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        La Reine Morte

      , 1944. 1944. MONTHERLANT, Henry de. La Reine Morte [The Dead Queen]. Drama en Trois Actes. Illustrations de V. Stuyvaert. Paris: (Aux dépens d

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        Archive related to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52

      1944. (WORLD WAR II). Archive related to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52. No place: 1944. Various sizes and formats, mostly quarto, many items staple-bound or in original wrappers. $5500.Historically important archive of documents concerning the June 24, 1944 sinking by a U.S. bomber of the Japanese Submarine I-52, which had left Japan for Nazi-occupied France on March 10, 1944, with a cargo which included over two tons of gold bullion and three tons of opium. Includes signed statements of military and civilian personnel involved in the attack, including the statement of Lt. William Gordon, one of the two pilots credited with the sinking of Japan's ""Golden Submarine.""""Lost Japanese Sub With 2 Tons of Axis Gold Found on Floor of Atlantic"" headlined the March 18, 1995, New York Times article by William J. Broad. The Japanese submarine I-52 was part of a secretive exchange of raw materials and technologies between Hitler and Emperor Hirohito. With Allied attacks making surface transport impossible, the Axis powers resorted to submarines sneaking half way around the globe. Longer than a football field, I-52 was a cargo submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy used during World War II for a secret mission to Lorient, France, then occupied by Germany. The I-52 had left Japan in March 1944, with 2.2 metric tons of gold on board, then stopped in Singapore to pick up the other raw materials including 228 tons of tin, molybdenum, and tungsten, 54 tons of raw rubber, and 3 tons of quinine. She also carried 109 men, including 14 experts from such concerns as the Mitsubishi Instrument Company, who were along to study and procure German technology. In late April, she set out again, traveling through the Indian Ocean and around Africa, bound for the seaport of Lorient in Nazi-held France. She traveled the usual way, submerged during the day and surfaced at night, charging batteries. Unbeknownst to Tokyo and Berlin, the I-52's route and cargo were known to the Allies, who had broken a host of Axis ciphers for secret communications, including German military orders and Japanese naval codes. On the moonless night off June 23, 1944, under a clear sky, the Japanese sub rendezvoused with a German sub in the mid-Atlantic. Food fuel, and two German technicians were taken aboard, as well as a radar detector meant to help the Japanese submarine evade enemy planes as she neared Europe. Near midnight, just after the rendezvous, Lt. Cmdr. Jesse D. Taylor, flying as part of a naval task force, took off from the aircraft carrier ""Bogue"" in an Avenger bomber. He picked up the I-52 on his radar. Zeroing in, he dropped flares and two 500-pound bombs and watched as the submarine desperately sought to dive. Taylor, listening to undersea sounds radioed by acoustic buoys, heard an explosion and a metallic groan as the submarine lost air and sank with more than 100 men. AS Taylor's patrol ended, he was relieved by Lt. William Gordon who, hearing faint propeller noises, dropped a second acoustic torpedo.Far away, both the ""Bogue"" and the escaping Nazi submarine saw the flares of the distant battle, and both of them noted the position of the blaze above the I-52's grave. The U.S. Navy credited both Taylor and Gordon with the sinking of Japan's ""Golden Submarine."" The I-52's sunken gold consisted of 146 bars packed in 49 metal box, according to a manifest that was radioed from Tokyo to Berlin and decrypted by its American interceptors.The archive includes:(1) Lieutenant (jg) William D. Gordon. Typed manuscript, not signed but with 30 words, as edits, in his hand including initials ""W.D."", four separate pages, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, stapled in upper left corner [June 30, 1944]. Marked ""Top Secret"" on each page. In part, it reads, ""On the morning of 24 June 1944 at 0028½, I was launched from the USS BOGUE [aircraft carrier]… I was vectored 226º 54½ miles to the scene of Lt. Commander Taylor's attack against an enemy submarine, with orders to drop a Mark 24 Mine if sonobuoy [a buoy that emits a radio signal on receiving an underwater signal from a vessel] indications revealed the presence of a submarine in the area. At about 0055, Mr. Price Fish, a Civilian Technician and underwater sound expert, who had been requested to accompany me, informed me that he was hearing faint propeller noises on the orange and yellow sonobuoys… I informed Mr. Taylor that I had been sent out to the area to relieve him and that he was to return to the ship…""(2) Three groups of identical statements, each personally signed; 44 signatures in all. One is marked in ink at top corner of the cover page ""Copy 13"" and the other, ""Copy 14."" The third cover page indicates that it is an incomplete set; but it is not. The Scale Map and stamping on verso of the map, ""U.S.S. Bogue, dated June 30, 1944"" is present but not attached. However, this set has a duplicate signed statement of Quentin R. Kelso.""Attack of Lt. (jg) William D. Gordon… 24 June 1944,"" 19 separate mimeographed pages, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, stapled together at top. Each page is marked ""TOP SECRET."" Each statement is individually signed at its conclusion. Includes:(a) Statement of Lt. (jg) W.D. Gordon, signed ""W D Gordon"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(b) Statement of Mr. Price Fish, ""Civilian Technician from Columbia University, Division of War Research, United States Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory, New London, Connecticut,"" signed ""Price Fish"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(c) Statement of Lieutenant (jg) A. Hirtsbrunner signed ""Arthur L. Hirtsbrunner"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(d) Statement of Lieutenant (jg) Francis L. Brady signed ""Lt. (jg) Francis L. Brady A-V(N)"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(e) Statement of I.E. Martin, ARM2c, USNR, signed ""I.E. Martin"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(f) Statement of D.P. Knox, ARM1/c, USN, signed ""Donald Phillips Knox"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(g) Statement of Q.R. Kelso, AOM3/c, USNR, signed ""Quentin R. Kelso"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.Also: List of ""Debris and Other Materials Recovered from Area of Attck by Lt. Cdr. J.D. Taylor & Lt. (jg) W.D. Gordon on 24 June 1944"" and Scale Map of the ""Attack of Lt (jg) W.D. Gordon A-V(N) USNR 24 June 1944.""(3) ""Report of Operations of Composite Squadron 69 for period of 4 May 1944 to 3 July 1944."" Mimeographed, 21 separate pages, stapled at top. Marked ""TOP SECRET."" ""From: The Commanding Officer"" [Lieutenant Commander J.D. Taylor]. ""To: The Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet"" [Admiral R.E. Ingersoll].(4) ""Performance of Japanese Aircraft,"" 14 mimeographed pages, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Naval Air Combat Information School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, December 26, 1944. Marked CONFIDENTIAL. Over 100 words of handwritten notes on last page about some of the aircraft in this report.(5) Collection of five ""Flak Information"" Bulletins, numbered 3 (October 1944), 4 (November 1944), 5 (December 1944), 6 (January 1945), and 8 (April 1945). Each noted ""CONFIDENTIAL"" on the cover, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, each 16-32 pages long. Each illustrated with charts, maps, and/or photographs. Published by the Air Intelligence Group, Division of Naval Intelligence, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, DC. The April 1945 issue is signed at the upper edge of the cover ""Lt (jg) Earl"" by William H. Earl, interrogator of the statements above.(6) ""Report of Antisubmarine Action by Aircraft,"" four six-page forms, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, marked ""Confidential,"" not filled out; Naval Air Combat Intelligence School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, three small identification photo charts of Japanese aircraft used as examinations, December 1944, January 1945, and April 1945; 9-3/4 by 7-1/2-inch transparency of a map of the Northern Atlantic marked ""Restricted.""(7) National Geographic 2009 DVD titled ""Submarine I-52: Search for WW2 Gold."" Fine condition.

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        Typed letter signed, with envelope

      1944. Signed. HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed, with envelope. Paris: no date [July 21 stamped on envelope]. One sheet of typing paper, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and original air mail envelope, matted and framed together; entire piece measures 14-1/2 by 23 inches. $18,500.Fascinating typed letter signed by Ernest Hemingway written while covering the Second World War in France as a war correspondent, to his friend and boxing trainer George Brown, discussing his severe head injury, subsequent effects of the concussion, and the D-Day landing. Other than for members of his own family, Brown was likely the only friend for whom Hemingway ever signed letters or books as ""Ernie."" Framed with the original air mail envelope addressed to Brown at his New York City gym, which Hemingway has inscribed in ink, ""Ernest Hemingway, war correspondent.""Undated letter listing Hemingway's address as ""Ernest Hemingway, War Correspondent, PRO HQ ETOUSA, APO 887, c/o Postmaster New York, NY"" reads in full: ""Dear George: Have been very bad about not writing you pal but it is because am so damned busy all the time. First got conked on the head with that car going into the static water tank. That is a metal tank set in the road to hold reserve water in case of fires. It wasn't lighted and the driver hit it square and I went through the shatter-proof glass. Kept my head down and didn't even break my glasses but bunged up my good knee and one hand where I braced against it and and [sic] cut the head from above the left ear in a horse shoe shaped cut through that old scar and way back into the scalp straight back from that old scar. Doctor did a swell job; [f]ifty two stitches and there is no welt and it really does not look bad now the hair is grown out. But I lost about two quarts of blood and for a while thought might bleed out. I got out of the hospital four days after it happened by lying about no headache and feeling fine etc. but was awfully weak and wobbly. Had the last stitches out on the attack transport and the life there; no drinking; lots of good chow, salt air and finally lots of salt water on the head the day we went in with the assault boats cured it well. But if you would have seen me, with two bad legs going up and down those landing nets in the dark (we had to go over to another ship after lowering our own boats), you would have had a laugh. I couldn't do that landing net stuff in a heavy sea before I hurt my knees.""After the landing, (have a piece on it in Colliers) came back here and wrote the story and since then have been attached to the R.A.F. and have had a chance to do quite a lot of flying. I like flying in the fast planes very much and often wonder why we used to pay out good money to hunt those animals in Africa when you can have this for nothing. Lately, though, my head doesn't feel good all of the time but I suppose that is natural after getting conked like that and not haveing a chance to rest and then workout and get in shape. But am surely grateful to you for putting me in shape so had a reserve to work on.""Marty [Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's third wife, who was also a writer and war correspondent] has gone to another front because on this front it it very hard for a woman correspondent to work.""This is a wonderful town, rich and beautiful and I would like to be here some time in peace-time with lots of money. We will have to come over sometime.""Take care of yourself kid and I can never thank you enough for how good you were to me. xxxxxx Bumby is okay. Heard from him a couple of weeks ago. The kids are at Cataloochee Ranch, Waynesville, North Carolina. You might write them you heard from me in case they do not get my letters. I wrote them to Key West and again to the ranch but I gave the letter to Marty to mail and more than likely she forgot the hell about it.""If you read the piece in Colliers you will have pretty good idea about how it was going in to the beaches. Have some good stories to tell you when we get together again.""Could you call Colliers and ask them to send one of those good pictures of me to Grantland Rice? Ask for Henry LaCossitt. He is the editor. Tell him you had a letter from me and I was ok but tired because hadn't any chance to rest yet after the accident. May have to take some time off later on because of these damn headaches. If lie perfectly flat on my back it is ok. But if turn either side it acts up. If you spend your time in bed perfectly flat on your back you don't have so much fun probably though doubtless something can be worked out. You probably went through all this with your head or didn't you notice it? You're probably tough. Actually I don't feel any worse than when we were bangeing after came home from China. Don't tell any of this to Shipwreck Kelly or he will probably try to get me the first day I come home. And we will fool him. Haven't had any letters from anybody. Write, will you, to the address at top of this. I weigh 205. Get plenty of cinders for when Ernie comes home.""Your pal[signed in pencil] Ernie [and additionally] Ernest HemingwayThe envelope is additionally inscribed and signed by Hemingway in ink in the lower left corner: ""Censered [?] by Ernest Hemingway, war correspondent."" The envelope is additionally stamped and resealed by the U.S. Army Examiner (censor).Hemingway was still in London preparing to accompany the D-Day invasion force as a war correspondent when he was involved in the car crash he mentions in this letter. ""Around three in the morning, the Gorers offered to drive Hemingway back to the Dorchester. Because of the blackout, the streets were dark, while the Gorers were somewhat the worse for alcoholic wear. When their car collided with a steel water tank, Hemingway's head went forward into the windshield and his knees banged hard against the dashboard. At St. George's Hospital at Hyde Park Corner, it took the doctors two and a half hours and fifty-seven stitches to close the wound in his scalp. The swelling in his knees made walking painful and the throbbing headaches caused by his concussion were almost incessant, he found… Dr. Herrera later told him in Havana that in the aftermath of the concussion in London the doctors should have opened up his head and drained the hemorrhage, and Herrera deplored the fact that Hemingway had concealed from the doctors the gravity of his headaches in order to get out of the hospital in time for D-Day"" (Lynn, Hemingway, 508, 512). ""George Brown, the erstwhile trainer of Harry Greb and the proprietor for many years of a gymnasium in New York, knew Hemingway very well for a quarter of a century. While he considered him 'one of the finest men I've ever known,' Brown's opinion both of his ability and his ethics as a boxer was low… the gym manager had a completely straightforward view of the novelist's psychology in these set-to's—he was out to win, any way he could"" (Lynn, Hemingway, 422-23). During the filming of The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway brought Brown to Cuba to be his trainer: ""As his trainer for this strenuous venture, he imported his old friend and boxing coach, George W. Brown. Brown gave him postoperative rubdowns and delighted him with his unfailing solicitude… Ernest reveled in such treatment, and called on George to be one of the witnesses to his will"" (Baker, Ernest Hemingway, 531). Brown drove Mary and Ernest home to Idaho from Rochester when he was discharged from the Mayo Clinic, and was still present as a guest in Idaho when Hemingway killed himself not long after. He was also one of the pallbearers at Hemingway's funeral.Very handsomely framed.

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        Archive related to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52

      , 1944. 1944. (WORLD WAR II). Archive related to the sinking of Japanese Submarine I-52. No place: 1944. Various sizes and formats, mostly quarto, many items staple-bound or in original wrappers. $5500.Historically important archive of documents concerning the June 24, 1944 sinking by a U.S. bomber of the Japanese Submarine I-52, which had left Japan for Nazi-occupied France on March 10, 1944, with a cargo which included over two tons of gold bullion and three tons of opium. Includes signed statements of military and civilian personnel involved in the attack, including the statement of Lt. William Gordon, one of the two pilots credited with the sinking of Japan's ""Golden Submarine.""""Lost Japanese Sub With 2 Tons of Axis Gold Found on Floor of Atlantic"" headlined the March 18, 1995, New York Times article by William J. Broad. The Japanese submarine I-52 was part of a secretive exchange of raw materials and technologies between Hitler and Emperor Hirohito. With Allied attacks making surface transport impossible, the Axis powers resorted to submarines sneaking half way around the globe. Longer than a football field, I-52 was a cargo submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy used during World War II for a secret mission to Lorient, France, then occupied by Germany. The I-52 had left Japan in March 1944, with 2.2 metric tons of gold on board, then stopped in Singapore to pick up the other raw materials including 228 tons of tin, molybdenum, and tungsten, 54 tons of raw rubber, and 3 tons of quinine. She also carried 109 men, including 14 experts from such concerns as the Mitsubishi Instrument Company, who were along to study and procure German technology. In late April, she set out again, traveling through the Indian Ocean and around Africa, bound for the seaport of Lorient in Nazi-held France. She traveled the usual way, submerged during the day and surfaced at night, charging batteries. Unbeknownst to Tokyo and Berlin, the I-52's route and cargo were known to the Allies, who had broken a host of Axis ciphers for secret communications, including German military orders and Japanese naval codes. On the moonless night off June 23, 1944, under a clear sky, the Japanese sub rendezvoused with a German sub in the mid-Atlantic. Food fuel, and two German technicians were taken aboard, as well as a radar detector meant to help the Japanese submarine evade enemy planes as she neared Europe. Near midnight, just after the rendezvous, Lt. Cmdr. Jesse D. Taylor, flying as part of a naval task force, took off from the aircraft carrier ""Bogue"" in an Avenger bomber. He picked up the I-52 on his radar. Zeroing in, he dropped flares and two 500-pound bombs and watched as the submarine desperately sought to dive. Taylor, listening to undersea sounds radioed by acoustic buoys, heard an explosion and a metallic groan as the submarine lost air and sank with more than 100 men. AS Taylor's patrol ended, he was relieved by Lt. William Gordon who, hearing faint propeller noises, dropped a second acoustic torpedo.Far away, both the ""Bogue"" and the escaping Nazi submarine saw the flares of the distant battle, and both of them noted the position of the blaze above the I-52's grave. The U.S. Navy credited both Taylor and Gordon with the sinking of Japan's ""Golden Submarine."" The I-52's sunken gold consisted of 146 bars packed in 49 metal box, according to a manifest that was radioed from Tokyo to Berlin and decrypted by its American interceptors.The archive includes:(1) Lieutenant (jg) William D. Gordon. Typed manuscript, not signed but with 30 words, as edits, in his hand including initials ""W.D."", four separate pages, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, stapled in upper left corner [June 30, 1944]. Marked ""Top Secret"" on each page. In part, it reads, ""On the morning of 24 June 1944 at 0028½, I was launched from the USS BOGUE [aircraft carrier]… I was vectored 226º 54½ miles to the scene of Lt. Commander Taylor's attack against an enemy submarine, with orders to drop a Mark 24 Mine if sonobuoy [a buoy that emits a radio signal on receiving an underwater signal from a vessel] indications revealed the presence of a submarine in the area. At about 0055, Mr. Price Fish, a Civilian Technician and underwater sound expert, who had been requested to accompany me, informed me that he was hearing faint propeller noises on the orange and yellow sonobuoys… I informed Mr. Taylor that I had been sent out to the area to relieve him and that he was to return to the ship…""(2) Three groups of identical statements, each personally signed; 44 signatures in all. One is marked in ink at top corner of the cover page ""Copy 13"" and the other, ""Copy 14."" The third cover page indicates that it is an incomplete set; but it is not. The Scale Map and stamping on verso of the map, ""U.S.S. Bogue, dated June 30, 1944"" is present but not attached. However, this set has a duplicate signed statement of Quentin R. Kelso.""Attack of Lt. (jg) William D. Gordon… 24 June 1944,"" 19 separate mimeographed pages, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, stapled together at top. Each page is marked ""TOP SECRET."" Each statement is individually signed at its conclusion. Includes:(a) Statement of Lt. (jg) W.D. Gordon, signed ""W D Gordon"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(b) Statement of Mr. Price Fish, ""Civilian Technician from Columbia University, Division of War Research, United States Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory, New London, Connecticut,"" signed ""Price Fish"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(c) Statement of Lieutenant (jg) A. Hirtsbrunner signed ""Arthur L. Hirtsbrunner"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(d) Statement of Lieutenant (jg) Francis L. Brady signed ""Lt. (jg) Francis L. Brady A-V(N)"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(e) Statement of I.E. Martin, ARM2c, USNR, signed ""I.E. Martin"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(f) Statement of D.P. Knox, ARM1/c, USN, signed ""Donald Phillips Knox"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.(g) Statement of Q.R. Kelso, AOM3/c, USNR, signed ""Quentin R. Kelso"" and by interrogator ""William H. Earl,"" Ensign, A-V(S), USNR.Also: List of ""Debris and Other Materials Recovered from Area of Attck by Lt. Cdr. J.D. Taylor & Lt. (jg) W.D. Gordon on 24 June 1944"" and Scale Map of the ""Attack of Lt (jg) W.D. Gordon A-V(N) USNR 24 June 1944.""(3) ""Report of Operations of Composite Squadron 69 for period of 4 May 1944 to 3 July 1944."" Mimeographed, 21 separate pages, stapled at top. Marked ""TOP SECRET."" ""From: The Commanding Officer"" [Lieutenant Commander J.D. Taylor]. ""To: The Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet"" [Admiral R.E. Ingersoll].(4) ""Performance of Japanese Aircraft,"" 14 mimeographed pages, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Naval Air Combat Information School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, December 26, 1944. Marked CONFIDENTIAL. Over 100 words of handwritten notes on last page about some of the aircraft in this report.(5) Collection of five ""Flak Information"" Bulletins, numbered 3 (October 1944), 4 (November 1944), 5 (December 1944), 6 (January 1945), and 8 (April 1945). Each noted ""CONFIDENTIAL"" on the cover, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, each 16-32 pages long. Each illustrated with charts, maps, and/or photographs. Published by the Air Intelligence Group, Division of Naval Intelligence, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, DC. The April 1945 issue is signed at the upper edge of the cover ""Lt (jg) Earl"" by William H. Earl, interrogator of the statements above.(6) ""Report of Antisubmarine Action by Aircraft,"" four six-page forms, 8 by 10-1/2 inches, marked ""Confidential,"" not filled out; Naval Air Combat Intelligence School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, three small identification photo charts of Japanese aircraft used as examinations, December 1944, January 1945, and April 1945; 9-3/4 by 7-1/2-inch transparency of a map of the Northern Atlantic marked ""Restricted.""(7) National Geographic 2009 DVD titled ""Submarine I-52: Search for WW2 Gold."" Fine condition.

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        The Razor's Edge

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. First edition, one of 750 copies signed and numbered by the author. viii, 343 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full black morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g., for Asprey. Fine. First edition, one of 750 copies signed and numbered by the author. viii, 343 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Stott A63a

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        Lovely Tableau Vivant photo titled 'Old Mother Red Riding Boots', by Studio Lisa, Herts., (b1926, Queen of Great Britain) and her sister MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon) ]

      1944 - the image shows the young Princesses together with the full cast and the Royal Horse Guards Orchestra dressed in costume for a play devised by the Princesses and Hubert Tanner as the Christmas Pantomime, Elizabeth in the character of 'Lady Christina Sherwood', Margaret, 'The Honourable Lucinda Fairfax', 12" x 8

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        Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

      1944. (LINCOLN, Abraham) MESERVE, Frederick Hill. Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. No place, no date; New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944. Loose album sheets (9 by 12 inches) featuring 191 photographic images. Housed in a cloth four-fold portfolio binder. WITH: Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $22,000.Extraordinary album comprising over 191 photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, of Abraham Lincoln, his family, and contemporaries assembled by Frederick Meserve. Accompanied by the first trade edition of Meserve's landmark work, accomplished in collaboration with Carl Sandburg, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 images of the 16th President, in daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and more by photographers including Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler.Photographer ""Frederick Hill Meserve was an important collector of Lincoln photographs. Sandburg asserts… that 'it is quite probable that certain Lincoln photographs would not have come to light but for Meserve'"" (University of Illinois). This unbound photograph album appears to confirm that assertion. In 191 photographs, some of which bear penciled identification in Meserve's hand, Meserve carefully creates a tableau of Lincoln's life in portraiture, capturing both Lincoln and his social circle—the friends, acquaintances, political figures, and social reformers who shaped him. The photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, each measure 2-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches, and are inserted into double-sided loose album pages, which are housed in a cloth portfolio. The first portion of the album, hand-numbered from 1-100 in pencil, featured 94 portraits of Lincoln arranged chronologically. The subsequent pages house an additional 91 images, which include additional portraits of Lincoln, as well as Mary Todd Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, John Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, General Grant, General Sherman, President Hayes, and many other luminaries of the period. The purpose of the album is unclear, but it may have served as a working set of prints used by Meserve as he prepared the first volume of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln for publication. In 1911, Frederick Hill Meserve privately published his landmark work, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 photographs of the 16th President that he had collected over many years including daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and other formats by photographers such as Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler. Meserve published additional volumes over the ensuing years featuring other portraits of Lincoln and his associates, an endeavor that coincided with the growth of his personal photograph collection, which grew to over 70,000 pieces. It was only recently acquired by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale. This trade edition of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln is preceded by numerous privately printed editions and privately printed supplements that commenced publication in 1911. Album extremely good, with mild toning to page edges and a few corners torn, some photographs lightly silvered. An exceptional photographic archive.

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        The Cetniks.

      [Caserta?:] G-2 (PB) AFHQ, printed by Printing and Stationery Services, Central Mediterranean Forces, September, 1944. A Survey of Cetnik Activity in Yugoslavia, April 1941 – July 1944. Octavo. Perfect-bound in the original pale grey wraps. Front wrap slightly rubbed and marginally browned, the lower a little spotted, text-block toned, but overall very good. First and only edition, the print run shown as 1,000 copies, but remarkably uncommon for that, with just four locations on Copac - BL, IWM, LSE, and Oxford - to which OCLC adds four more - LoC, Harvard, Columbia, and University of Wisconsin. Classified as Confidential, this is a detailed study of Drazha Mikhailovic's Serbian Nationalist movement. Set up in 1941, the Cetniks were initially encouraged by the British, receiving official support including the kudos of attached British Liaison Officers sent under the aegis of SOE. However, doubts emerged over time, partially based on Enigma decrypts, concerning "the wholeheartedness of Mikhailovic's anti-German commitment", and it became clear that "the Communist forces of the mysterious Tito were far more effective at harrying the Germans than the Cetniks were", leading the British to switch their allegiances (Sykes, Evelyn Waugh: A Literary Life, p. 145). Evelyn Waugh, who was attached to the military mission, inevitably took a contrarian position, expressing his opposition to official policy by spreading the rumour - not his own invention - that Tito was in fact a woman. The survey contains much on recruitment, organisational structure, and the activities of Mikhailovic and his group in Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Herzegovina, Dalmatia, and Slovenia, based largely on material supplied by BLOs attached to the Cetniks, the first of them being Lt. Col. "Bill" Deakin, who became one of the leading members of Churchill's literary "Syndicate", and published his own account of British involvement, The Embattled Mountain, in 1971. It includes an index of several hundred leading Cetniks, linking to the text, and in many cases providing useful outlines of their activities. The attribution to Clissold is drawn from a letter accompanying the IWM copy; he was chief Yugoslav analyst for the SIS. A valuable primary source.

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        Lady on a Train (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Revised Draft script for the 1945 film. Carbon typescript, with brief notations throughout in holograph pencil. Noted as "Cockle Script" on the front wrapper. Leslie Charteris wrote the original screen story (but not the screenplay) for this film, and subsequently published the story as a novel in conjunction with the film's release. A light mystery with a terrific Woolrich-esque plot wherein a young girl (Deanna Durbin) sees a man being murdered from her train car window. Known for her addiction to mystery novels, she is not taken seriously by the police, and begins her own investigation. Gray titled wrappers, undated, with credits for screenwriters Beloin and O'Brien. 200 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 131. Carbon typescript on onionskin stock, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/17/44 and 2/22/45. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, now encapsulated in mylar, bound with three gold brads. Grant, p. 363. Spicer, p. 413.

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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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        Clef de la poésie

      - Gallimard, Paris 1944, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Raymond Queneau: "... questo piccolo regalo di Natale dal suo amico ..." arricchito con una citazione di Lie-Tzu: "Chung-Ni, dopo aver sognato che era pesce nelle acque e uccelli in aria e poi uccello in acqua e pesce in aria, quando si svegliò vide molto onesto ... " Torna un po 'come generalmente insolated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Paulhan à Raymond Queneau : "... ce petit cadeau de Noël de son ami..." enrichi d'une citation de Lie-Tzeu : "Tchoung-Ni, ayant d'abord rêvé qu'il était poisson dans les eaux puis oiseau dans les airs et un peu plus tard oiseau dans l'eau et poisson dans les airs, à son réveil y voyait très juste..." Dos légèrement insolé comme généralement.

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        Le souci de sincérité. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-4 published in the issue dated 2 March 1944 the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary review published on the occasion of the publication in the new collection Gallimard devoted to "The Young Philosophy" from the book "The concern sincerity" Yvon Belaval complete typescript is attached. In the writings of Blanchot, philosophical criticism acquires its own autonomy which makes it impossible to distinguish between the original thought Belaval and luminous interpretation of offers in a few pages, Maurice Blanchot. "The true man wants to break with loneliness when locked both reflection and weakness. He dreams of a return to "we" primitive, but simply the dream: he delights in his scruples, he speaks only to himself and speaks only of itself, it fails, and enjoys his failures. " No concern for fairness, so Blanchot, but a rigorous intellectual mechanics that do not not fear to overcome the limitations of text designed to develop its philosophical potential. 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        L'art d'André Dhôtel. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 16 March 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 publication of Gallimard Nowhere Andre Dhôtel. Full 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Les secrets du rêve. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manoscritto autografo dell'autore delle pagine 2 e mezzo-8 pubblicati nel numero del 6 aprile 1944 la Gazzetta di dibattiti. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto denso, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. Cronaca letteraria del lavoro di Luc Durtain. Dattiloscritto completo è allegato. Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli su libri di recente pubblicazione. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas l'oscuro" i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che si sviluppano più tardi Molti in questi saggi, "Il Capitale di fuoco" a "The Conversation Infinito" e "Il disastro di scrittura." Fin dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostra un forte un'analisi ben oltre la letteratura che motiva la scrittura. Oscillando tra scrittori classici e moderni del primo ordine e romanzieri minori, mette nelle sue colonne, le basi del pensiero critico che segneranno la seconda metà del ventesimo. Trasformato da scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, su un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri", con maurassiennes violenti certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradosso, poi si trasforma critica letteraria atto filosofico di resistenza intellettuale alla barbarie nel cuore di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Bruciare un libro, scrivere, sono i due atti tra la cultura che ha registrato le sue oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, Cahiers de la NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christophe Bident tutti i volumi pubblicati croniche letterari con l'analisi critica del relativo lavoro di romanzi Blanchot ", poesie, saggi danno luogo ad una riflessione singolare, sempre più sicuro la sua retorica, consegnato più per riprendere l'impossibile o il richiamo di estinzione. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile comincia (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato durante la necessità cronaca del pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publiée dans le numéro du 6 Avril 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 des secrets du rêve de Luc Durtain. On joint le tapuscrit complet. Si Blanchot ouvre et conclue cette chronique sur Freud, s'il invoque les autres grands penseurs du rêve, c'est aussi un regard personnel que nous dévoile cette chronique onirique. Déviant sans cesse de son sujet d'étude, le livre de Durtain, Blanchot imagine ainsi une histoire par les rêves : "une chronique n'ayant pour lien apparent que le mouvement des nuits, comme les autobiographies n'ont d'autres loi de composition que la suite des jours. [...] Ce journal extraordinaire que serait l'oeuvre de la durée telle que le sommeil la vit et où l'auteur lui-même, établissant le mémento de sa vie diurne, aurait le sentiment de pénétrer dans une forêt de transposition, dans un palais fermé de miroirs dont nulle clé ne pourrait dissiper l'enchantement. " Car, précédant les nombreuses interprétations de "la nature du rêve" par les penseurs et poètes, c'est une question plus fondamentale que pose cet article, une problématique qui traversera toute l'oeuvre critique et romanesque de Blanchot : "décrire simplement ce que c'est que : réver." 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 c

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        Le pèlerinage aux sources. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manoscritto autografo dell'autore delle pagine 2 e mezzo-8 pubblicati nel numero del 13 gennaio 1944 del Journal of dibattiti. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto denso, con molte cancellature, correzioni e aggiunte. Rivista letteraria pubblicata in occasione della pubblicazione di Denoël del libro "Il pellegrinaggio alle sorgenti" Giuseppe Lanza del Vasto, poeta pacifista italiano e francese che fu il fondatore di L'Arche Comunità, le repliche delle ashram apostolo della non-violenza di Gandhi. Dattiloscritto completo è allegato. Tra aprile 1941 e agosto 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli su libri di recente pubblicazione. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas l'oscuro" i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che si sviluppano più tardi Molti in questi saggi, "Il Capitale di fuoco" a "The Conversation Infinito" e "Il disastro di scrittura." Fin dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostra un forte un'analisi ben oltre la letteratura che motiva la scrittura. Oscillando tra scrittori classici e moderni del primo ordine e romanzieri minori, mette nelle sue colonne, le basi del pensiero critico che segneranno la seconda metà del ventesimo. Trasformato da scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, su un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri", con maurassiennes violenti certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradosso, poi si trasforma critica letteraria atto filosofico di resistenza intellettuale alla barbarie nel cuore di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Bruciare un libro, scrivere, sono i due atti tra la cultura che ha registrato le sue oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, Cahiers de la NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christophe Bident tutti i volumi pubblicati croniche letterari con l'analisi critica del relativo lavoro di romanzi Blanchot ", poesie, saggi danno luogo ad una riflessione singolare, sempre più sicuro la sua retorica, consegnato più per riprendere l'impossibile o il richiamo di estinzione. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile comincia (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato durante la necessità cronaca del pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 13 janvier 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit recto-verso complet, à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreux ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet, avec une correction autographe à l'encre noire.   Chronique parue à l'occasion de la publication de Le pèlerinage aux sources de Joseph Lanza del Vasto.   Cette chronique de Maurice Blanchot fait un étonnant écho à l'un de ses tout premiers textes publiés (1931), consacré aux Mémoires de Gandhi, et qui contenait déjà l'essentiel de sa pensée des années 1930. Publié dans les pages des Cahiers mensuels, revue catholique proche de la pensée de Jacques Maritain, Blanchot y défendait l'idée d'une révolution nécessairement spirituelle mais aussi d'une lutte contre l'impureté des influences étrangères. Dans « Le pèlerinage aux sources », Blanchot revient à Gandhi par le biais d'un ouvrage de Joseph Lanza del Vasto récemment paru, dans lequel le philosophe italien analyse « l'espoir de rénovation que beaucoup d'Occidentaux cherchent, souvent à la légère, dans les profonds secrets de l'hindouisme ». Mais pour Blanchot, l'action de Gandhi ne saurait constituer véritablement un exemple à suivre : « Naturellement, nous comprenons tous que la politique de Gandhi ne tend pas seulement à une victoire politique, mais à une victoire spirituelle : il veut délivrer le peuple de ses maux, de son ignorance, lui faire vivre la vérité ; tout cela est fort clair ; ce qui l'est aussi, c'est que parmi ces maux il y a d'abord la présence de l'étranger et que le régime recommandé par le Mahatma et en vue duquel il met en jeu des forces spirituelles est un régime de libération politique, économique et sociale. Il est impossible de ne pas voir [...] dans cette réhabilitation de l'action extérieure, le gauchissement de l'idéal spirituel. A l'homme il n'est plus demandé de se dépouiller de lui-même, pour rien (sans qu'aucune fin formidable puisse le justifier de ce total anéantissement), mais il reçoit le mot d'ordre d'aménager le monde, de se vaincre en vue de rendre la réalité meilleure. C'est un retour sans gloire à la morale de salut la plus vulgaire. »   Intéressante critique de l'action politique du Mahatma Gandhi. 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 c

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        Le roman d'Aïssé. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 24 February 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Full 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Les secrets du rêve. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 6 April 1944 the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle of the work of Luc Durtain. Full 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        D'un roman à l'autre. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 20 January 1944 of the Journal of Debates. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary chronicle of literary news of the moment. Full typescript is attached. "The subject is not limited to the plot: it depends both incidents of language, the details of the composition, and most of these images that reveal the meaning of creation; the subject of a novel, it is the world's foremost he is born. " This principle of novelistic art could also apply to chronic it initiates. The topic of "From a novel to another" is so literary news that crosses the thought Blanchotienne it engenders. 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Nouvelles et récits. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets

      Autograph manuscript of the author of two and a half pages in-8 published in the April 20, 1944 of the Debates of the Journal. Complete manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. Literary Chronicle of the work of Claude Roy. Complete typescript is attached. Between April 1941 and August 1944, Maurice Blanchot published in the "Chronicle of 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" made his first steps in the field of literary criticism and inaugurates a theoretical work that develop later Many in these essays, "The Fire Part" to "Infinity Maintenance" and "The Writing of the Disaster." From the first articles, Blanchot demonstrated an analysis acuity far beyond literary news that motivates writing. Oscillating between classic and modern, first-class writers and novelists minors, he asks, in his chronicles, the foundations of critical thinking that will mark the second part of the twentieth. Transformed by writing and by war, Blanchot breaks, over a thought exercised "in the name of the other," the violent maurassiennes certainties of his youth. Not without paradox, then transforms literary criticism in philosophical act of intellectual resistance to barbarism at the heart of a newspaper "openly marechalist": "Burn a book, write, are the two acts between which culture entered its oscillations opposites "(The Book, In Journal of Debates, January 20, 1943). In 2007, the Cahiers NRF together under the direction of Christophe Bident all literary chronicles not yet published in volumes with the relevant analysis of the critical work of Blanchot "novels, poems, essays give rise to a singular thought, ever safer of his own rhetoric, delivered more to echo the impossible or the lure of the disappearance. (...) 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 the occasion of the headlines in need of thought. " (C. Bident). The autograph manuscripts of Maurice Blanchot are of great rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Tombeau de Pascin

      First edition, one of 130 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only printing along with 20 others on pur fil with a suite of the illustrations. With frontispiece portrait, woodcut and 6 original etchings by Jules Pascin. A very good copy. Textes et pretextes Paris 1944 25,5x33cm broché

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        Allegretto innocente. FINE COPY.

      In Agris Occupatis (= Groningen), 1944. Original stiff wrappers (softcover) printed in seven colors [frontwrapper], 221 x 13,7 cms., 13, (1) pp. First Edition. 'Volière-Reeks 5'. Edition: 100 (110) copies. Staples show the beginning of corrosion (as usual), very faint diagonal fold of approximately 1,5 cm. to lower left of front wrapper, lower spine loose 1 cm., however, a copy hardly to be seen in this condition. Werkman, Hendrik Nicolaas.

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        De 7 vloeken. Poëtisch pamflet.

      [Groningen], In agris occupatis, 1944. 25,0 x 16,3 cm. Ingenaaid (naaigaren ontbreekt). (12) p. + omslag. Gedrukt door H.N. Werkman in een oplage van 110 genummerde exemplaren. Met een druksel in drie kleuren op het omslag. 1e druk. Omslag deels zeer licht verkleurd, enkele vlekjes op voorzijde omslag.* Eén van de 15 Romeins genummerde luxe-exemplaren (dit is nummer XV), gedrukt op Dührer-text en gesigneerd door de dichter (met het kenmerkende bloemetje). De kleuren van het druksel op het omslag van dit luxe-exemplaar verschillen van de kleuren op het omslag van het gewone exemplaar: het effect van de irisdruk is hier sterker. We hebben andere luxe-exemplaren gezien met dezelfde kleuren: zou Werkman opzettelijk andere kleuren inkt hebben gebruikt bij het sjabloneren van de luxe-exemplaren (die immers ook op ander papier werden gedrukt)? Volière-reeks 4. De Jong 976. Dekkers G-248. Hot printing 44-g11. Simoni S 15.

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        LIFEBOAT (1944)

      Twentieth Century Fox 1944 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee, dir: Alfred Hitchock; Twentieth Century Fox. Astonishing tension is built and achieved throughout within the confines of a lifeboat carrying eight survivors from a passenger ship which had battled with a German U-boat in the middle of the Atlantic during World War II. The inhabitants are from a variety of backgrounds, and include an international journalist, a nurse, a pregnant mother, a steward, a radio operator, a sailor and an engineer with communist ideas. Relationships and psychologies are played out as they struggle for survival, -- and then another survivor comes board, one from the German U-boat. From a John Steinbeck story, Jo Swerling wrote the bulk of the screenplay, but with additions from Hitchcock and Ben Hecht. Plagued with actors being hurt and sick during production, Alfred Hitchcock considered Tallulah Bankhead a good sport throughout production. He cast her as he wanted the most incongruous person he could think of for this situation, and she fit the bill. Screenwriter John Steinbeck, the director and the film were nominated for Academy Awards. Poster is linen backed. Folds have been lightly touched up as have creases in the letters of the director's name and the title treatment, ABOUT FINE

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        Allied aerial propaganda leaflets, ZG series.

      [London: Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force,, 1944-5]. 74 original aerial propaganda leaflets, printed in red, orange and black on thin paper, various sizes (from 220 x 130 mm to 285 x 215 mm). Numbered 1-88 & 139, with lacunae: 8-9, 19, 21, 23, 36, 48, 49, 53-4, 59, 61-2, 76, 87 Illustrated with maps and photographs. Ink-stamps of the Imperial War Museum. Variable toning, a few leaflets with short nicks or closed tears. Overall in excellent condition. Evocative run of Allied propaganda leaflets air-dropped over north-west Europe in the wake of Operation Overlord, all marked ZG, the so-called "tactical" series aimed chiefly at German (and serving French, Polish and Russian) troops, other series, identified in SHAEF literature as "strategic", being intended for consumption by the civilian populations of Germany and occupied countries. The War Department gave psychological warfare only "token recognition" in the 1914-18 war, and had no dedicated psy-ops branch from 1918 until the Psychological Warfare Branch was established at AFHQ in Algiers in 1942. In February 1944 the PWB was expanded into the Psychological Warfare Division, based at SHAEF (Barnett and Lord, eds. Political Warfare and Psychological Operations, p.46). According to the official report on the operations of the Psychological Warfare Division (Bad Homburg, 1945), leaflet-dropping was "the largest single operation of PWD-SHAEF ? By May 1945 ? the Anglo-American leaflet operation was utilizing exclusively more than 80% of the total offset printing capacity of the United Kingdom ? In general no PWD leaflet ? was argumentative in character [but aimed to] represent as clearly and as firmly as possible the hard news of the military situation" (pp. 31-4). Some 80% were dropped by the Eighth Air Force, 10% by the RAF, and the rest by the Tactical Air Force or long-range artillery fire. The effects were immediate, and the first monthly SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, contained numerous attestations to the remarkable success of the operation, one officer reporting that 75% of the 11,302 prisoners taken at Le Havre were found to be in possession leaflets. ZG.139 is an updated (1945) issue of the famous Safe Conduct leaflet, first issued as ZG.45 and "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners", according to the classified SHAEF report Current Combat Leaflets, circulated in Paris in late 1944. There are also both iterations of the "One Minute" (Eine Minute) leaflet (ZG.45 & 84), a list of six points outlining the futility of continued resistance. The SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, explains that "the reverse carries the opening sentence: 'German Soldier! We promise you neither Utopia nor a paradise', words which carry great conviction to the German, judging by the numerous references to them by P/Ws, and statements that they were influential in bringing about a decision to surrender". These so-called "basic" (i.e. non-specific) messages were supplemented by "situation" leaflets. Other "outstanding leaflets" dropped in August 1944 included "The Lesson of Stalingrad" (ZG.50) and special leaflets aimed at the garrison of Brest (ZG.46 & 55). In September the decisive Allied victory at the Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12-21 August) provided material for "Falaise" (ZG.57) and "The Last Weeks" (ZG.58), dropped in large quantities on the retreating Germans; further topical leaflets include "The End" (ZG.64, "There is no more front. The battle in the west is lost") and "Why Die in the Last Days of the War" (ZG.65). An excellent collection of primary source material for a key, often overlooked aspect of Allied strategy in the closing stages of the war.

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        Norsk jernskulptur. 1 - 2.

      Oslo 1944. (Norske minnesmerker) 4to. 306 + 314 + (1) s. Rikt illustrert. Bundet i ett eleg. rødt maroquinbd. med 5 opphøyde bind og ryggdekor i gull. Forgylt bordyre på permer, kantforgylling og invendige forgylte denteller. Helt gullsnitt. Orig. for- og bakomsl. medbundet. Bindet sign. Nils Lindes. Ex libris på forsats. Bundet i et praktbind! Eksemplaret har tilhørt Falk Simon.

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        Burliuk. [Burljuk] Foreword: Duncan Philipa,

      Société Anonyme New York, Press of J. J. O Brien and Son, New York, Published in November 1944 - 26 x 18,3 cm, XVI, 182 Seiten, 53 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, roter Kunstledereinband mit schwarzer Namenszug-Prägung auf dem Vorderdeckel, Rückentitel, gutes Exemplar mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Part I RUSSIA (in collaboration with Nicholas Burliuk); Part II AMERICA. ex libris 6, 263. - Vollmer I, 358. - Literatur: >The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University. A Catalogue Raisonné, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1984Modernism for AmericaBurliuk<, was a handsome production, with soft deep-red covers in simultated leather and Burliuk s bold signature in black at the title. Although Dreier was already engaged in wirting a catalogue of the collection, she labored over Burliuk for ten months and held her own painting in abeyance. With no apparent loss of energy she also published a small study of Marcel Duchamps Large Glass (1915-23), written in collaboration with the young Chilean Surrealist Roberto Matta Echaurren [.]<. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine Autograph letter signed in full to Miss Cooper (Dame Edith, 1887-1964, Poet)

      1944 - saying that she is "not sure to which of Dr Walton's works you are referring but I think it may be the orchestral suite 'Facade' the whole of which (it has many numbers) is adapted from a joint work of Dr Walton's and mine. This, also called 'Facade' consisted of poems of mine recited by a speaker, with a small orchestra, the music being, of course, Dr Walton's. The poems in question . appear in my Collected Poems, not in the order in which they appear in Dr Walton's work ." she then explains how they differ, she continues that she is "not very familiar with the Suite, as she has not heard it for a long time .", when she has listed all the poems in the suite she goes on that she thinks "these all come to the suite. In my case, they did to the original work, from which the Suite was taken. We did a good many other . a Scotch Rhapsody and a Tarentella which I have not reprinted ." and she says the works can by got from the OUP, 2 sides 4to., Renishaw Hall, 5th January paperclip mark at the head not affecting the text Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, and lived for much of her life with her governess. She never married, but became passionately attached to the homosexual Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was unfailingly generous and helpful.

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        FINE ART:] Na&#154;a borba. 12 linorezov. Nikolaj Pirnat. France Mihelic [Our Fight, 12 linocuts. Nikolaj Pirnat. France Mihelic]

      [Kocevski rog, Slovenia: Baza 20,] Glavni &#154;tab NOV in PO Slovenije [Headquarters of the National Liberation Army and Partisan Divisions of Slovenia], June . 1944 - Small 4°: [18] incl. printed title page and 13 original linocuts, original tan wrappers with linocut cover, stapled (Good, wrappers slightly stained, first pages with light water-staining in the upper part, tiny loss of paper due to worm-holes in the lower left corner). "An extremely rare luxury edition of a booklet of fine art linocuts by the famous Partisan artists Nikolaj Pirnat and France Mihelic, issued by the legendary underground &#145;Baza 20&#146; press. This lovely work in an extremely rare luxury edition of a booklet of fine art linocuts by the famous Partisan artists Nikolaj Pirnat and France Mihelic. It was issued to commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of the Partisans, noted as fighting a "Sacred war for the country by the nations of Yugoslavia, fighting alongside the great allies". While the title calls for 12 linocuts, the present example features 13 linocuts, and seems to be extra illustrated. The subject matter includes pictures from the lives of Partisans fighters, as well as common people affected by the war. The work was issued by the celebrated underground Slovenian press &#145;Baza 20&#146;, located on a part of a secret military base located deep in the woods of Ko?evski rog in southern Slovenia. The base consisted of many scattered huts, some of which survive to this day as an open-air museum, although the printing works have vanished.

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        Le pèlerinage aux sources. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      Autograph manuscript of the author of 2 and a half pages in-8 published in the issue dated 13 January 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 publication to Denoël of the book "The pilgrimage to the sources" Joseph Lanza del Vasto, Italian and French pacifist poet who was the founder of L'Arche Communities, replicas of the ashrams apostle of non-violence Gandhi. Full 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. (Journal des débats) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944) 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4 2 1/2 pages in-8

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        Current Combat Leaflets.

      Paris: [Imprimerie Georges Lang for the] Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1 November,, 1944. Quarto (268 × 207 mm). 24 leaves triple hole-punched and cord-tied in the original pinkish textured card wraps, titled in black on the front panel. 18 tipped-in original aerial propaganda leaflets, including two variants, 9 of them with specially printed full translations, mounting leaves with printed explanations of each. Wraps a touch rubbed and a little sunned, some offsetting from the leaflets, and slight marking from the use of self-adhesive cellophane tape to attach them, but overall very good indeed. Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following D-Day was supervisor of amplifier and leaflet units; Stillman Library, Lafayette College, PA, gift of Harold P. Fox, alumnus who served with PWD in Paris; Ray W. Barker papers in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, KS, Major-General Barker was a key member of COSSAC, and was Deputy Chief of Staff of the European Theatre from 1943?4, and Deputy Chief of Staff for SHAEF 1944-6, the library also has a similar piece in the Walter Bedell Smith papers; and in the William Harlan Hale papers, Yale University Library, a career journalist, Hale was on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair, Washington Post, and Fortune, during WWII, and for a time afterwards, he served as an analyst and writer with PWD. The introduction - which has the printed signatures of Capt. Martin A. Herz, chief, Combat Leaflets, Brig-Gen. R.A. McClure, chief of PWD, Richard Crossman, "Civilian Deputy, P.W.D.", and the live signature of Frank A. Kaufman, chief of the Leaflet Section - sets out the purpose of the publication, tying it specifically to the fast-changing circumstances following D-Day; "Leaflets appearing in this booklet are produced by the Leaflet Section, P.W.D.-SHAEF and dropped in the combat areas on the basis of available target and morale intelligence ? the majority of previous leaflets have been superseded by the changing military and moral picture ? The current, more or less 'timeless' leaflets shown on the following pages are available for dissemination by heavy or medium bombers ? The comments appearing under each leaflet are a guide in the selection and explain the reasoning, experience and policy on which they are based". In his postscript to this rubric, Brig.-Gen. McClure emphasises the need for secrecy; "The policy background and psychological reasoning behind our leaflet program and the attempted co-ordination with the prevailing battle situation, are matters which we wish to keep from the enemy, as they would be useful to his propaganda activities". Each leaflet is mounted on a separate page with a printed description giving its identification number, together with a concise analysis of the psychological rationale behind its construction, and instructions for deployment. In the majority of cases English translations are provided in a format and layout that precisely parallels the German originals, offering a sense of the intended impact. This booklet contains an exceptional collection of the propaganda leaflets "distributed" to German forces in the five months following the D-Day. The first section contains the then current leaflets, showing the range of specific scenarios catered for. These include two variations of ZG45 - "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners" - together with translation; "It is a 'battle-type' leaflet, designed for hard defensive fighting (from the German point-of-view). Its lack of any political appeal, and its short-term soldier-to-soldier language may have been responsible for its success ? The surrender instructions on the back of ZG73K are now the standard instructions for similar leaflets, based on the best available intelligence on surrender, capture and desertion": ZG69 - "Ihr seid jetzt abgeschnitten! [You are now cut off!]" - "Tactical 'Contingency' leaflet for enemy troops who are surrounded, cut off or (in the strategic sense) encircled. The unattractive letter-press printing is deliberate, creating an impression of urgency. This leaflet must NOT be dropped unless the situation described in it prevails. It would boomerang dangerously and jeopardize the credibility which we have achieved with our leaflet campaign so far": and ZG75 - "Frontsoldat: Frage die Heimat [Front-line Soldier: ask the people at home]" - "a 'double-purpose' leaflet for areas in which German soldiers are fighting under the eyes of German civilians. As this situation becomes more and more common, leaflets are more and more designed to appeal both to soldiers and civilians". The appendix contains leaflets "that are no longer being disseminated", in order to "round out the picture of P.W.D. the combat leaflet operation, and because they represent propaganda lines which have been demonstrated as successful in the particular situations in which they were employed": ZG34 - "Generale Proklamieren Friedensregierung!" "'spot' treatment of the General's putsch" which reached "German soldiers in many cases well before the official German version of the event, and ? were the subject of considerable discussion on the part of Germans in Normandy": ZG36 - "Sir fehlt" - which emphasised the ineffectiveness of the Luftwaffe in Normandy and in the East, which was discontinued "when intelligence reports brought out the fact that the absence of the Luftwaffe is more or less an accepted fact now among German soldiers", as in one other case here there is an inked annotation to this page noting that this is an "Artillery Size" leaflet: and ZG57 - "Falaise: Das war das Ende". which graphically presents "the sickening slaughter of the Falaise Kesselschlacht in all its horror, as the result of holding out in a hopeless situation. Quantities were dropped on the beleaguered Brittany garrisons and strongpoints in the way of our advance. Returns from prisoners indicate that this leaflet successfully fulfilled its function". An interesting footnote on the printing of this booklet is that the presses of Georges Lang, who was forced to flee Jewish persecution in France in 1940, were used during the occupation for the production of the French edition of the German propaganda magazine Signal. A fascinating, and genuinely scarce, piece, offering detailed insight into the increasing refinement of the weapons of psychological warfare during World War II.

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        Choix de Poemes

      Talleres de Francisco A. Colombo, Buenos Aires 1944 - Buen estado 285 pag. (Encuadernado. Conserva tapa original) Ejemplar fuera de comercio n° XXXI de cuarenta y cinco ejemplares numerados e impresos sobre papel "Whatman". Contiene el manuscrito original de alguno de los poemas que figuran en esta edición y un retrato, en fototipia, firmado por el autor. Dirigieron esta edición Eduardo J. Bullrich y Oliverio Girondo. Ha sido impreso para Martin Noel.

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        Allied aerial propaganda leaflets, ZG series.

      [London: Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1944-5] - 74 original aerial propaganda leaflets, printed in red, orange and black on thin paper, various sizes (from 220 x 130 mm to 285 x 215 mm). Numbered 1-88 & 139, with lacunae: 8-9, 19, 21, 23, 36, 48, 49, 53-4, 59, 61-2, 76, 87 Ink-stamps of the Imperial War Museum. Variable toning, a few leaflets with short nicks or closed tears. Overall in excellent condition. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Evocative run of Allied propaganda leaflets air-dropped over north-west Europe in the wake of Operation Overlord, all marked ZG, the so-called "tactical" series aimed chiefly at German (and serving French, Polish and Russian) troops, other series, identified in SHAEF literature as "strategic", being intended for consumption by the civilian populations of Germany and occupied countries. The War Department gave psychological warfare only "token recognition" in the 1914-18 war, and had no dedicated psy-ops branch from 1918 until the Psychological Warfare Branch was established at AFHQ in Algiers in 1942. In February 1944 the PWB was expanded into the Psychological Warfare Division, based at SHAEF (Barnett and Lord, eds. Political Warfare and Psychological Operations, p.46). According to the official report on the operations of the Psychological Warfare Division (Bad Homburg, 1945), leaflet-dropping was "the largest single operation of PWD-SHAEF By May 1945 the Anglo-American leaflet operation was utilizing exclusively more than 80% of the total offset printing capacity of the United Kingdom In general no PWD leaflet was argumentative in character [but aimed to] represent as clearly and as firmly as possible the hard news of the military situation" (pp. 31-4). Some 80% were dropped by the Eighth Air Force, 10% by the RAF, and the rest by the Tactical Air Force or long-range artillery fire. The effects were immediate, and the first monthly SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, contained numerous attestations to the remarkable success of the operation, one officer reporting that 75% of the 11,302 prisoners taken at Le Havre were found to be in possession leaflets. ZG.139 is an updated (1945) issue of the famous Safe Conduct leaflet, first issued as ZG.45 and "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners", according to the classified SHAEF report Current Combat Leaflets, circulated in Paris in late 1944. There are also both iterations of the "One Minute" (Eine Minute) leaflet (ZG.45 & 84), a list of six points outlining the futility of continued resistance. The SHAEF report on the "Leaflet Propaganda Front", issued on 15 November 1944, explains that "the reverse carries the opening sentence: 'German Soldier! We promise you neither Utopia nor a paradise', words which carry great conviction to the German, judging by the numerous references to them by P/Ws, and statements that they were influential in bringing about a decision to surrender". These so-called "basic" (i.e. non-specific) messages were supplemented by "situation" leaflets. Other "outstanding leaflets" dropped in August 1944 included "The Lesson of Stalingrad" (ZG.50) and special leaflets aimed at the garrison of Brest (ZG.46 & 55). In September the decisive Allied victory at the Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12-21 August) provided material for "Falaise" (ZG.57) and "The Last Weeks" (ZG.58), dropped in large quantities on the retreating Germans; further topical leaflets include "The End" (ZG.64, "There is no more front. The battle in the west is lost") and "Why Die in the Last Days of the War" (ZG.65). An excellent collection of primary source material for a key, often overlooked aspect of Allied strategy in the closing stages of the war.

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        Current Combat Leaflets.

      Paris: [Imprimerie Georges Lang for the] Psychological Warfare Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, 1 November, 1944 - Quarto (268 × 207 mm). 24 leaves triple hole-punched and cord-tied in the original pinkish textured card wraps, titled in black on the front panel. Wraps a touch rubbed and a little sunned, some offsetting from the leaflets, and slight marking from the use of self-adhesive cellophane tape to attach them, but overall very good indeed. 18 tipped-in original aerial propaganda leaflets, including two variants, 9 of them with specially printed full translations, mounting leaves with printed explanations of each. Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following D-Day was supervisor of amplifier and leaflet units; Stillman Library, Lafayette College, PA, gift of Harold P. Fox, alumnus who served with PWD in Paris; Ray W. Barker papers in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, KS, Major-General Barker was a key member of COSSAC, and was Deputy Chief of Staff of the European Theatre from 1943&#150;4, and Deputy Chief of Staff for SHAEF 1944-6, the library also has a similar piece in the Walter Bedell Smith papers; and in the William Harlan Hale papers, Yale University Library, a career journalist, Hale was on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair, Washington Post, and Fortune, during WWII, and for a time afterwards, he served as an analyst and writer with PWD. The introduction - which has the printed signatures of Capt. Martin A. Herz, chief, Combat Leaflets, Brig-Gen. R.A. McClure, chief of PWD, Richard Crossman, "Civilian Deputy, P.W.D.", and the live signature of Frank A. Kaufman, chief of the Leaflet Section - sets out the purpose of the publication, tying it specifically to the fast-changing circumstances following D-Day; "Leaflets appearing in this booklet are produced by the Leaflet Section, P.W.D.-SHAEF and dropped in the combat areas on the basis of available target and morale intelligence the majority of previous leaflets have been superseded by the changing military and moral picture The current, more or less 'timeless' leaflets shown on the following pages are available for dissemination by heavy or medium bombers The comments appearing under each leaflet are a guide in the selection and explain the reasoning, experience and policy on which they are based". In his postscript to this rubric, Brig.-Gen. McClure emphasises the need for secrecy; "The policy background and psychological reasoning behind our leaflet program and the attempted co-ordination with the prevailing battle situation, are matters which we wish to keep from the enemy, as they would be useful to his propaganda activities". Each leaflet is mounted on a separate page with a printed description giving its identification number, together with a concise analysis of the psychological rationale behind its construction, and instructions for deployment. In the majority of cases English translations are provided in a format and layout that precisely parallels the German originals, offering a sense of the intended impact. This booklet contains an exceptional collection of the propaganda leaflets "distributed" to German forces in the five months following the D-Day. The first section contains the then current leaflets, showing the range of specific scenarios catered for. These include two variations of ZG45 - "probably the most successful single combat leaflet of the Western Campaign, judging from the returns of prisoners" - together with translation; "It is a 'battle-type' leaflet, designed for hard defensive fighting (from the German point-of-view). Its lack of any political appeal, and its short-term soldier-to-soldier language may have been responsible for its success The surrender instructions on the back of ZG73K are now the standard instructi

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        The Saturday Evening Post Magazine - March 4, 1944 Tattoos Cover

      USA: Curtis. Paperback. B002K7DFU8 A premium copy of this iconic WWII issue which is complete and without address label. Unmarked with light external wear and soiling. Faint yellowing to lower right corner of front cover. Small patch of soiling to page one. A magnificent tattoo art collectible. . Very Good. 1944. First Edition.

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        Nikolai Gogol

      New Directions Books, Norfolk, Connecticut 1944 - First edition, first state. in-12, I, VI, 172 pp. 1 portrait de Nikolai Gogol. Dustwrapper avec $ 1.50. Excellent état. Ex-Libris Josselsson. On joint un extrait du "New Yorker" du 5 novembre 1973 avec un article sur le livre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        München die Hauptstadt der Bewegung grüsst Benito Mussolini - 25. September 1937.

      (Geschenkbildband). Goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit Kordelbindung in Original-Schuber, ohne Seitenangabe, mit vielen Abbildungen, 21 Blatt mit aufgeklebten farbigen Abbildungen, Text deutsch-italienisch, auf Vorsatzblatt Widmung vom 9. Mai 1944, Zustand 2 (FG10) (Geschenkbildband)

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        Noa Noa. Paul Gauguins Beretning om sit Ophold paa Tahiti.

      Gyldendal, København 1944. Lille 4°. 176 sider. Rigt illustreret med plancher i s/h og farve. Indbundet ubeskåret med orig. omslag i et elegant helbind af brunmarmoreret kalveskind med gulddekoraton på permerne og med malede dekorationer (matchende med de marmorerede forsatse) på topsnittet (Jens E. Hansen). Forsynet med gengivelser efter Gauguins manuskript til Noa Noa og andre af hans arbejder fra Tahiti. Forord og fordanskning ved Paul La Cour.

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        De Jean-Paul à Giraudoux. Manuscrit autographe et tapuscrit complets.

      - S.n. (Journal des débats), s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1944), 13,5x21,5cm & 2 pages in-4, 2 1/2 pages in-8. - Manoscritta autografa dell'autore di 2 ½ pagine 8vo pubblicato nel numero del 3 febbraio 1944 del Journal of dibattiti. Manoscritto completo di scrittura molto densa, con molte cancellature, correzioni e integrazioni. Dattiloscritto completo include autografo di un autore modifica nel titolo di questo articolo è collegato. Literary Cronaca pubblicato in occasione della pubblicazione dell'edizione completa della traduzione di Quinto Fixlein grande romantico tedesco Giovanni Paolo. Importante studio in cui Blanchot sviluppa molte delle sue teorie sul potere della letteratura: "Si tratta di una sorta di ascesi, che ci permette di accedere una vita più autentica (...) è per lo scrittore significato mistico. ». Inoltre, egli attribuisce alla scrittura di Jean-Paul potere "straordinario trasmutazione. (...) S prosa ricrea il mondo rendendolo il luogo di somiglianze universali." Così, precedente a quello di Lautréamont, Rimbaud e Nerval, "è sia un mezzo di comprensione sono potere e metamorfosi dal vivo, scrivere, è lo stesso atto poesia è un'esperienza magica.». Tra aprile 1941 e il 1944, Maurice Blanchot pubblicato nella "Cronaca della vita intellettuale" del Journal of Dibattiti 173 articoli su libri nuovi. In un giornale di mezza pagina (circa sette pagine in-8), il giovane autore di "Thomas oscure" i suoi primi passi nel campo della critica letteraria e inaugura un lavoro teorico che avrebbe progettato Molti di questi saggi, "La Part du feu" a "The Conversation Infinito" e "La Scrittura del disastro." Fin dai primi articoli, Blanchot dimostrato acutezza analitica ben oltre letteraria notizie q "ui motiva la sua scrittura. Oscillando tra scrittori classico e moderno, di prima classe e romanzieri minori, mette nelle sue colonne i fondamenti del pensiero critico che segneranno la seconda metà del ventesimo. Trasformato dalla scrittura e dalla guerra, Blanchot rompe, su un pensiero esercitata "in nome degli altri," i violenti maurassiennes certezze della sua giovinezza. Non senza paradosso, allora si trasforma critica letteraria atto filosofico di resistenza alla barbarie intellettuale nel cuore di un giornale "apertamente marechalist": "Bruciare un libro, scrivere, sono due atti da cui la cultura entrato nella sua oscillazioni opposti "(il libro, in Journal of Dibattiti, 20 gennaio 1943). Nel 2007, Cahiers NRF insieme sotto la direzione di Christopher Bident tutte le cronache letterarie non ancora pubblicata in volume con la corretta analisi del lavoro critico di Blanchot "romanzi, poesie, saggi danno luogo ad una riflessione singolare, sempre più sicuro della sua retorica, consegnato più l'eco della impossibile o il richiamo della scomparsa. (...) Non senza contraddizioni o farsi da parte, e la certezza di un lavoro febbrile inizia (... ) questi articoli rivelano la genealogia di un critico che ha trasformato durante la necessità cronaca del pensiero ". (C. Bident). I manoscritti autografi di Maurice Blanchot sono di grande rarità. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 2 pages et demie in-8 publié dans le numéro du 3 Février 1944 du Journal des Débats. Manuscrit complet à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. On joint le tapuscrit complet comportant une modification autographe de l'auteur dans le titre de l'article. Chronique littéraire publiée à l'occasion de la parution de l'édition complète de la traduction de Quintus Fixlein du grand romantique allemand Jean-Paul. Etude d'importance, dans laquelle Blanchot développe plusieurs de ses théories sur le pouvoir de la littérature  : "Elle est une sorte d'ascèse qui nous permet d'accéder à une vie plus authentique (...) elle a pour l'écrivain une signification mystique.". Plus encore, il attribue à l'écriture de Jean-Paul un pouvoir "extraordinaire de transmutation. (...) Sa prose recrée le monde en en faisant le lieu de la ressemblance universelle". Ainsi, précédant celle de Lautréamont, Rimbaud ou Nerval, "elle est à la fois moyen de connaisssance et pouvoir de métamorphose; vivre, écrire, c'est le même acte. La poésie est une expérience magique." 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 q"ui 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 c

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        The original artwork in watercolour and pen & ink for page 18 of Cam's first book BARBARA LAMB, published by John Lane in 1944.

      The artwork is identical to that used except for the absence of the text, which probably would have been laid onto the illustration. Taped into mount; else very good.Price quoted is subject to VAT.

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        Lithografie) Veronique Filozof Nimes.

      o. O. o, J. ( um 1944) - 65 x 49 cm, farb. ill. Lithorafie ( 1 / X ) zeigt eine Stierkampfarena ( in Nimes) mit Titel? Veronique Filozof Nimes Course.), unten rechts signiert, Ränder leicht stockfleckig, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oor Wullie Annual Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins April 1944 DC Thomson

      UK: DC Thomson, 1944. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Annual Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins April 1944 DC Thomson. Early example of Oor Wullie original artwork. Full size story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card. With editor's annotations in pencil. Dated April 2nd 1944. Measures approx 16" x 20".

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        Artist at War

      New York: The Viking Press 1944 - 8vo., decorative tan boards lettered in brown; pictorial dust jacket, slight edge-wear. First edition, with 16 full page illustrations and numerous line drawings. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Phil and Lois Jessup, with warm regards, George Biddle, 1951," on the half-title page. The recipient, Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Have-More Plan How to Raise Most of Your Food in Your Spare Time on Less Than an Acre of Land

      Ed Robinson. PAPERBACK. B01IZXKOSQ 1944. Ships next day. Book is in good shape, no scribbles, highlighting or underlining, has a little tearing on the spine, has a little bit of corner bending, a little general wear, from a smoke-free environment. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know. . Good.

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        Fotocronache di Munari.

      Gruppo editoriale Domus, Milano, 1944. 93 p. 24 cm bross. Edizione originale rara e ricercata ironica e geniale le foto accompagnano un personale percorso estetico ed emozionale: 'La fotocronaca è un modo di esprimersi più con le immagini che con le parole... Qualunque macchina fotografica va bene per fare della fotocronaca... Insomma il desiderio di mettere una foto rovesciata mi perseguita. Sono anni che aspetto il momento opportuno. La devo rovesciare". Esemplare buono. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1944. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo più evidenti alla brossura soprattutto al dorso ex libris inciso applicato alla prima carta. ...

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        THE BLACK PATH OF FEAR

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., 1944., 1944. First edition. First edition. Fine, clean copy in dust jacket with some restoration at the edges and with absolutely no fading to the red Crime Club logo on the spine panel. Murder sends a heartbroken man twisting and turning down the black path of fear. He is accused of a murder he didn't commit and his only proof of innocence is destroyed. A particularly nice copy of an uncommon book and a Crime Club mystery title.

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        Les raisons d'un silence

      First edition, one of rares copies d'auteur on Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention, the only large paper copies.Small and slight foxings on covers and some edges.Rare copy with edges preserved.Provenance : Henri Béraud's library. Inter-FRance Paris 1944 15,5x21,5cm broché

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        Rectal Surgery - A practical Guide to the Modern Surgical Treatment of Rectal Diseases. With 2 Colour Plates and 105 illustrations in the Text.

      Second Edition. London / Toronto / Bombay / Melbourne and Sydney, Cassell and Company Ltd., 1944. 8°. VII, 359 pages. Original Hardcover with the very scarce original dustjacket (unclipped). Excellent condition of the Volume itself. The dustjacket with some staining. With the very important preface to the second edition in which Miles gives his opinion on the longevity of some of his own medical findings and his regret towards the tendency of his colleagues "to revert to less radical measures in the surgical treatment of the rectum". Extremely rare, rather scarce and very sought after publication ! William Ernest Miles (15 January 1869 - 24 September 1947) was an English surgeon known for the Miles' operation: an abdomino-perineal excision for rectal cancer.nnSources differ as to whether Miles was born in Trinidad or in Uppingham, England. He received his medical education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, from where he graduated in 1891. At age 25, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.nnFormerly, surgery for rectal cancer was by perineal excision, which was less efficient in removing neoplastic tissue but easier to perform and carried less risks for the patient. Miles studied the reasons for recurrence following perineal resection and showed that many cases involved the upwards spread of cancer. His approach was to combine surgery via the perineum with surgery from above the cancer via the abdomen, known as abdomino-perineal resection. Miles perfected this technique over a number of years from 1907,eventually achieving long term remissions and gaining the acceptance of other surgeons. Miles' operation became the gold standard for surgical treatment of rectal cancer. (Wikipedia)

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