust jacket is missing. Interior sound. BOOK Written BY BEN HECHT [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tucker's People

      London: Victor Gollancz. (1944). First. First English edition. A small bookseller's label on the front pastedown, bottom corner a little bumped, else fine in a fine, dustwrapper with the slightest of sunning to the spine. Basis for the film Force of Evil featuring John Garfield as a crooked lawyer, a masterpiece considered the darkest, seediest, and most claustrophobic of all film noir. Very scarce. .

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

      Tiskem a nakladem Noviny, Prague 1944 - SIGNED. Octavo [24 cm] in grey cloth with woodcut title in black on front board. Light discoloration to cloth, else boards are crisp and unworn; interior is clean and bright. Signed by Bochorakova-Dittrichova on title page. Handnumbered 16 of an edition limited to thirty signed copies. Introduction by Czech woodcut artist Frantisek Kubista. The illustrations were printed directly onto the pages; impressions left by the woodcut blocks are visible on the verso of each leaf.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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        WWII PROPAGANDA: BANK OF ENGLAND, PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF ONE POUND. MI VAM DONOSIMO SLOBODU [WE ARE BRNGING YOU FREEDOM].

      [Prob. South Italy (Bari?) ]. 1944 - Lithography in colour, printed from both sides (soft folds, holes and scratches in the image slightly water stained), 11 x 19 cm (4.3 x 7.5 inches). A very rare flyer in the form of a one pound note, with a printed map on the back, was dropped from airplanes during WWII by the Alles in Yugoslavia, in order to surpress the German anti-Allied propaganda. This very rare flyer in a shape of a one pound note, was published by the Allies during WWII. It advertises their successful campaign in South Italy in 1943 and 1944 to the people of Yugoslavia. After difficult battles in the south of Italy, when the Allies took over the strategic port Bari in 1943 and marched into Rome in June 4th, 1944, it became clear the war is coming to an end. Yet a larger population of Yugoslavia was still influenced by the German propaganda, advertising the approaching Allies as a part of a Communist-Jewish conspiracy of British, Americans and Russians, who want to take over the Yugoslavian country and enslave people. This flyer in Serbo-Croatian language in Latin script explains with the map, that the cities in the South Italy, at the moment taken by the Allies, will be given back to the Italians after the war. The text reads: You have a right to know, what kind of freedoms we are planning to bring to you. We will explain it on the Italian case. A forceful and firm progress of our troops in Italy goes under the moto: Italy to Italians! Without interfering of foreigners, the Italian nation has a right to take their future in their hands once again The flyer was dropped off over Yugoslavia by the Allied planes from Bari Army Base, which was cooperating with the Yugoslavian Partisans. In the past the flyer was, probably due to lack of knowledge of the language, wrongly interpreted as anti-Allied propaganda (Auckland, who was also only working from an "indistinct" photograph). Auckland describes this note as "without doubt the rarest banknote dropper over Yugoslavia".References: R. G. Auckland, Air-Dropped Propaganda Currency, 1972, p. 48.

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        7 volumes published by the Pazifische; authors include Thomas Mann, Franz Werfel; Bruno Frank; Leonhard Frank; Alfred Neumann; Friedrich Torberg; and Alfred Doblin

      Plantin Press, Los Angeles 1944 -

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        A Beautiful Life: Memories of Harriet Barnes Newberry, 1864-1943

      Privately Printed 1944 - Hardcover book is very good with shelfwear and lightly bumped corners. There is no slipcase. A nice example of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La nostra anima. Our soul.

      Roma, documento editore per Milano,Bompiani 1944 - Edition of 300 copies, including two original lithographs numbered and signed by the author Alberto Savinio. Collection "La Margherita". The frieze of the cover, to teach in the collection, is an engraved etching on zinc by Bartolini. The frieze of the title is taken from a timber of the century. Near perfect conditions. One of the most important italian writers and artist of years '20s, '30s, '40s. Documento Editore, Roma per Bompiani Editore, Milano. Includes slipcase. The book may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      Prague: Tiskem a nakladem Noviny, 1944. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED. Octavo [24 cm] in grey cloth with woodcut title in black on front board. Light discoloration to cloth, else boards are crisp and unworn; interior is clean and bright. Signed by Bochorakova-Dittrichova on title page. Handnumbered 16 of an edition limited to thirty signed copies. Introduction by Czech woodcut artist Frantisek Kubista. The illustrations were printed directly onto the pages; impressions left by the woodcut blocks are visible on the verso of each leaf.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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        Main Street After Dark (Archive of concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Collection of 14 original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release of sultry 1944 B-picture. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf tipped on to white paper stock at the corners, some with notations at the margins. The collection displays a variety of styles and themes, with alternatively seductive and paranoid imagery and tag lines, providing broad insight into the over-archiving advertising campaign of a smaller film at a major studio. Sheets 8 x 11.5 inches to 11 x 15 inches. Very Good or better with faint vertical and diagonal creasing to some pieces and only occasional minor splashes, general signs of light use as expected. Grant, pp. 397-398. Spicer, p. 414.

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        THE HORSE'S MOUTH

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., [1944].. Octavo, self portrait and eight illustrations by the author, cloth. First edition. The author's most famous work, a comic novel of Britain during World War II. Basis for a 1958 film starring Alex Guinness and Kay Walsh. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at edges and two short closed tears in front panel. A nice copy. (#137591)

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        Concept Design for Cadillac

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

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        Contes Fantastiques

      Editions de la Galerie Charpentier, Paris 1944 - Feuilles flottantes, 117 pages. Chemise souple, lettrage en dorure sur le plat, sous chemise rigide cartonnée, dos rouge avec lettrage doré. Tirage limité à 230 (+ 10) exemplaires, ici un des 195 exemplaires sur Vélin de Lana et justifié par le numéro 115. Emboîtage rudimentaire, cartonné et rigide. ?uvre agrémentée par les gravures sur cuivre d'André Villeboeuf (1893-1956), majoritairement sur pleine page et quelques unes dans le texte. Liste des contes : Récréation préhistorique ; Erythème du Diable ; Danse Mabraque. Etat : Très bon. Emboîtement : assez bon, mais avec accidents (déchirures à réparer). Chemise rigide : bon, dos un peu défraîchi. Chemise souple : très bon, 1 tache d'oxydation sur le plat. Intérieur : très bon. Gravures : très bon, papier de protection présent. 33.5 x 26.5 x 2.4 cm 1765g. chemise souple et 2ème chemise rigide [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NO FOOTPRINTS IN THE BUSH

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1944. First U.S. edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with slight wear to upper corner tips with a slight loss to rear tip and touch of edge wear. A very nice copy.. Octavo, cloth. First published in 1940 as BUSHRANGER OF THE SKIES. Features Detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland Police. "More violent and more of an adventure thriller than most of the Bony books." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, p. 801.

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        The Stuff to Give the Troops - Twenty-five tales of Army Life.

      Jonathan Cape, London. 1944 - First edition. Octavo. 164 pages. The author's scarce first book.Spine a little bruised at head. One corner slightly bumped. Very good in very good marked dustwrapper nicked and rubbed at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fragrance from a Chinese Garden

      Peking, China: Lotus Court Publications, 1944. Stated second edition; first edition was 1942. Printed by the Imprimerie des Lazaristes, Peking. Handmade paper-covered hardboards, stab-sewn binding style with orange ribbon. Binding ribbon gently separated at spine tail but holding very tight. Brown titling in Chinese characters to the front board, ch'un fang t'u p'u (an illustrated collection of fragrances). Also with pristine full-color plant illustration inset to the front board. Slight mottling to paper boards from age-toning; rather minor. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and fairly sharp corners. All in all a very clean and presentable binding. 12 x 9 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 62 numbered pages of text, including poems and stories concerning 18 of China's most revered and beloved plants and trees. Also with 18 tipped-in, full-color plates illustrating those plants and trees.... pine, narcissus, camellia, flowering plum, la-mei, willow, peach, hai-t'ang, tree peony, bamboo, lotus, cinnamon laurel, pomegranate, orchid, grape vine, plant of immortality, persimmon, chrysanthemum. The illustrations are wood-block prints from paintings made for the book by Lin Yu Ts'ang. Impressively clean interior, free of any evident demerits save for very gentle age-toning to the pages. Gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition.. Second Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Lin, Yu Ts'ang. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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