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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1943 Through November/December1944

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1944 - Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "All circuits are busy; I will call you" - the phrase of operators dealing with heavy traffic; Good-bye to the Seymour and Trinity manual offices - photos; Photo of the ladies of the Nelson small bore rifle club; adding switching equipment in Victoria; Gas masks, helmets, and more in Alma operating room - photo; Action photo of the First Vancouver Cadet Training Corps; Record load of telephone calls handled in B.C. in 1942 - article and photos; George Friend - Alma plant man - article and photos; Second birthday of the Van-Tel Credit Union; A few lines from the front lines - parts of letters from phone men on active service; John Jessop dies - photo and article; Back cover wartime announcement "Be Careful What You Say"; Photos of females filling in for males in the Vancouver Engineering department; Victory Bond ad.; Wire Shortage - here's why; "Behind the Lines!" - by George Matthew Adams; Wartime Problems of Telephone Business set forth in Annual Report; Great Cheque mystery solved by new payroll machine - 2 pages of photos and text; Popular traffic official dies - Robert A Henderson; Honour Roll, World War II; Honour Roll, World War I; Credit Union article; Letter by operator Elsie Forman; variety of photos emphasizing wartime parts shortages and recycling; Victory Bond ad.; E.E. (Slim) Sinden, wire chief at Chilliwack; Operator's form association; Roland Arthur Chute, former Kamloops Manager, retires; John Sowerby - survived fire and earthquake to become a phone man - article and photos; P.J. (Pete) McCormick retires; Illustrated letter from G.R. Peakes, Major-General, G.O.C.-in-C., Pacific Command, saluting the telephone industry; Many additional war photos/content; Using phones to report forest fires; Article on operator 'Quiz Kids' - information operators; honour roll of employees who have joined the war effort; Oliver Plant man Reuben Echlis retires; article from Reader's Digest arguing for wartime wage and price controls; James D. Baker passes away; William Henry Cooke retires; Update from Pipe-Major Edmund Esson in Sicily; Ex-operators rally to aid of telephone company, including newspaper ad.; Miss Leonie Michaud retires; Hockey star and telephone man Leslie Steel dies in Vancouver; many wonderful Victory Garden photos; war bond ad; Victory Loan depends on the Phone; Introducing Jack Veitch; Ads showing the wartime contributions of operators; in memory of Henry G. E. Goult; Victoria construction gang at work in photos; Photo of Victoria's operators at work; Farewell to Ernest F. Helliwell; Cranbrook operator, Minnie Egan, retires; Edward Dawson dies suddenly; Sergeant James Clark, R.C.A.F., reported a missing; Ernest S. Harris bids farewell; Cover photo of Pilot Officer Gordon Heselton, the first B.C. man to win a decoration in WWII (with story inside); photo of '25 club' war savings stamp booklet; 40 miles of phone bills - many photos; Record long distance load in 1943 but local calls show decline; John D. Johnston, general commercial manager; Full page instructions with the heading "Strict Conservation of Paper now a Necessity"; Jim Baigent and Arthur (Pop) Harness retire; "Lick Stamps to Lick Hitler" on back cover of one issue; Telephone Talk is shrunk to conserve paper; Net Revenue decrease in 1943; Full-page article on inf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marginalia

      Arkham House, WI 1944 - Virgil Finlay Cover Art. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees, Trade Edition`

      1944. Hemard's Illustrated French Tax Code in a Handsome Binding Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. Texte Inegral des Lois, Decrets, Decrets-Lois, Decret de Codification, Suivi d'un Formulaire Administratif. Paris: Editions Litteraires et Artistiques/Librairie "Le Triptyque", [1944]. x, 330, [1] pp. Caption and text illustrations, those at beginning of sections are hand-colored (pochoir). Quarto (9-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Illustrated stiff color wrappers bound into contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt title to spine, top-edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, a few shallow nicks and scuffs to boards, light rubbing to spine, minor wear to corners, internally fresh. A handsome copy. $750. * Hemard presents the official text of the French Tax Code with witty, and often racy illustrations, colored (au pochoir) by E. Charpentier. It is a sequel to his Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes (1925) and Code Penal: Commentaires Images (c. 1940). Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. The Code General was issued in several forms. Ours is a trade edition of 1,000 copies. It was also issued in a limited edition of 800 numbered copies, the first 145 with an original sheet of text illustrations and a sheet of their original sketches. There is also a signed and numbered edition of 160 printed on Arches paper (papier velin), an edition of 40 non-commercial copies intended for friends and associates (hors commerce) and 60 portfolios of the images alone.

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        The Happy Turning.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1944. A Dream of Life. Octavo. Original grey paper wrappers, titles to front cover and spine in black. Small closed tear to head of front panel and half-title, tip missing to outer bottom corner of half-title, light browning to margins; a very good copy. Proof copy, corrected by the author and inscribed by him on the front cover: "Press. H.G.W. There are a few small verbals to correct, otherwise this reading has been admirable", followed by a list of page numbers where he had made corrections; these were minor grammatical changes, made to the text and margins in ink and pencil. The short book, his penultimate work, was published in 1945. The Happy Turning is described by Batchelor in his biography of Wells as, "strikingly cheerful" at odds with his final work Mind at the End of its Tether.

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        Zmaga. Zavezni_ka publikacija za Jugoslovane. Posebna izdaja [Victory. Allied Publication for Yugoslavians. Special Edition].

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

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        Planning your Neighbourhood for home, for work, for play.

      49.5 x 35.5 cms. 20 loose coloured pictorial boards, original pin holes for display to corners. A very good set (without original portfolio). Designed by Erno Goldfinger and Ursula Blackwell. Assistant Martin Cobbett, Collaborators Sheila Hawkins for cartoons and Peter Shepheard for landscaping. The first plate acts as title-page, No.2 and No.3 contrast village and town life, No.s 4-10 describe what planning means: "Shops, Schools, Work and Recreation within easy reach of our home". No.s 9 and 10 talk about different types of homes (houses, flats ot maisonettes) and the space needed to supply accomodation for different sized families. No.s 11-20 show the site in Shoreditch on which the plans were to be based and how the new changes would impact the site. Britain's lack of trained planners in the years after World War II caused many established architects to begin town planning for the first time. As the war drew to a close, architect Ernö Goldfinger worked on exhibitions for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs and this accompanying publication Planning Your Neighbourhood on behalf of the Air Ministry Directorate of Educational Services. With his wife Ursula Blackwell, Goldfinger expounded the popular idea of neighbourhood planning, whereby parts of the cities are reconstructed in a unified style for a set number of people to live. Here, Goldfinger designs a new neighbourhood on land in war-damaged Shoreditch, London. Through diagrams and montages he explains the logic of the design's placing of homes, shops, schools, green spaces, industry and traffic relative to each other. In doing so he planned to sweep away the slums, use space more efficiently, separating pedestrians and traffic and realigning new developments to Patrick Abercrombie's County Plan . From Planning Your Neighbourhood, in which he envisaged the rebuilding of the heavily bombed London district of Shoreditch, to Planning Your Kitchen, Goldfinger's vision of post-war Britain embraced everything from bold urbanism, to warning home owners that "jazzy knobs collect dust". A fascinating, almost utopian, post-war scheme for rebuilding the blitzed London. Goldfinger was to become known for his brutalist high rise developments which ironically were to lead to distinctly non-utopian social disintergration. We were able to locate sets of these panels in RIBA and the National Trust Library only; not listed by COPAC; OCLC locates a set in the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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        Guignol's Band.

      P., Denoël, 1944, 1 vol. in-12° (187 x 120) broché sous couverture blanche imprimée en noir, de 348 pp. - (1) f. (achevé d'imprimer au 15 mars 1944). Dos légèrement plissé, photo dépliante mal restauré au niveau du pli, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale sur grand papier avec la couverture blanche comme il se doit, 1 des 450 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa (N°128). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Paris sous la botte des Nazis

      1944. First Edition . EPARVIER, Jean. A Paris sous la botte des Nazis. [Paris Under the Boot of the Nazis]. Paris: Raymond Schall, (1944). Quarto, original photographic paper-covered boards. $2800.First trade edition, published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, with over 225 black-and-white photogravures, many secretly documenting the Nazi-occupation of Paris from June 1940 to August 1944, this unique copy with a laid-in typed letter dated “22 March 1945” and written regarding this copyÂ’s distinctive tipped-in English translations of the French text, notifying the recipient that “your book” is being hand carried from France to Washington, D.C. by Colonel Knowles, then serving with the Under Secretary of War.In this extraordinary photobook published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, the cityÂ’s four-year occupation by German forces is recorded in over 225 black-and-white photographs attributed to leading photographers such as Roger Schall, Robert Doisneau, Pierre Vals, Maurice Jarnoux, Pierre Jahan, and the Seeberger brothers. The bookÂ’s striking images show Nazis marching through the Arc de Triomphe in June 1940, streets littered with smashed barricades, sightseeing German officers, underground prisons with the handprints of tortured prisoners dug into walls, and a series documenting an execution by firing squad. The book closes with the triumphant return of Général de Gaulle through the crowded streets of Paris. Published by Raymond Schall, whose brother Roger Schall, one of the leading photographers of the day, provided the cover image and many uncredited photographs within. When Nazi forces required all photojournalists to register their work, Schall complied but withheld many negatives until their first printing here in book form. In 1962 the editor of Paris Match praised Schall and those like him “who kept alive the spark of journalism that would never die.” Featuring facsimile of de GaulleÂ’s announcement declaring the Liberation of Paris. Introduction by Jean Eparvier. Text in French. Published simultaneously with a limited edition of 1525. Without scarce original printed book band. Censor stamp. This copy with numerous tipped-in English translations of the French text, along with a laid-in typed letter dated “22 March 1945,” notifying the letterÂ’s recipient that this copy has been carried from “this side” to Washington D.C. by a Colonel Knowles (then serving with Under Secretary of War Julius Amberg). The letter writer, signed “Lou,” apologizes for sending the book along without a translation of the Introduction-but “I let the book get out of print before I tried to buy one for myself.”Images fresh and clean, tiny stapler marks to upper edge of printed front free endpaper, light edge-wear, faint soiling to bright photographic boards. Near-fine condition.

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        Fotocronache di Munari

      Gruppo editoriale Domus, 1944. In 8, cm 16,5 x 24, pp. 94 con illustrazioni fotografiche nel testo. Brossura editoriale con bruniture diffuse e lievissimi danni al dorso, per il resto buon esemplare. Edizione originale rara di uno dei primi libri di Munari. Studio puntuale e didattico ma caratterizzato da un fondo di garbatissima ironia, dedicato all'utilizzo della fotografia come mezzo di comunicazione. Tipicamente munariana la sequenza con la quale trasforma una stessa immagine in base a una lettura verista, impressionista, cubista, futurista, surrealista e astrattista. ITA

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        1944 New York State Women Recital - Original Program

      - A very rare original single sheet program from one of the notoriously awful soprano's private song recitals, given by the New York State Women association on February 4, 1944. The program included "Old English Songs," the "Bell Song" from Lakmé, and "Like a Bird," a song with music by her accompanist Cosme McMoon and words by Jenkins herself. 1 p. One horizontal crease; otherwise in fine condition. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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        L'espace du dedans

      First collected edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Elegant half green morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date at foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine (sunned) preserved, top edge gilt.Handsome autograph inscription from Henri Michaux to Maurice Blanchot.A very good copy in a perfectly suited binding. Gallimard Paris 1944 12x19cm broché

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        The Razor's Edge A New Novel

      London: William Heinemann, 1944.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[4]; 284. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles, in the typographic green dust-jacket. Attractive bookplate to front pastedown, slight rolling to spine ends and corners, some spotting to edges. Dust-jacket shows well with some creasing to the top and bottom of the spine, closed tear along the bottom of the fold between spine and rear panels. Very good.

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        Drawing of a Landscape Signed 'E.A.' (Edward, 1900-1979, Artist and Illustrator)

      1944 - in black crayon on brown-pink paper, of farmhouses (one with a well) among trees with hills rising behind, 9¼" x 12½" in window mount 14½" x 17½", no place, no date, circa Besides the children's books he illustrated, Edward Ardizzone was an official British War Artist. From the character of the houses we think this drawing may date from the time he was in Italy towards the end of WWII.

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        Untitled Abstraction

      1944. In 1944 Rexroth specified on the back of a photo of this painting what is the top and the bottom. He dated it "1926" and noted the colors: "blues, yellows on blue and blue green, white and black circles." The composition uses Mondrian's palette of primaries with black and white, and is a good example of Rexroth's use of solar and lunar polarities (the white and black circles) combined with the magnet form, which also carries the association of musical notation (as in linked eighth notes). Rexroth was particularly interested in music because (like mathematics) its complex interrelationships are recorded in a precise, universal notation. San Francisco Museum of Art label on the back, title given is "Abstraction"; date "in" is "6/29/42". There is a remnant of another label on the back, the little bit of text remaining is illegible Untitled abstract on Masonite (which Rexroth referred to as "Beaver Board"), 12 1/4" wide x 17 3/8" high, ca. 1926, with a double frame (inner frame is glazed and is by Rexroth, outer frame is contemporary and executed to style). Some minor surface abrasion at top-edge (perhaps from the frame), otherwise in fine condition.

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        The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde

      Morrow, 1944 A very good first edition, second printing in a very good dust jacket.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Very Ordinary Seaman. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      Gollancz, 1944. 8vo., First Edition; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Fictionalised but accurate account of the author's five months in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. Generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea; certainly a minor classic of WWII. A lovely copy of the scarce original edition. Law, 1062.

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        FICCIONES

      Editorial Sur 1944 - Primera edicion. Encuadernacion original de editorial. Cubiertas en muy buenas condiciones. Ejemplar para coleccionista. 203 pags. Buenos Aires. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [HOLOCAUST]. The Death Factory near Lublin. With extracts from further accounts by war correspondents and nine full-page illustrations by Konstantin Mikhailovich

      London: Printed by Illustrated Periodicals, Ltd., for the Daily Worker League, [1944]. First English Edition. Softcover. Good antiquarian condition. 8vo. 32 pp. Original illustrated wrappers (staples a little rusty). Minor wear along extremities, text evenly browned on account of the wartime paper stock. Preserved in a mylar sleeve. The small physical size of the present pamphlet betrays the magnitude of the horror it describes and illustrates; it constitutes the very first report of the reality of the Nazis' industrial-style killing. It is "important not only for being the first such account after liberation, but also for establishing literary norms and imagery that would be used in future depictions of the camps: the gas chambers, the barbed wire, and the mountains of belongings. Indeed, the huge quantities of clothing to be found in the Majdanek stores was SimonovÂ’s best evidence for the scale of the murder carried out there, and he employs it as part of the justification for punishment." (SOURCE: Dan Stone, "The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath" (Yale University Press, 2015, pp. 37-38). Simonov defines the camp as Europe's largest "death factory." Following Nazi usage, the name of the location was given as "Lublin" and not the more accurate "Majdanek," a nearby suburb but still within the city limits. Incredibly the Majdanek facility remains the best preserved of all Nazi concentration camps. The total number of victims of the camp is uncertain; estimates range from 78,000 to 360,000. The immortal text begins: "What I am now about to relate is too enormous and too gruesome to be fully conceived..." Among the nine reproductions of original photographs, perhaps the most famous is that of a "monstrous" mountain of shoes; Simonov exclaimed that "There may be a million, there may be more. They spill over out of the hut through the windows and the doors. In one spot the weight of them pushed out part of the wall, which fell outwards together with piles of shoes." The shoes were a silent witness to those who had been starved, tortured, incinerated, gassed, and executed, and thus: "It is hard to imagine anything more gruesome than this sight." Simonov's text first appeared in newspaper form in the "Red Star" ("Krasnaia zvezda") in three issues (August 10-12, 1944) and read on the radio on three successive evenings. The present pamphlet is the complete London printing, which was preceded by the "Lublin Extermination Camp," issued by the Soviet Embassy in Washington. Konstantin (Kyrill Mikhailovich) Simonov, 1915-1979, was a Soviet journalist, poet, playwright, novelist, and correspondent of Krasnaya Zvezda. "The Death Factory near Lublin" is doubtless his most important work.

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        Situation Normal

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1944 - SIGNED by Arthur Miller on the front free end paper. Octavo, 180 pages. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Soiling to each board and some excess binder's glue to the upper right side of the spine. The dust jacket has some wear at the spine ends, a small tear to the top of the front panel and to the front flap and a chip at the top of the spine. Each flap shows toning to the upper edge. Overall, an attractive copy with the original $2.00 price intact on the front flap. Arthur Miller's debut book, a look at army life. Signed copies are uncommon, especially in a condition this nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Printed form letter signed to Emil Hills, with autograph additions.

      1 page. Large octavo, 266 x 184 mm. Dated Los Angeles, October 3, 1944. On printed stationery with watermark "Neenah Glacier Bond Rag Content." In English. Relative to Schoenberg's 70th birthday (September 13, 1944): "For more than a week I tried composing a letter of thanks to those who congratulated me on the occasion of my seventieth birthday... At this age, if one is still capable of giving once in a while a sign of life, everybody might consider this already as a satisfactory accomplishment. I acknowledged this when my piano concerto was premiered and to my astonishment so many were astonished that I still have something to tell..." Signed by Schoenberg, with name of recipient ("Mr. Emil HIlls") and salutation in Schoenberg's autograph. Creased at folds and slightly overall. Together with: A postcard photograph of Schoenberg published by Breitkopf & Härtel reproducing an early portrait. The first performance of Schoenberg's piano concerto, op. 42, took place in New York on February 6, 1944.

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        Steep Ascent

      , 1944. 1944. First Edition . Signed. LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. The Steep Ascent. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1944). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $3200.First edition, inscribed by Charles Lindbergh: ""To John Oldrin and Gin Oldrin, from their friend, Charles A. Lindbergh."" With an autograph postcard signed ""Anne"" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, mentioning ""working like mad to get my book into galleys"" laid in.""A fictional account of an actual incident… the story of a dangerous flight over the Alps made by a young couple."" The 3-1/2 by 5-1/2-inch postcard, dated ""Friday, Dec. 8,"" is penned entirely by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and reads, ""Dear John

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        L'AVVENTURA 001-226 SERIE QUASI COMPLETA

      S.E.P.I. - SOCIETA' EDITRICE PERIODICI ILLUSTRATI 1944-49 - L'AVVENTURA le più belle storie - i migliori disegnatori anno I - nn. 1-18 anno II - nn. 1-33 anno III - nn. 1-48 anno IV - nn. 1-126 Serie quasi completa rilegata in 7 volumi S.E.P.I. - Società Editrice Periodici Illustrati 1944-49 cart. vari formati b/n e a colori Stato di conservazione: OTTIMO! Macchie nel n. 11 del 1946 anno III (è presente però una copia sostitutiva del n. 11 del 1946 non rilegata). L'Avventura esce a Roma dopo due mesi dalla liberazione della città (6 agosto 1946) come ideale continuazione dell'Avventuroso di Nerbini. Presenta Gordon l'intrepido (Flash Gordon) di Don Moore, Alez Raymond e Austin Briggs, Audax (King of the Royal Mounted) di Zane Gray e Jim Gary, Cino e Franco (Tim Tyler's Luck) di Lyman Young, Nat Edson, Clark Haas e Tom Massey, Mandrake di Lee Falk e Phil Davis, Jim della giunga (Jiungle Jim) di Don Moore e John Mayo, Marco Spada (Birck Bradford) di William Ritt e Clarence Gray, L'Uomo Mascherato (The Phantom) di Lee Falk, Ray Moore e Wilson McCoy, Agente Segreto X-9 (Secret Agent X-9) di Mel Graff e Steve Canyon di Milton Caniff. La serie qui proposta è rilegata in 7 volumi: Vol. 1 - 1944-46 I anno I nn. 1-14 Vol. 2 - 1944-46 II anno I nn. 15-18; anno II nn. 1-33 Vol. 3 - 1944-46 III anno III nn. 1-25 Vol. 4 - 1944-46 anno III nn. 26-48 Vol. 5 - 1947 anno IV - nn. 1-50 Vol. 6 - 1948 anno V - nn. 51-102 Vol. 7 - 1949 anno VI - nn. 103-126 Mancano gli ultimi due numeri: 127 e 128 29x38, S., b/n e col.

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        Dantes Hoelle / Deutsch von Benno Geiger

      Halbfranzband mit Lederecken mit 5 falschen Bünden, marmorierter Überzug. Braune Rückenschilder mit Goldtitel, Rücken minimal verblasst und mit minimalen Spuren von [Locheisen?-]Abdrücken. Verblasster Goldschnitt am Kopf. Hss. Vermerk auf Vorsatz "Mailand März 1944". Umschlagteile der Orig.-Broschur sind mit eingebunden. Auf dem Titelblatt verso der Vermerk: "Dreihundert Exemplare dieser Auflage sind auf handgeschöpftem Bütten gedruckt". Buchbinderisches Schmuckstück aus den 40-er Jahren, schön und sauber gemacht. - Es handelt sich nicht um ein Exemplar auf Bütten.

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        Proclamation No. 1

      1944. First Edition . EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Proclamation No. 1. Military Government—Germany. Supreme Commander's Area of Control. No place, [1944]. Printed broadside (measures 19-1/2 by 21 inches); matted and framed, entire piece measures 27 by 27 inches. $5000.1944 World War II broadside of Proclamation No. 1, General EisenhowerÂ’s powerful message to the German people announcing the Allied ForcesÂ’ arrival in Germany, their intent to “overthrow Nazi rule, dissolve the Nazi Party andÂ… eradicate that German Militarism which has so often disrupted the peace of the world,” text printed in both German and English.On September 28, 1944, two weeks after U.S. troops cross the Siefried line and entered Germany, Eisenhower issued Proclamation No. 1. This momentous document proclaims a turning point in history with its immortal line: “We come as conquerors, but not as oppressors.” EisenhowerÂ’s Proclamation further reads, in part: “We shall obliterate Naziism and German Militarism. We shall overthrow the Nazi rule, dissolve the Nazi Party and abolish the cruel, oppressive and discriminatory laws and institutions which the Party has created. We shall eradicate that German Militarism which has so often disrupted the peace of the world Military and Party leaders, the Gestapo and others suspected of crimes and atrocities will be tried and, if guilty, punished as they deserve.” Eisenhower additionally provides for the suspension of all German courts and the continuation of essential public utilities. The United Press reported from Allied Supreme Headquarters in London that same September: “A broadcast message directed to Western and Southwestern Germany said that Eisenhower will exercise supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority in the theatre under his commandÂ…The broadcast, sent by a Supreme Headquarters spokesman over ABSIE (American Broadcasting Station in Europe) said that ‘this process begins immediately on the arrival of the Allied armies in each area and the inauguration of the Allied Military GovernmentÂ… Front dispatches have told of the posting of Allied Supreme Headquarters announcements in such towns as Roetgen, Echternach and Vollendorf, towns which the Allied armies are known to have occupied.” With printed September 1944 date “(9/44)” present in the lower left corner; future printings did not have a date. Text printed on the recto in both English and German. Text fresh and clean, light edge-wear, some expertly repaired closed tears along foldlines. Beautifully framed.

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        Der Panzerknacker 1944

      German Army High Command 1944 - German military handbook. German WW2 anti-tank manual "Der Panzerknacker". Published in 1944 by German Army High Command. Enemy armor recognition guide and anti-armor operation and tactics. Good condition. 22 pages. Rare. Softcover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        WWII UNDERGROUND PRINTING - POETRY & FINE ART: Jama [The Pit].

      [Topusko, Croatia: Naprjed] Izdanje kluba kulturnih radnika Hrvatske [Publishing House of Cultural Workers of Croatia] [End of November] . 1944 - A superlative edition of one of the great classics of Croatian and World War II poetry, Ivan Kovacic’s Jama, printed by a secret underground Partisan press, and bound in a parachute linen. A numbered example, signed by the illustrator and publisher. - Ivan Kovacic, with a nickname Goran, was born in Lukovdol in Croatia, on the southern Slovenian border to a Croatian father Ivan Kovacic and Jewish mother Ruža, neé Klein. After unfinished study of Slavistics in Zagreb, he became journalist, writer and poet. In 1942 he joined the Partisans and participated in battles through the difficult terrain of Bosnia. In the months of seeing cruel battles and slaughtering of civilians, he wrote his most famous poem Jama (The Pit). This epic poem was inspired by a genocide made by the Croatian Nationalistic Army, Ustashe, upon the Serbian people. In first person, with cruel, yet beautiful verses, he describes torture, and eventual death as a part of mass killings. In 1943, only 30 year old Kovacic was killed in Case Black – a joint attack by the Axis, which aimed to destroy the main Yugoslav Partisan force in Bosnia, mostly known by its final phase final phase, the Battle of the Sutjeska. After the battle of Sutjeska, Kovacic was hiding in a farmhouse, weakened by a lung illness, listening the Serbian Nationalist Army Chetniks killing wounded Partisans. Eventually he was also tracked down by Chetniks, slaughtered and buried in an unmarked grave. Kovacic’s death was accepted by the Partisans with great sadness. The journalist and politician Mosa Pijade (1890-1957) described his death:Goran Kovacic did not survive the horrendous fifth offensive. This young Croatian poet, who in "The Pit" formed the strongest poem of a protest against the Ustasha massacres against the Serbs, was killed by "Serbian vigilante" Chetnik degenerates, these Swabian and Ustasha allies. They cut the throat, which had so sincerely and strongly thundered from the Croatian fraternal soul against Ustasha crimes against Serbian youth. Never before a more honest and humane work of a poet was punished and never a forehead of a murderer was tainted by more disgraceful crime. Reading the Goran's "Jama", hearts of generations and generations of Serbian youth will tear over the crimes, which caused such a cry of a poet, but also over the crime, which slit the throat of this beautiful seagull. The poem is considered one of the most beautiful war poems ever made and one of the greatest poems of Croatian literature. The artists of lithographs, Edo Murtic (1921–2005) and Zlatko Prica (1916-2003), were both famous Croatian academic painters. Their original signatures are on page 2. The most known translation of the poem was made already in 1948 in French language, with a title La fosse commune. The illustration in it was made by Pablo Picasso. - Circumstances of printing: This edition was printed by a Partisan press, during WWII on so called "Liberated area", or in the "Federal State of Croatia", in the German occupied area. This underground state was founded on May 8th-9th 1944 in Topusko, Croatia, by the Croatian anti-Fascist movement and was not a constitutionally socialist state, or even a republic, as the war in Yugoslavia lasted for another year. The woody area around Topusko was at the time controlled by the Partisans, which enabled them to print this book with more time consuming techniques, then their colleagues in other underground secret presses could use. As written on the title page the work has been printed in 250 examples on normal paper and bound in parachute linen. The lithograph press has been constructed in a Partisan workshop. The first 150 examples have been signed by the authors of lithographs. (Ove je djelo tiskano u 250 primjeraka na obic?nom papiru i vezano u padobransko platno. Litografska presa konstruirana je u partizanskoj radionici. Prvih 150 primjeraka provi?eno je originalnim potpisima autora litografija). This is nr of the numbered and signed copies. I

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        Autograph letter signed on both sides of a plain postcard to 'Dear Miss Kraty' (Grand Duchess, 1875-1960, Sister of Nicholas II and Wife of his Cousin Grand Duke Alexander)

      1944 - thanking her for her letter "& sending me Nadia's", (Princess Nadejda Dmitrievna, 1933-2002, only daughter of the writer's fourth son Dmitri Alexandrovich, 1901-1980), "& also for the book - it wasn't the one I meant so I suppose it is somewhere" among Nadia's mother's things, (Russian-born Marina, 1912-1960, née Countess Golenistcheva-Kutuzova), "The one you sent belongs to Xenia", (Princess Xenia Andreevna, 1919-2000, elder daughter of the writer's eldest son Andrei, 1897-1981), "& her brothers", Michael & Andrew, "Poor little thing - she does miss you & feels 'homesick'! I wonder what was the matter with her Mama. Not one of the family has ever written to me which I call beastly! I wonder why a french school was chosen for her, tho' on the other hand it is a good thing she is learning french", the Grand Duchess is very worried about her second son Feodor, (Feodor Alexandrovich, 1897-1968), "he had another hemorrage a week ago and is laid up again - too unfortunate and such a set back. He feels weak, very nervous, and is altogether very cut up! The D[octo]rs say it isn't alarming, but that doesn't help matters, as he feels none the better for it. He is going to the Sanatorium this week, probably dreads the thought of it - poor dear - as [he] hates the place! .", continuing about "M[other] Martha", whose presence in spite of deafness and other ailments "is such a comfort and help", at Balmoral it is "more like November", 2 sides postcard, Balmoral, 3rd April Written to 'Miss Kraty', who is no doubt at Wilderness House, since 1937 the Grand Duchess's 'grace and favour' home in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Many of Xenia's family lived there much or most of the time, especially the grandchildren mentioned. Dmitri Alexandrovich left Russia with his mother in 1919 on board HMS Marlborough. In the 1930s he worked briefly at Coco Chanel's in Biarritz, where he fell in love with and in 1931 married Marina, not yet 19, a Chanel model. In WWII, Dmitri was a Lieutenant- Commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve on convoys to Murmansk and taking part in the Dunkirk evacuation. Their daughter Nadejda had been born in France, but at this date the Grand Duchess must be talking of a French school in England. In 1947 Nadejda's parents separated and both later re-married. Mother Martha, a formidable Russian mystic, was acquired by the Grand Duchess in 1938 as a companion. She went on to dominate Xenia's life and control all who visited.

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        Der Öffentliche Gesundheitsdienst. Jahrgang 1 - 10 (mehr nicht erschienen) in 14 Bänden. Zeitschrift des Reichsausschusses für Volksgesundheitsdienst E.V., der Staatsmedizin Akademie Berlin und der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft der deutschen Ärzte des öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes.

      (1. Jhg, A.) XXVIII, 1010 (2. Jhg, A.) XIV, 998 (3. Jhg. A/B) XIV,1016, XII, 844 (4. Jhg. A/B) XIV, 1024, X, 764 (5. Jhg. A/B) X, 770, VI, 528 (6. Jhg. A/B) X, 756, VI, 564 (7. Jhg. B) VI, 528 (8. Jhg. B) IV, 332 (9. Jhg. B) IV, 296 (10. Jhg. A/B in einem Band) 196, 144 S. Mit Abb. Hln. mit Goldprägung. Schnitt tls. stockfleckig. Papierbedingt tls. etw. gebräunt. Guter Gesamtzustand. Ohne die "Teilausgaben B" des 1. und 2. Jahrgangs und die "Teilausgaben A" des 7 - 9 Jahrgangs. ("Während die Ausgabe A dieser Zeitschrift sich mit den ärztlichen Aufgaben und Wissensgebieten befassen soll, wird die Ausgabe B sich an Verwaltungsbeamte, Lehrer und Erzieher sowie an die nicht ärztlichen Hilfskräfte der Gesundheitsämter wie an alle diejenigen wenden, die innerhalb der nationalsozialistischen Bewegung oder in der privaten Wohlfahrtspflege sich mit den oben gekennzeichneten Wissensgebieten und praktischen Erfahrungen beschäftigen wollen." Gütt, aus dem Vorwort). - Umfangreicher und eindringlicher Einblick in das medizinische Feld zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Der Herausgeber Arthur Gütt, Urheber der nationalsozialistischen Zwangssterilisationspolitik, möchte mit dem Blatt die bis dato verschiedenen Organisationen des Gesundheitswesen einigen, und "ermöglichen, die Ärzte und Hilfskräfte der Gesundheitsämter im Sinne nationalsozialistischer Staatsführung und nationalsozialistischer Weltanschauung zu erziehen, um sie zu befähigen, das nationalsozialistische Wollen der Gesetze Adolf Hitlers und seiner Regierung auf dem Gebiet des Gesundheitswesens praktisch durchzuführen". Die Zeitschrift enthält somit nicht nur medizinische Fach- und Forschungsberichte, Statistiken, Personalia, (Fach-)Referate (alles zum zeitgenössischen Trend), sondern auch gesetzliche Anordnungen, Erlasse und Leitfäden zur Durchführung. Selbst im Kriegsjahrgang 10 (1944) wird die Ärzteschaft im Vorwort des Reichsgesundheitsministers Conti motiviert, gerade in Zeiten des "Bombenterrors", "Gesundheit und Leistungskraft des deutschen Volkes zu erhalten" sowie "Mit Einsatz des ganzen Könnens (..), Verletzte und Erkrankte wiederherzustellen, ihren Lebensmut und Leistungswillen anzuspornen, Weichheit und Schwäche entgegenzutreten und darüber hinaus in der Abwehr allgemeiner gesundheitlichen Gefahren, wie in der Seuchenabwehr, Entscheidendes zu leisten. (...) Ihre Erfüllung wird der Beitrag des deutschen Arztes zum Siege sein."

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        Diary of an Ad Man

      1944. First Edition . Signed. YOUNG, James Webb. The Diary of an Ad Man. The War Years, June 1, 1942-December 31, 1943. Chicago: Advertising Publications, 1944. Octavo, original green cloth, original red paper spine label, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of the groundbreaking work by Young, one of the ""giants"" of early advertising, inscribed, ""To Frank Rand Jr., With regard, Jim Young."" Young's leadership at the J. Walter Thompson agency revolutionized advertising. Together with Stanley Resor, he used research ""to study the working of advertising in psychological and behavioral terms, and they made advertising an international activity. Under the guidance of Resor and Young, J. Walter Thompson was the leading player on the advertising stage from the late 1920s to the late 1950s"" (Jones, Advertising Organizations, 322). David Ogilvy, ""the original Mad Man"" (Wall Street Journal), often ""invoked the giants of earlier generations: James Webb Young"" in particular (Jones, International Advertising, 174). Diary of an Ad Man is Young's ""most interesting work. The book is made up of the weekly writings that Young had sent to Advertising Age magazine between June 1942 and December 1943: an exceptional testimony to an era seen through the eyes of a true expert in customs and lifestyles. Because of his standing, President Truman called on Young to chair the War Advertising Council (the predecessor of the American Advertising Council)"" (Elliot, Just Doing It). The pivotal works of advertising forerunners such as ""Bernbach, Burnett, Ogilvy and Young are informed by profound knowledgeÂ… There are not many such works"" (Jones and Slater, What's in a Name, 11). Recipient Frank Rand Jr., the prominent New Mexico publisher, was also a onetime president of New York's Turf and Field Club, ""where he owned a racing stable. His thoroughbreds won featured raced at major tracks, including Belmont. In the 1940s Rand was the publisher and owner of The New Mexican, Santa Fe's only daily newspaper, and was active in the state's Republican Party"" (New York Times).Book fresh and clean, only lightest edge-wear to dust jacket. An about-fine inscribed copy.

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        THE DIARY OF AN AD MAN. The War Years June 1, 1942 - December 31, 1943.

      Chicago, IL: Advertising Publications, Inc., 1944. 256 pages of text. Hardcover binding with minimal soiling to the top edge. Unclipped dustjacket with a large closed tear at the bottom of the spine, a few small tears and creases, and minor soiling and shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. A tiny stain to the bottom edge of the closed pages. The first printing of the First edition, uncommonly found in a dustjacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition/Very good+ condition (DJ). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln

      , 1944. 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

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        Steep Ascent

      1944. First Edition . Signed. LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. The Steep Ascent. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1944). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $3200.First edition, inscribed by Charles Lindbergh: ""To John Oldrin and Gin Oldrin, from their friend, Charles A. Lindbergh."" With an autograph postcard signed ""Anne"" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, mentioning ""working like mad to get my book into galleys"" laid in.""A fictional account of an actual incidentÂ… the story of a dangerous flight over the Alps made by a young couple."" The 3-1/2 by 5-1/2-inch postcard, dated ""Friday, Dec. 8,"" is penned entirely by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and reads, ""Dear John – Thank you so much for letting me see this. I also liked very much the Hymn to Orion — didn't you? The story of Lucy & the shells given to the sand-baby is enchanting — but not surprising. Lard has a little girl, too, born yesterday. I had to share the news with you. 'Thank heaven for little girls!' In haste — I am working like mad to get my book into galleys before we leave for Aspen & Xmas — gratefully, Anne.""Book fine; dust jacket with two small chips around head of slightly toned spine, extremely good.

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        La Reine Morte

      1944. MONTHERLANT, Henry de. La Reine Morte [The Dead Queen]. Drama en Trois Actes. Illustrations de V. Stuyvaert. Paris: (Aux dépens dÂ’un groupe de Bibliophiles, 1944). Tall quarto (10 by 12-1/2 inches), contemporary full crushed black morocco with decorative inlays to front board, gilt raised spine emblem, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut, original wrappers bound in, original slipcase. $1800.Limited first French edition, number 46 of 599 copies, of MontherlantÂ’s first play, one of only 50 copies printed on Lana with an additional double-suite of color plates (20 total), from original watercolors au pochoir by renowned artist Victor Stuyvaert, each text and plate leaf richly bordered in gilt filigree, handsomely bound in full morocco with pictorial inlays on the front board. A gorgeous production.The notorious award-winning French novelist and dramatist Henry de Montherlant was “one of FranceÂ’s finest playwrights Admired by such as Malraux, Camus, Graham Greene and Peter QuennellÂ… Montherlant will live as one of the outstanding writers of the century.” La reine morte (The Dead Queen), MontherlantÂ’s electrifying first drama, premiered in Paris in 1942 at the Comédie Francaise. This limited first edition of La reine morte, published in 1944 amidst the rubble of Nazi occupation, contains striking full-page color illustrations after watercolors au pochoir by Belgian artist Victor Stuyvaert. MontherlantÂ’s play, set in Portugal, draws “on the grisly legend that after the death of Inez de Castro, ‘her husband, when he became King, had her body disinterred and crowned Queen beside himÂ… The legend is all Montherlant needs. It sets him off on a bitter, ruthless inquiry into the nature of power” (New York Times). Limited first edition of 599 copies with ten full-page color plates: one of only 50 copies printed on Lana and containing an additional double-suite of the volumeÂ’s ten color plates (20 total). Text in French. A fine and bright copy, scarce in original slipcase.

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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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        Original Photograph of Carnegie Hall Audience

      - An original photograph of the audience for the notoriously awful soprano's 1944 Carnegie Hall concert, her last and only public recital. Photographed by Jenkins' friend Adolf Pollitz from the dress circle, with a facsimile autograph caption, and also identified on the verso in a later hand. Some light creases and show-through from the writing on the verso; overall in fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 20.5 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."

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